Tuesday, July 20, 2010

beach...a REAL one!

Here is where we will be spending the next 2 days...

My sister-in-law has to go there for work for the next few days, and she has invited us to go with her...its all paid! Brian has to stay home to work, but I am taking the girls. Bree is super excited to go to the beach, the only beach she has been to is Ocean Shores...boy, will this beach be different or what?? The weather should be perfect, 70 degrees! We are actually looking forward to that temp, considering it is 105+ at home everyday!!

I will post pics hen we get home! See you all then!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

California here we are!

Well, i must bring you all up to date. Most of you know, but for those that don't...the McGovern family has recently moved to sunny California! Brian got a job offer that we could not turn down at the mineral power plant here, and because his ENTIRE family also lives in the same city...we felt it was time. Time to uproot the Washingtonians and become Calfornians.

But, let me tell you...the past few months have been the busiest ever in my life! All in a matter of 3 months, I have: found out we were moving, took care of a 4-year-old, 2 dogs, and a house, by myself while Brian had to leave for CA to start his new job...while being 8 months pregnant mind you, AND still working 40+ hours a week. I have also: gave birth to my second daughter, packed up an entire house (okay, my mom and step-dad did most of it), continued to look after the 4-year-old, and now a newborn at the same time...Brian still in CA. Yes, I am SUPER MOM, hee hee.

So, after a lllooonnngggg 3 day car ride with my mom, Breanna and Colbi, we finally made it to Ridgecrest, California. For those of you that don't know where the H-E-double hockey sticks Ridgecrest is (which I am guessing is most of the planet), it is smack dab in the desert! We are really close to Death if you can guess the average temperature here, it is about 99 every day. I have not worn a pair of socks since I arrived here, nor a jacket, let alone a sweatshirt! not even at night!! I now thank God for AC!

Am I working? No, I get to be a SAHM (stay at home mom). We have a community pool in our neighborhood that is open from 8am-11pm every day, so we spend a lot of time there. Colbi has not been in the water yet, she is now 10 weeks old (wow, time is flying!) Breanna would not step off of the steps in the pool when we first got here, but all a matter of 3 weeks, she is now jumping off the edge into mine or Brian's arms, and then swims to the steps on her own (with a life jacket of course).

One thing I do miss, of course besides my Mom (we just did a web cam chat last night, so cool!), and Heidi, is TARGET! All we have here is Walmart and K-Mart. Those are the only "big" stores. This town consists of 28,000 people, so it's not REAL small, but it's definitely not Olympia. If we could just bring the town of Olympia to this weather, all in life would be swell. Actually, we would have to bring my Mom and Heidi too.

Anyway, I have been waiting to download these pictures to share our new life with all of you, but we just got our internet hooked up yesterday. Enjoy!

I look horrible, no shower yet

Papa-D and Grammy-J in Gardnerville

Bree and her Papa-D

We stayed at my dad and step-moms house in Gardnerville on the way to Ridgecrest

Taking a night walk around the neighborhood

This is our community pool

And the clubhouse

I miss you all.
Stay tuned for more posts and pics.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Cheese Kids

Meet my little friend Jack.

This is Colbi, as you all know.

Jack belongs to one of my BFF's, Heidi. Now that she has posted pics of him on her blog, I felt it was okay for me to post pics of him on mine, right Heid? :)

If you haven't read Heidi's blog introducing Jack to the world, she had him on May 24th at 11:21pm. He weighed in at 7lbs 11 3/4oz, and was 21" long.

I feel so blessed that I was able to be there for Heidi from beginning to end, well, to the end of her pregnancy. Jack is such a cutie-patootie! He is such a good baby too, and Heidi and John are great parents! I have been able to spend quite a few hours with Heidi and Jack since she had him.

The sad part is, I will be moving to California in 10 days, and will miss them terribly. But this only gives the Center-Howden's a reason to come visit California.

Here are some pics I took of the babes a few days ago.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A--Attached or Single? Attached, almost 12 years together, almost 5 years married
(anniversary May 21st
B--Best friend/s? Heidi, Marley, my Mom, and my little girls!
C--Cake or Pie? Cheesecake!!! My Mom's of course:)
D--Day of Choice? Any day!
E--Essential Item? cell phone and coffee
F--Favorite Color? yellow
G--Gummy bears or worms? only the sour kind...worms
H--Hometown? Tumwater
I--Indulgence(s)? coffee
J--January or July? july, I am a sunbather:)
K--Kids? 2, Breanna 4 1/2 years, and Colbi 3 weeks old!!
L--Life is incomplete without? your own children
M--Marriage date? May 21, 2005
N--Number of siblings? 1 brother, Derek, almost 27
O--Oranges or apples? Apples, Honeycrisp
P--Phobias or fears? Losing my girls and Spiders:)
Q--Quotes? "seize the day"
R--Reason to Smile? My girls laughter, it gets me everytime
S--Season? Summer, I love the outdoors!
T--Tag 5 people? Heidi, Marley, Mom, Corrine, Libby
U--Unknown Fact? I hate having my bellybutton touched!!
V--Very Favorite Store? Target of course:)
W--Worst Habit? Facebook
X--X-ray or ultrasound? I would have to say Ultra Sounds.
Y--Your favorite food? anything
Z--Zodiac? Libra

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

First two weeks

Well, we made it through another round of the first two weeks of having a newborn! Let me tell you, I had forgotten how TINY they are when they are born! I know Breanna is only 4, but seriously! I thought I could never love another child as much as I love my first daughter, but I was clearly wrong. I never knew how much joy two little girls could bring me (*wiping the tears*). My family is now complete. I wanted to share some pictures of our first two weeks with little Colbi Lynn.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Colbi Lynn

Miss Colbi Lynn McGovern was born Tuesday 4/27/2010. She has been a blessed addition to our family and we are so excited she is here!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Third Trimester!!!

Well, I have made it! I am officially in the third trimester of my final pregnancy! This time around has gone by so much quicker...I hope these last 12 weeks does too!