SO, I need to get better at this blogging thing. I always take forever to write new post!
Life is great. I am now almost 36 weeks pregnant! I can not believe it. I have to say, time has flown by and in just a couple weeks or so we will be able to meet Baby Rowen. He moves around so much. He is getting so big in there! He is about 6lb, and 20 inches long! Every Ultrasound I have he always has one hand propped up behind is head, like he is just kickin back and enjoying life in the womb. He also gets the hiccups a lot. I used to be able just to feel it, but now I can see is little chest move when he gets them. It is so amazing to know he is in there and almost ready to come out. What a little miracle.
I am still working and teaching riding lessons, and yes, I have to confess...I still ride my horse. Just doing very basic stuff. I trust my horse, Corey, and know him very well, so I feel safe riding him. The doctor actually said it is good for me and will help prepare my body for labor. I love going out and being around the horses and riding, I think if I didn't I would go a little stir crazy, plus it keeps me active. I do miss doing horse shows though. I have had my friend, Savannah, showing Corey for me. He has done 2 jumper shows (including one at Gunstock Ranch that I hosted. It was the first ever jumper show there and actually turned out really good! Gunstock owners want me to host another in April) and has dominated in both, coming home with lots of Blue ribbons and Championships! So, i am really proud of the horse he has become and that all of the training I put on his is paying off. Next week is my last week teaching lessons until after the baby, so I am looking forward to a little break off work, but I will still be out there bathing and taking care of my horses until the baby comes, I just love it that much.
Danny is just working at the Ranch now. Every other day, 7am to 10am. Then he will go to class. He is such a hard worker, and I am grateful for that. I am still amazed at how much he loves horses too, not to mention how good of a rider he is. When we are at the ranch (or Dan at school and me napping) you could probably guess where we are at. Yup. The beach. It is surf season, so Danny is catching every big wave he can get before the baby comes. I love watching him in his element and doing something he loves.
Another thing I love, is our bigger apartment we moved into in September. Ahhh, its so big compared to our little Hawaiian shack we used to live in! We actually have a living room and the Baby has his own room too. The only thing is we were put in the apartment building with ALL the kids. Some people have 5 kids (high school age) living in our TVA building! Its crazy. So, as you could imagine it is very noisy...and lots of kids everywhere...and always a baby or two (or three) crying. BUT we love the space and are so grateful for a new place. Not to mention, we have a lot of our couple friends (some that are also expecting) living next door! So we always get together and go to costco and walmart together and do fun things. Halloween was this past week and we all had a big Halloween party together! Danny and I were a "Ball and Chain" haha (picture below). It is a fun time!
Getting a bigger space worked timed out perfectly with the GUEST we have coming in a month!! My mom, Mama Chamberlin, AND even Big Papa are all coming out to see baby Rowen arrive. We are so thrilled to have them and share such a big moment with them!! Just a few more weeks!!!
I posted some pictures of life that has been happening over the past two months. I also posted a slide show (link) to a little taste of what Danny and I do on our rare days off. This past Saturday was one of them. We woke up, Danny finally decided to cut his hair (he wanted a "dad" look), we went and fed the horses, went to the beach (it is a gorgeous walk to get there, you will see in the slide show), afterward we came home ate lunch, and ended up on the ranch (go figure) Danny was working (on his own time) repairing a broken fence in a new pasture we are moving the horses too for when the baby comes, while I went for a little ride. Then we came home, ate, and watched a movie on the computer on the bed. (we LOVE movies, we have amazon prime, so, we get lucky with some good movies and cant resist). So, that is how a day off goes for us. We are so grateful for everything we have. Life here in Hawaii is so special to us, and we feel so blessed to live here and have everything we have. We couldn't ask for anything better!
Halloween Party with the Facers
At our friend (and family Hawaiian photographer), Bryce's, Birthday Party
This past Sunday, 35 week picture! Getting closer!
Alex Boye concert!! Danny found this GIANT poster outside, took it down (with the help of an elder missionary), and brought it over for Alex Boye to sign ( since we didn't have anything for him to sign, Dan said "I will be right back, and comes back with this!) It was such a fun date night and concert! Now we have this awesome huge poster hanging in our living room! haha
Danny at work, working the Gunstock Haunted Hayride (those were fun nights, I loved I could go to work with him and sip on hot chocolate and just hang out with him, It was a pretty easy job)
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