Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sharae!

My baby girl is growing up! I can't believe Sharae is already 1 year old!! This last year has absolutely flown by. We are feeling a little more settled here in Philadelphia and are loving every second of our crazy lives and just can't get enough of our beautiful little girl. She is completely off the charts in height and weight. At her 12 month check up she was 31 1/2 inches and 29 lbs! She is almost half my height! She doesn't ever crawl anymore and each day she learns something new. She loves to bark like a dog, quack like a duck, and say meow like a kitty. She has 6 teeth, and 2 more coming in on the bottom. She says Mama and Dada and waves to everyone she meets. She is soo happy, and makes us even happier! Here are a few recent pictures, with more to come:

Saturday, January 2, 2010



Wow. I can't believe that 2010 is already here! I also can't believe that is has been almost eight months since I last posted! To start things off on the right foot, blogging more frequently is one of my new year resolutions. I think that it may have been one of my resolutions last year, but with so many things going on I can't afford not to keep track of all the excitement! With that, I wanted to pay tribute to last year and just list some of the momentous and life changing events that took place for Dallas and me.

  • January 5: Dallas left to train for the NFL in Westlake Village, CA
  • January 15: Went to visit Dallas in Malibu, CA - this turned out to be a very special trip :)
  • January 26: Lance and Becky had a baby girl: Halle
  • February 4: 3 years from our 1st date
  • February 13: Discovered I was PREGNANT!
  • February 13: Matt and Brianna got married
  • March 23: Dallas came home from CA
  • April 27: Dallas signed with the Philadelphia Eagles
  • May 7: Dallas' first Mini Camp with the Eagles
  • May 11: Brittany and Suka had a baby girl: Raini
  • May21: Houston came home from his mission in Germany
  • May-June: Dallas in OTA's
  • July 26: Dallas reports in Philadelphia for Fall Camp
  • August 11: I join Dallas in Philadelphia
  • September 6: Dallas released, back home to Provo
  • September 28: Sharae was born!!!
  • October 19: Dallas called back to Philadelphia to Practice Squad!
  • October 24: Sharae and I out to Philadelphia to be with Dallas
  • December 2: THREE year anniversary
  • December 28: Dallas promoted to the active roster!
Farewell 2009... it was a life changing year--to say the least! I can't believe all of the extraordinary things that took place last year. It was a whirlwind and an unforgettable 12 months. Dallas and I have grown closer together despite all of the challenges and are so thankful for all of our blessings. We had no idea that 2009 would be the year of change for us, but it was one heck of a ride! We'll see if we can top it this new year--bring it on 2010!!

And because there are no pictures of our darling little girl who we are so in love with I wanted to post some pictures.

Introducing Sharae Suzanne Reynolds:
(these go from birth to three months/now, so make sure you look at them all!)

Friday, May 15, 2009

IT'S A ......


I had my ultrasound on Tuesday morning and it was such a neat experience! Dallas was able to come with me and I was so delighted that we were able to share that experience together. I had a great ultrasound technician who explained everything we were looking at. I was 18 1/2 weeks at the time of the ultrasound and it was unbelieveable to see how developed she already is. We saw her little face and nose, and could even see her opening and closing her mouth! We saw the outline of her entire little body and noticed that she has great, big feet! The technician was surprised at how big her feet are for her age... almost an inch long! I think she is going to be tall like her daddy :). The technician said that based on her measurements my due date could be moved up about a week, but because I had an ultrasound at around six weeks they probably will not change it... so that means she is very healthy, which is a HUGE relief to me since I was so sick for so long! Dallas and I were waiting patiently to find out what the sex was and when she said she saw girl parts we were both a little surprised!! We both had kind of a blank look on our faces, looked at each other and then just started laughing. We are so thrilled and excited for our little baby girl!!! It's so much fun being able to call her "her" and say "she"! She is very active and I feel her all the time now, which is so neat! I already love this little girl so much and I can't wait to see her in a few months! Here are the pictures from the ultrasound.... I was sad we weren't able to get digital copies, so you'll have to deal with the scanned copies instead!

Her first photo shoot:

Here is a shot of her big, little feet! The heel is where the little star to the left is and her toes reach all the way to the star on the right! (the dots that you can see more are actually bones in her foot-- the "metatarsals"). How cute!

This is her first "portrait." She is looking straight that the camera. She's laying on her side--the top of her head is on the right. I was a little sad because some of the other shots she was showing us you could actually see her lips, nose, and eyes and this one you see more the outline of her skull. Oh well, I still think she's cute!!

Here is her darling little profile. Her knees are bent in to her chest, so it looks like she still has a little "tail," but if you look closely you can see her little thigh and where her knee bends. Her calf kinda disappears in the photo.

Look at her long fingers!

And last, but not least... confirmation that she is in fact a girl! ... No boy parts here!

Loraini Faiga

Brittany just had her baby girl... Loraini Josefine-- Raini for short. She is just a doll! Here are some pictures of her right after she was born. Congratulations Brittany!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Dallas survived his first Mini Camp with Eagles a couple weeks ago and did a great job out in Philly. It has been nice to have him home for a couple of weeks before he heads back out for his OTA's ("optional" team activities). Since he has been home a LOT has been happening! Last weekend was Dallas' Grandma Wonderful's 80th surprise birthday party! It was great to see her and to spend time with the family. She looks fabulous for 80!

(At the birthday party)

We were also recently able to spend time with Dallas' other grandma, Grandma Ruth, who just had her birthday as well!

(Grandma, Dallas, Suzanne)

I forgot my camera, but a couple of weeks ago I was able to spend time with my family in Idaho (while Dallas was in Mini Camp) to celebrate my Gram's 90th birthday!!! Dallas and I are so fortunate to have so many amazing women in our life and even though it has passed, I wanted to wish all of them a Happy Mother's Day! We wouldn't be the people we are today without them!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Fly like an Eagle!!

This past weekend was the NFL draft and was very exciting for Dallas and I! Dallas is now a Philadelphia Eagle!! He signed a free agency contract with the Eagles and is excited to get things rolling with his new team. He has worked so hard all of his life and I am so proud of him for accomplishing one of his dreams. Thank you to everyone that has helped my sweet husband get to this point and for all of your support!

We are also excited for our other fellow Cougars who are taking their football careers to the next level and wish you the best of luck! Austin Collie: Indianapolis Colts; Fui Vakapuna: Cincinnati Bengals; Travis Bright: Dallas Cowboys; Ray Feinga: St. Louis Rams; David Oswald: St. Louis Rams; and David Nixon: Oakland Raiders!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

NEWSFLASH: Baby on Board!!!!

Dallas and I are extremely delighted to announce that... we are going to have a baby!! I just recently finished my first trimester, and WOW did it go fast! I have been plagued with morning sickness, but am crossing my fingers that cloud will lift any day now! I'm not really "showing" to the public eye yet, but I will try to take some photos and you can judge for yourself. I am excited for when I can fit into the cute maternity clothes that my mom got me for my birthday, though! I won't be able to find out if we're having a boy or girl for about another month or so, which is driving me crazy! I want to know sooo bad! Anyway, we are so excited and can't wait to introduce you to our bundle of joy in October!