Monday, March 29, 2010

Going Home Tomorrow

It is so hard to believe I am going back to Texas tomorrow. I have been here almost 2 weeks and it has flown by! On the other hand it seems like I have been here for SO long and I can't wait to get home to my wonderful husband and get my baby home to his Daddy. The weather in El Paso is amazing right now! 80 something degrees today... its supposed to be in the 80's again tomorrow. I am excited for the warmth finally!!

My little boy is getting so big! I know I say it every week but this week it is more true than ever. He is so close to rolling over, and every once in a while he lets out a chuckle. He has found his voice and is talking non-stop! He is starting to reach out for things and grab them. It is amazing watching him every day and see the changes in him. We brought him to the chiropractor and it has helped him so much, he actually enjoys being on his tummy now!

I need to get to sleep... had a late night last night and got less than 3 hours of sleep. Tomorrow is going to be a late night too. We land in El Paso at 8:40 so it will be pretty late before we get to sleep :) I hope everyone had a great Monday

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Follow already?!

Wow this last week has flown! Joshua and I have already been in the beautifully cold state of Minnesota for 9 days already. We leave in 4, to head back to our Daddy and hubby in Texas. It is already Friday follow! So make sure to visit new sites and make some new friends.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wednesday Wednesay

Today is my little sister Olivia's Birthday! Happy birthday Olivia!! She turned 7 today :) We went to my Dad's work for dinner tonight, stopped and got McDonalds on the way. Then we ate cupcakes! Olivia handed some out to a few people at my Dad's work, she had fun :D

I am going to lunch with my sister in law tomorrow :) I have only seen her once since I have been home so we should have fun hanging out! I just hope Joshua isn't to crabby... I think he is getting sick. He has been really fussy and has had a little bit of a fever the last couple days. I hope he's not getting the flu :(

I should be sleeping right now... Joshua has been sleeping for 2 1/2 hours or so haha. I am going!! I need to brush my teeth and take my contacts out then off to beddy bye for mommy :)

Hope everyone had a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Baby boy

My baby boy is getting so big! Here is a recent picture of him, every time I see him I am just amazed at how fast he is growing. I am pretty sure all parents say that though :)

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We did some picture of him yesterday, I will try and post a couple after they are all fixed up. My Dad is a photographer so it is nice to get the pictures done for really cheap.

I have 1 week left in Minnesota. I am having fun here and I am glad that Josh and I got to come and visit, but I miss my hubby! It is so much harder to leave him and be this far away from him now that we have Josh. And I know he misses Josh, so that makes me feel even worse! Joshua hasn't changed at all though so hopefully it won't be that hard for him.

Well I am going to go get some sleep. I have been going to sleep really late the last few nights and now its not even 11 so I could actually be asleep by midnight. I haven't even been going to bed until 1 or so, ugh that makes for a long day! I hope everyone had a wonderful Tuesday!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday in Minnesota :)

Happy Sunday! I have been having a lot of fun visiting family and friends in MInnesota with my little man. I am exhausted because I haven't been sleeping enough :)

Today we got to go to church with my family and see a lot of my old friends! It was a lot of fun catching up with people I haven't seen in a while and showing off my baby boy. He is getting so big! And everyone hasn't seen him since he was 2 weeks old so he is much bigger.

Ryan was in the ER last night because he was really sick all day yesterday, he thought it was food poisoning but then he got a fever so he decided to go in and get checked out. He was really dehydrated and had a high heart rate and Blood Pressure. They hooked him up to IV's and checked him out. They were thinking maybe appendicitis so they did a CT scan but it turned out he just has the flue really bad :( I feel bad that he is there alone and sick while I am here.

Well I should go get some sleep! My Dad is going to do some picture of Joshua in the morning :) I hope i brought a cute outfit with to take them in! I have to dig through it...

Hope everyone had a great sunday!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Follow friday!!

Happy follow friday everyone :) Make sure to follow new friends and be followed by sharing your link here:

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I am in Minnesota now! I am having fun visiting my family and I get to see Ana and Kellie tomorrow :) I am so excited! I probably won't be on here that much while I am here but I will try to get on once in a while and update. I am going to be here until the 30th, then back to Texas!

Ryan goes to the medical board on the 23rd to find out what is going to happen... They have up to 30 days to tell him what they decide so my guess is we won't find out for a little while! Wish him luck :)

Hope everyone has a great friday!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My first Award :)

I have recieved my first blogger award! The sunshine award. Thanks to Milena at Be Your Best Mom for sharing this with me!

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The rules for accepting this award are:
- Put the logo on your blog or within your post

- Pass the award onto 12 bloggers

- Link to the nominees within your post

- Let them know they received this award by commenting on their blog

- Share the love & link to the person from whom you received this award

So now I am going to pass on to 12 of my lovely readers:

The Art of Being Alive
Playing House
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Silly Precious Piggies
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The Secret Life of an American Wife and Mom
3 Boys and a Girl

Make sure to pass the award on to other deserving bloggers :)

Take Me Back Tuesday

Here is a picture of Ryan and I when I was 16 and he was 17. This was his graduation from basic training :)

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I LOVE looking back at old pictures, remembering the events that surrounded that moment captured forever. It is always so fun to look back and think of how much has changed since then! We had only been dating for about 6 months here. Now we have been married almost 3 years and have a baby! Time sure flies... I am glad I am spending my time with the people that mean the world to me!!

I am going to Minnesota tomorrow! I can't wait :) Me and Josh are going to have so much fun visiting Grandma's and Grandpa's!! I need to eat some lunch then finish packing. This time tomorrow I will be on plane on the way to Dallas.

Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!

A little help friends?

Hey everyone!! Can you guys help me out? My brother is in a contest on facebook right now, if he gets more people to "Like" his picture than anyone else he wins a free autographed jersey. So if you have facebook just click here and like Dan Anderson's picture! Tell all of your friends :) This would mean so much to him.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Not Me! Monday

Here is an opportunity for those of us who have had moments in the last week we maybe weren't so proud of. Did you leave the dishes untouched all weekend? Maybe had a not so proud Mommy moment? Here is your chance to get it out in the open and read back and laugh at it!

to learn more visit Mckmama's blog here

On Thursday I definitely didn't skip dinner. I didn't hope my husband wouldn't notice, and if I did, I wouldn't have used the excuse "Wow, I didn't realize how late it was" then quick try to find something to make. I am an amzing cook and I have dinner on the table every night!

I didn't put my baby in clothes that were to small for him, because the 3 outfits that still fit him were dirty. I am always on top of the laundry! I didn't leave three loads of folded laundry in a laundry basket all weekend, because I didn't want to carry it upstairs! I am most definitely NOT that lazy :)

Well maybe I did do those things. But despite that fact, it was still a great weekend! Ryan had the day of Friday, he's still not sure why. But in the army you don't question day's off :) you just accept them and make sure you enjoy them! Because he could be working all weekend next week at last minutes notice. The only thing certain is uncertainty!

Joshua is FINALLY taking a nap. He woke up at 8:30 this morning and I finally got him to sleep at about 2:30. It has already been 45 minutes so he could wake up any minute! I need to go get some cleaning done, then make an effort to pack today. Me and Joshua leave for Minnesota on Wednesday! We are so excited :)

I hope everyone is having a great Monday!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sweet Sunday

I love Sundays! Church and friends :) We started going to this tiny little church called Faith Baptist church a couple weeks ago. Literally only 6 other people in the church besides us. We make it 9. It is tiny, but these people have the biggest hearts! The minute we walked in we knew this was where we belonged.

Today after church we went to Cici's pizza with everyone. It was fun :) I love hanging out with friends and eating, so that was an awesome time! After we ate we went to sears to return a couple things, and then Old Navy. I love the mall. It makes me smile! :D <-- thats how I feel in the mall.

Now we are getting ready to go back to church for the evening service, and we haven't eaten dinner.... hmm I think someone ate to much pizza today! I need to go feed Mr. Joshua and get ready to go. I hope everyone is having a blessed, relaxed Sunday.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A few of Joshua's faces.

Here are a few faces of Mr. Joshua :)

This is Joshua's "Getting Business Done" face. I ALWAYS (never)look forward to this face.

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This is sleeping Joshua. I really love this one :) This has been my favorite Joshua face for the last few days, because he hasn't had it very often. I get so excited when I see it.

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This is another one that I absolutely love. It is a rare face lately. Only showing itself right after he is done eating, and right after he wakes up. For about 5 minutes each time. I miss this face!

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And last but not least... the content Joshua. This one hasn't been seen very often lately either. But we enjoy it when it comes around :) Joshua has been loving his rocker lately, that is the only time he isn't crying, unless he is being held.

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Well I hope everyone had a great saturday. Time for Joshua to have a bath then get to sleep! Church in the morning :) we need happy Joshua around for that.

Friday, March 12, 2010

PLEASE help me out :)

Hey everyone!! Can you guys help me out? My brother is in a contest on facebook right now, if he gets more people to "Like" his picture than anyone else he wins a free autographed jersey. So if you have facebook just click here and like Dan Anderson's picture! Tell all of your friends :) This would mean so much to him.


Fabulous Friday Follow :)

Happy friday bloggers! Once again today is Friday Follow :) Have fun following and being followed.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

I am so happy!

My friends I can not tell you how happy I am. Joshua has been so cranky the last few days, he didn't sleep more than three hours Sunday, Monday or Tuesday night. I was beginning to wonder if his 7 hours of sleep the last week had been a fluke. But last night he went to bed at 9:30 and woke up at 5:00. I was so happy when I saw the time! I have been so exhausted the last few days, I will admit I have been spoiled by how well he was sleeping. It looks like he will be back in that routine though, so I can continue being spoiled :)

My phone has been acting up the last couple weeks. It has been going very slow and not letting me send or recieve picture messages! I finally reset it the other day, after I made sure all of my pictures were off and it seems to have solved the problem. I am so relieved. I love my droid eres :) It has been good to me!

Joshua was sitting on the chair the other day watching me fold laundry ( He LOVES watching me fold laundry) and I looked over and he was sound asleep. My little bubba was so tired!

Tonight is going to be taco Thursday :) We didn't have sour cream tuesday so we never had them! so tonight is better then no tacos this week.

Hope everyone is having an awesome Thursday. My hubby gets off at 3 today!! I love Thursdays.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Manicotti

Yesterday I made Manicotti for dinner. I have never made manicotti before and I have to say I was QUITE impressed with myself :) Ryan liked it too so it must have really been good. I changed up the recipe a bit and made it my own and it was delicious!

Tonight is taco tuesday. Hopefully Ryan remembers sour cream! I love taco Tuesday :) I am pretty sure I say that every weel though, so you all know that by now!

My little Joshua has a cold or allergies... I'm not sure which yet. But he has the ickiest nose and itchy eyes. My poor little man hasn't been sleeping good the last few nights, which means I haven't been sleeping good the last few nights. Hopefully it will be better tonight! I was getting used to those 5 or 6 hours of sleep.

My house is officially free of Boxes!! The moving company came today and picked up all of our boxes, minus the few we are keeping to store stuff in. We have a whole room now to try to figure out what to do with :) I'm pretty sure it won't be to hard. Ryan has kind of claimed it as his room, because we have no garage so his tools are all in there. I wanted it to be a computer/guest room but I think thats what the room upstairs will turn into! I think we are going to get a futon soon :)

Ryan is going to the medical board on March 23rd, to find out if his job is getting changed, he is getting kicked out or if things will stay how they are. I kind of hope he gets kicked out, because then we can move back to Minnesota! But I know thats not practical right now because he needs to finish school and we need the financial security, so i guess a job change is the next best thing. I will let you know when we find out. I will be in Minnesota when he goes.

Well I need to go feed my bubba boy before Ryan gets home and we go running! Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Not Me! Monday

Not me Monday is a chance to get out a few of those things that happened through out the week that maybe you weren't so proud of. A chance to laugh at the little things we all do! To learn more about Not me! Monday check out McMama's blog here:

I didn't go to the bathroom yesterday and use the last of the toilet paper and leave the empty roll there for Ryan to discover :) I would never do such a thing! But if I did I wouldn't use an excuse like "I didn't think we had anymore" When I knew there were 2 rolls in the bathroom upstairs. Thats the whole problem. THey were upstairs! I am not that lazy. Everyone knows that!

I didn't make the bed 5 minutes before bed everynight for like 5 days, hoping Ryan didn't notice all day that it was unmade! At least it was made right?

I definitely did not leave the mail unchecked all weekend because I didn't wanna go through the trouble of getting the baby in his stroller and walking the whole 2 blocks to the mail box. That is so lazy, and we all know I am not lazy! I definitely did not do that!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Time for bed!

I am heading off to bed. Here are a few pictures from the Zac Brown Band Concert on Thursday :)
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This is Mexico! Driving to New MExico we saw the border, which is like 5 miles from our house haha.

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here he is :) I LOVE Zac Brown! I had so much fun!!

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Joey and Rory were the MC's and then Mike Jones randomly came on at the end haha it was fun :)

I finally found a pair of jeans today! I have been having such a hard time finding anything that fits since I had Joshua, I know its a sign I should lose weight but its so hard. I have been walking regularly, eating semi-healthy, and even running once in a while. I have lost almost 40 pounds since I had him, but I need to lose about 15 more to get to my pre-pregnancy weight and about 30 to get to my ideal weight! I want to do it! But after buying many jeans and returning them, trying on about 40 pairs. i grabbed a pair of 5.00 clearance jeans at walmart today and they fit!! I am so happy :)

well I need to sleep! Church in the morning. Hope everyone had a great saturday!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Follow!

I missed last week so I am gonna make up for it this week! For more info on Friday follow click here :Friday Follow

Last night Ryan and I went to New Mexico for the Zac Brown Band concert... it was amazing!! I am uploading my pictures onto the computer now and will post a few on here later :) Happy following!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday?

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I have been sick the last couple days, a very sore throat and really congested. Ugh! It is no fun... and Joshua has been extra crabby so that makes it so much worse!

joshua took an almost 4 hour nap today, and i got hardly anything done. I should have cleaned but i just took a nap and a shower. I folded a couple loads of laundry today so i wasnt totally slacking on the household chores :)

I want to ask you all for a little prayer request! My Dad has been working the 2nd shift at his job for a couple months now. 2pm-10pm. It has been really hard on my family, I have 6 little brothers and sisters. 4 of them are in school and don't get home until after 3 every day, so my dad goes from Sunday night to Saturday morning basically without seeing 4 of his kids. He talked to his boss the other day about switching shifts, because of how hard it has been for him and he said he would see what he could do. Well tomorrow my dad has his review and he is thinking they will let him know what is going to happen there. So PLEASE PLEASE pray they will allow him to switch shifts. This has been so hard on him to not be able to see half of his family...

thank you! Prayers are appreciated!

Well I need to go take care of my fussy baby. I feel like i always end that way. He is just a fussy little man lately! Have a great night everyone :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Some much needed picture updates!!!

I know I haven't posted pictures in a while so tonight is going to be all about pictures :)

Me and Joshua waiting on Daddy to be done changing the exhaust on the truck! It was a little cold out so we only stayed outside for a few minutes.
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My bubba boo! He is definitely a mama's boy. I remember when I bought this right after he was born... I didn't think it would ever fit him. It is a 6 month outfit :( My baby boy is getting so big!!
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My chunker after a bath :) He loves baths now! He loves splashing and has so much fun!
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Me and my love. I realized we hadn't taken many pictures together lately so we made up for it and took a bunch one night before bed :D
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Getting ready to go to the mall! He loves his orange stuffed elephant on his car seat. My big boy!
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He loves to eat. He can't wait to be able to use a fork and spoon and eat REAL food! It will be too soon for Mommy. I want him to stay a baby forever
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Hope everyone had a fabulous Monday! Time for bath and then bed for a cranky little boy :)

Not Me! Monday :)

Happy Monday bloggers! Do you have some things that you just need to get off of your chest this beautiful Monday morning? Not me Monday is a chance to do just that, help you realize its not that big of a deal! To learn more about not me Monday visit mckmama's blog here:

Here goes!

This is not how I spent my Monday morning: Cleaning the kitchen, sweeping the floors, and bringing mountains of laundry downstairs because I went 3 whole days without cleaning. I would never let my house get that bad... and even if I did I definitely wouldn't justify it by saying "It was my birthday Thursday" I don't do that. I know that doesn't mean I don't have to do anything all weekend!

And I did not put my baby in pajama's I found laying on the floor last night, because his pajama drawer was empty. I know that is gross and I would never do that! And he is not still wearing those very same pajama's 2 hours after he woke up, because I don't feel like getting him dressed.

I did not go to the mall on Saturday and spend 3 hours trying on jeans and shirts and finaly just give up and go get a pretzel. What good would that do me? I know better than that! Then I did not ask my husband if we could go back Sunday so I could look again, not me! I wouldn't do that to him!

That is just a short recap of my not me moments from this last weekend... I could go on and on but who wants to see that? not me! :)