Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas
...From most of us! Ha!!
{I totally stole that line from a friend of mines who son was doing the same thing in their Christmas card last year! }


Thursday, December 22, 2011

34 weeks 4 days

Happy Birthday Holden!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Today we celebrated the birthday of the sweetest little boy ever! Jack didn't have any work today {which is a totally different story-he totally got laid off today for lack of work} so he was able to spend the day with us. We started off the day going to Mr. Cooper's house for the day. BUT he woke up sick so his Mommy came home from work and we spent the day just the three of us.

One of Holden's favorite things in the whole world right now is choo-choo twains so we knew we wanted to do something to do with trains for his special day. Well I have been having EXTREME back pain that nothing helps so I didn't really wasn't to go to far in case we needed to head home. Our neighbors had told us about this local train store that they take their son to and he loves. Well it turns out this store is the same place that I had my very first job but we worked out of the guys basement and now he has a store. So we headed there and while we were there he comes running thru the shop saying a train was on its way and to come see it. They are right off a main street so we were right next to the train tracks. Holden was in HEAVEN! I took him outside and sat him on the curb and he just stared the whole time the train went by. This was really his first time seeing a train so close and not in the car and he loved it so much and it totally made his day and mine just knowing how happy he was!

After we left there we ran around and did a few things and visited with his Papa and Mema before heading home. That night we took his to see Santa{which he HATED} and then went over to my parents house for dinner.

It was such a perfect day for such a sweet boy and I know he had so much fun... minus the whole seeing Santa ha!

32 Weeks x's 2

Sunday, December 4, 2011

 Today marks 32 weeks for me with sweet baby Rylan! It is super exciting to be this close already but weird to know my sweet Holden will only be the only child for just a few more short weeks. Holden was born at 38 weeks and about 3 days so we will have to wait and see when Mr. Rylan comes to join us. Not much longer until I schedule my c-section either! 
The rest of this year is going to fly by with Holden's birthday and Christmas and our hospital tour{I'm having Rylan at a different hospital than I had Holden at} coming up in a few weeks! 
Today we hung his curtain in his room and my Mom stopped by and helped with a changing pad cover problem I was having.... it was making me crazy! HA! His room is coming together and we just have a few more things we need to get for in there. I also had a friend come over and I helped her make a few Christmas presents for some of her friends and family so I am sooo tired. I am heading to bed as soon as my sheets are dry. Don't you just LOVE clean sheets?? I know so random but whatever! So night all I leave you with a side by side of me pregnant with Holden at 32 weeks and 32 weeks with Rylan.

This and That

Friday, December 2, 2011

 I can not believe that in TWO weeks from today this sweet little boy of mine will be TWO!! I can remember so clearly TWO years ago just waiting for him to get here and being so excited for his arrival. He has been the light of our lives for almost TWO years now and the best thing that has ever happened to Jack and I! Lately he has the funniest little personality and I just want to bottle it up and remember and keep it forever.

 I also can't believe that in less than TWO months we are going to have another little boy to share our love with! I think it still seems so unreal that God has blessed us with another boy! I always thought with Jack and I coming from families of almost all girls we would have girls but I can not even imagine not having these boys! 
It has been so much fun making all of this fun stuff for Rylan! When I was pregnant with Holden, I hadn't really gotten into sewing yet so my Mom made most of the stuff that I used like his bumpers, curtains and boppy cover stuff like that. And this time I am learning how to make everything and it is soo much fun!
A few weeks ago my biggest new sewing adventure was making a boppy cover for my boppy. SUPER easy, yes- installing a zipper on the back, something I had never done and was not as easy first go round with the fabric I has on the back. I REALLY want to make another one to have using different material so I can see how that works. Then maybe sell them on Holden's Hut : )

So here it is! Rylan's boppy cover with his name on it of course : )

Car Seat Recover #2

Monday, November 28, 2011

 A while back, my sweet cousin Keri asked me to recover a car seat for her. She had been given a car seat from a friend to use as an extra for her husbands car and wanted to know if I would recover it for her. Of course I said yes!
I love doing new projects like this and learning along the way exactly how to do it. The actual car seat part was super simple and I just took the pieces apart recovered them and put them back together. The top canopy however gave me a little trouble since I had never done one before but turned out better than I expected! 
So here is the before pics:
 {I had already taken the straps off so I could wash the cover before recovering it}

 And after:
Much better if I do say so myself : )

 With the straps put back in and sweet little Kinsleigh's head support

 I am really happy with how this turned out and hopefully they are too! : )

Most fun project EVER!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

 For weeks months now I have been working in and on getting Rylan's room ready for him. From getting his clothes washed and put away to little things like his diapers all organized. A few weeks ago, I went to one of my fav places ever Hobby Lobby and got the letters for his name to go above his bed. Holden has the exact same letters we just spray painted his black. Well this weekend I got around to hanging them above his bed. Love it! I do need to go back and shorten his ribbon some but I still love seeing his name up there.

 Holden thought he should try out Rylan's bed for quality : )

 So here is where my most favorite project EVER comes in to play. So ever since I picked out the fabric for Rylan's bedding, I knew that I wanted to paint his walls grey and add white polka dots all over the room. So for awhile Jack and I have been looking everywhere in stores for the wall decals/stickers to go up. We could not find these in a store anywhere! Sure of course we found them online but I decided today that I really needed them. So after searching online again this morning for any store that might carry them, I found on my fav website right now Pinterest {By the way if you have not been on here yet.. beware! It is SUPER addicting and so much fun I can't even tell you!}where you could just apply some wonder under{thats how I make all my shirts just iron it on the back of fabric, cut out and iron it on a shirt then sew and oh la la you have a shirt} to the back of fabric and you could IRON IT TO THE WALL! Brilliant!! So of course I have a ton of it laying around so I decided to give it a try! So I ironed my wonder under to the back of some white fabric, traced some kitchen items like a lid to a pot, cut them out and peeled off the backing and ironed them up! SO much fun!! Here is the start

 I didn't have nearly enough and knew I wouldn't cause I have an order that takes up lots of wonder under but I love how it is starting to look! I CAN NOT wait to make some more to put up! And that spot over his changing table.. I 'm hoping to put a name sign up there that either I make or his Nana can make him{hint, hint, wink, wink} : )

This seriously was so much fun and I am so exciting about finishing! I am super tired tonight but I just HAD to get on and share this! 
Last weekend I also made a boppy cover and a bumper for his cradle so stayed tuned for those to come this week too! 

NINE more weeks until our new sweet boys due date! : ) Night all!

Holden's Turkey Day shirt

Sunday, November 20, 2011

 It seems like lately, I have been super duper busy sewing a ton of stuff. From Rylan's bedding to a billion shirts for Holden to birthday presents and many orders. 
Holden and Rylan I do have to say have some of the CUTEST shirts and onesies right now that I have ever made!
Here is a recent one that I made for Holden to wear for Thanksgiving
 Mr. Turkey shirt he loves and if you ask him what a turkey says he will say "obble, obble". 
Love it.
I'll try this week to post some other cute ones that I have made for them lately but that's it for now, I have made tons of things this weekend and have been on my feet for way too long. It's bed time for me! Night all!

6 years

Saturday, November 19, 2011

 Six years ago today was the worst day of my life. I woke up to find out that Michael was gone. 
Just like that. He was too young and had so much living to do.
The same brother who I had just asked two days before what to buy someone for Christmas and now he was gone. 
The same brother who would sit at the table for dinner every night and make noises just to make everyone laugh. 
The same brother who had the BIGGEST heart of anyone who I have ever know. 
The same brother who would keep us up all night playing his guitar until the wee hours of the morning. 
The same brother who could and would do anything for anyone.
He was amazing.
He wasn't really my "brother" by blood but my step-brother- which I have never called him and still don't.

What I would do to have to just a few more hours with him.
What I would do to have had him at my wedding.
What I would do to have him meet Holden and soon Rylan. I know he would LOVE them so much.
What I would do to see him again.
And I KNOW one day I will!

I'm not sure the pain ever goes away when you loose someone.
But it does get "easier" to make it thru the hard days.
I still think about him every day.
But days like today are the hardest.
Days when you know it's been another year that he has been gone.

Of course I made a guitar shirt for Holden to wear today but somehow never got a picture of it.
But every time I looked at that sweet little boy{even when he was screaming at dinner after not having a nap} I was beyond thankful for him and having him in my life.
And that simple little guitar reminded me of his amazing Uncle Michael.

We love you and miss you so much. But know you are rocking it out our with Jesus.
Until the day we see you again..

Michael Jones 5/7/87 - 11/19/05

The boys rooms

Friday, November 18, 2011

Remember when this little boy had a baby room?

 Well that sweet little boy is now almost TWO and with another baby on the way it was time for him to get a big boy room! So last weekend, that is exactly what he got!
And now Mr. Rylan has a room of his own that is coming together!
For the most part all the "big" stuff like painting, his bedding, and washing his clothes is all done now I just have to finish his curtains and decorating. So excited that in 10 weeks we will have another sweet baby boy to bring home!!

Busy, Busy, Busy

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holy Moly have we become busy lately! I have so many things and pics to post but tonight, that's just not going to happen. We spent the day moving all the "baby" furniture that was in Holden's room {changing table, rocking chair and dresser} to Rylan's room and setting Holden's room up with a new dresser and some toy to get them out of my living room. 
The past week I also had to re-take my blood glucose test at my doctors office because I failed the first one by 6 points.... they called yesterday and this one came back just fine. On top of that Jack and I are working full time and have picked up another "job" being the property managers of our townhomes we live in. Oh boy. Super easy job just trying to get a bunch of things caught up on and getting some renters in. 
Holden is doing wonderful and talking more and more each day. And seriously my baby will be TWO in less than FIVE weeks!!
We both are finally over our colds that lasted for what felt like forever..... which we may or may not have passed onto my Mom... sorry Mom!
Well that's it for now! I'm heading to bed but am going to try my hardest to post Halloween pics and some others that I have on my camera tomorrow and I'll link them up when I do! 
Night all!
Now I have to go save my child now who is chasing a light from a flashlight on the floor where my oh so dear husband is shining it. Oh boy....

Some Ice and a phone

Saturday, November 5, 2011

So being pregnant, each time I have reached a point where I could eat ice all.the.time! And crushed ice.. oh my! This go round, I have a little shadow who has grown to love ice as much as his Mama. Every time he sees me crunchin down on some ice he comes running going ice, ice, ice until I give him some.
He only gets the small pieces or ones that will be easy for him to chew. But to him he thinks that he is getting gold.
And then there is the phone. Oh lord. My baby thinks that he must "talk" on the phone as much as he can. And I can't just hold it up for him to talk in the phone on speaker anymore he insists on holding it and walking around just like his Daddy does.

And hes off!
I may never get to have ice to myself or my phone again ever. But as long as I can share with someone that is this cute, I am just fine with that!

This little Monkey

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

 We were excited to dress Holden up this year and take him trick or treating. Unfortunately, Holden got my sickness and was sick. I took him to the doctor in the morning but his medicine hadn't really kicked in yet so he wasn't feeling much better. We really wanted to take him trick or treating at least to a few houses just to say we did but decided it was best not to.
So instead we headed over to my Mom's house and let him do a little trick or treating over there. Well their neighborhood doesn't really have many trick or treaters so they had all their lights off and were hanging out watching tv in their room and couldn't hear this little monkey ringing their doorbell. So of course I had to text them.
I'm not sure Holden really got the idea of trick or treating at all but he was VERY ready to get out of his monkey costume and eat some candy that Nana gave him
Harris decided that he loved Holden a lot and really wanted Holden to share! HA!
Holden and Papa

Holden never did share his candy with Harris but it did make for a cute picture!
Here is a pic from Halloween 2010 and my uncle and aunts farm.

On Halloween Eve...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tonight before bed, I took these pics of Holden in his halloween jammies. Poor baby has caught the funk that I have had now for two weeks and he is not feeling well at all. I ended up at the doc last week with a sinus infection and tomorrow I will be taking him. Why is it that our babies have to get sick??
 He wasn't so crazy about taking any pics at first...
 Layin on Baby Rylan
 Then he just kept saying "eese" "eese" {cheese}...

 and posing! This crazy child of mine : )

 So yes, maybe there is a million pics of my sweet boy but I am soaking him all in since he won't be my only baby for much longer! Tomorrow we hope to take him trick or treating at least to a few places just to say he went so we will see how that goes. : )