Sunday, January 16, 2011

My Daddy's Gone

My daddy is gone. The little child inside me asks "when is he coming back?" The answer is he's not. My daddy had a heart of gold that tarnished like silver with every sip of whiskey. We had our struggles but the love is still there. I haven't really cried-the numbness of shock has taken over for now. A few minutes go by and then someone interrupts and it reminds me that my daddy is gone.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Start the Update with...Halloween!

Logan's first Halloween was fun for us, but unfortunately Logan could've really cared less since he was only about 3 1/2 months old. But we had fun and he looked extremely cute in his little dinosaur costume..which he hated being dressed in by the way! Being the first time parents we are however and although we felt bad for him, we didn't feel too bad about putting him in the costume. What were we to do? We had to have pictures and go trick or treating. We just HAD to! So we dressed him up and took him to the Harvest Festival in Rio Rancho. It was fun if you're about six through ten maybe twelve if your parents let you go by yourself. We did not leave empty handed though- we received a bright orange New Testament from the Gideons. So maybe the trip to the park was worth it after all! After going to Sonic for quarter corn dogs, we went trick or treating- to a whopping three houses. Logan was not pleased with any of this. Give it two years I think. Although we only hit up three places, we are going to be repeat trick or treaters to those houses because they give out the good stuff- ESPECIALLY the lady at the end of the block. She gives out candy bars...she's now my favorite neighbor...ever! Three houses does not a lot of candy make you're probably thinking to yourself. True. UNLESS, one of your neighbors tells you they get a ton of trick or treater and you buy a boat load of candy and only six kids show up. That's right six. In four hours. Three of which are WAY too old to be trick or treating. All in all we had a good time and all except Logan went to bed with a sugar hang over!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Ultimate Blog Procrastinator

Okay so I realize part of having a blog is keeping up with it, but,well.... since Logan has arrived and I started back to work easier said than done. I realize the other day as I watched him try to crawl and scoot his way across the living room, that although I have taken a gabazillion pictures, they are all stuck on my camera enjoyed by no one. So today I will start with the last five months of updates. Bear with me as this little process will probably take a few days.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Logan is Four Weeks Old!

Logan is four weeks old TODAY! While I know that he is still very little, the last four weeks hve gone by so fast- which means that the nex four will go fast and so on. Then he'll be a big boy and I will cry. And even though it's only been four weeks, he's changed so much and we are beginning to see more and more of his personality. He's pretty laid back just like his Daddy. But he gets grouchy when he's hot or hungry just like me! I know I'm pretty biased but I think he's the most perfect baby ever!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

He's Here!

After a long last month of pregnancy- and no internet to update the blog, we have a beautiful baby boy! Logan James Waller was born on July 16th. He weighed seven pounds two ounces and was 19 inches long and looks just like his daddy!

My awesome sister came to Rio Rancho at the end of June because I was told that I probably would not make it to my due date of July 14th. Boy were they wrong! After a week of her being here and waiting, we decided to take matters into our own hands. We walked up hills, I ate certain types of food, bounced on an excersise ball, played the Wii Sport (PS I ROCK at the hula hoop game) and still nothing. Three and a half weeks later I finally went into labor! I have never been so excited to go to the hospital and be in pain! After a night and half a day in the hospital we finally had our boy!

Mike and my sister were in the delivery room. It was the most surreal and amazing thing I have ever (and will ever) gone through in my entire life. I was so glad to have their support. Nothing will ever compare to the bond we all have now with each other. I feel so blessed to not only have had my husband and sister share the experience with me but at the same time my two best friends. Mike's parents waited the whole night too and were so excited to welcome their first grandchild into the world. Later that day everyone else came pouring in to see us including my mom. It may not be her first grandchild, but I've never seen her so happy! We've and a ton of people visit us at home too, including Mike's grandmother. This is her first great-grandchild. She was so over joyed to see him. I was so excited to see her so happy. Logan is so lucky to have so many people love him so very much already! I have a feeling he's going to be very spoiled!

Unfortunatly, because he made his appearance so late, Aunt Sissy had to go home when he was just a few days old. It broke both our hearts! Luckily, the internet is a great thing and although it's not the same at least Aunt Sissy can get a picture everyday!

The last two weeks have been been a tired blur but I wouldn't change it for anything in the world! I knew I would love him and I knew I would be happy but I never thought it would be like this. No other feeling compares to what it like to be someone's mommy! I think my sister said it best, "How can you love someone so much that you just met?" She's so right.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I've Been Showered!

This week was crazy! I started of the week with my a huge baby shower thrown by my ultra fabulous mother-in-law, Paula. She really knocked herself out! I walked in the the house was decorated super cute with blue decor and flowers. She made a huge dinner of ham and different kinds of salad and the best punch ever- I drank half the punch bowl (then had many trips to the potty of course). About 15 people were there including some friends I hadn't seen in way too long! It was great to see everyone and play tons of games. Everybody was wonderful and super generous. I had a wonderful time and couldn't have asked for more!

After Monday, we packed and packed (and are still not done)-until Saturday. Saturday we drove to Las Cruces for part two of baby shower week. What a great way to bookend a week! Leslie and Alicia threw me a wonderul and relaxing baby shower that afternoon. We had wonderful food -including cubed tastes so much better in a cube(I'm not crazy- Diana feels the same way- she even wished me cubed cheese love in my wedding album and now for my baby!) Alicia made me an awesome diaper cake and I got some of the cutest stuff! Leslie made everthing look so nice and her parents are precious letting us use their beautiful home. I had a blast at both of my showers and it was great to see everyone! They were so generous- Logan is so loved and he's not even here yet!

The fun did not stop after the shower either. We stayed with Alicia, Greg and the girls- we always have a blast with them! We got home and Greg made his awesome tacos- my very favorite. After tacos we went and saw Night at the Museum and laughed hysterically and ate so much candy we all were hyped up. I say we all but I think it was mostly Kaci and I but that's okay! After that Mike and I went to see my friend Liz and her super cute little girl. It was like a huge Las Cruces reunion. This morning we went to Cracker Barrel with Rebecca! It was so great to see everyone!

Here are some pictures from the baby shower in Santa Fe. I'll post the pictures from te Las Cruces party when I get them from Alicia (she was the paparazzi for the event!)

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We're Moving!

So after looking, looking and looking some more we finally found a house we love! we've had a hard time finding something right for us but we did yay! We found a super cute three bedroom house in Rio Rancho. And get this- we close in just a month! We are thrilled and feel so lucky to be blessed with this great thing! We of course would not have been able to be in a house this fast if it weren't for Mike's parents- I would normally say they are the best in-laws in the world- but I don't like the in-law thing- they are awesome family! We are so excited- we'll keep posted on the big move! I hate moving, but hopefully this will be the last time we have to move for a long time!