Wednesday, September 22, 2010


It's been a while since I've posted an update on our crazy life so here it goes...

Bruce is still looking for a job. Lots of great opportunities seem to arise but nothing sticks. Right now we are waiting to find out if he get's this job working for the government. My Dad put in a good word for him so we are hoping it works out. If he can get this job he will be able to get his masters paid for, make good money and we will be able to live here in Cali. Although today we got our first taste as to how much money it takes to live here. We got our car registered and our license updated...$400.00 later!! YA seriously...I was floored.

Aside from all that it's been pretty awesome being around so much family. It's even been nice having Bruce home (even though I'm ready for him to get to work and make some money). Living with Jimmy, Holly, Mom and Dad has been great. We miss having our own family routines but sometimes when your tired, it's pretty sweet to just let some else clean up the dinner mess or even just make dinner for that matter.=) It's even been great having an added cheering team for our new night time cry sessions with Savanah. They (mostly Holly) cheer me on when I'm ready to break down and pick her up. It's been pretty awesome so far. I was always against the whole cry it out thing, but now, I think it's saving me from many sleepless nights.

Some Obsessions I have gained since being here:

My new favorite show (if you already couldn't tell) is Project Runway. I'm seriously obsessed with it. I look forward to it all week. Sometimes it's all I can do to keep my mouth shut and just watch the show! The next day I get on my blog and get a Runway rundown from MADE I love reading these!! She's a genius!

picture by Homemade by jill- click on "pants" for link

I've been finding a lot of fun things I wan't to make and I can't wait to have the money to do them. Most of them have to do with Savanah. For an example I want to make these pants for her. I think I still might with some old sweats I have (I save all my old shirts and pants to make things out of them). I also want to make some of those rosette flowers.
I'm so obsessed with finding crafty things that when I do find something I like, I'd pull the site link down to our tool bar (and name it something like, flower headbands, cute sav pants, painted tree) so I can easily find it when I decided to make it. The other day I got on the computer to find that Bruce had created a CRAFTS button for me and put all my links in it!! They were kind of getting out of control.

picture from tip junkie-click on pesto link

Cooking...I've made so many NEW meals since moving here. For some reason being around other people and having others eat my food, has really inspired me to experiment with new things. For an example this YUMMY PESTO SAUCE... you must try it for yourself! I also make rolls all the time and even have this yummy cinnabon recipe!

Harry Potter...yes I'm still obsessed with the audio books.=)

Savanah...I love being her mom! How could I not be obsessed with such a cutie! Today at the DMV she kept grabbing my face with both her hands and she'd pull my face to hers to give me a BIG, opened mouth, slobbery kiss. Love that girl!

PICTURES...I've been so busy taking pictures!! It's been pretty fun and tiring.=)

Well this has gone on long enough. I think by now you get a pretty good idea what our days are like. They are pretty heavenly what can I say? I love my liFE.

good night blogging friends!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Savanah's 7th Month

Dear Savanah,

I can't believe you are 7 months old! Where is the time going? We are having so much fun with you at this age. Since you were born, all you seemed to want to do is wiggle around. Even at 7 months that hasn't changed. Now however since you are able to get around a little you enjoy being on the floor playing with your toys and watching your cousins.

You just went to your 6 month check up and the doctor was surprised with how much you have grown. He says you have defiantly "caught" up to all the other kids (your real age is 5 months 2 weeks). You now weigh 16lbs! You are able to sit up on your own can scoot all over, roll when ever you want and enjoy walking around with the help of mommy and daddy! You have started solids and enjoy all types of food. You LOVE bananas and LOVE when I give you little licks of ice cream. You just had a little drink of watered down apple juice the other day and wanted me to keep giving it to you!!lol You also have out grown your bumbo and now sit in a high chair, which you love.

Your personality is hilarious, you defiantly know what you want and how to get it. You cry when you want something and even say mum. You enjoy making choking noises and making high pitched screams. It's pretty funny how many different sounds you can make, none of which seem normal to me.=) You also are going through this weird phase where you scratch mommy's and daddy's face off when you go to sleep...drives me crazy.

You have finally grown most of your hair back and I'm just waiting for it to get long enough for me to start playing with. You still hate when I put headbands on you but that never stops me... just sayin.

You have so many people who love you. We do especially. Being a mom sure is hard, but it's completely worth it. Sometimes when you fall asleep and I get to just look at you I'm so amazed and feel so blessed to be able to raise such a sweet girl. You are at such a fun age and are always smiling and laughing. You love when other's talk to you and complement you. I love you so much and know the adventures will keep coming!

Happy 7 months sweetie!!

Love, Love, Love,

Mom and Dad

(I made this skirt using this easy tutorial by Homemade by Jill)