Wednesday, April 10, 2013


If ever there was a reason to have 8 kids it's because of this picture.

This is a picture of my Mom and her 7 siblings. I'm posting this today because it's my Grandma's 84th birthday. She's celebrating in Heaven and we miss her very much.

But this picture embodies all that she was and the family she created. My mom (front, middle) and her siblings have the most fun of any group of people I've ever been around. Add husbands, wives, kids, grand kids and now great-grand kids and you get one heck of a party when we all get together.

I can guarantee that we will never have 8 kids (or even half that) but some days I think of all the fun these guys have an contemplate it, but just for a second.

I hope into the future we can keep this fun going!

Happy birthday Grandma!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

This pregnancy sponsored by.....

*Saltine Crackers
*PSI anti-nausea bands

This pregnancy started off fairly similar to the first one. Tired, lack of energy, a little nausea in the morning.

But then at week 14, things took a turn for the worse. I've had horrible heart burn and morning sickness. Yuck!! I feel like all I've eaten for the past few weeks is saltine crackers and Tums and I'm over it. Plus, it's a whole different ball game when you have a 3 year old running around!

Which leads me to think it's a boy this time? We'll see in a few weeks!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

And then there were 4......

For some reason the video isn't very clear here.

In case you didn't catch Presley's quick message..... we're expanding our family! We're happy, nervous, scared. All of the above. We've gotten pretty good at this "single child" thing. Now we're crossing into unfamiliar territory with the responsibility of not one but TWO little people. Yikes!

I'm sure we'll be fine, lots of people do it and succeed right?!

How does Presley feel about this? Well depending on the day, you'll get different answers. Some days she's excited to teach the baby things and share her toys. Other days, she says she will not give up her bed for the baby and doesn't want to name it! I'm sure once it's all said and done, she'll be an amazing big sister.

She'll get to practice a little in June when my younger sister has her first baby. I'm hoping this will help her ease in to the cousin role first, experience a newborn and then make the transition to big sister that much easier. Fingers crossed.

Baby Yearout #2.... coming in September! Stay tuned for more updates.