Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Emily's First "Buffy Night"

My best friends Linda, Kristin and I started "Buffy Night" when Buffy the Vampire Slayer was still on the air.  We would take turns making/bringing dinner and we'd sit and enjoy the newest Buffy episode.  At first I only watched because it was something to do... it didn't take long to become hooked.  After Buffy ended, we continued our "Buffy Night" tradition.  We just started from the beginning and would watch two episodes a week.  Now that they both moved away, we always try to have a "Buffy Night" when they are visiting.
Linda (who is really the instigator of Buffy Night) is in town from Japan.  We couldn't let this trip come and go without a "Buffy Night"!  We watched a couple of episodes including my favorite episode "Doppelgangland".  I only thought to snap a few pictures of Linda feeding Ems in between episodes.
Ems wore her "I <3 My Auntie" onesie!!  It was a great "Buffy Night"... I hope there is time or another one before Linda has to leave again. 

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Emily has started going to a play group at the library.  Linda's sister, Elizabeth takes her son there (he is the cutie in orange below).  It is specifically for babies that can't walk yet.  This was Emily's first time going, and luckily for her Linda was there too.  She got to sing songs and play with Linda.

After playtime did not end at the library.  She has also just started playing in her bouncy seat.  It is still a bit big for her.  We have to put a blanket in the seat with her so she fits and David put a ream of paper in the bottom so her feet can push on something.  She is so dang cute in her little bouncy seat though!!
You can tell by the photos below that playtime can be REALLY exhausting!
I love how cute this is with her little feet on the paper!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Weekly Photo - 18

Week 18!  She is smiling more and more (and not just because of gas either!!!)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday Weigh In

Sorry - I did Weigh In last week.... I just didn't get around to posting it.  I weighed in exactly the same.  I was satisfied with this.  The summer has not been my friend as far as headaches go.  Last week I had headaches EVERY single day!!  It was very draining and annoying.

This week, I was again plagued with headaches!  Summertime is not really my friend.  I didn't make it to the gym... I WILL get to the gym next week.... You guys better hold me to it because I gained a pound this week. YIKES!

Emily weighed in at 10lbs, 5oz! And I am still down 10.6 lbs.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Celebrating 4th of July & Week 17 Photo

Week 17 - She loved celebrating the 4th of July this week.  She got to hang out with Papa and see fireworks from the 26th floor of my work.  It was a lot of fun.

Wednesday Weigh In - Week 6

I lost 2.4 last week for a total of 11.6.   I am really excited.  Praying it continues.  
Emily weighed in at 10.8 lbs.  She is so incredible adorable.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Weekly Photo - 14, 15 and 16

When they say time flies....they mean it!  I can't believe I have three weeks worth of Weekly Photos to post.  I originally wanted to retake Week 14 because it came out blurry...but before I could it was already Week 15.  So then I was just going to go with it and post Week 14 and 15 together......I don't know how in the world it is already Week 16.  Somehow... here we are Week 16!  She is just as cute as ever!  At least I think so!

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16 - I had to choose this picture...because this was the first night she slept in her crib.  Her nursery isn't even CLOSE to being finished yet.  We still have a lot of work to it...but good thing for us, Emily doesn't know any better.  She knows she has a comfy bed to lay on and she fell right to sleep.  Side Note: I can't tell you how much I love this bedding set!!  Below is a picture of the crib and bedding set.  

Wednesday Weigh In - Week 5

Week 4 Rundown:
Week 4 was pretty good.  Still haven't really varied from my diet plan.  We went to IKEA this past weekend.  It was my very first trip EVER to IKEA.  I loved it.  My loved all of the different lighting options, the frames and the storage canisters.  I am sure it will be no surprise to those of you who HAVE been to IKEA before, but we spent 4 hours walking around.  I considered IKEA one of my workouts this week.

Week 4 Results:
Lost 3.6 lbs!  Woohoo! 

Wednesday Weigh In - Week 5
**9.2 lbs lighter (overall) - I am so thrilled.  I know you can't see a difference yet... but 9.2 pounds in a month is a great start!
**Emily weighed in at 10 lbs.  I still don't think that can be right!  She is now literally 4 TIMES the size she was when she was born.
My Week 5 Goals:
**Eat wisely
**Go to the gym 3 times
**Drink 3 bottles of water a day

Emily's Week 5 Goals:
**Sleep in my new crib
**Celebrate my first 4th of July
**Go swimming

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Sunday was of course Father's Day.  What a day!  I was honored to be able to celebrate with the most important men in my life. 

We celebrated David's 1st Father's Day.  This has been the best year of our lives.  He is just as great of a Daddy as I always knew he would be.  There is no doubt that Emily is a "Daddy's Girl" through and through.  We have talked about how true it is about your world changing the moment you become a parent.  Our love for her grows every day!

Onto my own Daddy!  My dad and I have never been closer.  This has been the worst year of our lives and through it all he has been gentle, strong and vulnerable all at the same time.  I love how active he has been in my life and how much he adores Emily.  I am so blessed to call him Dad.   

I can't wait to celebrate them again next year!!

Here is a recap in of our Father's Day weekend:

After going to the movies to see the Green Lantern, Dad, Jason, David, Emily and I went to Bobby Q's.  It was delicious.  
Sunday morning Dad, David, Emily and I went to Church.  We go to Radiant Church in Surprise and LOVE IT!!!  I have never connected with a church so much!
Radiant was hosting a Father's Day Carshow.  So after church we walked around and looked at cars.  Emily entertained herself by licking her blanket.  Not sure what that's about...but I thought it was amusing.
Then we all went over to Dad's house for a cookout.  Emily got a chance to cuddle with Uncle J.
I think Ted thought if he acted obnoxious every time I tried to take a picture of him, that I wouldn't actually post it.  Ooops!  The shirt he is wearing was my mom's favorite of his.  She called it his "pumpkin shirt".
 This is Reggie.  He recently went to the groomers..they went a little overboard.  His fur has never been so short, especially on his face and tail.  He looks like a completely different puppy to us.  Still cute though!
Emily's first Father's Day gifts to her Daddy.  I didn't have any wrapping paper, so I printed out some "Pattern Pieces" I fell in love with on Sprik Space's Blog and wrapped it up.  I thought they came out cute. 
 Emily watched her Daddy intently as he read the card to her.
Whew! What an exhausting day of cute-ness, cuddles and cars.  The princess took a little nap before we headed home.

Wednesday Weigh In - Week 4

I know it is Thursday, but I really did weigh in yesterday.  I just didn't get a chance to take a photo, then thought I would do it last night...I completely forgot to take it until this morning.  Then to top it off it is really blurry.  Someone I know needs to work on their photo taking skills (not going to mention names or anything).  So I guess better late and blurry than never, right?

Week 3 Rundown:
Week 3 was not my best, but honestly not my worst.  I only made it to the gym once and splurged on Saturday night when we went out to Bobby Q's (one of my favorite places ever).  Also it is headache season for me.  I had a couple of bad headaches this past week... but with those excuses behind me, I am looking forward to regrouping and getting back on track this week.

Week 3 Results:
No change.  I weighed in exactly the same as last week.

Wednesday Weigh In - Week 4
**Still 5.6 lbs lighter (overall)
**Emily weighed in at 9 lbs even.  I can't believe it!  She is my little "chunky" baby.  Just kidding...but she is really filling out!

Emily did way better than me at reaching her Week 3 Goals. She went swimming in her new bathing suit.  The suit is still a little too big even though it is a 0-3 month.  She LOVES the water!
She FINALLY got to meet Auntie Linda!  It was heart warming to witness this meeting.  Lots of love!
My Week 4 Goals:
**Eat wisely
**Go to the gym 3 times
**Drink 3 bottles of water a day

Emily's Week 4 Goals:
**Go on a date with Grandpa
**Hang out with other babies my age at church
**Send pictures to Nana Martha!

Monday, June 20, 2011


I am newer to the blogging world...and am obsessed with craft blogs.  I am just in awe at the talent so many of these women have and definitely jealous by how easy they make it look.  These crafty bloggers have definitely been an inspiration to me to try turn my house into a "handmade home".  I can't wait to get started!.... and to help me get started I have entered some giveaways given by the craft bloggers I follow.  There are a lot of giveaway opportunities and I just happened to win THREE different prizes.  I am so excited!  I can't wait to get my prizes!

Here's what I have won:

This is from My So Cal Creations that I won on Living Craftily Ever After.  I won it from THIS giveaway!

I won ALL of these items from A Diamond In The Stuff who was celebrating hitting 1,000 Followers.  She celebrated by THIS giveaway.  She included some of her favorite craft supplies!  I can't wait to play with these products.  I am only starting to attempt craft projects and these will really come in handy!
Another fabulous blogger, Funky Polkadot Giraffe celebrated reaching 1,000 Followers by a week long of giveaways.  She had great vendors sponsoring her giveaways (I entered all of them!) I won THIS giveaway sponsored by Paint Me A Picture.  So I get a $15 credit to her shop.  I still can't decide which painting I am going to get.  I am probably going to choose from one of the above three.  Any of them would be a great addition to my craft space (when I get a craft space!)