Tuesday, November 03, 2009

What goes around comes around.....

When I was growing up in a small town, there was not a lot for us country kids to do.

So, you may wonder...What did you do?

Well, some of us set out on some nights to "Damage". I know, I know. It. Is. Not. Nice.

I did not partake in damage on most nights, but there is one night that sticks out in my memory that I was involved in the destruction of an innocent mailbox on a back country road.

I felt real bad about it for weeks, thinking of the poor person who would have to fix the said box.

Well last week I got what was going to me, and so did my sweet neighbor....who I'm convinced did not deserve it. So, when I see my poor mailbox laying helpless on the ground I did what any one would do...I sent my "fix-it" men out to help the neighbor and put up a new one!!!

Conner was more than happy to lend a helping hand!

Poor guys...they have no idea that it is all my fault.....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Country girl, City boy

Have you ever heard the expression "You can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl"?

This could not be any more true, than when you apply it to Max and I. Most day's, around our house, you will see Max doing a lot of the cleaning, cooking, and coming to me with questions about how to fix the garbage disposal, what kind of col king to buy, and how to hang shelf's. I knew full well what I was getting into when I married my sweet man, and have said on may occasions "I like a little lady in my man". At times it is hard on his ego and he gets frustrated, that I'm more of a man in some ways, but for the most part we work together great! I truly enjoy knowing more than him when it comes to things, since he is much more book smart than I. I don't blame Max for not knowing "manly" things (and it's not for a lack of trying on his part), it is just how he was raised. He was raised in the city where when something breaks, you call someone to fix it. I grew up much the opposite. It breaks... you fix it. I was also lucky enough you have handy dad(s) and older brothers who taught me a few things.

Country girl and City boy went camping a little while ago and boy did our childhoods shine through!!! Max had NEVER been camping. Yes, NEVER. How on earth could a 27 year old man never have gone camping in his life???

To be honest, I love camping but have put off going with him due to the fact that I knew how things would go with such a rooky. But, we went and we survived! Max watched the kids while I put up the tent and taught him all of the wonderful things there is needed to know about the great out doors. I think by the end he was confided enough to give it another shot, and next time maybe I'll watch the kids while he sets up camp!

Here are the boys (and the dog) in the loaded down mini van, that we hijacked for the trip!

Here is my "City boy" who planned the whole trip, and packed for all of us!

Colby slept for most of the long trip to the camp ground

Conner became suddenly camera shy

I took some random shots from the road, and the rain of showers pored down on us looking like our first attempt at a family camping trip would be a bust.

But when we got to the coast it was clear sky!
I was able to get the three bedroom tent up (with only a few cuss words), at which point the camera broke.
The trip was loads of fun with our friends and I know the next one will be even better. Max is such an amazing husband and father. It's things, like this trip, that shows
him just how much he missed out on growing up and knows that he wants a different childhood for his children
filled with summers around a

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


I stepped away for just a second, only to come back to find Colby in this, no so safe position....
So, I guess I won't be turning my back on the little guy anymore!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm back to stay....I promise!
I have started a new work blog, so it seems only fitting that I also update this bad boy once in a while. I can't possibly catch up on all of the happenings of the last 10 months since giving birth, so I'm just going to hop back in the stale and hope for the best!

Any who....

I can't believe that Conner is starting school soon...where did the last 3 1/2 years go?? On top of that, I have begun planning Colby's first birthday party! CRAZY....

I'm sad that my boys are growing so fast, and at times I think of having another little one...But I'm kind-of ready for max and I to move on with our little family. I'm ready to be over the baby stages, where you have to pack copious amounts of things in the car just to go to the store. I'm ready to go to Disneyland, camping, on a boat, and not have to worry about the little ones. So, Them growing is a little bitter sweet.

Work is going very well and busy. I'm so grateful that I have been given this opportunity to work while being a stay at home mom!!

Colby has changed a lot over the last 10 months...

Conner is no longer a baby, Such a big boy!!

And Max and I are still in love!!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Sheeee's baaaaack!!!

So, I had baby Colby on October 22. He weighed in at 7lb 6oz, and had a full head of hair.
I thought my labor with Conner was easy, and that Conner was and easy baby...which it was and he was. But, my labor with Colby, and the first two weeks in getting to know Colby, has put every thing with Conner to shame.

"Labor" was more of a cake walk than labor. I was giving "thumbs up" in between pushes and only had to push four times before I got to hold the little guy. And to make things even better, the kid doesn't cry. I mean it, HE DOES NOT CRY, he'll whimper a little if something is wrong but that's it. He sleeps great and when he wakes up he is alert and just looks around and takes it all in.

Conner is in complete denial that there is a baby in the house that he has to share mommy and daddy with. I guess this reaction is better than acting out.

Halloween was that most fun that I have had in some time. Conner is at a great age and lead the way all night!

I also was able to get my drink on with my very special Eddie Bird!! And a bonus...Dustin was with us!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ticking time bomb....

My belly has started to make strange "clicking" or "popping" sounds when the baby moves. I think it's a bomb about to go off. I looked this weird occurrence up on line and although there are a hand-full of women who have experienced this, there is no medical explanation nor does any one know what the noise is...

I'm going with Colby counting down the seconds until he gets to meet his kick ass mom, no medical explanation needed!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I dropped my baby...

Little Colby is settling into the birth canal nicely!! If you look at these pictures compared to the ones I posted last week he is much lower than before.

I was able to talk my doctor into setting an induction date!!! So, Colby will arrive some time on the 22nd!! I'm hoping to go into labor before then, but if not I can make it seven more days! Can't wait to meet this little guy!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Since my last post I have recieved an e-mail saying "sorry you're not dilating". Just so we are clear, I have dialated to a two. I guess I said that I was not dilated yet because I was soooo wishing for a three and I don't realy consider a two very much concidering I have to get to a ten before I get to hold my little one. You are considered in "Labor" at a four and are free to get an epidural at this time...I would love to be at a four. So, ok, I'm at a two. For those of you who have never been through child birth here is a diagram of what a the numbers look like and mean...

Looks like fun right????!!!

Also, just a thought, why in the hell don't they hand out disabled parking passed to pregnant women? Trying to walk the last trimester is hard enough but try doing it when the only parking spot is miles away from the store and you have your two year old draging behind you pointing out every "amazing" new thing he spots on the ground. So, you decide that you are never going to make it into the store at this rate, you have no choice but to pick this 30lb child up and place him on top of the already huge mass growing out oh your mid section and off you go into the store. And once inside you realize that having two children sitting on top of your blader has made you pee your pants and so now all you can do is turn around and head back home. EASY SOLUTION>>>give me a disabled parking spot. I mean I pee my pants in public doesn't that prove anything????

Had an apt. with my dear sweet Dr. yesterday. I'm not dialating yet, and very sad about the whole thing. I'm having contractions that come every night, and cramping all day long.

I know that it's my turn to have a baby, due to the fact that both girls who found out they were prego just before I did have given birth to healthy little bundles of spit-up and gas!! So, I'm next in line...Yay me!!!

I'm getting a little nervous about giving birth again. Giving birth to Conner was a cake walk, only felt two contractions, pushed a few times, and there he was. Recovery on the other hand was a whole other story....I ripped front and back and could not use the restroom like a normal person for weeks...and sex to this day is just not the same. I know that each birthing experience is different, and that is was scares me. I fear that this one is going to be the opposite of what I experienced with Conner. Long hard labor from HELL and a easy recovery....not sure at the moment which is better.

I do know that I can't wait to hold this little guy in my arms, see what he looks like, smell that sweet baby freshness again and enjoy every minute of "infant" that I possible can, since this is our last child. I know that this being our "last" is the smart thing to do, but I have to admit I'm a little sad about that. However, I have many, many friends and family members who have yet to start their own families so I know that there will still be little ones around that I can get enjoyment out of without the economic strain.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sweet baby Jesus help me....

Friday, September 26, 2008

So, I know I've been MIA for about three months...Deal with it bitches!! I'm pregnant and ready to throw in the towel on this little thing growing inside me. I'm seriously considering kicking it once it's out of me and say "yeah, how do you like it hu??? how's that feel???" I'm kidding by the way, for those of you who are totally lame and think that I would ever hurt a child...well my own child I would never hurt, but some one elses child I would...people should have to take some tests before breading. There are some seriously f-ed up kids out there and if they are not mine they should not be on this earth or allowed to speak to, at or around me simple as that!!

Any way... Like I said earlier I'm getting close to having my happy spot ripped open again. And while that doesn't sound like very much fun (I could think of better ways to spend an afternoon) I am however looking forward to a good LARGE glass of wine... OH hell who am I kidding, It's going to be vodka and a pack of cigarettes... wine does make me sound more sophisticated but lets be real here. Other things that I'm looking forward to....normal sex. I mean I have "normal" sex now, but it will be nice to have sex with out worrying about the little thing growing out of my torso that keeps my husband basically at the foot of the bed while I'm lying up by the pillows, *sigh*, yeah it will be nice to kiss during sex again so it doesn't feel so much like date rape... Fish, I can't wait to eat sushi again, and exercise. I have been really wanting to go for a jog for some reason the last couple of weeks, not sure why....maybe it the 20 extra pounds that I'm packing around??? Well, I hope to do better about posts, from now till then here are some pics!!!
Went to a Journey concert!!

Got a new dog...Mr. BPotty training...slow learning.....Keeps asking if Colby wants to come out and playOVER IT

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Half way done with this pregnancy!!!

I can't believe that 20 weeks have past so fast. I had an ultra sound on Monday and I still have a little boy growing in there, and they said that he is very large for the age...which means that I'm on track to have a 12 lb pumpkin baby on Halloween!!

Super right???

Yeah NO.

I'm glad baby Colby.. (Oh, yeah that's the name we've picked out) is growing big, strong, and healthy in there but seriously?? 12 lb is just a little too much for my body to handle. So, I guess they will do another ultrasound at 32 weeks and see how the little guy is doing in there to see if he can come out and play early!! Soooooo ok with this since I was really wanting a September baby!

Any who, moving is going...boxes every where, Conner is freaking out about it because his would is turned upside down. And the bridal shower is day after tomorrow, it is coming together great and I think the bride to be will love it!! Will post pics when I get a minute!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

OH MY>>>>> Just realized that I never blogged about my sons second birthday. I don't know what to say, he ran around like a freak on crack, ate cake, and opened presents. It was a great time for all that came. I wish that I had pictures to show just how much fun was had....but being mother of the year, I didn't take any. So sad about that, I think I put Max in charge of picture taking and then forgot to tell him of his duty. But, on the up side my mom got some great shots, and I know the Budd family never goes anywhere with out their camera so it's not a total loss!!
Buying a house if for the birds!!! After almost a month of driving all over the greater Portland area, Max and I have finally gotten a home of our own!! It is a fully remodeled 3 bedroom ranch. I'm in love with it and can't wait to get all moved in. I will most likely be a blog no-show for a month or so, with the move going on, and being the matron of honor in a wedding next month. I have parties to plan, houses to move, panic attacks to be had and all the while growing a baby in my tummy!! Yeah me!! Will post when/what I can!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Conner had his fist "official" hair cut today!! I found this place called "little clippers", so cool for kids to get their hair cut at. There are all kinds of toys to play with before/after you get your hair done, there is even a video gaming area for the bigger kids. Before they sit you down to cut your hair you get to pick out a video to watch while they are choppn' away. This place doesn't just have regular chairs for the kids to sit in, nope, they have cars with steering wheels and horns!!! Once Conner was done they bagged some of his hair for me and printed out a certificate of his first hair cut!! All this and it was only $10...so going back there!!!
Here is before:

During...he did not like the clippers!And after...so grown up!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Now, I'm not trying to brag or anything but sooooo excited about this!!!

Since becoming pregnant I have lost three pounds!!! I was a "little" on the thick side since giving birth to Conner...baby weight is a bitch to get rid of!! When I was pregnant with Conner I put on a whopping 65 pounds, and only lost 1/3 of the weight. (the day I delivered I weighed more than my husband, not a good thing)!!!

So, when I became prego once again I vowed that I would not gain an ounce, just stay at the same weight. I mentioned this to my Dr and she said that it was not necessary since I'm not obese, but doable since I was still packing around a few extra pounds from my first child. With this pregnancy I also have some serious motivation to stay on the "smaller" side. I am the Matron of Honor in my BFF wedding come July. She picked out the dresses and ordered them before I found out that I was going to be with child at her wedding. I feel like this was a huge blessing because if she had waited I would have told her to get a dress that I could "grow" into. But this way I have to fit into the dress that fit me prior to pregnancy.

I may have lost some weight but my belly is playing tricks on me... One day I look like I'm seven months pregnant and the next day you can't even tell I am...case and point....

here is a picture from Wendesday

and here is today: WTF!!!

Well, I'm off to the gym to work off a few more calories!!!!!@!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Well, I had a ultra sound today and we found out some exciting news!! We found out that we are one week farther along than we originally thought!! So, they changed my due day to October 31. I guess I have a pumpkin growing inside me!! The doctor also said that there was a little penis growing in there!!

So weird to think, I have a penis growing inside me!hahaha!! Here are some pictures of the little pumpkin!!


Sunday, April 20, 2008

I THINK I may have felt a kick in there!!!! It could have just been gas but I pretty sure it was my little bean sprout saying "hi mom, I'm in here"!!! I have been waiting and waiting to feel a little bump-bump for what feels like forever. Feeling Conner "kick about" was my favorite part of pregnancy with him, and I can't wait to feel more little reminders that this on is in there also!

I know that Conner can't possibly understand that I'm pregnant, or that he has the big responsibility of being a big bro soon. But, I swear on some level that kid understands. When Max asks him "where's the baby?" Conner comes running up to me, lifts up my shirt and points to my belly. Also, if you ask him to give the baby kisses he plants a big wet one on my tummy, so stinking' cute! Any time we are out and about where there is a baby Conner looks at it with such interest and asks "what's that" then tries giving each one a kiss on the forehead. Yep, he is going to be the best big brother since my brothers!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

So, the sunflower seeds did not help my scrapn' abilities. I just sat there for 45 minutes starring at my supplies and chewed on the seeds. I finally became frustrated and not to mention dehydrated, and gave up on the whole thing. I may never scrapbook again.

I have however found my new favorite thing to do with my free time. For Max's birthday he got "Rock Band" for his 360, and oh Lord is it not the most fun I've ever had. Max and I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning rocking out together!!

We are dieing to have friends over to play with us!! So, if you are up for the challenge hit me up!!
Until then...ROCK ON!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

OK, I have a confession to make. For those of you who know me really really well this will not be much of a surprise, but for those of you who think you know me will find out that you may not know me as well as you thought...

I have not scrapbooked in a month. No, that is not the BIG confession, it is my confession that in turn made me unable to scrap.

In order to explain I must give all of the facts here. It all started back in ninth grade at North Valley High School in the senior locker bay...I had my first "chew". You know, "chew", the stuff hicks put in their lip then periodically spit thick black crap out of their mouth. At my school many people chewed (or dipped) even the cheerleaders. My dippn' habit started out just for the buzz, but then the buzz was gone but I still did it for some reason. In college I dipped at least two times a day for about four hours each time. I never needed the chew, like a smoker need a cigarette every hour. Nope, my chewing habit was strictly for specific occasions. I found that chew helped me concentrate on studying, helped me focus when playing super Nintendo, kept me awake on long car tips home to Grants Pass, and also helped me relax when I painted my nails.

Well after college my chewing habit was pretty much gone since I no longer needed to study. I would have one maybe once a month. But, about six months before I became pregnant with Conner I got really into scrapbooking. I had to have my drug of choice while doing my craft of choice. Obviously, though, once I found out that I was pregnant with Conner I stopped chewing, which also made my scrapbooking stop.

After Conner was born I did not start the habit back up for a LONG time, I mean seriously, what mom chews???? But then about nine months ago I started scrapbooking again, and you guessed it I had to have the chew to help me focus. Now that I am again with child I had to stop both of addictions.

I really want to get caught up on my books before this baby is born. So, I looked to the wonderful world of baseball for inspiration....I got my self a bag of sunflower seeds, some new scrapn' supplies and I'm hoping it will work!!!

I truly hope that there will never be another "dip" in my mouth, and I can have amazing scrapbooks!!!!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I love that after knowing my husband for five years I can still learn new things about him.

Take today for instance, I discovered that he has no problem wearing pink. I happened upon this little find by accident, and he was quick to remove it from his body, but non the less I saw it. Apparently Max had ran out of clean socks, so he went rummaging through my sock drawer for a pair that would work for him. Well, he found a pair alright, a pink pair. After I discovered the said socks on my mans feet I began laughing uncontrollably and asked "why that pair"? I have a plethora of all white socks that would have worked also. He did not respond, only ripped the socks off and yelled "shut up" and burrowed himself into the nearest hiding spot.

The other great, yet very strange, thing that I learned today was that if you tickle his left hip bone it makes his neck itch. I'm not sure what that means but it was funny to watch!!

I'm sure that we all have hidden little things that only come out for those very special people in our lives. I'm so happy, and blessed to have such a special guy in my life who always keeps things new and well, different!!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

This baby, or my belly is growing at record speed. At nine weeks it is only the size of a grape, yet it looks like I'm smuggling a cantaloupe.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

OK, so I know that I have been a bad blogger lately, and for that I'm sorry. But I think that I or you would be even more sorry If I would have blogged these last couple of days. The blogs would have been so boring that you would have wanted to shoot your self for reading them. Seriously, I want to shoot myself do to the uneventfulness (is that a word??) around here!

To day is Maxies birthday, and surprise we're not doing anything for it. He is sleeping and will leave for work at 9pm. He did celebrate his birthday this last weekend with his boy's, so don't feel too bad for him!

Um, yeah, I think that catches you up to date!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Just got home from Grants Pass. I went to see the family for Easter...It's nice to see family, but it is oh so nice to come home!!! Here are some pictures of the trip!!
Conner had his game face on at the egg hunt...

He walked away with a good amount of eggs...He got some side-walk-chalk-paint in his basket, and painted grandmas side walk for her!He was very happy with the finished product...We picked grandma some flowers and Conner loved the smell of them...And Mommy even got a kiss!!!!!