Friday, March 30, 2012

Deals at the new JCP

So Lucy was a little sicky with a flu bug and we were cooped up inside way to long so we went on a little outing to the mall. I've been wanting to go walk around the JCPenney because I've been curious about the big changes they have made according to their TV ads and new ad/marketing campaigns...

Well we walked through the jewelry, maternity, kids clothes and lastly shoes. oh my stars, they don't have carts so I was chasing a very fast crawler in high heels. do not recommend. she was entertained with the mirrors for awhile but then found the aisles and would take off.
I got 3 pairs of shoes on their clearance for $5 EACH. Ummmm, yes please!
of course shoes for Lucy were $15 each.......

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Wow, March has been a fantastic month! Loving these warmer days - has felt just like June when I was trying to get sun for sissy's wedding :)

Here is a large photo update of what we (mostly Lucy) have been up to!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

17 week update

Had a great Dr. appointment - baby's heartbeat was at 147 and I'm measuring just right, so that is encouraging, here's the update questions below & some pictures too!

How far along: 17 weeks

Total weight gain: still down 5lbs from starting weight. the bronchitis virus we had for a few weeks was a bit rough on me, but I'm on the mend and eating and feeling normal again

Best moments this month: feeling the baby move a little more and being outside in this beautiful weather. lots of walks, playing out on a blanket in the yard & at parks, loving it!

Food cravings: didn't feel like eating at all during my sickness, but now I'm back to normal, feeling like pasta, salads, Popsicles, ice cream, popcorn, gushers...haha :)

Gender: We don't know and we aren't finding out!

Belly button in or out: it's funny the second time around, it's way more open and exposed, not as much of an "inny" as it used to be :)

Labor signs: nope

What I miss: not too much - not minding my maternity clothes, who wouldn't love elastic waistbands!

What I am looking forward to: My 20 week ultrasound and seeing this little one! Praying he or she is healthy and growing well - seems to be based on my belly :) And excited for Joe's spring break - we will get some time with my parents!!

Weekly wisdom: at my 17 week appointment my Dr. said "Well, you're pregnant!" He's very wise.... :)
And love Psalm 127: "Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward." What a blessing to have this little one in my belly!

Milestones: feel like I popped and finally really look pregnant instead of just in between and not for sure preggo. not a huge fan of the in between stage :)

15 weeks
16 weeks
17 weeks
17 weeks

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Patio Help

I need help!!!!!
How to you turn a cement slab into a true patio that's charming, cozy and inviting without spending a fortune???
How do you turn this:

Into This:

I did find this on for $300 and thought it might be a good start??

OK - I realize the answer to my question might be, "it's impossible," but if you have any suggestions, ideas or helpful tips of things you did, please let me know. We can use all the help we can get!
I'm doing another garden this year and Lucy will be running around soon and I'd really love to create a space outside that we can enjoy morning, afternoon and evening.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Our little one year old.....

Here is a photo update of the month leading up to Lucy turning one year old!

Her Favorites:
Looking out windows
Pointing to pictures or paintings on the wall
Still loves looking at pics/videos of herself on the ipod or looking in the mirror and giving herself kisses
Playdates with friends - she loves watching other kiddos play and squeals when she sees anyone under the age of 15 in the store or anywhere :)
Having Grammy and Pop Pop time almost every wednesday
Facetiming with Grandpa and Grandma in Michigan
Being read to and paging through book after book with us or on her own - she's a book worm!
Baby dolls, hugging them and kissing them

Her skills:
blowing kisses
high fives
nodding and shaking her head (she prefers no to yes....)
crawling very fast
cruising along the furniture
standing without help
babbling - saying Mama and Dada a lot and tilting her head down and throwing it back to say "BA!" - not sure how that one started... :)
being silly in her crib - falling down and playing games when I say "Come to mama" :)
doing peek-a-boo with a blanket
She just took a step on March 5!! this is a big deal since we have such a timid girl on our hands!!

OK - on to the photos: