Friday, December 31, 2010

Looking back on 2010

What a year it has been!

Conrad and I celebrated 5 years of marriage in Lake Tahoe. We found out I was pregnant. Conrad had pneumonia. We moved into a bigger place. We have watched as Aubrey transformed from a toddler to a little girl in the blink of an eye. I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, then Bells Palsy. Kathy and I made Allyson's A-DORABLE nursery. We became a family of four as we welcomed Allyson Grace to the world. We have seen Aubrey love her little sister. In just a few short weeks Allyson has grown too. We spent the holidays adjusting to our new role of parents of 2 children (which we are learning isn't easy, but so worth it!)

Our sweet Allyson

She's growing up too fast!

Through all that has happened this last year I have learned that I need to rely on God and His Plan. When things don't seem like they were going to work out for us, they did. When money was tight and the birth of Allyson was coming up and we were thinking "Can we really do this?" God provided. When I did not think I was going to be able to wake up in the middle of the night or get through the day, I found just enough strength to get through ... all coming from God.

I'm looking forward to seeing what 2011 brings and what God has in store of my family.

New iphone 4s!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 13, 2010


I realized I haven't posted in a while. It has been a rough couple of weeks but it is getting better. I haven't been on my actual computer in awhile. I've been using my ipod to check emails, be on facebook and what not. It's a little weird to be on the laptop now. . . anywho ..

Allyson is FINALLY gaining weight. Last week she was up to 8 pounds 1/2 ounce! All of our hard work is paying off. She is starting to be awake more and more. She's smiling at us. She is a good little baby.

Aubrey is LOVING life as a big sister!! She cares so much for Allyson. She comes into the nursery and gives me diapers when Ally has a dirty diaper. She is always willing to run to go get a blankey, binky, diaper, my phone or ipod. She's awesome! When Allyson starts to fuss or even make a little noise Aubrey lets me know. She always wants to hold/hug/kiss/rub/talk to or play with Ally. I think sometimes she forgets that Ally isn't a doll.

My little goof ball!

I can't believe that Ally is almost 6 weeks old!! She has changed soo much. Conrad and I are soaking up every minute of baby bliss because we remember just how fast they grow. We have been fortunate enough to have Conrad be home helping me these last 6 weeks. He is going back to work this week. I am scared to have him go back to work. He has been such an incredible help. I know how much he has enjoyed this time too. We are all going to miss him!!!

It's going to be feeding time soon. I also need to get the clothes out of the dryer. Yep this is when I do my laundry!