Saturday, June 28, 2008

"Prison Break"

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New Website

I have a new website...not blog, but website.

I'm selling homemade cards. I don't know if it will do well or not, but it's fun making them. Check it out often cause I will be constantly making new sets to sale. (not all of them will be baby ones. My next sets I'm making are for birthdays parties and summer parties.)

www.jaodesigns.etsy.com

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Blog Titles

While practicing my photoshop skills my friend Jenn has taught me how to make the fancy blog titles. So along with mine, I did my mom's and my friend Nicki.

If there are any other brave souls out there that would like to help me continue learning my photoshop techniques let me know...and I can make you one also.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Walking, climbing and a bit of hide and seek.

A few new things Jarren can do:


  • WALK! YAY JARREN! ...except now he's everywhere

  • Climb on the couches and climb off the couches...now he's learning to climb over the banana chair that keeps him in the living room. not so good.

  • He's known how to do peek a boo for a while but he loves playing it.


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Monday, June 23, 2008

Fun weekend

We had a really fun busy weekend. It was Jake's 5 day weekend so he didn't have to work at all. He doesn't go back til Wednesday but he has lawns to mow all day tomorrow so to me...he's back at work.

Anyway on friday our friend Jessica Stell and her very cute baby, Jackie, came over. We went swimming in our pool. The babies kept switching back and forth with who was tired and who was hyper. First Jackie was tired and Jarren was hyper and then Jarren was tired and Jackie was hyper. They finally played together when we went inside and talked in the living room. It was a lot of fun and we are hoping to get them together more often. Jackie is only 3 days older than Jarren so they play well together. Besides the fact that Jackie loves to hug Jarren and Jarren likes to hit her. ...Boys will be boys.














































Then on Saturday, Jake's sisters Kati and Crystal went shopping with me to find stuff to make baby shower invitations for Mindy's baby shower. I'm pretty proud of the mock invitations I made so they can pick the lay out. They are all very cute and I can't even decide which one I like better. After that we went to a chinese buffet with Rob, Jake and Jarren. It was delicious. Then Kati and Crystal went and picked up their little brothers and we played basketball out on our court at our apt. I haven't played ball in SO long. It was a lot of fun besides the fact it was 90 something degrees outside or hotter. I think I sweat everything out of me that I drank that day. Then since it was so hot we decided to take them all swimming in the pool. Especially since Jarren loved it so much the day before. It was a lot of fun.




































After swimming, Nicki came over and Rob, Jake, Nicki and I went to the PG carnival. Me and Nicki rode 3 rides for $10...expensive carnival! Anyway those were fun besides the fact it was the first time I ever felt sick on a carnival ride...odd.

Then we went to Dennys to get some food where we met Nicki's new friend Tony...Who taught her how to do something cool the next night when they hung out. Check out her blog story for that info.

On sunday it was more of a relaxing day. In the afternoon we finished the second season of 24...so now we need to start the 3rd season. Go us.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New Home?

Our contract is up in July...and we had no where to go. First we thought of buying a home, then decided we didn't have a big enough down payment yet. Then we decided to rent an apt but never found one good enough. I'm kinda picky... THEN we decided hey maybe we will just move into a 3 bedroom at our complex...then learned all of our management are LIARS! Then again...what management isn't?

Then...this magnificent home across the street from my parents house has been up for sale...Way out of our range to buy, but since I grew up with them..and they love me :) They have agreed to do a rent to own deal!! My parents went and looked at it tonight and say it's a steal cause we could remodel a lot of it and blah blah blah. So now on Friday we are meeting with my parents, I'm sure they want us to realize what we are getting into, but we've looked at everything ( I think). I just want to sign papers and get this going! I'm pretty sure we will get the home, it's been on the market for a few months...I'm freakin stoked! Hopefully there will be good news posted in the next few days.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Time with Grandma

Jarren got to spend some time playing on the floor this afternoon with my mom while I did some work. He loved it!





Also, here is a video from a few weeks ago. There is no sound, but it's still really funny!

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Bubbles!

I swear it wasn't really this dark outside......

This was his reaction everytime a bubble touched him...


Thursday, June 12, 2008

yum..

This morning as I was trying to get some work done I let Jarren feed himself his oatmeal. He didn't exactly get it all in his mouth, mostly everywhere else. But now I'm sitting here listening to him try and suck it up his nose. ... really hard.



I should probably go give him a bath.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Day 2

Day 2 of the cycling class was this morning. Bright and early 5:45 am! It was supposed to end at 6:30 but the teacher decided to take it all the way to 7. I was dead by the end. My butt doesn't hurt as bad anymore but my legs are starting to feel it. I still like it a lot and our next class is Friday morning. We decided to do the classes three times a week and just do our own work out at the gym on the other days. So 3 days of going to the gym in a row! YAY us!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cycling Kills

I went to our Intro to Cycling class last night. Nicki and I decided to start doing them since we got our gym membership. So last night was the 40 minute intro class. I've never really exercised on a bike and it pretty much killed my butt and legs.

Today I'm not as sore, just my butt. Those seats are so hard! BUT I'm excited to go to the real one tomorrow morning! YAY

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Real Words

Jarren has said mama, dada and nana for a while now. I'm not 100% sure he knows what they mean really, except for when I leave the room he YELLS MAMA!!! He has now said "uh-oh" twice now. And I'm pretty sure he knows what it means cause he was holding onto our glidder and started tipping back and forth and said it. (that was the first time) then when he was in his high chair, he ate all his food and then said uh-oh.

His vocabulary is expanding.