We kept trying to get a good picture on Christmas but I settled for one were Scarlett looks the best. Her dad kept giving these crazy smiles so I gave up on finding a good picture of all three of us. This picture shows my belly the best so it wins. She is getting so big in there and we can't wait to meet her in April.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
So in preparation for the baby buckeye decided to give us a sample of things you have to deal with once you have children. So we came home from basketball yesterday and buckeye is normal. We set our stuff down and loved him. As I go to sit on the couch I see a coke can or what was a coke can in tiny little pieces all over the couch. The can was full of hamburger grease before now all that was left was about half of the can distributed on a cushion and a giant grease stain. We called the vet, they said just to monitor him and call if he act weird. So with one afternoon we had to wash the cushion, clean up vomit (with can in it) and check to make sure he didn't cut himself with the can going in and coming out. Talk about a day of worrying. Im sure this is small compared to what little Scarlett is going to put us through but it is a wake up call when it comes to the messes to expect from a baby and dog.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
I love that I feel so calm as a pregnant woman sometimes. Its a feeling that everything isn't a big deal. But other times I want to fight my husband over a hotdog. Yes I said hot dog. He got one even though I can't eat them ( well at least not unless they are really really cooked). So I totally picked a fight over a hotdog. Come on pregnancy dont put me through that. I like the calm feeling not the I want to throw your hotdog out the window feeling.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving and black Friday. Its hard to stay safe on these holidays but I didn't here any bad stories this year. Last year there were people trampled and fights everywhere. Maybe we are getting wiser as a whole. Or maybe people are realizing that most of the deals are crap on black Friday. Either way im happy not to here any bad stories this year.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
We have to work all day on thanksgiving so we are celebrating today with leifs mom. The turkey is in the oven and the potatoes ( and leif) are getting peeled. One injury already and three potatoes left. Lets hope he has all of his fingers when he finishes.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
As thanksgiving comes around the corner I can't help but feel I will forget something for the meal. We already have the turkey and ham but its the important side i dont want to forget. I thought my list was done and then I remembered rolls. How could I forget rolls. Then I was so happy I remembered rolls when leif said gravy. My happy bubble popped. I know im going to forget something lets just hope its not super important.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
A few days ago we announced that we are having a girl. We couldn't be happier. Then days later my sister made the announcement that she is having a girl as well. She is due three weeks after me. Its so exciting having someone so close to me going through this wonderful experience at the same time. She just started to feel the baby last week. Now that we know we are both having girls we get to prepare for barbies and bows together.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Finally I feel the little booger move. It started last week. Its quite an amazing feeling. Something moving around inside of you. And the only thing that I can compare it to is a goldfish. I feel like there is a goldfish in my stomach that swims around when it gets excited. Unfortunately the goldfish like to get excited at work and on my bladder so I have to resist to pee on myself all day. Nevertheless I like the little goldfish and can't wait to find out if its a boy or girl. Im at 18 weeks and we are so close to finding out the sex. Its so exciting
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Man it has been a good couple of weeks being pregnant. I just started to feel the baby move. Im starting it look pregnant instead of fat and in less than a week we should know if its a boy or girl. All my nausea has gone away for the most part and we are just enjoying having no baby names picked out. We dont like any names so we started picking the weirdest ones we can fine just to get a reaction from each other. So we know which names we dont want but none that we do. Someone suggested that we wait until the baby comes and then look at it to see what names fit. At least we still have like five months to figure something out.
Friday, October 17, 2014
So I had my first real practice with being a rational pregnant woman yesterday. I was working when an older man that im not fond of came in and got a togo order. Its normally not a problem I bring his food up and tell him to have a great day and walk away before much more can be said. Well I was not so lucky this time. He stopped me and asked me if I was pregnant because one of my lovely coworkers shared this information with him. I told him yes we were expecting and due in April. I go to walk away and he stops me. He then asks if I think I will have problems. A little confused by the invasive questioning I told him that the doctor told me that I would have an easy time popping a kid out. Again I try to walk away. Then he stops me again and tells me that he feels it is unsafe for me to have a kid at my age and that I should be concerned for my safety and my baby. He continued to tell me that im too old to have a child and what a bad thing it is that I was pregnant. I just stood there. In shock. Im freaking 26 years old and in the prime baby making age. How dare this man say anything to me about my pregnancy at all let alone my age and the safety of my baby. So you know what I did. I told him to have a great day and walked away. So not only did I manage to keep my cool but I also managed not to say anything that would continue the awful conversation this man was forcing me to have. I say that's a win for being the nicest pregnant woman ever.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
I love Halloween. Its one of my favorite holidays. This year isn't going to be that awesome because leif has to work but I still get to pass out candy with a friend so it should be good. I can't wait to see all of the costumes this year. It will give me ideas for next year when we have a bundle of joy to dress up.
Friday, October 10, 2014
It was a very exciting girls night tonight. My mom and I spent all night making her trunk or treat decorations. Its Noah's ark. Its totally amazing. I think it made us a little loopy at one point because when I started to paint the lion I burst out in song. A song that I dont know the words to. And I was not quite with my gibberish. It was a loud " nayyyy zin waity a, vessa la ves se a moor". Well it was supposed to be the opening song from the lion king but im not sure of all the words. So my mom just laughed and we continued. Im a little bummed they dont give out a prize but the shocks and awwws should be prize enough.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Tomorrow will be week 13 and the first day of my second trimester. I think my first trimester was pretty easy compared to most. I got sick only four times and had five bad headaches. That seems like a great 12 weeks. Now lets hope the next two trimesters are as smooth.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Im at leifs weekly basketball "game". I say "game" because its mostly giggling and groping. I swear they spend more time bent over in laughter than they do playing basketball. Either way im out here walking next to the court so I can get exercise and it just starts pouring. Apparently they are use to this because it happens every week but im now watching from the car so I stay dry. Its like they dont even feel the rain. I know leif loves playing basketball every week. I think its helping keep him young and happy. So whatever works right
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Week 11. Im trying not to laugh. Leif is the worst picture taker. The last two weeks he has taken pictures of my head, the dog, my boobs and then says its my fault the pictures are bad. So today im just letting him do his thing because the first two times I got upset with all the confusion. And what do I get, three pictures. One is the picture he told me to hide my turkey neck in and I look at him and laugh and the other two he couldn't hold still for. So you get the laughing one. Maybe by week 40 he will get the hang of it.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
So buckeye knows something is up.I think he can tell im pregnant. He is so loving right now. He sleeps right next to me or on my head. He lays on me all day and he gives me sweet kisses the whole time. He can tell when I dont feel well. I had a headache all morning and do you know where buckeye was. Laying with his head on my hip. He is the best dog in the world and I hope that he loves our baby as much as he loves us. He is going to be the best big brother and I can't wait for his to meet his sibling.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
I've got buckeye at the bottom of the shot, he wanted to be involved. He is such a funny dog. We got some baby stuff from leifs brother and his wife and buckeye made me open every box so he could smell everything. He knows something is up. He is going to be a great big brother. That being said we are going to order a fake baby that moves and cries so he can get used to it.
Monday, September 8, 2014
I have been trying to be the happiest pregnant woman ever. Haha. Im going to settle for a pleasant pregnant woman. Being nice seems so hard so im just going to stay quiet and choose my words carefully. I dont want mood swings and nausea to make me cranky. I put leif in charge of making sure im nice. I've been doing good so far. Im at ten weeks today and I haven't made anyone cry yet. Thats looking on the bright side.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
At work we have a birthday board for all the birthdays of the month. Normally the employee training coordinator does them but since she admits to not having a creative bone in her body I have taken over. Last month was school themed and this month is mario. I love these kind of things and Im pretty sure I rocked it this month.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
The answer is always no now. I was so excited to try and make an olaf for our little friend Hannah. I thought about making it out of Styrofoam but then I saw the price of each piece. Twelve bucks each. No thank you. So then I enlisted my mom to help me sew one. If you knew my mom she loves projects and crafts so she was on board and we had lots of ideas for how we would make him. Day one of olaf was a disaster. His balls were not round. His stuffing was bulky. The only useable piece we had was his head. So day two, we started all over with his body and stuffing. The body looked great so we just had to stuff it. Well we bought bean bag stuffing thinking it would make olaf look nicer. Well little did we know that the little balls in bean bags have a mind of there own. We had little balls everywhere. It took us like two hours to fill the olaf with the stuffing. So after two days and about 12 hours of work the olaf is done. And im happy to say it was all worth it knowing that Hannah loves it. The pictures are my moms floor after all the balls went everywhere, the none round body, and the finished product
Sunday, August 17, 2014
So we worked all night and made horrible money. What could make it worse. Having to buy groceries right after we got off. So for a hard day of work we are going home with twenty dollars less than when we started the day with. At least we have food in the house so we have full bellies. Working to work more tomorrow. Hopefully it will be busier tomorrow night. Im glad all of our bills are paid this month. Now I need gas money.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Have you ever seen someone cause a scene and knew you couldn't do anything about it. It feels rotten. This middle age man was at little caesar when I was waiting on my cheesy bread. He came in like any other person and asked for a pizza. The girl got his pizza and took his money. End of story, right. Wrong. Just as he was about to leave a young man that works there puts some crazy bread in the warmer and the first man started freaking out on the cashier. Apparently the man didn't like the workers hands. On closer look the young man had a skin condition on his hands. Clearly working in the food industry with a skin condition the young man knows all the proper protocols and knows that his psoriasis is not contagious. Not to mention he has probably dealt with jerks his whole life pointing out his skin flaws. So instead of taking his five dollar pizza and leaving he caused a scene. He continued to ask the cashier if the guy handled the food, if he wore gloves, if he knew he had warts on his hands. On and on this grown man went. It was so embarrassing to watch. Then the man looked at me looking as if he wanted my help in assisting his assault on the poor guy behind the counter. I gave him my best "are you freaking crazy" look and then continued to look at him to make him feel uncomfortable. Finally after the man realized he had no leg to stand on and that he had a good chance of getting a hot pizza on his face he left. And as he left I did the only thing in my power. I called him a douchebag as the door closed behind him. It just amazes me that he feels so high and mighty that he could make another person feel so small just because he thinks he knows what's best for everyone. Lets just hope karma comes and helps this man find his errors.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
I love seeing all of the first day of school looks. Some kids pose with big smiles, while others look like the camera is a torture device used only to make them stand still for twenty seconds at a time. Either way the first day of school is a fresh start for a new year. New friends, new teachers, and homework as always. I can't wait until we have a little one so we can hit all of these milestones too. Hopefully we will have one very soon.
Friday, August 1, 2014
I never realized how much pressure I would be under now that we are trying to get pregnant. Everywhere I turn someone asked me if we are pregnant yet. We stopped preventing it in June but we didn't even have a chance to get knocked up until July. How does everyone expect me to have a bun in the oven two days after they asked me before. If we were pregnant already it would still be too early to tell people and too early to go to a doctor for it. Yet people dont understand why I blow them off. It takes some couples years of trying. Could you imagine having everyone ask you if you are pregnant for two years. That has to cause problems emotionally. My answer from now on will be when it happens it happens. And when it happens you will not know about it until after twelve weeks. I know two women that have made an announcement and had to post that they aren't pregnant like a week later. Talk about heart braking. So if anyone knows a couple that is trying to conceive lay off and wait for it to happen just like they are
Thursday, July 31, 2014
I woke up before leif today, which is really unusual. Normally I wake up and it wakes him up. Nevertheless he was sound asleep so I got to work on the laundry room. Its about 3/4 the way clean. We got rid of old work clothes and cleaned it up a little. Im finishing it tomorrow then moving on to our bathroom. Wish me luck
Monday, July 28, 2014
So im looking things up online about pregnancy and what im looking forward to. Most of it seems a little scary but all in all what I expect. But then I come across the oddest thing. Apparently it is a thing now to sell positive pregnancy test on craigslist. And what are people doing with these test. Tricking their friends and family as a joke. Tricking a man into sticking around. And tricking a cheater into giving them money or they will tell their wives about their affair and "love child". That all just sounds crazy. People are causing more trouble for themselves when the truth comes out. Most ads say no judgment, no questions asked. Like they are saying dont tell me anything so I dont get arrested for blackmailing someone with you. Thats all we need lots of pregnant women in jail. I could just see it now.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Now that we are trying for a baby I find myself looking from room to room and pick how I need to organize it. I already did the computer room. Now im looking at the laundry room. We have old work clothes, swimsuits, and dress clothes all over it. Its crazy how I want to clean now even though we are just now trying. Imagine when we actually get pregnant. Im going to be a cleaning machine.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
So my lovely husband is the prefect practice child for me. He drops food every time he eats. Its a little drop of mustard that takes me three days to get out or a crayon that he left in his pocket and is now on all of our work clothes. Today was a new kind of stain mess. Im calling it the stain bomb. It was a nacho with cheese, red sauce, pickled jalapenos, chicken and more wonderful colored items of various flavors. Leif dropped it and with lightning speed he moved his legs out of the way and avoided staining his light pink shorts. He was mid celebration when he realized it had got his shirt on the way down. And this happens quite often so I knew what to do. I threw my keys at him and he was off to get a shout wipe from the car. He was clean in under two minutes and we both feel good about saving his outfit for the day. Come on babies im ready for ya.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Arts and crafts are my favorite things to do. Its one of the reasons I can't wait to have kids yet. I've been painting lately and its been great. Ive even made my mom and niece paint with me. The paintings aren't very good but it make me happy and keeps me occupied. At least when we have kids I can't blame them for making me do lame projects, now I just do them for fun.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Leif was working and my mom was out of town so I had nothing to do. My sisters both went out with their husbands and family and I stayed home. It was the first Friday that I had nothing to do in a while so I had a plan. Sure it was the 4th of July and there were lots of places to go but I woke up with a goal. I needed to clean the computer room. There were books everywhere and boxes of crap that I looked through and took things out of. It was a hot mess. So I set out to stay in and clean. I put gossip girl on the computer to listen to as I cleaned and I was done in three hours. All boxes condensed into two. All books on their proper shelf. Yes all of my books are in order by series and number in the series. All papers in the filing cabinet. I still feel really good about finishing the room. Leif come home and was so impressed. I told people at work and they said I was lame. Oh well. I am a lame married nerd and proud.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
I have a weird fascination with reading comments under news stories. I dont know why but the more trouble a story causes the more im drawn to read the comments. I never post on them, I just read them. And wouldn't you believe that the worlds dumbest people love to fill those comments up with their opinions and fight like hell even though they are wrong. I laugh at the bad reasoning they use for things and love when someone shows them their facts are wrong. Maybe that's why I dont comment on anything. I know I would spell something wrong or start a big argument over something small I point out. I read one tonight and kept saying things to myself in hopes that someone would point out three stupid facts that everyone was just ignoring, so I will have to read them again later in hopes that normal people have pointed out the flaws in everyone's arguments.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Just saved three dollars on laundry detergent. So excited. Some people would think that its lame to get excited about three dollars but not me. Now that I have three extra dollars what should we do with them. Go on a trip? Three dollars would get us to the beach and back. No. No trip. Watch a movie? Three dollars could get you 3 movies at the red box. That's around nine hours of entertainment. No.no movies. Game night? 3 bucks can buy a deck of cards and some dice. There are loads of games you can play with cards or dice. No. No games. How about a fancy meal. Maybe a pizza. Maybe cereal. Maybe cereal. We bought cereal with it. Haha. All the possibilities and we pick cereal. Oh well we have cereal now and we didn't before. I love that three dollars can do so much and yet be so little.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
I was reading an article the other day about what to buy while you are waiting those short nine months until the baby comes. Funny thing was that it wasn't your usual list of diapers, wipes, and clothes. It was dishwasher tabs, laundry detergent, and house cleaners. Its all the things you have to buy in a normal month. When a baby comes you have little extra money. It all goes to the baby so it does seem wise to stock up on high ticket items before you have the baby. Like one thing a week. Or every paycheck spend 30 on things you will use around the house. We buy in bulk already so $15 on trash bags seems like a lot when you have no spare money but two boxes of those trash bags should last awhile. That's thirty dollars you won't have to spend once the baby arrives and you have to make adjustments. I think I will take this ladies advise and pinch all my pennies now while I have pennies to pinch.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Is it just me or did all the holidays change. It used to be that you would cook together and spend time with all your family and friends. Now a days everyone one is to lazy to cook and they dont like their friends and family enough to have them over. Where does that leave them. At a restaurant in horrible moods with large amounts of people they dont like. Man that sounds fun. Not. You would not believe how lost families are now a days. Parents that dont cook. Friends that order a pizza for a family welcoming a baby home. What happened to bringing a casserole over. My sister got five pizzas when she had my nephew. I love making special meals or sides for family nights. Where is it going now. I want my family to know large dinners at our parents and have a favorite dish to bring that everyone asks us to bring. Its what makes family special. We need to start bringing traditions back so our kids know what it means to be family.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
So Im pretty sure I have a solution for when you have to wake up at all hours of the night with a baby. Books books and more books. Think about it. When you read a book you hate going to sleep because you want to read more. so maybe if you have to wake up every two hours a book will help make it bearable. Of course this is only a theory I have. A theory I will not be able to test until he have a little bundle of joy of our own. Waiting is so hard but it will all be worth it when it happens.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Leif keeps making fun of me because I keep saying random things at work and when people ask me about it I say prep stage. Why are you eating all that fruit. Prep stage. Why do you have all this energy. Prep stage. Well and vitamins. But every time I say that they look at me weird. So I explain. Prep stage for babies. We are eating better because we want a healthy baby. We are taking vitamins because we want a healthy baby. We are not drinking alcohol because we want a healthy baby. Then they ask why go through all of that when most people just have a baby and call it a day. Because leif wants to make sure we give our baby every advantage we can even before we have one. Sounds good to me too. Leif also wants a smart athletic kid so he said they are probably going to be ugly because we can get everything we want. Haha that's my husband.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
I went to watch a dance recital of a close family friend last night. She did such a good job and the whole thing was sooo cute. These tiny little girls were so adorable in little outfits spinning and kicking. Man it made me want a child so bad. Then I heard how much it cost for the one recital and one class a week and thought maybe dance is not for my children. Its getting so close now. Its almost real. I can't wait and neither can leif now. He is ready for August and that makes me so happy.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Its so exciting to plan to start a family. Looking at pinterest for ideas. Walking around stores dream in about boys vs girls. Sports vs babies. Leif is getting in on the dreaming too. Every once in a while he says things like our kid will be like this or our kids would want something like that to play with. Awhile back he even bought two stupid little talking dolls because he thought our kids would love them. We are getting so close and im hoping when August comes we can follow through with our plans.
Monday, May 19, 2014
We are incredibly lazy and that might not change when we have kids. The good thing about being lazy is that you look for short cuts and easy fixes. I really like to fix my hair differently and i look for fast easy hairstyles. And I love finding easy things to bake. I made fudge that took ten minutes the other day. I think these skills will come I handy once we have kids. If I can have easy hair and baked goods at all times maybe I will look like a put together mom instead of the corner cutter that I am.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
We have our "garden" up and running. I say garden like that because last year our garden got our of control and it was too much to handle. This year we have garden buckets. The buckets make things more manageable. We can move them in and out of the house if the weather is bad. In or out of the sun if they look fried. And the best thing is weeds and grass can not crawl in and strangle the plants. The buckets are 2 bucks at firehouse subs and the money goes to charity. Then you just mix in soil and add the plants from Lowe's that they start for you. All and all it was at most thirty buck to have a worry free garden this year.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Yum yum. Last night after bowling we came home and tried our hand at making the bourbon chicken that you get at the mall. It was so good. Ours had a little kick that the malls doesn't but still delicious. Im glad that we can make it at home now, its like and hour to the mall. this saves gas and money because we don't spend money at the mall this way
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Date days are so much fun. We ate at steak and shake and are now bowling. Leif is kicking my butt so bad. When he returns from the restroom I plan on making another bet with him and losing it like all the rest. I love seeing him try to sand bag the game for me and still manage to beat me so bad. I blame him for marrying the uncoordinated left handed girl. I stand no chance and yet I still have a good time with him. Wish me luck.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Our house is on lock down until farther notice. No one is allowed over until we lose some weight. All of the late night drinking leads to eating a lot late at night and eating bad things. Well no more until I lose at least five pounds. My work pants are way too tight and I might split them any day now. Now it only be my four or fifth time splitting and a pair of pants but I would prefer not to.
Monday, April 28, 2014
We were walking in Ross and leif spotted this awesome toaster. You can see it as it toast. We have used it about ten times already and we just got it a week ago. He freaking loves it. We have gotten two complements on it so far and that seems a little odd because its just a toaster but I figured I would share a picture of the amazing toaster that leif is in love with.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Today starts a new diet for us and every good diet starts off with breakfast. We are going to get our calories in the morning and stop eating late. If we get hungry late something small snacks like string cheese or a glass of milk should keep us happy until morning. Here's hoping
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
April is a month of birthdays. My step dads was the sixth, my moms was the ninth, mine and my grandmas were the eleventh and leifs was the thirteenth. Lots of celebrating. This year was low key for all the birthdays. We had dinner with my parents and watched movies for ours. We normally go to theme parks or on a cruise for our birthdays. But since we are saving up for babies we didn't want to go big this year. Babies are getting closer and closer.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
We are about four months away from August and that's when leif said would be the ideal time to get pregnant. Since I dont want to look like a fat cow when I get knocked up its time to go into diet and exercise mode again. I think we are going to start running at night and lifting weights in the morning. Im still working on the diet but can't wait until August
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Leif was in love with my sister's wedding cake so I told him we would try to recreate it while we still had the taste in our mouths. Its a spin on angel food cake with almond frosting. Me and my dad made a test angel food cake so we could compare. Angel food cake is not easy to make. The cake turned out prefect. Light and fluffy. Leif said it had the taste of the cake but not the texture. I think we need more flour in the batter to make it more cakey. Now we just have to wait until we finish this cake and I will make a different one. Who wants cake, we should have plenty