Friday, December 10, 2010


Noah slept 8 straight hours last night, ate,and then slept for another 3 hours. He slept through the night on Wednesday as well, but it was only 6 hours instead of 8. I sure hope this keeps up. He's growing so fast, I love it and hate it at the same time! He is just so smart. And tonight is Nathan's shop children Christmas party. Noah gets to meet Santa, yay! I know I know, he's just a baby. But I want a picture of him with Santa.
Also, we don't have hot water in the upstairs portion of our house (which is where we "live"). Not cool.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Since the last time I wrote..

So lets see what's been going on.
We went to Paris the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was definitely a hectic trip but worth it. We got in a little later than we had wanted, went to Hard Rock (ofcourse since that is mine and Nathan's thing that we do everywhere we can) and then went to the Eifel tour. All of Nathan's family wanted to go to the top, me and Nathan wanted to wait to go to the top when it was light out so we didn't. We ended up leaving the group and going back to the hotel early. I wasn't feeling very well and it was going to be a good night of sleep since my parents were watching Noah. Isn't it crazy how when we get the chance to stay up all night if we want to, we end up going to bed early. I supposed that's how sleep deprived we are. :)
Saturday we went to Versilles (that doesn't look right but I'm too lazy to look it up at the moment). It was so gorgeous. The hard part was getting there. The trains were sometimes hard to figure out and we ended up getting off at the wrong exit so we walked for about 30 minutes to get to it. It was COLD! We got to tour the palace and the gardens. If anyone ever gets a chance to go there I suggest it.
Since we took so long at the palace we ended up getting to Notre Dame late. We still go to tour it ofcourse. Everything in Paris closes a little later than the rest of Europe so we lucked out there. We ate dinner and then headed home. By the time we got on the road it was a little after 10 pm. I was hoping to leave a little early so that we wouldn't get back so late but it was my in-laws last day in Europe. We got home at 3 am and were getting ready for bed when Nathan decided he better check to see when everyone's flights left. Good thing he did because everyone except Alicia and Rudy's flight left at 6 am.. and it takes 2 hours to get to the airport from our house.. and you are supposed to be 2 hours early when you are flying international. Basically they threw their stuff in their bags and we got back in the car. Yeap.. no sleep. Me and Nathan were so exhausted that we ended up pulling over at a rest stop on our way to sleep for a couple of hours.
But we definitely had fun with his family here. We did a lot in a very short amount of time which was kind of stressful but I'm so glad they came and tha we got to spend Thanksgiving with them, and that they got to see Noah. I hope to go visit California in early spring. I always enjoy trips there. I love Nathan's family so much!
We put up our tree and some of our decorations. Christmas is wonderful time. I keep bugging Nathan to put up the rest but we'll see when we get around to it. We bought a white Christmas tree this year. Last year we got a real one and it was honestly a pain so I'm glad we have a fake one now. It's really pretty though.
Last Saturday we went to a Christmas market in the Netherlands with our friends Dominic, Lauren, and baby Aiden (who is 2 weeks younger than Noah). It was a lot of fun. I really enjoy Christmas markets. Mine and Nathan's first (real) date was to a Christmas market two years ago. It's amazing how much we've done in two years. Anyways, the Christmas market was in a cave. I liked it more than the German one's we go to. Everything was cheaper. We got two nativity scenes and pretty much finished our Christmas shopping. And it was fun hanging out with friends.
Tuesday I picked up Kip, Darcie, and Karlena from the airport. I was hoping to get to spend a night with them but they ended up driving to England just a few hours later. Oh well, we will see them once they are settled into a house.
Noah Page is growing up so fast. He weighs 14 lbs (my big chunk baby :)). He's already in his 3-6 month clothes, some of which are already to small for him. He's also in size 2 diapers. I'm sure this is all very interesting to you people haha. He smiles and laughs and makes tons of noises. I love being with him all day. Today he held a rattle for the first time and he started lifting his legs up higher. When he's on his tummy he kicks his feet so much. I can only imagine how soon he'll be rolling over and crawling. Right now I enjoy him not being mobile. I can put him on our bed for his naps or lay him on the couch with a pillow on the side of him if I need to run to the next room really fast. Which by the way, he's waking up right now so I better bring this to an end soon.
Yesterday I got stuck in the snow and Nathan had to come get me out. The roads are pretty bad this week. Me and Noah stay in doors a lot. Nathan hit a wall on his way home from work. Not enough to damage our car but still, it's scary that even with 4 wheel drive you can get into accidents. I didn't want to do anything tonight but one of the girls that Nathan visit teaches is in the hospital with whooping cough so he had to drive to Trier to see her. He is also going to look at a puppy while he is there.. so who knows. I may have a dog the next time I write. Okay that's it for now. I'll write sooner next time. Have a good night!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Nathan's family is here. It's been fun and hectic. They got here Friday, we went to the bazaar on base and pretty much just lounged around. Saturday we went to Cologne/Koln. We took a tour of the chocolate fountain, walked around the town center, and then saw the cathedral (which is absolutely beautiful). Sunday was Noah's baby blessing. It was such a nice feeling. My parents came to church to see it. All went well. I had a baby shower that night. Monday they went to Luxembourg to see the WWII cemetary, Bastogne to see the battle of the bulge monument, and then to Trier for the Christmas market and all the other tourist attractions. I stayed with Noah. It was cold and I didn't want him walking around all day in it. They got more packed in without us there anyways. Tuesday we drove down to Bern, Switzerland. We went through the black forest and stopped in a cute little German town which is known to have the largest coocoo clock. We got to Bern late that night. Wednesday we got up early and went to the temple there, where me and Nathan and Noah were all sealed to each other. Ofcourse that has been the high light of their trip. :)
We then drove back home last night. Today we came over to my parents house for Thanksgiving. It's nice to have family here for the holiday's. I do wish I was back in the states to go to all the Black Friday sales. It's been 4 years since I last went, way too long for me! Shopping is ofcourse my favorite hobby. But Thanksgiving was still wonderful, especially since me and Nathan were in Portugal for it last year.
Tomorrow we are going to Paris for the night. Just going to see the sights. They leave on Sunday so we come back Saturday night. Noah is staying with my parents. That will be weird. I'm positive I will cry. I'm just so attached, I can't help it. I love him too much!
I have to go get gas now so I'll write more in depth another day.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Right now me and my mom are watching Grease. It reminds me of my childhood. I realize it was made years before then. My mom, sister, and myself used to watch this together. The last time I can remember us sitting down together watching "girlie" movies was right after my nephew was born. We were all in our pajamas, sitting at my sisters first house. I miss my sister a lot lately. She'll be here in a few weeks. I just miss seeing her every day.
Noah is no longer sick thank goodness. He's been doing so good lately. He just keeps on growing. We went to the thrift store today and a lady was sitting there with her two months old who weighs less than 10 lbs. She asked me how old Noah was, I told her a month and a half. She said "wow he's so big". We get that a lot. :) It's true. I think he's so cute when he kicks his little legs. I wonder what he'll look like when he grows up.
So Friday me and Nathan went bowling and to watch Machete. Turns out, we kinda suck at bowling. It's been well over a year since I last bowled. It was fun though. And it was definitely nice spending alone time with Nathan. Machete was funny in a very retarded way. Nathan says it's "mexican humor". Saturday we went to a UFC fight a couple hours away. We had so much fun. We went with a bunch of people from Nathan's shop. Ofcourse, me and Silverthorne were the only girls. Those guys crack me up though. I haven't had that much fun in a long time. The main fight wasn't very great, but there were a couple that were good. It's so funny listening to what people yell. We didn't get back until 3 am so we were pretty exhausted the next day.
My in-laws get here on Friday. Nathan's parents, sisters, brother, grandma, and Alicia's husband. We are excited. We are going to tour around Europe a bit. I hope that goes well with Noah being in the car. All together there is going to be 11 of us. Obviously, we won't all fit into our car so we thought about getting a rental car. The car was going to be a thousand euros. Nathan found a really cheap van for sale on so we went and looked at it yesterday. It looks like we are going to buy this van and then sell it after they leave. Not a bad idea.
Nathan is coming to get us now so I better get off.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Today is a little sad. This is our first weekend withot our good friends. A few months ago we were spending every weekend with Darcie, Kip, Chris, and Russell. Now they are all gone. The Holmsteads left on Tuesday. I suppose thats just military life though. You would think I would be used to it by now but it's still hard saying good bye to friends. Especially when they are the people you do everything with. I think we will have a lot of free time on our hands. I don't know what I will do when Nathan gets deployed.
Anyways, tonight is date night for me and Nathan. We are going bowling and then to watch a movie. I am so grateful that my parents are here to watch Noah for us. It's nice to get to spend time alone with the hubby. We definitely need it. I didn't realize how much attention a baby needs. I mean, I obviously knew they were work, but I suppose I didn't fully grasp it. Noah is a wonderful gift though. I couldn't ask for a better baby. He definitely makes my life a little more complete.
I have so much more to say but trying to write with a sick baby is harder than one would imagine. I hope whoever reads this has a wonderful Friday!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Numero Uno

This will be short. I am typing with one hand. My poor baby is sick and the only way he sleeps is in someones arms, currently mine. I blame Nathan for getting us sick. :)
This is my first blog ever. I can honestly say it will be weird writing out things about my life. I figured it would be a good way to let my family back home keep up with Noah's growth and the interesting things me and Nathan get into.
And now my mom has Noah. Like I said, he's sick. It started Monday and has gotten worse. Hopefully today was the peak. He's getting so big, almost 13 lbs. I know, that is a lot for a one month old. He's my big fatso. I love him. He is making a lot of noises now, and holding his head up very well. Most nights he only wakes up twice. He is slowly getting into a routine. He is 5 weeks old today. I can't wait until he gets a little older and I can play with him. That will make my days a little less boring.
Nathan is spending a lot of his time working on getting his VW bus fixed up and shipped over here. He's so excited about it. I'm excited because that means I get my car back, which will also help with my days. He also has been working hard on our table (that he made) and making a better cage for his chinchilla. I definitely have a crafty husband who has his hands in a lot.
As for me, my clothes don't fit. My hips and chest grew a little too much while I was pregnant. I am now a size 5 pants which is very rough for me since I am normally a size 0. I tried to put on one of my pre-pregnancy dresses the other day.. couldn't get it zipped up because my rib cage/boobs no longer fit into it. I would normally like this because it means that I get to buy all new clothes, but since it's the holiday season I'd feel bad if I spent a much of money on something that I don't REALLY need. I am also hoping that I'll continue to shrink. Next week is when I get to start working out. I am extremely excited about that.
Aside from me being a chunk, things are going well. Nathan's family comes in a little over a week. We are getting sealed while they are here. YAY!
I'll write again soon. We only have dial up, it's too slow to do anything. I'm not for sure when the next time will be. I suppose when we come back to my parents house.