Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2 Months!

Happy 2 months to Wells!

We had her 2 month checkup yesterday!

Weight: 12 lbs 9.6 oz  (90th %)
Length: 23 in (75th %)

She is sleeping from 8 until 6:30 and then she eats and goes back to sleep until about 9:30!! She is a really good baby. In the mornings she is so happy but sometimes in the evenings she can get alittle crabby! She had to get 2 shots yesterday and I think her legs were hurting her pretty bad. She cried alot yesterday evening and if I just touched her legs she cried. She is not really on an eating schedule, we just feed her whenever we think she is hungry! I am starting to figure out her napping schedule which makes things alot easier for me.  I am a very firm believer in having kids on a schedule! I think it makes a much happier baby and a happier Mommy!


She can't wear most 0-3 months clothes anymore. She wears 3-6 months and 6 months. That is crazy to me! Finn was so tiny when he was little and now we have this chunky little girl! I went back and looked at Finn's weight charts and he was in the 10th % in the first 2 months, but he was early, and now we have one in the 90th %. If Finn wasn't early I'm sure he would have been right there with her. It didn't take him long to catch up! I love me some chunky babies!!

Now I'm going to get some things done today! My goal today is to stay off the computer as much as possible! This thing sucks me in!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

7 Facts About Me!

I received the 7 Facts Award from Courtney's Organized Chaos!
I just list 7 things about myself and award it to 2 other bloggers!

1.  I am a SAHM and I have been married to Jared for 4 years, but we have been together for 10 years (with a few bumps along the way). I have a 2 yr old Finn and a 2 month old Wells! They are all the LOVES of my life. Becoming a Mom has been the best thing that has ever happened to me! It has changed me as a person and I see things totally different now! I am so blessed with such an amazing family and an awesome God!


2. I love watching TV. The TV comes on so soon as I wake up and stays on all day long. I hate to admit this, but I have been obsessed with Jersey Shore! Ha! When I first brought Wells home from the hospital they had a marathon on and it played all night and day. When I was up late with Wells it was the only thing playing, so I got so into this show. I can't wait for Thursday nights just to watch it. It cracks me up! It's sad I know... I also have to watch Young and the Restless everyday! I have watched it forever because my family has always watched it. Disney is usually always on the rest of the time for Finn (and me of course!). I have started watching The Talk and it is really funny. Those are my fav shows right now! Oh and of course the Bachelor to! I want Emily to win!! Not only because she is from Charlotte, right down the road, but I think she is gorgeous and so sweet!

3. I am always late and very forgetful. It doesn't matter if I get up 2 hours earlier then I need to, I will still be late! Those are 2 things that are just a part of me that I can't help!

4. I really don't like Tuesdays! Jared has school and he is gone ALL day long!! He only has a year left of getting his MBA and I can't WAIT!! I don't see how you single Mom's handle 2 kids all the time alone. It is hard work! By the end of the day on Tuesday's I am pooped!!

5. I LOVE to shop. Mostly for clothes, but really I can shop for anything! I really enjoy buying my kids clothes! It's so much fun dressing them, especially Wells! I get so excited picking out her outfits when we do go out, which right now is not very much! She is starting to fit into normal clothes now and not just the button up outfits. I also love shopping for decorations and things for my house!

6. I am addicted to diet dr pepper, or really any diet drink. I drink way to many!!

7. I love food and love to eat! That's probably why I can't loose this extra baby weight! I have been trying to cut back but man I just love to eat! Ha! I want Mexican food everyday for some reason.

Those are just a few things about me!

I am going to pass this award to Jessica at Life with the Baileys, and Jenny at Biesecker Baby Farm!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentines Day! Today is Day 14 of Summer's LOVE Challenge!

Today's Challenge is to post pictures of the people you love! I am going to post pictures of our Valentine's Day so far!

We started off the day playing with our Valentine's Day treats!

I tired to take some pictures of the kids together but it wasn't very successful! Ha! Finn was crying for my phone and Wells was getting aggravated! Then Mommy was just getting stressed so we called it quits on the photo shoot! Maybe one day I will get a decent picture of both kids.

I then had to change Wells' out of the outfit I bought her for Valentine's Day because we had an accident. I can't believe how big she is getting and how much she is changing!

It's like 70 outside here today so we decided to go take Mimi (my Mom) out for lunch!

Jared and I went out to eat and left the kids with Mimi!

Jared bought me this necklace that says Mom for VDay! I actually got it Friday when I found it on our doorstep! Of course I had to go ahead and open it! I love it!!

These are just a few of my LOVES! We are missing my sister, Chad, Sawyer, and Harper today! They are at Disney World and have been since last week. They need to hurry and get home!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Best French Dip EVER!

Yesterday I fixed the Pioneer Woman's Drip Beef and it was to die for! I will give you the recipe I used. She has 2 ways you can fix it but I went with the 2nd one. I don't have a picture because we ate them so fast I didn't have time to take one! Ha! I borrowed her picture!

1 whole 2.5-4 lb Chuck Roast ( I put pepper on the meat before I put it in)
1 large onion, sliced thick
1/4 cups of butter
3 cloves of garlic (I used 3 spoonfuls of wet minced garlic)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 cup Sherry (I used cooking Sherry)
1/2 tea salt
4 cups water
I added some Rosemary to!
Toasted, buttered Deli Rolls
Provolone Cheese!!

Heat butter in a heavy pot over medium-high heat. Saute the onions for a couple of minutes, or until starting to get brown.

Set chuck roast on top of the onions. Add all remaining ingredients. Cover pot and simmer (very low heat) on the stove for 6 hours, or until beef is fork-tender and falling apart. **If meat is not yet tender, return to oven for 30 minute intervals till it’s tender!** Shred meat with two forks until all large chunks are gone. Serve immediately or continue to simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

*Mixture can be refrigerated overnight. Remove hardened fat from top of pan before reheating

Toast your bread in the oven with butter and provolone cheese and then put your meat on! Get some liquid out of the pot in a little cup to dip!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I am obsessed with Steamfresh vegetables right now! Anything that is quick, easy, and good makes me really happy! Foodlion just had there steamfresh bags on sale, and I had lots of coupons for them to, so I stocked up!

It is so easy to pop some of these in the microwave and fix a quick meat. You have a great meal right there! Last night I fixed a bag of steamfresh rice and some broc with cheese. That took about 10 mins in the microwave. Then I broiled some frozen talipa fish I had (just put butter on each piece with seasoned salt and lemon pepper!) and it was SOO good! I broiled mine for about 7 minutes in the oven!

Finn didn't like the fish and he ate a few pieces of the broccoli, but he LOVED this rice! He kept wanting more!

I really like the steamfresh corn on the cob to! You would think it would be soggy but it is awesome! You should try some of these if you haven't already!

Summer's LOVE Challenge Day 10!

Summer's LOVE Challenge today is to post about your Valentine's Decor!

I wanted to make alot of cute Valentine's things I saw on some decorating blogs, but I have not had time to get anywhere to buy the supplies I needed! So I just used the things I had! I have alot of pink and red decorations so I just used those with a few Valentine things!

I am wanting to change my decor in my house so bad! I guess being here all day everyday, makes me bored with the way things look now! I desperately want new couches but I think I should wait until the kids get alittle older! I don't let Finn eat in our living room, but he does sneak in there with stuff sometimes! Maybe when it warms up we can venture out to do some shopping! I just hate taking my kids out in the freezing cold unless it is necessary!

Go link up to Summer's Blog to show off your Valentine Decor!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

LOVE Challenge Day 7!

Summer's LOVE Challenge Day 7!!

Today's challenge a silly picture of someone you LOVE!! Something really funny that cracks you up!!

Here are a few pictures that make me smile! I needed something to make me smile today, I have been sad this weekend.

This picture still cracks me up! Finn destroyed my room while I was in the shower, and then he stands there looking at this mess he made like yep I did this!! Ha!

I love this picture of Harper with her crazy hair!

I also have two prayer request for you guys:

1. Please pray for a little girl that is going through the same thing Finn went through. She was born at our local hospital a few days ago and had to be transported to Brenner's Children Hospital because her lungs aren't developed. Please keep her in your prayers and her parents. This has brought back memories for me and I have been down this weekend just thinking about how much pain they are in. Not to be able to hold your baby and take your new little baby home with you is such a horrible feeling.

2. One of Jared's co-workers and a good friend of our's died this past weekend. He died in his sleep Friday night. Please pray for his family, wife, friends, and everyone who knew him. He was so young and such a sweet person. This has been hard for everyone that works with Jared. He was loved by so many people. 

Saturday, February 5, 2011

LOVE Challenge Day 5!

Day 5 of Summer's 14 Days of LOVE Challenge is:
What is you favorite LOVE Song? It doesn't even have to be a LOVE song if it reminds you of someone you LOVE post it. You can add a picture of the album, link the you tube video, or splain' about it or not. It is totally up to you.

When I saw what the Challenge today was this is the first song that popped into my head!
It's "Your Love" by Brandon Heath

I felt it first when I was younger
A strange connection to the light
I tried to satisfy the hunger,
I never got it right
I never got it right
So I climbed a mountain and built an altar
Looked out as far as I could see
And everyday I'm getting older, I'm running out of dreams
I'm running out of dreams
But your love, your love
The only thing that matters is
Your love, your love
Is all I have to give
Your love is enough to light up the darkness
It's your love, your love
All I ever needed is your love
You know the effort I have given
And you know exactly what it cost
And though my innocence was taken, not everything is lost
Not everything is lost, no
You're the hope in the morning
You're the light when the night is falling
You're the song when my heart is singing
It's your love
You're the eyes to the blind man
You're the feet to the lame man walking
You're the sound to the people singing
It's your love
Your love is all that I needed
All I ever needed is your love
All I ever needed is your love
Your love is all that I needed
All I ever needed is your love
Your love is all that I needed
It's all I ever needed

Thursday, February 3, 2011

24 months!

Finn turned 2 on January 23rd! We had him and Harper a party at a little gym called Tumble Tots! The kids had SOO much fun (and I think the parents did too)! I wanted to post a few pictures from there special day!!

Finn and Harper blowing out there candles!!

My Mom (Mimi) and Harper playing!

I love this cute little name plaque that Finn got from his cousin Olivia!

Finn is such a mess these days! He can be so sweet and so ugly all together! He has gotten where he doesn't want to listen and he knows he is not listening! When we tell him no, he does it anyway and gives us this cute little smile while doing it! I took him to his 2 yr checkup on Monday and he cried the WHOLE time! His Dr just laughed and said that was totally normal! Finn weighed 28 lbs and was 37 inches tall!

14 Days of LOVE Challenge! Day 3!

So I haven't been reading blogs like I should!! My life has been to crazy the past few weeks. I just saw Mrs.Summer is doing a 14 Days of LOVE Challenge!

We'll I missed the first 2 days so I am going to start on Day 3!! The real challenge will be if I can blog everyday for the next 11 days!!

Today, Day 3, Summer's challenge is to post a picture of a movie that reminds you of LOVE! I love all movies about LOVE! Those are my favorite movies! I am going to go with probably the most common/favorite LOVE movie.....

The Notebook! I just watched this movie less than a year ago for the first time and I just loved it (and cried like a baby)! It is such a sweet movie! When this movie first came out I didn't watch it because I was really sad during that time. Jared and I had broken up and I cried all the time anyway so I figured I didn't need to watch something that was going to make me cry more! Ha! I have watched it a few times since then and I love it every time!