Baby Mack

Baby Mack

Mr Curls

Mr Curls
3 Years Old

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Twin Falls, Idaho
Happy US Navy Wife & Mother of One handsome little Boy! I love Family, good Friends, Camping, Crafts, Couponing & Photography :)


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April 15, 2005

April 15, 2005
"Meeting you was fate, Loving you was out of my control, Getting engaged to you was more than words could say. Being married it takes my breath away."



38 weeks

38 weeks with Marek

Its crazy to look at these, because with Marek my final weight was 249 lbs, I gained well over 70 pounds total with him. Where are this pregnancy with Mackenzie my weight right now is 243... and so far I have gained 45 pounds total.

38 weeks with Mackenzie

Finally finished ;)

Today I was able to finish Mackenzie's blanket... And I love it ;)


Weekly OB appt

OB Friday I had another appointment. She listened to the heartbeat, measured me, weighted me & then checked my cervix.
She said I am at a 1 on the outside but not on the inside, if that makes sense. Lol
She said she hopes to see me at my next appt which is this coming Friday.
We also discussed which hospital I wanted to deliver at & also at what point she wants me to call & go in. If my water breaks & or... I have contractions that are 5 mins apart, lasting for an hour.
So far when I get contractions they have only lasted 30 mins.
I am in the process of packing bags. I packed the baby's bag yesterday. Abd then I did all our laundry. I have a few things to buy at the store And then I can pack up my bag & Mareks bag ;)
It's kind of nerve racking. Lol
But exciting too.
This week I have also gotta finish the baby blanket I have been working on & also make marek a "big brother" shirt to wear at the hospital.



Well today looking in the mirror I noticed something... I have dropped!!
Then tonight I made a spicy dinner.. Which led to baby moving like crazy... Which led to over 30 mins of small contractions!!!
They r gone, but I am excited for my appt on Friday to check me! ;)
Just thought I would share ;)



So we are down to the final stretch... I go every week now to the doctor.
Today they:
checked my size
Listened to heart beat
Talked about how I was feeling.
Also asked about maybe being able to be induced. I only asked because I am worried about what we will do with marek when I go into labor, I wish family was closer to help!!
She said that we wouldn't be able to discuss it until I was at least 39 weeks and I had to be 3 cm... Which I feel if I am 3 cm than the baby is coming on her own any ways. She said inducing me might lead to a c section and since I delivered marek vaginal that's the plan with baby #2.
I have another appt next Friday, and she said if I experience any contractions during the week than she will check my cervix at that appt & then go from there.

On other talk...
I am planning to try and taking Mareks 3 yr old photos this weekend, that way daddy can help me out & I need to take them & edit them & get his birthday stuff in order. Because I know that is one thing I don't wanna have to worry about ;)

Have a good weekend!


More nursery pics

So things r coming together!
And I finally started sewing a blanket. I will post pics soon.
I also wanted to look into making some fabric baskets that I have seen tutorials on pinsterest but we will see if that happens... If they were cheaper on etsy and I would just buy some! Lol

Anyways, here is also a belly pic ;)


35 weeks

Wow... Only 5 weeks to go! I am hoping lil girl will come a few days early. Daddy's birthday would be nice? I am due the 18th.. And deon birthday is the 15th.
It seems my belly is just getting bigger & bigger!
I am feeling pretty good. Having a hard time sleeping, I will wake to go pee & then stay awake for over an hour. I guess my body is prepping for the late nights.
Next Friday starts my going weekly to my OB doctor. It's so crazy to me!
I have started a blanket for her bed.
Here are a few photos of what's going on in her room so far ;)


A big boy...

I think It is safe to say that our big boy is #1 potty trained! You still have to ask him to go ( or remind him) but has has been accident free!! wakes up from naps dry & from bed at night dry!
I have still been putting a pull up on at night just in case, but I think i will be putting him to bed in just under ware within a week.
We are still working on #2. but If i pay attention to his signs that he is needing to go poop then I have been able to catch him in time to put him on the potty. Hopefully soon we can say 100% potty trained!

Hope you enjoy the cute photo! He is in my favorite skull unders & daddys work boots... so handsome!

Homemade sloppy joes

1 pound ground turkey or beef
1 Tbsp worcester sauce
1 small yellow onion-Diced
1medium red bell pepper-Diced
3 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 cup ketchup
1 cup water
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp chili powder
1tsp yellow mustard
salt to taste( about 1 tsp salt)
black pepper to taste (1 tbsp pepper) - I love pepper!

Brown meat ( if you use hamburger u will need to drain the fat, if you use turkey there should be no fat to drain)
once meat is cooked, add in diced onion, bell pepper & garlic. Cook a few minutes, until onion & peppers start to get soft.
Then add ketchup, stir until combined 
then add salt & pepper & mix well
Then add water & stir in.
next add brown sugar, chili powder & mustard- combined well.
Simmer for 15-20 minutes.

I also like to toast the buns for this :)

We had it with the pasta salad I made the night before :)
Always a big hit!

* adapted recipe from


Macaroni salad

1 box macaroni noodles( I use the 3 min cook ones)
1 can tuna
4 large eggs
2 celery stalks
Grape tomatoes

1 cup miracle whip
1 cup mayo
1 tbsp pepper
1 teaspoon season salt

Cook the macaroni and eggs
After eggs cook and cool, peel & them chop up.
Put egg and macaroni in a bowl
Then chop up the celery.
And when adding the tomato I cut them in half long ways.
Then mix together with
Mayo, miracle whip, 1 tbsp pepper and some seasonal.
Mix up really well & put in fridge to cool or eat right then ;)

* recipe from my momma with a few changes from me ;)


Happy 4th!!

We had a great day even though the weather was chilly!
We went to dinner with a friend and then headed over to a local high school and watched the fireworks. Marek loved them ;)

34 weeks

So 34 weeks Friday!
I still feel like I am smaller then others who are due around the same time.
We are gonna be hanging up a lot of stuff this weekend. So I will post photos after ;)
Before long baby m will be here!
I am nervous & excited!
I am nervous to be a mom of 2 and hoping marek will take to her & be excited too!
I have an appt on Friday so we will see what they say.
I still don't really crave anything right now.
I am not really sleeping very well. It is either I can't get comfortable, or marek ends up somehow in our bed, or like last night I have bad reflux and up awake in pain!
Hopefully Tonight I can get a little better sleep than I have for the past few days ;)
Other than that, feeling great! Still no swelling! & still wearing my wedding ring! Which I love!


Hamburger Beef Stroganoff

  • 1 lb. hamburger (ground beef) Or Ground Turkey
  • 2 TB. Minced Garlic (refrigerated kind)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Brown hamburger or turkey. Drain. Add salt, pepper, minced garlic and onions. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes on medium-medium/low heat. Add soup and sour cream. Heat until warm. 

a delicious dinner that didn't take all night!
Serve over egg noodles or rice.

So so delicious!
I also served it with one of my favorite salads to buy! its a must try!

* got the recipe from