Saturday, May 16, 2009

{top ten}

my husband just left for the weekend with the byu men's soccer team...again. this weekend they are going to be in chino, california. (everytime i hear about chino i think of ryan from the o.c. ohh the good old days.) anyways. i already miss him. so i thought i'd make a list of ten things that make me happy as of late. then i'm going to go out and bask in the sunlight.

it's BEAUTIFUL outside.


these babies. danny got them for me as a late birthday present and i LOVE them. these sperry's will be much loved by the end of the summer.

young-adult fiction books. i went to this class last year for my job, where the english teacher from provo high talked about all of her favorite books. {and holy cow, she's read basically every single book that has every been written}. but it was a super fun class, and made me want to start reading books for fun again. she compiled a little book of all of the "must-reads" for the past year and gave us all a copy. i'm slowly making my way through it. these three books i've read/am reading. and they are so. good. (girls, if you're in the mood for a super dramatic/love the luxe. it won't disappoint. i mean, just LOOK at the cover!)


i just went to wal.mart and bought a box of 100. i'm betting they will be gone before danny even gets home.

you think i'm kidding...


finally having a fridge again!! going a week without a fridge, while being pregnant, is not easily done. i don't really know how we did it. but we found a sweet deal on and it's so nice not having to worry about getting electrocuted every time i go to grab a bite to eat. PLUS the freezer is about four-times bigger than our previous freezer, which allows room for all of my otter pops. yay.


bringing home fresh flowers from lab every thursday. seen below is moluccella (more commonly known as bells of Ireland). it's fun learning all of the botanical names of flowers. i feel so smart!


speaking of feeling smart...this is what i saw on the testing center screen yesterday after taking my family finance test:

96% Fantastic!

i seriously almost took a picture of the screen, because i've always wanted to see that after taking a test, but it's never happened before. i was so pumped. i only missed ONE question. some girls say their memories get worse when they are pregnant...i'm almost positive this little boy inside of me is making my memory better!


the fact that my husband is going to be teaching seminary at my old high school! how crazy is that?!!? we found out about two weeks ago that danny was one of the four teachers they were asking to come back to teach! we feel so blessed. we're hoping that after this semester the "hiring freeze" defrosts a little bit, so that our chances of getting hired are higher. but until then, danny is going to be teaching all of those T-BIRDS! if any of you have younger siblings going to timpview next year, have them go say hello to brother mckinley! or even better, have them sign up for seminary 3rd or 4th period. he teaches the second period every day.


fruit. period.

people always ask me if i have been craving anything weird...and honestly, i haven't. but i ALWAYS, always feel like eating fresh fruit. of any kind. (at the moment i am eating a mango. it is delicious!) last week i bought a little watermelon and i probably ate 3/4 of it all by myself. we're going to have one healthy little baby.


little baby boy clothes. aren't baby clothes just adorable? except i do have ONE teeny, tiny's kind of big. the fashion industry definitely caters to little baby GIRLS. every single store that i go in has walls and walls covered in pink

...where is all the blue stuff??


this boy.

p.s. no, that's not our dog...even though danny wishes it was. this is his physical therapist's new baby german shepard. so cute.

there you have it. a LONG list of ten things that make me very happy.
if you're feeling a little down (i.e. your husband just left for the weekend) you should try it. reminding yourself what brings a smile to your face works wonders.


  1. Oh Jessie, how I love you. That's great about Danny teaching at Timpview! Isn't it crazy that Brian and Kelsey will be walking those halls this fall...we're old. You are adorable and I love everything about your blog.

  2. Yeah the husband leaving for weekend trips is not my favorite! I think they'll only be gone for 2 more trips (and one of them I am going with them - I hope you can too!)

    I am the same with the fruit thing - I am ALWAYS craving fresh fruit. I went to Sunflower Market today and loaded up. Well, we should plan girl hang out parties for future weekends when the boys are gone! Movies, food, fun ...

  3. I'm sure you've looked, but I was just on etsy and there's lots of cute little boy stuff. Check it.[]=tags&includes[]=title[]=tags&includes[]=title[]=tags&includes[]=title

  4. I really assumed that those would be in a link! :) Have fun copying and pasting! Sorry.

  5. The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld is FANTASTIC! I absolutely love it and his other books are really good as well. Definately worth a read!

  6. i need to do this as i am missing my hubby big time too

  7. Can I have a copy of that book list??

    And YAY for Danny teaching at Timpview!! That's awesome. I hope Kate is in his class!!

  8. I love Sperry's. They are my favorite summer shoes! Those are adorable!

    The big ultrasound is in a month or so. My next appt is in 2 weeks and I could schedule the ultrasound a week after that so we'll see. I AM EXCITED. I totally think it's a boy but (praying its a girl!) I'll be grateful the baby didn't some how hide it's twin and we will be even more surprised!! AHHHHHHHHHH

  9. Jessie, Hey!! It's Maylee, um Sholar now. Congrats on your little one on the way. Looking thru some of your posts on here, you sound soooo happy and that's wonderful! I am so glad things are going well for you!