Saturday, December 17, 2011

Long to Short

As the end of the school semester comes around,
so does the hair and beard...
Once finished with exams,
we decided the long hair and brush-like beard
needed to go

We thought it would be fun to take pictures of:
1. All the sweet ways Maikal can style his hair while long
2. The different facial hair














Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Today Makes 7 Months



It's pretty awesome being Married
to your Best Friend <3

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Christmas Tree

This year has a lot of first's for us.

Engagement
Marriage
Pregnant
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Christmas
etc....


So yesterday we finally got ahold of our Christmas Tree!!
I spent the day at Salvation Army and Dollarama looking for decorations
And man did I find some good stuff :)
I love all the different colours and lights that we chose
We made sure to put the tree right in front our big window
so that everyone could see our beautiful tree!
Why not show it off?


But I will admit...
I was a little...ok...totally controlling
when it came to the placing of decorations.
Maikal was putting the lights around the tree,
but not tucking them in!
I insisted that the lights need to be tucked
into the tree to give it dimension and depth.
Also, when I noticed that he put my
two favourite pieces on the very bottom
and close together, I couldn't handle it.
I immediately moved them up so
everyone was able to see them.
You can't have two identical awesome pieces
right beside each other. Right???
Maybe I'm just a little too OCD lol
but anyways...
The tree looks great!
Even if I did go a little crazy...
I just wanted it too look it's best for our
First Christmas!


There is constantly Christmas music playing in our home
Particularly "Do you hear what I hear?" - by Carrie Underwood
Soooo fantastic






Not bad for decorating our first christmas tree together eh?

This is by far my fav decoration
I was able to find two of these at salvation army :)




Monday, November 14, 2011

Excited for....

Star
Santa
Lights. Family
Wreaths. Carolling
Mistletoe. Decorations.
Stockings. Christmas Music.
Christmas tree. Ginger Bread Houses
Hot Chocolate. Snow Activities. Presents.
Shopping. Jingle Bells. Lights. Little Drummer Boy.
Santa Hats. Ginger Bread Houses. WreathsFire Place Coziness.
Milk and Cookies. Reindeer. Christmas Stories. Elves. Snowman.
Snowflakes on noses. Sleigh Rides. No School. Food. The Grinch. Frosty
Pine Cones. White Trees. Rudolph. Joy. Spirit. Love. Giving. Generosity.
Snow Angels. Cute Coats. Scarves. Boots. White Red and Green. NorthPole
Cold Red Noses. SnowBall Fights. Snuggling In Warm Blanket with Husband.
Parades. Movies. Marshmallows. Cinnamon. New Years. Favourite Holiday.
December 25
Celebrations
Happiness
Christmas.


Just thought Id share with the world how Excited I am for the Christmas Holiday!! It will be Maikal's and my First Christmas together as a married couple and I cannot wait for all the fun we're going to have!! So much to do!




Thursday, November 10, 2011

Home Sweet Home
So I've FINALLY taken pictures of
our house!
I love it so much


Dining Area



Kitchen



Living Room
(plus husband)


Love the tacky 70's couch?
ya we do too ;)


Main Floor Bathroom


Upstairs Bathroom
(one of my fav room's. so cute!)


Guest Bedroom

2nd Guest Bedroom
(also used for some storage)
This will be the Baby's room :)

Upstairs Hallway


Front Entrance

Creepy Unfinished Basement
Also the Laundry Room

Another Guest Bedroom

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ultrasound

Words cannot explain the excitement we had this day.
To know that we were about to physically see our
little baby on that black and white screen was overwhelming!


The Pre-rec's:
In order to do this test, your bladder needs to be full
I was instructed to empty my bladder 90 min before the appointment,
then drink 3 full glasses of water
Holy cow let me tell you....
I've never had to use the bathroom more in my entire life!
I thought I was going to burst!
It was to the point where it was painful
(ya not so fun)
When we arrived at the front desk,
I asked the lady if it was ok if I went to the bathroom.
She said I was aloud to release 1 cup
That 1 cup saved my life from a huge embarrassing moment
I'm sure of it.
All I did on the way to the Radiology centre was Pray
that nothing embarrassing would happen and also
that there would be some way to release some of this pain
Ask and ye Shall Receive People
There are not very many times in my life where I've really
Prayed for something and not get it
in one way or the other..


We then headed into the room
It was quite dark but very comfortable
Our Ultrasound lady was very kind and very helpful!
The whole thing was about 30 min
and the time just flew by
While she was rubbing my tummy
with that ultrasound wand thingy
Maikal and I kept our eyes on the screen
Every now and again we would see a glimpse of our heavenly creation
Although the pressure was uncomfortable at times,
I would do it again in a heart beat.
Once she was finished measuring
she slowed it down and showed us our baby!!
It's sooo beautiful!
To know that I'm the carrier for something so
important. Innocent. cute. and delicate
really showed me how important women are in this world


We are the gateway for life
We are the carriers of God's precious children
We are their Life Supports
We have one of the most important jobs in the entire world


It still blows my mind that this baby is
inside me and is seriously this big!
Here is a little sneak peak of what's soon
to bless our lives





I am now 20 weeks and actually starting to show!
The other day at work,
A lady came up to me and asked when I was due
I was sooo happy!
Now people see me as pregnant instead of maybe just fat haha


A few major changes have occurred...
You know that feeling when you haven't eaten
in literally 24 hours?
It's painful and uncomfortable
It almost feels like your stomach is about to eat itself
well....
this is what I feel almost every morning!
It's so awful
I am way more hungry way more often
I'm really trying to keep my eating healthy and frequent
but sometimes the cravings get the better of me lol


also...
baby is really starting to kick.
The other day Maikal was even able to feel it
for the first time!
Maikal was very excited and always tells
the baby that "he loves it very much"
super cute

Oh my goodness..
don't even get me started on the dreams!
It's seriously like going on a new adventure every night
It's pretty sweet actually :)




All in all...
Very good day.
Very good pregnancy.
Very good life.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween

I LOVE Halloween.
I love
dressing up
scaring people
all the fun games
trick or treating
and of course, the scary movies

This year was our first Halloween as a Married couple
we went to a fabulous and fun party on friday at the King's
We had such a blast!
Our costume was....
2 Zombies badly sewn together.
So basically, we were eternally attached :)


I know you can't see it,
but we had nude fabric at our hips
and we had used yarn as our thread :)


On Sunday we invited our friends over
for some supper, dessert, and pumpkin carving.
and id have to say....
there are some pretty creative ideas here!

Christmas tree, Butt Crack, Jack-O-Lantern, Angry Birds Pig, and the only Scary Pumpkin

Kendra and Syd.
Fabulous job ladies ;)
Way to bring the Christmas Spirit early this year!

Stacey and Scott
So Creative!

Andrew and Nicole
by far the funniest!


Brandon
The pumpkin obviously stole his happiness.

Brittany and Maikal
Typical Scary Pumpkin.
But I still thought it was pretty neat lol