Monday, November 28, 2011


We have so much to be thankful for this year! We have 2 precious and healthy little boys, great friends and wonderful families to spend thanksgiving with! We are blessed! This year we had 3 thanksgiving feasts. Wednesday night we went over to Carl's parent's house and had a yummy dinner with the schindewolf family. Thursday we went over to my mom's house for a huge feast! I was especially thankful for my family watching my boys so I could enjoy a nice long nap:) A much needed nap for a mommy with a 20 month old and a 1 week old;) We ended out the week with yet another yummy meal at my dad's on friday. I'm sad to say that I didn't take many pictures this year. I guess having just had a baby threw me off....not to worry I will be back to snapping photos in no time;) I did manage to snap a few....

daddy and tripp hanging out after lunch

our precious little turkey

yaya, nana and rat with tucker

precious nephews....blake and jake

here is what I am most thankful boys<3

We had a great week and especially enjoyed having Carl home all week!! We have been busy adjusting to life with a newborn again and we are loving having two boys. I will update again soon with some new pictures of our 1 week old! But for now it's off to bed for this tired mommy! Hope all had a blessed Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by!

Love and Blessings,

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tucker Mason Schindewolf

Our little Tucker Mason arrived on Friday at 1:32pm. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 1oz and was 20 inches long. We are so in love with our new little boy. Tripp spent the day with grammy and coach and then came up to the hospital to meet his new baby brother. He was less than thrilled but he is starting to warm up to him more and more. Because I had a C-section I had to stay in the hospital until Monday, so tripp was able to get lots of one on one time with daddy. A special thanks to my mom and to coach and  grammy for all their help with tripp and me throughout the whole process! We have been home since monday and although a little chaotic, things have been going ok. I am starting to get around a little better and starting to feel a little more like myself. I am so in love with my boys and couldn't feel more blessed. Here are a few pictures of our new little love.

last picture as a family of three

last preggo picture

Tucker Mason Schindewolf
8lbs. 1oz. 20 inches long

mommy and daddy with our precious new boy

Daddy with his boys
carl with all the boys

We are enjoying our new little family of four and are looking forward to the holidays! We are celebrating tonight with the Schindewolf's, tomorrow with my mom and friday with my dad. We will be busy but are so looking forward to family, food and fellowship! We hope all have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by.

Love and Blessings,
Traci, Carl, tripp and tucker:)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

4 amazing years...

It has been an amazing four years! Hard to believe that I have been married to my best friend for four years. We have been through so much together and I can't imagine spending my life with anyone else. Carl is an amazing husband, partner, father and friend. We have been blessed in so many ways including the birth of our first son tripp and the upcoming birth of our second son, tucker. I can't think of a better way to celebrate our anniversary than welcoming tucker mason schindewolf into the world on friday. Here are a few pictures to show how far we have come;) I love you honey with all my heart! Happy 4 Years:)

Engagement 12/19/2006

our wedding day 11/17/2007

Our first blessing...Tripp Ryder 3/4/2010

Another blessing on the way...

We have so much to be thankful for! Four wonderful years and 2 precious boys! Hard to believe how far we have come. We will be meeting Tucker Mason on Friday! Make sure and check back for pictures:) Thanks for stopping by and hope all have a blessed rest of the week!

Love and blessings,

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

an update on tucker and a few pictures...

I went to the doctor yesterday for my weekly check-up on baby tucker. All looks good and we are all set for a c-section delivery, next friday the 18th at 1 pm! Hard to believe he will be here in a week!! Unless he decides to make an early appearance...which I wouldn't mind at this point;) I have been having lots of contractions lately but no "real labor" yet. We shall see. Can't believe we are about to be a family of four! We have so much to be thankful for this year!

Below are a few fun recent pictures. There are a few of tripp and kate wearing grammy's t-shirts. Who knew running around in big t-shirts could be so fun and amusing! It was hysterical!! Tripp looks mighty handsome in his purple curves shirt;)

tripp and kate

so precious!

cheeeeeese!!! (that's me and my big belly in the background!)

having a drink with kate;)

tripp hanging out with his buddy graham

tripp drinking mommy's sweet tea....think we've created a monster!

This last week is going to be a rough one, especially since Carl has been working late and had many events lately! But thank goodness for my mom and his parents who have stepped in to help out this miserable preggo and her very active 20 month old! Nonetheless, we cannot wait to meet tucker! Stay tuned...we will post some pictures as soon as he arrives! Hope all have a great rest of the week!! thanks for stopping by!

Love and Blessings,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hello November!

Hard to believe November has arrived! We are looking forward to so many things, but especially the birth of our second son, Tucker! We are set for a C-section on November 18th, however he is measuring almost 2 weeks ahead so it is quite possible he could come earlier! This morning I even had some minor contractions. So we will see...either way it will be 15 days or less! So crazy. we are also looking forward to the holidays and spending time with family and friends. And I am happy to report that I have officially finished my Christmas shopping and just in the nick of time! Below are some recent pictures plus a picture of my big baby bump! Hope all have a blessed week!


in the process of taking off his shirt...his new thing

woke up from a nap while daddy was watching him and this is what i found...look closely at the rip in his diaper!

snuggling with dad

super excited about halloween...hehe

on mommy and daddy's bed

as promised....a lovely bump picture 36.5 weeks
Thanks for stopping by! Will update again soon!

Love and Blessings,

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trick or treat

   We had a great halloween! we spent the first half of the day hanging out with brenden and graham then we came home to a super clean house since we had the cleaning lady come. Last night we took tripp trick-or-treating for the first time! We went down Schindewolf lane, stopped by nana and papa's then ended up at yaya's! Tripp had no idea what was going on, but he got lots of goodies and mommy got lots of cute pictures. We just love our little aggie!                                                

our aggie
knocking on grammy and coach's door

trick or treat!

knocking on aunt janelle's door

tripp and aunt janelle
taking a break from climbing up and down nana's stairs

trick or treat!

who has time to take the wrapper off?!

eating suckers with nana and papa

halloween is over...i'm ready for christmas!

We had such a fun night! And it's hard to believe that today is november 1st! That means we will become a family of four in 17 days or less!!! We are so excited to meet baby tucker. I will post a few belly pics later today or tomorrow. Hope all have a great day! thanks for stopping by!

Love and Blessings,
Traci and the boys;)

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It's a yes!
how it all began...