27th Birthday!

I don’t enjoy getting older…but I’m not sure who actually does! I turned 27 this year and wow am I starting to freak out and check the mirror for wrinkles more often these days. But when I actually sit back and think about the life I’ve lived thus far, I’m pleased. In my 27 years of existance I’ve accomplished many things that too many pass up or never get the chance to experience. I’ve spent the past 9 years with the man I love and I have so many memories to take with me wherever I go, so 30…here we come 🙂

Yesterday was my nephew’s 10th birthday and we spent the day at the zoo with my dad and niece, fun but oh so tiring!




California Trip 2011

We had such a good time in California, we’re sad to leave…as per usual 😦 Now…fitting all of Sofia’s stuff in the trunk is another thing! We took my baby brother with us and on the way the back seat was pretty full but on the way home it was pretty much stuffed like a calzone! He was a pretzel in the back seat trying to sleep, I bet he was happy to get home in a real bed! It was the longest trip he’d been on. We go to visit Morro Bay for the 4th of July, we had a surprise baby shower for Sofia and we even got to go up to 3 Rivers! It was an awesome week, long and fun!

Picture overload…but there’s so much to show!

Intelligender & Weekend Fun!

This past weekend was crazy, I repeat…crazy!! It was so full of being busy I really enjoyed doing pretty much nothing on Monday (I had the day off).

Sat: Shopping for wedding stuff for next weekend, Wedding shoot, Bachelorette party

Went to Sam Moon’s and got gifts for the wedding next weekend (I’m the MOH and she’s like a little sister to me). They’re cute so I hope the bridesmaides like them! I had a wedding to shoot and my oh my did almost everything go wrong on my part. It was just one of those crazy days where everything has to be messed up. I charged my battery the night before but halfway through it started to die! So towards the end I was shooting on fumes. Also we misplaced the rented flash I got on Friday…that took about 30ish min to locate and a big phew! to follow. All in all I’m happy with the results, but next time I will have backup! B/c of loosing the flash for an extra 30ish min I was 45 min late to the bachelorette party that was held at my house! Luckily I had some amazing women go early to decorate and finish cooking all the food so it was okay I was so late. Overall the night was a big success but next time I will cancel something so I’m not so stressed out. Not to mention it was my brother’s 15th birthday and I didn’t even get to see him till Monday night! Long weekend but oh so fun and glad it’s over 🙂 Here’s some pics from the weekend!

I don’t have any from the bachelorette party…on another girl’s camera but here’s one of my brother’s at his bday dinner!

Now for the Intelligender!! So here’s the website just in case you wanna read what they have to say: www.intelligender.com. On the box it says to wait 10 days to take the test ( I waited almost 2 weeks) and not to take it if you have PCOS…but I thought ‘why should I be left out’?! So here it goes!

……….and the results……….

I think it’s obvious…we shall see in 13 days! 

Cutest thing ever!

My dear friend called me this morning and said,”Faith and I were in your bathroom last night and she said she smelt you”. I thought that was really cute that my 2yr old God-daughter knows my scent. I have always used the same perfume and hair products…funny how she can recognize it, it made me feel special.

Gabe knocked 2 1/2 things off the honey-do list yesterday. We originally had a terrible mailbox that wobbled everytime you looked at it, so now it’s beautiful!! Pretty New Mailbox

I had also been bugging him about wanting a tire swing, well guess what…I got one! We had some extra tires in the garage but they were just collecting dust, it’s still hanging in the garage but hopefully it’ll go out to the magnolia out back. And finally he’s halfway through putting up a new shelf/rod in my utility room. My mother has a rod over her dryer that holds hangers so that when you take clothes out of the dryer, you put them on hangers right then. It worked out great when I lived there. Now all my clothes get stacked up in piles and takes me weeks to actually put them in the closet. I’m excited…I need to put more things on the honey-do list!

Long Week (and it’s only Thursday)

Today is a sad day, it’s one of my baby brother’s 13th birthday! I changed so many of his dirty diapers, I potty trained him, and taught him how to argue “Serena Style”…he’s my mini-me. I love you EJ with all my heart!!This last weekend was so so…I was alone until Sunday night when Gabe got home. But as for Monday we took our babies to the lake to swim, the pool still looks like a swamp and when we got home we shaved Killer!! His hair is soooo short, he looks like a hyena with cheetah spots.

Tuesday I have Bible study and a little bit after we started it began to rain, it soon began to hail. Not just normal hail but really hail!!

Wednesday was my mom’s first day of chemo and she did fine…it was just her nerves that was holding her back. There were so many people in the room getting treatment too…it was one of the saddest things I’d ever seen before! The doctor told her some more info about her cancer, it’s rare and aggressive, it will most likely come back but to the liver instead. So we’re hoping the chemo will keep it away forever! I found a pattern for a chemo cap online, I’ll post some pics when I get one made.