Thursday, December 10, 2009

Warning! LONG POST AHEAD....

You think I'm kidding when I say long post? Well read on..

Life has been pretty busy around the MacDougall home! Work has been pretty intense as Sarah Palin came to Costco for a book signing. I had to be at work at 12am and worked until 8:30am!! What a night... needless to say, by the end of the night I was DONE. Bruce has been busy with school coming to an end and finals, plus working on top of it all. We both still have managed to find time to be with each other.

Bruce and I also had Birthdays. Yup we turned 26 I feel SO old. We weren't going to do anything really because we are trying to save our money, but my wonderful husband went out and found a super good waffle recipe on it was tasty! Seriously you need to look at this recipe and imagine Bruce at the grocery store trying to find some of this stuff! He bought me a waffle maker (which I have been wanting for some time) and got up at 3:00am just to make me breakfast before I went off to work. How sweet is that?! If any of you know my husband, you would know that first of all, he DOES NOT COOK. Second, he DOES NOT GET UP EARLY!! =)
That was possibly the best birthday gift he could have given me. Later he surprised me with a foot spa! AHHHH boy does it feels good after a long day at work to soak my feet. What a wonderful husband I have! On top of that his brother and wife took us out to this yummy pizza place in Salt Lake City to celebrate our birthdays. Holly got me this sweet vintage photo book from my favorite store, emiliejayne! Bless her heart, I don't think she really knows how excited I am to fill this beauty up with pictures! If you've never been to emiliejayne you must go! Better yet call me when you go I love going and looking for hidden treasures!
We also went to Michael McLean's The Forgotten Carols. This has been a kind of tradition for us, we've gone every year since we've been together. This year we went with my sister and her husband again, but we added a home made dinner and had cake since we are all having a birthday in December! It was lot's of fun!

I'll have to take more maternity pictures. I'll try and get some this Sunday with Bruce and I. My tummy is getting SO big! I feel the baby throw me some full on kicks and can actually feel her move around in my tummy. I think she will be a soccer player like her daddy, since she seems to have some pretty strong legs! Everything is still going good, my back is beginning to hurt some, along with becoming tired again. Work is becoming a little harder since bending over is becoming so much more impossible as the days pass. The other morning I asked Bruce to tie my shoes! That's a treat for me people! You wouldn't BELIEVE how uncomfortable this seemingly simple task has become!=) Man, I love my husband! He's such a great sport and does SO much to show me in small ways he loves me! I'm so lucky.

So I'm slowly but surly finishing up posting all my October pictures!
These have to be some of my favorite pictures!! I love being able to take pictures of family.

This is my brother and sister in-law's family. I think they are a super cute and hip family! I loved the colors Laurel choose because it went with all the different textured walls we took pictures next too. PEOPLE can you guess how many different face's I had to crop in to some of these to get a perfect picture??=) Photoshop really is amazing.=) Aren't they just adorable?! LOVE IT!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I had to post some of these cute little guys!

They are such a cute family and the last before a load full of more photo shoots to come the next couple of weeks. I'm still working on some but as I was editing them I had to smile because these guys make me laugh. I'm going to miss them so much when they move out of the court.=/

Just a reminder that the first of four photo sessions is coming up this weekend for Brittany and her family. To read more about it check out her blog here. She told me she still has a few spots open but they will go fast so make sure to book now!!

Here are some of the pics from our shoot.


Monday, November 9, 2009

A fabulous fundraiser for a fabulous family!

So a good friend of ours just found out her adopted daughters biological mother is expecting in December and wants them to adopt this baby as well. Since it's such short notice they've come up a little shot on she decided to do some mini photo sessions to try and raise the remainder amount they need. She is an amazing photographer and it is for a great cause! She will be doing 4 different locations and will have a couple different photographers to help with the load. I'll be helping on some of the date's as well. If you could pass along this information to anyone you think would be interested that would help SO much!!!

Here is the flier she sent me

The link to her blog is here you can read more about it also in the top right hand corner you can donate to her fund (or pay for your session).=)

We just got our BIG ultrasound done last week. We found out for sure it's a girl! She was acting kind of funny during the ultrasound because usually she is pretty active and as soon we started she wouldn't move at all.=) I had to get up and go to the bathroom and she did all she could to stimulate her into such luck=) looks like she's going to be stubborn like her daddy.
It was a lot of fun to see her again everything checked out great and the doctor said she looks perfect. All our test came back great as well. Such a relief!

Work has been a little annoying, for 6 hours straight I have people telling me that I shouldn't be doing this and I shouldn't be doing gets old so fast. Sometimes I wish they would ask what "I" feel like I can or can't handle. I mean I should know my own body better than anyone else right?!=) But I guess if this is the worst thing about being pregnant, I shouldn't complain. I'm actually feeling really great these days. My back doesn't hurt my feet don't hurt...It's kind of nice and I'm beginning to think that the everyday vigorous actives of work are actually whats helping me to feel so good (aside from making me tired).

Anyways here is another cute family from my Colorado trip. This family was seriously cute and the easiest family I have ever taken pictures of. If a prize could be given it would defiantly go to them!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Baby on caffeine.

These past couple of weeks at work have been pretty brutal. I think I got spoiled on our vacation to Colorado because ever since Ive been back work has been kind of frustrating. Two days before the walk (walk means when the "TOP" guys at Costco come down to check out the store) all the managers and supervisors were stressing out because we still had so much to do. All three of my isles that I stalk were changed. I was drained becasue I had to work fast and hard to be done on time. So on my lunch I bought a Dr. Pepper and drank it all hoping it would give me a caffeine rush so i could get through the rest of the day. I don't drink much soda or caffeine so as soon as it hit I was on such a high. The funny thing is that the baby was also on a high. She was kicking and moving for hours. I think that's the longest I've ever felt her move!=) I felt kind of bad, but it was kind of fun to feel and it did make me laugh a bit to myself.

Today I hit my 20week mark, the half way point! I can't believe in just 4 months we will have a baby and our lives will be completely changed. I'm so excited and can hardly wait to see what she looks like.

Here is another family I took pictures of in Colorado. They were a fun and VERY active family! It was hard to get all the kids to sit together long enough to take a picture. But we did get some precious ones. Enjoy


Tuesday, October 20, 2009


cleaning the bathroom.

Yet I feel proud of myself for conquering the dirty beast today! I usually make Bruce clean it, I'd rather do any other chore BUT the bathroom. It was so gross I could hardly stand it any longer. Bruce has been so busy with school and work and I kept putting it off, hoping that the bathroom fairies would come and do it for me. NO SUCH LUCK...=)
EEWWWW, even though it's nice and clean now, I'm still trying to get over having to clean it. WEIRD right. ALL WELL

Here is the Morrison family, one of the fam's I shot in Colorado. ADORABLE family and cute, cute kiddos! They just got this dog the day before and didn't want to leave it home alone so they brought it along and it turned out to be a great way to get the youngest to smile. AHHH.. he went for the dog every time, but never the candy. What's up with kids these days??

Monday, October 19, 2009

Parker Colorado Fall Break

This week Bruce had Fall Break so we had a week with lots of possibilities! We decided to travel (yes again) to Parker Colorado to visit his Brother and Sister in-law. What a week it's been! We ate yummy dinners, ran with the kids in a race, took 5 family pictures, worked in the back yard, watched movies, played games, laughed, shopped, went to sonic and stayed up WAY too late talking and doing some much needed catch up!

We were so excited to see them again. The last time I saw them was exactly a year ago and they are such a fun family to be around. Laurel (my sister in-law) is pretty amazing...she makes raising 3 children look so easy! On top of it all some how she manages to keep the house clean and get projects done without you even noticing! Tom (Bruce's older brother) is the same, such an awesome family. We LOVE visiting and being with all our family.

So on our drive home I was determined to drive the whole way since Bruce had school today and I didn't have to work...I was doing great staying awake and listening to Harry Potter, until I saw a sign that said North 25. We were should have been going West on the 80! Yikes. I woke Bruce up and he looked on his iphone which told us we had gone 2 hours in the wrong direction. Needless to say, 4 hours later we were back on course. =/ It was kind of funny now that I think about it, but a little frustrating in the moment. lol

I have MANY photo shoots from this week. So stay tuned for more pictures!

In the mean time here are a few I took before I left of a beautiful family that live in our court.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

These make me smile...

I took these a while ago, just wanted to post a few I've been working on. More to come soon!

Good Night.