Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Name Dilemma

So, this whole name thing has really been eating at me lately. My 2 names that I have really always wanted to use for a boy have been: And

Stockton, of course, comes from my longtime admiration of John Stockton, THE best point guard to ever live. And Wyatt after my grandpa who I miss and loved dearly. He had 3 daughters and did not get to pass his last name of Wyatt down to a son. So when we started thinking about names, we thought we would name the baby Wyatt Ivan after both of our grandpas, but then in fear of not having a second boy to name Stockton, we decided the name Stockton Wyatt would be a safe choice because that guaranteed I would get to use both names if we ended up only having girls after this. So, Stockton Wyatt has been our chosen name for most of my pregnancy. However, in the back of mind I havent been able to shake the desire to use Wyatt as a first name. I just love it and it would mean more to me to have a little boy named Wyatt instead of just a middle name. Come on, wouldnt having 2 brothers named Stockton and Wyatt just be the coolest, cutest names of all time??? The problem is, although the name Stockton has alot of sentimental value to me, the name Wyatt does mean more to me, BUT this baby is already Stockton to me. And to think of him as Wyatt, as much as the name means to me, it just doesnt seem right for this baby. So, the question is:

1. Do we take to risk of having another boy and naming this one Stockton and the next one Wyatt and having 2 brothers with the ultimate names?


2. Do we play it safe and name this baby Stockton Wyatt since it may be our only boy?

Or, of course, there is the 3rd option:

3. Do we change this baby's name from Stockton to Wyatt even though it doesn't seem right in my mind because he is already Stockton to me & Troy and then hope to have another boy in the future to name Stockton?

Maybe I am just being a weirdo freak about this whole thing, but this has always been important to me and I want all of our kids to have names that mean something and that they can be proud of. So, let me know what you would do. And, of course, feel free to just laugh at me and tell me I am over analyzing things way too much. I won't mind, over analyzing is just something that I do. :)

Side note: I'm sure alot of you who dont know me very well are thinking this is a no brainer, name the baby after your family because that is obviously way more important and sentimental than naming him after an NBA point guard, but, of course, those of you who do know me well, will understand the magnitude of the situation. And will agree that, yes, this actually is a major dilemma for me, right guys?

Monday, October 27, 2008


We just got back from a long weekend in Idaho and it was SO MUCH FUN!! My sister-in-law and mother-in-law threw me a surprise baby shower. It was really exciting even though I get really embarrassed being the center of attention like that. We got a ton of baby stuff: a Baby Einstein activity center, a cute diaper bag, a baby book, tons of clothes and shoes, and alot of other baby necessities. Luckily we were able to get everything home in the car.

Here is my cute new diaper bag that Chantal and Marissa got for me! :)

While we were doing the baby shower, Troy went duck hunting with his brother. I got to watch them cut the meat out, it wasnt nearly as gross as I thought it would be.

After the shower, we went shopping and bought Troy a couple of things so that he wouldnt feel left out. :) You can't really see his new shoes in the pictures, but I got him a new pair of Sketchers for only $30!

Another fun activity of the weekend, Pumpkin Carving! I have only carved a couple of pumpkins in my lifetime, that I can remember at least, so it was alot of fun. Mine is the coolest one, the Batman symbol, of course! :) Thanks to Scott for keeping mine from being a disaster!! ha ha!

We had such a good time while we are there! Thanks to everyone for making me feel so loved and important. You all are too nice to me! I truly couldnt have asked for better in-laws! (Even if you are voting for John McCain!) Thanks for making me feel like part of the family! You all are the best!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Isnt it only October?

So, we were surprised to wake up on Sunday morning to be in a winter wonderland! Even though I can't believe we got over a foot of snow in OCTOBER, it was kind of fun to get a taste of winter for a day. Yes, we really did get over a foot, even though the pictures don't show it, the news said the Roy area got over a foot! I thought my sister who is visiting Oklahoma might get a kick out of seeing what she is missing this week.

It was still there this morning we woke up! I bet it will be melted by the end of the day today though.

And here are some pics we took yesterday of me at 26 weeks. I feel like I am getting pretty big, but my doctor says I am measuring right on track. :) I am excited to be starting the third trimester soon and can't believe we will have a baby in about 12 weeks! Weird!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Catching Up!

I have been putting off making any new posts lately just out of sheer laziness, or maybe it has been sadness that all that has been going on is me being overwhelmed with how much work we still have to do moving into our new house. Our summer of living with nieces and nephews and having no responsibilities is over and that makes me really sad. That means there is no more of this... And no more river rafting trips.... And no more family camp outs....
Definately no more walks to get snow cones...

No more golfing with the wild life at Bountiful Ridge...

And worst of all, we dont get to see this face everyday anymore....

Instead our days feel alot like this...(Yes, Troy really is napping instead of laying our tile)

We have spent alot of time painting since we opted to do that ourselves. I still dont know why I thought that was such a good idea. It doesnt seem like the money we saved was really all that worth it now. Especially since there is still no end in sight. Here are some Before and After pics of some of the painting I have done. Of course, the rooms aren't empty anymore, but you can see the colors I have painted so far.

Our Family Room Before...

Our Family Room After...Our Kitchen Before...

Our Kitchen After...(We still need to put up our tile back splash, that's why it is still white above the counter top)

Our finished Master Bedroom...

Hopefully I will make alot of progress this weekend and I can post some new pictures next week. I am getting pretty sick of living surrounded by boxes so I need to kick it into high gear!

I know this info is quite old, but I had to post the pics anyways because I had so much fun on my birthday. Two of my best friends plus one of my sisters, so I guess technically 3 of my best friends, took me to get pedicures and out to dinner. It was only the second pedicure of my life and I am pretty sure it is going to have to be a semi-regular thing from now on. Thanks to Bekah and Mary for opening my eyes to this foreign world! Here are some pics from the night...

Troy also contributed to me having a fabulous birthday by taking me to get a couples massage and then dinner and a night downtown at the Marriott. It was a lot of fun, but of course, our camera batteries were dead so we didnt get any pictures! AAHH! Thanks for the fun birthday everyone!

Well, I think that's it for now. This has officially been the longest post I have ever made. I know alot of you have been asking for new pregnancy pictures and I tried to get Troy to take a 25 week pic of me last night, but that didnt end up happening. Hopefully I will have better luck tonight! :) Until next time...