Monday, October 31, 2011

1 week down...

Happy Halloween…but first…
Its been a full week back to work…I survived.  It was a very bittersweet return, as it was really nice to be productive and busy all day, but I sure did miss my boys.  It would really hit me when I would get home and a get to play with Parker how much I truly missed him all day.  Pumping has been successful so far, and I am hoping to keep it up until he hits at least 6 months. 

Last night we carved pumpkins.  It was great, Mike and I were of course ridiculously competitive, but in the end my pumpkin won unanimously.  [pictures to come].  We also got our new golden retriever puppy, which we have lovingly named Rose, because she really was the best Golden Girl.  We picked her up Saturday night and let her get used to the house and Chocolate and Parker.  Then when the girls came over on Sunday for pumpkin carving, we had a scavenger hunt throughout the house set up to find her.  The girls loved the hunt and loved the puppy even more.  When Hailey finally realized it was a puppy, it was so cute.  She ran screaming across the front yard, “it’s a puppy!! It’s a puppy!!”  So that was their first (and very early) Christmas present. 

Tonight we are going over to Dennis and Gloria’s for trick or treating and to meet Catherine’s new boyfriend.  Hailey is going to be a spa princess, Tristan a ballerina and Parker a little baby skeleton.  Super cute…

I will post pictures of everything tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Solvang and my return to work

So last weekend we went to Solvang with my parents and had a great time. It was fun and relaxing to walk around the small city window shopping; we went on a great hike up to a beautiful waterfall and we went to Ostrich Land and fed some huge birds :) it was so much fun and a nice retreat before my return to work.

That being said, today I went back to work for the first time since July. I was really anxious this morning about going back and how things would be and how bad I would miss mike and Parker. But overall things went well. I'm definitely going to be busy.

Here's some pictures from Solvang:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Parkers 1st pictures

So we got parker's first pictures taken on Tuesday at Picture People, and boy do they have a racket going. It's highway robbery if you want the high-res digital images, but of course as it was his first time we bought them. So cute!! He wasn't the most cooperative he's ever been but it wasn't too bad. Here's a few of the best ones and a link to them all:

Saturday, October 1, 2011


So I have started working out again, P90X, and have actually stuck with it so far (5 days, which may not seem like much, but it's better than nothing). My body is so sore but overall I feel really good. I am excited to get fit and healthy again.