Monday, December 29, 2008


I've been meaning to post for about a week now, I just haven't gotten around to it.

Since Brennan got sick last Sunday, he's been sleeping through the night. Granted, when he was sick he was sleeping A 12 hour stretches, but since he's been better he's averaging 6-8 hour stretches with more of them being 8. Yay! I'm almost back to a normal sleep schedule!

Brennan started much earlier (about 4 weeks earlier than Colin), and with Colin we forced it. We just let him cry. So far, Brennan is doing it all on his own!

An Amazing Woman

I came across a blog a few days ago (via a comment on a friends blog), and started reading her blog from the beginning. It's the story of a preemie that entered the world, lived to bring joy to her parents for 2 1/2 hours, and passed. 

The amazing part is the faith that the mom, Angie, has. She is an inspiration to me. Her love for God is above all and she is at peace. 

I can only hope to be like her. If I could have even just an ounce of her faith, I would be such a different person. 

So, today, I start over. I want what she has. I want the peace that she has. I want the love that she has. I want the kindness that she has. I want the faith that she has.

Visit her blog, and read from the beginning to see what an amazing woman she is.


Just testing to see if I can blog from my iPhone.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday Kaetlyn!

Happy 2nd birthdya Kaetlyn! I can't believe that you are 2 already! What a big girl! I hope that you have an awesome day!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Christmas day is always spent at my moms house. Miguel, the boys and I went over in the morning to open gifts. Colin & Rachael had so much fun. The part that they enjoyed the most was playing in the pile of paper!
After gifts, we went home to rest for a bit and then went back to moms house in the afternoon for dinner with everyone. Almost all of Miguel's family were there too. We had such a great time. After dinner we played Apples to Apples for hours on end. We are so blessed to be near family during this time!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

As tradition goes, we went to Frances' house for Christmas Eve dinner & gifts.
This year, for the first time, I made the flan. I was so nervous that it wouldn't turn out okay, but it ended up being GREAT!!!
My family was there as well, and we all had a great time eating, and spending time together. We took our traditional 'messy' picture after we all opened gifts!
More pictures are on my smugmug.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Festivus!

This evening was the 2nd annual 'Festivus' celebration at Jonny & Whitney's. What is Festivus you ask? Basically, they have a dinner around Christmas time, but try to make it as un-Christmasy as possible. Last year we had mexican food, and this year...was SUSHI! In fact, we made out own sushi! It was my first time to do so, and it was soooo good! Jonny & Whitney put a lot of thought and time into this evening, and their hard work paid off. It was very nice.

I totally think that I am going to have a 'make your own sushi party'! You can see more pictures on my smugmug.

A Festivus for the rest of us!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Boogie Nose Mommy!


This morning I was sitting at my computer, and I see Colin walking into the living room with something trailing behind him all the way from the bathroom. I looked a little closer, and realized that what was trailing was toilet paper! I asked Colin what he was doing and here was his response: "Boogie nose mommy. I want to blow my nose."

Half a roll of toilet paper later, I helped Colin blow his nose and get the boogies out!
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Brennan & Colin Update

Well, last night Colin threw up and was running 101.8 fever. I wasn't too worried about him. I gave him some Motrin and out him to bed. his fever broke a little while later, and he's pretty much been fine since then, with just a little complaining of a tummy ache this morning.

Brennan, on the other hand, worried me a little last night. He too, was running fever. His only got to 100.5, but for a 10 week old, that's too high. The magic worry number is 100.5. So, I called the pediatrician's nurse line, who then called and talked to our pediatrician. When she called me back she told me that our pediatrician said that we can keep him at home until the morning but to monitor him closely. So, we gave him some Tylenol, and out him to sleep in the room with us. I got up every 2 hours to check his temperature. It dropped, but even now, he's still at 99.1.

This morning I took the boys to see the pediatrician. Colin is fine. Brennan, like I said, is still running a low grade fever. He has a mild right ear infection, which we were prescribed antibiotics for, and now he has some wheezing and crackles in his lungs. He was diagnosed with bronchiolitis. I need to put saline in his nose and suction it out to help prevent pneumonia. The pediatrician said to call back if the fever isn't gone in 48 hours or if it gets to 102. Let's pray that that doesn't happen b/c we would like to spend Brennan's first Christmas at home and not in the hospital.


My updates have slowed, and I'm not sure why. There are always things going on that I can talk about...I just don't. I'm going to try to be a good blogger and update more regularly. That's a promise...I think.

If I get around to it, I may back update...we'll see.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy 21st Birthday Megan!


A few of us took Megan out after her birthday party last night for her first 'legal' drink. I was excited to share in the moment. We all did shots together at the house, but there's nothing like going to a bar for the first time. Megan was a little upset that she didn't even get carded!
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Brennan's First Smile


This isn't Brennan's first smile, but it's the first one that I've captured in a picture! He's so adorable!
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Friday, December 19, 2008

I Joined a Gym

Well, I am so disgusted with myself, and the weight isn't coming off fast enough, so I joined a gym. I'm planning to work out there about 3 times a week right now, and when Brennan is old enough for the 'Kids Club', I'll take the boys and plan to go 5 times a week. I would like to be at my pre-Brennan weight by the end of January, and back to my pre-Colin weight (which I haven't been at since before Colin) by the end of February!

Who-hoo, I'll be tracking my progress here!

Brennan's 2 Month Appointment

Brennan had his 2 month appointment yesterday. Overall it went well. Brennan now weighs 11 lbs. 4 oz. and it 22.8 inches long. He's grown quite a bit since 1 month!

He has a pretty bad cold right now...we blame Colin for giving it to him. He's got a pretty bad cough and is congested. 

Brennan is definitely getting his little personality. He's so much different than Colin. He's much more laid back than Colin was. 

He has started sleeping through the night. Yay! We give him his feeding at 10:00 pm, put him to bed and he's been waking up at 5:30 am to eat. Not too bad!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

GDSX Christmas Party


The annual GDSX Christmas Party was tonight. This year it was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Allen. The company has grown so much over the past 7 years, that I only knew a few people there...and the were 59 employees! I remember the days when it was Miguel by himself!

I didn't take as many pictures this year as I normally would, but I got a few!
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Brotherly Love


I just thought that this picture of the boys was too cute not to post! It'll be blackmail some day!
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Gaylord Texan ICE Exhibit


My mother's group got an awesome discount on tickets for the Ice exhibit at the Gaylord Texan. Miguel and I went a few years ago (before Colin was born), and I LOVED it, so I was so excited to take Colin this year. I left Brennan with my mom b/c I thought it would be too cold for him. Colin had a blast! He loved wearing the huge blue coat and sitting on the ice sculptures!
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Congratulations Ryan & Mandy


We were so lucky...we were able to attend Ryan & Mandy's BEAUTIFUL wedding! Ryan looked so proud, and Mandy was just absolutely gorgeous!
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Card


Here is our 2008 Chrostmas card!
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2 Month Comparison

Colin - TOP Brennan - BOTTOM

I don't think they look at all alike here. All of Colin's hair had fallen out by this point. Brennan's nose is a lottle wider. They have similar lips, but very different eye shapes.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Brennan & Alyson


We went to Casey's house today to let the kids play together. Of course, Brennan and Alyson just laid there, but we didn't pose them, I promise ;-)
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