Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We are Pregnant!!!

Yay, we are going to be having a baby in April. It (since we do not yet know the sex of the baby) is due on April 6th. Most of my family believes it is going to be a girl, but we shall see. I am 12 weeks a long this week and that ultrasound is at the 18 week mark. So November I should have an update. Here is one of the 10 week ultrasound pictures. Russell and my mom were able to come to this ultrasound and see what was going on inside me. The heart and little arms and feet were moving like crazy. But it's head is still bigger than it's body... which makes it look kinda like a jellybean with arms...

We Bought a HOUSE!!!

I am almost up to date on all of my posts. We purchased a house in August 2010. We had been looking for a while and were not having any luck. This house came up a couple of times in my search, but I wasn't drawn to it. Finally, my realtor said "what about this one..." We toured the property and I knew it was perfect. Here are a couple of shots of the house. The house is three bedrooms upstairs, with the kitchen and living area and the downstairs is a big rec room area with it's own bathroom. Currently Jesse (my brother) and his girlfriend, Lindsey, are living downstairs. We are hoping that we could turn the space into another two bedrooms or one huge master bedroom. That of course is years down the road, but we are super excited.... except homeowning is definitely a lot more exhausting than I thought it would be.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What a Scary Day!!!

We went to Goldendale for the annual Hoctor Family Reunion and the boys decided they were going to shoot some guns. Yikes... enough said!!!

Steven and Raime's Wedding

Russell's youngest brother, Steven, was married July 10th. We went down for the wedding, since Russell was one of the groomsmen so he helped plan out the "Bachelor Party." They dressed Steven up in funny clothes, most of which were his mother's clothes from high school and took him out bowling. He is wearing a goofy hat, a skirt, a tie, a scarf and his shirt said something about a naughty girls college and how to attend. Then they came back to the house to play rootbeer pong. It was very entertaining.

The wedding was beautiful. They were sealed in the Portland temple for all time and eternity. And then we took pictures outside the temple. The Portland Temple is by far one of the prettiest temples I have seen.
Here is Matt's wife, Amanda and Peggy (Russ's aunt) at the temple. We were all waiting for our turn in the pictures and decided to take some of ourselves. And one with Matt and Kayla, I have never seen this good of a smile from Matt. Someone must of said something funny for him to laugh that hard.
Here is the next wedding we will be attending on the Rigby side of the family. Russ's older brother, Jeff, is getting married June of 2011. So Erin flew out with Jeff to meet the family. He proposed about a week after this event. But she is super awesome and I am so excited to have another girl in the family. She also caught the bouquet at the wedding reception, so naturally Jeff proposed later... :)Here are some other good pictures that I took at the wedding. This is one of Nathan and his son Jared. And one of Russ with all of the guys, most of whom are groomsmen. This is the final picture because it totally describes the entire weekend, which included Rigby Naps, lots of running around and tons of fun. Yay for Steven and Raime, CONGRATS!!!

Fourth of July

Okay, I know... this is a really late post. But there are somethings I really want to post and I can't post out of order. So after our anniversary trip we went to my Grandparents house at Lake Cavanaugh. The weather was not the greatest, but we still had lots of fun. We BBQed of course and ate too much food. There is a parade every year that goes about 200 yards for the kids and families to walk with the fire truck and everything. It was lots of fun when we were growing up and now it is just fun to watch the little kiddies have fun. Everyone gets all dressed up and decorate their bikes or carts. My grandpa drives the fire truck every year. This year they had a new fire truck so he had lots of fun.
When we came back to the cabin this is what we found. My mom was dancing... at least I think that is what she was doing. It was very interesting and entertaining.
We also took a family picture, which I don't think we have really had since Jake was a baby. It was really nice since everyone was there and we had the tripod so everyone could be in it.
The fireworks seem to get better and better each year. There is a guy who lives a few houses down that sells fireworks, so anything leftover he lights off. It is always very impressive. Here are some of the shots I got with my camera. It was my first year taking the pictures, but I thought they turned out okay.