Monday, November 1, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Well, at work anyway. I would love to decorate at home, but alas, Jeremy says I must wait. Haha But we reset the store today...I swear when you work retail, the day after Halloween is Christmas! It bothers some, but I love it!

We had a wonderful Halloween in our house. Took the boys Trick-or-Treating. It was Jordan's first time (and Logan's, but sitting in the stroller doesn't really count) and he made out like a bandit!! After each house he said "We have to go get more candy!" It was so cute.

I had my 12 week doctor appointment today...officially in the 2nd trimester! Got to hear the baby's heartbeat...still very fast. My belly is measuring right on track and I haven't gained any weight yet! We scheduled our gender ultrasound for December 23 so we can announce for Christmas. We are so excited! We also have out anatomy scan next Thursday. This is where they check for markers for Downs Syndrome and Spina Bifida. I am at almost 0 risk for either, and we would not terminate based on those results. We would just prefer to be prepared in advance, rather than surprised on delivery day. There are no guarantees, but it will help ease our minds.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Changes are coming!

So hard to believe September is already rapidly coming to a close! Where has this year gone??

Big news in our house, for those who don't already know. Baby #3 will be here in May!! We are very very excited (now that the shock has worn off haha). We are not going to make any major decisions in regards to vehicles or living situation until Spring. Regardless of gender, we'll put the boys together, but we are unsure of where we'll ultimately be living. Luckily, we just signed a 12 month lease, so we have until next summer to make a decision.

Jeremy is well into his fall semester of his junior year. All is well so far and it looks as though he should be able to complete his Bachelor's Degree in the fall of 2011!

The boys are growing so fast. Logan just had his 9 month check up and is 18.4lbs and 28.75inches...most certainly very long and lean like his Uncle Eric and Uncle Bronson! He stands up on his own and is cruising around everything. His doctor agrees, he'll be walking before his first birthday! Jordan is growing like a weed. Already over 3 feet tall. His vocabulary is so extensive and his intelligence amazes me daily.

We are already in holiday mindset in our house. Halloween decorations are up, which is totally putting me in the fall spirit. I can't wait for Christmas this year. We are more than halfway done with our shopping already and I am feeling so prepared and happy. Very much looking forward to giving gifts this year.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Our First Playdate

I joined a local Meet-Up group in order to get the kids out more and for us all to makes some friends. So today I dragged us to the park for a playdate. Only 2 other moms made it, but it was really nice to meet them both. And they each have a son Jordan's age, which was wonderful! He made 2 new friends, as did I! Hopefully I can make it to another get together soon.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day

Hope everyone had an excellent holiday. We had a good weekend, though mostly uneventful. My only day off was Sunday. The boys went with Pappy and Granny Cindy to the Aquarium and a farm. They had such a great time! We had the opportunity to see two good friends get married and it was such a moving and beautiful experience.

I can't believe it's already September...where has the year gone??! I am busily preparing Christmas present ideas. I refuse to be caught off guard and be strapped for cash. The boys are done (thanks to Swagbucks) and several others are done as well. I hope to be done by Thanksgiving so we aren't doing any last minute shopping.

Monday, August 16, 2010

We're in trouble now...

Earlier tonight I put Logan on the floor to play since we were watching a movie (we don't keep anything on the floor, so he wasn't in any danger). Several minutes pass and we both realize he's nowhere to be found. Mild panic sets in and we check Jordan's room first. He had crawled in there and was playing happily with Jordan's toys.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Here for another year, at least

So a year has passed already and the time has come to sign another lease for our apartment. They did not change the rent at all, so we decided to stay for another year! It makes me very happy. I like stability and don't enjoy moving around. They even cleaned our carpets at no charge, so yesterday we got up early and rearranged our whole house so that we could take full advantage of it. Jordan's room and the living room did not have a single thing left in them. The dining room just had the hutch, Logan's room just the crib and our room just our bed. The carpets look great and are so nice an fluffy. Hopefully, we will be able to stay here for our duration in CA, but we will have to see what next year brings.

Jordan has finally mastered the potty and we are in underwear all day, including nap time. We just need to get him dry overnight and we'll be set. But our biggest challenge was poop and he seems to have gotten the hang of that this week.

Logan is officially crawling...Lord help us! He is such a happy child though and a joy to have. Most nights he sleeps through the night. There are a few exceptions, but he's getting better.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Wedding Bells have chimed!

Well, now that all the wedding nonsense is over and done with, we can get back to reality. The final days leading up to the wedding were a big blur. So much to do and not nearly enough time. The day Julie arrived, we made it a point to simply pamper ourselves. We knew that once the wedding stuff started, that would be it. So, we got our nails done, pedicures and went to the spa. It was wonderful to spend time with her, just the two of us.

Thursday was a whole different story. We drove to my mom's first thing in the morning and got started on the last minute to-do list. Little things like folding the programs and stuffing the place-card holders. Then Thursday evening my girls (most of them) took me out for an awesome bachelorette party! We had soooo much fun!

Friday was a whirlwind. I really have no idea how people get married in the morning. Our wedding was at 7pm and we STILL didn't get everything done! In terms of the ceremony, just about everything that could have gone wrong, did. But, all in all it was a gorgeous ceremony and we were so lost in each other that we hardly noticed.

The reception was held in my parents' back yard and was perfect. All went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time! We received many very generous gifts and enjoyed the company of all our family and friends.

Saturday we headed home to take Julie to the airport and then headed to Palm Springs. It wasn't a honeymoon...we'll be taking that next year. But we got a little getaway. Had a great time and I even got a massage.

Today is my last day off of work...really makes me sad. I love my job, but I can't wait to be home with my family more. Pictures of the wedding are coming, as soon as we receive them.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Long time no blog

Well, it's been a while, but there hasn't been much to report. We're nearly done with everything we need to do for the wedding. We'll meet with our florist next week, and then all we need is the food, which we can do the week of. I'm thrilled that it's so soon...only 20 days to go. All the guys have been fitted for their tuxes, which is a huge relief. And I bought all the cake supplies yesterday. Will be making that next weekend after my shower.

The boys are doing well. Jordan has been in underwear for weeks now, but we still use diapers for nap/bedtime. He hasn't quite gotten the hang of that yet. And he seems to save poop for the diapers. Really unsure of how to break that habit and get him to go in the toilet.

We're hanging out with Uncle Mike and Auntie Adrienne today...probably heading to Boomers for some miniature golf!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Growing like a weed

Logan has his 6 month check-up this morning. He is just over 16 pounds and 27 inches long! His doctor says he's going to be tall...he is VERY long and thin, but growing well. Hard to believe he is already 6 months old. He is dying to crawl, but can't quite get the hang of it. Soon enough though. Still no teeth, but they MUST be coming soon...he's a drool machine.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Moving Forward

So Jordan is officially daytime potty trained. This is a huge success story for us. I remember just a few weeks ago, feeling like he would be in diapers forever. We are going at the nighttime thing cold turkey tonight. He wanted to wear his underwear, so we let him. I don't think it will take more than a few days to have the nighttime taken care of as well. We are very proud parents!

Our meeting with Fr Tom went well. He approved our music list. This was a victory for sure...apparently it's a first for the church to allow a CD instead of just using the organist! All of our music is appropriate, of course. But we were still concerned. We've received ALMOST all of the RSVPs, and we're looking at about 110 people...WOW! We need to meet with our florist this week and hash out the specifics on the flowers. Down to only 33 days!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Big Success Story

We had a GREAT potty day today! Not one single accident. Every time he had to go, he told daddy, and off they went. We've (well, daddy) discovered that he does much better when he isn't being watched. So, we get him situated, then leave the room and wait for the "I'm going pee-pee!!" and then help him aim properly. So proud of my big boy!! He got so many stickers today that we ran out of spots on the chart!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

On the right track

We had a good day yesterday. Jordan only had one accident. He's getting to be such a big boy! Logan appears to be teething and has become cranky and a drool machine! I really hope these teeth cut soon...I want my happy boy back!

I received a shipping notice yesterday for our wedding favors. I cannot wait for those to arrive so we can start putting them together. We meet with Fr Tom on Tuesday to work out the vows and all the ceremony bits. I can't believe we've got less than 6 weeks to go!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Potty Training...HOORAY!

So we are deep in the throes of potty training right now. We have had Jordan in underwear for 3 days and he has gone in the potty a few times, but mostly it has been LOTS of accidents. We are trying to stay positive and supportive and take him as often as possible. He is very good about telling us as he's going or immediately after, so he is aware. It's just very frustrating. I hope we can get through this very soon. He's such a smart boy, we just need to find the key to the potty thing that will flip the switch in his brain. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Papa Jack

Our trip home was wonderful! We had a relaxing Saturday, and then celebrated Papa's birthday on Sunday. 6 out of 7 grandchildren were there, and 4 out of 6 kids made it. We had a blast surprising him and building his horseshoe pit. Then the kids played in the water while the grown-ups caught up on events. It was extremely hot out, but such a wonderful day none-the-less. More photos can been found at

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Home Again Home Again

We're visiting my parents again this weekend. We have a counseling session for the wedding and to celebrate my step-dad's birthday. I'm very excited to see my siblings and my nieces and nephews. We'll be celebrating tomorrow with a barbeque. I always love coming up's so peaceful. Hot, but peaceful. Will hopefully get to take lots of great pictures while we're here. All I have to do now is figure out how to post them here haha

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Keeping Fit

Have you ever noticed that when you've been working out and eating better (even if it's only been a few days) that you magically think you look like a million bucks, overnight?! A week ago I was convinced that I was a whale and was stressing about my wedding dress fitting next month. Today I feel like I've lost 50lbs (it's actually 6lbs, so it's definitely a start!) I have ran/walked at least 2 miles every night this week. I'm also staying well within my calorie limit each day...I would love to say that I'm eating all healthy foods, but I'm not. But I'm still counting calories, and staying in that zone. It feels good to be getting into better shape. Here's to hoping we have to have my dress taken in!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Welcome to my thoughts!

Well hello! I am terrible with keeping everyone up to date on the happenings in our home, but I have always loved to blog, so hopefully I can keep up with this. I used to write at least one every day, so here's hoping!

I cannot believe it's June already. Can anyone tell me where this year has gone? The wedding is next month! We are at 52 days and counting. We've made excellent progress in the planning process. I ordered the favors a few days ago, and will be ordering Jeremy's ring this week. After that, the only things left to order & pay for are the tables/chairs and the food! Both of those only require a week notice, so I have plenty of time. As of this afternoon, all of my girls have their dresses...that is a HUGE relief for me! I was so worried time would run out and the dresses wouldn't get here in time. We're looking at a rather large turnout...far more than we expected. We certainly are feeling blessed and loved by these results.

Jeremy has just finished his spring semester, and has completed his AA Degree!! So proud of him. He is juggling school with being a stay at home dad. He has done wonderfully with raising our babies.

I am still a Store Manager with Blockbuster. I still love what I do. I am working hard at paying off all of our debt so that one day soon, I will be lucky enough to get to stay home. I am contemplating going back to school to get my Master's, but I think that getting Jeremy through school is the first priority.

Jordan is getting bigger and smarter every day. It's amazing to me how intelligent he is. At barely 2 years old, he can count to 10, sing *most* of his ABCs. He knows all of his colors, can recognize most letters by sight and can recognize even the most unusual animals. We are *slowly* working on potty training. Every day he shows more and more interest in it, so I'm hoping to get over that hurdle very soon.

Logan will be 6 months old in 2 weeks...WOW! How did that happen? He is rolling an scooting...crawling is in our near future. It's looking like he will stay a blue-eyed boy, and we're leaning toward thinking he is left-handed, which makes Jeremy VERY happy!

I think that pretty much catches everyone up. I will try to blog often, hopefully every day.