"Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy."

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sea World

The first day March 31st we drove straight through from our house to Cali! It was a very long drive but we left early 5:30am so that we would still have some day left when we arrived to our condo. We pulled into Anaheim around 5-6pm and had a very relaxing Saturday night sitting in the Hot Tub. The next morning we woke up and drove down to San Diego so that Griff could go golfing and my sister, her family, and I went to Sea World!! It was a lot of fun. We got to see the Dolphin show, Shamu show, see all the fun animals that are around, and Lindsay and Zach rode the water ride. We went and had some lunch it was very pricey but very yummy!! Once done with lunch we started to walk around again and Lindsay noticed that a pigeon pooped on the stroller and she had leaned up on it!! Hahah so it was on her shirt and hands... eww... yes gross but so funny! I thought I was going to pee my pants from laughing. Griff finished his golf game so he came and hung out at Sea World with all of us. We got him some lunch and watched Laryssa play at the Sesame Street play ground. While Lindsay and her family stayed at the play ground Griff and I went back through most of the park so that he could see all the fun animals. We did the Artic animals, the Sharks, Dolphins, and the Sea lions. I love Sea World it was a ton of fun!!! We were all exhausted so we started our drive back to Anaheim. Mom, dad, Grandma, and Grandpa had made it in to Cali by then so we had some dinner and went down to sit in the Hot Tub with them all!! Great start to our awesome Vacation.
After a long day of Sea World and the pool we went to bed so we could get up early for our early day to Disneyland...

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bland Update

The latest with us is that we are painting out little bathroom downstairs. We are painting it a gray color with white trim. Griff has done such a good job with this. It will look so cute when it is all done and all the decorations are back in there. We have a cute towel rack that I can not even wait to get hung up!! One down fall of the painting project is that it has made our whole house smell so gross!! There are days I can't even go downstairs without feeling like I might throw up!! Pregnancy makes smell 10 times more intense.
I love being Pregnant. It is one of the best things that I could be doing right now. I am so grateful for all the support that both me and Griff are getting from all our families and friends. It is the best feeling knowing that these people are excited for us. Getting texts and calls wanting the updates puts the biggest smiles on our faces, knowing that we are sharing this perfect experience with so many amazing people. Griffin has been so sweet through it all. He brings me glasses of water while I'm cozy in bed because I need a drink, Picks up my cravings when I need something, Understands and hugs me when I cry over something so silly, Tickles my back or plays with my hair when I am not feeling well, Reminds me to take my prenatals at night, Already puts his hands on my belly and talks to our baby girl, and Lets me sleep when I'm exhausted even if there is a lot to get done. I felt little butterflies the other night and it put the biggest smile on my face. She is moving around and growing it is so fun feeling these tiny, very faint, movements!!
Warm weather is on its way and we can not even wait for all our fun camping trips with the family! I love camping so much and just need to get out sooner then latter!! Griff has been going golfing anytime he can when it is warm. He also has been trying to out fishing with his buddy! I really want to go fishing too so I hope we can find some time for it.
Not much more going on with us then these few things. Life will be changing soon so we are busy just getting ready for her to enter our life's in October!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

16 Weeks...

How far along? 16 weeks 3 days

Total weight gain: None yet

Maternity clothes? Some.. Mostly just leggings and comfy shirts

Sleep:I sleep pretty good until I get woken up with my hips falling asleep on me.

Stretch marks? none

Miss Anything? Sleeping on my Stomach, and feeling good all the time (feeling sick is not fun.)

Best moment this week: We went in on Wednesday to Fetal Fotos to find out what we are having, we found out we are having a GIRL!!! The next day I was laying in bed and I felt the butterflies in my Tummy!!!

Movement: Not a whole lot at all just the butterflies that I felt last night.

Gender: Sweet Baby Girl.

Food cravings: Hard to say for the most part something sounds good for the day but not an all the time craving... This week I've wanted a Pretzel Time Pretzel and Jamba Juice.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Velveeta Mac and Cheese... Which I usually love!

Labor Signs: nope

Symptoms: Tired a lot!! Charlie Horse cramps in my butt muscles. They get pretty bad, sometimes I can't walk or put pressure on my legs.

Belly Button in or out? I have an outtie already but it hasn't popped out more yet! Stay in as long as you can little button!!

Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: I feel like I have been very easy going and happy. I have a hard time knowing I have work, that is what can make me moody and tired...

Husband this week: He is so excited about everything. Loved seeing her in the ultra sound and seeing all her gymnastic movements!! Going to be a great daddy!

Looking forward to: My belly to continuing to grow and to be able to feel her move more and more often.

Baby Size: She is the size of an Avocado about 4.6 inches

Names: Blaklee Marie Bland there are many ways to spell her name so we are debating on a few ways Blakelee, Blaklee, or Blakely this is with much narrowing down or many other ways.

Easter Sunday

When Easter had arrived we didn't really have anything planned because we had just gotten home from Disneyland. We got to bed pretty late the night before Easter Sunday with all the unpacking we had. So we both crashed and had such a good night sleep in our own bed!! I woke up kinda early because I could not sleep... So I went downstairs and hid our plastic Easter eggs. We didn't have any fun treats to put in the eggs so I used some of the goodies from the drive in the them. I also put little coupons I made and folded them up in the eggs. They said things like, "10 Free Min Massage" "Golf Day" etc.
He thought it was such a fun idea he was having so much fun hunting around the house for all the eggs!!
Afterwards we had some of our fun shows we watch together to catch up on. So we started those up while I made Mickey Mouse Pancakes for breakfast!! They were so delicious!!!
We got ready for the day and headed to Griff's families house to meet up with them and drive up to Park City for a Picnic. There is a super cute park up there that they go to every once in a while. We ate a very yummy lunch and then went for a walk to see this famous Shoe Tree!! Along the way to the shoe tree there are some pretty wood and metal arrangements that you can play and make music with. We jammed out!! Once we got to the shoe tree we looked at all the crazy amounts of shoes that are hanging on there!! There are TONS! Then we headed back to the car for the drive back to their house. We then put in the movie Hop. It is such a cute Easter Movie!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

3rd Birthday for Ryssa Roo

On March 21st my cute Laryssa had her 3rd Birthday!!!
She wanted a Dora Party so my sister made the cutest birthday cake for her. It was very tasty! Lots of family was over to help celebrate her birthday with her. She got some way cute things and fun toys. Lets just say Laryssa is Loved more then you could know.
Happy Birthday Baby Girl Aunt Kristin and Uncle Griffin Love you so much!!!
Can't even believe that she is already 3 she is growing up so fast... She is so smart for being only 3 it really is so crazy to watch how fast she is growing up and learning!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Eggs Hunt

Sunday before Easter my mom had us over for her Easter Hunt and Dinner! Laryssa loved hunting hers and baby Jaelyn's eggs.
Dinner was so delicious, we had a turkey dinner!! My mom did such a good job with the dinner!!!
After hunting all the eggs and eating we did gifts. The girls got some cute clothes, and we got a new Bed Spread. I love it. It looks so dang cute in our room. Thanks mom and dad you guys are amazing! We love you.
Love Easter, spring time is in the air, everything is blooming, Easter eggs hunts, and candy!!

Easter Hunt at Grandma's

A week or so before Easter my Grandparents had everyone over to hunt eggs, open gifts, and enjoy some yummy food.
All the cousins were running around the backyard looking for their eggs so that they could get their gifts. Once you reach the age of, I think, 18 you no longer get to hunt.... Sad day when the hunt is over! But next year we will have a cute little one to hunt for/with!!! We can not even wait!
My nieces are just the cutest little girls that you have ever seen!!!
I love them so much!
Happy early Easter!