Sunday, January 24, 2010

[..My Hobby..]

I'm pretty sure by now everyone knows that I LOVE photography. I seriously love it. I know that I may not have the best camera or accessories or that I haven't had any formal training, but it doesn't matter because I could spend everyday taking pictures! Well I have had a few friends and family asking me to take some pictures here and there and it has been so much fun for me. So here are some of my favorites from the past few weeks.

Right before Christmas I did this session for a close friend of ours. She wanted to surprise her Mother-in-Law with pictures of her kids for Christmas. These kids were the best! It took seriously 30 minutes (including driving) to get these pictures. They were perfect!!

My next session was done of my little nephew Kai. He is 4 months old and so adorable. I just love chunky babies...not that I would know what thats like :)

Finally last week I took these pictures of some kids in my Sister-in-Law's ward. Its such a sad story. Their Mom is in the hospital with cancer and really isn't doing very well. She can't even see her kids because if they have so much as a runny nose it could kill her. The sister's in the ward volunteered to watch her kids during the day and asked them to take pictures to put in a scrapbook for the Mom. I am so happy that I could do this for this family and hope that they will bring her even the slightest bit of joy. This family will be definitely be in my prayers!

Friday, January 8, 2010

[..BIG news people..]

We are finally ready to add on to our little family. It took us a while to get to this point, but we now feel totally ready to be a family of 4. I took Eric and Tatum to my first real Doctors apt and got to hear the heartbeat and I had to beg my Doc for an ultrasound. I guess they only do 12 week ultrasounds if they can't find the heartbeat. It was so cute to see Tatum react to the little guy (or gal) kicking and squirming around on that screen. She printed off 8 pictures and Tatum counted them and asked "you have 8 babies Mom?". Thank goodness there is only one in there! This little one will be due on July 11th which makes me 14 weeks along. Pregnancy really treats me well. With Tatum I never felt sick and had a perfect pregnancy. This time it is similar but my 1st trimester I was constantly nauseous. Never threw up, but still nauseous. Now I am out of my 1st trimester I feel great and am totally ready for this undertaking! Here is the proof...

We were so shocked to see it moving around so much. These two pics were taken literally seconds after each other. See it kicking? So cute!

I am so sorry to all of those that I blatantly lied to. I just wasn't ready to divulge my BIG secret yet.

Monday, January 4, 2010

[..Happy 2010..]

New Years this year was sort of low key. We usually do a huge party with tons of people and party all night long. Well this year most of our friends were either out of town or doing something else. We still wanted to do something, so we decided to do a small get together with a few close friends. We played some games like Rock Band and Apples to Apples and then watched the ball drop and cheered away 2009. We signed up on Direct Tv just for New Years so that we weren't lame and counting down to the microwave clock. We then had a few friends spend the night with us and woke up to hot chocolate and homemade pancakes. I really need to be better at taking pictures at our parties. This really was the only good one we got.

2009 came with a lot of ups and downs, but ended up being a great year. I have already set some goals that I think our family can really benefit from. I know that 2010 will be a great year and I have a lot of high hopes for this year.
Here is to 2010!