Friday, December 14, 2007

New Christmas Ornaments

Here are the new ornaments that we added to our tree this year.
This one is for our trip to Vegas. I thought that it was so cute.
This one is for being pregnant. At the beginning of this pregnancy, I craved s'mores...which even made this ornament a better representation for this pregnancy.
I love how the belly sticks out on it.

Monday, November 26, 2007


I am finally getting around to decorating my house a little. A few months ago, I painted and modge podged paper onto these BABY wall hangers. I finally got them up into the baby's room.

This weekend, I bought these wall hangings. I thought that they were so cute. I love the colors that are in them. I hung them up in the hall going into the baby's room.

Emily gave me these super cute gifts this weekend for the baby. The little bear is SO soft and the cards are way cool. The have little jungle animal pictures on them. They are black with a white background on one side and then reversed on the other. It is a really cool effect which is supposed to stimulate the baby's mind.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

More Pregnant Photos...

A couple of weeks ago, Jason and I went out and took a bunch of pictures outside of Intel. We got so many that I liked that I decided on putting up a bunch. So, here are some pictures of me at 24 weeks pregnant and a couple of Jason.

And finally...Jason's belly... (trying to be sypathetic)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Belly Shots at 21 weeks

This morning it decided not to rain for about an hour, so Jason and I went out and took a couple of pictures because my clothes have been fitting a bit snugger. I decided to it was time to take some belly shots. So, here are a couple at week 21.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

2nd Photo Shoot

Here is my newest pictures of my little boy. As of this day, the tech said that he weighed 10 oz. I am starting to get a big boy...only more and more growing from here.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

And the verdict is...

Jason and I are so excited. I have been thinking that it is a boy since day one, but this morning we had it confirmed. I love ultrasounds. It is so much fun going and being able to actally see my baby boy. Today, again, he was extra wiggly. I was happy to see that. I thought that by now I would surely be able to feel the baby, so I was starting to get worried. But, now, I know that he is doing fine in there.

Now, I have a ton of projects to get done before Little Baby Boy Bills comes. I am making all the nursery decor for the room. I have been thinking of ideas all along for both a boy and a girl. So, now I can finally narrow down my options to boy decor! I can't wait to get started.

We did get pictures, but we have to wait to put them up. We don't have a scanner, so we have to just take a picture of the picture. So, I am going to let Jason do that...he has a much steadier hand than me. So, be anticipating the 2nd photo shoot of my little baby BOY!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Emergency Room

I am in New York right now visiting my parents new house. We have been having a lot of fun. Last Saturday we went out apple picking, to a petting zoo, on a wagon ride, and then got some ice cream. Later that night Natalie, my mom and I went to Macys and bought some cute maternity clothes. It was a really fun day. By time I got home, I was STARVING. It was about 9:00 pm and I hadn't eaten since like 2 in the afternoon. Before I was going to eat something, I needed to go to the bathroom. That is when I saw that I was bleeding a little bit. This scared me so much. So I called my HMO in Oregon. They told me that I needed to go the the ER. So, immediately my parents took me over.
At the Emergency room, they got me in and asked me a bunch of questions They didn't really seem concerned, so I wan't that concerned. I thought that they would only keep me there just enough to check things out and say that it is all fine. However, after about an hour of just sitting there waiting, they hooked me up to an IV (which hurt SO bad) and said that it sould take about 2 hours to go through all the fluids. My mom and I looked at each other like "are you kidding????" There is no way that I need to be here for 2 more hours. But to our surprise, they were able to keep me there for the full 2 hours and then another 2 hours after that. I saw the nurses probably 3 times that whole time and the doctor like 2 times. We were so frustrated at this. We did not need to be there that long, and then, they didn't communicate with us at all. At about 2:15, the doctor came in and said that all our test came back good and that I am fine. However, he did put me on rest. I don't have to stay in bed, but I can't really go anywhere or do anything. This is killing me because all I want to do is play with my little neices and I can't really. They can come sit on my lap, but they don't really like that because they would rather be up and moving. Anyway, I finally got home at about 2:45, and I was SO hungry. It had been over 12 hours since I had eaten. I will never go that long between meals while being pregnant. It was so terrible.
I had not been so scared during this pregnancy as I was Saturday night. I really felt like I was lossing my baby. I knew that you could miscarry at 17 1/2 weeks, but I didn't think that even the threat of it would happen to me. Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers that occured in my behalf this weekend. I really have felt a intake of love this weekend. I have such great friends and family, and I am so glad that I can always count on their love...especially through the rough times of life.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy

Man. I haven't been this busy in such a long time. I am used to sitting around my house all day and occationally having some fast errand to have to run. But, for the past 3 weeks or so I have been going non stop. This is actually the first time that I have had time to sit doen at my computer. To start off all my unrest...I went to Utah for my sister's wedding. It was so much fun seeing her and all my other sisters and family. I got to spend a lot of time with my two darling neices. They are so cute. I can't wait to add my baby to the mix. I can't believe that they are going to already be one by time my baby comes around. Here are some pictures from my trip to Utah.
The Happy Couple

Em and the Kids

Me and Kenzie
Me and Becca (my old roommate)
Mt. Timp Temple

After Utah, I got to have my parents and sister Olivia come visit. That was a lot of fun. We went to Multnomah Falls, the Japanese Gardens, and to the Oregon Coast. It was so much fun, except for the fact that I become car sick SO FAST while pregnant. Usually it takes an hour or so of driving to get me sick, but now it is almost instantanious. I was bad at taking pictures this trip, but here are a couple that I was able to snag.
Multnomah Falls. (MyParents, Jason and Olivia are on the bridge)

A couple of days after my family left. I had a doctors appointment. I was able to hear the baby's heatbeat for about two seconds. The baby just would not stop moving, so the doctor wasn't able to hear it any longer than that. But she said that is a good thing because we know that the baby is healthy and active. Pregnancy had been treating me pretty well. I have had a rough past couple of weeks. It was like when the second trimester hit, I thought that I would get a little better, but I have only gotten sicker. It has been frustrating, but I know that in about 5 months...all the sickness will be gone for sure (I will just be extremely tired from all my sleepless nights instead). Anyway, I have set up the appointment for the next ultrasound for the 4th of October. I can't wait to find out for sure what I am everyone pray that the baby will decide to sit still long enough for us to be able to find out. I have too such sewing to do to have to wait any longer than that.

The day after the appointment, Jason and I took a little family vacation to Las Vegas. It was a lot of fun. The first two days, we got snagged up by some timeshare companies that were going to give us some free stuff if we would go look at there resorts. So we decided to go and get hit up for about 2 hours each time, but at the end we didn't get a time share, but we got a lot of free stuff. Actually we set a budget for each day and only two of the days did we even spend a penny from the budget. It was really nice.

Here is some of the things that we did.

We started out the trip by going to a show called ICE. It was amazing. It is an ice skating acrobatic type of show. They would have people skating on ice skate stilts. They had people hanging from the ceiling doing twists and turns. They had people riding bicycles with ice skates on. They had a girl that hula hooped about 10 hula hoops at the same time and was able to control moving them all up and down her body. It was SO cool.

The next show that we went to was Nathan Burton's Magic Show. That was a lot of fun. Magic amazes me. Some of the things that people can do is crazy.

That night we went to The Phantom of the Opera. The show was wonderful. I loved seeing it in person. It was beautifully done and well worth going.

The last night we went to Mamma Mia. I liked this show, but it doesn't compare to the wonderfullness of the Phantom. The music was a lot of fun. But the story line just didn't really thrill me.

Vegas was a lot of fun. Again I was a slacker with taking pictures, but here are a few we shot.
Jason and I at Mandalay Bay waiting for our show to start
Jason in front of Mandalay Bay

Looking out at the Strip at the top of the Stratosphere.

I didn't know that Jason was taking a picture...hence the look on my face.

The Stratosphere. This is where we stayed the 2nd half of the trip.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

First Photo Shoot

Here are some pictures of little Baby Bills...

The ultrasound went great. It was so fun seeing this little bit of life inside me. It was so cute. The baby was so wigglely. The baby kept on kicking it's legs making it hard for the tech to measure it...I can already tell we are going to have a problem child on our hands. We are so excited and can't wait for 30 more weeks to pass.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Parenthood, here we come....

Credits: Brown Paper-Jen Wilson's "One Haute Mamma", Striped paper and Frame- Shabby Princess's "Fesitval", Fonts- Problem Secretary and Times New Roman.
Jason and I are so excited. This has been LONG anticipated and we are so ready for it. I started off the pregnancy pretty sick, but then I was introduced to a miracle drug called Unisom. I have been feeling great ever since I started that. (I love miracle drugs like unisom and clomid...they have been an important part of this pregnancy.)
Yesterday, we went to the doctor for the first time. We tried to hear the heart beat, but the baby is too small. So, next Thursday, we are going to have our first ultrasound. We are so excited to be able to see the baby.
For all of you that like to know stats...I am 9 weeks pregnant, and I am due Febuary 29.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Just wanted to hurry and drop in for a second. This is us waiting for the fireworks last Wednesday. Pretty much that is the most exciting thing we have done lately. Jason is leaving on Saturday to Taiwan and Japan for 2 weeks. He is going for work. Life is good right now.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

The past few weeks...

Sorry that is has been so long since my last update...(Em, Nat, Am, and Liv) . I have had a pretty busy last few weeks. Three weekends ago, Jason got back from a week in Finland. He really liked Finland...but the pictures from that trip will be delayed because he forget to take the digital camera, so he bought a desposable one in Finland and didn't use up all the pictures...but he will finish using them later this month or early next month when he goes to Taiwan. It is looking like he is going to be there for the 4th of July. I am not happy about that...but I guess whatever it takes to be able to make a good living.

About 5 hours after Jason got home from Finland, his parents came into town. They were only here for a couple of days, but we had a lot of fun. Most of the time we just sat around and talked, but we did do a little tourist stuff for them on Memorial Day. So we decided to take them to the Japanese Gardens and the Rose Test Gardens. I think that they really enjoyed it. Here are some pictures from the Japanese Gardens...which Dad, Mom, Amy, and Olivia--I am going to take you there when you come is so beautiful!

The day after Bruce and Sue left, I started babysitting my 2nd baby. This one is a little 3 month old boy named Tate. He is a lot harder to take care of then Brooklyn. He cries a lot which make it hard to deal with. But we can only hope that it might get better as he gets a little older and more used to the bottles. Here is a picture of the babies...

Look how cute they are dressed...they always have the cutest oufits on.

Last week was the Rose Festival here in Portland. Last year, we didn't end up going to it at all, but this year it seemed like we spend all day every day there. Jason was marching in the "One More Time Around Again" Marching Band. It is a HUGE band of people that marched in High School or College. They range from age 18 to 90. It was really fun hearing them. I went to 2 parades and a concert. The second parade was MISERABLE. It was really long and then it was pouring the whole time. I was freezing by time Igot home. I took a half an hour shower and still wasn't thawed out. But here ar some pictures of Jason marching...

Jason marching in the Starlight Parade.The Concert at the Park.

Jason in the Rose Festival Parade

I also went to a Quilt Show one of the days. I hope that one day I can be as good as some of these ladies. Here are some of my FAVORITE quilts that they had there.