Monday, December 22, 2008

I'm Back...

So I decided I'd venture back into the blogging world. Life's been crazy lately and things will start to really calm down once Christmas is done with. But I think I'm ready to BLOG again. So first, here's the story on what's been going on in my life over the last few months (and the reasons behind why I needed a BLOG break).

To start off I got one of these back in October:

(for the uninformed...that's a positive pregnancy test)

Which means I became very well acquainted with one of these:

Seriously, I've been sooooo sick. It was pretty much unbearable, but the morning sickness seems to have passed and I'm feeling a bit better. Tired, rundown, frumpy and frazzled...but better!

But before the morning sickness hit (which, FYI, was less then a week after the exciting news - blech) I was able to make Hailey this cute little shirt.

It took me HOURS! I'm not going to lie. Those angel wings on the back there were a labour of LOVE. I designed, cut out and ironed each little piece by one. Hours of work - and it's not even perfect. But it was pretty cute, Ben loved it, the family love it, and Hailey will never be allowed to wear it again. That's the problem with spending too much time on something, I'm too worried it will be destroyed by my little toddlers shenanigans, and I can't risk losing something that cost so much of my time. So it was sort of a one time thing.

Then a few days later we celebrated the much anticipated HALLOWEEN! Am I late on this post or what? Anyway, our darling little Hailey was an elephant...with a pink bow. I think she was pretty cute...and I'm not biased at all.
She wasn't too sure of the whole thing at first...

But when she saw that there were treats involved, she changed her mind pretty quickly...

And was happy enough to let me pose with her for one shot.
Then right around this time Sarah (my baby sister) got engaged. And a few days later picked a date...6 weeks later. So the whole family went into a mad wedding planning frenzy. All at the same time Becc (my older sister) had a baby. My mom is still somewhat sane after all this...and I'm not sure how.

In the beginning of December we all took a break from planning the upcoming nuptials and went to Alisa's (Hailey's cousin) Birthday Party. Hailey had a blast!

Although I did see a lot of this face.

But overall she had so much fun!

Pretty much the rest of the month (and all of November) was spent at home...on my couch...watching my baby grow up and do silly things.

She did a lot of individual playing...and watched lots of tv...and I did lots of moaning and groaning and puking and sleeping. Good times.

So then later in the month (i.e. this last weekend) Sarah Got Nick! They make a beautiful couple!

So here's the scoop on their wedding...they got married this last weekend. And if any of you have been here in Alberta, you know the weather was in the minus 20 range. Brrrrrr. So they ended up cancelling their photographer and decided to come back in a few weeks and take picture then...when it's warmer. But you can't just NOT have wedding pictures of your wedding day, so I was lucky enough to snap a few. THey turned out pretty good...and if I knew anything about editing pictures they would be a LOT better, but over all I'm impressed...mostly that Sarah was out there in her short sleeved dress. Brrrr.
But...because this is my BLOG I'm allowed to say this. My absolute favourite part of it all (besides Sarah finding her eternal companion and all) is that Hailey got the cutest dress out of the deal. Cute hey?

Ok, there are better pictures of her this one with her dream parents...seriously I think she loves Nate and Tan more then Ben and I:

Oh and then of course, this kid loves her Candy.

And finally, another one of the happy couple because they are just too cute together.

And that's it. That's what I've been up to lately. I'm looking forward to Christmas and all the fun it will bring. And then I'm really looking forward to the break we get after Christmas. Ahhh, I'm sooooo excited!


Jewels said...

Congratulations on being pregnant again! sick or not, congrats ;D

and I'm glad you posted pics of Sarah's wedding, we missed her reception! beautiful!

lots of cute pictures, glad you're back on blogging!

Cheryl and Bob said...

Nice to see you back!! Hope you're feeling better!

Brian, Jeni, Nat, and Stephen said...

Oh Meagan, I am so excited for you guys! I hope you feel better soon - that is the worst.. morning sickness - blah!

The Taylors said...

Loved this post! glad you are back :o) As you remember I died over hailey's dress and am going crazy all over again with the cute pictures. It is so cute! She pulled it off well to with her cute face and pigtails. What a charmer! Ok I think it is so cute that she love Nate and Tan so much, sorry but it's so funny! Your little belly is so cute and i am so happy for you! If you are feeling good then lets do a play date in January some time! Merry Christmas!

Oh and LOVE the little shirt you made her! You are so crafty1

Anonymous said...

congrats!!! that is so exciting! k so nick and i totally hung out when i lived in calgary right after high school and i havnt seen him since! that is so funny. he was me and my best friends favorite person cause we had no friends and he was sooo nice to us!!! such an awesome guy!! he probably dosnt even remember us but that is what happens when your nice to someone they remember you. let me know if you need help with anything. merry christmas!!!

brooke byam

Christine Peterson said...

oh my gosh i love it that your back blogging,again congrats!! I love your toilet picture too, and Hailey and that mad face wowza! scary! Hope you feel better, you look great, you can't tell your best bud has been a toilet.

Anonymous said...

"My mom is still somewhat sane after all this...and I'm not sure how."
Actually. it's quite easy -- I've just never been quite sane your whole life, so you don't know the difference. :D
Love your blog, love your pictures, love Hailey's cute faces and love you. (and Hailey and Ben and Hailey's dream parents LOL, and all.)
Lobe, Mom (that's not a typo, that's Hailyese)

Anonymous said...

So cute! All of the pictures look great! Congratulations to all the fun and exciting news.

Sarah said...

Congratulations Megan!!

Francis Family said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Feels like you were just pregnant with Haley, so weird how times flies. So are you guys finding out what your having? Ya i'll say you've been busy, sounds like my whole year! Well Congrats hun and I feel ya on the sickness, so not fun. I wish I were there to help you like you did for me in my times of puking!

Annette said...

Congratulations! Hope you start feeling better soon. When I was pregnant and so tired and sick all the time, Jaremie would say to me, "don't fight the fatigue".

Love the wedding pictures since we couldn't be there.

See what happens when you take a blog break ... Halloween, pregnancy, babies, weddings. You better warn everyone next time to decide to take a break.

Jewel said...

What exciting news. Look at all you had to blog about. I'm totally excited for you all. It's been quite an exciting end to this year... can't wait to see what this New Year has in store for you!

Karen said...

I am glad you're back. I've missed your blog updates! Congratulations on all the exciting things happening for you and your family!

Dashanne said...

Congratulations Meagan!!!!!! I love Hailey's dress it is so cute!!!!!!

Kendall & Julie Allred said...

Welcome back!!! I missed your fun stories and cute little girl. Hope your feeling better, if you ever need anything give me a call.