7.31.2012

A little update: what's going on with us

We have been really busy with summer fun activities so I haven't been posting much. We also have some other things going on... so I thought I'd give you a small update.

1. Being almost 7 months pregnant during the summer has not been fun even though here in Oregon we haven't had a sweltering summer... it's still been hard on me. Lilah is doing great. I had an appointment a couple weeks ago {at 24 weeks & I am almost 26 weeks} and she was measuring 28 weeks which is WAY bigger than what the doctor was expecting. He said he thinks it's just the space she is in that is that big and not her but if she continues to measure that big we will probably be doing another ultrasound to measure and see if we need to get her out early! I am hoping she is not huge! I want a tiny baby girl... but we'll see what happens. I will love her no matter what so whatever happens I will be happy.

2. We have decided to put our house up for sale and try to get out of our tiny 2 bedroom house & into a bigger house that we will fit in. It is something we have been talking about doing for a long time now. We do not like the location we are in either... we kind of jumped into our house too fast and regretted it once we decided to have kids. So here we are now, I am pregnant with our 2nd child {& almost in my 3rd trimester} and we are going to put our house up for sale and try to move to the other side of town. I don't know if we're crazy or not but it will make us happier to be in a new location and a bigger house that will fit us much better. Only problem is our market for selling houses here in Oregon is AWFUL, & we cannot afford to lose money on our house. So we will see if we can get the amount we need for our house in order to get out. We also have to rent a storage unit and put half our stuff in there so that we can make our house appear bigger, get the carpets cleaned & give a really good deep clean, so that it won't be so hard to keep it clean for when people want to come look at it.

3.  Zane is growing and learning so much right now. He's learning his ABCs & how to count to 10 right now and is doing amazing! He's also got his 2 year old molars coming in so we've had some rough times... not bad nights just days of whining and crying and just being a pistol. Because at 2 life is so, so hard! We also bought a toddler bed for him and he's not ready at all for it, we tried it for one or two nights and we ended up putting him in his crib only a 10 - 20 minutes later because he was at the gate crying and "saying no bed, crib momma." So we will be trying it again in a few weeks since his sissy is going to need the crib when she gets here.

4. We have a cat {don't know if I've ever mentioned that before.} and she is driving us bonkers. She pees on the floor all the time even though we {James} has just changed the litter box or if we have clothes on the floor in the laundry room to be put in the washer she will pee on the clothes instead of walking 5 inches to her litter box. It is so annoying! We have actually started to think about getting rid of her because if we do move into a new house we don't want to deal with that in a brand new {to us} house!

That's just a little bit of what we are dealing with.

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7.27.2012

10 Things about Summer from Crosbie Crew

I am so excited to have Summer from Crosbie Crew joining in on my feature.
She is such a cute momma, has two cute little boys, & is married to her sweet husband.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Summer: 
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Twitter: @summercrosbie

1. Favorite snack food:
My favorite snack food is hummus with pita chips!  
So yummy!

2. Favorite place you've ever visited: 
My favorite place I've visited is Europe.  
I was taken there when I was 17 years old as a graduation gift and would love to go back someday with my husband.

3. Favorite Movie:
A few of my favorite movies are Fight Club, Good Fellas, Elf 
and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

4. Favorite childhood memory:
One of my favorite childhood memories is when my family would go camping with a bunch of our friends.  It was always a good time.

5. Favorite candle scent:
I have quite a few candles but always forget to light them! :) 
I like clean and simple scents. 
Vanilla works for me!

6. Favorite way to travel:
My favorite way to travel is by car. 
Flying, although I do it, makes me a nervous wreck!

7. Favorite Starbucks drink:
My absolute favorite Starbuck's drink is a Peppermint Mocha. Yum.

8. All time favorite meal:
I love sushi. We have a favorite sushi place in Laguna Beach that is the best!

9. If you could be on any reality show which one would you chose?:
I think I would be on America Idol.  
I would LOVE to have an amazing voice. 
I like to sing but only to my boys.  :)

10. A fun fact about you:
Fun fact: I failed my first driver's license test!





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7.20.2012

10 Things about Amy from A Good Life

I am so excited to have Amy from A Good Life joining in on my feature.
She is a fantastic photographer, has the cutest son, Parker 
will have another little one very soon.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Amy: 
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Facebook: facebook.com/agoodlifeblog

1. Favorite snack food:
Sugar cereal.
It's definitely my go-to late night snack!

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
Sydney, Australia. 
Sam and I spent two weeks there a couple years before Parker was born
and I still say I left my heart in Sydney.
It's seriously Heaven on Earth.
Fer reals.

3. Favorite movie:
Yikes this one is hard.
I'm gonna just roll with the Christmas theme 
and say "A Christmas Story" is ONE of my all time faves.
I'm a sucker for watching it over & over during the 24 hour marathon every year on TBS.
It never gets old, right??

4. Favorite childhood memory:
Christmas morning!
Isn't that every kid's favorite?
Waking up and seeing our stockings stuffed full
and all the fun new things out that weren't there the night before.
Seriously the. best.

5. Favorite candle scent:
I'm a sucker for all food-desserty-related scents.
Christmas cookie & Sticky Cinnamon Bun are the first that come to mind.

6. Favorite way to travel:
By air! 
I love airports and the excitement that goes with them.
Getting airport food, 
a new magazine, 
and knowing that you'll get to your destination quickly is pretty much the best.

7. Favorite Starbucks drink :
Vente Peppermint Hot Chocolate w/ whip.

8. All time favorite meal:
I'm really just a meat and potatoes kinda girl.
Give me one of Sam's BBQ'd steaks w/ a big ol' baked potato with all the fixins 
and I'm a happy girl!

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
The Biggest Loser! 
Not to lose crazy amounts of weight or anything but I am kinda obsessed with working out 
and being able to just dedicate all kinds of time to getting in shape sounds awesome.

10. A fun fact about you:
I'm a total night owl.
I haven't gone to bed before 1:00 am in months!
I don't think it's physically possible for me to be in bed any earlier than that.




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7.13.2012

10 Things about Libby from ELF: A Family Blog

I am so excited to have Libby from ELF: A Family Blog joining in on my feature.
She is a Libby, has a cute little son, Thad & she just announced that she's pregnant with #2!
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Libby: 
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Twitter: @elffamilyblog
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ELF-A-Family-Blog/119672874773146




1. Favorite snack food: 
Junk Food!!!
No, really.
I LOVE junk food.
Candy, ice cream, cake, pizza, fried food...
yeah, you name it, I love it.
However, my pants beg to differ. ;)

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
Hubs and I went to Orlando a few years ago and it was awesome.
Super relaxing - granted, the drinks might have helped, but it was still amazing. 
I'd love to hit Hawaii though, think I can talk E into it?

3. Favorite movie:
Oooh, I hate these questions. 
Why?
I don't have favorites.
It's horrible, I can't decide.
There are just too many good things out there.
Movies, songs, colors - why pick one?

4. Favorite childhood memory:
Singing in the car with my parents. 
My dad rocked a mean dashboard drum.

5. Favorite candle scent:
Fall scents --
pumpkin pie, apple pie, sugar cookies, etc. 

6. Favorite way to travel:
I've ever only driven or flown.
I like road tripping because it allows for the freedom of sight seeing and hitting some triple D's
(lol, Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives people),
but flying is great if I'm just getting from A to B quickly
(and without a toddler... lol, seriously, ask the pilot from the last flight we took).

7. Favorite Starbucks drink :
Oh, it's the Caramel Apple Cider one... 
I'm not a coffee drinker, yuck.

8. All time favorite meal:
I'm a meat and potatoes girl at heart. 

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
Oh, probably the Amazing Race. 

10. A fun fact about you:
I have double jointed toes. 
Is that fun or weird?







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7.11.2012

Wordless{ish} Wednesday

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Zane has been asking me to take his picture by grabbing my camera 
& saying cheese until I will take his picture. 
This is one of those pictures I took yesterday of him first thing in the morning 
& I just thought he looked so cute in it...
So I decided to share it with you all!

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7.06.2012

10 Things about Danielle from Sugar Blossom Boutique

I am so excited to have Danielle from Sugar Blossom Boutique joining in on my feature.
She has a very cute little shop, has three adorable little girls & is married to Jeremy.
I am so glad that you are going to get the opportunity to meet her on my blog.
She truly is an amazing woman!
So I am pleased to introduce you to Danielle: 
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Twitter: @mysugarblossom
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sugarblossomboutique
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sugarblossom/


1. Favorite snack food:
Reese's Peanut Butter cups or chocolate covered cinnamon bears.

2. Favorite place you've ever visited:
Some of my favorite memories are of visiting Nova Scotia with my husband
and Teton National Park with my family 
(although our family is going to Hawaii for the first time next year 
so my favorite place might change soon!)

3. Favorite movie:
Life is Beautiful (the Italian movie about surviving a Concentration camp.)

4. Favorite childhood memory:
Getting married! 
Haha, yeah, I got married when I was 18! :)

5. Favorite candle scent:
I don't trust myself with candles...
but my favorite scent to spray is FeBreeze Linen & Sky smells like fresh laundry, yum!

6. Favorite way to travel:
I only rarely travel via plane, 
we take a lot of road trips in our family.

7. Favorite Starbucks drink :
Never, ever stepped foot inside a starbucks {gasp!}.

8. All time favorite meal:
I'm a food lover so this one's hard to narrow down...
anything with meat and potatoes is usually my favorite,
(more specifically, mashed red potatoes with garlic)
and it was really awesome eating trout caught out of the river, 
cooked over the fire with rehydrated potatoes on our backpacking trip
(I guess that's the camping version of meat & potatoes, right?) ;)

9. If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?:
If America's Next Top Model ever casts short, slightly chubby, mid-to-late twenty year olds, 
I want in! Haha.

10. A fun fact about you:
When I was 5 I fell out of a tree.
My mom didn't think it was too bad and had me lay on the couch while she took the cat to the vet.
When she came home I was still lying there, 
so she thought maybe I wasn't faking it...
she told me to try and walk on it and I fell right down!
She took me to the Dr.'s and low and behold, 
my leg was broken!!
I spent the next 6 weeks with a cast from ankle to hip.



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