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Monday, August 30, 2010

Who does she look like?!

We recently were able to go to Fetal Foto's in Salt Lake City last week due to my amzing cousin! She is amazing, plus super talented and if any of you are thinking of going there make sure you get her, her name is Haley. She is the beautiful blonde. :)

Rand and I cant figure out who she looks like. We have been staring at these photos for a while. I know you really cant tell much I guess until they get here but seriously! Rand seems to think she has my lips... I dont see it. Regardless I just wanted to share them for journaling purposes. So without further to do.... Meet little L.



Free...


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1) Mention the site DiamondEarrings.org on twitter, facebook, myspace, or your own blog.
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3) Fill out the required information and pay for shipping, only $3.77.
4) Wait for your earrings to arrive!



I just got mine in the mail the other day. So excited to get free stuff :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

24 Weeks....

So we were able to go the doctor again this week!
I cant say how emotionally excited I get to see her every so often.
She changes so much each time, it amazes us.
I cant wait to see more of her little features and movements.
We cannot wait for our official meeting! Only a 112 days left!
Our big appointment is on September 9th... I cannot wait to see more of her.



video

(this was for 8/17/2010)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Latest Purchase




Thought I would share our first "big" purchase for little girl.
I am in love with the kiwi color!
Now moving on to the other stuff.... like strollers.
I have no idea where to start, but I really like the bob strollers.
Anyone have any recommendations on one?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Paris....


Little girls are so much more fun to purchase for....
This being the case, I have refrained from really buying anything for this little girl.
Confession... this line will have to be a part of her closet.
That's right... I pretty much want everything.
This outfit below especially.
End of story....






Friday, August 13, 2010

Purely Inspiration...




Stephanie Nielson.... a woman of pure love, courage and a sweet wonderful mother to her children.
I cannot describe to you how much this woman inspires me daily, with thoughts of motherhood, and how I want to be so much like her.  I do not know her personally, but I do read her blog daily.  Her sweet words to her dear husband and children constantly bring me to tears (not only because I am pregnant, but she truly is a miraculous person).  If you have never watched the movie above please take the time to do so.  Her sweet story will inspire you each day to be a little better than you were yesterday.  Enjoy...

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bliss...



Why does Anthropologie get me every time?
maybe its the simple fact that everything there is bliss-fully amazing!
One day I would love to live there....

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sometimes...


Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson,or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be, but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way. And sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience, help to create who you are and who you become. Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to when you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things.

Make every day count...

Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, it will be hard for others to believe in you. You can make of your life anything you wish.

Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets.

Most importantly, if you love someone tell them, for you never know what tomorrow may have in store. And learn a lesson in life each day you live.

by Unknown
 

 
As of late I feel like I have been more susceptible to the fact that this life is so tender, so sweet, and so incredibly precious.  I feel as though there are days where I am completely clueless to the daily gifts our Heavenly Father gives us.  Looking at this with more light, I can say that I am so grateful for the many opportunities I've had in my life to know some amazing and wonderful people.  All of which have touched my heart in one way or another, leaving some small imprint of them behind. 

I am so grateful for the opportunity that Rand and I have of becoming parents.  That gift alone has really helped me to understand this in a better light.  How tiny and precious each person starts, and how incredible it is to watch them grow and develop.  I have loved feeling her movements increase day by day, and dreaming of the day when I get to kiss her sweet face.

Rand has been so amazing throughout this whole process.  I know I can be extremely difficult at times (mid-night pickle cravings... ), but I know, no matter what we go through in life he will always be there by my side.  That is truly another gift.  I am grateful to share this upcoming birth of our daughter with him.  Without him I would be lost.  I don't know that I would be able to do this alone.  To look at her and not think of what he's missing out on.  Thankfully I know he will be there (recent events have brought me to this thought, thank you Cort).

I am grateful to know where I came from, and what my purpose is.  I love knowing that above all things I have my Heavenly Father there to comfort and bless me.  I know that he understands my struggles, my pains, my laughter, my tears, my joys.  He understands it all.  He is my brother, my friend, and my savior.  I am so happy to have the gospel in my life and to have a wonderful husband who has the priesthood.  I am so happy that He has entrusted such a special gift to me (little Lula), a gift I know I will treasure.

To all of this I find myself such a grateful person. I know whatever comes mine and Rand's way we can make it through, and weather the storm.  That is what makes life exciting, and an incredible adventure.  I am so happy to have my heart so full (sorry to all those who had to listen to that... I needed to get it off my chest).

Friends have always been a huge part of my life as well.  I feel so grateful to call many of you my friends, while the rest I am not so sure... ha ha. Jk!  Each of you are in a special place in my heart, and I will always treasure our friendships.

To sum this all up, I am so happy for the reflection, and aha! moments that have recently hit me.  I am sorry for those wonderful people that we have recently lost.  Their presence will be missed.  I will however treasure my moments in life, and live life a little fuller each and every day.  Thank you for that reminder that has so greatly impacted my life.  It's always in the small things that the greater picture is discovered.