Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ryla 9 Months

Sorry these are over a week late. We have had a lot of sickness floating around over here so I have been really busy. Just a few days after I shot her 9 month photos Ryla started crawling up a storm so I made a video of that today to. Enjoy!

Monday, August 22, 2011

It's a.....

Went to the doctor today for m 16 week check up. Found out that I don't have strep which is nice just a bad infection. Heart beat sounded great. At the end of the appointment my doc started talking to me about my 20 week ultrasound. I told him we would have to wait until 22 weeks because I would be on vacation. He said "Well then we better go find out the sex right now shouldn't we?" LOVE HIM!!!! I called Cliff on the phone. (We had the kiddos all packed up to go but decided to keep them home at the last second since they were both sick :( ) So he started looking around and we couldn't see anything because the baby was on its side. I then laughed and the baby turned over and spread it's legs. We both started laughing. Doc said "Do you see what I see?" I then heard Cliff in the phone...."IT'S A BOY IT"S a BOY....THAT IS SO AWESOME!!! Needless to say we are very excited!!!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pinterest DIY #1

After hours spent on Pinterst.....I finally had time in the last couple of days to make some projects that I had saved in my idea boards. I started with some simple ones. I am pretty happy with how the projects turned out. They bring some color into the rooms and they are also practical. My next project I think is going to take several weeks but hopefully will turn out.
The first DIY is 3 cake pans glued together by candle sticks. I found the cake pans and candle sticks at a thrift store for $9 and spray painted the candled sticks.
The second DIY is a plain white frame I found at Michaels. I scrapbooked a menu board and can write on the glass with a dry erase marker. I originally put magnets on the back for my fridge but later noticed my fridge has a curve to the door so that didn't work. Buy my second options is fine to.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Cliff and I have decided to try out e-mealz. I put a facebook post several weeks ago to ask people what they did to save the some pennies in their home and this was brought up by my friend Vicki. We liked the idea but just now got around to trying it out. For those of you who are not familar, e-mealz is a program online that provides recipes and grocery lists for the weeks based on sale prices at your grocery store of choice. It cost 15 dollars every three months so just $1.25 a week. You get a meal plan that provides the name of the meal, the ingredients, and instructions on the first page and the grocery list (which is divided into categories for easy shopping) on the second page. We chose the plan that feeds 4-7 people so that we can have leftovers. The grocery list is seven suppers with side dishes for $75 to $80 dollars. I just got back from doing my grocery shopping for the week and the prices were accurate. Here is our meal plan for the week.

Meal 1: Just 'N Thyme Salmon, Baked Potato, Grilled Asparagus
Meal 2: White BBQ Chicken, Potato wedges, Corn on the Cob
Meal 3: Santa Fe Pizza, Glazed Honeydew
Meal 4: Savory Cheeseburger over rice, Vegetable Medley
Meal 5: Grilled Greek Chicken, Garlic Rice, Greek Salad
Meal 6: Fish Stick Po' Boys, Chips, Cantaloupe
Meal 7: Greek Pasta Salad, French Rolls

What I am excited most about this is that I don't have to plan out recipes for the week. Anything to give my family more time is a plus for us right now! I will let you know what I think of the recipes.

First pair of shoes!

I found these shoes, or booties, on Pinterest the other day and had to get them for Ryla. I bought her an adorable pair of shoes several months ago but her little feel still don't fit into them even though they are a size one. I love these because she can't pull them off, even thought she has tried, and they stretch so she can wear them for a really long time. She still isn't crawling so they don't get dirty either. Too cute!!

15 Weeks

I am 15 weeks tomorrow! I am feeling really good since my second trimester started last week. I'm not getting sick anymore accept for when I get a whif of something that upsets me. I would say that each pregnancy has proven to be a little harder. I have been more sick each time and have been more tired with each one. However, I will say that the tiredness may be from the fact that with each pregnancy my life has been a little more hectic than usual. Ryla is still waking up one to two times a night anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours each time. Cliff, of course, is extremely helpful and supportive and helps out so much during the nighttime.
I still have 6 months to go which I know will go by quickly but right now seems like so far away. I typically would want the pregnancies to go by fast but this one I am okay with it going slow. I look at my little Ryla and am not quite ready for her to be an older sister yet. I go in on the 22nd for my next appointment. We are supposed to find out the sex at 19 to 20 weeks but I will be visiting my parents at that time so I'm going to see if my doctor will let me find out at 18 weeks or else I have to wait until I am 22 weeks which would be so hard!! Cliff and I are set with our girl name but are having a TERRIBLE time deciding and agreeing on a boy name. We have decided to give up both of our choices for a boy name and start over from scratch. However, we also have decided to table the discussion until we find out the sex. I will let you know what my doc says next week.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Sorry for the lack of posts and pics lately....Cliff has been gone all week and I have not had time to do anything. He gets back Saturday which I am very thankful for.....This 5 hour a night sleep thing has not been so great for a pregnant lady 5 days in a row.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Lazy Monday

Cliff has Mondays off which I just love!!! We had a pretty lazy day hanging around the house. Ryla slept a lot today which explains why she doesn't sleep at night. Aidan wanted to play downstairs and listen to Glee songs. Oh how I love him for that. After nap time we went out to a new burger place in town, come home and did our two mile walk, baths, and finally ended the day with movie night. Kids will be in bed at 8 and Cliff and I plan to enjoy oreos and milk with some good old "Cosby show." Hope you enjoyed your Monday as well.
P.S. Tomorrow marks my second trimester and I will be posting my first belly pic........I still can't believe I'm pregnant.

Give you one guess what she is doing......Sorry I just had to remember this look!

First bath together!

I personally think hats work for her.

Monday nights are movie nights! Finding Nemo this evening!