Monday, September 27, 2010

Mixed Blessings

This weekend Scott & Connor went down to Milwaukee to celebrate his cousin's 30th birthday. I decided to stay home & clean, since it seems that's the only way anything gets done, is if I'm home alone. I spent almost 5 hours going through Connor's room, and I'm still not done. My legs are still sore from squatting, bending & turning....ugh! I think I may have overdone it a little bit!

So I had enough time to finish reading my next book. Mixed Blessings by Danielle Steel. Overall i really liked the book, it wasn't my favorite Danielle Steel book of all time, but I liked it enough to recommend it. The story is about 3 different couples & their struggle with infertility, adultery, miscarriages & still births. It's really a great story to open your mind to different people's problems that you may not understand.

Goodbye Cookie

So this weekend went fast like normal. Yesterday we went over to Aunt Missy's house to celebrate her 40th Birthday! We ate spinach dip, corn muffins, chili, cake & ice cream! I gained 2 lbs from yesterdays meal alone, lol, hopefully it doesn't all "stick" and I'll be back down a lb or so tomorrow!

Well anyways, Saturday we got rid of Cookie. It was kind of sad, and I miss the annoying little dog, but I think he's in a better place. Scott's co-worker, Michelle, brother took him. They have a 5 year old Jack Russel, so they know what they're getting into, plus he'll have a playmate now & a fenced in backyard. It really sounds like the perfect place for him, and I hope he'll be happier there! We just didn't have the time to take him to the dog park everyday for an hour or so, and he really needed the time to just run! So this is goodbye to Cookie! Maybe we'll get another dog, a lazier dog, in the future, but not sure yet....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fine Things

So this morning I went on Facebook (as usual) and found out that my BFF Amanda is in the hospital. I guess she has a blood clot in her many more horrible things can come there way? Other than her & Mike's wedding in July, it seems like anything & everything that could go wrong is going wrong......ugh! I just wish I could be over in Michigan with her!

Over the weekend I finished reading the book Fine Things by Danielle Steel. I have to say, if you like Danielle Steel, you NEED to read this book! This book takes you through such an emotional roller coaster! I can honestly say at one point in the book I cried! This is by far one of my favorite Danielle Steel books, and I'm glad that I read it!

Kid's Rooms!

So Scott has his interview today for a promotion. I really hope that he does good & is not nervous & he gets the job! We should hear within the next couple of weeks what they decide to do. He totally deserves this, he's been with the company for 9 years and he works his butt off!!!

On another note, we pretty much finished up the kids bedrooms. All we have to do is put up a shelf in Savannah's room for all of the collector barbies that I have, plus the ones that she will more than likely get down the road. AND we have to clean out Connor's bedrooms & organize all of his toys (that will definitely be a full weekend project!). Connor's room is a little crowded with the Queen bed in there, but hopefully in 3 years we'll be in a bigger house anyways!

28 Weeks!

So as we officially wind down summer and are about to be in fall, things sure haven't slowed down at all! It's been crazy busy lately with lots going on! But it sure makes time go by fast (I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing!)

So this past Saturday marks 28 weeks, and the official start of the 3rd trimester. I can't believe how quickly things are going! Savannah will be joining us in 9-13 weeks! I feel like I'm getting huge, but people keep saying I'm small for 28 weeks, I guess everyone is different! I'm just glad that unless somehow I manage to gain another 25lbs in the next 2 months, there is no way I'll gain as much as I did with Connor!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ella Ray

So September is flying by, it's already the 16th!! Can you believe it? I thought that time would start to go more slowly when the summer months were over, man was I wrong. Between school, bowling, gymnastics, work & anything else that comes up.... pretty soon it'll be December and Savannah will be here!

Well today was the big day for Matt & Chrissy. They decided to just go ahead and schedule a c-section (I for one would not do that.... but it's their choice, so I can't hold it against them). Scott worked 5-10 a.m. today, and we met at the hospital at about 10:15 this morning. We were actually the first people there (well except Matt & Chrissy). Shortly after Pat, Jim, Granny & Pops joined us, and a little after them Jackie, Denny & Buddy. We sat around talking about how big we thought she was going to be. Almost everyone thought she would be in the upper 6lb range, except for Scott who guessed around 7.5lbs. After what seemed like forever, we could hear threw the operating doors little baby girl screaming, wow she's got some lungs on her! Ella Ray - September 16th, 2010 - 11:16 a.m. - 7lbs14oz - 19inches long. She weighed a pound more than I thought she would! She has super light hair, just like her big brother (It's so weird to call him a big brother, when he himself is still a baby!). We all got to see her for a minute before they had to bring Chrissy into the recovery room. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to hold her yet. I had to quickly go upstairs to get Subway for lunch and then head to work, but I'm going to meet Scott & Connor there for dinner today & for a visit.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Secret Life Of Bees

So the weekend has come and gone like it always does, and like always it went way to fast. We didn't have to much going on this weekend, which was pretty nice. Scott had a bachelor party to go to on Saturday night, and he didn't get home until 2:35, but at least this time he wasn't complete wasted, so I wasn't as ticked off. Sunday we met up with some of Scott's family and picked some more apples. I was going to pick enough to make Apple Pie Filling for canning, but they didn't have the right kind of apples, oh well I guess, maybe next year, or maybe I can find them at the grocery store.

So Saturday was our "monthly" book club. This time it was at Ashley's house, but not everyone could come. Missy was at the Badger Game (WHO WON), and Jeni was camping with her son for his birthday. But overall it was nice to get together with Ashley, Kerry & Jessica. We ate some good food, talked about the book, and picked out the next book. Overall we all liked the book, I found out there was a movie made of it, which I'll need to get and watch sometime. It was a great story of a strong teenage girl growing up in a time of racism, but befriending many blacks along the way of trying to figure out what exactly happen to her mother all those years before. The best part of the book is that it went really quickly, and was easy to read in just a couple of nights.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy Birthday Christian

So last night after going to Gymnastics, coming home watching Big Brother, taking a shower & getting Connor to bed it was time to do homework.....I didn't end up starting homework until 10 p.m..........ugh! Thankfully it didn't take a ridiculous amount of time to get done, I was laying down by 11 p.m.......but then I didn't get to sleep right away. Sometime during the night Connor woke up and come into our room, and then I guess at 5 p.m. I sat up and started yelling at Cookie who was making a TON of noise in his cage.....needless to say it seems I didn't sleep that well last night, and I'm SUPER tired today.........

So on September 2nd Christian turned 14 years old! I can't believe he's already 14! It seems like just yesterday he was sitting in his highchair eating hot dogs with that ridiculous green ketchup, and it looks disgusting, lol. I can't believe how tall he is either. He's about the same height as Scott, but definitely has some more weight on him then Scott does. To bad he doesn't seem to be into sports...he would be a great football player... Well anyways, we celebrated his birthday Sunday night (after a day of canning). We had brats & lots of yummy food, and a delicious ice cream cake from Dairy Queen that his cousin Patsy decorated (she works there).

Applesauce & Salsa

So last night Connor had his first Gymnastics session of the fall! We enrolled him in the 3-5 class instead of the walking-3 class that he's been in for the last year and a half. We were a little worried that he would do horrible and not listen to his teacher, but overall he did GREAT. I was so proud of him, just watching him do what he was suppose to do. It was nice to see him do so good! Obviously he didn't listen the entire time, he is only 3 and it is a 50 minute class, but compared to everyone else he didn't seem to be the worst kid in class, YAY!!!

So on Sunday the 5th me and Jessica decided to have another canning session! In the morning Scott, me & Connor drove out to Door Creek Orchard to pick some apples to make applesauce. Overall we bought just under 10lbs (which is what we needed). Approximately 5 lbs of McIntosh & 5 lbs of Gala. Connor always has a ton of fun with this, cause he can eat as many different kinds as he wants! So after getting the apples, I started the applesauce by cutting & cooking the apples. By the time Jessica came over with all the Salsa stuff I was ready to grind (she had the attachment) the apples and get them in cans & processed. Applesauce was really easy to do, and I would definitely do it again! We managed to make 6 pints and 1 1/2 pint of Applesauce. The Salsa on the other hand....took FOREVER!! There was just so many things to cut & slice and peel...we had to make Scott help us, otherwise we would have never gotten done with it! We ended up finishing at 5:30 p.m. (I wanted to get done by 4:30 b/c we were going over to Aunt Missy's house). We ended up with 12 pints & 3 1/2 pints and a plastic container filled for Jessica to take home. I think we decided if we do Salsa again, Jessica is going to bring over her food processor, and we're also going to wear gloves (both of our hands KILLED for like a day afterwords because of the jalapenos and other peppers we used).

Happy Birthday Granny & Pops

So....I'm WAY behind in posting on here, so I'm going to try to do some catch up. So I'll probably have a few posts today! It's just been so crazy busy with work, school, and everything else...this kind of got put on the back burner!

So back on the 28th of August we held a suprise birthday party for Scotts grandparents (these would be Scotts mom's parents). They are both turning 80 this year! We got there about 1:45 p.m. and stayed until 8ish (if I remember correctly). There was lots of food, dancing & fun! It seems that we pulled off the surprise well, neither of them seemed to know anything about it!