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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wilson Spooks

I looooooove Halloween.  It coincides with how I only like the Shakespeare tragedies where everybody dies, and the fact that I could watch horror movies or Dateline Mystery for days on end.  It's my dark side.

One day of dressing up isn't enough, so the past couple of years I've planned a Halloween party with my family.  Besides the costumes on the kids AND adults, the highlight of the night was the scary story I told the kids where they got to feel the eyeballs, hair, veins, heart and warts of my dead witchy sister "Morticia" that was ripped apart by a werewolf.  It was such a fun way to kick off the holiday season!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Baby Sister

Going to the ultrasound with the family at Fetal Fotos was so much fun.  Before we went I showed them pictures and a short video of an ultrasound online so that the kids knew what we were going to be looking at.  I think it helped them understand a lot, and at the appointment even Annie was able to pick out her little feet.

These first shots of our baby are so precious.  I look at them all the time and it makes me even more excited to meet her in a few months.

A girl!  We're really having a girl.  We're so lucky.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Over the last couple of days I have realized how happy I am.  We found out two days ago that we will be having our second little girl join our family.  The news was a little bit shocking at first- I was certain it was a boy- but the news has brought us so much joy already.  Knowing the gender of the baby always makes it more real for us; calling her a "she" and talking about all of the things we can't wait to teach baby sister about makes her a real part of our family.

When I was in junior high I remember frequently being asked the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"  The answer came out "teacher", but I always knew that more than anything I just wanted to be a mom.

Here I am.  28 years old, 2 beautiful children and one on the way, and I am living my dream.  I realized that Dallas could go to school for the rest of our lives, I may never have an iPhone, I may only visit the Alps and Hawaii through a friend's blog, we could always drive old cars with creaky struts and squeaky brakes, and live in this apartment with a 10x10 back yard, and you know what?  I would be happy forever.  Heavenly Father has blessed me with those things that are most important:  Family, friends, and a testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ, and his true and everlasting Gospel.

I am happy because I know there is nothing else that I need.  And I am so, so thankful.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Family Photos

Dallas couldn't understand why I wanted to get family pictures this fall when in only a few months from now they would be outdated.  I just wanted so badly to capture our family how it is NOW.  Everything will be changing, but I love our little family of four, and I wanted to remember what it was like- just four of us.

So, we compromised.  This time I took our pictures with the help of a self timer, and next year I'll be able to hire a real photographer.  They turned out pretty well considering.  I love these guys.