Sunday, August 28, 2011

One Year

Today marks one year since this day:

It really has been the most amazing year, my best one yet. Life is just so fun when you get to be married to your best friend. It has been a year of a lot of growth - love growing, faith growing, and family growing (no newborn baby yet). 

Don't let the ice sculpture make you think of a tombstone - we still have eternity left to be together.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

maternity pictures

i had a great debate in my head for the past couple of months:
to take or not to take some maternity pictures

Do i really want pictures of myself with this (?) amount of excess pounds attached to my body?
And have you seen some of the maternity pictures people take? Awkweird (awkward and weird most of the time.)

Lucky for me my sister was around for a few weeks - and we got to do some tradesies. 
The debate was decided - to take some maternity pictures.
 And - because my sister is awesome, and we took the pictures the day before she moved - i am pretty sure that she probably stayed up WAY too late editing them for me...

but i love them
and i think that i'll be more than happy that i have them

37 weeks

Our baby is now 37 weeks old - he's considered full term. 

Oh the excitement (and braxton hicks)

I was fortunate enough to have Angie take some maternity shots for me...

Stay tuned for some more pictures

Sunday, August 14, 2011

36 weeks

in a month this baby could be here

which means

so much time, so little to do
strike that, reverse it

So much to do, so little time....

Friday, August 12, 2011

cabin '11

I started this post yesterday - but it takes a LONG time to upload 41 pictures to blogger. 

For August long weekend we headed to Shuswap for a few days at the Lake at the Allred's Cabin.  Mom, Dad, Erika, Jamie, Jenelle and Brylie and Tyken came to join in the fun. 

Even though the water was a bit cold, it didn't stop anyone (especially Brylie) from enjoying it.  Most of our time 'in the water' was spent sitting on this: the relaxation station.

Here is Jenelle - i mean Jamie soaking up some sun:

Luke's Dad was hard at work, and even Dad got to help him out... Now Scott can't wait to have Dad back out there to help him finish the cabin.

I think the look on my face describes how i felt about the water.

Family Portrait - well not really, Luke, Porter, Me and Brylie down on the dock.

On Sunday we took a boat ride and went on a short hike.  

We hiked to this viewpoint - and i don't have any pictures that really show the view. 

Brylie found this huge pinecone, and wanted to bring it home, but we decided to take her picture with it instead so she could remember the trip. 

i don't have any really good belly pictures.. but i was about 34 weeks here. 

Tyken LOVED to ride in the boat.  Especially when it went "SO FAST" and i have all these pictures of him smiling like this. 

Mom and Dad with Brylie and Tyken in the front:

Before we left on Tuesday, Porter and Brylie decided they wanted to do some knee-boarding. You can see in the picture how happy Porter was after falling in once.  But he did it and i am sure he liked it. 

Jamie was nice enough to get in the cold water with Brylie and hold onto the back of the board to support Brylie. 

Brylie loved it. 

Then Jamie went on a solo knee-board ride

And then wakeboard ride.  

She had one really rough wipeout, and i didn't get a picture of it, but i did get this one:

And then Erika rode the wake home

It was such a fun weekend and we ate LOTS of good food and read some good books and enjoyed our weekend.  It is fun for me and Luke to be able to spend time like that with both our families and have them get to know each other so well.  Papahashi has more pictures - so we'll have to wait and see what he says about the trip when he blogs.

Now we are back at home trying to get settled and ready for the baby
the weather has been pretty nice

My belly is growing (35 weeks in the picture) and baby boy is moving and kicking lots.
I am trying to read all i can about everything labor and baby related.  There is no end to what i could read - and unfortunately now my address is outside of the city so a library card would cost over $100... looks like i'll ahve to borrow someone elses card. 

But - good news is: i got an internship for the fall.  I need one to graduate and this internship seemed to be a perfect fit (and blessing).  For the next 4 or so months i have committed 12 hours a week to watching Food Network, the Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and some select cooking related shows on ABC/NBC and other networks.  I have to report about what i see, what they are doing to engage viewers and biweekly i will have a conference call as well.  

Anyways... it has been really fun to be home and close to family again. I am really starting to get anxious , excited and nervous about our little bundle of joy that is supposed to arrive in just over 4 weeks.  :)