Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hope you had a very....

Merry Christmas. Because our family had a great one. It was very busy sometimes not getting home until the middle of the night but a wonderful christmas and I just cant wait for the years to come with our little boy. He was looking fabulous on Christmas, I have been waiting to put him in this outfit for forever and finally got all the pieces. *even though he wasnt up for having his picture taken at this time*
The new camera defiently got some usage but I have to work a lot with it still. You defiently have to know your basics of photography. Much different from the old camera. We had our first christmas at our house. We got jaemen just a few presents things that we have been wanting to get him for a while. Here is Daddy and Son having fun even though he wasnt so into opening presents this year of course.

Other then that for everyone that hasnt seen us in the past week... We have a WALKER!!! He still likes to crawl when he wants to get somewhere quick but he walks everywhere now!!!
Scoot always getting in the way!!
Jaemen is also 13 months today!!!
Until next time

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

9 more days...

Well.. The second photoshoot was also not that great of an success I got one photo and that one is on the xmas cards so I am not going to post it until after the cards go out and hopefully get to everyone by xmas... Next on the agenda We had my mother's side xmas party.. I will upload all the pictures I took that day to my picasa web albums so u can print them off if you would like it. Just scroll down to Jaemens Pictures click on that, click on Karidans Albums at the time and then go to Hills christmas party and select the Prints at the top...

Then for my next little part of my 25 days of christmas... I made a gingerbread house for the first time. As you can see I didnt do the best of job as my poor little house has some major breezes seeing that my roof and sides dont match up but that is ok.. Probably my last one though wasnt as much fun as I thought it would be!! haha unless jaemen wants to do one when he is older.

Then I have also done a wreath.. Now this I will probably do another one!! I liked doing this and I want to try a little harder one next Christmas. I am still thinking of putting a bow on this or wraping ribbon around it but it is kinda of hard when the bulbs are already on there..
Last update on the home front, Sherrow is home and it feels more like the holidays now but we are both pretty sick. Him more then me becuase he doesnt sleep much when he is on the road. So hopefully we are getting better by Christmas and our little one doesnt come down with it. And a good positive is that Jaemen has put himself asleep every night. I just put him in his crib and he cries for a minute or two sometimes but falls asleep but when he wakes up at night and I let him cry he just gets himself so worked up if I just let him cry it out he starts choking and he cant breathe out his nose. This morning he woke up at 6 and I beleive that is a long enough night so I get up give him some milk and he will go back to sleep... So we are still working on that part!!
love always

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Scrapping away...

Now that I am off of school I am trying to get a lot of scraping done so that I can hopefully get all caught up on all the months at least and maybe somethings in between. I am going to post one of the layouts the other one will be on the side banner.

He also went to go and see santa but that didnt go very well at all!! I did manage to get one good picture of him and santa.

Oh and it looks like my dad has a new blog also!! He is figuring out all of this technology... The link is... http://ambiancestravels.blogspot.com/ that is mainly for meagen and people like that!! Talk to you guys later have a ton of pictures to share...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ok So I might not get everyday...

But I will get the most important!! I am keeping track of most of the days with my pictures.. Thank goodness for digital right?? In picasa i can even do a timeline and it will keep track of when and where I took the pictures and I can even put some descriptions with them.. So that is excatly what I am doing.. I am pretty sure I left off on the fourth day.. nothing happened this day though because I had my lab practical and ended up with a migraine... sooo

Day Five...
We (actually I) put up the tree this day.. I look putting up the tree and Jaemen LOVE pulling the bulbs off and making me search for the top of the bulb somewhere on the tree.. So we all know he doesnt get it yet. Next year right?? The tree actually has a new star didnt want to do the angel anymore and has tinsel but I really dont like the tinsel and plus Jaemen is putting it off all the time with a gate in front of the tree. So if I feel like it one day I will pull it all off. (went to bronners and cant wait for next years tree)

Day six.. I had to work and after work I just went to go and pick up a few things for xmas presents... (which i am almost done with sherrows only one more gift and We are only doing one gift each for JJ since he dont know and got so much for bday) But of course I had to enojoy my most favorite my waist lines least favorite drink

Day seven... Was pretty busy!!! Afton came over in the morning to get the twins pictures done. I was going to try and do JJs too for our xmas card but he wasnt to cooperative, then dad came over to help with sherrows present to himself, then it was let jj sleep for a minute and go to dads for dinner and a little visiting!! All in all a good day... Here are a few from the twins shoot they turned out ok for to little ones that didnt want to laugh or even look at us..
Dylan and David

Post more tonight... Gotta go meet a friend for din din!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Daily Journaling for Christmas...

I am really trying to keep to my word that I want to document our first real christmas. Last year with Jaemen just being born, Christmas went by so fast and was such a blur!! I want to document Jaemens "first" Christmas. I wish that he was old enough to put out cookies and stuff, it would be a whole lot funner but oh well I don't want to wish him older yet!! The last couple of days have been real busy on my part so nothing really happened around here but I am going to use this blog as my daily journal... I come back to his blog a lot for milestones of Jaemens when I didnt write down the date because I usually write about it pretty close to that date... So if you dont want to read about the daily xmas stuff just dont read the ones that have Day X as the header... I understand you dont want to here about all the mundane stuff that is going on around here but I do want to remember the little things... So along with hopefully a picture, I will be writing a short paragraph about something special that happened that day!!!

Day One

We woke up to our first big snow of the year. So excited that it is finally looking like christmas. Even though I was totally excited that I had to be the one shoveling since Sherrow is down in Kentucky!! This is my last week of classes so I am pretty busy with exams and reports that need to be turned in!! So I havent had much time to spend with the little fellow. It has been pretty rough and I have been spending a lot of time at school... so not much to report on Day One!!

Day Two

Again nothing much happened.. I spent the day at school and the night at work so JJ was at Granny Jean's.

Day Three (Today)...

I had three exams today so I am exhausted since I was up all night. For once not becuase of the little one... But I was able to go and get the baby at like 3 and spend a little time with him before I have to get going on my work for my Lab practical for tomorrow at 10!! Yikes kinda scared on this one!! Hoping now that school is going to be over that we can have some more momma son time soon!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Awwwee.. my little man is one year old. We didnt do much today.. we went shopping and I actually didnt buy him anything ( bad mom not!! he doesnt even know). Then we came home and I tried to get some homework done... The last few days I have gotten a few extra minutes to throw together two digital pages which I will show in a minute. Other then that tomorrow is going to kick off a new project for me... i want to document our 25 days of christmas here.. And every year from here on ( I hope ). So I am going to take a picture everyday of something in our daily lives or something special we do that day like put up the tree here real soon!! I got the idea from a woman named emilie from here blog. I was already a bad mom and didnt get that many pictures of his first thanksgiving but honestly how many pictures can you get of people eating... Matter of fact I only got 4 pictures wow thought I got more then that!! Anyways.. so there wont be a shortage of pictures. But here are the scrapbooking pages...

Friday, November 28, 2008

One year ago (Part one)....

I was walking around at the mall trying to keep the contractions. Stopping at every third kiosk for a contraction for sure thinking that I was going to have Jaemen that night. But as soon as I got off my feet they stopped and there was no JJ for another 2 more days!! Wow going down memory lane.... sorry

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It is here...

Yes His first birthday!! But I didnt CRY!! :) He had two wonderful parties and we have found out that he is extremely shy when people sing to him and he knows when he is being sung to and when someone else is being sung to. (since we celebrated what like 5 birthdays at one you will see the cake later Crazy) He got a bunch of toys and some clothes all in all it was a great weekend!!

I made his cake... I wasnt sure how it was going to but it actually turned out well. I had one mess up when I was putting on his name but I fixed it the best I could and everyone liked it!!

Here are just a few pictures from the day all the other ones are uploaded on to the site look ~~> I am pretty sure that you can even save them to your computer (dad so you dont need my memory card).

OK and last but not least of course the cake pictures!!!

Oh yeah and here was my favorite project that I made that day.. They turned out great!! I got the idea from Heather.. Thanks for the great idea!!!

Thanks everyone for all the great gifts and spending that wonderful memory with us!! Pictures soon to come of Jaemen and the twins!!!



Friday, November 14, 2008

Few rough days....

Well I guess we have been in for it a while now. Jaemen was such a great baby... other then never sleeping through a whole night, he never did keep us up all night. We never had the infamous all nighters that everyone told us about. Well, in the past week I have had 3. With his double infection and throat infection he wasnt too bad. But then on Tuesday night he started screaming every time he took a drink of something or ate something. At first I feared that maybe he got something stuck in his throat but I couldnt hear an obstruction in his air flow. I finally got him back to sleep at like 4, after watching like 5-6 episodes of Fresh prince and trying every position I could think off to get him back to sleep. The next morning I shipped him off to the sitter/grannys house and she told me when I picked him up that he had only ate 3 bites of food and wouldnt drink a bottle or even juice. So I got him home and that is when it all started. He was playing one minute and then next minute he was in a complete streaming fit. He wouldnt stop screaming and crying and throwing himself about. So I decided that I would take him to Urgent care to see if something was wrong. Well come to find out he still has the double ear infection and now he has come down with Hand, Foot, and mouth disease!!!(dad this link really is good on information about it) Wow... he actually caught it. We knew there was a possibility since one of the twins had it and stephs kids got it. So the whole inside of his mouth is covered the doc said with those little blisters and he had two on his big toes. You can barely see them and I was checking everynight but I was not looking for something like that. I was looking for blisters like we get, but they are under the skin.

So we get more antibotics for the ear infections, something other then amoxicin and be on our way since there really isnt anything you can do for the HFM disease. That night he woke back up at about 1130 and we were still up 3 episodes of Fresh Prince, 2 episodes of Moshea, and Forest Gump movie later!! Hehehe (like how i do the times to the shows that we went through eheh) Anyways, Sherrow had pulled the rocker in the room so we could rock him and that didnt work we ended taking 45-an hour shifts even though he was crying the though night so it wasnt like you could sleep during that time. And finally i got him asleep at about 5 am after he and daddy watched forrest gump. I know what you are thinking turn off the tv!! But that didnt work either it would just make us fall asleep instead of him!!

But it sounds like he is back to eating today and drinking but pretty whinning still.. So hopefully we will get some sleep around here tonight.

On a better note... SCHOOL IS FINALLY COMING TO AN END!!! I got my seminar done today didnt go as well as I planned somehow some slides got misplaced but I pulled through. But like I said it is coming to an end.. Both labs are over so means I have nothing on Tuesday and thrusday and only monday and wednesday go to 1230! YIPPEEE!! I can catch up on everything that is due and start studying for a test on wednesday. This weekend is still pretty packed with a quiz homework and a test in Physical chem by wednesday but I will have TUESDAY all day to work on it. I will probably still send Jaemen to his grannys (sherrows mom) just for a few hours while sherrow is at work so I can really hustle and get some work done. But the stress will soon be all over!!!

Another good note.... A wonderful woman at school gave me Photoshop CS2 which is a VERY VERY expensive program and it came with some GREAT actions. So I am going to do some work on some pictures and if you would like to reorder some pictures let me know.. they will be only availiable in 5 x 7 and higher though...

This is the longest post ever I think!! hehehe...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Best thing ever...

to come to town is Sonic.. not really but they have one of the best ice creams EVER. The other week Sherrow brought home sonic ice cream on a hum bug.. (really he was probably trying to get on my good side ice cream always works) but anyways.. He walked in with the best ice cream ever!!
Just try it!! Sorry just had to get that out... and take a break from my homework that I have been working on since 12 and it is 8:11!! UGH only a little longer!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

What I will be doing this weekend..

Analytical Chemistry
  • HPLC Lab Report
  • AAS Lab Report (done)
  • GSMS Lab Report
  • Write up PreLab for GC (done)
  • Outline for Presentation(done)

Physical Chemistry

  • Iodine Lab Report (done)
  • Write up Last weeks lab
  • Homework Set #4 (DONE)

Prof in Chemistry

  • Finish my Senior Seminar (most important it is friday)DONE!!!!!!

Oh yeah and get my resume together for a job opening for a Forensic Technician in Sterling Heights??

I cant wait for this next week to end!! I will have no more Analytical Lab so that means no more school on Tuesday and Thrusday!! U Can track my progress through the weekend I will cross them out!! Not that you care but I just wanted to get my to do list down somewhere before heading to work!! Love all of you!!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Fall Pictures...

I took these picture mainly for the leaves but I needed a new picture of him for his invites!! I LOVE THIS PICTURE!! Here are a few... First one is the only one that is processed so far though...
love you guys more later!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Can you even believe it?? He is going to be a year old in one month!! WOW!!! Not much is going on here other then a lot of very little sleep nights!! I am working on a lot of stuff for school until bout an hour until jaemen wakes up at night ( i should just stay up until he does) doing my homework!! Crazy and I cant catch up!! anyways... Like I said not much going on here!! I do have some good news though.. It looks like I will graduate in the SUMMER!!! AHHHH!!! I am going to have the same exact semester next semester!! Just the advanced side of what i am doing so 3x harder!! But I want to get it done so I am going to push through it!! I CANT WAIT!!

Halloween was good here... I sat inside the door and watch Sherrow and Jaemen hand out candy... or watch jaemen almost fall down the stairs THREE times!! (See below) He thinks he is a big boy and can climb the stairs.. OH and.... we might have a walker any day now!! He took two steps tonight!! we just have to get him over this whole fright thing and letting go!! He is standing all by himself now!! Not really excited for that though.. when you ask him what he has he is already starting to dip on us and crawl away as fast as he can go so what do you think he is going to do when he can walk!!

I will try and post some more soon!! Jaemen has a photoshoot coming up maybe tomorrow if I get sometime cause I have to get his invites out!! But here is a few pictures!!! Love you all!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This Sunday we took a trip out to the Cider Mill. We had to get pumpkins and it had been a while since I was able to get out to get those yummy yummy warm donuts. Jaemen was pretty tired but was a trooper and just amazed with all of the kids and people running around. We are going again this weekend thank goodness cause almost all of the pictures came out horrible!! I dont know what my camera was set at but they were all grainy and plus the sun was soo harsh!! Here is one though I guess just so you can see I promise better ones this weekend. I wont be so rushed and maybe he will be a little less tired!! Gotta get going to my Fathers house though talk to you later!!!
You see whaat I mean about grainy and nasty pictures!! YUCK!!! Hate when that happens

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Yes Jaemen had his next day of Trick or Treating!!! This time it was 95 degrees and everyone was in full costume!! I just wanted to show some pictures from the day!! We had a lot of babies there... Lets see all the way from 6 days old.... 4 or 6 weeks (sorry aunt april cant remember)... 4 months....7 weeks.. 7 Months (the twins) and and 10 months (thats our jj the oldest)!! Lots!!!

Kinda of crazy!! Anyways... Here are some more pictures from the day!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fall is Here.....

I love this time of year!! The colors, the chilly mornings (until i have to get out of the warm covers and then sherrow has to bring me sweat pants and a sweatshirt so I can get dressed under the covers :)) the only thing I dont like is my CHILD HAS NOTHING TO WEAR hehe!! Time to go shopping!!!

Well I finally got a minute to myself to give you guys a small update... Sherrow is back from Oklahoma and it is soo nice to have him back. I cant finally get a little bit of homework done with Jaemen up. School is still kicking my butt.. I have tests, quizzes, a 10 min presentation all this week to do still. On top of that I have to start planning jaemens 1st birthday, decorate the house for fall/halloween ( I would love to do something like this or this, Take jaemens 1 year pictures for this birthday invites ( i have great idea in my head that involves quite a mess), and to buy jaemen a new warobe because he has out grown everything!! So my to do list is a mile long and I dont have anytime to do any of nor the money because I dont have time to work either hehe...

Next on my agenda is to make christmas cards to get up on the website so look back to them. They are going to come with a mini family session to get a updated family picture also. So i have to get that all put together I am hoping to do it before the fall colors go away!! You can also opt to just give me a family picture and just get the christmas cards!! So look for those soon hopefully (probably not until my Chemistry presentation is done next friday though)!!

well until next time!! I have to go get started on my powerpoint presentation!!! Love you all!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Free Purse??

Hey Hangbagplanet.com it giving away free hangbags for an hour!! Check them out!! I want this one!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Just an update...

Ok so I guess I should tell you who is who for those who cant tell apart (hopefully I can let me know dad and maryanne plz if i mess it up)!!! Anyways 1. Of course our one and only little JJ!! (not so little anymore) 2. David 3. David again I LOVE THIS PICTURE!! 4. would be dill pickle aka Dillon and 5 would be David again!! Sorry dont know why I have more of David then dillon. As you can see the twins are starting to sit up yeah!!!! I just want to eat them up!! You can see the a bunch more pictures of them and jaemen at the baby shower in the web albums look to your right to find that link!!! Thanks for looking!! Love you all!!!