Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Where Have I Been....

So as you've noticed, I have been gone for a few months.....??
I have a totally great excuse. His name is Rome. And ever since he's been born, my life has revolved 100% around my two babies. 

We also sold our home and moved AND..... ARE EXPECTING BABY #3 in..... 3 weeks!! Ha ha. I know, nothing too out of the norm but enough to throw me off my blogging for a bit. 

So here is our first little house we bought 4 years ago. The main reason we were ready to move was because Geneva Road was getting pretty busy and we were ready for a quieter area to settle down. 
ALSO Evan is trying out for Major League Baseball this coming February and we were ready to make some changes all around. We want to be able to pick up and move wherever we need to be.
This is where we brought our babies home from the hospital. 

Baby #3
Here we are waiting to be called back for our ultrasound

We are due December 8th, 2014 with another baby girl and couldn't be more thrilled!! We've had her name picked out for a long time but decided officially at our 20 week ultrasound. Evan always likes to "see" our baby before deciding for sure. Apparently he can gather a lot from an ultrasound:).

London Elizabeth Griffin

Vienna, 3, is so excited and so much more involved in this pregnancy. She can't wait to have a baby sister and be a mini mommy. Rome, 1.5,  has felt her move more than anyone because he loves to be cuddled lay on my stomach before naps and bedtime. He rubs my belly and knows exactly where "Baby London" is. I think they will be buds, although he's still very much a baby and my little boy. Fortunately, he adores his daddy so transitioning a new child into our little family should be fine. 
We have some exciting family updates coming and I will do my best to keep this current now!!

Stay Tuned!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

38 Weeks & Melecio Addition

My dear sweet sister and I are both pregnant and I finally got our picture together! I am going to pop at any moment ( you can see...) SO I wanted to snap this ASAP!

I am at a whopping 38 weeks and my older sister Melodi is 20 weeks along.

How fun is this! I'm sure every set of sisters is dying to be pregnant together. 
It just makes everything more fun. 

We just found out today and we are all totally surprised and ecstatic! They had a lot of girl names picked out and NO boy names. lol. This will be their 3rd little man and Camilla will remain the little princess of the family. 

Here are a few pictures we took of the Melecio Family right after they found out about their new little boy. They are such a beautiful family and I'm glad we took these right away to capture that excitement:)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

31 Weeks & Pregnancy Update

At 31 weeks, Evan took a couple pictures of me and I wanted to share!! 
We are SO excited for our baby boy and this is just one small way we can express that. 

34 Weeks Pregnant

So I'm currently 34 weeks and 5 days along. Pretty much about 5 weeks to go-ish, depending on baby Rome of course. I keep telling Evan that he seems to wants to come out of his watery tank like Logan from Wolverine. I'm pretty sure I'm thoroughly bruised from the inside of my stomach. 
I love that he seems so close though. I set a really warm jar of soup on my tummy and almost immediately he kicked right at it (see, I can tease him too!). A few weeks ago, Vienna let out a loud yell on the monitor when she woke up with a start and he just throughout his arms and legs on both sides. At least he can start getting used to all the noise she makes, right? :). I'm sure he's dying to meet the other little person who rules the roost around here. 

I had my 34 week appointment today with the midwives at Valley OB and I'm all on track. No complications, no swelling, no braxton hicks, no cramping, no preterm labor stuff to worry about. They think he's weighing between 5-6 pounds and he head down, like he's always been. I can't even believe how smooth this pregnancy has been, like it's insane that it will all be over in a few weeks and we will get to open another chapter of our lives. 2 KIDS! That's crazy. I have no clue what to expect but Vienna seems to be a little less of a 2-year old and more of a 3-year old. If I'm patient and take the time to talk to her, she seems to really try to please us and I couldn't be more thrilled. Imagine that.

Daddy had to do school stuff pretty much as soon as he left work so Nena and I tried to do fun things to make the time seem not so long without him. 

Up at 7:30AM, a little early for me but hey, when she's going to sleep at 8:15pm and doesn't wake up all night, I'll take what i can get. It was so cute to hear her talk and talk about all these silly and totally random things. She would include Pooh Bear in the chat too every once in awhile. She tells him that he looks like Gus Gus from Cinderella. lol.
That bear is so loved. THANK YOU GRAMPA GRIFFIN. 

We have been dying to watch Mulan and Aladdin (since she knows all the songs now) so we made a quick stop by the library to see if they had either one. They didn't but we got Anastasia and so far she loves it! I've been singing her "Once Upon A December" so she was already a little familiar with it. 

We headed for ballet class at Center Stage with Miss Cassie after that and she did really well. I think maybe waking up at 7:30am made her very alert. Hey, she could be an early-raiser at heart. I love how cute her little body is in her dance clothes. I need to learn how to sew some ballet skirts because we would totally get some good use out of them! She was really good about watching Miss Cassie as you see in the picture on the right, glad I caught that. They are getting ready for a little performance in May. I seriously wonder how much of the set stick but shockingly enough, she'll come home to show daddy different things she learned in class. 

We ended the day at BYU to feed the ducks and see Daddy before he hurried to class. She gets such a kick out of the ducks and she talks to them like they are babies. Next time I'll have to take a whole loaf because she doesn't get tired of it. The ducks don't see to mind:). After we ran out of bread, we walked up the bah-zillion stairs to go to the Wilk. We got some candies at the bookstore and Nena picked out her own Runts. All in all we walked a lot and were both pooped by the time we made it back down to the car. She wanted to be carried toward the end but I told her I was set with carrying babies at the moment and plus I walked all over campus right up to the end of my pregnancy with her. She's a good sport about mommy turning into a whale:).

Fun day. Always a great way to kick start a 3-day weekend with Daddy. How we love his days off!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Husband Quote

I can totally relate to this because it seems like I always act like my burdens are much heavier than my sweet Evan's. He seems so strong all the time and he carries me when I'm weak so often that I forget that he is human too. Like Vienna, I think he's Hercules. 
I can be so much better and fortunately today is a new day.

I wanted to share this quote just in case I wasn't the only person it might hit close to home with. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Griffin Winter 2012 Visit

Grandma and Grandpa Griffin came to visit this winter! We were so thrilled that we got so many days with them. I wish I would have taken more pictures but here are a few. 

 Vienna wanted Grandpa to read to her but then she ended up reading the whole book to him!
She loves this book and she knows it by heart.

Try #2. She loves "Love You Forever" too, she just doesn't get why the old mommy holds her grown up son. Maybe she will someday. 

 Red Lobster! So yummy:)

My two puppies. My little puppy likes to hide under the big puppy. 

Grandma and Grandpa Griffin with Vienna right before they took off. 
We LOVE these guys:) 

Circus Outing

Vienna and I decided to go to the circus totally last minute because Evan had a meeting. He was dying for me to take her to ride an elephant. We stood in line for 30 mins in the cold, Nena kept me warm though, she takes care of me when I don't have a coat. I didn't want to lug it around, little did I know I would have spent more time in the cold than inside:). We finally got in and watched a couple acts. The rope dancers were pretty cool and we were impressed. After the show they let you ride the ponies, camel or elephants. We checked them all out and she finally decided on the camel. After the camel though, she decided on the elephant and then the ponies but they were selling tickets anymore so we had a little melt down. I told her the ponies were going to sleep and she was okay with that. 

 This was her face when the motorcycles did their show. 
She thought we were way to close to the loud noise.

Dog show

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Grocery/Organization List

I have used like a ton of different grocery lists and I buy them all the time, thinking I'll be more organized if I do, I guess. It turns out I am not and I finally decided to MAKE MY OWN!

My little creation has:
  • Grocery checklist
  • To Do
  • _________ List (Whatever current project I have going on)
  • Weekly Menu
  • Price Matching

I use all of these things so to have them all in the same place it awesome.
I know I'm not the only one who has thought of this so feel free to use this image for personal use