Monday, November 8, 2010


We had so much fun trick-or-treating this year! Aiden thought this was pretty much the most amazing concept ever and wonders why we can't do this every day. Lily was more interested in the fall decor and household pets but she was loving it anyways. Quite possibly the cutest iron man and butterfly I have seen ever! I am, however, very biased.

Our first house

Aiden after the first house. Excitement is an understatement.

My dad, "papa t" and Lily

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pumpkin patch fun

Here are a few pics from pumpkin patch visits this October. Lily is obssesed with "pumpas" as she calls them. Aiden loves the rides and candy. Boys.


Lily and I recently took a trip to California to visit my dad and his fiance. We had such a fun time! Sam and I took Aiden when he was about her age now and I wanted to be able to do the same with her. When your second comes along you don't get to spend the same one-on-one time you were able to with you first. Here are some pics from the trip. Love you dad and Kim!!!

Holiday blues

I again have yet to update in a while. Mostly because life has been pretty boring! Wake, work, kids, sleep, wake, get the picture. I am however really excited about the fall-ish weather and the holidays quickly approaching. I finish my current promo job in November and will be enjoying family and food from then on. Aiden is so excited about Christmas this year. This is the first year he really gets it so it will be fun to watch him get excited about Santa and the anticipation of Christmas morning. Sam had to work last Christmas so this kind of feels like Lily's first Christmas! That added to the fact that she is walking and talking and probably going to be smashing all of the ornaments this year. I am not sure why I am talking about Christmas other than the fact that I am so ready for a break. Sam and I have both been working opposite schedules and feel like it is rare lately that we are all together as a fam. He has 2 weeks paid holiday vaca this year so we are looking forward to snowmen (hopefully), baking together, taking kiddos to look at lights, etc. On another note, Sam begins grad school in Jan. I am so excited for him. It is something he has wanted to do for a while and finally just decided to go for it. So next year will bring about even more craziness but I think I function well off of that.
Well there is a not so interesting post for you. Halloween posts to come as soon as I get around to transferring my photos from my camera. Have a great first day of November!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Our humble abode

Ok...I have finally gotten around to posting pictures! There are still a few little things we want to do here and there but we are loving our home. Come see us!

Friday, July 2, 2010

I have been a really bad blogger lately. Honestly, I have not had time to do anything. Our schedules have been crazy and we have had a lot of change. First off...WE BOUGHT A HOUSE! I can not tell you how excited I am to be in our home. Goodbye apartment life, hopefully forever! We love it and I promise I will post pics soon. Our kiddos have adjusted well and love having a backyard. I am currently nannying about 55 hrs a week. It has been a little crazed but I am able to keep my kids with me and that means so much. Sam is currently pursuing grad school and hopes to start in the spring. He hopes to eventually get his PhD. We are taking it one step at a time. This summer has been busy but fun. Aiden just turned FOUR! I can not believe he is 4 yrs old. Where has the time gone? We took him to six flags for his birthday and he had a blast. He was actually tall enough to ride quite a few rides. I love you so much little man! We have also spent a lot of time at the pool and Lily is still not sure what to think but rocks her swimwear like a total DIVA. See pics below. Well there is a brief update. I will leave you with a few random pics. Love ya!

My little rock star princess!

Home Depot! We have spent a lot of time there lately. They were loving on each other so much that day! So sweet!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Lily Grace!

One year ago today I woke up having mild contractions at 4 in the morning. I brushed them off as I had them the morning before as well. I tried to fall back asleep and not get my hopes up. When I woke up they were fairly irregular and really not too painful so I begrudgingly went on a walk to see if I could make something happen. Nothing. I was so mad. I mean pissed. Let's just say there were words coming out of my mouth that I am not proud of. I was a week past expiration and as far as I was concerned the eviction notice had been posted! Sam lovingly told me to call the doctor and see if there was anything they could do. I rolled my eyes but called
anyways and she gave me the old "well just come up and let's see where things are at". This woman has dealt with her share of crazy preggos! So I drove myself to the birthing center. No we did not use a I don't love I am not anti medicine. It just felt right for us. Anywho, I got to the doc around 1:00 and explained to her that I was sorry to take up her
time but I had been having false labor for 2 days and wasn't sleeping well. She checked me out and kindly told me to go home, grab my bag and husband and come back because I was 6 cm dialated and was going to be having a baby in a few hours! At this point everything felt strangely calm. I came home, tucked Aiden in for his nap. Called my family and got ready to have our baby girl. My labor was so easy until about 3:30. The doc broke my water and said if you are not feeling much yet they are coming. So I sat and talked with the family for a bit and then they hit. HARD!!! It was way more intense than I remembered but amazing all over
again. At around 4:50 the doctor said that Lily's head and shoulders were out and asked if I wanted to reach down and pull her out. I did. It was the most amazing thing ever! Here was this
beautiful girl we had waited for for 9 months. It does not seem possible that I brought home that sweet baby a year ago. It has gone way too fast. I feel like it all flies by before you are really able to cherish it all. I guess thats why I have thousands of pictures on my computer.
We adore you baby girl! You make us laugh and smile every day. You have so much personality and are such a happy baby. You are walking everywhere and in to EVERYTHING. I can already see my stubborness in you...haha. I thank God for you every day and can't imagine living life without you!

Happy 1st Birthday silly girl.