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!