Apr 30, 2010

String of Thoughts

Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging.

Imagine that!

Life has been great and busy.

Busy and great!

We took a mini-vacation last weekend.

Up to Diamond Lake where my parents live.

It was so relaxing and such a blast!

We were not ready to come home.

Today feels like Wednesday since we took a couple days off.

Which is always nice on a Friday!

Paul is done with classes -YAHOO!!!

Izzy is healthy as can be.

My belly is growing as Cooper grows.

Maybe it's time to post a picture?

We're excited that this weekend we'll be home relaxing.

Nothing too exciting is on our schedule.

Just time together, some cleaning, organizing, and a BBQ.

We're moving Isabelle into her big girl bed this weekend.

This should be a fun adventure!

I have a many new pictures to share.

Along with some stories too.

So keep an eye out for some new posts.

They should include much more than just this funny string of sentences!

Oh yes, and Happy Friday friends! :)

Apr 23, 2010


... with mama is the best! Especially on a sunny day! :)

Apr 18, 2010

Happy Spring!

We are loving this warm spring weather and the fact that summer is just right around the corner! I was especially excited to be able to put Isabelle in some of her darling little spring outfits (without sweaters) this weekend! Look at our cute little sleeveless, pink toed, sandal wearing, blue eyed little girl! :) I can hardly believe how big she is getting and how much of a little girl she is becoming. She's definitely ready to become a BIG sister.

Happy Spring!!!

Apr 12, 2010

20 weeks behind us. 20 weeks to go.

Today marks my half-way milestone for pregnancy #2. Twenty weeks. I can’t believe it! I remember feeling like my pregnancy with Isabelle lasted forever. I was never really uncomfortable and always loved being pregnant so I’m not sure what made the wait seem extra long the first go around. Maybe it was the awaited unknown anticipation. My OB doctor summed it up well at my last routine appointment: Your first pregnancy is like a wedding. You plan for months, stressing over every simple detail. You are anxiously awaiting the big event. But actually, it’s once the “big event” is all done and over with that the hard part begins. Now you’re married, now what? Now you’re out of the hospital with this tiny new member of the family, now what?

It seems that we focus so much on anticipating the labor and delivery that we don’t think (or just don’t know to think) of how trying the first six weeks can be. Your hormones are completely out of whack, you are running on little to no sleep, and you’re trying to learn as much as you can about your new little peanut that depends completely on you. With your second, you know what to expect (or at least somewhat). You know the first few weeks will be the toughest. That it only gets easier and easier. It’s refreshing and scary all at the same time! Maybe that’s why this pregnancy is flying by! I know what to expect, but also, I don’t. What is it like to have two children? How will Isabelle react? What will my days (and nights) look like? How will I balance giving all my attention to both?

I feel like with this second pregnancy I’ve just been trying to soak it all in. Making even more of an effort to enjoy every moment with Isabelle because before long she won’t be our only child. It’s also hard to imagine loving another human as much as I love her. Just as I had no idea the kind of love I would have for Isabelle, I cannot comprehend feeling that all over again. It is such an amazing thing! So as these weeks keep flying past us we’re going to embrace it and hold on tight because we know the ride is only beginning!

20 weeks and counting!!!


And yes, I have noticed that this is my forth post (gasp!) without any pictures. Let's just say my camera is a bit backed up with photos that need to be downloaded and edited. I'm hoping to get to that real soon... aka, before baby #2's arrival! ;) Happy Monday friends!!

Apr 8, 2010

It's a....

We had our 20 week ultrasound this morning and everything looks great with the babe! The tech could tell the gender right away, but wouldn't tell us until she could get a good picture for proof. Paul could hardly stand the anticipation while she measured the baby's head, arms, legs, and tummy. But then she finally got the angle she was looking for and was a 100% sure we are having a...








BABY!!! .......... ;)








Any last minute guesses??









Apr 2, 2010

Benefit Dinner - April 3, 2010

Things have been ridiculously busy lately! I just need to stop and take a nice deep breath...

There, that's much better. :)

Tomorrow we're heading up to Spokane a for our good friend, Nick's benefit dinner. He was recently diagnosed with cancer and has already had a rough go in these short few weeks. I practically grew up with his wife, Jen and my heart just goes out to them. They have a two year old little boy and a five month old little girl. It will be great to see many friends and family that it's been far too long since we've last seen, but it's also a tough reason to be getting together. Although, I try to see it a different way. I know there will be a great turn out and that makes me happy. I love seeing family and friends come together to support one another. It reminds you what this life is all about. That we're here to take care of one another and help pull each other through these difficult times. I hope they feel loved tomorrow more than anything. Would you mind praying for this sweet family with me?

And if you're in the Spokane area and would like to help the spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be hosted by Fizzie Mulligans tomorrow, April 3, 2010 at 4:00-7:00, $8.95 per plate. If you can, come on out and show your support for the family. Donations for the auction and family are greatly appreciated.