30 November 2010


Christmas is coming and I want to send out Christmas cards. 

I'm excited to pick out a design from shutterfly's Christmas Photo Cards
Here are some designs I like: 

You'll have to wait for your card to come in the mail to see which one I choose!! 
{leave your address or email it to me so I can send YOU one.}

Shutterfly also is thoughtful enough to make Holiday Photo Cards, for those who may not celebrate Christmas but do celebrate the holidays. Perfect for our Jewish friends.

I also love the idea of creating your own Calendar for 2011. Ya, the typical kittens and flowers are nice, but I'd rather see my own photos on my calendar! Plus then I'd be able to add birthdays to the calendar.

Perhaps when Annabelle turns 1, I'll order this card below. I think it's cute that it has a place for twelve photos, one for each month of her life. Shutterfly sure has some great ideas for birthday cards and invitations in their Birthday Card section.

As you've noticed, this blog isn't quite like my other posts. Shutterfly is doing a promotion. {and who can pass up 50 free christmas photo cards?!}  If you also participate, let me know so I can see your post too!

Xoxo, Brittany

18 November 2010

Annabelle has the best dad.

i love watching chase interact with our baby.
he's amazing.
she's amazing.
i am sure one lucky wife and mom.

10 November 2010

siblings are great.

...MY siblings are great anyway...
{i'm the youngest of six}

My sister Brooklyn helped me pack for the hospital and helped take me there {chase was with me but he had a sprained ankle}. She was "lucky" enough to witness the birth of my baby. I was "lucky" enough that she was there with her camera and captured my whole labor and delivery. {her husband Ned met the wee one a few days later, with no photo evidence}
update: Ned finally held Annabelle for a picture!

My sister Bethany hitched a ride from Provo to Salt Lake the next day to have lunch at the hospital and obviously most importantly to meet the new babe.

My brother Andrew & his wife Janelle called and asked if they could Skype-meet Annabelle while we still at the hospital, which we did. The live in Chicago.

My sister Tiffany and her husband Jimmy live in New York City. They also wanted to meet Baby via Skype... they met on Halloween.

My brother Jarom, his wife Chrissy{who is due in january with a boy!} and their two girls, Laela and Ivy also met Annabelle on the 31st via Skype. They live in Calgary- in Canada.

I love all my siblings and their spouses. I also love technology! I love that even though we all live so far away from each other we can be in each others lives almost daily. {Our family loves to share things with each other via buzz, email, facebook, twitter, etc...}

Thank you to my family for caring about me and Chase and Annabelle. We appreciate you and love you!

Xoxo, Brittany

06 November 2010

today is my due date...

today is my due date and i have an 11 day old daughter. 
{i didn't see that one coming} 

she's simply beautiful and i'm in love with her.
she is awake for longer periods of time now and i love just watching her as she looks around and explores the world with her eyes. she makes the funniest facial expressions when she is awake and especially right as she's falling asleep.
{i'm very tired but she is worth it}

i love my baby.

02 November 2010

who knew?

who knew that becoming a mother would stop me from wanting to do anything but mother.

i haven't been returning calls, texts, emails, messages, or posts and i haven't been updating the blog, facebook, photos, etc like i thought i would. 

all i want to do is love and take care of my little baby girl... so that's what i'll do.