Tuesday, June 30, 2009

making the most of our time together

we are now in the single digits of days left until our little guy arrives. of course i know it could be more, but i am trying not to think of that. dave and i are sooo impatient (and that is putting it mildly). while the last 8 months have flown by, it seems like the last couple of weeks have come to a screeching halt. seriously, who knew a single day could move so slowly (especially when you are wondering if it is the day). in spite of our anxiousness we are trying to take advantage of our last moments of it just being the 2 of us. 

last weekend i surprised dave and got us a hotel room at the inverness hotel. it is actually only about 15 minutes from where we live, but it was a fun "getaway." i took advantage of one of my work connections and my contact got us an executive suite...for free! there was even fresh fruit and bottled water waiting for us when we arrived. we had a delicious dinner at pf chang's, hung out, slept in, had breakfast, went back to bed and laid around until we had to checkout. it was fantastic! 

this past weekend we went on a double date with our great friends cole and mindy to see "transformers 2." dave and i have been anticipating the release of this movie for months and we were so excited to see it.

me and mindy. cole and dave drew the line when i wanted to take their picture together :)

while we were waiting to be seated the gentleman in line behind us told us his wife's water broke while they were seeing a movie at the theater. it was decided that if i went into labor during transformers that our son's middle name would be "prime." :) perhaps that is why he stayed put and didn't make his debut. smart boy! he did seem to love all action however because he was moving around like crazy!

last night we got to see the mormon tabernacle choir perform at red rocks ampitheater. it is an awesome venue as the picture above shows (i totally stole a couple of pictures off of my friend's blog because we were slackers. thanks jessica)! the show was fantastic, they sang such a variety of songs and are soo talented!  we even got to see president monson which was really special. i am mad i wasn't quicker with the camera because he was only about 10 feet from us. 

Sunday, June 28, 2009


we've done quite a bit of celebrating this june. the big cause for celebration was the marriage of sterling and kari (dave's sister). there were so many pictures of all the festivities it was hard to narrow it down (if you click on the collage you can actually see the small pictures). the fun included: kari's bachelorette party downtown to a hilarious "girls only" comedy show (it was even clean...imagine clean comedy...what a revolutionary idea), the wedding rehearsal (where dave had to stand in for a minute for the groom...nothing like "marrying" your sister), the rehearsal dinner at maggiano's (which i have posted more than once how much i love their food), a family pizza party and of course the big day - complete with a beautiful bride, some tears (even from the groom, although he will deny it),  a fantastic reception, and plenty of rocking out on the dance floor (i was in heaven)!

the beautiful bride and groom! we are sooo happy for them! 
all the wessler kids are hitched now!

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Monday, June 15, 2009

class of 1999

saturday night i attended my 10 year high school reunion. it almost seems impossible that i have been out of high school that long. megan and i decided to brave the occasion together (and i know both of our husbands were more than happy to skip out on the evening). i figured if anything i would get some good food (the event was held at maggiano's) and i would get to hang out with megan for a night, which doesn't happen often enough. it ended up being great and it was fun to catch up with people i haven't seen since high school. 

here were a few of megan and i's observations from the night:
  • you got real good at summing up 10 years in about 3 sentences. main points included: where you live, what you do, relationship status, number and ages of kids if applicable. really a sign around your neck could have hit all the major points!
  • everyone looked pretty much the same. this shocked me. of course some had changed, but for the most part everyone looked just like they did 10 years ago (especially the girls)
  • everyone still gravitated toward their "groups" from high school. it was funny to look around and see who was hanging out with who. not much changes in 10 years (or else everyone reverts back to how things were).
it was a fun night and i'm glad i went. after all, you only have one 10 year reunion, right?! since i didn't take any pictures of the night, i decided to include pictures from the memorial day bbq my friend maegan put on this year. it was actually a little HS reunion of sorts, although most of us have been friends since elementary school (or earlier). it was so fun to be together. 

the girlies. megan, ashley, maegan and i have been friends for as long as i can remember. it was great having ashley in town from wisconsin. we were happy to meet chelsea at the bbq and see who shayne ended up with. 

i love these girls! who knows what we were laughing about. maybe they were making fun of my chubby, swollen feet (i wouldn't blame them, they're quite the sight)!

freshman year buddies. after our freshman year in high school shayne and his family moved to montana. i think the last time we saw him was at his mission farewell, almost 10 years ago! time has flown by and somehow we have grown up...or at least got older. the next picture is evidence of that. 

all the cute kiddos lined up. a representative from the wessler family will soon be joining the crowd (hopefully soon...hint, hint little man)

dave caught jake in action. talk about a classic picture!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

30 days to go!

of course we really don't know when our little man will arrive (the planner in me *really* wishes we knew), but the countdown to our due date is 30 days! we can hardly believe how fast the last 8 months have gone and that it is only a matter of time until we are a family of 3! this is the latest picture of baby wessler. we may be prejudice, but we think he is already pretty cute! isn't technology amazing?! i can't believe this is a picture of the baby that is still in my stomach! after only seeing "regular" ultrasounds of our baby, my first reaction to seeing him in 3D was, "he looks like a BABY!" i don't know what else i was expecting to see, but suddenly he looked like a baby and not a fuzzy black and white blob that required explanation from the ultrasound nurse. 

and in case you were curious how the bump is looking these days, both the baby and i are rapidly growing! please excuse the cheesy poses below, but really taking a picture with the sole purpose to show how big you have become can be kinda awkward and i had to do something to spice it up (although i don't think i really improved things).