And I wont lie. I think he may have been the real thing :) He was an awesome Santa. Real beard, real hair, real glasses, real belly. Oh man it was magical. I think I was even more excited than Lyla.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008
It's been such a long time since I posted. And so much has happened. I don't know where to begin, and it stresses me out! I know you all know where I am coming from.
Posted by Julia at 8:03 PM
Monday, November 10, 2008
Well at least our little Lylabug can! Today Josh and I took Lyla for her first ever swim. We went to a parent/tot swim on the base. She got to wear her cute bathing suit I bought her back in the summer, and she totally rocked it.
Posted by Julia at 3:53 PM
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
So this post is way overdue (Halloween was like a whole 5 days ago!) but I wanted to post a few pictures of Lyla in her costume. She was a ladybug, which is totally appropriate because that's what Daddy calls her. This one is compliments of Helene (mon ami extraordinaire). She a wonderful photographer and did an awesome job with Lyla. There are more pictures from the shoot on my facebook. Here's the link to it. I don't know how to make it so you can click and go to it. I am so not computer savvy. And I am lazy and care not to learn.
Posted by Julia at 2:02 PM
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I told you all that Lyla showed no signs of rolling over... Wrong-o. She accomplished this awesome task on Sunday, rolling from her back to her front. My sister, mum and I got to witness. It was so amazing...and then I shed a little tear because she's growing up so fast. Gosh I love this little girl. Here's a picture of Lyla after she rolled. I think she's like..."so what now?"
Posted by Julia at 6:30 PM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I can't believe it was July 22nd, 3 months from today, that Lyla joined our little family (in a less-than-ladylike way). I feel like it was yesterday, and at the same time it's like she's always been here. I just wanted to post a little list of what my baby genius can do (I just think she's so talented!) I am going to print this right off and put it in her baby book, so I don't have to do it twice. Oh, so smart.
Posted by Julia at 2:39 PM
Monday, October 20, 2008
To celebrate, we went to OPA in the city on Saturday for lunch and then got a hotel room for the night. The best part was that we were asleep by 10 pm. We are soooo old. My parents took Lyla for the night, so we thought we'd take advantage of the sleep time (yea, she does sleep thru the night, usually 11-8, but you know, it's not the same as getting away!)
I have a few pictures from our day, but I don't know how to crop and edit, so I'll just post one for now.
Also, Beckey was asking where I was for the past little bit. I went to New Brunswick this past week to show Lyla to her family on my Mum's side. It was nice to get up there, even if Josh couldn't come, but I was glad we went before winter comes. I have some pictures of that too, but I'll put them on facebook.
On Sunday on our way home from the city we went to Stake Conference in Kentville. Afterwards we got some family pictures outside. Too bad it wasn't nice and warm out, we only had time to take a few. Oh wearing a bow, but Josh hid it on us before pictures. Jerk! Lyla's over 12 lbs now, and is about 23 inches long. She can babble like no one's business and giggles (only when Josh isn't around!). She is doing well holding her head up, and before I mentioned that she was going to see a specialist about working on her neck muscles, but I don't think we'll need to once she is assessed (which she hasn't been yet...sigh). Like I said, she still sleeps thru the night, usually 8-9 hours at a time, with 2 naps during the day. She's just so good and I love her to death. I know I am bragging, but I am just so proud of her all the time.
I guess that's all that's going on here. This week I am going to be working on her Hallowe'en Costume. It's a surprise, and I am sewing it, so I hope it actually works out. We're going to be coming to the city for the festivities, so get your kiddies dressed up and come on out with us!
Posted by Julia at 2:25 PM
Monday, October 6, 2008
So, as you all know, we went apple picking this saturday. It was so much fun. I was so thrilled to see a bunch of you, my halifax friends. It reminded me that I missed living near you all. Only 9 months until we're out of the valley tho :)
Posted by Julia at 10:21 AM
Friday, October 3, 2008
Here are the final details for tomorrow.
It's supposed to be sunny with clouds, 13 degrees.
We're meeting at Noggin's Farm at 12 noon. To get there go on the 101 to exit 11 (Greenwich, Port Williams, Canning). Turn left at the stoplights. They are the first farm on the right. It should take you around 40 minutes to get there (says Josh, I know nothing about timing).
The cost is 8 dollar per adult (12 and over), 6 dollars per child (3-11), and free for kiddies younger than that. This cost covers admission to the corn maze, the wagon ride to the apple orchard, and the barnyard funzone (tunnel slides, tire mountain, hay horses, corn and sand box). The apples are 10 bucks per bag (each bag is about 20lbs). You can also pick your own pumpkins, squash and herbs. I don't know those prices. Sorry.
I think that's all I have to say.
Hope you can make it. We're going rain or shine (unless it's like super super raining and gross). If we don't end up going, we'll post it on here. Or you can reach us on our cell phones 209-2292, or 880-9029.
Posted by Julia at 12:30 PM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Check out the bow I made for Lyla yesterday....(for some reason the picture loaded sideways...not sure why/how that happened)Look a little larger than the ones I started with eh? And I love it.
Posted by Julia at 1:47 PM
Monday, September 29, 2008
So apple picking. I am pretty excited about it. Some of you can come, some of you can't. It's all good. For those of you who are coming, here are the details.
We'll meet at noon at the farm, in the parking lot (I assume they have a parking lot!). Then, from there we can make a plan. The corn maze will be open (it's 8 bucks per adult, and I think like 5 bucks for kids over 2...you can find that stuff out on their website that I posted before), as well as the apple picking stuff (where they have 52 types of apples). I suppose at some point my big butt will want to eat, but I could always just grab an apple. It's perfect.
Oh, and just to clarify, anyone reading this is totally welcome to come. Bring your friends, your children, maybe even your neighbours pets. It will be awesome.
So that's all. Please msg me so we know if we're to expect you. We don't want to get in there and leave someone behind.
I am so excited.
Posted by Julia at 9:28 AM
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Ok, so it's that time of year. I found the place (thanks to the Calder's). Check out their site and let me know if you're in. Saturday, October 4th, I'm thinking.
So you talk it over and let me know if you're in. I will check with Josh...not that I care what he says, I am going. Such a grinch he is :)
Posted by Julia at 9:31 AM
Monday, September 22, 2008
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Friday, September 19, 2008
Yup, that's right. Another 2 full night's sleep. Last night was awesome, with a snooze from 10 pm until 8 am. Holy cow. I wish I could have enjoyed it all, but I was up with a nasty cold both nights. I was so scared that I was going to wake Lyla with my coughing that I would get up and go to another room if I felt it coming on. Haha. Lame, I know. Anyways, I am hoping my cold doesn't get to Josh and Lyla, fingers crossed. I hope you all are dodging the fall "back to school" virus.
Posted by Julia at 5:08 PM
Monday, September 15, 2008
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Thursday, September 11, 2008
So, it's been pretty interesting living here in the valley. I have found that the hardest thing is not having my friends around to hang out with. There are a few people my age that go to the Greenwood branch, but none of them live very close.
Posted by Julia at 3:57 PM
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
So we got to come home this past weekend for Lyla's blessing and did tons of fun things. I don't have time right now to write about it all, but I wanted to post a picture of Lyla on her big day.Thanks Jake R. for taking pictures. You are almost a superhero :) Also, thanks to all of our friends for hanging out with us while we were in town. We miss you tons.
Posted by Julia at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
So the other day when we were bored we decided to hike it on up to the Greenwood Mall (20 min drive). When we got there I discovered that it wasn't quite as bad as I thought it would be. There is a candy store, and a Bluenotes and a Suzy Shier. Not too bad. Nothing like the city (which I miss, even tho I never went shopping there). Anyways, we came upon one of those photo booths and Josh thought it would be fun. Here are the results of that. Sorry, it's smaller than I thought it would be.P.S It was fun. Poor Lyla didn't know what was going on. I just had to laugh at her expressions.
P.P.S We're coming to the city on Thursday evening. We're blessing Lyla on the 31st in Halifax and I am so excited.
P.P.P.S I have a video of Lyla talking and smiling, but it turned out really dark. Will post better one when I get it.
Posted by Julia at 10:28 AM
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
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Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I just wanted to post some thank you's to friends who have been really great to us, espcially lately since we're in the process of moving, and with new baby and all...sooo much going on. So here are some thank you's:
Posted by Julia at 2:42 PM
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
So, you know how everyone thinks that their baby is the cutest thing ever? Well I am totally one of those people. I am a total mum, and I love it. I can even find something to love about Lyla when she is crying (which doesn't happen often because Heavenly Father knew I couldn't handle it!)
Posted by Julia at 7:18 PM
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
She didn't think I looked too comfortable, but I totally was. Mmm, sleep.
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
P.S Josh graduated back in May from St. Mary's with a BSc. We finally got it framed and I wanted to post a picture of it because I am just so proud of him.
Posted by Julia at 8:26 AM
Monday, July 7, 2008
Well, it's 11 days until Baby B is scheduled to make her appearance into the world. It's about 4 days past when we thought she'd be here. And I am about 7 seconds away from going crazy!
No, honestly, it's not that bad. It's just that our doctor told us to expect an early arrival based on signs and stuff, so Josh and I have been hanging out patiently for the past almost 2 weeks, holding our breath for this so-called "early arrival". So far, nothing! I know she's going to come out when she's good and ready, and I am ok with that, but the fact that I know my body is ready for her like nowish...so annoying. Oh, and I don't care to hear about overdue babies at this point, why do people feel the need to share their stories about being 3 and 4 weeks late? I don't really want to think about that. Maybe selfish, but it intrudes on my finger crossing and positive thinking, so go away.
Aahhh, deep breath. Worst case, I'll be induced on the 25th. Even that's not too far away. Tragically, we're to move our stuff to the valley on the 26th, so that could be interesting. Maybe we could all cross our fingers for our "early arrival". Thanks.
(Yea, I am pretty sure this whole post is just rambling, and I think it's more for me than for you all to read and get bored. Haha. Sorry. Hopefully next post will be good news!)
Posted by Julia at 9:27 AM
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
This comes from Rhonda. Cute things to think about. Enjoy.
5 Things that make my stomach turn.....
1. when josh spits in the sink when brushing his teeth
2. pretty much all food from restaurants (tho I eat it anyways)
3. the smell of garbage (especially after I cut up fruit and put it in the bag)
5. the smell of broccoli and onions together
5 Things I Absolutely Love/Crave.....
1. cinnamon buns
2. double cheese burgers from McDonalds
3. sleeping for 3 hours or more at one time
4. when Baby rolls over
5. candy of all sorts
5 Things I worry about....
1. my water breaking in public (tho statistics show it’s not that common)
2. josh never being attracted to me like he was before I got pregnant
3. not knowing what to do with the baby when she cries
4. moving very shortly after baby comes. Stress!
5. not being able to breastfeed
5 Things I Am Excited About....
1. meeting Baby who I’ve known for a long time now, but not at all.
2. getting my body back to a somewhat pre-pregnant shape
3. introducing the baby as my very own daughter
4. getting to have a more comfortable sleep, with no jabs to the ribs or head buts to the cervix!
5. not taking all kinds of pills like I do now to regulate everything baby throws off wack.
5 Names that I love...
If You Don't Know What You Are Having What Do You Hope It Is....
We know it’s a girl, but I hope that she is healthy and beautiful inside and out.
Pregnant People I tag....
So lets say:
1. Sonja Nelson
2. Amber Richards
3. Melese Sorensen
4. Jaci Udy
Posted by Julia at 9:26 AM
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Can I just say that I love the sun? It makes me happy when I wake up and the sun is shining and even happier when I realize that I don’t have to go to work. It’s a wonderful life this homemaker stuff. I was totally made for it. Now, that may change when we throw a baby into the mix, but I don’t think it will.
Josh and I are quickly approaching d-day and getting quite excited about it. I am doing little things here and there to start the process like bouncing on my yoga ball, and thinking positive about the due date. I truly believe that Baby B is going to make her entrance before July 18th, but even if she doesn’t, it’s all good. I mean worse case senario, I go a week over and they induce me and she’s born on the 25th. That’s only 37 days away. I can totally handle that.
I can’t say I loved the whole pregnancy roller coaster, in fact, it may be a while before I want to do it again, but it’s all for the cause, and I am just so excited to be a mum. I’ve set up her temporary nursery (until we move to the valley) and I have her bag packed for the hospital. Mine isn’t done yet, but I did go out and get some things that I’ll need. Mum had a baby shower for me at the beginning of the month and it was nice to see people I hadn’t in a while. We all just relaxed on the deck and enjoyed some yummy food that mum prepared (shown here!)I want to send a big thank you out to Ashley Q for coming with me. She’d already been to the shower the Melese threw, but I asked her to come and I just love her. And of course, thanks again to you Mum, you're awesome.
Tonight Josh’s mom is having a little get together for me as well. It should be fun, I mean food will be involved, so I can’t see it not going well. I just love food. It’ll be sad when the baby gets here and I have to start watching how much I eat. If I had to pick out something I like about being pregnant, it’s that I just eat what I want and don’t care. Mmm.
That brings me to my next topic. Marshmallows. Ok, so I love roasted marshmallows over the campfire. I could eat a million, get sick, and then eat a million more. Usually the craving for these is in the back of my mind (since I never go camping, it’s not like I have lots of opportunity to satisfy myself). However, the other day Jake Richards mentioned that they went camping and had marshmallows and since then, I just can’t stop thinking about them. So I got this idea (and I am sure everyone else already thought of this but I am super not smart sometimes and it takes me a while) to turn on a burner on the stove and use my fondue sticks to roast some yummies. And I did it, and it worked. It was the best day ever. Now I do it everyday after lunch. I try and limit myself to 4, so hopefully that’s not too out of hand! Seriously tho, it’s awesome and I am in love.
Oh, two more little things. Some people wanted me to take a picture of the rag quilt I made, so here it is. I have to say, I am quite impressed on how it turned out and I have been really enjoying sewing other things (burp clothes, bibs, hemming pants etc). I wish I would have gotten into this sooner. Last thing. I love opening the windows when it’s sunny out. It’s so refreshing. However, one of the windows doesn’t have a screen and so a hornet got in and I had to catch him before he caught me. (does anyone remember my post about a wasp last year? I caught it and then put a chair on the container so he couldn’t get out?) Well this was a similar fiasco but the bug was on the window so I had to get creative again. This is what I came up with.In case you can’t really see it, I took a plastic container and stuck it to the window with packing tape. It worked, and so I am happy with that. Now if I could just get Josh to dispose of the exoskeletonish thing that remains, that would be awesome.
Please help, if you can. Ok, so heartburn...um, it pretty much kicks my butt. I am up every hour at night taking tums like they're candy and all day I sit and think about ways to ignore the burning sensation in the back of my throat. Does anyone have any remedies that they use (non-medical)? Dr. Robinson said she'd give me a perscription for something, but I am really just trying to wait it out, only a few more weeks left, right? So yea, let me know if you have any ideas. Thanks!
Posted by Julia at 1:24 PM
Monday, June 9, 2008
Just a note that our computer is down, and I am not sure when we'll be getting it back. Hopefully by the end of the week. So if you've written me on facebook or anything, I promise I am not ignoring you, I just have limited access to the internet :(
Hope to talk soon.
P.S Kelly and Rob's baby is super cute. Her name is Ruby June. Check out their blog for pictures and more info.
Posted by Julia at 11:25 AM
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
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