Thursday, June 30, 2011

Change is Good

Changing over to a tumblr account. Come check me out.

(hope you still follow me!)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Lifehouse has been one of my favorite bands for the past 10 years or so... maybe more. I seriously love them. I love how they have stayed true to themselves (he used to be a worship leader) and their songs are so meaningful.

Anyway... Will and I were reminded of this song the other day and now we can't stop playing it. They mixed it again... so it sounds way better than the original. It was done by Will's all time favorite producer, Chris Lord-Alge. Seriously, I think Will fell in love when he heard this haha.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My New Fashion Loves

I love fashion. I'm usually not one to follow the trends... I've never liked Abercrombie, American Eagle, Gap, etc. Not that anything is wrong with those stores... they are just not my personal style. Ever since pregnancy, I've been a little out of my fashion funk. I had to wear maternity clothes, and if you've ever been pregnant you know that there aren't a lot of options to pick from unless you're wanting to look like a grandma or like you're wearing a moo moo. Until I discovered that forever 21 and H&M (two of my favorite stores because of their variety) both have maternity clothes. YAY! So, I'm still not the weight I want to be. I'm not fat, but I still want to get to a certain weight. I still have about 15 pounds to go to my goal weight and I'm wanting to get there by 1 year postpartum. So, until then, I'm a little thrown off fashion wise. I've had to buy clothes just because they fit. Not because I necessarily like them. After you have a baby, things just don't fit correctly. I haven't been focusing at all on style... and that's fine, but I miss it. It's like art to me. I seriously don't care if anyone notices... I just have fun with it. Will and I are both that way.

Anyway, I love looking for clothes that I love and daydreaming about what I'll be able to wear once I'm in my ideal weight range. Eventually, I'd love to totally redo my wardrobe since my whole body is different... I have HIPS for the first time in my life (and other things...) :) haha. My size 2 jeans just aren't workin for me anymore... and I'm pretty sure they never will.

It's weird... although I love to look at outfits, I've found that ever since having a baby, I don't care as much about clothes or how I look. I would much rather spend time with my family and take care of them. It's awesome... I really love it.

My new FAVORITE look is the 70s fashion. I randomly just started loving it... the hairstyles, the clothes, everything. THEN, all of a sudden I see all these 70s styles in the magazines and noticed that it's the new thing I guess. So, I'm excited that some stores are selling it! I'm loving the vintage modern look right now!

Here are some of my favorite finds and inspirations....
These shoes make me drool.

I love Gwen Stefani's style... and I'm kinda goin for that hair :)

Bell bottoms, boy jeans... yessss!

Lovin this Farrah Fawcett type hair!

I love the new vintage swimsuit style that's in.

Isn't that red hair to die for?

Love the blonde hair and layers!

So 70s and it's great. Ahhhh!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Welcome To Our Home

Welcome to our new rental house. Make yourself at home :)

We just signed the lease for it on Wednesday, and we move in on August 5th. So, time to get a move on packin up! Honestly, I just want to be settled. I'm tired of moving. I'm tired of not having a place to call mine. I'm excited to save up some money and move into our OWN house in a couple years. This house is totally going to make us feel so much more comfortable and settled for the time being. It is a newer house and I LOVE IT!! It's a 3 bdrm 2.5 bath. The kitchen is huge (compared to our little alley kitchen in our apartment). It's got a two car garage and lots of storage! The 3rd bedroom (Will's office) will be above the garage and it's in the corner upstairs so it will be away from all of the noise! The master bedroom is huge with a huge walk in closet. We get to let Gibson right out the door to go to the bathroom. Plus, the owner is keeping his huge flatscreen TV there because he is a missionary and doesn't want to keep it in storage while he's out of the country.

Anyway, it's awesome and we are so excited. Even though it won't be "ours" it will at least be more private than an apartment (and less noisy). It will be a good place for Cai to start growing up at least for the next year.

The day after we signed the lease, we found out that Will is probably going to have to be looking for new work. Kind of a bummer. Actually a BIG bummer. But, through all our moving across country, we did learn that God truly is the ONE provider. We can't help but be encouraged that God had us sign that lease the night before Will found that out. We felt complete peace about it, so we know God is in this.

So, here goes another fun adventure. Yikes!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hello Stern Family

We started a vlog.... because we are ridiculous like that.

If you're not up on the whole techie terms, vlog stands for video blog. Just FYI.

Both of us got rid of our Facebook accounts a while back and we were trying to think of a way to still keep our family and friends connected to us (somewhat). I have this blog, but as you can tell, I'm kinda slacking on it. We decided we would take our little camera with us everywhere we go and video our life. But don't worry... it won't be with us in the bathroom. That would be weird.

We'll just pull it out if we feel the need... er want. Whatever. We also want to do it to document our first days as parents and the craziness that is our life. It's really not that crazy... we are just crazy.

So, check it out.... and subscribe to our youtube and "like" our page so you can be updated when new videos show up.



Thursday, June 9, 2011

6 Months

My little handsome baby boy turned 6 months on the 4th. He got his driver's license and married a girl too. Just kidding, but he might as well have. I can't believe that this little munchkin has grown so darn much! He is so close to crawling. He gets up on his knees and rocks back and forth. He sits up but still doesn't understand that he can fly backwards and bang his head on the floor, so we don't leave him alone for too long like that. He is teething like a mad man. Poor thing just isn't acting like himself. He already has both bottom teeth in but apparently he's got more on their way. Poor fella needs a break! He is so curious about everything... always grabbing that one thing that he knows he shouldn't have. Tis the life of a boy! I'm proud of him though... it means that he is wanting to learn! He says mama... but for real. Not just as a random noise. He says it over and over when he wants to eat. So cute! As a matter of fact, I hear that now :)

So, without further ado (because I know you are all on the edge of your seats... lol) here are some cute pics....
Bath time

Hello citizens. Just here to save you....
Hello ladies. I know you want an autograph, but I'm too busy saving the world and looking cute...

Saving the world. One dirty diaper at a time...

Grandma Cheech brought 6 month presents for Cai. It was his 50% birthday or halfy birthday :)
Uh, mom, are you just gonna leave this drool on my face?

Can't you see I'm busy here?