Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Pic and Sickness

Here is one of the pictures of our little Emma bugger that we had taken last week. She did such a good job!! Mommy was so proud!!

I will be putting other pictures up later, I just wanted to update real quick!
Also, Ms Em is not feeling well :( We are worried that she may have the flu....or something else..... They put her on medicine today, so we will see how things go.... she "slept" on my chest all night last night.... poor baby! We are hoping she gets better so we can go to Alton for Thanksgiving... but we will see.
Love ya!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

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Love ya!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Cornfest Preview

Here is just a pic of Emma and a little buddy..... we went to Cornfest in the town John grew up in... this was late at night.... but E was going strong.

Love ya!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Waiting.... in the rain!!

Here are some pics of my Favorite holiday.... too bad it was raining... :( Oh well we had fun!!

One of my favorite parts is the parade.... so here we are waiting for the parade.... in the rain!

Grammie and Emma!!

Grammie can't I PLEASE have that funny looking thing!!

Ahh my little ham ball!

HERE they come!!! It's starting!!!


Love ya!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dedication Ceremony


Ok so back in June.... I told you we had a lot to catch up on :).... we had Emma dedicated. See our church does not believe in infant baptism. We believe it is a personal choice that needs to be made when you are old enough to understand. However we wanted to dedicate to bringing her up in a christian home.

So here are some pictures from the ceremony. The first one is of our pastor praying over the kids. If you notice in the back ground Miss Emma is doing what she does best... distracting everyone :) I swear if we didn't have a hold of her hands she would be swinging her dress up... again NO idea where she got that from :)

Here is a picture of Mommy, Daddy, Emma and Mrs. Sara (pastor Mike's wife).

Here is Emma and Uncle Jason eating at one of Emma's favorite pasta places!!

Here is Ry-bug, Emma and Aunt Brooke!

And of course one of just her :).... one of the last pics of her and her passie so sad.... not really :)

Love ya guys!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I can't believe we are two weeks away from Emma being 18 months old!!! Well it has been a crazy couple months and I can't believe it is already October!!

It is also crazy to look back at these pictures and realize how much she has changed!! We are done with the passie, she is in her "big girl" toddler bed and she is walking/running like crazy!!! She is finally getting some hair and is a wonderful eater!! Also, she has started talking like crazy and has a little attitude (I have NO idea where she gets that)!!

I also finally found my camera. We thought it was in the fire, but it was in Chicago at Uncle Jasons. I guess it wasn't a bad thing I got a "little" tipsy at the Cubs game and forgot it!! I hand't downloaded my pictures from Emma's B-day yet. So here are a few from her birthday!!
Love Ya!

Here's Missy enjoying her smash cake!!!!

Here she is with my bro, SIL and niece Ry-bug!!!

Ok she looks terrified.... but look at the smile on Dada's face!! I think someone has him wrapped:)

I am working on some more posts from the past few months.... so check back and there will be new pictures.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


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Sorry this is not a post about Emma... but we will get there :).... it has just been very busy, readjusting back to Apartment living :(.... replacing all of our stuff :)..... going back to school :).....working :(..... oh yeah and having a 16 month old with a MIND OF HER OWN :)

Love ya

Monday, August 10, 2009


Ok so I promised a picture, so here is a picture...

I kind of cheated.... Kara (my wonderful SIL) took this picture.

She posted it on Facebook this morning!!

Since I don't have my camera--- somewhere in the house :) We will have to rely on other peoples pics, which in my family isnt hard :).

So yesterday, after some major retail therapy... I needed clothes for work :) Ry-bug, my niece decided Em needed to stay over.

Who was I to disagree.

My B and SIL didn't mind and when they got the girls ready this morning this is what turned out!!

COMPLETE cuteness!!

Thanks again guys!!! We really appreciate it!!

Love Ya,


PS. Jess has now given me TWO awards and I have not had a chance to post either one... I will get on that ASAP :) Thanks!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


I know I promised pictures last time but.....Well by this time my RL friends know about this, but I just wanted to post something about it. This is more of a documentation for myself and a little Blog therapy. So I apologize, it may be a little long :)

Wednesday night, after going to get some groceries and dinner, we came home to our house being on fire. Luckily we had the air conditioner on and the windows closed, so the fire had no oxygen to "breath". Therefore it pretty much put itself out, but not before doing some major damage.

When we pulled into the driveway we didn't even know the house was on fire. John went to go let the dog out and I went to get Emma out of her car seat. He opened the door and yelled at me that the house was on fire. I thought he was joking and even said "that's not funny".... until I looked up and saw black smoke POURING out of the open door.

John used to be a FF, and if anyone knows a FF, you know they always are a FF, whether that is their job or not :) So his first instinct was to go in. He said he went in three feet and the smoke/heat was too much. It was then that it dawned on him our dog was still in the house (by this time I have 911 on the phone). He ran around to the front of our house, since our room is in the front corner (Dufus always goes to our bedroom if he is tired/scared/in trouble). The door was dead-bolted so John just kicked in the door. Again, he only got about two feet and had to turn back.

The FD showed up really quickly (we live in a small town and everybody knows everybody). They immediately went in to look for our dog. They got him out, but he was gone. They tried EVERYTHING!! They gave him oxygen, mouth to snout and CPR.

They believe it was started by a candle I left burning. I never leave candles, but we had changed our plans rather quickly and we think we left without blowing them out. There not sure if Dufus knocked them over or what. So for the last couple days we have been dealing with the Fire Investigator and the Insurance company. Yes we have insurance :)

Our house is savable, Thank God! There is major fire damage in our living room and kitchen. Also there is major smoke damage in EVERY room, except Emma's. Emma's room has some minor smoke damage, but they believe they can save the clothes that are in her room and all of her furniture. All of her plastic toys have to be gotten rid of.

We have a pretty open floor plan, which is why the smoke spread so easily. However, we ALWAYS shut her door when we leave the house. We let her leave her toys out on the floor and our dog has been known to chew on them.

At this point we are staying at a hotel and just figuring out what has to be done. We have gotten a couple different time lines on when we will be home. The most recent was 3 months, but we have heard up to 6+ months.

We have been given so much from everyone. John works at a preschool and part time at an ambulance agency and they both have been collecting things for us.

Right now the biggest thing we need is prayer. We need to stop beating ourselves up for this, mainly John. We need prayer that Emma will adjust well. She is doing good now, lots of love from her parents/grandparents. But its hard to know what she is thinking and it is not like we can explain anything to her. She is an amazingly well behaved baby, but I am afraid this is going to be a big upset in her routine. So thats were we are at.

Love Ya,

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I know it has been awhile.... I have been in training the last three weeks and have been busy loving on little one. Also, my Internet Explorer at work hasn't been letting me leave comments.... so I am sorry for the lack of comments :( I do still read All the Time. I just wanted to say Hi! Also I wanted you guys to do something for me!!! :)

Go to: - My friend Jessie is going through a TON of things. She is such a sweetheart and has such a big heart. She is struggling and I know she could use some prayers and encouragement!! Also go check out Jay and his WW post. It was HILARIOUS!!!! He is the FUNNIEST manblogger!!! :)

Alright... I promise a post full of tons of Emma pictures NEXT!!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

14 Months!!!

It's been 14 months little one!!! 14 months since you made your way into this world and changed our life forever!!! I can't believe it has been that long. There are days when it seems like it has gone so fast and other days where I can't remember our life without you!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! Here are some pictures from those first couple days!!


Foot prints!!! YOU ARE SO TINY!!!

Grammie and Daddy loving on you!!!

You and Daddy watching your first CUBS game!!! It was like 10:30 pm, I was exhausted and John was keeping everyone up!!! The Cubs were playing the Cards, here they are tied. I believe it went into extra innings and the CUBS finally won!!

Grandma and Grandpa Lundy and Aunt LeeAnn!!!

Aunt Becky and Your first little penguin!!! (Before the horrible stove incident... poor penguin)

Ahhh mommy's first glimpse of Heaven!!!

Daddy and little one peacfully sleeping.... that doesn't happen very often anymore!!!
What a wonderful time!!! I love you so much and I can't believe it has been 14 months!!!!

Love ya baby!!
Mommy :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Two Steps!!!

Emma finally took two steps on her own yesterday!!!

Of course she did it at school and only until she saw John. She then sat down and started crying!!!

Hmmmm do you think we spoil her??? I like to call it LOVE!!!

Before long I am sure she will be walking all over the place!! Where has our little strawberry butt gone???

Love Ya!

PS. Please have my new friend Jess in your prayers! Her and her family are going through a lot right now!

Monday, June 29, 2009


Ok.... so other than the obvious reason.... I LOVE when Emma sleeps..... She is the cutest thing!!!

She gets in these weird positions and flips all over the place!!! She also sleeps through ANYTHING!! I LOVE IT!!!

This picture was taken at my grandparents house when we did work on their landscaping.... she needed to sleep and I forgot the pack in play.... so I laid her on the floor... she moves WAY too much to be on the bed.... with a bunch of pillows around her.
I felt like such a bad mom.... but clearly she didn't mind.... later she had both arms up!! So cute.... don't you just want to squeeze her.... ok maybe that's just me!!!
Love Ya! Jessica

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Ok so yesterday was kind of a tease picture of Emma so I figured I would post some recent pictures of her..... ENJOY!!!

Here is Emma and Daddy playing their favorite game!!

That's three generations of FEET!!! :)
She always does things like this when the grass first touches her feet..... It's like SERIOUSLY MOM!!!

Here's her fun game with mommy!!! I will do this once and she wants it OVER AND OVER.... :)

I just LOVE this picture.... she looks so deep in thought!!

Ummmm don't think you are getting anywhere CLOSE to MY Bread!!!

And Finally.... WHAT??? Can't a girl just CRUZ!!!!

Love YA!


Friday, June 26, 2009

She is getting big!!!

Ok so awhile ago.... almost a year ago.... Carissa took this picture.

I LOVED it and planned on taking them every three months.... well LIFE Happened!!!
But I did take her picture for her Birthday.... and look at the Difference!!! She is getting so BIG.... well for her!!!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pawpaw and His Girls

We got pictures taken with Dad, Patty (stepmom), Jason(brother), Kara(SIL), Rylee(Niece), Brooke(Sister) and Becky(Sister) the other day. The turned out really well.

Here is one of my favorite!

Love Ya!!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Potty Bench Giveaway

Well I know it will be awhile before we need this.... but Steals and Deals is doing a giveaway on a really cool looking potty bench!!!

Wow when did I get to the point were a potty bench is cool????
Oh Well!!

Love YA


I was reading Sherri's blog and she posted a fun little questionnaire.... well I haven't posted in awhile, so I thought I would join in....

1. Folgers or Starbucks? Neither.... Morris has this AMAZING coffee that John's Aunt and Uncles always bring us :) YUMMY!!

2. Cardinals or Cubs? CUBS all the way BABY!!

3. Morning person or night owl? night owl by choice.... morning person by profession :(

4. Name brand or generic? depends.... mainly generic..... except toilet paper and milk :)

5. Dylan or Rolling Stones? ummm neither I am not old :)

6. Mountains or Ocean? hmmmm Mountains

7. Talker or Listener? I try to be a listener.... but usually a talker :)

8. Math or Literature? MATH

9. Books or Movies? Movies

10. Meat and Potatoes or Casseroles? Meat and potatoes

11. Summer or Winter? SUMMER :)

12. Coffee or Tea? see question one or Sweet Tea

13. Cats or dogs? DOGS!!

14. Rock or Country? Country

15. Pepsi or Coke? Regular Coke.... Diet Pepsi :)

16. Beef or Chicken? Chicken..... but I would rather Pork

17. Leader or follower? depends I would like to be a leader

18. Pink or Red? PINK..... Emma has changed me :)

19. Stilettos or tennis shoes? Stilettos.... then I have a reason to go barefoot :)

20. Homebody or socializer? Homebody

21. Short or tall? Tall

That was fun... join in if you want!!!

Oh yeah and here is a picture of Emma :)

This is a picture of Grammie and Emma from Father's Day at Jason and Kara's Pool :)

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Here is my sis (and Emma)... who just graduated from U of I!!!!! I am so proud of you!!!!

Love YA!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Join in praying for Stellan!!! Yes this picture is old.... but Emma has limited orange!! :)


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Emma Pics!!

So Again, it has been awhile… but life is busy :) Here are some Emma Pictures!!!  ENJOY!!

Here she is in her Easter Dress!!!



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Here are a couple random shots while she was playing….

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Hope everything is going well!!!