Monday, August 31, 2009

Life is meant to be celebrated!

Dorothy Hadley Cole

October 9 1917-August 29 2009

The last words my grandma spoke directly to me were "I love you too".. I don't think you can ask for much more than that.. This post about my grandma a few months ago pretty much sums up the way that I feel about little Dorothy...

I am still not sure of what I will do when I can't go to my grandma's and have her ask me if I have a rinse on my hair, or hear her call bullshit when she thinks someone is pulling her leg. We could never have had her funeral in a church cuz you can't tell a "Dorothy" story without some form of swearing! She was feisty and stubborn until the very end but I wouldn't have expected anything less. There are so many lessons that my grandma has taught me through word and action that I will never forget. Grandma Cole accomplished so much in her life that there is nothing to do but celebrate who she is and all that she stood for.

All I can say is that I am grateful to have known her, grateful to have spent her last night on earth with her, grateful to know that she is out of pain and discomfort, and very very grateful to know that families are forever and that I will see my grandma again!!

Some advice from little Dorothy herself:

"Scratch it if it itches even if it's in your britches!"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My oh my...

how time flies... (yes I am standing in a bathroom to take this picture but the lighting was lovely!)

(me at 17 weeks)

I am sure some of you may remember my paranoia about gaining weight whilst pregnant... I loved all of the advice that was given by you experienced mothers and I am honestly trying to figure out what works best for me and my body... I would be lying if I said that I have never had a "near" break-down when trying to find something to wear to church (luckily I decided to do it on saturday night or it may have turned into a full-on breakdown), I am also guilty of browsing parenting websites to compare pictures of other women's bellies that are as far along as I am, and there are days where I look in the mirror and I think that my face looks a little on the full side and I don't feel pretty.. but all those moments and feelings are fleeting and quickly replaced by overwhelming happiness and elation at being able to experience motherhood and all that accompanies it....

The other night (around 3:30am) I was tossing and turning trying to stay asleep and just hoping, hoping, hoping that my full and somewhat painful bladder would somehow disappear if I could just get in the right position when all of a sudden upon turning on my side I felt what I thought was bugs crawling on me, as I aroused myself from my sleepy state of being- I realized that the sensation wasn't on the outside of my belly but inside and those "bugs" just happened to be my baby wide awake (I think we may have a night owl on our hands!) and moving around. As I sat there for a little while, enjoying the feeling of life inside me, it was emotional to say the least and made me realize that it's all worth it- all of it!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Just my Luck..

I am in need of some new winter boots... and I had my eyes set on these beauties.. in brown and black of course so I would have a pair for nearly every outfit but.....

Due to circumstances ( the heat, swollen and painful feet) I am afraid that I will have to catch these lovelies on sale next spring...

I am lucky that this season is all about "flats".. and I happen to like these boots too.. even if pants will drag and my legs won't look as long ...It's comforting to know that everywhere I look there are plenty of fun styles of flat shoes...

I know I am late in joining this fashion trend- so help me out... where do you find your cute flat shoes?!?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


So I am admitting that I watched "America's Got Talent" last night but for a very good reason.. These 5 sisters are from Morgan, UT! Carli (my sis) has danced with 3 of them since she was little... They danced last night and did AMAZING!!Tonight we find out if they have made it to the semi-finals.. if they do...
I most certainly am not encouraging to anyone to watch the above mentioned show.. (I rather despise the majority of the acts) but I thought we should support these home-town mommas who happen to be one of very few acts that are indeed talented!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What a Cutie!!

Just thought this picture was pretty awesome!!
Isn't this an amazing view?!?
And.. I love that it is my cute hubby sitting there looking for elk!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Belly...

Next time I will:
Not wear this color of shirt
Not take a picture right after eating
Get ready before taking the picture so a full body shot is an option (not promised but an option)

For now.. this is all you get!