In a world with a 4 year old, a 3 year old, a 16 month old, a 3 month old and two soldiers you never know what misadventures await. Life is always springing the unexpected and I want to share them with you. Welcome to my world.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pixie Stedding Photography & Handicrafts

So, I've finally done it. I started a business page on FB for my photography and quilts, etc. I'm excited. I'm new at the photography thing, but I'm hoping that enough family and friends will be willing to use my talents so I can learn and become better. Plus maybe I'll actually sell my quilts and other various handicrafts. My attempts at just that through my parents at the various farmer's markets hasn't been very successful. I'm hoping people will see I have some kind of talent. Then again maybe its just wishful thinking. Anyway, if you find yourself looking come check it out. I'm still working on putting up photos of my work, but I hope within the next week to have a decent amount up.  Thanks for all your help and support as I head into this new adventure!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Pregnancy Hormones

All these pregnancy hormones are getting to me! I was an angry pregnant woman in the beginning and now I'm a weepy, sad one. Everything makes me want to cry and I do mean everything. This afternoon its I'm hungry and Hubby's going to cook some yummy avacado omelets and pepper bacon. I need and want it now and he has to clean the kitchen before he'll start. At the rate he's going it'll be dinner time before we eat. It makes me want to cry. Stupid I know. The hormones, I hate them. I'm so ready to be done.

I saw my Dr this week. I had another big ultrasound and they found my placenta has continued to move up, so no worry about it growing into my scar tissue. Which is good. Fallon still looks great and is weighing about 1lb 5oz. He was so cute, we even got to see him opening and closing his little mouth. I can't wait to get to hold my son in my arms. I gained another 4lbs in the last month, which puts me at a grand total of 9lbs. Not bad if you ask me. I have still been contracting alot and he says while I don't have to be in bed all the time, he wants me to really take it easy. He knows that's hard with kids, but to do my best. The goal is to make it to 34 or 35 weeks, then he's ok with taking him. So only 10 or 11 more weeks to go! Hurray!

I have a lot to do in that time frame including planning a baby shower for my best friend and last minute things to do to be ready for Fallon. Diapers to stock up on and I could use a few more outfits for him. Plus my house is a wreck and I have a long recovery that will prevent me from taking care of it after. So yea fun for me! Hope you all have a better day than me!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Writer's Workshop: New Year's Resolutions

I'm doing pretty good I think, going on week two of consecutively participating in Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. Bedrest is getting old and this is fun. So head on over and join in all the fun! Plus never have a moment where you truly have nothing to write about :)

2012 New Year's Resolutions

To be honest I have never been very good with keeping resolutions in the past. I don't think its an uncommon idea, but really I'd love to be able to say next year a kept at least one. I mean I am realistic after all some will obviously be easier to keep than others. I guess we'll see what I can do and I won't be too angry with myself for not being perfect. ;)

1-I would like to be sure to pay my LDS tithing every paycheck. Be creative as I must inorder to be sure I can do it. (If you don't know much about the LDS Church, we are asked to pay a 10% tithe of what we earn. I won't go crazy and get all overly religious on you, but its taught in our Church this 'Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have asked Church members to give one-tenth of the money they earn to the Church for tithing. Since everything we have comes in one way or another from Heavenly Father, paying tithing is really just giving one-tenth back to him. Tithing belongs to Heavenly Father, and we should not keep it from him.' (Primary Manual) I haven't been super great at it in the past and I would like to do better.

2-I want to lose all my pregnancy weight plus another 54lbs. Luckily I've only gained 9lbs this pregnancy and I only have 10 weeks left before they'll most likely be taking Fallon. So I think I'm doing pretty good.

3-I want to work hard to learn more about my new camera and about photography that I can actually start doing professional photography. Its nice that myself and my best friend are both having babies around the same time, so I have two babies to practice on. Plus I've been adding cute photo props to my collection to use!

4-Work with my kids more on their colors, ABCs, numbers, etc than I have. They are both so smart, I just need to find the time in the day to do it.

5-Get out more! I need to get myself more of a social life! Start a monthly girls night and participate in the local Moms playgroup. I just need to spend less time cooped up inside and more time with other people. I'm kind of loner/recluse. Not really because I want to be, but with all my health issues as of late it makes it hard and I live far enough away that people refuse to come see me. So, maybe I just need to get out!

So, I know they aren't the most exciting of resolutions, but they are things I've noticed over the last year that I'd like to improve. I hope that I can! What are your top resolutions?