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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Getting to know YOU Sunday!!

So, it's Sunday and I thought I'd participate in Keely's Getting to know YOU Sunday!!

1.If you had 5000.00 to spend on plastic surgery what would you have done?
Well since this whole motherhood thing didn't treat my boobs (at least last time around) and belly (Just guessing it would go back as good as last time) so cute I would have to say either a boob job or tummy tuck/get rid of the few stretch marks I got!

2. Do you watch Soap operas and if so what is your favorite and why?
I LOVE me some General Hospital, DVR it every day!!!  It's like my guilty pleasure, can't stop won't stop even if the plot lines are real bad sometimes.

3. Favorite clothing brand?
I really don't shop in expensive stores or high end places, mainly because I can't afford it haha!  I would have to say I always find luck in American Eagle though...

4. An afternoon shopping spree at your favorite store or maid service for a year?
UUUMMMMM DUH, maid service for a year!  You can definitely do damage in an afternoon of shopping, but maid service for a year with two babies and a husband at home, yes please!  I guess shopping really hasn't inspired me over the past 2 years, due to being pregnant and then post pregnancy isn't the sexiest time haha!

5. would you ever vajazzle?
Not a clue what this means...

6. Favorite Disney Princess?
I believe I have said this before, but I LOVE ARIEL!!

7. Last movie that made you bawl your eyes out?
No clue, as I am not a HUGE movie watcher, but I do cry about EVERYTHING haha!

8. Have you ever broken any bones and if so what?
Nope, I don't even drink milk!

Thats all for now my pretty friends...Off to enjoy my Sunday!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wordless Wednesday!

A little Wordless Wednesday action...Featuring Tommy's (baby brother) graduation party!
{The brothers, husband, and friend...I love this picture!}


{My babies godmothers, and yuck to the post baby bod...soon enough I will bounce back}

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Top Two Tuesday...Reality Shows!

Oh Hey Happy Tuesday...Three days in a row, go figure!!  Taylor's Top Two Tuesday presents......Reality TV shows!
Now I am a HUGE reality TV fan, give me a little Lauren Conrad...Jillian Michaels...Jeff Probst...But most of these shows I would not want to actually be on (or qualify to be on rather)!

I would go for...
1.  Trading Spaces (Really random I know).  I love me some interior designing, not that I am any pro or anything.  I love to watch a good HGTV show!

2.  Amazing Race.  I don't watch this show religiously, but I feel like my dad or husband and I could do reeeeally good on this show!
Happy Tuesday peeps!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Miscellany Monday...

It's Monday, so you know what that means...It's time for THE MISCELLANEOUS!!

{1.}  I don't understand why women think it's okay to call one another "dumb bitches."  I find it to be in bad taste and really not advancing women as a whole in any way, possibly just showcasing your own ignorance.  This is coming from something I saw on facebook (ridiculous, yes I know), but I don't think it is necessary to use this phrase whether you know the women or not, and in this case the girl using it does not know the other woman involved!  Sorry this is my one and only rant of the day, haha!

{2.}  We had my brothers graduation party on Friday evening and I got pretty drunk, AKA consumed an alcoholic beverage for the first (well second if you count the glass of wine I had last weekend) time in 8 months!!  I had a great time and enjoyed partying with all y friends and family, but I will not be drinking like that again for awhile.  Being hungover (yes my minimal amount of beers gave me a hangover haha) and having to take care of two children (nursing on of them) the next morning is noooo fun haha!
{Emma and Uncle "nommy" dancing...crazy how old my brother looks!!}

{3.}  So, my little Isabelle has embraced sleep!  She goes down at about 11pm (and so do I) and doesn't wake up until about 4 or 5 depending on the night, woohooo!!!!!  After that she does like to eat every 2-3 hours, but getting 5 straight hours of sleep is AMAZING.  It took us some time to figure out what my girl wanted/needed to sleep, but in the end she (just like Emma) liked to have a blanket surrounding her head.  Yes I know this goes against everything they tell you not to do...but it keeps her happy!

{4.}  My momma is coming over today and bringing some groceries!!  Going shopping with two babies is NOT doable and the husband tried his very best to get everything we needed, but didn't get everything.  I was over the moon that he even went grocery shopping haha, more like in shock.

{5.}  So, I tried putting the double stroller purchase off, but we DEFINITELY need one, so after reading reviews until I was blue in the face we went with...
All of the reviews for all double strollers were pretty average, but I like the look of this one and there were no complaints about comfort for the babies!

{6.}So I won a giveaway at Taylor's blog today, woohoo!!  I NEVER win anything.  I won the Savvycents wallet...
...This will be perfect to throw in the diaper bag and since we are on a budget of sorts I am pumped to see if this helps us spend less!!  SO head on over and check the wallet out as well as Taylor's blog, both great sites!!

So, thats all the miscellaneous for me today.  Head on over to the fabulous Carissa's bloggy and join in on the miscellany!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day...

Happy Fathers Day to all of the wonderful fathers out there, and the fabulous women who are behind them!
{The wonderful fathers in my life...}

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Terrific Tuesday!

So although babykins is sleeping pretty well at night, she likes to hang out with mom from about 11 to between 12:30 or 1:30am.  We have tried keeping her awake at night and giving her a bottle for her last feeding.  NOT WORKING... And this is not my cup of tea; even though she is the sweetest little gal momma needs her rest.  Last night the hubs and I tried something new out...I go to bed at 9pm after her last feeding and he feeds her her bottle at 11pm, so I would be somewhat rested when she wanted to have girl time at 11pm.  And like clockwork she was not having the bed time action when her Tato (dad in Ukrainian) put her down!  At least I was slightly rested, because all she wanted to do was sleep on me, not her crib.

We also gave her her first bath at 8pm, we thought maybe that would tire her out...not so much...
{We don't even know whats coming!}
{Not so happy}
{Trying to be a big girl about it}
{Traumatized, but at least its all over}

Today is going to be a TERRIFIC day, I won't allow any less!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Getting to know YOU Sunday!

Happy Sunday, I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  But, its Sunday so we all know what that means...It's Keely @ Mannland5's  Getting to know you Sunday...
1. If you could have one of Superman's, powers which one would you want? Superhuman strength..Flight..Superhuman speed..X-Ray vision..etc
Hmmm...I would say Flight?!?!  I could get anywhere/anytime!

2. The best thing I ever won is....?
This might sound sad, so please feel free to feel bad for me...But I don't really have that great of luck with "winning!"  I won a raffle at my sorority convention one year, nothing big, but I won haha!

3. Have you ever skyped with a bloggy friend?
I LOVE me some skype!  Skype with my mom every morning, haha she lives 40 minutes away!  Never skyped with any bloggy friends though.

4. What is your favorite Summer month?
I would have to say July, because it isn't oppressively hot yet and we still have a month or so left of summer!  However, I will take ANY summer month!

5. Pool, Lake, or Ocean?
DEFINITELY pool, Fish creep me out!
{The pool where the hubs and I honeymooned!}

6. One of my favorite Summer memories is.....?
Going to visit my relatives in California every summer!!

7. What's your favorite secret bargain?
hmmm...I have no secret bargains...I know lame answer!

8. Do you plan on or have you been watching the World Cup?
The hubs is a soccer fan so I have been watching here and there.  Please feel free to consider me on the bandwagon...GO team USA!

Also wanted to say a BIG Happy Birthday to my fabulous and wonderful father (who will never read this, but Happy Birthday nonetheless!)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Heylo everyone!  I know I have been a scattered/bad bloggy friend, I just haven't felt good and there is SO much going on here!  I am back to feeling like myself, but for the next couple of weeks I most likely will suck at the blogging part, but I will try my very best!

I hope everyone has an awesome weekend, I know I will be enjoying my girlies and some family time!

{All the loves of my life}

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Back from babycation!!

Hello to my dear bloggy friends whom I have missed so dearly!!  I had Miss Isabelle Catherine June 1st at 2:11pm and have been quite busy recovering from the C-section and all the fun stuff associated with recovering from surgeries and childbirth and then a NASTY gastrointestinal bug my darling Emma gave both the hubs and I when we got home from the hospital.  Lets just say throwing up when you have an incision in your abdomen is NOT so fun!  It just so happened that we were at my mom and dads when we contracted the bug so my mommy took care of all of us!!

Anywho, enough from me, my fabulous friend Alanna Scully (Go check her out) took pictures of Isabelle just 5 days after she was born and they are the cutest most creative pictures I've ever seen (not that I am biased or anything!)...so meet Isabelle Catherine...
{Yup that's a cake plate}
{It was BEYOND humid outside so naked baby it was!}
{Exhausted!}
{Chillin on Emma's bookshelf}
{Miss Freshy blowing her bubbles!}

We are still getting back to normal and adjusting to life as a family of four and I will say every day it gets easier!  Baby girl went to bed at midnight and then only woke up at 3am and 6:30am, so I am feeling good about sleep so far!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Guest Blogger action...

Hey all, so Gwen over @ Gwen in Love is new to the blogosphere and asked to do a guest blogger spot on my loverly bog to help her gain some readership, to which I gladly obliged.  How perfectly does/did that work out with me be long gone all week at the hospital!  Anywho, Gwen's blog is honest and probably relates to A LOT of women out there who just aren't willing to admit it.  So here is Gwen...


My name is Gwen and I am so very in love.  My blog is an old-fashioned girls guide to love, marriage, and rockin hot sex.  

Boyfriend became husband about eight years ago and it just keeps getting better all the time. I'd hate to say "my marriage is more awesome than your marriage," but, my marriage is more awesome than your marriage.

In all seriousness, this has not always been the case. Reality set in. There were bills and jobs, flat tires and flat hair. And those babies we wanted? They cried—a lot. My perky boobs sagged and those last five pounds of baby weight stayed. We were no longer putting our marriage first. And the sex was so not rockin’ hot.

This seemed to be the story amongst most of my girlfriends as well and it scared me. The thought of divorce, or worse, living in a loveless and lifeless marriage, propelled me to action. I chose to change. Instead of dreading sex and thinking up excuses to avoid it, I took control and initiated it. Sex everyday for a year was my goal. No more waiting around to be given satisfied either. If I wanted an orgasm, I was going to have an orgasm. With each encounter I cared a little bit less about the saggy boobs. I learned that Husband didn’t care if my boobs were saggy—they are boobs! Initiating sex made Husband feel more like a man. He felt desired. His increased self-confidence led to a greater ability to show love for me. And then one day it happened—he did the dishes. And that’s how my marriage became more awesome than your marriage.

I started my blog, Gwen in Love, to share these secrets with other women, to tell them how much power they have. You can have babies, bills, and a rockin’ hot sex life. Who knew?

Come "follow" me on Gwen in Love for tips and inspiration on how to make your marriage rockin' hot.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Today's the Day!

At 1:30pm EST I will be walking down to the OR to meet the newest member of my family...The nerves have definitely set in.  I'm not sure if its the surgery itself, the thought of being a mom of 2, or if its the thought of how this will change Emma's life and she has no idea.  Probably a combination of it all.

I thought I would post some pictures of "Emma's day!"  We had such an amazing time being the family of three, soon-to-be-4!
{Excited for the day!}
{Tato & Emma at one of the exhibits at the zoo!}
{I just loved this picture of them walking!!!}
{We did NOT love the splash pad...}
{She would not let go of me, which I didn't mind.}
{My cute little family!}

And, I was waiting to finish the nursery so I could post pictures of it, but we never finished it completely.  Here is what we did complete...
{View from the door}
{oh Hello Kitty}
{We're using Emma's rocker, so it doesn't exactly match, but I learned to cope with it!}
So, as you can tell we need things to go on the wall!  We have one frame that my fabulous friend Alanna made and another picture I had framed but isn't in yet.  Then we are going to hang the letters I S A B E L L E on the wall above the crib, but they still need more paint!

Okay...I have a guest blogger scheduled for tomorrow and then I will get on here ASAP to introduce everyone to Izzie.  See you with less of a belly and more of a baby!!!!!

 
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