Sunday, January 29, 2012

I was looking over some of my old posts, because I have nothing to do. I swear being a college graduate, pregnant, and not having a job is a BORING combo. Anyways, I found a post where I said I was pregnant just to be funny. The post was really about Orion's new job. I looked at the date I posted it and it was last July. This July is when our little one will be born. That is pretty weird that I would actually be pregnant a year later. Maybe it is not that weird but I think it is.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


I have a confession to make.... I have fallen in love with a website. Orion knows about it and is ok with it. I just love pinterest! It is full of recipes, crafts, dyi projects, and so much more! Where was this site when I was getting married? The other week I was inspired, like usual, by pinterest. I wanted to dress up my apartment a little bit because it is kind of boring. Being a poor married couple with a baby on the way does not leave money to make your apartment look nice. Have no fear pinterest is here!
I took a picture frame we had sitting around for almost two years. Thanks whoever gave this to us as a wedding present. I picked out some scrap booking paper that looked nice together. (That is another thing I am attempting to do, scrap book my life. So far I have two half done scrap books. It is like having one complete one right?) I cut them to size and taped them in so they would not slide around. BAM! I have a piece of artwork that cost me almost nothing! Now I just need to find a place to hang it. I am hoping the baby is a boy so I can hang it up in the room, but I guess if it's a girl it would work too. What do you think? Where should this little beauty go? My bedroom? The living room? Baby room? Bathroom?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Honestly photo booths are the best thing. I just love them. Katelyn and I found one at a cheap movie theater while she was here. It cost $5 and we got two strips! No need to try and spit our pictures up. It was perfect! If I could have a photo booth in my house I would. In fact I would have loved to had one at my wedding. Maybe I will talk my future children into having one at theirs because Orion and I plan on being millionaires when we are older. Speaking of weddings I took a couple of photo booth pictures on my wedding day, when my wedding party went to dinner, and I have no idea where the pictures ended up. I still pray that I will find them some where. Anything can happen right?

Thursday, January 26, 2012


On Tuesday I went to a funeral for an old man my mom use to help out. His name is Darwin and I loved him. He had such spunk for life. He was in is late 80's almost 90, yet he went for a walk everyday and played the drums. He was such a sweet man. Sometimes I would walk with him and he would tell all about his life. He would tell me about his wife Sally, who was the most beautiful woman in the world. She died ten years ago. I could not even imagine what life would be like if Orion died ten years before I did. Yet Darwin was always happy.

As I sat at his funeral next to my mother and husband it hit me that this will happen to all of us. We will all die, but that is apart of life. Darwin chose to be cremated so he could be buried in right next to his wife. They know share a headstone. There is something kind of beautiful in that I think. They shared their lives together and now they share their resting place together. I hope to always keep this sweet man in my thoughts and he his energy when I am his age. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012


While Katelyn was here I wanted to do something special. She did drive 16 hours to come see me, so it was the least I could do. Orion suggested the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I knew I married a smart man! I would have loved to stay there all day long, but they closed at five. Also being pregnant my back started hurting after walking around four plus hours.
Thus huge turtle lives in my favorite place, the million gallon tank! Yep 1 million gallons of fresh ocean water. I have always wanted to be a mermaid. Maybe in my next life ;) That is a huge school of sardines swimming behind him, actually I think this turtle was a girl. I am not sure.

I have always found jelly fish so interesting. They seem so soft and nice, but most of them can hurt or kill you. I wonder why God made such a pretty looking creature so deadly?
If only Orion was like a sea horse then he would carry our baby. Clearly he is not thrilled with this idea. You can't really see but there is a baby coming out of the belly of that sea horse. This picture is Orion's attempt at showing how bad it would be for him if he was the pregnant one.

That's me sitting in front of sea horses that look like plants. They are so interesting. At first I thought there was no animals in the tank because they blended in that well.
Can you tell where the sea horse is?

The ocean is home to such pretty colors! I just love how beautiful that star fish's color is. I am telling you I want to live in the ocean for just a day.
Katelyn and I almost got to pet this little guy, but he swam away too fast. At this point Orion was hungry and no longer interested in the animals.
This was a cool part of the aquarium. It was like standing underneath a wave crashing.
Orion thought he should prepare himself to ride the wave.
We survived the wave! After walking around until I could barely stand we got dinner at Bubba Gump's. It is based off the movie Forest Gump. The food was good, but over priced for the portion sizes we got. Over all it was such a fun trip!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

One of my best friends

My best friend from college came to visit this past week. It was AMAZING! She stayed for an entire week! I loved every minute of it. I was sad to see her go today. We did lots of things together. It was so nice to have her back in my life. She was my very first roommate ever. My entire childhood I had a room all to myself. I was worried when I moved off to college that I would hate having a roommate. I am so glad I worried for nothing. We had so much fun that I am currently sick! So no pictures just yet. Maybe after a nap or some reading I will load them on my computer. By the way Katelyn and I took naps every day she was here! It was lovely!

Friday, January 6, 2012

12 Weeks

I went to the OB yesterday and I got to see my little baby. It was so weird to see it. As I watched the screen and listened to the heart beat I realized that a miracle was happening inside of me. I am beyond blessed to have a little life growing inside of me. For the most part I don't notice the little one because my pregnancy so far has been pretty easy. I just get tired in the afternoons and need to take a nap or recently my left back side hurts sometimes. That little heart beat and watching the baby do flips was amazing. I can't believe that I am lucky enough to be pregnant right now.

At the same time it scares me a lot. I feel like I have no idea what I am doing. I am sure I will figure things out a long the way.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2 Years

It was 2 years ago that Orion asked me to marry him. It seems like forever ago and just yesterday that it happened. I feel like we have been together my entire life. I can't imagine life without him. It is almost like my life before Orion was just a starting point. Now that we are together my life seems more complete. I seem more complete.

I am grateful everyday that Orion fell in love with me. Almost three years ago when I was just 19. I feel as if I have grown so much since then. He is my best friend and I love him more every day. He has helped me reach my goals faster than I ever thought possible. He also took all my big plans and showed me what was really important. Thanks sweet man for loving me always.