Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

My Daddy

Well like I promised, I am posting a pic of my Dad. I hope you enjoy. I sure miss him.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Maternity Pics!

Well I know it's a shock for all of you that I am actually on top of it enough to get these up in a timely manner but I did it. Hope you enjoy, I really love them.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My cute diaper cake from my baby shower.

Picture day!

Today my husband's cousin Misty had me come over and took some very cute maternity pictures of me. Anyone who knows me well knows how much it takes for me to admit that they are cute. I am notorious for hating pics of me, but Misty is an artist. I will let you decide for yourself. I have a bunch but only one dowloaded currently so hang in there and I will post a bunch more.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Can You Believe It?!

I am due in less than 4 weeks!! I can't really wrap my head around the fact that I am almost going to be a mom!!! It is the scariest, but most exciting thing that has ever happened to me. I am terrified of the giving birth part but even more scared about after, when I have to then be responsible for this whole other person. Yikes! I will need all the help I can get from my friends, so if you are reading this, listen up, I need you... Love you all talk to you soon.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Greatest Parents Any Girl Could Have.

I want to tell you all about my parents. When I was six months old, my father was infected with a bacteria that attacked his heart. He was a doctor and was infected by a patient. He very nearly didn't survive. I obviously don't remember this scary time, but have heard about it from my siblings my whole life. I do remember however growing up with him in and out of the hospital. I also remember my mother's hard work to raise her five children. When my father fell ill she had to return to school to provide for us. I still can't understand how one woman was able to juggle school, work, a sick husband, and five children. Throughout all of these struggles, they both had our best interests in mind, and dealt with each difficulty without complaint. I couldn't have asked for better examples. My father, although a physically weak man throughout the remainder of his life, was the smartest, most spirtually strong man I have ever known. My father studied and improved his mind until the day he passed away, when I was nearly 20 years old. I am so impressed that with every excuse to sit back and feel sorry for himself, he never did. If I ever needed help with homework or any project I had a built in tutor who just happened to be a medical doctor! My mother, became an English teacher and worked so hard for us kids. I remember her being exhausted from working so hard, but still cooking dinner for our family every night. Both of my parents were spiritual giants. They set such a good example for me by going to church every week, and magnifying every calling they were ever given. My mother, who was always busy made time every Saturday to go to the temple. I could go on and on about how wonderful it was to have such splendid parents but I have to sign off for now.

My mommy and me on my wedding day. I will be posting a pic of my dad as soon as possible.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Me, the planet

So if you have seen Juno, you probably get what I mean by the whole planet thing. I am getting enormous. (at least that's how it feels) I get different responses from everyone. Everything from, "I can't even tell that you are pregnant", to "Wow you are really big. " (for everyone's information I prefer the former!!) I am getting so close only 9 weeks left, hip hip hooray!

Monday, July 7, 2008


My honey, Jared, is the head pyrotechnician for all of the Salt Lake Bee's baseball games. He basically shoots all of their fireworks shows each year. I help as much as I can. It is a ton of hard and hot work!! I used to be much more helpful than I am now, since, I am well on my way to becoming a planet! (If you couldn't tell that is a pregnancy reference) I filmed his last show on the 5th of July. I hope you like it. This is just the end, the whole show was awesome and 12 minutes long so I only posted the finale.
Ok, so it wouldnt upload, but I'm still working on it, so stay tuned!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Well Rachy's Pregnant!!!

It finally happened! I am so excited, so is Jared, we can't wait. I had my first ultrasound about a week ago!! I got to hear the baby's heartbeat, it was so amazing. I am due in early December. I hope the baby comes on time and not too late because I don't want it to have a Christmas time birthday. Jared doesn't want to find out what we are having, but I really want to know. I guess we still have a couple months to decide before they can even tell. I will keep everyone updated with changes.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My First Mobile Blog

Well I just got a new phone that is capable of mobile blogging so here
goes my first attempt. I don't have much going on in my life but am
excited about my phone. It's the Verizon env and it's so much fun!

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Well it's a new year! I can't really believe it. Looking back on 2007 is pretty surreal. I have been on a bunch of trips, some I was on the ball enough to blog about others I was lazy and didn't. This post is going to fill in some of the gaps. January, I put on a great fondue themed murder mystery dinner party for my siblings and their spouses. I also went to LA to see the Ellen show. My friend Sar-i and I had so much fun, Ellen is great, so crazy! February was a hard month because I lost my grandmother. She was an incredible women who I respect and love more than I can put into words. March, Jared and I went on our cruise!
Which I did blog about, so before I go on and on, read the post about it!! I also went on a scrapbooking retreat with a bunch of friends. We went to an awesome cabin up in Midway and spent the night eating great food, watching movies, and working hard on our books. It was so fun. I got a lot done too. April consisted of my three year anniversary at Skywest, and a girls weekend to Saint George with my mom and sisters. We went shopping and to the temple down there. I also got to see my best friend from high school and growing up, Jessica, who I adore and hadn't seen in ages. In May my friends Sarah and Annika went to a lecture with the Mythbusters, Adam and Jaime from the T.V. show.
It was so funny and very interesting. Jared and I went to Canada with one of his friends, who owns an island in the Great Lakes. It was a lot of fun, but so so so so COLD! The island was beautiful, and the cabin was fun, although there was no power or running water! Okay, thats not completely true we made running water using a barrel and lake water, but still! May was also my 26th birthday, and I threw a BBQ in my backyard for all of my friends. June, Sarah and I went to see So You Think You Can Dance in LA. We both adore the show and were so excited when I won tickets, we dropped everything to go. We got to see our favorite from last season, Benji, dance. It was wonderful. We stood in line most of the afternoon and just happened to be in line right behind Benji's dad!! I got a migraine worse than I have ever had before, and I am not hyperbolizing!! So Sarah had to drive back to the hotel, and I passed out. The next day we went to Las Vegas to spend a couple of days before we went home. It was a blast. We saw the musical Mamma Mia!!! SO FUNNY! You really need to watch it. Well that's June. July, I went to Jared's mom's family reunion. It was at the property Down South, in good old Wayne County Utah. The reunion is always such a great time. We fish and camp. We eat a lot and play too. Jared's brother and his wife were there from Japan with their little one Molly. It was good to see them all again. Also in July was girls camp, which I will let you read about on it's own post. August was Jared's birthday, the big 33! I didn't do much other than work that month. September, was Sar-i's birthday, she turned 27!! For her birthday we went to Disneyland. We also went to Universal Studios, and the Body World exhibit in San Diego. On her birthday, we were deciding what to do and her dad called, he just happened to be in Burbank on business and wanted to take us to dinner. So we went to the Queen Mary in the afternoon, and met him in Malibu for the most incredible dinner, I for one, have ever experienced. We went to this place right on the beach, with amazing seafood. I can honestly say I will never forget that view!! It was a very busy and fun trip. Good work Sarah!! October, obviously Japan. Which you can also read about on it's own post! November, I went to San Francisco with Sarah and Valerie. We went to Alcatraz. My first time there, it was very neat. We also went shopping in Union Square. I got Jared's Christmas present, a brand new top of the line digital camera and underwater housing for it, so he can take it diving. We had a fabulous time, except Sarah's snoring!! Hee hee. She knows I love her! December was Christmas prep time. What a crazy busy time of year. As much fun as Christmas is it is hard to enjoy sometimes with the hectic pace you have to maintain. Our Christmas was wonderful. We spent Christmas Eve at my sister Heather's house and got to watch the kids open their gifts, Christmas morning. I then had to work for about four hours. Then Jared and I had our Christmas. It was all around a really good day. Jared got me a diamond ring!!! I also got a PS2 from Santa with a karaoke game I have been wanting. I got Zelda for my DS it has been so fun to play. Jared loved his camera, and has hardly put it down since. Well, thats my year in review. Hope yours was just as event filled and great.