If life wasn't crazy enough with working on our home, Ryan and I getting used to living together after having opposite schedules, trying to figure out my place in the photography world, enjoying our adorable lil' nephews Evan, Forrest, and Levi plus Vivian, our adorable niece... Ryan and I also have a puppy or at least is the size of one, Jack, who is a Jack Russell mix! How fun and YES, and a little crazy, but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Things Accomplished in 2011...

In response to Things I'd Like to Accomplish in 2011 ... I've got some checking off to do!

• Take a photography class - I get to register this Tuesday for class starting in the fall.. can't wait to start!

• Get back my workout routine - I've started walking again during lunch at work and with my Friday's open again plan on attending spin classes!

• Run a 5k - Ran the Eagle 5k in Hudsonville and am running in the Fifth-Third Riverbank Run 5k in a few weeks.

 • Pay off my car - Paid 2 months ago... just need the title!

• Learn how to change a diaper - Last weekend on Evan, who is a kicker, WATCH OUT! :)

• Babysit one of my nephews all on my own - TOMORROW... while mom and Jill are at work I am babysitting Forrest from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wish me luck!

• Work OT when offered - So far so good but have a feeling much more will come with all the CATs declared in the last few weeks!

• Get a Tattoo - Got a small star on my right foot 2 weeks ago! It looks amazing and am so happy I got it!

I may have to add more items to my list... I've already completed most everything except cleaning the basement and chopping my hair off... but those may be the hardest ones to complete!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Great Grandma + Forrest = Heart

Here are a few shots of my grandma meeting Forrest, her first great grandchild!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Getting to be not so "little" Forrest... 7 weeks old!

Forrest after 7 weeks gets to meet his great grandparents for the first time tomorrow. Deep down, Jill and I are both sad that it took 7 weeks for them to finally meet him but are glad they finally are! Can't wait to see how both of them react to meeting this cutie!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Holy cow, he's 6 weeks old!

It just melted my heart when he cuddled with me during his nap! But don't worry that didn't last too long... cause those formula toots can scare anyone away! Love my lil' nephew Forrest!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jack's First Puppy Sundae

Of course, he eats the ice cream and leaves the bones!

Growing Like a Weed

This Friday, Forrest had his 1 month doctors appointment! He grew 2 inches, gained 2 lbs., and his head grew a 1 inch and a half!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Productive Weekend

This was one weekend, in months, we really didn't have anything planned to do! Lucky for us, our kitchen and living room blinds came that Wednesday and Ryan was itching to put them up! Right when he got home Friday, he was ready to get prepping for hanging them. We did run in to a few set backs... walking on the countertop by the kitchen sink loosened a pipe causing all the paint he just washed down the drain to come flowing out the cupboard. Thankfully an easy fix, just had to start with spring cleaning under the sink! Paint ended up on the carpet in one spot when we found out the roller was too big for our small paint job but with Ryan's quick moves he got it out before we ended up with flooring the same color as our walls. When the finished product finally got on the wall... it was all well worth it!
Makes our house feel so much different! Prior, we had blinds that were ment for a slider since custom blinds had to be made for both windows which costs $$$!

I also decided, with a little help from Ryan, to buy a new iPod! I am the new owner of a beautiful itty-bitty pink iPod nano! Still not sure about the size... since its still sitting in its itty-bitty packaging but I couldn't reason with myself to why I need an iPod touch when I just want music... and I knew atleast from my old iPod that a iPod classic would be way too big for the amount of music I have or plan to have! I'm still on the search for a case. I know, I know, its suppose to be just clipped to your shirt but I am a person that likes to keep my possessions as nice as possible... for examlpe, my 2nd generation iPod nano which is over 6 years old, STILL has the plastic on it! :) This means my whole Fifth-Third 5k, I can listen to music... it was either buy a new one or try to run the rest of the summers 5ks in 15 minutes! I don't know about that!!!

Jack also got spoiled this weekend... not only getting a nice long walk on Sunday but got 3 kinds of treats and 2 new bones! With spring here, our poor grass needs every chance it can get to look nice and green... so Jack now gets once a day a "pee biscuit"! This yummy hard as a rock treat tastes like peanut butter and is suppose to help naturalize his urine. Crossing our fingers that this year our grass gets a chance!

Last but not least... our whole household is SO happy that our Detroit Tigers are back on! We are so happy that the boys of the house are watching them through their eyelids! ;)
Happy Monday!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Little Forrest at One Month

Hard to believe that Forrest is a month old! As Jill and I watched him sleep, he looked as if he was a small toddler than a 1 month infant. It's sad to see him grow so fast but so exciting to see his personality come out!!! Enjoy some of my favorite photos of him at this adorable age!!!

Mom and baby... what a beautiful picture!