Friday, June 25, 2010

HMMMM, so it has been a while since I have done this. :) Oops. So we are to June 25 & I have 3 1/2 weeks left of my pregnancy. I am mentally SO DONE!!!! I had a super bad day yesterday not feeling well, contractions were 10-15 min apart, and then decided to quit. I had a good crying spell for about 15 min. Good thing I was home by myself.

Boys are doing well. Mason has been at VBS all week and is absolutely LOVING it. We had a family night last night for it, and he was singing the songs and dancing right along. At least I know he was paying attention. :) Austin is ready for the baby to get here, which make my patience for the arrival that much thinner. We will get through............

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

As my sister so nicely pointed out to me, June is over and I should probably update my blog. Thanks Kelly :)
Hmmm...... Summer was busy as usual with Doug being in 2 softball teams as well as becoming a deacon at church. I didn't get to go to as many games this year with my boys at the age they are, but there is always next year right? July and August were pretty uneventful, and at the beginning of September we headed down to Disney World with our kids. So much fun!! With the summer as mild as it was here in Michigan, our bodies had a lot harder time adjusting to the 90+ degree weather with lots of humidity. The boys had such a great time. Of course they had their moments, but they did extremely well & can't wait to go back again some day.

We have taken our house off the market. We were not overly happy with how things were going, and then our realtor decided she was going to stop selling houses immediately. So, we did have another realtor walk through the house, who told us we would probably have to finish our basement in order to get out of it what we wanted. So in other words, we needed to put MORE MONEY in to the house to sell it. Not something we can really afford to do right now, so we are just sitting tight.
They boys are getting so big. Mason will be 4 in November and I swear he has grown three inches over the summer. None of his clothes are fitting, so somehow we need to come up with the money to buy him a completely new wardrobe. Hmmm, guess we'll take that a little at a time. He didn't make the cutoff for PreSchool this year, and he is really in need of something. We will see what I can find. Austin turned 2 in July and he is starting to come out of his shell more and more. This has also made it difficult because they are starting to CONSTANTLY PICKING ON EACH OTHER!!!! There are times that they play nice, but it usually doesn't last too long and Doug and I are back to refereeing some thing or another.

Doug's work is getting slow, but they still do have some stuff lined up which I am thankful for. We will see what comes this winter. My work is getting slightly busier as the holidays approach so I am trying to pick up as many hours as I can. I am doing a lot of night shifts (only from 5-10) so that I don't need to worry about a babysitter. Sometimes I wish I could just win the lotto and life would be much easier. Probably have to play to win though, right?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Crazy Busy

I am so ready for the month of June to be done!! Things have been so busy I just don't feel like I have had any time to relax. We have a wedding every Saturday in June, Doug plays softball two nights a week and just recently got elected Deacon in our church. When we don't have something, we end up somewhere anyway! I think the boys are starting to get a little annoyed as well. They just want to stay home :)

This week, we decided it was time to put Austin in a big boy bed. He has been trying to climb out of his crib (unsuccessfully) & the way he was doing it was making me VERY nervous. I was waiting for him to just tumble over the side and land on his head! So, we are temporarily borrowing a mattress from my sister's old bed until we can find a permanent one for cheap. We got it all set up and he had the BIGGEST smile on his face. He wanted to lay in it, so he got in under the blankets and pretended he was sleeping. It was sooo cute. He looks so little in that big bed, yet he looks so grown up. I can't believe he is going to be two in just a couple of weeks!!!!

Also this week, we decided it was time for Mason to be done with his pipe. (pacifier) We tried in on Monday night and he just screamed at us in bed for like 20 min. In all fairness, I had not gived him any warning, so I went in there and had a little talk with him. I gave him his pipe but told him that when he woke up in the morning, we were going to cut them all up and the next night he was not going to get to sleep with them anymore. I had cut up a couple of them before he got up, and the last one when he was finally awake enough to take it :) He was very upset at first and kept asking about them all day. I got him to take a nap without it (he doesn't really take naps anymore either but I wanted to get him used to it) I layed down with him and he kept saying he wanted something to cover his mouth! :) But he eventually fell asleep and when the time came last night for him to go to bed, he only asked for it once, and was fine when I reminded him that he could no longer have them! He slept all night just fine. We will see how tonight goes........

Monday, June 8, 2009

Kelly is married!!!!!!!!!

My little sister got married on Saturday!! It was so beautiful & I have never spent the day with a more fun group of people in my entire life!!! We had a riot! I was surprised by the nervousness in Rob, and touched by the emotions of his entire family!! Kelly is blessed with a great extended family!! I will have so many memories of this day! I even felt pretty good about my maid of honor speach! Hope you all enjoy the pics:

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Beautiful Saturday

Yesterday was the first Saturday, in I don't know how long, that we actually spent the day at home with no prior commitments. Doug didn't have to work, I didn't help Kelly with any wedding stuff, we didn't plan anything with anyone for the evening hours..... it was GREAT!!!! Doug got up with the boys at 8:30 and let me sleep till 9:30. Then we headed outside to get some yard work done on a beautiful day!!
While Doug stayed home with Austin, I went with Mason to buy some flowers. Just a hint: don't go to buy flowers on the Saturday of a holiday weekend. WAAAAY to busy! Mason has one special plant that he picked out and is excited about, but I probably shouldn't have taken him with me. We just found out this week he has pretty bad allergies, and he was miserable when we were walking through the first greenhouse. Thankfully my sister let me drop him off at her apartment while I went to another place. Needless to say, we didn't get ANY of the flowers planted yesterday, and Doug's wheel fell of the wagon on the back on the tractor! lol. Hopefully Monday will be a productive day of flower planting and enjoying beautiful weather!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Today I feel so blessed to have two beautiful boys! I have always dreamed of becoming a Mother and it is everything I have hoped for and more. God has truly blessed me with wonderful, loving boys that are always willing to give me a hug and kiss and tell me they love me back! What a joy it is that God has chosen to put them in my life!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Crazy Busy

Every time that I think life is just crazy busy, my kids always have a way of making me laugh. I have nothing specific to share, its just the little things they do/say. Austin is talking more and more, and some of the words that come out of his mouth are just hillarious. Yesterday he say, "maybe, probably thats a truck" How many 20 mo olds say something like that?? He is just too funny. It is in these moments that I sit back and just enjoy them!

Mason has pooped twice on the potty now again and I hope that continues, but we all know how that has been going?!?! He is currently playing Super Mario Brothers as his most recent "reward bribe" :) I actually have a video of him trying to teach Austin to poop on the potty but my computer doesn't have all the right stuff to upload it. ( I have 64 bit processor not currently updated with Adobe reader, stupid computer people!)