Tuesday, September 30, 2008

a little update.

I couldn't bear to take my picture and post it this morning.
So you get the boys outside a few weeks ago.
I really have no clue when I'm due. Somewhere in the first week of December.
That being said, I feel like I could go any day now. I'm uncomfortable and large. My hips hurt, Justin is sick of me complaining about how fat I am, and quite frankly I'm sick of myself. Did I mention I so do not enjoy pregnancy?
I've been having tons of braxton hicks contractions...the most I've ever had in a pregnancy, so that adds a nice element to the bag o' pregnancy fun. I gained 8lbs. in a month, of course, I've done worse, so I guess I can be happy it wasn't more. I think my grand total weight gain to 28 lbs. GREAT. So long as it's under 40 I can cope.
In a few weeks Justin and I are scheduled for a little getaway before this child arrives. We are heading north for a Coldplay concert. I actually booked the tickets the morning I totalled the van. Talk about feeling sick, I felt horrible for the purchase after I crashed the car. It was a surprise for Justin, but it took me a few days to tell him I booked the tickets I felt sick about it. Now though, we are pretty excited. We've been on every tour with Coldplay, seems like we are total groupies...I suppose we are. We've loved them since before they were big, and so we've stuck with them. Reminds us of the good ole' days I guess.
Speaking of a car, we still currently have one car. It's borderline annoying, but it has worked out okay considering Justin car pools with two other guys so I have a car a least two weeks out of a month.
I've begun "nesting" like a crazy woman. I feel like re-organizing my half organized house. I took three bags to goodwill yesterday, and I'm slowly but surely getting things in the order I want before this kiddo arrives.
Maxwell is extremely excited for a new baby. He keeps asking me to get him out, and wants to name him Skilowski (after a penguin in Madagascar). NOT happening...in case you were wondering.
Evan has no clue what is going on, just that it's become very hard to sit on my lap. Boy is this kid in for a rude awakening when this baby arrives. It's going to be an interesting transition.
Justin is continuing to work hard, transitioning to his new position. Did I mention how proud I am of him? Oh yeah, I did, but I am so thankful for such a hardworking husband, and can't help but smile everytime I think about how much his colleages love him and go on and on about him at any work gathering.
We are still in LOVE with our church and are so thankful to have such an awesome church family with truth teaching, and some awesome friends. It is going to be SO hard when we move on from this place. We have really grown as a couple and family since we've been here and I thank God for that.

Monday, September 29, 2008

to wee or not to wee.

Are these pre-fab houses not so cool? I love them. I'd love to build one someday. So simple, yet sleek, modern and cool. I love the name. Wee houses. Fun to check out!

Friday, September 26, 2008

So bubba, this is why you have so much energy.

This morning I heard a chair being pushed across the floor as I folded some laundry. As I entered the kitchen, I caught Evan at the coffeemaker. Too bad he didn't actually have his cup under the dispenser, about to pull down the lever for his cup 'o' joe. I think I got a little clue as to whats going on with that kid.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mr. Evan John

Mr. EVAN John,
Today you're a bit under the weather. You were VERY warm this morning when Daddy went and got you from your bed. Your temperature read 100.2 when I took it. You willingly took some medicine and the house is much quieter than normal today. You still are playing like normal, but not attempting to scale the entertainment center to put in the Cars DVD....yet anyway.
You have been a handful lately. I think anyone whose been around you can attest to that. From biting Aunt Mel's and Uncle Chad's couch to taking off your diaper during your nap and smearing some nasties around. You definitely know how to keep me busy. Your at that age I suppose where I feel like I'm constantly disciplining you. Your mind is set, you do not listen...well sometimes you do, but I suppose your learning.
Yesterday at the park a little girl about your age was being pretty aggressive with you, trying to take a car you'd brought out of your death grip on the thing. She proceeded to hit you in which you promptly slug her back. A couple of smacks went back and forth before I interceded and made you come sit down for awhile. Sure she instigated, but there is never an excuse to hit. You're learning. I have to admit though it still amazes me how different you and Maxwell are. Maxwell would've just taken a hit from another child where you defend yourself...and on occasion others as well.
Get well soon Mr. Evan John!
We miss our wild and crazy EVAN John!
We don't like seeing our Evan down.
Get well soon!


Last night I had trouble sleeping, and it wasn't because of my bulging belly. Well, maybe partly, because I swear this kid NEVER sleeps.
I couldn't sleep because of the wonderful night I had. Our church currently has 7 women pregnant.Well, technically 6 now since one already had her baby, but keep in mind, that the church is just over a year old, and our current attendance is under 100.
Anyway, there was a shower for four of us last night who were having our second, or third child.
It was a fun time of fellowship, food, games, prayer, and lots of laughs. It was a really hilarious time. At the end of the shower the four of us were presented with a card and a huge bag full of diapers, wipes, and other various items.
After the shower, I got the boys from Chad (thanks for watching them Chad...your a trooper!) and I had to pick up Justin from the airport so we didn't make it home until about 11. I put the boys to bed and plopped down on the couch next to Justin and opened my adorable handmade card (thanks Judy!) and inside was a gift card for an overwhelmingly generous amount. I was speechless. Thank you ladies of Providence. Your generosity overwhelms me, and most definitely makes me feel loved and cared for. I thank God for giving me such a wonderfully amazing group of women to grow with, pray with, and laugh with.

Monday, September 22, 2008

a few good children's books we've been enjoying lately.

I don't know about you but when I go to the library sometimes I feel really overwhelmed. There are a ton of books! Sometimes I can find some great books just by browsing, but recommendations and research ahead of time is always a good thing. Here are a few (some more popular than others) my boys enjoy:

Benny Bakes a Cake by, Eve Rice: ( my personal childhood favorite) When the dog eats Benny's birthday cake, Daddy comes to the rescue.

Busy,Busy Town by, Richard Scary. For that matter, anything by Richard Scarry. Great word books, with fun pictures. My boys love those animals!

Frieght Train by Donald Crew. Both my boys have this simple colorful book memorized.

Banana Moon by, Janet Marshall Great, colorful book for little ones!

Oh No Anna by, Vivian French. Anna goes exploring and you open the flaps to discover her mischief along the way!

Hippos Go Beserk by Sandra Boyton. These hilarious, rhyming board books are a hoot, and fun for kids from 1- 5. I've loved all her books.

Go Dog Go! by, P.D. Eastman. A simply worded, life lessons, romance book....my boys sure get a kick out of this one. Do you like my hat?

Goodnight Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann. As the zookeeper locks up for the night, the gorilla slyly pickpockets him and lets all his friends out to snuggle up with the zookeeper and his wife at their home. An adorable little book.

The Napping House by Audrey Wood. As everyone piles up to take a nap, the bed begins to bend and everyone won't be napping soon!

any you love?

Happy Birthday Juliana!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

On being Polish.

So, as I'm looking at the picture in my 28 weeks post, I'm wondering what is up with my nose. What's taken me so long to notice my side profile is whack? Of course I could blame my Father...he is after all, 100% Polish.

Could he be next?
Looks like he's a little worried to me.

Here is another side view...at least the fabulous scarf Bethany made me looks cute.

I realize my Father cannot be blamed for happening to be 100% Polish, making me 50%. I've found that a good portion of us Polish folks have some interesting Smellers.

Besides the 'Glamour shots' like pose...the lady isn't so bad.

Could these be my long lost Uncles? Poland is ruled by twins. The left is president Lech Kaczynski, elected in 2005, and the right is prime minister Jaroslaw.
It's hard to see the schnoz on this chickita, but look closely...oh yeah, she's Polish.
I gotta say though...I'm lovin' those pink pumps.

Or maybe someday I'll look like this...

...and I have a sneaky suspicion she has no teeth. (pray for Justin in our later years my friends :)
Woe is me.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ahem....another minor interruption.

Seriously child? DO NOT trust 2 year old alone with markers for even a minute!
Max would've never!! Oh Evan...what to do with you?
Thank heavens for washable markers!

we interrupt to bring you...a short dance party....

Monday, September 15, 2008


I just had to mention how extremely blessed I feel to have this man as not only my best friend, but my husband. Every time we have been at a work function people come up to me and go on and on about how great my Justin is, how hard he works, and that he is such a great asset to the company. This past week he recieved a pretty nice raise, and I'm so proud of him. He works very hard each week, coming home from a long exhausing day and plops a big wet one on me after he stumbles in the door. I love you Just. Thanks for everything. (I also need to get some more recent pictures of you. :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

28 weeks.

Well, here we are...28 weeks, and I feel as if I could explode. Pardon me, but I'm huge( to date I've gained 22 lbs...less than with Evan, and CONSIDERABLY less than with Max...yikes!) ...my hips actually ache. What's up with that? This by far, has been my hardest pregnancy, nausea on and off...been having braxton hicks more than the first two, and my boobs! Oh my. Anyway, at least nobody has been shocked when I've told them I'm due in early December, because I feel like I should be due any day now!
I have to add though, (and I think anyone who has ever been pregnant will agree)that telling a pregnant woman she’s huge, must be carrying twins or couldn't you deliver any second now, and how in the heck are you even walking around with that thing is just plain mean, rude and unnecessary. It's also calls for pushing that person down and sitting on them...or maybe that's just me. I'm just saying...
ps-(to be read sarcastically) who else is lovin my hair? :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My God is IMMENSE beyond imagination. He measured the entire universe with merely the span of HIS hand. (Isaiah 40:12) He is unimaginably awesome in ALL of HIS perfections, absolutely righteous, holy and just in All HIS ways. (Deut. 32)-- taken from A Gospel Primer by, Milton Vincent

Make Believe Frock GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Monday, September 08, 2008


I'm normally not into this kind of fiction, but my mother and sister-in-laws got me hooked. I'm now on the third book in the 4 book series, and I'm telling you I love them.

When the main character and narrator of the novel seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" leaves her home in Arizona with her mother and moves to the little town of Forks, Washington to live with her dad, it seems that she will never like it there. Between constant clouds and rain, and the small town and school, where everyone seems to knows everybody Bella is welcomed immediately by her schoolmates; that is, except Edward Cullen, who on the first day of school gives her such looks as to make her believe that he finds her utterly repulsive. When she asks her new friends about him, they say that he is the adoptive son of Dr. Cullen, and his "siblings" include Jasper, Emmett, Alice, and Rosalie. All five are incredibly beautiful and intriguing to her. Eventually Edward begins talking to Bella, who is in his Biology class, and Bella notices that he and his family are very different from the other students.

For one, Edward's eyes slowly change color within the span of two weeks from golden to black. Secondly, he seems to like Bella, but is constantly warning her to stay away from him. Yet, Edward always seems to appear when Bella is in some sort of danger. Eventually, Bella finds out what Edward really is: a vampire born in the early nineteen hundreds. In fact, Edward's whole family is vampires, and some of them even have special abilities. Fortunately for Bella, this family of vampires is totally against drinking the blood of humans; they have learned to control their urges and therefore can attend school and mingle freely with the students.

Soon Edward and Bella fall deeply in love, but there is a problem. Because Edward is a vampire, he is drawn to blood, and Bella's smell is especially sweet to him, so it is dificult for the two of them to get too close. It's just not safe. However, this does not stop them from falling completely and utterly in love with each other. Soon conflict arises with other vampires who also find Bella's blood appealling, and the Cullen family of vampires works hard to protect their Bella, who has become important to them as well as Edward.
Want a quick fun read? Try these out. There is a movie coming out in November, but I'm pretty sure I won't go...movies on books always ruin the book for me. Besides the characters sound and look nothing like I pictured.

Monday, September 01, 2008

the kitchen.

This weekend Justin and I worked on some projects around the house. Yea, I'm still working on the Master bedroom just so you know. But as for now, here is what we did in the kitchen. I've had these letter things I got at Hobby Lobby for 40% off so they were like $9 and oh so fun, and I finally got around to putting them up.
Secondly, I updated a blank wall that screamed fro attention in the kitchen as well. The people before us had a hutch there, but as we cannot afford a nice big hutch I had to think of another alternative.


Kay, so I'm not loving the cart/trash can setup under the shelves. I'm trying to think of something else to do there, like a console table or something...not sure where the trash can would go, but trash cans are so icky, yet so convienent. But, on the bright side, I'm LOVING my shelves, you do not even know how much more space I have now in my kitchen because of those puppies. I love IKEA! Thanks Just for putting them up for me! :)