Wednesday, September 29, 2010

it's a........

after my last mishap with the blog post pregnancy announcemnt, it has taken me a little while to finally feel like i can offically make the announcement again. but now that we know what we are having and have had a confirmation from the doctor that everything looks good (fingers crossed) i feel a bit more comfortable making the official post. I'M PREGNANT!!! and due on February 26th!! I had the ultrasound yesterday but James couldn't be there so I had the ultrasound technician write the gender down on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope so that we could find out together when James got home from his rotation. (It was SO hard to wait an extra 6 hours to find out!!! i seriously deserve a pat on the back.)
anyway, we got it all on video and since i don't want to spoil the fun you are going to have to watch the video to find out what we're having! :)

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Friday, September 10, 2010

My book!

my book, Second Kiss, is finally published! (*sigh*... a very deep sigh) i've been working with Tate Publishing for almost a year preparing for this day. i've been working and reworking, editing and re-editing, checking and double checking and its hard to believe that its finally complete.
the book is a teen fiction novel about a young girl in junior high. i've always wanted to write books that are fun to read while simultaneously promoting good, moral values.
i keep reminding myself that this is my first book and i have a long road in front of me and plenty of room to improve. but for now i'm so excited to be one step closer to accomlishing my goals.
if you want more information on the book you can click on the title of this blog post or the link below.
Thanks so much to everyone who have been so supportive and encouraging through this whole process!
http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-61663-767-5

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

love those 70's

70 degrees fahrenheit that is. now that its not scorching hot outside scott and i have been able to get out and do some fun things during the day. i thought this picture was hilarious. we shared a piece of pizza from a little kiosk in the middle of our outdoor mall. i coudln't believe that it was bigger than his face! (scott was obviously stoked about it.)
we've been spending some more time on our lawn outside our house. i like to lay on the blanket while scott runs around and plays. but he usually ends up tackling me before too long. we also found this really cool splash pad that a friend told us about. i know i post a lot of pictures of scott at splash pads but if you could see how happy this kid is when he's running around in the splashing water you would take a lot of pictures too.
and (drum roll please) scott has made ANOTHER friend!!! This is his friend Mitchell. They are almost the same age and they play so well together. His family invited us all to go to the zoo with them on Labor Day and we had a blast.

this is us with the mitch and his mom and dad (nick and sarah).
and this is just a fun pic of scott and mitch sticking their heads through our staircase when they came over for dinner the other day. this is crystal and derek. they are some other friends we've been hanging out with lately. they took us to this cool beach at Wallace Lake. we feel lucky to know such great people.

and last but DEFINITELY not least. here is our cute little boy reciting his abc's. you may think i'm bragging but for any of you who know scott and how he is slightly behind in talking you will be very impressed.
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