Sunday, January 16, 2011

what's up with West-Co?!!

i love being able to say "my boys". i seem to be getting used to this whole 2 kid thing.
west is still a little high-may but he lets me put him down for longer periods now and
when he does start fussing its usually because he's tired. he's smiling and "talking" to us now.
he LOVEs his little friend that lights up on his activity mat. i'm pretty sure he gets more smiles than me!
marcel says his friend is a star but i think its a sun. he's a little fatty too. he had his 2 month check up last week and he is 13.58 pounds 23 inches and his head is well...big! he's in the 98th percentile big. it doesn't look big but apparently
it is. he has some pretty impressive eyelashes too. i thought mine and cohens were long but
West lucked out and got long, thick and dark lashes. his little eyes just light up when he smiles too. I can't get enough.
Cohen seems to be adjusting well. i haven't seen him act out in jealousy or anything. actually quite the opposite. the
other day marcel and i were in the kitchen and we saw cohen bouncing "baby buddy" in his chair and then he ran over to the couch and grabbed a blanket and proceeded to wipe brothers mouth! how cute is that!? he always asks to "ho him" too. meaning he wants to hold him. he'll come up and kiss him constantly too. i have such a sweet boy. i'm so wxcited to see them grow up together! co has been doing some cutie things too. lately he carries on conversations
with you even when we have NO idea what he's saying/ he even laughs in between. its hysterical! co loves it when i pretend to "chatel" tackle him with baby brother. he's also been calling us marcel and kristina and sometime babe. funny how thay pick that stuff up. he loves this weird show called "in the night garden" too. we had no idea how much he loved it until we put it on and he started naming off all the characters!
well, thats whats up around here.
OH! and we found out we're going to Louisville Kentucky for the summer! we leave beginning of april so lets get
lots of hangout time in before we leave freidns!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


i am so looking forward to this year. i feel like i grew up a lot in 2010 and am in a place now
with my husband where we can make a few of our dreams a reality.
looking back on 2010 i can see that heavenly father had other plans in store for us
than we did. i got pregnant with west at a trying time financially for us. we had a BIG decision to make whether we would do apx again or go with a different company. after SO MUCH prayer we got an answer and that was sales in alabama with apx. i had to leave behind my nanny job which was not an easy decision to make since i had such a great relationship with the family.
we knew it was where we needed to be though. we moved around a lot and i made some sacrifices of things that i enjoy so that we could save some money. definitely not something i normally do, but it felt amazing that i was able to do it. i gained a lot of confidence in myself and i grew so much through it. we got out of most of our debt other than our truck payment, but even that we cut in half. with another baby on the way, cutting down our expenses was essential. marcel worked so hard and saw success. he grew in his confidence and belief in himself and he is seeing his hard work payoff. cohen became a big brother and even though we got off to a rough start... things seem to be getting a little easier to manage.
we hope to continue being financially careful this year with two main goals in mind- purchasing our first home (eeeeeek!!!) and going on a vacation.
my personal goals this year are to keep making financial sacrifices now for our important family goals later.
lose the baby weight and get back into my favorite jeans!!!!
absorb every little moment with my family... my boys are growing soooo fast!
i need to be better about saying my prayers day & night along with reading my scriptures.

i am looking forward to this year and watching west grow like a weed his first year of life. i'm excited to see him reach milestones and to see his little personality. ( if its anything like his cry it will be anything but little!!!)
i'm excited to watch our little toey continue learning, exploring, and loving "baby buddy". i hope to also get him out of diapers!!!
i can't wait to celebrate 4 years of marriage to my lovely husband! we plan to actually celebrate this anniversary :) we have grown together so much this year and feel it's something that should be celebrated!

here's to another year!