Thursday, December 3, 2009

announcing baby scout!

"It's never the right time to have kids, but it's always the right time for screwing. God's not a dumbshit. He knows how it works."- shitmydadsays twitter! 

I know its a little vulgar, but HILARIOUS and so true in our life right now! 

We just found out Monday that we are expecting baby #2. CRAZY. 

Timing is horrible, I'm out of work, fighting with unemployment, worried about paying bills, and now we are faced with the wonderfully scary situation of figuring out how to clothe and feed another child, how we will squeeze 3 children into our car since we cant afford a bigger car. and now im kicking myself for not keeping all of the bigger things like swings and such.

But at the same time, its probably the BEST time, I'm out of work and focusing on our children, unemployment will eventually start and we wont be as strapped, we will live within our means and provide for our family, we wont be rich but I know that there are many people out there struggling with less, I'm blessed to have a wonderful, hardworking husband that supports me and our family, he works for an amazing company that is family run and has embraced us as part of theirs. We live in a beautiful house, we both drive new cars, our children are HEALTHY, we love each other, and we really have everything we NEED. There will always be food on our table and gas in our cars even if we shop at the good will and dont wear designer clothes our house will always be filled with love.

I will learn to be more FRUGAL with our hard earned money, I will learn how to stretch every dollar to its fullest, be less wasteful, and learn to feed my husband leftovers! This will not be easy but it will have great rewards! I will have lots of time to spend with savanna and brynn before or little bundle of joy arrives, and Hopefully in the next seven months we will have a plan as to what comes next. 

At first we were both very overwhelmed, But every baby is a blessing, So we will embrace this baby and this pregnancy with as much love and joy as the the last. And yes we are very much hoping for a boy, but as long as its healthy that is all that really matters!

We Find out next Wednesday just how far along we are, since we were definitely not trying I wasn't keeping track and cant honestly remember when my last period was. Im hoping im about 8 weeks, that way they will be able to see a heartbeat and give me great estimation of a due date at my appointment!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tackle it Tuesday!


Well now that im a stay at home mom (still getting used to that) I figure its probably a good idea for multiple reasons to get some projects done around here! Nothing to big, Im not bulding and arc or anything!

So here is my first project- The Dreaded Pantry!! It always seems that hisbands and kids tear threw here looking for a snack, or the husband puts the groceries away, and well if there is a space then thats where it MUST go Right? lol!!
here are the before-






Now, If I could just keep everyone out of it, It might actually stay this way :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I know i have been a slacker.....

BUT im not the only anyone out there?

I have LOTS of bloggin to catch up on...we have been doing tons of stuff and having a lot going on since school started! But I promise to catch you all up!

my main reason for this blog has to do with BRYNN!

She is my challenging person to buy for this year- So this is year i have decided that our main present to brynn is HOPEFULLY going to be a little bedroom makeover.

She has pretty much has the same stuff in her room since she was a 2- its time for a big girl room! Plus she Loves her own space, and shares a room at her moms with her little sister there, so id like to make her room as special as possible for now- one day she may have to share it here as well!

Im planning to re-do some fruniture that we already have but Im looking for a day bed, so if anyone knows of anyoe that is getting rid of one I would love to have it. the color doesnt matter!

im also looking for

*closet organization stuff
* bright colored fabrics
* a small night stand
* cute small dest chair
*two tall bookcases
*cute floor rug

so please keep your eyes peeled for me if you happen to be about any super clearance or garage sales or thrift shops! Id love to get all this stuff second hand if possible to minimize cost and waste!! I love repurposing old stuff and although i love ikea, id like to keep that list small!

Friday, August 21, 2009

1st day of 1st grade!

So proud to be sitting at her own desk!
Today when Steven took her to school the teacher had very good things to say about Brynn. We were told that she is the only child in the class that can read along with her. Most kids have a few words that they know, but she feels that Brynn will be moving along to chapter books before we know it!
This is Brynn and her BFF Hannelore! They are really great friends. They are very excited to be sitting in the same group of desks! There personalities are completly the opposite of one another and compliment eachother so well!

Friday, August 7, 2009


I can Finally see you! :)
I Finally went to the eye Dr. last week. Turns out I have an Astigmatism in my left eye. I needed a small perscription to correct this. I just picked them up today so I am still getting used to them. They feel wierd, like im in my own little bubble, But my vision has improved!

Friday, July 31, 2009

I have Finally decided!!

whoo, what a relief, Since Savanna is already 9 months old I have needed to start thinking of the theme for her 1st birthday!

Today I decided that its going to be

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar"

I saw on this blog today the most adorable Caterpillar for that them party. And I have to do it! Its so cute! Of course I'm already thinking of Ideas to make it my own and take it to the next level, this is going to be so much fun!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tackle It Tuesday - Jars

I noticed I had been starting quite a collection of these old jars in my garage, and had been trying to figure out just what to do with them. I already have a canister set with the normal stuff in it, But i really wanted to display these in my kitchen somehow. These Jars are very old, Some belonged to Stevens Great Grandma, and some belonged to My Great Grandma
As you can see in the background of this picture, I have a jar that contains Spaghetti DING DING DING! I figured it out, I will fill them with different types of pasta, and pretend im Itialian!
So I went searching in my cubbords for pasta. I only found 2 other types. But it was a start!
But I still had 5 more jars to fill, and well once I started I couldnt possibly sleep till this was accomplished! So I searched some more.....
Filled one with Chompers Treats, For when he is actually good. These will be in here for a while! :)
Always good to have the S.O.S. pads handy- and they kinda match the jar!
And well, Since I happen to have an abundace of Baby snacks around these days I figured that I could use some biter biscuits to fill one up!
And in my small attempts at going green and creating less waste, I invested ( $1 on clearance)in Slicone cupcake wrappers, and they had just come out of the dishwasher and were looking for a home! (there are actually 24 of them in there, you just cant tell cause some of them are stacked together!)
I also have an abundance of this sugar subsitiute hanging around from when they paid me a bunch of money to pass out sugar packets! Man I need to find another cush side job like that again!
Then I had this Beautiful Iced Tea Pitcher that used to belong to my great grandmother, And I also wanted to display this, So I filled it with....
Iced Tea packets!
And there you have it
oops pardon my melons!
Oh and there is Charger our new kitty, Trying to find out why HE doesnt have a treat jar!
Tackle It Tuesday Meme

Monday, June 8, 2009

a day at the pier-

Brynn was on spring break this week, I was able to take Friday off so we could have a nice family day.
We took the girls to Pier 39. It was a BEAUTIFUL day in the city.

We had lots of fun,
It was such a great day!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

so mary....since we didnt have a mothers day blog challenge.....
I challenge you now...can you top this one?

Friday, May 8, 2009

This baby loves the bath!

Here she is. She really loves the bath

She LOVES water. I'm going to look into some mommy and me swim classes. I want to take advantage of the fact that she loves the water and start swimming lessons ASAP!

Saturday, May 2, 2009





when savanna wakes up, were going to Toys r us, so brynn can spend her gift card from uncle michael!

p.s. chomps is under the covers!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

here she is!

It ended up weighing about 40lbs!

Took me all day, cause i had both the girls to myself that day. If i had had a sitter i could have busted it out in about 4 or 5 hours!

TONS OF FUN. And a girl at the party offered me 300 to make her a similar cake! Im totally doin it!

Friday, April 17, 2009

our easter

So excited to see eachother, April and Brynn coloring eggs.
This is Gizmo, Stevens favorite part of going to my aunts house! Shes not winking, she just has one eye!
sooo excited to go down stairs and see what the easter bunny brought them!
Looking for eggs!
Nana found her basket!
Then dug threw it with her dad
she slept threw the egg hunt, tired lil baby needs her beauty rest!
the girls making bracelets
always being a good dad
but being that the girls woke up at 6 to find eggs, 10 am is a good time for a nap,
steven and kevin sleeping