Saturday, November 20, 2010

Braelyns 2 year pictures

We finally had some 2 year pictures taken of Braelyn....better late than never I guess!!! Our friend Teri took them, and she did a fantastic job...We love them all! Braelyn is stunning in all of them, and we are so lucky to have her in our family. We love her more than we can say! Here are a few of our favorites.......







Friday, November 12, 2010

Anxious Excitement

We don't have much longer until we welcome a brand new baby girl into our home. It is what almost always consumes my mind, especially when I have "alone time".
I think about it when I work out, when Braelyn is napping, when I lay down at night, and many other various times during the day. I wonder what she'll look like, and how the entire process will be, for me and my family as well as our sweet birth mother. I love, love, love our birthmother, and hope the spirit will be with her during the birth, and everything else.
There is always a lingering thought in the back of my head preparing me, and telling me not to get too excited "just in case" something doesn't go my way. That thought is super annoying, and I try and push it back into its small corner of my mind at every chance I get. It is NOT welcome! I do feel very confident though that everything will go smoothly. :>
I feel very grateful to say the least, to my Heavenly Father for this experience. We actually had quite a few "hits" on our profiles along the way....such a blessing. However none of them felt like the right fit, until we met "the one"! I am so thankful for the spirit. It has lead me to know that this baby is supposed to come into our family.
I don't know why, and may never know, why we are supposed to have our family through adoption, but I am grateful for it. My heart aches to be pregnant myself, but I know that my Heavenly Father knows all, and there is a reason why I can't be. It has taken me a long time to come to grips with this, and I still have my moments of "mourning", but I have faith that it will all work out.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Check it out!

So there is a great blog that I follow called "the r house"....love it! Right now she is doing a giveaway with another company called Spaces for Faces! I obviously want to win, but just had to share so that others can enter too if you want! The site is: therhouse.blogspot.com

Friday, November 5, 2010

*Halloween*

Halloween this year was more eventful then I thought it would be. It was actually an entire monthly event! Britton and I had 2, count them, 2 costume parties (one being a surprise party for yours truly!), and then our wards Trunk or Treat! Since Halloween fell on a Sunday we didn't go trick or treating on the actual day, and Braelyn never knew the difference! She had PLENTY of candy!
It was a fun month, but needless to say I have had enough Halloween to carry me through next year! :> Here are some pics of our Halloween.....
Getting Braelyn ready for the Trunk or Treat
The Cutest lil' Ladybug I've EVER Seen!!!!!
We tried to get her to say "trick or treat", but that wasn't working so she would say, "Treat please!" So cute!
Here we are handing out candy!
Braelyn practicing her cackle! I love this one!

The next morning we accessed what she got...pretty good I'd say!

Earlier in the month was my birthday...a big one...30!!! YUCK is all I have to say, but nonetheless, it happened. *sniff sniff* However it was made tons better by some of my very best friends, and hubby. They threw me a surprise party, which I was clueless about, the week before my birthday! They also put together an awesome video of my life, partly set to my dads CD. It was so amazing and a total tearjerker! Thank you so, so much!!!!!
I has some pics of the "surprise face", but they aren't pulling up right when I downloaded them, so here is a pic from the night....
I have lots of pics of all my friends that were there, but that would take forever, so I'll just say thanks again to all of them!
Here's what I did on my actual birthday....
But that's OK, I wasn't too sad...We went to a movie later, and we went out the next night for a birthday celebration! I have an awesome hubby!