Monday, March 21, 2011


Since the ultrasound a lot of things have happened in our lives! The biggest changes are my belly and our living situation. This last month we finally bought the duplex that we had pursuing for months. It was bitter sweet at first, the process was not enjoyable! Also, moving while pregnant was not fun either- who am I kidding moving pregnant or not isn't fun! Once we got everything put away (mostly everything), and with the help of extremely loving parents we love the place! We have already done so many things to the duplex to freshen it up. Everything has a nice coat of fresh paint in modern colors and the utility room has been completely remodeled! New floor, new water heaters and two new sets of washers and dryers. Next is the renter side's kitchen and bathroom floor, new toilet, and some electrical work- and it will be done and ready to be rented! We have some renters interested so we will see what happens! I'm just hoping we can get it rented by the time the baby comes. That's right, only 5 weeks till my due date! So far I've had an amazing pregnancy, but this last week I feel like my pelvis and back are breaking! Good thing I work at a chiropractor office because getting adjustments has been super helpful. But really I have nothing to complain about compared to most women! Our family is happy and grateful for everything we have and are looking forward to the new baby bundle of joy about to enter into our lives! I'll try to post some pictures of the duplex soon.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It Snowed!

Yesterday it started snowing and kept snowing for hours and hours into the night. I was grateful to leave work early and be at home safe before it got too bad. Snow is fun only if your safe at home with your family and you have everything you need there. (we are missing milk right now…boo) we went on two wintery walks with Polly. It was her first snow. She was hilarious running around in it. She just drags her nose across the top of the snow all over the place, then she jumps and tries to eat it out of the sky. Now she just whines by the door to go out and play in it, she loves it so much! Recently she had some surgery on her neck to remove a constant swollen internal wound. (we have no idea how this happened) For a while they thought it might have been a swollen lymph node or possibly allergies. We got it taken care of and now she is doing excellent and she was only left with a funny hair cut. The front of her neck is shaved and one of her paws where they had to draw blood. We are grateful for good veterinarians! The hair cut made me realize how much fur she really has! Everyone that meets Polly thinks she is the most friendly dog and love her goofy personality. She definitely fits in the family!

To Duplex or not to Duplex

The other exciting news,besides the baby, is that we have been in and out of negotiating contracts for a duplex. I was always told buying a home is stressful, but I think that is the biggest understatement of all history! The journey is so up and down emotionally, physically and financially that by the end you’re exhausted. I’m sure many of you have experienced this. Long story short, nothing is official still. We are negotiating, still. This is not a short process! But I’ll keep you updated on whether we get it or not.

Baby Shurtz

It’s true, there is a baby Shurtz on the way. We found out at the end of August that we would be expecting. The baby is due April 27th, 2011. We are super excited. The first part of my pregnancy was a little rough but really not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Instead of morning sickness I had night sickness, so this meant early bed times. Aaron had to learn how the talent of making your own food while airing out the house so your wife can’t smell any of the remains. I did find a friend in the porch swing when food smells my stomach upset. Now in month 4 and I’m feeling SO much better. Tomorrow we find out the sex of the baby. Aaron was hoping for a boy but I know if it’s a girl she will have him smitten and wrapped around her finger! When we first got the test results back from the doctor Aaron asked me if it was a typo on the report J I think he was a little scaredJ None the less we are both very excited for this new stage of our lives and I think with the help of all our family we have been trained well to be good parents. I haven’t thought much about names yet…nothing has really struck me to be that amazing or perfect enough. We’ll start thinking about names more seriously after the ultrasound. I have been very bad at taking pictures of my belly, mostly because I haven’t felt like it was growing much until recently.

This is how we told our families. We convinced them Polly had a cute new outfit to show everyone, then brought her out in this. Everyone was very surprised and it was really fun to see everyones reactions!

This is me at 10 1/2 weeks, just a little tummy! And I look a little sleepy, I've always had a hard time keeping my eyes open for pictures.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My computer is sick...with a virus

I know this sounds like an excuse...okay it is. My computer has a rogue insane virus right now and I can't get the pictures off of it to update the blog. So the waiting continues. Hopefully soon I'll be able to fix it!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

lots to look forward to...

Hey everyone! I've been meaning to write a post for a couple months now but I have a lot exciting news pending right now, so I want to wait a bit until I blog about it.

What I can say is that in the past month I got a job! I feel super blessed since I had two job offers in one week and I am only the third person in my class to get a job, everyone else is still looking. I love where I work, it's an easy commute and my co-workers are super nice and very friendly. I work at a spine clinic for a chiropractor taking spine x-rays, and an occasional foot or knee here and there. The machine is super old, nothing I have every used in school- but - that being said I'm sure it can only make me a better tech! The best part about the job...getting a paycheck for the first time in 2 years! woohoo! Guess I better start paying off those school loans huh?

Other than that, your just going to have to wait to hear about all the new and exciting news to come! Love you all!