Monday, May 31, 2010

An Official Statement

As most of you know through hear-say or Facebook, we are pregnant again with Lewis Baby #2!

I am about 17 weeks along and due November 5th. This has been another easy breezy pregnancy. I am so blessed in that department. I sometimes still have to remind myself of it. At this point, I am just now starting to get a preggo belly, not the "I look bloated" stage. Although I can still wear the majority of regular clothes without feeling uncomfortable, which I am sure won't be for long. Everyone tells me you start to show earlier with the 2nd pregnancy, and I am believing it. I think I started this phase around 19 weeks with Brody.

We just went to the doctor for our 3rd visit and so far I have gained one pound without being sick at all. I am sure I have gained more than that since we just drove to Florida and ate out junk food everyday. As a birthday present from my doctor we had a brief sonogram. We were actually able find out what we are having and some know, but I will wait for 2 weeks until our official sonogram to announce it here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Year in Pictures

Brody's birthday! Monday, March 16, 2009 at 11:09 am. This was one of the greatest days of my life thus far.

Month one

Month two

Month three

Month four

Month five

Month six

Month seven

Month eight

Month nine

Month ten

Month eleven

Month twelve


Month thirteen - with his friends Teagan and Gavin

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Brody is 1! 1.5 Months Later

I am going to try and help Lindsay get caught up... you would not believe how busy she is!

Brody's birthday party was great! Nana made his cake, which could not have turned out any better.

The house was packed with family and friends, and we even had some folks in from Albuquerque. It was great to have everyone there to enjoy the special day with us. Brody was very thankful for all the gifts he received. Especially the cardboard boxes!

After opening all the presents that we could keep his attention for, we moved on to cake. Believe when I tell you, HE CAN EAT MORE CAKE THAN ME, he can eat more cake than I can eat steak in one sitting. It is amazing! He probably would have eaten the entire double decker smash cake if we had let him. This should give you an idea.

He went on to have a little bit of a sugar rush which consisted of playing with his new toys and boxes he had accumulated, but surprisingly there wasn't a big crash that we were anticipating. All in all, it was a great success and we are so proud of our little 1 year old (13.5 month old) and so thankful for all of our friends and family that made it special!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Back to Blogging?

The answer to the question is YES! We hopefully and kind of, I'll explain...

Haven't had many opportunities to blog lately for a few reasons.
1) Brody doesn't take afternoon naps during the week any more. He naps for 2 to 2 1/2 hours at school during the middle of the day. We are so glad he is able to take such great naps at school. But this leaves me no time to go to the computer tucked away in one of our extra bedrooms to type and blog.
2) I am so tired!! I have to wake up so early and I am now working more full time, than part time (which is what I signed up for). I am happy to be helping the preschool in the way that I am, but at the same time it has been contributing to zapping my energy. My days are so full now, after I cook dinner and we clean up it's about time for me to start my bed time routine.
3) Any spare time or energy I can muster up, it is spent updating resumes, applications, and letters since I have made the decision to go back to teaching in the school system. I have missed it more that I ever imagined I would and I am starting to get anxious about going back (in a good way). I have been reflecting on last year and thinking of new ways to do things in my "perfect" classroom I have dreamt up in my mind. So if you know anyone, or of any openings in Collin County, please please please let me know!!!!

Now I have a good reason to blog again, and should make this process easier, thanks to my darling husband. The "kind of" part is a little tricky. We are figuring out how to use my new toy with We just may have to take it in and talk to one of the experts. As an early mother's day and birthday present Gabe bought me a iPad. It is very cool, like a huge iPhone!! We are just trying to figure out blogger on here. It's not as easy as you think. It was really hard for us to get the opportunity to type and we are not sure on how to upload photos on here. Anyone have one and know how to work it? We may just make an appointment at our local apple store to see if they can guide us.

Here are a few things to look forward to:
A Year in Pictures (Brody)
Brody's 1st Birthday Party
An Official Statement
Brody's Scary Sickness
I Have Been Tagged
Red Light Cameras

I am glad to be up and semi-running again. Hope you are too!