Monday, June 29, 2009

Announcing Our Beautiful Baby Brown......

We just wanted to pass on the good news that we had our baby!!! We successfully kept our baby's gender a secret for 9 whole months! On June 24, 2009 I gave birth to a beautiful baby..............GIRL! Her name is Kalai Lydia Brown! She was born on Wednesday, her due date, at 8:58am. She weighed six pounds and 5 ounces and is 19 inches long. She is so tiny and beautiful and we just love being with her. We are so happy that she has joined our family! We love you Kalai!

a comic strip!

Kalai's Birth Story
In my Daughter's eyes.....

This is when our family members found out it was a girl! Most of our family thought for sure she was a he.....oh, and if I look a little out of it, it's cause I was.

Okay, I had to make one more, I couldn't help myself. This one has no music so you can hear better what is going on.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lots and Lots of Belly Pics!

Here are our most recent maternity pictures. I included some of my cute hubby too. The last picture is of all the gifts we got from my surprise family baby shower. Michael, our baby and I got so spoiled! Thanks everyone!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Videos of Preston-My Deaf/Blind Student

As many of you know, this past year I was employed by the State of Utah as a Communication Intervener for the Deaf and Blind. I was assigned to work with a boy named Preston. I got permission from his mother to video tape and post videos of him at a summer camp that I am helping him transition to, so here is some of the footage I got of him. See how smart he is for yourself! I'm telling you, he is a genius! It was so much fun working with him all of this school year helping him learn new American Sign Language Vocabulary, spelling, typing, counting money, telling time, reading and so much more! He was really the most social kid and all the children in the school just loved him. He has the best smile and laugh. I'm gonna miss working with him but am so glad that I have some videos of him to help me remember what a special boy he is! All three videos are different even though it looks the same at the beginning.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Proposal Videos and Thanksgiving Point Video

Michael and I were asked to help his brother, Russ, propose to Sarah. We helped Ruth-Anne up at Sundance to prep for the big occasion. Ruth-Anne made some beautiful bouquets that really added to the set-up. I was able to get access into a wood lodge where I was told they film a lot of movies and was able to get an awesome view of the proposal. Sarah said yes and they will be getting married in The San Antonio, Texas Temple on August 8. I'm so excited because I have an aunt who lives in Texas so it will be a blast to go and visit their family. The two first videos are of that night and the third one is of a date Michael and I went on to Thanksgiving Point Gardens where they have the largest man-made waterfalls.