Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Today is J and I's 3 year wedding anniversary!  I've just been sitting here thinking about how blessed we have been in the last 3 years.  The best way I can think of to reflect over the last few years is through pictures, so here we go...

First, of course, was our fabulous wedding at Club 1000 with about 100 of our closest friends and family :)

Then, we spent an amazing week long Honeymoon in Jamaica 'mon!!

We had the opportunity to rescue a puppy and thus our sweet Sophie joined the family in December 2008:

In April 2009, we got to go to Vegas to celebrate Jared's 21st birthday!!

September 2009: 1st Anniversary Trip!!! Over about 10 days we went to Seattle, Hawaii and Vegas!! One of the best trips ever!!

Just a few weeks after returning from our trip, we got the Best.News.Ever.!!

Our little bug was set to arrive in June 2010 and we couldn't be more excited!

Although it ended up being "the trip from hell," we were able to sneak away for a long weekend "babymoon" in March 2010 to San Antonio:

On June 26, 2010 at 1:34pm, Boogie was born and our lives have never been the same :)

We've celebrated so many 'firsts' with Boogie: holidays, food, steps, baseball games...

In January 2011, we headed back to Vegas for Amy and Zack's wedding!

In February we got more of the Best.News.Ever....another little nugget is on the way, due in October, a baby girl this time :)

Since J is a rockstar at work, in March we got to go on the trip of a lifetime to New Zealand!

Now we're anxiously awaiting the arrival of our baby girl :)

We really have been so blessed in just 3 short years....can't wait to see what the next years bring!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

i think i can, i think i can...

I feel like time is flying by! Waiting for Boogie's arrival seemed like an eternity.  I guess because he was our first and we didn't have anything to focus on except counting down the days till he was to arrive.  This time around, I'm distracted by the adorable Boogie and the changes he makes everyday. He keeps us moving and laughing and exhausted everyday! Thus, this time around, when people ask how far along I am or how much time we have left, I actually have to stop and think for a minute.

But, now that we've just passed our 35/35 (35 weeks down, 35 days to go) milestone, the pressure is on and reality has slapped us across the face! In just over a month, we will be the parents of two little kiddos!! I'm nervous, scared, excited, anxious....this is going to be a wonderfully crazy ride!! People have been saying we're insane for having our kids so close (and I'm starting to agree with them!).  How am I going to keep up with a crazy, wild, full of energy almost 16 month old and attend to the needs of a tiny, breakable, newborn all at the same time?! Boogie and I have fallen into a nice schedule; a predictable daily routine and now our world is going to get  "flipped, turned upside down" (yes, I just quoted the Fresh Prince).

My true abilities as a mother are about to be put to ultimate test! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.... 

In all honesty, I couldn't be more excited than I am right now.  We are so blessed to be welcoming another precious like human into our family.  I thank God everyday for being so generous to our family.

We're in the home stretch. Pumpkin's nursery should be done in the next couple weeks, most of the "need to haves" have been purchased, we've got our eyes on the prize. Here's to hoping her birth is as 'easy breezy' as her brother's was and she comes out screaming and healthy (and with a head full of little red curls!!)

iheartfaces: a touch of sun...

I feel like it's been a long time since I submitted a picture over at iheartfaces!  This week's theme is "a touch of sun." 

So here is a touch of sun on my adorable son :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


The bathroom makeover is complete!! I have to say, J did an amazing job!! It all looks great and now every time I take a shower I feel like I'm in some fancy hotel :) We still have some wall and trim repair/painting to do, but that's it....now on to Pumpkin's nursery!! Hopefully, in the next couple of weeks her room will be ready! Here are all the before and afters:

vanity floor before (carpet, yuck!)
walls before (boring beige)
Vanity Floor After (tile!)
walls after (grey!)

Vanity/mirror before (boring!)
Vanity/Mirror After (mirror trim and new lights!)
Faucets before (80's!!)
Faucets after (shiny!)

Toilet area before (linoleum and boring beige)

Toilet area after (tile and grey!)
shower area floor before (linoleum!)
shower area floor after (tile!!)

Shower before (fiberglass pre-made insert and ugly doors!)
Shower After (tile and clear doors!)