Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 in Review

I found this little writing prompt for New Year's on Pinterest and I loved it! You're welcome to steal it if you'd like!

10 Highlights of the year: (in no particular order)
1.Jake turned 30- had a surprise party
2. Found out we we're pregnant
3. Moved into our new home
4. Jenessa trained and ran a half marathon
5. Jake and I saw Celine Dion in Vegas
6. Jenessa started her own Business selling 3D Fiber Mascara
7. Finding out we're having another boy
8. Ashton turned 2
9. Jake earned a raise. Making it so I can stay home full time
10.Watching Ashton grow smarter and bigger everyday

10 Disappointments:
1. Failed IVF
2. Losing one of the twins
3. Failed adoption
4. Finding out I have Immune Deficiency 
5. Not blogging enough
(I can only think of Five which is a good thing, but its mostly revolved around our trial haha)

3 Game Changers:
1, Starting a new job with Younique. Really has changed my life!
2.A failed IVF. It put things into a whole new perspective. Especially since we we're all sure it was going to work
3. Having the first house we put an offer on fall through! SO SO grateful it did

3 Things you Focused on:
1. Expanding our family, whether it was through IVF or Adoption
2. Becoming a healthier me, I am sad it took me so long to do it, but I look back at how I changed so much this year and focused on being healthier and I am so proud.
3. Being a good momma to Ashton, and how to be the best to him.

3 Things You Forgot:
1. As sad as it is, and its my top goal for 2015 is scripture reading and becoming a better me spiritually.
2. Making a much bigger effort to get together with my best friends
3. To focus on others more, and It makes me so sad! I really want to make this next year about service and focusing on peoples needs rather then my own

Although the first part of 2014 was some of the hardest things I have ever had to go through this year turned out to be INCREDIBLE! We are so incredibly blessed and I know things happened for a reason and our Heavenly Father had a plan for us! I cannot wait for 2015 cause I know it without a doubt will be the best! Here's to more blessings and future goals! 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Greatness and 16 Weeks

Let's start with prego update:
How far along? 16 weeks 5 days

Weight gain? Went to the Dr's and I have gained 6 lbs! Happy to report!

Maternity Clothes? As of this past week its MUCH more comfortable to do maternity clothes then regurlar. And I'm okay with that

Stretch marks? nope. 

Sleep? Great. As I get bigger I fall more and more in love with my body pillow

Best moment this week? Well Christmas obvs. But we went to the Dr's and heard babies heartbeat! YAY

Miss anything? Eating whatever I want, still get sick...:((

Cravings? Fruit, Chinese, and Sushi, oh and I pounded a whole bag of Dorito's cool ranch by myself.

Any Aversions? Not as much. I want all food but then I eat it and I wanna puke

Showing? OH yes! Sometimes its hard for me to notice cause I wake up with it EVERYDAY, but then I look at pics and Im like oh yeah! 

Belly button in or out? In. 

Wedding ring on or off? on

Happy or Moody? Happy.  It's the holidays. How can you not be?

Looking forward to? A lot of things. Our 20 week appt. Our cruise. Getting started on the nursery!

Okay now crazy Christmas! We have three families we have to fit in on Christmas Eve and Christmas so it gets crazy! We do Jake's Family, My family, and Mark and Leslee. It was tough but well worth it! We started the Christmas Eve off at my in laws. With the MOST delicious dinner. Holy cow, I wish I had taken a picture. It was so amazing! Then we opened gifts from each other and from my In laws. We we're incredibly spoiled!

The highlights: 
Playing games
My father in laws "Boston" inspired gift
Getting $200 bones. Ka-ching!
All the delish treats
Watching our Christmas Eve Tradition of Garfield's Christmas

Next was Mark and Les Christmas. They came over after we got home from my in laws to watch Ashton open Jammies. Then we exchanged gifts with them and they spoiled Ashton AND Boston rotten.
Ashton looking adorable in his Christmas Jammies
Buying Jake way too large of pajama bottoms (pregnancy brain)
Boston got a cute blankie
Gift Card to Texas Roadhouse

Christmas morning came. And normally we sleep over at my parents, but it was our first year in our new home and I wanted to do Santa at our house. It was so fun. We woke up Ashton at 7:30 (cause I could hardly contain myself) unfortunately he had a fever and wasn't too thrilled, but once he saw Santa's gift he was fine!
Ashton adoring his new play kitchen
My adorable Petunia Pickle Bottom Bag
Jake being shocked about his new Nike's
Being shocked that Jake bought me an adorable purse
Ashton loving opening presents this year
The gorgeous snow Christmas Morning

After our lovely morning we headed over to my parents for Ernie's Breakfast (one of my fav traditions) and more presents. This year like half the family was way sick. Ashton had a fever. My dad woke up with the flu, Me niece Gracie had this scary rash (she is now in the hospital trying to figure out why :( story for another time) then that night my brother in law started puking, and my other niece the next day! WOWZA! But seriously it was still one of the best Christmases ever!

Ernie's Breakfast Sandwiches
Ashton's Olaf Toy he is obsessed with
My adorable new booties
Boston's new shoes
My mom made me new scrapbook pages
Talking with Elder Schroeppel

15 Weeks

Writing this late..oops

How far along? 15 weeks

Weight gain? Not sure. Ashton broke my scale...

Maternity Clothes? Starting to wear my loose fitting regular clothing and moving towards more maternity clothes

Stretch marks? nope. 

Sleep? I wake up once to pee but other then that great.

Best moment this week? shopping at Target by myself for an hour

Miss anything? Feeling 100% normal

Cravings? Fruit, and Doritos Cool Ranch

Any Aversions? Some meats still freak me out

Showing? Uhm...ya most def.

Belly button in or out? In. 

Wedding ring on or off? on

Happy or Moody? Getting less moody. Thumbs up!

Looking forward to? All our Xmas parties this week

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cutest Boy on the Block

Let's all take a minute to talk about how I have the cutest kid ever?! Okay I know I am his mom and am EXTREMELY biased, but for reals? How could you not love that face! Tiff Erickson who has done every single one of my pictures for the past 2+ years never disappoints me! She does these adorable mini sessions, for every holiday and this is Ashton's this year! This is his Christmas Sunday outfit. He will be wearing tomorrow! Now I will let you enjoy!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gender Reveal at 14 Weeks.

I turned 14 weeks on Wednesday and I had scheduled an appt. with a close family friend who is an Ultrasound Tech. Her name is Heidi and she has been doing ultrasounds for 18 years and has only been wrong ONCE on the genders! So basically she is amazing and I completely trust her!

My "PLAN" was to go in have her do the ultrasound, and I brought in TWO boxes, one with a boy outfit and one with a girl outfit. She was going to wrap a ribbon around the one that was the correct gender. But I made the grave mistake of taking Jake and my mom who ganged up on me and told me we have to find out now and we cant wait and I needed to find out! I was under a lot of pressure!! So I told Heidi just to go down to the legs but don't tell us! 
She went down and I instantly could tell minus the words this is what I saw:

It was PLAIN as day that, that was a WIENER! haha I was completely shocked as you know we we're SURE it was a girl!! Although I had wanted a girl I was so excited and he is the sweetest baby already! I mean look at that profile:

So needless to say we kept it a secret till the Gender Reveal party the next night. I was so so excited for the party and to shock everyone!

We did a Candy Bar with all Pink and Blue and I got the cutest little decorations at Zurchers that said little man or little miss? This is more of the Decor:

This was TEAM BLUE:

This was TEAM PINK:

Finally it was TIME! I started to get nervous! Jake, Ashton, and I all opened it together.So we started to open it, but then I told the little secret that we had been keeping. That we all knew! haha and then we FINALLY revealed the surprise!


So freaking shocked!

This is my best friend Lisa and I. She has a little boy that is a month younger then Ashton and she is due with another little boy in March. We are pregnant together and having boys together! So fun!

We are having a little boy and we are so stinking excited! I was so completely shocked by it and it still is crazy to me! WE are so excited though because since I can remember I have wanted to name a little boy Boston and when Jake and I we're dating I told him and he actually liked it! So we officially get to use the name! Ashton says "Boston" so cute! I'm really excited to have two little boys together that will be best buddies!! And there birthdays will be so close! So in June of 2015 we will welcome Boston Thomas Frahm to the family! Can't wait!