Friday, December 31, 2010

5 years!

Tyler and I's 5 year wedding anniversary was on the 27th of December! I seriously cannot believe that 5 years ago we were at the Clark County Court House getting married!
We have come so far and have been through so much together in these 5 years!
Who would of thought that a couple of crazy in love 18 year olds would end up where we are now! My husband is an amazing Marine that continues to do great and provide for this family! I am so thankful for him! We have two beautiful little girls and are waiting for our third little princess to make her special appearance and we couldn't be more excited!
I am one lucky Ledbetter lady!
Since Tyler totally out did himself with my Christmas/Anniversary present this year we decided that we didn't really want to do much on our anniversary but hang out and relax with the people we loved the most! Each other and our crazy little girls! So we stayed in, got comfy clothes on and chowed down on some good old pizza hut!
A great ending to a great 5 year anniversary if I say so myself!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cleaning randomness has come!

I got a major burst of energy this evening!

Things I have cleaned today:
The filter for my wash machine
Underneath the wash machine
The whole pantry
Refrigerator and freezer
Every cabinet in the kitchen

I wonder what other randomness I will clean tomorrow!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Morning!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas because we sure did! It was a bittersweet holiday season this year since we have never been by ourselves for Christmas. I do have to say though that even though we were a little sad we wouldn't be home for this Christmas, we were pretty excited to have our own Christmas this year and to see how it would all turn out! I think we would of gone home for the holidays but since I am a little over 36 weeks pregnant(which by the way I need to blog about my pregnancy soon! It is seriously flying by so fast!) it's not really recommended to fly this far along so it was a no go for us.
The closer it was getting to Christmas day the more excited we got! I think we went a little overboard with presents for the girls but you know what!? They deserve it and I love watching them get so happy!
Tyler and I got to spend Christmas Eve with some awesome friends yesterday which was great and then we came home, gave the girls a bath, put on their Christmas jammies and let them open up one present before bed like our parents use to let us do! After I put Lydia to bed we set out cookies and milk for Santa. The reason why we only let Lily do this is b/c I don't really think my chunky child would of understood why we were leaving cookies out and why she didn't get any. You cannot let that baby girl see cookies or she will flip! She is a fatty at heart just like her momma! After we set the cookies and milk out I read Lily's Christmas books to her and tucked her cute butt into bed!
When we knew she was asleep "Santa" came and filled the stockings and set out their presents! I thought it looked perfect and Tyler and I were so excited for it to be morning so we could see the girls reactions!
I was anxious for the morning to come and I actually woke up at 5, 5:45, 6 and then miss Lydia came pitter pattering in our room to get us up at 6:45. The first thing Tyler says is "can I go and wake Lily up!?" UMMM of course!! So Tyler went and woke Lily up! Ok so wait just a second! I just had a flash back for whatever reason lol. I remember Tyler calling when he was in Iraq for Christmas and waking us up! He couldn't believe we wern't up and opening presents! He made us get up and put the phone on speaker so he could wake Lily up on Christmas morning! Isn't that sweet!? Even when he was gone he still wanted to go and wake up Lily! Well Lily didn't wake up so sweet that morning haha. But this morning she woke up with a big smile on her face! Tyler said "Lily Santa came" and she said "yeah but you didn't see him because he is shy." Such a silly girl! She kept asking me last night when I was putting her to bed if when Santa came to bring presents if he was going to say HO HO HO!
When we came downstairs Lily ran to the tree and Lydia followed behind her. I think Lydia was a little confused as to what was going on but she figured it out pretty quick. We took the stockings down for everyone and once Lydia grabbed a few of her animal figurines out and sat on her new monkey bean bag she seemed content and didn't really care that there were any presents to open. Lily on the other hand was a machine! She opened up her presents so fast! She was getting so excited at everything and even screamed a few times at the presents she got! I was surprised at how good Lydia did with the unwrapping though. She started to get lazy towards the end and would say "UH OH" and have Tyler open them a little bit for her so it was easier for her to rip them open. She did most of this while sitting on her monkey bean bag lol. By the way Lydia is obsessed with Monkeys for whatever reason and she got lots of animal and monkey stuff!
The girls were so much fun this morning! Lily was her normal Lily self and I knew she would be so excited about everything! I loved all her comments about the presents she got and loved watching her rip them open! Christmas mornings seem to be so much more fun when you have kids! It seriously warmed my happy little heart watching them this morning! Lily and Lydia got completely spoiled and now have so many toys we are going to Target tomorrow to buy a couple cute storage bins/toy baskets for everything!
It was so amazing to see how happy the girls got opening up their gifts from us and everyone else! Our families totally out did themselves and we are so thankful for everything we all got! SO SO thankful! I just looked at everything and then looked at Tyler and I said there is so much stuff I am kind of overwhelmed haha. We are one lucky little family! I cannot wait until next year when we have 3 girls! My sweet baby girl in my belly even got a cute little pair of booties from Omi that I hung up on the tree!
I love my family and I am so lucky to have you all in my life!

Sgt. Claus and little black box!

My awesome husband was an even sneakier husband this year! Since there really wasn't much that I wanted this Christmas I told Tyler that I wanted a pair of shoes, to get my hair done and to get a pedicure. I got my glitter TOMS which are super cute and I am getting my hair and toes done next week! (I want to make sure and get my hair done before the baby comes so I don't feel frumpy with ugly roots after I have the baby and I want pretty toes when I go into labor) Yes I know that is silly but it's just one more thing to do before the baby gets here and it will make me feel good!
I wasn't really expecting any presents under the tree from Tyler besides my TOMS and that was totally ok with me! Well last night I found out that I was getting one more present under the tree. I thought Tyler was trying to be sneaky and snoop to try to see one of his presents so I got on him and asked him what he was doing. He was trying to move fast with a smile on his face so I thought for sure he was snooping! My attitude got a little worse with him(I blame it on the pregnant hormones lol) and asked him again what he was doing. He walks up to me and says you really want to know what I was doing? He then pulls out a small wrapped box that was hidden in his pants. I of course have no idea what he could of got me. I didn't ask to much about it though because I didn't want to ruin it for myself.
So this morning after we let the girls open up their presents(I am going to do a little blog about them next) I opened up my last little present that was marked to: Lindsey from: Sgt Claus. So cute huh!?
I opened it up and though maybe it was earrings because I didn't really know what else he would of gotten me that would fit in a small box like that. When I opened it up I was totally shocked! Tyler got me a beautiful full carat diamond for my ring!! It is so beautiful and I totally cried a little! First I couldn't believe that he got it for me! We had talked about at some point eventually getting my a bigger diamond but I in no way would of ever thought now! Second I wondered how the heck he pulled this off!! I seriously could not believe that he actually got that for me! I still kind of cant haha!
I will let you know how he pulled this off! Which by the way he did a great job at since he isn't that good at keeping secrets!
This is how it went down:
Tyler called his dad and told him that he wanted to get me a bigger diamond for my ring and was seeing if there was any way he could help him out so I wouldn't have any idea about it. Being the sweet man my father in law is he of course helped him out! They called this operation carat! Totally cute right!? My father in law went on the hunt for the perfect one and with the final say from Nana Connie they found the perfect one! They sent it to Tyler and I actually signed for the package when it got delivered. Thankfully I didn't open the box for whatever reason. I didn't have any suspicion that it was something like that for me though. I called Tyler and let him know that he got a package and he said "oh good! The knife that my dad got for Manny came"(Manny is Tyler's good friend from work). Tyler, his dad and brother all have the same pocket knife and he made me think that his dad just ordered one for Manny too. I of course believed this. Tyler also asked me what size my finger was b/c Manny was thinking about getting his girlfriend a ring and wanted to see what size my fingers were since she has small hands too. I still had no idea. Now thinking back it makes sense but at the time I had no clue.
I seriously cannot get over that he actually got me a new, beautiful, sparkly, bigger diamond! It is so beautiful and I cannot wait to get it set in my ring! With the help of my in laws for finding the perfect diamond and Tyler's sneaky behavior I got one of the best presents ever!! I am so thankful for my amazing husband! He was so sweet to think of doing this for me and it makes me feel so special hearing him say that I really deserve it! He said that with everything we have been through he wanted me to have this!
This amazing present is not only for Christmas but for our anniversary. Our 5 year wedding anniversary is on Monday the 27th! I have to say, this was one amazing Christmas and anniversary present! Thank you my love!! You are a great husband, daddy and provider for this family!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Homemade from the Heart!

So I pretty much have the bestest best friend ever and her mom is just awesome!
I got my other package today from them and lets just say I was SO excited to get it and I LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!
While we were home in August I wanted to make sure and hit up the fabric store with Roxanne and Marilynn so we could pick out some fabric for a crib blanket which turned into finding fabric for a regular baby blanket, crib blanket and pillow cases for Lydia. It was so much fun going shopping for fabric! We literally closed the place down! I am so happy we all got to go together. It helped a lot to have Roxanne and Marilynn with me to give their honest opinion about weather or not some of the fabrics went with the other ones and which ones looked best. I remember telling Roxanne and her mom that I wanted people to look at the blanket and totally want it. Plus I love it even more because I picked out that fabric. Some people may not like my fabric choices but I LOVE them and thats all that matters. I wanted this little baby to have funky bright colors so I could do lots of different things in her room! I cannot get over how cute it all turned out!
Marilynn does an awesome job at sewing and I am so thankful that she was willing to do this for me! I love how everything came together!
Oh and Roxanne decided since there was a lot of left over fabric that she would sew some of it on burp rags for me and they are so dang cute!! I will gladly wipe up the spit up with them b/c I love them that much haha. They are the cutest things ever!
Each new baby thing I get makes it all so real that I am really going to have another little girl soon!
Here are some picture of my awesome stuff that I am in love with! Did I say how much I love it!?!?

Super cute burp rags!
Pillow cases!
Front of baby blanket
Back of baby blanket!
Last but definitely not least! The cutest crib blanket!

These pictures don't do all of these beautiful baby things justice! They are even cuter and cuddlier in person!

Thanks again Roxanne and Marilynn for helping me and making this awesome stuff for us! I love you guys and I am one lucky girl to have such special people in my life!

Emotional much!?

So I know I am pregnant and I am entitled to have my over emotional days but lately I have been emotional about the silliest things!
First one was when I was 5 minutes late to my Dr. Apt. Yes I was 5 minutes late but they have NO good parking and I have to park on a hill and the trek down it with the stroller. I have to say I can make record time though! Either way, yes I was 5 minutes late but when I got there I gave her my ID and then she got up to do something which I wasn't sure what but then was gone for almost 10 minutes. Another women comes up to the window and said oh she is checking to see if the doctor can still see you since your apt is only set for 15 min and you were late. I said so b/c I was only a few min late and I have been waiting here for 10 min they are still waiting to see if I an get seen? I just figured if she would of checked me in right when I got there then it would of been fine. Anyways long story short they said that he could still see me but instead it was going to be for 30 minutes later. I of course said I would take it but for whatever reason I was so flustered and went to the bathroom and cried a little. Kind of pathetic huh!? I pulled myself together and waited to get seen and everything was fine. If it would of been my normal provider I think I would of felt more comfortable b/c I love her but she was out for whatever reason and I had to see this random guy who was a little awkward. I am just glad that I will get to see my normal provider at my next appt b/c like I said I love her.
So my other emotional pregnant day: Tyler and I decided pizza was a great idea on Friday night so thats what we ordered. I like to order it and go pick it up since it is close and faster. So we call in and I wait about 5-10 and then head to pizza hut. I sit and sit and sit and sit and when people continue to get their pizza and I don't I look at the lady and I am sure she was catching my drift by my annoyed look and I asked her if she knew about my pizza. She went back to check then I wait for a few more minutes and then some more minutes go by and I finally get my pizza. Instead of waiting there a few min like I thought I would it turned into 30-40 min. I totally wanted to cry after waiting at pizza hut but I held it together b/c I really didn't want to be the pregnant girl in pizza hut crying lol. Now if any of you know me well enough you know I LOVE my food. And I also had a sad experience with pizza when I was pregnant with Lily. I ordered pizza and jojo's from smokeys (the best pizza place from back home) and they said it would be an hour which I was ok with but then they took and hour and a half and I was so hungry waiting for it, I cried. I was so upset that my pizza took a long time that I totally cried. Yes overly emotion hungry pregnant women right here!
Then today: I put Lydia down for a little later of a nap then I would of liked but I figured she was pretty tired from our busy morning of running around and we even took her to the park. She got up a few times out of bed which I can usually expect at nap time since she thinks she is going to miss out on something. Night time she is great but nap time sometimes she will get up anywhere from 2 times and other days it will be 10! Well today I can't even count how many times she got up and I was getting so frustrated. I kept grabbing her and putting her back in her bed telling her to go night night and then after a while just putting her right back in her bed with out talking to her at all. It was kind of draining because she thought it was funny every time she heard me coming I could hear her little feet pitter patter and she would climb back in her bed with a smile on her face and a giggle out of her mouth. Now yes thinking about it know it makes me want to smile but at that point in time it wasn't so funny. After her getting up multiple times I decided to sit in her room on the floor and see if that would help...but it didn't. She kept talking to herself and making noises. I decided that me sitting in her room was not helping so I left the room. After the some odd teenth time I raised my voice, told her no no night night time and grabbed her and put her right back in her bed. I left the room again and I felt bad and was totally feeling like a bad mom and thought to myself, I hope that she doesn't do this when the baby comes and I just really want her to take a nap! I then proceded to have a meltdown at the top of the stairs. I prayed for patience and that she would go to sleep. I let myself calm down and then I went in her room, grabbed her and layed with her in her new twin bed we have in her room now and she was out in less then 5 min. I don't know if she just wanted mommy time or if she wanted to lay in her big girl bed but either way I was so glad that she took a nap and that I could just sit and take a deep breath knowing she was sleeping.
My emotionalness hasn't been terrible this pregnancy but I have my days and thought I should blog about them. I am so glad that I can laugh about them later and sit here and think all though I may have my emotional days I have an awesome life with an awesome family and I cannot wait to add another little girl to our family!

I took this picture a few months back but I thought it was fitting for this blog!