Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hello Gorgeous!

Mark and I got a much needed night out, just the two of us. My mom came over to watch Eliza for us and we decided to take advantage of a Facebook Sale our local 4D Ultrasound Studio was having.

Terrible bathroom picture but I wanted to snap one for my December Birth Group ladies, we try to share every Friday.

Friday, August 30, 2013

This Just Got REAL!

Now that I am further along, I don't check my pregnancy apps very often. Things are just running smoothly and unless something is off I just go about my business.

Yesterday I decided to check my app and saw THIS:

97 days...96 as I type this.

This just got really real!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Overwhelmed is an Understatement

I look around and feel like there is so much to do, yet no time to do it, and definitely no energy for any of it.

I am home everyday, besides trips to swim class and errands, yet can't seem to keep up on anything. By the time I try to get to it, there is just too much and I feel defeated.

From making sure Eliza is ready to start school next week, picking out fixtures/appliances/flooring/paint etc for the house, and trying to figure out a move's just too much.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Day Out With Thomas

With Mark working at home now, I try to find more things for Eliza and I to do outside of the house. He is able to shut himself in his office but the condo is still fairly small so the noise echos.

A few months back Thomas the Train came into town, but it was incredibly expensive to go see him. When I looked up his schedule, I saw he was coming to a less expensive venue, I couldn't wait to take Eliza.

This morning we woke up nice and early to go take some photos(you will see soon) then head to see Thomas. I hadn't told Eliza, she is struggling with concept of time and will ask every day if it is the day to go. I told her I had a surprise for her but she had to be patient.

After an hour drive we pulled up and she FREAKED out!

Friday, August 23, 2013

A Few New House Photos

These aren't the best photos, I only had my phone on me instead of my normal camera.

These guys are rockin! When I go there, I rarely find less than 3 crews working, today was no exception. Inside the carpenters were hanging doors and doing the custom casings for the doors, outside the siding was going up and the driveway was being poured.

I know I have said it multiple times, but I truthfully have the greatest builder. He called to let me know they would be doing the driveway today and wanted to know if I wanted to come put Eliza's hand print in it. I jumped on the opportunity!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Hooray For Princess Camp!!

At the end of the dance season last Spring I signed Eliza up for Dance Princess Camp. We originally signed up for the month of June with the hopes of moving at that time(HA) but we ended up switching it to August so she could be with some of her friends from class.

I wasn't so sure how it would go. This would be the first time she was away from me for an extended period of time, drop off at 9 pick up at 12. She was the youngest in the class, this always happens because of her late December birthday. Luckily her teacher knew her from class and made the exception to let her in the class(it was a 3+) class.

I am SO happy we did it!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Humpday Humor

I saw this on Pinterest and cracked up. I am so happy this show is back on!! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Letters To My Love Bug 24 Weeks Pregnant

Thanks to Shone Foto for these photos.

Our Little Emelia

Thank you everone for the kind words about Emelia's name. As I mentioned, it wasn't something we had to spend much time thinking of. For years we have known we wanted an Eliza and Emelia. We didn't plan to have kids with all E names, and won't make it a priority with the future ones. I figured since they will be in the same size clothing, in the same season, we might as well spell it with an E since I have so much "E" stuff!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Balloon Ride Update

UPDATE: We are still winning but there is another girl giving us a run for our money!! PLEASE VOTE

Hi everyone, I HATE doing this but I am in desperate need of this balloon ride! We have been in search of one for weeks for a very special surprise. Please go and vote for Eliza's photo(the balloons on the trike) so we can make this happen!! You just have to click on the picture below to go vote. I promise I will share the BIG surprise with you if we win!! Please and thank you!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

GREAT DEAL for Disney Magazines!!

I love great deals, this one might be my favorite right now! Through Living Social you can get a year subscription to Disney Magazines. Eliza LOVES her Disney Princess magazine. We actually got it from the DR's office. She loved it so much the DR said she could take it. She reads it every time we are in the car...we have had it at least 2 months.

There are 5 subscriptions to choose from:

  • Disney Princess
  • Disney Fairies
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney Marvel
  • Disney Phineas & Ferb
The Disney subscriptions are usually $30 but through Living Social you can get it for $15...even better, use code SHOP15 at check out and get it for $12.50!!

I have set Eliza up with a year to Disney Princess, it will blow her mind!!

Click on the picture to take you to the deal!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

What's In A Name?

My Little Lady Bug,

I want to say we thought long and hard on your name, but I can't. Your name has always been a favorite of ours and we knew if we had two girls, we had our names picked out. It is beautiful, soft, dainty, and everything I envision you will be. I hope you love it as much as we do! 

Love always,
Your Mommy

For all that have been waiting, here is her name!! She will forever be my lady bug.
 (Make the video big and turn on your sound to get the full effect!)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I Love A Bargain!

With all of the shopping we have had to do lately-the house, Eliza, the baby-I have to watch for deals! I realized recently that I am just not fitting into my pre-pregnancy clothes like I used to. With Eliza, all I did was go up a pant size in my normal jeans and I was fine. I don't know what it is about this little princess, but that sure won't work!

We took Eliza to the movies the other day and swung by Target on the way out. I decided to check out the maternity pants in hopes of finding something that made me feel better. I found a pair of super cute capris by Liz Lange that fit great.

I then looked at the tag, $35!! That might not sound like a lot, but I don't even spend that on jeans that I can wear everyday, let alone only 3 more months!! I put them back on the rack and headed out. I just couldn't do it.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Shameless Plea

Hi everyone, I HATE doing this but I am in desperate need of this balloon ride! We have been in search of one for weeks for a very special surprise. Please go and vote for Eliza's photo(the balloons on the trike) so we can make this happen!! You just have to click on the picture below to go vote. I promise I will share the BIG surprise with you if we win!! Please and thank you!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up

We have been going strong over here. A lot of fun adventures and some big changes!!

I'll be honest, I don't remember if I mentioned it or not, but Mark was recruited to go to a new company back in March, and he finally started this week! I am SO happy for him. He is able to work from home 3 days a week and go in the office 2 days. When we move to the new house we will be only 5 miles from his office, huge difference from driving an hour each way to work at his previous job!

Eliza was very proud of him too! She enjoys telling everyone that her daddy has a new job, even the gas station clerk
Eliza's sign for Mark on his first day of his new job