Sunday, March 15, 2015

Weekend Happenings

Sunshine and daisies and rainbows and pollen is in the air. Yay for spring! Sorry for all the phone photos. I think I've been getting annoyed with my DSLR... or just bored of it. I've been itching for a new camera for a couple of years now. I think once we get our tax return I might finally splurge. We've been looking into the Canon EOS 70D. I'll be excited to record some legit video with it. 
My sis-in-law came to town this weekend so we decided to go to the zoo. We realized when we arrived that the sun would probably fry Gwen and we didn't think to bring sunblock or her hat. Thank goodness for that dumb gift shop. It was my first time visiting a zoo in like 18 years. I didn't get too many photos of the animals because they were always too far away or I was too busy taking photos of Gwen, naturally. She was the cutest, hanging onto her dad's back all day. We haven't had this baby carrier for too long, but I already love it. My favorite part of our zoo visit was the big bird cage you can walk into. These birds got pretty close to us. 
Our plans to attend our Bradley birthing class reunion were foiled when I received a text message informing us it had to be rescheduled. Our class instructor was majorly sick. :( So we went to have dinner at a Peruvian restaurant, instead. Ryan wanted to relive his days as a missionary in Peru. I'm sure we'll be coming to this restaurant again. That Kola tastes like bubble gum, but not as much as Inca Kola. 
This evening, we went for a walk around our apartment complex. I love how cute and quaint these apartments are. Not to mention, pretty cheap. I kept eyeing the pool so we went to check how cold the water was- still too chilly to take a swim. I have a feeling Gwen is going to love swimming. Most babies like the water, right? I just looked up baby swim classes and it isn't too late to register! We are totally doing it. 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Gwen and I

I am head over heels for these photos. I'm so glad I decided to get them done. Photos are pretty amazing in general, no? We're able to see how we used to look, how young we were, how weird we were, our fashion tastes, hairstyles and whatnot. I know I'll be glad to look at these once Gwen has grown and remember her littleness. I can't thank Chrissy enough for capturing these moments. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


These posts listing why Ross Geller is the best and why he's the worst.  I can't make up my mind. Feel free to discuss in the comments!

Watching anime with Ryan. You know you've found the one when they watch Japanese cartoons with you. (Any anime fans out there? We've just finished watching the first season of Noragami. It's so good!)

Shopping for cute baby clothes. Always.

A tiny pit bull baby running after his/her master.

My mom and aunt were in town for a few days! They loved on Gwen.

When Ryan was researching new cameras for me :) He could research for hours.

Barbecuing with friends.

The weather! I'm taking every opportunity to get outdoors before the harsh summer arrives.

My sister-in-law is coming to visit this weekend, as well as a couple of my friends. They're all in town for the same wedding!

We are having a Bradley class reunion this weekend! We'll get to see all the babies and hear everyone's birth stories! Yes, I'm planning on taking photos.

Arizona doesn't participate in daylight savings time.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is my new favorite show.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

One Half of a Year

Gwennie girl is 6 months old. Holy smokes.
We have been giving her tastes of food here and there, but she's still nursing like a champ. I want to feed her more solids, but I don't want her to get an upset stomach or the runs. We'll get there... slowly. She loves grabbing anything from my hands and puts everything into her mouth now. Sitting up on her own is still a challenge. We are trying to teach her to wave. I have finally got a hold of the whole bedtime thing (for now). She usually sleeps at 7 or 8pm each night which gives us a few hours of "freedom" before heading to bed ourselves. I'm not sure why I didn't try putting her to sleep this early months ago. #newmomnaivety
I didn't take any photos with my DSLR for this month because I booked a photo shoot for this Tuesday! I'm pretty excited to have Chrissy as our photographer.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Ivie Family

I'm proud to say that I'm the first photographer to take the Ivie's first official family photos! We bonded with this family when we first moved into our current ward 9 months ago. They moved to Arizona maybe a week or two before us for the same reason- job relocation- to the same job! 
Here are just some of my favorites.