Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Once again I apologize for not writing much lately. Life has been a whirlwind.I got sick last week, then had Thanksgiving (which was wonderful by the way and hopefully I will post on that soon) and in the midst of it all have been packing and hunting for paperwork that I never thought I would have to find! This buying a house thing is exhausting.... very exciting too though!
On my way into work this morning I was thinking about the house we will be moving from in just a few days.... I have had so many wonderful things happen in that house. I began really cooking in that house. Trial and lots of error but I am getting better and have loved every second I have spent in that tiny little kitchen :) I had my first garden at that house. I never knew I would enjoy it that much.... being outside, hands in the dirt with the sun pelting down. Then come harvest time all the rich colors.... the red of the buckets of cherry tomatoes, the orange of the first carrot I had grown on my own, the scent as I walked past the mass amounts of cilantro that popped up.... there are so many good thoughts and memories that I will always have about my first garden :) And most importantly we brought our first baby home there.... I was pregnant there.... I remember the Sunday night that I stayed up all night with contractions just to have them stop at 6 am....winding my way on foot in and out of the streets of western hills to try and make the contractions start again, and then finally they did. After being out and about all day Tuesday running errands trying to stay busy... they had finally started! That night brings tears to my eyes every time it dances across my memory. Pj went to bed because we both thought, "false labor again". I stayed up rocking back and forth on all fours. Pausing to look up and see what was going on in the shows that I had missed. I had about a months worth of Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Brothers and Sisters accumulated on our DVR. Now don't get my wrong, I was not strategic enough to think to myself.... I should save up some shows so that while I am laboring at home I will have something to distract me. Oh how I wish I could claim that I was that prepared, alas I am not that type of person. But how it worked out beautifully. Meredeth Grey,Addison Montgomery and Nora Walker kept me great company during those wee hours of the morning. So on all fours I rocked back and forth and back and forth.... through all the contractions then rolled over to my side to catch up on what I had missed. Looking back now it was such a beautiful night. Just me and my little baby boy inching his way closer to meeting the world. I would not change a thing about that night....
As I stood in that tiny living room searching for what I could pack next, there was a flood of emotion... How much of our new life began in this house... the person I am becoming took shape in this house. I never thought I would be sentimental about a house.... I guess I was wrong :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Brody's Brithday Decor!

Better late then never that I post this! I found the cutest invite for Brody's Birthday party back in November. But the problem was there were no decorations that I could find that went with it.... So I just made our own!

The blank invitation we started with....

The Birthday Banner all from recycled materials (old copy paper, fishing line, cardboard boxes and ribbon from his baby shower)

I thought these guys were so cute! And they were semi-matching to his invite :)

The party favors.... I used more recycled paper (printed only on one side) to print these cute little images of the Internet. I made some cookies and with a little tape, plastic wrap and ribbon we were all set!
We also sent a picture of the invite to the woman who was making our cakes. Look how great they turned out! He got his own little cake all to himself .....

And then the big one for the rest of us to split :)

I had so much fun making all of this stuff for the party. Something about homemade decor to go with the theme makes it feel even more special! I am getting more and more into crafting these days! :) Hopefully I can start posting some better photos of things!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

We got the house!!!

Sorry I have been SOOO BUSY! I have not had a chance to blog in a few weeks. Every spare minute I had I spent sleeping I think! lol I told one of my girlfriends it's like I have had 3 jobs these past few weeks, being a stellar mommy, my regular 40 hour a week job and the new hat...... first time home buyer! Now don't get me wrong, we are very fortunate to be able to be buying a home and I am incredibly grateful for that. But man is it a pain in the butt! We just got word last night that our final contract, after inspection was accepted! We close on Thursday December 2nd!!!! And we get a brand new furnace to go along with our beautiful new(well new to us) home :) I am one lucky lady! So if I am sparse in the next few weeks it is because I have taken on the roll of home mover :) I hope all is well in your life! God bless :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Brody's First Halloween!

Our little man did not know what to think of his first Halloween! But he sure was cute!!! :)

We went to trick or treat at Nana & Gramps!
Me and my little lion! He was so sleepy by the end of the day... can you tell? lol

My boys at the end of day ... Oh I heart them :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My little Man is one!

What can I say besides I am the luckiest Mama in the world!!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

To be or not to be.....

So we are in the process of buying our first house! YAY right? Well yes, but its also nerve racking! So we make a decision, decide we like this house enough to put an offer in, and then..... sit on the offer over the weekend through Monday. And my the time we hear on Tuesday we have talked ourselves out of countering and then right back into "we love this house, it has to be ours!" So yes we countered their counter and will hopefully not have to go through the agony of talking ourselves out of it then right back into it. We will hopefully know by tomorrow! Either way we have decided what is meant to be will be. That being said we REALLY want this house :) Keep your fingers crossed for us and I will keep you updated!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

When did life get so busy!?

Sorry it has been awhile since I have posted! It just seems like life gets away from me before I know it my weekend plans have come and gone and we are on to the next week! Our weekend was great.... easy low-key evening in on Friday, Saturday we had pumpkin carving at Beth & Kevin's in the afternoon then Halloween/housewarming party at Brent and Megan's that night. Sunday was the usual, breakfast with Mom and the Bubs and grocery shopping. Then off for Brody's first Halloween festivities. (There is a post coming on that) :)And by the time I knew it it was Monday!
Oh! I forgot to add in what I made for Brent and Megan's housewarming gift. I was so proud of myself! I was basking in all its glory and giving myself so many pats on the back that I forgot to take a dang picture! SO MAD! We gave them a basket of veggies straight from the garden. It was really beautiful! Lettuce, radishes, tomatoes, jalapenos, small bell peppers, and cilantro! This was seriously awesome. I am so mad at myself for not getting a picture... Oh well you win some you lose some. Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!