Monday, August 30, 2010

Miscellany Monday

Hello Monday! Link up with Carissa @lowercase letters for your Miscellany Monday!!

Ah drugs...how I love thee
Ok, not the illegal kind. Unless you take them and they aren't yours or you aren't supposed to. No, these are mine. These are beautiful. I finally broke down and called the doctor on Friday for an rx. I just couldn't keep puking and feeling sick all day long...it had been basically 6 weeks of pretty much every day, with the exception of camping. So, I'm taking the generic zofran. And it has made me feel like a whole new person! It makes me really thankful for modern medicine and I know God uses doctors and medicine, and I am so grateful! Yippee to eating and keeping it down! :)

13 Weeks TODAY!!
Wow...13 weeks already. I am excited for our appointment on Thursday. I admit, I've been really anxious the last several days. Feeling like somethings wrong, even though I've had no signs of anything being wrong. It's my worrisome side, the side that the devil plays with and knows it's my weakness. Extra prayers would be appreciated! On another note....baby bump in FULL swing now :) Someday soon maybe I'll be brave and post a picture....it you pay me. :)

BeautiControl Spa Night
My sweet friend Sharon gave me and several of my dear friends a little spa night last night! Facials, foot scrub/rub, hand treatment and lip treatment. It was wonderful. We laughed and ate yummy chocolate cheesecake brought by my friend Laurel and teased about how we were the Real Housewives of the Rogue Valley ha ha! What a show that would be...."this is reality folks...dirty diapers, what's for lunch, did I brush my teeth and where is the pacifier?" :) Think the networks would pick that up?! hehehehe....
No, but seriously...this BeautiControl stuff is pretty amazing. Check out the website here.

Jack's Favorite Sentences
"Oh gosh...it's a cup!" (thanks to the movie Cars)
"That is an SUV!" (thanks to Auntie for teaching him the difference!)
"Oh no, what happened?!"
"Where did Capa (Grandpa) go?!"
He's talking so much....I love to hear him use expressions correctly and make up new sentences each day!
Although right now, his favorite thing to do in the car is look for flags. Then he says, "That is a flag"...only he's not getting the G....so use your imagination.
Ah...the innocence makes me smile.

Worship
So, you know my hubby is the Worship Pastor at our church....well, on Saturday night's we keep Jack in for the first song or two before the nursery, because he downright loves music. I look over at him being held in my Mom's arms this last Saturday during a song, and my little man is singing his heart out at the top of his lungs. I look up to see that hubby happened to glance down at that moment. I had tears of joy in my eyes. My little man, full on worshipping the Lord. Love it.

Happy Monday to you! Hope this week is great!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fill in the Blank Friday

1. The most adventurous thing I've ever done is well, I'm not super adventurous....but once we went to a Portland Trailblazers game and had great nosebleed seats. We scanned the front row joe's the whole first half and when a couple seats were still vacant at half-time we snuck down and sat in them :) And then we got kicked out of them!




2. If I were a pair of shoes I would be a pair of cute and comfy Puma's.





3. My preferred mode of digital communication is texting. I'm not a talk on the phone person. If it's of a serious matter than I'd talk in person.





4. I feel happiest when I'm with my whole family and everyone is happy and doing good! And also when we're all in Disneyland together :)





5. A little dream I have for my life is to be an interpreter for the deaf. Taking ASL now, and it's hard stuff! But I love it!


6. The one modern convenience I could NOT do without is well, depending on how "modern" we are talking about.......it could be a car or hot water. But more recently....my phone. Just because of the communication element.




7. Music, movies, TV or books: if I could only choose one to enjoy I would pick movies. As much as I love love love books....movies to me mean snuggling up with my hubby and eating popcorn. And we pretty much like the same kinds and we can watch them again and again!

Don't forget to check out my last post on our family pictures! :)
Link up with Lauren at the little things we do for FITBF!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Family Pictures!!!

So here our some of our new family pictures! My dear friend Lacie from Catching Memories Photography took them! She nailed it! If you are local and would like info about her, please message me! I hope you enjoy them, I sure did! I love how she captured us! Thank you Lacie!!!!


















Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Camping Post Part TWO!

I got some new pics from my Mom....so here are some more pictures from camping! Hope you enjoy!!

I hate this picture of me...but my son looks gorgeous...

He likes to smush the sand castles

After I make them all pretty :)

Look, it's me with 3 babies :) hehe

Loved this. They were so darn soft.

Hangin by the campfire!

My beautiful sister.

Hubby and I lookin a little scrubby....

The tigers were a little frisky....

He might kill me for posting this....and notice Jack is keeping an eye on the waves haha!

He loved to bring flowers to Nama :)

I adore this picture.

More leopard lovin!

                                         Little bit windy by the bay in Bandon :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Camping Post Part ONE!

So we went camping for the first time as a family this past week/weekend! We had an absolute blast!

Thankfully I felt the best I've felt since about week 5 and was able to actually EAT! We camped at Harris Beach in Brookings, Oregon. (click here for link) If you are from the West Coast you know where that is, if not.... I will just tell you it's gorgeous. The Oregon Coast is cold yes, but it is absolutely beautiful. We did have one gorgeous day, the rest were chilly! But it was a nice escape from the 100 degree weather we had been having in Southern Oregon. I love where I live. We don't get extreme weather, we get all the season (sometimes in one day!) And it's green and gorgeous!!
So, we stayed in a YURT. If you don't know what it is, this link can explain it! You do all your cooking and eating outside, but you sleep inside this tent that has beds. Keeps you warm at night and off the ground, perfect for a pregnant lady! But the bathrooms and showers are a little walk away, so it's still like tent camping. Only, much better! We'll never ever tent camp again!
My parents went, as well as my sister! We had the best fires, great food and a wonderful time!

One day we headed up to Bandon, Oregon to go to the Game Park Safari. Check out the link here.
It's one of my most favorite places, because I'm an animal lover. Working here would be my dream job! This was Jack's first time! He loved it because he's a lot like me. And he's a snuggler, so the biggest task was trying to keep him from snuggling the animals too hard, or NOT snuggling the ones you should only touch on the back :)
These are pictures from our first two days. The beach and the game park. I didn't get any other shots! So, after I get my Mom's pictures I will do another post around the campsite and in downtown Bandon and such :)
Enjoy!

Feeding a 3 month old Tiger!


Jack hugging on a Caracal named Cadance. He didn't get the memo about only touching her back.  :)

Jack and 3 week old black leopards!

Trying to get the tigers to come play!

He is loving this! So much like his Mama!

Nama and Jack

With the baby opossum...

She was sooo cute!

Playing with the tigers!

My little bug

Sneaker Wave!

My super cool Dad!

My favorite boys :)

Trying to hug the Wallaby Babies!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fill in the Blank Friday

1. Birthdays are: huge in my family! We typically celebrate a birthday week or even the whole month. I love that my parents (especially my Mom) still love their Birthday's so much too! We just celebrated my little guy's 2nd Birthday!




2. My favorite birthday memory was uh....I don't have a favorite. I have several.....a SKA party for when I turned 15, a nice dinner out to Jacksonville Inn for my 18th, a CARS themed party for my 24th....I think every birthday memory is pretty fantastic.



3. A birthday tradition I (or my family) has singing Happy Birthday. Haha...ok, no but really, I don't think we have a "birthday tradition". Other than to be spoiled.



4. If I had to choose one birthday meal to eat for the rest of my birthdays hence forward I would pick pizza. I love pizza.



5. My birthday is on November 17th...Fall Birthdays are the BEST!



6. If I could take a birthday trip I would go to Disneyland. Heck...that's where I want to go anytime :)


7. The best gift I've ever received for my birthday was a trip to Hawaii....I'm pretty sure that was the gift from my Uncle and Aunt that year...I went as the "nanny" to my little cousin. If that wasn't my birthday present or I'm totally remembering wrong...whoops. :)




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Monday, August 9, 2010

Miscellany Monday

Ah Monday :)

1) What a weekend! It was little man's 2nd Birthday on Friday so we had a weekend filled with fun! I will do a post soon on his party which was in a retired Air Force Airplane!!! Way too cool! AND my Mom made an airplane cake...it was amazing!

2) Jack had his 2 year check up this morning! 75th percentile for height still, 43% for weight still...staying right true to how he has always been :) His vocabulary and such is way advanced so that makes Mommy and Daddy really proud :) AND no tears during his shot! Good boy!

3) Watched one of the worst movies ever made this weekend...please don't rent it....you will, as I do, wish you had those hours back. I'm talking about The Box with Cameron Diaz. Wow...not even close to what we thought it was going to be. It was soooo lame! But we made up for it by watching a Doris Day movie the next day and a few Office episodes which always make my day :)

4) I think I will BBQ tonight....I love to BBQ. In most families it's the guy who does that, but I love it. My Daddy instilled it in me :) Some red potatoes and zucchini from the local farm, a veggie burger for me and chicken apple sausage for the boys! And some leftover cake for dessert!

5) Tomorrow we're going to check out some rocking chairs I found on craigslist! Hope they work out!

6) 9 DAYS until camping at the beach! Can't wait!!

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Take it Easy....

The clip at the end of the post just fit too well. It's one of my favorite movies and this line...well, it is just very fitting. Take it easy. That's what I'm being told to do. That's a little hard when you have a two year old and a house to take care of. AND when you are horrible at asking for help. But to keep these babies healthy, and per doctors orders...I have to. And I will. What a humbling experience. No...I really haven't asked for help too much yet with the things I was told I needed to...but this is a first step right! :) Housework. Laundry, Cleaning, Dishes etc. My sweet selfless hubby has been coming home from work and doing most of these things on a daily basis. But I know he's exhausted. He's also taking two classes right now, headed toward having enough for ordination if he chooses that path. So, on top of full time Worship Pastor working way more than 40 hours a week, the classes and taking care of Jack and I...he's pooped. But he would never say it. So...yeah, I would love some prayer. Pray that we can find a good balance, pray that we can be humble and seek help and pray for helpers! :) Everyone else is so darn busy, it's just life. But I have two babies and Jack to take care of...and so I'm gonna do what it takes. Second trimester should be a bit easier, but I was told basically I would have 3 months and then I need to put myself on semi-bedrest....3rd trimester is where so much could happen that we are praying against! Thanks for your prayers! I can feel them! Here are a couple new ultrasound pictures! (It was after these and another quick unexpected trip to the Dr. that I was scolded) :)

Both babies in one shot! :)
This little one gave us quite the dance performance :)

This one started off a bit shy, but we got a little 'wave' :)
 Click on this :)