As time went on I was so tired and feeling nauseous all day, basically salty french fries or chips were my best friend. With all that happening I didn't think I would last much longer without someone finding out I was pregnant. I scoured Pinterest for fun ideas and ended up being lazy so thought since I'm so sick id announce it that way. Fitting right? So on June 10th we sent out a text to both our families and close friends and got lots of excitement in return. We can't wait for you baby!
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Over Memorial weekend the whole Perkins clan went to their cabin in PineTop. At this point I was starting to get morning sickness (why they call it that when its all day) and we weren't planning on telling anyone anytime soon. My sister in law Abby had just announced she was pregnant with her 4th child so I also wanted to wait and let that fun settle. I don't have a lot of pictures because we didn't do a whole lot. We stayed at the cabin a ton just watching the guys shoot their pellet guns and playing with the kids. One day we went up to a river and walked around, fished and took a family picture.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Jeff had his 27th birthday on May 18th. It landed on a Sunday so the night before we went out with our good friends the Larsen's to Oregano's which is Jeff's favorite.
On Sunday we celebrated his birthday over at his mom's house since his WHOLE family was in town. It is a hard task to get everyone together. One family lives in Ohio and his younger sister lives in Utah. My grandma made him his special orange cake and his mom made his favorite meal. Meat and ranch potatoes. He got a mini bike for Christmas so that was his birthday gift also and a new pair of running shoes.
(That smile....its like he thinks I am going to hurt him with my camera)
And the BIG SURPRISE
I am pregnant. I am pretty "regular" and was suppose to start before the weekend and I never did so all weekend which was Jeff's birthday weekend we kept waiting and waiting for mother nature. She never showed so on Monday May 19th 2014 I went to the dollar store to pick up this bad boy. The rest of the night we danced around the topic and tried to pretend it didn't exist mainly because we were both freaking out. We live in my parents basement apartment so keeping this from them all night was hard especially when they wanted to eat dinner together and watch a tv show (most likely The Bachelor).
We finally sucked it up and I took the test. I never realized two minutes could last that long in my life. I felt the world spinning around me and I wasn't prepared either way for what the test would say. We had been talking about when to start a family and I was more ready then Jeff, but both had decided to wait until we got answers to other questions we had. When I turned over that test those two lines stared back at me. We both went into shock and I couldn't breath. This wasn't in our plan to have a baby yet but here it was a baby was coming. The funny thing is shortly after that I lost my job and I thought this couldn't seriously be happening, but the answers we were looking for came and things worked out. Heavenly Father knew we needed to move forward with making decisions and blessing us with this baby helped push us in that direction. After all the hyperventilating we hugged and grinned and grinned. We had no clue how we were going to keep this a secret.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
It's a girl!!
In April Alyssa and Gareth had us over for a Mexican Fiesta to announce the gender of their baby. They had spent two long years trying to get pregnant and they finally did! This baby girl is going to be so loved and so adorable! We can't wait to meet you!
Monday, March 31, 2014
At the beginning of March my best friend Jennifer Brenner graduated from dental Hygiene School. I was elated she asked me to come. She has worked so hard these past two years to accomplish this and I am so proud of her!
Just a beautiful site on a walk I took. I love living close to the Temple.
Jeff and I babysat these hooligans and took them to costco with us. They were so patient (and begged) for a treat so we bought them pizza, ice cream and a churro while they watched a movie.
We have been in primary for almost two years now. The kids can get restless so at the end of each class we play Simon Says. Sometimes they do some crazy things we just have to document.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
On March 26, 2014 miss Monroe was born in the early morning. I personally think she looks like a mini me, but I have been told my sister and I look the most alike. The name Monroe comes from our Great Grandpa on my dad's side and Julia is Brian's moms name who passed away. I hated being at work all day not being able to come see her, but as soon as work was over I rushed over so fast to snuggle that little babe. She is a dream boat ^ isn't she? Big sisters were loving smothering her with love and kisses then the next second be done and wanting to roam the hospital haha. We love you Monroesy Posy!
Monday, March 17, 2014
Over Spring Break we packed up and flew to Colorado for a few days to see some of our best friends the Templins. Jeff met Kurt at BYU Idaho and then he and his wife Emily moved to Arizona after they had graduated. Jeff spent many nights before we met with them and became best friends with them. I only got to spend a short amount of time with them before they moved so this was such a treat being able to visit. Our first day we saw the Colorado Temple, had donuts and walked around downtown Denver. Denver legalized pot and boy could you smell it every where. Eeeeh!
That same day for lunch we wanted to try something local and they took us to Crave Burger. OH MY GOSH. Best burger of my life! I have to describe each burger below or I will hate myself.
This is the burger I got. Its the Popper burger. That big deep fried thing is a homemade jalapeño popper, to die for!
This is the burger Jeff got. Don't remember the name, but the bun is grilled cheese sandwiches!
This is what Kurt got. Hamburger with ham, pulled pork and candied bacon....uh meat attack!?
This is what Emily got, similar to mine, but instead of jalapeño it was cheddar cheese. So good! That night we played a loong game of Apples to Apples.
The next day we went to Tucanos. YUM! We needed to be rolled out of there after lunch. We then stopped by a landmark which unfortunately I can not remember the name of. So pretty though. Look at that ^ That night Kurts mom watched their little girl Elli while we had a date night to Dave and Busters.
On our last day we woke up to snow! We were expecting that our whole trip so I planned outfits around being cold. The first two days I was hot! It was fun. We were able to drive around town see all the cool houses (famous people like Peyton Manning) and see where Kurt grew up. That night before our flight we went to Kurts sisters house for his moms birthday dinner and then off to the airport we went. It was such a fun and NEEDED trip for us. We don't vacation much and it was great catching up with friends and seeing how big Ellie had gotten!