Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Vance you were right

OK Vance this could be the only time you ever hear this from me so enjoy it.........
You were right!
So to catch the rest of the world up to speed let me explain the full story. Ryan and I were hanging out with some friends last night and Vance (who's wife shows him our blog, as I do with Ryan) said " What is wrong with that black and white picture?" "It looks like it has been cut out for a newspaper." Ryan and I said there was nothing wrong with it and that maybe it was his computer screen. Well there was something wrong with it. Below is a better version of the picture. You can see the old "messed up" one under The America's Next Top Model. OK Vance enjoy being right for just this once!

So that's what I get for trying to edit photos. I guess I should leave it to the professionals!
Beautiful photography by Red Rock Studios
Bad photo editing by Brittany Petersen
But I was having fun being creative!
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sweet Sisters!

Well it's 5:00 am and I just can't sleep, I have to blog! Last night some of the ladies from church threw me a baby shower. I have to say I was very surprised when I found out they wanted to give me a shower. I have not been in the ward very long and most of the time I have been in the ward I have been serving in the children's organization know as the primary. I woke up this morning and began to cry, because I am so overwhelmed by the kindness of these women! In these hard times where money is tight, they spent their time and money to buy gifts for the baby. We received so many wonderful gifts! Diapers, wipes, baby wash, baby feeding supplies, cute outfits and beautiful handmade gifts. We now have a great start to all the things we need. Babies need a lot of stuff!!!

Dear Sisters of The Rainbow Ward,
I don't know if any of you will ever read this. I want to thank you for the kindness! Maybe you were thinking.... Should I go to this shower?..... I don't very know her very well...... Will she even care that I come? The answer is.... I am thankful you came.... I am glad we got to know each other better..... And It means the world to me that you were there! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for the wonderful food! Thank you for the wonderful gifts! Thank you for showing me your love!
Much love,
Sister Brittany Petersen

Sorry no pictures! My camera is not really working very well. A new camera is on the list of things to buy before the baby comes.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

America's Next Top Model

Alright so Tyra Banks probably won't be calling me anytime soon but we did have a photo shoot. I never thought I would want to have maternity photos done but I am so glad we did. I guess I just thought why would I want to have pictures done when I feel like a whale. Well I didn't feel like a whale at all. In fact Mindy made me feel really pretty, and anyone who can make a pregnant women feel pretty is a hero in my book! This is me at a little over 29 weeks, I am currently 30 1/2 weeks. Enjoy the photos!!!

Now its time for some shout outs.......
I would like to thank my sister Ashley for cutting my hair. It was her first time cutting my hair and I think she did a great job. Anyone looking for someone to do your hair just let me know and I can give you her info. Thank you sister! I would also like to thank our wonderful photographer Mindy. She was wonderful to work with, did a great job, and like I said she made me feel pretty. Thank you so much Mindy we love our photos!!!! Visit Mindy's website at www.redrockstudioslv.com She does great work for a great price!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


So I got a flat tire. It stinks right? Yesterday Ryan and I went to the tire store to see if they could fix my tire or if we would have to buy a new one. So the plan was to spend anywhere from $50.00-$120.00 give or take a few dollars. So we get to the tire store and the tire was not able to be fixed so time for a new tire. Ok this is a bummer but we knew it was a possibility. So they looked at my other tires and come to find out two of the four tires are legally bald and the other to were almost there as well. So I didn't need one new tire I needed FOUR! So they tell us what the price would be (over $600.00) and ask us how we would like to pay for it. I was freaking out,  I was still trying to process the fact that I needed four new tires. Ryan had to leave because he was running late for work so I needed to take care of it by myself. Before Ryan left he told me to call a couple of other places just to make sure it was a ok price for the tires. I called Sam's club because I heard that they sometimes have really good deals. After telling them what kind of tires I needed they gave me a out the door price of $354.99. GREAT this was half the price of the place I was at so I headed to Sam's Club. When I got there they were writing up my bill and then they asked me some more questions. They then told me that the tire were wrong for my car and they didn't have the right kind for my car. They said maybe there other location might have the tires I needed but they would about the same price as the place I had just left. Feeling overwhelmed and frustrated I drove home to do some more research. As soon as I got home I cried, I just couldn't take anymore!!! I was not planning on spending that much money. We have been spending so much money trying to fix up the house. Well I pulled myself together and got myself some new tires. I was helped by a great guy named Rocco at Discount Tires on Sahara and Torrie Pines and he gave me a good price. So it was still a lot of money but its done. So let me backtrack and tell you about when I got my flat tire....... It was the most wonderful way I could have got one. I was turning onto Rainbow from Flamingo and my Dad was right behind me to save me! After I found out how bad my tires were I felt very blessed that I hadn't had some horrible blowout. I was driving around not knowing how dangerous my tires really were. I could have gotten into a accident that could have hurt me the baby or both of us. I went from feeling upset about the money to feeling blessed that I was safe. It really has made me wonder how many times do "bad" things happen to us that really protect us from something really bad. So from now on I am going to try and find the good in the unexpected mishaps. 

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Not much

I have had a lot of people wondering what is going on because I haven't posted anything in awhile. Well the title speaks for itself but I will try and give a little update.....

HOUSE: We are so close and yet so far! It has come a long way but it is not yet livable. Ryan has been working so hard to get it done but there are only so many hours in a day and only so many dollars in the bank. We need to just get the countertop finished and one shower done for it to be livable. If anyone has a tile saw CALL ME! The rest of the house can be taken care of while living there.
BABY: Well I am happy to report that are little guy is doing great! His heartbeat is really strong and he is still moving around like crazy!!!
RYAN: Besides being absolutely worked to the bone he is doing well. Nothing new at work but no news is good news in his line of work! He has been such a wonderful support though this pregnancy! I can't say enough about how wonderful he is!!! I feel so blessed to have a husband that is so involved. He is doing a great job at taking care of us! We have been so fortunate that Ryan has been able to come to every baby appointment. I can't tell you how wonderful that has been!
BRITTANY: Like I said before Ryan is doing a great job at taking care of us but I am not doing very well at being taken care of. Ryan has been trying to get me to take it easy more but I am a very disobedient patient! I am constantly trying to do more than I should. I think I am finally getting somewhat better. My body is very tired! My back and belly have been hurting really bad to the point where I just want to cry (sometimes I do). We knew that with my back problems this pregnancy would be a challenge but we have always hoped for the best. I am working on not trying to be superwomen and admit that I need to rest. This is really hard for me because I don't want to be this lazy sit on her bum pregnant lady! I guess I just need to realize that I have a special problem and that I am not being lazy. I am still swimming and doing yoga. I look forward to these activities so much, they get me through the long days!
What else is new? We have a new nephew he was born on Tuesday and his name is Tage. We will get to meet him at Thanksgiving. He came after his due date and I told Ryan he didn't want to come down because he was having fun playing with our baby. I think it is fun to have cousins that are close in age. I love my cousins, they are some of my best friends! Unfortunately Tage lives in Arizona so the boys won't get to see each other much. I think that is it. Ryan and I have a photoshoot on Monday so keep a watch out for those pictures. By the way Happy Fall! I am loving the weather!!!