Wednesday, September 29, 2010

the husband & the wife

he is 24, she is 23
he makes good bacon, she makes burnt crispy bacon
he likes to hunt, she would rather shop
he's the gas, she is the break
she is the fight, he is the flight
he hates spiders, she hates snakes
he likes it COLD, she would rather be warm
he likes hunting shows, she likes the kardashians

very different, but very much in love

{you know i hate this subject}
but, i have 3 more weeks until back to work :(
she wants to go on a ROAD TRIP, he does too!!!!
we just don't know where to go.....somewhere possibly with out the babe. love love love him to death, but we want a short get-a-way with not so much work :)
and since we have a babe, the road trip has to be el cheapo :)

oh dear. i have an obsession.
it's peanut butter m&m's.
doesn't help that it's candy season now.
but. there is good news.
i've been exercising. with mckayla and ted :)
i think ted will be my new accountability partner :)

picture via {weheartit}

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

why men don't get depressed....

while i was out blog stalking one day, i stumbled upon this {not sure exactly where i found it} and thought it was so true and funny, so i'm sharing it with you!!

men are just happier people.

your last name stays put.

the garage is all yours.

wedding plans take care of themselves.

chocolate is just another snack.

you can never be pregnant.

car mechanics tell you the truth.

the world is your urinal.

you never have to drive to the next gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.

you don't have to stop and think which way to turn a nut on a bolt.

same work, more pay.

wrinkles add character.

people never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.

your shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet.

one mood all the time.

phone convos are over in 30 seconds flat.

you know stuff about tanks and engines.

a five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.

you can open all your own jars.

you get extra credit for the slightest acts of thoughtfulness.

your underwear is $8.95 for a twelve-pack.

three pairs of shoes are more than enough.

you never have strap problems in public.

you are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.

everything on your face stays it's original color.

your hairstyle stays the same for years, maybe decades.

you only have to shave your face and neck.

you can play with toys all your life.

one wallet and one pair of shoes - one color for all seasons.

you can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife.

you have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.

you can do Christmas shopping for 25 relative on December 24 in 25 minutes.

no wonder men are happier.

{fyi, i am a happy girl too, and i wouldn't change that}

this picture makes me smile :)

have a fab day and smile!!! :)

picture via {weheartit}

Monday, September 27, 2010

monday, monday....

it's o.k. because tonight marks the start of our volleyball season!!!!!!! Go G.N.O {Girls Night Out}!!!!!!!!!!

i hope everyone's monday is fab!!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

it's that time again.....


for all you 'normal' working people, friday is the best day of the week by far. i, on the other hand almost hate it when friday rolls around. why?? because i know another week finished and that means im one week closer to going back to work. i hate the thought of going back to work. i have no desire what-so-ever to go back. i have four more weeks home with the babe and im gonna love every second of it! :) i wish the days were a million hours long!!

so im gonna start something new this week and hope to do this every week on friday. a weekly recap. here we go.

in one word or phrase- mason lover

I’m dreaming of you- yep! mexico, how i miss you.

song on repeat- 95.9 the ranch radio

gotta write it down-

So what can I say
What can I do
But offer this heart O God
Completely to You

So I'll stand
With arms high and heart abandoned
In awe of the One who gave it all

So I'll stand
My soul Lord to You surrendered
All I am is Yours

-Hillsong "the Stand"

lesson learned- time is precious. and time will heal.

picture to frame- my nephew keither lovin' the hose

highlight of the week- my sister kayla is here to stay!!!!! love you deary!!!!!!!!!!!!

weekend to do list- junk jaunting with my sis and cheering on the lopers!!! Go Kels AND cheering on the 'SKERS!!!!!

hope you have a happy weekend y'all!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

happy first day of autumn!!!

so its officially fall!!!!

i just love when the leaves start to change colors and fall on the ground.
i cant wait for carving pumpkins, bon fires, crisp air, and fall clothing.
{i have always wanted to do a corn maze}

but i guess i'll have to wait for fall because today was nearly 90 and the rest of the week looks like its stuck at 80ish. a little too warm to bust out the fall wardrobe.

enjoy the first day of autumn anyways :)

baby's 1st....


side note: growing up, we rarely did halloween. i can count the number of times mom dressed us up for halloween on one hand. i remember being a pumpkin with all the Gowen cousins and an m&m with kayla. it's just not a "holiday" we really isn't a Christian holiday, so we just didn't get involved with it. I don't think the mr. and i will get all 'halloween happy' either in our lives with kiddos.....

however there are some cutie cute costumes out there for babies!!!! i can't resist it....i HAVE to get one for mr. plump cheekies :) these are the choices.......i may need a vote on this one!!

costume #1.....the hungry little caterpillar

costume #2...nemo! he won't swim out to touch the "butt"
he will stay with his mama :)
costume!!! he would like this pic when he's 18 i'm sure of it
and not to mention, daddy would pry like this one....

costuem #4...happy feet!!!...cousin keither may be a bit jealous....

dont' want to hurt anyones feelers

costume #5...nanner...just thought it was cutecostuem #6...famous woopie cushion!!hahahahahaaha
costume #7, option #1....pea in a pod
costume #8, option #2....pea in a pod

costume #9, option weiner with condaments
costume #10, option #2....brown weiner with no condaments
i know it may sound rediculous that i get mason a costume because the reality is, he won't remember it anyways, he won't be 'trick-or-treating', and he won't really be having a blast. HOWEVER, his mama will be the one having a blast looking at her sweet lil baby goodness in an ever so adorable costume. so there. he needs a costume. let me know your thoughts if you are browsing around on here :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

feeling fallish

because here in saronville...
the grain bin dryers are on full force...
and that my friends means fall is here.

and not to mention today is a high of 53 degrees and feels like 48.

i and the mr. really like this time of the year.
...something about the harvest that makes me happy.
...something about the warm colors of autum everywhere makes me happy.
...something about wearing cartigans and scarfs makes me happy.
...something about wearing jeans makes me happy and not to mention safe and secure.
...something about wearing comfy sweatshirts makes me happy.
...something about drinking warm coffee drinks makes me happy.
...something about football (especially husker) makes me happy. every thursday, saturday, sunday, and monday we the ehly's are watchin us some foozball :)
...something about fall allergies makes me sooooo unhappy :( we are going on five weeks of yucky-ness

this time of the year is when i kinda go hog-wild buying fall decorations. here are some snappy's of my newest decor.....

don't mind mason's foot, it hasn't made its way up to his room yet :)
a dried gourd that has been stained and says "Fall Greetings"
thanks MIL (mother in-law) along with some pumpkins outside
looks just like mema's :)

so u know my last post i was saying i'm expecting some packages to be arriving in the mail....well...i don't have them yet, but i couldn't wait to show you pictures of what i'm expecting:) drum roll please.....

so flippin cute :) and stylish :)
when mason isn't wearing his cowboy boots, he can be wearing these little darlings :)

this makes daddy happy :)
this makes us all happy :) omgosh i can't wait for him to wear these!!!!

if you are dying to see our package from columbia go here because i couldn't get the picture to come on the bloggie :( make sure you click on the red and black lumberjack print.....yayaya!!!!

farwell my daaaaaarlings, i hope you have the most wonderful saturday and weekend!!!!

packages are love

im dreaming of you...
lovely gymboree and columbia packages expected in the mail soon.
isn't that the best mail to receive?

song on repeat...

picture(s) to frame...
weekend to do list...
cheer on the HUSKERS!! gbr

what are you doing this weekend? whatever it is i hope it's wonderful. sis and i are going to a consignment sale tonight for baby clothes!!!yayaya
i hope its fab. i'll let you know how it is soon :)
peace. xoxox.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

God has laid upon my heart

to pray for this little life
baby Bowen

So....people used to tell me how nothing in this world compares to the love a mother feels for her child. I believed them of course, but the moment that I first laid eyes on you, mason,
I truly understood.
It was like my heart just wasn't big enough to hold all that love.
You became my world.

i can't imagine having you suffer from anything painful like this little baby.
im not sure if i have become more emotional since giving birth to my own babe, but my tears became a water fountain when i read about this....about the morning of september 14

here you can read about baby bowen's family

here you can listen to the song baby bowen had playing near him..."restless" by audrey assad.
enough crying for the day i think.
now i need to go love on mason because life is so precious.

ted and i's

new fav song....
anything like me by brad paisley
(you're listening to it right now! #1 on the playlist)

i just heard the song for the first time like two weeks ago. (you know i don't get out much, therefore not much radio listening....)

ted heard it for the first time the day before mason was born

here are the lyrics for those of you who want to sing along!! :)

I remember sayin' I don't care either way
Just as long as he or she is healthy I'm okay
Then the doctor pointed to the corner of the screen
And said, "You see that thing right there, well you know what that means"

I started wondering who he was going to be
And I thought heaven help us if he's anything like me

He'll probably climb a tree too tall and ride his bike too fast
End up every summer wearin' something in a cast
He's gonna throw a ball and break some glass in a window down the street

He's gonna get in trouble, oh he's gonna get in fights
I'm gonna lose my temper and some sleep
It's safe to say that I'm gonna get my payback if he's anything like me

I can see him right now, knees all skinned up
With a magnifying glass tryin' to melt the Tonka truck
Won't he be a sight with his football helmet on?
That'll be his first love 'til his first love comes along

He'll get his heart broke by the time he's in his teens
And heaven help him if he's anything like me

He'll probably stay out too late and drive his car too fast
Get a speeding ticket, he'll pay for mowing grass
He's gonna get caught skippin' class and be grounded for a week

He's gonna get into trouble, we're gonna get in fights
I'm gonna lose my temper and some sleep
It's safe to say that I'm gonna get my payback if he's anything like me

He's gonna love me and hate me along the way
Years are gonna fly by and I already dread the day

He's gonna hug his momma, he's gonna shake my hand
He's gonna act like he can't wait to leave
But as he drives out he'll cry his eyes out if he's anything like me
There's worst folks to be like, oh he'll be alright if he's anything like me

seriously, this song can make me tear up. it makes me think of the relationship ted and mason will have. a relationship i wish i had with my dad. ok ok i have to stop cuz im tearin up now......

i love my boys.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

we so tech savy...

today we FINALLY got internet...

i know. i know.
about time huh?!?!
that's what i thought...i kept asking ted for permission....and.....
he finally gave in!!!!!!

my main point i kept telling ted was that i need it for my college class i'm taking this fall while on maternity leave(questioning my sanity now)....but really, i need it to keep up on my bloggie!!! :)

mason at 4 weeks and 5 days :)

snug as a bug in a rug :)
notice his pacie...don't disturb...totally true!!hehe

daddy's first day without mommy's help...he did awesome :)
i think you guys just snuggled all day ;)

melting mommy's heart
i did not want to leave you that day...but i knew you were in good hands :)

mason at 4 weeks and 5 days...
*you are starting to like your pacie MUCH better!!!
*you are growing out of your newborn clothes :) not filling them out completely, but you are so tall!!!
*mommy is having to pump milk more often because for some reason you are taking a bottle better than mommy....hmmmmmm
*you went to your first time ever Husker Harvest Day!!(im sad i didn't take a snappy)..AND you did a fab job! you made mommy and daddy's lives so slept the WHOLE time!!!
*i think you are going through a growth spurt?? you are sleeping SO much...but not waking up to eat much(which worries mommy)
*you are starting to sleep better at night time...last night's stats....i fed you at 9:30pm and you woke up at 2am to eat(daddy fed you yaya) and then slept til 6:45am...way to go baby mase!!!!

you are such a sweetie pie and you make mommy's heart full of love for you
love you mason,
cheers to havin baby mase
cheers to havin internet
cheers to a napping babe :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

One Month Already!!!!

Happy 1 Month Birthday Mason! :)

It is so much more difficult to find time to blog these days....I will do my best to upload recent pictures of the babe. I know I always love to see pictures of other mommy's babies, so I'll do my best! Mommy's who do a good job of uploading pictures are super mommy's!!! But it is a good thing that the vast majority of my time is spent lovin on our lil man! And when I think I have a few free minutes, I either do one of two things.
1) catch a few zzzzz's real quick
2) clean up the house like a super mom

So much has changed in our lives since our little sweetie has been here...all for the better I might add. Don't want people to get the wrong impression that he has put a damper in our lives, completely not true! We have never been happier! Ted and I have been saying, "I can't imagine not having Mason with us." Sometimes we are so busy with him, I wonder what we ever did before he was here....probably being alot more lazy I would say. I almost never have my hair done, just recently got my toenails clipped and painted, usually its a quick shower not having time to shave my legs, don't spend as much time with friends, haven't cooked a meal since Mason has been here, don't talk on the phone as much anymore because when I do it seems Mason gets fussy, I obviously don't blog as often, and I sometimes get to add pictures to facebook via Blackberry. There is just not as much time to do those things anymore. My days are completely full of loving Mason and being a mommy...hopefully after a few months I will have more time to do some of those things. I actually don't mind those big changes...probably because I have a new love in my life and taking care of him and loving him is my new fav hobby :)
Mason is one month old already....I can't believe it, how fast the time goes!! :( sad face because I KNOW I won't want to go back to work and leave him. I pray God will help me through that time. I have been trying to cherish every moment with him because I know when I go back to work I will miss out on so much. I try and capture so many photos of him because it seems like everyday he changes!!!

Mason, at one month, you are already such a special little boy!! Mommy and Daddy love you so much that words can not describe. We are so shocked at how fast the time goes by. I wish time would stop and let me be with you longer at home. Here are some things about you at one month......
  • You have just started smiling when daddy or mommy talk to you! It is the sweetest thing ever, it makes my heart melt. I havne't been quick enough to capture it on camera though. I guess maybe a video would be better. Along with smiling, you coo every once in awhile, it isn't too often so when you do, it makes me smile.
  • You are getting stronger!!! You are able to hold your head up very well at times. Sometimes you still forget to hold it and smack your nose on mommy or daddys shoulder and that doesn't make you very happy!!
  • You have very large hands, fingers, feet, and toes. I wonder what special plans God has for you with hands and feet like yours. I think your daddy probably hopes you will be a football star!
  • You are starting to 'fill out'! You were and still are pretty slender for a little boy. At your first Dr. appointment you were just over a week old and you had gained a pound exactly. So you are starting to get chubbier, but you have a ways to go to be chunky!!! :) Your cheekies are starting to get some chub to them :)
  • You are very alert when someone is talking to you. You stare them in the eyes and listen very intently!! I think you like the company when we talk to you!!
  • Mommy is your fav person right now. Probably because you know thats where you get the food!! haha Your daddy gets jealous I think :) Its pretty cute actually. I told him that there will be a day where you prefer him over me because he will take you hunting all the time. You love to be held and you are pretty particular about how you are held too. Your favorite position is on mommy or daddys shoulder with your back being patted. Your second fav position is being cradle held while mommy or daddy is bouncing you from side to side.
  • You seem to be better when you have a gas bubble. You still get fussy but it seems like you know how to fart better. We have been able to calm you down better and try different things to make you fart. We even bought gas drops to help you but have only used them once or twice. Not sure if they really work yet.
  • You love your bath time!!! You have never cried during your bath time! I think you will be a little fish like your mommy!!!! pretty soon you will be crying when we take you out of the water!
  • You don't really like or take a pacifier very well. When you are fussy we almost always try a pacifier to calm you down and it almost never works. You spit it out so fast! I wish you would like it, but maybe it's better in the long run that you don't like it.
  • Daddy and mommy both have been peed on now. Luckily we had a towl near by to quickly cover you up!! Daddy was laughing so hard when it happened to him!!!!!
  • We have been trying to get you on a schedule, not really sure if it has been working though. We kinda let you do your thing. If you are tired, we let you sleep/nap. If you are hungry, you eat, not caring about if it has been the 3 hours inbetween feedings. You can never spoil a newborn in my book!!!!!

  • daddy was so proud of my camo
    lovin me some tubby time!!

    i love snugglin with daddy
    got my pearl snaps on like daddy :) just need to fit my cowboy boots now :)
    mason, you actually like your tummy time on your ocean mat
    mason was so hungry he decided he could hold his own bottle....haha
    looks like you have some growing to do!!
    sweetie pie :)
    :) makes my heart flutter haha
    love you,


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