Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I have a dream

Or I had a dream..... I was sitting in a car with Greg waiting for Trevor to come out of this house that had a really long driveway. We sat there and watched Trevor coming toward us. I turned to Greg and said "Isn't it just amazing that that guy enjoyed my company so much that he decided to dedicate his whole life to me? I can't believe it." And then I woke up. But it blew my mind. It is amazing that Trevor chose me. I'm so lucky.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

We're funny.

Trevor: I want to go camping, but it's so hot we have to go somewhere really shady.

Miranda: Trevor, we're in Utah. Do you think trees grow on trees around here?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A bit about Ali

Today, I had a midwife's appointment. She asked me all about Ali. Ali is very wiggly. She also does not like being squished. If I slouch, have my stomach or bladder too full, hug Trevor too tight, or anything else, she goes crazy. Trevor likes to hug me tight just to feel her kick him. I also told Richelle (my midwife) how Trevor likes to tease us with an ice cube. He'll put it on by belly when she is hurting me and she moves really fast. He thinks its the funniest thing ever. Teasing two birds with one stone.
Well, then I had to lay down so Richelle could feel how she's sitting and her position and check her heart beat. Ali got more wiggly with all the poking and prodding. Then when Richelle would put the doppler (pictured) on my belly and poke it in to hear her heartbeat, Ali would kick or punch right where it was at. She did it for a long time. It took forever for Richelle to finally get it without interruption (of course I was laughing too, so that didn't help). All I could say was "I told you, she's fiesty already!" And she'll have to be with the parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins that she's got. She'll hold her own.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I can't believe it!

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Today is my 3rd year anniversary from the day I first posted, and thus created, this blog you are on right now. I can't believe I've been blogging for 3 years now! 3 years ago, my life really started. Though its slowed down, and settled down, it has been the best 3 years of my life. From moving across the country (twice) to being with the best family both in Utah and Connecticut, to meeting some of the best people that walk this earth, to meeting my husband and marrying my eternal best friend. I've gone into the archives and looked at all that has happened to me, and it's truly been a journey. I've learned, I've grown, and I've loved in ways I never thought possible. Happy Anniversary. That'll do, blog. That'll do.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer time pleasures

Thanks to the Steinbergs, Trevor and I have a cherished summer time tradition; try a new flavor of homemade ice cream every sunday. Yesterday, the new flavors were raspberry (very tasty) and Melissa and Theron made chocolate hazelnut gelato, which tastes like Nutella! Deliciousness all around!

Currently, I am eating the raspberry and some of the left over blueberry ice cream from last week. The week before, we enjoyed blueberry and mint chocolate chip- with mint leaves fresh from Leah's garden! We've tried the mint before, but it's one of my favorite flavors, so we do make that one more frequently.

My camera broke, or else I would post pictures of these yummy treats. Among all the flavors we've tried:

  • Double-chocolate (too rich for me. Needs a swirl of marshmallow or something. Next time, we'll be making it into rocky road)
  • Mint-Chocolate Chip (I also enjoyed Leah's soy version with oreo cookies in it)
  • Blackberry Sorbet
  • Triple Berry Sorbet
  • Avocado (I highly don't recommend this one. It leaves a...texture...in your mouth)
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato (Thanks again Wieses!)
  • Blueberries and Cream
  • Raspberry
  • White Chocolate
  • Caramel (and yes, the caramel is homemade too)
  • Pumpkin (very very tasty. Made from a pumpkin in my mother's garden)
  • Once attempted Country Peach, but that one didn't work out due to reasons beyond my control, and I'm still too upset to make that one again.

So if this is baby weight you think I've been gaining, you're sadly mistaken. Thanks again, Steinbergs. The ice cream maker and Williams-Sonoma recipe book are some of the most used wedding presents we got. Thanks Leah and Mom for sharing your garden. Fresh ingredients are always the best. And boy, ice cream makes me happy!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Does anyone know when Sister Pope gets home? It should be soon shouldn't it? What about Sister Felt and Sister Chidester?

I was going through old photos and I miss them.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Close Call!

We've been trying to sell our piano on craigslist and what not. We thought we had it sold. The buyer seemed a little strange, and something about our corresponding emails and his manner didn't feel right. Trevor read them and didn't see anything abnormal. But it's that nagging mothers instinct that just doesn't let you do things sometimes. We preceeded cautiously and finally agreed to selling our beautiful piano for $2500. However, when the "certified cashiers check" came in the mail, it was for $5900. I went to email the buyer, and found an email from him first instructing me that the first $2500 was for us and the remaining $3400 we needed to wire to the shippers in North Carolina. I thought that was odd. First, because I never previously agreed to this. That's awfully trusting of a stranger to think that I would do this and not just keep the $3400. Why not? The check was to me right? Secondly, it was odd because why didn't he just pay his shippers seperately? Why do I have to pay the shippers. That's weird. Well, we (and by we I mean Trevor) took the check to the bank. The bank said it would take 30 days to clear. We could cash the check, but they'd need our info in case it was bad, so they could get the money back just in case. Trevor took the check to another bank, and even talked to the bank manager. They tried to call the bank, but no one answered. Even though it was normal business hours anywhere in the country. They checked out the banks website, and it didn't seem very authentic. The bank manager heard of scams like this. We cash the check and send real money to a legit shipper. Shipper comes and takes piano. 30 days later, the check doesn't clear, and they come after us for the entire $5900. So not only don't we have the money, but we just paid someone $3400 to take our piano, and now owe the bank $5900. So I emailed the guy back saying that if he can wire money to the shippers, he can wire money to me. We can't accept the check and we will not be paying anyone to take our piano. That is his responsibility.

SO glad we avoided that one! The police have said how very lucky we are because most calls they get is about 2 months after everything is said and done and after the innocent are screwed over. We're very lucky we caught it before anything devastating happened. And did you know the police get this call like 5 times a month just in this city alone!? Isn't that crazy? It makes me very sick that people can just take advantage of good, honest, hard working people like that. Luckily since we nabbed it before it got us, and have the shippers info, the police have a really good lead. They said usually the shipper is in on it too.

I think the Lord watches over us more than we realize.