Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Thaddeus Thaddeus....

You make me so gladdeus. I listened to Shelley sing this sweet song to her little guy and even though it may have not gotten him to smile it was still just about the cutest thing I've heard.
Shelley is one of those people that couldn't have a mean thing to say about anyone. Just a genuinly nice person.
I really enjoyed spending the afternoon with you. It might have been difficult trying to get Thad to crack a smile for me but when he did it was oh so worth the wait.
You made me so excited for the family that I'll be starting soon. It's apparent how much you and Brian enjoy having Thad in your life.

Pretty sure the only reason I caught all of you smiling here is because I was jumping up and down, waving my arms and legs frantically, barking like a dog, and showing off my sweaty pits the size of a high school gym coach. Heavens, it's embarrassing just thinking about, but I caught this shot and so I guess it's not so bad.
I hope you enjoy these memories for lots of years!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sneak Peek

More to come....

Monday, July 13, 2009

My New Relationship

Meet my new friend....
We've been in a relationship for the last 3 months and the only good that's come out of it is this sexy little number.
This was my first sewing project. It turned out pretty well actually. I won't say the road that got me to the end result was pretty, in fact it was really really ugly. Massive amounts of jammed thread, stitches that weren't a stitch straight, and a few too many swear words. But I was proud of the final product.

Now I can cook in style.

Except, after seeing this picture I decided I shouldn't be cooking at all anymore. That gut is the result of one too many nights spent in the kitchen. If you poke it, I make a sound just like the pillsbury dough boy.

If you're interested in making this apron, this is the book I used.The instructions were simple enough for a beginner to follow. They've got some pretty cute ones in there! Maybe the next apron won't take me 3 months to complete.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I'm having a.....

I bought this the day after I found out I was pregnant. It was on clearance for $3 at Old Navy and I just couldn't resist. My mom said, "Well, what if it's a girl?" And I said, "Then I guess you'll be crocheting a matching headband so people aren't mistaken." It was just too cute to pass up.

Our ultrasound appointment was really amazing. You go through these stages in life, getting your first car, your big prom night, graduating high school, getting married to the man you love, buying your first home, and with each new big event you wonder how things could get any better than they are in that moment. But honestly can it get much better than seeing your tiny little baby on the screen in that hospital room? I mean, you have a little life growing inside you. And so many new things are starting to bud and you're so happy and it makes you love your husband that much more. That's what it's like. It's perfect.

Now, before I get into the details let me first say that growing up I always wanted a boy first. Something about having that older brother as the protector thing just always did it for me. I guess since I just had two older sisters and a younger brother. But the farther along in the pregnancy I got the more nervous I got for a boy. I mean, a boy? Honestly, what would I do with a boy? I wouldn't even wear jeans for the first 5 years of my life. Dresses or stretch pants only. I was about as girly as they came. But obviously either way Darin and I were going to be happy with whatever the Lord decided to bless us with.

So back to the appointment. First, our little babe was flexing it's arm, so I said it's a boy. Then it was crossing it's legs so Darin said no...it's a girl. Then it had it's hand down by it's crotch so I said it's definitely a boy. The nurse was trying to get to the classic shot so she could see what it was but was having a hard time. So I had to get up and go to the bathroom and smack the kid around a bit hoping that it would reveal itself.....I'm kidding, I didn't abuse it, just gave it a few good pokes. I mean, I was insanely nervous that we were going to leave the hospital without knowing what it was, and we didn't want that to happen.

After a few more minutes of searching the nurse pulled up the classic between the legs shot and I yelled, "THAT'S A WIENER!!"And the nurse said, "Nooo.....that's not a wiener." Oh, well that's embarrassing. We all had some laughs and we left happy knowing that we had a healthy perfect baby inside.

So, is my baby going to be wearing this come December?
You betcha!

But would something like this....Or this.....
Or maybe even this, be a little more appropriate?


So we're happy to announce we'll be having a little gal enter our home somewhere around December 5th.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Finally, I accomplished something...

I finally got around to doing something. One of my New Years Resolutions was to put the birthday book I made into effect this year. (The birthday book lists all my friends and families birthdays by month). Well I haven't sent out a single card this year, but I did finally get around to making some....I'm pathetic. Here are just a few.

Now, if I can actually get around to sending one out, is an entirely different story. Have a good day!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Proud to be an American

We had a great 4th weekend this year. We spent way too much money on trees for our yard.

Went to the Riverton parade on Friday.
We ran the 5k in the Murray City parade on the 4th. Well I should say Darin ran it. 24 minutes, great job babe! I on the other hand walked the whole thing, almost passed out a mile and a half in, spent the last mile dragging Diesel because he was so tired, and came in something like 2nd to last out of 800 people. It was embarrassing. But hey, at least I finished it.

We watched the Murray parade.

We did a BBQ and games at our house for lunch. Went to Leatherbys for ice cream where Darin inhaled almost an entire Daddy Dougs Banana Special by himself, and spend the night watching the Murray Fireworks.
(Darins sister, Kelsie and her friend Daniel.)
How blessed we are to live in this great country. I'm so grateful for those men and women (now including my little bro) that go out and fight for our freedom everyday. How great it is to watch our soldiers carry an American flag in a parade and watch all those around us stand and pay their tribute. How proud I am to be an American! Hope you had a great 4th!