Friday, March 27, 2015

time flies when you're having fun...

or when you are expecting a baby!

that's right, baby brink #2 is on the way and growing every single day!  due to arrive in september, we are so thrilled to have this little one join our family of three.

my (baby) jackson is going to be a big brother?! how could this be?

i have a few pictures to share but for today, i'll leave you with our little pregnancy announcement video. i have to admit that i had the cutest little helper in the making of this video!

i hope you liked our little video and if you'd like more updates, please come back and join us! i'm hoping to start posting a little more regularly... we shall see. ;)

today marks 16 weeks and the time is starting to fly. we officially have 25 more days until our 20 week ultrasound. oh. em. gee.

also, how could i possibly feel the nesting bug already?!

happy weekend! 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

christmas #5 for 2014 and new year's eve!

this was our attempt at "peace out 2014!" (with a mouthful of goldfish of course)

oh yea. and with my 40 cent discount from shopping at kroger... i got gas for $1.52. i was kind of proud.  i cannot think of the last time i filled up any gas tank for less than $20. i had to document it!

and this is how we roll to target. new year's eve style. 
(sorry for the repetition, i just love them so much!)

our next stop on our way home was to drop off a small carload at goodwill. along with everyone else! trying to get those last minute tax deductions! 

after a little afternoon "quiet time" it was time to get the party started! at least a little... a little prep for the evening before heading to grandpa brink's for christmas #5 and a new year's sleepover with the cousins for jackson!

okay there are too many of these also. but again. i love them all so much.

and seriously. grandpa goes overboard. and then some.

their first married christmas!

what a fun day.  how has it been 7 days ago already?!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

a very quincy christmas 2014

here's a little photo diary of our trip to quincy for christmas. jackson doesn't usually nap in the car anymore (the kid that needs little sleep!) but he was really well behaved and never gave us any trouble. as long as we kept handing him the toys that he "needed". ;)

the trip was easy, no traffic at all and we made it just in time to go to todd's aunt lori's house for christmas #3 with all of the brink's.  after that afternoon/evening we went back to our hotel and all fell asleep pretty quickly.  

the next morning we enjoyed a really, really delicious breakfast at the hotel's restaurant and were off to christmas #4 in ewing, missouri .  we played all day and then took a break for gem city pizza.  a quincy christmas tradition.  then it was back to aunt donna and uncle bill's house for gifts and more family time.  later that evening, back to the hotel for more sleep.

monday morning we got up, went to breakfast (another really delicious one!) and then todd and jackson spent some time taking a dip in the pool.  it always helps to burn a little bit of the extra energy before heading back to the car for a few more hours.

after another easy drive, we were home in time for dinner and bedtime.  we were all pretty exhausted but had such a great trip.  

so i hope that you'll enjoy this little photo diary of our trip ;)  they may be in and out of order but you'll get the idea!! :)