Sunday, June 19, 2011


I would like to recognize some father's today.It IS father's day after all :) These are guys that have directly or even indirectly
influenced my life and made it better in some way.

I'll start out with my dad Dale Speiser. I'm very grateful to have such a funny loving dad. Sometimes he could be very strict but
I know that it was because he loved us and wanted us
to turn out well. And I think he did a pretty good job because
we've all turned out successful and happy.
When things were hard at home we never knew it. He wanted us to be happy and he still does! He is so supporting and encouraging.

This is dad in Ireland. What a nice hat :P

I'm so glad he could find someone who makes him happy
and that he could be sealed to for eternity. What a good
example for us.

I Love you dad.

NOw I would like to thank another dad in my life. Rick Kannely.
Rick is Michaels dad and a really great guy
Rick and Kim (his wife, my mom in law for those who don't know) joined the church later in life when they had already
started a family.
As difficult as it was at first they were faithful
and stuck with the gospel and I really
admire them for that.
Without Rick (and Kim of course) this beautiful family wouldn't be here.
And of course, he raised Michael to be the man he is today.
A wonderful husband, a strong member of the church, and a great
man all around.  And I'm most thankful for that :)

Last, but not least, I would like to recognize a soon-to-be father.
He has been the best thing in my life and
everyday he does something that has me realize how eternally
thankful I am to have him as a husband.
He is respectful, he supports me, and he loves me despite the stupid
things I say or do.
He makes me laugh. Since, I view laughter as a very
important part of my life I am SO SO grateful for this.
He is my very best friend. I am so so so so so (x100) thankful that he loves me and that I get to start a family with HIM. And I know
he will be a great father to his kids someday.

Happy Father's day!!!!
I'm not great with words so I hope this was , atleast, readable. :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011


HA! Just laughing at myself because I put "Daily happenings" and you maybe get a post from me once a month! And in GOOD months you'll get two! Filled with mostly pictures.
THis one will not be filled with pictures though. Maybe just one. And it is NOT of my own doing. Since we got a new desk top computer (instead of doing EVERYTHING on our old laptop) I haven't been able to add more than one picture to this thing...Does anyone know how I can fix this? If so, please help!

Michael is still working (sometimes it feels constantly, but I am just a needy wife who wants him home all the time) and he is taking a Wicklander Zulowski seminar/class because it looks really good on a resume! For those of you who don't know, W&Z is a class that teaches you how to interview people to get the most info out of them (oh and if you didn't know, he is Loss Prevention so he interviews "suspects" , mostly employees, when they steal or cause company loss)

So we had our fist ultrasound about a month ago and it was one of the most wonderful things! We saw the baby move! We had an appointment about 2 1/2 weeks ago and I heard his/her heartbeat! That was also wonderful! I can't even say how blessed I feel that Michael and I are having a baby!
 Okay, no I'm going to complain a bit... the first trimester I was SO SICK! Everyday I was very nauseous  all day and just overall sick. I have developed some aversions that I have never had before. Cucumbers...yuck yuck yuck. I used to love them but now they are slippery, slimy, gross nasty smelling things. I can't even think of them without feeling sick.
I don't think I really crave things (not in an outrageous "I have to have it for every meal" way) but I have been able to tolerate more foods now. NOw that I am in my second trimester I have gotten LOADS better! Only nauseous every once in a while! The only thing I'm noticing is that my pants are getting tighter and I have to pee. constantly.
All the complaining aside, I am so happy to be pregnant!

my due date is Nov 25th! I am almost 4 months now! I'll be officially 4 months in a week! Isn't he/she beautiful? :)

The weather in Washington is usually rainy, damp, dark but for the past couple of days we have had beautiful glorious sunshine! I walked to the Farmers market yesterday just to enjoy the sunshine! I bought flowers and a loaf of cinnamon bread! When Michael came home from work, we walked around in the sunshine too and enjoyed some ice cream! I LOVE SUNSHINE! OH washington! WHy can't we have this forever? It *is* June, afterall. Is sun too much to ask???