Saturday, December 27, 2014

Halloween 2014

This was the first year we went trick or treating and it was actually way more fun than I thought it would be! 

First off my husband dressed as batman this year. to work.. it was amazing. Seriously. Best Batman I ever seen. And to top it off, he hid and as his boss unlocked the front doors, he grabbed his bosses arm, scared the crap out of him. It is a good thing they are friends. haha.

Then after nap I got Adeline dressed up in her witch costume. She didn't mind wearing either just the hat and tights or just the dress and tights, but SHE WOULD NOT wear all 3 things at once. It was comical. After photos we dressed warm and went trick or treating. I didn't think she would last more than a few houses, but Adeline, her cousin and my cousins had a blast going around our whole neighborhood. Adeline and Bryn (her cousin who is 5 weeks younger) would run after their cousins and run up to the next house, and hold up their trick or treat bag. It was a very proud moment for me. :) 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Jordan was  on his final day of having the flu on Thanksgiving (influenza A) so he pretty much just laid around for Thanksgiving. But he did join in on the fun! And I was thankful for him being there with us! We went to his moms house where we had delicious food and Adeline got to drink from her big girl Frozen cup, nap with daddy and jump on Grandma's furniture. We then went to my parents house, where Adeline got to play with her cousin Bryn and her Mimi and Papa and eat delicious food! 

It was a great day with family! I love the holidays. The buzz of going around family to family, delicious food, memories, laughs, memories being made... I just LOVE the warm fuzzies this time of year brings me! Plus I had been craving Thanksgiving food for like a month, so for me, it was like a dream come true! 

Oh I also made this amazing Sweet potato casserole! It was my sisters favorite dish ever! Win for me! Here is the recipe I followed:
I added marshmallows on the top and a little more butter as well. 

Daddy & Adeline napping on grandma's bed

Climbing, like always :) 

Adeline and her cousin Bryn (5 weeks apart) playing together

so proud, drinking from her big girl cup

jumping into grandma's lap

Adeline and her Mimi. Adeline is "talking" on the phone.

My big girl!

Mimi and her grandbabies! 

My niece Bryn with her baby and her bag. She loves her babies.

Cousin hug

My happy girl

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Bumpdate 20 weeks!

How far along: 20 weeks! 
How big is baby: As long as a banana
 Total weight gain: 7 lbs
Maternity clothes:  Maternity pants, my shirts are getting a little too short for comfort. 
Best moment of the week:  Just knowing I am halfway to meeting this little guy! 
Food cravings: Hearty meals. 
Food aversions: nothing. 
Symptoms: None really. 
Movement: Day an night! 
Gender: BOY!
What I’m looking forward to: My growing belly! Seeing movement on the outside! 
What I miss: nothing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE knowing there is a little baby in my belly!! It is just the most amazing thing ever!
Next appt: Jan 6th. 

I have really been slacking on taking pictures of myself. I really am working on getting better at that. I may need to start "embrace the camera Thursdays" that a blogger I follow does! 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bumpdate 18 weeks

How far along: 18 weeks
How big is baby: Size of a Bell pepper
 Total weight gain: 6 lbs
Maternity clothes:  I have moved to Maternity pants
Best moment of the week:  Feeling the baby kick daily.
Food cravings: Salty. 
Food aversions: nothing. 
Symptoms: just some stretching going on. :) 
Movement: Daily.
Gender: BOY!!! 
What I’m looking forward to: My growing belly, and his kicks/movements getting stronger! 
What I miss: nothing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE knowing there is a little baby in my belly!! It is just the most amazing thing ever!
Next appt: January 6th. 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Baby Berg # 2 is....

Baby Berg is... 

We are so excited to announce that Baby Berg # 2 is a BOY!!

I felt like I "knew" that it was going to be a boy. But I was in utter shock when he was actually a boy!! :) haha.Funny isn't it.  It was so fun to watch him on the screen and see his face squished agained my placenta, see his arms and legs, and of course the gender identifying "junk"! We are so excited to be adding a little boy to our family!  Jordan of course is excited that boys will be the dominant gender again. :) (porkchop, Jordan and baby boy vs me and Adeline)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Let the Bumpdates begin! 13 weeks with 10, 12 & 13 week pictures)

I haven't been doing my weekly bumpdates with baby # 2, and I just went through and saw Adeline's bumpdates, even though the pictures aren't there (I am going to try and remedy that) I love reading them. I decided I don't want this baby or myself to get deprived of that opportunity to come back and read these.

Plus one of the reasons I didn't want to do bumpdates is because I am 20 some pounds heavier than I was with Adeline. But I need to learn to love myself and my body just the way I am.

10 weeks pregnant
12 weeks

13 weeks

Onto my 13 week Bumpdate! :)

How far along: 13 weeks
How big is baby: As long as a pea pod
 Total weight gain: 2 lbs
Maternity clothes:  Ever since having Adeline jeans have never fit me right, so I moved to maternity jeans right away, and wondered why I just didn't stay in them after having Adeline! however I do have a pair of jeans that always was a bit bigger on me, that I can still wear, they are just getting tight in the belly now. 
Best moment of the week:  My husband saying we can do the gender ultrasound at a 3d imaging place in about 3 weeks!!! Due to insurance issues we have to wait until January (when I will be about 24 weeks) to do the 20 week ultrasound. A friend told me about this place that does gender reveal ultrasounds for $100! That is $400 cheaper than the hospital! He agreed that we could do that so I will be setting up the appointment tomorrow! wooohoo!! 
Food cravings: pablos. So far this pregnancy I have been craving big hearty meals.  
Food aversions: nothing. 
Symptoms: some cramping (which I assume is just my body growing) and my boobs are sore (and growing (- I don't need them to grow. haha)!) Other than that I am feeling fabulous! 
Movement: none yet
Gender: hopefully only a few more weeks!
What I’m looking forward to: My growing belly, finding out gender, feeling movement! 
What I miss: nothing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE knowing there is a little baby in my belly!! It is just the most amazing thing ever!
Next appt: I need to call and schedule it. But in about 4 weeks. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Lately- and some exciting news!

First things first! We are so excited!!! 

Adeline was "stuck" so I had to take a picture before I rescued her. hehe.

I totally think this baby is going to be a boy, because so far (in my 12 weeks of pregnancy) I have been craving meals, feasts. I dream of thanksgiving and big hearty meals. Like this one, I made at 11 PM. With Adeline I craved sweets. With Adeline I also craved milk and pickles, NOT this pregnancy. 

I also joined a MOPS group at our church! We just had our first meeting, and I am really excited for this year! 

During my morning (all day) sickness days, we had snack in our bed, she is just too cute not to share this picture. 

She loves to play outside! I love how this picture captures her movements when walking/running. 

 You can't really tell, but she fell down our deck stairs and has a goose egg on her forehead. However, this photo captures her beauty so nicely. :)

Here is baby # 2!! They changed my due date to April 26th based on baby's measurements, fine by me.  I am planning on this baby being a May baby. Because I remember when I was 39 weeks with Adeline I would wake up heart broken I hadn't gone into labor while I was asleep, and I really don't want to do that to myself again. We don't have a nickname for this baby yet. Adeline was named "ice" because I thought it was funny, "ice berg" :) Nothing has stuck yet. 

Adeline is really serious about her bath time playing. :) Believe it or not, she really was having a blast!  

 I will be doing bumpdates! Maybe starting this week. ;) 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


This morning I got to spend the morning with my husband (and daughter- obviously) running errands.. let me tell you, it was fabulous!

My morning started off a little stressful,  we were getting ready to leave the house I just got the "time crunch" stress.

As time went on we both just had more and more fun together! He has been working  a lot of hours, he is currently starting  transitioning into a new career and so he is working two jobs right now. Soon he will be working 70 hours a week. 7 days a week. 10 hours a day. I am a little sad, but I know it is temporary and it is a step in the right direction for our family.

 It may be a baby step, but it's a step!

Today we talked, we joked, we planned, we dreamed, we opened our hearts to one another. (swoon)


Our 5th wedding anniversary is coming up in August and we are going "up north" as us Minnesotans call it! :) It is a few hours north of where we live. I can't wait!  We will be staying in a little cottage for a few days. They have lots of daily activities and Adeline being 1.5 years will be able to enjoy it this year so much more than she did when she was 6 months old. :) I am so excited! Just to have a few days to get away, enjoy the lake, get away from the daily hustle and bustle is going to be awesome! I am not sure if they have internet, and I know they don't have cable. I hope to be able to read every night and just relax and enjoy our family being together! Porkchop, our english bulldog, will be joining us too! He sleeps about 18 hours a day, so he will be happy as a clam if we take him on two walks a day, and then some peace to sleep!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Look what I have!

I am so excited! I got 3 cucumbers from my garden today! AND I have tons of growing tomatoes! And I have 1 green pepper gowing!!! WOOOOHOO!! That is like a total success! Well much more successful than my previous attempts. :)

I am so excited! Maybe next year I will try having chickens!

Well... I may not be ready for that yet.

Look at that weird cucumber in the middle! It was on the ground growing, so maybe its like... SUPER INFUSED with nutrients... or something..

Saturday, May 17, 2014

My life story in 300 words

The story of my life in 300-ish words

I was born and raised in Shakopee, MN.  I have a sister that is 23 months older than me and two younger half brothers and a younger half sister. I graduated high school in 2004, went to a state college for a year, I decided not to go back since I had no idea what I wanted to major in so I went to a technical school and got my AAS degree. I met Jordan, my husband, in January 2008 at a mutual friends house, that July we officially started dating, December 2008 he proposed and August 2009 we were married! I decided to pursue my dream to become a photographer shortly after we were married, I started classes, getting a mentor, and practicing.  In November 2010 we started our adventure of having a baby! I wasn't pregnant getting pregnant, or even ovulating, I was concerned I might have PCOS, since I know a few people in my family who have it. I was right, I have PCOS, which was making me not ovulate. I started to juice, and eat unprocessed foods. Fast forward to May 2012, and I found out I was pregnant! It was so surreal! January 3rd 2013, after 23 hours of labor Adeline was born. It was the best and most amazing experience. I went back to work after 10 weeks and worked one day, and decided to be a work at home mom. I work part time for my church and also have my own photography business. I feel like my 20's have been a lot of learning, and getting my life started. I turn 29 in September, and I plan to enter my 30's a hot, energized, full of joy, and organized wife and mom! :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Public Speaking & Excellent Language Skills.

Public speaking & excellent language skills are talents I wish I had. I am a horrible speaker, publicly AND one on one. I mumble, talk soft, and I can never think of the correct words to use. I forget simple words like "that" or if I am thinking of something specific you can count on me NOT remembering what it is called. You can count on me forgetting the punch line to jokes, or ONLY remembering the punch line. I fidget, fumble and say stupid things. I rush and ramble. I am a mess when it comes to language.

One time at church we were trying to come up with an acronym for some values and I came up with PECKR.... yep.. before I could even think it, it came out of my mouth. Needless to say the discussion was closed and never brought up again after that. Um, embarrassing.

I couldn't think of the word "door" when telling a friend about our door. So I said "the swing-y thing that you walk in and out of" Then as my husband laughed at me (please laugh at me, it is a funny "quirk" about me, I encourage you to laugh and not think too deeply on my lack of talent with speech) I proceeded to say "well, its a good thing you didn't marry me for my goodness with words." OYE.

Oh yes, I am quite elegant with my words.

Part of me would love to get up and teach lessons to adults, bible lessons, photography lessons, etc. However, could you imagine? They would probably leave more confused then when they arrived. Haha!

I contemplate taking a college course on public speaking, or something similar. Now isn't the right time in my life, but it is definitely on my bucket list.

Please excuse the crappy quality of this hilarious picture of my daughter. 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Giving up Sugar.

I am giving up sugar. It starts tomorrow! AAAAHHH. I am going to keep my coffee, because you don't want to mess with my coffee! But here is my plan so far:

eggs, bacon, coffee,
egg, potato, green pepper, red pepper,onion casserole.


(INSERT GASP) No breakfast. I know they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but for me it is easier for me to skip breakfast and push out eating until lunch, I have more will power and motivation in the morning. It works for me.. but I know it doesn't for a lot of people.

salad- I am planning on lots of salads, making them REALLY well and elaborate- that is key to me.
chicken & green beans

Steak & Veggie
Chicken & veggie
Taco salad

I am hoping to add on and expand my meal plans as time goes on, but I think this meal plan will get me through the first week.

WISH ME LUCK! I will keep yo updated.. Hopefully it will all be fabulous updates!! :) And I REALLY hope I can stick with it! I can do it... I can do it... I can do it... I WILL do it!

Sunday, April 27, 2014


It has been a little while. Oops! :) I thought it would be great to catch you up, via my iphone! :) 

Cousin Bryn pushing Adeline

Adeline enjoying the flowers blooming

Bryn was so tired after our target trip she fell asleep on her mama. She never does that! 

Porky still needs 18 hours of sleep.

Cancer messed with the wrong chick Team Patti! Supporting a friend of mine.

a walk on a beautiful day!

Adeline loves playing outside and loves dumping water out.

She loves her scout! 

Due date twins playing

Her very first pigtails!

Porkchop always looks after her

Play time

Talking to Daddy about things that make the world go around