June 29, 2010

♥ 12th Wedding Anniversary ♥

This past Sunday was our 12th wedding anniversary. I love being married to my best friend. I wish we could spend every second of every day with each other. He promised me this would be possible if we win the lottery :) Darn money always gets in the way.

We went out of town for a few days to celebrate. We stayed in Idaho Springs, CO which is about a 2 hour drive into the mountains. The weather was beautiful and we had a great time. We stayed at the Indian Springs Resort which has a big indoor hot springs pool that feels fabulous to soak in. It isn't too hot so me and the lil' pumpkin were able to enjoy it. We spent A LOT of time in the pool! We've been there before and we plan to go back next year for our anniversary with our little guy. We highly recommend this place: http://indianhotsprings.com// We ate lots of good food, relaxed, enjoyed our time together and took some scenic drives. One was to the top of Mt. Evans which has the highest paved road in North America. It's paved, but drops off on the sides with no guardrails. Luckily Brandon is a good driver :) The summit is 14,130 feet and it was only 33* at the top. It was a clear day and the drive was beautiful. We saw a herd of billy goats with 4 teeny-tiny babies. Soooo cute!!

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband and thanks for such a fun weekend ♥

Road up to Mt. Evans

Mama and baby billy goat - the park ranger said the baby was only a few weeks old.
Me and Brandon at the summit - it was windy, can you tell?!

Echo Lake

Waterfall and Waterwheel in Idaho Springs

June 25, 2010

23 week ultrasound in 3-D!

We had our 23 week ultrasound yesterday. Our little pumpkin looks great - he weighs 1 pound, 4oz and is breech right now. He has both arms and both legs curled up by his face. Silly guy! The technician switched the ultrasound over to 3-D and we got to see him in a whole new way. It was so neat to watch. It was hard to get a good picture of his face because all of his limbs are in the way :) He better not be camera shy when he arrives because I LOVE to take pictures and he'll have his picture taken a lot!

My belly is measuring 25cm and things are going well. I can't wait to watch my belly get bigger and bigger. This is the best experience of my life ♥

Baby legs - baby knees, baby feets and baby toes

Profile - his feet are above his forehead and you can see the shadow of his legs at the top of the picture.

June 23, 2010

Birthday Dragon

I stumbled upon the Dustin Pike blog awhile ago. He draws the cutest images and even gives away digital freebies from time to time. Most of the cards I make are for birthdays so this was a free image I grabbed immediately and knew I'd use over and over. I colored the whole thing with Copic Markers and popped up his hat and muzzle (is that what it's called on a dragon?!). I used crystal effects on the balloon to make it shiny and covered the cake with stickles. I cut the base of this card a little different than usual - I cut off about 2 inches on the right so the card opens closer to the middle. I just love this designer paper by DCWV - I'm really into stars right now :)

I'm 23 weeks pregnant now and we have our next ultrasound tomorrow! We invited my mama to come with us to experience seeing the pumpkin in action. I'll be sharing pictures on Friday :)

Stamps - Dustin Pike
Accessories - Copic Markers, Stickles, crystal effects, grosgrain ribbon, MS scallop circle punch, Nestabilities, pop-dots, 'Wish' rub-on
Paper - DCWV, SU!

June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's. This is a very special day for us since it's the first Father's Day since we became pregnant. It's always been a difficult day for us, but this year we have a reason to celebrate!! Brandon talks to my belly everyday and I just know he's going to be the best daddy! I'm so looking forward to our future and our changing roles as parents. I loved making this Father's Day card. The image is called 'Miracle from Above' from H & M Stamps. It was the perfect image because we are constantly amazed at our little miracle. And I have a strong feeling we'll be staring at the baby a lot ♥ On the inside I printed "Happy 1st Pre-Father, Father's Day."

We're going to the park today to celebrate Springspree - a festival that's held every summer. He hasn't gotten to go for a few years so we're excited to go. Afterwards, we're heading over to my mama's house for dinner. The weather is beautiful today so it should be a lot of fun.

Time to wake daddy :)

Stamps: Miracle from Above (H & M Stamps)
Paper: DCWV, SU!
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, oval punch, copic markers, grograin ribbon, brads, pop-dots

June 19, 2010

Ped Egg

I admit it. I am an infomercial junkie. I want everything I see - even if it looks too good to be true or sounds ridiculous. I'm usually pretty good about not buying everything I see...usually. I saw the commercial for the Ped Egg awhile ago and was intrigued by the "cheese grater for feet". I take care of my feet and get regular pedicures, but I wanted something I could use at home that would really work. I bought my Ped Egg at Bed Bath and Beyond and used a 20% off coupon - my total cost was $7 and some change. I came home and immediately tried it out. I WAS IN LOVE ♥ This product really works and it was easy and painless. My heels do not look dry or cracked and I was amazed at the amount of dead skin it removed. The design of the Egg is supposed to catch all of the shavings in the lid - I found this to be a bit faulty because you have to keep it upside down while using and that's not always easy. It does catch most of it though. I just use it over the bathtub and problem solved. I give this product 5 stars.

I also bought the Heel Tastic Foot Therapy to go with my Egg. It works pretty well even though I can't stand the smell. I do love the deodorant-style applicator though.

Other infomercial products I've bought:

Sobakowa Pillow (love)
Sham-Wow (pretty good)
Nads Hair Remover (no likey!)
Tap Light (too dim)
Tan Perfect (worked ok)
Dual-Action Cleanse (eh)
Dryer Balls (love)
Debbie Meyers Green Bags (love)
Topsy Tail (loved this when I had long hair)
Oxiclean (not impressed)
Furminator (didn't work on my kitties)

(all these products can be found here: http://www.asseenontv.com/)

June 17, 2010

Father's Day/Grandpa's Day

This is my dad's last year as just a 'dad' before he becomes a first time Grandpa. He's super excited about his new status so I decided to make him a Father's Day/Grandpa's Day gift. I was looking for a cute picture frame that said something with Grandpa, but couldn't find one I liked. I found a plain frame at Michael's and decided to get crafty instead. He likes homemade stuff and I thought he'd appreciate something unique. I covered the frame in designer paper, spray painted the letters white, and added a few sparkly foam stars and a matching ribbon. I sealed the whole thing with Mod Podge so it won't rip or tear. I used clear acetate to cover the window and added a picture from our last ultrasound.

Someone had sent me the goofy old man image and I thought he looked like a perfect Grandpa. I colored him with Copic Markers and added Crystal Effects to his glasses. I added designer paper and foam stars to match the picture frame.

I found the cute onesie at JCPenney's. My dad's coming to visit us shortly after the baby is born and I think he'll enjoy holding him in this outfit :)

Stamps: Old Man (unknown)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, foam stars, wooden letters, spray paint, mod podge, ribbon, Copics
Paper: SU, DCWV designer paper

June 16, 2010

Wedding card

We recently went to a wedding for one of my husband's co-workers. She had just graduated college 6 days earlier and her hubby-to-be had graduated from the Air Force Academy the night before. It was a beautiful outdoor wedding and the weather was perfect. Her colors were turquoise, ivory and black. I made her this matching card to go with the gift we bought. It was very fun to make :)

Stamps: Whipper Snapper, Stampin' Up!
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Stickles, ribbon, Copic markers
Paper: SU Black, SU ivory and turquoise paper from the wedding invitation

June 7, 2010

IT'S A BOY!!!!!!

We found out last Thursday that our lil' pumpkin is a BOY!! What an exciting day. I started crying (happy tears!) the minute we walked in the ultrasound room and didn't stop until about 5 hours later. The suspense, the excitement, the amazement, the relief that everything was ok - all of it was overwhelming in a wonderful way! It's so much fun to know we are going to have a BOY! The shopping has already begun :) He looks great and is weighing in at 11 ounces and is 10 inches long. I'm still waiting to feel him move which the dr. said should be in the next week or so. Our next ultrasound is on June 24th - can't wait to see him again!

His little foot and toes - I LOVE baby feets.

Profile - can't wait to kiss those lips! ♥

Arms covering the face - this was our favorite picture.

June 3, 2010

Boy or girl, pink or blue?

Today's the BIG day we find out if we have a girl pumpkin or a boy pumpkin :)

We can finally stop calling the baby 'IT' and most importantly, START SHOPPING!!!!! I'm itching to paint the nursery and start decorating. I've never been so excited to go to the dr. - I'm loving every minute of this experience.

Here's a picture of my baby bump last month at 16 weeks: