Friday, January 4, 2013

i've officially let my blog have the last priority in my life

hey everyone! man i suck at blogging. which is funny because it seems like now i actually have things i want to document. like when ivy pooped in the bath, or how me and brad made her laugh so hard she started drooling, or how christmas and new years was a riot. instagram is just so much easier though.

there were a couple of days before we took off, to spend with family for christmas, when it was just the 3 of us. the snow made it feel so cozy inside. it felt peaceful and quiet.  it's funny how sometimes the snow can bring that feeling. ivy was/is ob-sessed with watching the snowfall so it seemed like all we did was stare out the window those couple of days. she was mesmerized.

anyways, here are some pictures from those couple of days that felt perfect to us. i love with all my life when it's just us 3.

 and the reason why it looks like i didn't do my hair at all in one of these pictures is because...well...i didn't.

Monday, December 3, 2012

another awesome video.

me and brad have watched this twice already. 
its one of the coolest little videos i've seen just because its so interesting!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

what security cameras catch...

a blog that i follow, the daybook, posted this sweet video. 
i'm so obsessed with it and keep watching it over and over again, so i figured...i'll just re-post it. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

heaven help me.

no, this picture. her face. 
(only to me of course)
i could seriously bite off her little, petite nipples i love her skin so much. 

plays, dances, and snow.

hey peeps! man i suck at blogging. but i must say, it's been awesome. the no-blogging thing, i mean. i'm not worried about what to post, or making sure i'm taking a lot of pictures wherever we go. we're just living.  it's funny though, the less i blog, the more i write in my actual journal.  which has been kind of nice. it feels old school.

ivy has been growing, and in our eyes getting cuter and cuter every day. i must say, i'm so grateful i'm able to stay home with her.  it's become a luxury that i know, in this day, is starting to become more rare. (for you moms that work, i have the most highest respect for you. promise.).

we went to the wedding singer at a school play that one of our young woman was is.  i was actually kind of surprised at how provocative it was, but it was fun to see how much talent are in these younger kids. brads little brother, russ, is engaged and she is quite the dancer.  we've been to her performances and they have literally left me CRAVING to dance my butt off. even though i ripple a heck of a lot more than i used to, dancing is still so fantastic to me. speaking of rippling, i have hit the plateau of a lifetime.  for you moms that gained and lost, did you hit a big plateau where you're body just all of a sudden refused to lose weight? and if so, how did you get passed it? because the eating healthy and exercising daily isn't doing the trick anymore. the joys of pregnancy.

anyways, ivy just woke up and i literally got giddy to put her post-nap-soft-cheeks against mine. life is good with that little girl around...

Monday, November 12, 2012

this is so inspiring...

i get choked up every time i watch this. 
it makes me feel united and want to be better.

Friday, November 2, 2012

halloween! and some other stuff.

i cannot fathom halloween is over. time is flying. seriously flying.
this year we had our, what's becoming an annual, halloween dinner with the halls.  
gosh they can freaking cook. 
i'm not kidding. like, foods my taste buds have never dreamed of. meals that i would literally pay 30 dollars a plate for. they spoil us rotten. that was the first time we left ivy at home with a sitter. when we were there eating and playing games, it felt as though our lives had never even skipped a beat. i was hyper like i always am, and we were crude like we always are. then the feeling of engorgement set in and for a minute there, we almost forgot we had the sweetest little baby waiting for us at home. 

halloween was fun this year! we didn't have our annual Halloween bash, but we did have some neighbors over with some soup and games, and finished the night with a Hitchcock movie. it's always so fun getting to know new people. i've always loved it.  there were times i was laughing so hard i almost started gagging from one of our neighbors. he surprised us all with his fantastic humor. and was making us laugh the entire night. those are the kinds of surprises i love when it comes to meeting new people. 

this was the first year we actually bought candy and handed it out to trick-or-treaters.  every. single. time our doorbell rang, you bet your freaking butt my heart skipped a beat and i ran to the door with my bowl of candy.  i think one time i actually gave a kid 10 pieces. i loved it. and i can speak for brad when i say, we felt so grown up handing out candy to all of our neighbor kids. hope you guys all had a fantastic halloween night too!

that last picture is ivy after the "party". she was pooped from all the king sized candy bars i let her eat. 
bless her life.