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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

We finally got SNOW!

It finally came two days late!

In some ways I am happy that Christmas is over and in some I'm not. I'm glad it's over so now I can get my life back to normal, it has been neglected for way too long. I'm sad because I feel like I didn't create enough this year.

Caleb just read me someone's Facebook status and I found it interesting, "if you could be friends with one celebrity who would it be?" I think I would be friends with Jessica Alba. She has a baby and did it backwards like me:) she also seems pretty normal:) who would you guys be friends with?

Have a tasteful Tuesday night

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas!

I had a wonderful Christmas! Caleb and I got some great new toys! He got an Alienware laptop, he got me a freaking serger! And my parents got me a silhouette cameo! We are sooooo grateful for the wonderful people in our lives:)

My favorite gifts are the ones you don't ask for but the people around you know what you like:) it's so refreshing to be reminded how much people care:)

Heidi is doing well, we are having trouble keeping her in her crate at night. She cries until we bring her into bed with us and she has to sleep touching one of us. I don't know if it's because she was taken from her mom so young so she needs the security from us or what. She is a really good dog otherwise she eats well she plays with us. We are watching Caleb's grandparents dog right now who is also a shih tzu and she tries to play with him but he is not amused:p I hope she is not sad when he goes home:(

Caleb's two day break ends tomorrow:( we have had such a great time together these past few days:)

Have sweet dreams tonight:)

Friday, December 23, 2011

BIG NEWS!

We.........







have..........







a puppy.............


This is a horrible picture but she doesn't really stop moving so this was the best I could do! I will post better ones later:)


Have a Christmas Eve Plumb evening!


















Monday, December 19, 2011

Im here!

The last time I posted was December 6th that is just sad. I want to write everyday:) I know it wont happen just yet but I am going to try. This month has been so busy! My google reader has 577 unread blogs! I hate when that happens. We were in Michigan this past weekend and had a wonderful time! We had the Schindler Christmas on Saturday night, it was gorgeous it lightly snowed, it looked so romantic:) The Christensen Christmas was on Sunday which was also a lot of fun! We were at a clubhouse that overlooked a lake it was very beautiful. We did a white elephant at both Christmas's which is always funny. We ended up with a 38 piece set of Tupperware, that my sweet husband got for me:), a bracelet, a vase and a micro brewery. It was a good turnout! I love seeing all of Calebs family I wish we all lived in the same state:( But that would mean I would have to move to MI and I would miss MY family way way too much!

I am almost done Christmas shopping:) I have a lot of people to buy for and I like to make stuff so it takes me a while to finish:/ I didn't make as much stuff this year which kinda sucks but my stress level has been down so that's a plus.

We got our Christmas cards done and are going to send them out hopefully tomorrow!
hahahahaha Caleb is going to kill me for putting this up! hahaha but Laney looks too funny:)

Have a cheery Monday evening:)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday randoms

I did not post Sunday with the photo challenge pictures but I am going to do the rest this Sunday. I have been busy and sleepy!! I have about a million things to make right now such as: stockings, Christmas gifts, and ornaments for Lanes advent calender:)

I got both the girls down for a nap today at the same time!! Wooooo! So now that I am not breastfeeding I am having an overwhelming feeling to have another baby! When I really think about it I don't want another one yet. I want us to be more financially stable and Laney to be a little older. I like having my one baby. Last night Caleb Laney and I were snuggling on the couch and I decided I want that to last longer I don't want to add another baby just yet. Even though I ask Laney everyday if she wants a brother or sister hahaha and when I see pregnant women I long to be there too. It will just have to wait and it will be worth it!

Yesterday Caleb, Laney and I went to the mall to play in the little kids play place. It was sooooo cute!!!! I loved watching her interact with other kids and running around playing with all the toys! I cant wait for her to go to preschool just so she can play with other kids:)

Do you guys use Groopdealz? well you should! Go here to sign up!

Have a sweet Tuesday!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I have been swallowed

Does that sound dirty? Its not supposed to. I have been swallowed by my apartment. Yesterday my wonderful sister Jenny said to me "I think you guys have out grown this apartment" and it hit me. Oh shit we totally have. We have too much stuff, I have tried cramming stuff into every closet onto shelves but there is just too much. I know that my parents would store my stuff for me but I don't want them to I want my stuff with me so I can use it when I want to. It is exhausting trying to keep this place clean and organized because their is not enough room for it!! I know that people enjoy living more simply but damn it I am 22 recently married and I like my stuff! I am not a hoarder I am very good at getting rid of clothes I don't wear and stuff I dont use. (I may possibly hoard Laneys stuff but I just cant help it! They have too many memories that this little heart cant bear to get rid of) I like our apartment to look uncluttered but it is nearly impossible! right now our room is a shit hole with all my crafting stuff, a mini fridge, a queen size mattress topper and all of the gifts I have bought! I cant have all of the dishes clean at the same time becuase their is not enough room! I cant have all of my clothes clean either or I have to put them on the floor in my closet!

I apologize that this post is whiny but I have some stuff to get off my chest! I could desperately use a linen closet! Did I mention my apartment is 950 square feet? ya, tiny. Boy oh boy this place just swallowed me whole and I don't know what  I am going to do.

I hope you have an uncluttered Saturday!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday!!


This is todays ornament:) It needs work, I just glued the felt on because I was exhausted so it is not holding very will I need to stitch it on too.
hehehe Laney wants to wear my socks all the time! I love it:) those are ankle socks on me but mid calf socks on Lane:) haha
I got to hang with these pretty girls, and Jenny today. I got to see Caleb a little but he had an appointment this morning so i didnt see him much :/ I think we may be going out tomorrow night! Thank goodness my ID came in the mail today:)


I took this tonight with my phone I look horrendous!! I tried squinting my eyes a lot so you couldnt really see how awful they look without makeup and then edited it so they were darker hahaha I am such a dork! But Laney looked so cute!!! I wanted to look like a clean person today but it was just not in the cards I had way too many other things to do today so puting makeup on and doing my hair were not going to happen. I tried to put relaly clothes on and a cute hat but they were too uncomfortable hahaha LAME!!!!!

I made Chicken noodle soup tonight and Laney was my big helper! We have done this the past couple nights when I do the dishes or cook she will stand on a chair and pretend to cook:) She mixes and she adds milk and cinnamon.(just pretend)  haha I wonder what she is making.....french toast?? She really does say cinnamon really well its damn cute! She wouldnt look at me because I was asking her to little stinker, she was smiling away she thinks its soooooo funny!
The soup I made was loosly based off of this one that I made at the beginning of November.




 This is not a very good recipe this is just what I did no real measuring
A handful of wheat noodles
4 cups chicken broth
3 carrots sliced
2 stalks of celery sliced
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 can garbanzo beans
6 chicken tenderloins
Cinnamon

Toast the noodles in olive oil. Add all of chicken broth. Add carrots, celery, garlic and beans. Let cook for a little while until carrots are almost soft. Chop chicken and add to soup. Sprinkle cinnamon and mix. Cook until the chicken is cooked all the way through and thats it!

I am not a cook so I probably used the wrong terms. I am sure their are a lot of ways to make this better but this is what I had on hand. 

I hope you have a saucy Friday night :p

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Rabbit Rabbit

Its the first day of December! Did you guys say rabbit rabbit today?!? I did, but I had already spoken :/ Laney started her advent calender today. She was not too sure about it but she had just woken up and I was trying to distract her so she wouldnt want to nurse. By the way we are doing better today. I am not in as much pain.
This is Laners snowman who resembles a duck :) The eyes were done with a french knot which I was super intimidated by but once I did it its super easy:) I am going to make her another ornament tonight not sure what it will be. A star, Santa, who knows what I will decide! I am quite tired tonight and I need to make a tutu. Bleh I dont know what I will do I just want to sit on my booty and watch tv! Roar enough of me complaining I will update tomorrow with my next ornament!


Have a super duper Thursday night!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Last Day of NaBloPoMo!

I am sad it is the last day!!!! I am going to try posting every other day if not everyday. It has not been that hard and I hope I keep it interesting:) Well this is going to be a post of randoms becuase thats what I am good at!

Mah boobs are killing me!!!! No one told me stopping would be this painful!!! I am hoping they go down tomorrow but who knows that what I was saying yesterday :p She has been doing fine she was a little frustrated this morning because she was still sleepy.

My sisters, Laney and I made some puppy chow tonight, it was delicious! Lane loved it of course:)

At the church that I go to therapy at they have this Christmas tree that you are supposed to donate your old hats, scarfs or gloves to for charity so I bought these three dollar gloves and hat from Target yesterday and I am going to take it in tomorrow. I am also making some scarves from fleece that I had here to donate there as well:) It makes me feel so good to give!

Tomorrow is the first day of advent! I am going to make Laney a little ornament tonight to get out of her advent calender. I posted a picture here.

I might also make some stocking tonight too who knows I have a lot of gifts to work on its hard to figure out which one to work on first!

I tried to tone down on the exclamation points hehehe

taken and edited by Jenny:)

I love this picture! She was hanging an ornament back on the tree:) That dog under the tree was mine from Christmas of 2000! I wanted a dog and my parents got me a stuffed one hahaha

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog all month I am going to make an effort to keep on blogging!

Have a warm Wednesday night!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving pictures

I cant get the pictures to be any bigger without making them fuzzy and I am way to tired to try to figure it out:/

My first turkey:)

my dad:)
My step-sister Michele, her boyfriend Eric, and my step-brother Chris
My lovely sisters and my Laney



very tired after lunch!!! I took a nap shortly after this picture:p

beautiful Michele:) she is the water girl
posing with my turkey:) Skirt made by me!

Mi familia

attempting to cut my turkey
Place settings, my dad and I didnt coordinate colors before hand :p

Laneys costume that I made:)


Gorgeous ladies:)

cooking some dinner/lunch!


Have a snowy Tuesday night!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sad sad day

I stopped nursing today......I thought I would be more upset than I am. I told her last night when we were nursing that it was our last time and that we were not going to nurse tomorrow. This morning when we always nurse in bed we just got up and didn't lay in bed at all. It was hard she was really upset, she only asked a couple of times and I just redirected our attention to something else. We ate yogurt standing up because if I sat down she would try to nurse. Then we took a shower and I wore a bikini top. One she wakes up all the way she is fine. It will just be an adjustment for her :( I hope tomorrow goes better, we will have Kinsley so she will be a good distraction.

Caleb was reading my blog yesterday and suggested that I use less exclamation points hahahaha ya he is right :) I use way too many! <----- first one this post! 
I love this picture! she looks so cute with her little boots and hat! Jennifer and Howie bought Laney this hat:) They are so sweet to us! I am so glad to have such good friends:)
I have been craving a fireplace so my sweet sweet husband got me one hahahaha Its a ps3 background:)


Laney and I made no bake cookies last night and she  cant get enough of them! She absolutly loves them! I let her stand on a chair at the counter while I made them and I spilled a little cocoa on the counter and she ate it up:) she was very busy trying to eat the cocoa off of the counter:p I love that girl! She has started saying "doing?" aahhh its my favorite! I cant believe how smart she is. We can communicate really well:)

Have a lovely Monday  night:)


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Photo Challenge Sunday!!

I love posting on Sundays because I don't have to think about what to write it is already planned out!!! Go here to read Ciaras! I just read her post she is having technical difficulties so go read her old posts today and check it tomorrow for her photo challenge update!!


15. Technology
This is our apple tv thing. It has a lot of cool features but so far I have only used netflix and looking at my pictures from my iPhone. Go here to learn more:)

16. Animals


hehehe this is a squirrel:) if you didn't notice :p I took this on my nature walk with Jenny and I couldn't  help but use this hahaha its such a silly picture

17.Memories 
     

This picture was taking in early July 2010:) My baby Lane was only a few weeks old in this picture:) This picture makes me so happy! She loved being slumped over my shoulder with pressure on her tummy. I love those little stick legs and how young Caleb looks even though this was not that long ago!

18.Something new
These little cuties are ornaments that I bought at crate and barrel for Jenny and I. They are recycled tin so they are very sturdy. Laney was trying to eat one today..... haha I love that goof ball!


19. Best Friend
My husband Caleb! He is my best friend in the world! I can tell him anything and I am most comfortable with him:) He is the sweetest kindest guy I know and he loves me so much!


20.Seasonal
This is my new advent calender! I got it at Target and I am so excited to fill it with goodies for Laney!

21.Where you sleep

This is my bed:) It is boring and needs some work! We have blue sheets and a white duvet. With good ol' Marylin above our bed:) We use really squishy pillows so they dont look the best in pictures


Have a safe Sunday night!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I&apos;m writing!

I almost didn't write today! Right now Caleb and I are searching our apartment for the tiny remote for our apple tv thing! Laney was playing with it earlier and now we can't find it! She put it in a jar that she was carrying around, which also contained a purple sock some pretzels and some cash hahahs the treasures of a sixteen month old:)

I just found the remote it was tangled in the sheets. Sorry Lane for blaming it on you! Hehe I am serious I hope to write something I treating one of these days but it has been a busy week!

Have a beautiful Saturday night!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Life is goooood

I have spent the last few days with family and I absolutely love! My baby sister Maddy slept over Wednesday night and I saw my dads side of the family on thanksgiving, then last night Elisa spent the night and we hung out with Caleb's side of the family all say! I love everyone in his family! I wish we saw them more. I am can't wait for Christmas time to see Caleb's dad side of the family and everyone else! Now I just need to see my mom! She has been gone since Wednesday.

I am currently watching the office in BED eating pretzels and drinking a beer! Oh ya life is good!


I am posting on my phone because I am too lazy to sit at the computer right now. I am leaving you with a hilarious picture of my Lano!

Have an incredible Friday night!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I am having a wonderful day! I woke up at 6 this morning and got my turkey in the oven, I showered before anyone woke up! Phew I was up early! everything turned out wonderful! I couldn't find a good sweet potato recipe so I made up my own! I mashed the potatoes then put a lot of butter and brown sugar in! It was very good! I just realized I completely forgot about brussel sprouts! They are sitting in my fridge! Ooops I guess I will be making those this week! I have lots of stuff I have made to show you guys the next couple days! So the next posts won't be as boring as they have been........I hope!
Have a great turkey night!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving eve:)

It is thanksgiving eve and I am finally laying In bed! Maddy is sleeping over tonight! We are in bed eating pretzels and mustard:) yum! I am so exhausted from all the preparation for tomorrow. I have been up close and personal with my turkey today and I am waking up at six to get started! I hope that the coffee works! Here are a few pictures from today!


Have a fantabulous Wednesday

Maddys word of the day and my autocorrect recognized it!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

feeling ok :)

I am feeling oddly calm considering thanksgiving is two days away.
I have all the furniture moved around where I want it, the carpet is clean, almost all of the laundry is done, the dishwashers running, all I have left is to touch up the paint on the walls, clean the bathrooms, change the sheets and figure out the timing of dinner! Not too bad! I was worried that I would feel really overwhelmed but I feel alright:)

Today we got a new tv!! I am really really excited to have a tv in the bedroom! It will be nice on the weekends when Caleb works until 12:00, that way I can knit in bed and watch tv. hahaha im pretty lame. I have a hard time going to sleep when he is not home so hopefully this will help.

Miss. Lane is sleeping over at her Nonnas house tonight. I am so grateful for the help I have from my family!. Their is no way I could have gotten the carpets cleaned if she were here tonight. It was too loud and I cant do that when she is awake because I would have to hold her the whole time and that is tiring! and boring for her but she is too freaked out by loud noises to be down by herself.

My wonderful friend Jennifer let me borrow her parents carpet cleaner and I am so thankful for that too! I love having good friends:) Thank you so much Jennifer!

I am sorry if I am rambling but I had ONE WHOLE BEER and ya know how that goes for me....ya pathetic

I am going to go lay in bed and finsish Laneys Indian costume and watch Raising Hope!

Have a Terrific Tuesday night!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Baking cookies!

Jenny and Laney made sugar cookies tonight! It was so sweet:) Laney helped her roll out the cookie dough and helped her eat it:p this is defiantly a picture overload! Hehehe they were all so cute I couldn't pick!

Have an epic Monday night! (Caleb came up with this one:))