dear baby girl,
we are getting so excited for your arrival!  it's still hard for me to believe that sometime between now and the next three weeks you will join our little family.  it's still hard for me to believe that all those kicks i've been feeling inside me for months now, are the manifestation of a human being growing inside me.  it's hard for me to believe that i will get to hold you in my arms so soon.

i have done all i can think of to get ready, but how can i possibly prepare?  i have grown up around babies and have loved them and known how to take care of them.  but i can't imagine what it will be like to be the sole provider and caretaker for you.  to have you depend solely on me for love and all your other needs.  i hope that i can have the patience required to be a good mother to you.

although i want you to be ready to arrive, i am anxious to hold you, and nurse you, and take care of you, and to see what you look like!  so please hurry it up getting ready, ok?  i can't wait for the moment when we meet.


bits of nothing, really.

pictures of nothing really, since over the past few weeks i have simply been fattening up this baby inside me and prepping for her arrival.  it could be any day now, but i'm hoping that she keeps cookin' for at least another week.  {and not a day more! ;}


my love affair with idaho.

come closer and i'll tell you a little secret about me.
i love idaho.

not just because it's gorgeous, and wonderful, and feels like home away from home, but also, because we're always surrounded by family when we're up there. and it's totally rad.

we spent this last weekend in idaho falls and had a complete blast. some nights it was so foggy you couldn't see the city lights below. breathtaking.