Wednesday, June 30, 2010


We have some huge news that I have yet to have shared on my blog.....but we're having another baby!! We are really excited about this news. I have been wanting to post about my pregnancy, but we had not told everyone that we wanted to tell in person. We still have not seen everyone that we wanted to tell....but I am into the 2nd tri-mester now, and the weeks are flying by.

 BabyFruit Ticker

As of tomorrow I will be 15 weeks along. I feel very glad to be into the second tri-mester because the first was dreadful. I was as sick as can be! I think that it is karma coming back to bite me for having such an easy pregnancy with Blake and bragging about it!!

We are due again in December, so the baby and Blake will be just about exactly 2 years apart...out little Blaker will be 2 on December 13th.

I will start to do weekly posts on Thursday of each week talking about the pregnancy. I have pictures of me at 12, 13, and 14 weeks...I will post those tomorrow. I have gained about 3 pounds so far...and you cant really tell in my regular clothes, but I am sure that I will be popping soon, since i have heard that it happens quicker with the second pregnancy!!

I haven't been able to blog much. June was my busiest month at work in awhile...and pairing that with the morning sickness is not a good combination. BUT, work should be slowing down and I should be feeling I will get back into it!!

Wedding Picture Wednesday

SO excited that it is Wednesday...not b/c I post wedding pics...but because the week is 1/2 over and now we are counting down to the holiday weekend!!

I post these pics in the order that my photographer has them on the disk...and these are a wee bit boring, but for my own sake down the road one day, I would like them all on my bare with me for a few Wednesdays!!

These are just me....

I still have no regrets on my dress choice....I think that I would pick it again today if I was wedding dress shopping!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

9 months of wedded bliss!!

As of Saturday, Ryan and I have been married for 9 months :)
1. What are your middle names?
Daniel and Elizabeth
2. How long have you been together?
Together for 3 years, 3 mos.
Married for 9 mos.
3. How long did you know each other before you started dating?
Knew OF each other….but didn’t really know each other… was pretty instant once we did!
4. Who asked who out?
He asked me…but I was definitely putting the vibe out! ha
5. How old are each of you?
25 and 29 (I am an older woman….)
6. Did you go to the same school?
7. Are you from the same home town?
No…but very close…about 15 miles apart
8. Who is the smartest?
Me! of course!....ha, no, depends on the subject
9. Who majored in what?
My bachelors is on Commercial Rec and Marketing, Masters in Administration. He has a bachelors in HVACR
10. Who is the most sensitive?
He is….
11. Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
12. Who has the worst temper?
I do….sometimes I just want him to get mad…and he doesn’t! I guess that is why it works
13. How many children do you want?
Right now we are thinking 2….but we’ll see!
14. Who does the cooking?
I usually do
15. Who is more social?
16. Who is the neat freak?
Neither….yikes. I do more organizing…he does the heavy cleaning.
17. Who is the most stubborn?
We both have our moments…
18. Who wakes up earlier?
He does, at 4:30 a.m….SICK
19. Where was your first date?
We went for pizza and then to a bar to meet up with my friends (had to get their opinion)….and then watched a movie……
20. Who has the bigger family?
21. Do you get flowers often?
Not TOO often….I prefer jewels!
22. How do you spend the holidays?
Christmas Eve with his fam and Christmas day with mine…thankfully they live close! Other holidays we can split ½ day with each.
23. Who is more jealous?
Really neither one of us gets jealous.
24. How long did it take to get serious?
Pretty much 1 date
25. Who eats more?
He does…
26. What do you do for a living?
I work at a University as an Event Planner for Alumni….he works as a Quality Control Supervisor (not entirely sure what that means)
27. Who does the laundry?
We both do.
28. Who's better with the computer?
29. Who drives when you are together?
30. What is your song?
We danced to ‘Is this Love’ by Bob Marley for our first dance at our wedding….there are a lot that remind us of ‘us’ though…


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Things that I am thankful for today:

-Thankful for such an awesome daycare to leave Blake at. It’s nice knowing that he is in good hands while we are working.

-Thankful that my mom took up out for dinner last night so I didn’t have to worry about cooking after such a long stressful day at work

-Thankful that the rain has held off this week. I have one of my biggest work events going on on campus, and the weather has been great (despite what the weatherman told us).

-Thankful that my hubby is such a hard worker…works a 12 hour day, yet still gets up with Blake in the night (not sure why B isn’t sleeping through the night….but he was up for about 1 hour last night…and Ry took care of everything).

-Thankful that it is almost the weekend. 1.5 more days till the weekend…then out alumni golf outing in Monday….and then my work gets MUCH better/less stressful for the summer!

-Thankful for a happy, healthy, handsome little boy…who’s favorite thing to say right now is “mama”…”mama”…”mama”….and I couldn’t listen to it a million times a day :).
Having a little snack on a hot day :)


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

18 Month well visit

Took Blake to his 18 mo. well visit today! He was a little angel. The poor kid had to get two shots and had to have a blood draw. It was pretty painful to witness...but he was a trooper!!

He weighs 23.7 (25th percentile)

He is 33 inches tall (75th percentile)

his Head measures 18 3/4 (50th percentile)

He is growing good and gaining some weight. Dr. was very pleased with everything...but wanted to see him back in 1 month b/c he STILL has fluid in 1 ear. Hopefully that clears up!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day

I have lots of 'Father's' in my life to be thankful for on Father's Day!!

First of is Ryan...who is one of the best Fathers that I have ever seen! Blake is so lucky...and I am too. Blake made him a luggage tag at daycare and gave that to Ryan on Sunday morning. He also painted him some beautiful golf balls....SO cute :)

Then I have my own Daddy....who has always been there for me and the rest of the family. Now he is better known as "Papa"....he and Blake built a fort in the living room yesterday morning!
Now I also have a Father-In-Law who is a great dad...and grandpa. We are so lucky to have so many great "dad'" around!
Blake also has 3 great-grandpa's! Two of whom we saw yesterday...and one down in Florida who we miss very much!!
Happy Father's day Daddy, Papa, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa(s)....!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wedding Wednesday...

I missed a few weeks of posting Wedding Wednesday pictures...but I'm back this week!! We have been swamped in wedding madness the past few weeks and there is no end in sight!! Kinda makes me miss my wedding planning days :)
We went to a wedding this past Saturday...I went to a shower the week before that, I have one this Saturday and then the Sunday of the next weekend...
We are going to another wedding on July 17 and then Ryan is in one on Aug. 7. His cousin is getting married in October...SO needless to say, we are pretty busy with weddings, showers, and bachelor/ette parties!!

HATE this serious look...I just don't know how to pull it off!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tigrer's Game!

Last Friday was CMU Night at Comerica of my annual events for work. We had about 700 CMU Alumni at the game. It was a prefect night for a ball game...and the Tigers won!!

Prior to the game we had a CMU gathering, so I had to work that...but once the game started I was able to relax and enjoy.

Here is my mom and I...
Me and Tony....
Part of the group....not even close to everyone though. About 20 of our friends went!

Ryan had to stay home at the last minute because Blake was sick and fussy, so he didn't want to leave him with his family. Poor Ry...I will have to take him to another game soon!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

18 months old!

I can’t believe that my baby is a year and a half now!! Where did the time go?!? He is getting so big…and starting to look like a little boy now…not a baby!!

What has B been up to:

Now weighing in at almost 24 pounds!! Hard for me to believe that our tiny little boy is getting so big! Finally outgrowing 12 month clothing and starting to wear some 18 month stuff!! Wearing a size 5 shoe…but will be in a 6 in no time.

Taking one nap a day…usually for about an hour and a half (12-1:30 p.m.)…going to bed between 8 and 9 p.m. and waking up at about 7:30 a.m.

LOVING “mowing” the lawn with the bubble mower that daddy bought! Mow outside, inside, everywhere….takes it very seriously!!

Coloring is another favorite pastime. Could color all day!! Loves to use crayons and coloring books!

Talking more and more. Starting to put 2 words together…

Attending Creative Beginnings Daycare 3 days a week…starting this week (up from 2)…seem to really enjoy it there.

Blake is a JOY to be with and the light of our lives….we just love him so much!!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Big Fish....

Check out that nasty fish that Ryan caught....
kinda makes me never want to go swimming in the lake again! ha
It's hard to see...but in this one Blake has the cutest expression on his "what the heck is that thing?!?"


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Budweiser Clysdale's

Our local beer distributor had their 125th anniversary celebration and they brought the Budweiser Clydesdale's to town. You can tell that not too many exciting things happen around here....because the people came out in droves to see the horses!!
Of course we had to take Blake downtown to see them!!

Here are Blake and papa checking out the big horses!!
There really are beautiful animals and ridiculously BIG!!
I had seen them one time before at Busch Gardens....but it was neat to get an up-close view.
Blake sat on the curb like a big boy just watching the parade!!
He was more interested in the doggie than the horses!!
Blake and his papa again!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Mommy and Me

Here are a few more samples from our Mommy and Me session in May. I posted my favorites already...but these are ok too!!

This isnt great of me....but Blake looks like a doll :)
Wish my bach wasnt so hunched over in this one!!
Little sticker would not put his shades down in this one...oh well!!
He is just getting cuter and cuter the older he gets. I love watching him change!!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Little SIL graduated!

Ryan's little sister Dani graduated last week!! Hard to believe that she is going to be in collage next fall!! The graduating ceremony didnt start until 8, so I was a little bit worried about hot Blake would act...but he was an angel. I was SO proud of him. He sat there quite the whole time.....and clapped when he was supposed to clap.
Congrats to little Dani on her high school graduation!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Oh what a difference....

a year makes.....

I went to my "May" folder to pull up some pictures...but I clicked on May 2009 instead of May 2010....I seriously cannot believe how much our little Blaker has changed in one year!!
And I remember thinking that he was such a "big boy" then!! Can't wait to see what changes the next year brings!!