Thursday, September 07, 2006 

A good day....

Today was a really good day. I went for a loooong walk in the morning, came home and napped with Ty, and then took the kids to Jeepers with Brandi. Tyler climbed into the tunnels and tubes for the first time...but then got himself stuck and of course caused panic :) He made it out alive :) It's cute to watch all the kids playing together..even if they are all over the place.

I hope all is well with everyone....and to those of you I haven't talked to recently.........

I think about you every day...

<3 J

I found a good quote the other day that I wanted to share....seems to be pretty fitting lately....

"Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you."

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 

A good poem.....

It's easier for you to walk away, than it is for you to reach out to me.
It's easier for you to look away, than it is for you to see the depth of my despair.
It's easier for you to look through me, than it is for you to see "me."
It's easier for you to distance yourself, than it is for you to really care.
It's easier for you to hear, than it is for you to listen.
It's easier for you to judge, than it is for you to understand.
It's easier for you to bask in your joy, than it is for you to feel my pain.
It's easier for you to bewilder at my mysteries, than it is for you to probe deeply into the depths of my soul.

It's easier for me to look away, than it is to let you see the feelings betrayed through my eyes.
It's easier for me to cry, than it is for me to talk.
It's easier for me to walk alone, than it is to risk rejection.
It's easier for me to push you away, than it is for me to be held.
It's easier for me to distance myself, than it is to trust that you won´t hurt me.
It's hard for me to smile when I am hurting.
It's hard for me to talk when you won't understand.
It's hard for me to reach out when I need help the most.

Sunday, July 09, 2006 

T & Z

Just wanted to share a cute pic of Ty and Z....
This one is my absolute favorite :) These boys are going to be trouble.

Thursday, June 22, 2006 

Just because we love him....and it's his birthday


Happy Birthday Baby!!!!

Today, our little boy is two. Where is the time going? I can't beleive how big he has gotten!

Happy happy birthday to you Tyler!!!

(I think we're gonna keep him)

Hope to see everyone Saturday!

Sunday, June 18, 2006 

Pictures to share...

Some pics from Lindsay's open house yesterday :) Little man isn't so little anymore :(

Sunday, May 28, 2006 

Memorial Weekend

Just a few pics from our day of play on the beach :)
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Just Wonderful...

Tyler has picked up a new found appreciation for spitting. I could kick myself...because I'm the one who taught him to do it. When he brushes his teeth, I always tell him to spit his toothpaste into the sink. Totally normal thing to do right?

Nope....not with a toddler. I'm learning...that everything....EVERYTHING I say or being slowly filed away in Tyler's head as..."Things mom showed me, so they must be okay to do at any time." Lets just say, that every time I do something from now on...I will sit and think about the repercussions.

I had to share this picture from this morning. Lucky for me...he hasn't perfected his "aim" yet.

There's nothing like a little spit in your morning coffee to start the day off right :)

Monday, May 22, 2006 

Bachelorette Party Weekend

This weekend was a blast! I went up to South Haven with my girls from MSU...and it was sooo much fun! I forgot how much fun they are....but it's always good to come home to the boys :)

I wanted to post a few pics for you all to see....I'll leave the inappropriate ones out....since most of them are :)

The girls :)
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Yes...the police did come...but no tickets were issued! Yay! South Haven is a quaint little town...too quaint for us :)
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The old roomie and I
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The bride to be and I

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And last but not least....the fill in Husband for the evening...his face was the only part I could show you :)
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Friday, May 19, 2006 

A very...

Happy Birthday to the one....the only..... know :)

We love ya C!

Sunday, May 14, 2006 

Happy Mothers Day

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To all of the Moms in my know who you are :)


A few pics from my vacation...

It already seems like it's been forever since I went to Florida. The time went by wayyyy to fast...but, I loved every second of it. I've decided...everyone needs to pack it up...and move it down to the sunny state :)

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006 

It's here!

I am sitting here....stressing about my "carry on" bag..and if it's going to be to big...when I should really be saying YAY YAY YAY! In about 12 hours I'll be boarding a plane to Florida...and I'm soooo excited!

I've been so stressed out about getting everything to fall into place, but so far it has. Now, I just have to worry about me crying like a little baby when I leave Tyler and Jeremy. I'm a wuss. A big one.

Thanks everyone for helping take care of Ty...I appreciate it so much! Give him lots and lots of kisses for me (and no, I do not mean hershey kisses)

I'll see you all when I get back!

Margarita on the beach....HERE I COME!

Sunday, April 23, 2006 

Potty Training...

Today, Tyler came to me pointing to his diaper....took me into the out his potty seat....demanded that I put him on it....and.....


I can't beleive how big he's getting! Now.....I'm going to have to start working on it with him everyday....who knows...maybe he will be ready for our girls night out scott :) Teehee...just kidding :)

Anyway...I just had to share...the little man is getting big!

Mission:Potty training.
Status: In progress

Saturday, April 22, 2006 

Adventures in babysitting...

This week, E and I took turns working and watching "the boys." I would just like to say....that anyone who has three or more chidlren...deserves a million dollars.

And I would like to say.....I love "the boys"....they are so much fun together :)

Sunday, March 26, 2006 

The weekend...

Went by way to fast.

Our trip to South Haven was just what we needed. The "lodge" we stayed in was just beautiful. Thanks to our boss, Mark, we got to stay in the largest cabin on the property....a place that sleeps 20 people! There was so much room, we didn't know what to do with ourselves. The view was perfect, the place was perfect, the hot tub was perfect, the food was perfect and the company was pretty perfect too :)

It was just what we needed...a break from the norm, and a place for the kids to run off some of their energy. We are already talking about going back again. I am a big fan of the Riverbend Retreat....and hopefully next time we can get more of you to come along with us.

I'm sad that it's already over....but it was so much fun. Thanks for spending the weekend with us - Erica and Los....we had a blast with you guys :) Let's start making plans for next year!

Here are the pictures from the weekend :)

Monday, March 20, 2006 


My first and only layout of my little bro thus far....

I think I'm FINALLY getting over my "scrappers block" I can use some of the SWEET pp's E passed onto me :)


Let the countdown begin...

I am so so so so excited for our big "upnorth" trip this weekend. We have been talking about it for so long...and it's almost finally here. What could be better than a short work week, and some quality time up in South Haven. I would post a pic of our cabins...but who knows if some crazy stalker is reading my blog :)

The key word this weekend is RELAXATION. I'm planning on bringing sweatpants...and I'm not afraid to use them :)

Well, I think that's all I know for now. More later :)

Oh and one more thing...I just can't resist....
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! (You know who you are) **wink wink**
( and yes...the font is pink.....because we say so!)

Friday, March 17, 2006 

Happy St Patty's Day!

A big cheers to everyone :)

Enjoy the festivities...and be safe :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 

Soooooo tired....

Ever since we moved Tyler into his big boy bed, he's been using part of his designated "nap time" for play time. Usually, he plays around in his room until he gets tired, and then crawls up into his bed to fall asleep.

Well, today was a little different. ...

This is the first time I've ever seen him fall asleep in something besides his bed or carseat. Poor little guy must be exhausted :)

Also, please note the shoes on his feet. They weren't on when I put him to he's apparently mastered putting on his own shoes....they are even on the right feet :)

I mean geez...I should've KNOWN he'd want his shoes on before he went to bed :)

This is officially his first nap on the couch....he definitely takes after his Daddy :)

Monday, March 13, 2006 

It's Pathetic....

But this is about as organized as it gets folks. I finally went through my scrap table, and organized things as best I could.

I need....want.....can't wait for....the day where I will have my own **scrap room**. It's not that I don't want to do more with my pictures....I just feel so cramped and cluttered. Of course, it's mostly my fault, seeing as how my shopping for scrap supplies has outweighed the actual layouts I produce. Yeah..okay...we all know I have a shopping problem...but enough about that.

One day...when we move into our dream house with the Hernandez family (teehee) there will be a whole huge room designated to scrapbooking....and none of you will ever see us in the daylight again :)

Until then...I will shove as much crap onto my table as I can...and...just to spice it up a bit....I'll add more every once in awhile :)

Thursday, March 09, 2006 

It's a sad day in mommyland... marks another milestone. Another day that I fell apart and starting bawling like a wuss. My "baby" now in a big boy bed. Where has the time gone? Wasn't he just starting to walk? I know that he's not even two....but it's flying by already....and seeing him in his little room, with his little bed...just makes him seem so much older.

It all started on Tuesday, when I opened Tyler's door...only to find him hanging on the outside of his crib like Indiana Jones. I knew we had a problem right more confinement for Ty...he was ready to get out of that thing. So, a friend of mine knew of a couple who was getting rid of their race car bed...( fufulling Jeremys childhood dreams of having one of his own) I went last night and picked it up....and while I was at work today, Jeremy took down the crib, and moved the new bed in. I was a wreck at first....but now, I'm just happy to see Ty happy in his new bed.

So far, so good....I laid in it with him for awhile, but then left him in his room with a few books. It's been 10 minutes, and I've yet to hear a he's reading peacefully in his new bed...OR....he's pulling up all the carpet and repainting :)

Wish us luck! I have a feeling we're going to be losing some sleep :)

Thursday, February 23, 2006 

Coldplay rules!

A big fat thank you to E for asking me to be Carlos's fill in last night! We went to see COLDPLAY!!! It rocked! I had never seen them in concert before...and they were awesome! Fiona Apple was the opening singer...and she's also one of my favorite singers...I was super excited!!

Erica and Carlos were supposed to go togther, but he was I went in his place. I'm pretty sure I owe him one now :)

So...pretty much I guess you could say it was AWESOME! It was a very good night...and can I just say...I love having Erica here in Michigan! Love ya!!

Saturday, February 04, 2006 

Learning to...


I just had to share these pictures! He can only jump about 1/4 of an inch off the ground...but as you can see, he's pretty proud of himself.

Step one: Squat down as low as you can....
Step two: Use tiptoes to push your self as high....well, as high as your tip toes will go!