Saturday, December 19, 2009

The final weekend

This is the last weekend it will be just Alex and I. I can't wait to bring this little one home and we both wish he would have come already. It seems everday there is someone else that I know who is due in December that has had their baby. Congrats to Kristen and Chad's wife. Oh and Sophia and then the celebrities who have now had their babies.

Alex and I have quite a bit to do today and Monday. We got most of our grocery shopping done last night, there are just a few things that we need to get today and Monday or I'll have Alex run out and get after the baby and before Christmas. There is still bread that needs to be made, a closet that needs to be cleaned out and organized, bathrooms cleaned, a meal to make and freeze, the list goes on. I started feeling a cold coming on lastnight so I hope that doesn't put a damper on my list of things to do.

To me, it's crazy to think that in just a few days there will be a baby here that isn't going somewhere else. He will be here always. That's really exciting and ner racking all at the same time. There are a few moments where it doesn't even feel real yet and I'm sure it won't feel real until he's in the car and we're driving home. Just a few more days to go!

Monday, December 14, 2009


Tomorrow I'll be 40 weeks pregnant. I'm so thankful for this pregnancy and I try really hard not to complain out loud because I know so many amazing women who are unable to get or stay pregnant. With that being said, I AM DONE!!! Last week at my appointment I was expecting to have had some progress in dilating but when the dr told me there had been no change, it was all I could do to not cry in the office. I waited until I hit the car and then broke down. That little bit of information kind of threw me into a funk last week that I struggled to get out of. I was bound and determined today at my appointment to try to convince my dr there was no need to wait to induce me at 41 weeks. This week there was actually a tiny bit of progress made but not enough to sway the lovely dr into inducing me. I'm tired, sore and frustrated. A week from tomorrow I will be induced and it still seems a bit unreal that this time I'm bringing a baby home but I want to be done now. If I'm up at night, I want it to be because I'm feeding a hungry baby not because I can't get comfortable. Now that I've got that off my chest I won't complain anymore. As I said earlier, I am very thankful for this pregnancy.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Alex and I had our 1 year anniversary on the 15th of November. I wanted to do something fun and memorable so I found out that Santana was going to be in Las Vegas and got tickets for us to go. Alex was completely shocked when the tickets came in the mail and we still had a month to wait at that point. This past weekend was the concert and it was amazing! I absolutely loved it and so did Alex.

I knew Carlos Santana was very talented but it is a completely different experience seeing him live. His band and singers were also completely amazing!

I would definitely recommed seeing him if you like his music and ever have the opportunity.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Christmas Jars

There is a mason jar sitting on the counter in my mom's kitchen. Well, I'm not so sure it's still there or what the contents of it may be but I didn't really get it until today after I finished reading a book.

My mom the past several years has given each of the kids a book for Christmas. I don't recall if it was last Christmas or the Christmas before that but the book she gave me is called "Christmas Jars", by Jason F. Wright. In the year or more since I've had this book, I have not picked it up once to read it. I'm not quite sure why I waited so long to read it but today I needed something to read while at work. Before I left for work this morning, I picked it up and once I sat down at work, began reading. It's an easy read, I thoroughly enjoyed the story and finished the book before lunch.

The story is about a woman who receives a jar full of coins and bills on Christmas Eve at a time when she really needed it. She begins this journey to find who gave it to her and why. A very touching story with an easy to follow plan. I think this year, beginning December 26th, I'm going to try to do what was done in this book. Perhaps my mom tried to explain to me what it was for, and perhaps I didn't quite understand. Now I do and am resolved to do this small deed. We'll see how I do in a year.

I recommend checking the book out. I have it if anyone would like to borrow it. Like I said earlier, it's a very easy read. Most of you are probably faster readers than I am so if I can pound it out in a few hours, I'm sure you can in just as much time, if not faster. If you decide to read the book, I then challenge you to do the "Christmas Jars".

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

35 Weeks!

I'm 35 weeks along in my pregnancy today. 5 weeks seems so far aways at times yet so close and there is something going on every single weekend until then. This weekend is mine and Alex's 1st anniversary so we're going to have a mini celebration this weekend. The real fun comes the following weekend when we go to Vegas. I surprised Alex and got tickets to go see Santana at the Hard Rock since he's always wanted to see him live. We're really excited. Nate is also getting married that weekend so it'll be busy. The weekend after that is Thanksgiving and my baby shower. My father in law, stepmother in law and brother in law will be coming for Thanksgiving so it should be fun. The following weekend is, in my opinion, the best weekend EVER! It's Christmas tree weekend!!!! After that, baby Erick could potentially be here. I guess he could potentially be here any time between now and then but hopefully he waits until after the tree is here. Alex and I are both really excited and ready for him to be here. I am especially looking forward to the whole not having a baby in my ribs and being able to lay on my back. 2 glorious feelings!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Baby love, my baby love

I'm so excited! I'm 32 weeks and 3 days along in my pregnancy. Erick likes to make me uncomfortable...dang baby, but I love him! I can't wait for him to get here already! Of course, he needs to finish baking but I just wish it was December already! Alex and I went to Walmart tonight and we saw this cute little christmas sleeper bag thingy that we bought for his 1st Christmas PJ's. We also decided that this year we are going to get him his first ornament and a Disney movie. Every kid needs disney in their life!! I think we're going to go with the Sword and the Stone. Good movie, very boyish and Alex likes it (which it is sometimes hard to find ones he likes). Anywho! 7 (ish) more weeks and our little baby boy will be here and I am definitely counting down! I can't wait to have my body back. I know it's a changed body but I am ready to be comfortable again.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Just for the record I HATE capital one. Seriously!? They wonder why I closed my account, their customer service sucks, it is the worst I've ever dealt with before. So the c.s. guy asks me for my name and I tell him Amy Loa, forgetting that it's still Burns with cap 1. He doesn't question me but then asks me for my birthdate, not my social. Last time I checked they were supposed to ask for the last 4 of your social. I let it be and continue on with why I'm calling. I'm pissed off they're charging me a late fee. If I authorize a dang payment to be made on the 14th, which is my due date, then don't charge me a late fee. Who can always make it to their computer by their stupid eastern standard times that are ridiculous!? So the dumb idiot tries to say that my account has been suspended. UMMM....wake up and pull your head out of your butt, it's CLOSED! I CLOSED it because you guys SUCK!! I would never in a million years do business with capital one ever again. Sorry, I'll stop ranting now.

Monday, September 7, 2009

It was a good day

Last night Alex and I read an article from last months Ensign about food storage for new couples. It basically suggested that you start of buying 2 extra cans of whatever it is you're purchasing and add that to your storage. I thought, we could definitely do that. We didn't have a single thing in our food storage and we both have felt like we need to be prepared. So, I sat down and made my grocery list since we needed to go grocery shopping to make our meals for the week. I hadn't put anything on my list for our food storage but simply the items we needed for dinners. When Alex and I got to the store, we grabbed our basket and headed on our way. We came upon some pretty decent sales for creamed soups, corn and green beans. The original plan was to pick up just 2 cans of something but we eneded up picking up 2 cans of each vegetable and some spaghetti sauce. We purchased quite a few things not on our list as well as what was on our list. I am proud to say that we walked out of the grocery store with enough groceries to last us the month spending under $90. I couldn't believe it! We started our little food storage and picked up everything we needed and more well under our budget. That in and of itself made my day but I had told Alex we would go fishing. Well, he would go fishing and I would watch.

There's a little pond in Riverton that Alex had read about and decided he wanted to try. So after we finished our shopping and and put all of the groceries away, we loaded the car up with his fishing gear. When we got to the pond, there were several little groups of people there but no one had caught anything. Alex got everything set up and cast his pole into the pond. Literally 3 minutes later he was hurrying to grab his pole. A decent size cat fish decided to bite and Alex was pretty excited. The park we were at had a 4 fish limit and needless to say Alex walked away with 4 fish in 45 minutes. He was happy and sad all at the same time. He was looking forward to spending a little more time outside but it was a good day.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Kinda Weird....

So my great aunt Durly died tonight. I don't really feel much other than "weird". That's the best I can explain it. It's sad and I especially feel bad for my grandma and grandpa. When my mom called me it was a little surreal. She's here one minute and the next she's gone. Not that long ago she was just a name. I had met her when I was a very young child but I have no memory of it. When she moved into my grandparents home back towards the beginning of the year, is when she became a "real" person to me. There's a face with a name now and though I didn't know her very well, I still knew her. I don't know how to put it into words and this probably doesn't make any sense but I felt I needed to write.

It's a blessing to have such good people in this world. I'm thankful for the Pidcocks willingness to go over and give my grandma a blessing in her time of need. While Durly was just her sister in law, she had become somewhat of a companion to my grandma and she is taking it very hard.

I'm trying to find the positive in all of this and this is what I've come up with: her temple work can now be done since my grandfather is really her only living family, her health was continually declining and she hadn't been well for awhile so now she can be at peace and not in pain. While it's not a long list, it's a start. I hope that with time my grandma will be able to find peace and not remember coming home and finding her sister in law not breathing and somehow feel somewhat responsible.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Catching up

Ok, so it's been a long time since I've updated my blog and there have been some changes. Alex and I moved to Utah. We're living in West Jordan and we both LOVE the cooler weather. Alex is working for a company called Priority Dispatch. They create all the protocol for emergency personel. He was just hired on permanently which is totally awesome for us!

Back in April we found out that we were having a baby. A couple of weeks ago, we found out it was a boy. It will be the first boy on my side of the family and the first grandchild for Alex's side. Alex has a great grandmother who is still alive that I'm hoping will still be around when the baby comes, I think it would be really awesome to get a picture with 5 generations. It's not every day you get the opportunity to see a picture with your great great grandmother and you in it. We've decided that the baby's name is going to be Eric Robert but there's some debate on how we'll spell Eric. I like it with the C, Alex wants to spell it Erick. Since it is after his cousin who passed away when he was young, we will look to his aunt to find out how she spelled it. I'm due December 15th and hopefully don't end up having him right before Christmas.

Cindy welcomed her second daughter into the world the end of July. Her name is Julie Christine. She's a cute, fat little baby. I can't believe how time flies, it seems not that long ago we were roommates and living our single lives. Now, here we are married she has 2 kids and I have 1 one the way.

This past weekend Trevor got married. I can't believe he married now but I am completely happy for him. Kate is amazing and I love that she can put Trevor in check! Not many people can do that. They had an outdoor reception in Vegas and it was beautiful. I'm glad Alex and I were able to be there.

It's been about 3 weeks since Paul entered the MTC. He's going to "little dog" Mexico. I hear he's doing well but have yet to hear from him. I'm planning on making him some brownies and getting him some blue colored gatorade and having it delivered to him. That is the awesome part to living in Utah, same day delivery to the MTC. My parents now have an empty house. It's crazy to think that we're all grown up and doing our thing. Life is good, full of ups and downs but it's all worth it.