Thursday, February 25, 2010
This is going to be a love story of sorts. I met Phillip in high school, we rode the same bus, though we never actually talked. In 2007 (may 19th to be exact) we started dating.
(i don't know why his head looks so big, crappy cell phone pic)
We went on several dates, just hanging out and going bowling, even staying up all night to watch the sun rise together (see above pic). We were carefree and totally in love, i knew he was going to be my "happily ever after". He made me smile and feel like i was the only person alive, and still to this day makes me feel that way. He took me for my very first time ever to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
We spent every free second together, and we did a lot of this....
he told me he loved me and i of course said it back. I think at that point it was clear to the both of us that this was a forever kind of love. In September (the 1st to be exact) i was going to meet his family for the first time. I was feeling kind of sick and off, and got the shock of my life (just hours before meeting his entire family)
Yep, happily carefree and in love we were expecting a baby!
We had already talked about getting married, and decided that we didn't want to wait. So on October 28th 2007 we were married in Reno (we sort of eloped).
and doesn't every good bride cover her honey's face in lipstick kisses the night before they get married?!? NO? oh well i did...
We decided not to find out the gender of our little bundle of joy to be, and in February we decided to have some pictures taken for valentines day (while i was 7ish months pregnant)
the belly continued to grow
And just 2 days later (2weeks before my due date) we met our 8lb7oz 19in daughter for the first time as we became a family of 3!
At just over 2months old on July 5th 2008 we had our first family pictures taken (by crystal at shreevephotography.com). We were not only completely head over heals in love with each other but we were and still are madly in love with our little Chloe Anne.
Chloe has always been and remains to this day a total daddy's girl
In october (the 11th) of 2008 we had our second set of family pictures done (at picture peoples) and it was obvious that chloe runs the show!
well that's about 1/2 this "love" story, i will save the rest for another day!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Baked Ranch Chicken
1 envelope ranch dressing mix
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
6 to 8 boneless chicken breasts
In a shallow dish combine dressing mix, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.
Dip chicken in butter then roll in crumb mixture.
Place in a greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until juices run clear.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
So here lies our communication/understanding issue. I want to talk about how i feel about and what i am dealing with, and Phillip doesn't talk about it. So a lot of times i feel alone and that i am the only one feeling the way i feel. That isn't the case, but that is how i feel because he doesn't talk about how he is doing (re: McKenzie). She is helping us deal with stress management and communication. She is also helping me learn to separate things like past vs. present when bad things happen. Like not to make little things into big things because it reminds me of something that happened with McKenzie. I don't really know how to explain it better than that.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
YAY...i received my first blogging award. I got my first award from my amazing friend at... http://www.onceamom-alwaysamom.blogspot.com/ .
Isn't it lovely? I'm quite proud. In order to receive the award, the following must be completed:
- Thank the person(s) who nominated you and link their blogs. Thank you, TW!!!
- Copy the award and paste it above. Check!
- Tell us 7 interesting things about yourself. See below.
- Nominate 7 bloggers that you love and link to their blogs. Will do!
But first, here are 7 mildly interesting things about me.
- i am the shortest person in my family
- i have the best friends in the entire world and 90% of them i have never met IRL
- i am seriously addicted to buying baby clothes for chloe and wish i could buy more
- i paint my husbands toenails (and not just clear, think pink and purple) on a semi-regular basis
- i can pick things up with my toes, and often do. i can even pinch people with them
- i love lotion and currently have like 12 different bottles of it
- i DVR every episode of criminal minds because it is one of my favorite TV shows
and now i nominate:
Anyway more about this march of dimes March for Babies, It is on May 15th 2020 in Stockton California and would love to invite anyone and everyone to join us on the walk. If you would like to join us on the walk go to www.marchforbabies.org and sign up to walk, you can also join our team and actually walk with me. If you would like to join our team its name is LittleBodysBigHearts . I would love to have more support on my walk. Now the only thing i need to do is meet my donation goal.
On the home front..... Chloe is amazing and so smart. She is starting to show some intrest in potty training so we are putting her on the potty throughout the day. She has now pooped on the potty one time (the very first day) and peed on the potty twice already! She isnt really ready to completely potty train, which is fine, but you have to start somewhere, right?!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
i just finished the "walk at home: 1mile walk". I found it on exercise TV on ondemand yesterday and decided to start doing it today. The lady on it doesnt use weights or anything so i added my 2lb weights for me for a better workout. For most people this is not a big deal, but for me it is. It is something that i can do at home, in my room while chloe is playing. Because we live with the in-laws, in limited space and we are out in the country it is really hard to be able to work out. Not anymore. I plan to do this *hopefully* everyday. So i guess there will be more posts about this.
Now i am editing this post to add on throughout the day.....
I finished my 2nd "walk at home: 1mile walk" for today. After i was done i laid down and did 50 sit ups. Then just now i did 50 more sit ups.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
After we were all done shopping we at dinner at applebees (which is where i didn't do so great, but not so bad) and Chloe had a meltdown and wouldn't eat very much. When she was done with her meltdown she had a great time. There was a couple in there with 2 seeing-eye dogs that they were training and Chloe LOVED them, and likewise they really really liked her. When we left applebees we decided that tonight we were going to go cosmic bowling, and take Chloe with us. She had an amazing time, and we even let her bowl. They have a little (read heavy) metal ramp that you use for young kids to put the ball on and push to make it down the lane. The first game we bowled Phillip totally stomped us (OK he won every game) and Chloe and i tied, either i really suck or she is really good. Maybe even a combination of the both, but i don't care, we had a great time.
For those of you that don't know Cosmic Bowling happens on the weekends, Friday and Saturday nights, from midnight-2am. It costs $10 and includes shoes. Its as many games as you can bowl in the 2hr time frame, they have black lights and music and is a really good time. Yes it was a late night for Chloe but we all enjoyed a nice family night together.
We only stayed for 1/2 the time since we were all really beat and Chloe was FINALLY starting to get tired, but it was most certainly worth the $10/person to have that great of a time. I honestly don't remember the last time i saw all 3 of us smiling and having that great of a time all at the same time. Too bad i forgot my camera at home....you can no proceed with the booing! I did get one picture on my cell phone, its really horrible because of the black lights but i will share it anyway.
Tomorrow evening we will be heading to Modesto for Carter's (a friend's son) 2nd birthday party, and Chloe is already excited. When i told her today that we were going to carter's party tomorrow she got a huge grin on her face. Then she walked around the house the rest of the day saying "carter's birthday party" "carters 2!".
well blogging world it is really really late and time for me to head to bed!
cosmic bowling with daddy....
Friday, February 5, 2010
* as always i am thankful for Phillip
* Chloe, my little lady
* my mom, whom i wouldnt be where i am without her
* my sister, we dont always see eye-to-eye but she is an awesome person
* Susan, she always knows what to say and when to say it, and she sends me the most awesome caring text messages
* my H.A.N.D. girls (Nicole, Meredith, Candice, Megan, and Sabrina) those girls always and i mean always make me smile and feel good, they rock
* my therapist, for being totally non-judgemental when i totally cried in her office and knowing what i am going through
and last but certainly not least...
* miss McKenzie Lee Hunt, she changed my life in a why i never expected. My namesake, my little angel, my world. I think of you and smile because i know you are part of something bigger and better.
i also want to thank every single person that has been a part of my healing process thus far (friends, family, BOTB, MB, MTaM, and even MC at one point) you all have had such an impact on my life and healing process. Now we have nothing but positive and amazing things to look forward to.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010
I dont talk alot about the things going on in my marriage because that is one of the few things that i have to keep private these days. In the last almost 9months there has been put a lot of strain on us and our marriage. This in turn is causing us to fight, a lot. We love eachother and still want to be together of course, but WE BOTH need to make changes for the better. She gave me a paper on relationship killers to help us both recognize and hopefully work to improve the things we need to. I thought i would share the things on the paper.
seven relationship killers
by: william glasser
* rewarding to control
additional relationship killers
by: Loni (i am not putting her last name for privacy reasons)
* name calling
* bringing the past into current arguments
* the silent treatment
* breaching trust
i can honestly say at this point that we have more on the list that we do than that we dont do, and that really isnt good. BUT we are going to work on it and us, and i am going to work on me. I have my next appointment is Feb 16th at 4:30pm. She also wants to have a combo session (with phillip and i both) after a couple of my individual sessions.