Thursday, September 24, 2009


I'd like everyone to know that I only feed my child nutritious breakfasts every morning.

I would never think of giving my child donuts from the gas station that we had to stop at because mommy was on "E" this morning. I never take the easy way out.

Oh, and I bought her a chocolate chip cookie too. At least this time, she didn't pick out the donut with the flourescent blue frosting (blueberry?).

Hey, pick your battles people! ;)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

(almost) Wordless Wednesday

I am so proud of my big girl!

Friday, September 18, 2009

5 Years

Today, Adam and I celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. I can't believe it's been that long. It feels like yesterday that I walked down the aisle, met him at the altar, and we said our "I do's".

Since then, he has given me the most precious gift any person could ask for - our beautiful daughter, Alexandra (Ally). And of course, another gift that will arrive just as the snow begins to fall.

Some things he does may bother me. We may get short tempered with each other from time to time. But one thing remains the same - our love for each other. He is my rock when things feel like they couldn't get any worse, and I know that he'll always have my back.

Oh, and he has really cute dimples and says some pretty funny stuff. His latest - which I just have to share is this: we were on our way to my stepbrother's wedding rehearsal dinner, and he really, really had to pee. We barely made it to the gas station in time. He ran in the store, came back out and I said "feel better?" He said "yeah, it felt like God was giving me a hug".

I love you Adam - here's to at least 50 years of wedded bliss :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

27 Week Belly Shot

As requested, here is my 27 week belly shot. I realize my boobs look huge (because they are)! Adam thinks this little boy will be at least 10 pounds - judging from how HUGE (his words) my belly is at this point.

Rub the belly for luck!

...and then he went and bought me cherry pie, which made up for pretty much everything. I love my hubby.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I now pronounce you...

...husband and wife!

My stepbrother got married this weekend. The ceremony was at a lovely indoor park in Woodbury, and the reception was on a boat (The Grand Duchess) on the St. Croix River.

The boat departed in Hudson, Wisconsin for a beautiful evening of love and laughter on the water. We started out with appetizers and drinks (cranberry/Sprite for me). Then a great dinner of chicken, potatoes, pasta, rolls, veggies, and salad was served. And the wedding cake...oh, the wedding cake! There were 2 different kinds - white with a strawberry ice cream filling (too good to be true), and a delicious chocolate cake with white frosting. Both TO DIE FOR. I wish I could've had a glass of milk...that would've made it perfection. The boat docked at 7:30 and the dance started. This was a younger crowd, so everyone was out there bustin' a move. I only danced to one song - otherwise I certainly would've busted somethin'. ;) I have no rythem, but usually when I have a couple drinks, I at least think I do.

It was such a beautiful evening, and I wish Lucas & Katie the best of luck - but I know they don't need it!

Here are a few pics from the occasion:

Me and my friend Angie (she was my date for the evening)

My sister Vanessa and her boyfriend Joe

Lucas & Katie cutting the cake - she kinda looks psycho in this picture but I assure you, she's completely sane (and beautiful)!

See? She's happy!

Lucas dancing with my stepmom, Carol

Thursday, September 10, 2009

All over the place...

I just realized today that in 90 days or less, I'll be the mother of a new baby boy! I'm due 3 months from today. Holy crap - where did the time go? That's double digits baby! According to the Baby Center e-mails I get every week, the baby is now the size of a head of cauliflower and weighs 2 pounds. Oh, and 14 1/2 inches long.

I'll have to take a belly pic every week from now on, and post them. Since I obviously have nothing more exciting going on lately.

My stepbrother is getting married this weekend, so I'll have that to post about. They are getting married at a park and the reception is on a boat on the St. Croix! Should be gorgeous!

Oh, and I got my hair cut today:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Today was Ally's first day back at Northern Voices. She'll go for another 2 years, since her birthday is in August. Here she is this morning.

She's getting so big (and mama is proud)!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Baby Boy - 25 weeks

Sorry if you can't see this very clearly, this is the best I could do from my work scanner. I labeled stuff though, so just humor me! ;)

He's looking good. The head is measuring right at 25 weeks, so my due date of December 10th is right on. I will be having a scheduled c-section, which will most likely be the first week of December. I can't believe how fast the time is going.

Can't wait to meet you, son. Love, Mama