Saturday, July 23, 2011


this morning i was showered with much love and kindness by some of my dearest friends and family. every detail was so beautiful and the food of course was absolutely delish! the cupcakes were not only the cutest things you had ever seen, they truly were the best i have ever tasted!! but the most beautiful part was being showered upon by everyone with prayers and scripture. couldn't have asked for a more perfect way to be loved on. its exactly what i need. thank you dear friends!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

burst full of energy

so for the past three days i have had the biggest burst of energy yet. there are times i have forgotten i am even thirty eight (yes thirty eight) weeks prego! here is a list of all i have accomplished without feeling too tired or low in the past five days!
can we say major nesting mode?!

  • set up our room to fit our birthing tub
  • rearranged the kids room
  • took the kids to the water park
  • help paint the kids "new" dresser
  • took the kids to their first movie theatre experience
  • took the kids to church (solo)
  • took the kids to dad's baseball game solo
  • helped put the hardware on the "new" dresser
  • helped clean off the back porch by removing old plants and getting rid of the sandbox
  • reorganized the kids clothes to fit in their new dresser
  • rearranged the kids room again to put the dresser in a good spot
  • had friends over for dinner
  • grocery store
  • five loads of laundry folded and put away
  • trip the park
  • work
  • got a new dishwasher installed so had to clean the kitchen after that
  • cleaned the bathroom
  • reorganized the closets to fit everything we need and remove all we don't
  • get a "giveaway" pile together
  • reorganized the junk drawers in the kitchen
  • beach day with the kids for a few hours
  • cleaned the floors
  • trip to costco to pick up prints
  • put the prints into their frames
  • trip to home depot to pick up last minute reorganizing materials for laundry room
  • finishing online traffic school (from a speeding ticket a few weeks back)
  • all the while taking care of the two kids and making breakfast lunch and dinner for all of us.
i know there is a bunch more i could include but it is all the little details that are our usual everyday life, like visiting friends and reading books and playing.

hoping this burst of energy is just the final last push before baby arrives so i can get all the little things finished and feel "ready"!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

more photo shots

one of my dearest friends took these of us a few weeks back. i know it seems like we are getting so many pics of us right now, maybe its cause i'm feeling like these days of us as four are going by oh so fast. either way hope you enjoy!

Click here to enjoy the beautiful slideshow by rayacarlisle

Monday, July 18, 2011

photo shots

here a few shots nd captured from our family video shoot!

Friday, July 15, 2011

video and photo shoot

monday we had a very talented friend shoot a video and take some still shots of us as a family of four. absolutely love what he did and i thought you would too. enjoy!

i'll post the still shots he got another day as blogger seems to be having issues uploading :/

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

back to shooting :: renewal ceremony

about a month ago i had was asked to shoot a renewal of vows ceremony for a friend from church. it was such a sweet little time watching them renew and then take time to nuzzle together for some pics. just thought i would share a few.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

nesting :: kitchen!!

last big nesting project...the kitchen counters and backsplash. love love love having wipeable counters rather than having all the grout to scrub. makes my life that much easier!

our kitchen before makeover

our new kitchen