Flashback Friday … What will life be like?

Another week down! It’s a Friday and that means Ruari is another week older. That makes her 20 weeks! Woot… Now, do I call her 5 months old today… or do I have to wait till the 18th to call her 5 months hmmm….?

Enough of that. On to my flashback:


{Just minutes after the proposal…}

This weeks flashback takes place in August 2007. Mike had FINALLY finished school and we had both moved back to Oregon from Washington. We decided to take a lovely vacation to Canon Beach. Little did I know that this was to be the weekend that Mike proposed! Took him long enough (we had been together for 5 years at that point)! 😉

{Haystack Rock and beautiful weather!}

The weather was amazing! I remember that week being VERY rainy at the beach, but we arrived Friday to amazing sun all weekend long. It didn’t start raining till the day we left.


{Enjoying s’mores on the beach with some wine}

Looking back at these photos reminds me of all the thoughts and fantasies the proposal brought up. We were starting a life together and all I could think about was the house we were going to buy, the amazing wedding, and the kids we would have.

If I could go back in time to this 2.5 years ago version of myself, what would I tell myself of the future I would have?

– Maybe that planning a wedding is a pain, and to not worry about it too much. Go to Vegas! 😉
– You’ll find that perfect house… but it will cost a lot of money! No landlords to call when something breaks!
– Don’t eat that one dinner in Greece that made you sick for 2 days.
– Keep your eye on that brown jacket you’re wearing… cause now I can’t find it. 🙁
– Get in shape before you get pregnant… Seriously!
– You’re going to have a difficult pregnancy, but don’t worry. It is worth it.
– Would I tell myself I almost die during my first daughters birth? Maybe not. How about: your birth will be VERY rough, but things turn out well and you’ll heal.
– Put your retainer in a safe place before surgery. Where is that thing?
– You will have an amazing baby girl that completely changes your life for the better.
– This daughter will frustrate you and make you want to pull your hair out when she screams for hours or wont stay asleep at night… but then she’ll smile and you’ll forget all about it.
– Basically: There will be some really tough spots in the next 2.5 years… but, you will make it through and you’ll be very happy! This little girl you have and your husband erase all the bad.

Happy Mother’s Day to me and all you amazing mama’s out there!


{Ruari at 20 weeks}

By the way… Tia: That was SOOOO sweet! Thank you for the mother’s day card. I LOVED it!

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10 comments

  • Nikki on said:

    Loved that! I was engaged in Cannon Beach too. In front of Haystack, although I'm not positive because it was so foggy.

  • Life with Kaishon on said:

    You are my favorite. I love how you blog so much. I always smile. And think : ) when I come here. Thank you! LOVE your pretty baby girl! And your brown jacket that you can't find1

  • Whimsical Creations on said:

    Time goes by so fast and thing change so drastically when we have children…beautiful post.

  • Yellow House on said:

    Cannon Beach!!! What a great place for a proposal. We are headed there for Memorial Day and I cannot wait! Beautiful pictures… you look so happy!

  • Nen on said:

    very sweet post!! Happy Mother's Day!!

  • K.B. on said:

    I love this post!!!I, for one, am so glad you had the wedding that you did. Such a great memory for me of ALL of us together and celebrating! <3

  • Marvelous Mommy on said:

    Aw great photos! Planning a wedding IS a pain! Happy Mother's Day to you!

  • Chana on said:

    Happy Mother's Day to you lady!! What a beautiful flashback!!! Congrats on such amazing memories and your adorable family….have a great weekend sista!

  • beka on said:

    Awww, I love this post to bits and pieces:)That haystack rock thing is awesome!You and your hubby are adorable.And I like the list of what you would've told yourself back then. Ah, life:) Happy Friday, dear!

  • Christopher And Tia on said:

    I loved reading the things that you would go back and tell yourself. It got me thinking about the things that maybe I would go back and tell MYself? I'll save that for another flashback though, rather than unloading it all here on you in this comment, haha. Cannon Beach. *sigh*. Christopher and I got married in Seaside, you've read that, right? I miss it so. Mmmm, s'mores and wine. I can almost taste sweetness now. Happy Mothers Day!!

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