The Bringhurst Family

The Bringhurst Family
Russ, Mal, and Ethan

Thursday, October 28, 2010

No Pictures (sad)

Well I went to my appointment at the Naval Hospital yesterday. (which I might add WAS yesterday, I had been thinking for the last month that is was on Tuesday the 26th, I text  my friend that morning, she was going to watch Ethan for me, and she text me back and said.. I thought your appointment was on the 27th. lol. I look at my packet and it did say the 27th. Thank goodness that she is much more observant then me!) So I went yesterday SUPER excited to see my little peanut... but alas.... No ultrasound. All they did was have me fill out about 50 papers, then sent me down to the lab to get 9 bottles of blood drawn. UH... I was so depressed. I have been so excited to get my first ultrasound, I really REALLY wanted it yesterday, but it is now scheduled for the 10th of November. So Mommy Dearest... you are going with me! Or you can watch Ethan.. lol. Either one. (mom will be here from the 7th-12th for the Marine Corps Ball)

So its been really lonely with out Russ here. My AWESOME friends, Amanda, Chuck and Holly, invited me down to Amanda and Chucks house to eat dinner and play games because they know how depressed I get when Russ is gone. This works out perfectly because Holly has a 2yr old boy named Billy.. So he and Ethan just play while the grown ups play games! We played this new game called Gestures.... and OH BOY... I was so bad at it. lol. Holly and I were partners, and I felt bad.(You think I would be good at this since I was in acting classes for 9 years.. but no) You pull 4 cards, and have to act them out before they fall down... you have like 8 seconds for each card... so its hard if you suck at acting out things. (like me). Chuck and Amanda won both times... and they are not the most humble of winners... Whenever I would look at them, they would put up a "L" with their fingers indicating LOSERS... I told them to wait... I will beat them at Pictionary (I'm MUCH better at that game). I cant wait for the weekend to play more games with them!

I also can not wait for HARRY POTTER to come out! Oh how I love the books and the movies! Every time I see a preview I start clapping and get so excited (I know, I'm a complete nerd). I joke with Amanda about how excited I am for the 19th of November.. that is the day she leaves to go home, but its also the day Harry Potter comes out... lol. So she will put on facebook how many days she has left here in Cali,  21 DAYS LEFT... I always comment... I KNOW HARRY POTTER COMES OUT, I'M SO EXCITED! (she absolutely HATES everything about Harry Potter) My favorite character is Bellatrix Lestrange. Not only is she totally crazy and insane, she was one of the few females in the group, and was the most dangerous and sadistic of Voldemort's followers. She is also played by my favorite actress in the movies! Helena Bonham Carter! So needless to say she is the Coolest character EVER! Okay.. I'm done talking...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Festivial in his Sunday best!

This Saturday was the De Luz Community Fall Festival! There were booths set up with people selling there own business stuff, games, and big bouncers for the kids to jump in! (but he wouldn't bounce in the one made for the little kids.. he wanted to bounce in the big kid one, so we had a little temper tantrum for a few mins. lol) But It was super fun! Here are some fun pictures!
Some of the pictures are really weird and sized different.. sorry. I cant fix it!

Playing a game like musical chairs but with pumpkins!

Ethan won a prize bag!

Amanda showing Ethan how to use his clapper thingy...,

He figured it out and loved making it clap!!!

Amanda and Chuck

Ethan eating his Cheetos rather then his burger... lol

Leslie and Katelynn

Ethan NOT posing for me at the picture spot! :( He is such a stinker

Baby Zoey! Ethan like Zoes a lot! She is so cute! 

Ethan having his first snow cone!

Zoey wearing my beanie!

After the Fall Festival Ethan and I came home and crashed on the couch. We were so tired. When I got up I checked my email and my mommy dearest sent me my Church Ward info! So Ethan and I went to Church for the first time out here. It was really nice. Super small compared to my Ward at home... but It was still nice to go! It takes about 20 mins to drive to our church which is so weird seeing as I could walk to 3-4 different churches at home. lol. You never really realize how blessed you are in Utah to have so many temples and churches until you move somewhere else and have to drive 40 mins or more to get to a temple or church. Well here is Ethan in his Sunday Best!!! He was super excited to go to church! 

He told me he needed to wear a hat and I told him that he really couldn't wear one to church, but he didn't care. Luckily he fell asleep on the way there so I was able to take his hat off before he woke up and told him we needed to hurry inside! lol.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

So Tired

I know people tell you that every pregnancy is different.... well this one is kicking my butt! I have been so tired every day! But when its time to go to bed, I'm wide awake! I don't fall asleep until 2:30am but then Russ has to wake up at 5 am so his alarm wakes me up, and once that happens I have to go to the bathroom... uh. I was never like this when I was pregnant with Ethan. I didn't have hardly any symptoms like this until later in my pregnancy.
I FINALLY got my first doctors appointment! Its on the 27th of November at 10:00am. Unfortunately Russ will be in the Field for 2 weeks, so he wont be able to go with me. Luckily I have some good friends out here that can watch Ethan for me while I go. I get to have an ultrasound at the appointment! I'm really excited about that because when I was pregnant with Ethan they didn't give me one until I was 20 weeks. All they did was listen to the heart beat, so that will be fun to see the little peanut living inside me!
So I have been thinking a lot about if I would be having twins! No one in our family has had any, and Great Gma Riley was a twin... so its bound to happen. Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I keep hearing people talking about twins!!! So I wonder if its a sign? I think that would be so awesome! 2 baby Mallory's... lol. Oh man... That would be AWESOME! LOL. I think Russ would go insane... so would everyone else.. But I would love it! Who knows though... probably not. But its still fun to think about. I guess Ill find out at my appointment! lol.

I have been eating a lot healthier since I found out I was pregnant. I also haven't been drinking any soda, so that's been really good. Maybe that's why I'm so tired... no caffeine. lol.I made some DELICIOUS turkey lettuce wraps. It was suppose to be just turkey topped with pineapple peach salsa, wrapped in a big lettuce... but that didn't sound good to Russ, so we made some wraps with tortillas.. Its turned out just as good! I have been working really hard on cutting out Ranch! And if you know me... you know how hard that is for me! lol. I eat RANCH with everything! But I figured that Salsa is better for you so I have been trying to top things with salsa, rather then ranch... and its working out pretty good!

Well not to much has been happening here. Its been pretty cold and rainy the last few days, so I haven't been able to take Ethan anywhere fun. We did take him to go get a Buzz Lightyear Halloween costume and he was super excited to get it. But when we took it home and tried to put it on him he freaked out!!!! I finally got him in it and took a picture, but that was long enough... lol He wanted it off right after that.

We also painted our little pumpkins that I talked about a couple posts ago. He painted Daddy's, and his. I painted mine and the baby's.  We had fun. Ethan loves to paint and be creative. So here are a few pictures of our pumpkins!

He did a great job! From left to right.. Daddy's, Mommy's, Ethan's, and the Baby's!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Brussels Sprouts!!!!

So lately I have been cooking a lot more with vegetables! I never thought I would like some of the things I am eating now! :) One of which is Brussels sprouts! I LOVE BRUSSELS SPROUTS! I have cooked them a few times and Russ even likes them now! So I just wanted to share this delicious Brussels Sprout side, or appetizer!
What you need :
1 lb Brussels Sprouts
1/4 Onion (we use red onions because they are sweeter)
4-6 Slices of bacon
Olive oil

So all you do is peel and cut Brussels sprouts. Then boil them for about 5-7 mins. Then drain!
Then cut up bacon and onion into how ever size you would like. ( I do all different sizes, long pieces and cubes)
Throw the bacon and onion on the stove in a sate pan, and sate for 5 mins, then add Brussels sprouts. Just let them cook until the bacon is cooked fully and the Brussels sprouts are soft to your taste.
And then put it into a bowl and toss a little olive oil in there to taste!
And if you want, you can get some bread, I use sourdough, slice it up and put some cheese on there and broil it for a 1-2 mins, until the cheese is melted. You can serve it on that!
Or you can just serve the Brussels sprouts as a side!

This is my favorite little app to make! Its so delicious!
Yummmm I cant wait until pay day! I'm going to buy like 3 lbs of Brussels sprouts so I can make a huge bowl of it!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It all makes sense now!

So my last post I  was saying how I kept thinking about motherhood and stuff.... well its because I'm PREGNANT!

We are so excited to have a baby! And we thought Ethan would be too.... but he is not happy at all! He keeps saying that he doesn't want to be a big brother, and that there is no baby in my tummy. lol. I went to the commissary with Ethan and bought Minny pumpkins for Halloween and Ethan was with me. He helped me grab one for daddy, one for mommy, and one for Ethan... and when I went to grab another one, he told me that we didn't need it! I told him it was for the baby, and he yelled... its not for the baby.. I don't want a baby!!!! I just smiled at him and told him we are getting it for the baby in Mommy's tummy.... he looked at me and said "alllll right".
The only problem with this pregnancy is that Russ will probably be deployed with the baby is born! :(  but they do allow the marines to skype in Afghanistan so hopefully the hospital will agree with that. Well this is just to let everyone know that another little baby will bless our family! Hopefully Ethan will warm up to he/she when they get here! :)

Friday, October 1, 2010


 I don't know why but I have been so emotional lately about Ethan. It seems like he is just getting so big! I look at him and think, where has all this time gone.
I LOVE talking to Ethan, he has always been a good talker, and still to this day he astounds me with what sentences he can put together! I figured that with me as his mother, that he would definitely be outgoing and really talkative, but I never imagined that I could have a full on understanding conversation with my 3 year old. And when we talk to each other, he has such a caring tone to him. (most of the time lol) He is so loving towards me and never is afraid to ask me if I need a hug, or if I'm okay. I just cant understand how someone so young can realize when you really need a hug or a kiss. Ethan is so good at that. (I'm crying right now, see I don't know whats wrong with me! ) I really don't know how he does it? Of coarse we are not always rainbows and sunshine, we have our disagreements, our little temper tantrums. But what mother and child don't? But even if I yell or tell him to go in time out.... he still gives me hugs, tells me he loves me, and gives me a kiss on the cheek. Its amazing how children can do that. Give them 10 mins to cool off and they are back to their loving selves. I only hope that when I fought with my parents, I was like Ethan and pouted for a few minutes, but then came running back into their arms saying that I loved them.
I have had so many thoughts in my head lately about motherhood and if I have been a good enough mother to my son. Some times I just look at Ethan and wonder... Am I a good mom Ethan? Are you happy, do I make you happy? Then I start crying.... and of coarse Ethan sees me crying and will walk over and ask me if I'm okay.. I always respond yes I'm fine... his next response is always the same, "Give me a hug mommy". How did I get blessed with such an amazing child? Right before Ethan was born, I had these same thoughts. How am I going to do this?  I cant even do a load of laundry on my own, let alone be a mom! I was scared that Ethan wouldn't like me. I know that sounds crazy, but it was a thought that I had a lot when I was pregnant. I think about it now, and it kinda makes me laugh. How could I think that? I'm his mother, of coarse he is going to like me at least until he is a teen. lol. But even then, he will love me, he may not say it as much or even act like it, but I know in my heart that he will love me forever, because being a mom has an amazing impact on a child's life. My mother had and still has an amazing impact on my life. I gave her HELL in my younger years, but she stuck with me, told me she loved me and helped me in any way possible when I needed it. I hope I can be a mother like my mom. I'm still learning... I still call my mom asking how to bake, what I should do about sickness... but I am learning.
I love Ethan so much with all my heart. I wouldn't know where I would be now if I didn't have him. He is a blessing to both Russ and I, he came at a hard time in our life, and pulled... well YANKED us up! I cant wait for the day when I get to tell him that he saved my life. I could tell him now, but he would just laugh and say sure mommy, sure. But he really did. I'm forever indebted to him.