I am about 29 weeks along. I only have about 2 1/2 months left until my due date! Our little guy is moving all over the place. Russ is able to feel him a lot and we can both see my stomach do "the wave".
It snowed right on time for those of us traveling home from our Thanksgiving weekend... Boo. We should have left on Saturday to beat the storm, but I wanted to stay in Logan another day. (So, who's fault was it?)
We left Sunday, before dark. We were worried about Sardine Canyon, but that wasn't the worst part! The roads after the canyon and in Salt Lake Valley were terrible. It was a scary ride home, but Russ got us home safe. It took us about 3 1/2 hrs-crazy.
We decorated our "Charlie Brown" tree a couple days after we got home. I love decorating the tree! We played Christmas music, as we used to when I was growing up. Even though, it's thin and uneven, I like it.
Over Thanksgiving weekend me, Russ, my brother Max, and my dad went to cut down Christmas trees! This has been a tradition for Russ and I since we got married. We got all bundled up and headed to the hardware store in Preston, Idaho in hopes to get two tree permits. We were lucky enough to get them!
With help from the map given to us we found a place to pull off and look for some trees. It was slim pickings, but after trudging knee-deep through the snow and hiking a bit, we found some that would do. Luckily, we remembered the saw!
(Max thought he'd use most of the time to build a snowboard jump and go off of it over and over. He seriously hiked up, with his board and a shovel and built a jump! The kid is crazy.)
Some of the trees were so tall!
Dad cutting our tree
Hauling it back
Max & Dad did go back to get their tree when Max was done boarding
I have so much to be grateful for in my life. The gospel of Jesus Christ, a wonderful husband, a baby boy on the way, family, warm house, jobs, etc.
Russ and I spent Thanksgiving weekend in Logan. We had Thanksgiving dinner at the Ozmun's house (my aunt & uncle). Other guests there were my grandpa, his wife Tana, Uncle Derek, and his son Hunter. We ended up staying for quite a while. We ate chatted, ate, played Catchphrase, ate. The boys played Ping Pong- which Russ is really good at! He and my brother Max really got into it with each other.
(This really shows my belly)
One of the highlights of my Thanksgiving was my grandma's cheeseball! Me and my cousin, Kelsey LOVE it! My grandma used to make it for Thanksgiving. I was surprised to find Kraft Roca Blue cheese, one of the ingredients, at the grocery store this year, because last year it was discontinued! (Russ had found the "Roca Blue" recipe online and I was all prepared to make it, but was pleasantly surprised to find I didn't have to).
I'm thinking I ate way too much cheeseball, because I woke up in the middle of the night siiiiiiiiick with crazy stomach pain. It was absolutely horrible. My stomach was upset for a couple days after, but nothing like that night, thank goodness!
We had a Girl's Day and went to Disney on Ice again this year. Molly came to pick me and the girls up and we met Mom, Hillary, Aunt Chris, Kenna, Kelsey,and Henley downtown. After the show we got lunch at Jason's Deli and hung around the Gateway for a while. We had a good day:)
It was chilly outside, so we bundled up. I LOVE this picture of Sophie!
Molly asked me to watch her girls overnight the weekend before last. We had fun:)
(The girls love their Uncle Russell)
Russ played lots and lots of Disney songs. We sang along and danced. Russ & Ev even played a Disney song guessing game where he would play the song and she would guess. I can't believe how many she knew! She also sang along to so many of the songs-so cute. She was very dramatic at times.
Sophie kept saying, "Ariel." I think she may have wanted Russ to play an Ariel song...
Russ made a deal- if he got his back scratched, he would keep playing Disney songs. The girls agreed. (He loves having his back scratched)
After the songs, we put a bunch of pillows and blankets on the floor and watched a Tinkerbell movie and ate treats.
My family has an awesome Halloween party every October. My mom hosted it this year and did a great job!
The food was great
Russell (Pee Wee Herman) Emily (pregnant ladybug)
Ad & Hill's costumes were awesome! Adam's was homemade and Hill's face paint was great!
(Evelyn was scared to death of Adam)
Sophia (Tinkerbell), Evelyn (bat), Henley (Ariel)
My Pops made himself into the Tin Man out of scrap metal! (which he works with)
Molly, me, and Hill (Molly looked great!)
Russ & Max (Aladdin)
(Wicked Witch, Toy Story Clan, Gangster, Scarecrow, Winnie the Pooh, Edward, Superhero. Mark came to the door in a dress shirt, slacks, glasses and hung around for awhile...then he came to the door again in his Superhero get-up. So funny!)
I love October! Pumpkins, leaves, cooler weather. I got a couple of good walks/ jogs in before it got too cold. The streets by our new home were beautiful in October! There were so many crunchy leaves on the ground and there is one street that is tree-lined, which was beautiful when the leaves changed.
Russ and I moved last month...once again! Our lease was almost up, we needed a bigger place for the little addition to our family and Russ' work will be moving to Utah county. We are now in a twin home in American Fork, which is great! It has three bedrooms, a yard, and a two-car garage. How lucky are we?? It's been great.
Isn't she pretty?
Our lovely backyard
We have already enjoyed retrieving pears from our pear tree. They are so tasty!
Hi, we are Emily and Russell Petty. After 5 years of dating on and off...mostly off, we were married June 13th,2008. We are currently living in a duplex in American Fork. Russ and a friend of his just started a company called Deal Advisor. I stay at home with our little man, Elliot, who was born in February.