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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Baby bump...

I was looking through some old pictures on our computer the other day and had to laugh at some of the earlier pregnancy pictures I had taken thinking that my belly was so big and finally showing when it was just a little bump. There is not hiding it now. (This was one of those rare days when I actually wore real clothes. Believe me that those pants were quickly changed once my errands were over.)

As much as I am ready for this baby to be in my arms and not in my belly, I really have enjoyed being pregnant. It has been very easy compared to what so many other women have to go through which I am very grateful for. I still get excited when I feel this little guy wiggle inside of me. Even when his little feet find the most uncomfortable spot to wedge themselves into, it makes me happy thinking that he is in there and doing well. I sure do love this little baby of mine.

ps. Today marks week 37. That leaves only 3 more weeks until the due date. Which means that if baby boy were born today, he would not be considered premature. What a relief. I do not feel bad now wishing that he would come soon. But I will keep being patient because as my sister said, the world is a scary place and he can just stay inside his safe little corner until he is ready to come out.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sometimes I pretend it's snowing...

(Last December)

Especially while eating warm maple and brown sugar oatmeal with apples and listening to some Pandora Christmas music. (Mormon Tabernacle Choir (Holiday) radio) Makes me so happy!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In love...

(taken on an early morning last November)
I love this man. (a lot)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Our baby has hair...

And cute little hands curled up next to a darling little face, and little feet that like to be crossed. (Can you see all of that?)

ps. Hair is not represented in the above pictures. We just saw it in the ultrasound today. Baby now has an estimated weight of 6 lbs. 13 oz. and is due to come in just a few weeks. So excited to meet this little guy! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Big Belly...

Today is one month away from this baby's due date. Will he be here in one month? Who knows. But I do know that this belly is feeling quite big today. This shirt, along with most things I wear around the house these days, belongs to Sage. And even they are becoming too short. Oh well. This is not a permanent part of my body. (Or so I hope...) I am just glad that I have a belly at all. That is, a belly full of baby.

I was watching a woman at church a couple weeks ago who was very much ready to have her baby. She looked exhausted, warm, and uncomfortable. As I sat watching her I felt a peace come over me that this is all worth it. I wanted to hold her by the shoulders and remind her that, but I didn't because I didn't want to interrupt the lesson. Then I realized that I need to remember that just as much as she does. Sometimes I find myself complaining about how uncomfortable I am feeling or just wishing that he was out instead of in. But this is such a great blessing and I need to treat it more like that.

This baby is going to be here before we know it. I need to really enjoy these last few weeks of being pregnant because I will never have this time back. Once he is here it will never be just me again. Even if I have some time to myself, I will still be a mother and that is how it is going to be for the rest of eternity. I am completely fine with that but I also need to remember to enjoy these last few weeks of me time. 

So if you will excuse me, I am going to go do just that. Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

2 Years...

This picture has nothing to do with today's post. I just felt like sharing it. This was taken on the 4th of July at some beautiful lake which I can not remember the name of. It was such a fun day.

Now that I think of it, this picture does have some relationship to today's post because it was taken on Bridger's last day before he left for his mission and today Ryley is coming home from his. We are so excited to see him! It is so crazy that 2 years has already come and gone.When he left, he did not have any sisters, now he has two! And he has two nephews on the way! Quite the 2 years for the Boman family. We love you Bridger and Ryley!

ps. Don't I have the most adorable husband in the world? I love him. :)

Thursday, September 6, 2012


My windows are open and the cool fresh breeze of this beautiful September morning makes me quite content. I love experiencing the change of seasons. It is something I always look forward to. And this change is my very favorite. The weather between summer and autumn is perfect. The colors are beautiful. And the flavors and smells of autumn food are some of my favorites. And this autumn is bringing me a baby which makes me most excited.

Cool weather makes me want to snuggle up with some hot chocolate, a warm blanket, and a good book. It makes me want to bake sweet desserts with cinnamon, pumpkin, and fresh apples. It makes me want to stay indoors and work on a craft, or decorate with leaves and acorns. But the cool weather this autumn mostly just makes me want to hold my baby boy and love him to pieces. Ya, I am pretty content with that thought right now.

Thank you September morning.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Best Job...

When I was in high school I had the best job ever. I worked at an adorable local children's bookstore. It was the perfect job for a girl who loved kids and loved to read. I could sample any book in the store that I wanted, as long as customers were not in the store needing help. I set up creative book displays and read to a group of preschoolers on occasion. The people I worked with were wonderful and I enjoyed our long talks about books, education, and life. I loved going to work.

As high school came to a close and I prepared to move away for college, I wondered how I would ever find a better job. And then I did. For a year and a half while going to college I was a nanny to a darling baby girl. She was only a few months  old when I began watching her. When she was little I let her take long naps on my chest and I helped her learn to crawl. As she got older we spent lots of afternoons playing at the park. We were very good friends. I loved her and she loved me. Work was not really work at all. I thought I had the best job ever.

Then I found out that our little boy was on his way and I knew that I would not be able to nanny once he came. So I began looking for another job to keep me busy during the summer while I waited for him to arrive. I began substituting at the child care center/preschool that this little girl I tended would be going to as well. Substituting soon transitioned into a permanent schedule and I was loving it. The center is divided into 3 different classrooms; the Infant and Toddler classroom (ages 6 weeks to 2 years), the Junior Preschool (2-3 1/2) and the Senior Preschool (3 1/2- 5). I got to work in the Junior Preschool, which in my opinion is the best classroom they have. Work was more play that it was work. I loved my job and would have been happy to stay there forever, if it were not for this next job that I am going to take.

Being a mother has always been my number one choice for a job. I love children, I love to play, and I love being loved. As this baby boy grows inside of me I cannot help but wonder what life is really going to be like when he is here. I am trying to be as prepared as I can for motherhood but I am sure that I will just have to take things as they come. It will be challenging at times but I have no doubt that this will be the best job I ever have.

Monday, September 3, 2012

If you give a girl a peach...

Sage and I took a trip to Brigham City this past Saturday to attend the temple open house with my parents and little sister. (reservations can be made here) It was a beautiful rainy day and the temple was gorgeous. After the tour we took my family to a local fruit stand. Which brings me to the title of this post. They were selling slightly bruised peaches for $2 a basket. That is a lot of peaches for only $2. So we bought them thinking they would be so yummy in jam. Which means that we needed to buy pectin, lots of sugar, and jars for the jam. (remind you of a children's story?) And then we stayed up all night making jam. Sage washed, cut, and measured the peaches while I added the sugar, pectin, and filled tons of jars with jam. We ran out of regular jars after only 2 batches and still had plenty to go. So we used random tupperwear and even a cottage cheese container for the rest. We stopped after 4 batches but could have easily made one more. (we just did not have enough pectin or containers) That made about 30 cups of jam.

It was a late night but it would have been even later if Sage was not there helping. It was a nice little date.

And we found some darling apples which we also bought.

They were so small and very tasty! Here is a comparison photo.
We have A LOT of fruit at our house right now.