Thursday, December 4, 2008

Boy or Girl?...

So Hank and I had our first ultrasound and we know the sex of our baby!!! But first the results from the questionnaire:

We asked 30 people

17 people said girl

13 people said boy

...and the right answer is...lets see if you can see it for yourself (sorry about the bad quality of these images, I don't have a scanner)

This is baby's head. The ultrasound guy called it the "Monster face pose". Baby moved around so much and was curled up the whole time, so we didn't get a profile. I still think baby is cute.

I know it blurry, but you can barely make out where it says gender...I think its pretty apparent, we are going to have a hearty, healthy, well endowed...BOY!

So that means everyone can welcome Henry Samuel Florence V to the family. We have another ultrasound picture of little Sam yawning. It shows his nose. After the ultrasound guy pointed it out to us he typed "Dad's big nose". So little Sam already has some Henry characteristics. I am thrilled as all can be, I wouldn't have it any other way. I love the idea of little Sam being a nice big brother someday. It is also exciting because little Sam will be my parent's first Grandson. I am already feeling like the 5 months of sickness have been worth it. Like I said I wouldn't have it any other way.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cultural Festival

Hank and I went up to West Valley on Saturday to see the cultural/winter festival. It was so fun!

They had this "Trees of Diversity" competition, where a variety of Christmas trees were displayed that represented different cultures. The viewers got to vote for their favorite. We voted for the Bali tree, because it was the best one...obviously.

We were so lucky because for the time we were there they had Chinese musicians and singers as the live music portion of the day. It was sorta romantic because it brought memories back to us from China.

What a nice group of people.

This isn't the greatest picture, but you can kind of see all the venders. For me anyway, it's always fun to look at creative little crafts people in the commmunity are selling.

Hank and I NEVER do this, but we actucally bought a few things from the venders. Maybe it was the Chinese music that promoted the buys. Hank got a beanie and I got a necklace. I believe they are both very attractive. Anyway, we had so much fun and it was the perfect outing to start up the holiday season.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Diantha's Crossing Premier

We went to Hank's premier for "Diantha's Crossing" last night and it was pretty awesome. This was a movie he was in the church produced and was basically put together by BYU students, except for a few professionals. I was really impressed with it. It's historical, about a woman who grew up in the early church and the movie takes place near the end of her life. It address a lot of universal themes and isn't cheesy or contrived. The production value was incredible and of course the acting was amazing. I posted a link in a earlier post that has a clip of the movie. The clip doesn't really make sense if you haven't seen the movie but it does show the acting and the production value. For those who have KBYU keep your eyes open for this movie, because as far as I know that's all the distribution it is getting right now. I hope they do more with it.

This is Tom Russel, the director. He's a really funny guy and randomly knows Hank's uncles Scott and Mckay. He made a great movie. I hope he gets it into some film festivals.

This woman starred in the movie. She wrote the original version which was a one woman show. She was SO good. She is also the head of the acting track program at BYU. She is going to direct Macbeth this winter with Hank as Macbeth...I am so proud!

Our supportive friends! I don't have a picture of her but Mandy's roommate Diantha came. Mandy said she had to come because her name was Diantha. I thought was so sweet that she actually did!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Weekend

Here are some pictures from Halloween!

I saw Hank's show Sweeney Todd Thursday night. Hank was of course so funny and awesome. The show was outside which ended up being really neat being it was a really warm autumn evening. It got me in the mood for Halloween. This is a picture of him with the director of the show, Mindy. She's so cool, Hank and I both knew her previously from BYU.

Our niece Alicey is taking some treats during our trick or treating adventure. She is dressed as a chicken. She is so funny, half of her candy was already eaten before we got home. If you notice, Hank is way more into this than she is. I can't wait to see how he acts with his own kids.

All the world needs is a few more babies dressed up in costumes.

Hank loves his nephew Calvin, and I think its easy to see why.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I actually get to enjoy the holidays!

Because I was so sick I basically accepted that I would not be able to enjoy the holidays this year, but week 16 seems to be a lucky week, because I am feel so much better! I mean I've accepted that I probably won't be my old self again for long time, or until baby comes out, but I have been better enough to do all this pre-halloween/autumn stuff.

Hank and I went for a walk at the mouth of Provo Canyon. I am really going to miss the fall colors when we move to California.

Danniey, Tyler (they live above us) Hank and I made pumpkin pie from a pumpkin! I don't know how much more autumnie you can get. It was so so delicious!

I had a headache that night, that's a cold wrap around my head. But look, I am around food!...what a change!

We carved pumpkins for family night, this pumpkin went through many creative incisions to correct mistakes.

I think Hank's pumpkin is pretty cool.

Except the poor guy dropped it on the floor and now his pumpkin looks like it has a cleft palette. He was so disappointed.

Later that night we went to Cornbellys with our friends Spencer and Kim.Its like a carnival/festival place that has a cornmaze, a hay ride and a bunch of halloweeny stuff.

It always takes a lot of nagging to get Hank to smile like a normal person in pictures. When he does I think he's pretty cute.

Friday, October 24, 2008

My big annoucement...

Okay so I have some news I have been withholding from my blog, but its time...I'm Pregnant!!! I am 16 weeks along and starting to show just a little. It's all very exciting and if I can avoid it I NEVER, EVER want to EVER go through this again. For those who don't know I've been rolled over by an Indiana Jones boulder of nauseous and if it weren't for modern medications I would have been been getting food through IVs. I also recently started getting migraines (around February is when they started) my doctor told me that they would either get better, stay the same or get worse...mine got worse. Unfortunately there isn't too much medication I can for use for migraines while I am pregnant, except Tylenol, which is about as helpful as doing a voodoo dance in front a crystal ball. Basically I've been a miserable wreck... I could go on and on but I wont, instead I've posted a picture of my stomach for your enjoyment :)

I am feeling a lot better, thank the maker! I am still queezy throughout the day and I am always walking on eggshells with my headaches, but I am glad I am through the worst of it. Thank you so much for all those who were so kind to me throughout this whole ordeal. So much of my family consistently called and visited to lift my spirits. You all really did, thank you!

This is what my baby kind of looks like...we find out its sex in a couple weeks. I want everyone to make a please comment let me know if you think we're going to have a boy or a girl!

Anyway, I'll keep you all updated!

Hank's in a Movie!

Hank is in a movie that's being produced by the church called Diantha's Crossing. It's historical and I don't really know too much about it, except that it looks good. This is a little trailer/clip from the movie. It should be airing on KBYU sometime in December, I am not really sure when. The actress in it is one of Hank's professors. She wrote the story. Anyway, I am very proud!

Black Hair!

Hank is in a concert of Sweeney Todd at the Castle in Provo, he play Adolpho Pirelli and he's really funny. Anyway we had to dye his hair black for the occasion. If any of you live in Utah and want to do something fun for Halloween the concert is suppose to be really good. I am giving late notice because its only this weekend and next Thursday and Friday...even so check out the website for more info.




This is Hank in all his glory. He's so cute and funny!

Friday, October 10, 2008

On prop 8

I remember 8 years ago when prop 22 was on the table, I was a freshman in High School. It was a strange experience for me during that campaign. A lot of my friends judged and excluded me from their groups because I was open about my beliefs, a lot of really hurtful things were said. That experience made me think a lot about tolerance. I often feel that being a member of an organized conservative religious group some would assume that my support for prop 8 would be because of intolerance that I have towards homosexual couples. This is such a misconception. Just as I desire for people to be tolerant of my beliefs, even if they disagree, I strive to do the same. As for myself and my church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) we have nothing against homosexual couples receiving all the same rights, privileges and freedoms of a heterosexual couple. In fact I believe in loving, serving and caring for all of God's children and that is exactly what the LDS church teaches. This new law legalizing gay marriage is not concerned with equal rights and freedoms, it is about re-defining what marriage means in our society. For most religious groups this raises a concern. Marriage and family is often a core belief for most religious organizations and expanding the definition of marriage to include groups other than one man and one woman, seriously conflicts with that belief. I know that the LDS church puts an enormous amount of energy to promote family unity and fights against forces that break up that unity. By legalizing gay marriage the state is forcing people to accept something that is against their fundamental belief system. As time passes and children are taught in school to accept these new ideas of marriage as normal, those who wish to maintain their religious viewpoint of marriage will find it harder and harder for their beliefs to be tolerated. By supporting prop 8 I want to not only protect marriage and family but also religious freedom. I hope that those who are reading this blog will understand my concerns or at least will find out more about the ramifications of legalizing gay marriage on religious groups, even if you are not religious yourself. I hope the best for all of you and may God bless you!

I have included a link that gives more specific details on the impact legalizing gay marriage would have on religious groups and religious freedom. It is a statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that describes, in better detail than I can, the concerns and consequences of this issue for those who hold religious beliefs.

The Divine Instituion of Marriage

My sister-in-law also has a really neat blog with a lot more links

I think this video shows how people's rights are being taken away from them

So does this NPR article

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The State Fair

Hank's family went to the fair with all our cute nieces and nephews. I got really sick and couldn't go so Hank took lots of pictures for me...isn't he sweet? Here are some of them.

Hank's highlight of the day was buying our niece Alicey an ice-cream cone. She let him hold her for the rest of the day because of his deed.

This is our niece Olivia, we have 10 other pictures similar to this one because it was just so cute.

Alicey is enjoying her first ever ride.

This is my sister-in-law Summer braving the "Zipper" with Hank. Why anybody rides these carnie rides, I'll never know.

Our nephew Calvin is enjoying Hank's hair as a snack.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Birthday Luau!!

Here are pictures of my family on Hank's side. Everyone came up to Utah for some different events: Trevor and Lindsay's (Hank's brother and sister-in-law) baby blessing, labor day and Birthdays. It was a really fun weekend and I thought it blog worthy.

It was my Father-in-Law's 60th Birthday. We had a luau, that why we are all wearing islandy clothes and also why we are all so kissy.

It was my niece's Birthday party as well, she is two and thought she needed lots of kisses as well.

This is Hank's brother Trevor and his wife Lindsay. They were in central California all summer doing an internship with Microsoft which Trevor now has a job at! They have this little baby who is just so cute, his name is Calvin.

The middle one is Hank's friend Spencer who is getting married in a couple months, he was the best man at our wedding. All three of these guys have been friends for a very long time.

Alicey waiting to open up all her presents. She only speaks Portuguese, it's so cute.

Marty sang this beautiful Hawaiian song for Sam for his Birthday and Summer played the guitar. It was all about love and was just so touching.

I think my husband is cute so I am posting him.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Hank and I went to the amusement park Lagoon like a week a half ago and I keep forgetting to post it. It was really fun.

I think this is in front of the spider ride. It kind of hurt and I think you can see why.

The spider is now spraying venom at us, good picture taking timing.

Hank convinced me to go on a water ride and promised I wouldn't get wet, well he was wrong and I was not amused.

This picture does not tell enough. This ride was probably the most fun we had because you could maneuver yourself with the front sail. I have never laughed so hard on a ride in my life. Hank kept yelling "move it up, and now you move it right...and nooooowww to the left!" We were spinning up and down and out of control. Between Hank's yelling and my hysterical laughter you could probably hear us all the way to Pioneer village.

This is a church at pioneer village. I got really tired during the middle of the day and feel asleep at this church for an hour. Not very comfortable actually.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Opposite Song

Okay this is so funny! It's from Hank's TV have to take a minute to watch!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Kelty's Birthday :)

My friend Kelty had a birthday and so we celebrated, it was really fun! Kelty is the one with the curly hair and the other girl who is so adoroable with her 81/2 months pregnant tummy is Maryn. We went out to lunch and then to this really cool place where you paint ceramics. The ceramics are really cute and useful things likes coasters and vases. I tried to be artistic with my vase but had no plan and I think it's going to end up looking dirty (whooop-dee-do for my major). I guess I won't find out till later, it takes half a week until you get your item back because they have to fire for you. Anyway we walked around the mall afterwards for a little bit and just enjoyed each other's company. I went horse-backing riding with these girls a couple months ago and I feel like we make a really fun trio.