Dec 7 2011

it’s beginning to look a lot like.

CHRISTMAS!

(and that we have a 3 month old puppy)

Now that the Thanksgiving holiday has past, and the turkey + sweet potato leftovers have been depleted, Christmas has hit the Pangborn household. All of our Christmas decorations  have been waiting ever so patiently in the closet, however I can hear them whispering at night, just begging each other to stage a coup and break free. Despite my desire to decorate the minute after Thanksgiving dinner was consumed, we have been quite apprehensive with our 3 month old teething puppy with toddler-like-tantrums.

At PetSmart the other day I saw this hat, it was super cheap. And hey, it was totally worth a shot to see if she would tolerate it. Well, She didn’t. And she saw me put it away and keeps trying to attack the cabinet it is in. Crazy girl.

The tree went up without a hitch, minus the little runt trying to nibble on the branches, and make confetti out of the boxes. Once the tree was up, it’s still it is only mildly decorated (must prevent loss of decorations, in the event of a “tree tipping”), we attempted to take some photos of miss Penny. And I am amazed at how well she sat and stayed! She as very easily distracted by the flash and always wanted to check it out after it went of. It seriously reminded me of little kids – how they immediately run to the camera screaming “I want to see!” haha. I love her. Here are some shots we got. 

This time of year tends to really make me baby hungry. Not that I want to be preggo, no siree! But the memories of all of the great seasons past flow to the top of my mind, and make me extra eager to start traditions of my own. We are super excited this year to start traditions that will continue throughout our lives together and one day be able to pass on to children of our own. But it really makes me wonder. How on earth are we going to teach our children about Christmas, especially… Santa. *gasp*  

Oh, and Christmas cake pop baking has ensued! Stay tuned! (:


Mar 26 2011

introducing e.

Dearest friends and family,

I introduce to you, the newest addition to my family, this sweet little bundle of love is Evelyn Katherine Kiehn, and she is bestest, cutest niece ever to be born.

Little Miss was born on Friday 18March2011 @ 11:26am in Moscow, Russia – weighing in at 7.9lbs and 20.8 inches long. I can’t wait for her to make her sweet way over to us here stateside so we can spoil love on her!!!

My niece is cuter than your niece.

Jan 1 2011

top tens to goodbye 2010

Ten awesomeness’s of 2010:
1. All the many moments of Wedding Planning.
2. Sawyer graduating from the U.
3. Finding out I will be in Aunt.
4. Signing the lease on our new apartment.
5. Finding the perfect dress.
6. Buying a warm mist vapor humidifier.
7. Landing an amazing job.
8. Becky coming to visit.
9. Overcoming ED, instead of being overcame by it.
10. My kick-a family.

Ten reasons why I am glad 2010 is over:
1. The bulk of wedding planning is behind me.
2. Horrible job experiences.
3. Getting smacked in the face twice on NYE.
4. ER visits.
5. Breaking electronics.
6. Unwieldy + fake people.
7. ED sucks.
8. Uncertainty in the job market.
9. Financial + Medical woos.
10. Not traveling.

Ten great expectations for 2011:
1. Getting Married.
2. Becoming an Aunt. (and seeing my international born niece!)
3. Going Back to School. (Yay second Bachelors degree!)
4. Being a Wife.
5. Getting a dog?
6. Continuing to kick-a in ED defeat.
7. Traveling with my husband.
8. Creating a home out of our tiny apartment.
9. Maintaining health.
10. Being Married.


Dec 2 2010

e-photos

We recently got our engagement photos back from our absolutely amazing photographer, Stacy Young. And what can I say, I am head over heels amazed by them. Oh, she did such an incredible job, I can’t even imagine how fabulous the ones from our wedding day will turn out! I had to share these with you! If you ever need a photographer in the Salt Lake area, I completely recommend her, she is a total doll to work with. She has such an amazing talent for posing, angles + engaging the subjects.

Blog post from: Three Winks Studio – Kate + Sawyer Engagements

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

I had the pleasure of photographing Kate and Sawyer on a beautiful fall day. Blue skies, bright colored leaves, and a warm light from the sun made this an awesome shoot, not to mention Kate and Sawyer are pretty phenomenal themselves.

These two are the sweetest! They have dated for 5 years and got engaged on Christmas day last year. How memorable & special is that? (:

I love how they love each other. It is so apparent in how they talk to one another and treat each other. Their love runs deep and you can see it in their faces.

Can’t wait for their wedding in April!

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

Kate and Sawyer: Engagement Session

-lovelovelove these. Stacy – you are the best! <3


Oct 1 2010

from the other side.

I am beginning this post sitting in the waiting room, a spot that I rarely find myself in, a spot that I never imagined to be in for the sweet person that I am sitting waiting to hear report on. Sitting waiting. Staring, glaring at the computer screen, eagerly awaiting the little check box by his masked number to move from “in the OR” to “PACU”. Good Lord, it can not come soon enough. There is not enough xanax on the planet for me at this moment. He’s not critical, he’s not even inpatient, its a simple outpatient surgery. WHY ON EARTH AM I PANICKING?

This is the weirdest felling. For years he has been by my side throughout endless doctors visits, er dates over anorexic episodes, manic depressions + the multitude of injuries that somehow manage to mark their way onto my body + medical records. {seriously, if someone was crazy enough to request my entirety of MR’s it would be over 3 feet tall} And now, I am the one in the opposing role, the one holding his hand telling him it will all be ok. I am the one who is {supposed} to have the sanity + calmness. I am the one making giggling comments about the sexy purple patient gown that totally brings out all his handsome features. Apparently, even on narcotics its not funny. But I am sure cackling.

I sneaked this photo of him when he was just waking up, bah! it’s blurry, but it’s all I got… {however, I am sure that he will soon sneak on here + delete it} It was so sad, he was so loopy. But in his normal fashion his brain first went to food: seriously, the first words he said out of anesthesia was “I want a cheesy gordita crunch”; needless to say, I cackled. I offered to have them place a NG tube, however, apparently, I am no longer funny. A few minutes later he began to become more “with it” and his usual humor showed its silly face – “is this real life”? If you haven’t seen the David after the Dentist video. Watch it. Our time Post Op seemed soooo long. But hey! I got some free ice cream out of it! And we personally knew our RN! Which made it great. She’s a super sweetie.

We are back home, stocked up on lots of powerade, narcotics + gelato! Yum. And of course we are all eagerly awaiting for his biking clearance to return…

Thanks for all of your prayers (: