Friday, July 31, 2009

What have we been up to?

Well things have been non-stop for Nick and I. We are entering our busy time of the year so things are just going to get busier! We were able to take a nice little 4 day mini vacation and went up to Alta to visit with Nick's Aunt and Uncle Bill and Linda! It was so nice going to Alta and spending time with them! We just love going up there! We forgot there was a Christmas Tree Farm next to their property so we thought maybe this year we would go up and cut our tree as Nick and I have never done that before!
After Alta we then headed up to Tahoe for the Ghiggeri Annual Tahoe Vacation! This was our first time going as Nick and I are always working or have lived in other states! It was so fun to go up and spend time with My Aunt and Uncle and Cousins and their kids!! It is always so nice to be around family!!! Unfortunately the last day there I started to get sick and have been really sick for the last two days! I ended up going to the "ER" last night and I have Viral Bronchitis! Unbelievable! How did I get this? I know because I just go, go, go...and then I relax and it all catches up to me! My biggest concern was Cutie...Since I have never been pregnant before I was unaware of what might or could happen to the baby! It was scary because you try to take such good care of yourself and then you get sick and have no control! I have lost about 8lbs and hopefully that is ok...but I am taking care of myself, getting lots of sleep and drinking lots of fluids! I am praying this will be a short illness because unfortunately I have so much work to do and it is really hard to be sick during wedding season!!!

Last week we went to the doctor for our 12 week appointment and to see Cutie aka Baby "D" and he/she is growing quite nicely! Actually cutie was doing somersaults like crazy! It was hilarious! Everything looked good and cutie is progressing quite nicely! It is so fun to see cutie and the growth and progress!

CUTIE 12 Weeks~

We are also redesigning our blog! I am really excited about it and it should launch tomorrow! Maybe tonight if she gets it done! I can't wait for you all to see it!!!

We have also received a lot of cute gifts for Cutie already!!! Here are a few that I have taken pictures of! :)

Cute Books from Liz Montna and a fabulous CD set from Samantha Geweke
These cute outfits are from one of my brides from 2 years ago! She was at the hotel this past weekend celebrating her 2 year wedding anniversary and I came back to these cute onsies!! Can't wait to see Cutie in them~

I will post some photos from Tahoe soon too! I only brought my iPhone so they aren't the best but I will upload them and post them!!

I hope you all are doing great!!!


Kelly, Nick and Cutie~

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


So Nick and I have decided to go Private!
The official date will be July 24th. So if you read my blog and want to keep reading it..don't know if there are many readers but if you do email me at and give me your email so I can approve it! Not sure what I need to do but I think I need your email address to invite you! Or you can leave a comment with your email address!!!!
and I will add you to the list of approve readers!!! :)


Monday, July 13, 2009

To Know or Not to Know...That is the Question I am having a really hard time. I for the most part of my life have always thought that when I was pregnant I would find out what I was having! Well....Nick has thrown a little wrench into this equation and being married and in a relationship with someone you have to compromise and give and take. Nick is really set on being surprised the day the baby is born and I am really set on knowing so I can plan accordingly. I do agree that there really aren't too many surprises in life and this is one of those times where we could be really surprised! As much as I love surprises I love surprises for other people! :) :)
I am trying to convince myself that waiting is ok but then there is a part of me that doesn't want a green/yellow nursery and everything in green or yellow? What to do oh what to do?
I thought I would blog about it since I have pretty much decided that this blog is going to be the journal of what Nick and I are going through, through the pregnancy and awaiting the arrival of cutie!
Next week we go for our 3 month check up so that should be really fun and exciting to see how much cutie has grown!
Well I am sure we will decide one way or another and maybe I can convince Nick to want to find out and maybe he can convince me to just wait and be surprise! Either way we are so excited for Cutie and it will be surprise to know what he or she is!!! We love this little baby so much already!!!
Have a great day and if you have comments let us know!
K, N & QT~

Girls Day & Night in Wine Country

Patti, Samantha, Me, Jen & Cheri at Alpha Omega Winery in Napa
Samantha enjoying a little Cabernet at Alpha Omega!
Cheri excited to see her name spelled right! It is actually a movie!
Patti and I taking a self portrait at the Ledson Wine Bar in Sonoma!

Sam, Cheri and Jen...relaxing at Ledson Wine Bar!!

I had one of the best days/nights in a long time! It was so fun! Jen, Sam, Liz, Cheri and Patti came over to Sonoma and we had so much fun! We went to Chandon for lunch and my fabulous husband took such good care of us! The lunch was delicious! After Chandon I took the girls wine tasting to ZD and Alpha Omega Winery in Napa. Cutie and I drank water but boy did we have fun and so many great laughs! I actually just met Cheri and Patti for the first time and it was as if we had all known each other our entire lives! I love it when you meet friends like that!! That makes life and friendships so much fun!
After Napa I took the girls over the Oakville Grade to save on time as they wanted to go to the Ledson Wine Bar on the Square! So that was our next stop! We had a great time at Ledson...a nice Old Vine Zin and a Pineapple Cranberry Juice for me! SO exciting! HA HA .....then a delicious cheese platter! After Ledson we worked up a nice appetite and could not believe the time! It was off to the Red Grape one of our Favorites for delicious Flatbread, Salad, and Gorgonzola, Roasted Garlic Flatbread was so yummy!
After dinner we checked in to the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and everyone put on their suits and bathrobes and headed to the lobby bar and pool for a night cap! This morning we all got up a little too early and had a fabulous Spa Morning! I just wish this little trip could have gone on and on and on! It was so great! I am so looking forward to our next outing which will be in March for Sonoma Barrel Tasting! Can't wait girls and Baby Cutie will be a little over a month old! Wow Wee! Time will fly!!

Thanks Auntie Liz & Sam for the children's books and Lullaby CD! Cutie is going to love them!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009


So since I am really bad at keeping a journal these days I thought I would use the blog for this! I too am also contemplating going private now that the little one is on it's way! I am going to decide in the next few weeks so if you read my blog and want to still read it let me know and comment on my blog so I can add your email to my approved readers.

So this weekend really did me in more than I thought! Yesterday I went into work for a few hours because I had site tours and then I came home and literally stayed in bed and slept all afternoon till it was bedtime...then I couldn't sleep and I was uncomfortable and just felt weird! I finally fell asleep around 1am and then woke up all night! The one thing with being pregnant is I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and then I am up for an hour or two just lying here thinking about everything! Is this Gods way of preparing me to waking up in the night with the baby??? I don't know but so not something I am use to! I have also noticed that my memory isn't that great! I forget things really easily! That is frustrating! I really hate it when I go to do something and I can't remember for the life of me what I was doing and why I was doing it?

Today I stayed home from work because I am still exhausted and don't feel 100% and DO NOT want to get sick! I think I will be fine after today but I have to stop pushing myself so much! It is really hard for me but I have to do it!!!

Also...I some how connected my blog to my facebook page and now it post on there! Does anyone know how to delete it? I don't want my blog posting on my facebook page and I have to keep deleting it just as soon as I do a post!

If anyone knows please leave a comment! I hope everyone has a nice week and I hope you all had a great 4th of July!

Kell, Nick and Cutie~

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Belated 4th of July

Well this year we didn't really get to celebrate the 4th of July~ :(
I had a huge wedding at Kunde Winery and it was pretty intense. I had the opportunity to work with a fabulous wedding planner Sasha Souza. It was a pretty amazing event and I learned a lot. It was a long weekend however! Friday I worked from 8:30am-9pm and Saturday I worked from 8am-11pm. It was pretty intense and it is funny even though I am pregnant sometimes I forget that and I still try to work as hard as I normally do and do the things I normally would do but this weekend was pretty hard on me! I have been on the sofa most of the today because I am so physically and mentally exhausted. I just can't do anything. I know it is ok to lay around all day but if you know me you know that I work so hard and I hate laying around but today I just gave into it. I had to. I have to take care of myself and cutie. This week I am really going to take it easy as I have another wedding this coming weekend on Saturday.

So I was kinda bummed we didn't get to BBQ and have people over for the 4th. Usually since we have moved here my mom and dad come over for the 4th and we BBQ and then watch the fireworks in our front yard. Next year I can't wait to take cutie to the 4th of July parade in Sonoma and to the All American BBQ and watch the bands! It will be fun! I really love the fact that Sonoma reminds me so much of Small Town America and the entire community gets into the holiday! I left the wedding yesterday briefly to go home and get a coat as it was getting really cool and I could not believe all the people in their front yards bbqing and partying it was like a town party! It was so cool! Normally I never see that because we stay at our house and bbq and don't deal with all of that but it was neat to see! I can't wait for next year!!!

Anyway...I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July and that you have a great week!!!


Thursday, July 2, 2009


As you can see "CUTIE" is on his or her you have to turn the computer to your left to see him or her! If you turn him or her to your right he/she looks like a rubber ducky! Maybe that will be her/his favorite toy! Anyway....this is 7 weeks and 3 days!!!!
Mommy is doing great! Feeling fabulous other than tired but so far so good! This pregnancy is a piece of cake....may change as time goes on but I really do feel good!
A few things Nick and I have discussed lately! Names....Boy Names...Girl Names....hmmm really don't have any I am sure we will think of some and that will change a million times between now and the arrival of "CUTIE" but nothing that we love just yet. Finding out what we are having...I want to know sooooooooo bad since I am a planner and all I really want to know! I want to buy things that are boy/girl specific and not just yellow or green. I want to decorate the nursery too! Nick says NO he says that it is the only surprise in life and wants to be surprised when "CUTIE" is born.....AYE AYE AYE....I have to work on him as I really want to find out and if any of you know me it will kill me not to know but I think that is part of the fun for Nick......HMMMMM
So on July 21st we go for another doctor visit and I get another sonogram! I love it that my doctor is giving us so many! This will be our 3rd! Whoo hooo!!! Nick wishes we could get pictures every week and I told him we aren't Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise! :)
So that is all from the DoLaTa's and fun!!!
Kell, Nick and Cutie~
8 weeks and 4 days