Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wishing for cool weather

Ok so she wasn't.... this was at a rest stop on our way to Provo a couple of weeks ago.... but today, it RAINED for a minute. There was thunder this morning! It's cloudy and almost blustery even. A very warm bluster, so we're not quite there.

But with the windows shut, in the air conditioning, with the right candle burning.... I can almost trick myself into feeling like it's actually fall.

Even in the desert.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

- I second shot a wedding on Saturday with Tyler from Blue Lily ( I LOVE these two)--- I left home at 9 am and got home at midnight. My body has felt absolutely worked after a five-hour wedding (which is what I book)... so this was rough. Poor Tyler had to hear more than his share of pregnant complaints from someone that's NOT his wife. It was a learning experience. But every time I do a wedding, I wonder if it's my last. I see why not all photographers DO weddings.... hard work! You made it look easy peasy Tyler. Wish I felt like you looked.

- When I came home Saturday night, our faucet had broken off, so we have to turn out kitchen sink on and off by pulling on a screw. Also---- the upstairs AC was broken, so Ross moved the guest bed downstairs and we've been sleeping on the family room floor since Saturday.

- Today the AC guy came and fixed it--- it took like ten minutes... and it felt a little bittersweet.

- Turns out it's fun to sleep on the floor in front of the TV. Reminds me of when we first got married and lived in our little one-bedroom in Provo and moved our mattress into the family room so we could watch Friends re-runs 'till midnight. Our poor home-teachers would come over and teach us from the sofa while we sat on the bed. We were newlyweds... :/ weird.

- I'm feeling unambitious. So many projects to do. I don't even know where to start. I spend too much time looking up ideas online and too little time making stuff happen. Feeling bleh.

- Had a doctor's appointment yesterday. Thank goodness my first visit with him was somewhere after the first trimester when I'd already gained ten pounds so he thinks my weight gain is just fine. It's not.

- It's really really not.

- Sophia is the cutest kindergartner I've ever seen. She makes me more and more proud every day. I just pray she never stops loving me so much.... she makes me feel amazing when I feel like bleh.

- We're supposed to be entering fall. People are decorating for Halloween and Costco is already selling frosty outdoor Santa Clauses. And yesterday was like 113 degrees and a little humid. It makes me ANGRY. Maybe that's why I'm feeling bleh. Please please please give me some bluster and some chill so I can layer over this 26 week stage. I've got far too long to go and far too little to wear. I need a break. And I want to burn some candles and bake some bread.

- Going on a sister's retreat to Vegas with my mom, sisters, and sis-in-laws in November! So excited.... one last carefree hoorah before the baby comes. We're planning lots of eating, shopping, relaxing, and a Circ or two. SOOOO excited.

- I know this was thrilling. If you've made it this far you deserve a reward.

hmmm.... nothing comes to mind. Sorry. Did I mention I'm feeling bleh?

The end.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

While we were in Utah last weekend....

A picnic up the canyon....

ahhhh..... soaking up some fresh air in double-digit weather.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Some of my favorite boy room inspiration

I like a lot of these elements.... but it's a bummer--- none of these are even perfect to me. I know I like feminine decor, since there are like a BILLION perfect girl rooms to me. I really don't want him to have a girly nursery... and Joe, I know you won't let it go unnoticed when you come for his birth, now that you've made it clear they're ALL girly!

Maybe I'll just pretend I don't know what I'm having and justify a "neutral" nursery---- I'm just not feeling lots of dark wood and sports.

Can't I just avoid pink and call it good?

This boy stuff is hard!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I know they all look almost the same. But humor me.

So the first nursery idea...that I posted a few weeks ago, is it too girly? Is the coral rug girly? If so, not sure if some of these are better or worse, but here are a couple of other variations. Mostly just the rug changes... but I think it's sort of a prominent thing. What's your favorite!?

Oh and other changes? This is a picture of the oeuf crib which is WAY out of my price range, but I'm thinking this crib from Walmart might work... (thank you anonymous commenter that pointed me in that direction!) It's not perfect, the bottom might be a little too cherry.... but I figure, worse case, I can paint it. I'd have used it in the idea board, but every photo of it online comes with that bedding. No thanks.

Other additions?

rocking moose (expensive one in idea board, here's the cheap one I'd buy from ikea and paint)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Back From Utah

We're back! I think we made about a dozen stops each way with mine and Mila's bladder situations (mine being squished by a baby, hers--- I don't know... I guess I've never noticed how MANY times a day she pees.... is it because she's relatively newly potty trained? AWful. )

But besides that--- a fast, but super FUN trip. There's nothing like being with extended family under one roof. Many more photos to come.

Good to be home.