30 December 2010

We're famous!

So our show aired tonight at 8pm on HGTV. I realize this should have been posted a few days ago... but I've been a bit busy. Justin and I laughed our way through the best half hour show ever. It was alot of fun to finally see the show, but basically we will never do that again! I'm sure once we get the copy from them it will be a weekly pick me up, it was really funny.

27 December 2010

The greatest gift of all

Well we had a surprising and eventful christmas evening. Our son, currently named Baby Boy, was born at 6:40am on the 26th. He is very early (33 weeks) but we are happy he is doing great! He is going to have to be in the hospital for a few weeks until he puts on some weight and grows a bit bigger, but he is doing really well considering. He came in about 8 hours total and screaming into the world. We are in LOVE!

25 December 2010

14 December 2010

Only 2 months left

Could it really be that I only have 2 months left before this new Baby B is here? Yea, that went really fast. It has been a great pregnancy, despite the nausea. But now I'm left with all these mixed emotions, to go right along with my mixed hormones. Part of me is absolutely thrilled. I can not wait to meet this little boy that is dancing around on my bladder and I think has recently taken up Tae kwon do. Part of me is terrified of the lack of sleep and pure PAIN that I know is awaiting me very shortly. It wasn't that long ago to "forget" what is going to happen. Another part is so excited for Rhys to have a little buddy. He really loves being around other kids. And the last little bit of me is so saddened that I wont be able to give all my attention to my sweet little boy. He has become my little buddy. I know him. And I know everything about him. I am so sad at the idea of possibly missing out on his little spirit growing because I'll be "distracted." I hope this isn't the case, and things will not change between us nearly as much as I am dreading. The whole idea of having two really hasn't quite sunk in yet.

So pretty much I am trying to spend all my time soaking up life with Rhys. Yes I am behind on laundry, and my house is under par when it comes to cleanliness. But why not? I only have so much energy and ability to bend that it doesn't matter. I will pick up and "nuggle" my boy any time he wants (which has been often. I'm sure my belly makes a nice cushy resting spot). For me, I need this time to be with just him. It is, after all, limited.

Is this normal? Any one have some great secret as to how I'm supposed to do this? But really, how do you even shower with 2 little munchkins??

30 November 2010

Evergreen Aviation

So in the middle of (nowhere) Oregon sits the Spruce Goose. For those who don't know, its the biggest plane ever made and flown. Granted its flight was for 30 seconds and was a total of 75 ft. off the water in the Long Beach Harbor, it was in the air non the less. So we went to go check it out this weekend. Rhys LOVED it!! He loves Trains, planes and automobiles, so this was a prefect day out.
WOW! this was what he said all day long, everytime he saw a new (or old) mane (how he said airplane

thats the tail of the Spruce Goose. Its huge.

This about sums up Rhys's excitement to ride the airplane ride. We couldn't stop laughing at how serious he was.

"seriously dad, what are you doing to me?"

23 November 2010

What do YOU do when its 29 degrees outside?

Stay home with the hubby and little man of course! Can you smell the hot chocolate brewing?

After last year, there was no way Justin was leaving our humble abode for more than a run with the dog. Oooh, I get chills thinking about venturing beyond our front door.

yea, I know we are kinda whimpy, and yet I dont mind at all.

31 October 2010

Happy Halloween

Rhys 18 mo.

He loves to say prayer. He folds his arms reverently, stands still till its done, and can usually be heard mumbling some "words" under his breath. Its very sweet.

His words include: doggy, koda (doda), banana (nana), apple (appo), juice, lunch (munch), breakfast (breckie), milk (moke), ready go (deady, do), alright, hi, ba bye, no koda, stay koda, more, please, there it is (dere is is), drink, snack (nack), duckie, Nemo (meemo), cheese, up, out, ball, truck, uh oh, that (dat), belly button (bee bo), Elmo (memo), choo choo, and pretty much just tries to mimic whatever we are saying. Plus all his animal noises: duck, dog, cow, sheep, snake, monkey, donkey, cat, lion, ect.
He loves to stick his tongue out.... and still drools.... a lot!

Still loves all fruit and hates most veggies, especially all the green ones. His favorite right now is apples and pomegranets, but maybe thats all I'm eating these days too.
He loves to climb into his stroller and waits there till we go for a walk. Or he will climb onto his monster tricycle and loves to get pushed around on that.
He still loves koda and shes finally letting him play with her a bit too. He will chase her and play tug all while giggling like crazy. He can pretty much be found playing in the dirt if left outside. He loves to get his hands dirty and I love it!
He loves to babble and then start laughing like hes just cracked this amazingly funny joke. Of course we laugh right along with him, with no idea what he just said. Its pretty cute.
His favorite song is itsy bitsy spider. He follows along with all the arm motions and claps at the end, then asks for "mo."
He wakes up happy as can be and plays in his crib for about 20 minutes till we go get him. Its nice to get a few minutes to wake up. But he still has to snuggle for at least 20 minutes after he wakes up.

He still loves trucks, cars, balls, and anything that spins
Counts: one, tooo, tee, fo, I, sis, eight.
And he can say, spell and recognize his name. You have to start him off with R but he will follow it up with H, Y, and S.

He is such a happy healthy babe. I am so in love with him right now and am loving this stage. He is so inquisitive and learns something new everyday. I love getting to play and teach and enjoy having him around. He rarely throws tantrums and will do almost anything you ask (close it, put that away, dont touch, stop, come here, put it back, leave it, ect.). I adore him and am so glad we have this time for just the three of us.

29 October 2010


Well, only 2 of our Dahlias gave us blossoms this year. We had 6 planted. But these two have been a joy.

28 October 2010

fall foilage

This past weekend I wanted to go see some good fall foliage, since the rain is starting and the wind has been blowing like crazy. I thought it would make sense to go up into the mountains. Turns out, the only trees in the mountains are ever greens, which means no fall foliage. Who knew. It didnt matter though. We headed up to Mt Hood, we have never been, to see what we could see. When we got to Timberline lodge we realized how unprepared we were. There was snow. Needless to say, we didnt stay long in the freezing temps and our thin jackets. On our way down the mountain we stopped at this trail and took a quick hike. Again, unprepared without Rhys's backpack. We hiked a while until rhys and I got tired and it started to rain.
Rhys picked out his first walking stick. It was pretty cute! It was so nice to get out while the weather is still decent.

27 October 2010


I love fall time for crafting. I especially love Halloween decorations. And now we have this house that has all this room and space to decorate. Its perfect! Heres what I've been up to.
And even one for Christmas. I've had these signs for over a year now and finally found the perfect paper to spice them up. I cant figure out why this wont flip to the right direction....sorry


Justin called at 3 yesterday and said he got more Blazers tickets, but these ones would be in a suite. Umm, yes please. It was sweet. We were the only ones there for a while and we pigging out on all the food they had.
a former Blazer, i cant remember his name.
Blaze the mascot
Rhys was loving watching the game, he kept pointing at the jumbo tron and screaming with excitement.
Then we got to go down to the tunnel that the players come in through and go to a "players kids room." I think rhys was just as excited to be with all the toys as he was to watch the game. One day he will understand just how cool the whole night was.

26 October 2010


Justin scored some sweet Blazers tickets from his mentor a couple weekends ago and we enjoyed a night out with our friends the Robersons. I love a good night out knowing my boy is happy and asleep in his bed at home.

18 October 2010

Calling all Angels

We all headed to an Angels game after Disneyland to round out the extremely long day. It was so much fun! We had dinner in the Diamond club and sat in the 3rd row!! The kids did great, rhys got a rally monkey and a new shirt (because the other one was filthy from dland), and a Angels tattoo.
Kristen and I left early to go put the kids down and they crashed about 5 minutes into the ride. I think rhys stayed asleep while I was changing him into jammies when we got home. What a great day! The next day we went to the beach. Again, another great day!

We spent the rest of the time playing and relaxing.