Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

[i LOVE these two!!!]

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


We went to MN for 2 weeks in early August.  We were able to go to two very special birthday parties while we were grandma's 85th and my niece's 1st!!

 Claire had so much fun playing with her cousins at the park where we had Grandma's party.  They watched her like a hawk and were never more than about a foot away from her at all times. :) It was very sweet.
 Grandma and most of her great grandchildren!

My mom put together the party for my grandma and it was so great to see almost all of my family while we were in town.  The weather was SO beautiful that day--just like my grandma likes it. We had a great afternoon celebrating her!

The next weekend we headed down to Iowa to be with sweet Lainey on her FIRST birthday!  Lainey had an ice cream parlor set up in her living room and it was so fun and a perfect way to celebrate such a sweet girl!  This was the first time my entire family had been together since Christmas 2010 (thank you, Marine Corps), so it was very nice to have all of us in one place.  I asked Claire who she wanted to go to for this picture and she said Sarah, so we just switched babies. :)  Claire LOVES her Sarah, we hear about her at least once a day around here!

 Claire found the dirt!  She was such a mess when she was done playing, but was very proud of herself!
Claire and Lainey (and the two peanuts on the way) have the best Gramma and Papa!

Monday, August 27, 2012

15 weeks

15 weeks.  15 weeks of feeling like crud, headaches, feeling (and looking) like a whale....shall I go on?  This pregnancy has been completely opposite of my pregnancy with Claire.  I LOVED being pregnant with her.  I could be pregnant with Claire 10 times.  This little person? Not so much. :)  Kelly asked why it has been so long since I updated the blog and I told her it was because I feel like I have nothing new to write about--I wake up, feel like I drank far too many glasses of wine the night before, attempt to keep Claire occupied all day by something other that Disney Junior, get in a load of laundry if I can, try and get dinner on the table, and collapse on the couch still feeling like I had too much wine  by the end of the day.  Over, and over again.

I know that it could be so much worse.  I am not being hospitalized for fluids because I can't keep anything down, I am not laying on the bathroom floor all day, and I have had a few days of feeling like myself.  I really don't want to complain, because I am very thankful just to be pregnant and to be bringing another person into our family.  But, if you were wondering why I have been missing...that's why. :)

I have lots of pictures to post from our trip to MN, and of our almost 2 year old just being her crazy self, so stick around...I will have updates for you soon!