Monday, February 28, 2011

Let It Be

This is what I have to do. I HAVE to. I can't keep worrying about every little thing, getting mad about every little thing that doesn't go the way I planned. I can't.

Dear me,
Just Let it be. Let everything be the way it wants. The world can handle itself. You have a wonderful life and you need to snap out of it and realize you can enjoy life. Dance with that beautiful baby boy laughing and dancing his heart out for you. Smile because the baby you have yet to meet that kicks you at just the right time to let you know he or she is doing just fine. Hug that wonderful husband of yours that loves you uncontionally and would do anything just to see you smile. You are blessed to have these amazing people in your life! And in the end, love is all that matters. You have to let it be. Let everything just.. be.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jack's 1st Snowman

This past week, the South Puget Sound has been treated to one last winter treat.


It actually snowed enough to where daddy got off work early on Thursday! We took full advantage and after naptime, we took Jack outside to play. Living in Washington, we don't really have a lot of snow-worthy clothing. But I remembered my mama had given us a pair of Carhartt bibs that had been Avery's. I thought they would be way too big, but I put a pair of sweatpants and a longjohn top on him first and then they fit pretty well.

We had a blast playing outside. Jack had a few issues finding his balance in the bulky layers and slick snow, but he was happy to be outside anyways. He usually hates being cold, so I was really surprised that he didn't whine at all. He didn't even scream when he faceplanted either! haha

We even built a snowman.
(Eh' so he's a little rough around the edges, sue me) 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nuts? or just because he's a 1 year old boy?

And a baby bean belly picture for your enjoyment!
18 weeks! (Please ignore my appearance and bathroom.. I'm sleepy and lazy this morning).

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Our (first) Valentine's Day

Jeff and I have been together for almost five years now, married for a little over two. And believe it or not, this year was the very first Valentine's Day we've spent together (in the same location). That's the military life for you. The past four February 14th's, he was in
#1. San Antonio, Texas
#2. Yakima, Washington
#3. Fort Irwin, California
#4. somwhere, Afghanistan
FINALLY, he's at home!
Needless to say, we couldn't have been happier just spending the night in with our munchkin and watching a movie.
But, being the romantic that my wonderful husband is, despite the fact I told him I didn't want/need a gift... He brought me home a gorgeous boquet of flowers and a WHOLE BAG of Dove chocolates. Gosh, I love that man.
The flowers are so beautiful, and their scent radiates throughout the dining room and kitchen. They are a wonderful reminder that warm weather is coming! And the chocolates, what pregnant girl doesn't love chocolates! Thank you so much to my awesome husband. The best part is that you delivered them to me yourself :)

After discussing it with my mother, I decided my original plan of filling Jeff's whole car with balloons while he was at work probably wasn't the best route (my lungs can't handle that many balloons on their own). So I opted to make him this huge, obnoxiously girly card instead.
Thanks Kellee for showing me how to make those awesome flowers (that make up the heart)!

After these were exchanged, we sat down and had a wonderful family dinner: salad, lasagna, and garlic bread. Family dinners always have a way of making me feel so blessed. We try try to have dinner together at the table at least 5 times a week. I think it's very important not only for Jeff and I, but also for Jack (and in the future, baby bean)!

Daddy was on munchkin bath detail following dinner, while I cleaned up the kitchen and living room of debris from what we call hurricane Jack.

He cleans up pretty nicely, don't you think? Unfortunately, I can't say the same about him holding still so this is best picture of him I could get before bed.

We watched the movie "Red" with Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman. We were both laughing through the whole thing. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be that much of a comedy, but anything with Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman together makes me laugh. And there's a character, Marvin, that you just can't help but love because he's so goofy. If you haven't seen it, definitely rent it from Redbox (Only $1 that way!). And it's a movie both you and your spouse can enjoy.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Seattle Weekend

This past weekend we were lucky enough to be picked to attend a marriage retreat in downtown Seattle. The Army covers the hotel charges, provides catered meals, pays for certified childcare all weekend, and we get to learn about how we can enhance our marriage and explore the city! All we had to do is drive ourselves there. 

If you've never been on a marriage retreat (and you get the opportunity to do so) I highly encourage it. We learned about about how unknown expectations can affect your marriage, how important forgiveness is, and were reminded how in love we are :)

And we also got the opportunity to spend some time together without the munchkin! We went to the Experience Music Project / Science Fiction Museum. There wasn't much Science Fiction stuff in there right now because they are remodeling to include a big exhibit on the movie Avatar (due to open June 4, 2011).
But I did make sure to get a picture of R2D2 from the Star Wars series for my mom and little brother, Max.

The music part was really cool, they had the "music lab" which was a big collection of many instruments and rooms where you could play, and play with your friends. They even have a studio stage where you and your family/friends can play/sing as if you were in a band for 10ish minutes. And then you can buy your video if you want. It was pretty awesome.
They had a big exhibit on Jimi Hendrix with lots of his clothing and guitars, and an even bigger exhibit on the different styles of guitars through the years. 
In the middle of the building was a HUGE instrument tower, sort of hard to explain.. but lucky for you, I got a picture of that too.

It's made mostly of guitars and its TWO STORIES tall!

After the EMP/SFM we went to see a movie, something we haven't done in a long time.
We decided on this one, and weren't disappointed at all!
No Strings Attached

It was hilarious. Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher were both amazing. I would definitely reccomend it, and I think Jeff would too!