November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend

Feed Me!
Kane trying to bite Asher's head on the wagon
Ashlyn cudding with me

What a disaster! Someone should have been recording all of us trying to get them to look the same way and smile!
Papa teaching Asher how to drive
Oh Miss Ashlyn...
Taking yet another nap
Thank you Milissa for the messy biter biscuts!

November 25, 2009

November 23, 2009

Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals

This weekend we took our cars to the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals up in Rosemont. I have to admit we were a little out of our league up there but it was a fun experience. Our cars both scored really good. I got a 990/1000 and Taylor scored 978/1000. I got marked down for a couple of things that were wrong with my car, but then I also got marked down because there was a leaf buried down in my spare tire and some dust under the drivers seat! The judge spent a good 15-20 minutes combing my car over with his little flashlight. Neither of us won the award for women or people under 25 but thats OK.

I'm glad the guys got most of their drinking out of their systems on Friday night before we got there. When Taylor, Josh and I arrived on Saturday morning kevin Kafer and Kevin Brucker were both still in bed. Sunday we didn't see anything of Kevin Kafer until about 1:00...

Popejoy Thanksgiving

While we were gone this weekend Asher was very busy! Saturday night he went to watch Katelynn's game. Mom said that he LOVED to watch the cheerleaders. Then they went out for pizza with Heidi and Kate. On Sunday Ray and Sue picked him up to take him to the Popejoy Thanksgiving since we were out of town.
Charlee 7 mos & Asher 5 1/2 mos
Proud Grandma
Amy and Tyler
Nap time!
Awwww they even have matching blankets!

My Happy Boy!

November 20, 2009

So Sad

I'll be going to the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago this weekend UNDER PROTEST! After a huge fight with Dad I decided I had to go. I was going to drag Asher with me tomorrow and spend the night. However, my Mom told me I would be leaving him with her for the weekend. I hate the thought of spending the weekend away from my little man. But everyone keeps telling me I need to have a good time and spend time with Dustin - seriously who has time for fun?!?! I had 1.5 beers last night and was trashed, I'm sure it will be an early night Saturday night too. Anyway pictures will come after the weekend, and yes, I'm sure my sister will beat me, again.

November 18, 2009

Wedding Post

Sorry the pictures are kind of messed up...

The day we got engaged

No, this isn't me, but its a good picture of my dress!
Ok so I stole this off of Julie Sancken's blog the I look at off of Milissa's and thought it was kind of cool. When I was reading hers it made me think of all those things from our wedding that I forgot about.

1. When was your wedding?
June 30th, 2007

2. What day of the week was it?

3. Did you get married in a church?
The Lutheran church in Fairbury
4. How many in your wedding party?
4 Bridesmaids and Groomsmen, 2 Jr Bridesmaids, 1 Jr Groomsman, flowergirl and ringbearer.

5. Where was your reception?
The Walton Centre, Fairbury

6. How man guests were invited?
415 were invited, 320 RSVP'd

7. How long did you wait to tie the knot after the proposal?
One year exactly! Dustin proposed June 30th, 2006 when we went to visit Ryan & Milissa in Tennessee.

8. Who did you hire as your photographer and Videographer?
KDesign did out pictures (LOVE) and we had the worse videographer EVER. Mom had to hunt him down to even get our video a couple of months after the wedding.

9. Did you have a DJ or band?
Band. Eric Thompson and the Stone Cold Cowboys, it was awesome and I think everyone had a really good time.

10. Did your father walk you down the aisle?

11. What color were the bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen's vests?
Aqua and Green

12. Did you have a bridal shower?
Hmmm I had one on the Lawrence side, one on the Popejoy side, one with the Weber's/Righter's and the most kick ass couple's shower ever!

13. What type of limo did you get?
We had Dad's 1920 Maxwell Firetruck. Complete with the little boys doing the siren.

14. Where did you go for your Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties?
As far as I know Dustin and the boys raced go-karts up in Chicago... The girls ate at TGI Friday's in Bloomington then went on to Peoria. We went to the bars downtown. There were jello shots and lots of dancing. I even went into Big Al's... At 4 AM it was time to get Rae Weber home cuz she was puking on the sidewalk. We spent the night at Par-A-Dice. Good Times!

15. What type of Wedding gown did you wear?
Ohhhhhhhh I LOVED my dress!!! It was a vintage inspired gown by Harriet dePrag. Very funky and something that no one else would have. I wish I were skinny so I could wear it again....

16. How was the weather?
Beautiful and Sunny

17. Where did you go on your Honeymoon?
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It was awesome

18. What was your favorite part of the wedding?
How could I choose? I loved when the guy from the band sang "I've got a brand new girlfriend" to Grandma Glo, Riding on the firetruck through town, and (haha) Lance Lawrence falling down the stairs as we were going home and knocking Dustin down.

19. What was the funniest thing you remember from that day?
When we were signing the marriage license Mike Winegar put a ball in chain around Dustin's ankle. It was so funny and lightened the mood.

20. How long have you been married?
2 1/2 Years

November 17, 2009

Unconditional Love

As Asher was puking all over me last night I thought, "so this is what they mean by unconditional love." Even when he filled my bra with prunes I thought he was the sweetest thing ever! Poor Baby :(

November 15, 2009

Feeling Better

Thank you Grandma Jane for teaching Asher to stick his tongue out and make farting noises. He loves to do it in the middle of the night out of spite!
Asher still didn't seem to be feeling any better and he had a rattle in his chest on Friday so we took him back to the Doctor. After waiting an hour back in the room with Asher screaming the whole time we had Dr Brewer check him out. He gave him a steroid and zithromax. As of today he seems to be doing better. I think the new medicine has helped. Now though, its like the poor kid has tourettes. I noticed Friday night at the doctor that while I was holding him he kept jerking. I thought maybe he was getting chills from just being in his diaper. But he's been doing it ever since. Its so weird, wondering if maybe I should call tomorrow and ask them about that too.

November 11, 2009

New Pictures!

Today Asher had his 6 month pictures taken (a little early). He did good for not feeling very well but we couldn't get a good smile out of him. He was a little out of sorts all day. He's still coughing and sneezing quite a bit. And then there was the projectile puking episode early this morning. Besides that I think we're on the mend.

November 9, 2009

Ear Infection

Well Milissa was right, my little man has an ear infection. He has been pulling on that ear for a little over a week. All this time I thought he was just being a little stinker fussing and not sleeping at night. But my poor baby didn't feel good! On the happy side my little chunker weighed 16 lbs 12 oz! And he was 26 inches long :)

Not Bad Boy, Sick Boy

My poor little man is sick! He woke up Saturday morning with a little bit of a cough. He wasn't too bad yesterday during the day, just still coughing every once in a while. Dustin and I ran to Grandma Janes for a bit last night and while we were gone Mom said he bawled the whole time. His coughing got worse as the night went on. He was up at 1:00 having coughing fits and a terrible runny nose. Of course RJ was still up so he held him while I made a bottle. We sucked his nose out and I fed him. I took his temp and it was 101. I was afraid to lay him back in his bed so i brough the swing back in our room to let him sleep sitting up. He slept until about 4:00 (I didn't sleep cuz I could hear him coughing and struggling to breathe through his nose) then we had to suck his nose out and give him another bottle. He was just kind of in a daze this morning. He sat in his jumparoo but he didn't jump. Just kind of stared at us. He was asleep when I left this morning so I'll call Dr Austman this morning when they open and see what she says.

November 8, 2009

Bad Boy

Asher in his bumbo waiting for dinner
Chewing on his keys while we were shopping today
Asher has had a rough couple of days this weekend. Last night we went to Benchwarmer's for dinner and Asher was smiling and cooing at the waitress one minute and then pissed off the next. There was no making him happy so when the waitress brought out our meals and asked if she could get us anything we both said "a to go box." On the way home Dustin said he always used to get so pissed off when he was at a restaurant and someones kid was screaming and now its his kid.
Then we got home and I turned my back for 2 seconds and Bondo stole my dinner off of the table. Then Asher started back in with the screaming! Boy was he pissed. He was jumping and crying at the same time. About that time I started seeing spots with a terrible headache. Dustin tried for a while and so did Mom but he wouldn't settle down. This went on for about a total of 2 hours. He woke up yesterday with a cough too. So hopefull we'll be feeling better soon!

November 1, 2009


Nap time!
Today we got Asher and Charlee together and took some more pictures.
They looked so cute sitting next to each other while we ate!

All bundled up before we left for Kevin & Mel's

Asher & Daddy


Saturday night we didn't do much trick-or-treating, just a stop at Annie's house. Then we went to Kevin and Mel's for dinner.
Asher was a dinosaur this year. It was hard to get him in and out of the car seat with all that on so we didn't want to make too many stops.
I love this shirt, of course because it says "Boo"
This would be a really cute picture if he didn't have drool all down the front of him.