Sunday, October 5, 2008

Post-Craft Blitz Catch-Up

Sorry for the hiatus. We had our Relief Society Craft Blitz (or Super Saturday for you Utahns) on September 20th. Being the RS 2nd Counselor, this was a HUGE deal to me and had been looming over my head for months. Let's just say that getting ready for the upcoming birth (and early life) of the new baby has been 20 times less stressful than planning for Craft Blitz. So, the last month has been spent in getting ready for Craft Blitz, attending Craft Blitz and recovering in a near comatose-state post-Craft Blitz. My apologies for my shoddy blogging.

First off, Spencer recently competed in a sprint triathlon. It was a half-mile swim, a 5k run, and a 21 mile bike ride. He came in at just under 2 hours. Spence even talked my little brother, Mackenzie, into doing it with him and they trained together leading up to the Tri. Mack did really well too, especially considering it was his first triathlon. We're really proud of both of them! Sorry we didn't get any pictures of Mack. Our camera was on the fritz (as usual) and wasn't taking pictures as well as I had hoped.

Spence post-Tri (gotta love the sweaty helmet hair)-he wanted me to note that he was wheeling his bike right then, so he doesn't normally hunch funny ;)

Ezra loved watching from the sidelines. It didn't matter who it was coming through the finish line, he was there cheering for them every step of the way.

Georgia, on the other hand, spent most of her time running around, looking mowgli-ish. It was all we could do to keep her off the road where all the bikers were :P

Also, as I alluded previously, our camera finally died...well, it still *kinda* worked, but only actually took pictures half the time. With the new baby arriving sometime within the next month, we figured that a brand-spankin' new camera was ripe for the pickin'. Introducing...our new Sony Cyber-shot W150. It comes with all these fancy features...but I'm just glad it's pretty quick on the draw. With two (almost three) very little ones running around, I need a camera that actually takes the picture when I want it to.

With the weather FINALLY cooling off a bit (we were in the mid-80s all last week, but I'm hoping that some storms due for the next couple of days will have us in the 70s), we decided it was time to head to the pumpkin patch. For all ya'll locals, it's a place out in Perkins called Grider Farm. My mom, my sister Stephanie, and her kids came along for the ride. It was beautiful weather and we had loads of fun picking out five pumpkins (of varying sizes) for only $15! I organized them on our porch with a few other cute fall/Halloween crafts. I'll have to post a picture soon.

I just can't resist posting pictures of Ezra's idea of "smiling for the camera." I know they look a little ridiculous...indulge me

It hasn't rained for a while, so the dust was an inch thick. Georgia, who is particularly low to the ground, got the worst of it.

My sister Stephanie and her oh-so-beautiful daughter, Ella

As I'm nearly to the end of my pregnancy, I figured I'd post at least one more belly picture. I'm exactly 35 weeks and 2 days. It's not the cutest as I took it at like 9:15 tonight, but I knew if I didn't do it now, it just wouldn't happen. To my sisters who'll know what I'm talking about, please excuse the belly/butt issue-by this point in time in my pregnancy, it's the least of my body image issues. I'm carrying quite a bit lower this time than I did with my last two pregnancies (I partially dropped at about 32 weeks). I'm also little wider than I was with Georgia, but more compact than I was with Ezra. We'll see if the baby comes on the same schedule as the other two did (about a week early) or if she continues to do her own thing.

Hope you enjoyed the update. Have a fabulous day and thanks for sticking with me!


The DeVito's said...

I've missed your blogging! You must be so ready to get that baby out. Your family is darling, as usual.

the Hurst's said...

I've missed you so. you look so cute and a big "way to go" to your hunchy...i mean hubby lol. it's not very often the men make US explain THEIR appearance, i just couldn't pass it up ;)

Aubrey said...

What a fun day at the pumpkin patch. I love the picture of you with your cute kids! That is just precious! I'm so excited for you and your upcoming arrival of your baby. You look great! Heck, when your this far along in your pregnancy you don't need to explain anything about how you look. I think you look just beautiful! I can't wait to hear about your new baby... soon I bet you hope!

Alabama Apples said...

Thank you for your post! You and Steph look absolutely gorgeous as always. I love the Ezra-smiling pictures. So much better than the Gav-Sasquatch pics. Congrats to Spence! I think it so awesome he does those! Give everybody loves from Auntie! Love you!!

PS-If I looked that fab nine months preggo, I wouldn't worry as much as I do about shelf-butt. You are stunning as always!

T-Mac said...

Wow! You're getting close to having this baby. Super exciting. Kudos to Spencer as well for doing the triathlon. Luke'll be proud. By the way, love the pics of the kids. They are adorable!

The Wright's said...

Spec - you are awesome. Whit - you look cute and so do your kids. Glad your crafty day is over now you can start on your pumpkins!

Aubrey said...

I will need to get directions to this pumpkin patch - I love pumpkins and I think it would be something fun to do with Samuel. Yay for Spencer and Mack - I want to train for a triathlon someday...

Smiley Family said...

It seems like I am hearing more and more about people I know running marathons and doing triathlons. Good for Spencer - that is quite an accomplishment. I really wish I had more of a desire to run long distances.

Congrats on the new camera! I have been wanting to get a new one for awhile now, but it just not in the budget. Seeing as how I have one that works, I just can't justify getting a new one - even though I really, really want one!

And you look adorable :o)

camille said...

Whitney, you look so stink'n beautiful! seriously, you look AWESOME GIRL!

Love the updated thread, I have been waiting patiently. =) Oh, and the red shirt that Ezra is wearing at the pumpkin patch - ya,,,, it is cuter on my Kolby! LOL LOL LOL nooo, it just means we both have great taste!

Oh, and also, Donald and I love the Engineering Mind website! it is so absolutely HILLARRRIOUSSSS! the dating one was a hoot!

Zachary said...

Pishaw...Triathlons are nuthin'. Just kidding...way to go Spence! And congrats to you Whit for your Super Saturday completion. Now all you have to do is deliver a healthy baby.

Glad you are still alive! Love ya!

Nicki said...

You have such a cute family! I love the picture of Ezra smiling - Kaily smiles at the camera the same way! You look fantastic in your belly picture, by the way! :)

coty said...

okay, i just realized that when first comment looks like i said you look so cute and it more closely, i did NOT say that...and we all know what i looked like 8 months preggyweggy...i had shelf EVERYTHING!!! just thought i'd clarify.
love ya