Saturday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

This Thanksgiving has been so super wonderful! Im thankful to be in NC and to spend it with family! I think we got to give someone one of the coolest thanksgivings ever..... someone who has been dyeing to meet Lincoln and didnt get a chance to until this year! It made our day to see you too! We had some wonderful food with Zacks Moms family. I spend black friday in boone, nc, which I love more than anything! Ill post pics of all that later, but for now.... here is what im thankful for this thanksgiving holiday season...............

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Lately Lincoln has been waking to nightmares in the middle of the night. At least that is what I think they are!! It really scares me, he wakes up screaming and shaking. I spent two hours in the middle of the night with him the other night because he wouldnt let me put him down!! Poor guy! Makes me sad. We went out and bought a night light, hopefully that will make a difference. I think he has had enough of scary Halloween stuff running around!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Why I love fall!!!!

YAY! My favorite season is here! Fall is the best!!!! Here are just some of the many reasons why I love fall:

I cant wait to dress up and get Lincoln in a really cute costume!
(here are some pics from various halloween parties, even though actual trick or treating isnt here yet)

Falling leaves!!!


Apple Cider!!!

Pumpkins and Hay Rides!!

Cozy Snuggling!!


P.s.... As you can see I havent blogged in about a month!!! Ive been so busy trying to keep up with school and spend some fun time with my family and enjoying my favorite season! I hope I keep up with this better. I cant believe my baby boy is 18 months old! WOW. He is just so fun right now playing and getting into everything, running around throwing things everywhere and just being a boy! SO FUN!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Family time!

This past weekend Lincoln got to spend some much needed time with family that lives down in NC. He especially got to see alot of his grandpa, who doesnt get to see him very often, so it was so nice! He spent some time with his Mimi(grandma), aunt Nana, uncle Z and Uncle Clay, Great grandma and pa Zimpfer and Great Aunt Pam and Family! We wish we could have seen them more but we had a great time camping, and going to a wedding! Here is some pics of Lincoln spending time with our family!!!

and.... here is an adorable video of Lincoln and his grandpa in the restaurant!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

What could be better than a baby sleeping?

I thought I would go back and look through some videos I had... here are some of Lincoln through the past year and 4 months, doing what he does best, SLEEPING!!!

Here LA is about 6 weeks old... he used to always sleep with his eyes partially open! He still does it sometimes. We are waiting in the backseat of the car here.

Lincoln sleeping on his dadas chest!!! Zack says all the time that he misses this!!! LA is about 9 weeks here or so....

Love this one!!! His little perfect precious twitches and smiling while he sleeps! He is about 4 months old. The music is by tool... its a lullaby remake. :)

Listen closely!!!! Lincoln is really snoring it up!! LA is about 10 months here. Was still sleeping in his infant car seat! Boy do I miss those days haha. He def takes after his dada with all that racket though.

Here is LA at about 13 and a half months, it is the most recent video I have of him sleeping, since he now sleeps in his crib all night and is such a light sleeper! Here we are at the mall waiting for some ppl to finish their shopping. He is really conked out. I was just sitting there admiring my beautiful sleeping boy!

OK... so which one was your favorite????

Here are some sleeping pics just for the heck of it too.....

p.s. you know ur a mommy when you stare at little sleeping babies for long amounts of time!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009



LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

And there you have it!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rotton to the core!!!

Ok, I might be exaggerating here a little bit. But lately it seems like the rotton temper tantrums that my little toddler is throwing are outnumbering the fun smiling times. Its rough!!! He has always been so fun and happy and lovey! But the past few weeks for the most part... well... its a little bit like this:
and this:
and here is another classic mad face he makes:
Screaming at mama:

Obviously disgusted with me:
He doesnt even want hugs from his friends!!:

Whew. What do I do?? I play with him and give him abundant hugs and kisses. I feel like there is a root to this problem, or maybe its just that he is starting to discover the new feelings of anger and frustration. But I feel like he doesnt want me around alot. I know it sounds silly about a little 15 month old. But he tries to bite me all the time. He hits his hands at my face and says "dont" (sounds more like "dow" and its so cute). He also says that when we are trying to feed him or do anything he doesnt want to do. I just dont want him to grow into being one of those mean boys you see running around pushing and being mean to people on the playground!!

Anyone have any good suggestions for me?? Im stuck on this one

Feeling a little bit frustrated myself,

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thumping my feet on the ground.

And no. I wasnt throwing a fit (this time). I went running last night. It was such a mix of emotions! It hurt in my chest, but oh did it bring back memories, and feelings of empowerment. I want to do it again as soon as I can. It was just ME all alone running around the block, and I actually got to think with peace and quiet. I cant wait to thump my feet on the ground again. hehe.

(p.s. you know your a mommy when: you can still smell the desitin on your hands while your running :))

Monday, July 27, 2009

Feeling a little.... blissful!!!!

We just put our son to bed. It was like something out of a movie... Just a perfect moment that I wish I could remember forever. I am in love with these two guys in my life... my son and my hubby. They make everything complete.
We just played for like 30 minutes together in his room, in the ball pit and attacking him with kisses. Then we read a few bedtime stories, laughing and reading together. It was just perfect. I am worried about when school starts!! I wont be able to see Lincoln hardly at all! Oh it makes me so sad. I know I will be "bettering" myself by getting through school, but for now it doesnt seem worth it to loose that time with my son! I can do this, I know I have to, cause in the long run it will make things better. But for now I will just complain about it :)
Here are some awesome pics of my son and our little family together.....

Luvn life right now,

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July goals....

So as we are already a few weeks into july I wanted to tell you a little about whats happening in our world and some of our goals for this july. Zack and I have reached a breaking point with our weight... we have decided to make a CHANGE for the better. This is not some fluke diet we are going to do... were just going to start living healthier and exercising everyday. My first step: NO SWEET TEA!!! gah its harder than you would imagine for me haha. But we are going to really push each other and support each other to do better. Like Zack said, we want to be good influences for our son. I want him to look up to me and not be ashamed of me. I want to be a hot mama. Yes we took some "before" pictures. I think I am too embarrassed to post those right now... but maybe once I am looking better I wont mind it.

News you actually care about (maybe), Our fourth of July!!! It was so fun. We walked around the Kent festival, met up with some old friends, and watched the fireworks from the firestation tower!!! SOOO Lincolns first fireworks reaction, absolutely priceless and adorable, check it out:

Lincoln is go go go these days, it has been a super fun awesome summer and I am glad I didnt take summer classes. This time we get to spend together as a family is absolutely irreplaceable.

Also Lincoln has been getting super bad rashes on and off since December. It has been really hard figuring out what to do for these.... we have tried four different prescriptions, and everything from yogurt to vinegar. So my next step: cloth diapers. Its been a crazy step let me tell you. I have been wanting to try these on my sons little sensitive skin, but its hard to figure out where to start. Plus finding time to wash cloth diapers didnt seem to make sense to me. Soooo we found these g diapers... they are cloth but have an insert that is flushable!!!! Today is my first full day trying it out sooo lets hope for the best. I am open to more suggestions too!!!
AAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNDDDD just for laughs... i will post pics of my attempt at throwing together a cloth diaper at home because he butt was sooo bad almost to the point of bleeding... that I didnt know what to do (i also do not own a sewing machine or anything) So here are some pics of Lincolns tank top cloth diaper he wore around the house the other day lol:

~Lots of love and laughter,

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A picture = 1000 words.....

My husband took this picture while I ran to meet him on lunch break at Virginia Kendell Park. I only got to spend maybe 15 minutes with them, but it was the best lunch break I have ever had. The smiles, the look of pure joy on my sons face... nothing can beat that. It is hard to even explain it really... so just take a good look at the picture. I think it does a pretty good job at explaining it. :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day 09.

Happy Fathers Day!!!!

So although we dont do anything for each other for fathers and mothers day.... I still appreciate and love the father of my son, more than anything. ZACK, your an awesome dad, really its crazy how you have changed over this past year. Its so natural to you now. You love to get down and play with Lincoln. The way you make him laugh, and the way you care for him brings tears to my eyes. Your amazing. And I am happy to have you as my "babys daddy" and husband :)

Here are some of my favorite pictures of my man and my baby together.