Thursday, December 18, 2008

BRET'S ANGRY DANCE! Dont forget to pause my music list...

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm STILL here!

I have neglected our blog long enough! I'm always thinking that theres something else I should be doing rather than hopping on the computer! I'm so bad at keeping this thing updated!
Well, the Holiday is quickly approaching and I'm still trying to get a Christmas card put together (once again another computer project) and I'm still trying to finish editing photos from a wedding I shot Thanksgiving weekend.....(computer)! I've got to get a move on here!The kids are doing great! Cash is just doing so great! Sleeping and eating well and giving us thee cutest smiles every time! Sophia is quite excited for Santa to come this year. She has been watching the Tim Allen "Santa Claus" movies and can't wait to leave him some milk and cookies! When she see's the reindeer fly through the sky with Santas sleigh she comments "Santas giving presents to boys and girls.........he's so sweet". Spencer and I always tell her that Cash is "so sweet", so I think she's starting to put that phrase into all of her sentences now. She cracks us up every day, just a week ago she walked in the bathroom, stood on the scale and said "Umm, 40 pounds". Then when you ask her what time it is, she tells you its "40 o'clock", I think she has a thing for the number 40.Spencers shifts have all been extended an hour cause of the holidays, he's at work for 10 hour days. It will be nice to have him home for 3 straight days when Christmas gets here!
I've recently hopped back on at gap part time. I can't believe I worked there for 5 years before I quit and now I'm back. I only work Tuesdays and Wednesdays. I just wanted a chance to do some "grown up interacting" once in a while. Spencer was so supportive of me doing something for me, and this is what I wanted to do. So I'm loving getting my hands into some fun visual merchandising and seeing those markdowns! :)Now that the basement is done, I had the treat of going out for my birthday to shop for all my wall decor. SO EXCITED! I have a family picture collage wall and a wall of clocks! Yes thank you Jen Coberly for the sweet clock collage idea. I ran it by Spencer and he loved it!It's going to be bittersweet at Christmas this year! Especially for Sophi.....her fun Uncle Brett and Aunt Jessica are leaving this friday before Christmas to head back to school. I don't think she quite understands that they're leaving for quite a while. She loves them so much and talks about them at least once a day. We're really going to miss you guys, its been so much fun to have family in town for awhile, I dont know how we'll do without you now! We love you!The bright side for Christmas is that we've got Courtney and Jordan coming!!! Finally an upside to this previous downer! When we talk to Sophia about somebody visiting for Christmas, she knows just exactly who! "Courtney and Jordan got married!" she tells us. When Spencer put on his suit jacket for church yesterday, she asked him "Dad are you gunna get married?" I think since its been summer and Spencer only wore his suitcoat to thats its winter and he throws it on, Sophia thinks he's headed to a wedding!

Hope your all having a good start to the Holiday! Heres a pic from the wedding I did!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Monday, October 20, 2008

Here's whats new!

Other than balancing the art of motherhood with 2 children now, here's what I've been up to. In the last couple of weeks I did a senior picture shoot. Cammie is an exchange student from Belgium and will be here in Nebraska until December. It was a fun shoot! We also did some fun shots with her friend Tina from Germany also an exchange student.

Cash had his 6 week check up this last week. Hes now 10 pounds 13.5 ounces. and growing like crazy. He took his 3 shots like a champ, and hopefully we wont be in to see the doctor until Jan for his 3 month check up. In the last week or so Cash has also been quite the entertainment for mom and dad. We now the have the technique of making him smile down to an art, with the baby talking and tickeling his chin. What a dreamboat!

Sophia had a BLAST at what we told her was a "pumpkin party" a few weeks ago. It was a fun petting zoo and pumpkin patch all ready for the Fall holiday. We dressed her up as a cowgirl before we left.
Spencer is still hard at work at Best Buy, and putting the finishing touches on our newly finished basement. We (Sophia especially) have been enjoying it for weeks now. Sophia asks everyone who visits, "Wanna see my basement?" Shes quite excited about her new play place and moms quite fond of the high noise level that has moved from upstairs to downstairs.
I am starting to get a little more rest through the night now, Cash will sleep for 6 hours at times. Its bliss let me tell you. Right now I'm trying to keep up on my scrapbooking but I'm starting to realize why digital scrapbooking is becoming so much more popular. I think its going to become much more popular with ME too.....soon!
Here I couldnt resist putting him is Sophias baby doll stroller. Ha ha!

TAG....your it!

So through my blog stalking I noticed a fun tag and decided to jump on the wagon and make my first tag to my blogging sister in laws! (Jennie, Megan, Mary and Courtney) Here's how it goes:

Go to your 4th picture file,

Post the 4th picture in that file, explain and

Tag 4 people!

Simple, yet FUN! Here's mine.

After coming home from church one Sunday, I pulled Sophias church clothes off and let her run around the house in her diaper while I fixed some quick lunch and grabbed her some comfy clothes. While I was busy, she located my church shoes that I had kicked off and walked around the house with them and her sippy cup. She feels pretty important putting on mommys shoes.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sophi's Best Birthday gift EVER!

I finally had some down time to post some pictures from Sophi's birthday party and Cash's arrival. We're all doing great! Thanks to everyone for your support and excitement with our newest little one!

Blowing out her Birthday Candles

Loving her new baby from Papa and Grandma

Sophia and her new baby brother Cash

Sophi's new birthday dress

Dancing in her new dress

Opening her birthday presents

Our little Cash

Mother and Son

Daddy and his kids


Sophi meeting Cash for the first time

Just arrived!

Proud Daddy

Our newest edition

Friday, September 5, 2008

I spoke TWO soon!

So maybe I jumped the gun a little in venting on my blog a little too soon. We had our little boy only two days after my "emotional unload" and yes............Now Sophi shares the same birthday as her little brother Cash! I can't believe it, out of 365 days in a year, they were born exactly 2 years apart to the date. The similarities were crazy, they were both 20 inches long, and Cash only weighed an ounce more than Sophi. It seems that 10am also seems to be a consistent time with both of them. My water broke with Sophia at 10:00 am and with Cash my contractions were coming 4 min apart at home starting at 10:00 am. I called my docs office just to double check how close my contractions were suppose to be in order to head to the hospital cause I couldnt remember. I had a 1:45 appt scheduled that day, but after I talked to the nurse, she asked if we could make it in at 10:35 and she'd have the doctor just check me and see whats up. So we packed up all our bags, loaded Sophia and headed to the office. She checked me and I was at 5 cm and 100%. She asked if we packed everything or if we had to head home because she didnt suggest taking too long heading over to the hospital. We got all checked in and situated in the delivery room about 11:15 or 11:30. I hung out for about an hour with my contractions, had the epidural about 12:30, told them I was feeling the need to push about 12:45ish or 1:00 after my epidural. The nurses asked me what I was at when I went to the office at 10:35, told them, they asked if I was checked again by anyone, told them no, so they checked again. The nurse was a little in shock that she thought I was at 9 cm, so she asked another nurse to check and that nurse said I was already a 10 and we needed to get the doctor there. Needless to say the doctor rushed in and delivered Cash at 1:33. Nuts! I never expected things to go so fast. Good thing I didnt hang out at home much longer timing my contractions. I might have had him in the hospital hallway or something! Things are great thought, hes a very good baby and we feel blessed for a second time with a great child. Eventually I'll have time later to post more pictures, but this is all I have easy access to at the time. We're postponing Sophi's birthday celebration to Monday the 8. So I'll have a post hopefully shortly after. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Are you KIDDING me!

I have to say, I have NEVER been so frustrated, anxious, and impatient all at the same time! I know I'm not like some women who go over their due date (lets wait and see) but I'm going to be 39 weeks this coming Friday and I've been prepared to have this baby since I did the whole preterm labor thing at 34 weeks!

I dont know what this little guy is thinking! I'm convincing myself (for my sanity) that he's waiting a little longer because he's hanging out with his little girl cousin in heaven (Ben and Megans) and having SO much fun that he can't stand to head down here and leave her! Right?!

Wish me luck that this is the week! But lets skip over Wednesday which is Sophis birthday, I'd feel bad if they had to share the same date.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Dance BABY Dance!

Lately I've been obsessed with watching "So you think you can dance". I know just about everybody else is already on the bandwagon, but I've also been watching reruns on MTV of older seasons. I just had to post a couple of my favorite dances from this last season! I totally hate that there's only ONE winner! Some of them should win in couples and then be forced to date and marry! Thats what I think should happen. Look at me, I'm wanting to arrange marriages! Seriously though some of these couples should stick together and tour! I'd go see them for sure! Also, I'm stuck on watching "Americas Best Dance Crew". Its a must see! I still can't believe Fanny pack got cut last week!

As far as a family update. I get to stop my medication tomorrow (saturday), if I'm lucky I'll have the baby soon after stopping it. Knowing my luck I'll probably carry for at least another 2 weeks! Lets hope not, I'm pretty uncomfortable at this point.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Alright, Spencer and I are having a hard time figuring out what to name our soon to be here child! So I thought I'd post the top 3 that we have been agreeable on. Please give me some feedback, I'm fine with someone not likeing the name and telling me why, that helps in the process, but dont worry, if we do name our child the name you didnt care for.............I won't be the least bit concerned.




Thursday, June 26, 2008

No more MULLET!

Yes, my daughter has had a slight mullet for the past 4 or 5 months, I've been working on letting her sides catch up with the rest of her hair and in the meantime, neglected the back of her hair that continued to grow. So I took some scissors to her hair after church last Sunday and "Wallah!" No more little miss mullet! She was a little shy at first as the two of us "oooh'd and ahhhh'd" over her. But shes looking so grown up to us now!

Just a little behind.......

I am well aware that I am not the best at updating my blog. It's taken me forever to get pictures off of my camera and on to the computer. Can you believe I had over 450 pictures to download! So here is my attempt to update you through pictures! Yeah!

This is Sophi in May, she is obsessed with making sure every doll she puts on a chair is lined up alongside her! She gets this from me. I have a picture just like it of me when I was about her age. Must be some type of obsessive compulsive disorder.
This is Sophi in May at the Henry Doorly Zoo. They have a new butterfly exhibit and it was a huge hit with her. We went with my friend Shani and her little boy Reilly. It was a fun day! She kissed just about every little fake animal you could sit on at the flower gardens.
Reilly wasnt a fan of the rhino!

A few days after the zoo, I noticed we had a new baby bird that had landed on our deck, he was just learning to fly so he was quite unsteady. Sophi was so excited and started offering the bird her morning cereal!
Now on to a home improvement project.......... I have been so excited to get things ready for my new little baby boy. I finished painting his room the end of May right before we left for out little vacation. It turned out really cute! Its kind of hard to not feel overwhelmed with the stripes in this picture because I could only get so far back with the camera, but trust me when your in the room, it doesnt feel that way. Yeah for little boys!

For those of you who dont already know, Sophia has a hard time giving someone a "thumbs up". She understands the concept that a finger is suppose to be pointing up from your hand, but she turns it into a set of "guns" pointed at the ceiling.
Its to DIE for!
To add to her obsessive compulsive disorders, when she "puts her babies to bed" they ALWAYS go face down, just like she sleeps. She ran out of her room one day and said "Daddy come see", Spencer found her entire bed covered with every last doll and stuffed animal facing down on her bed! Another thing to DIE for!
That wraps up our month of May! I'll post June too, it was a very busy month!