Friday, August 26, 2011

My Leetle Bro

Hope they don't mind that i borrowed these pictures from facebook(: While my brother has been stationed in Hawaii, he's been a busy little bee...wooing the beautiful and sweetest Shannon.
He called me a few months ago and asked me to pray for him because he was SUPER nervous and had been waiting to ask her out for a long time apparently.They go to the same church,and have been friends for about a year now.She said yes,and now they are engaged shortly thereafter...The big day is set for 3 short months from now,and we are hoping to make it to their wedding in November.I wish them all the best,and a happily ever after!(:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

weekend in ninilchik

We busted down to ninilchik last week for a few days to visit our lovely in-laws and made it in time for papa's birthday...we had a great time visiting for a few days,we were there thurs-sun and wouldve stayed longer if Josh hadnt had work stuff scheduled on Monday.McKinley followed Nana around "helping" her with everything,especially the cooking,whether she wanted it or not(:
Shes very nosy and bossy,as Nana soon found out,but they seemed to enjoy their time together.

They were making cookies for Pappa's birthday right here

Testing the cookie dough...covered in flour

If she wasnt bugging Nana,she was out in the garage with Pappa and her Daddy...she doesnt sit still...ever...the child has enough energy for three people

She adores four wheelers

This is Mrs Diane,Micahs's mom...she was visiting Micah for the week,and we really enjoyed visiting with her

Naptime...the only time she's EVER still

Testing the friendship bread batter

This is Anna von Shnitzzle...Nana's new baby...she wasnt very happy about sharing her mom with the grandaughterMaking chicken with Nana...she needed "mittens" to help too(:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

35 wk picture

Soooo...........curtesy of my freind Natasha...i told her she better make me look skinny...hehehe

I like the first one better cuz it hides my arm fat...but this one shows the belly in all of its glory...
"aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"(do you hear the angels singing?)I should have photoshopped a glowing light around my belly...use your imagination...

The talented photographer and her her adorable assistent Baby Kate-love the tongue babygirl(:

35 Weeks Pregnant - Week by Week Pregnancy Calendar

Approx. 5 weeks left to run this race...the pregnancy it takes alot of patience...patience through the bodily pain...patience through the mental strain...mostly now im just impatient to meet my little Lucy.Even though these last few weeks are flying day,the days seem to creep...its so weird...

These past 2 weeks have been particularly trying,not having my husband around...i lean on him greatly for emotional support,and look forward to his weekends so that i can have a repreive from the stress of being pregnant AND dealing with a two year old wild child.As soon as he goes on his weekend,i feel myself relax and thoroughly enjoy his days off.BUT he worked 5 nights straight,and then left for his sheep hunt almost a week i havnt seen him for about two weeks now,and the LORD has given me an amazing strength and patience through it all...i have even felt better the last few weeks than i have in months,and i know its the Lord's help in a difficult time.Josh should be home in the next few days,and i can hardly wait.

When he gets home he will be off work for awhile,maybe even until the baby comes,and once she comes he will be home with me for two weeks after...the Lord has been working things out and i THANK HIM for blessing me this way.Its been a long hard summer,and our little family is definetly ready for some relaxation and family time(:

Jenn made me this adorable blanket for Baby lucy,and i just want to share a picture with you all

she did red butterfly stitching around the edges which i thought was an adorable contrast

and this is the back side of it...i just love it(:

This is where im at as of Monday...35 weeks and counting down...ill try to post a new belly shot if i can get someone to take a picture of me this weekend

Gettin pretty cramped in there...shes moving less and less the past few weeks

35 Weeks Pregnant - Week by Week Pregnancy Calendar: "Your Baby in Week 35 of Pregnancy
Your baby is standing tall (so to speak) this week at about 20 inches and continues her steady weight gain (she’s about 5.5 pounds). While she won't get much longer, she will continue to pack on the pounds — including large amounts of baby fat — right up 'til delivery day. Something else that's moving at a mind-boggling pace these day: fetal brain development! There’s a lot going on inside that tiny head, which is, by the way, still soft to allow an easier exit through the birth canal.
Learn more about your baby in week 35 and fetal weight gain.
Your Body in Week 35 of Pregnancy
Now that your baby is head-down in preparation for delivery, chances are your bladder is feeling the squeeze, causing you to leak a little every time you sneeze (or cough or laugh) or making you feel like you have an urgent need to pee all the time. Whatever you do, don’t cut back on fluids! One way to improve your body's holding power instead: Do lots and lots of those pelvic-floor exercises called Kegels. They can help strengthen your pelvic muscles (important now and postpartum)."


We went to the fair the first day,and josh was sposed to go with us,but had been working so much overtime he hadnt gotten much he met up with us later on but didnt stay long becasause he was in uniform...we were bummed,but had lots of fun anyways...

She discovered Dippin Dots,and hasnt stopped chattering about them since...she loves all things icecream...hmmm...must be in the bloodline(:

We stopped to listen to some singers performing a show...mostly just because the mamma needed a rest,but she really enjoyed the music,although i wasnt real impressed with it...hehehe

Then we went a week ltr on a fri night while the daddy was gone hunting and Auntie Tori met us there...she did me a favor and helped Mac on the rides,with was nice for the preggo(: gave me a chance to sit down for a minute(: Mckinley LOVES carosels and rode it three different times...

She also loved the giant slide...Auntie Tori got her workout that night hiking up that thing several times!

And once again,on the carosel...this time with Ashley...she met up with us for a few mintutes and played some games and rides with us while Tori went and rode some rides with her Bro, Foster ,for a few minutes(it was his 14th birthday!)

I fell in love with these headbands at the fair on Saturday and thought about them all week till i finally went back and bought one after showing Tori and her agreeing that i definetly needed it(:

Then i really spoiled myself and got a matching necklace...the lady that makes this stuff has new items every year that i fall in love with,but she's a bit pricey so i never end up getting anything and always regret it...not this year though!(: I will get my moneys worth out or these,i garuntee it!(: Plus its kinda great since im hating my hair right growing it out,and its at an akward stage and i needed something cute to get me through it so i can wear it up more till it gets longer and i like it better(: Thats my story and im sticking to it ;P

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Pregnancy Calendar Week 34

I think baby must be dropping a little...ive had a little easier time breathing this week(Thankyou Lord!) and a few stretch marks have begun to appear.... that must meaan something. ugh. stretchmarks.I guess i should be thankful i dont get them till the end,and they arent very bad. My little Lucy will be worth a few stretchmarks i suppose(: 6 weeks till her due date!!! yay!!!

Pregnancy Calendar Week 34: "Your amazing baby is on the move!
Until now, your wee womb-squatter's been living fairly high up in your poor stretched-out womb - blithely compressing your poor lungs and internal organs.
This week your baby's going to pack their tiny bags and make the 'big' move to your pelvis - commonly referred to as the time when your baby 'drops'.
If you haven’t noticed it already, you’ll be feeling the weight shift indicating your baby is most likely out of breech position (if they're being stubborn, check out 17 Ways To Turn a Breech Baby) with their head now resting on your pubic bone.
When baby drops this may also give you some horrific stabbing back pain as they press on your sciatic nerve.
If that's the case, get off your feet and try to do some spine-lengthening stretches to help your baby move OFF that poor throbbing nerve.
In developing internal-organ news: although not quite fully formed, your little poop-factory's liver is now capable of processing a certain amount of waste.
Because your baby's liver is not quite birth-ready, it's common for newborns to get a case of mild and harmless jaundice (signaled by a slight yellowing of the skin).
Jaundice is the result of your baby's body producing more bilirubin (a by-product of blood production) than the liver can currently breakdown, leading to a subtle yellow tinge that goes away in a few days.
Babies born earlier than their due date tend to have moderate to severe jaundice, which - in the hospital, will be treated via light therapy to help their body break the bilirubin down.
For home-birthers, jaundice is easily dealt with by increased breastfeeding (to help their body pass the bilirubin) and 'naked time' for baby in a warm sunlit area for 10 minute intervals throughout the day until it disappears."

Thursday, August 4, 2011

my leetle garden...

The week we moved into our new house,the bunnies ate all my broccoli,little meanies...

They started getting after my lettuce,but i got everything up high so they couldnt reach it...
My lettuce is pretty much all picked,and we have IMMENSELY enjoyed it the past few months...i got a good cut off of it every week.

my fancy lettuce and spinach didnt ever do much and have now died off ...

This is my one awesome bell pepper thats been growing for a month now,its about half was the cutest ever when it was a tried despertly to put on a few more,but i think we just lost our sunshine way to early this year.Drat.

I have two awesome banana peppers ready to be picked,just gotta figure out what to do with them...guess i need to make some fajitas or something...

I have quite a few peas just from the past two weeks,and they are all growing like crazy...dont know how much longer they will put on,but some are almosy ready to be picked.

For some reason my tomato plant started dying when we moved,and after i finally revived it,it finally grew one whopping tomato...its still green and fuzzy,but its growing(: McKinley says were gonna share might be the best plan cuz she and I love us some tomatoes...I just dont think it ever got hot enough for tomatoes this year...we had very little sunshine in July.

Even though we only had a few garden successes this year,we sure had fun trying.McKinley was so excited to help me water every night,and it was a great bonding experience if nothing'll be fun to plant a bigger garden next year,and tend a greenhouse with my little helper.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gettin ready for baby...

Since little Lucy is due in apprxmtly 6 weeks,i have been trying to work on a few things to prepare for her arrival...So today I focused on setting the baby room up a bit,organizing clothes,etc...seeings how we just moved,the baby room hasnt exactly been a priority...but now that the rest of the house is pretty much in order(with the exception of my craft room),its time to tackle shouldnt take too long,but i cnt do much at a time right now,so i have to take the tasks in stages...

after working on her room a bit,i tackled one of my sewing projects,and made a new boppy,or tummy time mom had just left me some left-over fleece she had made mckinley a blanket out of,so that came in handy...i didnt even have to buy fabric!(:

My next project will be to make my diaper bag...i already purchased a cute pattern,and Cady Mills and i have a girls day planned for this thursday to hit joannes and pick out some fabric.Im so excited to spend the day with my friend Cady and baby Noah...they havnt seen my new house yet,so itll be fun to give them the tour(:

These are the outfits that McKinley and I picked out for the hospital and welcoming little Lucy into the world...we figured she deserved something new even though she has an entire wardrobe handed down from her sister(: So we splurged a little on these,pretty much the only thing ive bought for her, come to think of it!McKinley was SO incredibly excited about these...

and while we were organizing baby clothes today we ran across some stuff for Mac to try on too...she was pretty excited about trying her snowpants on and wore them all afternoon...she talked about winter and snow and sledding nonstop all day...itll be here soon enough little girl.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The new table my husband is buying me spoiled am i???(: grin (: