Monday, April 20, 2009

long time no write

and this is why i dont do blogs....or journals. i love the idea..i get so excited...i think about stuff i could write all day and then i just give up. and then i come back every couple months to cram everything in. youll see this trend in every single journal i own and in my livejournal acct. its ridiculous.
soooo...we are leaving for california on wednesday. im so excited! very nervous to take kelton on a plane. i called the doctor today and she pretty much told me what i already knew. to nurse him while taking off and landing to allow his ears to pop, and if i want him to sleep, to give him a teaspoon of benadryl. which i honestly dont think ill need. well...i pray that i wont need it. hes so good and hardly ever cries...i dont know why im so worried. im scared his ears wont pop. my ears hardly ever pop and its so annoying. im sure he'll be fine. i called the airlines and asked about car seats and strollers. apparently they have storage on the plane just for that but its limited. if its too full when we get up to the gate they have to store it underneath and then we'll have to get it when we get our luggage. but neither item counts toward our luggage or carryons which is good. luggage costs $15 per bag. and then $25 for an additional bag. since kelton is not really considered a 'passenger', his bag is our 'extra' bag. so its $55 for each flight! sooo dumb. im hoping that we can get all of keltons stuff and bryans stuff in one bag. and then ill have a bag for my stuff. we shall see. why am i taking so much room talking about the freakin flight?? and luggage? whatev.
me and bryan are waiting to hear back on this house that we are wanting to rent. its so perfect. we love it! its like 30 seconds from where we are now. 3 bedroom ranch. everything, including the laundry room is upstairs. and then theres a huge unfinished basement where bryan can have his workshop and use it for storage and what not. theres a huge yard...a little back patio...a one car garage. its so so cute. and of course the best part is (seriously) is that it comes with a dishwasher. im not even have no idea the pain and agony we go thru without a stupid dishwasher. and it only $850 a month! which is sooo unheard of for westerville. so anyway...we faxed our application over a few days ago and we are just waiting to hear back. oh! and the landlords are christians! they are so nice! the guy used to be a framer just like bryan so they talked for awhile about stuff and then he started telling us of how he started his business and now they own all these condos and buildings and stuff. bryan was pretty impressed and i think it encouraged him to keep pushing toward his dream of owning his own construction business.
kelton is laughing so much lately...its so adorable. heres a video...

ahhhh...hes so adorable i wanna eat him! hes trying to crawl sooooooooo hard! he arches his back when hes on his belly so he just has his hands and his toes touching the ground and then he'll put his knees down for a second and then fall back down to his belly. he gets so frustrated...its so cute. my mom and joe were down this was fun...kelton was happy to see his grandma and papa joe. they took brady back with them. its so much stress right now with 2 dogs, a baby, living in an apartment. we just wanted to see what it was like to only have daisy (if i had it my would definitely be the other way around but theres no way bryan could ever part with his precious daisy..God forbid). it was hard letting him go and i do miss him a lot. we are giving it a 2 week trial run to see how it goes.

my working out is still going good. i try to do it about 5 times a week. i dont know how much weight ive lost cuz we dont own a scale but i can definitely tell a huge difference. im able to fit into stuff that i couldnt even fit into before i got pregnant. i still wanna lose more of my baby belly and just start toning my arms and legs now. im so proud of myself! i put on my bikini a couple weeks and i can actually say that i wont be uncomfortable wearing it in public. its not even been 2 whole months that ive been working out so i know in a couple more months ill be right where i wanna be. and then of course ill prolly get pregnant again :)

ok this is crazy long. i still have more to say but ill wait til my next blog...who knows when that will be.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

i suck at keeping up with this thing

oh man i dont know where to begin. im such a slacker. i always freakin do this. i start a journal and im really good about it for a bit and then i slack off. such is life.
kelton is 8 months old now. hes sitting on his own and hes really thinking about crawling. i can see it in his eyes. he scoots when hes on his belly and it frustrates him really bad that he cant get anywhere. ill sit a few feet away from him and try to get him to come to me and he'll really try and then hit his hands on the floor after a few minutes out of frustration. its really cute. hes laughing a lot more now i love it! hes really ticklish under his arms and he laughs hysterically when you tickle him. its so adorable! hes still sleeping REALLY well. we have now started putting him down around 730ish and he still sleeps til around 7 or 730 in the morning. we are SOO proud of him! hes perfection. hes nursing a lot less. we're giving him more and more jar food. i usually only nurse him in the morning, at nite, and usually once during the day. my milk supply is decreasing by the second. i STRUGGLE to get 3 oz during the day when i pump. and he usually eats around 6 oz. (with rice ceral of course).
so i booked our flights for california! we are going april 22nd thru the 28th...i am sooo excited! we really need this break. im really nervous about flying with kelton. i shouldnt be cuz hes so good but still i worry that i will be one of those moms with the screaming baby. ugh...dreadful. im praying that he'll sleep for most of it. im also scared that the time change is gonna screw with his sleeping time. 3 hour difference is a lot! we shall see. we got a really good deal on our tickets. we leave at 7 in the morning on wednesday and get to california a little before 11am. then we leave at 430 on sunday afternoon and get home at 130am. that part kind of sucks since we will both have to work the next day...but i think itll be worth it to get to spend the extra time with my sister. the tickets were 217 each. REALLY good price! i accidentally booked our flights a week after my scheduled vacation was. i was freaking out thinking that i would have to change our flight time which wouldve cost an additional $300. both of my bosses are in san antonio this week for training so i thought i wouldnt have a chance to get a hold of them. i sent them an email and my boss called me that nite and told me he had no idea why i was worrying so much and that they would work it out. HUGE blessing! seriously huge! my department is extremely anal about vacation time and we had to schedule our entire vacation time a YEAR in advance. thats how anal. but i prayed and God answered....amazing!
we have spent so much money in the last week its ridiculous. first our plane tickets, then we had to take our freakin dogs to get all their shots and get their license because our freaking horrible (!!!!) neighbors have had this ridiculous vendetta against us since we moved in for some unknown reason and they just look for reasons to piss us off. my dog got loose one day for like 7 seconds and he called animal control on us. animal control!! so we got this freakin citation against us and bryan has to go to court to prove that theyre licensed so we wont have to pay a fine. aldsnoeirwfjasdklflawelfknaweklfsadlkjfiafsw!~!!!!!!!!!!!!! makes me so mad. we gotta get out of here. 2 more months on our lease. we really wanna find a house to rent. im praying something comes thru for us. grrr... we shall see.
ok im gonna catch up more tomorrow. this is getting long

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My husband is a genius

Today Bryan had a day off cuz of the rain so he got to stay home with Kelton. the reason i love these days is 2 fold. i get to sleep in a little longer and dont have to take him to daycare. and 2. i love knowing that kelton is spending the whole day with his daddy. and i know bryan likes it too. so whenever he stays much as he likes spending time with kelton he feels like hes being a slacker if he doesnt do at least a little work. i clearly do not share this same thought process. anyway so today he took the initiative and decided he would build kelton a toybox. and here it is...

its perfect!! i freakin love it! such a craftsman, my husband. hes so excited about it too..its really cute. he keeps explaining exactly how he built it and what he had to do to carve around the corners and everything. i have no clue at all what hes talking about but i like listening to him when hes really proud of something. earlier on the phone i asked him what kind of wood he got to build the box and he told me pine. i was like oh ok...i have no clue why i asked you that by the way cuz i couldnt tell ya what pine even looks like. God bless my hubby
im reading Chelsea Handlers book "are you there vodka? its me, chelsea" seriously...i have never laughed so hard at a book....ever. funniest thing in the world. like..tears coming down my face. its awesome. i dont want it to end. shes my hero

Monday, March 9, 2009

Correct Prediction

i know the title got you all excited. it lured you in...what prediction? what will it be? it is in fact that kelton got his front two teeth. i know...i know. intense. hes been drooling like crazy and chewing on his fingers, and anything else he can find for that matter. they finally came in over the weekend. he looks really cute. ive been tryin to get a picture but his smile only lasts 2 seconds b4 i can get it. last nite we put him to bed after a long day and he woke up 30 minutes later screaming bloody murder. i felt so bad for him. poor thing was in so much pain. gave him so tylenol and a few minutes later he was out again. i had him sleep in bed with us (i know...i give in too easy..but come on he was hurtin).
yesterday we went to bryans cousins memorial service thing. they didnt have a funeral..they just had family and friends come over for a catered lunch. he was only 40 years old. i actually thought he was younger. i only met him a few times...he didnt talk too much so i didnt really know him. nor did bryan. they dont know the actual cause of autopsy was done. he had a lot of health problems. few years ago he battled testicular cancer. he had type 1 diabetes and struggled a lot with that. he also had hepatitis c. along with physical ailments...he had several mental issues, as well as a drug problem. its really sad...and im gonna start crying if i keep typing. his mom and sister struggled so much trying to help him during his life and to see them at the memorial service was so depressing. i hate those situations too...cuz i never know what to say. i feel so awkward and then i make it even more awkward by either A. not saying anything at all or B. saying something that later im like...why...WHY..did i say that? out of all things??! its really annoying. i always love seeing bryans family though. they all crack me up and we get along really well. his aunt patty makes me laugh so hard i pee.
heres a video of kelton playing soccer at bryans uncles house yesterday...

the rest of the weekend was fun too. john and jayme spent the night on saturday and we made breakfast in the morning. im freaking LOVING(!!!) this weather..its amazing! its crazy that just the change in weather can change everyones attitude...completely. im always in a much better mood and you can tell that everyone is just happier. plus we had daylight now its lighter later. which i LOVE!

ok...gonna watch a movie and go to bed

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Promotions and missing wallets

ok so the exercising is still goin strong. i took a break yesterday body was in a ridiculous amount of pain and because im sick. i woke up with no voice yesterday and slowly but surely i got it back but of course proceeded to sound like a man for the remainder of the day. still pretty scratchy today and very man-like but getting better. pretty congested too. i attempted to do my workout today but bryans freakin xbox (which is our dvd player) completely froze up and wouldnt turn back on again. i tried to continue the workout by memory but only lasted approximately 2 1/2 minutes. its amazing what billy blanks and his encouraging crew does for your workout. ah well. i shall begin again tomorrow. its prolly good that i take another break today anyway to rest.
keltons already passed out. went to bed at 7 tonite. lovely
so i got offered a promotion at work. its an assist position. basically would do the same thing im doing now except a majority of my calls would come from my coworkers for assistance with their banker calls. i dont know if the way i explained it made sense...whatever. anyway, would be more money and i would actually like my job for once but it would mean working full time. 930-6 everyday. right now i work 9-3. i asked if i could at least get off at 530 since keltons daycare closes at 6 and they said no. pretty incredulous that they cant negotiate 30 freakin minutes. and i talked my boss' ear off about it and he still wouldnt budge. i dont know. i keep going back and forth about it. yah the money would be great and i would gain my sanity back but getting off at 6?? i wouldnt be home until almost 7 after picking up kelton and then eat dinner and then put kelton to bed around 730, 745ish. only seeing my son for 45 minutes a day??! so me and bryan decided that im not gonna accept the position. its whats best for us and whats best for kelton. and im sure that God will provide something much better for me down the road. i know im making the right decision, but its still hard to pass up. grrrr....
since sunday bryan couldnt find his was so incredibly frustrating. and my id was also in it from when we went to dinner on our anniversary. so we were looking EVERYWHERE for it. praying that we would find it and freaking out. checking the bank account everyday to make sure noone had started using it. bryan was being so hard on himself and kept saying how he shouldnt be so careless and irresponsible. i was encouraging him telling him that it happens to everyone and to not be so hard on himself. this morning...i put on my coat and...low and behold...his wallet was in my pocket. turns out im the careless one. HA! at least we found it

Monday, March 2, 2009

Anniversary and Taebo

Soooo...our anniversary was perfect this weekend. It was just what we needed...some alone time and to just get away and love on each other. and Kelton did great at grandma and grandpas...they put him down at 8 and he slept til 630. I figured he might not sleep well since he was in a different environment but he did great! im sooo proud of him! i missed him like crazy though! we did have so much fun though. the dinner was fantastic..i got salmon and bry got steak. had some really good wine. and when we got back to our room...our bed was all made up with rose petals and we had a bottle of champagne and chocolates. then we had our massages...oh my gosh...just..oh my gosh. sooooo incredible! i felt really good about myself cuz when the guy was massaging my arms he was like...'do you work out?' why yes mr. masseur..i most certainly do. i did not however tell him that i had only been working out for one day. whatev. it made me feel good. THEN we ate the top of our wedding cake. delish. and then the rest of the night was spent doing other fun stuff :) The next morning we got served breakfast in bed...then showered and went to pick up our boy. it was grand. was round 2 of my taebo. im starting to get the hang of it. although i do make sure that the curtains are tightly closed so as not to put on a comedic show for my neighbors. because i assure you...i look ridiculous. i even made bryan go upstairs and play with kelton because i feel so weird doing it and im sure i look even weirder. i know i know...i gotta get over it. oh well. hes being super supportive and great about it. hes my hero. my arms....they feel like jello. jell...o. seriously. they hurt like a mother. this thing is kickin my ass....but i love it. i feel really good about myself. the taebo thing came with 3 dvds. ive only done the first one. the 3rd is for abs which i really need to do but i watched it the other day ( it was a movie) and it actually HURT to watch. its so intense. i was breathing heavy and everything. keep in mind i was in a sitting position the entire time not budging. oh scared of that one. ill try to get the first 2 down before i try that one.
ok im gonna feed my boy and put him to bed.

Saturday, February 28, 2009


SO...i started exercising. as of yesterday. i bought some taebo dvds off of ebay a couple weeks ago and just got it in the mail a couple days ago. it actually hurts to be typing right now. im so sore. but im so motivated. if nothing else gets in my shape, i at least just want my stomach to be back to normal. Kelton is 7 months old...i need to stop using the excuse.. 'i just had a baby'. jayme called me this morning and said that her and john went to the gym the other day and went on the olliptical and then the treadmill for an hour. she said when they got off she was like 'john..i..i...i cant feel my face!' and john was like 'my ears are all clogged and my legs feel like jello'. i was laughing so hard when she said she couldnt feel her face!! im still laughing as i type it. man we are all so out of shape its ridiculous. at least we're attempting to be proactive about it.

i am sitting here watching elmopalooza with kelton right now and hes sitting in his bumbo facing toward the tv and away from me. everytime i start laughing or say something to him he arches his back and tries to look at me. and then he finds me and he starts laughing. its really cute.

so the cable guy is supposed to be coming today to install our hd box or whatever and i have zero clue as to what time hes coming. i dont even wanna describe what i look like right now...its fairly i hope its not anytime soon that theyre coming. eh well. i should prolly take a shower. i most likely wont. actually wait i have to cuz me and bryan are going out tonite! TOMORROW IS OUR ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i seriously cannot believe its been a year already. it flew by. im so excited for tonite. we are taking kelton over to bryans parents around 2...going to lunch...then going to The Lofts hotel downtown. We reserved the 'romance package' where they give you a $50 gift card to a cameron mitchell restaurant, make your dinner reservations, and while youre out they cover your bed in rose petals and leave you with a bottle of champagne. AND they give you 2 massages in your room. im so excited! so we are going to the restaurant, 'M' at 630, then we have our massages at 9. its gonna be so much fun!

now that kelton is sleeping thru the nite...his parents should have it really easy. last nite we put him to bed around 8 and he slept til 730 this morning! hes so perfect i could spit. what movie is that from? its not the word perfect though. i think its 'im so excited i could just spit'. i think michelle would know.

sooo......jen texted me last nite and told me that Vrabel signed with the freakin redskins! im so mad...i almost started crying last nite! hes the only former ohio state player that was on the team and now hes gone! i was so close to buying his jersey last year...glad i didnt. anyway ok thats it...

im gonna attempt to make myself at least a little presentable.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I just remembered my dream from last nite! i dreamt that me and my mom (and someone else but i cant remember who) were in the mall searching for the perfect dress for a romantic evening for me. i dont think it was a nite for me and bryan. anyway we were in the store and the store was about to close. we had been looking for the perfect dress all day. and then in this particular store we found was $224. i kept telling my mom it was way too much to spend on a dress. it was sooooo gorgeous! i could describe to a T right now. it was bright red and it had one strap and then it had a sash of lace. its hard to explain but it was so pretty. anyway my mom told me to try it on. i did and it was great. my mom was like well you could always buy it and then wear it for the day that you need it and then take it back. and then she goes ....or....we could just take it. sooooo.....long story short we ended up stealing it. my mom pretty sure it was brenda kopp...stole the dress. they ended up running out of the store. i ran out with the manager who went out after my mom after the alarm went off. since those alarms go off all the time the store employee didnt know who to go after. i tried playing aloof and telling the manager that i had no idea what they were talking about as we were running after the perp. aka my mom. we ran and ran.....brenda kopp turned into my friend from work, tiffany. so my mom and tiffany ran and ran and finally they were off the hook.
weird dreams.... i hope i keep remembering them. this is fun


i dont understand why i cant figure this thing out. actually i havent really cared enough to spend time looking at it to figure out what i want to figure out. i really just wanna know how to get pictures from my phone on here. my stupid camera is still missing from new years. grrrr....still so mad about that. all of keltons first christmas is on that camera. at least we got all the same pictures and probably more from bryans parents since we had christmas morning over there. and im so glad that i thought to download all of the 500 some pictures that were already on there to my computer right before christmas. soon ill break down and just buy a new camera. although we just spent a ridiculous amount of money on a new flat screen tv so im thinkin the camera can wait just a lil longer.
i really should be reading instead of doing this. i wanna finish this harry potter book so bad. i have like 50 more pages. i have so many books to read im so behind. i have this thing where if a movie is out and theres also a book, i HAVE to read the book first and then watch the movie and not the other way around. SO...i have to finish all the harry potters...i have 2 more after this. i had to read marley and me. i bought confessions of a shopoholic and Hes just not that into you. and then i wanna read the one that the movie just came out with kate winslet and leonardo dicaprio...cant remember the name right now. jayme keeps telling me to read it. she always tells me to read something when she has just started it. telling me that its the best book and that i have to read it. yet she never ever finishes the book that she refers. it takes her like 7 years to finish a book no matter how good it is. hilarious. i dont get it.
ok im gonna forego reading the rest of the book and instead go join my husband up in bed. sounds like a better plan.
i can no longer recall what i wanted to write in this blog when i initially started it. eh well...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy 7 months Kelton!

Kelton is a whopping 7 months old today! He's soo big...its hard to imagine that he was a preemie. I look at all his preemie clothes and it doesn't even make sense to me that he once fit into those. That they were once BIG on him! So weird. I'm so proud of him...he's such a good baby and we are so blessed. We have started putting him to bed around 8 and he sleeps til 6. The other night he slept til 7! Then I nurse him and he usually goes back to sleep. He is so perfect. I think he's getting more teeth cuz hes drooling like crazy and is constantly sucking on his hands. He got his first 2 bottom teeth when he was 4 months. Hopefully since he already got his first 2...the next rounds wont be so bad for him. He's eating sooo much now. I started feeding him jar food as well as nurse cuz I just could NOT keep up with his needs, breast milk wise. With me working and him in daycare part of the day it's so hard to pump constantly. And lately my milk supply has been dropping so I can't get as much as I used to. Anyway..he'll eat a couple jars of food in one sitting. Sometimes 3. He's a beast. He loves bananas and pears and carrots and sweet potatoes. His fave is applesauce. I'm getting him all organic foods....not sure if Bryan and I will start the organic eating as well. I suppose we should. I don't know. I wanna research it more.

Tonite, we are having Bryans family over for dinner. I was all excited about it...but I REALLY don't feel like cleaning. Eh well. Oh! Bryan is doing the dishes..bless him!. That is seriously the most overwhelming part of this apartment. We have no dishwasher. It's the worst thing ever. Everytime I do the dishes I always seem to find at least 2 or 3 more dishes around the house that I missed and then I get overwhelmed again. It's a vicious cycle. Grrrrr...
Ok...I should start cleaning now....

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I know Michelle is happy now...and she can now stop telling me 17 times a day...dude, you gotta start a blog.... i did this for you shelby. I dont even know what to say actually. There are so many times a day that I will think oh that would be good to start a blog with, or man i really DO need to start a blog because i have so much stuff to write....AND i never started a journal for Kelton which I'm still really disappointed about. I wish I had my moms dedication to writing. I think about it constantly but am too lazy to actually sit down and start writing. So naturally one would think that typing is easier, but alas, Kelton is now 7 months old and I am just now starting this thing. Theres so much that I missed! He is now sitting up BY HIMSELF! I am so proud of him. He seriously took on this talent in like 2 days. All of a sudden he could just do it. He is so big now. I'm assuming hes about 17 pounds, maybe 18. Not sure. About 3 weeks ago we transitioned him from sleeping in our bed to sleeping in his own crib. Such a bittersweet thing. I bawled of course. Seeing him in there all alone...(we have a video monitor) was difficult. However I will say that I didn't realize how much I missed our king size bed with just me and bryan in it. I don't think I ever realized how much you could move around in that thing! It's amazing. And, because I know everyone was wondering, it has greatly improved our sex life... so yay for that!
I have no idea what else to write at this time. Oh! I do wanna start writing down my dreams because for some reason for like the last week I've remembered all my dreams...and vividly too. I NEVER remember my dreams so this has been pretty cool. Last nite wasnt a very fun one though. I had a dream I got a D.U.I. Very weird. It was weird in the dream too the process that they took to see if i was drunk. I had had one glass of wine 2 hours before. And then I got pulled over and they tested both me and bryan even though bryan wasnt driving. They then took us on the ride..Its a small world after all. i dont know. but then they (and by they i mean 6 guys in security outfits, yes 6, im not sure why there were that many) made us blow. bryan blew a .45 and i blew a 1.14. See? i remember my dreams SOOOO clearly! anyway the security guy told me that i was fine and to go. i went over to bryan and was like bry the guy screwed up...he thinks im below the limit! lets get out of here! so we started running out the door and the guy was like oh wait julie! you actually are over the limit so we have to arrest you. and that was the end of the dream! weird...
The nite before i dreamt that I went to a broadway show with Barack and Michelle Obama. In the middle of the show one of the actors flicked off Barack and Michelle started crying on my shoulder.
THEN, the nite before that i dreamt that me and michelle lived together and she was babysitting for the twins, zach and cody, from the disney show, "Suite Life". and Saylor was a girl with long blonde hair. Michelle kept asking me if I owned linen sweatpants. I told her no and she told me that i had to get a pair and once i do i wont wanna wear anything else. then she left the apartment and left me with Saylor, the girl and zach and cody.
So there ya have it. Man....Ive been so bored and lazy all day. I feel kinda bad cuz i havent been playing with kelton much. Bryans mom watched him while i was at work, then i got home and put him in his jumper, then he took a nap, and now hes watching baby einstein. ive been waiting for bryan to get home from work. i told myself i would start a blog and then by the time i was done he would probably be home. not the case. eh well. ill end this thing anyway,its getting long.