Monday, August 16, 2010

We have a new BLOG!!

Visit out new blog HERE: Fun With Kay-J!

xoxo - Sarah

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's March Already?

So, apparently Kaylah hasn't had a chance to read her eviction notice, because she is still posted up and cozy in Mom! Another 10 days until her due date, but we are anxious! I'm not sure why, since we didn't (and I guess still don't...) expect her until the 13th, but when everyone keeps repeating the 3 words "any time now...", we once again think.... ok... SOON!  38 weeks, 4 days... and counting!

Well, I have been off work now since February 12th, and I think that is a major contributor as to why this is now more of a "waiting game" than ever before! We have had time to put the finishing touches on Kaylah's room, wash all of her cute little clothes, and pack the hospital bag full of everything everyone says you HAVE to have when you go into labor. The hospital bag is another fun piece of this waiting game since it sits right by the front door, looking equally anxious as we are for Kaylah to be here!

We really haven't had too much excitement since the last post, but have had a chance to enjoy some well overdue relaxation and family gatherings.

Peggie and Amie threw a fabulous baby shower at the beginning of February, and it was so great to see everyone who made it over for the day! Kaylah now has some awesome onesies waiting for her to show off... we have some very creative friends and family :) Thank you to everyone for another great celebration before the big day arrives, you are all so special to us and we appreciate all of your love and support!

We also took a Basic Baby Care class this month! Yeah, yeah, it probably seems like we are always going to classes, but this was the last one, and it was really helpful (hopefully!). This class went over what to expect when the baby is born, as the last class was all to do with the part leading up to labor, and went over such things as cord care, swaddling, feeding, and all the gadgets that come in handy when having a newborn. I'm sure we are going to remember everything we learned too. ;) Either way, hopefully it prepped us a little more for Kaylah's arrival!

Well, hopefully the next blog will be a little more eventful and I will have some exciting news that labor is progressing and Kaylah is on her way! Fingers crossed ;) We will keep you all updated! xoxo Sarah

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

30 Day Eviction Notice - Funny!

I am issuing 30 day notice for EVICTION. Tenant will have 30 days in which she can either gather her belongings and promptly vacate the premises, or wait until the final day. After which, she will be physically removed from the property.

She's being evicted due to breech of contract and destruction of property. Expansions only to the FRONT of the house, within reasonable limits, were discussed. Not only have these limits been exceeded, but additions to the back of the house were also made!

Remodeling and gutting of the home was never approved, nor was changing the initial layout and base structure. And due to property damage, there are now leaks in both the upper AND lower levels of the home. On top of which, the landlord has received numerous complaints about nightly disturbances.

After 30 days from this day that she doesn’t comply with the notice will result in immediate and forceful removal at my discretion.

I thought this was just too cute to not post on here :)
Will have a real update soon! xoxo Sarah

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

January Jabberwocky :)

So, it’s been a month since our last post. We really kinda suck at this blogging thing! As I say that, I start to run down the list of what we have been doing the last month that has kept us from taking an hour out of our day to update all our loved ones, and then I remember… oh yeah, we have been kinda busy lately! From “babymoons” to birthdays, from baby showers to doctor appointments, January has essentially been a blur – but a good blur all the same!

Ry and I took a vacation – some call this a “babymoon” – to Forestville at the start of 2010. If anyone knows Forestville like I did when I went to Sonoma State, you would wonder why we would even think to vacation in Forestville. Well, it turned out that we found a gem (Thanks to my Mom and Travel & Leisure Magazine) right in the heart of wine country, and coincidentally along the same path my friends and I used to float down the river in the hot Sonoma summers. The Farmhouse Inn ‘wowed’ us as soon as we drove up. On check in, we were greeted with an intro that included the words “local bath soaps and salts” and “roast s’mores in your room.” At this point, that excited me a little more than “a selection of free wine tasting vouchers” (a year ago these words would have been music to my ears!) :) We took a day trip that Saturday to all of the big winery towns – Calistoga, Napa, Sonoma – and I think the highlight of our day trip was surprisingly the Calistoga Geyser. We joked that they shoot this off by pressing a button every 15 minutes, but we laughed and gazed and even took an excessive number of pictures of us in front of the spout – just like all the other tourists.

Our Monday nights are now devoted to our Childbirth Preparation classes – a 6-week course – where we meet with 12 other couples and an instructor from 7-9pm. Each class, we are asked to bring a pillow and blanket, as the last 15 minutes of class are dedicated to breathing exercises and techniques on the floor of the auditorium. We have actually been finding the classes to be a lot of fun, and interesting too, as last week’s class included a hospital tour and this week’s class was all about choosing a pediatrician. Next week we also plan to attend a free Anesthesia class (I can almost guarantee Ryan might know this guy by name after the last two bouts he has had with anesthesia companies!) where an anesthesiologist will be coming to speak about pain control. In a couple weeks we will be attending a breastfeeding class too – figure we might as well do it all this time around – there’s no such thing as being too prepared, right?!

Emily’s baby shower was on the 9th, and it was a load of fun seeing everyone! Kathy, Lindsey, and Michelle put together a fabulous tea party – and I am pretty sure I was the biggest loser at the can’t-say-“cute”-or-“baby” clothespin game! Who can refrain from saying “cute” at a baby shower? It’s impossible. :) I think Hannah was the winner of this game by a long shot!

Ry’s company holiday party was the night of Emily’s shower, so we rendezvoused in Dublin for a nice dinner and white elephant exchange at Poppy Ridge Golf Course. After Ryan somehow opened two Snuggies as white elephant gifts, he ended up walking away with a baguette cutting board and Christmas sequin tie that’s been in the exchange for over 15 years. I walked away with a “Shake Weight” – yes the infomercial that swears it tones your arms in seconds – exactly what I need right now, right? No. Not really.

Liam turned 2 this month!! We had a blast getting together with everyone to celebrate this big guy’s special day! It was so fun to see Liam, Emma, and both Mylies running around the house, chasing after each other. I can only imagine what it is going to be like in a year when it’s these 4 running things and then 3 more little ones making their way around the house!

I swear we are coming to the end of January’s craziness, just a little more excitement then I am done typing! :)

Mom and Nik threw me an amazing baby shower this weekend! They did a wonderful job decorating, brought in some fab food, and got some fun games together that really got everyone laughing! It was so great to see everyone! Thank you to all of my girlfriends who made the trip down/up from Sonoma, Davis, Santa Barbara – wherever you came from – thank you! It meant so much to me to have such a great crowd there, and Ryan and I are very lucky to have such great friends and family in our lives who continue to give us so much love and support. It really makes all the difference!


Baby update: Kaylah is doing great! I am now 33 weeks, 4 days and had a checkup yesterday. The doc said she is on the smaller side, but that doesn’t mean anything other than we will be having a smaller, healthy baby. I weighed 6lbs 8oz when I was born, and she told me to my surprise, in most cases the baby’s weight depends on the mother’s weight at birth, and really has nothing to do with the father’s birth weight. You learn something new every day. :) I have another checkup in 2 weeks, and then checkups start weekly after that. It is crazy how quickly time flies, she will be here in no time at all!

Looking forward to seeing the Johnson and Sullivan side of the family in two weeks at the baby shower! Thank you, Peggie and Amie, I am really excited to see everyone again and can’t wait for another fun shower!

Heading out to Fresno this weekend to visit Emily and Chris! We are really looking forward to seeing them one more time before our girls come!

Oh, one more thing! I got a little creative this month and decided to paint some pictures for Kaylah's room! They have yet to be put up on the wall, but it's a start! :)


Xoxo- Sarah