The Life of a Newlywed!

Figuring out how to be a newlywed in this crazy world!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm not a newlywed anymore

Well, I think that I am going to move over to Jack's blog. We have been married for almost three years now and so we are hardly newlyweds anymore! Check out

I mean, really, who am I kidding, is anyone still reading this blog, really? Well, if you are make the switch - see you over there!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Life keeps going!

We are nice and busy around here lately. We got Jack's professional pictures done and they turned out wonderfully! I was really worried because like always our weekend was busy and Jack didn't take his nap! So, by the time we got his picture taken he had been up for four hours! That is a long time for the little man! He ended up doing a good job, however.
I am keeping busy too! I am busy at work with teaching my students and a student teacher. I am excited about this because I may want to teach teachers in the future and this is my first experience with it! So far, so good. We are learning together! I am also keeping busy with my last master's class and my portfolio. It is a LOT of work and takes a lot of time - which is the one thing I never have enough of! The good news is that I have a good vision of where my project is going and there is an end in sight! I will graduate on May 8th and I am very excited!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sick and skinny!

First the bad news - Chad and I both have the flu! It is the nasty stomach flu and it makes us both feel sick, sick, sick. I am taking the day off tomorrow because I have a fever and I am not interested in getting 20 five year olds sick. So, Chad thinks he his going to work tomorrow so it will be Jack and me. He was quite understanding tonight - he chilled out on the swing or layed on the couch with me while I rested. I let Chad sleep for a while this afternoon and then I got to rest while Chad gave Jack his bath. We make a good team!

On a side note - muffin top be d@mned - I fit into my pre-preg jeans. While I still have about 10 lbs more to go to get to my pre-preg weight and another 15 to go to get to my final goal weight, it felt very good to get into those jeans (thank goodness for the stretch factor!)

Anyway, that is enough for now. I am going to try to eat a little something. Wish me luck that it stays down!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Once a month I guess!

So, apparently I am only posting on here about once a month! Oops! I guess time flies when you're having fun! Jack continues to grow and change each day. He keeps us busy, tired, and happier than we ever could have imagined. As Chad and I said to Jack yesterday, "we can't afford toys now so you are our toy!" He is very entertaining and takes up LOTS of time! He is laughing, cooing, "talking", rolling )kinda), grabbing things, smiling, and reacting to everything. He always tries to watch tv so we call him Owl because he can turn his head almost all the way around if he's trying to sneak a peek!
Here are a couple of pics of the big man. He is so much fun and brings us so much joy!
As always LOTS of new pics on our Shutterfly site! Enjoy!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Chad, Jack, and I had a nice quiet New Year's Eve at home this year. If you remember, last year we got stuck in a ditch in 2 feet of snow so this year was much less stressful. We went to Meijer to get steaks and a bunch of food to cook for my in-laws to come over today. Apparently the rest of the residents in town decided to go to Meijer last night as well - nothing like waiting until the last minute. Oh well, Jack got a little fussy but he's a good little shopper so we made it just fine! When we got home we gave Jack a bath and put him to bed. He didn't want to fall asleep right away but we are working on him fallin asleep on his own which he did - eventually.
Anyway, Chad and I watched Stepbrothers with Will Ferrell and John C. Riley, ate our steak and tator tots and later I ate some ice cream. I also had my first alcoholic drink since last year on NYE because I got pregnant last January. Jack was a trooper and slept through the night so by the time I woke up I was bright eyed and bushy tailed.
We have been so blessed in 2008 and we are really looking forward to 2009. Happy New Year everyone!
Oh and we have about a MILLION new pictures on our picture site! Check it out!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Umm, oops

Okay, I haven't posted in a LONG time - more than a month. I am really sorry - I've just been busy. It's hard to type with one hand and honestly feeding Jack and playing with him has just taken up a lot of my time! Jack is getting on with a better schedule, we had his baptism, and Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now we are getting ready for Christmas! Time is going quickly. I know I will regret this at some point but I am ready to go back to work and get back on a schedule. I love being with Jack but I need my routine again. I think that I will just sit back and enjoy my last few weeks home with my baby boy. I hope everyone is doing well. Keep checking our shutterfly site for more pics!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Names in the Sand

So, Monday was my first whole day with Jack to myself. Of course, this was the day he chose to be fussy all day long for mommy. He was up at 9:00 a.m. and did not sleep for more than 5 minutes until 4:00 p.m. He would eat, poop, and fuss. Apparently he forgot about the sleep part. It was frustrating to say the least. It was really not what I had imagined for my short time as a stay at home mom. In fact, I was ready to go back to work yesterday. It was upsetting to not love every single second with Jack. Please tell me someone else has felt this way at some point.

Anyway, I browse through a few blogs when I have a second and I found a link to a very special blog this morning. It is a site where people in Australia write the names of babies who passed away in the sand as a tribute for their families. CLICK HERE for Names in the Sand. The site has comments, poems, and notes from the babies' families and it is really moving. I am glad I found this site this morning because it made me realize how truly blessed we are to have a happy, healthy little boy. In a sad way it helped me to appreciate how lucky we are and it made me want to snuggle Jack a little closer.

Anyway, I have snapped out of my sour mood from yesterday - at the very least Jack slept well last night. He went to bed at 9:30 p.m. was up at 1:00 a.m. and 4:45 a.m. Then he was up at 7:00 a.m. and is currently sleeping at 9:00 a.m. This is probably why he's up all day long. Of course, I don't mind the sleeping all night but it keeps him up all day long! Oh well, good thing he's so cute and snuggly! Now, if he will just stay happy for most of the day!