Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Shad's video

So in May Shad decided that he really couldn't handle his boring job anymore at BYU Central Stores and talked to his brother Rudd and our neighbor Sean who both worked for KBYU. Shad eventually got hired on to film there and has enjoyed it so far. About the same time he had started to talking to Bryan Niven, a photographer in the area about assisting for him. Bryan tried him out and liked Shad so now he assists on Bryan's photo shoots and creates video's of the photo shoot / picture making process for Bryan's blog. (http://www.bryanniven.com/blog/) We would love everyone to check out the new video shad did for Bryan and also check out Bryan's work. We think he is very talented...not your average photographer. If you go to his blog click on the latest entry about Nate's photoshoot. In the list of things that he's been doing you can click on the word "video" and it will take you to the youtube site for the video. I thought about just putting up the youtube video on our blog but I'd really rather everyone go through Bryan's blog so you can check out his work.

I love both of Shad's new jobs because he enjoy's both of them. Especially working with Bryan. Shad's the happiest right before, during, and after one of Bryan's photo shoots! So congrats Shad!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Our trip to California

Bryce is always doing something funny...here's proof!

While on our trip we got to see some friends, go to San Diego for a job, visit yogurt express (love it!), hang out with our families, eat good food, go to the beach, and relax! We had a lot of fun. Too bad we can't visit more often!


About a week and a half ago, for Enrichment we were taught about plants and herbs and then we got to plant some herbs to take home. I planted Cilantro, Rosemary, and Basil. And yesterday I was so excited to see my little sprouts coming out of my Cilantro! I just had to take a picture and share with everyone! I think Shad got a little excited too, even though he would never admit that! So all the watering and sunlight is starting to pay off! 

Friday, June 6, 2008


For Enrichment last night, Michelle Gardner taught us how to blog. I learned a lot even though I already blog. There are so many things about blogging I didn't know how to do and she taught us how to create your own template and back drop! I'm excited to spend countless hours trying to figure all this out! But Michelle also gave us a quote that I really liked - 

At a BYU Hawaii Graduation, Elder Ballard encouraged students to "consider sharing their views on blogs, responding to online news reports and using the "new media" in other ways, share their views through blogging." Because "we cannot stand on the sidelines while others, including our critics, attempt to define what the Church teaches," he said. He went on to say that "perceptions of the Church are established one conversation at a time..." and that Church leaders "can’t answer every question, satisfy every inquiry and respond to every inaccuracy that exists," due to recent media coverage and inquiries. Just remember, “there is no need to become defensive or belligerent,” in our blogging.
I really liked that we can use our blogging for good, besides sharing our life experiences with those we don't see or talk to all the time, we can also share our testimony and share the gospel of Jesus Christ and use our blog to do good.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

it's a boy!

So I'd love to be a sneaky sly little villain but I'm not. But I did get close. At my last appointment (my 14 week which was really 15 weeks because I was a week behind) I thought I'd ask for another ultra sound (I also kind of knew that around 16 weeks they can see the gender) and I told them I just wanted a better picture of my baby than the one I have currently from 6 weeks! And my doctor said "didn't  you get one at your 10 week appointment?" So it turns out I was supposed to but the ultra sound technician wasn't in on thursdays. Anyway, my doctor said I could go to the front desk and make an appointment for the next week and I wouldn't have to pay anything extra. (at 16 weeks you can pay $50 for a gender check) I was so excited. And it was the day before our trip to California so I was even more excited about that! So here are the latest pictures of our baby! 
Apparently he was curled up in a ball with his chin to his chest and wouldn't move out of that position. funny thing about that is I used to sleep all curled up in a ball...ask my mom. or even shad, he's seen me do it! 
Drum roll please......and it's a boy! I was not surprised at all. I have had a few dreams that it was a boy and I even had one the night before the ultra sound. Which is quite odd for me, I've never had dreams that were like predicting things. But it was very cool. 
And one last picture of our little boy. The technician took like 10 pictures of him in this same position...kind of boring but still cute! 
So there! Next thursday is our 20 week ultra sound appointment which we are excited for. And just so everyone knows (most of you do already...) we do have a name picked out but we are not sharing the name until he's born. Lets see if we can keep a secret. More like, lets see if Carly can keep a secret :) 

Monday, June 2, 2008

moby wrap

So Michelle in my ward sells these Moby Wraps and is having a contest to win one! so everyone, go to her website and check them out. they are cute! bab-i-licious.blogspot.com