Monday, September 22

20 weeks! HALF WAY THERE!

yesterday i was officially 20 weeks along in my pregnancy and i can't believe it! Things have been going pretty smoothly and i am feeling pretty good now! The morning sickness has gone out the window, although now i am getting heartburn and stretching in my stomach quite regularly.
We get to go have an ultrasound on thurday and i can't wait to see our baby again! I am hoping they still say it is a girl, although i have not gotten too many things yet, just in case they say it's not a girl! That would be crazy.

I have had some requests for my belly pictures at this point, but i feel like there is nothing to show off yet, just a little more fat insulation is all! But, here are a couple pics anyway, just for fun.

Thursday, September 18

Pics about the last post

So nothing really exciting-just a basement torn apart-Can you believe water can do this to a house? It's crazy!

My waiting area for my salon doesn't really exist anymore

Things could have been worse! That's what i keep telling myself

Wednesday, September 17


WOW! Life sure sends some things your way when you're just living comfortably doesn't it? I just need to vent and i guess a blog is as good as anything to get some things off your chest!
Things could have been a lot worse, but let me just say that we found a big mess in our basement yesterday. Somehow, in our house that's not even a year old yet, there has been a flood! A real and not so small flood has made our basement go from comfy and not often used by us to me feeling like i am starting all over with this building process. Although now, we actually live in the house upstairs and dust is already starting to invade! I have to say though that i am very lucky it did not affect my home salon, but it's not the prettiest thing to walk in to for my clients!
The water sat since Sunday. (Don't ask me how i didn't notice it on Monday, but i guess with shoes on and it being a little dry already, i just didn't notice)
So now, all the carpet is gone, base boards are off and dry wall is off about half way up the wall. Yep, it looks like we are starting over! It seriously is such a mess and i can't believe it. I just have to keep telling myself that it could be worse! It could have afftected my salon and i would have some unhappy clients and it could have happened when i was a lot further along and many other things that could make it worse!
So-that's it-I just had to vent about it for a minute-i already feel a little better :)
I'll get some pictures up later for you all to see.

Wednesday, September 10

Sophie's blessing

This post is for my sisters who live in alaska that don't get to participate in the family events. I hope these pictures help you feel a part of what's been going on.

Sophie's blessing was on sunday and she looked so beautiful! Marci made her dress and it turned out great. Ryan also did a great job on the blessing and we were all able to get together at Ryan and Marci's house afterward for some breakfast.

Kelli came over to the house later with her twins, Dean and Elysee. They were 2 1/2 weeks old in the pictures. She has got her hands full! Ella was not even there and i don't know how she keeps up with it all. She is a great mom.

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

The star of the show, Sophie loafie! She is a little angel

Annabelle, Harman, and baby Soph

Annabelle adores her baby sister

Elysee getting burped by me..isn't she precious?

This is what the family looks like minus like half of us! We miss you guys!

The 3 babies. Only a month apart and look how much bigger Sophie is

Sweet little Elysee again

Monday, September 8

Husband of mine!

I'm having a little bit of a pity party this morning. Skylar left to Alaska to go fishing with his dad and the guys and i miss him so much already! It's definately not my idea of fun to have him gone. Although, i have to say that in the past when they have gone to Alaska, i feel like a little giddy child when it's time for his return! It really is a good thing to miss eachother, but i already can't wait to see him again! Might I add too that he is in the middle of nowhere so he has NO phone service. So, I can't even talk to him for a whole week. That's really hard for me, considering i talk to him like 20 times a day!
I was tagged to do the husband tag, so what better time for me to do it than now?.......
1- Where did you meet? Skylar and I met in high school. We kind of just hung out with the same group of friends and it all started there.
2- How long did you date before you were married? We dated for about 4 years before we were married
3- How long have you been married for? 4 and a 1/2 years
4- What does he do that surprises you? He acts really goofy when we are together and he loves to make me laugh. Most people don't know that side of him, but i know the real Skylar!
5- What's your favorite feature about him? I love everything about him, but i especially love his eyes and i love how tall he is!
6- What's your favorite quality about him? He is a very honest person. He is very good with people and good at what he does. He works very hard.
7- Does he have a nickname for you? We just both call eachother babe all the time, in fact when he calls me Traci it seems really wierd
8- What's his favorite color? I would say blue, but then again, i don't really know, he likes every color
9- What's his favorite food? I would have to say spaghetti, but not just any spaghetti, but the way his mom makes it.
10-What is his favorite sport? Golf in the summer and basketball any other time of the year
11- Who said I love you first? ya know, it was so long ago, i don'e reameber the exact first time we said we loved eachother. I'm pretty sure he said it first though, i was pretty shy!
12- When and where was your fist kiss? I still remember it like it was yesterday! We went on a date to watch a movie and when he dropped me off, he kissed me in my garage.
13-What's your favorite thing to do as a couple? We just like to be together! We don't really have a specific favorite thing to do together, but my favorite times are when we are just home, hanging on the couch, cuddling :)
14-Do you have kids? How many? We don't have any just yet, but i am expecting our first baby Feb 8 and we can't wait!
15- What's a hidden talent that he has? ya, i will have to think about that one, he always knows how to make up with me when we are fighting, even if i want to be mad, he can come make me laugh and it breaks the ice.
16- How old is he? 25
17- What's his favorite type of music? He just likes what i like, but he does like all of the old rock. The kind that he grew up listening to with his dad.
18- What do you admire most about him? I admire his work ethic! and his honesty
19-What's his favorite past time? I think he would say hanging out with me and having me there when he golfs and does stuff like that is even better! Lately we have loved shopping for our baby
20- Do you think he is going to read this? i think he will at some point, but not for at least a week cause he is fishing in alaska:(

I tag my sisters. Erika, Lisa, Kelli and Marci.