Saturday, May 31, 2008

The big night!

Yesterday the Sex and the City movie premiered! And of course I went, but not without a little fun... I made tank tops for the girls I went with (Angie, Danielle and Heidi). Each shirt has I heart SATC (Sex and the City) and on the backs of the shirts I put our favorite quotes. We stuck out like sore thumbs, but it was fun to don the shirts with great heals too! The movie was awesome! I almost cried quite a few times and I didn't want it to all end... hopefully there will be a sequel! Here are a few pictures of our great shirts! ;]

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New job!

Derek just called me and he got the job he interviewed for today! They called just 2 and a half hours after the interview to offer him the job. I'm so happy for him and so proud of him! He starts June 2nd... Gosh this is an awesome day! I am going to be watching my friends son starting that week also, hopefully things will be back to normal!

2 pounds!

I lost 2 pounds today at Weight Watchers! I can't believe that I lost that much... I was hoping for at least .4 and when I stepped on and pulled a whole 2 pounds I was shocked! Delighted though, because that put me over my 25 pound mark. I have lost now 26.6 pounds. It has taken me 26 weeks to do that... gosh that sounds like a long time! But, hopefully because I've taken it off slowly it'll stay off. The gal taking my weight started asking me where my goal weight was... I was kinda taken aback because I hadn't realized I was getting close to my goal weight. 160 pounds is the top of the range for my height and I'm 161.2 now. I want to lose another 10 pounds or so and hopefully become a lifetime member! Gosh that'd be nice to not have to pay for Weight Watchers anymore lol!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Westport... a long one!

Yesterday morning we packed up the car and headed to good old Westport! My sister Danielle, her boyfriend Josh, Derek, me and Owen all crammed in my car... it was a tight ride, but we made it work. We checked out the campsite out were we'll be camping next weekend... it looked promising lol! Small, but it's close to the bathrooms, the garbage and Westport. From there we decided to take Josh and Derek to see our family's cabin... Boy has it gone down hill! The roof and floor are all caved in, the lot is overgrown and there is a bunch of garbage in a pile. Derek is all excited about it though and wants to clean it up so we can camp there. I'm all about it, so we'll see if he's able to do it. Owen fell asleep right before we got to the cabin (go figure at the end of the ride!) so we left him in the car while we did the venturing. We went down the road to the beach and woke Owen up so he could experience it all! He loved it! Wasn't too sure at first, but enjoyed himself.

We also hit up Westport which was our reason behind this whole trip and got to enjoy the little town. We hit up a few shops and got to see a 31 pound Halibut that was just caugh! That sucker was huge!!! We always have to go to the Whalers Mall and grab a Whale of a Cone while we're in Westport and Owen got to have his first ice cream cone! haha! It was cute!

There is also a store that has been around forever and has been owned by so many different people, but has always had the same bear outside. When Danielle was about Owen's age my mom wanted her to take a picture with it and she was SO scared of it and kept saying "bear awake!", but mom took the picture. It has become a cheesy tradition of ours to get our picture taken at "bear awake" every time we go to Westport... so Owen got his picture taken! I wanted him to stand up under him and Owen refused... so I'm in the picture too...

Thursday, May 15, 2008

24.6 and counting!


This week at Weight Watchers I lost 1.8 pounds! I was so happy cause for such a long time I had lost like .5 and then would gain a little, lose a little, gain a little... it got frustrating! I am trying my hardest and working out 5 times a week at least and watching what I'm eating. It's amazing to see how much I've changed in the last 6 months. I looked at pictures from my friend Christy's birthday party in October before I started Weight Watchers and I remember thinking I looked good that night... And then I looked at my birthday pictures again and thought "Dang I look good here... not there!" It's a good feeling!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What all of us crazies have been waiting for!

I can't tell you how flippin' excited I am for this movie!!!! It's my main obsession and a show I can always watch and never get sick of. I'm going to see it with my sister Danielle, her co-worker Heidi and our friend Angie. We are making shirts with I heart Sex and the City on the front and our favorite quote on the back... it's gonna be awesome!

Crazy kid!

This afternoon I was enjoying my bagel with cream cheese and a Sugar Free Rockstar, when I heard Owen in his room crying. I ran into his room cause it didn't sound good. I couldn't find him anywhere! I finally looked at his changing table which is under his window and law his leg... He had climbed up his changing table and shimmied under his blinds and was hidden by his curtains. I am still not sure why he was crying, but I think the bulk of the crying after I found him came from my loud "no"'s haha! I decided it was time to get rid of the changing table. I rearranged his room and he's got a ton more space for all of his many many toys! I posted the table on craigslist and already have a buyer! I can't believe he figured out how to climb up to the top of the table... next is climbing out of the crib... as soon as that happens I'm putting him in a big boy bed. Crazy kid!!!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Happy Mothers Day::

Today was my 2nd Mothers Day... should've been lots of fun, right!? WRONG! I was hosting a baby shower for my best friend Amy on Saturday, when my mom called to tell me that Owen had thrown up all over himself on the way home from a birthday party... she told me that he was ok and to not worry. After the shower she called again... this time Owen had a bad diaper and was doing worse. So I headed out without helping Amy put the house back, boy did I feel bad that I didn't help out! Thank God she understood! Anyways, I got to my moms to find Owen just miserable in a diaper shivering... I felt horrid for him! I was trying to find some jammies to put him in when he threw up again! So, I wiped him down and packed him in the car to go home... the kid threw up in the car too! He proceeded to upchuck a couple more times during the evening. He woke up a few times during the night too and was pretty fussy all night long. And this morning he woke up and was really clingy and whiny... so all day today I got to take care of him. Which isn't bad, but I was looking forward to a great day with family and friends. My mom did come over to keep me company on Mothers Day. Also, my sister Danielle came home from Vegas today and her and her boyfriend Josh came over on their way home from the airport. That made the evening not so bad.

Anyways, Owen's feeling better. He went outside and did a little adventuring around the yard before he went to bed. Hopefully he'll sleep great tonight and wake up rested and in a great mood tomorrow!

Happy Mothers Day to all the mommies!!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I was just thinking about the past and how much Derek and I have gone through... from being an off and on couple to getting married and having a baby. In the last almost 4 years since I met him we've had quite the ride. He amazes me everyday... the fact that when times get tough and he still keeps a smile on his face and his head up impresses me so much! I'm the type of person who sulks and will have a pity party... not Derek! He'll laugh about it and enjoy life to it's fullest. I wish I could be that way and in a way I'm learning how to do that. I'm so thankful that he's such a positive person! I love him so much and I'm so thankful for all of the things we've gone through cause it's only made us a stronger couple! I love him so much!

This is the first picture of us at the Ram...

Derek with Owen the day we took him home fromt he hospital... he loves him so much!

My favorite wedding photo

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My baby

Today is Owen's 18 month birthday. For some reason this one is harder for me to take than his first birthday... odd I know! He's just such a kid now. He's been walking since he was 8 1/2 months old so he's not been a baby for a long time now. I just adore this little guy and can't get enough of him! He's talking more and more each day and makes life so much fun. Today he and I hooked my ipod up to our tv speakers and danced for a good 30 minutes... he just laughed and laughed and danced and danced! I hope that I remember times like these when we had so much fun together and his face was just lit up with the most amazing smile...

Happy 18 month Birthday Owen!!!!

Here's a picture from the day we took him home from the hospital... he's grown SOOO much!!!

Unemployment here we come!

It's official! Derek is out of a job. He was laid off this morning. Hopefully he will find something soon so we don't get behind on bills and rent.

Monday, May 5, 2008

The future...

Unemployed and loving it!

Derek came home and had news that a few of his co-workers got laid off today and he's pretty sure it's going to be him next. His name isn't on the board for work tomorrow and usually it is. He's going to go in and talk with the boss and see what's up... Hopefully he will have a job after tomorrow, but there's no telling. So, I'm trying to not get all stressed like I normally would, but just know that God is in control and he'll take care of us and he always does. I'll update tomorrow after I hear something.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

My 26th Birthday!

Friday was my 26th Birthday... I had a great day! First thing was first and I headed to the gym for my workout, then right after I dropped off Owen with my sister so she could watch him while Steph took me to get my nails done for my birthday. I had a great time with Steph, just being mom's without kids haha! We got the manicures and headed to the mall. After our non-baby fun, I picked up Owen and met with Derek, my mom, Danielle, Josh, Lindsey and Travis at The Rock for dinner. The Rock is my absolute favorite pizza and of course you can't pass up a Bucket! ;] So, from there we went to my mom's to have cake and ice cream... then off to the Diamond Lounge! We weren't too happy when we realized that Friday nights were pretty boring at the DL... but we tried to make the best of it! I missed out on seeing Dannielle (her birthday was Friday too!) she went to the Yellabeak :( Anyways, I hope she had a lot of fun like I did! Here are a few shots from my little party!

Me and Derek
Steph and Danielle
Me and Amy (she's 30 weeks pregnant!)
Me and Lindsey
Steph and Christy
Zesty Mama's!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

S'mores anyone?!?!

So, I was watching the video on about where the Survivor jury members go between tribal councils and they were making s'mores... it made me want some so bad! Although, they were using something that made me want them all the more! I'm so trying this on the next camping trip!



So, I've been so blessed to be a stay at home mom for a good 10 out of the 18 months Owen has been here... I didn't work until he was 7 months and I got a part time job working evenings and weekends. After Derek starting getting paid for a prevailing wage job for a few months we agreed to have me stop working until that job was done. Well, without any warning (from Derek haha!) the prevailing wage job is done. So, now I'm frantically looking for a part time job! I'm trying to look at things light heartedly since money is super tight right now... but, I've put my application and resume to at least 10 different places and I've heard nothing. I'm going to be applying at Starbucks soon... hopefully that one pans out! My friend Amber works at one of the South Hill stores and loves it. The best part to me is the benefits for working at least 20 hours per week! Derek's job has an expensive health insurance policy and it'd be nice to take me off his and just pay for Owen. That'd save us money in the long run... I'm going to be praying for that one!

On a different note, tomorrow is my 26th birthday! I can't believe that I'm that close to 30... I remember when I was little thinking "I'll never graduate High School... it's just too far away!" haha! And here I am married, with a son and loving being in my "late 20's"! We're going to the Rock for my favorite pizza after everyone gets off work, then to my mom's for my favorite cake, Party Chip, with Butterfinger ice cream! YUM!!! After all that birthday fun, we're going to venture to the Diamond Lounge to dance it up for my birthday and my friends Dannielle and Wayne's birthdays too!

Well, I think I may start doing this "blog-thing" more often since I enjoy it ;] Gotta go though, Derek's almost home and I'm hungry!