Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Apparently Ewok is my favorite to photograph! haha
But 365 picture 2, our latest ultrasound from 11 weeks ago that hangs on our fridge with the words Steven put together above it. I think it's sweet...and wanted to capture some of it's wonder...
365 picture 3, our grass is starting to peak out of the ground and be green and in the sunshine and shade from the trees Ewok sat watching the dog play around her. I think she's a beautiful and mysterious looking cat!
365 picture 4, Ewok was sleeping on the bed which is a BIG no-no when Steven is home, but I let her get away with it.
Friday, March 26, 2010
I'm so glad it's the weekend...and even further more, Steven is working the whole stinkin' thing!!! It'll be very lonely at home...but I'm bound to get some reading, cleaning, and sleeping done! All very exciting things!
As much as I like cloudy, cool days...I'm kind of ready for the sun to just shine in true Colorado form! We're one of the sunniest states but yet we continue to get reminders that winter was a mere week ago! Please let Spring be in its full bloom soon! (no pun intended)
Thursday, March 25, 2010
One in particular, was asking about a photo from her 365 project. Curious, I clicked on her link and found out that she made a New Year's resolution to take one photo each day, edit it, and post it in a blog/gallery. I thought to myself...what a clever idea! Not to mention, that may help me develop my photography skills...hmm....
Sooo...I'm going to do it!
Rather than starting a whole NEW blog, I think I'll just incorporate it with this one.
With no real access to a computer on the weekends, except Sundays (sometimes)...Monday just might be an overload day with 3 photos instead of just one...I guess we'll see how it all happens!
But regardless, starting..hmm...I guess tomorrow...I'll post a photo a day for one full year!
MARCH 26, 2010....MARCH 26, 2011
Wow, you know how many things are going to change in that year?! I'm excited!!!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Hercules found a corn stalk that he kept running around with. I couldn't resist getting a few "action shots".
Hercules being his silly self! He was panting like crazy after running around outside!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
And one of me being goofy in bed! Steven was testing out the camera...forgive the nasty, un-cased pillows! We've been lazy!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Well, yesterday afternoon I recieved a call from one of the prenatal coordinators for my county. She called to offer me a spot in a prenatal nutrition class and at the end of it I'll be given a FREE CARSEAT! Heck yes I'll join in!!! Haha.
So, this morning was class #1. I convinced Steven that he needed to at least come with me to the first one...so he did, got overly embarrassed I'm sure because he was the only guy there...but it was cool! I'm also in the class with a gal I talk to through Sparkpeople.com, a weight loss support website, and so I was able to meet her for the first time! That was exciting...not to mention it gets Steven off the hook for coming to the rest of the classes because I won't be all "alone". :)
We talked about our sugar, salt, and fat intake during this class. It was honestly a little depressing because everything I tend to eat is overly processed and well, looks like we need to re-evaluate our whole kitchen!!! But that's okay, no time like the present!
Tonight, I'm heading over to Loveland to pick up myself a wonderful camera!!! I'm so excited about this...granted its costing me a pretty decent chunk of my tax refund... But anywho, it's a Canon EOS Rebel Xsi. Welcome Kendra to the world of Digital SLR photography!!! YES!!! :)
The only real kicker to this whole deal is that they've discontinued it so I'm buying the display one at 10% off (thanks more money in my pocket!) and they can't seem to find the USB cord to connect it to a computer. Now, I suppose I should be a little turned off by that but my computer at my parents has a SD card reader built into the tower...so, no biggie! But I do have a game plan to try and make the price a bit cheaper because if I plan to replace that missing cord, it'll cost me $50 from the Canon website! Ahem, I would like that money to be available! So, we'll just have to see how this goes...
I really am wanting to have this camera completely figured out by the time our little Miss Marlee gets here so that I can have AWESOME pictures of her from Day 1!!! :) **insert giddy photographer laugh**
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
My doctor's appointment this morning started with a slightly elevated blood pressure (not too alarming but high for me) and so they asked me a few questions. Unfortunately, the last couple weeks I've been having headaches as well, so I kind of knew that my blood pressure would be awry...
They handed me a lovely orange container and a seat to place on the toilet. I am in the midst of doing a 24 hour urine collection. That's right, I have to collect every last drop of my pee for the next day!!! Haha...it's interesting!
The results of the blood they drew while at the office and the analysis of the urine will tell me if I have pre-eclampsia or not. With that being said, if I do, well, Miss Marlee will be here much sooner than expected!!!
ALSO, in 2 weeks I have to go back and do a 3-hour glucose screening. To check my blood sugar and possibility of having gestational diabetes....again, figures!
But, on a much more positive note, my uterus measured a week ahead and her heartbeat was a strong 146 :)
Friday, March 5, 2010
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Pass on to 15 others
- Contact bloggers to let them know
- State 7 things about yourself
Alrighty, THANKS a billion times over to Apryl who nominated me! :) I extend my love to her across the United States!!!
I'm not sure I have a lot of blogs that I read in order to pass this along, but I'll do my best! Actually, since I'm honestly on the lazy boat right now, I'm going to nominate everyone that regularly reads this blog! I enjoy the comments, the encouragement, everything that is given to me!
Now, umm...7 things about me:
- I'm buying myself a $600 camera very soon because I'm addicted to photography regardless of the fact that I grew up with professional cameras in my face belonging to my grandpa and uncle.
- I slept in a hookah bar one time. We all were hanging out and it lasted past closing hours...and we just decided to stay. At 7am, we got up and went to breakfast down the street...
- I have no idea how to parallel park...so I guess it's a good thing I don't live in a big city!
- I live in flip-flops and sandals year round. Granted this may not be a big deal for some, but I live in Colorado. And it snows. But you'll still find me flip-flops!
- I have no desire to go to Mexico. To me, it just seems like one of the most unlikely enjoyable places. It's either a tourist trap or a dirty mess! I'd rather spend my money visiting more quaint and photographic places...
- I have absolutely no idea how to blow my nose. I mean, I can't put a tissue up to it and blow...it's like my mind can't comprehend such an action. So, that means I'm an infamous "pick-n-flick" person! haha...don't worry, its usually into the garbage!
- One last thing...hmm...I have Chronic Urticaria (basically permanent hives). Luckily, with pregnancy its all in remission but afterwards, I'm afraid it'll come back full-force. It's my body having strange histamine reactions that no one really knows how to fix...it's only been known for about 10 years and so the treatment options are slim.
Okay...I think that'll do for now!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I was given a lovely blog award that I'll hopefully cover here soon...
I'm gaining belly weight..more and more...and I actually am able to respond productively to people who ask when I'm due. There for a while I didn't realize I looked that pregnant and was almost shocked someone would ask me when they did! Results: a look at them that probably made them second guess whether or not I really was pregnant! Sorry to those people out there in the world!
My lovely cat decided to take a giant piss on our bed last night! I have no idea what got into her..but hopefully things will be a lot less smelly and dry once I get home tonight. I sprayed the crap out of it with this great stuff we have for pet stains! Now I just have an extra load of laundry to do on Saturday! Whoohoo...
Okay...again, work is piling up and time is falling short...so I must bid adieu at this point...but I promise that VERY soon you'll have a post worthy of reading! :)