Friday, January 30, 2015

Oliver Matthew

Lola and Izzy made me an Aunt and it's a pretty awesome thing now we have a nephew in the mix.
 My sister Krystal blessed our family with a little boy last night at 8:35pm via c-section. We should back track just a wee bit before that time came along. She went into the hospital wednesday night to start the whole induction process. It really started on Thursday morning with pitocin and breaking her water. Around 3pm she was ready to push, I went home to let out the dog and rushed to the hospital. I know now that I had no need to rush but I didn't know that. I figured 10cm meant it was happening and quick.
 The grandmothers in the waiting room. So yeah back to the whole pushing thing, she did that for almost 5 hours which was insane. I felt so bad for my sister I knew she had to be in pure hell. After trying to get him out that way they finally decided for a c-section.
 Bored bathroom selfie and my lovely dinner below, SO healthy! haha
 Once we found out she was having a c-section I decided to head home. I was SO tired and I knew if I stayed there was no way I was waking up early for work. So I decided I would go home get to bed and go see her this afternoon. I even called my KellBell on the way home to ensure I didn't fall asleep and I always enjoy talk to her.
 I am SO glad I made that decision. Shannon didn't get to see them before she left at 11 and mom and dad got to see him sometime after that. I would have never made it, best decision I made.
 I did get this cute little picture of him before I feel asleep and I could peacefully sleep knowing mommy and baby were just fine.

She had a rough night so I figured I wouldn't get to see them today but my luck changed. I left work around 2 and headed to the hospital. Besides some pain my sister was doing really good and baby was just so darn cute!!

 Aunt Sara holding Oliver for the first time.

 Babies first selfie with Aunt Sara, there will be many many more. Lola and Izzy take selfies with me all the time and he will be no exception. 
 Cuddling this sweet boy after my sister nursed him was amazing. I was trying to burp him but little stinker went right to sleep. I could have held him for hours it was just heavenly. Dave said he could so picture me being a mom. Maybe one day but definitely not anytime soon unless God has other plans for my life. 
 Soaking up baby snuggles before heading home. If it weren't for traffic and Teddy I would have stayed longer but I think Dave and I will go there tomorrow to visit so he can meet Oliver. 
Vincent (daddy) and baby, they looked cute so I had to take their picture together before I left.

I can't wait to see this little boy grow up and experience life. I love my nieces so much and I am so glad I get a nephew now to add to the mix. Now instead of princesses and barbies all the time we will add trucks/cars and ninjas etc. It will be fun and I know my parents are excited to have a grandson, a whole new world!!

There will definitely be more baby pictures to come but these are just the ones from today!!

To say I am in love is an understatement.


Getting healthy

So I made no new years resolutions perse BUT I did decide back in November I needed to get healthier. 
I LOVE this quote!

One thing I wanted to do was start hitting the gym hard again, taking my vitamins, drinking more water and making healthier food choices. I have been pretty successful. 
I feel skinnier and healthier!! It is an amazing feeling. I haven't eaten perfect by any means but trying. I have started walking the dog more too which helps me and he loves it. 
I also started Juice Plus which my friend sells. So far it's been a week and I feel really good and have been sleeping AMAZINGLY!!! 
So here's a minor healthy lifestyle update and I hope I can continue to be healthier and feel this great forever. 

<3 Sara

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Small post

This past weekend really wasn't all too eventful. We got the kids friday night, had dinner then we all went to bed early. 

Saturday morning was breakfast then hanging around. I was going to go to JI but plans changed. We ended up chilling around the apartment almost all day. It was a semi lazy day minus like an hr of walking/park time. 
Alayna cuddled up with Olaf watching Enchanted. She loved that movie, I don't blame her I love it. 

It was super windy so Dave and Alayna tried to fly a kite his mom sent. They were semi successful but it was having a hard time staying in the air for some reason. They still enjoyed trying and she thought it was awesome. 
Later I went to Target and they went to a park. When they got back Logan wanted to ride his bike and I needed to excercise to some extent. So we walked to the park while he rode his bike. I have been trying to walk more outside because it's just more enjoyable than a treadmill. 

Sunday was not our typical sunday at all. Dave had to drive to VA so their mom picked them up at 3. He wanted to spend time with me and them before he left so that's what we did. Although they did drop me off at the afb gym while they played at the huge park on base. We got home had lunch hung out then they all left me. 

I headed to JI for the rest of the day. I got to finally see my cousins new baby girl, Adriana. She is 3 weeks old now so she is still soooo tiny. 
I hung out with the fam for a few hours then headed home because I was so dang tired. I haven't been sleeping geeat for some reason and now him being out of town made it worse. 

This week is so far pretty chill. My friend Ashley invited me over for dinner last night which was great. Yummy food and great company. We also did our bible study we missed last week. I was glad to do it together because I probably wouldn't have done it. Just sayin. 

The rest of the week will be pretty quiet unless my nephew finally decides to show up. My sister is due any day now so it shouldn't be much longer. My 1st nephew it will be great to have some more boys in the fam. All girls around here, not even lying. 

Ok I will stop my rambling. I hope everyone had a good and warm week!! 

<3 Sara

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Got blonde?

So last tuesday I finally added some blonde back in my hair and I love it. 
I decided to try a new salon (new to me) called Willow and a girl from my HS actually did my hair. She was so sweet and had such great conversation. I absolutely love my hair and the price was not too bad. I will definitely be going back to her. I will schedule either a weekend or early afternoon appointment though. It took 3hrs and was almost 8pm by the time I got home. 

Before and after-loving the change
Happy girl with less boring hair :) 

Enjoy your weekend! 

<3 Sara

Monday, January 19, 2015

Active day

 Today started by sleeping in, watching Lost while eating breakfast then off to the AFB gym. Dave and I worked out for about an hour and it was SO needed. I ended up in the sauna for 10 mins which felt great. I needed that sweat!

 Dave wrote some more study cards and then we headed to the Wannamaker County Park to ride bikes. Well, apparently we arrived too late 2 hrs to closing time and we were not able to rent bikes. I won't lie I was pretty bummed but we decided to go for a walk instead. We did 1.30 miles and it was so pretty and quiet. We also saw this little girl who just learned to ride her bike without training wheels, she was too cute. Her dad said she was telling everyone she saw. Hey I would probably do the same thing lol cute kid! We of course took some silly pictures and just enjoyed our time together while getting more exercise in today. 

Today was so pretty we had to be outside and I am so glad we did. Now it's almost time for some grilled bbq chicken then Tv for me and probably studying for him. I am ready to relax before having to head back to work tomorrow. 

What a great weekend with a lot of downtime which was nice since it doesn't always happen. Next weekend the kids will be here and he leaves for Virginia which that part sucks but I really hope he passes this test. If he does he will look so much better career wise and I know he will feel so accomplished. If I had to learn everything he has to learn I would freak. Going over these cards with him I am impressed he knows all this crap. It ranges from knowing the signs and treatment of heat exhaustion to all kinds of network questions. It is A LOT!! Anywho, time for dinner, I hope everyone had a great weekend!!


Sunday afternoon

Sunday was not our typical Sunday since we didn't start it at church. Dave had a lot of studying to do so we spent the morning at home. I did take Teddy for a walk to get out the house. Doing flashcards isn't the most fun thing in the world but if it will help him then that is what I will do. After around 2 we were done studying and ready to get out the house to head to my parents house. 

We decided since it was a beautiful day we should make a pit stop before we went to James Island. Dave picked Brittlebank Park for our little outdoor outing. It was pretty chilly because it was really windy on the water but oh so pretty!! 

 We walked down the dock, enjoyed the view, took a few pictures then decided it was cold and time to go. haha it last maybe 30 mins tops!! I still enjoyed it regardless of it's short time frame. 

We headed to my parents house to hang with the family the rest of the evening.
 It's a jedi beagle
 We all hung out, watched the Seahawks beat GreenBay into overtime, and chatted. I got to feel my nephew in my sisters belly and it was so weird but kind of cool too. 
Sorry Dave for the not so great picture BUT Izzy was feeling her cousin inside Krystals belly and it was just too cute!

Mom and dad cooked a really yummy dinner! Steak, Shrimp, potatoes, and corn on the cob, DELISH!! The steak was my favorite, montreal seasoning on a steak is just what I love. 

Dave and I headed home to study some more and I was so over it, I won't even lie but it didn't take too long then we finished the night watching Lost. I know you are surprised by that, HAH! 

Love my family time!! 

Today we had the day off but that will be another post. 


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Let's celebrate

So Friday was a pretty big day for Dave, he got his divorce finalized and let's just say we are glad that is over. A lot of money and stress involved with all that and I pray I never have to go through that but unfortunately you just never know what life will throw your way. 

Anway, he wanted to go out after work and "celebrate" so we went up to Applebees for dinner/drinks. 
 But first, a workout!! 

 They make REALLY good margaritas which is normally my drink of choice besides a beer. 
 He is officially MINE haha we both didn't love this picture but we didn't feel like taking another one. Laziness at it's finest people!
 So we decided instead of spending all of our money at Applebees we would go back to the apartment to play beer pong. He actually had a guy staying with us all week who turned out to be really cool so he joined us for the evening.  He transferred over from Guam so poor guy had nothing except clothes and had to wait a little more than a week to get an apartment. Hence why he was staying with us. 
 I think it is safe to say we may have a new friend and not just an acquaintance which is nice. It never hurts to add a new friend in the mix. He actually hung out with my friends Ashley and Mike on Wednesday when Dave took the kids to play and he really liked them too. 
 The boys taking a shot, GAG!!
 This is our ghetto version of beer pong since we don't actually have a beer pong table. Those things are just a bit too expensive and it's not worth it since this was the first we have played it since this summer. 
 This was my opinion of beer pong lol I just wasn't feeling it. I did 2 games but I was done and went to facetime kellbell. 

 We all ended up watching Lost the rest of the night, told you we were super exciting people!
Lost keeps getting more and more interesting, we are HOOKED!!

Saturday was pretty quiet. I woke up, had breakfast then went to the gym and had a pretty good workout. We hung out and went grocery shopping at the Commissary then chilled most of the day. We did go to Kirklands and bought the 3 pictures below this, I absolutely loved them all. I had 10% off coupon, a few things were already on sale THEN we used a military discount 10% too so we really saved a good bit. 

 This one is my favorite, it is hung up in our bedroom. That huge blank space now is a lot less blank!!
This we put in the hallway which is kind of like our area for Dave's awards etc so this was really perfect to put up and fill that blank space. 

Today (sunday) will probably be another quiet day besides going to my parents house later this afternoon. Dave has a huge test he is preparing for so he will be studying for a good bit today. He has another week then off to VA to take a test and do boards. I am so glad I don't have to do that, I can't handle that kind of pressure. Especially an oral board, shoot me now, not sure there is enough Xanax in the world for that haha I know he wants this pin pretty bad and he isn't shy like me so he will be good to go!

Have a great Sunday everyone!! Maybe my next post will be more interesting ;)