Friday, December 19, 2008

December 2008

what a wonderful month it has been so far!!! it started out with a bang....we went to see zoo lights with the nees kids, which was awesome and really go us in the mood. then we got our tree, so sorry...we did not cut it down, but at least it is REAL!!! jim did a great job putting lights up on the house and i started baking away making tons of christmas cookies. max has really enjoyed helping me back, he is quite the little chef.

then the snow....for the past five days it has been snowing like crazy. beautiful and makes the holidays that much more special. the older i get, the more i really realize what christmas is all about. it is so much more fun now that max is older and starting to really get into the spirit. i have loved seeing the excitement on his face when we talk about santa, loved watching the polar express a million times, love hearing him sing christmas songs and drive around looking for lights. what a magical time.

i am so lame...

okay, i am so has literally been almost a year since my last post. i do not even know where to begin to update everyone....i guess i will just give you a quick recap of the year.

january....i finished up my last month of part time work and was so excited to be done.

february...spent the month being a stay at home mommy and spending time with max, my 1 1/2 year old. we did lots of classes and spent lots of time resting, as i was 8 months pregnant.

march.... well...makena decided to arrive three weeks early....she was born on march 3, 2008 and weighed in at a small 6 pounds, 3 ounces. when she was two weeks old, she got really sick and stopped breathing a bunch of times....she was in the hospital for a few days, we were scared parents, but she made a full recovery. thank goodness....other than that scare...she has been a perfect baby.

april, may, june.....these months are sort of a i was just trying to survive with a brand new baby and a 1 1/2 year old. max had some hard time adjusting and makena was a terrible sleeper, but other than was great.

july.....celebrated max's 2 birthday with a bbq and a new swingset (thanks jimmy, papa and unlce rob)....had my 32nd birthday and our 4th anniversary. we even got out to dinner just jim and was great.

august...took a wonderful trip to black butte with the entire wolcott family...even lindsey flew out for the event...also found out that lindsey is pregnant...cannot wait to have a new nephew.

september, october, november- the fall was here, so that meant lots of weekends being a single parents as jim went crazy again and could only think about the ducks. he is a huge fan. we had a wonderful thanksgiving with my parents and celebrated jims 33nd birthday with a fun dinner out, just the two of us.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The End of 2007 and the Home Stretch....

Well, 2007 flew by in a flash, as I am sure it did for all of you. There were many wonderful highlights and Max grew like a weed and changed so much. He learned to crawl, then walk, then run. He learned to talk (just words, not sentences yet) and has not stopped. He also grew into a strong willed and stubborn little boy (wonder who he gets that from). But all and all, he has remained our sweet little man with a huge smile and the best cuddling around. Jim and I both feel that being a parent is more wonderful than we could have ever imagined.

2008 should be a wonderful year. In March we will be blessed with a new little girl. Makena Karlin (after her two aunts Karley and Lindsey). Jim is really enjoying his job and will be busy working hard this year and continues to awesome. My job status is also going to change from working part time, to being a full time mommy to Max and our newest little addition (I cannot wait!!). And life will continue to be crazy and fullfilling. I count my blessing each day and wonder how I have become so blessed. I have the most wonderful family and does not get any better than this.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Well, yesterday Jim and I went to my 5 months ultrasound and found out that we are having a little girl!! A girl?? I am shocked!! I was convinced I would be a mom of all boys. We are pretty excited for this new adventure. I am not sure who had the best might have been a tie between Jim's mom ( a mother of three boys) and my sister Karley (a mother of two boys). Karley keeps telling me that her one little girl Ellie is so excited, but I think it is really Karley that is excited. I will need her help. It is nice that Max can remain my little man and so lucky that he has two boy cousins who are practically brothers to grow up with. Bring on the pink!! Cannot wait to decorate her room!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

3 Months and counting....

Well...I have made it past the first trimester and I am feeling pretty good now. Most of the sick feeling is gone and I am waiting any day now to get my "energy" back. My tummy is definetly starting to bulge and I am getting excited for the next ultrasound. Only 8 more weeks and we can find out what we are having!! I am convinced it is another boy (which would be awesome), while Jim is guessing it is a girl. We will see!! Either way...we are so excited to add to our family. I am getting rest whenever I can, but with Max running around...that is hard.

Max is doing great and we just continue to be amazed with him. He started his first class yesterday and enjoyed running around with all the other one year olds. His favortie activities are still playing in the dirt, throwing or kicking any ball and chasing Porter around. He gives the best hugs and kisses and is still a little cuddle bunny, which of course Mom loves. His favorite word is either truck or bus and yesterday we rode the Max train down to see daddy and man...did he think that was cool. He is so into reading, which is I think in thanks to both of his grandmas....we literally have to hide certain books or are doomed to read them 100 times a day.

Keeping busy and feeling great. Love to everyone!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Nausea Sets In...

So when I was pregnant with Max....I felt great. I never really got sick and enjoyed being pregnant so much. I am not sure what has happened to me, but I am sick as a dog. I feel for Karley, as she was so sick with all THREE of her kids. I guess I should be thankful that 1) I was not sick with Max and 2) that I am already 8 weeks, so hopefully only have a month of dry heaving left.

Another tip to all of those out there that are thinking of getting pregnant. If this is your first...take my advice and sleep, sleep, sleep. If this is your second....sleep whenever you can. As soon as I put Max down for a nap...I try to close my eyes. It takes me only about 5 seconds to fall asleep and when I wake up to Max yelling at me to come and get him (okay he cannot really talk yet, but I assume that is what he is trying to convey) I feel like I am going to die I am so tired.

Other than is great!! I feel so lucky to be pregnant again and am getting so excited for the arrival of another baby!! I see little babies on the street and cannot wait to get my hands on one! Max has no idea and probably will not, so I am trying hard to spend as much time as I can with him now. He is just the love of our lives and even when I am bent over dryheaving...he smiles and I remember it is all worth it!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Exciting News!!

So...last Wednesday I took a pregnancy test and it was negative. I was a little bummed out, but since it was the first month we had really starting trying, was not worried about it. Another day went by and still I decided to take another one. There was the faintest line I had every seen. So faint that I thought I might be imagining it. I decided to go the store and throw down $20 for a digital test that would say clearly Pregnant or Not Pregnant. Fully expecting the second, I was shocked when Pregnant popped up on the screen. So...after telling Jim it was a no go....when he got home from work on Thursday...I surprised him with the news. He was really excited.

We are really excited to have a new addition to the family. I would be thrilled to have another boy and a brother for Max. However....I know there are a few people out there hoping for a girl. Either way....we are excited. More to come!!