Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Baby Weight

This post is a little self-indulgent,
but where else can I brag a bit?
When I was pregnant with Kaylie I used it
as an opportunity to eat whatever
I wanted whenever I wanted to and
ended up gaining +40 lbs.
I could never get rid of all the baby weight.
This time around I knew things had to be
different. I have been working very hard to
keep up my walking every day
and limit my dessert to once (or three) times
a week.
I have been very proud of myself.
So far, with about 4 weeks to go I have
only gained 14 lbs.
Which is perfect, because my goal was 20.
I'm hoping that means getting back to pre-Kaylie
weight will be a little more possible!

I think this is from 34 weeks, but the latest

picture in the computer...
I guess I haven't downloaded pictures
from the last few weeks.

Last week Kaylie wanted to have her belly

picture taken too. It was so cute how she

was trying to be just like mamma!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rainy Days....

Earlier this week we finally got some rain!
When I was working, I hated rainy days....
now, I love them.
We spent the day....

making a gingerbread house
..a little disappointed with how it
turned out...
the icing was a little runnier then we
expected, oh well!
Took a quick bathroom break
Right now we are playing a game,
she likes the "treat" too much &
calls wolf at least once a day.
But hey, she's on the toilet & I don't change
poopy diapers anymore!!
I had Minestrone soup cooking in my crock pot all day.
Devin liked it, I wasn't sold.
(the picture was pre noodles, and extra veggies)
Devin hung the fire place...ha ha....
YEARS ago Devin made this for me
and my roommates to hang our stockings on
in our apartment.
I kept it & hung it in my classroom
Wasn't willing to throw it away....
not sure what made him hang it up, but
it's sorta fun since we don't have a real
fire place yet.
We made Christmas sugar cookes too, but I
didn't take any pictures of that process.
I even put on my rain boots (yea!!!!) :)
and ran some errands.
I just had to get out in that rain!
It is SO fun to play in the rain
with rain boots on!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Photo Tour

I LOVE decorating for Christmas-
I long for the day after Thanksgiving
not for shopping, but for decorating!
Then I get to enjoy it all for over a month- until
the first of January!
Here is a photo tour of most of our home
at Christmas.... I'd love to see yours.
This adorable snowman greets visitors-
my dad made him years ago, I just
love him!
Our table ready for a dinner party

A dear friend gave me the table runner last year
and I just adore it since it matches our
polka-dot theme. How did she know!!
Another dear friend gave us boxes full of
holiday books. I added them to our
Christmas books and we read a Christmas
story a day. What a fun tradition we
started this year!
We aren't ready for Advent yet,
so we do an Advent Calendar and it
is perfect for Kaylie.
She loves opening the doors and finding
something inside to put "by Ho Ho Ho"
Who says ornaments are only for the
Christmas tree?
I love these in my hurricans!!
So much color and fun in every room!
A terrible picture of the wreath,
but Devin made the bow!
Plate & cup for cookies and milk for Santa.
My favorite nativity scene.
My grandpa made it & it
doubles as a puzzle.
(a puzzle I can NEVER put together & always have to
ask Devin or a brother to do it for me!)
Half our mantle
More mantle, a collection in
Stockings hung by the fire with care.
(just minus the fire...maybe one day!)
Our tree (duh) I wish I was better at
taking pictures because the picture
just does not do it justice....
Ribbon hung, waiting for Christmas cards
Bakers rack in the kitchen.

I would love to see your home all decorated...
Please share!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

For you, Ba-Pa!

My dad said my blog is not getting enough attention from me...
"only 2 posts in November".
I will try to give it more attention this month,
I will try!

My dad took us on a 'photo shoot' for our
Christmas cards.We are pretty happy with how they turned out.
And we had fun!!!
Counting down the days until baby boy Whitsell gets here- 39 today!
I can't wait, I'm not sure how much longer the two of us can
share a body!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


It's been awhile, I know...

Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving #1 of 3
and were going to take family pictures....
I knew Kaylie would be wearing her lunch
if I didn't do something drastic.....
So, I put a plastic bag over her hair and genius
NO hairy MESS!!!
I just love this beanie.
She wouldn't smile, go figure, but I thought she looked adorable in it anyway.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

Kaylie in her Halloween outfit, ready to go
to the pumpkin carving party!
Isn't she festive!!
Devin carving Kaylie's first pumpkin
while she colored on the table!

Family photo with Kaylie's first pumpkin.

Isn't it cute, it has bows....

just like Kaylie!!!Devin's pride...
His Trojans pumpkin.

Our pumpkins!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Moms, What Did You Do?

When your kid woke up looking like this......

Saturday, October 24, 2009

On a Roll....

I was given an amazing sewing machine for my birthday back in April from my class
I have wanted to sew often, just never got around to it.
This week my cousin, Mel, came over and we spent the day sewing.
It was amazing & now I can't stop!!

We haven't finished all our projects on our list, but I did finish my burp rags.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday Devin, Kaylie and I went to a Pumpkin Patch
with my friend Jen and her son Elijah
She found a pumpkin just her size!!
There were tons of photo opts....
aren't they adorable!!
Trying to find her way through the maze
Devin found a crow- Kaylie was not at all afraid of it...
he even let her touch it- YUCK!! was fake, but still scared me twice!

By this time, she was SO over picture taking
and us saying "Cheese....."
We had tons of fun !