Sunday, December 30, 2007

Getting the Gear

My husband and I are not much of an outdoorsy couple. If there isn't a Country Inn & Suites involved we don't go. Although my husband knows quite a bit about camping gear, because of a college class that he took that dealt completely with camping and being outdoors. So I would feel completely comfortable with going camping with my husband know that he has the experience that he does.

Baby Talk

Scott and I are always looking for honest reviews and advice on the different baby shops, gear and services that are available in our area for our little girl. We want the very best and never having had children before...don't always know what is recommended. is a site that I like to use because it offers real parent reviews for those looking for baby products, services and activities close by. I use this site often...even to find pediatricians in my area. If you're like me and want the very best for your little girl or boy...take a look at this site today! You won't be sorry you did!

Busy, Busy

I suppose I better get off of the computer and get my bills done. I am really not looking forward to doing them...but they can't wait any longer. I'd much rather be on my computer blogging...but there's work to be done that I really need to do. Hopefully I'll have some time later on today to continue to blog...we'll have to see how long all of my work is going to take me.

Christmas Lights

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is drive around and admire all of the Christmas decorations. I love it when people have pretty lights around their home and on their trees and bushes. I told Scott hat next year I'd really like to have lights on our house. When we were out shopping this past week, we came across some outstanding sales on Christmas lights and bought some for next year. I can't wait to use them!!

Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding can be a very fun time in ones life, but it can also be quite overwhelming with all of the details that must be figured out. It's great having people that can help you with the details, as well as helpful sites that are known for their great services. is one of those sites that helps brides and grooms get their weddings the way they want them by offering interactive planning tools, advice, photos, vendor lists and much more! If you're planning a wedding and need a little assistance with things...take a look at this site today and see if it's something you'd be interested in using.

Lots to do

I feel like my work is never done. I would love to just relax for a while on the weekends, but the bills need to be done, the house needs to be cleaned and the grocery list needs to be finished. It's just never ending it seems. At least I have a great hubby who helps me out a lot. I don't know what I would do if he wasn't so good to help.

Diet Pills

I have heard of so many different people who take different diet pills. In researching this further, i have found that there are a number of diet pills out there fore people to use and try. I am not sure what the actual success rate is by using most of these pills...but know that one I hear about often on the net and television is hoodia. Have you ever heard of it before? If not, you should look into it looks like a good product.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Super Bowl Tickets

Finding Super Bowl tickets can be a bit overwhelming and stressful for those football fans out there who want to be there for the game. Now you need not be as stressed out this year. TicketsNow is a site that offers premium tickets for events like the Super Bowl. They offer a large supply of super bowl tickets for football fans. I was happy to hear this, because my husband is one of these people who really would enjoy attending this game. I'm going to look into it, and you should too. But don't wait for the Super Bowl don't stick around for long.


Even though Christmas Day is over with, we still have two more Christmas's to attend. We have a Christmas with Scott's dad's side on Friday, and then one on my dad's side next week. It's actually nice to have the Christmas's spread apart a little bit. It's not as stressful. We had Scott's mom's Christmas and two of my my Christmas's earlier in the week and now a couple more yet to come. It's just nice to have them spread out a little.


Yesterday was a fun, but long day. Scott and I had some gift cards and money from Christmas that we wanted to use before he has to go back to work next week. We have Kaelyn now, so going shopping for the day isn't always an easy task. Thankfully it went very smoothly. We left right around the time that Kaelyn takes her afternoon nap, so she slept for much of the time that we were gone. She was getting tired of being in her car seat by the time we got back home...but she did VERY well!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


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Things to do

I suppose I better get to some of the work that needs to be done while Kaelyn is napping. I really would like to get some work done on the computer today, but we'll just have to see how the day goes. The cleaning and bills are more important at this point. Hopefully I will get to my other work later in the day when Scott gets home from work. That would be nice.

Never Enough Time

There never seems to be enough time in a day. I always have a long list of things to get done, and usually never even get close to getting it all done. I have cleaning to do, laundry, bills, etc...and I just have to take it one thing at a time I guess. It just gets a bit overwhelming when there's so much to do and not enough time in a day to get it all done. I'm sure many people feel like this from time to time.

Getting a Master's

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Time Off

I'm really looking forward to Scott having some much needed time off this holiday season. With his job he keeps very busy and it's difficult for him to take much time off. He's taking off a week and a half over the holidays and I'm really looking forward to him being around to spend some time with the family. I know he's really looking forward to it as well! It will be a great holiday season with us all together.:)

Hotel Reservations

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Christmas is almost here

It sounds like the weather is going to hold out for us this weekend so that traveling is made easy for all who have places to go for Christmas. I was happy to hear this, as we have to travel a short ways for all of our family Christmas's. Not having the ice and snow like they thought we were going to have will be very nice. It will just be a pleasant white Christmas. Here in the midwest that's wonderful!! I'm looking forward to it!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wine Club

I for one do not drink wine, but I know there are many people out there who really enjoy having a glass of wine every once in a while. If this is you, then you should definitely check out the Gold Medal wine of the month club. This is America's leading wine club, so I'm sure you may have heard of them before. They deliver two wines per month to your home for you to try. From what I hear, these are the best wines in the world...and definitely worth trying if you're interested in doing so! Does this sound like a club you'd like to be part of? If so, take a minute and check out their wonderful site. You'll learn that joining this club does not include any sign up fees and you're free to cancel at any time. I thought this sounded pretty good and definitely worth it if you enjoy great wine. Do yourself a favor and see for yourself all this club has to offer bye checking out their site today!


If you're like me, then you definitely know how great it is to have many different candles throughout your home. I for one like different scents of candles in my home depending on the time of year. For instance, this time of year, I enjoy the cinnamon and spice smelling candles. Other times of the year you might find smells like apple or vanilla. I guess it just depends on my mood. I just love walking into my home and smelling those wonderful scents. How about you? Do you enjoy candles?


Both of my brothers are absolute fanatics when it comes to game systems like the xbox 360. I don't know if you'll find anyone else who loves it more than these two. I think it's great that they have a hobby like this that they enjoy doing so much. I've never gotten into the gaming systems like these before, but I'm sure that they can be quite fun. My husband used to enjoy this more when he was in college, but doesn't have much time for it anymore. If he did have time though, he'd definitely enjoy having an xbox 360 as well.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Truck Accessories

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What a blessing

What a blessing children are!! I look at Kaelyn and still can't believe that she's here. It's so amazing how God gives us the gift of children. It's so fun to watch her change and grow each and every day. She is now smiling and cooing so much...we just love it!! We don't want her to grow up too fast, but we do look forward to all of the great milestones ahead. For instance...we can't wait until she reaches out when we pick her up...just little things like that are what we enjoy most!

Great Little Girl

Kaelyn was having a few fussy evenings there for a while...but she has really snapped out of that the last few nights. She has been really happy and content for most of the day and night. In fact, last night she enjoyed spending some time with her daddy and then went to bed around 10:30 or so. She woke up at 6:45 just to feed for a little bit and then went back to sleep until 10:00 this morning. She's such a great baby!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Phone Systems

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Growth Spurt??

Kaelyn has been more fussy than usual the past day or so. From what I hear, when babies go through growth spurts, they can be extra fussy. The doctor said that she'd probably be going through a growth spurt right around that would make sense. Hopefully it doesn't last too long I hate to see her unhappy throughout the day.


We were able to go back and spend some time with my parents last weekend. We sure had a nice time with we always do when we're back to see them! I feel kind of bad for their doggy though. She's just not sure what to think of our little girl. She's never been around a baby she is very nervous around her. We don't know quite what to do to make her feel more comfortable. She's just so curious and always looking in her playpen and trying to lick her. I think she's also wishing she got a little more attention while Kaelyn was around. She's a spoiled doggy and not used to someone else getting the attention.

Florida Vacation

Someday my husband and I really want to plan a vacation to Orlando Florida. He has never been there and neither has our daughter. I have been there though and absolutely love it!! I think everyone would have such a wonderful time. For fun, I've been looking around the net to see what kind of deals are out there. seems to offer lots of good deals and seems to be a great source for discount tickets to Disney World and other parks as well. You can also find tickets to dinner shows, attractions and more by using this site! Sound like something you'd be interested in? If so, then you should definitely check this site out today! It doesn't matter if you're looking for Seaworld Tickets or something else...they're sure to have what you're looking for at a price you won't find anywhere else!

Always Dark Out

IT seems to be getting dark earlier and earlier, and staying dark later and later. My husband doesn't like this because he feels like he goes to work in the dark and comes home in the dark. It's not much fun when you don't really get to enjoy the daylight much during the week. I guess that's how winter is here where we live though. Soon enough it will be spring and the hours will get better again.

Picture Technology

Speaking of ordering pictures...don't you think it's wonderful how easy it is to do these days. It used to be that you had to carry your film into the photo shop...and then pick it up days later. Now, with the digital technology that we have, we can submit our photos online and have them ready to pick up at a Walmart or something just hours later!! I think this is wonderful!! Technology is sure great, isn't it?!?!

Las Vegas

I have been to Las Vegas, but my husband never has. That's why sometime I'd like for us to plan a little vacation to go there. My husband has heard about all of the amazing Las Vegas Hotels and all of the fun things there is to do I know he'd enjoy going someday. I think when the time comes for us to plan a vacation there...we will look at the Best of Vegas site. They allow you to find hotels, shows and so much more at outstanding prices!! Who wouldn't want to see all that Las Vegas has to offer while not worrying about spending lots of money?!? I k now this is something that I'm interested in checking out and you may be too. Learn more on their site today to see if it's something you might use when traveling to Las Vegas next time.

Ordering Pictures

Ever since Kaelyn was born, I feel like the time I have to do things around the house is limited. She is my full time job now, and I spend much of my day with her. I have been wanting to sit down and order some pictures that we've taken of her so the frames in her nursery are still empty. I guess I just need to make it a point to do this before anything else today. I would love to get some pics up of her around the house!

New Mommy!

I recently was talking with my friend who just had a baby boy. He is only a week old, but is already sleeping pretty much through the entire night!! I told her I thought that was great and amazing!! The new parents are getting some much needed rest, and they are appreciating how good their baby has been so far! The new mommy was also telling me how much she is enjoying staying at home with him and watching him grow and change each day. I think that's great that she's staying at home and raising her kids.


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Say Cheese...:)

Scott and I were pretty excited to have our first family picture taken of me, him and Kaelyn since we brought her home from the hospital. We've decided to put these pics on our Christmas card so everyone can meet our precious little girl, Kaelyn!! It's still so neat to think that we are now a family of three!! We are so blessed to have such a wonderful baby and to have started our family. We just love this next stage in our lives...every moment is one to remember and cherish!

Very Cold Weather

Well, it looks like the sun is shining, but it's still bitter cold out there today!! I like it that it's not snowing or icing out, but I could definitely do without all of this snow!! I feel bad for Scott, because he's usually outside shoveling most days in this cold weather. He handles it pretty well, but he has to be freezing by the time he comes inside. He also works outdoors a lot at that must not be too much fun either! I'm hoping it warms up a bit...these one digit temps just aren't making winter very enjoyable.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


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It seems that as the months past I learn of more and more people that I know are having babies. Recently a few of good friends of mine both had babies. One had a girl and the other two had boys. I wish that we all lived closer to each other, as our kids are all pretty much the same age and I would love for our kids to grow up together. I guess you never know what can happen...maybe someday we'll end up living closer to each other. We'll just have to see.

Lots to do!

I don't know if anyone else can relate...but it seems I wake up each day with a long list of things that i need to get done. Usually it consists of cleaning, laundry, bills, etc. Lately I've especially been needing to get our Christmas cards finished up and sent out but that just doesn't seem to be happening too quickly. I'm really going to have to try and make an effort to do that before I do anything else today so it gets to people before Christmas! :)

Booking Hotels

When we travel one of the things we are most interested in finding is a nice hotel for a price that we can afford. Sometimes it seems you pay far too much for the places you stay in, and we just can't do that. We also like it when they offer the right accommodations, something else that isn't always easy to find. From what I hear, it especially hasn't always been easy for those who book in Spanish to find places like this either. For people like me, and those who may be booking Spanish, is there to help. They make it easy for people to find what they're looking for...even those who are booking in Spanish. They have a great customer service center that can help as well. The site,, is designed to help those needing to book in Spanish which I think is wonderful! Check out this site today and learn more about their ofertas de hoteles.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Hotels Las Vegas

Growing up, we as a family took a few trips. Jenna's family went on vacations pretty much every year. They enjoyed staying at different types of hotels. hotels Las Vegas style were the most interesting. They have such unique, fancy, huge hotels. They had a great time visiting Las Vegas. The weather was very warm at the time however. They saw many sites and walked down the strip to see all of the high rise hotels. So many lights and noises. She'll never forget it.


Boy, the weekends sure do fly by. We went and stayed with my parents a night and then went to church with them on Sunday. It was fun to visit our old church where we grew up. Many had not yet got a chance to meet Kaelyn, so that made it extra special. I think we will get the chance to go back and visit around Christmas time as that should be fun!! :)

Friday, December 7, 2007


My husband knows how much I love espressos and recently suggested that we get one. I've been looking all around and so has he, and both of us agree that a capresso Espresso machine would be great!! We've looked and looked and feel this would be the best choice for what we're looking for. If you've never had an espresso before, you should definitely try it out. Once you have one you'll definitely be looking for a machine like this too!!

Rehab Search

I have never personally gone through an addiction treatment program of any kind. However, from what I've learned in talking with other who seems as though deciding on a treatment program is not an easy decision. In fact, it can be quite a stressful one and quite overwhelming. There are so many rehabilitation centers out there, and it's difficult for people to find the one that's right for them. Since there's no such thing as a "one size fits all" program...searching around for the right one is crucial! This can make things very stressful and the search time consuming.


Hopefully the weather stays nice this weekend, because Scott and I are planning on going back to see my parents and taking Kaelyn to the church we grew up in. We're looking forward to introducing her to everyone and are just hoping that the weather will cooperate so we can go. Lately it's been snowing and icing off and on...but today was really we're hoping this weather will continue through the weekend. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens.


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Nice weather?!?

The weatherman had originally said that this weekend wasn't supposed to be very nice this weekend...but now it's looking like it won't be as bad as everyone thought. It sounds like there's only about 10% chance that it will snow tomorrow...and then Sunday is supposed to be nice. Hopefully that's the way it ends up...because we don't need any more snow around here or any more bad weather. I'd like it if it was just nice out for a change.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Great Shirt

I was really excited when I had the opportunity to get a beach wedding attire shirt from for my husband. I wasn't sure how he would like it, but it turns out he thinks it's very nice and something he will wear often! I'm really happy with the quality of the it's very thick and seems very nice. I think this is a shirt that will last for a very long time. I also liked how they offered the shirt in many different colors. My husband wears many colors of shirts, so it was fun to pick out a color that he doesn't have much of. The sage color really looks nice on him. If you're in the market for a nice dress shirt for you or someone else...I recommend you take a look at this site today! They so much to offer, and you know that when you order from that you're getting quality which is very important when it comes to nice clothes. Their site is laid out very nicely..making it really easy to find exactly what it is you're looking for. You can shop for men, women...even children on this site...which is great!! Take a look today and see what you think. I don't think you'll be disappointed!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


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Relaxing Night

Tonight will be nice just to be home. The weather isn't supposed to be very nice, and with all the running around we've been doing will be nice just have a night at home with Kaelyn and Scott. I know Scott will like it last night we went out of town the minute he got home from work and didn't get back until almost 10. I think he'll enjoy just relaxing and watching House tonight.

Baby Bouncy Seat

Kaelyn has lots of nice toys and things, but one of her favorite things is to sit in the bouncy seat that we have. She enjoys sitting there, watching the lights flash on it and listening to the music. She doesn't spend a whole lot of time in it, but every once in a while we'll put her in it since she enjoys it so much. We've tried to put her in her swing a few times, but so far she doesn't seem to like it as much as the bouncy seat. Hopefully with time she'll enjoy it more.

Credit Cards

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Dr Appt. Tomorrow

Tomorrow Kaelyn has her one month doctor's appointment. Scott and I just can't believe she's already one month. Scott's happy because he's going to be able to make it to the appointment with me. He hasn't been able to meet the pediatrician yet, so he's happy that he's going to be able to be there. That's one nice thing about this time of's pretty easy for him to get off from work now that the snow is on the ground and the ground is pretty much frozen.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Christmas Time

I can't believe that Christmas is right around the corner. It doesn't hardly seem possible that it could already be that time of year. I can't believe how quickly this year has gone. Even just the past few months has gone pretty fast. Kaelyn is already a month old which is just amazing to me!! What a fun holiday season this is going to be with her this year!! I can't wait.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Gift Baskets

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Enjoying our day

We sure got a lot of snow this weekend. The weatherman said we would, but I didn't know that we'd get so much! It was actually icing for most of the day, which did not make driving very much fun! We had to run out just for a couple things and we decided after that, that we'd stay indoors for the rest of the day. It was nice just to be home and enjoy the day as a family.

Christmas Decorations

Well, this past week we finally got up all of our Christmas decorations. It feels so nice to have everything up. It really feels like Christmas is almost here. I love having the Christmas tree up with all the lights. I also enjoy looking outside and seeing all of the houses around with lots of Christmas lights on them. What a nice time of year!!