Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cute art

I stumbled opon the cutest Etsy shop today.....ThreeRedApples. I am just loving the cute Embroidery art. A skill I would love to learn but have not had the time or patience to learn. I would like to try something before this little Baby B makes her appearience but if I fail it would be nice to pick something up from this shop.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful for the alien-like feeling in my tummy.....

November is a month of being thankful for the things we may not remember to be thankful for at other times of the year. Take for instance this little baby girl in my belly. I seem to forget sometimes that it took Shane and I a whole 14 months of trying before we saw that lovely pink line on the test. There were so many months of sadness when I wouldn't see anything or feel anything, it was hard for both of us. Through all those months I was always so grateful for the cute girl and handsome boy that we already had...but it was hard because I wanted them to have another sibling, someone to share these crazy parents with.

Here we are months later and I am almost 31 weeks pregnant and I couldn't be happier and more ready to meet this little girl. In the past week or so I have realized that there was a reason that this little girl did not come along sooner. There was a plan for us...a right time. We have been through a lot this year between Shane not working and me with my constant ups and downs. Shane is finally working and I finally feel more stable and more happy than I have in a while. So I know now why we had to wait and I am glad that I know that now....and I am glad that we had to wait.

So after all of this I am here to say that I am thankful for this little girl in my belly and I am thankful for all her little kicks and punches. These kids are the greatest thing that have ever happened to us and I know that more than I know anything else that is for certain.

*I will update this post with a belly picture as soon as I can.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fall Wreath

Here's my latest craft...A fall wreath! The base is a styrofoam wreath and then I wrapped it in yarn. Then I attached fall flowers and leafs. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out......and it was fun to make! Next up a halloween wreath!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The belly is a growin'

This is me at 23 weeks. I definitely don't feel as huge with Baby B (that is what I call her) as I did with Addy. Then I look at this picture and I guess that belly is growing well.

I like being pregnant.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Cute fall craft

I found this cute fall garland idea on Beautiful Mess. I definitely want to try this one this weekend. It looks super easy but super stylish. Find out how here

PS....hasn't this early September weather been wonderful? I am most definitely in the mood for some zucchini bread, heirloom tomatoes (I could eat those babies like they're an apple), and peaches. Oh boy I love September...favorite month ever.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Banana split for breakfast...yes please

I love bananas and I love love love greek this looks like the best breakfast ever! It would make this prego belly happy for sure.

Found it here!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's a girl!!

Most people that read this blog are friends with me on Facebook so most people I know have already heard the news that we're having a girl!!

We are so excited about this news! This time we weren't hoping for one sex over the other so I honestly didn't have any guesses about what this tiny bits was. Now that we know that she is a girl I could not be more thrilled. All day I have been imagining my two little girls playing together and loving each other. I have been thinking about what a good big sister Addy is going to be. I have also been thinking about how someday it is going to be absolutely crazy to have two teen aged daughters....we will just hope for the best. Until then I am going to cherish my sweet little girls and enjoy watching them grow into beautiful young ladies. Today I could not be happier!

And just because here is a silly picture of me and cute little Addy.

PS...Shane calls Addy little bits for a nickname and he has already nicknamed this one tiny bits. How cute is that? Daddy's and their little girls are the best!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Plans for the weekend

I love weekends! Who doesn't right? Lately it seems like I don't do much on my weekends but for some reason they still fly by. Shane and I just don't have the funds to do all the fun crazy adventures that some people enjoy during these summer months...but that is make due with what you got right. As long as I get to get out in the fresh air, maybe enjoy a picnic, and most definitely enjoy the summer nights...I am a happy girl. I have learned to enjoy the little things lately.

With that said I do have two things that I am dying to do this weekend.....

Make these!!

Don't these slushies look like the most perfect summer treat??

Another thing that I am dying to do is make these friendship braclets.

Oh yes! I would love to make a bunch. Maybe I will even make one for Shane and make him wear it (yeah right).

One more thing I am going to do with my BFF this weekend is go see Harry Potter! Oh yes we are Harry Potter nerds and I am so excited!

Now please just let this work day end and let tomorrow fly by! Yay for the weekend!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The baby and the belly

A friend of my told me the other day that I have not blogged about The new Thornton baby yet. Oh I am such a slacker. Despite being a total slacker about the subject we are completely and utterly thrilled about our new addition. I am due January 7th....yes another January baby. Shane and I have decided that we can only have them in January. Here are a couple of ultrasound pictures...sorry the quality isn't the greatest.

This baby was a little mover it was so much fun watching him in action. I called the baby a him because we are both convinced that this baby is a boy....but we won't know for sure for another 6 weeks. We will be excited either way!

Here is a picture of the belly at 14 weeks.

This pregnancy has been a lot rougher than my last but it will be worth it in the end. Can't wait!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Random Thoughts

I have been a super bad blogger. I just haven't been motivated enough....and it seems like nothing exciting is going on.

Shane took Addy and I on a drive up the canyon last night and then took us to Taco Time. It was the most enjoyable evening I have had in a really long time. It was such a simple thing but it was so great.

I have been super restless when I get home from work lately. It is like the minute I walk in the door I want something exciting to happen...but it never does. And then I don't know what to do with myself so I just watch TV or read. I really need some excitement in my life. Maybe I should take a class.

I took a nap on Sunday and then I got woken up from that nap like 15 minutes later and I was super pissy about. I told Shane about how mad I was and then he made me smile and then I was okay.

All the plants in my yard are super happy and big and full...and oh I just love it!

We got new neighbors finally and they seem really nice and cool. Such a relief!

And that is all the random thoughts I can think of for today. Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter 2011

We had a pretty mellow Easter this year. It was a nice relaxing day with family. Addy was pretty excited about the Easter bunny...she kept calling him the "easy" bunny. Pretty cute stuff. I think her favorite part of the day was all the candy. How often do mom and dad let you eat chocolate at 8:30 in the morning?

Here are some pictures from Easter morning...with just one picture of Rosco thrown in...because he is handsome!

And here are some pictures of the hunt! Addy was the only kid so all 7 adults were following her around helping her find the eggs. She's pretty much the star of the family.

And just a couple of the candy eating.....

I just love the faces.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Good Morning

This was my view from work this morning. Isn't it nice? Ah things are nice when you get to work at 7:00 am....right?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hello my name is Ariel and.....

I am more than slightly addicted to shopping on the internet. Are you? I mean it is one of the most amazing inventions ever, right? Just this week I have already purchased throw pillows, shoes for the little one, and three books for all of these things were on sale and I must say I am a complete sucker for free shipping (ugh, gets me everytime). My addiction goes deeper than just liking to shop...I also really hate going into stores..with tons of annoying people...around every corner..geting in my way!! I mean shopping in my underwear is so much more awesome. Well I know you are all aware of how cool the internet is but I just wanted to reassure you..thanks for reading. What about you friends, what are you addicted too?

Also for those of you that wear glasses you have to check out this website I've discovered Warby Parker. You just pick 5 pairs of glasses you like, they send them to your house so you can try them on...pick the ones you like send them back and get you prescription in the glasses you choose. Again no going in public! Amazing.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

thank goodness for long weekends

Oh I can't even begin to explain how much I love long weekends! Have I told you how much I love President's might be my new favorite holiday. I mean to have a day off in the middle a February and really I don't have to do a dang thing for this holiday! No stress! Just fun! Shane and I are going to go see "Just Go with It." Have you seen it? Is it worth seeing? I have heard it is hilarious! I also have so many things I want to zucchini bread cookies (doesn't that sound amazing??) and homemade graham crackers. Since Shane is working on Saturday I think I am just going to do it. No more talk...just doing.

What about you? Do you have any fun plans for this long weekend? And please don't tell me you have to work.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's okay to be mad sometimes

So we didn't end up going to Chipotle for dinner as planned. Turns out tons of other people had this same plan cause holy moly there was a line out the door! So Shane and I went to our favorite little Mexican restaurants El Farol. I have been going to El Farol as long as I can is one of those cheesy little places with fake flowers and a lot a Mexican decor but you know they have the best nachos and carnitas I have ever had! It was a special little time for us. Addy was pretty good for most of the dinner. At one point during our meal she decided it was a good idea to get under the table and come over to me...fine. Then she decided to go back over to Shane...fine. After she did this about five or six times I finally told her to stop. So she gets under the table again and says "Mom, I am just so mad at you now." Freaking hilarious! It took everything I had to be stern with her and tell her to sit in her seat. She did and then decided she wanted to eat but by this time Shane and I were done eating. Oh well she did eat a little more but on our way home she said "mommy I'm huuungry!!" Needless to say we had to make a little stop at Wendys for some chicken nuggets. Love that girl!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's day!

Happy Valentines day friends! Today I went into work late so Shane and I could have a little breakfast and coffee together. It was a wonderful start to the day. The sun is shining and I am happy so it is going to be a great day! Tonight we are going to go to Chipotle for dinner for some BOGO action! For some reason romance comes in the form of a pork taco for us and it makes me happy.

What about you? What will your day of love be filled with?

Monday, January 31, 2011

The Birthday!

Addy and I had a really great birthday this year. We went and picked out some new toys for Addy, went to lunch with our friends, took a nap (Addy not me), and then went and had a wonderful dinner with family. Addy loves being two I think. She went around all the next day telling people she was two. Here is a picture of the two of us at lunch.....

Shane got me an awesome pair of running shoes.....

Because I have been doing this work out video among others....

Shane and I were going to go out to dinner but it just didn't happen. Oh well! There is always valentines day right??

All and all we had a nice birthday! Thanks to our great friends and family for making this a memorable birthday!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I want these for my birthday

I want some of these for my birthday! Any takers? My birthday is tomorrow so get on it stat! Thanks!

You can find them here.....
Sweet Tooth Fairy

Monday, January 17, 2011

January Blues

Although January is my birthday month I always forget what a complete downer this month is. Right now it is totally crappy looking outside....muddy, nasty, wet, cold. I would just be happier if it would snow snow snow and then be spring. Done and done I tell you. I am making it through by drinking lots of hot tea and spending a lot of time listening to amazing music....we now have Pandora on our blueray player and I never have known such bliss....I spent almost the entire day yesterday listening to Billie Holiday and Etta James. I did rearrange our living room this weekend and I have to say I am quite pleased with it. I am looking forward to mine and Addy's birthdays on the 27th but after that this yuckiness can just go away. Forever.

image on Sartorialist