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Well, the first leg of our trip is almost complete, we leave from San Francisco tomorrow morning for Seattle. We’ll spend just about a week in Seattle before returning home to Des Moines, Iowa. We’ve done so much so far on this trip. Make sure you view our web album, to see all the pictures. I’ll be adding more from other people’s cameras too.


Mackenzie is now 6 months old, it’s crazy how fast she is growing. She had her second trip to Iowa in early January. The two of us were there just in time to make it to my mom’s birthday dinner. Mackenzie has picked up a few new tricks and a few changes:

  • high fives
  • rolling over to get across the room
  • sitting up all by herself
  • a new tooth (3 total on the bottom)
  • eating solid foods (favorites include carrots and pears)

Here are links to our two newest photo albums, don’t forget to check them out and view all the pictures!

Iowa Trip – January
1/12 to 1/28

A few other things to share:

  • I’ve completed a website, check it out here and let me know what you think. I designed it and put the entire thing together in about a weeks worth of time. I’m looking at making webdesign my main focus other than Mackenzie.
  • Karen has created a blog for her trip to India, check it out here
  • I’ve also purchased my own domain name, and I’m working on getting my website up, feel free to check it out to see what’s going on with it. Right now it just says coming soon, but hey whatever

Lets see, my trip was good…but it started out bad. I missed both my first and second flights, it was a bummer, I was crying (I blame it on my hormones) and was really upset that I wasn’t going to make it to see my mom at all. I finally arrived, and all was good (I arrived only three hours late).

I had fun doing things with my mom, and getting ready for my baby shower the days before my shower and my birthday (the 17th). The night before my baby shower, my mom, Kaylynn (my cousin), and I made the most amazing sugar cookies ever. I think it was the frosting that I made that made them so good.

The morning of my baby shower and my 25th birthday (May 17th) I got up to take a shower and get ready to go to get some bargains at garage sales. In the shower I found blood clots coming out, and freaked out. We went to the hospital, and I called my two best friends to come to the hospital. Jen took this picture:

Then it was cool that my mom, Kelly, and Jen all got to see the ultrasound when they were checking on the baby. Don’t worry, everything is great with the baby, and after antibiotics I should be fine. I have a doctor appointment tomorrow, to check on my urine levels (there was tons of blood in my urine).

I ended up being an hour and forty-five minutes late for my own baby shower, but that was okay. Everyone who came was excited to see me, and happy that the baby was in good condition. Here are some pictures from the baby shower:

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Kelly designed the shower invitations I don’t have a picture of them, but I will take one, they are so amazing. She also did the decorations for the shower, everything was so perfect, even if I was about 2 hours late.

The rest of my trip I took it pretty easy, but I did get to see lots of my friends. And I had a great time being pregnant around my mom. I think she really enjoyed it too, actually I know she enjoyed it. Here is me with my mom the morning that I left back for Seattle:


Okay well maybe not the entire trip is planned, but the tickets have been purchased. Looks like I’ll be leaving Seattle and arriving in Des Moines on May 14th. I’ll get in around 1.20 pm. I’m leaving to head back to Seattle on May 20th at 10 am. My birthday is the 17th, so I’ll be in Iowa for my birthday…too bad I wont be able to go out drinking. Oh well I think I’ll manage. More info about the trip to come soon.