Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy Friday!

I really didn't want this blog to turn into a pregnancy blog. So I'll try and keep the preggo/belly updates to a minimum. But before I do that, here are my belly shots for 16 weeks.

2 seconds after this picture, Caitlyn put a necklace on my head. I purposely put on the jeans I wore in my last set of pictures in order to see my belly better.

after I changed back into my maternity jeans, which are still big but I'm wearing them today to be comfy. Here's a *gasp* bare belly picture. brace yourselves.


I feel so huge at 16 weeks, I don't remember being this big so soon with my last two. Trust me I know I'm not huge but it's still strange for me.

Ok now on to more interesting topics. I'm finally getting back into our routine after a nice long holiday break. PWOC started back up, which will keep me busy, playdates started back up, and yup it's time to spring soccer signups! Brogan's very excited to go back to his team although we are bummed he won't be able to finish out the season due to us moving. I do promise to take more pictures and do more blogs of his soccer this time.

Today is Friday so that means...Family night! The most treasured night for our family since time with Kell is precious. He has a half day today so we plan on soaking him up as much as we can.

I've also started a decluttering process of my home. Since we're moving in April, I'm on a time crunch cause I don't like to rush. So every weekend I work on decluttering one room. I will post before and after photos as I go along. I did however forget to take pictures from last weekend's success. Sorry!

Oh and I will report back on that dreamsicle cake! Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


So far this pregnancy I can't seem to get enough of orange flavored stuff. I've been eating lots of oranges, orange sherbet, could easily have a sunkist a day (don't worry sunkist has way little caffeine in it, way under the amount I'm allowed to have daily, so don't get your panties in a wad over that one. and honestly I don't drink soda every day, only like once a week as a treat). I can't get enough of sour patch kids, especially the orange ones. I dream about orange dreamsicles. So I got to thinking, what would be more perfect then an orange dreamsicle cake! heck yeah cake! I went searching and found a couple of awesome recipes. I think I'm going to try this one first.

3/4 cup Miracle Whip
18 1/2 ounces yellow cake mix
1 1/3 ounces Dream Whip topping mix (1 packet of Dream Whip)
3/4 cup orange juice
3 eggs
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon multicolored candy sprinkles
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2Beat salad dressing, cake mix, whipped topping mix, juice, eggs and grated orange peel at medium speed with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour into greased and floured 10-inch bundt pan.

3Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool.

4Stir together powdered sugar and mil until smooth. Drizzle over cake, Decorate with sprinkles.

I think I'm going to try it this weekend. Although I'm not a fan that it starts from a box, I'll give it a chance. I'm still going to be on the search for a good moist dreamsicle cake completely from scratch. I do have some good yellow cake recipes from scratch so I'm sure I could work something out if I can't find something else.

Anyway I hope it's good cause my tongue needs to recover from all the orange sherbet I've been eating...I've frozen my tastebuds haha.

Monday, January 12, 2009


Today is my brother's birthday. He would have been 24. For those that don't know, my brother was born with Trisomy 18 and died at just 3 months old. I'm always sad on this day. To add to it, pregnancy hormones, and many online friends that have lost loved ones today and yesterday. I'm ready for this day to be over with. Or atleast till the kids go to bed so I can have a huge bowl of orange sherbet. Anyway remember to hug your family and friends today and everyday. always tell them you love them. Life is too short.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

15 weeks

Only 25 more weeks to go! yay. I think I'm bigger then the picture I posted on monday, or was it Tuesday? crap oh well you know when it was.

15 weeks and 1 day with #3


different view..this one looks bigger lol..oh and please excuse the no makeup face, Ipromise I'm not a grouch.

Well shoot I must clean that mirror, it looks so dirty. Sorry!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

orange wedding

My little sister has surprised us all with becoming engaged. I won't go into details, but I've come to realize this is a good thing for her and I'm happy for her. Even more happy that she has asked me to make her wedding cake. Oh and to be a bridesmaid and for Caitlyn to be the flowergirl. I'm very excited about it considering how our relationship has been the past few years.

So she has decided that her colors would be Orange and white. Orange has always been her favorite color and at first I was orange? really? But after looking on, I actually found lots of great pictures of Orange weddings. I'd love it i I could talk her into adding some pinks and yellows and possibly greens into but I'm not pushing it. anyway here's a link to a slideshow of all the pictures I found.

If done right I think it will actually be really pretty. she hasn't really given me any ideas on cakes yet, just that she wants orange and white lol. I do love these cakes though. I got almost all of them from and one from They are NOT my cakes. Just getting ideas for her wedding cake.

There are more I found but you can view those in the slideshow. If anyone finds any more orange ad white cakes, please share!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

a little of this and a little of that

First off I want to say Happy Birthday to Brogan! My boy is 6 today! Gosh where has the time gone.

With proud daddy a few minutes after being born.

Now with his birthday sundae from Red Robin.

I really can't believe he's 6 already. 7 years ago I never would have imagined my life would turn out this way. Kell and I met and started dating in Feb 7 years ago. A few short months later we had an unexpected surprise of being pregnant. I remember thinking how on earth will I get through this. I experienced many emotions and fears. But Kell and I got through it all together and when this little boy was born, my life changed in so many ways. He truly is a blessing to Kell and I. I can't imagine my life without him. So Brogan, thank you for being born!

Speaking of Kell and I, we had our 5th Wedding Anniversary this past Friday. For once we were able to spend the entire day together. Did we do anything special or out of the ordinary, not quite. But that's ok because the day turned out great.

Actually we spent quite a bit of time together the past 3 weeks. He had a much needed break from school. We just hung out with the kids, went to lots of parks and just spent quality time together as a family.

Now he's back at school and we are so anxious to get the next 3 1/2 months over with. if he continues to do well in school, he'll graduate in April. then we'll be moving back home to Ft. knox. I'm excited to be near my family especially when I have this baby. Oh yeah that's right I haven't announced on the blog yet. I'm pregnant. hehe I think pretty much everyone knows by now though so no big news there. I've had lots of friends constantly ask me if I'm showing yet or want to see my baby belly. So I took a picture yesterday, although not much to see yet. Still bloated, can't wait for that to go away. So here I am at 14 1/2 weeks with baby #3.
(please excuse the dirty mirror)

Ok so now I think I've caught up on a few little things. I hope to get back to regular blogging soon. I promise.