Sunday, November 28, 2010

Getting ready for Christmas!!!

This morning I woke up and headed to my parents for breakfast. Richie was still sleeping, but must not have stayed that way for too long. After hanging out with my family for a few hours I headed back home to find my house decorated for Christmas, including my dog, Lady!!!!!! Richie must have been very busy getting everything ready while I was gone:).

Doesn't my little elf look so cute?!?! I love Christmas...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Happy, happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!! Richie and I always have a lot to be thankful for, but this year we were especially thankful. We are just so thankful for our little guy. I am almost 17 weeks into my pregnancy and everything is still looking great and healthy. After so long of trying and even starting to think that we were never going to be able to have children, we are so happy that this little guy is growing strong. Yesterday at dinner we let the family know that we are planning on naming him Don Christopher Faatoafe. My Dad was thrilled to finally have a grandchild take his name:) Baby Don it is!!! We are so blessed to have a healthy, loving family, jobs to support ourselves, a roof over our heads, and love in our hearts. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

14 Weeks

Finally out of the first trimester!!! I wasn't planning on having an ultrasound yesterday, but I had a bit of a scare on Monday night, so I was at my doctor's office first thing on Tuesday morning. They squeezed me in for an ultrasound and found that everything was fine with baby!!! Thank God!! Needless to say, I had a little chat with my Gummie Bear to tell him not to scare me like that any more!

Did you notice I used the word "him?" It is a little early to be 100% sure, but the ultrasound tech said she was 70% sure Baby F is a BOY!!!!!!! We are so excited...maybe my Dad will get his "blond headed throwin' Samoan" after all:). Again, Baby F put on a good show for his Mom, Dad, and Grammy. He was waving, turning, and sucking his thumb (even though Richie tried to deny that one).

Baby Boy, you are loved so much already!!!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Little Cupcake!!!

This weekend we celebrated Abigail's first birthday. I still cannot believe that she is ONE!!! This last year has really flown by. She was such a sweet little girl (like always) for her birthday party.

Here she is just waking up from a nap as we were arriving for the party. We were a little early, as my Mom had some of the party supplies. Don't mind the light on some of these pictures, I think the lamps were making the white balance on my camera freak out!

Okay, now she is ready to P-A-R-T-Y!!!!!! She looked so cute in her little dress, however, it did make it a little hard for her to crawl around. She got a little frustrated at times:). This picture cracks me up, because she is looking at Kim like, "Mom, this is so embarrassing!!! Why do you make me do this?!?!?"

Here is the cute cake that Amy made...perfect for the cupcake theme.

Amy also made this adorable birthday banner. She is so great and crafty!
Ready for her first taste of cake...she was a little unsure about the candle on top though.
YUM!!! I guess it is easier to just go to your food instead of trying to bring your food to you:).
Frosting makes for great hair gel!!! This is kind of the "Something About Mary" hairdo:).

Opening gifts with no shirt on...does it get any better?!?!
Happy happy birthday Abigail. This last year of watching you grow has been amazing. You are loved by so many, and so many are blessed to have you in their lives.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Kim, Aileen, Olivia, and Nicole 2011

Okay, so I am still trying to catch up on posting some of the pictures that I took in the last couple months. I decided that since I shot all four of these girls at the same time, that I could also post them at the same time:). This was a really fun shoot. These girls are great friends and made my job easy!!! Nicole...


and...last, but not least, Kim...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thinking of....

My dear friend Chelsea is on my mind sooooo much lately. She is about to have a new baby any day. I keep waiting to hear news that Baby T has finally arrived...I'm getting a little anxious...can't imagine how she is feeling! While this is such a happy event, I am sad that I will not be able to see her right away. A little over a year ago, Chelsea and her husband moved to Walla Walla, which is not exactly down the street from Lacey, WA.

Well, Chels...your on my mind and in my prayers. I hope all goes well with with the arrival of Baby T and can't wait to meet him. Hopefully, he doesn't make you wait or get too uncomfortable...if you havn't gotten there already:). Love you.