Friday, February 25, 2011


Three! Almost There!
Four! I made it up the stairs all by myself!
I don't know if I have told you....but I am just obsessed with this little one...Love her so much!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Birthday to the Hubs!

The Big Hubs is turning 26 today!

I can't wait for us to celebrate and have a date! Forgot what those were.

I feel like on days like today, we look at the person we said "I do" to and just give least I do.

I am thankful to God for creating this man....for giving him two loving parents who taught him values and how to be a good person, four loving siblings that have helped him through ups and downs and all along the way.

I am thankful that a little less than 4 years ago...Zach allowed himself to fall in love...then take the plunge of marriage....and never think twice about it.

I am thankful for Zach's drive and passion in his career...for his willingness to work day in and day out to support his family.

But what I am most thankful to God for today is that He has found a home in Zach's heart. He worked awful hard on my Hubby's stubborn ears...but Zach decided to listen. Zach made a decision to be God's, to be the Husband God made him to be, the Father God made him to be, the Friend God made him to be, the Person God planned him to be....26 short years ago!

I know I am emotional anyway right now....I really need to learn to just carry tissues with me where ever I go. This song made me especially emotional this week. I hope you have heard it.

I have had a prayer in my heart for a very long time
for my husband, for our marriage, for our life!

I have prayed to be led. For my hand to be held and for my husband to lead me. For him to pick me up as I fall (and Lord knows I have crashed). To never let me feel alone in our marriage, in our home, in our life.

I have prayed for my husband as a Father. To hold our children's hands and to lead them in the right direction. To teach them all that is good and right in this world. To teach them to have faith and strength, to believe in themselves. To show them love so that they will never feel alone.

And my husband has finally realized that the only way he can do this is by asking his Father, His Heavenly Father, to lead him, with strong hands, to stand up when he can't, to give him strength to be everything he is called to be. Because he now knows he can't do this alone.

I love you, Zach....with all my heart and everything I am....til death do us part.

Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Zoe Zoo....visits the ZOO

Zoe and Mommy had our 1st trip to the Zoo on Monday. I could not wait to see how Zoe would react to the animals! I feel like she loved it when she could see the animals, but some were hiding. No worries, Zoe sure did love saying "hi" to everyone that walked past her instead.

When you first walk into the Zoo, you see the flamingos....Zoe gave out a big "ooooo" and was ready to go see them.

We couldn't miss the elephants! Roll Tide!

The giraffes were so beautiful!
Baby Giraffe showing Mommy some love!
Baby Zoe showing Mommy love, too!
Bailey was so excited....she just kept saying, "We have so much more to see!" after every animal. What a fun age!
The Gorillas were my favorite part! We arrived right at eating time and to watch them eat was hilarious....Zoe giggled and squealed the whole time watching the gorillas catch their oranges or bananas.
I love this picture. If you look really close at the Mama's right will see a little baby gorilla, Henry, all cuddled up getting his afternoon nap. Henry is 9 months old!
We were so excited to see the new baby panda, Poe, but he was not out :(
So on to the Petting Zoo~ "Who will be my first victim!?!"
We had an absolute blast at the zoo. I can't wait to take Zoe again...and hopefully Zach will be able to come next time!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

15 Weeks

How Far Along: 15 Weeks

Size of Baby: Baby #3 measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, weighs about 2 1/2 ounces and is the size of an apple.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: Well, my hopes of staying at start weight are over....short lived. This week I gained 4 lbs...yikes. I can definitely tell my body is changing though....especially in the upper area. I am growing out of my bras quickly. Oh and the delivery of girl scout cookies has helped no one.

Maternity Clothes: Still in my regular clothes. I was doing some cleaning and found my maternity capris. With the weather getting warmer, I thought I would try and see if they would work....still too big. I was pulling them up the whole time...annoying.

Gender: We officially have both names picked out!!!! Yay! Zach favors the girls names and I really like both. With our past, when we really, really like a name...that is typically what we have. We loved both the names Zoe and we will see :) I am so glad I have my SIL finding out in the near future what they are having...because that curbs my itch!

Movement: Feeling flutters for sure....but no jabs yet....soon, very soon.

Sleeping: I have had a hard time staying asleep once I fall. On my nights off, Zach and I typically go to sleep around 9...pathetic. But if anything wakes me up, I am UP. Needless to say, I have been getting a lot of reading done.

Cravings: I have been loving Breakfast Foods! I feel like this is all I bought at the grocery this week....bagels, waffles, bananas, cream cheese, cereal....and I could totally go for some Waffle House about now.

Symptoms: I have had some soreness in the I am pretty sure my ducts are forming....good signs for great breastfeeding! I also have been bloated of those symptoms no one looks forward to in pregnancy. I have also been having some mild headaches, not sure what is causing them...but I need to quick...they are not fun. One symptom of pregnancy that I wish I didn't have is that I get little red spots...Dr. Pohl said that they were little capillaries that busted....well I have one in the middle of my forehead. Talk about bad luck. And it just get more red and more red!

Best Moment of the Week: Everyone is really starting to notice that I am pregnant. It makes me laugh because it isn't..."Are you pregnant?" is "Are you pregnant, AGAIN?" This week, 2 years ago, Zach and I conceived our first little one....and since then...I feel like I have been pregnant! I guess when God puts a fire in your heart....there is not much you can do to quench it. I do look forward to taking a break from child bearing come August.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Double Fisting....

Bananas that is!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Birthday, Birthdays!

I am such a lucky Mom to have so many great friends who are also Mommies! I am surrounded by friends who have babies older and younger than Zoe that I just treasure. And I love celebrating all our special days together!
First Birthday this Month goes to Ms. Anna Riley!
Crystal is such an entertainer and did a beautiful job decorating for the party. And the food, which you can always guarentee with this family, was GREAT! "Who me? Couldn't be!"
"You mom makes me take 2 naps!"....
"TWO...Girl, you need to show your Mom who's boss!"
Loved all the little touches!
Thank you so much for inviting us to your party, Anna Riley!!! You are such a big girl!!!!
Next for the Month was Mr. Nick's Big 2nd Celebration!
Lauren is all about a theme and she let no one down!
Everything was Balls! Ball Pit, amazing food all shaped like balls or circles, the favors were all balls...everything! SO cute!
And Little Adam let was such a doll with those Amazing smiles....he is such a personality!
Just chillin in the Ball Pit.
And Ms. Maria came too!
"Cheers to Nick!"
Thanks for inviting us, Nick! We had a Blast!