Thursday, January 27, 2011

Does she know something I don't??

A couple of weeks ago Emma ran a fever for a few days. It never really developed into anything, but she was listless and out of it, so we stayed in the house and spent most of the week watching movies and napping.

In the midst of her delirium on the worst day, we were snuggling on the couch. She turned to me out of the blue and asked, "What should we name our baby brother?"

I replied that I was still waiting to find out that it IS a baby brother.

She responded, "What about Nicholas?"

I have no idea where that came from. Ditto where the name came from--it's not on my list of favorites and I don't think she even knows a Nicholas.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Summer Flashback: Nauvoo

On Wednesday, July 28, we were able to attend a session in the Nauvoo temple. It was so beautiful and I love how they restored a lot of the original details.

After our morning session, we were off to tour some of the sites. We tried to get an oxen ride, but it was too hot, so we just took some pictures on the wagon:

We cooled off in the Visitor's Center:

We took a short nap and then headed out to see the sights controlled by the Community of Christ. We saw the original homestead of the Smith family:

And the graves of Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, and Emma Smith:

We also saw the Mansion House:

And the Red Brick Store:

That evening, after a nice dinner, we put the kids to bed and left them with Grandmacita and Tyler (thank you!!) while the rest of us went to see the Nauvoo Pageant. It was a wonderful, incredibly touching show. As an added bonus we also had an apostle sighting (Elder Neil Anderson) and saw some old friends from New Jersey.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Baby #3

Why has the blog been so silent, you ask? If you got my Christmas card or are a Facebook friend, then you already know that baby #3 is on the way...

I've spent the last 2 months feeling terrible and trying to survive on a steady diet of cereal, gatorade, and prenatal vitamins. Then a week ago I ended up in the ER for dehydration. A couple of IV bags and a decent night's sleep later, and I feel great! Or at least, loads better. I think it was the grand finale to a miserable first trimester. Hopefully I will get everything updated soon!
PS. Baby #3 is due on July 8th. We find out if Emma's prediction of a baby brother is correct in mid-February.