Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy 3 year anniversary!!!

Tomorrow is our 3 year wedding anniversary!!! I am soo blessed to be married to the man of my dreams and soo excited to be starting a family with him. Truely, marriage has been amazing and each day that goes by I love my husband more and more. Scott you are such an awesome man of God and I am so proud of who you are and the daddy that God is molding you to be. I know I'm not the easiest person to live with (especially being pregnant) but despite my imperfections Scott loves me wholy and unconditionally even when I deserve it the least. He is truely an example to me everday. I love you Scott and Happy Anniversary!!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Welcome Isabella!

My older sister and brother got to meet their newest addition to their family on June 13.....Isabella Grace Swan. She is seriously the cutest little girl I've ever seen and I just love her with all my heart!!!  I am soo proud of my sister for everything she has endured and I can only pray that I will be as brave as her when it is my turn to meet our little guy.  Seriously, welcoming a little baby into your family has got to be the most amazing gift of all and I cant believe how wonderful God is for the blessings he bestows upon his children.  I am a first time auntie and cant explain the joy I feel to see my sister bring a baby into the world.  I cant even imagine how it is going to feel when we meet our baby boy for the first time.  Congrats to the Swan family and praying for many more nieces and nephews :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Oh boy...Its a BOY!!!

I have totally slacked on posting, pretty much because I go to work, eat dinner then go to bed.  I have been sooo exhausted during the 1st trimester of pregnancy.  I am now entering my 14th week and doing good.  We (or should I say "I") just found out we are having a baby Boy, and we couldn't be more excited.  The reason I say "I" is because I was just going in for a few tests so I didn't have Scott come because our Dr. is pretty far away but while I was there I asked when they will be able to determine the sex and they said, "Oh we can probably find out now"  and sure enough the nurse announced to me, "Its a boy".  I called Scott as soon as possible and he was thrilled!!!  So not the way I would have wanted to find out but all the same we are super excited but I guess that's what I get for being anxious, hehe.  
So now that having a boy has somewhat sank in I'm starting to get a little nervous, cause I have no idea what to do with a boy.  Pretty much my whole family is girls, what am I going to do??? 



Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Baby Blessings!

So all is good with the Slater's, We recently found out that we are going to be expecting our first child around November 28th!!! We are just thrilled that God has blessed us with this big surprise. Scott and I have always wanted a family since day one when we got married, but God had different plans for us, so after 3 years of honeymooning we are now expecting our first baby. We got to see the baby last week and it was sooo amazing, we couldnt wait to tell everyone so we announced it right away, I always thought I would wait to tell people but we just couldnt contain our excitement anymore. I am currently 7 weeks and 3 days, I am doing okay so far, some days are definately better than others. Today is not one of those good days, since I threw up in the starbucks parking lot ( how embarissing) I didnt realize how uncontrolable this nausea would be. I just really cant stand the smell of coffee right now, GROSS! Anyways, I am praying for more good days. But even with all my symptoms I am still soo amazed by God's plans and his perfect timing with everything. If you have any advice or words of wisdom I am more than willing to listen. Let me know your 1st trimester experiences...

Pictures coming soon!!!

the Slaters

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge him and he will guide your path" Proverbs 3:5

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The back to school blues

So I am having a bit of anxiety. I just got accepted to Point Loma University for my special education credential and I will be starting in May. I am super excited because I love school and I know that my calling is to be a teacher. But it is a huge commitment that I have to stick out for the next 18months (sounds sooo long) So it is definately bittersweat because I am happy and sad at the same time, I am definately not looking forward to essays, tests and studying. And also starting this program will bring me to the end of my time with my current job, which I love sooo much. Currently, I work for a very wealthy family in newport beach I take care of their two kids also my job has been to educate them and get them ready for preschool (they were the ones who inspired me to go back to school) So in short, it has been the best job ever and I'm really going to be sad to leave. I have been with them for almost 2 years and I am really going to have a hard time with this transition. But on the flip side I am starting the beginning of my career for the rest of my life (i think).
And to make things more difficult, my husband wants me to stay at home and raise our future kids, and possibly homeschool them, so I get nervous that I am going to spend all this time and money and I may not use it for awhile.
But the thing I keep thinking about is "Education, is something that can never be taken away" I would love to stay doormant exactly as I am but I know that God has bigger and better plans for our life. It is so hard growing up and making grown up decisions. So I guess I am just scared about all the new changes in my life. And I just needed a place to vent about my thoughts.
But as I tell Giselle when she gets scared of things: "God is bigger than the boogie man or the monsters on TV" So guess what I need to take my own advice God is bigger than all my fears too.

Hopefully, happier news to come!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Mini Photo Shot

At the shower I was also able to do a mini photo-shot with some of the prettiest girls I know.  We had soo much fun messing around, with the beautiful Newport Coast hills in the background.  For just being silly I got some really cool pics.  You girls should be models :)  Love you guys!!!


Baby Bella is on her way!!

So this Saturday we had my sisters baby shower.  Everything was beautiful and we are all soo excited to finally have a baby in our family.  Baby Bella will be the first baby in our fam.  And Jeannette is still soo tiny.  

Sneak Peak of Jeannette's Shower!

More to come

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I just wanted to post a short blog because I am installing photoshop today!!! I am sooo excited for all the fun things I get to learn. Keep checking in for some new pics ;)


Monday, February 23, 2009

This past weekend was very event filled for me, we had Giselle's birthday bash which we have been working on for the past three months (super stressful)  But happy to announce that it was absolutely a smash hit!!!  So now I can relax for a little bit, haha.  Anyways, I was able to try out my camera again, which is turning out to be more of a challenge than I anticipated.  But I'm still loving it!  It was exciting for me because I was able to talk to the photographer that we hired from Triple Cord Photography (Andrew)  and gain some more knowledge.  I love finding fabulous photographers who have an artistic and creative style, and this photographer far exceeded my I have found my new inspiration.  I can only hope to some day be half as good as he :)  Thanks for the motivation!!!  

-Aspiring photographer

Here are a few pics

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This Valentines Day was truly the best yet!!!  First we started out Friday night no different than any other, on the couch with a movie and treats ;)  Saturday woke up made a lil breakfast then Scott took me on a little hunt to find my present.  The whole time I was thinking, "Why is he doing this, I already know what I'm getting"  At least he made me think that.   Well after a long hunt I found my gift and to my surprise....I got the camera that I have been wanting for awhile now (Nikon D90)  I am soo excited, I cried for about 5 minutes just because it was sooo special (I know I'm cheezy ;)  I am still learning the ropes, the camera is way above my knowledge but it is one that I can work my up with!  I'm sooo excited to start this journey, I absolutely love taking pics!!!  Here are a few fun pics of my sister Janell and her boo Kyle.  They are oooooo so cute!

Virgin Blogger

Hi Bloggers!!! I guess I'm jumping on the band wagon and trying this blogging stuff out...I find this whole cyber universe very interesting, the word (blogging) is actually in our dictionaries now...What a crazy phenomena :)  Well I guess it beats doing things the old fashioned way with a good ol'  pen and paper..hehe...Our poor kids aren't even going to know what a book is...haha Anyways, I'm excited for this new adventure :)

Well bare with me as I am a new-be...