January 14, 2015

2015 Mobile Snapshots #1

The camera on my phone has not been taking very good pictures lately so all these pictures are a little blurry.

Family Pictures

I just realized that I have not shared the family pictures that we had taken while we were visiting Colorado.  I wanted to wait until we had sent our our Christmas cards.  My mom planned it for all of the family.  It was a little hard to get all the kids looking the same direction and smiling at the same time but I think the pictures turned out great.  Here are a few of my favorites.

 Getting family pictures is one thing I don't have a problems spending money on.  I want to do it every few months.  Fred hates when I tell him I have booked something so I try and limit myself.

 I might be a little basis but boy, we are one good looking family!

 Our family is growing!  There are 3 new kids since we have all taken a picture together.  Blaiden and Hadley had a great time together!
 My parents enjoy being G-ma and G-pa probably more then they enjoyed being Mom and Dad!  They have such a good time with all the kids running around.  I think the kids could burn down the house and my patents would be right there laughing along with them. 

January 8, 2015

Last Year's Resolutions

So I wrote a post last year with my New Year resolutions and I thought it would be good to look back and see how I did.

1. Run another 1/2 marathon and beat my last time of 2hr 9min (I'm shooting for one in June)
       -- So this did not happen.  The one I thought was in June turned out to be in April and I didn't know this until a few weeks before the race.  My next thought was to do one in September.  Turns out finding time to run with 2 different kids schedules and Fred being so busy was harder then I expected.  These are all excuses I know but o'well I'll try again next year.

2. Complete a project from Pinterest every month.
       --Completed!  At the first part of the year I was going to keep track of all the projects I did each month but at some point in the year I lost the list.  Some of my favorites were making some new potholders, crafts for the kids birthday parties, updating our house number, and making hooded towels.

3. Do 2 major projects for our house.
       --Completed.  One of my favorite projects we did was update the entry way.  It didn't cost a ton and only took a few days and it looks so much better.  The next thing we did was a TON of work on the basement and the living area is completed.  Now we just need to finish all the other rooms down there.

4. Buy a new car! (This means getting rid of debt)
        --Half way completed.  In the middle of the year we decided that we didn't really want to get a new car right now.  Getting rid of our debt is going great thanks to Fred working a little extra.  Who knows when the new car will come but I am in no hurry my Jeep works for now.   

Overall I am happy with the outcome of these goals.  2014 was a great year and I hope 2015 is just as good. 

January 6, 2015

A Family Update

I had this great plan that I was going to write this post the same time I sent out all of our Christmas cards.  Well that was last month (at least I'm not behind on everything).  I knew I wanted to do it so I figured I would write it anyway. 

Blaiden:  He had a wonderful first full year of being a big brother.  He is so sweet to his sister, they already have a special relationship with each other that melts my heart.  Although he turned 2 at the first of the year I can't say he is a "terrible" twos.  I would describe his personality of just being a boy, he is wild, crazy, and naughty but also sweet, thoughtful, and giving.  He loves water and can find it anytime we go outside, doesn't matter if it hasn't rained in a week or if it is freezing outside.  He can't wait for some snow to stick so he can go make a snowman and I quote "Throw a snowball at Mom!"  Some of his favorite things right now are Mickey Mouse, the color red, and doing things all by himself. 

Adilene: This little girl is just growing and growing.  I have done her 1 year update not to long ago so there is a lot more information on that post.  Her personality is so funny.  Her favorite person in the entire world is Blaiden, he can make her laugh whenever he wants.  She now follows him around and they love playing in his room.  She has started to get some stranger anxiety and so in public she really wants to be held by her mama.  She gets stronger everyday and is growing out of her baby stage. 

Fred:  He is a full out doctor now with his medical license and all.  Another big thing for him is he is now a published author in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.  He worked with another resident and it took about 2 years.  We are all very proud of him!  He is in the middle of his 2nd year of residency and is doing great. 

Jessi:  I always have the hardest time when it comes to my updates, I just don't feel like there is a ton of news worthy information.  I have completed my first full year of being a mama of 2, which isn't a huge accomplishment but it took some getting use to.  I have met some new friends and found some new places that I love in our area.  Other then that its just the day to day stuff which I love but it's all a little insignificant.