2013 Flashback (the last 6 months)

2013 had so many fun adventures and experiences! And I only recapped 6 months so far! Today, I looked through the last 1/2 of the year, and it makes me realize how much we did, and how much fun we had πŸ™‚

July

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  • We took the little baby to the zoo for the first time πŸ™‚

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  • Andrew and I headed to Six Flags for mom and me time

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August

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  • My friend’s and I had a great weekend at the lake

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September

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  • I started paleo for good πŸ™‚

October

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  • To the winery with family, friends, Andrew, and our little fella

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November

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December

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Well that concludes the whole year!!!! it was a lot! I am so glad I decided to do this flashback. It is so much fun to see what happened just in one year. I am really looking forward to 2014

Question for you:

What do you have planned for 2014?

Some favorites…

Yesterday, I had a pretty awesome time with my niece and nephew. I also made it to the gym which was even better.After a four day hiatus, it was needed. I went with 30 min of elliptical and this workout.

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My niece and nephew were with me for 8 hrs

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This is what a milk coma looks like

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One of My buddies

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Then I got a new windshield!!

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FINALLY! Goodbye 255 bucks haha

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Justin also drew himself on the countdown to christmas

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Christmas card is sent!

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ELF 4 Health: Healthy Protein Snack

A new favorite is protein pumpkin in a mug

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Question for you:

What have you been up to?

What have you done for the last 8 hrs?

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I wanted to get my Christmas cards sent out, so I borrowed my mom’s camera card (where all the pictures were held) And there were some other good pictures there to share!

Last year, when my parents built a HUGE snow fort with Andrew

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My apparent “baby hog’ skills at work πŸ™‚DSC_0679

Justin’s late night snack

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Andrew also has a countdown for Christmas (just in case I forgot)

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When the babies were only a few weeks old, my mom and I were watching all the kids. including mine πŸ™‚ We decided to take everyone on a short walk

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(I really wish it was still this nice outside)

My brother and his fiancee got there save the dates out! April is just right around the cornerDSC_0330

The boys playing, must have been helping with the engagement pictures haha

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Other randoms, I just ordered the “Sound of Music LIve” Dvd. Did anyone else watch a few nights ago?

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Question for you:

Anything random going on with you?

Glad it is winter, or ready for Spring?

-I Am ready for Spring! I really dislike the cold

Baby footprint ornaments

Andrew and I met with my sister in law, my mom,Β  my neice and nephews for an hour of crafts. My mom has made a tradition since Andrew was little of making an ornament, plate, bowl, etc that the little kiddos give their parents.

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This year, I helped with the twins footprint ornament

We do foot and hand prints in the NICU (were I am a nurse) so I was called to help

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And they turned out great! Fiona has her footprint on one side, and Seamus on the other

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This is a great gift for grandparents and parents! I have also seen this idea, where you place the babies’ hospital arm band and hat into an ornaments. Super cute

Question for you:

Do you have any Christmas traditions?

Do you collect certain ornaments?

-each year we receive an ornament, usually to do with something from the year. This year, I am going to get Andrew a bike ornament for all his hard work in learning to ride for the first time!

Helping others

Today, started off with a quick breakfast of a banana pancake with almond butter on top

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I ate breakfast while Andrew rode his bike.

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Now I can’t get the kiddo off of it! haha

I then had to get ready for a babies funeral. Lets just say, it was not a way I wanted to start my day, but I know the family was so happy that we came. It was defiantly difficult, but I can only imagine what they are going through. Sending prayers to all parents who lose their babies , way too soon.

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I then drove home, ate a quick lunch, and then headed to help my brother and sister in law with the twins.

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Apparently Ms. Fiona has her days and nights mixed up 😦 I was very happy to hold them!

I know that when I have a rough day, a good workout, getting sleep, and holding a baby helps me relax. I didn’t work out today so that I could attend the funeral (which was 2 hrs away) and help my family. I already have my bag packed to workout tomorrow after work. (feel free to check in on me to make sure I go! haha)

Question for you:

What do you do when you are having a bad day?

How do you make time for yourself?Β 

14lbs of baby

After a long day for my brother and sister in law, the babies finally made their appearance at 11:43 and 11:47 (thats right. 4 minutes! between each!) My sister in law is my hero!

Introducing Fiona and Seamus πŸ™‚

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My brother and Fiona

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Crazy 14lbs of baby

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Mr Seamus

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My brother, dad, and the babies

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Also my nephew and I were buds on Friday, and he got this superman outfit from the babies. He was pumped

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I have to say I love these babies so much already! They are adorable and they are doing so well, so isΒ  my brother and sister in law.

Unfortuantly, I have to work this week, but I know they will have plenty of visitors and hopefully they will let me help when they go home πŸ™‚

Question for you:
Who is the most recent baby that you have held?

-I last held Fiona πŸ™‚

 

The good and the bad

Good:

Today started off with an amazing bike ride! (even Andrew rode his bike to school!)

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I had my bike tune up at Big Shark, and it looks and rides amazingly smooth!

Bad:

I came home and my kitchen sink was clogged. So I call my handyman Dad, and the pipe is clogged in the wall and it flooded part of my kitchen

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It is a mess

Good:

The amazing cookies that my cousin made for Andrew

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Are they not amazing?!?!

Bad:

Waiting by the phone all day waiting to hear if the twins are on their way!!!

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Unfortuantly…… my sister in law is having contractions, but nothing to bring those stubborn babies!

Good:

My kitchen still looks awesome with my Trader Joe’s Flowers

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They make me happy

Bad:

Paying bills and going through this mess

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Luckily, I made a good dent in the diaster

But on a happy note, we have morning glory muffins for tomorrow!

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I hope everyone is having a great week!

Question for you:

What is something good that is going that is going on with you?