"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you write them down and keep record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences."
-Gordon B. Hinckley

Friday, November 5, 2010

Whats going on with us you ask???

We only have a few more weeks to go before we meet our percious little girl. We are beyond excited to say the least. However, this pregnancy hasn't been a walk in the park. It has however been quite the blessing. To top it all off, we are moving again. Yes, moving our home only 2.5 weekd before the baby is due. We are crazy. LOL. I had the babys room all set up, then sadly had to take it down. We are moving to a MUCH better neighborhood in a MUCH better tri-plex. We are super excited for this new adventure, but hope little Azlin holds off on her arrival until I atleast have her room done! I found my camera & the camera cord, so I will be doing a MAJOR post in the next couple of days of just pictures of what we have been up to...and boy is it a lot!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Maternity Pictures

One of my best friends, Candace (who lives in Texas) came to visit in September. She kindly & willingly did our maternity photo shoot. I love the way she captured every emotion with us. As I looked at them, I laughed & cried. They are beautiful. Here are just a few from our wonderful day at the Huntington Beach Pier. Thanks for taking these Sister!! xoxoxo

Like I said, theses are only a few...they ALL came out perfect, but it will take me HOURS to upload them all. :-)

Monday, August 16, 2010

coming soon...A NEW POST!!

My blog is like my journal...and I've gotten horrible at it. UGH!!! Mind you, we just got the internet like 2 weeks ago (if that), and before that I had to go to the local Starbucks to use & abuse thier free internet. LOL. I have belly pictures, and misc. pics to post once I find my camera. Check back soon...the bump is here & its in full swing! xoxo


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

We're having a...

GIRL... Yes, its true. A beautiful baby girl. Her name will be Azlin Starr McGary. I'm now 21 weeks. I feel more & more pregnant everyday. The baby is constantly under my right rib, so its a little uncomfortable. When we found out what we're having on July 15th, they informed me that I have placenta previa. So if things don't "move itself" I will be having a c-section the week of Thanksgiving. Wow, a baby before Thanksgiving. I'm SO not ready for it. Anyways, there you have it...ITS A GIRL!!! xoxoxo


Sunday, July 11, 2010

18 weeks...and counting!

So I'm offically 18 weeks. I am almost HALF way thru this pregnancy. Its hard to believe that we tried for so long only to have time pass by so quickly. I am still amazed at the fact that I'm growing another human being in my "tummy"...its crazy, almost Alien (the movie) like. LOL. But I've enjoyed this journey so far and wouldn't trade one day of it. Even when I was falling asleep on the bathroom floor from morning/afternoon/evening sickness. We find out the sex of our nugget on July 15th, my husbands birthday. What a great day to find out if it's a boy or girl. We THINK it's a boy. (it would be the FIRST grandson on the McGary side. I'm sure no matter what the baby is, it'll be excited to join the 3 McGary girls & 18 Bartlett kids.) I know a lot of you are asking about names. Well, theres our picks friends...
...Boy Names...
Chance Edward McGary (means good luck & Edward after my nephew)
Keagan Andrew McGary (means a thinker in Cherokee & after Andrew)
...Girl Names...
Aslan Starr McGary (means powerful star in Cherokee)
Wyanet Starr McGary (means beautiful star in Cherokee)
Autumn Ruby McGary (after a friend that I charish :))
Keelyn Starr McGary (Andrews favorite)
So there you have it. I'm pretty sure once we find out what the baby is we'll name it RIGHT THEN. LOL. :o) This week is pretty full with events for my hubbys birthday...dinners, Disneyland, parties, etc. So I will post on there what we're having next week.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hello 2nd Trimester!!

Well I am now in my 2nd trimester and AM LOVING IT!! The day entering into my 2nd trimester, I woke up and said a prayer. I asked Heavenly Father for no more morning (or in my case all day sickness) and for my RA to be calm throughout the remainder of my pregnancy. Ever since that little convo with God I've been fine. I am currently having a flare up, but I can handle that for sure. 1 out of 2 really isn't bad. LOL. We have a high risk OB appointment tomorrow. (I have to go to a high risk because of my RA & other things) Hopefully we'll be able to see if its a boy or a girl!! Right now, I am just happy for this experience. It has brought me & Andrew closer and we've enjoyed looking for baby items.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Moving, Puppies and More!

So this past weekend we moved into our own little 2 bedroom apartment on Avocado Street. Its nothing fabulous, but its ours. Packing and moving while pregnant is an adventure. Whats also an adventure you ask?? Waking up Saturday morning to find out that my dog Maui had her puppies...YES, on moving day. She had four puppies underneath the shed in my parents' back yard. Its amazing to see her with her pups. She is such a good mama. So, anyways we had the gang over & they helped us move. I started spotting and cramping, so I basically put myself in a "time-out" for a few hours during the move. Now, we're all moved in and totally NOT unpacked. LOL.
The puppies...healthy and CUTE!!!
Our home. =)


Thursday, May 27, 2010

The pregnancy so far...

This has been one WILD ride!! I have been "sick as a dog" for about 5 weeks now. It seems as though everything I eat doesn't want to stay down. (gross I know, but oh so true!) As of today, I am 11 weeks, 3 days. I have insomnia big time. I'm lucky if I get 4 hours of sleep a night...IF THAT! I am starting to have a belly, which is nice since thats all that reminds me I'm throwing up for something. LOL. On top of being preggo, we're also MOVING!! We found a 2 bedroom apartment in our same Ward & its in our price range. We feel so lucky right now, first the miricle of our lil nugget, then our apartment. Everything seems to be falling into place. We feel so very blessed. I just hope its not too long before I can take time out to blog again! LOL.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

We're Expecting!!

So a couple weeks ago I wasn't feeling well. We thought it was the flu...a really bad case of the flu. When it didn't go away after a week, I started to wonder. (while sick I watched "I didn't know I was Pregnant" and they ALL said they felt like they had the flu) So the next morning I took a pregnancy test on a whim and it came out POSSITIVE!! I yelled "SHUT UP!" haha. Since Andrew was at work, I texted him and told him what had just happened. He was on a call, so I had to wait a whole 10 minutes to talk to him. In the mean time, I took 5 more tests. LOL. ALL CAME OUT POSSITIVE! So when Andrew called I said IDK if this test is right and could he pick up some on his way home? He said of course and that was the end of that. Well, I couldn't wait until 3pm when he got home, so I ran to Target to get some MORE pregnancy tests. I took them all, and got the same result...POSSITIVE. So I hope some together and put it on the toilet seat with a sign that said, "You're going to be a Daddy." When Andrew got home, he went to put the tests he bought in the bathroom & saw the sign. I started to cry and he was jumping for joy. LOL. So there you have it, thats how we found out we are pregnant. We are grateful for this experience and can't wait to see our little nugget!!!
Clearblue's digital test "popped" up RIGHT away...PREGNANT!

This is the sign with some of the test's I did.

Here is Andrew looking at it...with the biggest grin on his face!

The proud daddy-to-be!!
After telling some of our family, we went out to dinner...just us...to celebrate. We went to one of my favorite places Shima. It was good, however it didn't last too long. LOL. So after a year of trying, we're expecting a baby on December 1, 2010. We will definately put up new "posts" about our journey into parenthood.


Friday, April 30, 2010

...Stay Tuned...

I have some amazing news...but I have to wait until May 10th to say anything. SO STAY TUNED!!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

"College Park Ward"

So today was our "big mystery Stake meeting." It went okay. LOL. It actually went great, however we lost some AMAZING people to the "Mesa View Ward"...formally known as CM1. We are now called the "College Park Ward." I will forever be still calling it CM2 out of habit until it grows on me. LOL. =) We lost a lot of good, close family friends to the Mesa View Ward. But hopefully we gained my Mother-in-Law & Andrew's younger siblings. Sad to see friends go, but excited about this new adventure the Newport Beach Stake has for us. I know this came down from the Lord & I have faith that this is for the best for everyone. Can't wait to see what else becomes "new" in the College Park Ward.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I found this AWESOME site www.houseparty.com its a great website that you can sign up to host a party on a certin date & they provide (almost) everything. HOW PERFECT FOR ME! lol. We signed up for the DiGiorno Champions party & we were "accepted" to host a party! You basically invite all your friends and party! =) I was very surprised when the package arrived & it was FULL of goodies. We had a great time too! My camera is MIA as of right now, so I'll have to look for it & post pics later. If you are looking for a good, quality family & friends night, I HIGHLY suggest checking out wwwhouseparty.com!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Moon

On Friday night (3/19/10) we went to the midnight release for the movie "New Moon." Since I am a "Twitard" as my husband calls me, I was SO excited and had to be there early...9pm early. LOL. Andrew & Memory came with me too. While my loving Husband waited in line for us (we were 2nd inline!!) we played games, debated over Edward & Jacob, and watched scenes from the movie. It was a lot of fun. We even won prizes!
The DVD cover...
Just a New Moon pic that I like...LOL.
Here is my husband...at 11:30pm (when he had to be at work at 5am that day)...waiting in line with a bunch of teenagers...just so his wife can have a movie she loves...THANKS HUNNY!!! YOU WERE A TROOPER!

...No Apology...

I'm sure all o you know I'm a hardcore republican...LOL. Yes, I bleed BRIGHT RED! Anyhow, I am a big Mitt Romney fan. Even when he ran for office I wore a "Rootin' for Romney" shirt. I heard thru the grapevine that he was signing his book "No Apology" at our local Barnes & Noble and we just HAD to go!! He spoke for about 10 minutes then signed his book.
Andrew & I with our Mitt posters.
Mom & I with our Mitt posters as he was talking....
Here he is taking it all in. There were TONS of people & they were all cheering VERY loudly.
He gave an amazing talk...I really hope he's the 2012 Republican canidate.
He was SO funny, and talked about how our country needs to get fixed ASAP...AMEN!!
Finally, here he is signing our book. THANK YOU MITT!!


Glen Ivy

After working "The Beehive Family Expo" we were SO worn out. So we decided to go to Glen Ivy on the next wednesday (on wednesdays its only $18.65 to get in). That means we were there on St.Patricks day...oh man was there a lot of people & A TON OF GREEN!! But we had a good time.
Heres Andrew & I in the main pool relaxing.
Andrew, Me & Mom in the Saline Hot Tub.

We had a great time, and loved spending the day with family. It was like we were in our own world for 12 hours. LOL.


Monday, March 15, 2010

"weighing" the issues...

So 99% of you know I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. And 100% of you know I've wanted children since forever ago. (LOL, ok since the day I married Andrew.) To get pregnant, I've had to go off my medication for 1 year. I started getting off them 2 years ago. However, since I've gotten off them I've been less active because I'm in so much pain. So I've gained 50 pounds. UGH...50 POUNDS. Thats a lot of weight. I am struggling losing it...I am trying to lose it...I'm losing the battle. I don't know what else to do. They tell me to able to get pregnant I need to lose the weight, and be off my meds. I am not sure when it is going to happen, but I hope it happens soon.


Yet another year OLDER...

I turned another year older on Feb.27th. I still can't believe I'm 28! LOL. This past year has been a hard one. I lost two people I loved dearly, went through some serious medical issues, was in the hospital over 3 times, got a new car, celebrated being married to my BFF for 1 year, and traveled quite a bit. It has been a year of ups & downs, emotional highs & lows, however it has made me greatful for the life I have. Here are a few pics from MY special day!!
Here I am blowing out my "28 candles"
Andrew took Honor & I whale watching. We saw 3 whales & TONS of dolphins.

Of course we went to Goofys Kitchen! =)
Here is Honor & Mom with Baloo. Honor was so scared, but has talked about all the characters everyday since. LOL.
Andrew & I with Chip...
Goofy stopped by to sing to me & give me a birthday cupcake.
It was a wonderful birthday. Thank you for making it a special day Andrew. You are the love of my life, my best friend & P.I.C...Thank you hunny!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Coming Soon...

I know I've been lackin' on the blog. The Olympics were on and we were more focused on that. LOL. I do have alot to blog about...my birthday, our apartment hunt, and more newly wed stuff. LOL. But I'm super tired & I'm not feeling the best, so I'll post other night. I PROMISE it'll be soon. =)


Friday, February 12, 2010

Who's side are YOU on???

First of all let me say I LOVE THE OLYPICS!!! It is an awesome time where we cheer on our nation in different sports. What a great way to show USA pride!!!! Any how, I asked Andrew "Who are you rooting for?" He said "USA & Finland"...I said "you have to pick one." He laughed and said NEVER!!! LOL. I guess his Finnish blood still runs thick from his mission. =)
We LOVED the opening ceremony...GOOD JOB CANADA!!
Seeing the Native American dancing made me smile...its about time there was some of it in the Olympics!!! LOL.

So it boils down to this....Finland
Or USA!!!!!!



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Costa Mesa, California
We were Sealed in the Newport Beach Temple on Oct.11,2008. This blog is meant to keep family & friends updated on our lives...AS NEWLYWEDS!