Baby Andrew all grown up

Each year, Andrew and I get family pictures. We have started this since Andrew was only a few months old


(fist pump haha)

I would buy LOTS of pictures, especially wallets to pass out. Of course, I bought way too many, but I never got rid of them. So I decided to put them in a book and I thought I would share them  🙂


Some pictures were with his dad, just me, and all of us together. Now, his dad still comes, we just don’t take pictures all together.

~2 months~


~1 year~


~18 months~


~2 years~


~3 years~


~4 years~


~5 years~


~6 years~



~7 years ~


~8 years~


I went crazy a few years with pictures, but I am so glad to have these. And looking back at the tiny baby boy he was just a few years ago is incredible. He is growing up so fast!

Question for you:

Now what color for year 9…. Andrew was thinking red



Christmas Cards

Each year, my family sends out a Christmas Card to family and friends. It first started when I was around 5 years old, with just me and my brothers. Each year it just seems to grow!

This was the picture that Andrew and I sent out two years ago


We had a few choices this year…..

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This year we decided on this one


My mom and dad also sent out a card. We only took a few photos, before we picked this one


We always have a good time (although my brothers dislike it quite  a bit, and my mom constantly says “Just one more” haha)

DSC_0569bAfterwards, we all headed to Joey B’s and looked through the pictures.

Question for you:

Do you send out a Christmas Card?

If you had a card, who would you put on it?

Last Michigan post (I promise)

This post is just going to be photo heavy (I apologize) I just couldn’t decide which to keep and ones to not

I really miss Michigan 😦

But here are some flashbacks!

Each morning or evening, Andrew and I would go for walks on the beach or to the lighthouse

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We also worked on Andrew learning to ride his bike oh help me, with  my cousin’s and her boysfriend’s help.

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Of course, there was the amazing beach

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Thanks for keeping up till the end 🙂



Beach bonfire

After eating lots of yummy food, and staying active on the trails, it was time to relax. The very last night, we headed to the Elberta beach (which is just right around the way from where we were staying)

We got there when it was still a bit light out


Even though we didn’t get a great sunset with all the clouds, it was still a great night!

Crazy kiddo
Crazy kiddo haha

We brought food, and of course stuff for smores!


It was a perfect night

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Andrew and I were snuggling

goofball. not sleeping
goofball. not sleeping


The fire was memorizing


I just have one more Michigan post, coming next week 🙂

Question for you:
Do you like smores?

Have you ever had a bonfire on the beach?

Today, I am thankful for my son

I know that I might be a little bias, but I have a pretty amazing son. He makes me laugh. He loves to cuddle. And he could talk my ear off before the sun is up 😉

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But most of all, I love when we lay in bed, too early to go downstairs, and just talk. We have no place to go. Nothing to think about. Just the two of us 🙂


Question for you:

Who is someone you are thankful for?

First Cardinals Game!

Well, our first game was a chilly 44 degree (windy 35) degree game, but we made the most of it! There was a fundraiser for tickets (for my cousins highschool) and several of my family members bundled up for the game!




It was also a tribute  to Stan Musial who was a great Cardinals player, and also loved to play the harmonica.

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We all got free ones! Andrew is getting pretty good haha


I even got to sit by spiderman!


Question for you:

How as your friday?

Are you a big baseball fan?

Easter Bunny

Yesterday was a busy whirl wind of a day, but amazing just the same.

The day started with a visit from the Easter bunny right here in our own living room


Andrew’s basket had all types of goodies


After church, we headed to my aunt and uncle’s for brunch

And more Easter egg hunting

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The race is ONNNNN!

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Andrew and my nephew always have a blast together (yep. they match. one purpose)

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The weather was so nice eventually Andrew changed into shorts


Me and my favorite little guy


Question for you:

What did you get from the Easter bunny?

Surviving Four in a Row

HOLY MOLY! The past four days in the NICU were a bit rough. I sat for maybe a few minutes here and there, thank goodness for morning glory muffins, chobani, and planning ahead!


Unfortuantly, with no time even to cut an apple, I did shovel eat some candy on Tuesday. I haven’t been that busy in awhile, so today, I took it easy.

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I didn’t workout. I didn’t leave the house except to read at Andrew’s library class, and pick him up from school. I am now off for FIVE DAYS with him! I missed him so much, since he is asleep by the time I get home (I haven’t seen him since Friday- just chats on the phone

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This weeks workout plan:

  • Thursday: Small circuit than yoga with annie
  • Friday: still up in the air..
  • Saturday: PIYO class at the gym
  • Sunday: spin class

Even though the four shifts were difficult, I still stayed healthy (except for the candy on Tuesday) Thanks to extra planning! I’m hoping for a weight lose this week. Today, my body was in FULL recovery mode. Eating more and lots of rests.

Question for you:

What is your workout plans for the week?

(feel free to send me a kick in the booty to get moving!)