Tuesday, June 26, 2012

All ends well

My little man was down and out today :( He slept until 9ish, which  RARELY every happens. I woke up around 6 like usual and went in to see if Bubs was moving around yet, he was still out and his little body was burning up. Poor guy had a low grade fever. So I took the morning off to hang out at home with him and my parents took the afternoon with him so I could head into work for a few hours. I had a doctor's appointment at 3:15, sat there until 4:45 only to be called up to the reception window and told that my doctor had been called to labor & delivery.... OF COURSE. In reality I cannot be that mad, that is what my doctor is there to do. That could be me calling in the near future getting ready to bring our wonderful baby boy into this world :) Even saying that just makes my heart skip a beat. So putting it into perspective, no  harm no foul. My appointment was rescheduled for Thursday so I will be back with an update on the baby front soon. As for the rest of the evening, Brody was asleep in his room by 6:15 so we are going to enjoy the quiet evening at home.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pickles anyone?

Yesterday was my first attempt at making pickles! I bought a 4 pack of pickling cucumber plants this year and they have taken off! I was shocked to see 4 cucumbers ready to pick this early! So of course I hopped on the internet to search for a first timers pickling receipe. I used this one at pickyourown.org.  I did indeed make my own pickling mix, because I needed to trim up a dill plant in my herb garden. This receipe was a refrigerator recipe since I do not have all the supplies for canning yet, hopefully for my birthday this year! But I was pleasantly surprised when I heard the lids pop telling me they had sealed! I will most likely still store them in the fridge just to be safe. I am sooooo excited to try these! They will soak for a week or so before I dive into them. I will keep you updated on what I thought of the recipe :0

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Wonderful Weekend

It has been a wonderful weekend! Friday night PJ and I took Brody to Union Station to look at the trains then to Frtiz's in crown center. Fritz's is a family friendly joint that bring your food to you on little automated trains. It was super cool and super entertaining for Bubs! It is so fun to watch him grow and develope into a little boy, and my goodness he is 100% boy!
Saturday morning Brody and I went to the Library, Brody's first trip! He did sooo good! He picked up a picture book, while I picked up a cook book and a pregnancy book. After checking out we headed to a park close by. I packed a picnic  of sandwiches, cheez-its and veggies with hummus. While he bounced around I sat back and chatted with a grandmother there with her grandson. We had a bite to eat than headed home for naptime. While Brody napped I finished my current book, more on that later. We had leftovers and made chocolate chip cookies last night. I tried a new recipe that I saw in the KC Star and LOVED it. I will def be making these again, and probably soon!
Today we went to the pool for a mid morning swim and have had a lazy afternoon at home, the perfect way to wrap up a wonderul weekend.... how I wish tomorrow was not Monday... UGH! I did get some work done in the kitchen while the boys were napping. That will be a post to come. For now I am off to check on our homemade pizza dough and enjoy the evening.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sharing the Joy

Wow, so it has been almost a year since I have posted anything.... pretty lame right! Well our wedding has come and gone, it was beautiful of course and literally everything we wanted it to be. It was a beautiful 75 degree day here in Kansas City and we were surrounded by lots of family, friends and love. It was wonderful!
The honeymoon last October was just a wonderful, a 7 day cruise through the Caribbean. We visited the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and Turks & Cacaos. We met a wonderful couple who shared PJ's love for college football and our common love for beer :) That 8 day vacation came and went in all its glory.

Back to real life ... work , home & being a mama. Speaking of mama we found out we were pregnant  early Tuesday January 10th! I was suppose to start that day but just knew. I woke excited to take the pregnancy test. I went to the bathroom and slid open the drawer that held the purple and white stick anxiously awaiting to pee.... weird I know.....and could not hold my excitement when I saw a purple plus sign! I went into our room and gently woke PJ up saying, look babe! We had been hoping since October that we would see that little purple plus sign. We were going to be blessed with a #2 :)
We found out April 24th at 3:28pm that we were going to be having another boy! PJ was thrilled and my suspicion was confirmed :) A mother of boys I will be! I always knew we would have boys, I have always pictured 3 sons.... we will see what the cards hold for our future though.
The first trimester it was all about rest. Daddy totally stepped up to the plate as I would get home at 5 and want to fall asleep by 6:30. Exhausted and feeling guilty about not having enough energy to get on the floor and rough house with my son, PJ took on all of the parenting work with vigor, feeding, bathing & putting our son to bed. I was so lucky to have PJ step up to the plate like that! I started feeling better mid third month. This pregnancy has been much different than my last however; I have been WAY more moody, tired, stressed. I guess you could say it was because I am chasing after a 2 year old. Which I suppose could be part of it. I think that in the past year there was a little lapse in me feeling my happiness? I remembered recently why I started to blog. It helped me focus on the good in
my life. And when I stopped sharing the good, even if it was just for myself,
I lost that perspective a little.... So hear I am, back trying to gain that perspective and I already feel the difference as I type. So I am here to share the good and the bad to help myself and maybe someone else along the way. My life is a beautiful and I want to share that, to enhance that and live that through the easy and the hard. So here I am, making no promises but the one to myself ,to share, My dad once told me once, "Sharing makes sorrows less, but more importantly make the joys greater"
I will be back soon :)