LIFE + STYLE BLOG

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Parade

A few weeks ago our town held it's annual holiday parade. Unlike the memorial day parade, this one consisted of people throwing candy. It didn't take Ben long to get the hang of catching it...and eating it:)

Besides the candy, this parade was extra special since my sister, niece, and brother and in law were in it! Ben thought it was so cool that he knew someone in the parade.

My sis!


I can't believe Christmas is 2 days away! The anticipation is killing me!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Baby Number Dos!

Almost all of you know by now, but just in case you missed it...


Baby Number 2 will be making it's debut June 20, 2013!
8 weeks

13 weeks 
 Sucking it's thumb! I already love this peanut solo much!


And because I didn't do weekly belly shots with Ben, and it's amazing to me how much one's stomach can grow, I'll be taking weekly shots along with updates from that week.

It's crazy how much faster you start to show with the 2nd one!
8 weeks

13 weeks

13 weeks
Size of the baby: 3 in. Size of a medium shrimp
Total weight gain: 5.5 lbs
Maternity clothes: Pants, but regular tops
Sleep: Pretty good. I'm able to stay up past 9:00 now which is a plus!
Gender: We know:) But aren't revealing it on social media just yet.
Movement: Not yet
Food cravings/aversions: Craving-peanut butter, pineapple, toffee; Aversions-speghetti, string cheese
What I miss: A fountain Dr. Pepper
Moment of the week: Seeing our sweet baby moving and sucking it's thumb.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho

Long time no post. I've been going back and forth about just shutting down this little blog, but for the moment I've decided to stick with it.

So with that being said we have a lot of catching up to do.

But for now, I'll leave you with these magical pictures:)


And since I'm nostalgic,
2011
The only way I could get him close to Santa was to have him sit on this stool:) At least he wasn't crying.

2010 
I think every parent needs at least one crying Santa picture.

2009
First Christmas. Still fascinated, but not old enough to be scared.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Work Retreats

My first work retreat was at my old job. When we heard the word "retreat" we all thought relaxation, group bonding, and maybe a little education.

Well the retreat ended up turning into a half day full of boringness, bitching, and it was anything but retreatful. Yes, it's a word.

A few months ago my new boss at my new job announced we were having a work retreat. Imagine the immediate dread I felt. I should have known better than to doubt however, because everything about this job and the way they treat people is different.


There was dinner, games, a whole lot of laughing, and even a pretty sweet limo.

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my job and co-workers?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Faith, Hope, & Pixie Dust: Halloween 2012

Our Halloween started with a party at Ben's school. All his little friends were adorable.

Then it was off to J's parents house. Ben's cousins dropped by and it was nothing short of amazing that we were able to capture this picture.

Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, and Ben's uncle. I love his daughter's face. She looks slightly frightened that Ben might whack her with the sword.

Only in small town do police stop and give out candy.

One last flight of the evening with J's cousin.

“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!” 
― J.M. BarriePeter Pan: Fairy Tales



Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday, Monday

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be.

Ha ha. But still a good song none the less.

Last night J and I had a little date at the Cheesecake Factory and then went to see MythBusters Live. It was neat to see the guys in person, watch them do some crazy tricks, and even make a few messes. 
The downside was that the show was 2 hours from home and didn't start until 7:30 so it made for a pretty late night.

I have no zero motivation lately. Like none. I'm also ready for bed every night 8:00. 

I'm so far behind on posting including our vacation and Halloween with the cutest Peter Pan ever.

I've officially started Christmas shopping. I've also been itching to put up the tree, but I've been told I'm not allowed until after Thanksgiving. Boo.

I'm dead set on putting up lights on the outside of our house this year. J is dead set on not. Hmmm. He should just be thankful I don't want something like this.

And it looks like I'm not the only one who hasn't been updating my blog lately....so update those blogs and tell me what you all have been up to?



Thursday, November 8, 2012

MIA

Wondering where I've been? Well here's a little hint...

We got to admire Cinderella's castle

Ben had one last swim for the year

We ate dinner with some of our favorite characters

And watched the most spectacular fireworks show ever!
Sunday, October 28, 2012

Boo At The Zoo!

If your zoo does something like this, you have to go!