Friday, June 29, 2012



As of 15 minutes ago we are once again plugged into the matrix. Thank you Digis, I love you.

Lots has gone on lately in our world and in the world so I'm so glad to be typing this from my laptop rather than from the screen of my mobile phone. It's so hard to read articles on such a tiny screen. I'm still okay not having cable though.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June bug

I love June. It seems like everyone breathes a sigh of relief with the end of May. June to me is the start of summer, snowies, pools open, it's not too hot yet, bbqs, horseback riding (I tried it and it most likely will not be happening again until after this baby is out of my body), rodeos are starting, flowers are blooming and the mountains and pastures are still green and gorgeous. Love love love June.

a day in the life of Sir Kipling, oh how I love my furry, naughty, handsome baby

I got a new car and I LOVE it! I took all the nieces and nephews in it one day to get 
ice cream and we blasted Lion King with the windows down. June is summer I tell ya!
Photos on the right are week 29 (top) and week 30 (bottom)

one evening K and I went outside to go hang out on the lawn for a bit but we were greeted by a big bull yak who would run both of us over in a heartbeat if given a chance. So I quickly shuffled K back inside and got a 4 wheeler to push him back into his space with the herd. 
Adventures in yakville, I'll tell you what.
Anyone want 13 yak? Please...

yesterday was our 4th anniversary so we celebrated by going up to the GR and A worked on the trees while K and I relaxed. Super exciting, I know. But it needed to be done and we finished the day off by carving our initials into a tree and going to get pizza in Kamas. My kind of anniversary.
Love you sweetie!

Tomorrow is the start of my Howerton family (mom's side) reunion @ the Homestead. Good luck to all of you running in the Wasatch Back this weekend, we'll be cheering for you! 
and also a big good luck to my love tomorrow, his company is doing their first training since we've moved back and he has worked so hard to make it happen. I'm praying for you!

How far along?  30 weeks, day 2
Total weight gain: 15.5 lbs as of today
Maternity clothes? My sweet mother in law bought me some that I love! I have clothes that fit!!!
Stretch marks? not really, just a few but nothing serious yet.
Sleep: not at all, I can sometimes take great naps though.
Best moment this week: seeing my sweet girl at my apt. this morning, fabric shopping for the quilt my MIL is making for the babe, lunch date with Whitney and her sweet little boy, watching A carve our initials into a tree and talking about how much we love each other

Miss Anything? my body
Movement: lots and lots, especially when I'm trying to sleep at night
Food cravings: rainbow chip cupcakes and watermelon
Anything making you queasy or sick: you know about the heartburn...
Gender: Girl

Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: my back hurts and I'm tired all the time. I can't complain.
Belly Button in or out? it's out/flat as a pancake and large
Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy, I have noticed an increase in crazy mood swings though. I'll cry for no reason and then laugh at myself for being so moody. I feel like a hormonal teen.
Looking forward to: family reunion, picking out baby bedding this weekend, getting closer to the deliver date. only 10 more weeks people! Can you believe it?

Friday, June 1, 2012

it's JUNE!

life here is good. Pretty much the same old. Well, my dad is getting married and bought a new house in Mapleton. That's new as of two weeks ago. They are getting married on July 13th, in Phoenix, when it is around 120 degrees in the shade and I will be 8 months pregnant. Oh joy. The lady that he is marrying, Maryann, loves bling. You know like rhinestones and bejeweled stuff. I'll let your imagination take you on that one. From the one time I met her she was very nice though so that's good.

My older brother and his family are semi moved back to Utah from North Carolina. That makes me really happy! I've missed being around family so much and now I've got everyone within an hour of me! I LOVE it!

A is working like a mad man and it's been so good. He is happy and stimulated which is more than what most people get so we are so grateful. The Heber-SLC commute is miserable but hopefully it will only be for a few more months. I am so grateful for his hard work and still finding time to make me feel like a million bucks. You can do it sweetie!!!

Our internet here at the ranch is sooo slow but that's the price I have to pay for living in the sticks. We don't have cable either but I haven't even minded that one bit. Kipling and I take lots of walks and go hang out with the horses, so much better than the boob tube. I feel so disconnected from everyone though, I missed A's brother's high school graduation yesterday because well, I just didn't know about it. Hello? Anyone there? Remember me? It's Krystal, you know, I'm part of your family!!! Hello??? I love the ranch but I can't wait to buy a house in SLC, oh that day will be joyous! Until then I am keeping myself busy as can be, there always seems to be something that needs to be done.

top: A learning roping tricks, Memorial Day at my mom's grave with my brother
bottom: Kipling in Paul's pond at the GR, gorgeous Timp, sunset after a fun evening at the GR

expectant mother parking...yes please! and the bump

How far along? 28 weeks, day 3
Total weight gain: I still don't know, I haven't weighed myself in over a month. I'm sure I lost a few pounds because of the flu but I have no doubt that I will quickly put them back on. I go to the doctor next week so we'll see for sure then.
Maternity clothes? I need them desperately as you can probably tell. My clothes are begging for mercy.
Stretch marks? no more thank heavens, just one or two.
Sleep: not very well, I'm constantly tossing and turning and having the craziest dreams. I'm guessing that's normal.
Best moment this week: Memorial day celebration with A's family on Sunday, James winning the  4A state championship in soccer and being voted offensive MVP (you know that's right!), talking to my brother as his family is waiting in the Baltimore airport to fly to UT!!!

Miss Anything? horseback riding, being nimble and able to walk more than 10 steps without getting winded. 
Movement: she is getting mighty powerful in there! I've had a few kicks to the ribs that have made me jump a bit.
Food cravings: pasta and fruit, I would kill for some really great watermelon right now. and Del Taco's chicken soft tacos, you say "gross" and I say "give me 18".
Anything making you queasy or sick: everything still gives me major heartburn. Which I read that if you get bad heartburn your baby will come out with a lot of hair. Let's be honest, my baby is going to be bald until she is 2. She's got no chance at having a lot of hair so heartburn you can go away now. Thanks.
Gender: Girl

Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: I have to take a potty break all the time, TMI, I know, but that's new and exciting. I feel like a beached whale. I tried finding a funny photo of "beached whale" but they are all just depressing because well, it's a dead whale. sad.
Belly Button in or out? it's out
Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: this week has been a happy week minus the tired moments when I can't even put a coherent sentence together.
Looking forward to: swimming lessons with the nieces and nephews on Monday, seeing my brother and his family, Kipling calming down now that his testes are gone, A getting to help bless his friend's baby on Sunday, mercy it's going to be a good week!

May is OVER!!! Here comes JUNE!!! Whoo hoo!!!