Friday, October 14, 2011

Engagements and Nursing school!!

So I have been M.I.A. because I just got engaged! WOOHOO! the lucky man(actually I'm a lucky girl) Is my best friend of 10 years. We dated for 4 of those 10 and took a "healthy" break. I think it was necessary to do and it ended up for the better. We both are a tad bit more mature. I've been crazy busy with the wedding planning because we are having it in January 2012 in Hawaii (no! I'm not pregnant)!! We don't need a long engagement...there's nothing wrong with that. But we do want to have more kids right away...Just after the wedding.

On top of it all...I GOT ACCEPTED to nursing school (which starts in JANUARY)!! Luckily I will be back from the wedding BUT we decided to postpone our Honeymoon until our 1 year anniversary.

I'm ecstatic!! The saying "when it rains it pours" has taken on a whole new POSITIVE meaning for me.

Check out this ring...He did a good job:)

p.s. Don't mind the yellow-ish looking skin...Im not sick. I'm just under flourescent lights! YuCk!

Friday, September 16, 2011

A Road trip and Some Ohana!

Zoie and I took a roadtrip up to Santa Barbara to visit our "hawaii" friends. Since we were in the area, another friend that I met at Duke's Waikiki came up for the day as well. We had so much fun watching our girls play. The weather was super HUMID and hot which brought back memories of the islands.

3 little monkeys

Jess & Cooper with Zoie and I

Brenna & Zailia

Z & Z

Bathtime (Cooper wasn't to happy about the girls in her bath so she showered after)

Love <3


Pirates Booty..YUM!

Lounging in the Swimming hole

Zailia, Cooper, & Zoie

Sweet Baby Z

It was nice to get away with Zoie for a few days. We enjoyed the swimming hole, walks to the park, pizza night, bedtime, and catching up with some Ohana. Thanks Jess for having us and Brenna for making the trip up to see us. You girls are seriously awesome friends and MOMMYS! Can't wait until you head down south for HB fun! XOXO

Some lunch and a Playdate

Since we are somewhat moved into our home, we invited a few friends over for some backyard fun. We ate lunch, talked about how fast the summer came and went, and how beautiful the day was.

Princess Jordan!

Mr. Mason

Sweet Hayden and My silly Monkey Zoie!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sisters From another mother?

If i Hadn't given birth to her myself I would question Why these girls look like sisters. One of my BFF's twins look just Zoie. Am I the only one that sees this? (Zoie, Alyssa, & Hannah)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Toddler beds and bottles?

I'm officially at war with myself. I am having the hardest time with the idea of putting Zoie in a toddler bed for many reasons and some of them are selfish ;/ Here's my train of thought. Zoie Does not attempt, nor has she ever attempted to climb out of her bed (Now that I let that out of the bag surely it will happen soon). She goes to bed so easily in her little cage and just calls for me in the morning when she wants out. Sometimes I can even turn on a "moo-moo" (movie) and she will lay there for another hour or two (so nice for mommy to sleep an extra hour). I am so afraid that if I switch her to a toddler bed she will roam around the house by herself. OK who are we kidding. I'm so afraid she will crawl in bed with me every night. I know this sounds bad. Don't get me wrong I DO love my little cuddle sessions with my favorite little person BUT as soon as she's passed out it's ME...Ashley... who doesn't get any sleep. I get little toes stuck in my nose, a foot in my eye, a headbutt(once she slammed her head down so hard I thought it broke my nose) and a full 2 year old stretched across my stomach like a baby lamb. Not to mention she thrashes, cries out, screams, calls my name, and speaks a different language when she is sleeping. I know this seems like an exaggeration but its not. People can vouch...SUSAN?! Alright I think I just made a decision. I'm not ready to put her in a toddler bed and It seems like she isn't either. Until she starts climbing out I don't think its going to hurt her by staying in a crib for a little longer.

Now onto the bottle! Where do I begin? Well many of my friends took bottles away at 1 year. I however have not. She only gets a bottle for naps and right before she goes to bed at night( yes, I am defending myself). It soothes her. I have tried many times (only because I forgot a bottle) to give her milk in a sippy cup and she refuses to drink it. The milk ends up going to waste unless I can find a bottle to pour it in. I figure, if this is the only way she will drink milk then so be it in a bottle. It's not hurting me, or you, or Zoie(some people/dentists will disagree). Here I go again defending myself. She has never been a pacifier girl AND she only has the bottle 2 times a day for less than 10 minutes so I don't see any harm in it. I know many people who took the bottle away and their kids don't touch milk anymore. I pray that this never happens! ThE EnD!