Saturday, September 23, 2017

You're a beautiful thing.

Here is a little video I put together of Charlie.

After I bought my new camera I knew I really wanted to put together some videos and so this was my first attempt. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out but I found out very quickly manual focus is choppy and its really hard to keep things smooth! I'll have to do some more videos  in the future. :) :)


Friday, September 22, 2017


Charlie is here! She was born on the 12th at 1:45pm and she is super adorable. 

A little about her birth.

I had a scheduled C-Section this time which felt kind of nice knowing exactly when she was coming and when to have my bag packed and Chad's mom here to watch Oliver and everything. I felt like the actual C-Section wasn't going to be too bad since last time with Oliver it was actually relieving once we finally got to the point where we went ahead and had a C-Section. But, this time I felt much more aware and I got a little panicky in the operating room. Everyone at the Hospital was super super nice though and went way out of their way to make me feel better/comfortable. 

Everything went smoothly and I got to meet Charlie, they then brought her out to Chad to hold while they sewed me backup. We were all reunited together in our room where we stayed for the next 3 days before heading home. 

I still have a hard time believing we have two kids! It's been great having chad at home and I'm going to be super sad once he has to go back to work next week. Charlie is a very easy baby, just sleeps and eats. I actually find the hardest part of having a new baby is taking care of Oliver. Its tough and sad for him to not have me ready and able to play at any moment and its been a tough adjustment. I brought him with me and left Charlie with Chad when I went to my 1 week incision appointment and we went out to buy crayons and coloring books together afterwards which was really nice to hangout together again. 

Anyways... Here are some Hospital photos!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

I hope you find your peace

So Oliver and Chad both had a little birthday and i never posted about them... im bad... I also barely took any photos with my camera of Olivers birthday and none of Chads....

so here are a few cute photos of Oliver washing his cars at the car wash station i set up for him. He's cute.  And then two photos from his birthday. 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

You and me we made a vow.

The weather has weirdly cooled down a lot this past week and it's that perfect kind of weather where you actually want to be outside and do things because you're not dying of heat. So I made Chad go to Fort Snelling with me. Oliver fell asleep before we got there so we sat in the car and ate Taco Bell for a little before waking him. After waking him up he was pretty much grumpy the rest of the day :( he also felt betrayed when the "park" we went to didn't have anything to play on. Although he loves playing with the sticks and water he just forgets sometimes.

I have also been attempting to use the video on my camera, something I'm super excited about because i've never had it on a DSLR before! This is my first little attempt, its super shaky and I was manually focusing so.. you know. Anyways I'm looking forward to getting better.


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Where is the moment we needed the most.

Some pictures of two cute cousins. Btw, Lexie posed her little hand on Oliver all by herself it was adorable. Also note that Lexie is holding a cat toy in the other pictures. She really needs a cat. 

We had a lot of fun this week with the Crewdson family over at our house for a couple days along with grandma, Rachel, and Jordan. I think it's going to be tough for Oliver to get used to playing with just me during the day again. It might be a little tough for me too. :)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

uh huh

Today we went to the park and I got a chance to use my camera a little more. :) 

When Oliver saw this chair he said, "this is my fancy new chair" in a funny voice and kept talking about his fancy chair, it was pretty funny. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Now I'm out Free

A couple photos from this past week! 

Oliver likes to go on Pinterest with me every once in awhile and we look at crafts to do at some point. He found this gummy bear slime that he was super excited about so we tried it. It didn't work out at all. But.. we used the stove instead of a microwave. And then we had no cornstarch, which i'm sure made a big difference. But he still had a little fun.  

I also got a new camera! The D800 i've been planning for since last year. I wasn't planning on buying it until around August but then I was watching ebay bids for a little and there was a great one ending that I knew would save me about $250 so I went for it and got it. It was pretty exciting. Here is my first picture with it.... and then one of each of our pets :) Its probably not super noticeable that there is a difference then my old pictures, but there is. Like the picture of kitty is super crazy compared to my old camera because she is all black and in a big shadow which normally I could have never gotten anything close to this. The quality is just so much better its exciting. 

Playing with the cats.