Friday, December 3, 2010

Being a New Mom isn't Easy

Blogging has been the last thing on my mind for the past 6 months or so. I'd been furiously trying to prepare our home for our new addition, and once Finn was brought into our lives, there was nothing I wanted to do besides spend time with my little man.

Now that he is sleeping 10 or so hours at night, and taking naps throughout the day, I may have a little more time for blogging. That is, once dinner is made, the house is clean, and the laundry isn't overflowing.

I never knew what it was like to have someone else run your life, but a new baby definitely does it. Your priorities change, and not much else seems important, besides that beautiful baby looking up at you!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Baby Bear

It's so hard not to run out and buy every cute little boy outfit you see, now that we know what we're having. Ben is the kind of shopper, that if you really want something, you get it, while I wait for sales and am an ultimate bargain shopper.

I've been doing a little online shopping for cute onesies with funny sayings on them, sports team apparel, and educational toys.......but Ben has been a little different. He hadn't bought anything until now.

A little background: Every time we go to Disneyland (at least 4-5 times per year), we always walk through the shops in downtown Disney at the end of the night. There is a big Anne Geddes store with some of the most adorable photos, dolls and little baby outfits. Everything is beyond cute, but crazy expensive.

I about died when we got back from our cruise and Ben had a little Birthday present that he said was for me, but not for me........meaning he had an excuse to buy something he knows I never would have purchased. It was an Anne Geddes box and inside was the furry baby bear outfit we've looked at a hundred times. It's got the one piece outfit with the bear ear cap and booties. Ben's excuse was that it was just so cute and we always looked at it when we were in the shop...... and it would be perfect when we visited Yreka at Christmas time.

I will admit, it is one of the cutest things I've ever seen, although it's a bummer we'll be waiting over 6 months before he'll even be close to fitting into it!

Getting a head start on our Little Man's Room

I can't believe how long it's been since my last post. I seem to always have something more important to do, or I'm just too exhausted to sit down at the computer and write anything.

However, we found out a couple of weeks ago, we are going to be having a little boy. I've already found a super cute bedding set that I love! I knew that if we were going to have a boy, I wanted to do a jungle themed room. I wanted to avoid something that was way too babyish, and fit more of the the contemporary feel of our house.

Ben will be starting on the painting of the room shortly, and we've been shopping around for a cute crib and dresser for the room as well. We've started our registry and this is what we're starting with.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Big News!

I have been hiding from my blog, because I haven't thought of anything except the one thing I really wanted to write about. Ben is so excited, but wanted me to be far enough along before we announced........

We are having a BABY!!

As of now, I am 16 weeks and counting. We are thrilled to find out the sex of our little one at our 20 week appointment and start the process of designing the nursery.

Here are a couple of the bedding sets that I'm liking right now.
I think this ocean themed one is cute for a baby girl

And I love this one for a baby boy!

Just another month before we find out!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Starting the Year Off Right!

After being a little (or a lot) under the weather at the end of 2009, it may have looked like I let myself go after getting married. Having MONO, and feeling crappy for over a month, did not help my workout schedule. I ate my 3 meals a day, laying on the couch, with the most exercise being, getting up to go to the bathroom.

Ben and I are off to a great start during the new year! I have managed to make it to my twice a week 5:45am bootcamp, and my Sat. morning bootcamp. On top of that, I'm also going to a specialized fitness class on Thursday nights.

And like I do, every winter, I am dancing with Faith and Mojalet Dance Collective, for the Cafe Mojalet Show.

Ben has also been diligent about his evening P90X workouts.

It feels great to be getting back in shape. We're eating healthy, and taking care of our bodies. But I am exhausted!!! I can't wait for my body to get used to this schedule!

For those of you who haven't found that motivation yet...don't let time pass you by. Get up off that couch and do something for yourself. It may be hard initially, but you'll always feel so much better at the end of a difficult workout!

Friday, January 1, 2010

2009....A year of Beginnings!

2009 was quite a year to remember. It was a year filled with celebrations and fun! Here are some of the highlights of our fabulous year!

Krista & James get Engaged
Technically they were engaged in 2008, but were in Hawaii at the time. They came back in 2009, where Krista flashed a beaming smile and a big sparkly rock! The engaged couple are deep in the planning stages of their summer 2010 destination wedding! I can't wait for a week on the beach!

Bachelorette Party #1
An awesome cruise to Mexico with my favorite girls. I was incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful bridal party and mother who was willing to spend their entire weekend aboard a ship with me! It was the perfect girls get-away! I'm hoping for a repeat soon!

Engagement Photos
We absolutely loved our photographers. They took some of the most amazing pictures I have ever seen. Many of the photos were candid shots, but they seemed to capture the moment perfectly.

Bridal Shower Fun!
My generous Zehnder Aunt's put on a beautiful bridal shower for me in late May! My friends and I took in a little wine tasting the day before, and the day of the shower was fantastic! I was blessed with so many wonderful gifts and was so excited my new sisters and mother-in-law were able to be there as well!

Bachelorette Party #2
After having so much fun on the cruise, my girlfriends decided we needed to do it again. So they set up a fun evening riding the bull at Double Deuce in San Diego. I have to brag that I did stay on the bull the longest!

Trip to New York & Philadelphia
We took a little break from the wedding madness and visited New York & Philly! We saw 2 Met's games, 1 in the new Citi Field. We saw our first Broadway musical together, and took in all the touristy things along the way.

Bachelorette Party #3: Girls Night Out
I had so much family in town for the wedding, what else would we have done with our time, than another Bachelorette Party? We went out for Happy Hour drinks and appetizers, and then bowling! I loved that even the grandmothers came out for some fun!

Our Wedding Day!
The most memorable and heartfelt day of my life up to this point. Our wedding was so much better than I could have ever imagined! I am thrilled to be spending the rest of my life with such and amazing man!

Moving in to a New House!
We graduated from my little condo to a sweet 3 bedroom house in Rancho Bernardo. The dogs love the big back yard, and I love all our new space! The kitchen is huge and there is nothing like having a garage to store all the wedding gifts!!

Our First Christmas Together!
When I say first, I really do mean first. Every year before this, we've split up for Christmas to spend time with our families. We missed a few things, but were exposed to some new things as well. It was my first Christmas I've ever missed with the Zehnder's but my first to spend at the Conroy's. It was an excellent Christmas, with lots of great gifts I might add.

Overall, 2009 was a fantastic year! I'm sad that it's over......but so excited for the things to come!