Monday, December 31, 2012

Pinspiration Monday

It's been a few weeks since I did a Pinspiration Monday post, so I thought I would do a quick one tonight. I used a gift idea that I found on Pinterest to use for Levi's daycare mom's Christmas gift, or part of it. I like to give her some sort of treats, then we give a gift certificate along with it. So this was the original pin::

I could NOT find a jar anywhere I looked that was tall enough at the store, but thankfully I found something I could use at home::
I thought it was cute! :)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I know, I know...

I have been a horrible blogger lately!! We've been super busy with the holidays, and I've just been neglecting this poor little page. I haven't even shared our latest news on here yet!

Levi is happy to announce that he is going to be a big brother in June 2013! I am 16 weeks along expecting our second little one. We are very excited, and I have to admit a little nervous. We are going to have our hands full!! I've been taking belly pics like I did last time around starting at 13 weeks, so hopefully I'll get started on weekly updates again soon. Not much to report yet, I'm just starting to pop out a little this last week or two. We'll be finding out what the gender is when we have our 20 week ultrasound.

In other news, it is flipping cold around here lately. I've lived in Minnesota my whole life, and it's still hard to get used to every winter. I don't know if we've even broken into the 'teens this week, and the coming week doesn't look very promising either. All I can say is that I'm thankful to have a warm house to come home to and blankets to cuddle up under.

Nothing much planned for New Year's eve tomorrow night. Ok, change that to absolutely nothing planned. Guess that's what happens when you have kids! :) Wouldn't change a thing though. Maybe I can convince Paul to order a Pay-per-view movie and make ourselves some snacks or something after we put Levi to bed. The sad part is, we'll both be ready for bed by like 10:00. Yep, we're lame.

And, to end this post, here is a funny video of Levi head-banging to the tunes on his dump-truck (that he got as a gift from his day-care mom).

He's goofy one. :)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Finally some pictures!

Instead of doing Pinspiration Monday, I thought I would put some pictures up...finally! I have honestly been horrible at taking pictures lately, I don't know what my problem is. Probably because I am constantly trying to keep Levi entertained since he has been super whiney lately, and I don't necessarily need pictures of him throwing tantrums everyday! Aaaanyways, besides teething and the terrible two's setting in early, he is such a good boy (for everyone else at least) and so, so smart. He knows what he wants and won't quit until he gets it, or if I am somehow able to distract him.

Here are a few pictures from what we've been up to the past few weeks...

The first three pictures are from our Thanksgiving/Lefse Making with the Staples family. Every year we get together to make lefse and then have supper.
 My little cheeser.
 Levi with all of his cousins, and second cousin. L-R: Aaron, Madison, Ruth, Allie, Levi
The last week in November, Santa and a couple of his reindeer, Comet and Cupid, came to Hancock. Levi loooooved having a ride on the sleigh! He saw the reindeer and said 'neigh'. I guess the sort of look like horses.... :)
He was excited to pet one of them. Not the most flattering picture of the reindeer, but my photo ops were limited since there was a long line waiting.
Santa was not as popular as the reindeer. He was fine with him until I put him on his lap, then he was not impressed!
While I was doing something upstairs, Levi was looking at books in his room. I peeked in to check on him, then had to run and get my camera. He had a whole stack on the table and next to him. I love that I caught his expression here, despite the bad lighting.
 Future bookworm :)
 Jenell asked me to take a few pictures of her and Scott with the grandkids for their Christmas cards. They turned out really cute.

Other than the above, we've been staying busy with this and that and every other thing.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thank you

Levi was emptying out my tupperware cabinet last night, and he was telling me thank you as he handed me things. He is just so dang cute! When he's not being a stinker, that is... :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pinspiration Monday

I realize these Pinterest posts are all I've been posting lately. Hopefully that will change soon. We've had some busy Fridays/Weekends lately. I'm hoping to get an update post up soon. I'm sure everyone is missing the pictures of Levi. :) Step one is getting the pictures off of the camera....

Anyways, I have pinned a bunch of scrapbook pages the past week, so I thought I would make that the 'theme' today!

I love everything that Amy Tan creates. I love her style, and the colors she puts together. I might have to scraplift this one eventually...

I love this fall layout. The strips of patterned paper framing the photo, the embellishments, and the everything about it!

Susan Weinroth is another scrapbooker that I love! She is a photographer too, so I love looking at all of her great photos too!

Another great layout by Amy Tan.

I love the size of the photo in this layout.

The layering of the patterned paper on this one is fun!