Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 was pretty great

Ryan had to work tonight, so I've spent part of my New Year's Eve thinking about this past year. Last New Year's Eve, my life was much different than it is tonight. For starters, we didn't have a baby. We didn't even have thoughts of a baby--we hadn't decided yet to try to get pregnant. I was still a BYU student and had just completed the most difficult semester of my life. I still had four semesters looming ahead of me. We both worked at Sizzler and I had no prospects for a decent editing internship. I was on student council and in the Relief Society presidency, going to school full time and working 25 hours each week. Now here I am: a twenty-two-year-old BYU grad who's been married for two and a half years, has a baby, and who is currently unemployed. I am kind of amazed by the huge changes 2008 brought with it. Amazed and grateful. I feel like I've grown and learned so much this past year. And I'm coming a little closer to who I want to be.

So thanks, 2008. You've treated the Hambly family well. And welcome, 2009--I can't wait to see what changes you bring.

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Monthly Reed: 1

And still super cute. Happy one month birthday Reed!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Our Christmas

We had a great Christmas with the Rolfes in St. George. Here is just a sampling of what we did...
We were cute in front of the Christmas tree

Reed checked out Ryan's presents. Coco (the dog) came and sat on my lap every time I held Reed

Reed was a very cute and very tired candy cane baby

Reed made a new friend, Oscar. Oscar is my friend Kenna's little boy and was born 5 days before Reed. Their matching outfits were a fortunate yet unplanned occurance.

Reed wore ridculous (yet cute) reindeer slippers from aunt Kayla (also known as The Beak).

Reed got his present on. Enlarge this picture to see his present-unwrapping skills

Grandpa swooned over Reed

As did Grandma

And we were happy yet a little too warm in our Chirstmas pjs.
Overall an excellent Christmas. We hope yours was wonderful, as well.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Hambly Fambly Christmas 2008

Our sister in law Grace is a wonderfully talented photographer. Don't believe me check this out. She took some pics of our family and of course just little Reed. Reed peed during the naked part of his photo shoot. Fulfilling a prophesy from this blog post I have been taunting him incessantly.

We had a great Christmas and got some sweet stuff although no slanket nor snouggie made its way under the tree. Should have paid more shipping and handling I guess.

Here are some of our family pics

We don't have pics back from the Reed photo shoot but you can bet your bottom dollar you will see them soon. Probably not tomorrow however.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

New picks of little knife

"I wonder what this lambs deal is"

Here is Reed ready for his second attempt at church.

Mommy and Reed ready for our family photo shoot.

Reed and Daddy have matching socks

Reed's sweet kicks

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

All I want for Christmas is a Snuggie

Megan and I have been watching a lot television lately. Today television rewarded our loyalty by offering up this gem of a commercial.

I did a bit of research and the competitor product it refers to in the commercial is called a slanket. $40 dollars for a slanket, no way I'll take a $20 snuggie anyday. The best part. It's a two-fer. Just pay additional shipping and handling. Yes please!!! I'll see you in 7-12 business days snuggie. Thanks for changing my life forever.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Today is a Two-Fer

Megan I were shopping the other night and I was looking at htis ridiculous Gold Lamae shirt with a black shirt underneath. I was going to hold it up for Megan and jokingly suggest she buy it when I noticed this tag.

I have heard people say two-fer but never have I, nor have I ever imagined I would have, seen it in print. It made me literally start laughing out loud and I decided to rip off the tag to share with the blogosphere. As I ripped the tag off I imagined the converstion I would have with the security gaurd at the store when asked to empty my pockets because they saw me on camera. This is how I imagined it going down:

SG: Empty your pockets

Me: Okay

SG:Why did you rip off that Tag? It's not even the price tag.

Me: Did you read the tag?

SG: (Reads tag) laughs. two-fer, now I don't care who you are that's funny.

Me: I just got the blue collar comedy tour volume 6 do you want to come over and watch it?

SG: Sure Do.

Another thing Reed doesn't like...

The doctor. I don't blame him. They poked his foot and then squeezed out several drops of blood. Poor little guy. But, we do have updated stats.
12/15/2008...2 weeks, 2 days old
Weight: 7 lbs. 12.5 oz. (25th percentile)
Length: 20 in. (25th percentile)
Head circumfrence: 37.5 cm. (50th percentile)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Reed's Second Week

Yeah!!! Let's go to the outlet stores in Park City and do some shopping for Mommy's Birthday.

I got all dressed up just for this picture? Seriuosly Mom and Dad?

Looking good for my first sunday at Church. I was a big hit, especially with the ladies.

We had a good week. Megan finished her degree in english with an editing minor. I am very proud of her. She managed to get a disapointing 3.98 GPA. On Friday we went up to Park City and the outlet stores there. We found some cute "I'm not pregnant anymore" clothes for Megan and some cute clothes for Reed for Christmas. Last night we went out to dinner to celebrate Megan's 22nd birthday. Reed and I love Megan very much and we are grateful for all she does for us. I said happy birthday and Reed said ughhhhaghhh.

Friday, December 12, 2008

My other baby...

Reed was not my only baby this semester. One of my classes was based around a semester-long project: the creation of a magazine. My group of nine people came up with the concept for, articles for, and design for a 60 page magazine. I spent more time for this three-credit class than I have for any other class, ever. I am so proud of our work and wanted to share it, so here is a glimpse of Savvy Spaces...

The cover...I designed it. Sorry for the picture quality. I had to turn the flash off, so it is kind of dark.

I wrote and designed this article!

I designed this one!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Reed's First Day of School

Yesterday was Reed's first day of school. Here he is at the beginning of the day:

This is the only picture I got...we were running late. You can't really see his outfit, but it is super cute. Reed was a champ in my magazine class. He sleptthrough the entire thing and everyone oohed and aahed over how cute he is. I had a little over an hour break between my first and second classes, so I fed him in...a mother's lounge. I doubt you find those at many universities. Then we went to my bible as literature class--and Reed was not happy. He woke up about 30 minutes into the class and started fussing. Then he started crying, so we went into the hall. I changed him and discovered he was very messy (no wonder he was fussy), then tried to go back to class. Reed would have none of that. He decided to stay fussy, so we spet class standing and rocking right outside the door.

Here is Reed at the end of the day, glad school is over:

What I learned about Reed today:

  1. He likes to sleep during school.
  2. If he doesn't like a class, he just cries.
  3. He doesn't like the Bible.

I think we have a few interesting school years ahead of us. In better news, tomorrow is my LAST day of school! After tomorrow, I will be a proud BYU grad. Wohoo!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

604800 seconds old (one week for those who don't keep time in seconds)

What Reed was doing last week at 4:05 p.m.:

What Reed was doing this week at 4:05 p.m.

Hiding under his blankie and squirming

Giving me a mad face

And drifitng back to sleep...all in one minute.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

So, it's been a while

Hi everyone. This is Megan. I figured it was about time I put up a post, since (as Ryan said) Ryan is "monopolizing the blog." So here we go....

This is my mom. She drove four hours in the middle of the night to be here on time for Reed's arrival. Since then, we have put her to work taking care of us! We are so grateful to have her here. It's amazing how becoming a mom makes you so much more grateful for your own mom.

This is my dad. He got to meet Reed yesterday, and both were pretty excited, if you can't tell from the picture. He is such a great grandpa and I am so happy Reed has him as an example!

This isn't Ryan's mom or dad, but it is a picture of the flowers they sent. We are so excited for them to come visit us and meet Reed (yes, we all know the reason they are really coming is to meet Reed) after Christmas! These flowers really made my day and are a nice contrast to the winter-dead-ugliness of Provo right now.
We have such great parents! Reed is so lucky to have amazing grandmas and grandpas.


Reed had his first bath, well sort of. It was a sponge bath because his cord hasn't fallen off. Here are some pics of the experience. Thanks Anj for the cute Shark towel.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Reed's Homecoming

Reed and Megan came home from the hospital today. We left the hospital around 1 pm. Reed was a cha mp and slept the whole way home. He looked so tiny in that big car seat. We love that little guy so much. Meg is doing well and enjoying being on her home turf. Meg's mom has been very helpful. She is currently doing our laundry, going to the grocery store, and getting stuff to cook dinner for all of us. We are very loved. Here are some pics of Reed's big adventure.
Mommy and Reed ready to go in his cute new outfit.

Daddy and Reed

Reed in his car seat, ready for the ride home. Look at his little cheeks!

Reed in his crib

This is my favorite picture of our little man. He looks so content. I like to think he is happy to have us as parents and happy to be home with us. He probably had gas but I think it looks almost like a smile.