Friday, October 22, 2010

October Cake

Have I mentioned that October has been a crazy, wonderful month? We went to Newport Beach for a week, my sister Emma came and visited for a week, and Will's sister got married. And we've still yet to put the icing on the October cake with our trip to Germany next week. I can't wait to go home. My mom's going to help me make the baby's Christmas stocking (right, Mom?), we're going to have an early Thanksgiving, eat German yogurt, take pictures in the vineyards, visit the castle...etc., etc., etc. But most of all, I'm so excited to spend time with my parents and my three youngest siblings who can hardly remember way back in the day when I used to live at home. (I'm the oldest of seven.)

That said, I probably won't be bloggin' for a good three weeks. So, until then, here's a post full of pictures from our fabulous trip to California with Will's parents. (Thank you so much for everything, Grandma Rise and Grandpa Billy!) It rained most of our trip, which was a downer, but it was still so fun. We shopped, ate out, hit up DISNEYLAND. I wish I had decent pictures from that, but "the happiest place on earth" is people packed, and I have a two-year-old son who thinks it's funny to dart from us at any chance. Needless to say, us adults had our hands full! Anyway, most of the below pictures were taken at Laguna Beach on our very last night there. I mainly focused on Maggie since I was determined to get her 5-year-old pictures taken on the beach in that dress at sunset. So happy with how they turned out.

Oh, my Maggie girl. She is so sweet. I love her and I love her some more. When they handed her to me in the hospital, I immediately got all choked up and thought she looked exactly like me. That first day was the only time for the first few years of her life that I thought she resembled me. When she was my blondie baby and toddler, I thought she looked a lot like Will's dad or my sisters. But in this last year, when I look at her, I see my clone, just with lighter coloring, of course. Oh, and the prettier clone. I think she has the most beautiful smile and lips I've ever seen. Love you, little angel.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Can't Wait To Meet You...

What I didn't mention in my last baby bump post is that I have two sisters that are having babies in December! I'm going to be an auntie times two! Emma came to spend the week with me and we've been doing all the classic sister things. It has been so refreshing, and we can't pinpoint why, but this get together has been especially fun.

Tonight we went out for a casual maternity shoot for Em. It was such a calm and relaxing atmosphere with the slight breeze and the gentle light, the perfect setting for such a beautiful mommy-to be. Love you to pieces, Em! And I cannot wait to meet you, sweet Annabelle!



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