Friday, November 20, 2009

soo thankful..

76 days til our little one arrives and I am feeling the pressure to get things done... Gratefully I have an amazing mother who has helped me through.. she has been sewing our quilt together for the bedding, sat with me for 4 hours while I had some tests done, and..... Put together this little number to cover our carseat!!!

I have to say I am absolutely in love with it!!!
If you didn't know- purple is my favorite color so you'll most likely see an overwhelming amount of purple as opposed to pink when you see our bebe's things

and who doesn't love lime green polka dots?!?
I don't know what I would do without my mom.. she is so supportive, loving, understanding.. pretty much the best mom in the whole world!! I could never repay her for all that she has and continues to do for me...

Friday, November 13, 2009

A great one...

There are lots of good men in this world but to find a "great man" is quite a feat..

A great man is the kind who sends you flowers for no reason, or writes on your bathroom mirror with chapstick a love note telling you how much you mean to him...

A great man is one who, when you are tossing and turning in the night will wake up and tickle your back or play with your hair until your are peacefully sleeping...

A great man is the guy who tells you how beautiful you are no matter what you look like..

A great man does things that make you laugh, especially when you are ornery or having a bad day.

A great man treats you like his queen- never getting angry or raising his voice to you even if you are quite possibly raising your voice to him...

A great man knows when ice cream or hot chocolate are just what you need..

I am sooo lucky to have spent this past year with a great man like this..

There are so many other things that I could say about my amazing husband and all that he does for me but I will say this...

He is perfect for me and makes me happier than anyone I have ever known..

Just when I think that I love him so much, he finds another way to make me fall even deeper in love with him.. I will forever be grateful that I didn't settle for one of those good men and waited until I found


Happy one year anniversary babe!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Things to look forward to...

I received this e-mail today and loved it so I thought I would share...

42 Things that change after a baby

1. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms

2. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid.

3. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices.

4. Your respect your body.... finally

5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way..

6. You find the your baby's pain feels much worse than your own.

7. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.

8. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have banished years ago.

9. Your heart breaks much more easily.

10. You think of someone else 234,178,976 times a day.

11. Every day is a surprise.

12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Horray for poop!)

13. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.

14. You become a morning person.

15. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.

16. You discover how much there is to say about one tooth.

17. You finally realized that true joy doesn't come from material wealth.

18. You now know where the sun comes from.

19. You'd rather buy a plastic tricycle than those shoes you've been dying to have.

20. You realize that although sticky, lollipops have magical powers.

21. You don't mind going to bed at 9 p.m. on Friday night.

22. Silence? What's that?

23. You realized that the 15 pounds you can't seem to get rid of are totally worth having.

24. You discover an inner strength you never thought you had.
25. You no longer rely on a clock- your baby now sets your schedule
26. You give parents with a screaming child an "i-know-the-feeling" look instead of a "Can't-they-shut-him-up?" one.
27. Your dog- who used to be your "baby"- becomes just a dog.
28. You take time for one more hug and kiss even if it means you'll be late.
29. You learn that taking shower is a luxury.
30. You realize that you can love a complete stranger.
31. You find yourself wanting to make this world a better place.
32. If you didn't believe in love at first sight before, now you do!
33. You start to appreciate Sesame Street for its intellectual contribution.
34. You have to quit watching the news because you see every story from a mother's perspective and it breaks your heart.
35. You just plain love life more- everything comes together and becomes better because of one tiny person and your love for them.
36. You finally find out the real reason you have those breasts.
37. You are willing to defend your children to the dealth for even slight offenses.
38. The support you get from other people surprises you, because the people giving it are not always the ones you'd expect.
39. Nothing is just yours any longer, you share EVERYTHING!
40. No matter what you've accomplished in life, you look at your child and think, "I've done a GREAT job!"
41. You want to take better care of yourself for your child.
42. You can have the most wonderful coversation using only vowel sounds like "ahhh" and "oooo".
I have to say, I am getting more and more excited..
what are some things that have changed (for the better) in your life from having kids???

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Jesse and I made a trip to the temple last night.. it seems things always come up the day that we plan on going but we were determined to make it there last night! I was so grateful that we did.. the room was FULL (almost to capacity) and as I sat and looked at everyone- from all different places and situations in life, dressed in white, equal and united together for one purpose- I was overwhelmed with emotion and gratitude... As peace and warmth enveloped me I soaked it all in and knew that I was in the right place and loved!