Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tipful Thursday

 This weeks tip is one you are REALLY going to want to remember.... when thinking up your life plans don't set a specific number to how many kids you want to have. Hubby and I have been saying for a while now that we only wanted to have 1 kid. One and Done we would say. Yesterday we went to our first ultrasound and we were soooo excited to see our little bean for the first time and then we got the shock of our's a boy, actually make that 2 boys! We are having twins!!!
 We are so happy! Very nervous and a little scared... but mostly just happy!I don't think it really hit me until last night when I was falling asleep, you see I am a list maker. I like to make lists for everything! So since we found out we had a little bundle of joy on the way as I'm falling asleep I make lists in my head. All the things we need to buy, names that I liked, health care plans to look up, things I want to do to the nursery. So last night as I 'm falling asleep I start making a list... Pick out a new crib (the one I wanted it too big to have 2 in the same room), pick out another name, update our registry so it shows 2 of everything... omg 2 babies... I am having 2 BABIES!!!! I'm still sorta in shock! I couldn't be more happy though.

For lots more updates on the boys (ahhhh 2 boys) please visit Justin's blog:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


This week I am loving:

That on Thursday last week I got to hear our sweet babies heartbeat again! The doctor says everything is looking great. I have only gained 4ish pounds so far! Woo!! We have our first ultra sound on the 25th, we should be able to find out if we should start buying tiaras or basketballs :)

Today we are officially at 16 weeks and I am starting to feel a little better... minus the heartburn, back aches, and AWFUL headaches! My energy level is starting to get back to normal. Maybe now I will actually start working on the dang nursery!

I seriously have the best baby sisters in the whole world! Victoria is like my little shopping buddy, I love that I can almost always count on her to come along with me. I hate shopping alone and it's so much fun to get to hang out with her just the two of us! Alexis is one of the funniest, sweetest, caring people I know. She is living with the hubs and I right now and it has been sooo much fun! Justin tells me all the time he isn't sure what he was thinking agreeing to this arrangement. But I think we are hilarious together!

I am getting my hair done this weekend by the beautiful Alexis. Can't wait!

Saturday we went to our friends the Erickson's house for dinner and games. We never made it to the games but we did stay at there house until 4 am talking! Which meant Sunday we spent the entire day in bed with headaches! We still had lots of fun though :)

My mom is home from school right now... you can say it, "You're Mom goes to college". Yes, she does and I am so proud of her! Like I said she is on a break right now which means I get to see her at lunch everyday. It's so nice to get to just sit and talk with her. I so love that I have a wonderful mom to share this amazing time in my life with.

and as always I am loving my husband. He is the greatest man I could have ever asked for. He is so good to me and the growing bean. I am very blessed to have him.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


This week I am loving:

That it is 2012! Woo hoo! 2011 was a fantastic year! We met new friends, went on a few adventures, fell more in love, and my favorite part...found out we are going to be parents!!

That this weekend we went to our friends the Erickson's house to celebrate New Years. It was so much fun! We played games, ate some SUPER tasty food, and laughed... A LOT! Before we knew it the clock read 3:00 a.m., I have not stayed awake that late since this baby took over my body! Needless to say I didn't wake up until after 1:00pm the next day :)

I finally went and got my blood work done for little baby Barrow. I had 5 weeks to do it and waited until the last minute because I hate giving blood. It's a good thing I took my adorable baby sister Victoria with me, well I guess she isn't really a baby anymore... she was my back up driver in case it made me sick! Let me just tell you they took 15 viles of blood!!! I about died when I saw the girl put them all down in front of me! Thank goodness that is over!

Monday the sista (Lex) and I went to get our nails done. I got this gel stuff done.... I LOVE it! They dry instantly, last about 2-3 weeks, and look FABULOUS!! One of the ladies in the salon told me some very interesting news... apparently this is a GREAT year to have a baby in her culture because it is the year of the dragon! I thought that was pretty cool :)

I have a pretty amazing husband. He is so good to me and our growing bean. I love that we can spend an entire day in bed (not exaggerating on that) watching the entire season 2 of SOA. I feel so blessed to share my forever with him :)

and last but not least I am loving these pictures of me and two of my favorite people in the world. A few years ago we decided that instead of buying Mom presents for Christmas we would have pictures of the three of us taken and give those to her. It's great for us because we have so much fun spending time together, and when split 3 ways it makes for a VERY affordable gift. But the best part is Mom loves and I mean LOVES this gift every year! Here are a few of my favorites from this years shoot:

Hoping everyone has a fantastic 2012 :)