update on the Fancher household 3

40 days....

wow, its going by fast!

its been 53 days since I posted last. Since then, we have got back from our Disney trip, Paul's completed over half the semester with only 7 weeks left till GRADUATION!
I'm so proud of him and this major accomplishment...after May 14th (Lord Willing) He will have a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering.

(the following is my brag on my great husband ;)

He was hired by the company he started interning with last year, so we are staying in Tyler :)
God opened the doors for a great job and company to hire him, and I'm so glad it worked out!

I am so incredibly blessed to be married to such a wonderful man! Each day I fall more in love with him, and starting our family early is bringing us even closer together. 3

We are getting ready for Kidron to arrive, with me at 34 weeks right now. Around 6 weeks left...Our house is looking more and more like its ready for a baby, with a white bassinet in our room, and the Living room/Kidron's room scattered with soft baby blankets, boxes of diapers, baby wipes, and cute baby things!

My photography business is booming, which makes me really excited. I have a wedding scheduled to shoot in the fall, and this weekend I'm doing two days of Spring Mini's (20 minute sessions of Children/Familes). I had a great response for it, so I'm booked up for those days. Word of mouth is definitely working, so Lord Willing I'll start back up in June once I've recovered from labor to continue expanding this love of mine. Check out www.shanna-kaye.com to see what I've been up too!

The next few weeks will be really busy, which is good cause I need the distraction ;)

Hope all of you pleo friends are having a good week, and that you've enjoyed this little update of our lives!


Shanna-Kaye, Paul, and Kidron

These are the most recent photos we have taken of our growing family! :) Paul took all the ones of me, which I'm so excited he is getting so good as a photographer! Two kind couples snapped the ones of us..which we greatly appreciated! The location is right down the road from us, called the Azalea trails. Its actually someone's backyard...beautiful place!

  • narnianheart
    WOW! Those are **amazing** pictures!! I can't believe that thats someones backyard! I look through the pictures like 4 times, they are so beautiful!
    by narnianheart at 03/28/11 8:46PM
  • horselover13
    Love the pictures!
    by horselover13 at 03/28/11 8:49PM
  • sallyanne
    by sallyanne at 03/29/11 1:47AM
  • juliamiriam
    I love the pictures!!
    And your dress!! :)
    by juliamiriam at 03/29/11 2:28PM
  • kristianbunny
    It's a pretty incredible backyard!! Actually there are two houses side by side, and they are taken in one of them...
    I love how beautiful it is!

    Thanks :)
    by kristianbunny at 03/31/11 11:13AM

93 days and counting down....

I can't believe its February already.
93 days left till my due date.
Time sure is flying by super-sonic-fast!

The past two days I've been "playing" with him, poking him and he pokes me back...
its surprising me how much love I can feel for someone I've only seen on an ultrasound.

I love my boys :) (That means Paul and Kidron ;)

  • narnianheart
    wow! thats like really close! I'm so happy for you! I absolutely LOVE your picture!!
    by narnianheart at 02/03/11 5:25PM
  • kristianbunny
    It is! Thanks, Paul took it with my Iphone while we were in front of the Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World. I had fun walking on the beach barefoot in January ;)
    by kristianbunny at 02/04/11 8:29AM
  • juliamiriam
    :) Thats a great picture!! :)
    I can't to see a picture!
    by juliamiriam at 02/28/11 3:41PM

Babymoon Vacation

Tomorrow we go on our first vacation together to.....*drum roll*

Disney World!!!

I'm looking forward to spending 10 incredible days full of fun and Disney characters with my husband.
No work and no school to think about. This will be lovely.
So today is finish the crazy packing, try not to forget anything, and still not appear to be moving at the same time.


We are staying at the French Quarter Resort (beside the Riverside resort), which is New Orleans themed and resembles the movie "Princess and the Frog". The plans are to go to all 4 theme parks, and Universal Studios for one day to see the Harry Potter section. We booked though a friend's mom who is a travel agent, and that made it so much easier on the planning! She did everything for us, after I had spent 2 months trying to figure it out on my own. I'm so thankful to have her help.
I'm really excited about letting our "inner kid" come out, and I know we will have a great time!

On a baby note, Kidron is growing fast and so am I! I've "popped", so its obvious I'm a pregnant lady now. This is the start of my 22nd week, and he is about one pound and 11 inches long. He kicks alot in the morning and right before I go to bed, and in church! I discovered that if I drink an Arby's chocolate shake he goes wild...probably due to the extreme cold and sugar content. My due date is May 7th, so I have just about 4 months to go.

What are your plans for the rest of the winter break?

  • sallyanne
    This sounds so fun! I hope you'll put pictures up. In a funny coincidence, Jonathan and I also took a trip to Disney together when we were expecting our first child (Jonathan II)...but we lived in FL at the time and it was just a day or so...your trip sounds amazing!!!
    by sallyanne at 01/04/11 1:22AM
  • juliamiriam
    Congratualtions! :)
    Sooo happy for you! :)
    The trip sounds amazing! :)
    by juliamiriam at 01/07/11 4:05PM
  • lauriw1030
    I heard you saw my son today and got to celebrate Philip Smith's birthday with him. Glad you were all able to do that.
    by lauriw1030 at 01/13/11 9:26PM
  • kristianbunny
    We did! ^ It was alot of fun :) I hadn't seen Brandon in two years!

    It was a great trip :) We definately enjoyed ourselves :) Pics will be up on fb !
    by kristianbunny at 01/17/11 10:52AM
  • scrimp
    Wow! We were in disney for christmas and stayed at port orleans as well! :)
    by scrimp at 01/21/11 10:19PM

And the Baby is.......

a.... BOY!! :D

Paul and I are expecting a beautiful Baby Boy, sometime between the 29th of April and May 7th!

His name is be Kidron Jair Fancher :)

We went in for the sonogram today, and got to see him with the 3d sonogram...it was truly amazing!
I am very excited, and the neatest thing about the whole experience was this:

Baby Kidron was turned face down towards my back, so we couldn't get a picture of his face. We tried for about 15 minutes to get
him to move, but nothing was working. Finally, Paul asked if he could hear our voices...the technician told him yes. So Paul got down
at my stomach and started talking to him. Within a few minutes Kidron flipped over, looked up and SMILED at Paul!! The picture of him smiling
is on FB :) It was so precious, and definite bonding time with Daddy :)

I am so blessed. Today is a wonderful day :)

Now I can look at baby boy things!!! YAy for blue and aqua and green! :D

Shanna-Kaye and Baby Kidron!
  • scrappyhappymama
    Congratulations!!! Boys are wonderful. :)
    by scrappyhappymama at 11/10/10 3:14PM
  • sallyanne
    I'm so excited for you. Reminds me of when I found out that our first was a boy!! I STILL remember the moment and it's been over 19 years!
    by sallyanne at 11/10/10 3:56PM
  • scrimp
    So amazing! :)
    by scrimp at 11/11/10 2:13PM
  • narnianheart
    Wow!! that is way cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    by narnianheart at 11/11/10 8:19PM
  • saxaphonegirl
    AWW!! That's so cute!!!
    by saxaphonegirl at 11/14/10 7:52PM
  • juliamiriam
    by juliamiriam at 12/06/10 3:15PM

Baby Heart Beat! 3

Such a wonderful day today :

Paul went with me to my first midwife appointment. After all the regular questions, we got to hear the baby's heart beat!! I really feel like I got the news I'm expecting all over again. Its a pleasant shock that there really is a tiny life growing and beating inside of me. Some days it doesn't seem real, but today made it clear that is is!

God is awesome!

And I overcame my nervous fear of having my blood drawn. It wasn't near as bad as I had made myself believe it would be, and I survived...while my husband tried to distract me by asking which crazy Engineering program he should major in...things like Nuclear Eng. lol
It didn't work much to distract me from the fact that there was a needle in my arm, but it was humorous all the same!

I love being married :)

I'm happy.

The end :)

Shanna-Kaye and baby
  • narnianheart
    Congrats by the way!!
    by narnianheart at 10/11/10 6:24PM
  • juliamiriam
    Congrats! :)
    Love you! :)
    by juliamiriam at 10/11/10 8:59PM
  • lauriw1030
    Sounds GREAT!

    BTW, what IS Paul doing right now?
    by lauriw1030 at 10/11/10 9:09PM
  • sallyanne
    I'm so excited for you!!

    I enjoyed visiting with your family last week! I love when your sweet little brothers come through the dessert line. Slatyr always smiles at me sweetly and points at his favorite choice! So sweet!
    by sallyanne at 10/11/10 9:21PM
  • Mercy_Rush
    I feel like I missed a big something! Congrats anyway, I'm so happy for the two of you!
    by Mercy_Rush at 10/11/10 10:11PM
  • horselover13
    YAY!!!!! I love you SSSSSSOOOOO much!
    I REALLY missed you at HS camp this year. Your dad and maybe one or two of your siblings were supposed to say hi from me. :)
    by horselover13 at 10/12/10 1:23PM
  • scrimp
    by scrimp at 10/26/10 2:21PM