28 February 2011

Answer post #2.

Thanks so much everyone for your questions! I had fun answering of them on my vlog, but it was getting way too long so I decided to answer most of them here!
{and this is way long, so i won't blame you if you don't read them all! ha ha}

Amy asked:
Do you plan on having more kids? If so, when? Hoping for a girl/boy? (if you had to choose)
Yes, we're definitely going to have more kids. As to when, not really sure. :) And I would be totally ecstatic with a boy or a girl. BUT if I'm being completely honest, I would love to have ALL BOYS. Yes, I'm crazy. But I love having a son and I would be so excited to have a couple more!
Where did you work before photography/being a SAHM?
I have been doing photography for a couple of years, but before my son, I worked full time for a vendor company at Microsoft. I worked as a user research coordinator. Basically all products & services would come through us before they were launched. I worked on the back end, and set up research studies & tests to get user feedback before the product went live.

Camille asked:
Do you plan on sending Bennett to a pre-school and school beyond that, or home-schooling him?
I do plan on sending Bennett to preschool. I will try to get him enrolled when he's 3-4 y/o. And beyond that, we'll probably just send him to a public school. But I think my husband is more inclined to send him to a private school. We'll see.

Shawntae asked:
What does your wedding ring look like?
{here's a pic} :)

S. asked:
If you could move anywhere, where would it be?
{please refer to my vlog} :)

Brienne asked:
What was the reasoning on how you chose your religion?
I converted to the LDS church when I was 22 y/o. From the time that I started researching the church, I knew it was true. You know when you just "feel" that something is right for you? That's what I felt. It was undeniable. I thought about it, prayed about it and I was baptized. I am happier than I've ever been, since making that choice. I have a completely different outlook on life, and wouldn't change a thing.
How did you meet your Husband?
I met Philip through mutual friends, him and I became friends pretty quickly! :)
What is your favorite place to eat?
Fast food: Taco Bell! Sit down: Thai food! A place near my house called The Noodle Boat. SO yummy!! Oh and I also like Red Robin cause it's really kid friendly.

Sarah asked:
How long did Philip and I date?
Philip and I dated for a year and a half (including the engagement) before we got married. Some may think that's fast, but when you know, you know!

Courtney asked:
If you had to be doing anything other than photography, what would it be and why?
Hmm... that's a good question. I really feel that my life is perfect being a SAHM and photographer. But if I had to be doing something else, I would probably want to teach dance. I danced my whole life, it was SUCH a passion for me. And I always had a dream to grow up and become a dancer/choreographer. And although somewhere along the line, I strayed from that dream - dance will always hold a huge place in my heart.

Kiara asked:
Where do you see yourself in 25 years? What are your and Philip's plans for when you are empty nesters?
Oh man, it makes me nervous to think that far ahead, cause that time will go quicker than I can even imagine! But, in 25 years, Philip and I hope that all of the kids will be out of the house. :) We have hopes to do a lot of traveling. And we may also serve a mission for our church, I think that'd  be pretty cool.

Nichole asked:
Can Philip go to a late show of Unknown with me sometimes before I leave?
Ha ha ha, Nichole is my sister-in-law and she and her family are going on a 3 month vacation starting in March (jealous much?! me too!). So she wants to go hang with her brother before she leaves. And Nichole, the answer is YES of course! :)

Tiffany asked:
I LOVE the name Bennett! How did you decide on this name for him?
{see vlog for this answer} :)

Lea asked: How much time do you think you spend daily on blogging and do you have a certain time of day that you blog?
{see vlog for this answer}

Nikki asked:
If you won a million dollars, what is the first thing you would buy?
{see vlog for this answer}

Philip asked:
If you could reenact any moment from our courtship, what would it be?
Oh my sweet Husband!! Thanks for the support and participation in my blog! That's an interesting question. I think if I could relive a time when we were dating, it would be the time that I went with you to Idaho for the first time to meet your family. It was over Thanksgiving, and I had the BEST time!! That was when I KNEW 100% that we were meant to be married. I love you, and your amazing family! xoxo

Ilze asked:
What tips would you give to future mothers that you would've liked to have known before you became a mother? 
Good question. I would tell future Mother's to throw the 'rule book' out the window. When you're pregnant with your baby, you spend a lot of time reading how you should parent your children. Obviously when it comes to health and safety, you follow the "rules". But with everything else, follow your maternal instinct. We all have it. I truly believe that if we listen to our hearts, we will make the right decision. Don't worry about other people are doing, or what other people tell you that you should be doing. Every child is different, every situation is different. Go with your gut.

Stephanie asked:
When are you going to come to California and meet Jhen and I???
He he, oh believe me!! I would totally LOVE to come to Cali and meet all you ladies. I keep trying to think up a good enough excuse to make the trip. My hubby isn't going for it though! :)


Amy said...

I would rather two boys than two girls that's for sure! So I don't judge that answer AT ALL.

Your previous job sounds SO cool.

Nikki said...

I freakin' LOVE noodle boat. Thai date?

Courtney Kirkland said...

Such great answers!! Looking forward to that photography post! :)

AmyLee said...

loved this :) i'm off to watch the vlog now! how did i miss this??

Buckeroomama said...

*Giggles* It's so cute and sweet that your husband played along. :)

Dal and Lottie said...

I've been reading your blog for a few months now and just kept thinking in my head, "I wonder if she is LDS!" once I watched your vlog and your mentioned Blackfoot...I just laughed and said to myself..."She definitely is LDS!" Much more of a reason to love your blog :)

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you better. Thanks for doing this! Wishing you a wonderful week!

Kari said...

This is so much fun...I love learning more about you. You know, you're a very interesting person.