Friday, February 22, 2008

Nia is loving the snow!

Thought I would send some photos of our dog. She is loving the snow and would stay out there all day if I would let her! We think that she was actually meant to live in Alaska, because she loves it! We didn't realize that she was the Queen in this house! One night she got up on the couch and made it her little bed. She never usually gets up on the furniture!

So, in case you didn't know yet....

Hello everyone! We figure that now it is time to get this blog going with updates of the real reason that we have continued to post on blogspot. If you haven't guessed or haven't heard from anyone, Mark and I are expecting! I am almost 16 weeks along and due on 8/10/08, but we are hoping for 8/8/08, that would be pretty cool! Now that I am out of the first trimester and have not been sick at all, I am hopeful that the morning sickness bug has passed me by! Thank goodness. I was very sleepy in the beginning, but it has gotten much better now. Although Mark thinks that I am faking this sleepy business and he continues to put me to work! We are very excited for this new experience and feel very blessed. Thank you to all of you who have passed on pregnancy/baby wisdom, books and everything else. This will be a big year for us and we look forward to every step along the way. Our families are very excited and cannot wait for the new little one. Big year for us!! The LaGuardia's are definitely feeling blessed this brother, Joe and his wife Amy are expecting as well, and Amy is due on 4/10/08. They are having a little boy, yet to be named. Also my sister, Jen got engaged a few weeks ago to her wonderful boyfriend, Brian. They will be getting married this October 18th, wanted to give us pregos a chance to get on a schedule and squeeze into a bridesmaid dress, that's all you need for motivation! So we are looking forward to 2008, needless to say it should be a very busy year! Now the deadline on some of our home improvement projects have been moved up and must be done a little quicker. Mark is fully aware that his "honey-do" list has gotten a little bit longer, but he looks forward to getting it all done and ready for junior. I hope to be a little bit better with the posts on here to keep you all in the loop! Enjoy following along on our journey, we look forward to your thoughts, advice and comments!

Bathroom has been finished!

Well, for those of you that have checked our blog, I am sorry to disappoint! As you can tell, I have not updated since the bathroom has been finished. Mark and I are getting down to the end of our construction projects upstairs...finally. Carpet is down, and casing/baseboards are up and looking great as well as the fact that there are now doors on our upstairs rooms, they were off getting painted and now have returned home! Matt and Angela Grilliot visited us last Friday, and enjoyed the "no door" experience upstairs. The one bonus with "no doors" is that Nia is free to greet you in the middle of the night. After that small interruption, I woke up at 2:45am to Mark building a barracade in front of our door to keep "the animal" contained in our room! But anyways, we are very excited about our master bedroom that is now completed for the most part. But are all the projects ever really done?!?!?! Mark has been working his little butt off in the evenings and is doing a great job, despite minor setbacks, he is really working on his DIY skills and patience. Thanks Mark for all your hard work! You are the best!