Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Anniversary To Us!

I can't believe it's been 3 years already! Time really does fly. I have to say, getting married to Matt in the Temple is the best decision I've ever made. Right person...right place! I can barely remember a time before I was married. We have so much fun together...whether we're at home watching tv or performing in a circus (hasn't happened yet, but I'm sure we'd have fun). So here's to us and many more years to come.... and I mean many....eternity is quite a while. sheez. Happy 3 years!!


You would think after 3 years we would have a normal picture to post. I'm starting to think we aren't capable of normal pics. So here ya go. :)



LOL! Ha.... I think I'm so funny. Love you tea cup! (don't anyone try to steal our term of endearment. strictly ours.)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

You've Got Mail!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


To all our friends and family, we love you so much!

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Matt, Courtney, & Baby Shelby

(By the way, this is our Christmas Card this year... not that we've ever sent out a Christmas card... but I think this is a good step. One day...)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

What's cookin'...good lookin'?

We actually had to dress up for Halloween this year. A friend of ours had their wedding reception Halloween night, and costumes were "preferred." Matt came up with the grand idea to incorporate my wee belly and decided that he would be a baker and I would be an oven (I've got a bun in the oven...you would have got it eventually). When he first shared his idea with me, I don't think he actually thought I'd be gun ho about it. Oh but I was!! I found a cardboard box for my oven and had my bro-in-law get in touch with his buddy at Great Harvest for Matt's apron and hat. I'm not even going to be modest with this... they were pretty much the greatest costumes of all time.

Something's cookin'!


At the reception.

Busting a move!

Here is the rest of my family. Ben and Mere are nerds, Mom's a Bee, Dad...i dunno.


Apparently, baby Shelby wanted to dress up too. If you understand ultrasound pics, you'll be able to see it, but she's a skeleton. Creepy, huh?
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Monday, November 2, 2009

It's a Girl!

I realized that I never updated my blog to let you know we're having a girl! My bad. I did update my Facebook the day we found out, and since most of you are on Facebook, I figure I'm not in that much trouble. We we're a little surprised, but not too much. I had a feeling it was a girl. Now the hard part comes....coming up with a name. Ugh. We had our boy name all picked out, but for some reason we are struggling with girl names. Anywho... just thought I'd give you a quick update in case any of you didn't know already.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

1 Week to Go

Here is your last chance to get your guesses in. In one week from today we find out if we’re having a little dude or dudette, prince or princess, Mr. or Mrs., male or female, Adam or Eve, he or she… well, you get the picture. So far, I’m pretty undecided. Sometimes I think I know, but then I change my mind. I have a few clues for you to ponder before you make your decision.

1) The first time we heard the heart beat, it was really high (160 bpm), which means it’s a girl (old wives tale). But apparently the first time every baby’s heart beat is really high. So the second time, a month later, it was lower, 140 bpm which means it’s a boy. Who knows??

2) My Sister Whitney was telling me this morning a story about Jane (her daughter, my niece) who is 3yrs old. She was asking Jane about another friend of ours that’s pregnant, and asking if that friend should name the baby Sarah or Emily (those weren’t really the names, I don’t remember the real ones). So Jane sat there and thought for a sec, then blurted out, “Courtney’s baby is named Ariel!” HA! Whitney just started laughing cuz she wasn’t even asking about me. Then Whitney asked Jane, “What if Courtney has a boy, should she name him Prince Eric?” Jane immediately said to her, “Courtney’s baby is not a boy baby, it’s a girl baby!”

3) I had a dream…. It went like this: I was with my family at some house, not sure whose. My cousins and Aunt and Uncle were there (that means you Shannon). All of the sudden someone handed me a baby and said here’s your baby back. I took the baby but was thinking, what?? I don’t even remember going into labor. But I didn’t want people to think I was this horrible mother so I took the baby like there was nothing wrong. Then I was looking at the baby and it was wearing green. Ugh. So I’m thinking, does that mean it’s a boy or a girl. I didn’t want to ask anyone. Again, I didn’t want them to think I was loony, so I decided to change the baby’s diaper. I changed the diaper and bam, it was a boy! Those things are hard to miss. :) But it was so weird. The whole time I couldn’t believe the baby was mine. Then I looked over at Matt and asked him, “Did we name him (a name we’re thinking of. Top secret.)?” And Matt just looked at me and shrugged like I dunno. So crazy. Also, and this is kind of beside the point, I didn’t have anything prepared. No diaper bag, no nursery, and no underclothes that would help with…um… feeding. :) I had to borrow stuff from my cousin Shannon who just had a baby boy.

4) After talking with a few people who have had both boys and girls, they said that their girl pregnancy was a lot easier than their boy pregnancy. That hasn’t been the case with everyone. But some people. So far, my pregnancy has been great. I mean, not that I don’t feel anything, or don’t notice anything, but I haven’t been sick, I haven’t gained much weight yet…it’s just been easier than I thought it would be. So far. :) Not that it’s easy, sometimes it’s a pain, but I’m doing well.

There you have it. I hope you are now able to make an informative decision. I’ll leave you with a couple pics of the progressing belly.

12-13 weeks @ Gap dressing room buying jeans.
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15 weeks
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17 weeks
Lastly, the doctor called me today and said the Down Syndrome test came back negative (meaning doesn’t have down syndrome). So Matt says, “Look at that. Kid isn’t even born yet and already passing tests. Must take after me.”

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall Show Predictions

I thought I'd share with everyone my most recent psychic reading. Enjoy.

Castle: Though Castle and Beckett both know they have strong feelings for each other, Beckett’s professionalism and Castle’s arrogance will keep them apart for another season. Let’s be honest, if it were not for these qualities of theirs, the show would totally lack the comic relief that makes it so popular.

Top Chef-Las Vegas: One of the “Brothers” will win it. They seem crazy talented. I am rooting for Jen though. She seems to always be at the top and has a quiet cockiness about her, which I kinda like.

Grey’s Anatomy: I don’t watch this show (saw the first two seasons) but I’m going to predict (this is kind of out there) that everyone sleeps with everyone. Yeah, I know, bold statement. Half way through the season, a new male character will be introduced and his secret is that he’s a VAMPIRE! Shhhh! Don’t tell. This is such a new idea that NOBODY will be expecting it!! He’ll obviously only work the night shifts.

The Office: Michael will struggle with the idea that Jim is Co-Manager of the Scranton branch. This will cause him to form alliances with Dwight, Creed, Kevin and Meredith. Their alliance will be called SSS. Scott’s Secret Society. Their mission will be to drive Jim and Pam apart by convincing Pam that Creed is a multi-million dollar music producer and needs Pam’s artistic eye in his upcoming project.

FlashForward: I am most intrigued by this show out of all the new fall shows. By far it looks like the most mysterious show. But then one night I figured it all out. So you know the one dude that was walking around the baseball field while everyone else in the world was passed out….. Voldemort. Nailed it! Not so mysterious anymore.

Project Runway: The battle for Bryant Park (is that what it’s called?) will be between Christopher and Logan. Christopher’s collection will be far superior to Logan’s, yet Christopher’s model will confess passionate love for Logan and Sabotage his chances at the win. Oh the drama!

The Mentalist: Patrick Jane will solve every case in the entire world! Did you know he secretly speaks 8 languages? He also enjoys playing Scrabble. I’ve actually never seen him play, but it seems like a game he’d like.

Lie to Me: Lightman will meet his match when a key suspect has his face completely burned off (yuck). This suspect is also deaf and communicates with sign language. Let’s see you work your magic now, Lightman!

So You Think You Can Dance: America’s favorite dancer will be banned from the competition before the finale for using performance enhancing drugs. Shame on you, Felix! Oh, he may or may not be named Felix. I’m going to say the chances are 60-40….so pretty good.

Glee: Half way through the season the show’s ratings will decline a bit. They will seek out a big celebrity for a guest appearance to boost ratings and Barack Obama will agree to a two show deal. Cuz we all know that’s what he really is…a celebrity. OH BOOM! ROASTED! Bring it on Dems. Bring it on.

Monday, September 14, 2009

NEW MOON!!!

This is the best trailer so far!! I got it from MTV. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

12 Weeks & Counting...

Well, the cats out of the bag. My Eggo's Prego. I'm past that 3 month mark and can finally let the world know (which is probably a really good thing, cuz I don't think my mom is very good at keeping secrets). I'm due March 23rd, 2010... so if you want a future child of yours to have a really good point guard as a teammate, I'd get started on... well... you know... baby making. ;) Our first ultrasound was today and for the first time things started to sink in a bit. The little kiddo was moving and stretching all over the place. Very active little sucker. I haven't been sick at all (don't hate me for that) and haven't felt much difference besides always being hungry (don't hate me for that either) and taking more potty breaks. Matt obviously thinks it's going to be a boy cuz that's what all husbands think, but I think it's going to be a girl. Not because I want a girl... just a gut feeling. But who knows? We'll be stoked with either way!
Here are some fotos from today:

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You know it's a Shelby when he/she is mooning people before birth.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Test post from my new phone...
Oh, and hello world.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Screen Saver Battle

Working with family can be risky. We all know that family members can push your buttons probably more than anyone else. Yet that's why we love them so much. You can let your guard down and be completely yourself. Sometimes this means expressing our true feelings even if our family member doesn't want to hear it. So how can you stay sane and stable while working with four members of your family?? Office Pranks! Mwaahaaahaaa....(evil laugh attempt). One day, when my brother Tyler was taking a bathroom brake, I made my move. I put a Hannah Montana picture on his screen saver and convinced everyone in sales that he had a total crush on Miley Cyrus. I think they still believe me.

This is him looking frantically for a Kobe replacement pic.

Well, today he got his revenge. Apparently I am now in love with a gay man.

Dear Adam,

I am sorry to say that I am already taken. I don't think it would have worked out anyway, for I am unable to....er....i dunno... fulfill your needs?? :-I Don't worry, I'm sure there is someone out there who will appreciate your black nail polish (by the way, is that a new trend, because I don't think it has been done before?), tight like a tiger jeans, and theatrical antics. There is nothing to worry about. Your fan base is huge, so keep on screamin' man! Keep on screamin'!

Courtney

edit: I realize that those aren't really screen savers, but desktop backgrounds. Whatev. I think desktop background sounds lame so I'm sticking with screen saver. kpeacebye.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Moon Teaser Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ9afRgToxE

ummm.... Team Jacob, anyone?!?

(sorry I am linking. I tried to have the actual video on the blog, but it isn't working. ugh!)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Summer Summer Summertime...

It's not officially summer until...

Family BBQ's

(our two nieces, Jane and Kalle)you mow your lawn

and most of all... THE LAKE!!!! Woo Hoo!


I would like to thank Mother Nature for allowing warmer weather in Spokane sooner than it came last year. Muchas Gracias!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Gift Ideas?

This is an email Matt sent to my bro-in-law Joshua for birthday gift ideas. It's sort of comical...so i'm posting it.

Well, here are my thoughts

Concert Tickets
A sweet t-shirt
A volleyball (I got one as a birthday gift one year and you would be surprised at all the amazing things a volleyball can be used for when put in the right hands.)
A Decorative Lamp
A furry steering wheel cover
The Club (steering wheel lock)
A Beebe gun
A wrist rocket
A baseball mitt
Sensual Candles (for the ladies)
Nice flatware
Not really that nice dinnerware
An RC car
Type “Random” into Ebay and pick out something from the results you get there.
A semi-difficult puzzle because if it is too difficult, and you can’t finish a puzzle, you feel pretty stupid, not that that has ever happened to me.
An Adam Morrison Jersey because you can probably get a good deal on one.
A concert poster because it is probably cheaper than tickets and after he stares at it long enough, he will feel as if he was actually there.

Maybe something will spark an idea so use what you want.


Matt

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dear Mr. Copper, SIR!

Dear Copper,
Why do you keep trying to catch me ridin' dirty? I am a safe and responsible driver! Guess who has never been in an accident?? That would be me. Yes, I have received a ticket before but that's back when I was 16… ten years ago… it's not even on my record anymore. And the one I got a couple years ago driving home to Spokompton from Utah… yeah, I don't count that one either. It was somewhere in Montana and everyone knows it's okay to speed there… except for the stinkin' copper that gave me that ticket. So WHY copper?? Why? You don't think I have better things to spend my money on in this economy? You do realize that area is a total speed trap. At the top of that hill the speed limit changes to 70--exactly the speed I was going! I just wasn't at the top yet….but I was almost there. Ugh! And another thing, I'm all about breaking stereotypes, but you are the stereotypical Copper. Mr. Jellyroll, just because you got picked on a lot in high school does not mean you need to take it out on a upright citizen of this amazing free nation! I even studied history in college!! I don't know what that means either. And do you really need to keep your helmet and dark shades on? When is Spokane ever sunny? Seriously… Do the tax payers of this country a favor and go after the reckless drivers.
And one more thing… TOOTHPASTE!!!

Use it.

This is a foto of the stinkin copper. Well... not really, but they could be twins!

ps I apologize to any GOOD coppers, or people with family members who are cops.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Buh Bye Snow!

This past weekend, Matt and I went snowboarding for the last time this season. Our beloved Schweitzer Ski Resort is now closed. :( Spokane, and surrounding areas, got dumped on this year. Perfect for snowboarding! Though we were unable go as much as we wanted, we were still able to enjoy a few trips to the mountain. Matt's snowboarding skills need no improvement...he's pretty much a stud. I on the other hand needed to improve (my skills were pretty pathetic), which I did... a lot. Goodbye snow... bring on the sunshine!

Peak-a-boo!

Doesn't this look like Narnia?
Top of Schweitzer
Taking a break... he's rarely on his butt.
In the lodge...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

WE HAVE A BLOG??

Today I was browsin' around online and came across THIS site. As I scrolled through the page I thought, "these people's posts are random.... and they haven't posted in forever. What losers." Then I started to look at the photos a little closer and that's when I realized... hey, that's us! We have a blog?? With quite a few posts too! I don't remember being apart of this madness.
I guess that means I have to think of something to write about. Hmm....
Why has it been so long (you might ask)? I've come up with two possible reasons:
1) We have a life. Therefore we are too busy to post.
OR..
2) We don't have a life. Therefore there is nothing to post about.
What do you think??
Well, you might change your opinion after watching this.

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I'm going to go with...

C) I'm a loser.

kpeacebye!

ps I think the sound is off. I don't know how to fix it... wish i was more of a nerd.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Never Ending Project...Completed!

The title says it all. This project, of painting our dining room table, took 3 months. That might not seem too long, but we expected to get it done in a weekend...2 max. I guess we didn't realize how long it takes to sand everything down, put a couple of coats of paint and finish on, and reupholster chairs (very misleading project). We are very pleased with the finished product!
Here are the fotos...

This is the only before pic I could find. It's from x-mas of 2007. I guess I didn't think to take my before picture.

Matt sanding everything down in the garage. A bit dusty...

Table in dinning area half painted. It was too cold to paint in the garage.

The Master Painter at work.

The new upholstery on our first completed chair. You'll never guess where I got this Pottery Barn looking fabric.... Starts with a Wal and ends with a Mart.


Completed!


I think the hard work paid off for sure! Yes I'm bragging. That is one good looking table.


Stay tuned for Matt's recently completed project... the entertainment area. Can somebody say Plasma! :) It's a goodie.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Shelby's Untold Stories of 2008

Matt wins an iPod for being the smartest kid in class. Not kidding. He took a job training class in Seattle for two weeks (I was lonely) and they had a test every day. His average score was like 99%. So... need insurance? Apparently this guy is really good at what he does. :)

The Lyn-Tron Charity Golf Classic

You can read a little about it here.


Utah Valley UNIVERSITY Alumni Game

I had so much fun seeing all my old teammates and coaches. It was also great seeing all the school's changes now that UVSC is a University (UVU).


The Spokane Falls were raging this year!

During the summer, Riverfront Park has amazing snow cones. The huckleberry flavor is money!


We drove to Seattle for the BYU/University of Washington Football game. Cougs blocked the Huskies PAT with no time left to win by one point. It was a nail biter. This was also the loudest stadium I've ever been in. Thanks to our Wii friends for the tickets. :)


Wakeboarding ALL summer! Killer air Matt!


Elder Wickman from the seventy came for stake conference and stopped by to give my dad a blessing. It was pretty amazing. Tears were flowing a bit, if you couldn't tell by the picture.


Elder Shelby returns from Honduras. We are all so proud of him!

Jason Mraz Concert! We highly recommend this concert if he ever comes to your town. He is insane live! Here is the song you all know...

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Thanks for stopping by our blog all year. I'll try to post more often in 2009!