Thursday, December 9, 2010

I have made it....

I have made it through my first semester of grad school - 3 classes!

I have made it through a 1 hour gestational diabetes test, which I failed, only to go on to make it through a 3 hour gestational diabetes test - We will find out the results tomorrow.

I have made it through 30 weeks of pregnancy (almost 31!)

Now I have to make it through the Holidays.... :)

Here are a couple of pictures from the Vogt Family Failed Photoshoot for Christmas Cards. We will NOT be using these! EEK! Lets just say that pointing a camera straight at waist level is not flattering on me (or anyone). Also, as you can see, our pets were not all that cooperative....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

where have we been?

Let me just run down the short list....

Jason has been refinishing our floors, which means sanding, staining, sealing, and me not in the house. I spent two weekends at home avoiding the fumes so Jason could make our floors look brand new.

Due to the above mentioned, we have been living in our basement... yes, our unfinished basement.

Because of this, I cannot find my point and shoot camera, which is what Jason uses to take my belly pictures....

Also, I cannot find my camera cord, so I cannot connect it to my computer.

I have my Rebel, and have taken some really cute pictures - Ginger on Halloween for example!!!

School! I have been working really hard at being a full time employee AND a student. It hard, but I know it will be worth it in the end.

Jason has been officiating HS football, and just had his last few games which means he is no longer an official for the rest of the year!! (I mean, how sad....I know I'm disappointed that he'll be home more..)

Once I find all the rest of my things, I promise more photos!! My birthday pictures, the new floor, a baby's room (maybe?), Ginger at Halloween....

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Half Baked

Here we are at 20 weeks!! I can't believe I'm already half baked!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Erin's Big Day

Here are just a few of my faves from her big day!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Another new adventure

As if I didn't already have enough on my plate..... I'm going to be a student again. Tomorrow will be my first day as a student at Mankato, and I will officially be a Maverick. I will be obtaining my teaching license and a masters degree as well.

Wish me luck! Its been a looooooooong time since I was a student!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Twelve Weeks

12 weeks ago today.... I was blissfully unaware of what my future held for me..

9 weeks ago.... I took a pregnancy test.

6 weeks ago.... Jason and I got to see a picture of our tiny little peanut and see it's heart beat flash on the screen.

2 weeks ago, Jason and I heard the sweet sweet sound of 'whoosh whoosh whoosh' marching to the tune of a 160 beats per minute.

Thats right! Today, I'm 12 weeks pregnant!

Jason and I are expecting our first child, my estimated due date is February 13th, and we couldn't be more excited.

We have decided that we are not going to find out the gender of our baby, and we aren't going to share the names we've picked out, so you will all have to wait for this little one to come out and be just as surprised as us!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ginger's First Camping Trip

This past weekend we took Ginger on her very first camping trip. We ventured to Minneopa State Park, near Mankato. When we first arrived, we were expecting some rain. Luckily, it did not rain at all on Friday night...

Here is Ginger hanging in front of the tent.

On Saturday morning, I woke up around 6 a.m. (yes, I'm getting old) and took Ginger for a 'pee walk'. I also ventured to the restrooms... which were 'vault' style. This basically means that the bathroom is one huge porta potty. There were three stalls but they all pretty much share the same pit. Needless to say, the bathroom did not smell nice at all. The worst part was that the showers were also housed in the same building as the toilets. When you showered, you had to hold your breath. Icky. There were a lot of spiders too. I may have had to kill one in the shower. It was HUGE. 

After the 6 a.m. potty break, Ginger and I crawled back into the tent and not soon after did it start raining. After hanging out for a few more hours, Jason decided to brave the weather.. he put on all his rain gear and made us breakfast on the camp stove under the umbrella. It rained for quite a while, so I did a lot of reading in the tent.

It dried up a bit around lunch time, so we made a super healthy lunch of Cheeseburger Hamburger Helper. Nutritious. Then we head out for a 3 mile hike.

Here are a couple shots of Ginger on the hike.

More hiking

Saturday night was uneventful, we sat by the campfire and made s'mores. Sunday we decided to go check out the waterfall. Minneopa means 'Twin Falls'.

We couldn't let Ginger drink from the river due to high levels of fecal matter. Yummy :)

I think Ginger loved it!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Scaling the shower curtain
and sitting on jewelry!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Green Thumb

Let's hope I have one...

Pink Hydrangea!
Dead Nettle? I have no idea what this is but the dude at the nursery told me it would grow in the shade!

I hope to have plenty of peppers, tomatoes, herbs, carrots, beans and lettuce as well!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Dog House

The Dog House. Where my dog should be. If she wasn't so freaking cute I'd be livid. Why you ask? Why? How about I SHOW you why!

I bought those when I was a freshman in college. I loved the crap out of those boots. They were worn out anyway, and I could have used a new pair. But GINGER, those were my UGGS! Do you think she even realizes how expensive those puppies are? The cost to replace is SO coming out of her allowance. Uh.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

No, I have not 'Lost all Blogging Hope'

Instead of updating I've been working on a little project. I missed Christmas this year, and by missed, I mean I didn't have room to be all Christmasy in my house. Our refrigerator was in our living room, and thus I chose to not partake in the sending of Christmas cards. I've been working recently on getting a Valentines out.... So if you were one of those who thought we snubbed you by not sending you a Christmas card... we snubbed everyone. So what does Valentine card making require??

Water color colored pencils...
Glitter, ribbon, and glue. Because no self respecting Valentine card maker would dare make them sans glitter.
Lost of hand addressed pink envelopes. I think I need to make address labels.
And of course, stamps and ink.
Oh yea, and we picked this bad boy up on Sunday. I actually hugged the box and told this keyboard I loved it. In front of my husband. Oopies!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

January Showers

Its January, and its raining. A gross, disgusting rain that makes the snow look brown and exposes the buried dog poop in my back yard.

But, a January Shower can also be for babies!

On the right side of my blog, you'll find a link to Nils Pils. If you have not yet visited is blog, and you enjoy beer, go now! Why do I mention this? Because Nils and his wife Kristie are having a baby, and I recently attended their January Shower! I have known both of them since high school, and was so excited to celebrate with them!

I of course got a gift for Kristie... but I couldn't resist getting something for Nils. Surprise, Surprise! I got him BEER! 4 beers that he hasn't tried yet! I had to baby it up a bit and included two adorable onesies.... Here it is!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Ginger 500

Jason took the plow out back and shaved out a race track for Ginger. She. Loves. It. See below.