Monday, August 27, 2012

Show and tell Monday; Wedding bells ringing

1. Are you married? If so when did you get married, and tell us about your special day. If not? How would you describe your dream wedding? 
We've been married for almost 3 years. 11.07.2009 We actually weren't going to get married in 2009, but due to circumstances with his fishing career we decided that it was best since the fall is his 'time off.' (I wouldn't have had it any other way.) Our day was amazing. Packed full with our closest friends & family in a beautiful church. We had a semi big wedding with about 100 guests, but we didn't get in debt with it. I chose wisely & luckily Jeremy had won a lot of money that year for fishing. We paid for 95% of the wedding out of our pockets so we had to make sure we knew what we were doing since we didn't want to get married & have a huge debt already. 

2. Show us some wedding pictures. Either yours or of some that you love.

3. How about the engagement? Tell us your story. If not engaged, what's your dream proposal?
Our engagement was perfect & so was. I actually knew it was coming all along. I won't get into detail with that here because Jeremy still doesn't know the entire story to that & he won't ever. ;) Anyways, it was December 22nd, 2008 and he had planned an amazing dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. I got all dolled up & off we went. He proposed while we were waiting on dinner and forgot to get down on his knee. Yeah, I still make sure he knows that he forgot about that. I love it because it's so him. He was so incredibly nervous (why? I don't know..not like I would have said no.) Afterwards we went out for drinks with some of our closest friends. Perfect night. 

4. Show us your wedding rings or an engagement photo! If not engaged/married ... show us your "dream" ring.
I was looking through all of my pictures and realized I don't have an up close picture of our rings. Here is one that was taken on our wedding day, but you can't really see the rings. 
Here they are!
5. Tell us why you think marriage doesn't work out for so many? What can we do to make things last
 I'm no marriage expert, but I believe too many people are wrapped up in the idea of a 'perfect' marriage & don't give their marriage a good try. I'm still stuck back in the 'old days' where people only get married once & you're with that person forever. People don't communicate anymore & I think they just get lost in their own world. Communication is key. Forgiveness is #1 in marriage. Sacrifice, compromise, trust, loyalty & companionship.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday sillies

Happy Friday, Y'all! 
Have a great weekend! =)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

28 weeks (a few days late)

I had my wonderful glucose test. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have to fast, but having an empty stomach and then drinking nothing but sugar is gross. Makes me want to vomit. I had to take the 3 hour with Rylee- let's hope I don't have to this time around.

I'm up 24 lbs so far. Seems like more, but I'm trying to keep it around 40. I think I can manage since I have around 14 or so weeks to go.

I can't believe I'm 7 months pregnant!! This is seriously flying by. It's kind of sad knowing I will never be pregnant again (yes, we are totally done after this one), but I'm excited. Excited to get my body back, excited to have a drink, excited to not have heartburn & I'm perfectly content with not having anymore. I'm sort of over being pregnant.

Heartburn, insomnia & everything else that's not so fun is back in full force. Oh, the joys of the 3rd trimester. =) Baby girl is kicking like crazy & keeping me up all hours of the night (just like Rylee.)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Our first day at gymnastics

As you all know, we've been struggling with Rylee's tantrums the past week or so. I decided to enroll her in a gymnastics class & it was the best idea ever! She LOVED it! At first she was a little reserved, but towards the end she was doing everything! She loved the trampoline, climbing on the bars, swinging & sliding.
I recommend this to anyone that has a toddler! We go for an hour, once a week. We tried Gymboree, but this is way more fun & you get your moneys worth more than Gymboree.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Our wonderful weekend!

We had such a good weekend here in this house. I love simple weekends with my little family.

We've been searching for a new boat & on Friday we drove 3 hours to get the one Jeremy fell in love with. Normally, there's no way I'd be up for spending the amount of money we did on this boat, but it's Jeremy's hobby and something he loves. Plus, his old boat he had for 13 years & we couldn't take it in the salt water, but with this one we can! Lots more use out of it!

Oh and Rylee? She loves, loves, loves it! We spent all day Saturday & Sunday out on the water & she was so content.

 She fell asleep during our boat ride! =) 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Keepsy Review

I came across Keepsy the other day and instantly fell in love! I take a ton of pics on instagram and I'm always looking for ways to print them out & make a book out of it. This site makes it so incredibly busy & for someone that doesn't have a lot of time to organize all of the pictures- this site does it all for you! All I had to do was log in my instagram, select the pics I wanted to use & viola- the book is done!

It seriously can't get any easier. The shipping was super fast (received the book within a week of ordering it) and is adorable!

I had a ton of pictures I wanted to use & I did use most of them. Next time I won't use as many pictures. You can make photobooks & calendars out of those adorable instagram pics. =)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bump day Friday!

I suck lately with this entire blogging thing & especially my bump pics.

This was actually taken at 27w3d.

I don't know if it's really true when people say 'you get bigger with your second.' At least for me, I don't think it's accurate as of right now (maybe later on.) I don't feel like I look nearly as swollen as I did last time.

I've been feeling quite well lately. Sleep is starting to get a little better. Everything is delicious- food wise. The baby is moving around like crazy & I *think* we've settled on a name. The big reveal will be soon. =)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sand, sun, friends & fun

This week has been pretty good, so far! We haven't had nearly as many meltdowns...(phew!) We've been keeping busy and have been going places before her nap time.

We went to the beach yesterday & had a blast! This kid loves the beach & I suck at taking pictures with my camera anymore, but I managed to  We met a fellow October mom and the babies loved playing together. Rylee is literally OBSESSED with babies (I hope this is a good sign.) All she wants to do is sit by the baby & hold it.

 My life in a few short months! Ahh

Sorry for the lame updates! I'm exhausted ;)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Am I alone?!

Rylee has entered a stage where if we don't do an activity every single day she goes nuts.  It's so draining on my part because I'm having to constantly buy new toys or something to entertain her. (While I know that's the whole idea of being a mom to an active toddler)

If she doesn't get her way, she throws a fit..on the floor, screaming a death cry.

Recently, I've been looking into a part time school for her. Something that is some what structured, but where she can have fun, interact with other kids her age & give me a little break. I'm only looking for 2-3 days a week for a couple hours, so nothing too drastic.

Today, we went & checked out a school that is 5 minutes from our house. I liked it. The teacher to kid ratio was 1-6, but they're expensive. It's $88 a week for Mon,Wed,Fri from 9a-12p. They provide snacks, but we provide lunch.

We also went to a Montessori school & it was a little cheaper, for the same times, but it's about 20 minutes away. Which means I would be spending more money in gas to drive back & forth 6 times a week.

Now I'm contemplating on getting a gym membership for her & maybe a Kindermusik membership. I'm so torn because I want to do what's best for her & I just don't know what it is! I want her to have interaction with other kids her age. I know she's sick of sitting at home. I need to get her into something because I want her to be able to have fun once #2 comes & hopefully make the adjustment period a little easier.

Anyways, for anyone that's been in my position before, do y'all have any advice?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Vintage shopping

I came across a local vintage warehouse the other day on facebook & was immediately interested since I was still searching for another piece of furniture for the new nursery. They are only open select hours & days. Come to find out it's a huge warehouse that a few ladies rent out & I'm assuming it must be a side job for them. This warehouse was packed with items they had found or whatever they did.

I saw this & knew I had to have it!

Not the best picture, but it matches the room PERFECT!  I'm debating on taking that piece of fabric off and replacing it with the fabric that matches the bedding. All I need is a new Scentsy to go on top of it next to my lamp. =)  i can't wait to post pictures once I am done with everything!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

22 months

In just 2 months, I will have a 2 year old!
I don't even know how this past year has flew by so fast.
Words you say:
All gone/done sounds like "All ga" or "all da"
bye bye
Diesel you say "dd" (although you did say 'Diesel' clear as ever one day & you won't say it again)
please sounds like "pease"
dog well you say 'dog dog'

Those are all the words that we can fully understand you say. You always try to mimic us, but not always successful. ;)

Your new obsession?
You must take your baby everywhere with you & if I forget it, it's a night mare. You have about 5 babies that you love, but the one with the arm ripped off (because you ripped it off) is your favorite. Actually, you ripped off her eyelashes today! I hope this isn't a sign for the new baby!

You love the ipad, mac & iphone. You know how to unlock the phones, open the computer & start typing. You're a smart little cookie. 

You are a full out drama queen. You have at least one meltdown a day. If you don't get your way? You scream.

This was also your first time trying Nutella. You're such a weird kid & didn't like it. In fact, you don't like peanut butter or much chocolate.

I know you don't understand that there's a baby coming, but you love sitting in the swing and bouncer.

Daddy has taught you to say "baby" every time you poo. When I ask "where's the baby?" you point to your butt! I told him he shouldn't have taught you that & he just laughs. It is pretty hilarious, but weird when I have to explain why you're pointing to your butt when I say "baby."

You're growing up so fast & I can't believe it. I'm loving this age, but there are definitely days you test my patience....then you look up at me and say "mama" and I forget everything.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekend recap

I'm really sucking at this blogging thing lately. :/ I have so much crap to do and it's never ending. I just need about 500 more hours in a day and a nanny or house keeper would work.

We had a pretty relaxing weekend. On Saturday I had a test for nursing school. It's a 4 hour timed test and just plain sucks. Results are up & I scored a 54.7. (I need a 60.) Seriously?! This is actually for my #2 choice of school if I don't get into my #1, but I'm so mad at myself. I don't want to sit through another 4 hours and retake the entire thing over!

Well, to brighten my mood we went and bought mama a new SUV!
I LOVE IT! After going to 3 dealerships and trying to haggle prices- we finally settled on this one & got the price we wanted. It's more loaded than my car was- so that makes me super happy, has a ton more room & is super comfy.

Rylee had a rough day on Sunday. Screamed the whole hour ride to the Rays baseball game, cried on the way back & screamed the minute we were home until she finally went to sleep. It was a rough day.
This was temper tantrum #5 of the day. 

After she went to bed, I noticed our back porch was super bright so I opened the door & saw this.
How gorgeous. No editing either. =)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sick baby :(

This past week has been nuts. My poor baby had some sort of virus (what we're thinking) from Monday-Wednesday. On Monday I finally woke her up at 11am and I immediately knew something was wrong. This kid does NOT sleep in...ever..let alone an extra 3.5 hours. She was so hot when I got her out. We literally laid on the couch the entire day/night and she slept most of it. She was starting to freak me out because she wasn't drinking much or eating. Tuesday was a little bit better, but not much. I woke her up super late again and we laid on the couch all day. Luckily by Wednesday she was sort of getting around & playing.

How sad did she look?! :( Thank god that's over with!

We are in the process of getting me a new vehicle. Thank god. Okay, there's nothing wrong with my fact..I do love it, if I didn't have kids. It's just too small & is cramped with 1 car seat so I can't imagine how it would be with 2. We found the SUV we want & test drove it so now we just need to haggle with them on pricing. We're actually going to try & sell my car ourselves so we don't get ripped off too much.

Anyways, I'm still here and alive. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!


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