Thursday, October 29, 2009

Surrender Date

If you are anything like me, sometimes your 'Type A' personality can start to take over your life. When my daily tasks, errands, and need to conquer clutter get in the way of enjoying my family and free's time for an intervention. One way that I am able to put my Type A in check is to plan (or not on) a 'Surrender Date.'

A Surrender Date is one in which the control freak (ahem!) I mean person exhibiting Type A behavior relinquenshes all control for one night to his/her significant other. This means that the significant other plans the entire date and makes every single decision. From what you will wear, to where you will go, to what you order to eat/drink for dinner...all decided by your better half.

It actually is quite fun not having to think about or plan a thing! It frees up your mind to simply enjoy the night. Think you could do it? Give up control for an entire night? I dare ya!

*I was first made aware of the idea of a Surrender Date while listening to Dr. Laura Berman on XM radio. I love her radio show and find a lot of her ideas/advice to be practical and easy to incorporate into my busy life. Tune in to her show on channel 156 at 5:00PM weekdays.


Jeff, Matthew, and I are so excited to announce that we will be welcoming a baby BOY in March! I just KNEW it! My intuition was right, and I couldn't be happier! Matthew and his little brother are going to be best buddies. I am looking forward to bringing the boys to see their first MSU football game, buying a wagon for them to ride around the neighborhood in, and for so much more. I am one lucky mommy!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Matthew!

Yesterday was Matthew's First Birthday. We had a party at my parents' and had so many wonderful guests to share in the celebration! Matthew had a great time playing with all of his friends and family. Thank you to everyone who made his day so special.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fall Fun!

Jeff and I met up with our friends at the Cider Mill tonight after work. They have a son Jack who is just a little older than Matthew. They had so much fun! We waited a little too long to take pictures, so these were taken with little light.

Matthew's loves to wave...'Hi!'

Matthew's First Haircut

In light of our family photo session, I decided it was time for Matthew to have a trim. Armed with cheerios...I set out to give him his first haircut! Here is the before...
And after...
What a handsome boy!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Burch Family Photo Session Sneak Peek

I met Aubri through my Mommy Meetup Group. She is an amazing photographer. If only you all could have been there to see what we were working with...Matthew was very 'energetic,' to say the least. He did NOT want to sit still! I am amazed at what great shots Aubri was able to capture!

Will it be...

Or a....

My ultrasound is scheduled for Monday, October 26th at 5:00PM.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

16 Weeks!

I had my 16 week doctor's appointment today. Baby is doing great! I can't wait for my next ultrasound...I love seeing the baby move and all the little fingers and toes. Another milestone today, I was feeling my baby bump to see if I could notice a difference in the size and then the baby did a somersault! I forgot what that felt like. It is such an amazing feeling! I love it!

Snuggle Time

Our favorite time of day is 'Snuggle Time.' We all get in our jammies, read books, and snuggle. Here is a pic of Jeff and Matthew in his new camo pjs.