Sunday, November 28, 2010

The tree is up!

Thanksgiving dinner was ridiculously yummy this year, and lucky me didn't really have to cook any of it! :) Selena, my 15 year old little sister, wanted to make a tater tot casserole and came to my house to do it, and one of the turkeys cooked in my oven... other than that, I just got to EAT and EAT :) Josh worked the first part of the day, but got off just in time to sit down with us. I really enjoyed getting to see Jennifer all week long, and I know Kyson did, lol. She's the only one who would take him outside!

Josh and I put our Christmas tree up last night after Kyson went to bed, his face when we got up this morning was so precious! Now our house smells like cinnamon, and looks festive :) I love this time of year! We got all of our shopping for Kyson done this weekend too, and got some really great deals! We are so incredibly blessed.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chocolate Covered Cherries


I can't believe that Thanksgiving is the week after next... time just seems to move so fast! I can remember thinking in  high school, and even in college, that it seemed like I was stuck, and wouldn't ever get to "move on"... not realizing that time was flying right past me.

 Kyson is an official toddler... and I SO miss the baby in him :( We are working on getting him to take only a sippy cup during the day time, but haven't tackled the "paci problem" yet... I probably wont for a while... I just need him to be my baby for as long as I can stretch it out for! I have right around 4 months until Kaedrian's expected arrival. Sometimes I think that I still have forever, and other times I start getting anxious thinking about how little time we have to prepare for her. She is still a relatively active baby, always thumping around in my belly... especially when I hum or sing to Kyson... which is extra special :)

Josh still hasn't found a job, and i can tell that he is starting to get stressed about it. It's been a full 6 months since he graduated with his degree in criminology, and he's started to consider other possible jobs that don't require his diploma. I know that isn't what he really wants to do, but I don't really know how I can help him...

We're saving up for Black Friday :) and we're definitely already excited about it! This is the first year that we really get to shop for Kyson. last year we just got him a few books and some clothes... this year, even though he already has plenty, we have a whole list! I'll probably end up just picking out a few things though, since we're saving for the new baby,  a new car, and a new house... although we're not nearly as serious about the latter two as we should be!

Life has a way of falling into place, whether you plan it out or not.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

sick babies :(

I hate when babies are sick, they are so incredibly pitiful! Kyson has had a rough cold for most of this week, and is pretty miserable. We're giving him Tylenol for his fever, using Vicks baby rub every night, and running a humidifier, but he still feels pretty yucky for the most part. I would rather it be me ten times over!

He is growing too fast, as always. The only time he ever crawls is when he falls down and needs to pull up on something. He's almost running now :) It's funny to see him be so tiny and go just as fast as his legs will take him to a toy. We got his pictures back today, and as I looked through them I think it really hit me that this was probably the last time we will ever take just him to a portrait studio... the next time we will probably have his baby sister in tow!

I love this time of year, despite all of the yucky sickness that goes around. The chill in the air just lifts my spirits somehow. Mom is making homemade potato soup for dinner, one of my all time favorites, and we're heading down there in a bit. All of the pre-teens love playing with and watching out for Kyson while I'm down there, and I usually get a nice break! I love my family :)