Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Baby Belly!

Ok Penny this is just for you! I've had lots of requests for belly pictures and this is the first one worth posting. I haven't really been showing until just recently I have such a long torso the baby had plenty of room to grow up so he didn't have to grow out and make me fat. Well now he is making me baby fat and it's great! I'm so happy to look pregnant now and not just fat!

Sunday, December 2, 2007


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Not as good as Penny and Scott's blog but we will blame it on Steven, he is still in school learning how to write!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

We have a winner

Ok so we have decided on a name! Well, at least we finally decided on a middle name to go with Jace Raisor. Last night we went to a family dinner with Mama Raisor and were discussing some possibilities. Mama made the suggestion of making the middle name three syllables. After a few minutes i remembered that I, Steven, always loved the name Zack. So by adding to it to make it Zachary we had a winner. Jace Zachary Raisor! I guess the winner is Mama Raisor.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Hairy Steven and a Baby Name

November is no shave month. So this month I have not shaved yet and I like to think that I have a good beard going. It does itch like crazy though and I have been known to comb it through with a straight comb. I know it sounds nerdy but it does feel good! I am thinking of shaving it into a chin strap because my blond mustache is not my favorite thing in the world. Plus then Mindy will be more willing to kiss me if I have don't have prickly hair around my mouth.
On a different note, and much more important one, we have chosen a name for the baby! His name is going to be Jace Raisor. We do hold the right to change it though. If he comes out and he is obviously not a Jace then we will change it, but hopefully we got it right. We still are working on a middle name so if anyone has a suggestion drop us a line and we might consider it. Just think, if we decided we like it you can brag about naming our kid.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


I am so excited about having a baby boy! I know Mindy is too, but me more so. I have had the feeling for the last few weeks that we were going to have a boy, but it is awesome to confirm it. Another thing that makes it awesome is that now my boy and Scotts boy can become bestest cousins. Also now we hold the honor of giving Mama Adri her first full blooded grandson. I thought that I had so much more to say but I am watching Scrubs and it is too hard to concentrate.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Our First Baby Pictures

Our baby's Spine

Cute Little Fingers

Our baby dressed up as an alien for Halloween! That's the Baby's face scary huh!

Hurray! It's a BOY!!!

At first he had his little legs crossed so we couldn't see what was there (or what wasn't there) so the nurse had to push extra hard on my tummy to get him to move so we could see. Finally right at the end of the ulrasound he moved just enough so we could see that it was a BOY! He will be the first boy on my side (my sister has 3 little girls) And Scott's baby jones will have a cousin to play with. We are so thrilled!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Baby Emma!

Our new nice Baby Emma was born this morning at 6:22am at St Josephs hospital in Phoenix. She is 9lbs 8oz and 20 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing great we just thought we'd share some pictures with you.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lake Trip!!!

The best part about living in Arizona is going to the lake in October!!!
Steven got thrown off the Tube and racked himself on the water needless to say he wasn't a happy camper after that. Hence the sad face!
I even got to do a little knee boarding. Steven really didn't like that at all! But it's ok all the books say that the baby is well protected by your pelvic bones at first. There is no way I would do this in my 3rd trimester.

Yes that is me Crazy I know Steven didn't want me to but it was just so fun I couldn't help myself and I convinced my mom and Natalie to go with me and they went really slowly so I wouldn't hurt myself or the baby how can anyone pass that up?

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Mindy Got A Hair Cut!!!!!

So I come home yesterday to find a present for me in the front room (me being steven). the present said open me on it. It was oddly presented so I first went looking for Mindy. She just happpened to be in the bathroom so I decided to open the "open me" box. It was very exciting seeing how I love getting things! Well, it gets very interesting from here.... in the box I found a baggy full of hair! At first I thought it was a joke, but then I thought maybe so. You see, I have been trying to get Mindy to cut her hair short for a very long time but she always said she could never do it because of a certain emotional connection to her long hair. It was a baggy full of hair though. I screamed to Mindy "NO WAY!". Long story short, she came out of the bathroom with what I deam a miricle, SHORT HAIR! She looks beautiful, even more so than I ever imagined. She is still getting used to it, but suprisingly never cried over the loss. I love it!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Baby Diaper Cake!

Ok ok I don’t want to brag but look how cute it is!!! I am so very proud of my baby diaper cake creation I want to show it to the world!
My very best friend Danean had a baby shower a few weeks ago and it was very difficult for me to get her a present because she didn’t find out what she was having. It is hard to buy clothes for a baby when you don’t know what color to get (pink or Blue). So I had to think of what to get her that all babies boy or girl can use. The solution to the problem is…Ta Dah! Baby diaper cake!
I have to admit I can’t take all the credit for this cute invention. My aunt Lisa was the first person I knew of that made baby diaper cakes for baby showers and I looked around online and found tons of examples, pictures, directions and everything.
It is so simple it is just rolled up diapers for the cake part and decorated with ribbon and all kinds of baby stuff (ie rubber ducky, diaper rash cream, binky, baby lotion etc.) pretty much anything you can think of that babies need. And the best part is they turn out super cute!

Here's the link for directions I used. You can build your own baby diaper cake:

Thursday, September 20, 2007

My new love

Mindy loves California Rolls! Crazy I know. Lately I have been even more sick than usual and it got to a point where I couldn’t even keep water down. So Mom to the rescue! I called my mom who called my aunt who is training to be a midwife and asked her a few tricks of the trade. My aunt listed off all the natural/herbal remedies for morning sickness.



Norwegian Kelp (seaweed)



Ice cubes

Red raspberry

Then we figured out that California rolls have rice, ginger and kelp and I have to tell you it works wonders! It’s like a triple whammy against morning sickness and I can’t get enough. Let’s just say the sushi place down the street is going to be getting a LOT of business from the Raisors. Take it from me if you can’t keep anything down California Rolls are the way to go.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Our New Office!

Ok since this whole having a baby thing is very real we decided that we should start getting ready for baby starting with the baby room. We decided, since I work from home and Steven still has lots of homework and school stuff, that we can't afford to not have an office space. Our solution is a multi-functional office/baby room.

Before in our 2nd bedroom the room acted as our catch-all room. (Lots of people I know have a catch-all drawer, we had a whole room!) Anything that we didn't need or were currently using was haphazardly thrown in and the door was shut as fast as possible. We knew we were going to have to clean it eventually and we recently discovered our apartment had outside storage (Yay) so it seemed like a good time.

We bought a brand new beautiful L-shaped desk and Steven and I spent many hours cleaning out the room, putting things in storage and setting up the desk. (Steven did most of the work of course I’m Pregnant and Sick I don’t have to do anything I don’t want too it’s my right). Anyhow… he did such a great job that I thought you all should see it!

Now that we have a beautiful clean baby room/ office we can start collecting all of our baby essentials like cribs and changing tables and all that jazz. We were smart and gave ourselves plenty of time to collect all the necessities. (I think 6 months is plenty of time).

Friday, September 7, 2007

Another Doctor Visit

Wednesday was baby's 2nd visit to the doctor and it was much nicer than the first. No poking or prodding this time yeah! We were hoping to be able to hear the heart beat at this visit. I think we didn't hear it because our baby is shy.

Our doctor did everything she could to try to hear it. She put all kinds of goopy crap on my tummy and moved the Doppler around for like 10 min, but no heart beat. We were so sad! The doctor thought it just might be too early to hear it, especially since I've been so sick it might have slowed the baby's growth. She also said that it could be that the placenta is just in the way and the baby is hiding behind it.

So we'll try again at our next visit , in another month, and if we don't hear it this time they are going to order us an ultrasound. Let's just hope we can hear it!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Georgia Was Awesome!

Here are some of our pictures from or trip to Georgia to see our nephew. It is Scott's first and boy is he cute. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Vegetarian Baby

It has been decided for me that I'm not allowed to eat meat, and I think it is safe to say that our baby is a vegetarian. The past few weeks have been miserable (miserable being a weak word) I have been almost unable to function I'm so sick.

Unfortunately for me I'm the kind of person that it takes a lot for me to actually throw up. So rather than be nauseous and throw up, and then feel better... lucky me just gets to be nauseous 24/7.

I've decided it would be too long of a list to spell out ALL the things I can't eat. Soo... I've narrowed it down to categories, and they are...

1 No Meat of any kind
2 Nothing that gives off any kind of smell
3 No Jamba Juice (Learned that the hard way)
4 Nothing Greasy (All my usual favorites french fries, cheese sticks etc.)

Now you're probably thinking that doesn't leave much to eat. Well you're absolutely right! I am finding it more and more difficult to find foods that don't make me hurl. Once you've seen it in reverse it never really tastes as good again. I am happy to report that I have found temporary solace in Otter Pops and Power aid. (Breakfast of champions I know!) On the bright side I haven't gained any weight yet!

I am hoping that this all day (not just morning) sickness is just the first trimester. Otherwise I am in BIG trouble! Well if your eating any thing while you are reading this, please enjoy it for me at least someone should!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Baby's first visit to the Doctor

We had our very first baby doctors appointment today and fortunately it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, which isn't saying much because I expected the worst.

Except for the fact that we waited over an hour for our appointment it went rather smoothly. They asked us all kinds of questions about our family history of birth defects and genetic disorders and such and we didn't have to many which was great! We are proud to report that we are both very healthy and come from very healthy families.

After a bunch more questions then the poking and prodding began! Yikes I'll spare you the details! One thing that shocked me was how much of my blood they needed for all their tests! They filled up like 7 different vials of the stuff! Man I didn't know having a baby cost so much blood!

We have another appointment in 4 weeks just for a check up. I'm sad to say that we only get 1 ultrasound at 18 weeks so we won't get to have any cool pictures until then. I guess that 's what you get for being poor! We'll keep everyone posted as the weeks go by we're praying for a boy just in case any one wants to join in! =)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

From Penny

Jobs I've held:
1. Marketer
2. X-Ray Tech
3. Dead Body Hauler

Places to go for a weekend getaway:
1. Laguna Beach
2. Gisela
3. Strawberry (out of the heat)

Movies I Can Watch Over & Over:
1. While you Were Sleeping
2. Sweet Home Alabama
3. Friends

My Guilty Pleasures:
1. Pedicures
2. Dressing Up
3. Double Stuf Chocolate filled Oreos

Places I Have Lived:
1. AZ

What were most likely the first things you thought of when you saw your significant other for the first time?
1. Hello handsome... and why was he with my sister

Places I have Been on Vacation?
1. CaliCheck Spelling
2. Mexico
4. Utah
5. Misery

Favorite Foods
1. Pasta
2. Pizza
3. chocolate chip cookies - but only my special recipe

If in a "jam" with your spouse, what tactics do you use to get out of the doghouse?
1. Cry and pout

Websites I visit (almost daily)
1. Gmail
2. Work Websites

Best 1st kisses landmarks.
1. On the Couch

Places I'd Rather Be right now
1. Laguna beach
2. Anywhere not called work

random facts about me.

1. I had one of my toes cut off.
2. I will not eat olives and water chestnuts
4. I have never graduated from high school but have a college degree.
5. I rather patch my favorite jeans than get new ones
6. I love everything to do with weddings
7. I make the worlds best chocolate chip cookies.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Oh Baby!

Oh Baby the Raisors are having a baby! I was making myself breakfast the other day and I leaned over the stove to smell the omelet I was cooking and I got instantly nauseous. I thought to myself "that isn't normal" so I took a pregnancy test. The first time I took it the reading was negative so I didn't think much of it. Then when I got nauseous the next morning I decided to take another look at the test. This time I saw a faint second line. So I had to go out and get a new test and Ta Dah! Pregnant! I know everyone tells you to wait a few months before telling everyone but we are just so excited we can't hold it in! WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Steven!

Last Friday July 6th was Steven's 24th Birthday! We all celebrated by going to Famous Daves by the Chandler Mall. We had BBQ and Ribs and tons of free ice cream. Steven also magically droped 100lbs and 10 inches at midnight kind of like turning into a pumpkin but not! He got a masage table, the new fergie cd, a gift card to the mall, some new shorts and lots of X-Men for his birthday! Thanks to everyone who remembered him on his special day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVEN!!!


The last weekend in June we went on a ROAD TRIP BABY!!! We took along our friends and neighbors Matt and Rachel for some California fun! Steven got a free 2 night stay in a timeshare from someone at his work in Lake Arrowhead California. Now I was under the impression that this was going to be a beach vacation... boy was I wrong. We ended up at over 6000 ft in the cool mountains surrounding lake arrowhead. In my mind it was even better than the beach. It was 80 degrees and beautiful during the day and much cooler in the 60's at night. I almost wished I had brought a jacket. Seriously it was so much fun to just have a few days to relax and get away I highly reccomend it! Oh and before I forget, Mindy is the all time poker queen. I am proud to say that I beat everyone at our almost 4hour poker challenge! Instead of playing for money we played for favors and now Rachel owes me a massage! Go Me!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Here she is!!!

Don't mind the blurriness the girl was moving when I took this with my camera phone, but isn't it big? Yeah baby!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

School Is Almost Out!

School is almost out!!! Finally! Unfortunatly for me, Steven, I still have 3 more semesters to go. I have just finals left, so everyone wish me luck ill need it. Mindy started her job for real on monday. On her first day she rocked the company wide open with her mad skills. But the most important thing that has happened in the past couple days was the big purchase. Actually it really wasn't big in price, just big in literal size. We got a 61" TV from a friend of a friend who needed cash fast, so we paid pennies on the dollar. And dont worry I'll post a nice picture of it as soon as possible for all to see.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Working Woman!

Mindy is now officially a real working woman! She is going to be marketing for a chiropractic corporation. Big potential to make big bucks!! Well, at least we now have the stability to buy a house now. Go Mindy go!!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Spring Break

Today we went hiking then took a nap and then went to the park and lounged around with some family and friends then went home again to take another nap. About as exciting as it has been in a while! We really did enjoy it though.
About house shopping; taking it slowly, our lease is through august so we are not in a rush. Plus everything is so darn tooting expensive, we want to make sure we find the best deal for us. Other than that nothing new to report. Scott and Penny's baby is so a boy! it is the awsomest.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

House Hunting

We met with a loan guy yesterday and are trying to get pre-approved for a loan so we can start looking for a house! We are excited and hopeful we can handle something like this. Wish us luck.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Hello All

We have decided to start our own blog as well. We figure we cant let Scott and Penny be the only one with a site. So here it goes...