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Friday, May 13, 2011

Baby/Business Update

Which one to update first..
The business is going great. This week is Nathan's last week at work and it has been bitter sweet for both of us. The bitter part is that he as worked at the Valley Market for almost 9 years and they have been so amazing to us. We are so grateful for all of the friendships that have been created and all the blessings that have come out of working there. It is kind of the ending of an era for both of us. The sweet part is that it is the beginning of new life that will hopefully be a change for the better. I am highly confident that all will work out well for us. Nathan has been working so hard day in and day out and even managed to double our phone bill through all the calls being made both in and out. We had some good friends help us with sending out contact letters to both the Ogden Valley and Morgan Valley to get the word out about our Opening. It has so far been a great blessing and we have had a great response to have a good start up. (Don't be offended if you didn't get one and you were from the Valley.) We sent out about 550 letters so if you didn't get one and want one please let me know. ;) I would be more than happy to send you one. Or you can just look up the business on Facebook and it will fill you in with all the details that were in the letter.
I know I posted about this last time but I am so grateful to Nathan for working so hard to make this "future plan" a reality. He has had many stressful days and things don't always work out like you plan but he has found a way through them and made things even better. I have tried to help out as much as I can but there are so many things I don't understand so he just takes care of it. I am so blessed to have such a hard working husband who would do anything to make the best life for his wife and children.

And, as you know.. as if the Business is not enough of a project to get going, we have the blessing of also bringing a little baby girl into the picture all at the same time. There is nothing like taking on some of life's greatest challenges all at once. Bring it on.
Baby Ella is doing great! I had my 20 week appointment this week and I invited my Mom and Grandma to come. My favorite little sis Shandie was also in town so all 4 of us squeezed into the little room to watch the ultrasound. They just get better and better everytime. Doctor said she is about 10 ounces and after watching the video and seeing how long she measured, Nathan and I pulled out our little blue ruler and discovered she is about 6 inches.. give or take a little. It is so fun to see her grow and watch the progression she is making. At one point in the ultrasound we could see her face and I kind of freaked out a little. All of the sudden I was all "That's her face!" It was so amazing! You can see her little eyes and her little hands up against her cheeks.. I can't wait to hold her in my arms in just a few short months. Truly amazing.
I was also able to feel her move (just a little) the other night. We were just laying in bed and all of the sudden I felt a little kick (I don't know how else to explain it) so I waited for a second and felt it again. I told Nathan that I thought I just felt her move and so I put his hand where she was kicking but he couldn't feel it.  I only felt it a few times but it was so neat to be able to experience that. Hopefully soon she will kick hard enough that Nathan will be able to experience that with me. I know, I know. Everyone tells me to just wait until she gets the hickups and you cant sleep, but I can't wait. It really is a miracle.

That is about all that is going on with us right now, but that doesn't mean we aren't busy ALL THE TIME. I love going through this adventure with Nathan and I can't wait for the many more to come.

You are all invited to our Grand Opening of our Meat Shop May 28 in Morgan. We will be serving free Hot Dogs and Drinks from 12-2 and would love to have all the support we can get! (Not to mention Nathan makes the BEST Jerky I have ever tasted)

And here is an updated picture of my some-what Baby Bump. This shirt  is not exactly flattering and makes me look a little "Poofy" So I will try to get a better one up soon.


Ben and Camille said...

you look so cute!! pregnancy suits you:)

The Green Family said...

Guess what?! I went blog stalking and found YOU!!! I miss your cute face and now I can keep updated with you, Nathan and baby!! Love you Shar Bar!