Sunday, December 11, 2011

little man's crib

Our crib arrived early Saturday morning. Even though baby boy will be bed-side for the first month or so, we couldn't resist setting it up! Can you tell that Davey boy can't wait for our son to get here? Our nautical nursery is going to be the bomb. 87 more days :D!!!!!! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

oh Christmas Tree

That mantel was the best furniture purchase. ever.
I'm starting to get HUGE.
We're all about traditional Christmas decor over here.
Isn't that that mini stocking so presh?
Red + Gold +Silver = Classy 
I can't wait to fill our wall with pictures of our little man. 
19 days until Christmas. 
92 days until baby boy is born (give or take a few) 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Kris Kringle

Look what we woke up to this morning!

How precious are those little brown swede shoes? We couldn't help but include our baby boy in our Christmas traditions this year. You can read more about our Kris Kringle tradition from last years post

The spirit of Christmas is in full swing here at the Olsen house. The tree is up, the halls are decked and the Nutcracker and other merry soundtracks are on constant repeat. We are counting down the days until we get to fly down to Arizona to spend time with my family. We are SOOOOO excited!!!! 

Until then, we are cramming for finals are drinking our weight in pumpkin spice eggnog.

 I love this season. 

Monday, November 14, 2011


a video we took five minutes after I said "yes".

isn't he so dreamy? 

coming up next: a long-in-depth post about the proposal. Has it seriously been two years? Somebody pinch me! 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Government Assistance

Today, as I was browsing my fellow "March 2012" pregnancy boards on babycenter, I came across this awesome/controversial 10 commandments for people receiving government assistance list. 
As full time employees, students and now expecting,  we have turned to government assistance programs and they have saved us during these tough times. It's amazing how judgmental and irritated people can become as we 'hold up the line' and use our WIC checks at the store. It's even more disgusting seeing the looks the front desk girls give us at the Dr's when you show them your Medicaid card. It's like we have a disease or something. Seriously, we pay our taxes and are not milking the system. I agree that there are those who do abuse it, but every situation is different
We are not embarrassed to partake in these programs. We are just trying to live our lives.
Someday the tables will turn. We'll be done with school and David will be a high rollin Chiropractor. I can't wait!!

The 10 commandments for people receiving government assistance:
1.       Thou shalt not have nice clothing, handbags, shoes, etc. It doesn't matter if they were gifts, second hand, or bought during better times. You are poor, and should look poor. How else will others identify you? 
2.       Cell phones, Internet, cable TV are all too good for you. It doesn't matter if you need them to look for work or to get an education or if they are the only entertainment your family has. It also doesn't matter if cancelling these services would result in major contract termination fees. 
3.       Thou shalt not spend food stamps on fancy foods. Velveeta and Wonder Bread are good enough for you. 
4.       Thou shalt look appropriately humiliated when using food stamps or WIC vouchers.
5.       Thou shalt pull yourself up by your bootstraps. If that doesn't work, thou shalt pull harder.
6.       Thou shalt not be seen in any vehicle nicer than a 1976 Dodge Dart. Ever. Never buy, borrow or accept a ride in anything nicer.
7.       Thou shalt sell every possession that is not absolutely necessary to sustain life. If you are not living a life as austere as a Buddhist monk is, you have too much and are sponging off the system.
8.       Thou shalt allow thyself to be scrutinized and criticized at all points by any taxpayer who wishes. After all, they are funding your lifestyle.
9.       Thou shalt not reproduce. Even if your children came at a time when you didn't need government assistance, you should have anticipated you would need it in the future and used a condom.
10.   Thou shalt remember that no matter what, it is your fault you are poor. You chose this.
Disclaimer: In case it is not obvious, this list is drenched in sarcasm. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

cravings part II and other pregnancy ramblings

I'm just a few weeks shy of hitting the last trimester! Can you believe it!????!!??
Where has the time gone!? Pregnancy has been easy-peasy. It's getting so fun now that I can feel our little guy moving around pretty much 24/7. It was such a sweet moment when David felt him kick for the first time last night. There were a few happy/excited tears shed. Anyways, to add onto this post I thought i'd share some of my intese cravings from this trimester. 

Chicken Top Ramen: Yea, I said it. I haven't eaten top ramen since middle school. I've eaten through 2.5 cases in the last few months. Good thing they're dirt cheep. 

Apples: get in my belly. I spent $$$ on a couple weeks worth of apples, honey crisp to be more specific. They were gone in 3 days. Lets just say I haven't had a problem being 'regular' thanks to these babies. 

Mountain Dew: I only get to indulge in this one once in a while. All the suger makes my stomach churn but oh does that first sip taste soooo good.

Toast: with butter and honey. Best when accompanied by hot coco. 

Starburst/Twix: These were my candies of choice during the Halloween season. We had no tricker treaters so I got to stash a couple bags mwahaha.

You'd think with this diet i'd be a cow by now. I've gained 8 lbs so far. Thankfully I've been healthy enough to keep on a solid workout routine. I think living on the third floor also helps a lot! Heaven knows I couldn't keep this hot bod with out some hard work and discipline ;) My handsome husband has also been a big support reminding me that pregnancy is NOT an excuse to eat for two and that I still look beautiful on those days when I look in the mirror all I see is a stretched belly-badonkadonk-harry beast woman.
Thank goodness for him.

Happy Hump Day

Friday, October 28, 2011

good news...

...our baby is still a boy. 

We finally got our full on anatomy scan and had if verified by a real Doctor. If you remember this post, we were a little hesitant for a while because we had it done at the mall a few weeks earlier and we could never get a clear shot! So, now that my mind has been put at ease, i'm all ready to blow some serious bucks on boy stuff. 

Also, I got a pretty rad new job at a new craft store opening in Orem soon. Yea, its been a good week. 

Happy Friday! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Par-tay

This Halloween season totally krept up on us!! We've been so busy with work and school that we just scrambled together a little halloween shindig with friends and family. Unfortunately because of our last min planning, we didn't have the turn out we were expecting but in the end we had tons of fun!! Check out some of these costumes. 

 David as a Chiquita banana model 

 Myself as a witch 

 Some of the grub
 cookie decorating station
 the extent of our halloween decor haha
 Dianna as hello kitty
 Mama Olsen as "the head nurse" (she holding a pair of heads lol) 
 Papa Olsen as some type of arrow shooter. 
 Todd and Marie as Mr. and Mrs. Smith
 Cookie contest!

 David showing us some of his crossfit workout stuff

Happy Halloween from the Olsens!!!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

body pillow blues

Sadly, i've come to the point this pregnancy where I can no longer sleep on my stomach. I have been a tummy sleeper my whole life, its the only way I can fall asleep. Now when I lay flat it feels like there is a big rock between myself and the bed. booooo. Baby boy throws a fit too, I guess he doesn't like being squished lol. So after many sleepless nights trying to find a comfortable position, David brought me home a body pillow. He has since regretted it.

We share a queen size bed. It's already a little snug with two 6 foot plus bodies and now with a ginormo pillow added to the equation its a little least for David. You see, I am perfectly content on myside of the bed. This pillow has done wonders. I think David secretly pushes it off the bed in the middle night. I find it on the ground many mornings. Poor thing. Just wait until i'm 30 something weeks and hippo size honey buns, then we can discuss that king bed for our anniversary. 
Until then: 

Monday, October 24, 2011

that time we went to the corn maze

For F.H.E this week, hubba and I headed to Thanksgiving point aka Cornbellies!!!!! It was my first time ever going through a corn maze. David thought it was weird that I wanted to go while it was still light outside. He should know better... i'm the biggest scardy cat I know. I like to see where i'm going ok? sheesh. We had a blast navigating through the corn. We went on a hayride and watched cute little piglets race. The best part was seeing all the little kiddies running around with their families. I can't wait to take our little guy next year.

Afterwards we headed over to JCW's (the one where got my number 2 years ago ;) and ate our brains outs. Seriously, you thought pregnancy could be uncomfortable, try having a twin food baby on top of that. Let just say my stretchy pants were squealing at the seems haha.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

sunday walk

Davey and I try to walk a couple nights a a week. There is a 2 mile loop at a park just down the road that we often do. It's fun to get out a see our neighborhood and all the pretty fall colors. This time we decided to take our baby carriage for a test run. 

We weighted the car seat down with our pumpkins to make it more realistic. It. was. awesome. 

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