Wednesday, December 31, 2008

So this is me starting to look pregnant!

22 weeks down... 18 to go! I was going to put my 5 month pic up from when I was pregnant with Braxton... then I found it in his baby book and decided against it :) OXOX

Thursday, December 25, 2008

It's Christmas day!

Merry Christmas!!!

Roger and Jason...

Me, Ben, Jason, Emma and Brax...

I love this picture... Ben Jason and Emmy

Mom and Scott being in love ; )

Kim and Ava, Emma and Scott at Dinner...

Mommy Papa and Uncle Ron...

Braxton and his new marshin maker in the morning...

Mommy and Brax in the AM :)

Alberto and Brax on Christmas morning...

Our cool tree covered in snow...

We had SUCH a great Christmas everyone!!! Thank you thank you!
(No more wishing for a white Christmas people, ok?)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's STILL snowing!!!

We finaly got to go out and play in the snow... Braxton loves it! I can't believe it's still snowing!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

School is closed again...

Brax and I are curled up on the couch under blankets finding recipes and staying warm :) Yesterday I made biscotti and chocolate truffles... and next on the list for today is lemon loaf (Starbucks recipe) and fudge... yum! Alberto is bringing me home flour from the restaurant right now... I love that man :) The snow is coming down in HUGE flakes, and Braxton's teacher just called to tell us school was closed for the next two days. Braxton and I played Candyland last night for the first time... he did awesome, I only had to tell him the rules one time, then he won after I got sent back to the gumdrop :) I can't wait to see everyone for Christmas! OXOX

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Can You Guess???

Yes a boy!
Braxton went with us this morning because he was home sick from school. When the Doctor said "And there is little Alberto", Alberto and I looked at each other and waited a few seconds, then Alberto said, "It's a boy?" And the Doctor said "it would kind of weird if little Alberto was a girl". Alberto said, "Brax your going to have a brother!" and Braxton said, "no, a little sister"... I knew how he felt... I didn't cry, but I was kind of close there for about half an hour :) Then I went out and got boy clothes and I'm getting exited. I said we need to try again for a girl, and the Doc said we have to wait for this one to get out first... really??? :)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Yes, another Christmas post : )

This year... 2008

Last year... 2007

Okay, so I knew Christmas was soon, but I just looked at my desktop calender... It is NEXT WEEK people!!! So party here?? I will get my invites out... but does like 3 or 4 sound good to everyone? Just like whenever people get done with their family stuff and get ready for the day :) Should we do the white Elephant gift again??? That was really fun :) 10 dollars or under? Two of my babies (Alberto and Braxton) are sick, and the other is being VERY active... it kind of scares me :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Life is Awesome... It is SNOWING!!!

Hmmm... Candy

One last look before heading off to daddy's house :)

Do you know how many funny dances I had to do to get these smiles???? Worth it :)

I love snow, I am freaking out!!! I was listening to Delila with Braxton last night in the kitchen as we decorated a gingerbread house... and people were calling in with their Christmas traditions, and as I was remembering the things we use to do when I was younger, I realized that decorating a gingerbread house each year listening to Delila is one of Braxton and my's traditions :) So are making those clay hand prints... my mommy started that one :) It's funny because it seems like so much work. Life that is. We went out and got the whole gingerbread house kit, and when we got home I'm like trying to put it off... "let's do it after your bath honey, or after dinner? Maybe tomorrow would be better". Then I realize how important it is to him by the disappointed look on his face, and he thinks he will never get to do it when I start talking that way, so I'm like, "Okay, lets do this!!! Get your stool and lets turn up 104.3 and find all the candy in the house for you to use so mommy doesn't eat it". He got so exited, and I think, this is what life is about. It just seems crazy hard to get started on somethings... you start thinking what a mess it will make, or I need to do this or that... But while you are gluing walls together and candy keeps falling on the floor and Delila is talking about Christmas, and my son is having a blast and laughing like crazy, I think what would I have done if he would have agreed to wait? Watched TV? Do a little laundry? This was SOOOOO much better :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Quote of the day :)

I heard this quote this morning... so true :)

"When you start thinking the grass is greener on the other side,
It's time to water your own grass.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Almost Christmas!!!

Brax and Grandpa Cutting the tree on Dec 6th :)

Me and Brax in front of the Doctor Suess Tree :)

Don't freak out mom... this is an older picture... but can you feel the love???

And I'm sure everybody knows, Christmas is my FAVORITE!!! It makes me so happy :) Braxton and I got up Sunday morning at 7:30 and made dog bones and christmas handprints then we all headed to Ikea to get his Christmas climber bed. We came up with some new baby names too, but we are not telling!!! ----> You would think we were CRAZY :) I am getting exited for a boy too, we saw a blue crib at Ikea and that's the first time I thought two boys would be pretty cute;) We went with mom to get her Christmas tree on Saturday, I love it... I hope we still come together like this when we are all older (Emma and Ben) and live out in the world. Christmas is just a time for me where I need to be around the people I love :) If you didn't get it before, Christmas makes me VERY happy. Some people, I won't name names, think Christmas is too commercial and it's about stores trying to sell stuff and paper and ribbons... and as much as I LOVE paper... Christmas, I tell him, is what you make it. If you make it about cookies and homemade dog bones and lights and family tree buying and that happy feeling that just floats through the air and makes you smile, then that is what Christmas is about. Making sure that the people you love, know that they are loved. I remember asking my dad what he wanted for Christmas when I was little, and would say a hug, and I would be like, a hug??? And I remember thinking I need to get something or make something to show him how much I love him. But now that I'm older, (oh jeeze) and have Brax, I understand just how great a hug really is, because it say's plain and simple, I love you.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ava is 2!

These kids are WAY two cute! On Sunday the fam got together so we could celebrate baby Ava's 2nd Birthday! Happy Birthday again you cute girl :) Braxton and Ava are sooo adorable whenever they get together... He will be such a good big brother in May :)
I went to the Doctor this morning and everything is great! I have my ultrasound on December 16th to find out boy or girl!!! And everyone will be getting a call right after :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

So so very happy with life :)

Ok so now we can breath deeply and hope this whole mess gets better.
The economy, not my life :)
But I was reading this morning between like 12 calls between me and my mommy... and out of 65,129 voters in Skagit County, only 37,853 people voted!!! That is only 58% all you non math people! And In Whatcom county, out of 115,314 registered voters only 51,771 people mailed in their ballots!!! 44.9%... Hello people!!! Just the biggest decision ever made!!! How hard is it to stamp that envalope to make a better future for my babies?? Okay, but anyway...
Oh, and we are 14 weeks and 1 day into this baby thing... My baby girl! :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween!!! Braxton had sooo much fun!!!

Braxton was playing in Papa Ron's scary yard! He loved playing with lilli and her friends,
looking at the spider webs and the smoke from the smoke machine! His very favorite though was the trick or treating house to house... his very first time :) He would walk up to the house with the girls, say tick or treat and run back down to where Papa, Dan,Uncle Jason and I were waiting, "Mom I said thank you, look what I got!!!" Every House :) His bucket got a little heavy, and his little legs got kind of tired at one point... and papa carried him back :) We had so much fun, thank you guys!!