Monday, September 28, 2009

Mission Accomplished!

I'm not gonna lie... It's always a bit of a relief every year once Eric's birthday is over. It's not that I don't want to celebrate his bday, it's just that I put so much pressure on myself to make it amazing (and the pressure is really unnecessary, he doesn't care that much). Anyways, yesterday after church we got lunch, just our little family. Generally, I'm quick to veto a restaurant suggestion if I really don't want it but considering it was Eric's bday I let him pick where we eat. In my mind I kept saying "not BW3's, not BW3's" b/c I just wasn't in the mood for wings, tv screens and noise at the time. Of course he picked BW3's and I went (with a good attitude I might add!). That afternoon after lunch we cleaned like crazy!!! I wanted the house to look nice for our friends that were coming over, but we mainly just used that as an excuse to get things really in orderr. The "party" started at 5! We had a bunch of couples in our church over and all their kids. It was a great night of fun chaos! = ) This year, I overcame my natural tendency to stress about making Eric's birthday "perfect" and just tried to keep things simple (which usually turns out better anyways b/c then im not a basket case). I just got pizza for everyone and we ate cake and chilled. All in all, I hope my husband had a wonderful 25th birthday...he deserves it! I love you E!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy Birthday E!!!

So, yes, I'm writing this at 7:00am before the hubby, baby (and dog) are awake!
Today is Eric's 25th birthday! I was teasing him about getting old and how now he's gonna have to round his age up to 30;) But seriously, "Happy Birthday E!! I love you more than I can express and i'm so thankful to have you in my life!!! You are a great daddy and I look forward to many more adventures together". =) This afternoon we're gonna have a few friends over for pizza and just to hang out and celebrate! I'm gonna hopefully make a cake and some other sweets and get this house picked up....and hopefully Addisyn will take a good nap and be happy=) Hopefully, I will be able to post some pics here of our little bday extravaganza. (Wow...that's a lot of hopefullys in that paragraph...yikes!)

Yesterday, Ginny Corbett, a friend from church and an amazing photographer, took some pictures of me, Eric, and Addi now that we are a family! We went to two different locations outdoors and shot some really cool artsy pictures (the kind where you're not supposed to look at the camera, you just have to look natural and "interact"!). I had been soooo stressed out about the pictures all morning b/c I wanted them to be good, and it was borderline raining, and I didn't want Addisyn to freak out!!! She did so good for the first half of the outdoor pics, then it started to get closer to naptime and she got fussy. It worked out though...we just ended up with a few pictures with the paci in. ;) On the way back to Ginny's house, Addisyn fell asleep in the car and got a little power nap. After that, when it came time to lay her on the backdrop for her close up pics, she came alive!!! She was kicking her little feet and smiling and talking...Thank you Jesus! I can't wait to see them! Thanks Ginny!

My grandparents have been here since Thursday to see Addisyn! We've been having a fun time with them here and it's really cool that Addi gets to meet her first set of great-grands!

On another note, Friday I got out of the house, by myself, for myself for the first time since Addisyn has been born! I had left her a few other times but just really to run to the grocery store or something. Well by last Friday I was BURNT OUT!!! It had been a long week and I just needed to do something for myself. My mom kept Addisyn so Allison and I could have a little "Mommys Day Out"! (Allison was burnt out too! ;) ) We ate lunch at Panera, got pedicures and did the fastest trip ever through Target!!! I mean, when your breastfeeding you're on a tight schedule but we could not miss an chance to go to target so we just booked it! On the way back to Allison's house "don't worry, we didn't get in a wreck!" (lol)

That's about all I can think of right now! Sorry this post is a little scattered!

Oh...the other day we took pics of Addisyn and Lilyana in matching outfits! Addi is on the left...she's the big one=) And they totally linked arms all by themselves! Friends already;)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

God is Bigger than the Boogie Man

So, let me start out this post by saying that my child sleeps like a champ! Addisyn has been consistently sleeping from 10:30pm - 6:30am and then she'll still go back to sleep at 6:30!! It is wonderful! Now that we're only getting up at 6:30ish, I have found myself unable to go back to sleep so, I've started just getting up to have some time to myself in the peace and quiet....aka "the mom time"! I used to always think it was stupid when EVERY mom I knew would talk about waking up early before their kids so they could have some time to themselves...but now I get it. When I was in college, my thought was always "what better time could you have to yourself than to be sleeping?" but now I too actually enjoy getting up so I can have time to do the things that I won't really be able to do once Addisyn wakes up, Eric leaves for work, and the day gets started. It's fun to have the house to myself to actually eat breakfast, use the bathroon (let's be honest, if you have a screaming baby using the bathroom is not a top priority!), read my Bible...and just think!

So this morning my thought process went to irrational fears. This is because yesterday when I was hanging out with my bestest homie Ally D...our conversation drifted to irrational fears that we've been having lately. Technically, I guess you could say our fears aren't super irrational. I think of irrational as like the fear that you are going to drown in the shower or something...our fears are more just very unlikely.

Allison saw on the news something about some guy that broke into someone's house and beat people up with a baseball bat while they were now she's nervous about people breaking in. I'm scared of having a fire in our house, especially b/c our bedroom is downstairs and Addisyn's is upstairs. Allison and I have had conversations about fear and faith and trust a million times and neither of us are overall fearful people at all!...but thats why these fears are somewhat irrational. Because of it, Allison has become a dead bolt nazi and Addisyn will probably sleep in my room until she's 13! =)

Somehow, all of this made me think this morning of a veggie tales song that I used to sing with my sunday school class..."God is bigger than the booogie man, He's bigger than Godzilla or the monsters on TV, Yes, God is bigger than the boooogie man, and He's watching over you and me!" Obviously this song is meant for kids, but the practical truth is one that we can learn from even as adults. God is big!!! God is in control!! He is all powerful, sovereign and well able to protect us from harm!!! What about the people who actually have to deal with the tragedy's that are my irrational fears? God is able to give them a supernatural grace in those circumstances!!! This all reminded me of one of my favorite verses when dealing with fear..."Cast all your cares on Him because he cares for you." (1 Pet. 5:7) God cares about our irrational fears...He knows them already. But He doesn't want us to have to live in bondage to them. We can cast them upon Him, because He cares for us!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"We do it because we are responsible parents"

"We do it because we are responsible parents" was my quote from yesterday after our looong difficult drs appointment...
Yesterday morning was Addisyn's one month well visit checkup (even though she's almost 6 weeks old). The experience was not a fun one!!! We were there a total of 2 hours for them to look at her for about 10 minutes and tell me that she's beautiful and she'll get her shots next visit. UGGGHHH! Couldn't I have just called in and told you "Hi my baby is beautiful and healthy. Thanks!" and that count for the visit?!?! Frusterating! Fortunately Eric took off work to come with me, or I wouldve lost my mind. He gave me someone to talk to and someone to help me hold Addisyn when she got fed up with being there. Oh, they did weigh her. That was fun! She weighed 10lbs 11oz now and she doesn't hide it!! J/k...she's absolutely the most beautiful baby in the world, but she is getting to be a big girl!

After the doctor, we met TD, Allison, Bella and Lilyana at Zaxby's for some grub. It was pretty much TD and Allisons first trip out as a family of four! Lunch was eventful with all 7 of us (I can't believe we are now 7 between our two families) crammed around one table!

Since Eric was home, I convinced him to go with me to Once Upon A Child to see if we could pick up a few things for Addisyn since, as I said before, she's getting to be a big girl now and doesn't fit in newborn clothes anymore!!! I totally had an emotional moment afterwards and said to Eric "my little girl is growing up!"...doing the man thing, he rolled his eyes and was like "you can't really say that until she goes to college" ...which is stupid. There are going to be stages throughout Addisyn's entire life when i'm going to think "my little girl is growing up" ...first words, first steps, first pee pee on the potty, first day of kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, etc., ...all the way though college graduation and her wedding! I'm making a point to cherish every moment that she's a baby!

Also, I'm having so much fun now that Lilyana is born! She and Addisyn are going to be best friends! They are already bonding as you can see from the pics above! That's about it for now...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hi! I'm the "new kid" on the blog scene!

Alright, so i've been wanting to do a blog since I found out I was pregnant! I signed up with blogspot a while ago, but then got discouraged because I couldn't figure out how to get my page as cute as I wanted it... and we all know that a blog is pointless if your page is not cute! =)

Why do I want a blog? Mainly for an outlet to write down stupid stuff about my day, to talk about Addisyn!!, and to share what Jesus is doing in my life! If anyone cares to read it thats cool too.

So basically here's an intro post...

The most exciting thing in my life right now is my sweet baby girl, Addisyn Faith! She was born August 10th at 1:47 pm and she was 8lbs 1oz! She is my life at this point! Literally, because I spend my whole day feeding her, changing her diapers, bouncing her when she cries and rearranging my schedule to keep her on a schedule. But even more so than that, she is my "best little girlfriend in the whole world"...she makes me cry when she smiles and she's teaching me about love in a whole new way!!!

I've been married for a little over two years to my super stud, sexy husband, Eric! Jon Gosslin makes me want to vomit now when I use this word, but yes, Eric is my "soulmate" (if you saw Jon's interview on Primetime, you know what i'm talking about). He's my best friend and I know that He was the one God intended for me before I was born! He's an awesome Daddy, and yes, Addisyn has him wrapped around her finger already.

Other than that...I love my family and my family-in-law! They are awesome! ...I work part time with Eric and the Feyer fam at Feyer Ford and Mercury ("Your Friend in the Car Business") doing title work and an assortment of other administrative detaily stuff!

That's about it for the intro post... More to come soon! I'm a stay at home mom right now and so naptime allows many hours for relaxing on the couch with the computer=)