Thursday, April 30, 2009

Weekly Weigh-In

Had the weigh-in last night. Lost 2 POUNDS! Pretty excited about that loss for one week. That means I only have 7.2 pounds to go to reach my goal. I have been at this now for 17 weeks and have lost an average of 1.4 pounds per week. SO, at this rate I will be down to my goal in just over 5 weeks….I won’t make it by Memorial Day weekend, but shortly after that! I WILL make it to goal by Jamaica, and that has been the ultimate goal all along….SO here goes for another week!!

Blake had to go to my ww meeting with me last night b/c his daddy was taking a test. He REALLY enjoyed it I think. All of the clapping was fun for him!!

I have more info on his 4 month check-up that we went to yesterday too…I will post that later!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wedding bells….

Hard to believe that the wedding is less than 5 months away! I am getting super excited. We picked out the bridesmaid dresses and I LOVE them. I tried it on, just to be sure, and it was super comfortable and super flattering. All of the girls are going to look b-e-a-u-tiful! We are going with navy blue as the color. We have six bridesmaids and six groomsmen, so it will be a big wedding party!

We still need to pick out the tuxes for the boys. I have been nagging Ryan, but there is always something that ne NEEDS to do, and he just doesn’t have time to go check them out.

My mom also ordered her dress and she looks GREAT in it! This is a picture, but it comes with a cute little jacket too! She is getting this platinum color, which will look perfect with the navy!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I am SICK. Had to stay home from work today. I am so stuffed up that I can breath out of my nose! We just can’t get this bug out of our house. We have ALL been sick. My mom came over this morning to take care of Blake, and I stayed in bed til 11!! And I was seriously SLEEPING…not just layin there. Hopefully all of the extra rest will help and I will feel back to normal by tomorrow.

The good news is that Blake seems to be feeling back to his old self. He is laying on the floor and talking as I type. He has really been mastering the whole rolling over thing…getting pretty good at it! Also really enjoying eating his cereal. He has been at it for a couple of weeks and is an old pro already!

He has his 4 month check-up tomorrow, so I am anxious to hear what his doctor has to say!!

Blake and my mom...he just LOVES his grandma :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekend re-cap….

As usual the weekend flew by, and I didn’t even know what we got accomplished! The weekends ALWAYS go so fast.

On Friday night Ryan went up north with the boys to ‘prepare’ for fishing. My mom, Mary, Blake, and I went to the Maple Syrup Festival and walked around and watched the parade. Blake seemed to really get a kick out of all of the lights and noise.

On Saturday we had a taste testing for the wedding reception. The food was great and we made a decision on the menu. Pretty exciting…and one step closer to our big day.

After the tasting, Ryan and I had to meet with our Priest to start our pre-wedding classes. This first one was pretty much just to fill out paperwork. Pretty exciting though, nonetheless.

After our meeting Ryan went up north to fish. I hung out with the fam, and then us girls headed up there. We were going to sit around the campfire…but that didn’t happen, since it was raining. We just had dinner and came home.

On Saturday evening I started coming down with a cold…yesterday it was bad…and today it is even worse! My nose is running like crazy….I just hope that I don’t give it back to Blake!

I am finally posting the pictures from Blake's baptism (04.19.09)

Aunt Dani:

Family pic:

My dad:

My mom:

Aunt Mary:

Uncle Josh and Aunt Mary (god-parents):

Friday, April 24, 2009

Weekly weigh-in

I had to weigh in a day late this week because I had a work event out of town on Wednesday night. SO, I weighed in last night and went to that meeting instead. I lost 1 pound! SO….now only 9.2 to go until I reach my goal and become lifetime again! I REALLY want to reach this goal before we leave for Jamaica. If I lose about a pound a week I will make it…

I have been doing this for 16 weeks now. I havent missed a weigh-in or meeting for the entire 16 weeks, so that is pretty exciting! I have averaged a 1.4 pound per week weight loss, so keep your fingers crossed that I can keep it up!

Haven’t been working out enough, but hopefully soon I will have more time…and more motivation!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


What to blog about…no big news. I guess no news is good news!
B slept well again last night, so he must be feeling better. Still waking up with a crusty nose, but he’s smiling again, so that is GREAT.

Hard to believe that it is Thursday afternoon already!! The week is flying by. Was supposed to have the next draft of my paper done….for graduation (which is in 17 days)…..but I DON’T. Not even close really. This is getting BAD. Really BAD. I don’t know what is going to happen if I don’t finish. I will have to push back graduation and pay extra for ‘continuing ed’ credits…that is just ridiculous. I can’t believe that I have let myself get this far behind. Very unlike me! I never used to be like this.

I just have WAY more important things in life now than HOMEWORK! Like my baby…and my man….and America Idol….and Biggest Loser….and anything else that occupies my time!

Busy weekend with a tasting for the wedding reception and a meeting with the priest about the marriage! Hard to believe that we are getting married in 5 short months! YAY!

my boys...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

24 hours…

24 hours has made a world of difference for little Blakers. He is feeling s much better already. He is still sneezing and coughing a bit, but you can just tell that he feels so much better! He is smiling today and kicking around. He is even eating his cereal like a champ again! Thank goodness.

I am off to an event for work this evening, so Blake and daddy will be bachelors at home! Because of my event I will have to wait until tomorrow night to weigh-in, so I will post how I did after that! I have been struggling a bit, so I bet it won’t be a very good week!

Hard to believe that it is Wednesday already…the weeks are just flying by. Blake will be 19 weeks old this Saturday. Ryan’s brother’s wife Arlee is due to have her baby on Monday. We are so excited for our new little niece and cousin to get here! Once we see her I am sure that our baby boy will seem so big!!

I just can resist posting this precious this little face...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

One sick cookie…

We had a LONG night last night. Blake couldn’t sleep at all. He was on my chest and would fall asleep, but then he would cough or sneeze and that would startle him and he would start crying again. He did that all night, and we only slept for about 15 minutes at a time. Poor little thing.

We took him in to the Dr. this a.m. He has an upper respitory infection. So pretty much just a cold…but there isn’t really much that we can do about it! Just cuddle him and hope that he is back to his chipper little self soon. I guess his first cold was going to come sooner or later…I just wish that it would have been later!

sick boy...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Oh No!

I think that Blake has his first cold! He hasn’t been sick at all so far..BUT, last night he was really fussy. My mom has been home with hi today and she said that he has been sneezing and coughing. Now when he sneezes he has crud coming out of his nose! Poor little thing. I will just have to snuggle with him tonight and hope that he gets better. He has a doctor appointment, but not until next Wednesday.

He got baptized yesterday, and was a pretty good little boy. Didn’t make too much of a fuss when the water was being pored over his head. When Fr. Tom carried him around and introduced him to the church, he was just loving being the center of attention. We had a brunch for the family at my parents after mass. I have some pics, but have not loaded them yet, I will post them soon!

The weekend was sunny and beautiful...but today is dreary and depressing. It’s a bummer to go from 70 and sunny to 40 and rainy! A few more days of this..and then we are supposed to be back to the sunny and warm stuff!

Ry is at school late tonight, so it is just me and Blakers hanging out! Only a couple more weeks for Ry, I will be so happy when he is DONE!

Friday, April 17, 2009


I have been TOOO busy to blog :o(…..
Can’t believe that it has been a whole week since I posted anything. We have had an eventful few days.
Last weekend we had fun with Blake’s first Easter. Monday was is 4 month birthday, Wednesday his great grandparents met him for the first time, yesterday we enjoyed the sunshine for the first time in what seemed like weeks!

Here's what we have been up to:

Looking hansome on Easter:

Eating cereal for the first time:

Coloring Easter eggs:

Hanging out on Easter:

Bouncing in the Johnny Jump-Up:

Wearing cute little hats:

Rocking out in a cool shirt from grams:

Having lots of tummy time:

ALSO, still doing the ww thing...and getting closer to my goal all of the time. This week I lost 2.4 pounds (YAY!), bringing my total up to 20.6 all together. I still have about 10 more to go. Hard to believe that there are only 5 or so more weeks til Memorial Day Weekend (bathing suit time)...and a couple of months until out Jamaica trip! That is what I have to think about for motivation for my last 10 pounds!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Yay for the weekend!

Blake is getting to be such a big boy…all in the span of one week he went from hating tummy time to loving it! I think that he finally mastered the art of holding his big head up! He is pretty proud of himself while laying on his tummy!

Ryan and I are heading OUT tonight to meet up with friends. Blake will be staying home with his grandpa. I am sure that they will have a great time.

Tomorrow we will spend time with Erica. I am excited to see her.

Sunday we will go to church and enjoy the day at my parents house! YAY for the weekend!

p.s. I turned my proposal in today…what a weight lifted off of my shoulders….now the next couple of weeks will be intense….but it feels good to be over this first big hurdle.

Here's my big boy enjoying his tummy time!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

Had the big meeting last night…weighed in and was DOWN 1.8 pounds. Hooray for that. I am pretty pumped about that loss. That brings my total to 18.2 pounds and I reached my 10 percent goal! Yay. Now my next goal will be the 20 pound mark!!

On a bad note, I haven’t worked out since Monday, and I can’t do it tonight either because I have a meeting after hours for work and Ryan is golfing, I will just have my meeting and spend my time with Blakers!!

He is just getting cuter and cuter. Last night he slept straight through the night until 6:00 this morning! I rolled over and looked at the clock and couldn’t believe that it was 6 a.m. already! I could get used to that!

My cutie....

Both my cuties....

AND, lastly....this is my 100th post! hard to believe. I feel like I just started blogging about my here I am, still blogging about my 4 month old baby....and EVERYTHING else that I think about :o)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Oops I did it again….

More accurately I did NOT do it again! Ha. Nope, no homework last night. Still have not finished the gargantuan research paper. Still have not even proofed what I have….SO tonight IS the night. It will be proofed and updates, and ready to submit to my advisor TOMORROW!

We were too busy last night to do homework…what were we doing?? We were busy ROLLING OVER! YAY. Blake rolled over all by himself! Momentous occasion for a 16 ½ week old :o). It was so stinking cute. He has been working on it for a couple of weeks, and does it ever day with a little nudge…but last night he just did it all by himself! He went from laying on his tummy all of the way over to his back! Rolling back over the other way will be a whole new adventure….he prefers to be on his back, so when I kept laying him on his belly he starting getting p.o.’d at me. Eventually I guess he just realized that he would have to flip over by himself! It was so cute. I think that he even surprised himself. He didn’t try it again :o(

"ummmm, could someone help me here?!?"

"mom, seriously....enough with the camera, I need help!"

"OK, now I'm just getting mad!"

on another not tonight is my ww weight in! I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but I'm not TOO hopeful :o(

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

World’s biggest procrastinator….

ME, I am the world’s biggest procrastinator. I am so mad at myself. All of my thoughts revolve around the impending Plan B paper that I am (supposed to be ) working on for graduation in May. I had a timeline all set out for myself. I was to have the proposal (the first 20 pages of my research paper) turned in to my advisor by the 1st of April. Well, guess what? It is STILL sitting on my desk, and the advisor has not heard a peep out of me :o(. I HAVR to have it ALL done by May 1st to graduate. I absolutely CANNOT put graduation off any longer. MUST…GET….DONE. I have about 18 pages completed….so maybe ½ of the total paper….BUT I just know that my advisor is going to rip it apart…so I am not actually that far along. It is keeping me up at night; consuming all of my thoughts….you would think I would just bang it out, right!? NO…I just keep looking at it. Changing a line or two….and not really getting anything accomplished. TONIGHT will be the night. I will have all of this proofed…a few pages added…and I WILL turn this in tomorrow evening….OR maybe Thursday morning…..OMG, this is terrible…you see the cycle!

I try to do it during the evening…but I am too busy playing with my baby. Can you blame me? he is the cutest kid in the whole wide world!!

ALSO, tried a new class last night at the gym, and I can feel the burn today!! You see…I would rather workout than do my paper…it’s THAT bad :o(

Oh...Hi mom :)

Daddy is being silly....

Oops...EXTREME close up!

what are you looking at!??

Monday, April 6, 2009

WHERE did the weekend go??

On Friday night Ry’s mom and dad came over for dinner and to play with the baby. Saturday morning I cleaned the house…went grocery shopping….and then got ready for our MSU game watching party. We had about 10 people over to watch the game. I didn’t really pay attention to the game…but it was fun! On Sunday we went to church and then to my parents house. The men put one of the docks in the water…April 5th may be a record! Seems silly since it is FREEZING again today, but hopefully spring is just around the corner new! Hard to believe that it is Easter this coming weekend when there is snow in the forecast. I had to go down to the basement this morning and dig out my winter coat again :o(.

Blake is getting so big. He was 16 weeks old on Saturday. He is trying to roll over. Lots f success with a little help, but he just can do it by himself yet. He is continuing to ‘talk’ and ‘talk’ more each day. When I went home on my lunch break today him and my mother were ‘singing’….pretty funny.

pics from last week...look at those big blue eyes!

don't you just wanna pinch those cheeks!?

Friday, April 3, 2009

50 randoms...

1)Three favorite things in your bedroom?
my bed…, my closet full of clothes…, and my baby when he is sleeping in there with us…(well Ryan too, but I wasn’t really thinking ‘ppl’ at first).

2)Have you ever smoked heroin?
That would be a BIG negative!

3)Do you own guns?

4) Favorite flavor of ice cream?
rocky road (slightly obsessed with it right now..prob. b/c I shouldn’t be eating it) :o)

5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
Depends on what kind of appointment it is, but usually a little.

6) What do you think of hot dogs?
I generally think pretty highly of them….I do love a tasty hotdog everyone in awhile…

7) Favorite song?
It depends on the day and my mood

8) What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
coffee, with sugar substitute and sugar free vanilla creamer!

9) Can you do push ups?
I can do like A pushup…

10) Can you do a chin up?
IDK, but it is VERY unlikely

11) What's your Favorite Restaurant?
Hmmm… Olive Garden, or anything Mexican!

12) Do you like blue cheese?
its OK, but not on a daily basis.

13) Ever been in a car wreck?
I few, most not to maj, one semi-maj involving some rolling and flipping, resulting in a TOTALED car :o(

14) What is your favorite college team?
CMU, of course!

15) What's one trait that you hate about yourself?
I’m a procrastinator (in reference to my Plan B paper that I MUST finish to graduate in May).

16) Middle name?

17) What's your AOL Instant Messenger screen name?
don’t have one

18)What are three things that you bought yesterday?
not a darn thing!! That doesn’t happen very often!

19) Name 3 drinks you drink regularly?
coffee, diet coke, Miller Lite

20) Current worry?
not finishing my paper, thus not graduating

21) Current hate right now?
that I am not working on my paper!! What a slacker!

22) What are you craving right now?
Shockingly I am NOT hungry right now!

23) Yes or No?
Well sure, why not?

24) Where would you like to be right now?
Jamaica! Only a couple more months!

2) Do you own slippers?
Yup, and I wear them OFTEN!

27) What shirt are you wearing?
A black one

28) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
um, not so much…seems like I would slip right out of bed!

29) Can you whistle?
Not really, but I try…

30) Do you hate anyone?
Nah, I might hate things people do, but not the people themselves.

31) Would you be a pirate?
that is just bizarre…I think not.

32) What songs do you sing in the shower?
whatever I hear first when the alarm goes off!

33) If you had a baby girl what would you name her?
I used to think Isabelle, but that may be too popular now with the whole Twilight craze. SO, IDK.

34) Boy?
Blake…duh…..but IDK for sure for the next one. Maybe Max.

35) What are you doing tomorrow?
No plans…maybe a little housework…and a little shopping…a little relaxing….lots of playing with my baby…maybe something fun and exciting at night, since it IS Saturday!

36) Last thing that made you laugh?
My coworkers.

37) Best bed sheets as a child?
I had some Snow White sheets that were pretty sweet. Also had some Power Ranger sheets…

38) Worst injury you've ever had?
I’ve been very lucky. Really nothing to even speak of. Knock on wood!

39) Do you love where you live?
The house is fine, nothing spectacular, but it works for us. I DO love who I live WITH! Two of my fav. Boys EVER!

40) How many TVs do you have in your house?

41) What is your favorite room at home?
Living room or bedroom, just depends.

42) Shower or bath?

43) Does someone have a crush on you?
I think it is safe to say yes.

44) Are you currently happy or sad?

45) What is your favorite movie?
I could want Pretty Woman and/or Dirty Dancing over and over…they never get old!

46) What is your favorite sports team?
Professional = Detroit Tigers, College = CMU.

47) Where is your favorite place to be?
It just depends. The lake is always good. OR a sunny sandy beach…or cozied up by the fire in the winter.

48) Where is the next place you want to travel to?
Jamaica, of course!

49) What were you doing at 12 AM last night?

50) What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
I wonder if Blakers is up..

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Weekly weigh-in…

SOOO I weighed in last night at WW, and to my (somewhat) surprise I was down a bit….I do mean a tiny BIT. I lost .6lbs. SO, I was a little frustrated, and a little pumped at the same time. I have been seeing at least A lb. a week, so to get less than that is a bummer…BUT as I mentioned yesterday, I really want sure if I was going to lose ANYTHING. My total amt. lost is up to 16.4…and that sounds like a pretty big hunk of chub (gross way to term it…but whatev)! I am motivated for another week now…MUST work out this evening for the first time ALL week!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Where do the days go?!?

I can’t believe that it is Wednesday already….NOT that I’m complaining, BUT seriously, where do the weeks go?!? Only two more days til the weekend again, YAY!

I have to weigh in tonight and I am bummed, because I know that I did NOT do good this week. I am hoping for at least a maintain…but I am doubtful of even that. BUMMER….it’s my own fault, but it makes me sad still…BOOOOOOOOO

Here are a few pics from this weekend and our visit from Danielle and Doug. It was so good to see them…we just stayed in, but it was nice to be with them :o)

doesnt baby Blake look SOOOO big?!?

and here is one more....this is Blake shopping....SOOO tired....mama, take me home! haha