Thursday, December 8, 2011

2011 Highlights

2011 was a rollercoaster ride for sure. Bringing home Rufus to losing a job to finding out we're pregnant and then Johnny's shorting hours at work.  We are blessed to have a roof over our heads and to have a beautiful baby girl growing inside of me. 

This December I don't feel to worried about decorating as I am entering my third trimester and feel like I just need more sleep and getting Ellie Joanne's room ready for her is more on our minds than decorating for Christmas.  We may still get a tree but we do have a puppy in our house that loves to chew on anything that we're not looking at.  Just last week he at the post off our bed.  He definetly keeps us on our toes.  Hopefully he settles down when Ellie arrives. 

Can't wait for 2012 and a baby shower and Ellie to arrive.  We are excited that she'll be joining our family and all our adventures for the year.  I'm sure I'll be updating more frequently with a growing baby in our house and wanting to write it down somewhere for a keepsake. 

Merry Christmas to all our family and friends and a happy new year to us all!

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Post. LOL.

I started this space in the wonderful intent on keeping up with family and friends.  Although I'm not exactly sure who reads.  These past couple of months have been crazy.  From picking up Rufus, to having my mom come to town for my birthday, getting laid off, going to a fertility doctor and then the BIG NEWS: FINDING OUT WE'RE PREGNANT!!

I'll start with getting laid off.  I was told Early June, not thrilled but going with the flow with life.  I went to a fertility doctor late June, just a consult but talked about a few tests and such that I was suppose to do.  Then two days later I find out I'm pregnant.  Total shock.  And excitement!

So today I am 16 weeks pregnant and feeling all the little pains in my back and stretching of my belly.  Hopefully I can find out the gender later this week but if not I'll be waiting another long 4 weeks.  It's okay, I'm just really enjoy this time.

I'm also trying really hard to find a job before I start showing and then it becomes obvious to my interviewer and then I feel that I become a liability and they'd have to figure something out while I was on maternity leave and may choose someone else who isn't pregnant or not showing at the moment.

The big question: When are you due?  February 15th.  The significance in February?  Johnny's Birthday the 17th, my dad's birthday on the 7th.  This baby I'm sure is going to have quite the entrance into this world.

Happy Summer, Hello Fall.  Hopefully I'll be updating soon on the gender of this amazing addition to our family!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Introducing puppy Rufus

I woke up two saturdays ago, got online and started googling for boxer puppies. Just browsing, I swear. Found a classified website for selling puppies and there was an ad for a litter in Sutherlin. Which is aproximetely 2 hours away. I called them up and asked if they still had puppies. Asked if they had males left and they said 2. So we texted them back and said we wanted the "fancy" boxer. That just meant the fawn boxer with a white chest. They said he's yours. We made our way to Sutherlin. Luckily Johnny has a friend who lives in Sutherlin so Molle, Johnny and I had a place to hang out with our new addition. It wasn't but half way down to Sutherlin that a light bulb went off and I said we need to name him. And with some back and forth vetos we finally said we should stick with the name Rufus.

There was a pitbull puppy in our lives once before ( a friends) named Rufus and we were in love with him. He had to be put down because he made some not wise decisions so we decided to go with the name. In honor or memory of him.

In the past two weeks we have all adjusted to puppy life. Mollie is starting to play more with the puppy and sit on him and love on him more and more each day. Johnny was on puppy duty for the first week since he had no work and my spring break was last week so I ended up on puppy duty. Rufus is slowly but surely learning his name and is starting to get the idea of where to go potty. OUTSIDE PLEASE! He seems to be a quick learner just can't wait for all the "accidents" to be done with.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

New Year

Here's the guest room all painted and even bought a futon, just looking for an inexpensive tv to help entertain our guests if need be :)

Here's the before picture of the living room. Johnny and a friend knocked out the bricks and cedar paneling while I was at work so I got out of that project :)
The after for the living room, but before I put decor up on the walls. All I have to say is if you want to see more you'll have to show up at our door :)

Just realized I haven't posted anything about our house and all that we've accomplished so far. We've painted the bedroom, hallway, guestroom, living room and laundry room. Altho the hallway color isn't quite what we were going for so we're going to get another bucket of paint and redo the color. I've planned out our themes for the bathrooms and kitchen and dining room just need to paint the kitchen and dining room to put up some of the decor that we've collected for the walls.