Tuesday, November 30, 2010

FREE Shutterfly cards (I knew the word FREE would get your attention!)

Oh my…I can’t believe it is that time of year again! I feel like Christmas has snuck up on us. Christmas time means holiday cards! Since Sheldon and I have been married I have made it a tradition to send out Christmas cards every year in order to send holiday messages of love to family and friends. In my search to find the perfect card this year I fell upon a fabulous promotion from Shutterfly. They are generously offering 50 FREE Christmas cards for bloggers…yes I said FREE!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of Shutterfly’s products, but especially the variety of cards they have. They have such an awesome selection between their Christmas cards-http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/christmas-photo-cards and their general holiday cards- http://www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/holiday-cards I love all the unique designs and I am struggling to just choose one! Plus they have so much more than just cards. I also love their calendars- http://www.shutterfly.com/calendars which are great for gifts around Christmas time. If you have never used Shutterfly you must give them a try!

To get in on the action all you have to do is go to http://bit.ly/sfly2010 to learn how.

Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Yes, it is true! For those of you who care and thought this day would never come...well it has. Sheldon and I are expecting our first baby right after I turn 27 and just before our 7 year wedding anniversary, talk about the best birthday and anniversary present ever! I am around 13 weeks and we are due June 5th. We are so thankful and very excited :)

Here are baby's first pictures as a little peanut.

This is my second test...I just bought the Walmart brand tests and the positives were VERY VERY faint. So it was very hard to believe that there was anything growing inside me until sickness set in (just a little bit, nothing unbearable) and I went to the doctor. If I would have had it my way we wouldn't have told anyone until Thanksgiving, BUT it's funny how things have a way of slipping out and getting around without you knowing! Plus Sheldon can't keep a secret for his life!

This is my sister's reaction as she found out, first very confused and then excited. I think this picture was snapped during the confused part.

If you know my sister you know that the whole attitude saying totally fits.

This is how we announced the news to our parents. We bought pies and put signs and binkis in them and then put them back in the box. Then we took them over to our parent's houses and told them we brought dessert to share. When my mom opened the box and saw the pie she said with a very confused look "What kind of pie did you get?" (haha, come on mom get there faster) And then when my father-in-law saw the pie he was very confused because of the 2010 part. Oops, that was my bad! I wasn't really thinking when I typed up the sign. I totally spaced that it would be a new year when the baby actually came.

So that's the news! Yipee!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Time and energy is hard to come by these days, hence the lack of posting! Anyway, I decided to upload all the photos on my camera and thought I would be ambitious and do a post while I was at it so here we go!

We had a blast celebrating Halloween! Some of our friends threw a murder mystery party. The setting of the murder mystery was the 50's so we didn't dress up as anything specific just the characters we were playing in the game. We have some of the funniest and most creative friends as you can see.

Just in case you were wondering, Nicole (far left) is demonstrating what Snooki would have looked like in the 50's. I just look like a nerd, but Danielle (far right) is one of the only girls that can make those glasses look good!

Sheldon got a little too much into his character.


Next, is pumpkin carving. My parents had a little pumpkin carving party a couple weeks before Halloween and we discovered that we rock at carving pumpkins. Unfortunately, I don't have the end results to prove it because my camera has been having an attitude lately (darn, guess that means new camera shopping :)

This is my adorable nephew Kyson (oh, and my mom). He was so over pumpkin carving as soon as he saw the pumpkin guts you have to take out before you start carving.

Handsome hard at work.

My brother and dad taking short cuts, and Stephanie (Andrew's wife) cracking up in the background.

I know my pumpkin doesn't look like much here but it turn out awesome, thanks to Sheldon and my dad for helping!


And finally, the last glimpse of summer. Way back in September we went to an annual family reunion and enjoyed the last days of summer. We were able to take our Harli with us and she loved it because she got to explore and swim, which is her favorite. I wished we lived closer to a pond or lake so we could take her swimming more.

Harli in her kennel ready to roll.

Our nieces getting ready to canoe.

I love how extra cute Harli is when she is wet...haha, I love my pup!