Monday, December 19, 2011

He did it!

We just found out that Peter got his first choice of residency! He was accepted into the anesthesia residency program in San Antonio, TX. So yes, we will be moving to San Antonio this summer. I am so very excited for Peter. He has worked so hard in medical school and it's so nice to see that he is rewarded by being able to do what he wants to do. We are excited for the new adventure well. Congrats Peter!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We're Half Way There

The doctors told us that their goal is to keep the triplets inside of me for at least 32 weeks. So we have made it just over half way and we are doing well. My fatigue is still in full effect, the belly is definitely larger, but we are all healthy and doing well!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


There have been a lot of questions since our last post, so I'll try to answer them here. I am about 14 weeks along. The babies are due May 14th, but the doctors have told us that they will probably come more like March or April, as triplets usually come a little early. They are growing well and right on schedule. I have been feeling pretty well. I am surprised at how quickly my belly has grown and how incredibly tired I am all of the time. But things really have been going well for us. I am still working, only 30 hours a week, and will until middle of January or until I can't anymore, whichever comes first. Peter has been so helpful and has taken over all cooking, cleaning, laundry, and shopping duties. I'm hopeful that I'll get the surge of energy back that I hear that comes in the second trimester, but I'm not sure if it's coming.

Thanks so much for all of the congratulations and excitement you have shared with us. We are so very excited and it's so fun to hear everyone's responses.  

Sunday, October 30, 2011

0 to 3 in less than 9 months

Peter and I will go from having zero children to three in the next few months. That's right, I'm expecting......TRIPLETS! This is not a joke, it's the truth. We are so very excited about this news and excited to finally be able to share it with everyone. Peter and I have been trying to have children for a very long time and feel so very blessed to be able to. And to be able to have three is truly amazing. We are definitely nervous for what is to come, but so very excited. Here's a cute picture of our three little babies. 

BYU vs. Texas

In September we had the opportunity to head out to Texas for the BYU vs. Texas game. It was so fun to go to Austin and enjoy the cool atmosphere of UT. I was really impressed by the campus and the kind fans. It was fun to be able to get to spend time with my parents and Peter's two brothers and their wives for the weekend.  I didn't take very many pictures, in fact I only have these two of my parents.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's been awhile

It's been way too long since I last posted, sorry. We've been busy with work and school and stuff like that. I really haven't made the time to blog. Since we last posted....

We spent 4th of July in downtown DC with our friends, the Hawks. They live in the middle of all the museums and sights of DC so it was so awesome to watch the fireworks from their rooftop. We felt very honored that we were invited. It was just incredible to see the fireworks go off right next to the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building.

Our ward had a 4th of July BBQ. Peter participated in the pie eating contest. It was not his favorite activity.

We also got to go to the Redskins vs. Steelers preseason game. It was a beautiful night and fun to spend time with the Craguns and see the Redskins win.

I don't know if you've heard or not, but we've had an earthquake and a hurricane come through our area in the last week. I've never experienced an earthquake before, it was wild. Luckily it wasn't too strong and minimal damage was done (at least in our area). We came home to this.

 Only two things knocked down, not bad. The hurricane didn't come right through town so we just experienced some wind and rain. We've been lucky, that's for sure.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Super Busy

We have been super busy lately. Our friends, the Craguns are staying with us for a little while so we have been living it up. On Thursday we went to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Then Friday night Peter and I spent some time with his cousin who was in town (we always love it when he comes). Then Saturday Peter woke up early to play basketball, then we all went hiking and rock climbing at Great Falls, Costco for lunch, then home to change our clothes and off to play a round of golf. It was a busy day and the next morning when we woke up we were sore and exhausted. Then Sunday we had some friends over for dinner and games.

This last week Peter has been really busy with school and then coming home each night and studying for his licensing exam in a month. I've just been working and trying to keep the house in order and the laundry done. Friday night Josh and Peter went golfing again. Then Saturday Peter and I cleaned, washed the cars, studied, went to the pool, and the grocery store. We spent Saturday evening out with Peter's parents. We went to the lovely Pei Wei for dinner and then saw Mamma Mia at Wolftrap for Peter's Mother's Birthday. The show was really fun. At intermission we broke out the Reese's brownies and candles and sang to her. It was awesome because at one point the whole crowd joined it. It was pretty awesome. She's a wonderful woman and an excellent mother so it was fun to honor her.

So as you can see we've been busy working and having fun!

(Sorry my camera is so bad and obviously I'm bad at taking pictures too because they are so blurry.)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

3 down 100 million ++++ to go

 Peter and I were married 3 years ago today. I am happier than ever that we made that choice!

This will teach you

don't wear your favorite heels walking in downtown D.C.

3 down 1 to go

Peter completed his 3rd year of medical school last Friday! Horray! He has worked so hard and I am very proud of him. It's great to be just 1 year out from being done with medical school. To celebrate we partied all weekend. On Friday we went to the Melting Pot for dinner with the Hawks, it was super yummy. Then Saturday Peter played basketball, we went to the pool, ate lunch at Chik Fil A (super yummy too), went to the Reston Carnival thing, saw X-Men, and then went to Costco (one of Peter's favorite places). We had a great time! It was so nice to have a weekend where we could just play together and have no work or studying that had to be done. It may have been too much partying though because a little bit after we got home on Saturday night I walked into the office and saw this.....
 Then Sunday we spent Father's Day at Peter's parents house. We had an amazing steak dinner and then played a little Settlers with the fam. Great weekend!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Okay, I know it's been a long time since I've last posted. We have just been busy with school and work. Peter is just finishing up his 3rd year of medical school this week. Yahoo! I can't believe he only has one more year left of school. He'll be applying for his residency this fall. Exciting times everyone! I've been busy working as a social worker in Fairfax County. We moved back into our place last weekend and it's oh so nice! I love having all of our stuff back. I definitely have an increased gratitude for all the things that we have after this last year. So life is good for us these days!

Over Memorial Day Weekend we took a little trip with our friends, the Andersons, up to Palmyra, NY. We loved spending time with them and eating all the ice cream we could! Our first stop was Niagara Falls. I forgot how huge they are and how wet you get on the boat rides. It was really fun though.

Then we headed down to Palmyra to see all of the sites. We spent time at Joseph Smith's childhood home, the Sacred Grove where Joseph had his first vision, the Hill Cumorah where the Book of Mormon was buried, the Book of Mormon Publishing Site, the Martin Harris Farm,  and the Peter Whitmer Farm where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was organized. I am grateful for the events that occurred at these sites. I'm grateful for a loving God that reveals truth through prophets and restored the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon was translated to bring another witness of Jesus Christ to the world.


Friday, April 29, 2011

Baby Claire

This last Sunday we had the opportunity to attend our friends daughter's baby blessing, baby Claire. We sure love baby Claire and are so glad she has joined us. We also love her family so much and could not help but get some darling pictures of all of them.

Cherry Blossom Festival

We arrived back in Virginia in time for the Cherry Blossom Festival.The trees were gorgeous this year. We even got to enjoy the parade with the Hawks. We don't have a lot of pictures of the trees or the parade, but we have some of one of our favorite girls, Carolyn.

Go Cougars! Go Virginia!

It's been a while since I posted last, sorry. We've had a lot of things going on lately, plus I lost motivation to blog there for a while. We're now back in Virginia, but I'll try to catch you up on our last little bit in Texas.

We enjoyed watching the cougars play basketball this year. We didn't get all of the games in our hotel room so we had to venture out to find places that were showing the game. Our favorite was this amazing Irish Pub, Lion and the Rose

We took a differnt way route back to Virginia than tthe way we came out. We decided to head to New Orleans to see Peter's cousin Tory and his family. We of course had to stop at Cafe Du Monde and Bourbon street in downtown New Orleans. It was really cool to see the city in person and not just in the movies. Then we drove through the rest of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and home to Virginia.
It's so good to be back. We are enjoying being in one place, and with family and friends. Peter is busy in the hospital doing family medicine this rotation and I just took a job as a child protective services worker.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

You know you're in Texas when....

the waffle makers are in the shape of the State of Texas. Isn't it great?! It's one of the charms of our hotel and I love it.
And yes, I do realize it's backwards, sorry about that.

Visit with Shelley

I recently found out that my friend and old roommate, Shelley, lives just an hour and a half away in Austin. So a week or two ago when Peter was on call, I drove up to spend some time with her. I have missed her over the years and it was so fun to get to catch up with her and relive old times. Austin is a darling town! We enjoyed a great Tex-Mex dinner, drove through the city and then enjoyed a cupcake from a food truck on a very charming street. 
If we end up coming to Texas for Peter's residency one of the highlights with definitely be Shelley living so closely in Austin.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Our Valentines Day

Our Valentines Day was sweet and simple. We went to dinner at a great Japanese place and then enjoyed relaxing at home. I love my man!

A Real Life Texas Rodeo

We have officially been to a Texas rodeo! It was a huge production here in San Antonio at the AT&T center, definitely different from the same Oakley and Folsom rodeos we've attended. After the rodeo, Clay Walker performed a concert. I was so impressed by him and surprised by how many songs I recognized. It was a great night with friends, even though I didn't get lots of pictures to document it.

UVU Women's Basketball Comes to Houston

Weeks ago Kim's basketball team had a game in Houston, TX. Since we're in San Antonio we could not pass up the opportunity to go see her play. We had such a fun time hanging out with Cousins, Aunts and Uncles, Peter's parents, and Kim. Of course we made signs for our Kim and cheered her team on as loud as we could (seriously, Peter had no voice the next day). The game was so close, but UVU came out with a win (probably thanks to our cheering). It was so fun to see Kim play and get to meet her team and coaches. We are very proud to be her brother and sister in-law.