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Jody and I have been married for 6 years now! We live a simple life, but it's a happy life. We've been blessed with our sweet Elsie who we adore each and every day. Here's to a blog of thoughts, memories, and who are we kidding, lots of Elsie!!
"People don't always remember what you say... They remember how you make them feel"

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Jody's Birthday

My handsome man turned 32 this year... 32!!!! That seems so old to me at the moment but I'm not to far off myself. Ever since J turned 30, he's had back problems, sleep problems, the list goes on and on, so I'm a little nervous to get out of my twenties.. Not gonna lie!! But 32 was a good birthday even if those problems are still lingering around :)

We celebrated with friends the weekend before and went to Supercross!! We always have fun with Matt and Jamie. They are some of the sweetest people I know and always willing to help us in any kind of need. Just last week Elsie lost our razor key while her and J were out in the hills, and Matt went to rescue them in his clean truck he had just spent 6 hours cleaning!! No complaints, just happy to help.. THAT's a good friend!! :) 

The next week on his actual birthday, we went to dinner at Samuri 21 (one of my favorite spots.. J too) and had a hibachi dinner! It was nice spending time with just the two of us. I sometimes miss the days we had together to go out and do whatever we want and just be kids together, but it makes these times we get to now so special. I appreciate all j does for our family. He's a great husband and an even better Father. He works hard to provide a good lifestyle for our family, and he is a good man who makes our lives so fun!! Happy Birthday Babe!! Me and the bug think your the best and we're lucky to have you in our lives!! 


Halloween was awesome this year. Elsie dressed up as Elmo (surprise) and she loved wearing her costume. Me and Jody were lame parents and didn't dress up, and I decided next year we are going to. Makes it more fun! 

We went to the local carnival the week before and Elsie had fun there. It was pretty weak, but kids love anything and it was fun seeing her have a good time! 

We then went trick or treating at the trunk or treat at the Fair Grounds! That was fun... Cold but fun! She couldn't say "Trick or Treat" so she kept saying "More!" They usually caved to her sweetness. After we headed to Aunt Launas for another round of pumpkin dinner and to end the night with family. We had a blast and Halloween has become a new favorite Holiday now that I have a little person to share it with!!! 

We also had our traditional family pumpkin dinner and Grandma and Grandpa Bowlers! It was a great meal as usual and always fun to be with all my family! 

Three Halloweens down, many more to go! 

Elsie turned 2

My sweet girl turned 2!!!! I can't believe it's been 2 years since I first experienced motherhood. The love I felt was undescribale, any mother out there knows the feeling. And the gratitude I felt that she had finally arrive, safely and healthy, I will feel indebted to my Savior forever. We worked so hard for her and she has been worth every trial. 

With that being said, we've had our rough days. From 18 months to right when she turned 2, the tantrums seemed daily. They weren't always full force, but it seemed we had some kind of break down over the littlest thigs.. Sometimes I'd laugh, and thought how ridiculous, and other times I thought I wanted to lock her in her room until bed time! Luckily we have enjoyed a break from that the past 3 weeks! She has been such a joy and the good is definitely out weighing the bad days at the moment. Hoping she stays this way until her new baby brother arrives. 

Elsie at 2:

Weight: 31.2 pounds
Height: 35 1/2 inches
90% for both height and weight
Her hair is getting long.. To the middle of her back! To bad it's just like mine, stringent and straight! Some curl would be nice :)

Elsie strengths:
-Sharing! She is really good at sharing her toys, snacks, drinks, whatever.. This I'm grateful for.
-Following Directions. She's really good at doing the small tasks I ask her.
-Giving Loves. She the most loveable little girl I know and loves to hand out loves to all. 
-Saying Prayers. She says them almost every night at dinner and always before bed. She never forgets to bless Mom and Dad and Diesel. :)
-Sleeping! Elsie has been a great sleeper since birth really, but I'm grateful she still naps and sleeps through the night. Hoping this continues with the transition of a toddler bed!

Some things we need to work on:
-Speech! She is learning new words every day but they aren't as clear as they should be. We'll get there but it's taking us some time. 
-Eating better! I don't know how she is in the 90 percentile when she never eats a thing. She is by far the most pickiest eater I know. I might be to blame since I was hesitant to give her anything that wasn't puréed or mashed up, but I'm paying for it now.. She needs to learn to eat!!!!!! 😤

We had a wonderful time celebrating her 2nd birthday! We went to Pizza Hut and Jumping Jungle to celebrate with Lizzie Beth, Charlotte, and Shellie. We kept it simple but we had a great time! Being a Mom to this sweet girl has taught me a lot of patience, that my way isn't always the best, and has taught me to love a way I never thought possible. She is my world, and I'm grateful she is apart of our family. We love you so so much Elsie!!!!!!! 

We're pregnant!!!!

I'm soo late on blogging but I'm coming back with great news... We're pregnant!!!! I've had a lot of people ask if we were lucky enough to get pregnant naturally but we didn't!! We had to do another round of IVF and I'm so grateful we have found something that's works!!! Even if it costs 20,000$+ dollars.... Can't put a price tag on these babies!!!! 

Pregnancy has been great!! Similar to when I was pregnant with Elsie! No morning sickness, a little tired, ect, but it's been a breeze this far. IVF however was rough this round. I experienced OHSS for the first time and that was horrible. I looked 6 months pregnant before we even knew if I was yet because my abdomen filled up with fluid. The pain was horrible and I threw up and felt so sick for days... But was it all worth it, YES! We found out October 13 that we are having a BOY!!!! I still can't believe it. I feel it's still a girl because I only know a girl... I wanted a boy so badly and glad that I was blessed with one of each!! 

As far as time, I feel like its flying by! Elsie's pregnancy seemed to never end... Maybe because it never did, I don't know. But this one seems to be approaching before I am even close to ready. Hopefully I get there... Even a name would be a nice start but we haven't even been able to get that far. Until then, I'll enjoy all the sour and salty cravings I'm having.. Which was much different then my last. Sweets with Elsie and this one it's all about the sour, salt and spice. 

I'm grateful for my little family. I'm grateful for modern medicine, and I'm grateful we get to have another sweet baby join our family!!!