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The first day of Spring means a lot to us.  The first day of Spring is our wedding anniversary, when we celebrated our 7th year of marriage.  It's sad to think that 7 years later, I'm finally taking the time to take all of our wedding photos (that were on film) and transferring them to CDs.  I cannot believe it's taken me that much time to do that, but it's just the way things worked out (that and I'm lazy).

My plan is that once I have them all on CD, I'm going upload them onto my computer and print them in a photo book from Shutterfly.  I've done a number of books with them over the years and every time I love the outcome.  Plus, they are quick to deliver and make a memory that will last forever.  It's just a shame that it's taken my almost 7 years to create this book.

Then, with everything coming down to the wire with Sprout on his way, I have to continually keep in the back of my mind that Father's day is approaching at rapid speed too!  And this one is going to be the REAL first Father's day for Mr. H.  It's such a special day for him because last year around this time, we weren't in a good spot.  While I wanted to get him something to celebrate, it wasn't very joyful.  I haven't decided what I'm going to do exactly, but if Sprout makes his appearance sooner than later, I could have it really easy...  We're planning on doing newborn pictures right after he's born and from there, I could do something with those for Father's day.  Just have to get him here first before I make those plans!

Over the last few months, the weather has been wild.  It's still feels like Spring but BOY is the rain not letting up.  Things are growing like mad and the grass just always needs cut.  Luckily, I haven't had to mow it yet, but if Sprout doesn't make it out soon, I might trade jobs with my husband and mow the lawn to help this little guy make his way out.  Today is a great day so far.  The sun is out and there isn't a breeze... just beautiful and comfortable.

I'm headed out to celebrate with another (two) friends that are also expecting.  They are on my list of friends that I shared with you a couple weeks back.  It's wild to think that they are already having showers, but they really are only 4 to 8 weeks behind me and coming down to the wire on their due date too!

Between my own showers, their showers, graduation parties (approaching), father's day and weddings.... there are so many gifts and things that need to be purchased for every event.  Shutterfly has this great section of personal gifts that will help make things a little more personable.  They always take a little more time but mean so much more to those that receive them.

I remember one of my first photo books was from my sister and she did put wedding photos that were taken by other people during our wedding into a book and I've always treasured those pictures in that book for that reason.  They are compact and easy to grab when someone asks.  Now... off to get those pictures from film to CD...

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Happy Saturday!


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