Sunday, December 28, 2008
On Christmas Eve, Kasen sprinkled his reindeer food out in the yard. Oatmeal and glitter. Reindeers eat oatmeal and the glitter would shine off the moonlight attracting the reindeer. He REALLY believed this was for real. Of course we left Santa some cookies and Kasen wrote him a letter too. Click on the picture to enlarge it and see what he wrote.
I received my favorite gift from Kasen this year. He got me a necklace, see picture above. The looks on his face when he gave it to me were priceless. He was so excited and was so proud for picking something out that made me cry! It was so sweet and tender! I am in LOVE with my necklace and wear it everyday. You can tell Kasen is so proud of it because he asks me everyday, Do you like your necklace mommy? I tell him yes, I love it, it's very special to me! And he gets the biggest grin on his face!
Posted by Brittany at 6:01 PM
Friday, December 26, 2008
I on the other hand am SO HAPPY...Sad I wont be dressing in pink or brushing pigtails, but I am excited to have another boy. I know boy. I love boy. I have boy clothing and toys. It will be good to have 2 sons. Brothers. Im really happy! Really happy! It just feels so right. We are blessed.
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Posted by Brittany at 9:11 PM
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Today Jeremy, Kasen and I went to the Carlsbad Outlets to do a little last minute shopping. While we were there, we decided to stop in and see Santa. It was about 12:15 and a friend told me that he took a lunch break around 12. We were just going to go get in line and wait. Turns out they cut the line off completely and said "after this person, we aren't taking anymore in line and then santa will go to lunch" so we thought, bummer, but ok we will go to lunch too and then come back.
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Posted by Brittany at 5:10 PM
There is a really nice neighborhood in Laguna Hills called Nellie Gail. My brother and his family lives there. On Sunday night we went up there to look at some Christmas lights because apparently they go ALL OUT. I never could have imagined how ALL OUT they really went. I took a ton of pictures but not a single one turned out. They were all blurry. Sorry.
Anyway, my brother was telling us that he doesn't know a single person other than himself who actually hung their own lights. Everyone hired someone to do it for them. They are extravagant! Totally worth the drive. It was free, (minues the gas) and we were able to do it together as a family. We had a 4 car caravan going, and even a few others who decided we knew where all the hot spots were and followed us for a while.
I wish I would have taken a picture of my brothers house. It was so awesome. He had Christmas music playing and the lights were blinking to the beat of the music. He had lights EVERYWHERE. It was so fun! He had a big inflatable train on the roof, two stands with rotating decorated christmas trees in the driveway. It was quite impressive, especially for doing it himself!
I am glad we went! It was so much fun! If you know where Nellie Gail is, I encourage you to go see the best Christmas lights you will ever see! Ever!
Posted by Brittany at 5:05 PM
On Saturday, spur of the moment, we went to Julian with some of my family to hang out in the snow! Of course while we were there we had to get some pie. I got a piece of NO SUGAR ADDED that I have taken one bite out of and its still in the fridge awaiting more bites. Kasen was so excited when we neared the mountains that you could see snow on. His last experience with snow wasn't that fun for him so I wasn't sure how he would handle it this time, but he LOVED it. He kept yelling out "I LOVE the snow! I LOVE the snow!" It made me smile. When we left I was SO happy he had that experience. It was so worth the drive. It was worth the cold. Worth the slipping on the ice. Worth it all to see him SO happy!
Here are just a few pictures I took of the scenery on the way up there. So pretty.
Kasen and Brielle. They had so much fun playing together and throwing snow at each other.
Kneeling in front of the huge snow pile!
Kasen and his crazy gloves we had to buy him there. That was the ONLY pair of somewhat BOY looking gloves they had. Kasen was playing with the snow way more than I anticipated and within MINUTES his hands were numb and freezing! He was preparing a snowball, just for a special someone....
Guess who was the recipient? ME! His mother! Can you believe that?! lol...
I don't know how you are supposed to eat popcorn with gloves, but he stuffed it and managed it just fine!
My sweet rudolph! I love you Kase!
On the way out of town we stopped by our favorite bakery....Dudleys. Kasen chose a brownie and finished it in record time! Of course he wasn't clean about it AT ALL. It was all over his face, his napkin was covered in frosting, his hangs were covered, it was on his sleeves, wrists, in his nose. I don't get it, but he enjoyed it and luckily I had some wipes in the car to clean him up cause napkins totally wouldn't have helped.
Posted by Brittany at 3:58 PM
Monday, December 1, 2008
For those who don't already know, Jeremy and I are expecting our second baby! We waited a while to tell people just to make sure things stayed safe. We had an appt today and really feel that things will be ok. I am 11 weeks along and am due June 22nd. Forever away, but worth the wait! I've waited this long, whats a few more months?
It's been a long trying 3 years. Jeremy and I have learned a lot and KNOW that this baby is a blessing from our Heavenly Father. It's not always been easy to stay positive, I've had my times of discouragement, loss of faith, and trials. I found that with the happier I was in other aspects of my life, the easier it was to rely on the Lord that much more. The Lord saw that we were ready, and I am grateful for that. Forever grateful. Our prayers continued, and STILL continue, that things will work out and in just 6 short months we will have another little one to bless our family.
I have had about 3 appts now. My pregnancy is high risk. I am a Type 2 Diabetic, for those who didn't know. It's rough. My diet is very strict and I am not able to splurge. (although I did a little on Thanksgiving, but just went for a walk afterwards), its trying. Honestly though? It's all so worth it. I feel so blessed that I don't even feel like I have room to complain. My mom keeps telling me that it's ok to complain. It doesn't mean I am not grateful. I still have a hard time. I am tired, I am sick, ALWAYS hungry, but am SO happy with all of it. I look forward to feeling the POSITIVE benefits of being pregnant. But for now? I am grateful to feel anything at all!
I am trying to be brave and strong, but naturally because of my past, I am scared as well. I have had my fair share or crying out of worry, or just plain being afraid. I have learned and am still learning that the Lord will bless me if I let him. In the over 3 years we have been trying to have another baby, I really feel that is something that I needed to learn. Along with patience obviously. That no matter what, good or bad, the Lord has his best interest out for me and I need to realize that and appreciate it and trust him. It's funny. Ever since I started going to Seminary (a morning church class before high school) my favorite scripture has always been Proverbs 3:5-6.
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
If only I had remembered this scripture and let myself apply it throughout all these years. It's so hard to just let go and turn it over. I am so grateful I did.
I had an appt today and everything is still look great. It's amazing how much your baby grows in just 4 weeks.
The first is a picture of the baby. Head down.
The second is a video of the baby. My Dr is talking in the background. You can hear me a little, and Kasen a little as well. This was the first appt Jeremy was able to attend and my mom was there as well.
The third is a video of the babys heartbeat. You might have to watch it more than once to be able to focus in on the heart and see the heartbeat. It's a little flutter in the middle of the body. Look close.
Thank you to all of you for your LOVE, SUPPORT and most of all, PRAYERS. Please continue will all of these.
Just a cute story to end my post:
At my first appt (5wks) my mom and Kasen came with me. We didn't mention to Kasen what was going on, we didn't want to tell him just in case things didn't work out. Well we went to lunch afterwards and I drank a lot of water. I always do. I went potty before we left the restaurant then went straight to wal mart only for me to go potty again. My mom waited outside with Kasen in the cart and the conversation went like this:
Kasen: mommy has to go potty AGAIN because she is PREGNANT by JEREMY!
My mom: what? How do you know that? You don't even know what that means do you?
Kasen: I do too! It means mommy has a baby in her tummy and she got pregnant, by Jeremy, her husband!
HILARIOUS. I guess I don't give my 4 year old enough credit. He cracks me up! He is really excited to be a big brother and really wants to have a little sister. He insists its a girl. I don't know what we/he will do if its a boy!
Posted by Brittany at 7:22 PM