while you're internet surfing, i'm internet surfing AND growing a tiny pancreas

true story! my uterus is the home of a 15.5 week old little human, and michael and i are SO excited about it :)

we are going to find out if it is a boy or a girl in about two weeks, at which point i will be able to stop referring to our little person as an "it." yikes. in the meantime, baby everton gets bigger and bigger with every passing day (and so do i...). i just keep crossing my fingers that people think that a chubby, pregnant dani is a cute dani.

just think, around valentine's day you'll be thinking about romantic dates and chick flicks and i will be praying to go into labor. sigh. i can't wait.

ps: my dad snuck me into the emergency room to get an ultrasound a few weeks ago and imagine my surprise when we saw him/her sucking his/her tiny thumb. i died a little. so cute. i can't wait to meet him/her! (do you see how annoying it is not to know which pronoun to use?) Also, in case you were concerned for a moment there, my dad's a doctor, so apparently sneaking your daughter into the er to perform a covert ultrasound is totes kosher.


live every week like it's shark week

Exciting news!

As of a few weeks ago, Michael got into the University of Washington MPAcc program! Come Septemer 21, we will officially be Huskies. I was raised in a home that rooted against the University of Washington in every sport and for every game (my dad got his undergraduate degree from Washington State), but that is all going to change pretty soon. I can't lie, I'm pretty excited to break out all of my purple from high school to wear on game day. Yessss!

Another exciting thing. Michael got a job offer from PricewaterhouseCoopers! My husband is a pretty impressive boy, no? So in September we will go back to living the life of college students until June(ish) when he will graduate and then study his brains out for the CPA exam that he will take before starting work for PwC in the Fall.

Because Michael got a job offer, he is at Disney World right now. Yes, the Disney World. As in my favorite place on earth. I am so jealous! All he's been doing for the past few days is work training, but I'm hoping he gets to sneak in some rides before he comes back tomorrow. I got Michael to commit to a Disneyland trip next summer to make up for me not being able to go this time :)

Since he is off in Florida, I am in the happy little utopia of Baker City. So far I have gone to Pendleton to BBQ it up with my extended family, gone wogging with my mama, and watched Shark Week a little too much.

i heart shark week.
In case you haven't been able to tell, I love Baker. I think me and Michael are going to be moving apartments pretty soon, so look forward to pictures coming soon!


A Very Baker Weekend

As it turns out, my little brother is quite the little football stud. So much of a football stud, in fact, that he was selected to play in the Shriners East-West all-star football game! This game is awesome because it raises money for sick children in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to receive medical treatment at Shriners Hospitals for free. On Friday, me and Michael took off from Seattle and drove to Baker to watch my cute little brother play one last high school football game. There were football players from 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A schools all across Oregon who came to our little town to compete in this game. In Baker, high school athletes travel up to 6 hours across the state to play in state championship games, so it was nice to have them travel to Baker for once :) Even though it was about a billion degrees outside, the game was so fun to watch! And it was great to spend time with my family.

This is the glorious Shrine Parade in downtown Baker. The Shriners
(a bunch of old, retired men) get to ride around in go-karts and throw candy to the residents of Baker.
Colten wrote "Lindsey Lou" on the tape on his arm.
Okay, this one requires a little more explaining. There is a family in the ward that meets just before my home ward that has five little kids. Several years ago, they started noticing some changes in their oldest daughter, Sierra. When they took her to the hospital, they learned that she had an enlarged heart and that she would need a heart transplant. Her health really deteriorated, but a heart came in for her at the last moment. A few months ago, they started noticing some of the same changes in their second daughter, Lindsey. After taking her to the hospital, they realized that she has an enlarged heart as well. Right now she is in California waiting for a heart transplant, just like her older sister a few years earlier. After this family, the Binghams (ps, check out their blog here), realized that they had another daughter with an enlarged heart, they had all of their children tested and found out that all of them have the exact same problem and will need to have heart transplants eventually. Anyway, Colten's tape says "Lindsey Lou" for this sweet little girl who is waiting for a new heart.

Colten (#31) was voted one of the team captains for the East side.
He's such a little cutie :)
One of the reasons Colten was so excited about this game was because
Kennan, my little brother who just got home from his mission, got to see
him play football for the first time.

Isn't he the cutest running back you've ever seen?

And we were the obnoxious family in the stands wearing matching t-shirts
with Colten's number on the back. It was pretty adorable.
I haaaated to leave, but I'm hoping we get to go back to Baker before too much time has passed. I just like that place. And I like these people :)