Saturday, March 19, 2011

Surprise Shower!

My sweet sweet friends from "Book Club" (more like "let's have an excuse to get together every month and socialize club") surprised me with a little baby shower for Baby Boy Cline!  They made yummy food and gave us some really nice gifts!  I have been friends with all of these girls for at least 4 or 5 years and one of them I have been friends with since birth and married her husband's cousin!  They are all soooooo dear to me and I love them so much! 

Thank you Steph, Amy, Stef, Lindsey, Liz, Laura, and Lisa!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Haven the Tiny Tumbler

Haven just finished her first "gymnastics" class at the Y!  Tiny Tumblers was super fun and we will for sure have to do it again!

A little video of her "rolling" down the mat which was her favorite thing to do!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Haven Monster

Me: It's time to go take a shower, Miss Haven.

Haven:  Mom, I'm a monster.  Monsters don't take showers.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Recipe, A Birthday, and some HULA!

So this post is kind of random in a way but it all does relate!  First of all, I wanted to share a recipe!  I have made this a few times and it always gets great reviews!  This year I made it for my mom's birthday.  Here it is:

Double Chocolate Mocha Trifle
1 pkg brownie mix (prepare to directions)...I also have substituted angel food cake
1 3/4 cups cold milk
2 (3.3 oz) pkgs instant white chocolate pudding mix
4 tsp instant coffee granules
2 Tbsp warm water
2 cups Cool Whip, thawed
3 (1.4 oz) Heath bars, chopped

Bake & cool brownies.  Cut into 1 inch cubes.  Whisk together milk and pudding mix until mixture begins to thicken.  Dissolve coffee granules in water and stir into pudding mixture.  Fold in Cool Whip.  In glass serving bowl, layer 1/3 of brownie cubes, 1/3 pudding mixture, & 1/3 Heath.  Repeat layering 2x.  Chill 30 min before serving.


So, you may be asking yourself, "Why is that woman so blessed tan in March?"  Well, that is because she and my dad had just arrived home from celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary in Hawaii!  And, although it was my mom's birthday, they brought us gifts!  Among these gifts was a hula outfit for Haven.  See below....

Sorry that it is sideways...I sometimes forget that you can't turn my camera while taking video.

Friday, March 11, 2011

January/February 2011 Pictures


Here is a picture of Haven and her friend Marianna.  Mari's mom, Faith, and I have been friends for a little over a year.  Our friendship evolved very quickly and she is such an encouraging friend to me!  We try to get together at least once a month if not more often!


HAVEN'S FIRST HAIRCUT:  January 13, 2011
Let's get rid of the mullet!  :)
She did so good!  Mommy almost cried!  Haven told the stylist, "Put my hairs back!"  haha.

This is a picture of Faith and I at Winter Jam.  We joke that this is the 1 year anniversary of our friendship!  :)  We met a few times prior to Winter Jam last year but this was where we really got to know each other!  We have so much fun together!  I am sure we embarrassed our friends by our sweet dance moves...

Haven meeting Aubrianna!


Adam's 29th Birthday/Cassidy's 19th Birthday. 
Adam and my baby brother, Cassidy, are 5 days shy of being exactly 10 years apart in age.  They also get the privilege of celebrating their birthdays together every year.

Haven loves her Uncle Cass!

And, of course, she loves her daddy!

My mom always makes yummy cakes/desserts!

or as she likes to call it..."gymnastics!"

Haven is quite the little fish.   Well that's what we call her but she informed us the other day that she is not a fish, she is a dolphin and she has dolphin babies in her tummy.  One confused little girl!  :)  But really, she is great in the water and loves loves loves swimming!  We have done Water Babies 3 times now and this time she got to do it with daddy (this very prego mommy was not about to get in a bathing suit in the middle of winter!). 

Now that all of my pictures are finally updated I will hopefully be better about posting current pics!  Well, at least until baby boy Cline comes along.  Who knows what will happen then!  :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

December 2010 Pictures

First Christmas in our house on 62nd St.

Making a gingerbread house at Grammy and Grandpa's
Aunt Amanda was home to help!

The Blaede (Cline/Myers) Women!

Decorating an ornament....Haven picked out the hot pink paint

Playing in the snow on Christmas Eve!
Making snowballs with daddy!
Don't you love Haven's snowsuit?  It is like 12 years old and it is way too small!  Ha!

Eiffel attacking me...

Snow Angels with mommy

Christmas Eve with the cousins

Havee Bells on Christmas morning

Daddy using his new lighting he got for Christmas

My beautiful daughter and me!  I LOVE HER!

Our Christmas Card 2010

Monday, March 7, 2011

Pictures....November 2010

Pictures from November 2010

Decorating for Christmas

Visiting Sheila and Alahna in Chicago
Haven and I got to visit our dear friends Sheila and her daughter Alahna in Chicago!  Sheila, Eric, and Alahna lived in Des Moines while Sheila attended Med School at DMU.  We met them at church and became great friends.  They now live in Pennsylvania where Sheila is doing her residency.  They were visiting family in Chicago so we took the opportunity to drive out and see them!  We had a wonderful time!  The girls loved each other and played really well together.  Sheila and I were pregnant with the girls at the same time (they are 2 months apart) and now we are pregnant with our baby boys at the same time (they will be two months apart again!  Ha!)  Sheila and I had a great time catching up!

Yummy Ice Cream!
Silly Haven at the Shedd Aquarium

American Dolls Store.....
All of us on Michigan Avenue
DuPage Children's Museum

Riding the Train at the Mall

Thanksgiving/Cline Family Pictures

Nana Kathy, Haven, and Papa Ron
4 Months Pregnant with baby boy!
Nana and Papa with their grandchildren
Cousins!  Abbie, Haven, and Samara