Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wait...where'd all this stuff come from?

We'll Start with some Photos. In no specific order. Enjoy!
Amber (My Sister-In-Law) With Lily-Monster!
Lily, Overwhelmed with new stuff. (Thanks Everyone!)

My parents with both their grandchildren.

All the "Kids" the 26th.

Our Family, On the 26th.

Lily, Christmas Day! Yes, that is a candy cane striped outfit!

Lily-Monster with the Daddy-Monster, Christmas Day!

Lily-mon and Me, Christmas Day!

Lily and Auntie-Sarah, Christmas Eve.

Those are not our presents, we Borrowed them for this picture, pretty cute if I don't say so myself. Christmas Eve at Adam's Aunts house.

What a week! It's been a busy week of Christmases, appointments and trying days/nights at our house.

We had a great Christmas.

Christmas Eve was at Adam's Aunts house. It was fun and hectic as usual. But it was nice to see everyone and show off how cute Lily was in her dress. We got some good pictures too, of her with family and in front of their tree, cause they had way more presents in front of their tree than we did so obviously that makes for better pictures right? Christmas Day was at Adam's parents house. That too was fun, a little hectic at first since all of Adam's Nieces and his nephew wanted to hold Lily but thankfully she LOVES other kids so that wasn't an issue for her. They gave her some great toys and some jammies and stuff. She made out pretty well there. We got the deep fryer we wanted so that was nice too (and yes, we have tested it already) The day After Christmas we went down to my brothers for Christmas. It was a good time. My parents were there and we had a good day, opened gifts! I got lots of scrap booking stuff (thank you Amber!) Which I have been working on a lot the last few days, making great progress now, I am up to month two....so what if she is SEVEN months old now. It'll get there. Lily got a lot of cool toys and books, and some adorable outfits, that I can't share with you since I plan on using one of them for her professional photos if I ever get her in for them. Saturday and Sunday we just hung out around the house. I did go to Kohl's and pick up a photo album there that I had been admiring for a while, it was on sale AND I had a coupon! Woot!

Sunday night was a new experience for us. Lily went down to bed about the same as usual only about 11:30 she woke up and refused to go back to sleep. It was dreadful, I am sure it was well after 1:30 when I finally decided to just let her sleep with us and even then she managed to wake up screaming about every half hour or so. It was NOT fun and it has made me even MORE grateful for the good sleeper she is, I could not handle that every night. Thankfully last night was back to usual. We put her down at 8 and then about 11 or so she woke up crying to which Adam and I both had some choice words, but decided to let her just cry it out, I swear it wasn't even 5 minutes later and she was out again. We both breathed a sigh of relief and went back to sleep. Though I'm sure it was on both our minds (I know it was on mine anyway) that she was going to do it again, wake up and stay awake and make us miserable. Thankfully we didn't here another peep out of her until 6:30 this morning. So it was a good night. And today, though she is still very needy she slept in her crib for her naps which makes me happy again!

Tomorrow Lily-mon and I are going down to see my friend and her new baby Kayden! I'm excited to see them! We got a lot of snow today so I am hoping that the weather will cooperate and the roads will be good for us on our way down there. Then we are going to some friends house for New Years Eve. Thursday (New Years Day) We are heading up to my grandma's house for a few days. SO this will likely be my last post over the vacation and for 2008.

Hope everyone has a very safe and happy New Year!

Next Post, I suppose I should come up with some New Years Resolution's huh? Let me think about it.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!

Well It's Christmas Eve already, holy moly.

So just a very quick post to wish Everyone (you know, both of my readers) a Very Merry Christmas. Enjoy time with your family. This season does come but once a year and this is it! Don't waste it! Enjoy it!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


My Friends Nicolle and Andy had their baby yesterday (12/22/08) at 2:39pm. Kayden Robert. He is 8 pounds 11 ounces. and from the picture she sent me, he's pretty cute! So a big CONGRATS to them! Enjoy your bundle of joy!

Bonus: They get to bring him home on Christmas Day. I mean is there really any better present than that?

I hope you guys love being parents as much as Adam and I do (on most days LOL)!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Change of Plans?

Why do things never go as planned? At least for me anyway.

Friday Adam and I went to a movie of my choice since we had a free babysitter. We went and seen Bolt. It was great, I was looking forward to coming home to a sleeping baby. Um, Yeah. She was wide awake. So we still had to put her to bed. Whatever we still got a night out. But from now on, at least til she gets older I think we will avoid planning things for when her bedtime is cause it just throws her off too much.

Saturday was my birthday! It went well. We went out for lunch, were going to go car shopping but the weather was crappy and snowy and icky so we just went home instead. The rest of the day we just hung out at home and watched TV on the couch, it was a nice day.

Sunday we were supposed to go to my parents house for dinner, which got canceled because of the weather on Saturday and in all reality it would have been just fine to drive on Sunday. So Instead Adam went into work (which now he gets Christmas Eve off, which is a nice trade off) And I ended up alone with the baby all day. I was going to use this time to get chores done, cleaning/laundry, etc. Nope. The girl was having none of that. She just wanted to be held ALL weekend, and after a horrible night on Saturday this was just far too wearing on me.

I think I need a vacation. Badly.

Since Pictures of the Lily-Monster always cheer me up (especially in her I Love Mommy shirt) I thought I'd share one!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Older and wiser?

Another year has come and gone. Tomorrow actually marks a quarter century for me. Yup it's my birthday! The big 2-5. I can handle it though. So let me just take a moment to reflect on a few things.

Last year at this time, I was pregnant, still sick, but getting better. Adam and I had gone away for a couple nights. It was glorious! We were still preparing for the little Lily-Mon. I didn't have much Christmas spirit as I was still consumed with throwing up and trying to get things ready for her.

This year....We will probably be car shopping. Or truck shopping rather. Hanging out at home as we are expecting a big snow storm. And Lily is almost 7 months old already.

Next year? I am anxious to see where we will all be this time next year? Lily will be old enough to realize what snow is...MAYBE understand a little bit about what Santa is (though likely not a whole lot) But at least she'll be able to open presents. And of course at that point we may even be thinking about trying for another monster at that point.

It really is insane how much a year can change your life.

I am also reminded (as a friend just had a stillborn baby boy this week) That I should really take this time and be so thankful for what we have. I have a wonderful family, a nice place to live, and a very Happy, healthy baby girl.

My heart goes out to her and her family as I can't imagine such a loss, even harder as it's so close to the holiday season.

So I guess, Happy Birthday to me. :-) Here's to another year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

As I promised...

So yesterday I get up. Casually make a comment about how cold it feels and how ironic that is cause Adam turned the heat up at night so we wouldn't turn Lily into a Lily-cicle. Well we go about or normal morning routine. And I go downstairs and it's 50 degrees...Brr. I try to turn the thermostat up, it does nothing. So I yell up the stairs to Adam and he comes down and tries to fix it. Whatever, he'll try and get out of work early and come home and see if he can find what's wrong with it. Then he takes the dog out as usual. And goes to start the truck for me so I don't freeze my nards off on my short drive to work. It doesn't start. He has to jump it.

So He came home early from work and the furnace seems to be fine, we think it was just a fluke. Whatever, he enjoys a nice quiet day at home. Meanwhile, I have the truck, which did run fine on my way to work despite Adam telling me that it won't. I get cocky. Fast Forward to 3:20, I go out and start the truck. It starts fine. I leave at 3:30, remember that the wipers don't work right. I grumble to myself. I manage to kill the truck before I even leave the parking lot here. BUT I get it restarted, only to kill it again at the intersection. *sigh* SO I call Adam, he is off in another town on his way to pick up the Lily-Mon. So I wait, and wave people to go around me. He shows up 25 minutes later. I'm freezing to death (I swear to god on that one) We get it started, I follow him home. Get home, the heat stopped working again. Whatever, we get it going and then we go and get the baby. Get home make supper, while Adam fixes the truck (thankfully an easy fix). Ate supper, went to bed.

This morning. We make a comment about how the heat was running. I get downstairs later and it's NOT working. *sigh* So I go down and get it running again.

I gotta say, normally I can't wait to get home, but I think I'd rather stay at work.

It doesn't help any that lily hasn't been sleeping as usual lately. She's been waking up a lot. We are getting better about leaving her and letting her go back to sleep on her own though so I guess that's good. I think she's going through a growth spurt or something. Who the heck knows anymore.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

For your Viewing Pleasure!

Our Family! Thanksgiving 2008

Lily and Santa, Her first visit. She could take it or leave it Sorry, I'm too lazy to crop it out.

I LOVE this one of my Mom and her. That is Grandpa's hat she is wearing.

Nothing could be more fun than helping mommy fold the laundry!

Ok, I'm ready to go in the house now. It's COLD out here. (Her first snow)
I promised pictures...here they are. I'm tired from the incredibly LONG day we had....I'll write about it tomorrow, After, hopefully a nice good night sleep. Enjoy

A Jumble of Mish-Mash...

It's the Christmas season, and yes, I have been seriously slacking in keeping this up to date. Turns out it's super hard to find a nice balance between work, motherhood, trying to find time for cleaning, workouts, eating right. Sigh.

Some updates.

1. Yes, I still need to post Santa Pictures. and Some snow pictures, and probably some other pictures I'm behind on. I'll get there one of these days.

2. Lily LOVES to blow raspberries, she was just learning how to do it in my last post but that girl has gone to town with them, and blows them at you all the time now, she's good at it too. And it still makes me laugh, every. single. time.

3. Adam got me Wii Fit for my birthday! I am LOVING it! No, it's not my birthday yet (Saturday!) But he gave it to me early and no I don't mind, It's getting my buns moving and getting some activity in to counter-act all the cookies I have made, and eaten.

4. I have fallen in love. With my Kitchen Aid mixer that is. It is heavenly, and I want to bake ALL the time, which counter-acts my wii fit progress, but it's so worth it.

5. We had a rough morning this morning. Furnace out, Truck not working properly. But it's warm here at work and hopefully Adam will have things figured out by the time I leave today and the truck will hopefully start for me.

6. My Aunt and uncle dropped in on Saturday and gave Lily-mon a Christmas present. They were very generous and her Favorite toy of them all is the little stuffed puppy. It makes no noise, does nothing fancy, But it makes her laugh like it's going out of style. I believe I was the same way as a child...a little odd.

7. I have almost all my Christmas cards out. I'm still working on them, and getting real tired of them too.

8. I am looking forward to having some vacation next week. 12 days...all in a row.

9. Though I am NOT looking forward to dental work and baby shots.

10. L-Monster Still doesn't roll over, though she sits up by herself really well now and can go for a LONG time sitting by herself. She gets thisclose to rolling over and then decides she's happy where she is. Any day now. Of course I've been saying that for a couple months now.

Am I missing anything?

Note to self: Need to upload pictures.

I'll try and get to it tonight.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Did I mention it's kinda gross when she does it?

So Lily's newest thing is blowing raspberries. And Can I just say yuck. She is pretty cute when she does it. She has it mostly figured out, but the drool. Oh my goodness the drool. Plus she chooses the oddest times to blow them at you. Like when you are trying to feed her sweet potatoes. And heaven forbid you laugh at her, or she'll just keep right on doing it. That girl is a HAM. At least she didn't do it to Santa. In fact, we brought her to see Santa on Friday night and she handled that a lot better than I thought she would actually. Would she laugh, giggle, or even smirk for the camera though? Nope. But she didn't cry so we figure that in itself is a pretty decent victory. I still need to scan the photos in to share with the world. I haven't had a chance too, it's been a pretty crazy hectic weekend at the Lily-Mon's house, so I'll have to come back to it another day, BUT I promise I will post the Santa pictures!

Some friends of ours welcomed their third little girl into the world this week! Kamryn Ann. She is ADORABLE. and Small, oh so small. weighing in at a whopping 7 pounds. Lily was never that tiny. But she is perfect, adorable and has the cutest raspy cry (For now anyway)! So congrats to them!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

6 Month Photos

Of course this ALSO coincides with Thanksgiving, so these are her 6 months pictures.

And yes, You are seeing that right. The girl CAN sit up by herself now! It's like magic. 6 months is the magical number!

Our family Picture. I don't think we've had one since she was just a measly month old.