Sunday, June 28, 2009


I am really looking forward to heading to Cedar Falls soon to help my brother and his family move in to their new place. They've been living in Texas for the last 4 years and we haven't been able to see them much. Having them closer will be very nice...I'm excited! I think the move should go pretty smoothly. It will be fun to see everyone and get the family together.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

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Father's Day

It's Father's Day and we have a busy day ahead of us. Today we are going to see my Grandpa for lunch while the guys go golfing. Scott, Dad and Jake all love to golf, so they're going to have a great time! It was my gift to Scott because he never gets to go golf any more. Then we're going to go and see Scott's dad this afternoon. It will be a great day...I'm looking forward to it a lot! Hope it doesn't go by too quickly.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Rain, Rain, Go Away! I can't believe that it's still raining out. I feel like it's been raining for weeks straight! That's not exactly true...we did have one day that was nice enough to spend outdoors. For the most part though, all we've had is rain. In fact, it's not just rain, but some pretty nasty weather. It sure doesn't feel like summer is here yet. What a bummer. Here in the midwest we wait for summer...and once it comes we cherish every day because it's not long at all. Unfortunately this year, summer doesn't even feel like it has begun yet and it's probably half over already.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Planning a Wedding

Planning a wedding can be very stressful and time consuming. I had a lot of fun planning mine, but at the same time it was a bit overwhelming too. I wish I had knowing about the Knot Wedding Ship and all they have to offer back then. It's a great resource for grooms and brides. Here you'll find top-quality wedding supplies and other items ranging from cameras, ring pillows, gifts and cake toppers. You can even find personalized things and unique wedding favors as well. I was very impressed with the user-friendliness of their site and the variety of things they offered. Any bride-to-be should check it out. A MUST-SEE for sure!

Growing Up

Our little girl is 19 months old already! Can you believe it?!? It hardly seems possible. The time has gone so quickly. She continues to learn new things every day. She amazes us with her vocabulary and verbal skills. She is putting together sentences and making sense of the world around her. It's a lot of fun to listen to her and to be able to talk with her in a way she understands. Her comprehension skills are unbelievable. Our little girl is growing up....

House Stuff

Tomorrow morning we have a plumber coming. Our laundry room drain has been acting up and we want to get it fixed since our house is on the market and someone could be buying it. For some reason when we run the washer, the drain bubbles and water comes's like it's backing up or something. Hopefully they can figure out what the problem is and it won't cost us very much. We've had to reschedule this appointment twice, so hopefully it won't fall through again.

Holsted Jewelers

I love jewelry...what girl doesn't?! A while back I had heard of jewelers and tonight Scott was asking me about them. Our anniversary is coming up...maybe that's why?! Hmmm. Anyways...they're a company that has been around since 1971 and offer some really great designer jewelry, gifts and accessories. They already have millions of satisfied customers and I can see why. Between the high quality of items they sell as well as their fantastic customer service...all I have to say is "I'm there"! Find great deals to fit any budget and wonderful products to fit any style and taste. Find truly fashionable merchandise with a price tag you can afford. I really enjoyed looking their site over with my hubby and I'm sure you will too!

My Mom Blog

Have I ever mentioned that I have a Mom Blog. I enjoy blogging on there quite frequently and sharing money saving tips with parents. Not only that, but I like to conduct reviews and giveaways for different mommy and baby products as well. If you ever want to check it out, just head over to A Mom's Balancing Act which can be found in my list of blogs in the side column. You can even subscribe if you like so you can keep updated on all that is going on there. Stop back and let me know what you think if you want...I always enjoy feedback.


We've been dogsitting my parents dog while they're away for a few days. Zoe is so good. I always enjoy having her around. Kaelyn LOVES it too! She follows Zoe around all over saying "hi zoe" or "come on Zoe"...its' really cute. Zoe would rather lay and sleep...but with Kaelyn following her all over I think she moves around a lot more than she'd like to. That must be why she's so tired at night and sleeps without making a peep these days. She'll probably be exhausted by the time she goes back home with mom and dad....she'll sleep for days I"m sure after all the toddler excitedment here. :)


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Dr Appointment

I had my 4 month dr appointment today! It was a routine checkup...just listening to the babies heart rate and answering any questions I had. I always enjoy hearing the baby. Next time we go will be in 4 weeks and that will be very exciting! We'll get to see the baby on the ultrasound again! YEAH! That's my favorite appointment during pregnancy is getting to see the baby. I can't wait. I know Scott is really excited too. It should be great! I will have to post pics once we get some.

Selling Our House

Today we had a showing on our house. We've had quite a few, but it has slowed down a bit. We know it will sell in God's timing, but it's tough not to get anxious. Our Realtor tells us each time that people always really like it but they're just not in a hurry to buy because most don't have their house sold yet. It's a little frustrating. Oh well...what can you do. We're just taking it a day at a time and house hunting for the next home we'll buy once ours sells. Finding a home is a lot easier than selling one.

Paintball Gear For Father's Day

Paintball is something I've never gotten into, but I know my husband would absolutely love it! He's done it before and had a blast. I thought that this father's day I could maybe find him some paintball gear so he can do it more often. I happened to come across and was impressed with the paintball gear they offer. They have all kind of things at very low prices and what's best is that they offer free shipping on paintball guns, goggles, hoppers and a paintball marker package. I don't know what I would get him yet...but seeing the large variety of products they carry, i don't think it would be hard. I like knowing that they carry brands like Dye, Invert, Kingman Spyder, and Tippmann, too! Give it a look if you're looking to buy paintball gear for that special dad in your life this father's day!