I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


Pregnancy Dreams – Ocean Waves


I’ve had some weird weird weird dreams during pregnancy that I thought I should start putting on my blog. A few of them, frankly, are way to violent to share here (I’ve NEVER had violent dreams in my life, but since I’ve been pregnant I’ve had a few that had me wake up gasping and Read More

Water Aerobics


Since volleyball and surfing went out the window as exercise/athletic activities, I have been struggling to find something that works for me. I’ve already shared why yoga doesn’t work. After much searching, I finally settled in on water aerobics at the YMCA. It’s mostly older ladies and pregnant women since it’s way low impact and Read More

No Baby Yet?


Today, THREE PEOPLE on three separate occasions have seen me around town and said something like, “No baby yet?” or “Must be any day now,” or “I thought you’d have a baby by now.” HELLO!?!?!?!?!?! I have eight weeks left until my due date! And even worse, ALL THREE PEOPLE followed up their statements with Read More

My Inner Light


Alison Saar, Sapphire, 1985 Photo taken @ San Jose Museum of Art, December 2006. At the recommendation of my doctor, I took a pre-natal yoga class offered through my medical provider. It’s called Whole Birth Yoga. The main focus of the class was doing yoga poses and learning how to focus and breathe through the Read More

Pictures from June


Here are some new pregnant pictures of me for June. I’m around 26/27 weeks pregnant. The first few are at a friend’s wedding (June 9th) and the last ones are at our first baby shower thrown by my coworkers (and friends) at Hyde (June 16th). Enjoy! .

Takes Some Getting Used To


When I share this with people, their eyes usually widen and look at me like I’m some kind of idiot. But, it’s the truth, and I stand by it. I am going to share the three major things that have been really hard for me to get used to during pregnancy. It isn’t nausea – Read More



The little cross-hairs in the middle mark the spot of his “goods.” Yes, we have a name. No, we aren’t going to tell you. And I’ve been doing great. My belly is visible now and I haven’t been as nauseous as before. I’m amazed at how happy this makes me. Sometimes I’m just grinning from Read More

Not a Prophet, Just Insane


Well, to answer everyone’s burning question. The man was not a prophet. Josh and I were absolutely floored awhile ago when we found out we were pregnant. Then, we realized the strangeness of it’s connection to the crazy prophet/flirt man when we were told the baby’s due date was early March. But, as is to Read More

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