Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Portland Zoo

We celebrated my birthday in Portland, hanging with the cutest animals in town - Cole, Keith and little Ally

The boys were awesome to help me blow out my candles. (A recent obsession of theirs it seems)

Apparently the closer you get to the flame, the easier it is to squish out the birthday girl - I thought it was pretty hilarious.

Going in for the kill about 1.2 seconds after the candles were blown out.

The three Amigos/Gangsters

Little Ally in the tub.

The Boys "swimming" in the tub.

Before church on Sunday. Ally's hair now fits in short little pigtails, which I'm pretty sure were invented for adorable girls like her. She wears them well, don't you think?

C & K, looking handsome as usual.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Under Pressure

Snick recently returned from the Portland Zoo. Spending a weekend there was beyond the best birthday present ever. I plan on elaborating about our trip and my birthday in a later post, but for now I'd like to share something that has been weighing heavily on mind since our departure from Portland.

I'm feeling the pressure.

Big Time.

Here is picture of Ally's mom for good measure.

I would have included pictures of Cole and Keith, but then I would have to cry myself to sleep thinking about how much our future boys have to live up to. Life is hard when you've got beautiful cousins.

I am turning up the heat on our little girl, Grandma She-She and Grandpa Puffy have unbelievably high expectations.

PS We took a LOT of pictures this weekend. If you're into chubby cheeks and lovable faces - stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


According to the ultrasound we had this afternoon, we're having...


(Hopefully our little girl's head is not as large or as creepy as this child. Sorry for the weird graphic, but I totally felt that this post needed one)

Here she is:

Sorry for the sub-par scan job, but its the best I can do.
My first stop after work today = Baby Gap.
The ultrasound tech created a monster today when she told me it was a girl. How am I supposed to NOT shop for this child?

PS, based on the photos, our child is already TOTALLY CUTE. You might think that's my bias opinion, but look again - our baby is perfect!

The Happy Parents

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I love November. It rivals December for the greatest month of the year award. This November is no exception. Its been busy and I know its only going to get crazier - Bring it On!
This weekend was particularly eventful.

Exhibit A

Spa Night. Who says you have to go out to have a date? Snick knows how to party no matter where the party is at. While it may look like Snick got two brow lifts, two nose jobs, cheek implants, and chin reconstruction this weekend, I assure you it was just several biore strips. Haven't you ALWAYS wondered if those things really work? You know, the gorgeous teen on tv with virtually NO BLACKHEADS puts a biore strip on her nose and voila! She's got a blackhead farm on her leftover biore strip!
Well, we decided to test the integrity of the biore strip during our spa night.

The Verdict: Biore strips are legit! They totally work. Except I'm still wondering how no-blackhead girl had so many more on her strip than I did, but whatever. And my apologies for the lack of happy faces in the picture. You literally CANNOT move your face with those things on. Its like paper mache on your face! But I promise we really did have fun as we de-blackheaded our faces and watched several episodes of 30 Rock. Married life is just grand, if I do say so myself.

In slightly less disturbing and personal news, we were able to attend a baby blessing today. Our dear friends the Tranes, blessed their baby Austin this morning and it was wonderful! Can't wait for it to be our baby! But seriously, I don't know what's wrong with me, but I was so emotional during the whole thing. I'll blame the pregnancy hormones, but in all reality, I think I just love babies. They are so precious.

Here we are with the Tranes and the Ellingsons (other dear friends). Please ignore my fat face and skin tight skirt. Nothing fits me right now. Pretty sure I had to crisco my rear end to get it into my skirt this morning. Oh, and that was after Nick ripped off two finger nails trying to zip up my skirt.

Speaking of precious babies. We find out on Tuesday if we are having a boy or girl. I'm so excited that even typing that practically gave me an anxiety attack. (In a good way, I promise). But seriously, I can't wait to know the gender of our snickerdoodle - it will make my online browsing much more efficient. Luckily, as my Dad has kindly pointed out ohhhhhh... probably 40 times, Darrell makes a good name for a boy or a girl, so either way we already have a name! ....

In other precious baby news, Snick is flying to Portland for female Snick's birthday on Wednesday. I can't wait to squeeze Cole, Keith, and little Ally. I know they are probably counting down the days until they get to see me too. Grandma She-She, Puffy, and D-Licious will also be in attendance - you do the math. Wednesday = Pure Awesomeness.

This week is a big one for us. See you on Tuesday for a Snickerdoodle update.