This last week has been a fun one :) For one, I am enjoying my part-time job on campus modeling for the art students. It was like the only job that would take me pregnant, and that's because I am pregnant. They wanted students of all shapes and walks of life. They were really excited when I told them I'd model as often as they'd like, as long as I was physically able. So far it is going alright, but its getting more difficult. Today we did an hour-long pose with short breaks in between, but it was brutal on my back and left leg, as I was slumped over to be more "comfortable". That's the one at the top of this post. A man named Nolan Parson drew it and he is super nice. He always gives me sketches when I come to model. His brother Lione is the one who painted the murals for the temple here and his other brother Dell does artwork for the Ensign. All three are very talented.
Some time ago Jonathan and I went sledding at the college hill with his Program Management class. I only went down the bunny slope at a nice slow pace with Jonathan's legs for padding on either side of my belly, haha. But he went all out doing flips and stuff down the long run which scared me half to death. And guess what? He bruised his tailbone and head. He's okay now but for a few days he walked like an old man with a hunched back, poor guy. If you wanna see it in action, it's at the end of this post :)Over the weekend we went ice-skating! Oh so fun! But I got sore pretty quick so it was short-lived...
Jonathan talks a lot about how he loves to make snow caves. He loves snow :) ....and Rexburg has been getting a lot of snow lately, so when he shovels the walk he makes a big snow pile on our front lawn. So...it was getting pretty tall...and alas, a snow cave.
He truly is the love of my life :) silly boy.
And for those of who may want to know..the TALMAGE update:
All is well. I am 7 1/2 months now and he is quite big. There are a lot of gals in my ward having boys (and one having a girl!) so its exciting to be pregnant alongside them. They give me strength like nothing else. Jonathan is really great, too, he gives me massages and strokes my hair to help me sleep at night...though, it doesn't really help but it's the thought that counts :) Everything so far is right on track so hopefully little Talmage comes on time and not during finals week while J is in class. We are so anxious to meet the little guy though, that maybe a *little early isn't such a bad thing!
And here's Jonathan biffing it on the hill...