Saturday, July 31, 2010


Carson's new thing is when he wants Steve to throw him in the air he says "three, three" over and over. He knows when you get to three something cool happens so why bother with one and two right?

Friday, July 30, 2010


I guess I did jinx it. On my way to take Carson to a play group I threw-up all over the inside of my car door. I had just pulled over, put the car in park, and was proceeding to open the door. I didn't quite open it fast enough. Yuck.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I don't want to jinx it but...

I'm sitting here, 10 pm, reading blogs and it hits me...I haven't eaten for 3ish hours and I'm not throwing-up from nausea... Could it be possible? Has the horrible first half of pregnancy passed? I am now 17 weeks, so let's hope it has. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Can't believe July is almost over

My Mom was here this weekend which was so fun. I didn't take any pictures though! Carson enjoyed having his Grandma around and having an extra person to show-off to. Thanks for coming Mom, I always love your visits! A few weeks ago I had an ultrasound and the tech said it looked like a boy, but it's still pretty early and she couldn't be sure. I had another one this last week and the doctor still couldn't tell. I guess we are going to have to wait until 20 weeks like they say... I am thinking boy though, it's the way both of them were thinking. Carson 2.0 here we come. I'm hoping for a calmer one who will sit on my lap and listen to stories and do puzzles... So, I'm 16 weeks now and still sick. Hopefully only a few more weeks. Carson has seem me throwing-up in the toilet and now he sticks his head in there and tries to drink water like a dog. I guess that is what he thinks I've been doing? Yuck.

Steve and I gave talks today at church. It was nice to have my Mom there. She kept Carson entertained in the halls and parking lot while we were on the stand. We talked about church history, namely the pioneers in honor of Pioneer Day. It was really a great topic to be able to speak on, but I am so glad it's over! During my talk I read a portion of my journal from when I did a pioneer trek in 1997. 1997 was the sesquicentennial celebration (150 year anniversary) of the pioneers crossing the plans. Here is that entry for any who are interested.

June 22, 1997
1997 is the 150 year anniversary of the pioneers crossing the plains. All year it seems like every lesson and talk at church has been about pioneers! Even though it has been a little over kill at times I’ve really appreciated all this new stuff I’ve learned about the early members of the church. I was really excited to go on the pioneer trek this summer. I guess youth all over the world are doing the same thing. Well, I just got back from the pioneer trek and it sure was an experience! We drove to Ohi and did a 11 mile hike with handcarts. It was SO HOT, especially in our long dresses, that’s right, full pioneer attire. It was a hard being in a dress, pulling a handcart in 106 degree heat but it really helped me to have more insight into what it was like to be a pioneer and how strong they were. We were all divided into families to push handcarts with. They gave our family a fake baby to take with us. At first it seemed really silly to be carrying around this doll but we gave her a name and she became part of the family. Half way on our trip our “Ma and Pa” told us that she died. We had to leave her on the side of the road under leaves. I was surprised how sad it was even though she wasn’t real. I can’t imagine the heartbreak these families went through to leave their loved ones in shallow graves along the trail. Once we arrived at “Zion” we set-up camp with our families. The leaders already at Zion made it such a joyous occasion for us when we arrived. Once again I can’t imagine what it must have felt like for the saints once they arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. Our trek was miniscule compared to what the pioneers did. I am in owe of their sacrifice and the faith they had in order to do what they did. Learning about them and hearing their stories makes me what to be a better person. It makes me know that I can do hard things too and standup for what I know is right and good. I feel very blessed that my ancestors are a part of these amazing people.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Twin Lakes 2010

Yesterday we got back from a week at Twin Lakes. I've posted about Twin Lakes before. For the past 35 some-odd years Steve's family along with a few other families have been going there for a week every summer. Twin Lakes is about 2 hours out of Spokanne, Washington if you are wondering. It is on an Indian Reservation in the middle of no where. Things are getting a little out of control up there because these small 4 families are huge now with grandkids,  and other families have been invited to come over the years. Somehow it all works out though.We had all the Bonners there this week except for one uncle, one aunt, and 3 cousins. 22 of us total. A LOT of people for one bathroom =). Carson had the time of his life. He loved playing and following around his "big kid" cousins. He is such a water kid and loved swimming in the lake as well as tubing. It was pretty stressful for Steve and I b/c we had to watch him like a hawk. At any opportunity he tried to jump off the dock or jump off of a tube. The kid continues to have no fear. It was a fun week but I am so happy to be home sleeping in my own bed! Not to mention having Carson in is own room again. It is so hard sharing a room with him. He kept waking up during the night wanting to party.

Carson in the cockpit on the way to Washington
All the Grand kids in the shirts they made

Tubing with Dad, Isaac and Joseph

Trying with all his might to dip his head in the water

Playing ball with Dad and Daniel 

Playing at the shore

Steve celebrating is 31st with cupcakes

Monday, July 5, 2010

Girls Camp & More

Wow, it has been a busy week! I got back from Girls Camp on Saturday. I got there with The Wiggles songs stuck in my head and left with camp songs stuck in there. I'm not sure which one is worse...The camp was new this year and absolutely beautiful! Nestled among the redwoods, 10 miles from the coast, about 2 hours north of me. Northern California camping is definitely more beautiful than Southern California camping. We had A TON of girls this year 20. So of course when you have 20 12-14 year old girls with strong, dynamic, personalities some problems occur... Overall it was a good experience and some of the girls really broke-out of their shells, which is so wonderful to see. I am lucky to be able to work with these girls, even if at times I want to flick them in the foreheads=) I LOVE them all! Sad thing is I didn't take any pictures.A big thanks to Steve for taking some work off and watching Carson. They went to 6 Flags every morning and swimming every afternoon. Carson will only come to me when Steve is around with sufficient prompting. He is a daddy's boy.

We had a fun 4th of July. We spent Saturday and Sunday at two separate swim parties/BBQs. Thanks Hornfischers and Bogners. We didn't quite make it to fireworks either night. We much preferred Carson in bed early to fireworks. Carson is so fun right now. He has finally decided to say a few more words then Mom and Dad. It's so funny to hear him starting to talk. I didn't think it was humanly possible for him to be more of a wild man at the pool, but alas he is! He now likes to "jump" (fall in sideways with his body straight as an arrow) off the side of the pool into the water. It doesn't matter if someone is there to catch him or not, or if he has clothes on or not. He loves to do this off the diving board too, crazy boy. He is still yet to be at all scared of the water or drowning. Next time we swim I'll get it on video. 

We leave on Saturday for Washington to spend a week at Twin Lakes with the Bonner clan. Non-stop for us right now. I am still sick as ever. I am very much looking forward to not thinking I am about to throw-up everyday. I starting feeling better around 17-18 weeks with Carson so we'll see what happens this time around.

I hope everyone had a fantastic 4th!