Monday, June 30, 2008

Fun in the Sun!

So I think Washington is trying to make it harder for me to leave! What in the heck is up with this beautiful sunshine we've been having!? Today we ventured to Dash Point. Well, first there was a much needed stop at McDonald's for lunch! There was then construction on Pac Hwy which resulted in me being SERIOUSLY late to meet up with my friends!! I feel so bad because Carly was on time (as usual) and I was super duper late. Tardiness is seriously one of my biggest pet peeves! It doesn't help that instead of DASH POINT, I ended up at Redondo! (DOH!) It was really fun, and Julian had fun splashing around in the surf. He also quite enjoyed splashing Big G! :) We got some great shots, but our camera cord is seriously MIA! The tide was coming in, and it was coming in FAST! Gabriel slept through the entire adventure. Julian on the other hand, thought today would be a fabulous day to skip his nap. Let me tell you, two-year-olds STILL need to nap! Or at least mine does. He was so so so grumpy today! I was pretty convinced that he would end up in bed early, but he didn't fall asleep until his usual bed time of 9:30.
Tomorrow it is July 1st. That means it's the month that we're moving. The time has been going by so quickly, I don't doubt that our actual moving day will be here in the blink of an eye.
While hanging out at Dash Point, I started thinking about some things that I'm going to miss about Washington.
1. Family & Friends. This has to be top of the list. Family and Friends are so important to me, and they're seriously the people that have made me who I am today. I really fear that I won't make the same type of friends that I've made here. I have some friends here that I've known and been friends with since 6th grade. That's 14 years. Now some of my best friends I've only known since junior year in high school. The realization hit me today, that junior year was 8 years ago!!! WOW! I know that in my 4 years in Iowa, I won't have the opportunity to make friends that will know everything about me, but I hope to make some quality friends, nonetheless.
2. Washington, what I mean by that is we have oceans, mountains, desert, rain forest, all in one state. There is always something that you can do here, if it's indoor activities you seek, or out. I love the greeness of Washington. I highly doubt that Iowa will have the amount of green that we have here, especially after all of the flooding they've had there.
That's all that I am going to list tonight. I'm exhausted from chasing around Julian today in the sunshine! I will continue my list in my next entry.

For your viewing pleasure
Gabriel's 4 month pictures taken by my oldest friend Stacy Jacobsen

And my favorite favorite picture that she took!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

I'm a lobster

So how come I can always remember to sufficiently sunblock my children, yet forget to give myself he same courtesy? We had a garage/moving sale this weekend. It was tons of fun to hang out in the back yard with Julian. He loved 'splashing' mommy and I had a lot of fun chasing him around with cups full of water. The weather was gorgeous. The only thing that would have been better, would have been not HAVING to sit in the backyard for almost 8 hours a day!
Saturday I went to Keren's baby shower. She is so lucky to be having a little girl. She got THE cutest stuff for miss Norah Kate! I had fun catching up with my friends from high school. Tomorrow I am supposed to be hanging out with Carly and her two kids, and Keren and her son.
Gabriel laughed for the first time yesterday. He thought it was funny to be tickled...and I thought it was adorable of him to laugh.
I'm still cloth diapering, and loving it. I am officially 'on the wagon' now and not buying any more diapers, until I need something. I will have to buy some wool 'longies' for the winter though. I've heard Iowa winters are cold...I wonder if it'll be too much of a shock to my system, the whole snow thing.
There's a contest to win a BumGenius starter kit. Here's a link to the contest! Good luck, although I*really* want to win I hope I do!

Win a Bum Genius 3.0 Starter Kit from Nature's Child - Wholesome Goods for Mothers and Babies

I am going to hit the hay. I'm exhausted after spending nearly two entire days outside in the blazing sun! Good luck at the contest!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gabe's 4 months old!!

So we've delved into the world of cloth diapering. And by we, I mean me. I've become addicted to a website, . SO awesome. It's an amazing community of moms and dads that all cloth diaper! It is kind of crazy, because about 3 weeks ago I started and had NO idea what the heck a goodmama diaper I'm addicted and they're my favorite kind! ( They are super absorbent, and I feel like I'm doing my part to reduce the boys' carbon footprint. I still drive my SUV that gets approximately 15 mpg (OUCH). I must say that Barry is very supportive of the whole endeavor, it's nice to know that he's behind me 100%.

We are getting closer and closer to moving to Iowa. I am terrified, to put it lightly. I've been praying and still know that it's the right thing, medical school, that is. It's just terrifying to think that I'm moving away from my family and friends. I do think that I will make friends in Iowa, I'm not scared of that, it's just that as soon as we get there I will have no support system. We've found out that we'll be in the "Raccoon River Ward" when we get there! HA! So funny and so excited.

Today my best friend (Since 6th freaking grade!!!) Stacy took Gabriel's 4 month pictures. She is soooo talented, and I love how they turned out. You can check them out at . Let me and her know what you think!

I really am going to try to keep this more updated, especially as we move away. I will try to keep it updated for friends and family.

PS Angee is having a going away BBQ for us on the 18th of July. Email me if you want the evite!