Monday, December 20, 2010

Maternity Photos

We took some Maternity photos. I was a little nervous about taking them but now that its all said and done. I am VERY glad I did it and so relieved that its done. I didn't take them with Taylor and regretted it so this time around I wanted to be sure I took the time to get them done. I cant share them on the blog or on FB because they are pretty private, I can share the above picture though. I felt this one was appropriate.

I am definitely ready for this little one to arrive. My body is growing more tired as the days go by and its getting harder and harder to go to work.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I am really behind on this blog. I know I say that allot and Im usually behind. I mean Its almost Christmas and Im just now posting Halloween pictures. Sigh.....

The thing I dont like about posting late is the lack of quality to the post. Ya there is a bunch of cute pictures of our cute kids but thats pretty much it. I tend to not write much and I pretty much just run through the post so I can post the next thing in hopes to get caught up. Im going to work on this. Put a little but more excitement into my posts and our Family blog. Lets face it life is WAY more exciting than that.
SO heres to my future posts full of heart and excitement......

More Halloween....

Every year everyone meets at our house for Yummy Chili, corn bread, appetizers and drinks then we head out trick or treating.

My sister in law also had a house warming/birthday/Halloween party and we went to a Halloween party at a friends house. Here are random pictures in no particular order of some of the Festivities.

The Conjugal Visitor and her Prisoner......I felt the big prego belly needed something unique to dress up as. :)

Halloween Festivities.....

Taylor goes to The Y after school and they had a Halloween party this year. All the kids dressed up in costume and did all kinds of fun activities, including turning their teachers into Mummies. That was a hit with all the kids and Taylors group won the Mummy contest!

Melissa from the Y has a hookup with someone in movies. So they get all sorts of fun stuff and free tickets to see the Movies before they are released to the public. This was right before MegaMind came out and the perfect time right before Halloween.

Later that night we did some pumpkin carving. Im not sure where Cole was during all of this but he didnt feel like carving a pumpkin so I dont have any pics of him. ;(
We did some decorating. This is one of our FAVORITE holidays to decorate for and as long as Zack and I have been together we always have spider webs on our porch every October. Having young children that love decorating and love the spirit of the holiday makes it THAT much better to decorate. Cole is getting older and more mature and his excitement has matured. Taylor is in her prime and Loves EVERY part of the holidays and decorating and cooking and everything that goes with it. Im posting this a little late but she had Daddy out in the pouring rain hanging Christmas lights this year. She lets NO ONE off the hook and when you see her blue eyes light up with excitement and her little voice speed up, theres no turning back. Daddy will go to no lengths to please her, even out in the pouring rain.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Baby Belly

Whooaaa there Baby...
29 1/2 WEEKS!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Work is overrated my friends......

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Last night I dreamt that we enjoyed a Thanksgiving Feast with some dear friends of ours.
A couple years ago we did cook a Thanksgiving meal together after the Holiday.
That is where I got my WONDERFUL sweet potato recipe.
The one that everyone loves, including myself.
Now all I can think about is a hot turkey sandwich.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Woe is me....

and I am feeling it this morning. I just couldn't get my best foot forward today, I still cant. Its days like today I just want to ditch work and go back home and do some laundry. Because Laundry is my enemy at the moment and I curse it and promise that I will conquer it. Has it always been this big of an issue? Has there always been not enough hours in the day or enough hours of productive energy in the day to accomplish the tasks at hand. From the moment I get home I work towards one goal. Getting everything done so that I can read my book before bed, and start reading early enough so that I can fall asleep at a decent hour. Last night I accomplished my goal, I think, because I didn't do any laundry. The Hubby did though. He washed some pants for work today. You see we are different in so many ways, ways that compliment eachother and ways that butt their little heads. For instance, if the laundry isn't done and its late I am confident I will manage to find something to wear with what is clean and at hand. Even if I'm pregnant and growing and the choices are getting slim. The Hubby isn't as relaxed with his attire. With each mood he has a certain pair of pants to match. If those pants aren't clean it alters everything. That's just the way it is. Cole takes after his pickiness but if something isn't clean he manages. His little angelic daughter has taken after him in this area. So what do you know they butt heads when it comes to her attire. I guess for me, I have adjusted to this, seeing as we have been together and I have been doing his laundry for the last 8-9 years. You adjust and accommodate after a while. So here I am at work with a gagillion things to do on my desk, no really a gagillion, and all I can think about is grabbing my purse hopping in my car and hitting the stack of laundry. But you know what, I will leave work today and get home and my productive hours will have been long gone and then all I will be able to do is look at that stack of laundry and just hope and pray and wish that it will do its darn self. AND THAT is the story of our laundry among other things.

I'm just not feeling it today. I sit here and go over the morning I had and the things I could do differently to make things run smoother next time. I could get up earlier, that would make things a whole lot better. Its easier said then done though. Why is it that when the alarm goes off the bed just gets comfier. Just 5 more minutes. Then we are all rushing out the door. Morning got more difficult when the little one started Kindergarten. She likes to stay up late at night and hates to get up in the morning. She has ALWAYS been this way. She was probably one of the only infants I new that slept until 9am. Then it was good, now its a problem. As a Mommy I just want to let my kids sleep. Especially the grouchy ones. Because the grouchy ones make for difficult mornings.

I know I'm complaining and trying not to feel sorry for myself because really there is nothing to feel sorry about. I also know writing makes me feel better. I can categorize the grumbling in my head and release it for a clearer focus. Tomorrow is a new day and as long as I push myself to be better I will do better. I also admire working Mothers especially mothers that are pregnant because its a struggle. Especially when the only thing you really want to do at the moment is be a mom.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Our little Girl.....

She is getting so big. It amazes me though how different every child is even growing in our bellies. Taylor was feisty from conception. Seriously. She was always kicking and not cooperating. This little girl works like clock work. I only feel her kicking and moving two times a day. At lunch time and about 9:30 at night. During all of the ultrasounds she was all cuddled up to the placenta. At one point the technician wanted to make her mad so she would move around so she had me roll over a few times. It still didnt matter, she just adjusted herself and went back to snoozing.
I am very anxiouse to see how this little girl is going to be, what she looks like what her personality is like? We cant wait to meet her!
I am CRAVING big stormy weather. Lots of dark rainy clouds and rolling thunder and howling wind. I want to curl up on my couch with a good book and a hot cup of tea and something yummy in the crockpot.
Can it storm please?
Im sure you all think im crazy but this comfortable growing body of mine is craving some cold wet weather.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


This City has my Husband.
I would appreciate it if it gave him back and on time.
I think the chances of his flight being delayed are going to be more than likely thanks to the all too temperamental Hurricane Nicole. Although we should count our blessings, wind and pouring rain in 80 degree weather could be allot worse. For now I guess its ok and makes for an interesting trip.

Time together..

So our little girl loves her Daddy. She especially loves when Daddy spends quality time with her. She loves it, they both do. They thrive on it. One of her FAVORITE things to do with him is go fishing.  It makes my heart smile.

This picture was taken a year or so ago.


I am a few weeks ahead of this now Im hoping to get caught up blogging very soon! I also need to take some new prego pics. The most recent ones I have are not appropriate for the blog or FB. The belly is growing, that is for sure!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


This is me right now. You might hear me tell someone I'm working with half a brain. Its true that's how I feel. Only part of me is listening, only part of my is paying attention, only part of me is thinking. The rest well, the rest is taking care of this baby girl of ours. Shes growing like a weed in here.
Looking over my post list I realized a few things. I forget to post about ALLOT of things. I'm not sure if I just skip them and pick up where I'm at at the moment or I don't intentionally skip them but assume I have already blogged about it. For instance.....

I have had 4 ultrasounds!! 4 yes you heard me right 4! I'm 20 weeks along. Do any of you recall seeing any of the Ultrasound pictures? (Other than on Facebook) Nope not a one. I haven't posted one. Do any of you recall me announcing that we are having a baby girl? (Other than on Facebook) Nope. Forgot to do that too. AND apparently when you think of my belly you picture me at 13 weeks right? YEP! since that is the ONLY belly pic I have posted on here. 13 weeks. I'm 20 weeks now. Maybe I should get caught up.

I have other things to blog about as well. Like more baseball. Soccer for the girl. Then no soccer for the girl. I will explain more later. Family bike rides yummy recipes. I may or may not get to that. I had a thought that I wanted to post some of my Favorite recipes. Things I love to cook at home, things that I am requested to make etc. I need to remember all this you know. Oh and Stacy I made those yummy cinnamon rolls you sent me the recipe for. Like two months ago. I will send you a pic ;) Birthday parties etc. etc. and etc. We are a busy little family of 4.
I will get to it, I promise. I just hope I don't forget about it. I do that allot these days. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fairies, Tutus, cupcakes Galore!

Happy Birthday Miss Taylor Mae and Haley! You two were absolutley adorable in your little Tinker Bell costumes. We had so much fun! This Mommy ALWAYS has fun especially when there is yummy food for me to enjoy!