Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Well, Hello world!!! Yes, it has been forever.
updates...updates...updates. Well Simon is now 4 yes FOUR months old! Well, four and a half. I cannot believe it. I want him to stay small and toothless forever but at the same time I am excited to see him grow up! To see what he will look like, what his personality will be. He seems to already have such a personality! He loves to laugh and smile and yell. Yes, I do believe yelling is one of his
favorite activities. And not sleeping. That's a close second.
He has the cutest little dimple on his left cheek that pokes through
whenever he smiles and it just makes me so happy.

Michael and I celebrated our third year anniversary last week. We've had so many adventures and I love him so much. I am SO blessed to have found someone who is the perfect man for me and who treats me with respect and tries to be the best dad. I love you, Michael. 

Michael started school today! Again. and for the last time, we all hope. can't wait for him to be done so we can get out of this limbo phase of life. Where we're not permanent residents but not passing through, either. OH and I started back up too. I'm not going full time because I don't really want to leave Simon, but I am taking an online class and one on campus. I'm really excited because that means I'll get to SEE people! TALK to people with words other than "agoo, mamamama" etc... And it means I'm one step closer to being done.

Well, I just KNOW there is more but I can't remember everything so I think I'm just going to post pictures now. To take up space. Oh, and so you can OOoooOOhhhh and AhhhhHHH over how cute my baby is ;)

On our wedding day.
In Europe

fun at the park


Monday, January 23, 2012


Where have I been? I haven't updated this thing in over two months!!!
what is wrong with me?!? Well, I've been busy. To say the LEAST!
One Word: baby
Okay two words : Baby, lackofsleep (yeah I just ran those together)

So I was due Nov 25th. Nov 23rd-Happy 23rd birthday to me!
Nov 24th-Happy birthday mom and Happy thanksgiving!
Nov 25th-LABOR DAY BABY DAY!! um...1 o'clock.....5 o'clock (pm)...
11 o'clock. Where in the heck is this baby! I try my hardest to be on time for everything that I sort of expected my baby to be the same way! But nope. Not happening.
The days roll around and I'm so uncomfortable. Michael and I are trying EVERYTHING to get him out. Long walks, really bumpy car rides, jumping, spicy food, foot massages (I can't complain about this one, one enjoyable thing)raspberry tea! UGH! I literally saw myself still pregnant at Christmas time. So I scheduled a date to be induced! Later that day I get a call from
one of the midwives saying she doesn't endorse being induced so she "strongly suggests" I wait it out. I burst into tears! Whatever lady! I bet you've never been late!
The next day my WATER breaks! I can't even tell you how happy I was! It's coming! It's coming! No more huge swolleness! No more laying on the couch in a weird position so I can breath!
My water broke at 4pm and a couple hours later I started having contractions! They were okay at first and then HOLY COW! Michael and I waited around at home and the waiting turned into "Hey lets go get some icecream!" so we went out and got ice cream. Totally random. At 11pm we finally went to the hospital, signed our life away, and they put me ina room. The contractions were pretty bad and so I asked for an epidural. Hey, like I've said before, you wouldn't get fillings without novacain or whatever, why push a big baby out of a small hole without pain meds? AFter the epidural I was super happy. I guess I complimented the epidural lady alot and I sort of remember flirting with the nurse...uhh don't judge me. Pain. Meds.
Time passed. I didn't sleep at all. Poor Michael tried to sleep but they don't really have comfortable couches to sleep on in the labor/delivery room.
I was finally ready to push and at around 1:00 I pushed and pushed and pushed and pushed, they had to put my eyeballs back in because I SWEAR they fell out with all the pushing. at 3:59 pm I gave birth to the most beautiful "little" boy in the world. The took him out and laid him on my chest. I was so happy. it was OVER!
Simon Richard Kannely was 9 lbs 12 oz and 21 inches long! HE WAS HUGE! The nurse said to me soon after "You shouldn't have babies after your due date. Make sure you have them before or at your due date." Such beautiful words. I wanted to hug her and punch my midwife in the face.
 So ever since then I've been home with little Simon. I love him. He is so great! He could cry all day (which he has done) but when he smiles I just melt. I totally love this boy.


Thursday, November 17, 2011

waiting waiting waiting

so update: MIchael and I moved to Rexburg about a month ago! He has a bit less than a year of school to finish (YAY!) and so here we are! We have a nice little apartment and got all set up with new midwives so now it's a waiting game.
Michael has ajob so he is gone almost everyday (getting ajob here is rare so I'm not complaining)  I just don't have a job so I don't have much to do but wait.
The baby's room is finished! YAY! The house is almost completely unpacked (YAY) and guess who hasn't arrived yet? The. baby.
I really am getting impatient. I know I shouldn't, but seriously, I am SO SICK of being pregnant. I'm pretty sure I drive everyone crazy with my complaining but it is just MY TIME TO BE DONE!
Maybe my next post will be about my new baby (tomorrow. tomorrow. tomorrow. Say it with me)

OH and is anyone else NOT ready for thanksgiving and Christmas??? 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Time to Brag

So I don't do crafty things very much. Okay, hardly at all. But we bought a new sewing machine and I hate to see it sit there not being used so I took some advice (stole an idea) from a friend
and I remember an idea a sister in law gave me about
making a pillow cover and I MADE ONE!
Yes indeed-y. I made one and may I just say I am proud!
For a first timer it turned out rather well!
First: I bought a yard of brown felt and about a yard of leftover fabric that I thought was cute.

Next, I took the felt and with the top and bottom of a cup I cut out circles. About 20 of each. Then I cut the circles in half.

I sewed the half circles on (like so) and kept going and going and
when I got close the middle I switched to the smaller semi-circles.

OH! I forgot to tell you I measured out the fabric to fit my pillow. Sorry. That is an important step.
Anywho, I sewed it all together....

...and VIOLA! Instant flower pillow covering thing! YAY!
I deserve a round of applause. I think it looks pretty darn good for a first timer.(Although it did take my four hours when the pattern thing I followed said it should only take 1...whatever. I'm a beginner, alright?)

Saturday, September 3, 2011


I Absolutely ADORE autumn. So when the weather gets a bit
chilly compared to summer and the leaves fall
and the air is brisk, i get so excited because
For me, autumn means scarves, hats, boots, cute/adorable/chic jackets. Going outside on walks and not worrying about overheating but not freezing either. Breathing in the brisk air and feeling
better and healthier and for me the world just feels like
a better place.

One downside to the fall (well it's not really a downside, I guess)
ok so one thing that is difficult for me right now
is that I'm pregnant and I can't wear all the lovely autumn-y outfits I could before. Bummer. But that is ok! Because I love it anyway!

Totally random posting but I just had to share some feelings!

Saturday, August 6, 2011


One day, when I have a house of my own with a yard and trees and stuff
I'm going to plant plant raspberry bushes and apple trees and so on...
okay so I haven't thought it TOTALLY through, only because it seems like a distant
dream, but I really would like to have a garden and reap the rewards from it!
So in the mean time, we bought raspberries from the local Rotary! 14 lbs of them! 
I was out of town the day we were supposed to pick them up and MIchael forgot so when we got them they weren't really raspBERRIES as they were raspMUSH. But they were awesome just the same!

We have already made some raspberry vinagairette (how is it spelled?) that I quickly put on a spinach salad for dinner!
I don't know if I'd make it again. Or maybe I'll try a new recipe. This recipe was REALLY acidic and it sort of left little burns on my lips... but I was so proud that I made it that I just ate it anyways!
Michael surprised me when I came home the other day and he made raspberry freezer jam! Oh Freezer Jam! How I love thee!
It is so good!
I still have like 12 lbs left and I'm running out of options and fridge space (it's a big container)
any recipes? suggestions?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thank you everyone who gave me advice on sewing machines and what to use and all that stuff.
I haven't bought one yet (big surprise) but I am narrowing down my
options and I really appreciate hearing views from people who OWN sewing machines.

After not seeing him for 6 months, my little brother Robert and his friend have come over from Wyoming and are staying with us! It is really great to see my brother again! I have missed
him! I actually miss all my family (imagine that). It's hard when you don't get to see them more than once a year. I guess that is what phones and skype is for but still, nothing can really beat how nice it is to see them face to face and hug and just be with them!
So, while they are here I have been searching my brains (and my husbands brains, and the internets brains) on things to do in Washington. I think one of my big fears is that
people will come and visit me and have a horribly boring time and never come see me again (abandonment issues, anyone?) So anyway, yesterday was our first full day with the boys so we went to the farmers market in the morning and walked around (they really don't have a farmers market in wyoming so Robert was in awe, aw, ah, ?, of it and it's producey, homemadey awesomeness) , we went out to dinner at a local pub/lunch. Truthfully, I don't know what came into our
minds to decide to take two boys under 21, and a pregnant woman into a bar but I guess we were feeling pretty rebellious. Needless to say, we got a LOT of funny looks, but the food was good nevertheless.
After that we went to Anacortes and hung out at Washington Park. It is right by the ocean and there are all these really cool jagged square like rocks that you can climb around on.
These are pictures from the last time Michael and I went (about 2 weeks ago) but I'm just trying to show you how pretty the beaches in Washington are!

After Washington park, we went to our wards Pioneer Day Luau. Because you just KNOW that after the Pioneers got to Salt Lake they celebrated by roasting a WHOLE pig (be thankful I don't have any pictures of that)  and wearing leis . All sarcasm aside, it was fun.
After that we went home. Thank goodness. I didn't know entertaining people for a whole day could be so exhausting. My feet hurt, I had to pee (which isn't really that different from normal days) and I wanted to lie down and watch a movie and never move again.
And Monday....we're going to Seattle. Oh beer me strength (that is a quote from "The Office"...anyone?)