Merry Christmas!

I know I have been neglecting this thing for the last few weeks (and there’s a good reason!) but I wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We had a great Christmas this year – stayed here in Arizona and enjoyed the nice weather! Brian’s been golfing and the boys have been playing outside with their new basketball hoop! We had a nice Christmas Eve dinner and party with some of Brian’s family that live here also. This was our first year being away from our parents on Christmas and it was definitely hard – and different. We missed seeing our family that lives in Utah and we missed the traditions that we had grown to love. We are heading up there soon though and are excited to see everyone!

The first part of December I was busy doing some last-minute photo shoots – rushing to get photos done for Christmas cards. I enjoyed every one of them and am so grateful for the opportunity to do something that I love so much!! I will update my galleries on the left after the new year and add in some of the photos from my recent shoots.

And finally, on to the reason that I haven’t posted for such a long time – I have been sick, really really sick……. because I am expecting!!!! We are so excited and happy! Can’t believe that we will have 4 kids – scares me a little!! But, it’s been really hard this time – I have never been sick like this. I have always had some nausea for the first few months, but nothing that I couldn’t handle. This time I have been so sick that I have had a hard time just keeping up with the day-to-day! I have spent many hours laying on the couch while the kids do whatever they want! Yikes!! I went to the doctor last week though and he put me on some medications. They are helping thankfully!! My days are much better and some nights are still not so great but at least I can function now!! I am just hoping that it will pass quickly!! Brian has been so great and so helpful with the kids and helpful around the house! And I have had some help from good friends also! Thanks everyone!!!

I hope you all enjoy the holidays!! Thanks to everyone for all your sweet comments! I am so grateful for all of the kind emails I have received lately – it really means a lot to me!! I know I haven’t been the best at responding lately since I have been sick but I will try to get back to everyone!! I thought maybe after the new year we could do a question and answer thing because I know there have been questions from some of you that I haven’t had a chance to answer!! Sound fun??

Hugs to all!! Have a great week!!

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  • Laura Vegas
    December 27, 2006 at 9:31 am

    CONGRADULATIONS MAGGIE!!! how exciting! sorry you havn’t been feeling good … i know that’s hard when you have little ones running around. but it’ll all be worth it in the end. would love to do some questions … i’ve got a few photography things i’ve been dying to ask you! hope you have a good rest of the week and a good new years!

  • Wendy Sue
    December 27, 2006 at 10:37 am

    Congratulations!!! Hope you’re feeling better soon! :o)

  • jenny
    December 27, 2006 at 3:11 pm

    What wonderful news — Congratulations, Maggie! I can just imagine the baby photos you will take of your little one.
    So sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well. Hang in there. I heard it helps your “recovery” to have your husband wait on you hand & foot. 🙂

  • Jessi
    December 27, 2006 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats Maggie!!! 🙂

  • Kim Bolyard
    December 27, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    Congrads and I hope you are feeling better. Not to scare you, but my sister-in-law was really sick when she was pregnant with her third child and found out it was twins…maybe thats why? Is it to early to tell that?
    Good luck with everything.

  • Christina
    December 27, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    How exciting…I kept checking your blog for updates and now I know why you have not been around. What a blessing 🙂 Keep us up to date.
    Hope you start feeling better soon – I never had the morning (all day) sickness, thankfully, but hang in there!

  • Shannon Brouwer
    December 28, 2006 at 8:12 am

    congrats Maggie. I’m so happy for you and your family. Number 4 brought us so much joy I know it will you too. I hope you feel better soon take all the help people offer you.

  • Stefanie
    December 28, 2006 at 1:45 pm

    Congratulations! Hang in there and keep us posted!

  • Layle Koncar
    December 29, 2006 at 8:31 pm

    How exciting, congrats! Looks like you’ll be doing your own newborn photo shoot soon enough. Hope you start feeling better soon.

  • Katie
    December 30, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    Congrats Maggie, that is exciting. Oh boy, the sickness part really scares me though. I hope you feel better!!!!

  • Jen
    December 30, 2006 at 4:55 pm

    Congrats, Maggie! That’s wonderful news!! I hope your sickness passes soon. 🙂 That’s no fun!

  • Nichol
    January 1, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    Congrats Maggie!!!!
    That is wonderful, wonderful news!
    I’m so sorry you’ve been feeling ick…I so wish I lived nearby so I could help you out, take the boys for a couple hours or cook you dinner or something.
    Glad the meds are helping.
    Take care of yourself, girl!

  • Karen Lopez
    January 3, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    Congrats Maggie! Sure hope you are feeling much better! 🙂

  • michelleguray
    January 3, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    oh, so sorry you aren’t feeling well but congratulations!! that’s wonderful news! hope your holidays were wonderful and happy new year!!

  • Jolene George
    January 4, 2007 at 12:55 am

    I wasn’t able to comment on typepad blogs for about a week so I emailed you a congratulations, but I wanted to let you know on here how very happy I am for you and your sweet family. Babies are a blessing.

  • Keisha
    February 6, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    I feel so bad that I totally missed this…wow, CONGRATS Maggie & family…hope you are doing well!!!

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