Monday, November 7, 2011


I purposely spelled "hola" as "holo." I have been saying "holo" to Carl since we first watched MegaMind. So holo, guys :)

Wisconsin has been great! I am so excited that we are comfortable here. We have slowly, but surely, been making friends who are wonderful, wonderul people and most happen to have young kidlets who don't mind the company of Ezra. Our apartment is comfortable and becoming more "homey" everyday (especially since we hung up our pictures finally and have a candied caramel prailines scent swirling around the kitchen and living room everyday). We also got a bookshelf, which has been nice to sort through clutter. I won't comment much on the random tub of pencils, pens, paper, and random hiding in our closet still... but aside from that, we are settled! Our home sweet home for at least the next 15 months :)

(I know it would be fitting to post pictures of our apartment, but that would require me to actually take some... so maybe this weekend?)

This pregnancy has been fairly easy so far. I can't believe I'm already 18 weeks! Here is my latest ultrasound at 17 weeks, 4 days:

do you see the litle open mouth? awwww

We had the opportunity to find out the gender and... we didn't. Ah! It was such a challenge to turn away from the screen. I asked the tech if she knew what the gender was and I think to save me from the temptation, she said she tried not to look and pay attention :) Eek! But after the appointment, I was over the anxiety and feel stoked again  about a delivery room surprise baby.

Speaking of babies, my niece was born this past Saturday! We are thrilled to be an aunt and uncle again to miss Rylee Michelle! Mom and baby are well (and mom looked fantastic after birth!)

courtesy of facebook :)

April seems so far and close. It's so hard to imagine having two babies! Fortunately Ezra will be a little older by then and my due date is landing on the Monday of Carl's spring break. How convenient, yes?

Have a great day, everyone!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hello Fall!

Oh the weather has been lovely with the leaves changing and falling off the trees. The air is cooler now and it feels fairly chilly in the evenings. Today it even rained most of the day! I have a vanilla/cinnamon/amazing holiday scent wax scent filling up our home and it is truly delightful. Not to mention that walmart sells those Scentsy knock-offs for only $2 a tray. Sweet!

Halloween was so fun this year. We went to our ward Fall party/chili cook off, which included trick or treating through the hallways. I made Carl and my costume the day of the party (more like two hours beforehand...) and Ezra's came from toys r us.

On Monday, the day of Halloween, Ezra and I took pictures in the morning, went trick or treating with some lovely friends at the Medical College, and then concluded the evening with tasty spooky ( mostly just tasty :) treats at the Harkers. I'm so glad Carl got out of class early and was able to join us for the evening festivities.

We didn't carve pumpkins this year just because we didn't have anywhere to put them. Nor did we have much family time to set aside for just pumpkins, but oddly enough, it wasn't a big deal. It will be I'm sure when Ezra is older and wants a pumpkin to carve :) We did however buy a baby pumpkin at Trader Joe's for Ezra to play with, which he just adores.

Enjoy these pics!

phone pic

phone pic- lions and tigers and bears. oh my! love Ez's face in this. Carl and I are roaring. It's a must for a mama bear and lion king.
These are from Halloween morning:

he turned away from the camera to have more alone time with the pumpkin

see, he just loves that pumpkin!

 My mama came to visit us two weeks ago and it was so nice. Ezra loved having his "pua pua" here and playing all day long. It was nice and relaxing to visit and see my mom for several days in a row. Carl and I even went out on a date! It was a glorious 5 days and we all miss my mother dearly.  Visitors are always welcome here!

we went to Apple Holler down past Milwaukee and enjoyed some fall activites. My aunt carol also came, but I didn't get any pictures of all of us. It was a fun fall activity though!

he screamed, not cried, when he first encountered the goats, but then he couldn't get enough of them afterwards and even wanted to feed them, though he didn't quite build up the courage to get his hand close enough.

stuffing his face full of good stuff

Happy fall to all of you bloggerees! Also, I just started a crafting blog for fun. It's in effort to document my crafty side and also to encourage me to keep my creative juices flowing. Feel free to visit:!