Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Sing a Song of Mother Goose"

We just got June the book "Sing a Song of Mother Goose". I love reading to June and the Mother Goose rhymes are classics so I thought it would be a great book to get.
So I sit down with June this afternoon to read it to her and we read all about Jack and Jill, Hey Diddle, Diddle, so on and so forth. We get to "Lady Bug". Now I have never heard of this nursery Rhyme but as I read it, I chuckle and realized what this poem is saying!

Here is the poem:
Lady bug, Lady bug, fly away home!
Your house is on fire,
Your children all gone; All but one,
and her name is Ann, And she crept under the pudding pan.

The picture shows a mother lady bug holding her baby all covered in ash from the fire of their house!?!?
Ha Ha this is what I am reading to my child... about a little baby that gets trapped in a fire so she has to hide under a pudding pan to save her life?
And what was the mom doing leaving her children, obviously they were too young to be left alone.. Hello they started a fire and left the baby to save themselves!!
I know I know its all for fun, but I was just baffled by this story in this children's book. We do continue to read it, but I do laugh every time I read this rhyme to June.
Just thought I would give you all something obviously very deep to think about. :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Family Photos

Well I guess I don't need to post the family pictures since they are on my blog header which ended up being HUMUNGO!!! ha ha. It's never been that big so I guess I will leave it for a while and see if I like it.

Those are our family photos for the beginning of 2012. We have a friend here in Dallas who took them for us. She does GREAT work! You can check out her other pictures HERE. If you look at our blog header those are the pictures. My favorite it one is of Ranger and June. Pretending to ignore each other but really they are best friends... Or we like to pretend they are. The weather turned out perfect and we had a great time shooting photos. It made Dan and I think of our engagement pictures and how long ago that felt. Now look at what we have created. I was super stoked to get family pics with Range in them, because he was the start of our family and it was fun trying to capture the photos with him. Lauren did a great job getting his attention!

I hope you enjoy the photo's because they aren't going anywhere for a while.. and every time you open my blog page BAM!!! They are in your face!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Anyone Pinterested?

Let's not pretend that you aren't all addicted to this website.
Let's not pretend that we all pin things that we will never eat, never make, or never can happen.
It's true, I am one of the guilty ones, but I realized something...
I may not do EVERYTHING I pin, but that's not the point. The point is that it's fun and if you get around to making a few things, tasting different foods and putting a smile on your face from the humor section than I think that pinterest has done it's Job.

Holy crap I just went off about pinterest. That was not the purpose of this post.

Here we go.
I decided that I am going to start doing things that I have pinned. Now that I am a stay at home mom, I seem to have quite a few minutes on my hands, so once a week I am going to make an effort to do something on pinterest, (or other craft websites I have bookmarked). It might be to just share a Joke that I have read, make something delicious, or actually take the time to create a craft from one of the hundreds of pins I have in my boards. So starting now.

I have made a few things already so I am going to share.

This is one of the first things I saw and made from pinterest. A bow holder. An old frame, some paint, ribbon, staple gun and little metal hooks. You have yourself a bow holder.

I made these a little while ago when I first saw the idea. I like the just plain ribbon ones, don't get me wrong, but I think that these textured ones are much more fun. Ribbon, some hooky things, and a sewing machine. Done. (If only June would take a pacifier a little more often...)

This week is little flower headbands. Not that I don't have a million already, but I feel a girl can never have to many accessories, and plus the majority of my friends who are pregnant are having girls, so they make great little gifts.
Felt flowers, ribbon, and some hot glue. Done.

Next week is going to be even better and maybe a little more challenging ha ha.

So really, I want to keep this going. I feel like such a domestic stay at home mom when I make things with a sewing machine, a hot glue gun or a kitchen aid.. So...Ya... making things.

Please Join me.

Friday, January 20, 2012

3 Month Update

Dear June,
Yep another month has passed! I know I say it every month but you have changed so much. I think you have changed more in the past month than the other two. You are getting to be so much fun! You are laughing and smiling so much more and getting more excited when you see me or daddy.
For 3 months old you are in the 20th percentile of weight and above the 60th percentile in Height. You are one LONG chicka. Your poor legs stick out of your pants like they are capris, so I had to go up a size just to have them long enough, but they don't fit around your waist. We are still working on figuring that part out.
Your new favorite thing is me singing "I'm a Little Tea Pot" to you and the Alphabet song. You just laugh and smile when we sing those songs, though sometimes you get a look on your face like "Mom, please stop singing, we have done it a million times!" I can't help it though I love hearing you laugh and seeing you smile.
Your dad and I are loving taking you places and experiencing things with you for the first time. This month you became an international flyer and experienced the freezing cold of the North. You got to see and play in the snow for the first time. We lasted all of five minutes but it was still fun.
You are still sleeping like a champ. You are out of your bassinet, but your still in our room. You take naps in your crib, but I'm just not ready to have you in the other room. It's selfish, but I don't think it will cause any developmental problems for you. We have done the whole crying out thing for about a week now and we think we are all getting the hang of it. We have come to the realization that you might be a night owl like your mother and like to stay up late. So after trying to put you down at 6... Then 7... Then 8... We figured out that you prefer to take a late nap and then go to bed at around 9. That seems to be working out great for everyone.
June, your are melting our hearts more and more every single day. I just can't get enough of you. You and Range are getting more friendly and Ranger loves to play with you more and more. Your kicking legs intrigue him to play with you and your socks don't stay on very long. We are working with him, but he is a sneaky little bugger.
Well that is all I have to update for your 3 month. I could say over and over again, how much I love you, but there isn't enough space on the blog! Honey I love you, your daddy loves you, and we think Ranger loves you too! Can't wait for the next month of Adventures!
Love you June-a-bea,

Love Mom.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Downgrade for an Upgrade

Ok, first of all I am typing this on Dan's iPad because I don't have my computer with me but I really feel like blogging, so it might have some errors and really weird sentences, but I will try my best to make it as normal as I can.
So we signed another lease for 6 months at a different complex today. Yep! We are moving again.
Right now we are in a townhouse which we like, but they are jacking up the price of our rent, and we don't like it THAT MUCH! We are moving into a cheaper place for six months which means a smaller place, but MORE SAVINGS! I think it's going to be a little tough going back to an apartment, but we know it will be all worth it in the long run. And it just sets us up better financially. It wouldn't be a problem if our plan was to not get a house for a while, but we are really trying to get into one by the end of summer and we want to make sure we have a good sized down payment, but also not completely draining our emergency savings. I mean if we did that, what would Suze Orman think? Plus we want to make sure we have funds for any necessary renovations. So we are taking it down a notch. It will be a good little change for a while and a story to tell the kids of a small sacrifice for a greater gain. Really, Truly inspirational.... ha ha. We are planning to start the house hunt in April with a realtor and hoping to find a nice little starter home by July or August. That's the goal anyways! We will see if we can make it. That gives us a month leeway to paint and do any renovations before we move in September. I'm really excited about it. I feel so grown up talking about purchasing a home, and I have already started the Magazine collection of home ideas. I get a little carried away when I get something in my head.
So here is a cheer to our move and to saving, saving, saving!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Laughing at 25

So I turned 25. I'm actually not feeling to bad about it, simply because I'm where I want to be in life and where I thought I would be at 25. So I was excited for my 25th Birthday. I like my birthday. This year the greatest gift was that our luggage came. It had been 24 hours and we were getting worried that it wouldn't be there until Christmas eve. Dan was especially excited because my birthday gifts were in there and he wanted to make sure to give them to me on my actual birthday.
To celebrate 25, Dan gave me Brian Regan tickets for his show in Dallas. We both love Brian Regan! For those of you who don't know him he is a very funny comedian and has clean humor which is even better. Go check him out on you tube.
We dropped June off at the Mott's... Thank you Mary and Luke, and headed into the City. Dan and I decided that this year, every month we are going to do a date in the City. We are calling it our "Dallas Date" along with getting the blizard of the month from Dairy Queen. It's going to be awesome!
The show was FANTASTIC. I had a massive headache from laughing so hard and my face and jaw hurt so bad. It was fun to just spend the evening with Dan. Even though we missed our little June, it was nice getting away just me and him. It made for a great 25th birthday!

Our one picture that we took, we got in trouble for taking pictures.

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Farewell to 2011 and A Hello to 2012

What a year.
It's time to get the 2011 blog printed, but before I send it off, I wanted to make sure I write how 2011 went for Dan and I. I feel that this was the biggest year for Dan and I since we have been married. I look back at the past year and I have realized how blessed Dan and I have been. It's crazy how much our lives changed just in one year. So here is the main 11 from 2011.
  • Celebrated Ranger's first Birthday
  • We found out I was pregnant after trying for 2 1/2 years
  • Dan graduated from Baylor with a Masters
  • We moved to Dallas for Dan to do his internship at Pioneer
  • We went on a cruise
  • Dan was offered a full time position at Pioneer
  • We traveled to British Columbia for a family reunion
  • Celebrated June with 4 baby showers
  • Went to Idaho for two weeks
  • The GREATEST thing was bringing June Loretta into our lives
  • Dan gave June a blessing with our families together
Like I said, Blessed.

A lot of changes happened in 2011. I loved it. I loved it. I loved it. I am sad to see 2011 go, but I can't wait to see what the year 2012 brings. Here are some of mine and Dan's 2012 resolutions or goals.
  • Be in a house before June's first Birthday
  • Read through the Book of Mormon
  • Hit my pre- Dan weight. (How much I weighed before I met Dan. 15 more pounds to go)
  • Be more consistent with Family Home Evening
  • Experiment more with different foods and make a new meal once a week
  • Read more
  • Take more photos and videos of June
  • Play the guitar together a lot more
Wish us luck on our 2012. And good luck with yours.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Canada Christmas 2011 i

Oh Christmas.... Your blog posts are always so long but I must do it to save the memories.

I was super excited for Christmas this year because it was June's first Christmas. I have to admit that it took me a while to get into the Christmas season. I think a little swig of the baby blues hit me and knocked me out of my Christmas cheer, but once I started decorating the house and buying gifts for the family, my heart grew three sizes and I felt Christmas officially began.
It didn't help that our flying up to Canada was awful. (Read previous post) Once we got up to Canada the angry feelings went away and it was great to be with Dan's family. Another Confession... I do struggle not being with my family at Christmas. You think by now I would be used to it, but there is just something about being home for Christmas. I know it was Dan's turn to be home for Christmas so I try to make it as special as he does for me when we are at my house.
It was such a fun Christmas with June. We had so much fun shopping for her, getting her Christmas eve pajamas and spoiling her even though she had no clue at what was going on.

We were secretly wishing June's passport would have been small since it was for a baby but it was just a regular one. She got a stamp in her passport though. Her first one at 2 months old. I didn't leave the country until I was 14.
In Calgary they have a tradition that the firemen dress up as Santa and bring Candy Canes to the children on Christmas eve. I wanted a picture with June and Santa but everywhere I went they wanted to charge me like $25.00 so I was very happy to get one on Christmas eve.

We opened pajamas. Without planning it, Dan and I both got each other Dallas Maverick Pajamas. It was awesome. We did the Nativity with June being Jesus, I was Mary, and Dan was the Donkey. My little Neice Isis with Joseph.... She REALLY WANTED TO BE JOSEPH.

Now that I'm older I actually enjoyed church on Christmas. It was fun singing all the Christmas songs and really celebrating the saviors birth. Plus I was able to dress June up in her Christmas dress and glitter toed shoes. It was really fun!

Ranger got a family of Hogs for Christmas. They are his FAVORITE TOYS!

Dan and I were extra spoiled this year. It's much more fun not being poor college students anymore. Dan gave me a new SLR Cannon Camera and he got a new XBOX since his got the ring of death two years ago. June got a ton of clothes and toys from us, grams and gramps, and aunts and uncles. It was so fun!

The next day was boxing day. We got up and went shopping. We dared faced the crowds. June slept the entire time. She is amazing... Time for another one? ha ha

The next two days we spent with our friends. We went up to banff which is the most beautiful place! I can't believe how lucky we are that we get to go there in just a short drive when people fly millions of miles to go there.

Us Girls.

This is how Dan and I really are. We just pretend to be normal in photos.

I love my little family.

We went ice skating on a frozen pond. Dan and I are REally bad at ice skating.

The view.

It was such a fun holiday. I really love Christmas and the spirit and happiness you feel through out the season. If only our flight home would have gone smoothly, but it was an adventure and we are always up for an adventure.