Today's thought

Build your own dreams, or someone else will pay you to build theirs!

Friday, August 31, 2012


I'm sorry there won't be any cute tummy pictures on this post, or any post for that matter- since lets be honest I look anything but cute at this point. :) On a sidenote here- I love prego belly pictures of other people. When I 'm not pregnant (and when I am)  I always marvel how beautiful prego women are, I think they are absolutely glowing and look gorgeous. When I see them at the swimming pool with their cute bellies I think-when I'm prego I'm going to rock the bump. Then I get prego and reality hits- I never feel that way. So yes I think pregnancy looks so beautiful on other women, I just can't seem to adopt that way of thinking for myself. 

I am pregnant with a baby girl due the end of November (or possibly the beginning of December) 2012.
 I suffered a miscarriage last December, followed by crazy thyroid issues, became pregnant, was sicker than I have EVER been in my life, developed a subcorionic hemorrhage, was put on modified bed rest with no exercise for 4 months (not even walking), and here I am about 7 months prego, and as big as a house, dreaming of the day I can run again without my thighs playing music. 

 I think you are getting the picture. I SUCK at being pregnant. 

Now don't get me wrong, we are over-joyed to welcome a beautiful baby girl to our family. 
We wanted this baby more than anything
We planned for this baby
We wanted our kids 3-4 years apart
We just bought a house, so this is great timing
We both have great jobs
My job is flexible, and supports my Maternity leave....
Jackson is so excited to be a big brother
We have dreamed about having another baby for a while now, 

So yes I  am so excited to have a baby girl, paint her nursery, buy bows, and cute leggings.
 I am so grateful that Heavenly Father has given  me a body that can get pregnant, hold and deliver a healthy baby.
 I feel a tiny bit guilty for complaining, when I have friends who can't get pregnant. I know I am blessed. I know pregnancy is miracle. 
And yes I know it's taboo to say, and everyone reminds  me how beautiful and glowing I am, (please don't lie)  but really people lets not get confused, I love my baby, I want her here............................................. and YES....I do loath pregnancy, in every way shape and form. (well besides the actual getting a baby part- that I love) 

The  article below sums up exactly how I feel about those nine months of excessive weight gain, sickness, vulnerability, ect.... it's nicely written, and for me is so TRUE. 
The article makes me feel better that I am not the only one gushing about how beautiful being pregnant is, because for me it is SO worth it, but it is anything BUT beautiful...............


On that note. I have a little less than 3 months to go. I cannot wait to get our baby girl here, and complete our family. I am so in love with her already. 

Check out the artwork for little Miss Brooklyn's room---love, love, love it!! :) 
Her bedding is Gray and Yellow. Girl's are so much fun to decorate for! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jackson's 4th Birthday Baseball Style

Good morning presents in your undies, it doesn't get much better than that.  

July 30th 2012 Jackson turned the big 4 years old. 

 Birthday Breakfast and a mini cake before we got started with the day. 

Dad brought home more gifts at lunch time. 

Grammie and cousin Blakey came to share Jack's special day with him. 

 A week after Jackson's birthday we had a baseball party for close family and friends. 

The goodies. 

 Jackson hit the jackpot for birthday gifts from friends and family. 

Thankyou so much to everyone who came and supported Jack. 

The jump-house was BIG hit, and a great babysitter.
Four years old. 
Happy Birthday to my baseball boy. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


We love taking walks on the Provo River Trail. Here are some shots from our recent adventure. It amazes
me how much trust children have. Complete Faith in his Daddy. 

Fly baby fly. 

These are the days. 

Last days in American Fork


 On July 13th we moved into our first official HOME in Provo,  (pictures to come) and said goodbye to our cute rental in American Fork.  In the weeks leading up to our move we attended a few parades, hit a few pools and  soaked up as much sun as possible. Goodbye American Fork. Hello Provo!! :)

Summertime and Little Boys

 We lived at 675 West 410 North in American Fork for almost exactly one year. 
It was a great neighborhood for kids, and Jackson was lucky to live by such fun little boys. 
 This is Jack and Tyson. They are enjoying one of the last days of summer and our life in American Fork. 
 Their connection took time to grown, but once they became buddies they were constantly asking their Mom's for a play date. 

Childhood is short. Everyday should involve a slip-n-slide, popsicle's and a best friend. 

Journey to the Past

 Heber City Utah. If you have the chance to visit you should. Nestled against the Wasatch Mountain Range and the Uintah Mountains, sitting below the beautiful backdrop of Timpanogas peak, it is truly breathtaking. My Grandma, Jacks great grandma Peterson or Grandma Piano as he likes to call her, just happens to live up a country road in Center Creek. 
We were lucky enough to have a sleepover and Jack got to explore the farm like only a 3 year old can. 
Old Tractors, and my late grandpa's truck. These pictures bring back memories of my childhood, riding in the old Dodge to get an Almond Joy with grandpa. Playing in the hay barn with my best cousin Chalene-getting in trouble by our parents because we were covered in hay when it was time for church. Seeing these pictures makes me think of a quote someone told me not long ago, "The days go by slow,  but the years they just fly by." So true, so very true.
The swing is a big hit with all the kids. 

 I 'm glad I can show Jackson a little bit of the past the still alive and well in Heber Valley.  We love you Grandma Piano. 

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