Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Alan Robert Robertson

Alan was born June 20, 2009 12:36 pm. He was 8 lbs., 1 oz. and 20 inches long (I think tall is more accurate, but I am told the correct word is long). He must take more after his Mom because he is one of the cutest babies I've ever seen.

Friday, June 12, 2009

So, what did you do two days before your due date?

I know you've been wondering that, so I thought I'd let y'all know. Our beloved Wymount has decided that now is the best time to replace carpets!!! We called to see if we could postpone this service, due to my present condition, and that really didn't seem like a possibility. (probably due to the fact that everyone here is in the same condition!) From watching the progress they've been making around our quad, we realized that they'd probably make it to our apartment, and finish early next week. After our doctor's appointment, we found out that I would probably be a little bit late, making it a very real possibility that I might have the baby ... early next week. We just wanted to get it over with, and replaced the carpet two days before I was due instead. So, we stacked all of our stuff in our...



and on the balcony!

And since everyone has been posting pictures of their baby rooms that they have all nicely prepared, I thought I'd do the same!

Anyway, it was quite an adventure, to say the least. Scott has been wanting to eat at the new Cannon Center before the baby, so we splurged and went there for lunch. Quite an improvement in my opinion. It was overrun with kids here for sports camps, but because of the way it's set up, there was not a single line! Unheard of at the old Cannon Center! It seemed much more efficient. Then because I was stranded from the apartment all day, I decided to head to campus to finish up some things I've been meaning to do there. And if the sports camps weren't enough at the Cannon Center, I found upper campus overrun by EFY....

Absolute madness! This was all quite funny to me as I hadn't actually been to campus for a while. We've decided that BYU must be the most efficient and well-used campus in the world. :)

It actually took them much longer than expected to finish the carpeting, as they were doing several apartments at once. We went back at five and they weren't done, so we went and hung out at Michael's apartment for a little while and ate some dinner. Then we came back at seven and they still weren't finished, so we wasted a little more time. We went and got a free ice cream cone at Macey's and then walked over to Big Lots and sat in their recliners! (that was my favorite part of the day!) We also saw a really bright, full arch rainbow, which the camera couldn't really capture adequately, but here's a try at it...

Finally, when we came home at 8:30 they were done, and we started trying to put our apartment back together again. Needless to say we slept very well last night.

Nothing like keeping busy til the very last minute! At least I'm not just sitting here tapping my toes waiting. We like to keep life interesting, and seem to be pretty good at it. :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009


It has been asked what I would be doing on my work retreat. I hope this explains it all...

Thanks for the pictures, John K. P!

My New Addiction

So my first week off school has been wonderful. I've gotten some rest, did some much needed cleaning around the house, and found my new addiction: parfaits. I really can't stop eating them. For some reason the combination of the fruit and yogurt and granola really hits the spot. And maybe they're not the most healthy thing in the world, but they're certainly somewhat healthy and I don't even feel bad about eating them constantly.

Strawberries were on sale this week for $.88, and I had some time to make granola, which is much cheaper than store bought (unless anyone knows of any great deals on it, and if so, fill me in). Most of the recipes make you cook the granola for hours in the oven, but we found this great stove top recipe- which is super easy and huge if you don't have air conditioning and don't want to heat up the entire house on a hot day.

So there you go. If you're in the mood for a sweet, light, reasonably healthy treat, go make yourself a parfait. Also, if you do make the granola, I usually double the oats. Happy summer cooking!