Thursday, March 31, 2011


Katie is getting her tonsils out tomorrow morning so please say a little prayer for her (and Kristin and Jeremy). She has no clue what is about happen.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Go Big Blue!

This week has FLOWN by! I didn't even have class but I got into bed late every night and still didn't everything done at home (or work) that I wanted to.

To start it off, Kentucky won their last game to advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen! We were VERY excited and cannot wait to watch them beat the #1 seed Ohio State tonight. Go Cats!
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On Saturday, my MIL and SIL, Emma went to see the the musical Cats and it was amazing!

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

We also got to play outside a few days this week since it was in the upper 70's here.

They have also gotten a lot of use out of a present they got from Santa that mommy just put together!

They love it!

As for this weekend, another school/homework free weekend for me. Watching UK play tonight with Aaron and hanging out with the kids sounds like the best weekend to me! I am sure I will be taking lots of pictures of the kids in Kentucky Blue and blogging about our weekend on Sunday :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Family Updates

This past week has been the longest.week.ever. Period. I had a test in my class last night and I studied 20 hrs for it. Along with a crazy, busy schedule at work lately and two full-of-energy kiddos, I am mentally and physically exhausted. So this post will be an update post on my little family since I haven't been able to blog much lately.

Aaron in his second to last semester of his master's program so he can see the light. His final class is over in August and he is patiently waiting for it to conclude. Work has been pretty busy as well for him. He was pretty excited tonight as Kentucky won their first game of the NCAA tournament. Hopefully they will go far in the tournament this year with their young team.

As for me, work is crazy as usual, school is draining me and I am loving on the kids as much as I can right now. I stress out way too much and life is too short to stress over the little things. Like the quote states on the header at the top of my blog 'enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.' I completely believe in this quote right now. As for the weight loss journey, I am at a stand still. I was on a kick for awhile with working out, but with everything going on, I don't have the time or energy right now. I.need.motivation. You would think the big 3-0 would be my motivation which is only 5 months away!

Blake's speech has been improving so much! In the past two months, he has come a long way. There are still times we have no clue what he is trying to tell us but with much patience, we have learned his language. We are taking it one day at a time and within the next month, he will be evaluated with the school system to see if he qualifies for speech therapy through the school. He loves school and is learning so much. He is also a little bossy with sissy telling her "No Kylie" when he doesn't want her to do something. Kylie usually just ignores him. Here are some of his favorites right now: Handy Manny, chocolate pudding, apple juice and pretzels, coloring, Cars (the movie and toy), pizza.

My little American Idol Kylie has been getting so big. She had her 18 month check-up on Monday and her stats are: 29 lbs, 1 oz - 95% and 33 1/3 inch tall - 95%. She is a bossy, loving, active, controlling little diva. She is talking so good, pretty much repeating anything we say. She is still taking her paci and I am not sure when we will let that go. Some of her favorites right now: Jewelry, dancing and singing, apple juice and pretzels, doing anything her 'bubby' is doing.

I have a feeling we will be spending every single evening outside this summer. We had a beautiful 70 degree weather evening so when I got home with the kids, we immediately went outside for 2 hours and went swinging and sliding. I will completely content with that :) Can't you tell how happy they are with their St. Patty's day shirts on!

My last post was dedicated to a friend's little boy who was going to have a very important surgery. He did awesome through the surgery and has had a great recovery. Please continue to pray for him as he goes back for another surgery on April 4th for the stent removal.

Please also pray for all of my friends who are pregnant. There are SO many who are pregnant or are trying to get pregnant who I think about very often. Here are a few who have broken the news about their pregnancy to keep in your prayers: Amanda, Sarah, Abby, Megan, Emily, Megan (expecting twins!)
In other news, I won a giveaway at Lyndsie Gives Away! How awesome is that! I won something from Tadpoles and Tiaras. They have such cute things!! I can't wait to get something from their cute collections.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I know I will!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Prayers for Hudson!

Please everyone say a little prayer today for Hudson. He is the son of a friend of mine from college who is getting a new airway today! He currently has a trach and today they are doing a very delicate and complicated surgery in which surgeons will build him a new airway. You can read more about thier journey HERE on Brittany's blog.

We will be praying for you, HB! I know you will do GREAT and mommy and daddy will soon be able to hear that sweet voice of yours they have been waiting to hear.

Monday, March 7, 2011

My Family

This week at Show Us Your Life at Kelly's Korner it is show us your family you grew up with. I'm not sure if I have highlighted everyone in my family at once so I wanted to take advantage of this and tell everyone about my awesome family!

I don't have a picture of just us and the kids that is recent so here is the best one but the kiddos are missing. We were at our Alumni Dinner/Dance for this picture.

I grew up in a VERY loving and supportive home. My family consists of my dad, Mike; my mom, Debbie; my older sister, Kristin; my younger brother, Jonathan; and my youngest brother, Brad. I loved growing up in a big family and I still love it today. It has been a blessing to have such a close family and I am sure we will continue to stay this close until we are old and gray :)

My dad is a retired teacher who still works. He still substitute teaches to keep himself busy and out of the house. He also works for FEMA part-time when he is needed. My dad coached many of sports teams growing up and I love those memories with him. Many people said that I am a lot like him in that he is business minded and a leader. I tend to agree :)  Kylie has become quite the Papa's girl over the past month.

My mom is the director of surgery at a large hospital in Louisville. She is an amazing nurse and mother. We were very lucky to have her home with us growing up since she worked part-time when we were younger. As I have gotten older, I have come to appreciate her more and more, especially now that I am a mom myself. She is the most humble, giving person I know and would do anything for anyone. She is the best Nana to Blake and Kylie and they both love her.

My sister Kristin is my best friend. She is the Manager of an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) at another large hospital in Louisville. She is also an amazing nurse and sister who is very goal-oriented and determined in her work and her personal life. She went to college and played basketball and I followed in her footsteps to the same college two years later. Our bond as teammates, friends and sisters grew even more when we were away at college together. Those couple of years were amazing and I am so fortunate to get to talk to her everyday and live right down the road from her.
Kristin met her husband Jeremy while at college and they have been together for 10 years and married for 7 years. Jeremy is like a brother since he has been in the family for so long. Kristin and Jeremy have two kids whom I feel are my own. Austin is 5 years old and Katie is 2 1/2.

My younger brother Jonathan is 2 years younger than I am. I miss him greatly right now because he is four hours away at Law School. Jonathan has such a kind and loving heart and loves Blake and Kylie to the moon and back. Since we were only a couple of years apart, our relationship grew when we were in high school and college and continues to grow today.

Brad is my youngest brother who is 6 years younger than me. He is also in Law School but a little closer so I get to see him more often. Even though Brad is 23 years old, he will also be the cute little boy running under the bleachers at our basketball games. The kids adore Uncle 'Bad' and they both get so excited when he comes over to play.

Well there is my family that I was fortunate enough to be a part of. I am so lucky to have such a close and loving family. I can only pray that Aaron and I have the same with our kids.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm linking up with Jaime today for What I'm Loving Wednesday.

1. I'm loving that it is Girl Scout Cookie time! Thin Mints are my favorite right now.

2. I'm loving that after class tonight, I only have 7 more classes until this semester is over. Economics for MBA's has been hard!
Microeconomics for MBAs: The Economic Way of Thinking for Managers

3. I'm loving Kylie's new look she gives us. I probably won't like it in 10 years, but it's so cute right now!

4. I'm loving the decision I made to do One Frame A Day. I think this will be something I do every year! You can check it out HERE or there is a link on the left side of this blog.

5. I'm loving all of my friends who are preggers! I love babies and can't wait to meet their new little ones. However it is giving me a little bit of the baby fever :)
Emily and Amanda - I can't wait to meet Baby M and Baby W!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!