Tuesday, June 24, 2008

play time!

This past weekend was a fun one! It has been a while since Robert and I had set plans for a weekend, but this past weekend we were booked! On Friday night, we met up with several of Robert's siblings and their families for a game night. We all hung out at his parents' house (who were out of town with his two youngest sisters... so we basically reeked havoc) and played Rock Band. Michael smoked some ribs, but they magically turned into a ball of fire, so we opted for pizza instead. Luckily for me, some ribs were set aside in the oven, so I had something to eat as well. After food, we played. The intent of the game night was NOT Rock Band, but that was all we did for the rest of the evening. Several of us were bummed because we wanted to play Curses, Apples to Apples, or Imagine If... but we all had fun regardless!
Saturday, after Robert got home from work, we went to a pool party hosted by my friend Amanda and her hubby, Brent. It was like a blast from the past! Almost all of the friends have been friends since junior high. Brent cooked up hamburgers for everyone while we caught up on the happenings in each others lives. Nearly all of us are married, three of us are pregnant (the other two are a few weeks further along, but I look the furthest), and one already has an 11 month old little boy! After food, we swam. Swimming is so entertaining when you are a little kid. When you get older, swimming isn't the same... so we spiced it up. We got a little crazy, needless to say. Robert and I really enjoyed ourselves. When the party dwindled to a close, Robert and I went to the movies with Brent and Amanda. We saw Kung Fu Panda; way fun!
Luckily, Sunday wasn't as "go-go-go" as the rest of the weekend, so we were able to relax and enjoy some time together. After church, we went over to my parents' house; my dad made us steak. YUM!
I have a bunch of pictures from the game night on Friday, but none yet of the pool party (still working on that). Enjoy!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


So... our offer on a condo was accepted! YAY! Our new home is only two bedroom, but seeing as how we plan on only staying there until Robert finished his degree, that wont be a problem. Besides, 9 Root children grew up in a 900 sq. ft. home; we have 1,200 sq. ft. (not that I plan on having 9 children...) My favorite part: it comes with ALL appliances AND it is in top notch condition! The only painting I will have to do is in the nursery (babies need color)! I am so excited! We should be in our new home in less than a month. I recently took some more pregnancy photos for those of you who don't see me on a regular basis; I am really starting to fill out! Luckily, the only area that is getting larger is my belly. :)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

graduation and anniversary

This past week has been a big week. On Friday, May 29th, Robert and I had the "luxury" of driving out to Maricopa with my parents for my cousin, Kristen's graduation. For all of you who are thinking "why go to a cousin's graduation", I come from a family of 8.5 (if you want a breakdown of what that means, ask some time)... And that 8.5 is including all of my extended family. Kristen is my ONLY cousin and has been the closest thing that I have had to a sibling. I also take every chance I get to see her... she practically lives on the other side of the moon. Graduation for Maricopa High was one step away from being ghetto. It was held at a baseball field owned by a casino... Though there were only 180 graduates at most, it took longer than my high school graduation of over 730... One of the main speakers gave congrats to the class of 2009... It was just an interesting experience, not to mention the other side of my cousin's family was there... In all honesty, one family has enough drama of its own; no need for someone else's family to add to it. But all that said, I am proud of my cousin. She graduated salutatorian and has a full-ride scholarship to ASU.

The other big happening this week was Monday, June 2nd. It was our first anniversary! Honestly, I wasn't really expecting anything HUGE... I've never been big on celebrating anniversaries. Robert surprised me with lilies when I returned home from school in the early morning. We then took my ring in to have a chipped diamond replaced. After dropping the ring off, we headed off to Chandler Fashion mall; we went to Build A Bear. Since Robert proposed using bride and groom bears, I thought it would be fitting if we made a baby bear for our soon-to-be baby. The rest of the day was spent relaxing; no plans, no schedule! It felt nice. Robert treated me to Chipotle for dinner and we finished off the evening by watching I Am Sam. It was a great day; I wish we had been as relaxed and unrushed on our honeymoon in Hawaii! It is strange to think that it has only been a year... but at the same time, it seems like the hustle and bustle of the wedding day was just yesterday. I am so incredibly grateful for Robert. He is such an amazing person.