Thursday, December 24, 2009

little things

We open our x-mas gifts last night at my parents. We were only suppose to open 1 each but since we are all a bunch of little kids they all got opened. Luke was the main pusher this year, he was so excited he just kept handing out gifts. Normal it is me, but I have been way too tiered! These are a couple of gifts that our baby got. Yes that is a VW bus so cute, Shelby ordered those as soon as we found out we were going to have a baby. And the little shoes are from my parents, Matt and I were just looking at them at the store because they are so tiny. The baby got a lot more stuff too. Already super spoiled! I an kind of scared to see what happens when we find out what it is.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Baby news!

I am ready to share some big baby news! But, I want you all to keep an open mind :) And know that I would NEVER put myself or our baby in harms ways. I have decided not to have our baby at a hospital and instead have our baby in the comfort of our home. Ok remember is safe. I will have a nurse midwife with me the whole time who will also deliver the baby. I am meeting with a midwife on Thursday morning. She has been doing this for the past 30 years and has delivered over 4,000 babys. I am so excited to meet her! She has a website with lots of great info There is also a great documentary called "The Bussiness of Birth" this is were I first got my info on home births. So as long as everything goes good with my pregnancy, this is how I will deliver our baby. Also Matt is completely ok with this, I have books all over the house about it. I know it sounds a little strange but I am really excited about it. The idea of having our baby at the hospital freaks me out...totally. All those tubes they hook up to you and all the people that are running in and out of your room. Not my cup of tea! I am planning on relaxing in between my contracts or try :) Listening to good music and sitting in a tube of warm much better:) I might even deiced to have the baby in the midwifes bithcenter, it is beautiful. She has lots of pictures on her website. Please check it, I think it will ease your mind.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Its been a month!

A month ago today we were in Vegas getting married! I wanted to share a picture of the cake that my parents, brother and sister gave us when they picked us up from the airport. I love it the cake toppers are so much fun, what else could you ask for. They also had my Dad's truck all decorated with streamers and just got married signs. It was actually slightly embarrassing, but they were all having so much fun with it, I could help myself from smiling. The funny thing is is that when we were actually thinking about having a traditional wedding, we were going to use cars as our cake toppers:) So I guess no matter what kind of wedding we were going to have it was going to be far from traditional. Thank you for all the Love and Support we have received.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

3 a.m. glass of milk

For the past week I have been getting up at 3 a.m or so to have a big glass of milk. Now I know that that doesn't sound to crazy, but I don't like milk. I might take a super small sip of Matt's if I am eating a hardcore piece of cake but that is it, nothing more. And now I am drinking full glasses! I wake up thinking about it...crazy. And other thing, I dont want sweets. This is even more disturbing than the milk thing. I love sweets, chocolate, ice cream, cookies nothing. I am one of those people who can not have those thing in the house because I will eat it all but now it sits on the shelf. Matt even looks at me weird. And if I happen to eat something sweet (my brain tells me, remember you like this...its creamy and yummy) I can only eat a couple of bites, really and then I feel sick! Now don't get me wrong, I am not complaining. I am just confused! Me not eating sweets is like me wanting a big piece of meat to eat! That hasn't happened yet, thankfully.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Wow what a great Sunday. Its snowing, yeah! Matt and I are just sitting down to finally enjoy the weekend. But I had to share some pictures first. The first is our cute little home. The next is a picture of our back hallway. Matt has been working on it for the past couple of weeks. Yes, it is lined with old doors. I love it. We actually took out the newer doors and replaced them with old ones. They don't match and the paint is really old but they are perfect. They remind me of the doors in my grandparents house. The shiny white paint that has slightly yellow and has been painted over way to many times. Every time I look at them I smile. and the last pictures are of the most adorable measuring cups I have ever seen. I could not pass them up!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Melissa and Baby Boe Loe

A couple of weeks ago Melissa, Boe and I went shopping for a WHITE dress :) We had so much fun even with the super lame race car stroller.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sophie is 8month1... and 1 day

Yesterday Sophie was 8 month old! I can't believe how big she is getting. On Sunday night Matt and I walk over to Cory and Ton's to pick up Sophie and walk over to Kellie's. (yes out house is walking distance from all of them :) I walk in and Sophie is in her cute bear outfit, she sees me and reaches out so I will pick her up. I had just eaten a small candy bar and I must of still smelt like it because she put her face really close to mine a couple of times and then tried to lick me! Tonya and I just started laughing and then she giggled too! So cute...even if she looks like her Dad.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


What a great weekend. We saw lots of friends and family. And ate lots of candy!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Chocolate Chocolate Frosting!

I had to share with you the super yummy frosting I made this morning. We are having dinner with friends this evening and I get to bring dessert, who would of thought:)
I recently was giving a Kichen Aid mixer as a gift and it has open my world up as far as cooking. For all of you who have been doing this for years will laugh but I am truly in aw! Butter, powered sugar, coco powder and a little half and half. Amazing! I think Matt is a little scared because I am always making sweets. Thankfully we have family close because I normal bring a little to everyone.The other crazy this is that I am actually enjoying it! Now I need to learn how to cook veggie style and start to actually eat veggies...not as much fun.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Good News!

Good News is always better on top of an Ice cream cake!

And yes, the cake does say "Congratulation on your tumor not growing!" We even sang to her as she cut the cake! I know, super goofy. We all have had such a rough year that when we do get good news we can finally exhale and have a good time.
Yesterday Shelby had her second scan since she finished her 6 1/2 week hardcore treatment of radiation,chemo and this other stuff that turned her green! Now she gets a scan every two months to see if it has grown back. So far so good. She still is having take chemo pills 5 days a month. Which is not as easy as it sounds. She is still sick most of the time, but as you can see she still has a smile on her face!
Thanks Mom for the home made dinner! It was super yummy. And it doesn't matter were the pizza dough came from, its the thought that matters. You are always there for us to make our lives special...Thank You!
P.S. I got to talk with Miss Emily Rose for about 3 seconds yesterday! Em it was so good to hear your voice. I can't wait to be able to talk with you longer :) Miss you!

Sunday, October 18, 2009


This past Tuesday I got to take Danielle Halloween Costume shopping. I was hoping that once we were out I was going to be able to influence here costume desion. She wanted to be an angle, I had to laugh because anyone who know Danielle knows she is No angel. Super cute, smart, too smart some times, lots of fun, high energy, but angel...No. I could totaly see her in a devil costume and when we were out at the store she actually pointed to a devil costume ( my finger were crossed) and she said "that's what Shelby wanted me to be" but no she didn't want it :(
So can you guess what we ended up with.... a princess costume, who would of thought, just like last year. I was so sad, I wanted to make her something really cute so she would be warm and look so cute and most important would have the same costume as every other 5 year old! But this is one way that Danielle and I differ. So now I have to try and figure out how to keep her warm since her costume is made out of super super thin material. I told her she had to wear a jacket with this costume but we will see how it goes...again its Danielle. So she will be my sweet little girl who listens until she gets some candy in her system. And then Matt and I will look at each other with fear in our eyes and hope she doesn't explode till we get her home.
This is the second year that Matt and I get to take her trick or treating. Last year we went to 1 house. I spent all day getting her ready and we took her to the first house (my uncles were she has been many times) and she was screaming before we got to the door. We are hoping it goes better this year.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Puffy update

Poor Puffy. This past Wednesday it was a week since our new baby kitten split soy wax on himself. We had one of those warmers were you put the yummy smelling soy beads in it and it warms them and poof your room smells amazing. If you have one with pets or little kids "Please" put it away!!! We had ours in a corners, we have had it for 3-4 years no problems. Then the other night Puffy knocked it over and got it all over himself. Bad news! His whole left side was covered, of course I freaked out. He was pulling the waxedup hair out and bleeding. I wrapped him in a towel and he would purr then cry. We tried removing the wax....didn't go so well. So he was all wrapped up for the night and got to sleep in the cat carrier. I felt horrible.
The next morning I didn't know what to expect? I opened his cage and he acted like nothing was wrong. So I decided to keep an eye on him for a couple of days. And he has been fine until today. Well he was even fine today still chasing the other cats around, eating like a pig but today the hair stared to peel off :( I was going to take a picture and decided against it. Gross, really gross. Instead Matt and I took Puffy and all the pieces fall off of him to the vet.
They had to put him to sleep and remove all the hair and old skin :( And they suggested getting him fixed too! So now he is half shaved and no long a man! Poor Puffy. I got a goody bag to bring home of all the drugs, antibiotic and bandages that I get to be in charge of! I guess I can cross of working at a vet of my list of poss jobs that I one day might want!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I had to share some pictures of my super cute niece. Or my soon to be niece :) She is getting so big and is quickly becoming one of my favorite people ever. It is so much fun to be able to watch a little person grow.
These pictures were taken this past Sunday at our friends birthday party. Sophie loved the balloons! We were all scared that it would pop, she has 2 whole teeth that we are very proud of!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Emily just for you!

emily sorry it has taken so long. i know she is already in her house but better late then never. miss you lots sis

Saturday at the track

We did it! We spent the night in our bus when it was super cold. And it wasn't to bad. Well I should say that once we were lent a heater it wasn't too bad. Thank you Mr. Holt you are now one of my favorite people in the world for another reason!

But back to the track, I had to work till 4 so I actually missed all the racing :) Score! We had good drinks and yummy food. Thank you to the Eldridges and Holts for always making us feel part of the group. And for feeding Matt through out the day :)

Oh and yes the weird picture with the hat is me. I had a hardcore facial (vi peel) and would not let anyone take pictures of me but this one. And no I wasn't walking around like this :) Becky made me do it!!!

One last thing, I had forgot how much fun it is to take not great but fun pictures with my little camera. I am putting away the big camera for awhile, to try to remember why I started taking pictures in the first place. It is kind of hard not editing any of my pictures. Cropping, color correction, sharpening, layers that is what my life with pictures has been about. So I am taking a well needed break. I am now try to focus on taking fun picture, with bad lighting or out of focus. Mostly just having fun! Which as you can see I have a good start at!