Friday, May 30, 2008

sixteen weeks

this image was taken by my sweet friend k. on our wed night dinner i was showing the girls how i couldn't button my jeans any more and sweet k snapped this beautiful shot. i am growing a true california baby.

today i am incredibly grateful for...the ability to function without nausea and migraines. thanks for all your prayers. the Lord answers.

happy weekend!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

dinner party at the softball fields

tonight i was invited to a dinner party at the softball fields. my dear friend j, has been doing this dinner thing with another sweet friend every wed night for the past month and they have decided to eat somewhere new in carpinteria (the little beach town taylor and i lived in last year) every wed evening. tonight they invited me to a baseball dinner. j made organic turkey dogs with whole wheat buns with all the fixin's, sweet potato fries, beans, strawberries, cherries and chocolate bars for dessert. it was so fun. we just enjoyed each other's company chatting and laughing and more laughing. it was nice to spend the evening with them. it is now our weekly thing. can't wait for next week.

look at this spread...j knows how to entertain, even out of her kitchen.
our yummy dinner
sg, kc, and pic of j. she is taking it for us.
today i am incredibly grateful...for my dear friends j, k, and m. these women are such an example of the reality of God's power in one's life. you each are such an example to me and i cherish each moment of i get to spend with each of you.

Monday, May 26, 2008

day seven

today was our last day. here is a slideshow of an overview of the whole week. enjoy.

today i am incredibly grateful for...God's unending graciousness towards me. i am so blessed.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

day six

a tour of nick's home away from home
headed to the north shore
spent our day here at waimea bay (i did not color enhance this photo) it is that beautiful
where we...snorkeled
worked on our tans
did a lot of swimming to keep cool
and enjoyed every last minute we have with each other.
altogether it was a perfect day.
today i am incredibly grateful for...this week here in oahu with my mom, becky and nick. i know i have said it a few times this week, but truly i am incredibly grateful for this week with each of them.

Friday, May 23, 2008

day five

the weather started off promising. it was a very sunny morning. but once i got all my stuff ready and headed out to claim my stake at the beach, no joke, once i put my towels on my chair, lathered up in maui babe, the dark stormy clouds rolled over the sun and it never returned. not kidding. it made me laugh. i guess this little 'ol prego lady is not supposed to get too much (if any at all) sun this week. the Lord knows :)

late this afternoon becky came over to spend the rest of the night with us as nick is on the boat again tonight.

we headed to the jw marriott for a yummy sushi dinner (don't worry i had the cali roll)

you can see the storm clouds still hanging over the water. pray for a sunny day tomorrow.

today i am incredibly grateful for...not being nauseous on this trip at all.

day four

tanning in under cloud cover :(

dinner at the dellars...tacos
their dining room set...two ammo cans and a beach chair :)

and a movie...sadly disappointing but entertaining

today i am incredibly grateful for...time with my mom.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

day three

today the weather was very gloomy so we headed to see the pearl harbor exhibit.
uss arizona memorial

over 2400 men lost their lives

uss missouri

oahu's finest...traffic (pray for nick...he has to drive in this everyday)
today i am grateful for...the men and women who serve our country. thank you for your sacrifice. we appreciate all you do in order that we might be the free country we are today. may the Lord protect you as you are out there fighting for us.

nick and becky wedding slideshow

it is only about a month late. but being on vacation i finally had time to put it all together.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

day two

watching the clouds go by
and sandy toes
also today is nick's twenty sixth birthday. the newlyweds went out for a bday dinner so we didn't get to see them today but this is our happy birthday to you nick! we are so blessed by your life. may this year be above and beyond all you could ever ask or imagine.
today i am incredibly grateful for...nicolas' life.

day one


very large sting rays (don't worry he wasn't in the ocean, only in a sanctuary at the jw marriott)

drinks at the jw (i had pineapple juice...yummy...but it didn't come in this fancy cup my mom got)

late afternoon tanning (the sun finally came out around 4pm)

dinner at the dellars

and yes that is there where they have been eating all their meals (cute!)

today i am incredibly grateful for...friendship.

Monday, May 19, 2008

we're here!

we arrived 11am hawaii time and have been spending the whole day with becks! loving every minute of it. post more tomorrow. today i am incredibly grateful for...a vacation in oahu.

Friday, May 9, 2008

thirteen weeks. thirty four inches

today we announced our baby news to everyone on our blog. we've know since march 23, easter to be exact, but i had to wait to tell everyone until we heard a good strong heartbeat in our second dr appt. and today we did. beautiful. thought i would share this image with those of you who don't get to see me that often. today i am incredibly grateful for...a heartbeat!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

my first post

this is my first post on my new blog. i am so excited to have started my very own blog. i have one with my husband for the family to view what we are up to, but each day there is so much more i want to share and am using this for my random, fun, silly, pensive thoughts. each day i am alive i realize how incredibly grateful i am for all i have been given. i am so blessed and i hope to share that with others through this blog. thanks for checking in.