She is so photogenic. Other than a few closed-eyes pictures, there really weren't many that didn't turn out beautifully.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
This was a very emotional thing for me. I am so happy for the way it turned out. I am also glad that my picture turned out well. Anyway, grab a few tissues, your gonna need them. I did.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Question #1: Where were you 10 years ago?
hmmm...can I even remember that far back? I guess i would have been just getting home from living in England for 5 months. I was taking a math class at Spokane Falls Community College and working at Fred Meyer as a cashier. I didn't work there long and got a job as a car parts delivery girl, a job I really did love. I was dating a friend of my husbands and that ended when I met Matt. I was also preparing to go on a mission, which didn't happen...I met Matt instead.
Question #2: What's on your to-do list today (this list includes today and tomorrow morning's list)?
(since today is over, here is what is on my list for tomorrow)
1. take Cody and Brinley to Valleyfest
2. get some pictures sent off
3. finish editing some pictures and start editing a new batch
4. clean my bathroom
5. dust and vacuum the front room
6. take a nap...maybe
7. make dinner...maybe, if I feel all right
8. get to bed at a decent hour
Question #3: What if you were a billionaire?
I think I would pay off debts, buy awesome camera equipment that I have been coveting, travel, give to charities and of course give to my church
Question #4: Name 5 places you've lived.
2. Vernal, Utah
3. Woodland, California
4. Colusa, California
5. Spokane, Washington
Question #5: What are 3 bad habits you have?
1. I love to read blogs, write on my blog, obsess over craft blogs, etc. etc. I spend too much time on blogs.
2. I HATE laundry, which means that clothes may get washed, but they don't get folded.
3. I have a disgustingly dirty car. I am lazy when it comes to cleaning it out. I am not sure why I am like this, but it hasn't been vacuumed in WAY TOO LONG...ask my sister, Julie.
Question #6: What kind of snacks do you like?
Right now is not a good time to ask me this question. My tastes have changed because EVERYTHING gives me indigestion or heartburn. However, graham crackers have been delicious, apples have not given me any grief, toast has been tasty, and ice chips have become a favorite...ask again after the babies born, I am sure my tastes might change.
Question #7: Who will you tag??
My sisters, Corinne, Julie and Kami.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Julie just looks so cute pregnant.
This Sara from the MISS Foundation, I didn't realize until she got there that we have very similar haircuts and glasses...Sara and Arah, how funny!
I got the coolest gifts from all of my friends. I was so happy to get clothes because I really didn't have any. Sarah got lots of blankets, diapers, clothes and bath stuff. There was a theme of pink and brown, which was totally awesome because I love pink and brown and everything is adorable, but it was also unintentional...maybe i was sending out brain waves or something? There was scrap booking stuff there and a lot of my friends made pages, so all I have to do is add pictures and journal. It turned out so cute, thank you everyone!
Sarah totally scored! I get to have a belly cast done, thanks to Pam, and Brinley even got a few gifts, a doll, she named Megan after a friend from school, and a little friend from her church class, Ethan, gave her some jelly bracelets and lip gloss, which she wore to school for picture day.
I want to thank everybody for everything! Julie and Pam for all the hard work they did. It was perfect. I loved everything about it. Thank you Pam for letting us crash your house. and everyone who could make it the the baby shower, it really meant a lot to me for you be there. I feel very loved. and those who couldn't make it, I know that you would have liked to have come, I feel loved by you too. if I forgot you on the invite list, it was not intentional, I tried to include everyone and I have preggo brain.
All day, yesterday, I wasn't sure how I was going to react to this baby shower. Its been kinda bittersweet, something hard to explain because I feel that it wasn't something I got to experience with Olivia. Maybe it sounds weird, but I felt like that it should have been Olivia that was supposed to get all this new stuff and Sarah to get the hand-me-downs. Maybe that is why I haven't wanted to buy anything for so long. Now it's just getting to were it's a need-to get it.
I REALLY am excited about having Sarah here. I think that her birth will be just as emotional for me as Olivia's. I think it will be a little bit surreal for us to have her here, to think that we will actually have another baby in the house, a baby that is healthy, that will cry and poop and be hungry. A baby I get to bring home...not have to hand over to the Chaplain to take to the morgue. Another sweet little girl to add to our family.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
with a bad haircut. They would not leave us alone.
This one in particular loved having it's picture taken and smiled for the camera. These have got to be the nicest animal ever. They are really cute and sweet. We used to have a really ugly dog, named Zach, that totally looked like an alpaca or a llama.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Since I had the photographer here from the Spokesman Review, I got the chance to go through Olivia's stuff. He wanted to take some photos of her things and I got to reminisce about all the wonderful memories I have of her. I guess it actually started when I had the interview on Tuesday,which I cried through, and then Wednesday night, I was called to go take photos at the hospital, right next to the room where I delivered Olivia. The door was open so I took a peek inside and the first thing I saw was the sink where Matt and I gave Olivia her bath. I remember my dad telling me that the back of my hospital gown was open. I was wearing those wonderful underwear things the hospital gives you, so I wasn't all that worried about it.
I can't believe how fast time has gone by. And to think that by Olivia's 1st birthday, we will have another little girl to add to the bunch...and we couldn't be happier about that.
On a happy note, exactly two months from today is Sarah Mae's due date. She better have a head full fo hair, because the indigestion and heartburn is just getting worse and something better come of the pain and suffering and i won't be suprised if I deliver a monkey...have you seen her hairy father?
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Cody and Brinley LOVED the bees, they thought bees were hilarious and just wouldn't stop laughing at them. Cody even found the queen bee.Cody pointed out all the rides he didn't want to go on.
The kidlings had to go on a few rides. Brinley has been bugging me ALL Summer to go to the fair just to ride the rides.
And you can't leave ther fair without a few carnival prizes. Julie found these fantastic shades. Don't be jealous...you can get your own pair at the fair. You may see these beauties on a model or two on her ebay site. Brinley had to have a red monkey, which she will carry around for a year before she puts it down. This went to bed with her when we got home.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
These kids had so much fun together, even with all the fighting and whining.
We got home Sunday afternoon and visited with all of the Kunz family that came into town for Matt's newphew, David and Lucy's wedding this coming weekend.
Along with some target practice. Those Kunz girls sure love their guns. I think I would have joined them, except that I really didn't feel like it.
Lori also found a little snake that Brinley became obsessed with. She wasn't so sure about it until she finally touched it and then wouldn't quit touching it. But, she wouldn't touch it.