Monday, August 11, 2008


Hello again everyone! Thanks for all your comments on my physique. I don't feel so bad now and I'll have to admit that I like feeling the little guy move around. He is getting stronger though it seems every day. I fear it's only a matter of time before one of his kicks gets me good and it actually hurts. I am definitely counting down the days until he can greet us in person:) I am dedicating this blog to my sweet ride, well technically Bran's sweet ride, aka "The Beamer." We bought this car from Brannon's dad so that we'd both have a car. The plan was for Brannon to use it to commute, but we figured out real fast that the gas mileage is terrible. It's like driving around a huge SUV, so now Bran drives the Corolla and I get the Beamer. I only drive it in the mornings because the A/C doesn't work in it and it's like an oven if you get caught in traffic in 100 degree weather. The slick vinyl seats don't help either. Unfortunately I have had to drive it in the middle of the day and I thought I would die. The steering wheel gets so hot that you can barely hold on to it and as for the seats...remember going down a hot metal slide in the middle of summer? That's what it feels like, only your butt and legs stick to the molten lava. I tried firing up the A/C in one of these instances and all I got was a loud screeching noise, hot air at full blast, and white cotton stuff stuck all over my lips (thanks to lip gloss) and in my hair. The car is 30 years old and I think that engaging the A/C cleaned out 30 years worth of dust and crap in the filters. I'm just glad that I didn't happen to have my mouth open. Brannon always laughs when he sees me pull up in this car. Yeah, real funny. It makes a really loud noise when you fire it up and it sounds like a deisel engine Slug Bug. I always get a lot of stares when I pull up in it. I don't know if it's the loud noise, the smell emanating from the exhaust, or the sight of a large pregnant lady trying to get out of a bucket seat. I'm past the point of being embarrassed now. I like to imagine myself as one of those eccentric wealthy people who drive around in classic cars that look really expensive. It's great to be envied. In the Beamer's defense, there are a lot of people, mostly men, that think it's a sweet ride (Brannon being one of them). So, if you're ever in our neighborhood you'll have to check out our smokin' hot (literally) ride.

8 comments:

The Askeroth Family said...

Oh my gosh I was laughing so hard at the way you wrote about the car Michelle! That looks like a pretty cool car - I bet Brannon loves it, ha ha. Post some more belly pics soon!

The Felix Family said...

Hey Michelle, What's going on? I can't believe you only have 52 days until your little baby is here. I am so glad I found your blog. Are you liking Salt Lake and Brannon liking his new job? I am going to put you up on my blog buddy list if you don't mind. Our address is thefelixfam.blogspot.com

JaniceandCole said...

I couldn't stop laughing when I read how well written your story was! You graduated with English as your major for a reason! It's good to hear from you! Yah we have been busy! I have been a slacker on running for the past week. We had a Mt. Lion and 2 cubs out in our field for a few days and there was no way I was going out there knowing they were lerking in the bushes somewhere! I am so excited about finally starting photography! My camera comes tomorrow! I would love to take your first family picture! I'll give you a great deal too! If you want, I'll do Ashtons baby pics as a present from me to you too. You're so close to having him! I remember wishing I could run too. We can go walking when you come down! Did Bran draw out for the deer hunt? Cole didn't. But we should get together and have chili and cinnamon rolls k?! Love ya!

Marci Dawn said...

i think its hot...in both ways.

Sundi and Mike Pace said...

Hi Michelle! I'm glad you found me, you are such a cute pregnant girl! Surprise surprise you are always cute. Fun to catch up

Janice said...

Part of the private blog was cole's idea but I have been wanting to do it for quite some time now. So not all of it was his idea. I don't mind doing it either, it will make me feel safer about having our info out there. And if it makes him feel better about it, then that's good too I suppose! :o)

Savannah Weech said...

Hi Morse family. I haven't met you, Michelle, but I went to school with Brannon and just thought I'd say hi!

Jbone said...

Tell Brannon that he looks sweet on that harley, and i am glad someone is getting some use out of that old 6 series beamer that jim used to worship so much. Good luck on the new baby! we look forward to seing you guys in the future.

Jeremy Erickson