Monday, November 24, 2008


My sister, Karen, runs a preschool from her home which her set of triplets attend. One day they had an assignment where they had to say one thing they were grateful for and draw a picture of that thing. My adorable 4 year old niece Aspen decided she was grateful for me (Ant Ane = Aunt Annie) and drew the following picture. Notice how she remembered to draw a baby in my stomach. Then she colored over it because the baby "is not out yet". I love kids.

Here is a picture of the triplets. From left to right: Brooke, Connor, Aspen

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Let the Changes begin!

Pregnancy brings change. And early. Friday was my last day of work at Stewart's Pest Control. I have been there for three years with the same two girls, Holley and Brooke. My social life was mostly at work where I could talk about anything...and we did talk about ANYTHING...even with our male boss in the open office right next to our cubicles... I will miss talking about our favorite TV shows, especially One Tree Hill and The Office. Working at Stewarts was a great opportunity for me and I really appreciated the way the management was always so willing to work with my school schedule. Here are a few pictures of the Stewart's secretaries! The first one is of all of us at the Olive Garden on Friday for lunch. The second one is of Brooke, Holley, then me standing in front of the cubicles. Notice how we are all pregnant. We all found out within a week of each other and we are all having boys. It has been so fun going through the same stages of pregnancy with these guys! I will miss the fun times at Stewarts...but not the work...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hooray for Jeff and Lexi!!

My best friend, Lexi, who happens to be married to Berkeley's cousin Jeff, just had her baby yesterday night!! We are so excited for them!! We went to see the new little guy last night just 20 or 30 minutes after he was born. We felt really blessed to be there with the Gentry family during that special time. Here are some pictures of the new little one (soon to be named) and the happy family. Congratulations Jeff and Lexi. We love you guys!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our Collection So Far

Nacho Libre in Sunday Best

The BYU Single Student Ward

For about 9 months now, Berkeley has been serving as the second counselor in a BYU single student ward. It has been interesting for both of us to go back to that world. It really does feel like a totally different realm than we are used to. The student's are awesome though and we have been able to grow in many ways thanks to this calling. Here is a picture of one of the FHE groups at our house.

Weekend Getaway

Over conference weekend (I know that was over a month ago, but I am catching up), Berkeley and I took a quick trip to Island Park to spend some time at a cabin built by Berkeley's cousins and uncle. It was a great weekend. We love spending time with Kathy and Jerry and their family. We always have the best time.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

From Chubby to Pregnant

I am doing student teaching right now at Sharon Elementary School. Today a 2nd grader who is not in my clsss came up to me and asked me when I was going to have my baby. My thought reaction went like this: "Thank goodness I really am pregnant", then "Yes! I now look pregnant and not just chubby anymore." I am 26 weeks along. I'm tired of the chubby stage.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Word From the MTC

We got an e-mail from Douglas recently and we were so happy because he seems to have high spirits and a very positive outlook. Learning Spanish is a struggle, but he is enjoying it and is working hard. His current companion had 4 years of Spanish instruction prior to entering the MTC, so Doug is hoping that will also aid in his learning and comprehension of the language. We are so proud of Doug and of all the other missionaries out in the world. Keep them all in your prayers!

Work Costume Competition

At Zimmer Orthopedic (Berkeley's work), they had a costume competition for Halloween. The prize was a paid day off which is something that Berkeley really needs from time to he went all out... Say hello to Worf, the Klingon...

Worf will soon be enjoying a day off from work to do whatever he wants and get paid for it. He won!

Thanks to Leslie Sandgren for the picture! I was at work already and did not actually get to see Berkeley myself.