Friday, May 29, 2009

My better half

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
need you even ask, HOCKEY its the Stanley cup play offs so its a hockey game, sports center about hockey, or NHL on the fly

2. What kind of dressing does he get on his salad?

3. What's one food he doesn't like?
Mint he HATES anything with mint! He wont even kiss me if i have had mint something

4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does he order?
Used to be coke coke coke coke....but now he is not drinking pop so its water

5. Where did he go to high school?

6. What size shoe does he wear? husband does not have giant feet Jenn

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?
Hockey gear :)

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?
That's a hard one he always switches it up....really he likes a lot of meat piled high!

9. What would this person eat every day if he could?

10. What is his favorite cereal?
Again he has A LOT of favorites but i think his most favorite woul
d be Reese's Puffs

11. What would he never wear?
jean shorts

12. What is his favorite sports team?
Detroit Red Wings! They are headed to the Stanley Cup FINALS!

13. Who did he vote for?
John McCain

14. Who is his best friend?

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do?
ask him go to bed "early", and then once we get in to bed talk instead of going right to sleep :)

16. What is his heritage?
lol hmm honestly i do not know i know his Grandpa was adopted.....

17. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake will it be?
HOCKEY CAKE HOCKEY CAKE HOCKEY CAKE....poor boy never got hockey cakes growing up but his brother now on his birthdays i have to make sure he gets one...

18. Did he play sports in high school?
Yep he played Hockey and Lacrosse

19. What could he spend hours doing?
Playing Hockey...sensing a theme here

20. What is one unique talent he has?
He is REALLY good at finding things! He is a great parker! and a wonderful husband and father! I could not have asked for a better man to be with forever! I love ya babe, thanks for all you do for me and Jackie!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


I have not posted pics in a while since i usually only post while i am working so I thought i would put some up for all you guys...yes you can thank me ;) Jackie being her cute self
She really really loves her tools, what would we do without Manny?

She ALWAYS wants to go to the park via a bike ride with daddy

she really really loves it

Jackie "helping"

Jackie wants to be where ever i am doing what ever i am doing cooking is her favorite the tasting part is her most favorite

she is a pretty good little helper

me and Jackie after i got my hair done for mothers day

We are all doing great! Just trying to get things done! We got a storage garage so we could put all of our extra stuff in there to make room for another baby in our small apt! Its really nice to have all the extra room and to have a less cluttered and clean place! Derek is on the job hunt, and working part time at the I am just working and making a baby :)

my baby bump 21 and 22 weeks

So i planned to do a weekly belly shot from 20 weeks on so i could watch the growth but i got started a week late and never posted last week :) so here ya go 21 weeks
22 weeks Jackie loves to kiss the baby

22 weeks

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

i hate it i like it i love it WOW i must be prego

People always ask do you like being pregnant. This is an interesting question, one that I have been thinking about for some time. I could name off a hundred reasons i HATE being pregnant and how hard it is on my, mind, body, life in fact i have stated how much i hate it. I have been thinking lately that in all reality-I think i actually like is why
  • I get the chance to create a life, and have that life grow inside of me!
  • I get to be with my child for 9 months longer then anyone else
  • I get to feel her move around and have her be a part of me
  • you get to wear cute clothes that are really comfy! Come on no zippers or buttons! how will i ever go back *sigh*
  • you get to eat a lot of good food...even if it is at midnight :)
  • people are much nicer to you-even if they are more nosy!
  • flip flops become a very essential part of your wardrobe (only been prego through the summer don't know if that is true in the winter)
  • somehow forgetting things is not an issue you are pregnante
  • before you know it you will get to hold that wonderful child in your arms, and feel of their sweet special spirit!
  • When that child comes they will already know your voice and well want to be with you!
  • You get to take part in the Lords work and know you are doing what he wants you to do
There you go some reasons why i really do enjoy being pregnant! I like to think of them so i do not dwell on the negative! There are too many things in this life that can get us down in this life if we let it! I am working on focusing on the positive and trusting that the Lord knows what is best for us and will guide us and help us accomplish everything we can and need to!

Monday, May 18, 2009

great weekend!

hair appointment
feeling cute again
a new out fit to go with my hair....(I really love maternity clothes they are pretty dang cute!)
storage garage to make some room in our little apt
reclaiming my living room from Jackie's toys
Church with the family
Jackie making it through nursery
bike ride to the park with Derek and Jackie
Being able to still ride a bike
dinner at home :)
taking cookies to friends

ahh great weekend!

**i will note i used great restraint at motherhood to not buy all the things i thought were so cute just a few ;)!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Want some really good BBQ

Seriously this recipe is SOOO good! We made it last week and feel in love!

Its this simple

Quick and Easy Barbecue Sauce

1 1/2 c. ketchup
1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
1 c. light brown sugar
1/2 c. red wine vinegar
2 1/2 Tbsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. smoked paprika
2 tsp. hot sauce (like Tabasco or Cholula)
2 tsp. Kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp. coarse freshly-ground black pepper
1/2 c. water
Mix all together see easy :)
We marinated some chicken in it overnight grilled it up the next day and put some more on it it was SO good. We also cooked up some loaded baked potato's and some corn on the cob mmmm mmm i want it again lol

I got this recipe from Our best Bites just thought i would share!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Need not fear!

(i thought i posted this last night but our internet was being dumb!)

I re-painted Jackie's toe nails last night! She is no longer upset that they are chipped! We can all rest now.....

yes i understand my daughter is weird :) cant wait to see what she thinks of the tutu i just bought her and the necklace's if you have a girl i would recommend this website for cute girly things WAY cute and pretty cheap! Halo Heaven its pretty neat!

Monday, May 11, 2009

I love being a mom!

I know its a day late but i wanted to take the time to write about mothers!
I don't think you can fully appreciate mothers until you have the chance to be one. There is so much you learn from having a child of your own that teaches you how much your mom really did for you! I am so grateful for my mother and all she did for me! I am lucky enough to have two moms who love me and who i love! I am so grateful for their examples on motherhood and for them teaching me and showing me how mothers should be!
I LOVE being a mom! Its such an amazing, wonderful, tiring, learning, growing time in life.
Motherhood has given me a new perspective on life. A few things i LOVE about being a mom
  • Watching Jackie learn something new/figuring out something for the first time! I feel so PROUD of her!
  • When Jackie laughs and smiles at me
  • The hugs she gives me and the kisses!
  • How Jackie wants to do everything i do she always wants to be right with me
  • I love when Jackie wants to just sit on my lap and read a book or watch Elmo! I enjoy the cuddles when i can!
  • How she loves to come into our bed when she wakes up and just lay with us
  • I love watching Jackie's personality develop! She is a little prankster and loves to do things to get a laugh!
  • The little songs she sings and tries to get us to sing with her
  • Having conversations with her!
  • Knowing that she is my responsibility and i have the chance to raise her and care for her
  • Getting a taste for what my mother did for me
  • Understanding a little bit more the love my Father in Heaven has for me
  • The immense love I have for Jackie
  • The desire to become pregnant again even though i already knew how hard it would be-seriously i needed that in order to get here this time!
  • The chance i have to brings Gods children into this world and that i can become a mother is something i cherish
I hope you all had a great mothers day, and were able to thank your moms and get some thanks your self for all the hard work you do! Motherhood is not easy by any means but its darn sure worth it!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


go to print out the coupon do it today last day to print the coupon but you can still get the food for a while :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Things i have noticed as of late

  • Time seems to just be flying by! Can you believe its already May??
  • Jackie is no longer a baby, she is a toddler and sometimes i miss that little baby
  • the weekends NEVER last long enough
  • When your pregnant EVERY thing is so different
  • Ridding a bike while prego is really not that easy/comfy yet its still fun to go out for a family bike ride....wonder how much longer i can manage that
  • Yozone is really good, and did not make me sick.....i think i will go back again
  • I really love to have Jackie help me cook....its fun to see her get so excited about the things i do
  • Your never too old to get a YAY MOMMY/YAY DADDY for going to the bathroom ( what Jackie now says to us after we use the restroom, guess she thinks that since we do that for her someone should get excited for our accomplishments....)
  • Work will always be there, so instead of dreading it we need to learn to enjoy it!
  • Time spent cuddling with your toddler is WONDERFUL! enjoy it when they will let you
  • its important to remember the small things
  • Family is the most important thing, make sure they are first
  • its wonderful to have friends they can always help make the day a little better when you see them ( i got to see two friends this last weekend i have not seen in forever! love you Jenn and Hayley)
  • Second pregnancies are not always easier then the first.....
  • life will always surprise you so always be ready and willing to accept what ever is thrown at you
  • no matter HOW good a brownie looks-if sugar makes you sick while your pregnant that brownie will make you sick SAY NO (i need to learn this ONE)
  • blog stocking is quite enjoyable :) but a lot of people don't blog enough to keep me busy
  • i don't think you can ever get enough play time together as a family so enjoy it when you can! Jackie's favorite play time with us seems to be playing on our bed lol
  • this baby is one active little bugger, Derek even got to feel her move last night!

Friday, May 1, 2009

2 cute pictures....YAY I COOKING

So i thought about writing what the pics where about....but i hope you can figure them out! We are so excited for Derek to be done! Lol these pictures remind me of how much shorter i really am then Derek! I dont realize it much, but when i look at pics of us i see it!

Not a lot is going on, just getting excited for what is to come....which WHO KNOWS what is to come! We are just hoping Derek will be able to find a good job by the time baby comes and we will be able to move to where ever that might be! I am doing well, tired all the time but making it through ;)

Jackie is becoming my little helper in ever aspect and I LOVE IT! She now always wants to help me in the kitchen, last night our home teacher brought over a brownie mix while Derek was working and Jackie kept asking me "cooking it for dada please" over and over again. So a bit before he got home i brought a chair up to the counter and let her help me (she had just helped me with dinner the night before so was pretty excited) SHE loved it! In every way she was so excited to put the things in and stir....she kept yelling "YAY I COOKING" After we got the browines in the pan i was adding the carmel so i put her down and when i put it in the oven she started running all around the house yelling. "YAY MAMA COOKING, YAY JACKIE COOKING" lol it was funny.....when Derek got home she grabed the brownie box ran to him and said, "i made it" "I made it" lol she was pretty pumped....too bad she had to go to sleep before they were done those darn things had to cook for 50 min! lol I love having a little helper....i think its really cute she wants to help mama do little things around the house....yes it might make the event take a lot longer, but hey they are learning and i got DVR so eh it does not bug me :)