Sunday, November 29, 2009

Snow and tree pics

Here are some pictures that Chris took yesterday:
And one of our tree from my phone:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree!

We rode along with Jess and Casey today (followed by the Ireland's) up into the Elbe Hills to cut our Christmas tree! This year we even made it into the snow! I had every intention of taking pictures, but once we got up there Zac and I were just trying to survive.

Zac found it VERY difficult to walk in the snow with his leg, he still did it though. He is very tired and sore from the day. I also had much trouble because the snow was so deep. Trying to step in it and pulling my legs out really hurt my SPD condition. I'm going to need to make a trip to the chiropractor this week. Keanan was very excited about the snow, until we got out of the car. He got freaked out when he would sink in it, even a tiny bit. So I had to carry him, which also complicated things with my hips. Zac found the tree on his own because Keanan and I had to go back to the cars after only a little bit.

He ended up finding a really cute one. It's the smallest we have had, but that is good for me this year. I am sitting in front of it now, all lit up and decorated. I went a little crazy when we got home and put up all of our Christmas decorations except for the stuff in the kitchen. I am tired and probably going to pay for it tomorrow.

So we shall see how long it takes Keanan to knock down our tree. He has done good so far and we keep telling him to touch with one finger (there is no way he is not going to touch the thing). Pics to come when I have more energy!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Family Pictures

Here are some from Thanksgiving. We will see what we can get up in the snow tomorrow.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gobble, gobble, gobble!

We had a really nice Thanksgiving with Zac's family at our place today. It was the first time that I have made most the food and I thought it ended up very yummy! We got some great pics that might make it onto our Christmas card as well. Keanan wasn't to crazy about our feast but really liked the fruit salad with marshmallows. Afterward he and I both got to take naps, ahhh!

Hope everyone had a wonderful day with family and friends! Now it is time for Christmas decorations! Yay!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Visit with the Jacobson's

Zac's best friend from high school, Michael, and his wife, Sarah, are in the state visiting Mike's family for Thanksgiving. It worked out that they were able to join us for our small group Thanksgiving dinner last night (yum!) and come back to our house to spend the night. It was really nice to visit and I know Zac was really looking forward to it. We were able to see them about 9 months ago in Phoenix, but more often would be nice.

I am so glad Thanksgiving is tomorrow! I am really excited to eat! We are very thankful for all the love, support and prayers over the last year. So many blessings! Praise be to God! Have a wonderful turkey day!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Court Update

Everything went well in court and Zac got the ticket deferred. This means that it will be off his record and we won't have to pay it as long as he doesn't get a ticket in the next year. However, he did have to pay $150 in "administration fees" for the deferment. Better than $500!


After the accident Zac received a ticket for about $500 for negligent driving. He has decided to go to court and ask the judge to reduce or eliminate this fine, considering he has already paid soooo much due to the crash.

His court date is today around 2:30pm. Please be praying that the judge is understanding. We really don't need another bill!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Day Off!

Zac and Keanan just left to spend the day in Mossyrock. This means I am alone! Woo hoo! I am going to get my nails done with Chris and then my only plans are to nap and take a bath!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ready, Set, Clean!

Keanan stayed the night at Grandma and Grandpa's last night so that Zac and I can get stuff ready for his family to be here for Thanksgiving. It was SUPER nice to sleep in, but now the work starts.

Here's my list for the day: clean the kitchen (normal daily thing), wash and strip diapers (about a 5 hour process), steam clean the family room carpet, dust, regular laundry and fold, empty out my dead flower pots, and weed the flower beds.

Zac wants to clean the gutters, mow the yard, weed eat, and fill in some pot holes in the driveway. Oh and maybe do some work under the house that he has been putting off. I better go wake him up so we can get moving!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

30 Week Belly Pic

Here it is. I look tired because I am and it was a no-makeup kind of day!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

30 Weeks!

Wow, only 10 weeks to go! And this poor baby still has no name! Don't worry, we are actively working on that. I am VERY excited to meet her and not be pregnant anymore. But on the same level I am scared out of my mind to have TWO little ones under two. I keep telling myself that millions of women have done this and not completely lost their minds; just partially (that was for you mom). Belly pic to come tonight when Zac gets home from work =)

Keanan is embarking on the pleasant world or the terrible twos. Yesterday we were playing with his mega blocks and he kept taking them from me with an intense "mine!" Not sure where he picked that up. So we were working on sharing with mommy yesterday...

Zac is still dealing with the emotional repercussions of losing his leg. A little more in the last week. Please keep him in your prayers.

Hi Mathew! Miss you. Did you get the stuff I put in mom's package?? =)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Non-Newtonian Fluids

Tonight we had some fun with cornstarch and water. Zac mixed it up and we all sat on Keanan's play mat on the kitchen floor and made a mess! Keanan wasn't sure at first, but then really got into it. It was neat to see him explore this weird stuff. If you handle it quickly and roughly it is more of a solid. If you are gentle and slow it is a gooey liquid. Zac pointed out that the viscosity changes with pressure. Good idea Daddy! We are excited to do more stuff like this as Keanan gets older. Grow little brain, grow!

In other news: Zac broke his leg last night (the fake one) while he and Keanan were out in the dark looking for deer with the spotlight. The knee part came loose from the socket. Zac emailed Garth right away and he met us at his office today to fix it. So awesome of him to do that on his Saturday. It took about 2 hours and then we went to Cabela's to look at the animals and have lunch. Zac had an ostrich sandwich! Keanan and I were not so brave. We didn't get back home until 3, way past nap time, but Keanan did great! A fun family day.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

One Pound!

I had an appointment with my midwife office today and in the last 2 weeks I have only gained a pound! Yay! Baby girl is doing great and the midwife said she has her head down ready to go.

Keanan has felt her kick a few times and thinks it is funny. However, he then tries to kick her back. We will have to work on that...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Getting ready...

Keanan and I were not getting along well on Friday so after his shot appointment (I got my H1N1 shot at the same time) we headed to Target on the way to Grandma's for more retail therapy. I bought a few things for the new baby and Keanan got new plugs (paci's) because his were gross!

Zac also brought home an awesome book that we are borrowing from a co-worker, Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way. When I was pregnant with Keanan we did the normal full day childbirth class at the hospital. I thought I knew everything and was ready to go after that. After having given birth to Keanan I realized (and more now when I have been thinking about it) how unprepared I really was.

We are slackers this time and not taking any classes, but if we did - we would take a Bradley method class. The book is awesome. I am actually reading it this time instead of skimming it (that's what I did last time). There are exercises to do (which I am doing right now) and practice sessions for labor and delivery that Zac and I are doing together. It is all about husband-coached birthing, being completely relaxed - something you have to practice, and completely natural. Totally recommend this book and method for anyone wanting a natural, drug-free birth.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Good and Bad

So the good news... today I have officially hit 3rd trimester in this pregnancy! Yay, just 12 weeks left until we meet this baby girl! I am starting to get things ready. This week I organized some music to take with us to the hospital and wrote up our birth plan. I even made a registry on just so I can get an idea of what we still need (mostly clothes).

And the bad news... today I have officially hit 3rd trimester in this pregnancy! I remember this part from last time. I am starting to get pretty uncomfortable already and am dealing with some insomnia. Keanan seems to get more whinny and clingy the farther along I get; probably just in my head. 12 more weeks seems so long!

Once we get to 30 weeks I will post a belly pic =)

Sunday, November 1, 2009


I really want to make some cheese. I miss it. It takes a good chunk of time though, something I can't seem to find.

I also want / need to weed the flowerbed and steam clean the family room carpet. Sigh.

Not enough energy or time in my day. Zac says I am crabby and need a nap. Sigh again.