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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Almost Through With Trimester Two!

I'm a poet and I wasn't even aware!
Week 23! Its crazy how time is flying...Baby Ruth is growing like mad, and moving like a fiend. She's especially active right as I'm finally relaxing for bed...she's gonna be a turkey, I can tell :] Tyson is able to feel her move and Emma and Kev felt her this last weekend while we were in Vegas!
And yes, we are naming her Ruth. Ruth Anne to be precise. :]
We spent Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas with my family and it was a blast! For Thanksgiving dinner, we went to the Garden Buffet in the South Pointe Hotel/Casino and man, was it delicious. And I got to eat sushi! (no fish in it, but it was still spectacular). We also got to walk through the cactus garden at Ethel M chocolate factory, which was beautiful. It was so nice to spend those days with our family.
Friday morning, Mom, Emma, and I got up and left around 6 to get in line at Jo-Ann's Fabric store, because their flannel was $1.29 a yard, which is a screaming deal. We only stood in line for about 10 minutes, and we were in the store, so we didn't completely freeze. We couldn't get a cart right away so while Mom watched for an available cart, Emma and I packed around about 10 bolts of fabric. My arms are still sore! But we finally got a cart and loaded it up with our bolts and waited for our numbers to be called. I got enough fabric to make 6 blankets :] and I will post pictures as they go!
We ended up needing to leave a day early, however, because the Storm of the Century was a few days late. It was SUPPOSED to come through on Tuesday, but decided to hang out until Sunday, so we took off on Saturday. We're extremely grateful we did though, because we woke up this morning to a thick blanket of snow.
So anyways, that's what's new in our lives. Also, Tyson submitted his portfolio for the Photography program at BYU, so keep your fingers crossed!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Are We Going To Have Trucks or Dolls At Our House?

We had our first ultrasound today! Our baby is looking really good and healthy, which is awesome :] Baby's head is a little big, which leads the doctor to believe I'm about 20 weeks instead of 19, which puts our prospective due date at March 25th. Sweet! We got to see the little feet, and hands, and face, and the gender!
Do you wanna know what we're having?
Nah, I bet you don't....
Oh, you do?
Well...its a......


We are so excited!! I have to admit, I'm also extremely worried. Because here's the thing...
I have a problem...and its sorta hard for me to see...
I can't do hair.
There, I've said it and its out there! I can't do hair! I've had short hair for so long and I struggle just to put it in a ponytail! Oh my poor poor daughter...I hope and pray she has curly hair like her Daddy, that would be a tender mercy.
But other than that, I'm so excited! Oh man, to be having a daughter! A cute little girl! I already know what I want her room to look like :] Here's two of the bedding sets I really, love:

I'm also keeping my eye out for anything with forest animals...because I love deer and foxes and owls.
But anyways, we've got her name picked out, so if you would like to know that, I might tell you :] We'll see ;]

Saturday, October 2, 2010

This Is A Pretty Good Story

This is pretty good story...I may or may not have stolen a bit of the title from my dear, sweet cousins Emily and Elisabeth. :]
It's not so much of a riveting and heartwarming story as theirs, but its a good story, nonetheless. (Also, I love finding ways to use that word. Its a great one!)
One day, in July, I woke up feeling very strange. I usually do feel strange, but this morning I felt extra strange. Partly because it was 6 o'clock in the morning on my day off and partly because my stomach was doing flips. Odd.
So, I decided on a whim to take one of THOSE tests. You know which ones I'm talking about.
My little drowsy head was still very groggy when the test result came up, and I had to look at it twice. I looked at the screen, then in the mirror, then back at the screen, then back at the mirror. Um.
I casually walked back into our bedroom. "Um, honey?"
Tyson (still sleeping): "Grumble grumble, huh?"
Me: "Heh. I'm pregnant."
Tyson, literally leaping out of bed: "What??"
Yep! That's the pretty good story!
We're having a baby!
Well, I'm having a baby, I mean, I'm the one who is pregnant after all. But we're going to have a baby! We're going to be parents! (Weird.)
I am basically stoked. And can't even believe how blessed we are. I mean, the fact that our Heavenly Father is entrusting us with one of His sweet spirits is incredibly humbling.
I cannot WAIT to see this little sweet bean. (This is what I lovingly refer to it right now. My little sweet bean.)
Most everyone thinks we are having a boy. (Which would be great because, well, I don't know how to do girl hair.)
Very few think we are having a girl. (Which greatly leads me to believe we are having a girl.)
I was pretty sick for about 2 months, but I'm coming out of it now, for which I am very grateful. (This baby was FREQUENTLY referred to as my little sweet bean while I was sick.)
I cannot eat beef. It basically is the most disgusting thing ever.
I love love love Cafe Rio pork. Yikes.
I also love pickles. Typical.
We have names picked out for whether it is a boy or girl. And they are normal names. And they won't be spelled weird. (Because what child wants to have to go to the first day of school for the rest of their lives and have to correct the teacher on the pronunciation of their name?)
We don't mind sharing our name choices, because frankly, I'm set on the names and nothing anyone says can change that. :]
We are very excited, and feeling very blessed to be welcoming Baby Rollins before Easter!
Also, we find out the gender of my little sweet bean on November 9th!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Well, I've been non-existent in the blogging world so here is my attempt to jump back in!

Tonight, I tried a new recipe I found on called "Uglies." And truly, they lived up to their name. They were ugly little things, but they were DELICIOUS!

They didn't take long to make, but they were sure, yummy! We had them with tater tots and campfire sauce.

Campfire sauce is that stuff you can get at Red Robin, but my brother-in-law, Jayden, taught me how to make it. Basically you make regular old fry sauce, then mix in barbecue sauce. Delectable!

Anywho, here's a link to the recipe if you'd like to give them a try!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Meet Kylee

This is dog 20482 at the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter. She is a 3 year old Jack Russell/Corgi mix. We went to the shelter this morning, and met the sweet sweet dogs there. Two in particular stood out to us as our possible future dogs.
Jenny was a Chihuahua mix (no picture available, sadly) who looks just like my best friend, Kat's, dog, Turbo. She was shy, and reserved, and didn't bark at all.

And this sweet girl is 20482, or as we have named her, Kylee. She was in the back with the bigger dogs (next to the GIANT bloodhound). The dogs around her were leaping and dancing, and barking, but little Kylee just walked to the front of her pen to greet us. She almost looks like she's smiling! She's a sweet dog, and we're crossing our fingers to adopt this sweet dog.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Tyson and I are living in a basement apartment in Springville, Utah. Now, to me, Springville was that one city that you drove by on your way to Provo, you know, an exit. Oh ho ho, let me tell you, Springville is such a cool place!
It is called "Art City" and it truly is that. There are statues lining Main Street and everything about them is original and fantastic.
The homes here are amazing! Some are so old and colonial, while others are so modern. I drove by a home yesterday with these two GIANT hands on their front porch. I love it!
It definitely has a country/small town feel (manure, chickens, horses, cows) but with the conveniences of a city (Wal-Mart, Sonic, AutoZone). I love it here. :]

Monday, February 8, 2010

Where We're At

It has been a crazy few months in the Rollins household! Here are a few highlights :]

*Tyson has started school again at BYU. He is enjoying his classes and works on campus!

*I'm working at the Sister Missionary Mall and lovin it!

*Our car is awesome. Enough said. :] (Think Batmobile cool)

*We're living in Springville, and we are really loving our apartment. Its basically super cute :]

*I have a cute new coat. I love that it is freezing here, so I have the excuse to have a cute warm coat.

*I want a puppy. But what's new?

*Tyson still loves explosions and coming up with amazing war stories.

*Our house FINALLY looks like our home. We have pictures and things hanging, so I love it!

* I need new 3 year old Vans and 2 year old Chucks are beginning to show their wear.

*Tyson needs a new camera, basically because my camera won't flash, and he currently doesn't have one. Meh.

*We are extremely grateful for tax refunds. Let me tell ya.

*I love having so many temples close to us! Sigh... :]

*We're excited to go to Vegas soonish!

We are happy campers, and loving the married life. :] Psh, who knew it could be this fun? :]

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Public Service Announcement

Dear kind members of the church...


That is all.

Also, Tyson and I discovered a really neat website

:] great missionary tool