Monday, July 30, 2012

Random ramblings;)

Lately... we haven't been up to much, just hanging out as usual. This past weekend wasn't too eventful, which isn't a bad thing because it meant we got to relax and spend time as a family. However, saturday night we noticed tucker's nose was running a little bit but didnt think too much of it. During the night tucker threw up and then was up just about every hour!! This is VERY unusual for him. The vomiting wasn't consistent with his food allergy problem and we didn't try any new foods that day so I was confused. He only threw up once and then he was perfectly fine. However he was up all night and just seemed so uncomfortable. Sunday morning he woke up and seemed to be ok, but would not nap, which again is very unusual. So I decided to make him an appointment with the after hours doctor at our pediatrician's office. We went in and found out he was running a slight fever. They did a blood test and found out his white cell count was high which meant that he had some type of infection. They also did a urine sample, which came back clean. The doctor prescribed an antibiotic and seemed to think we would begin to see results after 24 hours. Tucker slept through the night last night and seems to be so much better this morning! So hopefully this little virus will go away soon!! Tripp has also had a runny nose, but no fever and the doctor didn't seem to think tripp's was a very big deal. We were supposed to have dinner with carl's family last night but due to this nasty little virus we decided to stay away so we wouldn't infect anyone...we were disappointed but we do get to see everybody tonight:)

This weekend I also got to have a date night with my hubby and my 2 sweet little darlings:) I am a lucky girl...3 handsome dates!! Although, our little darlings did not cooperate well! Tripp was quite the little pill! Needless to say our date didn't last long and we had to scarf down our food, but hey this is life and that is the stuff memories are made of:) At one point carl and I just looked at each other and laughed! We were "that" couple with "those" kids:) Oh well!! It was fun:)

Saturday morning Carl had to go into work so the boys and I went to trader joe's. It was my first time to go and I LOVED it!! So many fresh foods and produce and reasonable prices!! I am in love and will be going back many more times!! :)

We are back in the swing of things today, and with everybody on the mend I'm hoping for a good day! Like I said, tucker slept through the night again so that meant I got to get some rest...It's amazing what a full night's rest will do for you! I feel like a new woman:) Hopefully we will be getting back to normal:) I think I'm even going to give my body an extra days rest from working out too. I usually only take one day off a week, but I think I'm going to take 2 after this weekend and before I start my new workout routine tomorrow:) I hate missing a workout but my body is so sore and tired that I think a rest would be good:) Alright enough "random ramblings" and time for some pictures! 

My sweet boy this morning
waiting at the doctor with mommy
so sleepy

hanging out with grammy and coach too (hiding behind flowers)
love daddy!
tripp's turn
riding cars around the kitchen
loves him some chicken!

typical afternoon;)

Well that's about all for now. Hope all had a great weekend and have a wonderful week!! Thanks for stopping by:)

Love and Blessings,

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tucker tummy update

Tucker has been trying lots of new foods lately and so far so good. We have tried turkey, chicken, beef, butternut squash, squash, and carrots...they have all been great with no reaction!! We also tried rice cereal, gerber puffs and sweet potatoes which he had a severe reaction to. I have been doing a lot of research these days and I'm beginning to think my sweet baby may be allergic to rice. It is really uncommon, as rice is suppossed to be one of the most sensitive and hypoallergenic foods but it does happen. We do not go back to our specialist until september, but I will definitely have all my research with me when we go back. I have also been keeping a journal of all foods he eats and reactions, etc which also seems to be helpful. We are just praying that he continues to do well so that we can keep introducing more foods. We tried applesauce this morning and so far so good...we are praying he doesn't have a reaction, so stay tuned:) He is continuing to put on weight and is still a healthy little boy despite the allergies. We thank God for that:)

On another note, we continue to ask for your prayers for Susie. Please continue to pray for her strength, health and peace as she continues in her battle with cancer. I know I've said it several times and I'll probably say it a thousand more, but we are STRONG believers in the power of prayer!! Thank you all so much! We love you grammy!!!

Here are a few random pictures from my phone...I did finally get my camera back so be looking out for LOTS more picture posts! I'm sure my family is super excited that the crazy camera lady is back!!

giving little brother a tow

mmmm....loved carrots!!

likes to take off his diaper and was getting mad at me trying to get it back on!

hanging out
trying out the's coming along!!

silly daddy put tucker up there too....he loved it!!
That's about it for now. Will update again soon. Thanks for stopping by. Hope all have a great week:)

Love and Blessings,

Friday, July 20, 2012


Blessings come in all shapes and sizes. With all the craziness in the world today, it made me sit and think of all the blessings in my life. Sometimes we just need to live in the moment and realize what all we have and not think about what we don't have or what we are working to get. I am not a rich or famous woman, but I am rich in the Lord and rich in love with my family and friends. I'd say I'm a pretty lucky girl. So here are just a FEW of the blessings in my life....

my AMAZING in-laws...grammy and coach

my sweet little boy tucker...never thought my heart could hold so much love!

my sweet boys...fills my heart with joy everyday

moments like these

my sweet tripp made me a mother and first taught me what love really is
my mother and my rock

my precious nephews...made me an aunt!
my sweet these girls

2 healthy pregnancies

my sweet grandparents...nana and papa

my dad...cheif

wonderful family and friends

the loves of my life

sweet girlfriends...wish I had a picture of ALL my girlfriends
moments like these...

and these...and so many more!
our little family...the whole reason for my being:)

and most of all my husband who has made all my dreams come true and who works so hard so that I can stay home and be a wife and mother, my one true passion:)

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" Jerimiah 29:11

Like I said before, these are just to name a few...not to mention the air we breathe, the roof over our heads, the food on our table. I am thankful:)

So in all the chaos of this world and everyday life my prayer for you all is that you take time to enjoy the moment and live in the moment. I know I will, even the crazy moments where I think I might go crazy with my crazy little boys;). I am beyond blessed and I love everyone in my life. So thank you all for being a part of my life.

thanks for stopping by. Love and Blessings to all!!

Love and Blessings,

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

8 months

Our little tuck tuck mason is now 8 months old!!! He is growing up way too fast!! Can't believe my baby is so big:/ He is doing so many fun things now and has such a sweet and laid back personality. He looks like his mama but acts like his daddy:) Here are some of the things he is up to these days.

-have been trying new foods and so far he can eat: turkey, chicken, beef and butternut squash (we are still trying more)
-drinks about 4-5 bottles a day (allimentum formula)
-is a great sleeper!! sleeps from about 7:30-6:30/7am
-size 4 diapers
-12-18 month clothing (more on the 18 month side!!)
-loves to jump!!!
-is trying soooo hard to crawl
-loves to stand on his legs (especially in his exersaucer and jumpy thing in the doorway)
-thinks tripp is hilarious and loves to watch him play
-grabs the spoon when we feed him and tries to shove in his own mouth!
-is a bit of a mommy's boy!
-loves his daddy and lights up whenever he walks in the door!
-has 2 bottom teeth...finally!!!
-tries to walk around in his walker (goes backward right now)
-has been in a "big boy" carseat for about a month now...doing great!
-is so smiley!!!
-is so sweet and laid back

I'm sure I'm forgetting so many things! He is just so precious and growing up way too fast!! I love my little boys to pieces:) Ok here are some pictures, starting with a few from carl's birthday yesterday...enjoy!!

birthday dinner date

birthday lunch with daddy and grammy came too!!

carl's birthday cake after tripp got a hold of it!

8 months!!

my sweet boy<3

so big and so precious
loves this thing!
coach feeding his littlest guy

me and my sweet baby

and tripp got a new bed!! he loves it!
Thanks again for stopping by! Will update again soon...I'm on a roll!! Hope all have a blessed week:)

Love and Blessings,

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Happy birthday Carl!

always there when we need him:)

Happy 29th Birthday to my amazing hubby! A blog post dedicated to you just isn't enough!! We love you more than you'll ever know! You are THE best daddy and hubby around! You are the most selfless, dedicated, hard working, strong, compassionate, loving, faithful, dependable (the list goes on), man! I am so blessed to get to call you my husband and can't imagine raising my boys with anyone else. The boys are so lucky to have such a wonderful daddy and amazing man to look up to. I have to thank your wonderful parents for raising such a great man!! Thank you grammy and coach!

with love,
traci, tripp and tucker

loves his boys and his boys love him!
daddy and his littlest guy

such a family man

loves his mini-me

such a fun daddy!!

WE love you honey! Can't wait to continue the celebration tonight!! Thanks all for stopping by! And please keep Susan in your prayers!! Thank you:)

Love and Blessings,

It's a yes!

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