Sunday Morn Update

24 April 2016

Ahoy (Alyssa)! :)

Home from our lovely Florida honeymoon like trip (actually it was a BABYmoon), and my body is sort of on a different time zone, so I’ve been getting up lots earlier everyday! It’s been really nice, especially since it’s light when I wake up.

Summer is well on its way to Homer and things are turning green again. I hope my allergies will be mild or nonexistent this year, but that’ll take some healing. Allergies are poopsmear.

Christopher Robin is still snoozing and I’m preparing my YW lesson for church today – Why do we need the Book of Mormon? That’s my lesson. To finish Personal Progress, the girls have to read the BoM as their virtue value project. I’ve been reading the Livro de Mórmon (portuguese) everyday for a while now and I’m proud of myself yay! I have had some non diligent scripture study habits, but I’ve been doing better lately and my appreciation is growing for the Book of Mormon since I’m reading it.

Anyway, we have some new cute neighbor boys. They like to come over when I’m playing outside with Edel. AND in our little grove of trees in this picture, I have put a bunch of little treasures – a Chris + Chelsea sign, a ceramic doll for Brazil, popsicle stick bird feeder I made, Christmas ornament, and my big pig! Well, the other day Chris and I noticed that the pig (and everything else) was in the doghouse! Turns out we found the culprits… hahahahaha. Really funny. I had taken the pig and sign and ornament out, and then they put them back in the dog house the same day! Little tricksters. They said they were trying to trick us, and they did!


Other news… growing a baby! We haven’t told a ton of non family people, but I’m maybe 12 weeks today! I have my first appointment in a week and a half, and then we’ll tell people after the appointment I think. I might tell the young women today. There’s no reason to keep it a secret, and it’s not a secret, it’s the best news ever!

We got pregnant on the first real try, which is super duper. With so many fertility issues these days, there’s always concern with that, but all is well here for now! I have felt pretty well, just hungrier, maybe sleepier, and definitely more bloated and gassy. Those symptoms are all maybe normal haha, but I think they’re pregnancy related. I threw up two times, and I’m glad it hasn’t been 200. So nice to feel good. And I’m excited for my belly to grow! I don’t think it’s growing much yet, but my baby should be 2 inches long, or maybe there’s babies…

Other news… I listened to audiobooks all day yesterday and it was great. And I cleaned house and that was great too. There’s always stuff to clean and organize, especially after being gone. I like doing it usually though, and I’m glad I have time for it. Buuuut Edel was unfortunately sick and she threw up on the carpet, right where I like to lay in front of the heater.


So in order to post some real life pictures on instagram/facebook, and not just pictures of my favorite happiest moments, I posted this picture. And I wrote “Edel threw up in the shape of Tahiti. Cool.” I did not think this was cool at all. If I did, I probably would’ve included an exclamation point, like “cool!”. Let me tell you, this was not cool. Apparently my sarcasm wasn’t apparent in my caption though, because people thought I was being optimistic about it, and I merely just know what Tahiti is shaped like. This was a pain to clean up, and will still need more cleaning up. But I like having Edel, even though there’s lots of hair and dirt and mess to clean up – she’s a good pup.

I think that’s it for my update for now, because I better get back to me lesson planning. Adios!


  • Reply Katie Gatica 24 April 2016 at 11:48

    You’re pregnant!?!? Yay!!! Congratulations! I was looking at you in church this morning wondering to myself when you guys were going to have a baby. I must be psychic, haha. :) So happy for you.

  • Reply Alyssa Stevenson 24 April 2016 at 13:36

    ^^^^^ see I’m not the only fan!
    But definitely your number one fan.
    I’m so excited for your babyyyy. That’s so cool and glad you guys got that trip in before he/she comes.

    Hope your lesson goes good too! Wish I could be there. It would be fun to both be in young women’s togethers. Also that’s funny about chris still sleeping…. Last week when Riley was taking a nap I decided to make granola and he was still sleeping when it was done and I really wanted him to try it so… I put it under his nose to smell it then put some granola on his lips to eat it when he was asleep and he shot up really fast and took the gronola and there it against the wall and it fell into a lot of pieces. It was kinda funny but he was annoyed at me but then laughed after he was awake awake.

    But anyways. That’s gross about that dog barf and the tricksters. Miss you.

  • Reply JcJenny 25 April 2016 at 19:52

    I’m not even sure how I stumbled across your blog but I secretly (and maybe shouldn’t? ) really love reading your posts. You are a beautiful girl inside and out. You truly do let your spirit flow into your blog and several posts have made me want to be a better person because of your example.

    I often have wanted to comment but wasn’t sure if I should or if it’s just weird and creepy. But I couldn’t hold back with such a wonderful announcement about the dog throw up :) ours will do the clean up himself… I thought that was real talent… but never a recognizable shape!

    Seriously, congrats on the baby! What a joy that will be and by the adorable way you treat your sweet nieces, that is one lucky baby to have a cute mom like you!

    • Reply Chelsea 10 May 2016 at 18:36

      Hi! Thank you for your kind words and the congratulations! I didn’t really think people really read my blog, but good to know you enjoy it now and again and that you get some good things out of it. :) I hope all is well with you and your family and thanks for saying hi!

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