Monday, December 24, 2012

6 Hard Truths

Oh my... I so SO wish everyone in the world was forced to read this article. It very clearly outlines the difference between winners and losers. I wish more people would quit bitching about how "life is so unfair" and actually do something with their lives. Get inspired :)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Vote Nobody 2012

On this election day in 2012 I will be voting for nobody. The picture below quite eloquently explains my reasons why:

It is rather insulting that our established government acts as though it is giving us a choice by choosing between mass murderers A and B. Yes, I personally believe Mitt Romney would be the lesser of two evils, however since when is "less evil" good enough? Have our standards gotten that low? Ron Paul was the only even remotely legitimate candidate running for office, and we shouldn't settle for anything less. Lets let the system know we will vote for principle by voting for no one at all. So long as we are willing to accept evil nothing will ever change.

Both candidates support indefinite detention, both support their own forms of socialism and obamacare, both support the patriot act, both perpetuate war, both have supported the killing of innocent human life through the process of abortion, and its time we say enough is enough, given the choice between two evil men IS NO CHOICE AT ALL. Let us not play along and act as though we believe it is.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Scarlett's "Alice in Wonderland Teaparty" baby shower: Beautiful baby girl is almost here

My cousin Kelly and I at my baby shower. I am almost 8 months pregnant here!

This past weekend was Scarlett's baby shower! It was hosted by one of my best friends since high school who was absolutely the most magnificent hostess anyone could imagine. Basically all I did was make the invitations and think up the theme and she ran with everything else. There was not a detail Dawn overlooked. It just goes to show how very thoughtful and brilliant she is! It could not have been better and I am so thankful to have such a creative and generous person in my life. She is one of the most selfless people I have ever known and I am so thankful to her for making this day so special. I do have pictures from the event some are blurry and i will add the rest to this blog once my grandmother develops them. In the meantime these blurry photos will have to do.
These are the invitations I made, the theme was "Alice in Wonderland" teaparty. Guests were encouraged to come in dresses, hats, gloves and other "teaparty" attire.

The cute greeting table

guests were to sign the book when they walked in what a cute idea!

The cute "clothes pin game" guests were to take a clothes pin and if they said "baby" the person next to them is able to take their pin, the person at the end of the shower with the most pins wins!

Me all dressed up and ready for the shower
Cute pic of my mom and dear friend Lindsey

Don't worry it is only a candy bar! Dawn thought up a game where melted candy bars are put into diapers. Then the diapers are passed around for people to guess what kind of candy bar is in each diaper. The person who guesses all the candy bars correctly wins! ( Haley was taking a bite of the "doodoo" in order to help her figure out what kind of candy bar it was LOL.)

My mom and my sister Haley

hanging out with my grandad at my family's house after my shower "Thats a baby!" cutest grandad ever.

Couple update pics on the pregnancy...entering the 8th month!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

6 months Pregnant!

Believe it or not I have entered my 6th month of pregnancy. It doesn't even sound real to say. I have been swamped, with church, and taking intensive spanish courses (I want Scarlett to be multilingual, so trying to become fluent in spanish within the next year or two so we can teach it to her) but now that I finally have a day off, I can catch up on my blogging.

Ok, first trimester (january - March) was HORRIBLE. I had always heard women talk about "morning sickness" and when I found out I was pregnant in January, I just figured, it would be a little nausea, but no big deal. But month 1 through month 3 (ALL of January, February, and March) I literally could barely move. I was vomiting anywhere from 2 to 8 times a day, every. single. day. I could barely get out of bed to do even the most basic of things like clean the house, take a shower, or cook a meal. Even the smallest of tasks took a herculean effort. Some women say they dont get morning sickness at all and I suppose that every woman is different but for me, I can say I was probably much worse off than most.

2nd trimester bliss (months 4, 5, and 6!) (April - June!)
The doctors told me that once I hit my second trimester, my nausea and fatigue should subside, and boy were they right. It came almost as a miracle, literally overnight I felt great.  Since the end of March I have literally only thrown up once.... I went from vomiting 5 times a day to feeling absolutely fantastic! I had no idea what to do with this new found energy. I took a quick trip to Dallas to show off my belly to friends and family, then the second I returned to Arizona  I enrolled in very intensive spanish courses so as to be able to teach my daughter multiple languages. The doctors told me exercise was imperative to ensure a speedy deliver with fewer complications, So i joined the local walking club and do several miles with them every week. and i recently signed up to work in the church nursery so that I can get used to working around children before Scarlett gets here. Also I have had a blast decorating the house and planning for the baby shower. It is sooooo fun planning for a girl. I have so many ideas for her room. This is the mural I am currently painting on her wall except instead of disney princesses I am going to be painting my own characters, and I am painting a night sky above her crib.

Not to mention, this was the trimester I began to show. and it was so much fun. It is really nice because you finally go from looking as though you might be pregnant, to definately looking pregnant, and people are so nice to me. Everywhere I go people open doors, greet me, ask me how the pregnancy is going. Its so fun to share such a special experience with the world. Also other moms have been really helpful, at work and school other moms are there giving me a plethora of tips and tricks about pregnancy, childcare, and birth. People let me cut in lines, offer me free food at restaurants, and I have even had strangers offer to buy my lunch! Who knew pregnancy had so many perks? lol.

This is me Pre-Pregnancy, weighing in at about 110

Definately got a baby bump at 3.5 months

4 months pregnant, at about 120 at this point.

5 months pregnant

6 months pregnant. Weighing in at a whopping 126!

Well, thats about it for now.  hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Arts N Crafts

Cute butter dish I made and painted!
Have always been a big Lucille Ball fan