Tuesday, May 22, 2012

So Cal

Yes, we are back in California. Bear is working for the same Dewey pest control company as he was last summer. The company provided us with an apartment this year, including rented furniture, so that took a huge weight off our shoulders. We are actually pretty happy with our apartment. Mostly because there's a pool, exercise room, and privacy. I miss my Bustard kitty, but it is nice to not be wall-to-wall with other people, or live right above or beneath anybody. I do get a little lonely working alone in the apartment, but it is a breath of fresh air to not have any obligations and focus on having a relaxed pregnancy.

Speaking of that, I'm still not showing at all, so sometimes it still doesn't seem real...until I go throw up breakfast. I'm getting more and more antsy to find out if it's a boy or girl. I'm 13 weeks right now. And right now, I'm really looking into the Hypnobirthing method.

I'm not a fan of the high desert, or any desert in general, but it is fun living in a bigger city at least for the summer. We're only an hour from LA, and we have lots and lots of shopping and eating options around us, that we don't get in Nauvoo or BV, VA. (I'm trying to be good and cook dinner every night though). Still, by the end of the summer, I crave green living things and non-Californian driving, and I'm back in the mood for school. (Let's see if I still feel that way when I'm 6 months pregnant). As for right now, I'm burned out from school, and I want to catch up on my fun reading. And it's silly, but I love small-town banks. And the friendly-ness. And I'm just jumping all over the place here.

So anyways, Bear's baseball team got 4th in the nation overall, which is kind of a miracle considering they had such a rough start to the season. He has one more year of eligibility, and me and Baby Bear will be cheering him on! I have a fe more things I could update on, but I'll leave it here for today.

Monday, May 07, 2012


I haven't been blogging because me and Bear only have iPads...which are not very fun to blog from. But to update about our little family:

  1. Bear and I both finished another year at SVU the last week of April. Bear got really good grades (only one B+). I had horrible grades, but it was because I'm all done with my GE's and I took a bunch of really hard classes for my major. But I passed all my classes and was able to keep my scholarship that lets me go to school for free. And...
  2. I was pregnant for the second half of the semester! We're due to have a Baby Bear Nov. 24th. So I'm only 11 weeks, but it feels good to be almost in my second trimester. It was a surprise, but not a bad surprise! I've been a little bit sick, but nothing like my mom, and even though I'm not 100% yet, the worst seems to be over.
  3. Bear wants it to be a boy, I really have no idea and I would be happy with either one.
  4. Bear's baseball team made it to the national tournament in Springfield, IL! This was really convenient for us, because it was in Maine last year. This meant we had to hang out at school for an extra week doing nothing, but we moved out of the apartment that we hated, and our new landlords for the Fall let us live in our future apartment for free that week. We were very grateful for that, and they let us keep our storage there for the summer. 
  5. I got to stay in the Hilton (where the team is staying) for one night (the beds were heavenly soft), and then woke up early and came to Noah's baptism on Saturday. I stayed and went to church, and I will get to see Gracie's preschool graduation on Tuesday morning. At first it seemed like I wasn't going to be able to make it to the baptism, but I'm so happy that I was able to. These may seem like little things, but I already miss so much of the babies' lives while I'm away at school, and even though being home doesn't necessarily take my grown-up stresses away, it definitely makes them feel better.
  6. On the other hand, I've never been away from Bear this long before. Being with my family instead of home alone makes a big difference...but I miss him. I hope the team does well at the tournament!
  7. We're going to California to do the same thing we did last summer - pest control. I'm not sure what day we'll get there, but I'm excited for all the happy things happening in our life recently. 
  8. I promise to update again while we're here at my parents', so that my posts are not big and general. That is all.