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Here is a peek of my lovely wedding day! We were married July 20, 2008 in the gorgeous Black Hills of South Dakota. Find more images and details about my incredible wedding day on Style Me Pretty.

                    

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Wednesday
Apr162014

waiting and magnolias

There are many correlations between the last few weeks of pregnancy and the magnolias blooming. For two glorious weeks you experience many joys like rest, friends, indulgence, and feeling the most put together you'll ever be in your adult life. But yet, you know that every day inches closer to experiencing spring weather. And meeting your first baby for the first time. A new season.

Waiting makes the days feel SO long. Here's to embracing that place called anticipation, where excited & nervous are one in the same.

Friday
Apr042014

a surprise is on the way!

The time has come at last! You can still place your bets, but not for much longer. I think my little sprout is about to make an entrance...!

Friday
Apr042014

week 39&40 ::: watermelon

I'm still here! And still pregnant! Though I'm sure only 3 of you were wondering if my time had come. March offered so little in the large produce department, I chose to combine these last two weeks into the grand finale of watermelon! I wore the same outfit as back in November at 21 weeks, when the bump first began to show. It makes me a little sad! This pregnancy journey for the most part has been really great. I will miss being smug, people being extra extra friendly, and those fun moments with my husband & this new little personality (seeing alien movements, laughing & long discussions, birth class, etc).

Such a trip! I can't wait to see what the next step will be like. My eyes are getting just a bit moist thinking about motherhood and having a son or daughter of my own. I'll definitely be updating my instagram as things begin happening!

Tuesday
Mar252014

week 38 ::: leeks

You know what is challenging in March? Finding large produce. Like pumpkins. Notta one to be found. Waiting for spring weather is also a challenge (snow appeared again!).

But spring is on it's way. And so is me becoming a mother. How terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. Though this little babe seems REAL comfortable, so I'm betting there is another month to wait.

Tuesday
Mar182014

week 37 ::: bok choy

It's the final countdown! (insert theme song from Job's magic show - Arrested Development) Everyone else is probably like, "it's about time—we've been seeing these vegetables forevvvver". It's true. But very soon I'll be able to photograph our home updates, and there are some fun ones!

This little 6.5 lb baby will arrive anytime in the next few weeks! Very excited to meet this little personality!

Monday
Mar102014

week 36 ::: rainbow chard

This week baby O is measuring just over 18" long, about the height of chard. But all curled up in that belly of mine. Still hard to believe. As for styling (background, apparrel, lighting) this is probably my worst week yet! If only we had a little greenery to work with...

Also fun—the game we played this last weekend at my local baby shower—arranging my blog photos in the correct order. There were a few discrepencies on produce sizes....and it did take even me a few trys to get it correctly. Overall though, so personal and fun! I have the bestest of friends.

I hope you all enjoy this new week of extended daylight. Take heart, spring is nigh.

Monday
Mar032014

week 35 ::: potatoes

The husband: "So we have a cluster this week?"
Me: "Yes, a 4.5 lb cluster to be precise."

Creative liberties are the best.

Ladies. I have ONLY 34 days to go. What is your advice for me this last month???! When other women gestate babies it takes a long time but for some reason mine has flown by so fast! And it seems like other women carry a basketball, whereas I'm definitely carrying a large beachball. And so ends my comparision I promise.

Happy March to you! Here's to all of us willing spring to arrive asap.

Monday
Feb242014

week 34 ::: romaine

The swelling is here to stay. Not sure these few images can convey it well. The baby daddy worked all weekend and only had a few minutes to help me get a quick profile of the 34 week bump. My little sprout is opening/closing eyes and can respond to light. It's a complete miracle I tell you.

I hope a wonderful week is in store for you as we say goodbye to February, and hello to spring, yes?!?

Monday
Feb172014

week 33 ::: pineapple

Another week down. The only new news is cankles. UGH why?! Doing extra excercises to help keep the swelling to a minimum. :/

Only 4 WEEKS until term! I can't even believe it. Starting to feel as though things are coming together (with some major spring cleaning/purging going on). Enjoy your week, everyone!

Monday
Feb102014

week 32 ::: fennel

8 weeks and counting people! And aren't my Jamberry nails from Heather amazing?! I also realize I should have trimmed the fennel a bit, as Baby O is about 17" tall. Seeing the fennel next to my belly I think it's a little taller...oops. Crazy thing this week, I can feel this little babe flip his/her entire body from my left to right side (and back). Boogie nights in my belly, wha?!

PS. Does anyone know recipes using fresh fennel???