Thursday, December 22, 2011

Catching up...

Well the past few weeks have gone by WAY too fast. I have been a busy bee trying to get ready for Christmas.... still not totally ready! The baby and I are doing great, you know besides the exhaustion, soreness, nausea, and the new and oh so lovely heartburn! I keep trying to remind myself to enjoy this time but right now June 27th can't come soon enough!

I am usually a very organized person. I like to have things done and ready long before they need to be. So when we found out that 2 would be turning into 3 I went to Lowes picked out my paint colors and was ready to paint! Well that didn't exactly happen. What was the craft room (and is currently a war zone) is going to be the baby's room... so the hot pink and brown walls aren't going to work for the nursery theme I want (bumblee bees. So cute!) But lately the only thing I feel like doing is sleep! Im hoping in the next few weeks I will recieve all this energy I keep hearing about! I promise to post lots of pictures of the makeover process.

In other news hubby got a promotion at work this week. I am so proud of him! He works so hard for our little family, I am so blessed to have found such an amazing man to spend my forever with.

I hope you all have an amazing Christmas weekend! I will be spending lots of time with family, relaxing, and eating! Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


This week I am loving:

Vampire Diaries! Once I finished One Tree Hill I decided to start Vampire Diaries. I really like it so far :)

Tomorrow is my 4 year anniversary with the world's best husband. I am so blessed to have such an amazing man in my life.

Saturday we are hanging out with some friends and I have my jazzercise Christmas party :)

Monday we had friends over for dinner and to decorate gingerbread houses. It was soooo fun! A few of the ladies didnt buy pre built houses... it was a disaster!

that our baby is finally the size of a fruit I can buy single-y (is that even a word?) this week baby Barrow is the size of a lime. I plan on taking weekly pictures to document the bump size and to incorporate the fruit to document baby's size too!

and more than ever I am loving my husband and this amazing life we share!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Life is changing...

Big things are happening at the Barrow house. Our lives are forever changing. We are having a baby! I cannot even begin to describe how happy, excited, and impatient I feel! I am about 11 weeks, my projected due date is June 27th (Which seems like FOREVER away). There is so much to get done but right now all I want to do is sleep! What a toll this little human has taken on my body and as I hear the worst is yet to come!

At this time in my life I feel so blessed to have such an amazing family. You may have noticed that "scared" was not in my list above explaining my feelings. I can honestly say I have no fear about this adorable baby coming into our lives (well besides the health of the baby of course) I feel very prepared. You see I have A LOT of experience when it comes to squishy little people. I am the oldest of 5, I worked in many daycares... including being the lead teacher in the infant room at one, and I have three little nieces and nephews that have allowed me to practices on them. I do realize it is different when it is your child and they are screaming at 3am but I really feel prepared for this journey. I know life is going to throw us curve balls but beyond being prepared I know what an amazing support group we have.

But what is even better than the amazing family I have is the amazing husband I have. I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful man to share this journey with. Justin is going to be a fantastic father! Our baby is so blessed to have him as a Dad. To prove to you just how amazing he is I challenge you to read his blog

Justin and I will continue to update our blogs so keep checking back for new news :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011


So I haven't updated for a while... here's the thing I have been super busy (more like super lazy) here is what we have been up to the last week or so. Thanksgiving was great! It is always so wonderful to have extra days off with my lovely husband. Ashlee and Tyler came down from Utah with their sweet baby boy Raiden (he is seriously too cute for words) Lots of games were played and tons of food was devoured. We also took some family pictures over the weekend ( I'll post them at the end) Now I just need to get them printed and finish our Christmas cards.

So I missed WILW, yesterday I was home sick. I have a terrible cold and basically slept my entire day away. It was wonderful. I'll make up for it now. This week I am loving:

that it is December! I love the cold weather, Christmas, hot chocolate, family time, and presents :)

that I have all our Christmas decorations up, except the tree, we are going with a REAL tree this year (so excited) so we are going to wait a few weeks. Don't want it to die before Christmas gets here!

that I finally watched Water for Elephants. I loved it!!! Def a movie everyone should watch

that I finished all 8 seasons of One Tree Hill... that is 174 episodes, I have a lot of free time at work :) Really love the show and can't wait for the new season to start next month!

and as always I am loving my life, family. friends. I am so blessed and truly grateful for everything I have!

Now onto Tipful Thursday.... yesterday I was watching Ellen and she had a home remedy type person on her show. Basically it was things you probably have at home that you can use to stay healthy. The one that jumped out at me was.... Vodka cures ear infections?!?!?! My question is: who is the crazy person that does this first to figure out it works? I personally don't have any vodka in my home but if you do and happen to also have an ear infection... problem solved!

and here are the pictures I promised: