Thursday, January 31, 2013

Finding Peace in the unknown....

Okay okay I know some people (ahem Kathy) have been asking me to post for quite a while now and I have been putting it off.

Yeah I've been busy with two toddlers, a husband , and a dog as well as other must do's but the main reason I have been putting it off is because lately it seemed that there was nothing positive or exiting enough to post about.

A couple months ago we found out that Nick didn't get selected to be an Air Force Officer. That was such a blow to us because even though we knew all odds where against us (they have been extremely selective) but we thought FOR SURE we were going to get it.  Military life was all we knew so it just seemed that, that was the path God had for us.  We were ready for the time apart (with him in school), the moving, the traveling and all.  So when we found out, it was as if our lives came to a screeching halt.  WHAT DO WE DO NOW?

We have always had a next and it seemed we didn't really look too deeply into other avenues.  So we just sat around twiddling our thumbs.

As we went about our days we were finding that we were having to break the news to all our family and friends which was only reopening the wound we had band aided.

So blah blah blah...where are we now?  Still in limbo but we know that God has a plan for us and we just have to be willing to "be still".  Which is ALWAYS easier said than done.

But on the flip side we have started some new adventures with the new year.
1. Nick and I have started the Read the Bible in a Year plan and are still going strong (plus or minus a few days)...We have had some great discussions and are excited to dig even deeper.

2. Juju has started going to a home-school preschool every Tuesday which she is LOVING!! Mommy has even been able to have Ry go to the nursery so she can teach the older kids, which is great for us all.

So as we close up January I am excited to see what God has in store for us.  I know that he will never leave us and in that I find peace : )

p.s..I will post pictures soon

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The longest day ever!!!

Well today was one for the books! We had already had a late night before. I took juju to go see The Nutcracker which she absolutely loved! She oohed and aaaaed the whole time. She even wanted to be on the stage. Looks like I have a girl after my own heart!!!

So back to today..we got up early to go see Santa arrive via helicopter. Juju was stoked because she had been asking to see him since thanksgiving.

We then hung out with the family until it was time for the parade. I'm pretty sure this is where the parent angel came and said "I really think you should take the kids home to nap" but oh no no! We flicked that thought right out of the air and figured they would be fine.😁 Juju has been refusing naps and Ryzon hasn't been sleeping on his own since we got out of the hospital. So I figured the nap that he took over nicks parents house was enough. BOY WAS I WRONG!

Okay so side note we parked our car earlier that day for prime seating for the parade later. We were excited to be able to just sit in our truck and watch the parade. Weeeeeelllll with the change in where they were starting the parade we found out that the closest we could get to our car was a whole block away!!

Doesn't sound bad right??? Nope not to this crossfit momster And her Tarzan hubby. But add in chairs, blankets, snacks, a tray of Starbucks and two sleepy, cranky kids and even the toughest person on earth would be dreading this walk. Thankfully my uncle was with us and could offer some more muscle.

We ended the night with me sitting and standing more than a Catholic Church service with Ryzon and nick walking even more to calm juju down since she was completely done! We also decided that we hadn't had enough torture yet and wanted to see just how much we could handle and went to dinner. We got out of there alive with only a huge knot on Ryzon's eye from juju pushing him down.

So now as I lay in bed while nicks sleeping with juju in her toddler bed (yes toddler size) I am just blessed to know that God sent me the perfect mate who allows me to laugh at such days like this. We both have our moments where we lose it but most of the time they are opposite each other and one is able to calm the other down.

I love this crazy life of mine and am so glad I have nick to share it with!

P.S we just got an elf named Glitter who watches the kids during the day and reports back to Santa at night. She then picks a new spot to sit and juju has to find her :)

I can't figure out how to add pics except at the end so ill try to go in order

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2012 update

Hey everyone! So I figured since I have an iPhone now it should be easier to update my blog and I have a really good feeling that I Am going to need to start blogging.

We find out in less than two weeks if nick is going to become an Air Force officer! I'm excited and nervous at the same time. Excited for change (the good change) but nervous about the unknown. December 5 is the date so expect an update by then.

Here's our family update: Ryzon is 11 months now and just recently had to undergo two back to back surgeries. I will do a separate post about that at a later time. For now we are just happy to have our baby boy back and healthy. He is walking and is getting into everything! He follows his sister everywhere

Speaking of which Julianna is now 2 1/2 and is becoming quite the kid. She gets everything now and her vocabulary is building by the second. She is such a loving person and is a natural born leader. This is a fun age because we do dates now and she loves having one on one time!

Today we went to the park because mommy was losing it and needed to get out. We didnt even make it to the playground because the kids were so fascinated with throwing rocks into the "lake". It was a puddle from the sprinkler system.

I took that opportunity to teach science. We would find different size rocks and then guess what size puddle we would get. Juju really got into and Ryzon didn't eat the rocks! Scoooore!!!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Finally finding some time here...

So I know every post I put up I always say "I'm going to be better at writing on this blog".  Well I've finally found some time to write a post.  I would love to be putting up pictures at least once a week but I haven't quite figured out how to post from my phone. 

So here is our update... Julianna is 17months and is growing into a really silly child.  She makes me laugh more and more which is a good thing seeing as she has been clingier than normal so it allows me to laugh at the situation (sometimes) instead of crying (and hence I said sometimes).  We are expecting our second child and I can't even believe I'm a mom to one let alone I'm going to soon be saying "Yes I have two kids!".  On Monday we find out the sex of the baby and get to see him/her for the first time in an ultrasound. 

Nick is still recruiting for a contracting company and I feel a big change in career coming soon.  I can't give more details yet but will let you know that this career change has led me to believe that I need to practice getting on the ball about blogging!

I am still working as a childrens class coordinator for the church we attend.  It definitely has its ups and downs and sometimes I just want to kick people but I see growth and I'm excited for where we are headed as a church.  I am excited also to hand this over when my baby comes so that I can breathe for a minute...which I know I won't with a newborn but whatever...transfer the stress I guess. 

Oh  here is a pic of Julianna and I at a friends BBQ..

She is getting so good at saying "CHEESE" anytime someone has a little model.

Okay well I think I posted a good amount to update everyone.  I will try to study up on how to upload pics from my phone.

Oh and one more thing....If you are reading this click follow (even if you don't want to!)...It makes me feel like I'm not talking to myself  and will give me more of a push to post more blogs.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Basket Time

Well to update on the Imholte Family.  Julianna is almost 11 months old and is starting to stand on her own for at least 30 seconds.  It looks like she wants to just take off but is unsure how it all works.  I'm getting ready for her birthday party because I plan to do most of it with homemade decoration.  Nick and I went out on a mandatory date night (thanks to our church) and had a blast.  We went to see Little Fockers which was FUNNY!  Apparently it was not that funny to most of the people in the theater cause there were plenty of moments where I was the only one laughing out loud.  Oh well!!!!

Well this morning I'm pretty excited because I ordered my first bountiful baskets!  For those of you who don't know what that is because I didn't either, it a program sort of like a farmer market.  The difference is you pay in advance for a basket and extra goodies if you want.  Then you just go by and pick it up!  Its organic and I heard you get a lot.  I'll post a pic of my basket when I get back.  For now check out the website

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Good Morning! It seems like I always start with good intentions of updating every day but life seems to get in the way. LOL So what's happening in the world of the Imholtes? We are getting ready for Julianna's first Christmas!!! We have our house decorated more than we ever had which is a curse and a blessing. It's nice to get in the mood but a pain when every second I have to say "no...put that down...not in your mouth!" Guess next year I'll have to baby proof the decorations.

We also got a new couch yesterday! It's a wrap around which I love cause we are definitely comfy people. Julianna actually fell asleep on it last night without me having to rock her to sleep!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Today Julianna is 8 months old!

i cant believe that our baby girl is now 8 months old! She is a speed crawler and professional lifter. Looks like we may have a crawler on our hands by christmas.