Tuesday, October 20, 2009

best friends shouldn't have babies..

you know you're getting old when you stand up as your best friend's maid of honor on her wedding day..

and you know you're getting old when she tells you that she's pregnant..

but you REALLY know you're old when that pregnancy becomes a REALITY in the birth of a new little baby that you can see and touch and hold !!

little paul jr. was born on october 9..

and with is birth.. i became an auntie !! [well.. not officially.. i guess i have to wait until april 24 to OFFICIALLY be his aunt.. but oh well..]

he's such a perfect little baby [except last night.. when i heard he kept waking up ever hour & a half and not letting his mama sleep] but other than that.. he's been soo good !!

just some strangers we pulled off the street to model for us :)
noo.. they are super proud grandparents !!

yep.. he's got all 10 toes :)

oh .. and its been agreed that they are now charging $1 a kiss - except of course for his mommy & daddy :)

first family photo !!

official paul jr. photoshoot will commence later on this week - so more photos to come !!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

.. 20 ?!

.. when did we become adults and -- how do you make it stop ?!

yesterday i made the giant leap between being a teenager and being officially in my "20s"..

hold on.. let me pick myself back up off the floor and find the duct tape because i think my head just exploded..

but seriously ? who gets this old ? i mean t.w.e.n.t.y ?! doesn't that mean that next year i practically turn 50 ?! omigoodness.. how do you make this STOP ?!

haha.. last year i wrote a post [October 17, 2008] about turning 19.. and i said ::

"i guess i'll let you know in one year if it really is the perfect age -- if the 19th year of my life is the best ever..
i hope it is.."

okay.. well.. i'm here to tell ya'll - that my 19th year of life was AMAZING.. i mean.. seriously just think of all the incredible things i did as a 19 year old !!

back in november of 2008, i was able to accompany my [then] boyfriend for two concerts he had to perform.. and if you ask him now - that was one of the only times he really got upset at me - because at first i kinda blew it off as something simple i could do.. and so *cough* i didn't really practice much.. and so when we were together for the first time to practice.. i stumbled thru all the pieces: the entire time promising that in another month when it came time for us to perform that i would have it down pat.. haha i think i just really freaked him out =P

i was able to spend Christmas with 2 amazing families ! mine.. and derrick's :) it was so much fun to spend such a special time with his family and have him here to share the holiday with me & mine.. we had fun those days :)

and then !! highlight of highlights.. i packed up all my stuff and made the major move to DISNEY WORLD ?! seriously.. tell me you did something BETTER your 19th year of life :)

i had the most amazing and incredible opportunity to intern at walt disney world from january thru may.. and then extend and stay until august..

that's a LONG story - AMAZING times.. i loved it ! absolutely incredible :) i met the most amazing people.. became friends and lived with people from all over the world.. ah man.. it was the time of my life..

and i still miss it.. even tho' i left on august 14.. and its now been over 3 months since i've set foot in a park.. i miss working there soo much !! of course.. i think i miss all of my friends most..

and then.. as if living in disney world for 8 months wasn't a big enough even of my 19th year.. someone had to go and TOP it all !!

on august 15, 2009.. a super amazing young man asked me to marry him !! holy cow.. do all these wonderful things SERIOUSLY happen to the same person ?? i think somehow i got a super extra large load of blessings this year.. and i'm still kinda stumbling under how great they are !!

so.. things have kinda quieted down - if you can say that.. i'm super busy planning a wedding - MY wedding !! gosh.. never thought i would be doing that :)

oh ohh ohhh !!! and how could i forget ?! just last week my best friend made me an AUNTIE !! WOOT !! being engaged to her brother-in-law.. makes me an AUNT ! and.. yes.. i have the CUTEST little nephew :) :) he's the bestest - photos coming soon !!

annnddd.. i can pretty much PROMISE that my 20th year of life is going to be just as amazing - if not MORE - than my 19th year !!

so much is planned for the coming months - a wedding.. a honeymoon.. moving into a new house with my new husband.. a new job.. and loads of new experiences !!

i'm excited :) :)

.. so here's a sobering thought: when i turn 21.. i'll be married ! eek.. i think i'm going to go hide now :)