Saturday, November 27, 2010

Finding the Joy...51-60

So with Thanksgiving just passing everyone can find something to be thankful for in their life. The family they are surrounded by, the gifts they have received throughout the year, or even something as simple as another meal to make it another day. This year I was grateful for the family I have and the one I have come to be part of over the past 5 years. My boyfriend's family and I have grown together over the past years and Ive grown close to all of them. It was also a time to reflect on the family I don't really have anymore. My mom and I aren't close, my dad lives in Nebraska with my brother and sister, and it's hard with everyone spread so far out. On top of that I don't talk to my Grandma (my mom's mom), or her sister (my Aunt) basically anyone from her side of the family. LONG story but they just aren't the kind of people I want to raise my family around or can trust as a family member. Anyway I wanted to add to my list of finding joy since it seemed only suitable given the holiday.

51. Turkey
52. Snowy Days where you all stay inside
53. Sister in Laws (or soon to be)
54. Coffee Creamer
55. My son being dry all night
56. Getting at least 2 hours of solid sleep
57. Poker nights
58. The only brother in law I have (even when we don't get along)
59. Sarcasm
60. PIE

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

37 weeks

Dear Remy,

You can come at any time now hunny! I hate all the pressure you put on me down there, not to mention the horrible cramps and contractions I have been having. I would love for you to be here for thanksgiving..but if I have to wait 14 more days then so be it!

Love you-

Thought I would share that as of yesterday I am full term 37 weeks! I am crossing my fingers that maybe she will want to come before the 1st...but either way wow 14 days left and I will have a newborn..I am getting very nervous especially after how Boone's terrible 2's have been in full effect I am going to be pulling my hair out.

Well on a side note I made fudge last night for the first time and it turned out AWESOME!! I am very proud of myself because sometimes new things don't always turn out for me..but I gotta say polish my hand and say hey couldn't get any better unless Zack let me put walnuts in it.

Have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

50 Free holiday cards from SHUTTERFLY

That's right..I found out from a fellow blogger that she blogged and is receiving 50 free Christmas cards!!! OMG I went right over because I was in the process of picking mine out this week actually...SO FRIENDS go check out the awesomeness they have over there and take advantage of their awesome deal!
My Favorite!

I also wanted to tell you that they not only do Christmas cards that are fabulous but you can make calendars BIG & SMALL..I am going to get one of these below for my's it cute
Lastly as I was browsing around last night through shutterfly I came across birth announcements which is perfect because Remy will be here in 3 weeks exactly and I love this card below so now I have got just about everything taken care..Xmas Cards, Calendar for MIL desk at work and my Birth Announcements!! Please go check it out you won't regret it!

I am so excited to receive this awesome gift and get my Christmas cards going. This weekend I am taking my son out to get the PERFECT picture for the Christmas card I have printed out and then I will be a busy busy girl getting my list and address together. This is what I live for this time of year, buying gifts, wrapping presents, baking, mailing cards, decorating, and of course CHRISTMAS MUSIC!! Leave me some comments if you decided to go check out their great deal!

Friday, November 5, 2010

1,000 moments of joy countdown

So I thought I would update where I am at right now, so if anyone is interested they can check out the little things I have found joy in throughout the last month.

#1 I am thankful for a 2 1/2 year old who wants me to play with him and box, and wrestle.Soon this little boy will want nothing to do with his mama and right now until his little sister comes we only have this time for just us. Then we will have to make time without sister to hang out and do our own thing. I know there are days where it can be so frustrating or when I am dead tired, but I need to realize he just wants to hang out and be with his mom. And I am thankful for the opportunity to be his mom.
#3 Caramel Apple Bath and Body works soap
#4 Hot fudge sundae pop tarts
5. Chubby babies
6. A clean house
7. Dirty Martini's
8. A patient and loving bf
9. The Office
10. Wonderful friend's
11. New babies
12. Baby clothes shopping
13. Fall Season
14. Football
15. Caramel Apples
16. Pumpkin pie
17. My son when he says he loves me randomly
18. My camera to take pictures!
19. mmmm wine
20. Holidays!
21. Greenbluff
22. Fresh made apple cider
23. Alone time with my bf
24. Looking at my son while he is sleeping so peacefully and thinking to myself how lucky I am.
25. When my bf kisses me for no reason.
26. Scary movies!
27. Solitaire
28. Peacoats
29. The joy you feel when you have your bills paid
30. Baked Pumpkin seeds!
31. Driving home from somewhere and my 2 boys falling asleep at the same time and how quiet and peaceful it is.
32. Pillsbury holiday cookies with the picture in the middle. I got turkey ones yesterday
33. Peppermint mocha coffee creamer.
34. Going to bed all at the same time (Boone, mama and daddy) and having a shhh contest till someone finally falls asleep.
35. When my son comes up with the craziest stories and tells me all about them.
36. Holding my son while he falls asleep
37. Baby showers
38. Driving through the country
39. Movie watching nights with my BF
40. My sister!
41. Baby girl onezies
42. Tootsie rolls
43. Christmas Music
44. Football Sundays
45. Harry Potter lol (I know nerd)
46. Family cuddle time while watching a movie
47. When your bf thinks you are still beautiful when you are beluga whale size aka 9 months pregnant.
48. Mushy songs that pull on your heart strings
49. A good cup of tea
50. Random get togethers with family.

Here are a couple friends who are also doing the same thing...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Yay for Thanksgiving and Christmas coming...

As I have scrolled through friends blogs and gone over FB posts I have noticed this seems to be the time of year EVERYONE loves. I know personally I love it and look forward to it year round, you can ask my BF I would have Christmas decorations up day after Halloween if I could but I will wait till Friday afternoon after thanksgiving :) there is just something about the smell and the feeling in the air as this time comes around. You can feel the joy in the air as you breath during a brisk walk or you hear of the first snowfall up on the mountains. It's a time to be thankful and spend with family, I think by far my favorite thing is to decorate and wrap presents. Yes I said it wrap presents, I take great pride in the wrapping paper I pick out and the ribbon, bows and tags. Not to mention getting the perfect gifts for everyone I possibly can. It's just fun and this year I get to spend it with my family and our new baby girl :) I scheduled my C Section and Remy will be here December 1st we are so excited an you can believe it I have the days marked on my calendar down to the last day. We have 27 days (I am not counting today lol since its practically over right).

So to continue with my 1,000 moments of joy

41. Baby girl onezies
42. Tootsie rolls
43. Christmas Music
44. Football Sundays
45. Harry Potter lol (I know nerd)
46. Family cuddle time while watching a movie
47. When your bf thinks you are still beautiful when you are beluga whale size aka 9 months pregnant.
48. Mushy songs that pull on your heart strings
49. A good cup of tea
50. Random get togethers with family.