Thursday, April 4, 2013


I'm linking up with my sweet cousin Misty to do this Fav 5's from the week. So here they are...

5. Easter was on Sunday and how can anyone not put Easter on their Top 5?! Thank you Jesus for dying and rising for US! That in itself is amazing.. I don't care who you are... secondly, family time is always great. Any excuse to BBQ and play with the kiddos is fun. We went to garden canyon, with Jorge's family and mine. Even my new baby nephew got to join in the fun!

Juliana had fun chasing the car...

and she had even more fun driving it with her best buddy My {Mike}

Jorge with his aunt, mom and aunt and uncle


Baby nephew Zachy

4. Gabe has been playing T-ball and had his first game on Sat. oh. my. cuteness!! Watching the kids out there is sooooo much fun! Gabe got MVP and the game ball! Just seeing his face and watching him run around aimlessly was so worth every second of having Juliana do everything BUT sleep in the dirt. He had his second game on Thursday and will have his 3rd on Sat. I guess I'm officially a sports mom. So fun going through these different stages with my little beans.
Gabes MVP cert and ball

Gabe and Juliana

Gabe and his adoring fan Amanda

He had a whole cheering section!

Gabes girlfriend Caitlyn. He saw her while he was on 3rd and told his coach "Thats my girlfriend Caitlyn!"

3. This is the first week that I have not been sick or crazy tired. So all week I have been eating healthy and walking. I have been attempting to clean my house too whatever. I feel so much better now that I can walk again and have been able to spend some good time with friends. I'm starting to feel refreshed and being half way through the pregnancy is a nice (ok scary) feeling.

2. Juliana has been doing so much more lately, shes a smart little bean that's for sure. She picks up on everything! She tries to repeat everything that Gabe says and she does everything that he does. She actually throws better then he does and is our active little juju bean. She has been ready to be potty trained for awhile now but I'm not ready. So when I told her she couldn't got potty she decided she would anyway. Then when I told her to take her baby to the bathroom because she was peeing (its a bath baby that leaks from the crotch.. nice huh) she put the baby in the toilet. Oy I tell ya.. this one is gonna give me a run for my money! But she is hilarious and I really am starting to like her and have fun with her.

1. Lastly, I had my ultrasound this week. I must tell you I was POSITIVE it was a boy! Well........

Knees up to the head

The goods
I was WRONG! She's ALL girl.... oh Lord Jesus help me! Jorge and Gabe thought it was a girl, I really thought boy. I was a little dissapointed at first but it will be a exciting new adventure... now to learn how to do hair and to actually dress my girls cute :o/

Monday, April 1, 2013

Vacation, had to Get Away

Having Jorge gone for almost 3 months sure did take its toll on me. Luckily the kids and I were able to go to Indiana to visit family. Ton's of loving, giving, Juliana taking, family members! I took more naps in that short time period then I had in the last 3 months! It was amazing! My cousins are so incredibly helpful. My family hadn't seen Juliana since July, so they got to see how crazy she really is. They started calling her the little tornado, of course they all loved her. Towards the end of our trip she started to adjust to everyone and to the place.
While we were there it was my grandma's 89th birthday! All of the girls, aunts, cousins, nieces, grandchildren took her out to lunch. I think she had a blast! She says she doesn't cry just that her eyes leak or water sometimes. That night we took her to a little town called Wallace where they have good clean singing and dancing. I think my grandma really loved that! Her and my grandpa even danced, which makes my eyes water every time.
It was really cold while we were there so we were bundled up most of the time. I am not a cold weather girl by any means. Next year we will be going in the summer for sure!
The last full day we were there Jorge flew in from Afghanistan! It was so nice to have him there even just for a day and then to have his help to go home.
I am so blessed to have the amazing family that I do. A dad that flies us out once a year so that we can see everyone. A grandma and grandpa that are still alive and for the most part well. Aunts and uncles who treat us like their very own children and grandchildren. Cousins who are still young enough and loving enough to take care of my kids so that I can have a break, and treat them like their own nieces/nephews. I don't think most families are nearly as close as we all are. I hope that it always stays that way!
Unfortunately, when we got home I got a plethora of bad news. All friends or family with new health issues, very bad health issues. To take it all in at once was a little overwhelming, but I'm praying for the best for everyone.
In better news, I have my ultrasound next week!! For all of you predicting TWINS... I hope you didn't bet on it because its not going to happen! :oP
Until next time....
Gabe and his cousin Taylor

My grandma reading her Birthday Card

Gabe and Grandma

Grandmas birthday lunch. All the girls! (Plus 2 guys who snuck in)

Grandma doesn't cry... her eyes just leak

The original 4 Girl cousins with grandma. 

Gabe watching grandma open her gift and card from him.

Almost all of our family.