First of all, WE MOVED!! Yay!!! We're now renting a one bedroom, one bathroom home out in Paramount (near Long Beach). Some may ask why we'd move out there-- the answer: Freddy will be starting a Physical Therapy Assistant program at Cerritos College in January. This house is a mere five minutes, if that, from campus. Wonderful. Also, this little place has a nice, big backyard-- perfect for Riley. Some of the apartments we were looking at that were "pet friendly" offered little balconies for your pets under 25 lbs. We thought maybe Riley would be close. Not at all- he's 38 lbs and still looks skinny for his breed. SO! This ended up as the perfect little place to call home. Now. I'm not going to lie, it was pretttty ugly when we found it. In fact, the leasing agent almost wouldn't let us see it because he was confident that it would be a waste of his time to show it to us, since we definitely wouldn't want it. Little did he know, we're pretty low maintenance. :) Anyway-- we've now moved in and spent all weekend unpacking, painting, hanging curtains, etc.
This is Freddy painting the dining room wall Fresh Guacamole. Oooohh... It really looks nice. I'll have to post a picture of the completed project. Also, you can sort of see (I'm standing in the kitchen while taking this picture) how (small) the kitchen is! Our refrigerator on the right-- the opposite counter just about 2 feet away. My mom mentioned that it'll be so much easier to fit once I'm not pregnant. :) We also painted a wall in the living room-- it was called something Fawn. To me it looks almost like chocolate ice cream. :) But really-- everytime we pass it we're like, Oooo I like that color...
And here we have the newly installed toilet seat and toilet seat cover. Oooooo.... That was my job to install... until I got tired of being on the floor so F took over. Go team!
This was taken the day we moved in to the house. :) We really have our work cut out for us in the backyard. BUT! Even in the ugliest backyard in Paramount there's something to smile about! Practically the only living thing in our yard-- it was the prettiest rose I've ever seen! It was so sweet to see that-- almost like a welcome home present. :) Also-- I found THREE yellow roses that are about to bloom!! And Mom says we have wonderful ferns and also a wandering Jew plant too!! (Both plants that Freddy thought were weeds that were going to be going ASAP. Now we're reconsidering..)
Besides that-- we went to our new ward this week. It starts at 8 am. Grrrreat. Although, F pointed out that mayyybe we'll be switching times come January and we'll only have to do the 8 am for a couple months. But! Our new ward is suuuuper friendly and welcoming. We already love it!! Yay for feeling welcome!
In other news, we enjoyed General Conference at my grandparents' home. We also saw a BEAR while we were there!!! It was just hanging out in their backyard. I was getting some things from our trunk and looked over and what do you know, there's a bear in the backyard. Come to find out later that he was eating their persimmons. Regardless, it was pretty exciting. I guess with the recent fires they've had quite a bit of wild life coming down the mountain. (Mom and I both think that this is the exact same bear that we caught in the exact same place a couple weeks ago.)
Next, here's a picture of me at... 35 weeks (last week). Everything is going well with the pregnancy! My feet are about as swollen as they could be and feel like they could explode at any moment. Sister Rowley kindly mentioned that she thinks since I'm retaining so much water now, I'll be losing weight SO fast once the baby comes!
Everyone loves hearing nice comments like that (especially when your feet are as swollen as mine are)! Tonight we have our second Childbirth Prep class-- those are fun! We're learning so much and becoming so prepared! And seeing as our hospital is in Glendora and we now live in Paramount-- we're praying that I go into labor at a convenient time (otherwise there could be so much traffic on the 605 that Freddy will be delivering the baby on the side of the freeway or something). But yeah, we're down to about 3 1/2 weeks until the due date-- it'll be here before we know it, I'm sure! We'll keep you posted*!
*As much as possible.. We have yet to have our internet connected at our new house-- so there may be a slight delay in posting.