Happy belated Thanksgiving! We were lucky enough to have Thanksgiving at our house with the Grandia's. I loved the prep, but after preparing all day Wednesday, Thursday morn and early afternoon, cleaning Thursday late afternoon, and shopping at 4:30 A.M. Friday... I think I over did it! It was definitely well worth it, though.

We got confirmation from the doctor that our due date is moved to March 26th! YEA! The little peanut has been moving like crazy! At times we can already feel a leg or arm moving from one side of my stomach to the other. Madisyn is getting better at knowing "where the baby is." Sometimes she points to other people's stomachs :)

The last bit of news... my hair is now permanently straight (well, until it grows in). I took the plunge, and what an adjustment it is! I absolutely love it! Hope you do too (and if you don't, don't tell me ;) ).

Here's Madisyn doing the motions to "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" (out came the sun...)

New Due Date?

First of all, Rob got to feel the baby move just over a week ago for the first time (November 2nd)! It was so exciting because I had been feeling him/her for a while, and wanted to be able to share it with him. It's amazing that he/she is big enough to be moving around and moving those little arms and legs already!

The big news is that we had our ultrasound last night! Quite an experience THAT was :) Besides the excitement of us being able to see the little peanut, the power went out on us... Twice! Luckily the machine saved our pictures so we didn't need to start all over again! I was just grateful that it wasn't while I was in labor! So... according to our ultrasound, we are almost two weeks further along than we thought! YEA! We don't see the doctor again until next week, so we'll see if he'll move the due date closer, but according to the ultrasound, we're due March 26! We still don't know if it's a boy or girl :)

I have still been feeling well, more tired than usual, but naps can take care of that! I have gained eight pounds, which is slightly on the light side, but the doctor said that it fits well with my size and that I'll probably make it up pretty quickly throughout the rest of the pregnancy (Goal is not to gain as much as I did last time... 40 lbs., which is above normal!) So here is the latest tummy picture...


Winnie the Pooh Joshua (Madisyn's cousin)

Cowgirl Madisyn

Cowgirl Madisyn with Aunt Kate

Our littlest pumpkin, Moby

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)