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!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Reynolds!!

On Friday, February 13, 2009, Matt and Brianna tied the knot! It was a beautiful day and we couldn't be happier for them. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds!! Here are a few pictures from the beautiful wedding. Becky and Brittany have more on their blogs from throughout the day. These are just a few I had on hand.

The beautiful, happy couple!!

My handsome hubby

Peli was bustin' out the hang loose sign all day!

I love this picture of Leslie and Lance

I look kinda scary here, but I was so happy to be with my Dallas that I had to post it!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Texas vs. the Nation

On Saturday, the 31st of January, Dallas played in the college all-star bowl game Texas vs. the Nation. This is a game where all-star players affiliated with the state of Texas play against all- stars from around the nation. Because of his name, Dallas was selected to represent the Texas team! He left on Sunday, January 25 to El Paso, TX to begin preparing for the game. It was a busy and exciting week for him- lots of meetings, practices, and interviews. That Wednesday, Dallas' parents, his Grandma Ruth, and I all flew to El Paso to see him. On Thursday, Lance Jr. flew in as well! This was my first time to Texas and it was so much fun! El Paso is right on the border of Mexico. In fact, some parts of the freeway and some of the roads are pretty much all that separate Juarez, Mexico and El Paso! Saturday was the all-star game and it was fun watching players from all over the country come together and have the ability to play a game in less than one week. Dallas did a fantastic job and I am so proud of him! We all had a great time in El Paso supporting Dallas and enjoyed being able to spend some time with him. I love you, Dallas! Nice work!!

Here are a few pictures from the trip!

Here are two pictures taken from the car on the freeway looking into Mexico!

Here is Dallas in his Texas jersey... it was so weird to see him wearing RED!

My Texas sized portion of country fried steak! It was huge!

University of Texas El Paso stadium--where the game was played.

During warm-ups. Look for #65!

Running onto the field. You can't tell from these pictures, but there were 45,000 fans there! That is quite a few for one of these types of games!

Leaving the field.

Warming up some snaps (toward bottom)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Udate coming... SOON!

I've been a slacker, I know!! I am planning on updating soon, so stay tuned!!