Wednesday, June 30, 2010

And then there were two...

Child number 2, baby girl was born April 23 at 7lbs 7oz, 19.5" long. Shelby Kate is a chubster and we love her laid back attitude, especially when Anthony gets a hold of her ;)

We are well, Shelby is sleeping about 7-8hrs at night already and Anthony has had a smooth transition to a toddler bed. He is just barely letting us leave him in nursery again and we hope that continues : ) We have been able to explore lots out here in Chicago and enjoy the parks, pool and activities with friends from the ward.

I am thoroughly enjoying being a mom of two, although those terrible twos get the best of me sometimes. The Lord has given glimpses of joy and hope for the future. I am so happy and excited for these two to play together in the future. Anthony is really tender toward Shelby and always alerts me if he hears her crying. This is going to be fun!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Well, it's a girl!

So the new baby will be a girl : ) Now I was so prepared for another boy that I couldn't believe it was a girl! So the end of April will be a fun time : ) I am so enjoying Anthony's personality that I hope for a similar experience with our baby girl. I am so afraid of logistics with having two kids...but if everyone else can survive I hope to too.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

A few picture many months later!

June (happy 1st birthday Anthony)


Anthony in his new pjs, so happy.

Anthony in his swimgear

Happy Mother's Day

April Happy Easter

Anthony loves the broom

Anthony's first real bath, he loved it!

March, Justin's bday and first time making cinnamon rolls from scratch, so funny!


He already wants Daddy's lasagna!

January (sorry we rarely take pics of ourselves)


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Time for Justin's annual update

Julia keeps telling me that it's my turn to write something on the blog and her last post was probably the most pathetic attempt at a post I've ever seen (maybe to get me to write something), so I guess I will do my yearly blog post. The past couple of weeks have been a little different than before. Anthony has learned how to 'scoot' around on his belly. I guess he's only one step away from becoming a little crawling nightmare. He already wants to get into everything. My solution is to beat him, but Julia won't let me.

I'm STILL going to school, but my goal is to graduate from college before Tony does. I'll only have one semester left if I can get all of the classes I need. After that, who knows what the heck I'll do. I'm probably going to sell pest control fro the rest of my life (which will be much shorter if that's what I end up doing). This semester I only have three classes, so my schedule is pretty laid back. I'm actually half-way enjoying my classes which is kind of weird. I haven't liked all of my classes in a semester for a long time.

Next month, Julia's sister is coming home from her mission in Japan. Julia is really excited because she is going to fly to Montreal in April (maybe March, I can't remember) to visit for a week. If she's gone for any longer than that, I will probably die. The last time she went to Montreal she was gone for two weeks, and I HATED it. My house is so boring without her there to constantly tell me to turn the volume down on the TV.

Recently, Julia and I have made a real effort to lose some weight. Julia wants to lose her pregnancy weight, whereas I'm just fat. We're both doing really well with a little exercise and watching our calories. The only drawback is I went almost three weeks without having pizza. I think that's the longest stretch of my life. And the pizza I had wasn't very good; it was the $5 pizza from Little Caesars at my sisters house that had been sitting out for a few hours. I just keep telling myself it will all be worth it when I'm finally back down to a not-so-fat 200 lbs. I would comment on Julia's weight loss, but she would probably do some unholy thing to my body for telling the world about her weight. She's doing great, that's all I'm gonna say.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


January 28th, Anthony began scooting. He is really good at it too! We are so proud of him!