Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I really suck...

at blogging these days - I apologize family and friends who may read this. If there is anyone else out there still reading - besides my sister ;) Let's see what's been going on with the Keller fam...

We are ready for Christmas. Going up North this weekend to be with family. We are so excited - Cain mostly! We do the "elf on the shelf" with Cain and he really gets it this year. Last year he said the elfs name was Ziggy and this year he changed it to Pinocchio. Between Chris and I we haven't forgotten to move him. We did however burn a hole in his leg - oops.

Cain said his first cuss word (thanks a lot Grandma) last week - he dropped something and said "damn it".  I asked him what he said and he looked at me and said it again. I asked him where he heard that and he said "well that's what Grandma Kay said". I told him we shouldn't say that and of course I should have just ignored it completely because now he says it a lot knowing I don't want him to.

We went to see Santa the other night. Cain has never been super keen on Santa. He likes him from afar. He will wave to him but he doesn't want anything to do with getting close. This year I really talked him up and we came so close to him sitting on Santa's lap. We went to the library and we were doing so good - waiting in line for our turn. Cain was excited and then he fell and hurt his chin. Started crying and no longer wanted to have anything to do with Santa :/  This was the best picture we could get. I am not complaining because it's the first one I have of him with Santa ever so I'll take it.

Carly went for her six month check up this morning and is doing great. She weighs 17 pounds and I think they said 26 inches but I can't remember for sure. Either way she is in the 75% for each category. She is advanced in her motor skills and is as healthy as can be - I am so so thankful for healthy children! 

She is pushing herself up on all 4's and rocking back and forth. She also pushes herself backwards to wherever it is she wants to get. I think she will be crawling any day now. 

She is eating all kinds of food now. She doesn't really like peas but she is doing ok with them. She likes avocado, peaches, and sweet potatoes the best so far. She was sleeping though the night but lately she has been waking up a couple different times through the night. I think she just misses Chris during the day and wants to see him at night ;)

We went to Chris' work Christmas party last week and had a great time. It's nice to be able to go out and spend an evening with adults. I still haven't really meet many people down here - it's hard when you spend the majority of your time at home with two little kids. 

Still going to the gym a few times a week, in the evenings when the kids go to bed. I am so out of shape but I feel a difference already just in the last few weeks. 

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hey All...

sorry for neglecting my little blog over here. Trying to pull myself out of the little funk that I have so nicely settled into. Moving two hours away from family is hard - well at least for me it is - especially with two little ones. I feel like our family is missing out on so much of my babies lives, it makes me sad. But it could be a lot worse I suppose.

I joined a gym that is close to home and, heaven help me, I'm going to start working out. I went last night for the first time in a super long time. My legs are a bit sore today but not to bad. Hoping to shed this baby weight that is still around almost 6 months later. Whip this body into shape just in time to turn 30! Well that's the hope anyway :)

Here are a few random pictures...they are all from my phone or Chris' phone because my camera is still not working :(

Monday, November 26, 2012

2 weeks up north

We headed up north on Nov. 9th.
We had Jackie's benefit on Nov. 10th. It went great. As soon as I get some pictures back of the day I will share them. We had an amazing turn out!
The kids and I stayed in Coleman while Chris went back home to work.
We visited family, we visited friends, we had a great time.
Chris came back up and we had Thanksgiving with both of our families. So thankful for our families :)
I didn't go shopping on Black Friday this year. I have gone the last few years but wasn't interested in going at all this year.
Woke up to snow on Sunday morning on Nov. 25th and had to drive home in it :(
Got home Sunday afternoon and unpacked, did laundry, cleaned up, etc. Then Cain and I put our Christmas tree up and got some of our decorations out.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Let me update a bit...

So a little late but here are some pictures of the kids this Halloween. Carly stayed with her aunt while we took Cain out. He was the cutest thing ever this year. We seriously were cracking up the whole night. He did a great job raking in the candy!
this was his dragon face

my little chunky monkey 

Another milestone hit with Miss Carly this evening. We gave her her first taste of baby food. She wasn't really impressed to say the least. She made some funny faces. I waited a little bit longer to introduce food to her then I did with Cain. I think with him I was just really excited to move on to a new phase or something but I'm not in such a hurry this time around. 

Still need to get my camera fixed - sorry for the crappy phone pics.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Random Thoughts

AHHH---It's been awhile. I'm such a slacker. I am working on a new blog design and am so excited for it to be done so I can share it with you.

Getting ready for Halloween tomorrow. Hoping it doesn't rain all night, Cain is really excited.

Of course my camera broke just a few days ago so I will try and get some pictures with my phone at least.

I've seen on different web sites, instagram, etc. a ton of people doing a "shop my closet" and I really want to do one. I'm not sure how I will work it out but I am thinking of posting a few things on here just for the local friends/family. I don't want to ship a ton of stuff, etc.

Oh what else...I'm looking for a part time job around here still. I'm kind of being picky because I don't want a shitty job ;)

Heading up to Coleman soon for 2 weeks!!! So excited to see everyone :)

Jackie's benefit is coming up on Nov. 10th. Hope you can come. Check out the FB event for more details.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


We found some really nice trails near our house at the metro park last week. 
Cain and his friend Brady

Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin Carving

Cain picked out his pumpkin and I asked him if he wanted to carve a happy jack-o-lantern or a spooky jack-o-lantern. It had to be spooky he said. So we looked up some patterns and he picked out the one he wanted.

our final product 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

My posts are getting further and further apart. I'm losing interest in writing. I don't have much to write about and yet I feel like I have tons to write about. I'm in a weird place right now and I don't really feel like sharing it with the world. Every time I do sit down to right it just feels like fluff - junk to add to the page, nothing of importance or of any significance. I'm in a funk.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Happy Birthday

Yesterday Chris turned 31! We had a pretty low key day - he had to go to a meeting in the afternoon. While he was away Cain made Chris' gift and made him a card. It was the cutest thing. Then we just hung out as a family for the rest of the day. We had pizza for dinner and a birthday cheesecake. This weekend when Chris' mom gets here we will go out to dinner to celebrate also.
Cain making a gift for Dad

of course it is just what he wanted

yummy cheesecake 

they love listening to him play

I love them all!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Well let's see...

what have we been up to lately. Not much really I suppose. Just hanging out with my littles - Cain loves going to the library so we have been visiting frequently.

I woke up this morning with a sore throat so Chris let me sleep half the day away. I felt better after I woke up in the afternoon. We made a trip to the mall and a quick stop at the Godiva store and my Saturday was looking brighter!

If we are facebook friends then you know that I am currently planning a benefit for my mother in law who was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer 3 days before Carly was born. It's kind of taken over my mind. We have already collected great donations to use for our 50/50 and our silent auction. So excited! She needs a great turn out but she also deserves a great turn out. I haven't talked about what she is going through on here but she is doing great. She is taking her chemo treatments so well. After chemo is done she will have surgery followed by radiation. She still has a long road to go. 

Carly is doing great. Rolling over, drooling like crazy, sleeping through the night! She has her next doctors appt in a few weeks and I can't wait to see how much she weighs. She is almost 4 months old. 

I started looking for a part time job but haven't found anything yet. I am just needing to get out of the house a few days a week - I need adult interaction :) 

We got Cain's Halloween costume. He asked to be a dinosaur this year. I looked around and didn't find a dinosaur but I found a dragon at Old Navy and tried to play it off as a dinosaur. I brought it home and he was like um no Mom that is a dragon. But I smoothed it over and told him that dragon's get more candy at Halloween then actual dinosaurs so he was cool with it. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Apple Orchard

We went with our family last weekend to the local apple orchard. It was so much fun and Cain was the perfect age this year. He wanted to do everything and enjoyed himself so  much.
put put golf 

riding the train

hay ride with cousins

Carly enjoying the day! p.s. she is huge and at 3 mo. is wearing 6 mo. clothes!

our little family

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Now that Carly is sitting up assisted we tried the double stroller. Cain was so sweet and wanted to hold her hand the entire time :) Melts my heart when he is so sweet to her.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Riding Bikes...

Cain got a new big boy  bike for his birthday and he is in love. Him and Jett both had so much fun riding bikes - and when he isn't riding with friends he is in our large basement riding around. lol

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I just realized that I never posted pictures of the play date that Mr. Cain got invited to. (Chris' Aunt is the only family that we have in our new town and we have been able to meet people through her.) Cain enjoyed himself so much. He was, like always, shy at first and then warmed up right away. I do have some pictures but I am trying to only share pictures of Cain - I don't like posting pictures of other peoples kids without their permission. So with that being said...

they had a bounce house - Cain loved it

out of everything there was to do I could not pry Cain away from the Jeep!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Birth Story

I kind of wrote Cain's birth story here and I wanted to share Carly's birth story but I feel like there isn't much to share. This time around I decided with my OB to do an elected c-section. Part of me wanted to try and do a VBAC (vaginal birth after c- section) but I didn't want to go through all the labor and end up having a c-section again anyway. I didn't have any complications with my previous c-section so it was easy for me to make the decision to do it again.
So I knew the day that Carly would be born (as long as she didn't come early on her own). We went to the hospital at 5:30am on June 15th and started prepping as soon as we got there. Besides the nurse trying to get my IV in, which took 3 times, all the prep went great.
I felt really comfortable but started to get nervous when they came in to wheel me into the operating room. I cried and then cried harder when Chris had to stay out and wait for me to get ready. I don't know what I was crying about but it's just so many emotions all at one time.
this is what Chris got to stare at as he waited to come in

It really only took a super short time for the surgery and within just a few minutes I could hear my little baby screaming. I cried yet again. She was born at 7:34am.
It was quick, it was easy, she was perfect. I was back in my room and doing great in no time. So there really isn't a grand story to tell but it couldn't have gone better. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cain is 3

Cain's actual birthday is August 14th. My Mom and Step Dad were in town for the week so we all got to hang out.
 Cain requested pizza for dinner so we ordered pizza, had cupcakes and ice cream, and opened a few gifts. 
He didn't quite understand that this was his actual birthday and his big party wasn't until the weekend. He wanted to go swimming that day!
eating cake and ice cream

new glow in the dark pj's from Aunt Kayla

Spiderman - he is totally into super heroes right now

treasure chest full of "treasure" from Grandpa Bert

Then on Saturday we went up North to spend the weekend with all of our family. 
We had Cain's party at a hotel so all the kids could go swimming, play in the play area, etc. 
It was and always is so nice to have all our favorite people together in one place!
the coolest cake ever made by my mother in law and sister in law

as we were singing happy birthday he got all embarrassed and climbed under the table 

blowing out the candle

new bike!

He is such a loved and lucky little boy.