Cramming in the Family Time

These last few weeks have been busy! Between Adam starting up his full time classes again, and having therapy, and having his internship, and plus now he is the young mens president in our ward (meaning he is the head of 3 people organizing activities, teaching lessons, and facilitating God’s love to the boys ages 12-18 in our ward). I will admit, I am a bit jealous of his time…but I know that he has such a huge heart to share and he is amazing at connecting particularly with adolescents, so I understand how the Lord would want him to bring the young men together. We have found a working routine for all our time and we are happy 🙂 I am proud of all of the things Adam is doing. He only has 2 semesters left and he has his Masters degree. We can see the finish line!

In the midst of Adam being stretched in a million directions, my folks flew me up for a quick trip to see them in Utah! It was soooo fun! I wish Adam could have come, but such is life. I didnt even really tell anyone I was going so that I could soak up the family time.
We definitely played hard. We went to Swiss days in Midway, Utah where they had this huge festival and the whole town was themed as Switzerland. Super cool. We went to the Odgen Market where my dad was selling his Eiffel Dogs, and THANKFULLY meat doesn’t gross me out so far in this pregnancy, so I enjoyed me some delicious Eiffel Dogs! (it you want to know more about it you can check out his website: http://www.eiffeldogs.com) We also were able to visit the Ogden temple grounds where Bailey enjoyed the beautiful flowers and soft grass. Bailey and Zoey were best pals. In fact Zoey would treat Bailey like she was her little pup, keeping her under her belly side if she could help it haha it was totally adorable. We had a water balloon afternoon, which was a blast. Although there must be something special about my mom’s backyard and water balloons, because Bailey was not enjoying it when I tried it here haha. Must be a Nana thing 😉 It was a good quality week.
Celine and I had a combined birthday party since our birthdays are 10 days apart. We haven’t had a combined birthday in forever, so it was really neat to have some blast from the past type things. Austin and his fiancé Rhuvana were able to drive up from Provo, so we had a good show from both the Legge’s and the Bertoch’s! Haha. I was even lucky to have my best friend in the whole world Merinda come and spend the night one of the nights with her hubby Stuart and their adorable son William (who is only 3 months younger than Bailey, but they are totally betrothed. No choices. Sorry guys). We had a big camp fire and all of us hung around talking and laughing. Merinda and I met in our freshman year of college, and now we are both married with babies. Besties with babies. It’s seriously the best thing ever. I freaking wish we didnt live so far away from each other! Grr!
I also got a bit nostalgic while Celine was getting ready to head back to school at BYU-Idaho because that’s my alma mater! And Celine and I were both overlapping there for a year while I was working and Adam was finishing his degree and it was the best ever! I miss those days. I am currently trying to convince her that Texas is the place to be….may take a while to convince….but I am doing my hardest! Sorry mom! lol.
All in all, we had some amazing family time. Both of my brothers are enamored with Bailey and it was adorable seeing them be so precious with her. Teenage boys’ hearts are gooey too 😉

I have decided though that traveling alone with a super busy and independent toddler, while pregnant. Worst. Thing. Ever. It was such a long day and we had plane issues and Bailey was screaming and throwing herself around and the plane was as full as it could be….whew. There were a few times I was like nope. Done. So hats off to all of the single parents out there, or those who travel with multiple kids alone. I salute you.

It is so good to be home with Adam again. He is so amazing and helps out as much as he can when he has the time and I really appreciate that. This pregnancy is much like Bailey’s, and I am very blessed because I am not sick. However, my problem is that during the first trimester I am sooooo tired. Like lets-stay-in-bed-forever kind of tired. The 8-hours-of-cartoons-because-i-cant-move-off-the-couch tired. I have so much guilt that I haven’t been doing the fun things we usually do. I just feel like I’ve been hit with a mack truck. Only a few more weeks and I promise mommy will take you to every park in Lubbock Bailey!! Ugh. I definitely know we were meant to have kids close together. We have had very amazing spiritual confirmations…but I do get nervous at times when I have the days where I have to crawl out of bed despite getting decent sleep. This next year will be interesting…..but I know it will be amazing!!

I wouldn’t trade my life for anything.

Also… I have a bagillion pictures to share! From when Adam and I went to the Amarillo Zoo, a ridiculously cool kids play place, the park, etc.

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These are our Bits O’ Bertoch.

Cassie Bertoch

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