Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Sorry for the lack of blogging lately. There is so much happening in our household. It’s been fabulous.

First off, Miss Audrey turned 3 months on October 12th. I’m WAY behind on blogging about that one so I’m going to skip it and blog about 4 months (in a couple of weeks). Things that have been happening. She is staying awake longer and is such a happy baby (most of the time) but I was started to get worried. She has been struggling with holding her head up on her own. When I try to give her tummy time she just cries. She doesn’t like it OR she is just lazy and doesn’t do a thing. So I decided to google it. (Is that what everyone does??? Please tell me yes!) Well most babies should be able to hold their heads up by 3 months. I did read that pre-term babies can be a few weeks to a month behind. Well, good news is that Miss A has really started to hold her head up on her own this week! It’s so cute to watch too. She is trying so hard. :) She is cooing like crazy and really really loves her daddy. I do have a bunch of iPhone pictures to share but not at this time.

Secondly, I got a teaching job! I feel like it is such a blessing. Meant to be. Perfect. I was able to stay home with my sweet baby girl during those first crucial months. Teaching was something on my mind and heart constantly and I was so eager to get back into the classroom. This opportunity came about (really long and odd story) but I’m going to be teaching 4th grade. I will only have 13 students (be jealous) because the school is super small and in a small rural town. (love it!) I haven’t decided if I will continue to blog about teaching stuff on my personal blog or start a new blog. I think two blogs would be quite a bit to keep up with so I might just stick with blogging about it on here. Sorry for you readers that are not teachers. :)

Third, my amazing husband has been switched from evening shift (2-10 pm) to day shift (6-2am) and it’s been great. He loves it. I love it. Our evenings together as a family are so much nicer and smoother. No stress. This couldn’t have happened at a more perfect time with me getting a job and all. Also, my husband turned 34 on Friday the 21st. I got him a new pair of tennis shoes that he has been wanting (those Nike shoes that simulate bare foot running). I also surprised him at our friends bon fire with a brand new four wheeler. He SO deserves it and has been wanting one for a while (since he sold his other one).

Finally, for Halloween/Fall we decided to visit the pumpkin patch. We will not have Tryp for Halloween so we wanted to do something fun with him. We visited a local place called Farmland Adventures where they had corn mazes, petting zoo, pony rides, and a huge pumpkin patch. I took pictures but my son refused to look at the camera. He was a very busy little guy. Here are a few:

Daddy&AudreyMy amazing guy and our little princess and Tryp’s pumpkin!

TrypMy sweet baby boy who wouldn’t look at the camera. I should have bribed him with something so I could get some good shots.

GraceMy best friend’s little girl, Grace. {Who WOULD look at the camera.}

PumpkinPatchA good look at Farmland Adventures. The kids were running towards the pumpkin patch. :)

 

I know that I’m going to be pretty busy (with a job and family and all) but I have lots of other cute things to blog about! Happy Fall y’all! (The cooler temps are nice)

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Sorry for the lack of blogging lately. There is so much happening in our household. It’s been fabulous.

First off, Miss Audrey turned 3 months on October 12th. I’m WAY behind on blogging about that one so I’m going to skip it and blog about 4 months (in a couple of weeks). Things that have been happening. She is staying awake longer and is such a happy baby (most of the time) but I was started to get worried. She has been struggling with holding her head up on her own. When I try to give her tummy time she just cries. She doesn’t like it OR she is just lazy and doesn’t do a thing. So I decided to google it. (Is that what everyone does??? Please tell me yes!) Well most babies should be able to hold their heads up by 3 months. I did read that pre-term babies can be a few weeks to a month behind. Well, good news is that Miss A has really started to hold her head up on her own this week! It’s so cute to watch too. She is trying so hard. :) She is cooing like crazy and really really loves her daddy. I do have a bunch of iPhone pictures to share but not at this time.

Secondly, I got a teaching job! I feel like it is such a blessing. Meant to be. Perfect. I was able to stay home with my sweet baby girl during those first crucial months. Teaching was something on my mind and heart constantly and I was so eager to get back into the classroom. This opportunity came about (really long and odd story) but I’m going to be teaching 4th grade. I will only have 13 students (be jealous) because the school is super small and in a small rural town. (love it!) I haven’t decided if I will continue to blog about teaching stuff on my personal blog or start a new blog. I think two blogs would be quite a bit to keep up with so I might just stick with blogging about it on here. Sorry for you readers that are not teachers. :)

Third, my amazing husband has been switched from evening shift (2-10 pm) to day shift (6-2am) and it’s been great. He loves it. I love it. Our evenings together as a family are so much nicer and smoother. No stress. This couldn’t have happened at a more perfect time with me getting a job and all. Also, my husband turned 34 on Friday the 21st. I got him a new pair of tennis shoes that he has been wanting (those Nike shoes that simulate bare foot running). I also surprised him at our friends bon fire with a brand new four wheeler. He SO deserves it and has been wanting one for a while (since he sold his other one).

Finally, for Halloween/Fall we decided to visit the pumpkin patch. We will not have Tryp for Halloween so we wanted to do something fun with him. We visited a local place called Farmland Adventures where they had corn mazes, petting zoo, pony rides, and a huge pumpkin patch. I took pictures but my son refused to look at the camera. He was a very busy little guy. Here are a few:

Daddy&AudreyMy amazing guy and our little princess and Tryp’s pumpkin!

TrypMy sweet baby boy who wouldn’t look at the camera. I should have bribed him with something so I could get some good shots.

GraceMy best friend’s little girl, Grace. {Who WOULD look at the camera.}

PumpkinPatchA good look at Farmland Adventures. The kids were running towards the pumpkin patch. :)

 

I know that I’m going to be pretty busy (with a job and family and all) but I have lots of other cute things to blog about! Happy Fall y’all! (The cooler temps are nice)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Quick Update

I just wanted to do a quick update and make a list of things that I am going to blog about real soon. Like this week. :o)

1. Audrey turning 3 months old!

2. Pumpkin Patch!

3. Winning some giveaways!

5. Awesome news!

Stay tuned this week for some new posts about the fun things going on in the Brockmeyer household!

{My husband turns 34 on Friday…been busy planning fun surprises for him! I love him so!}

Quick Update

I just wanted to do a quick update and make a list of things that I am going to blog about real soon. Like this week. :o)

1. Audrey turning 3 months old!

2. Pumpkin Patch!

3. Winning some giveaways!

5. Awesome news!

Stay tuned this week for some new posts about the fun things going on in the Brockmeyer household!

{My husband turns 34 on Friday…been busy planning fun surprises for him! I love him so!}

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Creative Apple Giveaway (for you teachers)

A very awesome fourth grade blog is having a giveaway!

The Creative Apple

The Creative Apple

She has two packets that she created that go perfect with the fall season that are math related! Click on her button above to go sign up for the giveaway!

The winner will be announced on October 11th so hurry up!

The Creative Apple Giveaway (for you teachers)

A very awesome fourth grade blog is having a giveaway!

The Creative Apple

The Creative Apple

She has two packets that she created that go perfect with the fall season that are math related! Click on her button above to go sign up for the giveaway!

The winner will be announced on October 11th so hurry up!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Today my husband and I have been married one year. 365 days. It is amazing how time flies! I am so blessed to have him in my life and have him as my husband. He truly is my best friend. There is a song by Blake Shelton called God Gave Me You. I had heard of it but never really listen to the radio that much so I hadn’t been listening to the lyrics. It came on the radio the other day (I just so happened to have it on) and I listened to the words…

 

I’ve been a walking heartache
I’ve made a mess of me
The person that I’ve been lately
Ain’t who I wanna be
But you stay here right beside me
Watch as the storm goes through
And I need you

[Chorus]
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you


There’s more here than what were seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You’ll always be love’s great martyr
Ill be the flattered fool
And I need you

[Chorus]
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo


[Chorus]
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you, gave me you

This probably seems completely corny but I really do feel that way. Hank is such an amazing person. He is the funniest, sweetest, most patient man (and person) I know. I am absolutely head over heels in love with him and could not imagine my days without him. I love you Hank!

Happy Anniversary

Today my husband and I have been married one year. 365 days. It is amazing how time flies! I am so blessed to have him in my life and have him as my husband. He truly is my best friend. There is a song by Blake Shelton called God Gave Me You. I had heard of it but never really listen to the radio that much so I hadn’t been listening to the lyrics. It came on the radio the other day (I just so happened to have it on) and I listened to the words…

 

I’ve been a walking heartache
I’ve made a mess of me
The person that I’ve been lately
Ain’t who I wanna be
But you stay here right beside me
Watch as the storm goes through
And I need you

[Chorus]
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you


There’s more here than what were seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You’ll always be love’s great martyr
Ill be the flattered fool
And I need you

[Chorus]
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo


[Chorus]
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you, gave me you

This probably seems completely corny but I really do feel that way. Hank is such an amazing person. He is the funniest, sweetest, most patient man (and person) I know. I am absolutely head over heels in love with him and could not imagine my days without him. I love you Hank!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Meal Planning

Hank and I decided a while back that grocery shopping would be so much easier if we planned our meals and what we needed before we went to the store. I’m sure you all have done it but try not to go to the grocery store hungry. You buy tons of JUNK. So I’m going to add my October Menu Calendar so you can see what we are eating. I’m also going to share the links for the recipes as well. image

Monday we had a fabulous dinner! Hubs grilled some chicken with butter and lemon juice (yum!) The side (something new) was the Southwestern Black Bean Salad. Delish!

Yesterday we tried something new again and had Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes. It was really good.

Today I had salad for lunch with left over grilled chicken from Monday night on top. Yummy! Hank and I started counting calories and we have both lost 6 pounds in a week. I know that is considered unhealthy weight loss but we have both been eating good food and watching how much we consume. No exercise at this point yet.

Tonight is something simple, grilled pork chops with left overs and probably just a can of green beans.

Tomorrow we are having Grilled Chicken Sandwiches.

Sunday we are having Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos.

Monday we will have  BBQ Chicken Stuffed Potatoes

and Tuesday we will have Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells.

That’s all I have planned for so far. I’m still looking for new recipes

Meal Planning

Hank and I decided a while back that grocery shopping would be so much easier if we planned our meals and what we needed before we went to the store. I’m sure you all have done it but try not to go to the grocery store hungry. You buy tons of JUNK. So I’m going to add my October Menu Calendar so you can see what we are eating. I’m also going to share the links for the recipes as well. image

Monday we had a fabulous dinner! Hubs grilled some chicken with butter and lemon juice (yum!) The side (something new) was the Southwestern Black Bean Salad. Delish!

Yesterday we tried something new again and had Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes. It was really good.

Today I had salad for lunch with left over grilled chicken from Monday night on top. Yummy! Hank and I started counting calories and we have both lost 6 pounds in a week. I know that is considered unhealthy weight loss but we have both been eating good food and watching how much we consume. No exercise at this point yet.

Tonight is something simple, grilled pork chops with left overs and probably just a can of green beans.

Tomorrow we are having Grilled Chicken Sandwiches.

Sunday we are having Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos.

Monday we will have  BBQ Chicken Stuffed Potatoes

and Tuesday we will have Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells.

That’s all I have planned for so far. I’m still looking for new recipes