I’ve made it!

Posted on January 19, 2011

To 25 weeks that is :)

I’m so happy I had to share with all of you!

I am completely looking forward to these last 14 weeks. For the first time this entire pregnancy I feel like myself again, I feel decently healthy, and I feel like I can move! Yay! (We’ve had some pretty risky complications up until 23 weeks)

In an attempt to be so much better about this blog, I wanted you to get to know me a little more :) So I wanted to share the progress!

And if you didn’t know yet, we are expecting a boy! Braddock Dean. I am thrilled to even out the numbers in our home. 2 girls and 2 boys! And believe you me, the kids are soooo happy it’s a boy! In fact, my 4 yr old boy told me if it was a girl, he wanted to send it back :) Ah ha ha.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!





A little while back I had the awesome chance to spend a cold (but not quite freezing) evening out with Spencer.  An awesome young man who is preparing to serve a mission.

He comes from the sweetest family, that I have had the privilege of knowing for the last few years.  His mom is a total sweetheart and funny to boot.   His dad is absolutely hilarious, and genuine too.  And Spencer is the perfect combination of it all. One of the most well rounded young men I have ever met.  He has already spent time over seas and has no fear of going to unknown lands.

I wish him the best of luck to where ever he is called to Serve. Though I have no doubt he will do awesome!





Cabin Fever?

Posted on January 12, 2011

I think the winter is really starting to weigh in.  And not just for me, but for the kids too.  Definitely testing my patience. Especially around 6pm when they should be starting to wind down for the evening. Instead, they become insanely hyper!

I need summer. I need heat, sunshine, lakes and hiking. *sigh*

Sadly, I have a feeling that is still so very far away.  Yesterday I went to Heber, UT. Where this time of year you would expect to see mounds of snow.  They didn’t have much more than I do at my home. Granted, it was literally 5 degrees there :) So they win for coldness!

(sad phone picture. I know)

I actually wish I had taken my camera.  When you break through the mountains into the valley it opens to this gorgeous meadow with a river running through it.  The trees were just dripping in frost and the river was billowing steam.  It was stunning. I am honestly contemplating a trip back when it’s freezing just to get some pictures.

I am betting on another two and half months of winter here. Maybe more.  So I have time to get back! And even more time to figure out how to escape this cabin fever.

So what do you do to escape the cabin fever?





The Kunz Family {Utah Family Photographer}

Posted on January 10, 2011

This is just how behind I got with bed rest, this adorable family was shot back in October! I know! Better late than never on the blogging right? :)

An absolutely fun family for sure! We caught the last bit of beautiful sunshine weather before the Utah winter blues set in.  These adorable kids had me not only working up a sweat, but they had me laughing! You will see, so many shots that just show how much personality they have!





Big Changes!

Posted on January 5, 2011

I feel like the worlds biggest slacker!

Between sick kids, the busiest season I’ve ever had, morning sickness, holidays and bed rest… I got nothing accomplished on here that I had intended to!

So be prepared, I am working on some major changes! Some business, some home life. The biggest thing I have planned is getting on here and blogging a LOT more!

So stick with me! It will all be starting very soon!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

Hollie