Day 30 & Back to work

I survived today at work!  I got up just about 3:30, and had to be at work at 5:00.  The early mornings are definitely going to take some getting used to, but the fact that I will be at home.  With my girls.  Every. Single. Night.  Is totally worth it!  I went and picked Alyx up from daycare at about 3:20, and when I walked through the door she was sitting with the daycare providers husband and Alyx looked at me and grinned from ear to ear!  It melted my heart, and I just about started to tear up.  She knew who I was and I was so excited to see her =)  


She is getting so big, too fast!  


Emma & Alyx played on the playmat for quite some time tonight.  She loves when her big sister lays with her.

And here is Day 30!


I work tomorrow morning, and then i'm off for the weekend!  =)  I'm already ready for the weekend to be here! hehe =)

Day 30 & Back to work

I survived today at work!  I got up just about 3:30, and had to be at work at 5:00.  The early mornings are definitely going to take some getting used to, but the fact that I will be at home.  With my girls.  Every. Single. Night.  Is totally worth it!  I went and picked Alyx up from daycare at about 3:20, and when I walked through the door she was sitting with the daycare providers husband and Alyx looked at me and grinned from ear to ear!  It melted my heart, and I just about started to tear up.  She knew who I was and I was so excited to see her =)  


She is getting so big, too fast!  


Emma & Alyx played on the playmat for quite some time tonight.  She loves when her big sister lays with her.

And here is Day 30!


I work tomorrow morning, and then i'm off for the weekend!  =)  I'm already ready for the weekend to be here! hehe =)

Twas the Night Before...Work

It's done.  My maternity leave.  Tomorrow morning I go back to work.  I kind of have mixed feelings about this.  It will be nice to get out of the house and have some adult "socialization" time, but at the same time...I LOVE being home with my girls.  I know once I get back into the groove of things and we get into a routine it will be just fine.  And after 11 years of working nights...I am finally working days!!!  I have to be at work at 5am, and I work until 3pm.  It will be great being home every night with the girls.  

Anyway....here are a couple of days of my 365 photos!

Day 28:



Day 29:


Alys looks scared to death in this picture! haha =)
And the big news...I finally got the iPhone 5 yesterday!  At first I wasn't sure I was going to like it.  Totally different than mine android I have had for quite a while.  But so far I must say, I'm loving it!!!  

Well..time to head to bed since I have to be up at 3:45 am.  Uggh.  Wish me luck tomorrow!!


Twas the Night Before...Work

It's done.  My maternity leave.  Tomorrow morning I go back to work.  I kind of have mixed feelings about this.  It will be nice to get out of the house and have some adult "socialization" time, but at the same time...I LOVE being home with my girls.  I know once I get back into the groove of things and we get into a routine it will be just fine.  And after 11 years of working nights...I am finally working days!!!  I have to be at work at 5am, and I work until 3pm.  It will be great being home every night with the girls.  

Anyway....here are a couple of days of my 365 photos!

Day 28:



Day 29:


Alys looks scared to death in this picture! haha =)
And the big news...I finally got the iPhone 5 yesterday!  At first I wasn't sure I was going to like it.  Totally different than mine android I have had for quite a while.  But so far I must say, I'm loving it!!!  

Well..time to head to bed since I have to be up at 3:45 am.  Uggh.  Wish me luck tomorrow!!


Weekend!

I forgot to post yesterdays photos...so here is day 25!


It was a struggle getting this picture last night.  It's getting harder each day.  We are only 26 days now into the new year...only 339 days left Emma.  You can do this! haha

Here is today's.  Day 26 of 365.


I love those 2!

This afternoon we had lunch at my inlaws.  My MIL made the best pot roast!  And then my father in law came down to help Brian put up the last set of lights in the kitchen.  


I love them!  They look more orangy in the picture than they actually are.  Now we need to save for our countertop and flooring, and then we will be done.  Well until it's time for a new stove and dishwasher and fridge! haha

I'm making this short because we are only 15 minutes away until The Bachelor wedding!  Time to make some popcorn and watch it =)  



Weekend!

I forgot to post yesterdays photos...so here is day 25!


It was a struggle getting this picture last night.  It's getting harder each day.  We are only 26 days now into the new year...only 339 days left Emma.  You can do this! haha

Here is today's.  Day 26 of 365.


I love those 2!

This afternoon we had lunch at my inlaws.  My MIL made the best pot roast!  And then my father in law came down to help Brian put up the last set of lights in the kitchen.  


I love them!  They look more orangy in the picture than they actually are.  Now we need to save for our countertop and flooring, and then we will be done.  Well until it's time for a new stove and dishwasher and fridge! haha

I'm making this short because we are only 15 minutes away until The Bachelor wedding!  Time to make some popcorn and watch it =)  



Before & After

We finished the kitchen mini makeover!  Well for now anyway.  Our next project will be new flooring and countertops.  Oh my word how badly I want new countertops...but they are a bit pricey, so we'll wait a bit on those =)  I think we may have made 4 trips to Home Depot and Lowes returning light fixtures and such.  But we finally got something we both really liked.  I really like our kitchen much better now than before.

BEFORE:



I hated the yellow, and when you take pictures in the kitchen it looks like an ugly yellow color.  Yuck!  


AFTER:




I like it so much better, and we had these super duper ugly box florescent lights on the ceiling.  We finally got rid of those and put up normal lighting =)  We actually have another set of lighting to replace above our sink.  We have recessed lighting above the sink and I got 2 decorative pendant lights to hang instead.  Hopefully Brian will put those up when he wakes up today!  And I'm anxious to get things hung up on the walls too.  Just not sure what I want above our table.  Any ideas??  

I might as well add our daily photo too =)



Day 24.  This was by far the most painful photo so far to take.  Emma did NOT want to have her picture taken and was actually crying hysterically and here is a forced smile from her.  LOL  Someday she will love having these photos.  But right now she could care less. haha =)


Before & After

We finished the kitchen mini makeover!  Well for now anyway.  Our next project will be new flooring and countertops.  Oh my word how badly I want new countertops...but they are a bit pricey, so we'll wait a bit on those =)  I think we may have made 4 trips to Home Depot and Lowes returning light fixtures and such.  But we finally got something we both really liked.  I really like our kitchen much better now than before.

BEFORE:



I hated the yellow, and when you take pictures in the kitchen it looks like an ugly yellow color.  Yuck!  


AFTER:




I like it so much better, and we had these super duper ugly box florescent lights on the ceiling.  We finally got rid of those and put up normal lighting =)  We actually have another set of lighting to replace above our sink.  We have recessed lighting above the sink and I got 2 decorative pendant lights to hang instead.  Hopefully Brian will put those up when he wakes up today!  And I'm anxious to get things hung up on the walls too.  Just not sure what I want above our table.  Any ideas??  

I might as well add our daily photo too =)



Day 24.  This was by far the most painful photo so far to take.  Emma did NOT want to have her picture taken and was actually crying hysterically and here is a forced smile from her.  LOL  Someday she will love having these photos.  But right now she could care less. haha =)


Day 23

The last 2 days have been crazy!  But here is day 23.


It was taken just minutes before bedtime, and in all honesty I had forgot all about taking last nights picture.  If it weren't for Emma (trying to procrastinate going to bed, because every other night she sighs when it's time to take the picture) I would have completely forgotten!

Brian and I tend to say things like, "Hey let's paint the kitchen today" and head to Home Depot, buy paint, and come home and paint.  Not too often do we say, "well do you think we should?  maybe next week".  If something pops into our head in terms of stuff like that, we usually do it right then.  So yes, we painted our kitchen Wednesday & Thursday.  And then Thursday morning we decided, "Hey, let's change out the ugly florescent ceiling lights out of the kitchen".  So what did we do?  Went to Home Depot and bought new ceiling lighting.  I'm not sharing pictures quite yet, because nothing can ever be easy when we get into electrical work in this house.  Brian and his dad started the work yesterday and will *hopefully* finish it this afternoon!  I'm very anxious to have normal ceiling lights instead of the horrible horrible florescent lighting we had in there.  And I have to say, I love the newly painted kitchen!  =)



Day 23

The last 2 days have been crazy!  But here is day 23.


It was taken just minutes before bedtime, and in all honesty I had forgot all about taking last nights picture.  If it weren't for Emma (trying to procrastinate going to bed, because every other night she sighs when it's time to take the picture) I would have completely forgotten!

Brian and I tend to say things like, "Hey let's paint the kitchen today" and head to Home Depot, buy paint, and come home and paint.  Not too often do we say, "well do you think we should?  maybe next week".  If something pops into our head in terms of stuff like that, we usually do it right then.  So yes, we painted our kitchen Wednesday & Thursday.  And then Thursday morning we decided, "Hey, let's change out the ugly florescent ceiling lights out of the kitchen".  So what did we do?  Went to Home Depot and bought new ceiling lighting.  I'm not sharing pictures quite yet, because nothing can ever be easy when we get into electrical work in this house.  Brian and his dad started the work yesterday and will *hopefully* finish it this afternoon!  I'm very anxious to have normal ceiling lights instead of the horrible horrible florescent lighting we had in there.  And I have to say, I love the newly painted kitchen!  =)



What's for dinner? And Day 22

I got the girls picture done bright and early today!


Poor Emma said she felt like a snowman today! I made her wear flannel lined jeans, a long sleeved shirt, and a fleece pullover on top of her shirt. It is soooo bitterly cold this morning so she needed to dress warm =)

What's for dinner tonight? What are you all having?  I get soooo tired of making the same things over and over again.  So if you have a good recipe of something yummy...pass it on to me!  I'm sure Brian and Emma would like something different too=)

What's for dinner? And Day 22

I got the girls picture done bright and early today!


Poor Emma said she felt like a snowman today! I made her wear flannel lined jeans, a long sleeved shirt, and a fleece pullover on top of her shirt. It is soooo bitterly cold this morning so she needed to dress warm =)

What's for dinner tonight? What are you all having?  I get soooo tired of making the same things over and over again.  So if you have a good recipe of something yummy...pass it on to me!  I'm sure Brian and Emma would like something different too=)

Day 20 & 21...and pictures!

Lets start with Day 20 of my 365 days of pictures!


My Zebras!  I love these matching pj's.  I got Alyx's at my baby shower, and actually got hers in a size newborn and 0-3 months.  Now I need to find 3-6 months in it!  Emma's pj's came from Target, and they are footed too =) 

Day 21


It appears as though Alyx is trying to escape away from Emma! haha =)
After I dropped Emma off at school I took a few photos of Miss Alyx.  She liked like the camera this morning 











Oh those blue eyes.  I melt every time she looks at me.  I think if her eyes were going to change colors they would have changed by now.  

And tonight...this is what I found when I walked into the living room.



When I left the room she was on her back....the little bugger flipped over onto her tummy and I missed it!!!  She looks pretty proud of herself though =)


Day 20 & 21...and pictures!

Lets start with Day 20 of my 365 days of pictures!


My Zebras!  I love these matching pj's.  I got Alyx's at my baby shower, and actually got hers in a size newborn and 0-3 months.  Now I need to find 3-6 months in it!  Emma's pj's came from Target, and they are footed too =) 

Day 21


It appears as though Alyx is trying to escape away from Emma! haha =)
After I dropped Emma off at school I took a few photos of Miss Alyx.  She liked like the camera this morning 











Oh those blue eyes.  I melt every time she looks at me.  I think if her eyes were going to change colors they would have changed by now.  

And tonight...this is what I found when I walked into the living room.



When I left the room she was on her back....the little bugger flipped over onto her tummy and I missed it!!!  She looks pretty proud of herself though =)


Our Weekend & Day 18 & 19

The weekend has unfortunately come to an end too soon!  
Yesterday Brian and I headed to Portland.  We left around 2:00, but before we left I had to take Alyx & Emma's picture of course!

Day 18


We dropped Alyx off at my inlaws, and Emma stayed here at our house with my mom.  And then Brian and I headed south to Portland!

We got to Portland around 5 or so and checked into our hotel.  


I took a picture of our room because Emma kept telling me I had to send her a picture of what our room looked like! haha  She is too funny!

We couldn't decide where we wanted to go to dinner, but in the end we decided on, On The Border.  Neither of us had ever been there, and we both loved it!


My meal, which was half eaten by the time I remembered to take a picture =)

After dinner we got all wild and crazy and went to Target!  Crazy huh?  We went to a couple of other stores and did some shopping and then headed back to the hotel.  

We got up this morning and went to the Cracker Barrel for breakfast...sooo my favorite place ever to eat!



After breakfast we started back home.  It was snowing and the roads were absolutely horrible.  It took us what seemed like forever to get home.  We had a 3 hour drive home, and the speed had been dropped to 40 mph, and we saw a ton of accidents.


Thankfully Brian drove because there is no way I wanted to!!

We finally got home, and of course had to take the photo for Day 19!


I missed these 2 so much while we were gone.  But it was definitely nice to get away with Brian for a night!



Our Weekend & Day 18 & 19

The weekend has unfortunately come to an end too soon!  
Yesterday Brian and I headed to Portland.  We left around 2:00, but before we left I had to take Alyx & Emma's picture of course!

Day 18


We dropped Alyx off at my inlaws, and Emma stayed here at our house with my mom.  And then Brian and I headed south to Portland!

We got to Portland around 5 or so and checked into our hotel.  


I took a picture of our room because Emma kept telling me I had to send her a picture of what our room looked like! haha  She is too funny!

We couldn't decide where we wanted to go to dinner, but in the end we decided on, On The Border.  Neither of us had ever been there, and we both loved it!


My meal, which was half eaten by the time I remembered to take a picture =)

After dinner we got all wild and crazy and went to Target!  Crazy huh?  We went to a couple of other stores and did some shopping and then headed back to the hotel.  

We got up this morning and went to the Cracker Barrel for breakfast...sooo my favorite place ever to eat!



After breakfast we started back home.  It was snowing and the roads were absolutely horrible.  It took us what seemed like forever to get home.  We had a 3 hour drive home, and the speed had been dropped to 40 mph, and we saw a ton of accidents.


Thankfully Brian drove because there is no way I wanted to!!

We finally got home, and of course had to take the photo for Day 19!


I missed these 2 so much while we were gone.  But it was definitely nice to get away with Brian for a night!