Friday, March 30, 2012

puerto vallarta

Our last stop was in Puerto Vallarta. We took a bus to Old Town, walked around the market and boardwalk, played in the ocean, and hung out on the beach. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

nora's birthday bbq

Nora wants to thank her friends Lucy, Axel, Tiki, Moby and all of her human friends for coming to her birthday party. And she apologizes for being a greedy birthday girl and not sharing her enormous bone. Even though Lucy could have easily stolen it from her whenever she wanted to. She also wants to forgive Axel for PEEING on her mama. (He really lifted his leg and peed on me!!)

Okay but really…how awesome is it that bbq/outdoor everything season is basically here! I couldn't be happier. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

cabo: day 2

We caught a water taxi and went over to Lover's Beach. The boys snorkeled and ran away from waves/got washed in for hours. They were SO entertained! After we got some tacos and pina coladas and walked around the shops till we had to get back to the boat. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

today is a very special day. do you know why?

Our little girl turns one today! 
Yeah…we are those dog people. 
I have to admit that last summer when Josh brought her home, I wasn't sure I was ready for it. But having her has brought so much fun into our lives. She has brought us closer as a family and makes us laugh daily. 
I really think that Nora was suppose to join our family…she fits in so perfectly!
She has been good preparation for our baby boy and I'm excited to see them grow up together. 

In the last year:
"Trixy" and her litter was given to the Colorado Vizsla Rescue along with another litter (where her cousin Axel came from).
We were interviewed in our home to make sure it was suitable for this type of dog (they take adoption very seriously).
Josh and his brother drove to Colorado to pick their dogs up.
He came home with the cutest green eyed, long legged puppy I'd ever seen.
We renamed "Trixy" to Nora…much better!
She started very unsure and nervous when we took her out.
Little by little she got more comfortable with us and her surroundings.
She is extremely smart and learned tricks basically overnight.
She mastered road tripping and literally could sit forever quietly in the car.
She learned to like water, but it still nervous to swim.
She has met many many friends at the dog park and could outrun any dog.
She has become very friendly with people, but is still working on not jumping on them.
We tried to not let her in our bedroom, but couldn't resist. (she is currently lying on our bed behind me)
She is so happy outside and is the ultimate explorer.
She is super cuddly and loves being around you.
She never grew into her legs and is so skinny!
She is learning to be more independent in our house and use her dog door.
She has transformed into such an amazing dog and I can't imagine not having her!


Monday, March 26, 2012

cabo: day 1

Josh and I ate some of the best guacamole we had ever had, went on a whale watching excursion, and did some shopping in the little markets. I love spending time with my favorite person…especially in Mexico!

Friday, March 23, 2012

first formal night.

I love these pictures of the boys especially. 
My husband makes me laugh harder than anyone…and I love it. I wish I had a video of the little dance he was doing in the last picture!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


 We kicked off our trip by visiting Disneyland. It was bittersweet for me since rides are my FAVORITE and I could only ride certain ones. It was still fun and I'm excited to go back after this baby is out!!
Thanks to these two lovely people (our niece and nephew/friends) for letting us in on their sweet hook up. They are the best to go to Disneyland with because they are pretty much experts. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

25 weeks!

I cannot believe how fast time is flying by now!
Overall I am still feeling sooo much better. 
I practically forgot I was pregnant on our cruise until the last couple days on the ship. I didn't realize how little water I was drinking which led to lots of cramping and some other things that I'll spare you. I am still trying to recover from this by drinking tons of water and coconut water (thanks to my sister's suggestion).
We have been so busy that I basically haven't bought one thing for the baby. We do have a rocking chair my parents got me a while back. I'm going to start researching other things. Any suggestions are welcome!
I feel him move constantly and I still get so excited every time. 
Boy names are so hard for us! We are trying to work on agreeing.
We had an ultrasound a couple weeks ago and the ultrasound tech kept telling us how beautiful his heart is. 
Everything else looked great as well. 
Still can't believe he will be here so soon! I can't wait to be a mommy and hold him in my arms. 
I can't wait to see Josh as a dad. 
I feel so blessed to have this opportunity!

Monday, March 19, 2012

we're home!

We had an amazing trip, but it sure feels good to be home. Pictures to come!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

See ya in a bit!

We are off tomorrow morning…going on a Mexican cruise with three other couples! I cannot wait to get some beach/sun/husband/friend time. Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

crazy for him.

Last night was one of those nights where I finally stopped my brain from thinking about a million trivial things to realize what's most important. I get emotional just thinking about how blessed I am to be married to the man I am. He is the sweetest, most selfless man who works so incredibly hard every day to make things easier on me. I don't know what I did to deserve him and to deserve such a wonderful life when there are so many less fortunate, but I do know that I always need to be appreciative and never take it for granted. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

nora & moose.

Nora has a new friend named Moose. He is my good friend Collin's seven month old Newfoundland, who is only about half the size he will be full grown! He is a gentle giant. Nora loved teasing him then running away…her best defense against any dog. We loved watching these two play.

Monday, March 5, 2012

my mama had a birthday!

It is impossible to express how blessed I feel to have the mother I do. 
This woman loves her kids so selflessly and would do absolutely anything for them. 
She is a woman I truly look up to so much and hope to be like as a mother. 
Anyone who knows her loves being around her genuine smile and contagious sense of humor. 
She makes life fun and is so passionate about the things that matter.
She is so beautifully creative in every way.
Her listening ear is beyond compare and the advice she gives is invaluable. 
She is my best friend and I love her so much!
THANK YOU for being so amazing mom.