Saturday, October 30, 2010

Birthday Week

Hooray for birthday week...
I did so many fun things for my birthday last week!
Thank you everyone for celebrating with me and making it such a special week.

Mom had the family over for a Birthday dinner for Sam and me. YUMMY yummy!

Shane took me to lunch and shopping shopping shopping!I tried on and bought my first maternity clothes... Uh, that was a new experience! When I put on the baby bump Shane laughed at me, so I made him try it on! This picture makes me laugh!
We went to La Caille and had a fabulous dinner with Mom and Dad Rowley and Rogan and Kim! It was so beautiful, I loved it! Unfortunately it was too dark to see how pretty by the time we took the camera out.

I went to dinner at P.F. Changs with all of the Rowley girls. We had a great time trying all the food and deserts, using chop sticks and reading fortunes.Kristee, Stefenee, Grandma Ruby, Kathryne, Me, Grandma Billie, Kimberlee, Kim & Stacee

And Jesse took me to Blue Lemon for dinner and to get pedicures!!! :) What a party week.

Thanks everyone for the Birthday wishes and fun times!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fall Break Scores a 10

I am a huge fan of Fall Break!!! While I was at BYU we never had a fall break. So I was loving it last week when Shane had no school for a whole week. We took a super fun and last minute trip to the happiest place on earth. We left on Tuesday and stayed the night in Overton at my grandparent's house. We hung out and went four wheeling in the morning before we left for California.

On our way we drove through the Valley of Fire state park and saw some beautiful views!

On Wednesday we met up with Robert, Kathryne and Kristee and went to Disneyland and California Adventures on Thursday and Friday. We had a blast! It was so much fun, I had never been to California Adventures before so it was exciting. At night we watched their new show World of Colors and it was amazing!

I loved walking through Disneyland because the whole place was completely decorated for Halloween Time, and I LOVE Halloween!

Going on Toy Story... Shane's Favorite Ride!
Waiting for the Bug's Life show
"R" is for Rowley's

On Saturday we went up to Universal Studios. We really enjoyed it. I went there once when I was young so everything was new and exciting to me. I liked the Jurasik Park ride... I pretty much lost my stomach because the drop was so high.

I always wanted to be Wilma

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tennis Star

Shane's little sister is a tennis star! She is a sophomore and placed 2nd at state! We went and watched her at Liberty Park in the semi-finals and finals, and we were literally blown away by how good she was! We had a great time, even though some of the calls and line judges were frustrating. Orem High took 2nd as a team as well. Great Job!
 Darling Kristee
 Here's the tennis family
I had to post this one because Robert won the Gold at a tournament in St. George and he wore his medal for at lease two days straight. We are very proud of him too :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Just Found Out...

What exciting news! I think finding out whether our baby was a girl or boy, was almost as exciting as finding out that we were pregnant. To be honest, we really were happy either way, I'm just glad to find out. It seems more real now, now that we can envision a little girl, rather than mystery baby. I kinda thought it was going to be a boy because I had  this funny dream about birthing a red-haired, crazy-shaped-headed boy. Anyways, I should have know that my dreams ARE crazy and cannot predict the future very well :) We are so happy to have a beautiful baby girl join our family in February. Shane keeps saying how excited he is to have a little Jena running around. He's going to be the best daddy.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's Been A While

So here's a little update. Life has been crazy-busy, and for some reason, whenever I have free time the last thing I want to do is blog. So finally, I am getting to it. And there is a a lot...

We are now living in Salt Lake City, and thoroughly loving it. We live in a little one-bedroom apartment that Shane calls "Our Cottage." Not exactly sure why, but it sounds nice :)

Shane is super busy trying to get used to managing school and work again. I don't know how he is getting it all done. He is up till wee hours of the night, and with my onset of pregnancy Zzz's, I'm not much help keeping him going. I am so proud of my little grad student. I am blown away at how expensive his school is. For this semester his books alone were $1,100. They didn't look too exciting either! I swear they were all tax code in minuscule font sizes. Oh well I guess if he likes it :) Here he is going to his first day of school.

As for me, I have about 4 part-time jobs. Ha. Literally. I'm not sure why, but it has kept me super busy and I like it too. We are very happy to be cooking up our little muffin still. It is a relief every time we go to the doctor's and are reassured that the little one is growing and healthy. We can't wait to learn the gender in less than two weeks.

Here's a little August overview.

We enjoyed a weekend with friends at a cabin in Midway. It was beautiful! We went boating, did the alpine slide, went golfing, and of course had milkshakes. Good times. Unfortunately no pics.

We have an adorable new nephew. Landon Michael Mink. We are so happy that he is home from the hospital, and getting better. That little guy gave us a scare, but we are delighted that he is here.
 (Wondering how Jesse looks so great after just having a baby... yeah, me too?!)

Collin and Casen had a sleep over with us at our house and we went swimming and to the Zoo.

We went to the Toby Kieth concert.

Shane and I went bowling for the first time ever together.

Not sure what else, besides creating good memories with new friends, old friends, and family.

One last note...

I am really happy that fall is here! This is my favorite season of all! I love when the air starts to get crisp and the leaves change colors. And when conference is around the corner. There is something so fascinating about this time of year. While growing up, I looked forward to this season, because my birthday is in October, but that it not the reason anymore. The fall colors, the decorations, the pumpkins, the gourds, the corn. Fall has some of the best holidays. Halloween, which I love. Carmel Apples. The costumes, the treats and the parties. Then comes Thanksgiving. The family, the food, the love. The full hearts, full tummies and memories. I could go on and on. What a beautiful time of year. Take time to ENJOY.

 {I wish you could see how amazingly bright this rainbow was!}

Saturday, August 14, 2010

It's Official

...we're scoring two lines on the preggers test!

Pretty much our initial faces :)

We are so so happy and {excited} to have a new little addition to our family. Right now we are about 3 months along. It's been pretty hard trying to hold in the exciting news, especially while feeling sick every day. Baby Rowley is on the way, and we couldn't be happier.