Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Today we decided to enjoy the outdoors once again. Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow-oh sarcastic joy. Have I mentioned yet how tired I am of the cold?
As we enjoyed playing in the sun, warmth and mud puddles I was reminded of how fun it is to be a boy mom!
Boys are very inventive. What was once just a tricycle became a mudder and then a snow mobile!
And I especially enjoy being a boy mom to this little guy!
Thank you Lord, for memories of Klayton jumping in mud puddles...playing lookout with him...watching him ride his bike through the mud and snow!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Mud Puddles

The sun was out and the snow was melting! What is a boy to do with this kind of weather?

Play in mud puddles!
Take a nose dive into the mud.
And then resume playing in the mud puddles until every inch of clothing is covered in water and mud!
Life with a little boy is never dull! I enjoy the moments of a boy simply needing to be a boy!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Friends Reunited

Fourteen years ago, I became roommates with Lindsay and we soon became good friends. Lindsay has been a very much needed friend in my life and so I was grateful that we were able to once again reunite this past weekend! Our lives have definitely changed since we first met, she has 4 boys and I get to follow in her footsteps has being a boy mom myself with Klayton and Justus!
My little ham with three of her boys Clayton (who everyone kept asking if we had named Klayton after) Quinton and Hudson...
Can I just say that Klayton absolutely loved having playmates around?
And well, I enjoyed having my friend Lindsay around and meeting her newest little guy-Garrison!
And not to be left out, my little Cheeser had to join in for a pic!
I think Klayton would have preferred going home with Lindsay and her boys. But, I kept him and we will just look forward to next time!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Pregnant Tuesdays-24 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss: plus 10-sad.
How much does baby weigh? Approximately 1.25 lbs
Maternity Clothes? yep-pretty much everything except cardigans
Stretch marks? they are present and spreading
Sleep? The insomnia has returned.
Best Moment this week? Reaching the point of viability.
Food cravings? Not really. Maybe caffeine? Eh-I know not good.
Food aversions? Not really; but when something does not sound good it really doesn’t sound good and there is no way I will be eating it.
Pregnancy Symptoms: Back aches, dry skin-literally I am so itchy.
Gender: Boy-Justus Dempsey
Labor signs? Very early for that!
Belly button in or out? In.
What I miss? Nothing!
What I am looking forward to? My next appointment because then begins seeing the doctor every two weeks and that means getting closer to baby day!!
Milestones? 24 weeks=the week of viability!

Sledding Anyone?

It snowed again! Yay! However, it is now even colder than it was yesterday. So, literally with enough snow to go sledding in we rushed Klayton outside to slide down the hill in my parents backyard once!
Literally, he went down the hill that one time with Grandma and watched his daddy go down once and that was it. It simply was too cold to be outside any longer. Just look at his cheeks for proof on how cold it was.
Have I mentioned yet how much we despise the winter cold?

Monday, February 3, 2014

It Begins

Friday I was sitting in the chair at the salon-where the lights are brighter and make you more aware of imperfections. I didn't necessarily want to view those imperfections in light of the coming day...my birthday. I turned 32 yesterday (Feb 2nd), it wasn't a great event as the Superbowl and the Groundhog clouded the day; but none the less I still turned 32.

I realize it is not THAT OLD and a few kind people thought I was turning 29. But, this morning I faced the harsh reality of what 32 brings...hair rollers.

Eye cream for the bags under my eyes-and yes, I do realize if I keep pouting I will need the cream for around my lips as well! I find it ironic how just a few weeks prior, the "kind" lady at the makeup counter offered me a sample of eye cream and I was quite offended...yet here I am using it.

Oh, 32 thank you for the reminder that I am not getting any younger!

I meant this as a fun post and as I was prepping my photos my husband walked in and with horror could not believe I was going to let people see me this way. So, for his sake I am including a pic of the "finished product" and proof that I don't stay in my hair rollers all day long!

Winter Moments

This winter has been harsh with the cold and little on the snow. It finally snowed and finally this afternoon the weather warmed up for about a half hour-no joke-just long enough to get out and enjoy some fresh air!
Klayton was finally excited to see something other than the indoors!
And in typical boy fashion, he played sports in the snow! Soccer and football at least.
Thankful for a daddy who enjoys getting out in the cold to play with his boy!
And as you can see the little snow that we did get managed to basically melt away to nothing in the few minutes of warmth. Oh winter how I do not appreciate you.