Friday, October 5, 2012
At 23 weeks....I have definitely been feeling him move for over a month now. He is a very busy little dude.
Haven't had any crazy cravings, just anything spicy :) I was the same way with Gracie, and was lucky enough to rarely get heartburn! I'm already up at least 3 or 4 times a night to go to the bathroom, this kid is laying right on my bladder, all day and night lol. Gracie definitely loves my belly. She is always wanting to lay on it, and loves giving little brother kisses :) Let's hope the love continues when he makes his arrival!!
And....we finally got everything moved into our house today!!!! Talk about waiting forever. The central air is all done, the electrician has come and done his thing, now we are just waiting on the woodwork in the living room. But I don't care, I was ready to move everything in anyways! Of course I couldn't have done it without my mom, Kacee, and Catherine! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! But it feels so good to have everything in, and most of the stuff put away. We still want to paint the kid's rooms, and we will start there for now. Tyler is already enjoying doing all the minor repairs, and finding more and more that needs repaired :) Oh the joys of home ownership!!
Tyler and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary this week. Crazy how time flies when your having fun lol! We celebrated by taking a trip to Billings, while Gr. Grandma Sheri, and Grandma Jennie took Gracie. We ate lunch at Cafe Rio (we both LOVE it!!), shopped for a few thing for the house, and went clothes shopping for this growing momma lol. Of course it was a good day. But we will really celebrate by going to St. Louis for the Rams vs. Packers game in a couple weeks!! We are pretty excited :) But I am so thankful for Tyler in my life. He is always working so hard to provide for our family, and to make sure we are always taken care of. He's the best husband/dad a person could ask for. I'm definitely one lucky girl to have!! I LOVE YOU TY!!
Saturday, September 1, 2012
For our other big news...we bought a house!!! We started the process around the first part of July, closed July 31st, and just barely got all our stuff moved out of the apartment (once again with the help of our awesome family...thank you all!!!) All of our crap is sitting in our garage, while we wait for the cooling guy to finish the central air system. Hopefully he will be done by the end of next week, and we will be ready to move everything in and get settled...finally!!! I am seriously so excited to have a place of our own, with room for the little stinkers to run. It's an older house, but has been remodeled, and added on to. I think I'm most excited about my KITCHEN!! Compared to the apartment, there is sooo much more storage, and counter space! There are three bedrooms, two downstairs and the master is the whole upstairs. Two living rooms, two bathrooms, dining room, and a two-car garage with a storage room built onto it! As soon as we get all moved in and settled, I will post pics for all to see! (Because I promise I'm going to keep this thing going :) )
So that's our exciting news!
Other than that, we have just been enjoying summer. Gracie is getting so big. She turned two in July, the minute her birthday came, the terrible twos were right behind!! This little girl has some big attitude, and is so smart. Not a good combination if you ask me lol. She talks so well, and has for quite sometime. I think she knows every animal and what it says. She is definitely going to be a farm girl, but at the same time a little girly girl. It won't be long before she'll be out at the farm with her dad and all the animals :) Ty has been working out there again this summer. He graduated from NWC this spring with his Associates in Range Management. He hopes to get into the office this coming winter/spring, and learn the ropes of running his own business. But for now, it's just farming, and hunting of course. Today is opening day, and the beginning of single parenthood for me, lol just kidding. I love being able to stay at home with Gracie everyday. Even though she is constantly testing my patience, I wouldn't trade what I do for the world. And before you know it my hands will be full with two :) We can hardly wait!!!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
On Saturday night, we went to the Dallas Mavs/Orlando Magic basketball game. Once again I was worried that G wasn't going to like it. She usually hates anything that's too loud, but she was intrigued by all the lights, music, and especially by the people sitting behind us lol. She did great up until the last few minutes. She was so tired and started to get hungry. Now was one of the times I wished she wanted to take a bottle.
Over all we had a great time!! We ate some really good food, and had enjoyed spending time with everyone! The weather was great (compared to here :)) until we left on Sunday. It rained all morning, and then started snowing as we were leaving to go to the airport. We were told they had already cancelled a bunch of flights out of Dallas that morning, so we were worried we were going to be stuck there another day. Dave and Jennie were going flying to Cancun from Dallas, and they were able to fly out, and luckily they didn't cancel ours either. So we got all checked in and through security and had a half hour or so to wait. So we got a little lunch and walked around to keep Gracie occupied. A few minutes before we were supposed to board, she started getting hungry, so I started feeding her some veggies. Then they call to start boarding, and instead of doing it by section (we were in the last section) they decided to board everyone at once. So I kept feeding her as long as I could. Well she decided she wasn't done, and started screaming as we are trying to board! Anyone who has heard my child scream knows she has a good set of lungs, so I'm sure everyone in the airport was able to hear her. To make matters worse, as we gave the lady our boarding pass, she told us we couldn't sit on the side of the plane that we were assigned to. So since we were one of the last people to board, it took what seemed like forever to figure out where we were gonna sit, all the while Gracie is still screaming. I wanted to die I was so frustrated. Finally I got sat down and got a boob in her mouth (haha yes in times like these this is the only thing that will calm this child down).
After sitting in the plane for an hour and a half (waiting in line to get de-iced) we finally took off for Salt Lake. As I look at our itinerary, I realize we are going to miss our connecting flight to Billings. Awesome, so then I was stressed about that the whole flight. Then to add to my embarrassment and stress, Gracie has a MAJOR blowout as we were descending into Salt Lake. I'm talking up the back and the front!! There was no way I was going to be able to change her in our seats without getting it all over us lol. So we waited till we landed so we could change her in the bathroom. Well, we landed, but sat there for 15 minutes waiting to be taxied into the jet way. So my poor child had to sit there forever with poop all over her before we could finally get up to change her. Poor girl was not happy! To wrap things up, we get off the plane, find out that the next flight to Billings wasn't till 10, and that we were going to be on standby for that flight. The next flight wasn't till the next day. We weren't about to stay there another night, so we try the flights to Cody and were lucky enough to get seats on that flight. Right before they start boarding for that flight, they announce that they need 6 volunteers to stay, because of bad weather?! And that there was a possibility we would have to take a detour to Bozeman. We chanced it and went ahead and got on and made it to Cody!! I won't even get started on our luggage dilemma :) Grma Marla and Grpa Jim, bless their hearts, came and picked us up in the middle of the night, and let us crash at her place!
I was never so glad to get back home! Despite the trip home, it was a fun vacation :) Thank you Grpa and Grma Rael for the fun trip, Grpa and Grma Isbell for rescuing us, Kristin for the ride home from Cody, and Grpa Angell for taking Ty back to Billings so he could get the truck!!! Have I ever mentioned we have the best family ever? :)
At our hotel...
Dallas Mavs game...
Gracie with Aunt Becca...
View from our hotel room...
Place where Pres. Kennedy was assassinated.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
~rolls over front to back, and recently back to front.
~tries scooting across the floor.
~LOVES her rice cereal and vegetables (she is going to be a good eater. Anytime anyone eats in front of her she can't take her eyes off of them)
~stopped sleeping through the night (ever since she got sick, she gets up once or twice every night.)
~getting closer to sitting up.
~gets so excited when her cousins play with her, although Ava makes her a little nervous still :)
~likes to talk, especially if she's by herself.
~makes the best faces :)
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
At her 2-month appointment she was 11 pounds and 23 inches long. She is growing so fast :( She is such a happy girl, and is always giving smiles away :) She giggled for the first time a few days ago. (Oct. 1) But sadly, I missed it! We were decorating the gym for the reception, and her aunties Kristin and Kacee had her in the kitchen. They came out and informed me that I missed her first giggle! I wanted to cry. And she still has yet to share a giggle since then :( She has been sleeping completely through the night for almost two months now. That has been heavenly :) She is just an all-around good baby!! Here are a couple pics that Kristin took when she was a month old...