Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Eggs!

The kids had a blast dying eggs! They thought it was so cool that when the eggs were done that some of them magically had their names written on them!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


We love going to the zoo with the cousin!
Today's also the day Austin took his first steps!!

Monday, March 29, 2010


Austin came home from New York today! We was so worn out, but SO CUTE!!! I really missed him!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Kasey moving.

Amy might kill me for taking her picture, but I forgot to take one today! I hungout with Kasey and Amy and we helped Kasey move.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Target with the girls.

I always have a good time with these girls!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

baby Austin.

Since Austin was in New York, Lily decided that her baby doll was Austin. It was really cute!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


My sister makes the coolest keychains. This is my newest one, and I think it's my favorite! Thanks Nat!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bad Boots.

Lily put Boots in timeout. I guess he did something naughty, because he got in big trouble! :)


Lily and I have spent all afternoon on our deck, it's been so nice and relaxing! Today has been gorgeous! I wish it would just stay this weather for the rest of Spring!
Now that lily is going to take her nap, I'm about to go spend some quality alone time on the deck. Maybe I'll listen to some music, or read a book... regardless of what i do I'm determined to enjoy this sunny day!


I want to do a fun puzzle with Chris!  I don't know why I just thought about this, but I haven't put one together in years!  I think it'd be fun to do one with Chris.  But knowing me I'd get impatient and work on it while he's at work, and he'd probably be super stressed out due to his weird OCD ways, but it could be fun regardless! 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Blood Work.

Today I had my most dreaded OBGYN appointment. It's the one where they take like a gallon of blood. I seriously almost pass out on my way out every time. It's awful. This time was extra rough. usually I just see a ton of black spots and feel light headed, this time everything just went black. It's not fun...


Today I had my most dreaded OBGYN appointment, but afterwards we went to Bruster's! It was a fun treat! It was a little cold for ice cream, but we enjoyed it anyways.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Story.

Chris and I have had our hands full with our first two kids and weren’t quite ready for a third baby yet. I knew I wanted more kids, but the time wasn’t right for us. I was on birth control and everything, but I guess I just take after my mom. My mom is very fertile; she had a couple of us on birth control. At first when Chris asked me to take a pregnancy test, I thought it was an absurd idea. But during dinner one night I felt a little nauseous so I decided to just go ahead and take the test so my head would stop playing games with me. I honestly had no idea it would read positive so when it did it kind of caught me off guard. I mean don’t get me wrong I want more kids, but I wanted it to be on my time. But after a few weeks of getting used to the idea, I started to become excited. I love Chris and would love for our family to grow. I feel very blessed. I love my kids so much, and all I want them for them is a family! I want them to have sibling to play with, fight with, and grow up with! I have been a mother my whole adult life and I enjoy every second I get with my little ones! So bring on baby number three!!

Live from New York!

My sister took this picture for me... It's AUSTIN!! He's in New York right now and I miss him like crazy! But I must say it's nice to have a diaper free week! Maybe he'll come home potty trained!! ;) Anyway he is absolutely loving out there, but who wouldn't? He is one spoiled boy!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Austin's Empty Crib.

I missed my Austin today, but I got to video skype with him and he was being so cute and looked like he was having a lot of fun! Also he kept saying "mama" so it made me feel better. I'm glad he's getting a week at his grandparents house!


As a child everyone has dreams of who they’re going to become… their house, their career, their spouse, etc. My dream from a very young age was to become a stay-at-home mother and a together forever wife. I wanted to be just like my mom. She stayed home with us… yeah because she didn’t work we didn’t always have the coolest clothes or all the best toys, but the one thing we did have, and the thing I cherish the very most was family. I had four amazing sisters, parents that loved me, and a house that felt like home. I know my choice to stay home with my kids will be hard, but having a big family is and always will be my dream. Chris and I are so excited to have our third child on its way. I just feel so blessed with everything and everyone in my life. I feel like everything is coming together perfectly for this moment in my life. Everything feels right. I know that choosing to have a big family has its hardships… trust me I’ve watched my mom for years. It’s not easy. But my sisters and I are best friends and will always have each other. We grew up together in a home that family was our priority. I hope to bestow the same values on my own family!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Park and Goodbyes.

Today was really fun, and it was a BEAUTIFUL day! It is the first day of Spring after all! So we all went to the park and had a fun picnic and played at the park. Even Chris and I swung. Then later on my mom and Austin left for New York. We decided that since she'll be back in a week, it might be fun for him to go visit out there. I already miss him so much!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Guess What??

Yes, it is true. I'm 13 weeks pregnant with my baby #3! I'm so excited for my happy little family to grow. As I've always wanted, my kids will be almost exactly two years apart. I'm just so blessed and ready to hold another little O'Neal in my arms!

I got my first ultrasound today and it was not a pleasant experience. I guess it was my tiny breakfast, fast waking up, or driving around, but I was sick all morning! It was a beautiful day too. I threw up constantly, once in front of everyone. I was utterly embarrassed. My shirt was ruined. Luckily I had a tank top underneath… you know so I could look trashy for the rest of the day. But the prize was worth it. I loved seeing my little fetus! I got great pictures! I was a bad day and a great day. Funny how seeing your little one can change everything!


Today I announced my pregnancy. I'm just starting my 2nd trimester so I figured it was time! Also I got my first ultrasound this morning. Was not a fun adventure since I threw up in the middle of the hospital entrance... yup.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Austin's Cath was today so Lily hung out at Natalie's for the day. She had a blast! Here's a picture of Lily playing in the puddle!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day.

The kids had a great day today! They had green jello, cookies, went out for pizza, and played!
My mom finally taught me house to make our family recipe for hand rolls... so yummy, but not easy to make at all!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Chris brought me home flowers the other day, and I was surprised to notice that they're still alive!! That's usual for me!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Fun with Family.

Grandma came into town today!
So, like always, the kids got treats!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Today we spent the whole day in our pajamas... we love Sundays!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Today was pretty fun. We went over to Ashley's house to celebrate her little girl being home from the hospital for a year. Then I went over to my friend, Kasey's house to hangout.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rainy day... again.

Today is rainy. Yesterday was rainy. The day before that was rainy. It's been rainy since the day I went to Panera! I miss the sun!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dora Bubble Bath.

Yes, it's true. Lily is no longer afraid of bath OR bubbles! She had a Dora bubble bath today and LOVED it! I'm so proud of her!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Not a good day.

Today was just one of those days. It was rainy, I was sick, BOTH Lily and Austin has BAD diaper accidents. Lily's was so bad I had to bring out the SpotBot. Pretty much, today was no good.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Today was a beautiful day (for the most part) and so Ashley and me went to panera for lunch! It's was SO yum! I forgot to take a picture so here's a Googled pic of my favorite soup there!
Cheese and Broccoli!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Cheese and Crackers.

Lately I've been waking up in the middle of the night starving!
So this is my new favorite midnight snack!
Cheese and crackers!!

Sunday, March 07, 2010


No matter how clean we keep our house, we are ALWAYS having to deal with ants! I HATE ants! I think I'm getting paid back for stepping on ant hills as a child!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Couples Game Night.

Tonight was SO much fun! We had a bunch of couples over for a game night. We had a blast! We played Last Word, Mafia, Catch Phrase, and Charades. It was tons of fun!

Friday, March 05, 2010


Ashley came over today and we made blueberry muffins and just relaxed all day. This is her baby boy. I like this picture, because it's a face both of her kids make often.

Thursday, March 04, 2010


This is my new favorite show! I LOVE IT! I didn't take a picture today, but I watched this show all day sooo... yeah.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010


I love me some sweet and sour chicken... any asian food is good though!!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Today went to my dermatologist to find out what i had guessed all along. I have rosacea! Now I'm ready to get rid of it!!

Monday, March 01, 2010

FIRST Trip To The Dentist.

Guess who has her first cavity??
Guess she inherited the Stringham teeth... poor girl.