36 weeks

This is me. Right now.
I just woke up from a nap, it was perfect not to long not to short I feel refreshed.

I was going to get all done up and take a 36 week picture but lets just face it, I am 36 weeks pregnant and sitting on the couch with my husbands shirt and my sweat pants on is far more inviting then putting real clothes on :)

I am 36 weeks today, 4 more weeks to go and honestly I am so ready for them to be over, the last few weeks have been getting harder and I have been in more pain, cleaning our house, holding Silas, walking... puts me in a lot of pain and it is hard for me to not get frustrated, but I keep reminding myself that this is just a season and something beautiful (lord willing) is gonna come out of all this. I can't say that I am one that "enjoys" being pregnant, but the blessing that comes after is sure worth it!!
And ya'll can I just say my husband has been super amazing to me, he goes out of his way after he gets home from work to make my life easier...I love him oodles!!! :)

I made brownies this morning, I ate a brownie, I puked a brownie....I just wanted a brownie but my body didn't apparently. I never know what my body is gonna allow me to eat at this point. Most healthy foods always stay down so that is good....this child just don't want me to get to fat! :) 

I have been trying to prepare my brain for how much our life is going to change once he/she arrives. I am excited to watch Silas with his sibling, we keep telling him there is a baby in mommy's belly but I think we are just confusing him because the other day he also figured there was a baby in daddy's belly as well :) 

I have been blessed with a healthy pregnancy and I really can't complain. It is hard to believe we are on the home stretch and will be holding this little one before we know it! #dontblink

This was kinda a weird random update but it is what is on my mind right now :)



I sat Silas down today and asked him a few questions, he was happy to answer a few and then it was time to play :)


33 Weeks | Baby #2 Update

33 Week update

I have officially hit the...ya I feel big and pregnant part of my pregnancy, up till now I haven't felt that big and then the past few days I've been feeling it :) 
It is really crazy how fast this pregnancy has gone, in a way I am super ready to have this baby out, but then I think bout how much it will change our life and try to enjoy each moment as is! 
Of course we are SO excited to meet this little one, I always wondered if it would be easier to comprehend the whole we are having a child thing once we've been through it once but it still amazes me just as much that we have been blessed with such and amazing gift!!! 

Other then the normal "challenges" of pregnancy I have been really blessed with a healthy pregnancy so far, everything has been going so smoothly and for that I am thankful! 

We pretty much have everything we need for this baby to come other then then a few little things (like diapers...I should probably get some of those... :) its a lot different the second time around cause we have almost everything we need already other then maybe some clothes...depending if we are having a boy or girl...but you will find that out when he/she is born ;)

7 weeks left or if he/she is stubborn like his/her brother then more like 9 weeks left :)

And because he is cute... :)

Happy Wednesday! :)


Vegetable Soup

 I have tried being motivated the past few days and make supper in the morning (and by the past few days I mean yesterday and today :) ), I find I have the most energy and Silas is the happiest so I end up making better food rather then just hot dogs and fries (I mean what...I never do that... )

This morning I made one of my favorites. 
But before that I made sure to have a super cute helper with me cause it makes the food taste all the better!....

Once I had that I got on to the recipe which is a really simple but very yummy...

Vegetable Soup
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped carrots (about 4)
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped celery (about 3)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 3 cups peeled and 1/2-inch thick diced potatoes (from about 3 medium)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped frozen or fresh green beans
  • 1 1/4 cups frozen or fresh corn
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh peas
  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute 3 - 4 minutes then add garlic and saute 30 seconds longer. Pour in broth (if you want lesser ratio of broth use 3 cans then only 3/4 cup of the 4th can) and add tomatoes, potatoes, parsley, bay leaves, thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste (if you want a really flavorful soup you can add in more dried herbs, I prefer to let the flavors of the vegetables shine though and not overdue it). Bring to a boil, then add green beans, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 20 - 30 minutes, then add corn and peas and cook 5 minutes longer. Serve warm.

Perfect for the cold days we have been having! 


Happy 2nd Birthday Silas

Silas turned 2 today, where did time go...I do not know! 
Being a parent has been one of the most hardest yet most rewarding things ever, we feel so blessed that God chose us to be Silas parents, we can't imagine life without him! 

Despite the fact that he was sick today we were able to do a little bit of celebrating by blowing out some candles, licking a bit of icing and opening a few presents. 

Since minions are his favorite (and paw patrol :) ) 
I attempted at making a minion cake for him :)

2 years old here we come! 


Uncle Mike Comes to Play

It is probably not very often that a 2 year old can say that my Uncle that is over a year younger then me came to play today... :) 

My youngest brother Michael came over for a bit a few days ago. 
I couldn't help but think about how this will be my life in a little bit! 
2 little kiddos to run after, it will be fun :) 

Silas and I went shopping afterwards with my sisters and Michael.
We were looking at dvd's and notice which ones Silas picked out and put in our cart #minionaddiction 

Shopping buddies! :)

Thanks for coming to play Uncle Mike! :)


Happiest of Birthday's

Today is one of my most favorite days because if today did not happen 33 years ago my most favorite person would not be here :) I can't imagine life without this man, he is one of the most sweetest kindest of hearts I know! He makes me feel so loved and like I am on top of the moon all the time!! 

Silas and I are super blessed to have him all to our selves :) 

Henry. Happy birthday! I love you more then any words could express. You are amazing, kind, loving, super good looking ;), Fun, Sweet, Hard working, funny....I love you I love you I love you!!!!