Friday, June 27, 2008

Da Vinci belly art...34 weeks

Last night our good friend Marty Havran came over to do some "belly art" on me. He has been working for Dreamworks Animation for the past 9 years as a lead animator. He is obviously an amazing artist and when I found out he had mad Leonardo De Vinci skills I had to have him do this. He and his family are moving to Oregon, so before he was off he came by and spent some time with us and created this masterpiece. It was a lot of fun! When I showed the kids my belly this morning they both freaked out a little. Max thought it was some freaky transparent thing that was showing him what the baby really looked like. And Mia...she just stood there with her mouth open and didn't say a word. I had to explain so she wouldn't get worried and then she just said, "mom, that looks like a baby." So funny. I wish I had a better camera, it looks so much cooler in real life.

The master at work. FYI...when someone is drawing on your belly, try not to laugh. It messes them up. :)

The finished product

This picture makes by belly look freakishly huge. Like it was taken with a wide angle lense. It's not normally that big! How do I not have stretch marks?! It's a mystery.

How cool is that?! Thanks Hav. These pictures are priceless and will be remembered forever.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Baby tummy?!

Mia just looked at Matt and said, "Dad, do you have a baby in your tummy?" Matt said, "What, oh, no...but it looks like it." Then Max just started cracking up and said, "I think you need to run more dad." We all got a good laugh out of Matt's expense that is. Thanks honey for gaining weight and having cravings with me every time I'm pregnant so I'm not along in this. So so nice of you :)

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fatherless Father's Day

Matt was shooting a music video today so we had a fatherless father's day. We've really been missing him with his busy schedule lately. Our kids have thee best dad ever. He is amazing in every way. He is such a hard worker and is totally devoted to his role as a husband and father. Everything he does is for us and we love him more than anyone. Thanks for being such a great dad Matt. You're the best!

I managed to snap this shot of the kids with Matt today. We went by the set and got 5 minutes to say happy father's day. The kids were clung to him and didn't want to leave.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The baby bump...30 weeks

I am a little late on posting these pictures. I will be 31 weeks tomorrow but instead of my usual pose I thought I would post something new. My sister-in-law, Kylee, just started doing photography and she is seriously amazing! She has a great eye for it and we love her style. Anyway, I stole these from her blog for all to see. Hope you like them as much as we do. Thanks Kylee...we love you!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A year ago today

A year ago today I ran my first (and so far only) marathon. I can't believe it's been a year. Oh how things have changed in my life. I had been wanting to run a marathon my whole life. I always knew I would do it but when I would talk about, it was like no one ever thought I would really do it. Which, since I'm so stubborn, made me want to do it even more. I found a great running partner (Annie Koop) who had ran 14 marathons and was willing to let me tag along for this life time experience. Little did I know how amazingly difficult and totally rewarding it would be. I have never pushed myself so hard, and still had 6 miles to go. Not only was the race challenging, the training was very intense. It was the hardest thing I have ever put myself through (and I have my babies natural) but also completely empowering. For about a month after, I remember feeling like there was nothing I couldn't do. I felt in total control of my life and very accomplished. It was so fun to see Matt and Max cheering me on at the half way mark. I was fighting back tears the whole time. The last 2 miles my body was DONE! I couldn't believe I had talked myself into this. Why do people do this? It was INSANE! Then after I crossed the finish line, I collapsed in my sisters arms and sobbed. I did it! I said I was going to, and I did. Amazing! I will never forget it and I can't wait to do it again. It's a sickness and I love it.

This was all the runners, and Matt and Max, carb. loading at the Macaroni Grill the night before the race. I somehow talked all of them into running this with me. Fools!

Myself, sister Michelle, and sister-in-law Joelle the morning of the race (I think it was 4 am) in our cute matching outfits. I loved running in that skirt!

My marathon running family...Matt, Joelle, Me, Michelle and Aaron. (who kicked all our butts)

Still dark outside. This was us stretching just before the race started.

Walking to the starting line. I was sooo nervous. My bladder was out of control at this point :)

This was me at mile 8. I was still feeling really good and as you can tell, very focused. (I wonder what song I was listening to)

Just before my meltdown. We did it! I couldn't believe it was finally over but at the same time, I couldn't believe it was already over. Very emotional.

We survived! I couldn't walk for 3 or 4 days (ask Christy Westover, she saw me waddling around) but after the pain went away I was plotting my next race. Little did I know I would be 7 1/2 months pregnant a year later. I'll have to wait but I will do it again as soon as I can. Watch out Kylee and Andrea, I'm planning on talking you both into running the next one with me.