Thursday, July 31, 2008

Utah here we come!!!

In 6 hours I will be getting up to go to the airport. Utah here we come! Mikaila and me are leaving to go visit my family and friends for 17ish days. We are both really excited we havent seen my family since Christmas. 8 months is along time. Mikaila has changed so much so I'm especially excited for them to see how big she has gotten.
I've been teasing Mikael that I may not return. I only bought I one way ticket because he was going to drive down the second week I'm there and spend time with us and then drive us back. But since gas is so expensive it's much cheaper for me to buy a ticket home especially since Mikaila still flys free for 2 more months. He's going to be so LUCKY if we come;) Only kidding we'll be back. I'd miss him way to much to stay away for too long!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

From birds

A few weeks ago Mikaila and I discovered this on the side of my house.
I've seen many nests in my life time but never one so low that I could peek in whenever I wanted.

A few days later these had appeared

And then they hatched, three little naked babies with their eyes closed were sleeping the the nest.

Now they are starting to grow feathers and their eyes are open

I know by the time I get back from Utah they will have flown the coop but it was fun to watch them grow. Isn't life amazing!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Cascade Locks

This past weekend we loaded up the trailer and went camping at the KOA in Cascade Locks. I love camping and getting away so I was excited to go. Mikael on the other hand does not enjoy camping or really being away from home because it messes up his training schedule but being such a good supporter he suffered through three days and two nights of hell for me. We went with another couple friends of Mikael's from high school and their daughter who is 4 months younger than Mikaila. Two babies in one trailer was a nightmare. Sadly to say we won't be going camping again with them anytime soon. Too many nightmares to list.
Fortunately I did get some cute pics of Mikael and Mikaila playing in the pool

This picture is so funny. They both look like their eyes are cross-eyed

We stopped at Multnomah Falls on the way home so Mikaila could see the HUGE waterfall. She was so excited and kept ooooohing and aaaaahing. It was really cute

Monday, July 21, 2008

What type of fruit are you?...

You Are a Strawberry

You are friendly, outgoing, and well liked by many people.

You are popular, but there's nothing you ordinary or average about you.

You a very interesting person, and you have many facets to your personality.

Sometimes you feel very conflicted. Your different sides of your personality pull at you.

You are a very sensual and passionate person. You are fiery... you can't help it.

In general, you keep your passionate side under wraps. You are only wild in private.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mosaic of Me

I got this idea from Darilyns blog and thought it'd be fun to see what I would come up with for myself.


1. What is your first name? Amanda, when I saw this pic I thought it was perfect. Pregnant on the beach too bad she doesnt have red hair.

2. What is your favorite food? Italian, it really doesnt matter what it is. If it has noodles and sauce I'll eat it!

3. What high school did you go to? Bingham High School, West Jordan UT. Sadly I couldn't find a pic of my high school on flickr so this is a pic of the Salt Lake valley at night. I just thought it was a great pic, so it works

4. What is your favorite color? Pink, I LOVE the color pink. I love everything about it. I thought this was a great picture too with the flowers and the sky.

5. Who is your celebrity crush? Matthew McConaughey, need I say more, really. This isnt the best pic because it doesnt show his face. It got cut off some how but who cares with a bod like that!!

6. What is your favorite drink? Strawberry Lemonade, My favorite is from Red Robin because they put in chunks of strawberries in it to make it that much better. YUMMY

7. What is your dream vacation? Going anywhere tropical or that looks like this is my dream spot. Bora Bora, Carribean, Figi just to name a few

8. What is your favorite dessert? Chocolate Cake is my favorite hands down. Everytime I order dessert from a restaurant it is Chocolate Cake. This piece in the picture is a little small for my liking but you get the idea

9. What did you want to be when you grow up? For those who don't know I have a slight foot fetish you could say. I love giving and recieving Pedicures. So my ideal job is to one day have a salon/spa in my home where clients can come and get hair/nails/skin treatments from me.

10. What do you love most in life? My family, I love this picture of the tiny baby foot cradled in the mothers hands. Something so delicate that needs so much love. I truly LOVE being a mommy and wife.

11. What is one word that describes you? FUN- I love the kids doing handstands on the beach. I hope my kids will think they have a FUN mom who loves doing stuff with them

12. What is your nick name? Mandy- I chose this pic of the dog because I'm also a dog lover.

credit goes to the following pictures from Flickr:
1. Ansiedade..., 2. Spaghetti in Tomato Cream Sauce, 3. N01-7196, 4. Sunny Side Up, 5. matthew mcconaughey, 6. strawberry lemonade, 7. It's breathtaking!, 8. coffee and chocolate mousse cake, 9. Day 235/365, 10. daffodil, 11. Of Earth And Sea And The Oceans Free, 12. does this shot make my nose too big?

Sunday, July 13, 2008

More Please....

Anyone who has been around Mikaila knows this child LOVES her chocolate. I use it all the time to bribe her to do something she doesnt want to do. Like eat her dinner or clean up her toys, sit on the potty, whatever it may be. So one day after bribing her to eat her lunch I gave her some chocolate and her expressions were so darn cute I had to post them.

I asked her what she was eating and see shut her eyes and threw her head back, it was really funny

showing me her yummy her mouth

she is signing MORE in this pic.

She is never satified with just one piece ;)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

21 weeks

Look at that sweet innocent face in the corner, I couldn't crop her out even though her hair is crazy

So here is the next belly picture. It's definitly poking out there. I had a dr's appointment last Wed. and he looks great!
My doctor asked if I was working out and if I'm eating healthy. What kind of questions are these? So I answer yeah I walk a few times a week (I guess I should do more) and I eat fairly well. Fruits, veggies, whole grains, protein...the occasional ice cream or candy (whatever) well she says your weight has gone up a lot since your last appoint. 6 weeks ago. I'm thinking who stinkin cares, I've only gained 9 pounds so far, thank you very much!!!So the rest of the night I was extremly self conscious about everything I ate. I kept asking Mikael if I'm too fat, am I getting LARGE ? Of course he is well trained in this department and kept telling me I am beautiful and that I'm pregnant, that I'm suppose to gain weight... blah blah blah (stroking my self esteem)
Stupid Doctor stressing me out like that... I think I need a bowl of ice cream!!

Happy 4th of July

We hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July!!
We had a bbq with some friends and then headed home for fireworks. Unfortunately Mikaila was too tired and too scared to stay up so I put her to bed and after the first one was lit. But we had a fun filled day!