Friday, October 22, 2010

I'm back!!

oh my! I'm such a bad blogger, I couldn't even get into my account because I didn't have the correct email address with the correct password! it took me 10 minutes at least!
anyway, guess I need to get a new lilypie ticker going. :)
no pics to post - we got a new camera that we haven't figured out how to upload our photos yet.

I can't wait for life to slow down... or at least for some days off!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

mac & cheese

jack likes macaroni & cheese!! who knew? I mean, he is, after all, my kid. :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

orlando visit

a few photos from our trip to orlando a week ago to see our new nephew donovan.
he's SUCH a cutie!! and a really good baby.
donovan & jack in their car seats. jack doesn't use an infant car seat anymore at home, we just took that one since it's easier to travel with.
donovan joseph howze :)
matching daddies. :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

blogging from seattle

woo hoo! go me! blogging from seattle. although, I have no photos to post, so that will have to wait.
but we are having a good time, jack is doing really well - except that he's on a pooping spree & we purchased a generic brand of diapers when we got here so we have had a few leaks. no worries - I got some huggies yesterday. phew!
heading to do a little shopping today - our last day here.
we did some sightseeing stuff monday, yesterday we took the ferry to bainbridge island, so today is shopping! and I'm not usually much of a shopper, but there are some nice stores around here (and they're all close) that I don't normally get to go to - i.e. lululemon!! wonder if I should mosey into gucci... ;)
I'm a little bummed - we were going to head to a town called woodinville to tour the red hook brewery & two wineries. we found out last night that the cab ride would be atrocious & if we rented a town car, it would cost $55-60 ONE WAY. so we decided to nix that trip. :( guess we'll save the brewery & winery tours for a different trip.
that's all for now - will post pics later!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

morning poop

sooo, yeah. I finally have time to blog. and I get to report what I woke up to this morning. as most of my blogging friends are already moms, you've probably been through this before, but it was a first for ben & I.
poop! poop everywhere!
I thought I was being spoiled when it was 7:30 and jack still wasn't up yet. then we hear him so both ben & I go in - poop everywhere. poop coming out of his diapers & jammie pants. poop smushed into the sheets. poop wiped on the crib padding. poop wiped all over the rail. I picked him up and noticed it was all over his hands. for some stupid reason I kissed his cheek & realized I had just kissed poop. it was all over one cheek, one ear & in his hair.
so needless to say, we went straight to the bathtub this morning. and NOW I can say everyone & everything is cleaned up and poop free. but that sure was fun.
I'm just thankful ben didn't encounter that yesterday morning when I was already at work. I'm also thankful he can be a little late to work to stay and help me.
I'm really not that grossed out- I deal with poopy animals all the time. it's just that they're not pooping on pottery barn kids crib sheets/padding!!
I know, I know, welcome to parenthood. :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I'm still here, just overwhelmed with my to do list.
I don't understand how you awesome mommies have time to get on here & update everyone AND get everything else done.
maybe I'll learn...

Friday, July 2, 2010


I was tagged by erica, and I think I was tagged by diane, but I'm not sure. now if I could just figure out how to tag...

1- What’s your staple meal?
bierock casserole. no question. yum!!!

2- What do you want to be when you grow up?
besides a veterinarian, a part time stay at home mommy. I want to be very involved with my kids so I only want to work part-time.

3- What book are you reading at the moment (if any)?
haven't started a new one yet. ben gave me kite runner to read - maybe this weekend at the lake...

4- How do you relax?
going for a run. that's my me time.

5- What color are the interior walls of your home?

6- What is your guiltiest pleasure?
food - goat cheese & crackers or chubby hubby
tv - the bachelorette. I know, I'm horrible.

7- What time is bedtime and getting up time?
bedtime is usually 10. wake up time ranges - if I'm working, it's between 5:15 & 6:30, if not, it's however long jack (& ben) will let me sleep. :)

8- How long do you spend reading blogs (per day or per week)?
I keep forgetting about them, so I'd say I only view them for about 20 minutes once or twice a week. more if I'm not working as much.

I have to tag 2 people: lindsay & mel :)
curious to see if my tagging worked...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I'd rather be...

as much as I love all my furry patients, I'd really rather be at home with my little monkey. :(
I guess I'll be thankful I don't work monday through friday.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

a little lulu love

grandma lulu (ben's grandma) passed away monday. she was such a wonderful woman and such a great example for her family. she put up such a brave fight in the last two weeks of her life. it was so hard to say goodbye, but we know she's in a better place.
but we'll still miss her immensely.

I thought I'd post a couple photos of her.

not sure I know another couple this in love. they had been together since they were 13.

foster family photo
coming to see baby jack in the hospital :)


this has been a crappy week.
and now I'm up at 3:45 am and have been since I heard two bowls in the kitchen come crashing down at 1:30. ben was only slightly annoyed that I made him come walk through the house with me, you know - to make sure there were no burglars or anything.
and now I can't get back to sleep. I have had a sore throat since sunday and had a fever when I got home from work yesterday (tuesday).
I really hope I'm not getting strep throat... :(

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

post memorial weekend blues

home from the lake yesterday and jack had a mild fever. today it is slightly more than mild. :( I hate having a sick baby. fevers are my least favorite. I hope he gets to feeling better soon, if not we'll be heading to the doctor.
hope everyone had a good holiday weekend!

Friday, May 28, 2010

okay, lake-bound again!!

have a great weekend everyone!!
thanks for your help, dj jazzy blake!

I'm starting to get mad...
tiff - help!!

why can't I get my font above my photos?!?!?

hot sissy-in-law


we're waiting for aunt shellee to get off work (at noon) and heading to the council grove city lake for memorial day weekend!
this will be our first trip this year, and our first trip as parents. I didn't have any current pics, so I picked out a few from last summer.
excited to get there!! and a little apprehensive about having an 8 month old there, but we'll just be super careful.

I hope everyone has a safe & happy weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

more swimming

little surfer posing with mommy
playing with daddy
family portrait by mommy
chewing on parts of my new toy

I'm back!! it took me several days to figure out how to get INTO my blog - I have too many email addresses. but I'm writing it down. and I'm going to be better at this blog thing.

and maybe I'll get this pregnancy ticker off here before I need it for the next one!! lol!!

a pic of our latest venture - swimming!! this first time was without swim diapers. i sure am glad this regular diaper didn't disintegrate in my in-laws pool - that wouldn't have been good!