Friday, June 27, 2008


Summertime has been interesting so far. Johnny has been pretty busy with church stuff (missions trips, events, etc.) and the weather hasn't been super hot. Here are some updates:

Addy LOVES the new pool she got for her birthday! She asks to go in it about every day - even if its cold and rainy.... John Michael on the other hand HATES it. He cries if you just ask him if he wants to go swimming! :(

John Michael is a bit obsessed with motorcycles. He loves DD's bike and would sit on it for an hour if we let him. I'm not kidding. The other night he sat on it for 25 minutes before I got tired of watching him sit there and made him get off... kicking and screaming! And then DD was taking the kids on rides and after JM's turn he was a wreck that he had to take turns. The little stinker.

Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures - there was a fingerprint on my lens. :)

This pregnancy has been similar to the one with John Michael... mainly in these areas:

I have PICA. blah, ick. For those of you who aren't familiar with PICA its basically a craving for non-edible items. They can vary from rocks to soap and anything in between! Here are the things that I crave the most: freshly cut grass, permanent markers, car exhaust, nail polish & remover, toothpaste, soap... but it doesn't end there - almost anything with a chemical smell attracts me, anything earthy (dirt, weeds, leaves, etc.) sounds delicious!

Now before any of you freak out - I don't actually consume any of these things - - though many women with PICA do. Its origin is unknown but there have been links to vitamin deficiencies in women who have Pica. I do my best but even when I'm taking vitamins and eating well I still can't satisfy my cravings!! :( But, I will go down fighting - I eat "green" things as often as I can. My current favorite late night snack is a big plate of raw, plain broccoli. Weird, I know. It isn't grass or nail polish but it does taste relatively earthy.

I have 12 weeks to go (I'm currently 28 weeks) and have gained about 15 pounds so far. That may sound like a good thing to some of you but the truth is that I had gained about 7 pounds right before I got pregnant (from November-January) and never lost it so I was already a bit over my normal weight anyway.

The baby moves around a ton, especially at night, and both kids are excited for him/her to arrive. They change their minds daily on what they think it is now - though Addy was convinced for the first 5 months that it was a boy. I kind of think it is too. :)

Here are a few pictures of the kiddos from a while ago - recent ones are coming, I promise!

did i post this one?

here are some pictures of the kids playing with a bubble machine i bought them while johnny was out of town. they love it!

check out the photography blog for new pictures of triniti!

Friday, June 13, 2008

photography blog

for those of you interested, I have updated my photography blog (finally!)

Click here to see some awesome senior pictures!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Kotynski Wedding

Well, we have been going strong here in H-town, the center of the universe. I've been feeling this third trimester fatigue sneaking in a bit early! :) Not to mention that I'm feeling a bit on the *large* side. I'm sure some of you will remind me of this in three months when I'm impressively twice as big as I am now... but in the meantime I'm just learning to be content with the limited pants/shorts that fit me right now!

Our dear cousin, Julie, got herself hitched last week. She was such a peaceful and beautiful bride. I know a lot of you are hoping to see some pictures so here ya go!

The wedding was inside her church in the beautiful lobby. It was the first time they had a wedding there and I have a feeling it won't be the last! It was the perfect size and my friend Natalie did a beautiful job making it look impressive.

Then, the reception was more of a southern style reception. They hired a bbq company to cater and had big tents and it was very casual. Everyone just loved it. It couldn't have been more perfect.

I was a bridesmaid in the wedding and Johnny was an usher... so in order to really give Randy & Julie our full attention we decided to try and leave our kids behind. My mom was kind enough to take them at the last minute - even when Addy came down with a terrible cough and a high fever! Both kids are still recovering - they ended up with ear infections this week but I'm not complaining. They are troopers - no complaints since the original visit to the doctor!

In other news Johnny is about to go to Mexico for 9 days on a mission trip... I'm going to be bored out of my mind. Okay - well bored isn't the right word - I do have 2.5 little ones to care for... but lonely! We just set u the pool Addy got for her birthday so hopefully the weather will cooperate and allow us to spend a lot of time swimming... otherwise maybe we'll just decide to go to Knoxville again! I hardly got to see Amy & Travis or their little ones so it'd be nice to spend time with them as well as Julie & Randy and other friends... we'll see. Gas is just so dang expensive!

Most of you can keep up to date on how far along I am on my baby ticker.. but for those of you on Google reader, etc. I am about 26 weeks. So, 14 weeks to go! I don't expect to go a day early since I don't have a history of it but I am hoping I don't go too late! The kids know there is a baby in my belly and John Michael prays for it after dinner. Here is an example of how he prays, "Jesus: Mommy, Daddy, Addy, baby, Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Amen." Its too cute. :)

More soon!