Sunday, February 15, 2009

It's a boy!

Okay, so I haven't blogged since October, sorry!

Work always is crazy between October and January so I wasn't home much and when I was, I was sleeping :)

But, a lot has happened since October! We found out that we're having a boy. We're due May 22nd and we're so excited!

We have a few names picked out but Tony still has to look through all of the name books before we decide for sure. The baby will be taking over my office, but for now the office is pink. That will be changing very soon! I've had the nesting bug, but the horder in me takes over. We've gotta get on it pretty soon or the baby will be sleeping in a sock drawer, lol.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

1st Ultrasound Oct 13 2008

I went in to my appointment to meet with the nurse who answers all the questions that the doctor won't have time for (can I drink coffee, can I run, is this normal, etc.) It's just a sit down meeting to make sure I'm not doing something stupid that might hurt the baby.

Everything was fine, but I mentioned that I was still having the pain in my right side. She said they may want to do an ultrasound that week just to make sure that everything is okay. Then she came back in the room and said they may want to do it TODAY. Well, I didn't bring poor Tony with because I didn't think I needed him. After all this was just a sit down with the nurse. So I call Tony and tell him he needs to get to the office as soon as possible. The nurse came back in the room and said "they want you to go NOW."

Poor Tony missed the first ultrasound. We are both so bummed. BUT, the baby is fine. I got to see the little heartbeat and the teeny legs and arms. I cried. It's so amazing to know that there is a teeny tiny little person in my belly. (I'm not showing yet, so it's still pretty weird to me.)

So it's taken me a couple of weeks to post this because, later that week Tony said the police showed up at our house. I called the number on the card and set up a meeting to talk to them. I can't get into much detail yet, but it turns out that someone I know stole my idenity. I was able to figure out who had done it and watched the person get arrested later in the day. I have to go to court this Tuesday to deal with this. I can't say more, other than I am pissed. This is someone I spoke to on a daily basis on a professional level. I'll post more about this as I can.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Well, that didn't take long...

So 95% of the reason that we decided to get married was to start a family and not have my grandma have a heart attack (the out of wedlock thing would not have flown!) Before the wedding I went to the Dr and got the all clear, just to make sure that everything is in working order so to speak. The Dr. said to not expect to get pregnant for 6 months to a year.

We were married a little over 7 weeks ago and well, I'm a little over 6 weeks pregnant. That didn't take long at all! :)

I'm feeling fine (no morning sickness yet, just a little tired) and I'm planning on working. I will have a little time of from the lab to actually have the baby and then I will be back. I'm not planning on taking weddings in May or June and I'm guessing I won't want to shoot until the end of July.

I am planning on going to PPA in January also because I wouldn't miss getting out of cooooold Michigan for the world!

This wedding blog has now turned into a "life" blog! I will keep everyone posted on how we're doing and whatnot. I just can't wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl. I have a feeling it's a girl (and I'm hoping!) But as long as the baby is healthy that's all that really matters.

Anyway, that's my story! :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Some photos by Katie

I really dig these photos that Katie took. Hopefully she doesn't mind that I took them from her Flickr page :)

More photos!

Sorry, I'm back to work this week and it's been crazy. It's amazing how quickly I revert to my "college days" sleeping habits! 7am comes mighty early!

Anywho here's some pics from the wedding!

Sunday, August 10, 2008


So we did it! It's finally over and we can start living like normal people again. The day was pretty close to perfect too and it zipped by just like I knew it would.

Thank you to all my friends and family. Without you all our day would not have happened.

Thank you to Sara for staying up for two days straight and making a billion desserts, making the signs, decorating our car, decorating the entire reception, cleaning the reception, lining the bathroom with toilet paper so I didn't have to sit on the seat, helping me get dressed, taking me for my mani/pedi, listening to me vent, dealing with the chairs, writing and delivering a speech, recruiting people to help...all while taking care of three children, a husband and a puppy. You truly are wonder-woman and someone I genuinely look up to! (I'm sure I'm forgetting some of the things you did...the list could go on and on!)

Thank you also to Tanya- you mean the world to me and I'm so happy you could be there to share our day. We could not have done it without your help. Thank you so much for everything.

Thank you to the guys, Ryan (for letting me steal your wife to be at my beck and call) Mark, for helping with the chairs and heavy lifting, Greg, for flying in from Cali and then being rooked into working:)

Here's a sneak peek of the day! (These are a few shots from my camera....we had Arrae Photography ( take the actual photos, which will be coming soon.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Down to one day!

Ahh yes, the end of a crazy 42 days. I can't believe it's here already! I don't know how people have long engagements. The longer we've been planning the more money we're spending and the more stressed we're getting! I'm glad we're done! I have this new appreciation for brides now...I promise I will be more understanding at weddings! (I'm a wedding photographer for those of you that didn't know.)

We found a violin player (and a cello.) The girl that I called last weekend JUST called me back this morning. "Ummmm, do you still want me for your wedding tomorrow?" Ah, no thanks....Real professional huh? We've had the worst luck with the musicians being total flakes. I have a feeling about the ones we hired too, so keep your fingers crossed!

We decided to write our own ceremony and vows! We stayed up till well past 2am last night and finally got it perfected. We sent them off to our awesome minister who said that he liked what we came up with...yey!

I've managed to stay pretty sane, with the exception of yesterday when I realized that I had missed my hair appointment. I FLEW to the salon and begged my hairdresser for forgiveness! She was totally cool about it and we're going to do it tonight instead. She even sent me on the mission to the mall to buy hair clips. Deep down I know it was just to get my mind off from things and it totally worked. Nothing like trying on some clothes, eating a pretzel and wandering around aimlessly to take your mind off of things! My phone even went dead, which was awesome because I had an hour to myself. (Normally I can get two days of life out of my phone. Mine was dead within 5 hours since EVERYONE was calling...thank goodness I switched to the unlimited plan!)

We are getting chairs so our guests won't have to sit in the lawn for the ceremony, haha. Poor Ryan and Greg are picking up the chairs, it's amazing what guys will do for the promise of beer!

Well, I suppose I should start my day. I'll let you all know how everything turned out. (I'll post vendors names then too, since they have been so kind to us!)
Wish us luck!!