Monday, December 6, 2010

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!!!!

The start of our tree...

Notice there a very few ornaments towards the bottom of the tree.... Landon thinks it's funny to pull them off and throw them across the room while yelling 'BBAAAALLLLLL!'
IF the tree makes it to Christmas Day, It will be a miracle!!!!

But that's OK, because who could get mad at this adorable smile!?!?!? :))

i love my little family!!!

My Whole World!!!!We may not have it all together.......... But together we have it all!!!
This is my Landon! :)) He is the craziest kid I've ever met in my entire life!! Baha & I love him more and more everday!!!!!!!


Probably the best thing ever invented...
and they are only available at Christmas time!!!!!
heat them in the microwave for about 20 seconds...oh my gosh!! delicious!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you
Until we meet again!

Rest In Peace Corey Kloth!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I'm having a lay my head on the desk and nap, kind of day!

So what is 1 thing that can put this girl in a better mood......

(other than alcohol, only because it isn't allowed at work. hehe)

Yep, White Castle Cheeseburgers!!!!


Happy Day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy 24th Birthday to my BFF, Cassie!!!!!


Happy 2nd Birthday to Landon's BFF, Liam!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Boring Blogger

I have so much going on, and so much to write about... Just NO time to do it! Sorry I'm such a boring blogger!
Here are a couple recent pictures of my little love bug :)
As you know, Landon was a scarecrow for Halloween. We decided to stay in this year since Landon already had sooo much candy..
And I am glad we did, he had soo much fun having all the kids come to our house. He would scream with excitement every time the door bell would ring! Then when I opened the door, this is what they seen.. A cute little scarecrow saying "rawwwr" at them. Haha Who knows where he learned it from, but he thought it was hilarious! :)

my cuddle bug! :) love him!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

2 Years Ago..

2 Years ago TODAY I found out I was going to become a Mommy!!!

Who would have thought my life would have changed so much while sitting on a toilet! ha!

Our very first ultrasound showing us we were suppose to be having twins.
Yes, TWINS!!

I know that the pain will never go away from the loss of a child! I think about it nearly everyday.. I believe I will always live off of "what if"..
Mommy loves you Baby Luke #2.

Are they sure there aren't 2 babies in there?!?!? Woowee! I was huge!! Our very first moment together... love at first sight!

our handsome little guy at 1 week old!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Dont Blink!

16 Months going on 16 years.
Gosh, Time goes by so fast! Before I know it, He will really be driving a car! And that will make me ..38..

crazy kid! :)

Does anyone else's kid act like this? or is it just mine?? LMAO

I only got a few seconds of him doing this....but it goes on everyday...for hours. LOL

Halloween Sneak Peek!

So I never thought choosing a Halloween costume for a 16 month old would be so difficult.

Well for me, it was! I searched and searched the internet for WEEKS. maybe even MONTHS for a costume for Landon.

SO I finally decide on one. And I figured if every site I looked up online had it in stock, so would at least one of the stores. WRONG. I went to 3 Halloween stores and 2 other stores that I figured MIGHT have one.. Nope! GRR!!

So I go back home, Start my research again. Look for another costume, or try finding at least 1 store within 50 miles that has this silly costume. FINALLY Babies R US in Fairview Heights says they have the costume, but in 12 months, not 18 months. So we pile in and head to FVH BRU...thinking the entire way....please fit, please fit.. So when we get there, I wake my crabby baby up from his first nap, which should have been his second nap... to try on the costume. IT FITS...BARELY!! Landon is on a diet until Halloween. HA Just kidding, but seriously If it was a month from today, I would worry about it fitting!!! Anyways..The costume was priced at $34.99 with a sign saying 50% off. Hello, that excites this Momma!!! $15, Score!! So we get to the register and the girl says, Ooh these were just marked down today! (me thinking just marked down to the $15) NOPE! They were marked down 50% more two more different times. that's right...
I got his costume for $3.75!!
$4.04 after tax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was one happy Momma!!!!
(although I had one crabby baby!)

Anyways, Here is the oh so happy Landon trying on his costume! heheh

Isn't he the cutest unhappy scarecrow there is!!! lol

(He promised to be a much happier baby on Halloween, so hopefully we will have better pictures to post later! =])

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

So Long Super Mom!

So as I was driving to work today, listening to the usual, Cornbread on 92.3. He started talking about a letter written about supermom by a known writer, Lisa Quinn.
(About the Author, Lisa Quinn is a recovering Martha-holic, Emmy Award winning TV host, mother of two and the author of "Life's Too Short To Fold Fitted Sheets; Your Ultimate Guide to Domestic Liberation"

Here is her letter:

I'll be honest with you. In my house, the beds are rarely made unless someone is coming to visit. Sometimes I yell. My closet is a disaster and I feel guilty that I work too much. My kids watch more TV than they should. There is a sticky shelf in my refrigerator that I keep hoping will evaporate on its own, and this morning I had to send my son off to camp with a PB&J made with frozen waffles because I forgot to buy bread.

I'm not perfect. There, I said it...

This whole supermom thing has become cliche, and frankly, I'm getting too old for it. It was a fascinating social experiment, watching the women's movement evolve from "you can have it all" to "you need to do it all (and do it all perfectly)". No, you can't. I'm calling B.S. Show me a woman who can do it all, and I'll show you a woman who has hired help (and something to prove). Supermom, as a subspecies, has outlived her usefulness. It is time for her to go.

Here's the thing: Perfection doesn't exist. Perfectionism is purely a mental, alienating, and unnatural state. It causes judgment and makes people feel bad. How can that be "a good thing"? We kid ourselves (and do a disservice to our kids) by thinking anything will ever be perfect. Everyone struggles at some point in life. It is our duty as moms to make sure our kids know that, and are prepared for the hurdles life is bound to throw them. Supermom may have the best-dressed, most mild-mannered, educated children ever, but mine know how to make their lunch, dress a wound, and pick a lock. Who's laughing now?

Just the other day, I was on a plane and saw Gwyneth Paltrow in this month's Vogue. She's striking a glamorous pose in her kitchen, preparing "easy!" locally grown, organic, vegan, after school snacks in an $865 Michael Kors crepe flounce skirt and 7-inch Louboutins. Her hair looks amazing, and there are a few toys tossed about (but not a kid to be found). Really Gwyneth? Is this how we're going to play? I didn't look that elegant at my wedding, dammit. Thanks for making me feel bad.

I get it; it's Vogue. I would like to publish my own magazine called, "Half-Assed". It would celebrate the imperfect mom - the renegade who can make an impromptu gift bag out of a Happy Meal box on the way to the party. The mom who believes if somebody made it, then it's homemade. Need a cave-man costume for school - TODAY? Our gal's got a pair of scissors, a sharpie, and paper grocery bag at the ready.

One last confession: I used to be a Supermom (well, I tried really hard). I used to throw these crazy Dios de los Muertos parties every year. It was what I lived for. Very much like the Olympics, preparations began far in advance, and I was a total mess the whole time. It took a fairly serious party injury for me to realize that maybe I was in over my head. The day of the party had arrived. A 185 of our closest friends would be showing up at my doorstep any minute. As usual, I was determined to make sure every last one of them would be thoroughly impressed and amazed by my domestic superiority. I'd spent weeks pouring over every detail, and it was finally coming together. Freshly squeezed lime juice and crushed mint for the mojitos? Check. Authentic Oaxacan festival masks hung on the foyer staircase with care? Check. Homicidal threats made to any child who might decide to trash their room? Check.

As I glanced at my reflection just moments before the first guests were to arrive, I noticed a tiny smudge at the very top of the bathroom mirror. Initially, I tried to ignore it, but it eventually wore me down. "Martha Stewart would never host a party with a smudge on her mirror" echoed through my head. So, I ever-so-gently scaled the bathroom countertop, in my heels, and stood on stretched tiptoe to remove the offending smudge. That's when I slipped. My big toe broke the fall by breaking itself. It was at that very moment, as I lay on the floor, crying in pain, that I looked up and saw that I'd only made the smudge worse…

My toe swelled up like a baby eggplant, and I ended up hobbling around in Crocs all night like. I couldn't run around making sure everyone's drink was full, I couldn't bus the tables, and I couldn't assemble those cute little sugar skull TO GO packages I was famous for. And you know what? It was the best party I ever threw. I got to sit down and be with my family and friends. I've learned over the years to actively participate in my life; not to just cater it from the sidelines.

It's time to redefine what being a good wife, mom, hostess, and human being means. I don't want my kids growing up with memories of how clean the house always was. I want them to remember the fun and the love. Who cares what anybody else thinks? You want to make memories in your home. And sometimes when you're making memories, you're making a mess. Embrace the chaos. While news of her death may be premature, Supermom is on life support. Maybe it's time to pull the plug.

How absolutely perfect is this. This letter has lifted about 10 pounds off my shoulders, just by knowing I am not the only one who feels this way, and to know that things don't have to be, and aren't always going to be perfect!!! Its OK that I sometimes have 5 loads of laundry to do and a load still in the dryer from 4 days ago! LOL I don't want my kids to grow up and remember how clean our house was... I want them to grow up and remember how much fun they had!! Parenting is a learning experience... & I'm still learning!!! :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I'm having withdrawls from my blog!!!!

Its been almost 1 week since my last post. We have been super busy moving into our NEW HOUSE!!!! Everything is finally coming together! But until then we have NO cable and NO Internet. BOO! But as soon as its up and running again, i will have lots to post!!! :)

C Ya! :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Dinner was a SUCCESS!!!! Yay!!!

Ingredients:(And of course chicken legs)

*In small bowl mix :

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter.

*Combine in separate bowl:

(I used a large zip lock baggie)

  • 1 1/2 C Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 C bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste.

Dip each piece of chicken in the egg/butter mix. Then roll the chicken in the Parmesan cheese mixture. Place chicken in a long, shallow baking pan. Sprinkle remaining butter and mixture over the chicken. The original recipe called for it to bake at 375 for 50 minutes.

*This chicken has the "fried chicken" taste...without being fried!! Yum!

  • TIP: I boiled the raw chicken for 7 minutes in salt water, this shortened the cooking time, and reduced the amount of fat and blood in the pan after it was done! Because the chicken was partially cooked, I cooked it on 400 for 30 minutes! (we were really hungry, so this sped it up a bit!!)

PS. Even Landon enjoyed it!!!! :)

So I am trying a new recipe tonight for chicken legs. the idea of cooking chicken legs scares me!!! I always feel like I am going to screw it up!
So wish me luck. The recipe is so simple! SO if it turns out good, I will pass it along! :)

this is what it is "suppose" to look like....

Of course that bottle of wine peaking out in the corner has my attention too..

Don't worry wine, I didn't forget about you.. :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

4 Days...

Friday can't get here soon enough. Although I say that every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday... This week is much more exciting than my ordinary week!!!
We are planning a Painting Party this Friday Night. EVERYONE and Their friends are welcome! lol We have a lot of white walls to cover! Food, Booze & whatever else you request will be provided!!! :)
So here I am being scatter brained. I'm too lazy to start another new post, ( if you notice, 99% of my blog post are scatter brained.. welcome to my world! :))
Anyways, Can someone help me out....How do you tag someone in your blog?!?!?!?! Ive noticed that some words are highlighted, when you click on them, it takes you to someone else's blog.... HELP this blog virgin out (haha that's funny)
Thanks Dolls!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

my emotions are taking over...

I am blogging about this because I feel like I have no one else to talk to about it. I said something to my mom, and she calls me back screaming, and i know posting this will probably just cause more husband doesn't want to hear it, because he doesn't want to get in the middle of us girls..and I just don't know if anyone else cares enough anymore to listen.. and i have to get it off my chest, even if no one reads it. it makes me feel better!
Ive been so down in the dumps the last week or two... I am just feeling so overwhelmed lately and I feel like I have no one.
Landon and I went shopping last week, and while we were in a few stores I couldn't help but notices all the ladies with their kids, and their moms. I couldn't tell you the last time my mom and I actually hung out. We just can't get along anymore. We have always had a rocky relationship. In grade school & high school we couldn't have a conversation without yelling at each other. we just butted heads. then the last 5 years have been great. we talked everyday on the phone, we went shopping, craft fairs, everything.. weekly!!! She has been around Landon maybe 15 times since he has been born. ((15 months)) She has watched him for us twice. It just hurts me because I truly thought she would have a great relationship with him.and me for that matter...and he doesn't even know her. breaks my heart!!!

Im so lucky!

Im SO Lucky! Thats All..

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lucky 15

so my best friend told me I have to blog about this.. lol
something BIG happens to us on the 15th of almost every month! I know, it sounds ridiculous...but its true!!!!!!
Ok, let me fill you in a bit...
Dane got a promotion as a detective on April 15th, 07
We got married November 15th, 08
Landon was born on June 15th, 09
We listed our house for sale on March 15th, 10
I started my job on July 15th, 10
We signed a contingency contract on our new house on August 15th, 10
And we have a contract on our house in Cahokia as of last night, September 15th, 10
Crazy right?!??!?! I think so too!!
Everyone says we should buy a lottery ticket, but i dont think they will let me pick 15 5 or 6 times. lol
Landon turned 15 months yesterday [the 15th :)]
Here are 15 interesting facts about Landon... hehe
1. He is such a lover. he gives the best, wettest kisses! hehe He gives mommy 9 kisses every morning before I leave for work. 1 for every hour that I will be gone for the day.. well Im only gone for 8 hours, but I just can't help but steal just 1 more! :)
2. He says Mommy and the right person!! I thought I was going to be Daddy for ever :)
3. He knows when he is about to do something bad.. he will turn to us, point his finger and say bad...then do the bad thing.
4. he is a climber. not just on the couch. on top of the coffee tables, kitchen tables, on top of my make up table, computer desk.. he would climb on top of the roof if we let him!
5. He is becoming so smart... he can tell us where his belly is, feet, head, booty (haha)
6. Also, he knows what a cow, cat and dog say.. sometimes if we ask a lot in a row, all the sounds start to sound alike..but if you do one or two at a time..he gets them right!
7. I think his favorite color is red...he always goes for the red toy, or the red mardi gras bead, etc.
8. He knows how to "cheese" for pictures!
9. He loves to talk on the phone...and sometimes even the remotes. lol
10. He is allergic to chocolate..but I really don't think it bothers him yet. He doesn't eat much sweets.. he would rather have carrots or ham and cheese. silly boy! :)
11. He is a blankie boy. Binky & Bottle were a piece of cake to get rid of... The blanket is going to be like taking gold from him! (the corner of his blanket is his favorite!!! he will sit a twirl it until he falls asleep)
12. When he is getting tired, we can tell him to go get his cup and his blanket, and he will go to every room in the house until he finds it. and will bring it to us, climb up in the chair & he is good to go! :)
13. He loves mommy reading him a bed time story.. although i have to read the same book about 387384 times before he will actually lay down and start to fall asleep!
14. I think he is going to be a nascar driver... he loves to drive cars!! (toy cars that is! hehe)
15. Although I still have a very hard time being back at work full time, Landon really loves being at daycare! Nana is so great with him, and I just know how much he loves going over there! Every morning we ask him if he is ready to go to Nana's, he will walk to the front door and try to open it (well he does know how to open it, so we have to keep the screen door locked 24/7!!)
These last 15 months have been the BEST 15 months of my life. I could never imagine not having Landon in my life. I think back to my life before him, and I honestly feel like it was sooo boring!! I mean really, what did I do all the time if I wasn't giving him a bath, taking him for walks, playing peek-a-boo, running after him telling him "I'm gonna get you" and watching his little legs work as hard as they can! Ugh, this little boy is my world! I love him so much!
Nothing compares to the love that a mother feels for their child... the feeling is just so overwhelming!! I'm so lucky!!!!!!!! :)

Monday, September 13, 2010


This morning my sister was loading up her 4 boys in the van to take Jason & Jacob to school.. Jayden was sleepy so Jason was carrying him since Bran was carrying out Julian in the car seat.. Well Jason tripped, and dropped Jayden.. then fell on top of him! Jayden cried and cried, but Brandi thought he was just in a little shock and a little pain for his big 100lb brother falling on top of him... 1 hour passed and he was still crying.. and he refused to walk. every time she was ask him to walk to her, he would stand up and start shaking really bad, crying, then wouldn't stand up anymore.. so she knew something was wrong.
She called his doctor right away and had him a doctor appointment at 10am. His doctor took one look at him and sent him straight to the ER to get x-rays done from hips down. After 3 hours they were finally told that his right leg was for sure broken, and they don't know about his left leg to take him somewhere else. WHAT?!?!? If the doctor knew it was a possibility that one of his legs could be broken, why would she recommend them even going to the hospital that her office is in. Makes me so angry that they made a 2 year old with a broken leg, sit in a room for 4 hours with NO pain medication if in the end, they knew there was nothing they could do for him!?!?!?!?!?
So they released him and they headed to Cardinal Glennon in St Louis, where they took x-rays again.. and confirmed that his right leg is broken..and his left leg is okay!! After 2 hours they said that surgery is not necessary, that all he needs is a cast. He has a white hard cast for now, next week he will get it changed and he will wear that cast for 6 weeks!!!! I can't imagine having a 1 month old, and a 2 year old not being able to walk! Although we are super busy getting ready to move, I am putting everything I can on hold to help my sister out at this time!! She is supermom, but there is only so much 1 person can take!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Confession Friday!

So I got this idea from a few girlfriends blogs.... after reading their confessions, i knew i had to write a few of my just wouldn't be fair! :)

1. while me and my hubby are "taking turns" rubbing each others backs at night...i pretend to be asleep when he is done rubbing mine so i get out of doing his. haha, selfish? yep!

2. i facebook creep. a lot.

3. Landon has got into our bathroom cabinet on several occasions, and plays with tampons like they are swords... and i haven't put them in a new spot because he has fun and laughs with them....o well! :) he probably won't like this story in 15 years from now!

4. I'm a newly contact wearing. yep, ditched the glasses finally. only because Landon ripped them off my face and they broke in half..but anyways.. tonight Dane and I were getting ready to go out to dinner and I was standing at the kitchen sink washing a sippy cup, and i realized i couldn't see very clearly. when i closed my left eye i couldn't hardly see anything out of my right eye. lost my first contact! shoot! i haven't got my others in yet, so i took the one out of my left eye and put it in my right eye (bc my right eye is worse...makes sense, right?)so we spent about 25 minutes feeling around all over the bathroom, my make up table, the area i got dressed in...nothing!! so we are sitting at dinner and i rub my right eye, and the contact comes out. so I'm holding this contact in my hand and i can still see...hmm.. so I touch my eye and waaalaaaa.. another contact on my finger. yep! i had 2 contacts in 1 eye!!! Oops! thanks for looking hunny! :)

Okay. thats enough for today!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day!

The last holiday of the summer!! Yahhh!!
In past years, summer was ALWAYS my favorite season. But lately this fall weather has me in LOVE!!! Don't get me wrong, I love swimsuits, flip flops, tank tops & jean skirts...but just walking outside and not my cup of tea!

Friday night I had a mommy's night out with my best friend of 10 years, Cassie. Boy do we still have it in us. I felt like we were in High School again. Just me & her being our crazy selves! It was so much fun!!!!! I sure felt it the next day.. but I would do it all over again this weekend!! :)

Saturday & Sunday we spent the day at my sisters house, and at her hometown parade & picnic. Landon is finally getting to the age where he enjoys going and riding some of the rides. This year he got to ride on the cars, the train, slide & the carousel!! He doesn't make any facial expressions the entire time...but the second the ride stops, or we take him off, he is M.A.D!! so cute!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

this weather makes me happy!

What more can we ask for?!!?

This weather is absolutely amazing! Now all i can think about it decorating the house for fall... then I get sad. Half of our house is packed up in boxes! So it looks like I will be late to decorate this year...but it will be at our NEW house once I finally get to decorate!!
We got a call from the bank on Friday saying our closing date on the new house is set to be September 24th. BUT we might be able to talk them into moving it up a little bit. So we have a appointment with them on Tuesday evening to see what we can get done! The sooner the better so we can get in & start painting.. did i mention how much i hate white walls?? and yep, every single wall in the house is WHITE. ..... b.o.r.i.n.g!!!!!

Anyways.. so this weather has me thinking about Halloween!!!
I loved this holiday as a kid...but the older I got, the more boring it got. Yea its fun to go to a party, maybe dress up a little. but it was never like it was when I was little.. UNTIL I had child of my own. Now the excitement is back (even if he is only 1 and really has no idea what is going on....) But I am so excited to dress him up and take him around to all the neighbors house to show him off! Now we just have to decide on a costume. Ive been doing a little browsing for the last couple weeks and I have NO IDEA what he is going to be this year. Do i dress him in something cute? like last year, he was a giraffe. soooooo cute! or should i dress him up in more of a big boy costume.
decisions decisions...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

are we done yet???

UGH PACKING SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And its even harder with a 14 month old unpacking everything that I just packed.
This morning daddy had to go work a overtime detail so I decided to start on the kitchen and see what I can get done. I got 6 boxes from work, so I went to town. started on the junk drawer(s).
Most people have more than one of these right?!?!!? Well we have 3! Why the heck do we keep this junk??? what were we thinking?!? Never again, that's for sure!!!
Anyways. so everything I decided to keep I put in the box. Well Landon took it out of the box, and put it in the trash. And everything I put into the trash, Landon took out and put it in the box. So I'm sure some things i wanted to keep are in the trash, and some trash are packed away in the boxes to add to a new junk drawer in the new house!
4 years ago when we moved into this house, we had maybe 3 kitchen cabinets filled. Now every single cabinet was SO jammed packed! stressful!
So after 1 day, literally spending 90% of the day in the kitchen, almost everything is packed away & ready to go! This moving stuff is going to take a lot longer than I had anticipated!!!
BUT we are getting there! One box at a time!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

house update..

we found renters! YAY! They are actually the very first people we interviewed! We showed the house 3 times, and had about 10 calls on it in 2 days!! We called and cancelled a couple of the showings because we knew that we found the right people for the house. so hopefully they don't let us down!! We are waiting to hear back from the bank.. they say it should take about 3 weeks for everything to go through. which that will be 2 weeks. and we will be able to MOVE IN!!!! our renters are wanting to move in October 1st, so by the looks of it, September is going to be a crazy busy month for us! :) So excited!!!

Hopefully our friends and family don't run from us once its time to move. lol We sure could use the help moving and painting!!!
(hint hint Cassie, Kendra, Brandi, Terri.. lol love ya's!)

mr. independent

Landon & Mommy have something in common...
our favorite food is spaghetti!!! :)

hahah! he trys to be mr. independent & refuses to let anyone feed him! SO this is what he looks like after almost every meal! lol

everyday is more amazing than the last!!

Landon is 1 year, 2 months & 9 days old today, but who is counting.. :)

He is becoming such a little man & is so smart! He is running all over the place. He is a hard little guy to keep up with!! He can tell us where his belly is, he can stick his tounge out at people ha ha, he waves hi and bye, he can say “maaa and daaa” to the correct person, finally! I have been “DAAA” for the longest time! Lol.
Tonight he was sitting on my lap and I would say ONE, TWO, THREE… and at three he would fall backwards on to the couch.. after a couple times of doing it.. Landon started to count. He wasn’t saying the right words..sounded like baaa, boo, waaa. lol but he was trying and he knew exactly what to do on three. It was cute! :)

He is loving daycare!!! It took about 2 weeks for him to settle in at Nana's,but now he puts on his book bag, walks next door, walks up the steps & knocks on the door. Nana lets him in, takes off his book bag & he goes right to playing. so cute!!
I am OK with leaving him while I go to work. Some days are easier than others. Just the other day I was pulling out the drive way & Landon walked to the front door. I stopped in front and blew him a kiss & he blew one back to me. it was soooooooo cute. I cried the entire way to work!!! Like I said...some days are easier than others. lol

It’s the little things in life that truly mean so much!! I am one proud momma!!!


I some how managed to survive a evening taking Landon, 3 of my nephews & Dane to a grizzlies game. we sat in the lawn where the boys could run free. they had sooo much fun! Landon was sleeping before we got out of the parking lot!
We had a blast & I can't wait to take them again!!!!! Before we know it, Julian will be out there with them running around all over the place!
Oh Boys! :)

first game of catch

ok ok so it may be with a onesie... but daddy & landon had their first game of catch tonight!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


This weekend Dane and I found our dream home in Waterloo!!!! I am sooo excited to move out of Cahokia!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our home is still listed for sale, but we didn't want to lose the we put a home sale contingency contract on the house that gives us 90 days to do something with our home..if we don't sell it within that 90 days they will extend the contract another 90 days. i posted a ad on craigslist putting our home for rent. i really didn't want to deal with renting in Cahokia...BUT we are sooo excited to get in this new house we were pretty much do anything we can!!!
The house has been built the past few months, it isn't 100% complete.. but will be ready to move in the next few weeks. so that has really got us excited, and wanting to do something with our home in Cahokia ASAP!! so wish us luck & pray we get a buyer or renter SOON!!!

here is our new the waiting.. :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Julian Andrew Belosi

Welcome Julian!!!

August 11, 2010 we welcomed Belosi boy #4 into the world. my 4th nephew!!! :)

This was the first birth I've ever watched and it was by far the most amazing thing i have ever witnessed!! (makes me wish i could have watched my own! ha ha )

After almost 12 hours of labor, and a lot of stress put on the baby, Brandi pushed twice and Julian was here!

Thank god her doctor had decided to induce her when he did because sometime during the process the umbilical cord had got wrapped around his shoulders, and into a knot. A knot is not known to be dangerous if it is in a loose knot, but this knot was TIGHT! But somehow Julian was still getting all the nutrients and blood flow that he needed. Miracles happen everyday!!! <3
Tomorrow we will be taking Landon to meet his new cousin! More pictures to come soon!!!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

please vote!!!

Its day 2 of the Gerber baby contest.. Landon has 100 votes! YAY! Keep it up Landon fans!!!!

just simply go to
search Landon in Cahokia or by ID 35074

please pass this along to all your family and friends!!!!!

Landon says Thanks! :)


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Landons days with Nana Bear!

Landon has been doing so great at Daycare! Nana Bear is soo great with him & Landon just loves her! Every night when its time to go home, Landon gives Nana hugs & Kisses.. sooo sweet!!!!

"Mom?? Dad?? Are you coming back soon"