September 13, 2003 in Rochester, WA. I married the love of my life, a man I have been in love with since I was 14 years old. Every year since May 20, 1998, we celebrate another year of us!

am the mom of 4 kids, 3 boys and 1 girl. The girl was not last, she was 3rd. Number 4 was not an "whoops", he was planned. Being a wife and mommy is all I have ever wanted to be.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 is going to be a year I will never forget!

My life has taken on new meaning in so many ways over the last year and 2011 I am sure will be even more eventful and exciting!

To begin with Kevin and I are expecting our 3rd child... wow that sounds so crazy... our 3rd!!!!

Its been a bit of a struggle so far not gonna lie... I have had no nausea and I have only been eating or even wanting to eat the healthiest of foods, Salad, tomatoes, carrots, and chicken!!! mmmm yummy! Seriously I might be turning into a rabbit!!! So obviously, thats not the hard part of this pregnancy, the weepy, lump in throat, crying like a infant and laughing like I am high on nitrous oxide simultaneously, now that would be the hard part! I never expected anything like that. I was prepared for the nauseated, can't retain food, everything makes me feel sicker lady. Not crazy, moody, 14 year old girl going through the change lady!

Also, I guess I thought my body wouldn't change at all. Its slowly VERY slowly changing... I read a lot that with the third child some thinner women do start growing early, not showing as much as just looking bigger. I call it the "I look like I ate myself pregnant" look. In reality, I guess some times your body's memory can just start moving the intestines and what not around and your uterus can grow a little faster right in the first few weeks... but good news... by 12/13 weeks the swelling will have stopped and it will be back to the normal rate of growth! But between now and then, the idea that I have to have a swollen stomach for the next few weeks and just look like I have been starting to let myself go, just out right sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (do you think I used enough exclamation points?)

We have out grown our current home and are looking to move to a house that will be a great home for our wonderful growing little family! This is a fun and daunting task of looking applying and trying to find "that" place to call home.

Now we have to check school districts and actual schools not just homes too, also need to look into the area and how our children will be able to adapt and enjoy life, playing and what not... this task makes me feel like such a grown up. Thats a interesting feeling, I feel so young myself still, sometimes the responsibility for another to such measures is quite strange!

My mom and I are working out with each other... I am going to only gain 25lbs this pregnancy and she is going to lose at least 25lbs during my pregnancy! So we will be working out 2-3 times at least a week together! :) We had our first work out together yesterday and it was so much fun, and we worked out 2 hours without even realizing it!!! :) Great start!!

My resolutions/goals for 2011!

<3 Live healthy! What I mean is I am going to drink more water, work out more regularly, take more time to relax, and center myself when needed and eat more healthy foods and less sugar and salt. I feel this pregnancy is a great reason to start a more healthy eating/living way!

<3 Be a better mom/wife! I want to be more patient, giving, understanding and fun mom and wife. I want to continue learning to cook, sew, and be crafty and resourceful for my family.

<3 Grow as a person! I have really made some solid changes and grown a lot as a woman, friend, and person in the past year. I want to continue that. I love that I have become a more forgiving, loyal, understanding, and patient person. I want to continue down that path of growth. I feel that you can always be a better person, and I really want to be a great woman!

<3 Pay it forward! I don't feel I do enough just good deeds. I want to slow down my life enough to see that old lady whom needs the door held open more often, that person passing by whom I can tell could use a friendly face smiling back at them. I want to make sure that I am kind and loving to people in this world. Due to others as you want done back to you. I feel if more people lived their life this way, the world would be a much better place to live, and I want to be a part of this better world!

My biggest promise I will make to myself is;

<3 Write in my blog at least once a week!

So yay for a new year, yay for a better me and yay till next time!