Sunday, November 29, 2009

And Since I Am Sharing.....

Here is my baby boy next to the Christmas tree. Luckily it's in a spot that he doesn't seem to want to crawl to.

Holiday Lights

I had to share the lights that my husband put up on our home. He was so proud of himself that I knew I had to show them off. We are so blessed to have been able to build the home that we love and to be able to decorate as we please.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Where Have You Been??

Wow....I feel like I fell off the face of the Earth with my blogging. I have that lingering feeling of not talking to a good friend in months.....that's what my lack of blogging has done. I know several times I told my hubby that I need to get on the computer and blog. The first week I was Super Busy at work, we finished painting our kitchen and just seemed to be occupied with other things. I have been off of work since this past Monday afternoon and it has been wonderful. I have spent such memorable and cherished moments with Scott and Bill. We took a trip while Bill did some consulting work, went shopping and spent time with our families. We were able to find time to take boxes down to the basement and start getting our Christmas items out.

Thanksgiving was not only delightful and wonderfully delicious. We gathered at my brother's home for some yummy food and bonding time which included playing Big Game Hunter and some odd rabbit game on Wii. My mom was able to stay until today and was able to see Scott during his swim class. I am so thankful for my family and the time that I get to spend with them. It has been such a blessing to be able to hang out with my baby and my husband. I must say though...I am back and my blogging will be as well.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Visit From the Heisman

The Heisman Trophy made a visit to my husband's high school. Why is this coveted trophy traveling to a local Illinois high school one might ask?? Apparently there is a parent who works for Nissan and Nissan is sponsoring a tour of the trophy. They were able to get the trophy to make a stop while in-route to another location. Of course, my husband, being the football guy that he is, had to take Scott to lay his hands on the almighty Heisman. Scott seemed to be rather sober with the trophy but the big boy loved it.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Weighing In

I was dreading my weigh-in today at Weight Watchers. Absolutely fearing it......I hadn't eaten particularly well and I am completely off on my exercising. For goodness sakes I had Long John Silver's fish, chicken and shrimp the other night so I knew it would not be good (sometimes get those odd cravings.)

I walked down the stairs with two of my co-workers to the classroom for our meeting. We were the first ones there and I got to be the first one on the scale. Harry, our WW leader, was set up and ready to go. I stepped on and waited and waited and waited some more....he had started to fill out the wrong form. I just knew it had to be bad. He handed my booklet back and I had lost 1 pound!!!! I seriously thought he must have been joking but I wasn't going to second guess the almighty Weight Watcher's scale.

Needless to say I am in a much happier mood and I am more dedicated to making this upcoming week a better one. This means no Long John Silver's. I started two days ago ensuring that I am getting enough water especially while I am at work. I tend to sit at my desk and not get up to refill my water bottle which leaves me tired and parched.

After seven weeks of attending meetings, I have lost 7.2 lbs. I couldn't be more thrilled as this baby weight needs to go!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

2009 Bloggers Ornament Exchange

So while perusing some new and lovely blogs I found a Blogger Ornament Exchange over at PamperingBeki. It's really simple....just sign up on her blog, send her an email with your pertinent info, she will pair you up and let you know where to send the ornament to by November 23rd. You have until November 12th to sign hurry on over!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pictures to Share

I just had to share some pictures of my baby boy. I just can't get enough of him!!

Watching Daddy mow the lawn with Shiloh

Just too cute and he knows it

There is something about a Super Grover tee, a diaper, and striped socks

The Next Michael Phelps??

I decided awhile ago that I wanted my kids to take swimming lessons. I think that it is very important for little ones to learn the basics so that just in case they ever get in a situation where they need to utilize swimming they would know what to do. So I found out that our local YMCA starts offering classes when kids are 6 months old. Perfect!!! Scott just turned 6 months old so I signed him up.

I can't say that he loved it and I can't say that he hated it as he was rather indifferent about the whole situation. He was put in a yellow floaty and we sang songs while doing different movements. For instance we sang a little song about a motorboat while having the little ones lay on their back and kick their feet. As Scott is only a baby I was the one kicking his feet. Six more weeks left, so I hope he smiles sometime soon while he is there.

The Week After Halloween Pictures

Am I a terrible mom for not taking pictures of my little one on his first Halloween. Granted my husband dressed him up the day before and brought him into my work to visit with my co-workers and he didn't have it on the day of Halloween. But how did I (the person that takes pictures of my child almost everyday) forget to do this. is my little monkey, who kinda looks like a little bear:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I Feel So Honored

So earlier this week one of my favorite people, Lindsey from over at Mommy Wonderland left me a message that she would have a suprise for me. Well low and behold she gifted me not just 1, but 2 awards.

Make sure to click on over to Mommy Wonderland as Lindsey provides a great laugh and lovely thoughts.....her most recent postings have made me giggle and left me completely intrigued about the P90X system.

I have been so super excited about this since I got her message, but my time wouldn't allow for me to post this until today. Thank you so much Lindsey for thinking of a fairly new blogger it makes me proud to have loyal readers already. So here it goes.....

This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.

Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose six more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

So I only have five but they are delightful and entertaining reads.

Please make sure to visit these great ladies:

Kathy - At Last....

Karen - Ramblin'

Jano - What's Brewing with JANERIC?

Melissa - Melissa's Adventures in Kids, Knitting, and Weight Loss (not necessarily in that order)

Nikki - In the Nik of Time...

This is the second award and there are some rules that go along with it too....

  • Post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

  • Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Or in my case the five fabulous blogs mentioned above. Here is to the ladies above and they two honors they have recieved today!!

  • Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

    • It's So Much Easier Being Green

      Finally after two months of living in our house we decided to buy some paint for the family room/kitchen. After throwing out the idea of an olive green type color, my hubby agreed and we went on our way to Lowes.

      Before we moved we bought one of those lovely paint color fan books. These things are fantastic for picking out paint colors due to the amount of colors to choose from but they are also horrible for the same reason. Too many colors!!!!

      In the end we picked Olympic Paint color Cavern Moss. We started last weekend when my mom came to visit someone could watch the little one. Now we have the kitchen to conquer......

      Below are a few pictures to show off the color.....we don't have much hanging on the walls yet but it will come in time.



      Wednesday, November 4, 2009

      Time Flys When You Are Having Fun

      My baby is officially 6 months old as of last Friday. I really can't believe how fast it has gone. He is sitting up unassisted, rocking back and forth on his hands and knees and starting to get the hang of using a sippy cup. In fact Bill and I saw him try to take a crawling step (if that's what you call it) the other day. He loves to stand and jump up and down. We started to move him up to 2nd foods the other day as well. This next month can only bring us new adventures.

      And yes this is a picture of my baby in a bar. It was lunch time and they have great food.