Week 4

This was the week that brought one of the greatest surprises of my life. I found out I was pregnant and my whole heart exploded with excitement, nervousness, and pure joy. We had been trying (so it was definitely planned) and I was expecting to take a pregnancy test before my period. I patiently waited until a day before my missed period and because of my anxiousness I couldn't wait any longer. I am not very patient.

Fuzz and I had just gotten home for the day. We went downstairs to change into some comfy clothes. Fuzz ran upstairs to chat with his parents and I sort of hung behind because I was planning on taking a pregnancy test. My mind was going a million miles an hour while I was peeing on that little stick. Then, I waited. I promised myself I wouldn't even glance at it until the time was up and my mind was in such a tangled mess the whole time. Right before I looked I said a little prayer asking my Heavenly Father for the faith to except what His will was. I had an overwhelming comfort as I looked at the pregnancy test. I was so shocked and so not surprised all at the same time when there was a little pink plus sign.

I was stoked beyond comprehension and had to just be chill until we were ready to go to bed. I left the stick sitting on the bathroom counter so Fuzz would see it when he came down. Then, I ran upstairs. I spent the evening chatting my Fuzz and his parents- just chatting about life and our weekend adventures. After a couple hours of chatting we headed downstairs to go to bed.

I walked into the bedroom and Fuzz walked into the bathroom to pee. I'm just sitting there anxiously waiting for his reaction, then all of the sudden I hear him say, "Drew? Did you already pee on this stick?" I just sat there waiting for him to walk into the bedroom. He came in so excited and so confused. I confirmed to him that it was right and that I was pregnant and he was sooo excited! He is going to be the best daddy.

4 positive pregnancy test
4 people excited to meet Baby King (mom, dad, Tim, & Melinda)
So much excitement & nerves
3 cousins for Baby King & 1 on the way
1 pregnancy journal ordered

Random Memories:
I don't have any super crazy stories yet. I called the doctor in Logan and make my first appointment. My mind has been extremely forgetful. Daddy is thinking girl. I'm just thinking healthy, but somewhat feeling a girl.

drew

First Announcementย 

We found out on July 5 that I was pregnant as our whole world went into shock, excitement, nervousness, and so much joy. It was something that we were sort of planning, but we didn't expect (at least I didn't) that it would happen so fast. But, we were so excited and couldn't even handle keeping it a secret. 

We didn't want to tell everybody because we wanted to make sure first, but at the same time we wanted to tell everybody because we were so excited! So, we decided we would tell both of our parents. And, though I'm not going to share this post until we have told everybody. I wanted to write down the memories of that night while they are still fresh in my mind. 

We made our way over to my parents house to have dinner with my family. We weren't sure how we were going to tell them or when because we didn't know who would be there. But, we walked in to find out that Lauren and Maicee were at work and Dallen was hanging out with friends. So, the perfect opportunity to tell them was right there for us. We small talked a little and then Fuzz just went for it. He told them with no problem and with so much excitement! Then, we spent the next 2 hours eating dinner and talking about all the different excitements and things that were going to happen. It was such a great time! They were both so excited!!

After sharing the news with my parents, we made our way back to King's home where they were hanging out watching tv. We chatted with them for a while and then right as they were getting ready to head to bed, Fuzz threw it out there. They were so excited, and again we spent the next hour or so chatting about all the exciting things to come. There are just so many things to chat about. The amount of joy that we felt when we shared our news with both of our parents was extremely overwhelming. I don't think we could have asked for a better reaction on either side.

We are so incredible blessed to have the parents we do. I can't wait to watch Tim & Melinda be grandparents again to our sweet little baby, and I really can't wait to watch my parents become grandparents for the first time. It is going to be soo fun. This little babe is going to be so blessed and so spoiled. But, with all of this excitement, I can't help but feel so overwhelmed with gratitude to my Heavenly Father for blessing us and trusting us with this incredible opportunity to be parents to one of His precious children. ❤️

drew

Sunday Dinner #43 & #44

Sunday Dinner's these weeks were both spent in Lake Powell. So, I'm combining them into one post. ๐Ÿ™‚ The first Sunday we had just made the long trip driving to Lake Powell and we got everything unloaded and ate some delicious pizza. The next Sunday we were just wrapping things up before heading home, so we ate some easy, but extremely delicious burgers. 😋 (More LP stories to come.)

drew

Dallen’s Crazy Night

I am a constant worrier. I worry about big things and little things and just about everything in between. My mind just wanders and sometimes doesn't wander into such good places. I've been trying to retrain myself to think positive things, but being away from my family and not seeing them every day, plus the constant evil in the world, just really gets to me sometimes. So… here's this story.

Every year before leaving for Lake Powell I start to stress about not being able to have service to talk to my family every day. But, this year I had this very weird worry that something scary was going to happen. I couldn't quite figure out whether it was a real prompting or whether I was just being overly worried because of the circumstances. I didn't push it away, but I also didn't really do anything about it. Once we got down to Lake Powell I started stressing about my dad getting in a car accident. It was really weird and really random, but the week went by and everything was fine. We went out to get service twice while we were at Lake Powell and both times everything was great with my family. Everybody was safe and well. We got home from Lake Powell and still nothing had happened, but I still had these weird worries that somebody was going to get in a car accident. I tried to stop worrying and let it go.

One day I left work a little early to go hang out with my mom. It was just my mom and I and my grandparents sitting outside; we were just hanging out and enjoying the evening. We were chatting when my grandpa got a phone call from Dallen. He gets off the phone and tells us that the tire on the trailer Dallen was pulling must have gone flat and Dallen needed help changing it. So, my grandpa drives up there. My grandma goes inside and my mom and I go inside. Making dinner and chatting away, my mom and I were just hanging out when my grandma comes in a little freaked out and tells us that 'Dallen must have gotten in a car accident because Grandpa just called and said that it was worse than he was thinking.' So, of course we all get a little freaked out. We hurry and jumped in the car and right as we were about to pull out of the drive way my dad pulled in.

My dad and Dallen had been working together, but he let Dallen leave a little early to come home. Dallen went one way home and my dad went the other. So as my dad was driving home he didn't see Dallen. Of course he started feeling a little guilty for going the way he did and was also very nervous. So, we drive up to where Dallen and my grandpa are with knots in our stomach the whole time because we don't even know what to expect.

We pull up to one of the biggest blessings. Dallen was pulling a trailer with a tire that had popped. The tire popping caused the trailer to go crazy, which then pulled Dallen's truck off the road. While being pulled off the road, Dallen tries to correct and straighten out, but because of the crazy tire it goes completely haywire, flipping Dallen and the whole truck AND trailer all the way in a 180. After he finally stopped, Dallen was completely turned around going the opposite way and the truck was OFF the road. I cannot even explain how crazy it was. The feeling we got when we pulled up was so overwhelming. Dallen was obviously so freaked out, but also so scared of what my dad was going to say. My dad walks up to him and just gives him a big hug and Dallen just lost it. Tears came and he just melted because he was so shaken up. The poor thing was so freaked out about the situation.

There were so many different factors that could have made the whole thing go extremely worse, but Heavenly Father was watching over Dallen. These scary situations always freak you out to the max! But, they also are such testimony builders because it just completely proves to you that there is a greater power watching over us. And how lucky are we to know what that greater power is. Heavenly Father loves his children and wants to protect them. I am so grateful for the Holy Ghost and the promptings and comfort that we feel because of Him. We definitely were sending thanks up to the heavens on this night. We are so grateful for Dallen's safety and are so grateful for the power of our Heavenly Father.

drew

Sunday Dinner #39

This Sunday Dinner was Father’s Day. One of the best days of the year because we get to celebrate two of the very best dad’s out there and some of the greatest grandpa’s out there. โค

I get all emotional whenever I talk about my dad. He’s just such a dang good guy. He’s one of my most very favorite people and I love him so much. He is always there for me. He works so hard to support and take care of his family. I am so proud of the person he is. He is one of my very best friends. So, celebrating him was super easy. Happy Father’s Day to the best dad out there. ๐Ÿ’•


My father-in-law is one of the coolest people I know. He is such an incredible father-in-law and it was so fun celebrating him this Father’s Day. He is very humble and confident and he always knows exactly what to say to make people feel better and feel welcomed. He loves his family very much. His testimony of the church is inspiring. He is such a great example to those around him. 

drew

Independence Day

This year Lake Powell was changed to different dates so we were able to be in Vernal for the Fourth of July!!! We had such a fun Fourth of July weekend with my family. It was kind of a hard weekend because the King’s were all getting together in Provo and my family was all going camping. So, trying to decide what to do and what to miss was hard. It’s always so hard trying to decide what we want to do because of course we would love to be at both things with both families. But, I absolutely love the Fourth of July; it’s probably one of my most favorite holidays. So, because we normally spend it at Lake Powell we decided to stay in Vernal and go camping with my family.

We went up to the mountain Friday night. Saturday morning we woke up and of course ate some delicious breakfast. Thank goodness calories don’t count on the mountain. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹ Then, we made our way the Flaming Gorge where we got ready and floated down the Green River. And, holy crap!!! It was such a blast!!!!! Like, probably one of the best river runs I have ever done! The water was so high and so fast so you hardly had to row at all. There was basically rapids the whole way down which were so incredibly fun!! And we got so lucky because the weather was peerrrfffeecctt- 90* and sunny the whole time. So, man. We had a blast. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Saturday night we spent hanging out around the campfire just chatting, eating, and enjoying a peaceful night on the mountain. Sunday morning we woke up and cleaned up and headed back down. We all had to work on Monday, otherwise we would have stayed up on the mountain. 

So, Monday I did a ton of lashes and then we spent the evening waxing my dad’s back. ๐Ÿ˜‚ (which was quite the adventure) Tuesday morning we woke up and went to the parade. The parade was really good! I love seeing people be so supportive of our incredible little community. Then, we went on a day trip to the Ice Caves and Paradise Lake up on Mosby Mountain. It was sooooo beautiful! The view was incredible. It was so relaxing and so fun to adventure to a new area. We came home and ate some Pizza Hut and went to the fireworks where we watched a pretty impressive firework show for Vernal. ๐Ÿ™‚ All in all, it was a really great day. We had so much fun. I love just being with my most favorite people!! 


drew

Adventuring the Vernal Area

I’ll tell you what, this summer we have had quite the adventures. I don’t know how we got on the kick to go on all the days trips that surround Vernal… well, it was definitely my dad’s idea. Haha so, that’s why it started. But, we have been going on all these day trips to some incredible places that surround the Uintah Basin. We have been to the Stillwater Damn, Paradise, and the Ice Caves. Tonight we made our way up to Ashley Gorge (I think that’s what it was called. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ) Anyway, its where a bunch of water runs down and out through rocks and turns into this beautiful river. We got through the river and to the part of the hike where it starts to get really pretty and then we about got eaten alive by mosquitos. So, sad day, but we had to turn around and end our adventure early tonight! Dang mosquitos!!! 


drew

Sunday Dinner #42

This week for Sunday Dinner we tried lots of new things. ๐Ÿ˜‹ Another great thing that happened today was that we all took some dang good naps!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ด Also, another great thing that happened was that we were able to go to one of our high school friends homecoming talk and listen to him share experiences and stories about his mission adventures. 

Homecoming talks are my favorite! I love going and listening to how much they have grown, learned, and loved the people and our Savior. Today was an exceptionally good talk because he was aloud to talk the entire meeting. It was fun to listen to his stories. He is a really great guy!!

Man, I have been exhausted lately! That’s for sure. So, today was nice to just be able to relax and take a good nap. ๐Ÿ˜ด

At dinner tonight we had some delicious pork that my grandpa grilled. My mom made a delicious vegetable mix and some nummy ranch potatoes. And man, it was a dang good meal!!! I was stuffed. ๐Ÿ˜‹

drew