Saturday, August 21, 2010

4 Years Old

My baby turned 4 last week. Here are a few pictures from his party and from his 4 year pictures we took today.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Trevor's First Movie

Scott and I took Trevor to see his first movie at the theatre last weekend. He had such a good time. We saw "How to Train Your Dragon." It was a very good movie. During the previews, he saw a tire explode. For the rest of the night, he said "the tire wheel is a balloon wheel" over and over. At first we didn't know what he was talking about because we didn't think any thing of the preview. I can't wait to take him again!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sarah's Baby Shower

One of my dearest friends, Sarah had her baby shower last week. Baby-Girls-Who-Haven't-Been-Named Marshall are due at the end of June. Sarah's cousin and aunt gave her a wonderful shower. Good food, great company and two blessings to celebrate. Here are some pictures...

Me, Sarah and Cheryl

CUTE Cake. The one layer was vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream filling
and the other layer was chocolate cake with espresso vanilla mocha buttercream filling

Close up of the expecting mother on the cake

Personalized candy bars

Part of the invation requested the guest bring a book to start a collection for the girls. I brought "Knuffle Bunny" the story of a little girl's first words when she can't find her favorite stuffed animal.

A very cute and simple decoration for Sarah and the girls

One of the games we played was to cut a string to the length you thought would go around Sarah and the girls. Cheryl is holding her string exactly around Sarah with nothing to spare! Great job Cheryl!

Meredith takes her turn

Sarah opening her gift from me, Cheryl and my mom. We went together to get Sarah the diaper bag she's been looking for. She also got bottles, pacifiers, and recieving blankets.

Sarah looking through Knuffle Bunny

More gifts!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


So...I'm finally on vacation. I think the last time I took a week's vacation was in April! I'm super excited to I can finally just be in my home. I think that's the worst thing about working full time. We always have something to do on the weekend becuase that's our "down time" which is never down time because we're always running from here to there. So when do I feel like I can relax? Not on week days when I get home at 6-then dinner, playtime, bath, bedtime...then I end up falling asleep watching a show I've been waiting all week to see!

I know I'm rambling. I really have 3 things to do this week:

-Enjoy the weekend in Traverse City with my cousin Sarah and my mom
-take Trevor to the Children's Museum with Cheryl
-Go through baby stuff and decide what I can part with

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

5 days and Counting

Saturday morning --I usually wake Trevor up during the week when its time to get ready for him to go to daycare and me to work. So...I turned off my alarm the night before hoping to sleep in...and Trevor gets up 1/2 hour BEFORE I normally get up. Grrrr. I'm up...its 6 AM... Why not start potty training....again...No more all.

You can smile...I get it... I'm still questioning my sanity myself...

In all seriousness, It's going VERY well. Saturday was not the best day but by Sunday evening, we were having success. He's been very responsive and he's actually starting to "get it" and going into the bathroom himself. I'm so proud of my little guy. It took us awhile to get here- Scott and I weren't the best at being consistent-and we're definitely on our way to no more diapers!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year...Am I ready?

Happy New Year...I think. After 3 days of sunshine to start the year and lunch with my girls...I feeling like this was going to be a great year. And I was VERY afraid that I would fall into the same patterns as years past.

Well...I haven't yet. :-) It is only the 5th, but we've had our new treadmill since Saturday and I've been on it two days in a row and I've logged 3.75 miles already. I'm very excited about my accomplishment and can't wait to do more!

My goal is to run a 5k this fall. Wish me luck! Anyone want to run with me??

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday Laughs

This email made me laugh today.
For whatever reason, this made me think of you, Rachel ;-)

1. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
2. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
3. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I’m trying to finish a text.
4. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
5. There is a great need for sarcasm font.
6. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.
7. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
8. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
9. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
10. Was learning cursive really necessary?
11. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.
12. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!
13. While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.
14. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
15. I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.
16. Bad decisions make good stories.
17. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
18. Is it just me or do high school girls get sluttier & sluttier every year?
19. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren’t doing anything productive for the rest of the day.