Sunday, February 27, 2011


This Thursday Adam and i will be able to find out the gender of our baby! we are super excited. This is a picture of our baby when it was 12 weeks old. i am now 19 weeks and i just can wait.
I am also going to be getting some new maternity clothes in the mail and i can't wait to get them. they are really cute and my mom gave me a kohls gift card to do it. She is so wonderful! The appointment is at 2 pm on thursday and we will try to tell everyone we can what we are having as fast as we can but i am guessing we will use facebook to tell everyone that we don't call. i will try to also scan the ultrasound pic and put it up.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

So i decided that i want to post here more new favorite book

Fablehaven!!! have you heard of it. I am currently on book 4 of the 5 that are out. It is a series by Brandon Mull that is absolutely wonderful. It is a very good fantasy series that has my husband and me in its grips. I checked out the books on CD from the library and have been listening to it whenever i have time. Like in the car or i am doing stuff around the house. Adam doesn't get to listen to it all the time so i fill him in on the parts that he misses and i am sure that he will go back and reread them or something to get the full effect.
Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven)

Funny thought...Oreo (our cat) likes getting her tummy rubbed. Before we left she hated it and she didn't really like being held either. now she is a puring machine every time she sees us and flops down for a tummy rub. she is just so funny. i guess she really missed us when we went to Boise, oh and she sleeps with her eyes slightly open like me...weird. oh and one day when i was craving tuna i decided to be nice and give her the tuna juice. She went crazy. now when ever we open any can of meat she goes nuts and meows at us for a good 10 min straight. funny girl.

Exciting news. I think i felt my first real kick yesterday. The baby is getting stronger and bigger. And i am getting bigger. It is so wonderful to hear from Adam that he thinks i look more beautiful now then i ever have to him before. He is just so sweet and does such a great job at taking care of me. He always asks "is mommy happy? baby happy?" I love him!! We will be finding out the gender in one week from today!! which is really exciting. I have a lot of guesses that it will be a girl but we shall see i guess. Adam and I both have subtle feelings about a certain gender but aren't sure if it is because we are hoping. But to be honest we would be happy with a boy or a girl. For those of you who don't know...we will be naming the baby Lillian Belle Gedeborg if it is a girl and James William Gedeborg if it is a boy.

until next time. love you all!!
oh i will be taking more pics later but this is my belly (and me) when i was about 15 weeks. i am now 18.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

These sound soooo Goood!

Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

heavily adapted from Almond Butter Cookies

1 3/4 stick (14 tablespoons) unsalted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup almond butter
1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup ground almonds
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal (not quick cook)
8 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate chunks or chips

Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Beat butter until creamy. Add sugars beating until fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Scrap the bowl as necessary. Beat in almond butter until incorporated. Beat in vanilla and then eggs, one at a time.

Gently stir in the dry ingredients (I switched to the paddle on my kitchen aid mixer). Add ground almonds and oatmeal and stir until just incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chunks.

Roll cookies into 2 Tbs sized balls. Place on baking sheets and bake cookies for 10-12 minutes. Edges should be slightly browned and the cookies puffed. Cool on sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a cookie cooling rack.

Freeze any leftover cookie dough for use later. Check out my How To Freeze Cookie Dough post.

If peanut allergy is a concern: Look for an almond butter labeled "Peanut Free," i.e. Barney Butter. For the ground almonds, I recommend Blue Diamond Brand as a peanut-free option.

The Advice

When Adam and I were in Pocatello, Adam got to play the piano for The Society at ISU. It is a comedy imporv show put on by Kirby Heyborne, Corbin Allred, Lincoln Hoppe, and Kelly Lohman. After the shows were over we went to Denny's with Corbin, his mom and sister. This may sound stupid and I may be off but I always receive good advise from Corbin and I think it because he knows what is really important because he is around fame, vanity, and stuff all the time. Well anyways we were talking about my pregnancy and I was telling him about how some of the girls I knew never felt pretty while pregnant even though everyone thought they were adorable. He went on to tell me and my husband about how his wife loved being pregnant because of their attitude towards the pregnancy. to explain further he talked about how he tried his best to help his wife feel beautiful and she did feel beautiful. But I think feeling beautiful is a choice. Yes you may feel like the earth's gravity will so evolve around you instead of the sun but you are in the process of creating a miracle. Your husband may be biased but they still think you are beautiful and their opinion is the only one that truly matters. Plus if other people are saying "you look so cute" they aren't saying it just to be nice...take the compliment. You only get to experience being pregnant for a short time so cherish the moment and remember all the funny details because when your future daughter in law or daughter is telling you about being pregnant you will be able to look back on the experience and remember it with happy thoughts. That is my 2 cents along with Corbin's. So to all the pregnant ladies out there....FEEL BEAUTIFUL!