Monday, March 29, 2010

My New Find


I found a new website that I'm in love with. Maybe it's not new to everyone else, but new to me. You know how I love thrifting, especially at Goodwill? The majority of things in my house come from Goodwill. Except I always feel like I need to shower when I get out of there from all the sifting! Well now I can thrift from the comfort of my own computer! It's like ebay for goodwill! Isn't that great?!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

NEWS!



You may have noticed I've been looking a bit pudgy in the last few months of pictures. Or you may have noticed that I've been absent from the blogging world for the last few months. Or maybe no one noticed anything, but....we are expecting baby Hunt #3! I am 3 months pregnant and due in September. I heard the baby's heart beat yesterday and will be having my official ultrasound in 4 weeks. So I will update you all as to what I am having then! We are excited to welcome this baby into our family and can't wait to meet it!

Princess Cereal

Abbi has recently discovered Pink Sprinkles and thinks they make everything taste Princess flavored! She had three bowls of frosted mini wheats with pink sprinkles on them. She is a picky eater, so whatever works. I'm happy to dump sugar on broccoli any day if she'll eat it!



Sweetest Valentine Ever!

So, Paul will probably be embarrassed by this post, but I'm going to do it anyway. He got me an original painting by my favorite children's author/illustrator, Leslie Patricelli. If you haven't seen her books before you can check them out here. They are so adorable. The picture below is the one he got for me. I think the kids look like my kids and it is just so sweet! He had Leslie write "To Abbi & Jack" on the mat and she even sent us a signed copy of her new book with an adorable sketch of all the characters in the front. I couldn't believe it! I just thought it was the most thoughtful gift ever! Thanks Paul. I love you!

DISNEYLAND!

I know, it seems like I just blogged about a Disneyland trip, but that was 3 months ago I promise! We decided to head down to DL because our passes expire in April, so this was our last trip for a while. Bitter Sweet!
We had breakfast with Mickey and Friends. Good food, good friends! It was worth it. Abbi got to dance with Minnie and play with Pluto. She was in Heaven! Jack liked to look at the Characters, but was not interested in interacting.

Abbi and Me sharing a rootbear float while watching Billy Hill and the Hillbillies
Billy Hill and his brothers Billy, Billy and Billy. Our favorite act at DL. Never gets old!


Abbi surfing with Minnie

Abbi had NO IDEA who Stitch was, but was kind enough to let him sit by her for a picture.

"Get this Scary Ugly creature from a flop of a Disney movie away from me please Mommy!"

I guess Abbi really loves Pluto. She was more excited to see him than any of the princesses! I couldn't believe it!


We told Abbi to go dance with Pluto. She took that quite literally. She ran up onto the stage and started dancing right along with him. It was so funny.
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Teacups! I'm not choking him, just trying to force a smile!

Abbi held on tight to Cinderella to make sure she wasn't too scared.

Abbi and Me on Dumbo

My Sweet Sleepy Boy and Handsome Hubby

Still tired, he never did get a nap that day

Dancing at the Parade. She made a new friend there too and they held hands and danced together the whole time. Oh to be 3 again!





The new princess, Tiana from Princess and the Frog. By far the best princess I've ever seen at DL. and I've seen them all! She sings, she dances, she sounds like Tiana! She sang all the songs from the movie. She was awesome!

He finally got a nap the second day. Our kids were definitely worn out by the end of the trip. But we had a blast and will miss Disneyland! Our kids traveled so well in the car it makes me want to drive cross country with them! Almost. I was so proud of them!

More Random Pictures!

Sorry, some more random pictures to help me get caught up!

Abbi got a new "princess" bed and her own room! It's so adorable, even Jack loves to sleep in it and read books in it!

It is officially Girl Scout Cookie season!

Bath Tub Buddies

We found some new friends at the park. He's such a ladies' Man!


Free Short Stack Day at IHOP! What a mess!


My Bathing Beauty and her new Towel Trick

Abbi started Preschool in January and absolutely LOVES it! I picked her up early the other day to go to the Dr. and she cried for an hour because she didn't want to leave! It's only 2 hours/day for 2 days/week. Just enough to keep her entertained and just short enough so I don't miss her too much. She is learning so much! She knows her right from her left and how to spell her name in Sign Language. She came home appalled the other day because the school didn't have paint brushes that day and she had to use her fingers!!!! Horrible for any 3 year old I know!
She is still my dress-up queen though and goes through at least 3 princess outfits a day.


She's even got little bro playing dress up too! Here is Jack as Buzz Lightyear.


And Super-Hero Jammie Jack!


Biggest fake cheezy smile you'll ever see!

He took his (wet) diaper off the other day and put it on his head. GROSS! One of his new favorite hobbies: being naked! (don't worry I Lysoled his head-JK)
Trying to put his diaper back on

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Way Behind, So Here's Some Randomness...


So I haven't even finished blogging about our trip back east for Christmas. Here's some random pictures and their explanations:





For some reason it's a tradition that my family sends out a Christmas Card picture with us at Famous Dave's BBQ in front of the Pig. Don't know why, but we did it one year and it just stuck! This is our "silly" picture. Obviously I am the silliest!


Mom and Jeremy


Daddy & Abbi


Grandpa & Uncle Devin


So there is a story behind our "matching" sweaters. I got a gift card for Christmas and bought the sweater I am wearing. But when I picked it out I asked my sibblings if it looked like something mom would wear. Not that my mom doesn't have great style, but no one wants to dress like their mom right? They assured me it didn't look like a Mom sweater. The next day we walk into the kitchen wearing nearly identical sweaters, but different colors! haha. I guess I am turning into my mom...don't we all eventually. Good thing I've got a great Mom! We do look great though don't we?

Gramps


Uncy Devin


Abbi & Mommy & Cornbread


My handsome baby boy Jackson

Wrestle Mania!
We were able to hit one of my brother Devin's wrestling tournaments after Christmas this year. I've never seen him wrestle in High School, so this was fun for me. And for once, I got to explain a sport to my husband...that was definitely a first! Devin did very well and won every single one of the 4 matches he wrestled that day! I'll take credit for that! I'm sure me just being there, gave him confidence right? So he took 1st in Regionals and 7th in State this year. Which is really good. Congrats Devin! And in May, I get to go see him graduate from high school! I can't believe it. I remember the day he was born! I really do!

You Won't See This on the West Coast!
We encountered this "Amish Crossing" sign in Maryland on our way to my brother's wrestling tournament. Not something we see every day in CA.


Hubby Love/Embarassment
So I just LOVE embarassing this guy. Mostly by doing things like kissing him in public. He hates it, but he's so much fun to embarass that it's really his own fault! Sorry babe! Here we are in line for Sherlock Holmes, which was awesome...jee it's already out of theaters, I am way behind!


Hooked on Rook!
Paul's family loves Rook and they got me hooked on the game before Paul and I were even married. This year I decided to bring my Rook cards home for the holidays and I got my brothers and sister hooked. We stayed up all night having Rook tournaments. This was serious stuff, not just fun and games! This is Jeremy trying to stay up past midnight to play with us.

Sister Love!
Sisters in our Sunday Best! Just like the old days!
Beautiful Allison...isn't she gorgeous!? Almost 15. I can't believe it!

Ode to Sparticus!
This is Sparky the family dog. Isn't he ugly, but cute at the same time? He is the strangest, sweetest dog I've ever seen. I'm pretty sure he thinks he's human. I think he felt a little threatened by my kids. But they just love him. If I was ever to get a dog, I'd want one just like Sparky!