Saturday, January 28, 2012

moving week

This has been one busy week! We now live closer to Seattle and are looking forward to hanging out there more. Highlight of the week: Laying on the mattress together while listening to a "Real Marriage:" sermon and eating apples dipped in caramel.

Monday, January 23, 2012

when. i. suck. on. my. fist. it. makes. everything. better.

She is starting to learn how to self soothe herself. And those fists are always in her mouth! :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

we found a home

We have decided on a home to rent, finally. It was a long process. This home has a nice interior, with lovely hardwood floors. Its an older home, but with some character. Hopefully we can start moving in this upcoming week. We started packing yesterday and im a little sad to leave our apartment. Its been our home for a whole year and i became attached to it. But im sure we can make a cozy little home in the new place.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

winter walk

Viktor and Audrey went out for a walk this morning at 9am. Sadly, my body decided to stay in bed so i didn't get to enjoy this awe inspiring view :( This tree is right by our apartment, I'm so happy it didn't fall on our place! But isn't that just amazing?

belly time

This baby is not a big fan of belly time because she cant hold herself up yet, but yesterday was a good day. Shes getting so big and strong!

Friday, January 20, 2012

icicle trees

Last night Viktor called me when he got to work and told me to get my coat and boots on and go look outside. It was 10:45ish pm. I contemplated if i wanted to leave my warm home and go into the cold outdoors, and finally my curiosity won. It was so surreal, the ground was so white, and all the trees were covered in ice. The branches were leaning down so low i could touch them. As i stood there and marveled at the sight, a thought came to me. One of these branches could suddenly brake off and crush me! I quickly went back inside and snuggled up on the couch with my Kitsya. All was well with the world again.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

what we have been doing

1. Been enjoying some fires lately. 2. Finally convinced Viktor to play Settler of Catan with me again. Missed that game a lot! (but he won) :( 3. Eating chicken parmigiana. Recipe from the pioneer woman.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

theres been a lot of this lately...

I dont want to pretend that life is peachy all the time over here. Audrey has been kind of fussy the last couple days and i found myself losing my patience at times. Which shows me who i really am behind all my composure. Sometimes i want to think that i have it all together and am a great mom and have it all under control and figured out. And i want other people to think that about me. (pride much?) But I am not that person! 
Life can get really overwhelming when Audrey is crying and i haven't had time to take a shower and the house is messy. And when Audrey is finally napping i rush around to shower and clean and make dinner so my husband thinks im a great wife. Whew! It can get hard. 

But i need to remind myself that its ok to have a messy house sometimes and to take a breath and just enjoy my life and my baby in the moment. I know my husband doesn't care too much if its not squeaky clean, and he can eat sandwiches for a couple days without complaining. (thanks love)
And I love where i am in life right now. I feel more confident as a person, and as a wife and mother. And when Audrey giggles, it feels so nice!!! And hanging out on the bed with the whole family (including Kitsya) laughing at the drool that drops from Audrey's face as we hold her up like an airplane, makes it all worth it!

Monday, January 16, 2012

cloth diapers

We're trying out some cloth diapers over here. Viktor bravely went out in the snow today and brought back lots of goodies from BabiesRUs. :) So we have two diapers like this and we are going to see how it goes. They are pretty expensive, but in the long run are supposed to save more money than the disposables. So far Ive only changed some wet ones, and am not looking forward to the poopy ones! Yukies :)

(Also check out what Audrey is doing with her fingers, it looks like she is pointing at something! Haha :) But she is getting better and better at using her hands these days)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Audrey and Kitsys stare at the snow

 Kitsya spent the whole morning sitting on the window sill and staring out the window. I think she was more excited than Audrey! The babe wasn't really sure what was going on :) Also it looks like Audrey is going to have red hair like her Papa! Yay!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

bubbles and drool

Disclaimer: if you are grossed out easily, do not read this post!
This is all this baby  has been doing lately! Its like there is an ever dripping faucet inside her mouth. She soaks her bibs through in about ah hour. And for some reason i only have like 4 bibs and one is missing somewhere... so i try to wash them all the time. (I really need to go buy more, i keep thinking about it. But still have not done it...)

Friday, January 13, 2012


I found this picture of me pregnant on viktor's phone, and i thought it was so sweet looking with all the flowers that i had to share it. Being pregnant was so amazing. I loved feeling little Audrey inside of me. And wow, my belly got so huge, i nearly forgot already! :)