The Big News

Well I am sure most of you know by now, but Brynt and I are going to be parents! we are SO SO excited! We have know for quiet a while now (since the middle of May), but wanted to keep it on the Down Low for while just to make sure that everything was ok. Also it took us (mainly me) a while to believe it was true. On top of that, those who know me well will know that I like to figure out every possible thing that can go wrong so that I am prepared. I have spent hours reading articles, blogs, and website that talk about stories of women who warn not to get to excited and not to tell anyone for a while. These were all kind of downers so I wouldn’t suggest reading them to anyone else, but I did learn about A LOT of things that can go wrong in early pregnancy. needless to say I was nervous to tell anyone. Slowly we have told family and friends which has been wonderful to because we have had so much support, love and excitement from everyone.
Yesterday was a mile stone though. It was our first appointment and first ultrasound! I have been waiting WEEKS for this appointment. and it was awesome.
I’ve never experience an “awesome” doctors visit before, but this one definitely was. When the picture came up on the screen and we saw our little “gummy bear” on the screen, it took my breath away! and then to hear his/her little heart and see it wiggling and moving its arms… incredible! I have never seen anything that touched my heart like that, it was so wonderful.

The part that made that moment so much sweeter was having Brynt there and seeing the joy and excitement on his face. He is beyond excited to be a Dad, and I know he will be an amazing Father.
I hope and pray everyday that I will be a good Mom!

so that is our big news, and we are so excited to share it 🙂

Herbert Ghost Town

So the weather has been beautiful today and it was time to get out of the house. A few days ago I was just messing around online and I found out that there is a ghost town just South of Rexburg. Not like scary haunted ghost town, like everybody just up and left ghost town. Here is the story;

Herbert was a small farming town, in its hay day its population was only about 150. It had a school house, small store and a few small homes along the creek. The invention of the automobile really killed the town since it was so much easier to get to Rexburg and Rigby, and by the 40’s it was completely abandoned.

Sound cool? It did to me, I absolutely love this kind of stuff. So Brynt and I set out to find it…..and we did!

First we found an old chimney that has since been creatively decorated, next to it there was the remains of an old seller.

Just up the hill was this awesome house, it was so neat!

Brynt wanted to “hold up the house”….but really it just looks like he is trying to push it over 🙂

Brynt loves old farm equipment… not sure what this was but it is old and very cool.

  We drove up the road a little ways look for more of the buildings….. but then we got distracted by the beauty of the Idaho country side! Its just gorgeous this time of the year.

After we had our fill of beautiful scenery we headed back to the creek where the community was said to have been. that is where we found this little beauty.

These were the stairs to the second story and down to the basement. I really wanted to explore but for safety reasons I didn’t. If we go back though I don’t think I’ll be able to resist ha ha.

It is a little hard to see in the picture but all those little bumps are moss growing all over the roof. it look so cool.

Nice view from the front yard. 

Across the stream there we could see another building but it was to muddy to get to. We plan on going back to see if we can find some more!

Our final finding for the day was what we think was the old store.

It was an awesome day! we had so much fun and loved exploring all the old buildings. It was cool to try and imagine what these places were like back in the day. We plan on going back some time in the future and seeing if we can find more of the building along the creek. Great time!

Revelations of Marriage

So after now being married for 7 months, here are the 7 changes that we love and laugh at.

1. When single there seems to be this desire to stay up till as late as possible; when married we are out cold by 10pm…11 if we are really being night owls.

2. Grocery shopping is now a fun trip because we get more food.

3. While going to the bathroom, this thought crossed my mind ” wow, Brynt got the good toilet paper, what a great husband.” What?! when did I start having thoughts like that?

4. We actually say things like, ” when we were kids things were so much better”. This is true, but we’re 22…. can things have changed that much?

5. When single, its such a big deal to go on “single” dates, Just the two of us… woo hoo! These days…. We absolutely love double dates, or having other couples over, it rocks 🙂

6. We act like complete idiots around each other. Whether it be ridiculous accents, goofy dances or just things we would never dream of saying out loud in front of any one else, we act like idiots… and its funny,like really super funny.

7. There are so many weird changes that come with being married, but my favorite thing is that we now share a life together. We always understand the struggles and joys that each of us are facing because they are ours together. There is always a shoulder to lean on, there is always someone who cares.