Saturday, October 31, 2009

Zingo Tots Giveaway

The Design Girl is hosting several giveaways to celebrate all her followers! One of the giveaways is for Zingo Tots, which has some really adorable shirts and onesies! Most everyone I know is having a baby now-a-days, so this is a great Etsy shop to find a cute and unique gift!! Check it out! The Thanksgiving Turkey onesies are my favorite!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My First Bump Picture

I have been desperate to take a picture of my slowly growing belly. Ryan says I should just be happy with my body now, since "this baby is going to RUIN your body!" Don't worry, he is always very loving when he tells me that! Today I wore a particularly belly-enhancing outfit on purpose with the hopes of getting a belly pic. Here it is: Baby at 18 weeks!

I don't look too pregnant yet, but I really wanted to take a bump picture!! Ryan created the background. Is anyone surprised he wanted the Chargers blanket hanging behind my first bump pic?
So, there it is, friends and family who don't get to see my growth. Not much, but we're getting there!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Our trip to Maui was INCREDIBLE! Ryan and I took two of our friends along with us, and the 4 of us had a fantastic time! We went snorkeling almost every day at a different spot on the island. I haven't developed our underwater camera yet, but once I do, you can look forward to seeing those pics as well!

Here are Ryan, Matt, and Ben at Big Beach getting ready to snorkel. We spotted some sea turtles and spinner dolphins at Big Beach!!

Our resort was across the street from what was named one of the most beautiful beaches on Maui! We went over there almost every evening for sunset.

One of the highlights of the trip was the Road to Hana. What a beautiful trip! If you've ever traveled the 1 near Santa Cruz, you can get the general idea of the road we had to drive! It was two lanes most of the way, but the bridges were all one lane, so we'd have to take turns with oncoming traffic! There are numerous hair-pin turns, but the views and scenic stops are worth it all!

We hiked to some waterfalls, and yes, I wore a white sundress for our hiking trip!

The black sand beach was probably my favorite stop on the Road to Hana. The water was the most amazing aqua color!

After we reached Hana, we continued to drive for a short while and came to the Venus Pool which was hidden away, and quite a hike to reach! Ryan and Matt loved jumping off the rocks and into the pool. It was a nice cool dip to relax in after the warm hike out to the pool!

Another highlight of the trip was the Drums of the Pacific Luau. Unfortunately, my camera battery died at the very beginning of the luau, so I only got a couple of pictures, and they aren't that great, but we got a lot of video!

At one point, Ryan and I got on stage and hula danced! We had such a great time!

My absolute favorite thing we did was our trip out to the Molokini crater for snorkeling! First of all, I LOVE boating! If I could be out on the ocean every weekend, that's where you'd find me! The waters at the crater are very clear and it is a protected sanctuary, so the snorkeling there is fantastic! Again, once I get the underwater camera developed, I'll try to post those pics. Until then, this picture I found on Google images will have to do!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Birthday Love

Today is my favorite person in the whole world's birthday!!

And guess what he gets to do for his birthday... He is going to miss the Chargers' kick-off to take my car to the mechanic!

Now that is love!

Happy Birthday Old Man!

Friday, October 9, 2009

I just had to post this one...

I know ultrasound pictures are weird and a little creepy, but I just had to post this picture! Our little girl decided to pose for the sound waves in this picture! That's her little right hand up against her face, and doesn't she look like she's smiling with her little cupie doll lips!! She's only the size of one stick of a Kit Kat bar right now, but already moving so much!

One on the way!

I know I need to post about our trip to Maui, but I just HAVE to post our exciting news first... Ryan and I are expecting a baby (girl?)!! I had an early ultrasound yesterday, and they think it's a girl!! We've actually known we were pregnant since the end of July, but I haven't shared with many people yet. Ryan, on the other hand, has told EVERYONE!! I am so glad we aren't keeping this a secret anymore! I am so EXCITED!! Now I can start looking at all those cute tutus and hair bows!! I think my first order may be from The Vintage Pearl! I love her necklaces! Once we decide on a name, I'll be placing an order!! (This is the necklace I want, with only one set of feet and one name!)
Our due date is March 28, so we still have quite a journey ahead of us. Prayers for a healthy baby and easy pregnancy would be greatly appreciated!! I have some cute sonogram pics (if there is such a thing) that I'll post on Facebook once I get my scanner out... Something to look forward to!
Love you all!!