Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall in Estes Park, Co

Just a few shots from Estes Park last weekend.

37 weeks

I have been having some requests for photos such as these, so here you go.
Also, something to note, those sweat pants are the greatest. Jeans are now a torture that I refuse to endure.

puffy feet

chubby face
and a big belly

Nursed back to health

About three weeks ago, I came down with a good weekend stomach virus of some sort. Not the biggest deal in the world... but at 35 weeks pregnant, it's not that fun. The gory details of that weekend of sickness I will save, but the highlights is what I want to share.
1. I watched three, yes three complete seasons of TV.
-Friends season 2.
-Office season 2.
-Arrested Development season 1.
Thanks to my friend to Danielle. Without those Dvd's I really don't know how the time would have passed.
The best thing about the weekend was Michael. He took the greatest care of me and cancelled his weekend plans to take care of me.
On Sunday, I sent him to King Soopers for choclate pudding and not only did he come back with the pudding but brought me a beautiful boquet of fall flowers.
I should get sick more often.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

32 weeks

As of this past Saturday, I am 32 weeks along.
I just woke up from a nap and I was very sleep and grumpy when we took these pictures, but since Saturday was the day marking my 8 month mark, it had to be done.
Michael and I have been attending Bradley Method birthing classes. We are wanting to go through childbirth naturally, with Michael as my coach. Both of us having been learning a lot, and I personally, am getting excited for the birth experience just because I have been doing so much reading and research. I think mental preparation for this is key!

i conjured up a smile. but it's all fake. i was much happier looking grumpy.

off topic.

Go ahead and buy your plane ticket... you, yes you.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

our humble abode

We moved into our apartment almost a month ago now. I still have a few closets to organize, but other than that we are all moved in and trying to start the process of getting to know Loveland.
Pray that Michael and I will be able to make contacts and friendships with various people in the town.
We really like all the other couples that are apart of our church. Right now, Michael and I are just trying to find avenues to crack into the lives of others.
Just wanted to put up a few pics of our apartment. It's not normally this clean, but we are having company for dinner tonight, so, ya know, you have to make them think that you are a clean machine ;)
the very comfy recliner.
the very comfy double recliner couch. if you ever sat on our couch in Waukesha, you will know how happy we are to have a nice couch now.
Kitchen and dining room. Laundry room is behind that door with the iron on it.
Michael's office area for school.

Our bed and the four pillows that I have to have to find a comfortable enough position to sleep.

And we have two bathrooms. and a walk-in closet. And there is the baby's room, but it's not done being decorated so you will have to wait.
Actually, I would like you to just come see the baby's room in person. That would be nice. You, yes you.

the view from here

If I was living a life of sight, I would have to believe that I had no feet. That is because, I can no longer see them.
You need not fear. I know I have feet. Not because I can see them, but because they ache. Just a little reminder that they are still down there whether I can look at them or not.

and when those two feet of mine carry me outside to my balcony... this is sometimes what I see. not to make you jealous, but if you don't live in Colorado, you should. I think these pictures say it all.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Afternoon Showers

So, I give my dog a bath because I love him and he gets smelly. I also gave him a fur cut, which took a couple hours because I had scissors and not razors. So, my little dog is clean and trimmed.
The next day, I go to lunch with a friend. It started raining like crazy outside.
I get home only to find my little dog, on his chain in the front yard, drecnched from rain. That is not the worst of it. He had been digging a hole in the dirt during all of this.
I couldn't even let the little guy walk through the house. I had to grab Puppa with a towel and throw his little doggy but in the shower.
It's like when you wash your car and it rains the next day!!! Poor pup was shivering from the cold rain, but I gave him a bath and warmed his little body with hugs and a blow dryer.

wet, muddy dog, left out in the rain and mud.
wet, muddy dog about to be a clean, fresh dog.