Saturday, February 28, 2009

ONLY ONE?!?!?!

Only one POUND, that is! Whoop, whoop!! That's all I've gained since the last trip to the Dr.'s. I celebrated by scarfin' some serious pizza @ Lamppost! YUM! All is good and normal with Levi. I'll be 31 weeks tomorrow!!

Josh and I officially started our own Professional Window Cleaning business and it's going AMAZING!!! It's called 'Pristine Solutions'. We are living the American Dream! Working with my husband has it's challenges and DEFINITELY it's rewards! We are a fabulous team and I wouldn't want to work with anyone else. Josh's dedication and hard work is laying a great foundation. We are waiting for our ficitious business name in the mail and then we'll be getting our business license. This is probably one of the most exciting things we've ever done. We are almost completely booked up through March and our nights in the next few weeks are full of estimates. God is really paving the way for us to be able to do this. Our goal is to have Josh be doing this full time in June and he will be leaving GM! Hooray! I can't believe the rollercoaster ride this year is turning out to be, it is scary, but even more thrilling! We got hooked up with the Yellow Pages recently! hahaha, I'm so excited about the smallest things! We bought a ladder! Hahahaha! Such an adult thing to do! lol! You ever have those moments?? I mean really, I havent been an adult for THAT long so I still have those moments where I'm like "tee-hee, that was so adulty of me!" hahahahaha! It's a GREAT feeling that our financial future is completely in God's hands and ours! We can work as hard or as little as we want. Well, one thing I've learned throughout my life so far is that I KNOW how to perservere, even in tough times. I dont easily let go of my dreams because of challenges or the discouragement of others. I have been on the other side of perserverance....Hawaii and paying off our credit cards are 2 big examples. Josh and I are definitely pushing each other and encouraging each other. He is breaking out of his comfort zone and seeing the rewards that follow. He is amazing! I love that he's my BFF! He's hot, too. Just thought I'd throw that in there. Every day is so new and exciting!

Tomorrow is our Haylie Baylie Boo's 2nd Birthday!! Her personality is just booming! Someone very wonderful once told me that your babies birthdays will forever be just as important and special to you as it is for them and that is sooooo true! We're so blessed to have our 2 precious little girls and I'm BEYOND blessed to be able to stay at home with them! Haylie is spilling over with joy everytime she sees any of her Ariel decorations. It's been a battle to hide things from her. I swear she can sniff out anything that is Little Mermaid!

Thank you, family & friends, for all your love, prayers and encouragement! We love you guys! See most of you tomorrow!!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Baby Shower Madness!

I had the pleasure of attending 2 Baby Showers today that were a blast! It's awesome to be surrounded by a ton of mommy's! The first one we went to was from my bestest, Jeni! She has 2 little girls and is prgnant with a boy! Sound familiar?? The next one was for Cassandra. We were on cheer together in high school and I've known her husband for 20 years! wow, I feel so old saying that! She is having a little girl! I even ran into Justine at Cassandra's shower who is also pregnant with her first baby. Just thought I'd share the pics with ya'll!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ups & Downs

WoW, it's been awhile since my last post and lots of stuff has changed even since then. First of all baby Levi & Mommy are doing fabulous. I did gain 7 lbs in the weeks in betweent appointments, a little more than I would have liked but I'm still on track for what is normal. Only 18 lbs altogether and I am now 7 months, but I have been hitting the gym faithfully and I am even managing to still run a mile and then some. I plan on looking amazing this summer! ;) Levi is like 2 1/2 lbs and is getting chubby as we speak. He can now blink his eyes and can see light!

The last few weeks have had some ups and downs in it for us. Josh was forced to take a paycut at work which really stinks, but God is opening doors for us to supplement that income and that has been a huge blessing. My eBay store is still doing pretty good and that is helpful. Josh is also doing lots of sidejobs to keep us trucking along. We also sold our truck, which was HUGE for us! We have been trying to sell it off and on since November. We put it on Cragslist last Wednesday night and by 11:30 on thursday it was sold. That will save us over $300 a month right there. At this point we are going to try and save up and purchase a little pickup truck perhaps this summer some time. We will definitely be paying off my student loan in the near future and hopefully the van by the end of the year. We only have $61,000 in debt altogether. We were close to 100k this time last year!That is pretty exciting! Josh and I definitely feel like there are going to be lots of turning points this year.

Yesterday the girls and I joined a local chapter of Moms club and already made some new friends! It was so awesome meeting other moms who have similar interests and priorities in their lives. We are lookign forward to the weekly playdates and field trips. They also have family events and Moms nights out! Hooray for adult interaction! LOL

Madison & Haylie are absolute dolls and are getting so big! Haylie's birthday is coming up and we are having an Ariel party for her! Her favorite Princess, by far! Just like cousin Rachel! She is the spunkiest baby I have ever seen! She loves animals...cant wait to have a house and get her a little puppy one day! She cant sit still for more than 2 seconds! Madison is my cuddler. Every night when she goes to bed or at nap time she says "Mommy, you come cuddle with me?" It melts my heart! Money cant buy that. She is NOT a fan of animals and is deathly afraid, its kinda funny actually, but she is my social butterfly! She loves meeting new kids and makes friends so easily. We will probably be looking into preschools around the summer/fall time. I think she is ready, I may not be, though. =[

Well, I think we are all pretty much up to speed! Looking forward to hearing feedback from you guys as always! Love you!