Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up


i feel like this weekend was long.
i mean it was just a normal weekend.
but it was slow, well, for us.
and relaxing.
which we all needed.
friday night henry had a small mini camp with the high school football team.
it was so cute seeing the little guys out there with the big guys.
we were home and chilling after camp for the rest of the evening.
saturday henry and jon were back at the field for football practice.
man oh man it got hot quick.
stella and i ran some errands and we were all in the pool by the afternoon.
it felt great!
we went out to dinner that night and chilled again that evening.
sunday stella and i had planned to do a 5k but she was starting to get a sore throat so we got some extra rest.
which no one was complaining about.
boys headed out for football pictures and the girls got set up for henry's birthday party.
by 3:00 we had all of our family and henry's friends over.
i had NO IDEA six boys could be so loud.
i thought girls were loud.  lol.
they had SO much fun.
thanks again to everyone who helped him celebrate.
he has a few more days until his real birthday but he is loving the early celebrations.

today i am working from home due to the solar eclipse.
it's insane the traffic that is coming through our town to get to a town about 25 minutes away.
it's been none stop.
our house has like a little "cut through" that people are quickly finding out about and traffic is starting to pick up.
pretty wild.
i am going to volunteer at my kid's school to help when the kids go outside.
pretty excited to be able to be there with them during the historical event.
hope you get to enjoy it as well!
have a great week.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Back To School 2017 - 2018


it's here, back to school week!
i am honestly lucky when it comes to school with my kids.
they love school.
which makes things much easier.
i mean come like march-ish, it's a different story.
but 90% of the time they LOVE school.
this year both kids are in school full time.
how in the world?  already.
a full time kindergartner and a full time 2nd grader.
wild!
i am so excited for both of them.
and so nervous.
same school, new year.
same faces, new friends.
but as a mom we still are nervous for them.
are they prepared?
how will they handle situations?
i can't be there to protect them.
to help them.
it's so hard.
they are great kids, smart.
and i know that they whole heartedly know to do the right thing.
and all we can do is trust that they will.
dear god watch over my babies this school year.
keep them safe.
help them make good choices.
guide them safely.

i took off today to be there for them.
they of course handled it like pros and didn't "need" me.
i am sitting at home now in a quite house.
and man, i need them.
i can't wait to pick them up and hear all about their first day.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Take A Listen Tuesday - Praying


i was never really a kesha fan.
and honestly when i heard this song for the first time i thought it was katy perry.
i got my sister hooked on it and she told me nope, it's kesha.
LOVE!
i wonder if it's about her whole ex-manager deal.
i mean it makes pretty much sense.

i go all out when this song comes on.
like adele all over or something.
enjoy!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Take A Listen Tuesday - Slow Hands


car concert is a for sure when this jam comes on.
and i feel like it's a rare concert because luckily this one hasn't been over played yet.
enjoy!!

ps - when typing out the title to this post i almost hit post with the title being "slaw hands."
yeah i think that would put a TOTALLY different meaning on this song..... lol.

Slow Hands (Lyric Video) by Niall Horan on VEVO.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Three is the New Two!


surprise!!
we are having a baby.
ha - yep, kept that one a secret for quite some time.
today marks 16 weeks.
so officially four months along.

so let's rewind.
tmi for a bit, you have been warned.
i had my IUD taken out in january.
everyone was like you are going to walk out of the doctor and be pregnant.
welp, that wasn't the case for us.
i got my IUD out and it was horrible.
i bled for 16 days straight.
yes, 16 days.
i called my doctor and everything, supposedly it's normal.
alright, whatever.
i guess when you go from having the IUD and having like a day maybe period to 16 days straight of bleeding a girl would be concerned.
but doc, not so much.
once that was finally over it got stressful.
i can't complain about it taking four months but my husband pretty much had his hopes up that we would be pregnant like right away and that clearly wasn't the case..
it was a very stressful, not fun first quarter of the year.
my period in april was weird.
just short, but kind of like an IUD period.
so i just assumed it was normal.
a neighbor friend was always asking if we were pregnant yet and one day in may she asked me.
i said, no but i had a weird period last month.
she said, "you're pregnant, you should go to the doctor."
whatever, there's no way.
i let a few weeks go by and my boobs really started hurting.
i thought ok, maybe she was right.
so i called my doctor and told them the story.
they scheduled for me to come in.
side note - i have never taken a pregnancy test.  i am probably too cheap idk, but i think well, the doctor will tell me the truth so i will just let him do it.
so i go in - meanwhile NO ONE, i mean NO ONE knows i am at the doctor.
husband, family, no one.
sure enough, boom 7.5 weeks pregnant!
HOLY SMOKES!
of course jon was scheduled to go out of town in a few days and father's day was just a few more days after that.
i thought, i can keep this a secret until father's day.
and honestly i hadn't even bought him anything for father's day yet.  ha.
sorry babe.
so before i leave the doctors office they give me a pee cup and this huge bag full of literature, coupons, you name it.
great - where in the heck am i supposed to hide this stuff?
i kept it in my work bookbag for over a week.
he was completely oblivious.   thank god!
he went out of town and everything was working out perfectly.
we had father's day at our house and my sister announced that she was expecting.
i cried, whew, which i never do!
i thought shit, people are going to know.
especially my husband.
nope, didn't pick up at all.
sunday morning, father's day, the kids left to go with their dad around lunch time and it was just jon and i at home.
i handed him a card and said it's not much, but here is a little something for father's day.
inside was the ultrasound picture.
i didn't know what his reaction would be.
we aren't lovie dovie kind of people, but he is a softie.
no tears.  ha, whew, because i don't think i could handle it.
but it was pretty stoked!
and couldn't believe how much he hadn't picked up on.
men.  lol.
i told him i was almost 9 weeks and i wanted to keep it a secret until i was 12.
three weeks of him not telling anyone.
you have no idea, my husband is like a 13 year old girl.
he can't keep a secret.
i didn't even want to tell the kids yet.
even though stella is an amazing secret keeper.
i wanted to find out the gender and do a surprise reveal with them.
he was in!
i went in at 11 weeks 3 days and go my blood work done.
the nurse told me i would get a call in 10 business days, 4 business days later we got the call.
we had them tell a friend, who then told our photographer, who then ordered a balloon.
we got that call on a tuesday, our photo session wasn't until friday.
ahhhh - it was crazy to know that two other people knew for four whole days and we didn't!
finally it was friday.
we told the kids we had a surprise for them after work.
they thought for sure we were going to the cardinals game - whoops! sorry kids.
when we got home we surprised them with these.

oh my gosh they were SO excited!!
they had so many questions:
why is my belly not big?
when is the baby coming?
is it a boy or a girl?
we told them we are going to find out TONIGHT if it's a boy or a girl.
but there is ONE RULE:
NO CRYING if it's not what you wanted.
henry of course wanted a boy - no matter what.
stella was always, girl, but she said she was just SO happy to have a baby in the house!
so off we went.



it's a BOY!!!
needless to say everyone was surprised.
jon totally thought girl.
i totally thought boy (because i had been eating EVERYTHING under the sun)!
henry was pumped.
so was stella!
and no one cried!  lol.
jon was seriously SO excited!!
it was adorable.
of course we headed to straight to target and picked out something for baby boy.
and then made numerous phone calls to everyone.
it was like - hey, we are having a baby.  oh hey and we know what it is - it's a boy!
ha - everyone was like wait what!!  lol.
best secret ever.
especially from two people who can't keep secrets from each other!