Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Okay, so I know my blog has been sucky poo-poo lately-sorry. I will try to be much more interesting and get back to posting some pictures. Well, Christmas went great. Brynn enjoyed playing with the trash and boxes..umm...I mean opening all her neat presents!! We were severely worn out by yesterday.

STORY #1: My dad has been working with Brynn since birth (seriously) on saying 'papa'. So we were at Justin's parents this weekend and out of the blue she looks at his dad and says...of course..'papa.' We all said hooray and clapped but then realized that we were going to have to tell my dad about this. We get home and tell my dad (I could tell he was crushed, but he was nice about it). We try and try to get Brynn to say it to him and of course all she would do is look at him and say 'bye.' VERY heartbreaking. At church on Christmas (mind you we have been trying for a full 24 hours to get her to say it) my dad walks up and says hi to us and then goes off to visit. After he leaves, what does my sweet child say?? 'PAPA' of course when he can't hear it!!!! So, to this day he has not heard her say it. What a little toot she is!

This is her opening her stocking.

STORY #4: Brynn got A LOT of stuff, but one thing particular that we really thought was cool was this CD that her Godmother (my best friend) Erin sent her from Colorado. It is a personalized Veggie Tales CD!! It says her name over 80 times in it! She loves to hear the songs, but when they say her name she looks all around the room and can't figure out where it is coming from!!! What a nerd!
STORY #3: We have started our minivan shopping adventure. Now, I know some of you are thinking minivan?? why not a SUV? Well, I shall tell you. We will have a 17 month old and a newborn...2 carseats! I want to be able to click my button, have my doors open for me, and throw them right on in. Not crawl up into anything difficult. So, we shopped ALL day yesterday. We found out that we are going to be a little (actually a lot) upside down on our trade so we are weighing our options. We REALLY love the
2006 Nissan Quest (ingore the red leather), but we are going to have to wait until all the numbers fall into the right place. Yuck-I was wanting to have it before our ski trip next week. Keep you fingers crossed for us!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Reality sets in...

Well, I think it has all sunk in now and we are handling the news MUCH better than the other day. We have started making arrangements for daycare (mainly just pricing right now). Yeah-$760 a month for both!!!!!!!!!! I thought Justin was going to pass out. We know it will all work out in the end, but it is just stressful right now financially. I am starting to get excited about having a new little one, but I am just so tired right now. Tomorrow we will be leaving for Justin's family Christmas and then will come back on Saturday for the Candlellight Lord's Supper and my family Christmas. I am not sure how Brynn is going to react to the presents so I should have some funny pictures by Monday. Merry Christmas to everyone!!!!

Ryann and Stephanie-I love all the Christmas memories! I laugh so hard at some of them.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


I haven't sent out an email yet, but I thought I would post it here first beacuse I am still in shock. Yesterday afternoon we found out that I am going to be having another baby!!!!! WOW-BIG SHOCKER! Warning girly details ahead....

I was on the pill, but had decided to switch brands because I was having alot of problems. So stopped taking the first brand and was to wait to complete one cycle before starting the next brand......yeah I was suppose to start the new brand this Sunday!! Five weeks no birth control and fertile myrtle conceived!! From what we can tell we are looking at the middle of August. Brynn will be 18 months old. I think we are both in shock right now and just mainly scared!! Wish us luck!

Thursday, December 15, 2005


Sorry I haven't been around in while. I had some PTO hours left to use by the end of the year, and Nanny needed a break to take care of some stuff, so I took off to spend time with Miss Brynn. To those of you who are stay at home moms-I am VERY envious of you!! We just had the best time playing and relaxing. So, I don't have any exciting news-sorry!! No fun stories this time.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Our Dog House Project

Last Wednesday I had the day off from work, so Justin and I decided to have our first marital project.' We decided to build our dogs a doghouse. Well, we started off this fun adventure by going to Lowes. Personally I would rather stick a fork in my eye than go into that store, but oh well we were bonding. We got home and the project began. We had no plan so we were just playing it all by ear. We finished up at the end of the day without one single fight!!! Until........we realized that we had gotten carried away and we were left with this HUGE doghouse that wouldn't fit through the gate and that we could not lift on our own. It looked more like a doggie mansion. We called our best friends over and it took all four of us to get it into the backyard, but Rico and Ace were very pleased with our handywork. Our friends couldn't get over how huge it was so we all got inside and had Justin take our picture!!! Now this is a doghouse!