Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Project 365

I am sure that some of you have heard of Project 365.
You (attempt to) take one picture every day for a whole year.
I've decided to jump on board and give it a try.
I know that the year is already half over - but better now than never.
It's going to be a fun project! I think that it will help me
become a better photographer. And it will be a neat way for our family
to remember the year.

So....if you want to take a peek - click HERE.

Maybe you'll even decide to join in the fun!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mr. Aiden

Oh are such a funny kid!
You always have a way of putting a smile on my face
and you make me laugh a LOT!!
Love ya Buddy!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

So, the big decision is final. We are moving to..........


I know that's probably not a huge surprise - but it's still very exciting! Matt has a really good job lined up and I get to live close to my family again. We are moving at the end of June - so pretty soon - and we definitely have LOTS to do!! Let the fun begin!!

And since no post is complete without a picture, here's a few of Dexter.
He's such a cute and sweet little boy!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Life Right Now

For quite a while we thought that we were staying here in Airdrie. We were led to believe that was the case. So, we found a beautiful house here, fell in love with it and pretty much bought it. The next day we were told that Matt wouldn't be able to keep his job here. It was a pretty huge shock and we were very disappointed. We had finally reached a point in our life where we were settled. We had (or were going to have) our first home, Matt had a great job, we were starting to make good friends, etc. etc. etc. And now we were back to having our lives up in the air. So, we've spent the past few months looking for a new job. It's been stressful! But I think we've finally found something - at least I hope so. I'm excited about it. It will mean another big move, but I think it will be great for our family. We should know by next week what the deal is - then I'll let you know where we are headed.

This weekend my cousin got married and I got to be their photographer. It made me realize how much I've been missing taking pictures. I really do love it and I feel really happy when I'm doing it. I snapped this picture of the temple while I was there. I wanted one to hang in my home - and I just love the way it turned out. I'm excited to make it really big!! And the wedding pictures turned out great too - you can peek here if you want.
And if you know anyone that needs a photographer - feel free to send them my way. haha!

I've really been hating the way I look lately. I know that I just had a baby - but I'm sick of being squishy and mushy. I finally decided it was time to do something, so I got a gym membership. I LOVE it!! I've been going 5 days a week and doing lots of different classes (my favorite is ZUMBA - you have to try it). It's amazing how a good workout makes you feel so much better! I'm super out of shape - but I feel good knowing that I'm changing that. And it's nice to get out of the house too!

Aiden and Dexter are doing good. I'm still adjusting a little bit to having 2 kids - but it's fun. Aiden is at such a funny age right now - he always says the funniest things. And Dexter is getting so big and cute. He's just starting to smile, which I LOVE!!! I'll be sure to put up some new pictures of them soon!

And now, I'm off to bed. Better sleep while I can!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Boys Boys Boys

When I found out that baby #2 was going to be a boy - I was pretty disappointed.
I really wanted a little girl - they are so much fun! But now that
Dexter is here, I couldn't imagine not having him.

It is so much fun having two little boys!!

I look forward to them growing up together. They will be best friends!
They will play cars together, catch bugs together, play on sports teams
together, all sorts of fun 'boy' things - at least that's what I see in my mind!
But my favorite thing about my boys is that little boys love their moms
And I definitely love them too!!

Look at could you not?!?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

My Boys

When Aiden was a baby I took hundreds of pictures of him.
My favorite pictures of him are ones that I took when he was just 2 weeks old.
I love them so much that I had to take some similar ones with Dexter.
So, here are our boys at 2 weeks old - kindof funny!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Dexter Riese Gibb

Our new little man is finally here!!
Dexter Riese Gibb
arrived on March 9 @3:21pm.
He weighed 7lbs 14oz - and he was 21 inches long.

We are so excited to have him as part of our family!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Update on Old Toby

I went to the doctor today for another visit and everything is still looking pretty good.
She did all of her checking and stuff and I learned that things haven't
really started moving along yet. So, she gave me two options:
1. Come back next week and check again, or
2. Schedule an induction

Of course I chose option 2 - seems much better to me! So the date is set. I am getting induced next Tuesday morning (and I mean morning - we have to be there at 6:15 - yikes!)
Anyways, I'm excited that the end is in sight, and the countdown will now be on. I'm also excited that this little guy is coming 2 weeks earlier than Aiden did - and I'm hoping that means he will be much smaller - at least a bit smaller.
I think that everything is ready. I have tons of freezer meals made, I've made quilts for Aiden and the new baby, the room is all set up, we have all of the supplies, the bags are mostly packed. All that's left is to figure out a name. We have a very short list, so I'm hoping that once we see his little face there will be a name that just seems right. That's how it was with Aiden, so we'll see I guess.

Anyways, 7 more days!! WooHoo!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Look at these shoes! Can you imagine seeing someone walking down the street wearing them.........or sitting next to you in church?! Yikes!
I guess they would be really warm for winter - maybe it's time for me to invest!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Trouble With Teeth!

Both times that I have been pregnant, I have definitely had my fair share of problems with my teeth. When I was pregnant with Aiden I got 9 - YES 9 - cavities! One of them was so bad it needed a root canal treatment too. So, that was fun. This time around I have managed to make it with only 4 cavities. At least only 4 that we need to fix, and 3 that we are just going to keep an eye on. Thank goodness I am married to a dentist - and a very excellent one at that!

And I think that I probably won't be having too many babies -
or I might end up looking like this!!
YIKES!!! How would you like kissing that mouth?!?

Friday, February 5, 2010

He's Coming!

Baby Gibb #2 - more lovingly Old Toby - is coming soon! It's crazy to think that I'm only 5 weeks away from my due date. This pregnancy has been another pretty good one. It's mostly felt like it's gone by pretty fast and I've felt mostly good. My back and hips have been more sore this time around so I've been using the heating pad a lot. That seems to help quite a bit. I've also been sleeping pretty crappy for quite a long time. I wake up tons every night to go to the bathroom and to reposition myself. Luckily Aiden lets me sleep in most days.
Matt thinks I'm looking smaller this time than last time. Hopefully I am and hopefully that means I get to have a smaller baby. Aiden was 8'10" - plenty big.....I don't need any bigger. My doctor is still considering inducing me a week early and I really hope she sticks with that plan! Maybe I'll cry a lot and see what that does.
Anyways, as fun as being pregnant is, I'm getting real excited to meet my little guy! I can't wait to see how similar, but at the same time how different, he is from Aiden. His looks, his personality, everything. So hurry up Old Toby!! haha!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Merry Christmas??

Life is slowly returning back to normal after the Christmas holidays. We had a very interesting holiday this year filled with all kinds of fun things:

-Trip to emergency with Aiden: ear infections in both ears and that horrible wheezing/not breathing good thing going on.

-Second trip to emergency with Aiden just 2 days later: fell on the hardwood floor and split his chin open. Aiden was not real happy to be back there, poor kid. Luckily he didn't need stitches. Unfortunately we had to wait there for about 3 hours to find that out.

-Got some lovely smelling lotion from bath and body works. I lathered it on thick everywhere since my skin is so dry lately - apparently I'm allergic to that kind and I ended up with a giant, red itchy rash everywhere.

-Matt's last day of work was supposed to be a super fun Christmas Extravaganza: he ends up having probably his worst day of work ever, and ends up with something to stress about for his holiday.

-Leave for Fernie: horrible driving conditions. Takes an hour and a half to get through Calgary alone! It was a very scary/stressful drive, but we finally make it. Unfortunately my brother goes into the ditch in his brand new car driving from Edmonton to our house.

-Sledding at Fernie: not a fantastic idea in the pitch black. Matt's sister crashed and bruised her hip really bad and broke 4 ribs. Not fun!

-Christmas Eve: My semi-bad cold got super bad. I slept for approximately 1 hour that night. Boy was I a joy to be around for the next few days! Sick, tired and pregnant do not mix well!

-Matt goes home to sort out some work stuff, on his way home he gets a giant speeding ticket.

-Matt attends a funeral for a long-time family friend. We also had one other to attend, but we weren't able to.

-My cousins were driving down to the MTC and crashed their car. Luckily they were both fine - the car was not so lucky.

-Finally come home to find that our car battery is toast, and the car is parked in the garage. So now we have to park outside. The router for our computer also decided it was time to break, so we need a new one of those as well.

-I've sliced my finger today and have I also have some wierd red rash thing going on under my eye. And that brings us up to date. haha!!

We are hoping that all of our bad luck ends soon! But even with it all, we did have a fantastic Christmas. And the bad things always make you extra grateful for the good things - which we have lots of!