Saturday, April 30, 2011

Soft & Sweet photo challenge

this was during a photo session, their little guy is so cute! 

Scavenger hunt Sunday

1. Architecture
it is kinda architecture.. :) 

2. Rimmed with light 

he had to lick it... he may or may not have burnt his poor little tongue. 

3. This is my favorite spot to kiss Porkchop

it is so soft and lovely

4. Shade

these are my shades in my house  (although I think they are called curtains, but I didn't realize that until now...) 

5. Feet

so I had to pull this out of my archive, but I really didn't take it that long ago! and its hard to take pictures of your own feet! Especially when they need a pedicure! :) 

LEM photo challenge- Anything

Given the opportunity to photograph "anything" for a challenge... who would have thought I would pick ANYTHING different than my lovely little porkchop! ( I do promise once we start actually seeing spring I will take way more than just porkchop! hehe) He had to shake off his drool and if you look to the left under his ear above his leg all that skin.. yep that is loose skin flying around. isn't he just the cutest! :) I love my puppy! Who is completely different than we thought he would be! English bulldogs are supposed to be lazy and sleep all the time.... Not porkchop! He sleeps a lot but he is either bouncing off the walls are asleep there is no inbetween for him. We started walking him twice a day and I swear he gets over tired and grumpy because he will just go nuts on his toys and demand attention from us! He is such a silly boy! 

Friday, April 29, 2011

favorite April shot

 I took this shot during a photo session I did. They were so much fun to shoot! I couldn't decide on what one was my favorite shot, and since I always do my puppy I thought I would choose a different one! :) 

Click it Up a Notch

doctor visit #4 - don't read if you believe in TMI. :)

Or is it # 3? I can't remember. Technically it is # 4, but I can't remember when I started counting. So anyways... # 3 was an ultrasound.. not the fun get to look at a baby kind.. an up inside of you, make sure you have no tumors and make sure your ovaries are alive and junk kind. YUCK. if anyone has never had one. I recommend to try and keep it that way. Can you say uncomfortable? Yet again.. another boy doctor. This time was even more joyous because he was around my age. He didn't seem thrilled to be the one doing it either.. made it all the better... anyways. back to todays doctor appointment. So I was put on a prescription to give me my period. Well today is day 7 and I have nothing... that seemed to stump my stupid doctor. He was going to put me on another round and then on chlomid, which would make me ovulate, well the first step to try and make me ovulate. Well hubby and I have decided that we are trusting God when it comes to our future children, so I didn't want that. I want to actually fix my body and get it working correctly, not just pop some pills and hope for some babies and not 8 babies. I know there is no "cure" for PCOS but I have read lots of success stories about getting it under control and conceiving naturally. Sure it will take hubby and I a lot longer than most, but I know God has a plan for us, and I know he can make anything happen and when its his will for us to have kids he will provide us with kids. I pray he has chosen Jordan and us to be parents, but even if he doesn't I know He knows best. After asking my doctor questions he put me on metformin, a very low dose to help my body with the insulin resistance and sent me on my way with a packet. From my research and the packet my doctor provided I have some knowledge on ways to try and help my body to function better. My husband and I talked about chlomid and if we will go on it in the future. Our response is we will pray about it, and hopefully it won't come to that. My thoughts are that I selfishly would love to go on it!!  But I know that I need to fully rely on God and he will lead me the way. I also think that this possibly in a weird way is an answer to one of my prayers. I pray that I will lose weight and feel confident and feel beautiful. Well I have only gained weight (thanks PCOS) but maybe this is his way of answering my prayer. I lose weight prayer answered, I have better chance of getting pregnant prayer # 2 answered. God works in mysterious and wonderful ways. I see the benefits of waiting to have a baby, our puppy not being such a puppy when baby is born and more financial freedom. However my selfishness of wanting a child can be a road block to seeing that. I feel good, I feel ready to tackle PCOS and get it under control and start getting my period naturally. Now I just need the action!

this is a picture of my best friends daughter when she was 3 weeks old. Hubbies first time holding a new born. It was pretty much the most precious thing ever. Seeing him hold a little baby. Seeing how gentle he was, and careful and nervous. So sweet. I pray that one day we will be blessed to be parents because I know he will make the worlds most wonderful dad ever.

PS- yes there is a baby in the picture with me... my husband isn't all that keen on taking pictures. He doesn't like to move all that much when he was comfy. :)

Thoughts on marriage -wedding post

thoughts on marriage: what is the easiest/hardest part? if you could change anything, what would it be?

The easiest part about marriage.. well that is a tough one. I don't know if I would say there is an "easiest" I think the most fun about marriage is always having someone there to tell your story too, always having someone there to smile at/with, laugh at/with, role your eyes at/with, cry with, sit with, hug with, cuddle with. Always someone there by your side no matter what. That is what marriage is all about. I think some (there are circumstances in everything and situations) people are so selfish. Marriage is all about the other person. If you think to yourself " I am getting married so MY needs can be met" well I am sorry to tell you that you either need to re adjust your thinking, or your headed for divorce. Nobody is perfect. We all make mistakes, we all are crazy, we all fall short in some way. Marriage is sticking through that, marriage is seeing past that. So if someone says " I will stay with you until you no longer meet my needs" well then it is inevitable that they will part ways. 

I always have to tell/remind myself that marriage is not about the "I" game. "I do this... I do this... I do that... I am this way..." instead if I would TRULY tried and got to know my husband and what made him tick, how his thought process works we wouldn't really run into many issues at all and have a mind boggling good marriage!   

NOW with all that being said... IT has to go both ways. One person can't GIVE GIVE GIVE GIVE and the other TAKE TAKE TAKE. That would just lead to utter disaster. 

So hmmm the hardest part... learning to understand/accept the way my husband thinks and sees things. 

if I could change anything would I? No, because after every storm there is a rainbow that makes it all worth it. :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

12. favorite part of the day and least favorite part of the day-wedding post

12. favorite part of the day and least favorite part of the day: can be anything.

MY favorite part of the day- 

well the most obvious- marrying my husband. Dedicating and vowing in front of my family, friends and God to spend the rest of my life with the hubby, is amazing. But ok besides that part... these are way farther down on the list, just so you know. :) 

Wearing my cinderella dress. :) I LOVED IT
having an event held for just the 2 of us! 
the amazing pictures that came with it! 
The excitement and buzz of the day! 

My least favorite part of the day-

Everyone left early at my wedding. I remember dancing with my dad and asking what time it was and he said 10:30 pm, and so many people had left, that made me sad.  I was afraid no one would be left at the end of the night, but it actually seemed like those there at 10:30 were there until bar close. :) So it ended up not being a big deal at all, I just remember feeling a slight panic moment. 

BEING SO SWEATY! I danced the entire reception!! I was so hot! Why didn't I think to stop and go outside? I don't know. I was just in my zone. hehe. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

11. your song and/or the first song- wedding challenge

11. your song and/or the first song you danced to at your wedding: share a music video or lyrics if you can!

OK so funny thing about our first dance.... I have no idea what it was!! They played the wrong song!! I didn't care that much, we just danced. It didn't make any sense for me to stop the whole wedding and point my finger at our DJ and say "escuse me, you are playing the wrong song!" How is that romantic?? haha. So we just danced. It was a Bryan Adams song. but that is all I can tell you. And honestly, I don't remember our original song we picked out. It was great and I did love it, but I just went with the flow and danced to the unknown song, while my friend is on the sideline mouthing "THIS IS THE WRONG SONG" hehe. :) 


I had such a great time on Easter! I went to church, got to take pictures of an awesome service, and then went to my very large families Easter. On that side of the family I have 6 aunts and uncles and 23 cousins. Well us 23 cousins are all grown up and I am one of the 4 cousins that don't have kids! So you can only imagine how crazy it is at holidays! My aunt had a fabulous idea and made carnival games for all the kids and had the cousins be the leaders to take them around to them and such, unfortunately with me being a leader I missed out on some major photo ops, but it was fabulous even if I didn't capture very many moments. This is at the end of  Easter when the kids got a little extra treat after dinner. :)

Linking up with Wordless-ish wednesdays

and YouCapture -this weeks theme is Pink... There is a little pink in everything can you find it! :) Pink and Easter go hand in hand.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

10. the cake/food

10. the cake/food: i love food. so tell me about what you had at your wedding!

Here was our beautiful and oh so delcious muddy paws wedding cake! YUM YUM! The husband has a gluten allergy so me and him I got one bite shared a piece of the special gluten free cheesecake! Both were delicous! 

I don't have any pictures of our dinner. It was really good though! We had chicken, veggies and rice! YUM! I was so busy I hardly remember eating though. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

I heart faces- Pets

well you all know how crazy I am in love with my puppy! Seriously... people call me crazy when I talk about how much I just love my little oinker of a bulldog! He makes me happy, and I can't stop giving him kisses. So this challenge was perfect for me!

This was taken after a nice little 3/4 mile walk... Porkchop (the puppy) was all tuckered out on this beautiful spring day!

Consistent failure

"It’s not what we do occasionally that makes the difference. It’s what we do consistently" (found at Ronis weigh blog)

I read this quote, and I love it!! But it got me thinking... what do I do consistantly?

My first thought? FAIL!

I have all of these plans and ideas, and "I'm gonna do it for real this time" and I really truly want to! I can never get a consistency down and I always fail at them. I tried reading the bible in 90 days... FAILED. MISERABLY! I am still in Leviticus and the 90 days have came and went! I wanted to read the Easter reading bible plan. I started it 3 days before Easter with the intent of reading 2 days every day. FAIL. I want to give up sugar... FAIL. I want to give up carbs.. FAIL. I want to give up caffeine...FAIL. I want to walk 6 days a week... FAIL. I want to run 3 days a week... FAIL. I want to lose 30 lbs by summer... FAIL. It is so frustrating. I want to be consistent in all of these things! I want to take at least 1 amazing picture a day... FAIL. I want to do a manicure on myself once a week.. FAIL. I want to take Porky on a walk 6 days a week.. FAIL. I want to train him 15 minutes a day 6 days a week.. FAIL.

Okay I am sure you get my point. I am consistantly failing at my ideas, sometimes it really gets to me. I want to be thin, well dressed, well presented, fit, the worlds most amazing photographer, the worlds most amazing wife, the worlds most amazing mother, the utmost dedicated to God every day. I don't want to sacrifice any of these things I want it all. And it is so hard for me to prioritize! I know God should come first and reading the bible should come first but I think to myself "I am so sick of looking at my fat self I really should/need to put exercise and eating right first and at the same time make" well then that doesn't work out so then everything FAILS. If I am not eating right and working out I won't ever get pregnant (because I am an infertile turtle).

Well unfortunately I haven't found magic to make all of these things happen and for me to succeed in these things yet.. but I did find things I am consistantly good at...

loving my husband
loving my Porkchop(puppy)
loving my family
being available to talk to people when they need to
putting myself in someone elses shoe
picking up my house
kissing my porkchop (puppy)
thinking of ways to better myself
always striving for more and better

Michelle Huber Photography

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


My puppy on a springtime walk. He gets a little lazy.  :)

The Paper Mama


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wedding post challenge- the accessories

the little accessories: you know, veil? shoes? jewelry? what did your bridesmaids wear?

Ok so I am too lazy to upload my professional pictures to my computer right now, they are such high quality that it takes FOREVER. So I won't be able to give you all the detail pictures. But I am sure you are okay with that! :) 

My veil- I loved it! From Davids bridal
Shoes-ABSOLUTELY LOVED I got them for $20 at Deb. They are still awesome. :) 
Jewelry- my earrings were a gift from the lovely hubby. The necklace I borrowed from a good friend, she wore it on her wedding. :) 

My bridesmaid wore jewelry that I bought them for a gift and from JCpenny and the dresses were from Davids bridal. :) 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Scavenger hunt Sunday


My husbands watch. (and arm, don't worry, my arms aren't that harry) 

2. Poetry

A dogs love by Eileen Clemens Granfors

Remembering a Dog's Love

Love at first sight, no other would do
That huge otter tail, the essence of you.
Mischievous eyes, a strut in your walk,
A calm demeanor, my heart was unlocked.

You brought handsome glory into our home,
Like a prince returned, your confidence shone.
The deepest bark, such a loud, happy sound,
Waiting for all to acknowledge who we'd found.

You were our beloved, our good dog and true
Sure, I’ll love another, but he’ll never be you.

3. Outside

4. Zoom!

Porky Can zoom! righ on by with these paws!
5. Isolation.

sometimes when he lets out stinkies... we send him to isolation.

Are you all amazed I could do almost all of these with my puppy! :) He is my baby.

Wedding Challenge- The reception

9. the reception: where was it at? show us some pictures! what day did you get married?

The reception was at The legion in my hometown. I wish it could have been a little nicer of a place, but at the same time, I couldn't fathom spending too much money just on the location. I tried to always keep in mind that the wedding was about how much Jordan and I loved each other, and that we were vowing to spend the rest of our lives together. It is so easy to get caught up in the wedding and want everything perfect and go tens of thousands of dollars in debt, and that is just not what I wanted. We had a beautiful,small (50 guests),elegant ceremony and the reception was around 200 people. My family is huge and I wanted to make sure everyone could come! And the compromise for the hubby and I was small ceremony and  big reception. His side of the family is very small, where I have 200 people in my family. So anyways I digress... I liked it at the legion, I wasn't too concerned with the looks of it, i wanted to make sure that we had an awesome DJ (which we totally did) and the food was good and good cupcakes! :) I decided to cut from the budget a little bit and not hire the professional photographer for the reception, since all I did was dance the entire night anyway. So the pictures are limited. My mom and sister and I worked really hard at decorating the place and I think it turned out AWESOME. We got married on a Saturday August 22, 2009.