Wednesday, December 19, 2012

13 Weeks Update

Well it's actually 13 weeks 5 days now.. 

We had quite the appointment yesterday~ It was actually the Screening ultra sound but guess what? Of course my baby had a big growth spurt and measured too large for the test..
Baby is measuring a week ahead of my due date and we just missed the window.
We got some great shots though, the dr said all looks good and healthy from what they can see and baby was a movin' machine!
Sucking it's thumb and waving at us, doing flips and stretching it's long legs (like it's mommy n daddy)..

I also asked if it's too early to tell the sex and the dr. said she actually has a pretty good shot with what she sees and asked if we wanted to know.
I of course said yes.. and well..

You'll have to check back hopefully tomorrow! I'm putting together a cute announcement that I'll share probably then.. 
Although I couldn't wait and do what I wanted to do originally, like have a reveal party or at least a cake! As soon as we got out, after I skipped all the way to the car I called my parents and sisters! I asked Bob not to tell anyone yet, cuz the certain someone he told before when we were pregnant kinda told everyone and I had this big plan..speaking of which.. Here's how we told everyone!

Oh and that didn't last long by the way.. As soon as he got home I got a text from my neighbor- congratulating us on our new baby ___! I guess it wasn't fair to ask him to not tell anyone when I've already shared the news with my bests and family!

I decided to do a fun lil poll on the side here.. Go vote whether you think we're having a boy, or girl!

How Far Along: 13 weeks 5 days!

Size of the Baby: well according to the Bump.. Baby is the size of a peach! But my baby is a week larger, measuring 14 weeks 5 days.

Maternity Clothes: Not really wearing any yet..I'm still barely showing anything..

Stretch Marks: Still none yet.. But with baby growing fast I really need to get serious about applying lotion.

Weight gain: Still doing ok on weight gain, haven't gained much. We'll see though at my next check up in a couple weeks, I'm sure there'll be a jump! (Especially after the holidays!)

Sleep: I'm sleeping good, i'm on like a 7 hr clock though I can't sleep longer than that really even when I fall asleep early I still wake up early. I'm also having so many dreams... nightmares, just crazy dreams. Which then leads to pretty much a daily a.m. headache.

Best Moment of the Week: Well duh.. finding out what this lil baby inside of me is going to be! And giving it a name and being able to say he or she (Which has been so hard in this post to keep saying "it"). And going shopping last night and buying the cutest little clothes!

Movement: I can't wait til I can feel all the movement that's going on in there!

Food Cravings: Well a very unhealthy food craving was Flaming Hot Cheeto Puffs and cooling my mouth down with some pickles. Yes that was my dinner one night. Haven't craved it since though I think I got pickled out..Another weird craving (weird for me) is I keep having the idea of wanting to try sushi. I hate sushi btw. I've tried it a few times, each time hoping i'd like it.. but no, yuck.. Now I'm wondering if I should try it again?

Gender: I can't wait to share!!

Belly Button in or out: In

Anything making you queasy or sick?: Still the smell of this coffee Bob's drinking at home.. Caramel somethin k-cup

What I miss: Hot baths. Especially right now it's so cold out and in our home (broken heater) so I just hop in the shower and stand under the water for awhile.

What I'm looking forward to: I'm still hoping I get a xmas gift to do a 3d/4d ultra sound where they can again confirm the gender.. Even if we don't get it as a gift, we're still doing it! Also now I can officially start planning the nursery!

Nursery: Speakin of which.. Can't wait! To Pinterest! (And guess what now with these Secret Boards.. nah nah nah nah nah you won't get to see anything yet! :) ) I'll do a big reveal too like I just watched Miss Jen's adorable room.

Emotions: Oh am I hormonal right now. I'm realizing that like as soon as I get hit with being tired.. I become extremely irritable. I am really trying to take the advice and comments I'm getting from people as them being helpful and with their best intentions. So once I get moody it's just hard to keep that in mind  but i'm trying people.. So just bear with me or keep your comments to yourself, unless I ask.. lol! No not really.. but yes kinda really. Poor Bob.. I love him so much. He gets to hear it all from me. One day I'm bitching to him about something or someone and the next I'm on the phone with them talking like I love them. He probably is thinking "this bitch is cray". And of course I'm still a lil cry baby. Especially with what happened in CT, everything I see on the news or on fb makes me tear up.. the tributes that all the tv shows have been doing, I now have to fast forward so I don't break down and ugly cry. So Emotions, yes I'm experiencing them all. Like Jenny McCarthy dubbed it in her book Belly Laughs- I'm Psycho Chick right now with hormonal rage!

XoXo Rachel

Friday, December 7, 2012

12 Weeks ~ Finally showing!

So I skipped weeks 10 & 11 because not much was really changing.. I think I lucked out so far in this pregnancy because I've been feeling pretty good. Or normal I guess :) So grateful i'm not feeling like Kate Middleton is right now! yuck! I wonder if we're due around the same time? hmm 

The only update from week 11 was we got to have another appt to see the baby.. And oh my has she grown! Yes I said she, I don't know why, it sorta just started happening like I already know or something..I would talk and say "she" instead of "it" and then correct myself but it will be strange kinda to find out if it really is a lil girl.

Here's what we got to see last week! We loved it! Bob was a lil shocked at first, and said " Whoa! Whaaat is that?!" 
Little one was moving around so much the dr. was having a hard time getting measurements and a good shot. Right away "it' (ps as i was saying this in my head and as i'm typing I did just say "She") reminded me of a lil teddy bear, with those little stubby arms and legs.

And finally I can capture my bump. Because I'm finally showing, more than just my lil pooch. Oh yah it's still there but I know i'm showing now because my stomach is harder and it sorta feels like I just did some crunches and worked out so hard that i'm a little sore from it. Which I know it is definitely not because I kicked my ass while working out.. I'm far from that right now, and should maybe start working out just a lil harder. I think I'm being too relaxed at the gym.
I was really hoping i could track my bump pics with my chalk board but some of you may remember how that turned out! I tried to turn a pinterest craft into reality and well let's just say maybe I'm no Martha Stewart?
photobomb courtesy of Nil

How Far Along: 12 weeks today!

Size of the Baby: baby is the size of a plum

Maternity Clothes: I ordered some maternity clothes on cyber Monday- only really keeping a couple of em.. love this one from Old Navy..

I guess when I wore this earlier this week, it was more noticeable that I was pregnant to a co-worker? Maybe it's the print? Comfy though!

Also just ordered some jeans from ON this week because well, my jeans are not tight around my hips or waist or anything but I can't stand the button.. It feels like it's digging into my stomach! 

Stretch marks: none yet. I need to start applying that tummy butter stuff!

Weight gain: I don't think i've gained very much.. maybe a 1 or 2 lbs.. I finally got a new scale since I was afraid mine at home had been lying to me for months because the dr's scale was always so different! We'll see how the next appt goes! 

Sleep: Better! I'm not really waking up early anymore.. actually just would love to sleep more.. And I only have to get up and pee maybe once.

Best Moment of the Week: Noticing that i'm actually showing. Actually I think it was all Bob who made me realize it. We were in the kitchen making dinner and talking and I noticed he's looking at my stomach and grinning then reached out to touch my stomach and laughs..thanks babe for calling me out on the extra apple fritter toast I so didn't need to eat! But then think about it later that night and notice how firm it was so I thought you know what, ya i think it's not just my pooch!

Movement: Lots of movement, inside according to our last ultrasound but no it's too early for me to feel anything! 

Food Cravings: I'm still craving Olive Garden from yesterday.. Hopefully this weekend we can go out!
I also have not been craving meat! At all, unless it's in a burger or sandwhich so i've been a little worried I'm not getting enough protein so I picked up this, which is oh so deliciouso! May have to pick up more!

Gender: Who knows?! But I can't wait to find out! 

Belly Button in or out: In

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing this week!

What I miss:
 some chardonnay! Yes this girl is missing her chilled glasses  of wine after hard long days at work.

What I am looking forward to: My next appt in a couple weeks where we get another ultra sound!

Nursery: Nada yet 

Emotions: So emotional. I can cry over the stupidest shit now. Mostly like when I hear something happy.. and I get happy for that person I want to cry. 
Also man was I on one last night.. I picked up bob and went from smiling and happy to see him to a minute later into this little baby that doesn't get her way and thinks her husband isn't happy and doesn't understand her, all because he didn't want to go out to dinner (cough cough Olive Garden)! Reading the weekly newsletters it says by this week or next my emotions should be a lil more leveled out? we shall see!

Happy Friday!

XoXo Rachel

Monday, November 26, 2012

Weekend Update- Thanksgiving Style

Welcome Back!... To life.. Unfortunately our 4 day weekend had to end. :(

We had a great Thanksgiving, I realized I didn't really take the time to enjoy it too much though, it sorta flew by! Our plans got changed last min at the in-laws so I think that kind of ruined it. I felt rushed, and we ate an hour late so we couldn't even stay for dessert.. But then getting to my family's knowing it was the last stop I was a little more relaxed.
We didn't even take that many pictures :( None of my hunny and I.. but here's a few.

Grandpa shot with my sistas and then at my in-laws, love my niece & nephew (Bradley wanted to take mine and Hailey's pic- just a lil close up.. I think that's what I was even saying therefore the kinda silly smile)

Here's some goodies I made for the holidays!
Snickerdoodle Rolos (my dad's favs!)
a Homemade Apple Pie (although I kinda cheated and bought jarred filling). It was still delish!

Black Friday
Of course I went out. duh! And there was no time for pics.. I'm not a crazy Black Friday shopper like some of you all I saw ;) I just go whenever I wake up. So I got my start around 7:30-8.. I only went to Jcpenney's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohls, Home Depot, and Target (oh and of course Starbucks- after shopping and waiting in lines I was worn out and needed to refuel on some breakfast).. I'm happy to say Christmas shopping is DONE!

I only have to make a few gifts but then I'll be done done.
Bob and I are doing this new thing since we're now on a lil bit of a tight budget and my mom gave me the idea of only getting each other 5 gifts at $10 ea. I thought it'd be pretty hard but on Black Friday there were some awesome deals so it was a SUCCESS!

Bob made breakfast and then we took off to Walmart to grab some goodies (for some reason he can go to Walmart but doesn't like to get his stuff at Target- I don't get it).. then we went to get our Christmas tree!

Afterwards I got ready and we left for our annual Cousin Holiday get together! Usually we call it an Ornament/Cookie exchange but this year we decided to switch it up a bit and do White Elephant. It was such a nice afternoon. And it was great seeing everyone. It was my first time seeing them all since telling them the news so it was exciting to talk about it..
My aunts house is like being in the woods! These turkey's love coming up and eating the chicken and bird seeds and then soon after 2 coyotes were running around behind the fence! Sister & momma pics and White Elephant. 1 thing I missed out on this year was sippin on mimosas with everyone.

Afterwards my mom and I decided we'd take a detour and stop off at the new outlets that just opened a couple weeks ago in our hometown. It was very exciting but man was it poor planning on how to freakin park! We there's only 1 way to enter the parking lot each way so after we passed the entrance thinking we can get in up ahead, we had to get back on the freeway and try it again! It was freakin ridiculous! But we finally made it in after 30mins and had too much fun. I think my mom is one of my favorite shoppin buddies :)
Her first purchase, and my new shoes! I also went into Michael Stars where they have their own Maternity section so I got a few tops!

Sunday (last 'n final day of our stay-cation)
I did some re-arranging of our living room.. We got rid of one of our sofas and then just separated our nice big sectional.. Now it just feels so open! I sorta love it! Now someone just needs to come take the sofa off my hands! I had to bet Bob $5 yesterday that someone would come take it if we put a 'free' sign on it and set it out front.. I lost. Still have the damn thing. Maybe at our garage sale this weekend someone will take it.

Oh and I almost forgot I finally had to try it since I've been craving a Bloody Mary.. While sitting by the fire and watching the Raider's get killed (again :( ) I made myself a virgin.. It was actually still pretty delish, I normally order mine "extra spicey" so I made this one really spicey I think to cover up the lack of vodka.. I got my fix and I guess it'll have to do for the next 6ish months.

After moving around everything and making room we brought in all the decorations and I got to decorating! As you can see we got our tree! :) I was going to get a fake tree this year but Bob really insisted on having the real deal.. So Saturday morning we took off to the tree lots! I still need to get the ornaments down but so far it looks and SMELLS great! I'm starting to see a theme in my decorations.. Hmm maybe I like Snowmen? There are several more throughout the house.. 

We still never took our Christmas card pictures so hopefully this week we can before it starts raining and if we get home while it's still light out! I stayed in my pjs mostly all day Sunday so I really didn't feel like getting all dressed up and doing my hair just for the 20-30mins it was going to take.

Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone! And I'm already countin' down to my next stay-cation for Christmas! (this time i'm taking 2 whole weeks!)  :) :)

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XoXo Rachel

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

9 Weeks

How Far Along: 9 weeks as of 11/16
Coming soon I'll start tracking pics of my belly. Still nothing to see yet, other than the extra fat that's appeared around my tummy! Next time my sis tries to rub my belly i'm gonna scream lol. She's really just rubbing my fat! *love you sis*

Size of the Baby: baby is the size of a Green Olive!
Maternity Clothes: Nothing yet, but I did tell Bob I may need to wear the belly band for Thanksgiving! My pants are starting to get a lil snug and this way I'll be more comfortable when I'm stuffing myself!

Stretch marks: none so far, but I did buy some Tummy Butter and started applying!

Weight gain: Not sure really..My scale at home needs a new battery so we'll find out at next week's appt.
 Although I swear the dr's office scales are always +5-8 lbs more than what I really weigh! And they never take off a few lbs considering your clothes you're wearing!

Sleep: Sleep is ok. I'm up every couple hours to pee, and then usually wake up early and can't go back to sleep.

Best Moment of the Week: Going to Babies R Us for the first time with my mom. Can you say overwhelming?! But it was fun, and I'm pretty sure I already know what Diaper bag I want! Isn't it so cute! Love! And the interior is pink! It'll work for either boy or girl. And I saw ones for Bob.. I defintely think he's more of the backpack diaper bags rather than a satchel or the diaper dude.

Movement: None but I read the baby is moving around in there already I just can't feel it yet!

Food Cravings: Nothing I don't think.. The thought of something might make me excited but it's not like I HAVE TO HAVE IT NOW OR ELSE! I really wanted Chocolate milk a couple weeks ago, and then this past weekend I finally got to have Hibachi which I've been wanting..

Gender: Not yet, I can't wait to find out though!! Then I will really start looking at baby stuff and planning the nursery! I'm hoping we get a great ultra sound early where they're able to see something!

Belly Button in or out: In

Anything making you queasy or sick: Only when I'm really hungry. Oh and the smell of this Caramel flavored coffee made me feel really sick the other morning on our car ride in. Once after dropping Bob off at work, I made him dump it and put the cup in the trunk so there wasn't even a chance I'd smell it anymore. I also found out I have Strep B? Don't really know too much about it, other than it's common in prego women.. so I'm on antibiotics for it.. And still taking Progesterone pills until week 12.

What I miss:
 I miss Bloody Mary's and wine. So baadd actually. That's horrible huh!? Whenever someone posts a pic of a bloody mary, I get so jealous. My parents informed me I can have a virgin, maybe I'll have to try this.. But I really don't think it'll be the same.. I also miss sandwhichs! I've been really wanting a yummy Togo's sandwhich but everything I've read says I should stay away from deli meat..I'll need to ask my dr. next week. Also missing the energy.. Just going out on walk or shopping wears me out! Sunday after shopping all day with mom, I almost tore into some dried fruit at Target just to give me a lil more energy..

What I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving- getting to spend time with my family. Friday- We're going to take our first Christmas pictures! (this is also how we'll share with everyone the news!!) I'm thinking of holding the ultrasound pic over my belly, and then it'll say something like "Happy Holiday's from our growing family!" What do you guys think? Any other ideas? I'm open!!

Nursery: Nothing yet probably until we know the sex. Although we now know which room it'll be. Goodbye to my super walk-in closet! :/ And I do love now the "Secret Pinterest Boards" because family friends that don't know yet, will probably think something's up when all I'm pinning is baby stuff. Can't wait for a few more weeks to broadcast it to the world! :)

Emotions: I'd say definitely emotional. Sunday was my Grandma's 5 year anniversary/birthday, so we like to celebrate her birthday, but just reading some comments and really thinking about her made me bawl. I also knew I was super hormonal because I had to bite my lip to prevent me from embarrassing myself during Twilight yesterday.

XoXo Rachel

Monday, November 5, 2012

Week 7- I'm having a Blueberry!

I think I just had my first craving? 
-Carrots, yes I woke up starving at 3am and beelined it to the fridge and have been nibbling on some baby carrots for the past 30mins..

♥ That's definitely one thing I've noticed this week that's changed.. I now constantly feeling like I'm starving myself and baby.

♥ The nauseous feeling has died down for the most part.. Thank god. I tried to go grocery shopping and the thought of food or smell and sight made me feel so sick!

♥ I've neglected this lil blog world lately. I've been a little uninspired to get on the computer at all even. I've just been so busy reading baby books and laying around, being lazy.

♥ One of my favorites this week has been this book.. This one is hilarious and just like it states, she tells it like it is and some of the stuff in here is probably not really advice or details I would hear from anyone I know.

I also ended up telling the cousins! :) So thanks to everyone that gave me advice! They are all pretty excited and happy for us! Now I just need to impatiently wait to tell the whole world!
I will soon take to Pinterest to find creative, fun ways to announce it

Also if you saw on twitter, we had a little bit of a scare this past week. Everything is great now thank goodness, but it was definitely scary!

So, you know hubs has been taking shots, right? Well before the infertility specialist wanted him to stop she wanted me to go get some blood work done to check out my hormone levels.

Quick little side note- I went in the previous Friday and did this.. no problem. Heard back from the dr. she wanted me to go do it again the following Monday.. 

So perfect timing, I had already taken the day off.. Well.. the day didn't go as planned. The blood drawers (I dunno what they're called?) can never find my veins.. So this one woman tried in both of my arms a couple times.. ya ouch! No success, so she calls over some help and this chick is trying to find my vein, twisting and moving the needle around IN MY ARM.. no success.. this though is when I tell her.. "umm I think I'm going to faint".. and next thing I know I feel like I'm in a dream and everyone is saying my name.. I fainted! and when I came to, there was like 10 ppl around me, I sit up and throw up everywhere.. luckily they must have known this would happen cuz there was a barf bag out as soon I looked like I was gonna lose it.. Some guy from the ER came over and was trying to get me to go with him and just hang out in  the ER, but I declined. They didn't want me to move either, so for about 30mins I just laid back in the chair freezing, covered with a blanket as everyone went back to drawing blood.. It was so embarrassing.. And since I drove my self, they wheel chaired me out to my car [this is when I put on my 'make me invisible' sunglasses, so no one could see me as I made my way through the hospital]..

So back to baby scare #1 ('cuz I'm sure there will be more right?)
Test results came back.. Hormone levels look really low.. My dr was concerned and suggested I make an appt to get in asap for an ultra sound. P.s. after you get news like this, there is absolutely no way you can continue on with your work day. I was a nervous wreck and was searching the internet.. Many stories with the same 2 hormone that were low ended with the no heart beat at the ultra sound or women later having a miscarriage. 

Long story short- cuz this now has turned into a very long story.. 
I went in the next morning.. Hubbs met me there, and I was crying as we're walking in.. He's trying to be supportive but I think we was scared too.

The Nurse practitioner came in.. I had my first ultra sound and bam!
We heard the lil "kidney bean's" heart, as Bob asked the nurse "So is this what you call the kidney bean stage?" - it was cute, I thought.. 

Tears just started streamin down my face and Bob rubbed my head and at that moment I knew we both were so relieved. They measured it to be exactly how far along I thought I was.. EDD: 6-21-2013

The Nurse said everything looks great and I just have to take this lil pill 2x a day- not such a pretty way- until I'm 12 weeks and hopefully levels will start goin up!

♥ Here's our lil guy.. (as everyone seems to think we're having a boy).. I tell em to stop looking at my belly, cuz  that's just my new fat layer I'm getting that they're staring at!

XoXo Rachel

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Just a lil getaway & Week 6

I know it's already Wednesday, p.s. Happy Halloween! But I wanted to still share our weekend recap 'cuz we had such a great time! It was short and sweet, and a perfect change of scenery. Just what we needed!

We went to our favorite place ever, South Lake Tahoe..
this is my favorite view, no matter how many times we go I always need to capture this picture. It's the first sight of the lake when you're driving up..

Our first night there we of course had to go to the casinos where we like to sit at the Penny slots so we feel like we're playing longer and not losing as much.. Bob hates going with me. I start to get irritated because he doesn't know when to stop when you're ahead! So I ended up leaving him at the tables while I sat to the side and waited patiently :)

I also visited Starbucks for the first time without ordering a caffienated drink, Vanilla Cream.. it was good, but do any of you have anymore suggestions?

Afterwards we did a lil grocery shopping where I was cravin donuts.. so got a couple for later the next morning. We rented a movie and snuggled up, passed out  by 9:30.

Our next full day..  I told you we'd do alot of fishin. This is my hunny's fav. lake to fish at up here, Blue Lake. Yes Nilla was in the water and I was wearing nothing while sitting in the snow. It was so beautiful out! After I was beat, so I ended up taking like a 4 hour nap!

When I woke up we decided to take the dogs out and go for a walk along the stream.. If you're ever in Tahoe, there's this spot called The Keys where there is a trail that takes you to the opening of the lake! It's our go to spot, everytime. And he can fish along the way.

that was our like 5th attempt at a pic of us, I had the front view camera on which means he thinks it's funny to make dumb faces.. Until I told him, ok you know this is ending up on the blog.. then he asked if we could take another.

For dinner our last night, we decided to keep it really low key and stop at our favorite spot, Snowflake for some greasy goodness.. We're talking bleu cheese and bbq sauce burgers, fried zucchini sticks and the best nachos! Delish! And perfect ending to our trip! We went home, watched the Giants game and decided we were ready to leave pretty much as soon as we awoke the next morning..

Overall we had such a great time.. It was very short but we were ready to go home!

For a mini 6 week recap, I hit that this past Saturday..
Any changes? Well this week I finally got the morning all damn day long sickness.. I picked up these beauties far still feel sick so I don't know bout these things..I've ordered preggie pops. Can't wait to try those!

I've been seeing all your cute costumes from this weekend..
We're so not in the mood or spirit this year, and didn't even buy candy so we'll be turnin our lights off tonight!.. ba hum bug! or whatever it is for halloween!

XoXo Rachel

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I've gotta secret that I HAVE TO SHARE!

I really suck at keeping secrets! Especially when they are my secrets. And I know it's not really good to share with everyone until you're further along, but you guessed it.. we're finally PREGNANT! 

I could not wait any longer! We just found out this past Friday, at just the 5 week mark. So many of you girls I read everyday have babies or are also preggers and I want to ask questions but then can't!

So I just thought, you know what screw it! This is my diary, my journal.. And one day I'll probably love to look back and see how I was feeling or what I was thinking about with my first, throughout the entire thing.. not just starting at 12 weeks. So it's out, loud and proud! We're so excited! Some of you have followed the *very fortunate* small journey we had to take to get here, and it worked! Thanks for all your well wishes and thoughts and prayers! :) Can't wait to share with you all my deets (sometimes probably TMI), and stories on this brand new adventure for me and my baby daddy. I can say that now right? ;)

XoXo Rachel

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Disneyland~ First Year Anniversary

Oh my sweet husband, I can't believe just 1 year ago we were celebrating with all our family & friends and making our love official. He surprised me Sunday with news that we were leaving Monday morning (6/4) and taking a road trip to L.A. 6 hours later we made it! We didn't stop once so we were starving and walked to a nearby hole in the wall mexican restaurant.. Then I was so excited to just get to the park, luckily we had a shuttle at our hotel pick us up and drop us off. Finally, already 5pm we made it! First stop was California Adventure.. We figured even though we had park hopper passes, CA Adven. isn't that large and with only about 5 hours left we'd go there first and try to knock it out to leave the whole Tuesday in Disneyland. Well my hunny was a little upset when the lines were still so long, he thought this would be a perfect time to go since kids were not out of school yet. We ended up going on a few rides and eating at the park. What a romantic anniversary dinner we had at the Soarin Over California diner.. ;) We had fast passes to the World Of Color show but that wasn't until 9:45pm so we walked around downtown disney for a bit.. This was my 2nd time seeing the show but Bob hadn't seen it yet so I wanted him to be able to witness the amazingness too! That show is just great, but the part where they play Simba watching his dad die gets me everytime.. Why do they have to ruin the fun and happiness with that clip? I don't get it! Anywho that was Day 1!

Day 2, we started sort of bright and early since we knew we had all of Disneyland to get through.. Can I just say the cinnamon sugar pancake puppies at Denny's are to die for?! If you get a chance, you need to try them!

First thing as we enter Main Street USA is Mickey marching with the band. This got me right away.. I think because it just reminded me of my grandma (who loved Mickey) our playroom at her house when little was known as "the Mickey room". I miss her, so much.
All day we stood in line for rides..Longest line we waited in was 70mins for Splash Mtn. A couple others we didn't even get to go on because the wait was 90 mins! Ridiculous!
On Space Mtn. the camera captured me slapping Bob in the face, oops sorry babe!
After going on Splash Mtn. we kind of called it a day.. it was still only 4pm, but the rest of the rides we wanted to still go on just had long waits so we returned to the hotel to change because I wanted a night where we can sort of dress up and go out.. We changed and then went back to Downtown Disney for dinner.. well dinner didn't go as long as hoped so we didn't know what else to do besides go back into Disneyland. It was the perfect end to our stay there. We went back and my hunny bought me some Mickey earrings with June birthstone, I was able to get my beignets and we happened to be in the right spot at the perfect time and had front row seats for the Fantasmic show. We left early to beat the huge crowd that would soon follow but as we were heading out on Main Street, the most beautiful firework show went off. You can definitely say our First Anniversary was magical :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

First Blog post!

I don't have any pictures from the first year we met!
I know BUMMER right?! But this was the following
year, when we actually were "official" ;) (2006)- This pic
is at Disneyland (our first trip together- Happiest Place on Earth).
My Life as a Mrs. started almost just 1 year ago. We were married on June 4, had a beautiful winery wedding that ended with a bang! (What would a wedding be without some lovely family drama, eh?) I decided to join the blogging world as I've read a couple others recently, and I've found that it has been fun to follow the lives of other "normal" people (not the celeb magazines or reality shows that I also love to keep up with) and just thought how fun it will be for me to be able to share my stories and pictures. Check out "Our Story" above full of well, our story and full of pics). Follow me as I take this adventure of learning to be a Wife, daughter/sister-in-law, and hopefully soon to be mama (fingers crossed)!
Five years later we said "I DO", June 4, 2011.