Sunday, December 27, 2009

Our Very Merry Christmas

We had a great Christmas day! The girls woke up around 6:30 despite Brett's attempts to make them sleep in by setting all the clocking back by any hour in the house. But honestly, we couldn't sleep either. They loved all their presents and spent literally ALL day playing on them. Our family present was Rock Band and it has been so much fun. Later during the night my family came over to eat and we had a lot of laughs with my mom and aunt Cheryl trying to play it. It was great to be able to spend a day with family and have fun. Hope everyone else had a fantastic Christmas!

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Free Time

If I have had any free time the last couple of months, it has all been spent on these balnkets. Kyra asked for a quilt for Christmas which I thought was out of the question because I have never made one before. But I decided to give it a try anyway. I let Kenna in on the secret and when I saw her excitment about how the quilt was looking, I decided to make her one. So these are my first attempts at quilting (besided your baby one Jen, that was in the middle of me making these). You can definitely tell I didn't know what I was doing in some areas, but over all I think they turned out really cute. Hopefully the girls will be excited with what they get! The pink and red one is Makenna's and the blue and green one is Kyra's.

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Pregnancy Updates!

I know have been really bad at this lately, but I thought I would try to do all my updates in one. First of all, some of you may be thinking that I am not really excited about my pregnancy because I don't ever write about it. Don't worry this is not true at all. I honestly just haven't had any time to write anything about it. Last week I had the opportunity to hear the heart beat for the first time and it was sooooo cool. It made things feel a lot more real. I was nervous at first because my doctor could not find it for quite a while, but finally he did and it was a good strong heart beat. So everything is looking great! I am putting up a couple of pictures of the progression of my tummy. Not that you will be able to tell that much is going on.

10 Weeks

12 Weeks
14 weeks

I am now in the middle of 15 weeks, so I will take another picutre next week. But I think I am getting a little bigger now!
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Reasons to be Thankful

There are so many things that I have to be thankful for this year. I feel like year adter year I am getting more and more blessed with great things in my life. I have a wonderful husband, a supportive family, a fantastic job, a car that runs, and a nice house.
This thanksgiving Brett and I had the privelge of going to Leavenworth to spend time with his parents. It was so GREAT to see them and just to be back in Leavenworth. We had a couple of very relaxing days and ate a lot of yummy food. Of course we went out for the Black Friday sales and had a ton of fun shopping. One of my favorite parts though was that my wonderful husband took me to see New Moon. Even though he was hating it the whole time, it was so sweet of him to take me. Although, I don't know if we will go to another movie any time soon. It was probably the most expensive date we have ever been on. I didn't know it cost $10 just to get in! My goodness. Anyway, the trip was awesome but it is good to be home.

Glori, Pat, and Brett cooking our Thanksgiving dinner.

What a cute couple!

Our display of food. There was way too much food for just 5 people, but the left overs were so good.
Me and Gloria
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Finally, some new pictures

I have been wanting to take fall family pictures for quite a while. But with this every other week schedule with the girls, it got pretty hard to find the time. But tonight we were able to go to Coeur d' Alene to see my family for an early Thanksgiving dinner. My mom took our pictures at Tubb's Hill. These are just a couple shots. She took a lot more great ones. But the girls were GREAT about it the whole time which made me very happy. Even though I didn't get the pretty fall leaves in the pictures, they still turned out pretty good. After the photo session, we got to go to my aunts house for some yummy thanksgiving dinner. It was so good to just be around family. I love my family so much and am so grateful for them.

I have been thinking lately about thanks and Brett and I have been talking about it a lot. We reazlied that when we find something to be thankful for in ALL things, we are much happier people. It is such an easy thing to do, and probably something we forget to do too often. I have so many things in my life to be grateful for, way to many to list. But to start I am so grateful for my Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ, for my husband, for how great the girls can be, for my job, and that my car is still running!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Suprise, Suprise!

Well, I wanted to wait until I was far enough along, but now I think it is safe to announce it. Brett and I are expecting. We are both extremely excited, but I am probably a litte more nervous than he is. Besides being completely exhausted all the time, I am feeling pretty good. I should be due around June 16 (one week after school gets out). Let's see if I can make it the whole school year. Anyway, yay for us!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm Still Here

I feel like I haven't even looked on my blog for a month. I'm sorry I turned into such a bad blogger. Life has gotten way too crazy with work, church, and the girls' sports. Brett and I literally do not have one free night of the week. So this is what my life has been like lately.
Monday: Basketball games for both girls
Tuesday: Basketball practice for both girls
Wednesday: Picking girls up to bring to mutual and bringing them back home.
Thursday: We have the girls staying over this night. This is our one night we get to stay at home.
Friday: Basketball practice for both the girls
Saturday: Basketball games for Kyra.
So, holy moly I just need a break. It was nice today to have a day off (Veteran's Day).
But anyway, I will try to do better from now on.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Brett Turns 33!

I know I am about a week late on this blog, but at least I am doing one, right? Brett turned 33 on October 5. I know it is hard to believe he is that old, but it is true. Unlike me, he is not one to celebrate brithdays in a big way. He wouldn't even care if I just gave him a card and that was it. However, that is not my style. But because I love my husband so much I tried to keep it as low key as possible. I cooked him his favorite meal, gave him lots of good presents, and then we watched a movie. But I do have to take a minute and tell you why I have the most amazing husband. He is a very selfless, loving, and caring person. He somehow NEVER manages to get mad at me. He is quick to help those who are in need. He is a great father. He is a great helper around the house. And most important, he is wonderful to look at. I am so grateful for him for so many thing and am excited for our future together. Happy Birthday Babe! PS. I hope everyone enjoys this little slide show of his life!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kyra it's your Birthday, Shout HOORAY

Although it seems like she is a lot older, Kyra turned 12 on September 11th. She had a a fun sleep over with her good friend Kristin. And of course, Makenna got to invite over Taryn to keep her busy through out the year. They played capture the flag, went on a scavenger hunt, got sprayed by a lot of water, and had some delicious cake and ice cream. She is having her real birthday party this weekend at Triple Play (I know she is a little spoiled). But is has been so fun to see her grow up this past week. Of course turning twelve she now is out of Primary and into Young Womens and she can't be happier about that. We got to go to the temple with her for the first time with her this weekend. It was so great. Her grandma Cindy also got to come along and it was just so amazing to see her go through this all for the first time. We are so proud of Kyra!
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Saturday, September 5, 2009

My New Job

So to say that I have been busy lately would be an understatement. Brett probably feels like he is married to a zombie right now because I will literally come home, take a bath, and go to bed. I forget how exhausting the beginning of school is. But I thought that I would post some photos of what I had to deal with when I was hired for this position. I took over for a lady who had been teaching for about 34 years, and I don't think she ever threw away anything! I walked into the room and had a little bit of a panic attach because I am a very organized person who likes open space. So you will get to see the transformation of my classroom!


Sorry the last picture is kind of blurry. I had to get rid of a lot of stuff and my cupboards and drawers are still full to the brim. Anyway, hopefully my year will go well and I will love it just as much as I love Kindergarten!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

It's Been A While

It seems like it has been forever since I have updated my blog! Honestly there wasn't much to blog about in my life for the first part of August, then the second part things got a little crazy. I had the great opportunity of going to Hawaii with my family to visit Melanie and the girls. I had an AMAZING time. This was my first time to Hawaii and I was not let down. The only bad thing is that Brett was not able to go with me. But we had fun speding time on the beach, doing a lot of hiking, and some shopping. I tried to break up my pictures into beach days and hiking days.
The day after I got back from Hawaii I had a job interview at Windsor Elementary. I was called back that day and told that I was hired! This is very exciting but also SO STRESSFULL! I was hired a week before school started in a first grade classroom. It is still only a one year position again, but I am just grateful for a job right now. I will post more pictures about that later.

So here are the Hawaii pics.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Older Than Dirt...90 Years and Counting

That was the theme for the Fromm Family reunion this past weekend. It was in Leavenworth and it was so much fun. We had barn dancing, service projects, a parade, water balloon fight, an auction, and a talent show. Makenna and I did a little skit for the talent show and it turned out really cute. It was great to be with Brett's family and I met a lot of people that were really nice and it was good to get to know them.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Pros and Cons

So there are definitely pros and cons of me not working during the summer time. The cons are that I do not get to teach sweet little kids every day that make me so happy. Also, sometimes I feel a little guilty as Brett is leaving for work and I am still laying in bed asleep. However, there are many pros to out wiegh these cons. For example, today I got to spend a great day at the beach with my mom, aunts, and sister. You can't beat laying in the sun while chatting with some of your best friends!

Aunt Cheryl, Lori, and my mom

Kimberly is just so cute, I couldn't help putting this picture up of her.

And my beautiful mom
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