April 30, 2012

Bye Bye Pull-Ups!


Noah is officially potty trained! Yaaaay!
No more Pull-Ups for this guy at night. The past couple
of days he has slept through the night without a single
accident. I'm sure we will have a few "uh-ohs," here and
there, but so far, so good! He has done great!! We
are soooo proud of our big boy!

April 26, 2012


current blog i enjoy reading:
current playlist:
Paint A Face by Neil Halstead on Grooveshark
Never Be Daunted by Jaymay on Grooveshark

current color:

current food:
multi-grain cheerios

current favorite show(s):
mad men

current need:
for spring weather to stay a little
while longer. it's starting to get hot! ack!

current outfit:
wearing pajamas right now, but if i
could pick out any outfit from my pinterest
style boards to wear, i'd pick this one:


current triumph:
ran my first 5k last saturday!

current bane of my existence:

current favorite quote(s):
"listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no
matter what. if you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they
are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big,
because to them all of it has always been big stuff."

current #1 blessing:
having a swimming pool in walking
distance from our apartment 

current indulgence:
dang star-burst jelly beans
i have my mom to thank for that!

current excitement:
headed to stillwater, oklahoma next
friday to see my brother graduate from
architecture school. so proud of him!

current mood:

current favorite product:
burt's bees lip shimmer guava
couldn't go a day without it

current wish list item:
chevron iphone cover-- love!


April 25, 2012

Embrace the Camera


hot dogs on the grill.
beautiful weather.
a walk around the neighborhood.
spending time together as a family.
a pretty perfect ending to our wonderful day!


April 23, 2012

Onesie Cuteness

I've been dying to share with you the adorable onesies my mom made recently!
In the next few weeks I will be attending a couple of baby showers, so
I called my mom and asked if she could come up with something cute.

 Goodness, did she pull out all the girly stops!
Pinks... frills... polka dots... ahhh so cute!


I'll be set someday if we have a baby girl. :)

Thank you mom... so much!
You are amazing.


April 17, 2012

The Past Two Months

Somehow this blog of mine gets pushed aside every couple of months. I so wish I were better at keeping up with it like I used to be, but sometimes I find myself needing a break. I wouldn't even say life has been all crazy and busy... it was just time to step back. But I gotta say, I missed my little ol' blog. And I missed, you, all my sweet readers who take the time to keep up with us.

So here's a quick attempt to catch up on what we've been up to lately ::

Noah is officially potty trained!!! Yay! He finally gave up his diapers on March 27th, and he's been in his big boy undies ever since. It's bittersweet. As happy as I am that we're out of diapers, I'm kind of sad about it too. There is no "baby" left in him. As for the training, it was totally a breeze. He was just ready. And we couldn't be more proud of him! He has done awesome!

:: I'm running my first 5k this Saturday {Josh ran his first one in March--and did really great by the way}!! I am so excited! Since January, Josh and I have been running using the Ease into 5k app. In the past, I've come close to completing it but never followed through. This time around, I finally did it! And I could have never done it without the support and push from Josh. There were many times I probably would have walked if Josh wasn't there encouraging me to keep going. And now, we are halfway through the Bridge to 10k app!! I'm so proud of us and what we've accomplished together. Being able to run together is a huge blessing, and it would not be possible without the huge support of Noah. He has been nothing but happy to ride in his stroller while we run. Always happy to ride along, never complaining how long it takes or how hot or cold it may be outside. He is a huge part of our success with running. And he will be there on Saturday at our run with my parents cheering us on as they walk the 5k themselves. It's going to be an exciting and fun weekend!

:: Noah loves to sing. If he's not singing, he's humming. It's so sweet. One song he loves to sing goes like this: "Pumpkin, pumpkin, round and fat, turn into a jack-o-lantern just like that!" It's a song my mom used to sing to me. Here is Noah's version of the song: "Pumpkin, pumpkin, round and fat, turn into a jack-o-lator just like that." It is the cutest thing ever. Josh and I always get tickled every time we hear "jack-o-lator."

:: We've been spending a lot of time at our pool already. The water is still a little chilly, but it has just been too beautiful lately not to go out and get some sun. I was thinking this might be the summer Noah learns to swim, but now I'm not so sure. He is pretty timid about getting too far into the water, so I think it's going to take more time then I thought. But that's okay. When he's ready, he will be ready. And when he does, I have no doubt he will be a little fishy in the water!

:: Noah totally loved dyeing eggs for the first time Easter night. We used Kool-Aid to color the eggs and they turned out so bright and colorful. I may or may not have eaten almost all the eggs since last Sunday. Hard boiled eggs are, as Dora the Explorer would say, "muy delicioso!"

:: I love Einstein, but a couple weeks ago I was about ready to ship him off to China. He brought ticks into our apartment, which quickly became infested with them. NASTY disgusting ticks. Gives me the chills just thinking about it again. One day Josh and I pulled fourteen {yes, fourteen!} ticks off Einstein. Every time we took him out to go potty, we had to check him for ticks before bringing him back in. And often, we'd still miss one and not notice it until it had sucked a gallon of blood from him. It was awful; I felt so bad for him. I'm not sure I've ever been so stressed out in my life trying to rid our house of ticks. I spent days cleaning our apartment top to bottom, spraying the house with anti-tick spray, and washing anything and everything that could possibly have been in contact with a tick. The worst was when I spotted a nest of tick eggs in my bathroom after our apartment was pretty much spotless. I had a panic attack that day... it was not pretty. Anyway, to make a long story short {because believe me, I could go on and on}, we haven't had any major problems with ticks lately, and I'm so unbelievably thankful.

:: Diet Snapple Peach Tea is my new obsession since I gave up Dr Pepper. It's some gooood stuff.

:: We had an awful outbreak of tornadoes a few weeks ago here in DFW, and it was just wild! Thankfully no one was hurt, but there was quite a lot of damage done. And this past Saturday I was up half the night worrying about all of my family in Oklahoma and Missouri with all the crazy tornadoes all over the place. Ugh! So ready for tornado season to be over!

Okay, so I guess I had more to share than I thought! I'll leave you with the sweetest face on this planet!