Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Rachel here. Last Tuesday, while we were in Iowa, Emma Grace turned 3! Happy Happy Birthday to my sweet girl!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Rachel here. Oy. I want to start by saying how blessed I feel to have 3 healthy children, a wonderful husband, and a roof over my head. I am thankful... I swear... but I'm currently having issues. ISSUES! Yep... a whoa is me post, and it will be bulleted. :)
Things that are currently ruining my bliss:
- Reese is out of preschool for the summer. Sick I know. I wish so desperately she was in preschool right now, so the house was just a little bit quieter. In general, she's getting used to our current situation and it's madness, and her attitude has improved. But she still isn't nearly as pleasant as she was. Still picking on her sister... in fact yesterday she bit her. Awesome. We're working on it... daily... every waking moment of every day in fact. We'll get there.
- Our living situation. We're currently in an adorable little house, with GREAT landlords, in a really sweet neighborhood with AMAZING neighbors. So, what's the problem? It's not ours. Stuff is everywhere still, and I feel horrible about it. I get nervous when the girls spill something on the floor or bang something close to the walls. I just want something that is ours that I won't feel like a nervous wreck living in. We can't break ground quickly enough.
- My weight. With both Reese and Emma Grace, I bounced back pretty quickly. I'm a 30 lb gainer while pregnant, and it's always been easy to get back to previous habits and not have to worry about fitting into my clothing. Here I am 6 wks later... still holding my breath while attempting to fit into my jeans. I'm older, 3rd pregnancy, but most importantly... I'm unmotivated. I'm just trying to stay afloat with these three little ladies, creating a temporary home, and keeping everyone entertained long enough to brush my teeth. Losing this last 15 lbs is proving to be difficult to say the least. The easiest way for me to lose weight is through my diet, so I'll be jumping on the Weight Watcher's wagon once again. I LOVE WW. I don't have to change my diet... just my portion sizes, and I don't have to find time to exercise everyday. I've had a lot of success using it and can't wait to get started... after vacation. ;)
I know I have to make the effort to change each of these things, and I'm more than ready. Operation limbo... BEGIN!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Rachel here. We took Emma Grace window shopping for her birthday this morning at the Target. Here's the link to her Wish List (<-- click)... which is HILARIOUS... for anyone interested. I'll also be posting it to the right -->.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Rachel here. We're out... done... finished... no longer residents of 311 Cedar Hill Drive. We closed yesterday, and it was bittersweet. I didn't cry. I have A LOT to look forward to in the coming months, and I can't help but be excited... I think that's why I didn't cry. I was sad though. Someone else will be living in my home... and I hope they enjoy it as much as we did. Here are a couple of fun pictures for your viewing pleasure.
May 2005... 7 years ago... a family of 2.5. Two newly weds buy their very first grown up home.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Rachel here. The numbers are in... the conclusion... Berkley is a beast. Out of all of her measurements from this morning's peds appointment, the only impressive one was weight. Baby beast was born an even 7 lbs. Two days after birth she weighed in at 6 lbs 10 oz. A mere month later... 9 lbs 6 oz! Little chunky monkey... I heart her. :) She also grew an inch and some change... blah blah blah. :)