Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Family Retreat at Great Wolf Lodge.

The Army life has its pros and cons, but when it comes to things they give you to help your family, they care. Danny and I went to a marriage retreat in Washington a couple years ago and I loved it. I learned tons about my husband and ways to help our marriage. Even though we just went for the free trip to an amazing lodge in the mountains, we took away a lot. This past weekend, we went on a family strong bonds retreat to Grapevine, Texas. We stayed two nights and 3 days at Great Wolf lodge. Room and food all paid for, and in return we attended classes to help strengthen our family.
Aiden Waiting for Daddy to get home to leave for the weeked.

Day 1:

Check in was at 4:00. We checked into our room, and headed to the conference room where the classes took place. They provided free childcare in the rooms right across the hall. Sat in class for 2 hours and then we were done for the night. While in class we had to make a name tag for our family and my hubby went with MILLERTIME and we decorated it. We won 2nd place ($40 to Logan's steakhouse) for our creativity. We headed to the Moose Caboose Buffet restaurant that's in the lodge for dinner, where they gave Aiden wolf ears, how cute right? After Dinner we headed to the indoor water park which looks awesome!! We were in the small kid pool for about 10 minutes when my husband decided to take Aiden down the little slide, He ended up falling and cutting up his knees. Needless to say he was unable to continue swiming for the rest of the night.
Day 2: Up early, enjoyed the breakfast buffet, took Aiden to the childcare and off to class we went. We learned some great tips about family building. Classes ended around 2:00 and my husband was having back pain all day and by the time we got to our room, he could barely walk. A quick trip to the ER and some fun meds later we were back at the lodge, enjoying dinner, the tree lighting ceremony and the water park again. We even hit the arcade and Aiden won some fun toys and candy.

Day 3: Once again up early and enjoyed some breakfast, then off to class. Classes ended at 12:00 to give us time to explore the lodge more and the town before we headed home. Went to an amazing mall and my hubby went to a magic shop. It was a fun yet exhausting weekend.

If you have kids who can enjoy a water park this lodge is AMAZING!!!
I Love my boys!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Mason Daniel Miller

This year has flown by and this pregnancy is flying right along with it. A few weeks ago we found out that our little Miller is a boy, and a few days ago we agreed on a name. Mason Daniel Miller. I still can't believe that I will be the mama of two boys. Being the only girl may have it perks, maybe they will want to spoil their mommy.

Aiden really enjoyed having the balloons around, the small things make him so happy. When I was pregnant with Aiden I filled out the belly book, so ordered a 2nd book and doing the same for Mason. For both pregnancies being boys hey are very different, which is why so many friends and family leaned towards girl. I can cry at the drop of a hat, and I am loving sweet candy like laffy taffy and starburts, instead of chocolates. Different is good, I just hope the delivery is the same, Aiden took 4 hours and I would love for Mason to be just as fast if not faster.

Today I am 24 weeks, only 16 weeks to go.
I'm happy that the 2nd trimester has been pretty good, when I found out I was pregnant I was nervous because I was having what seemed like tons of stomach issues. The doctor said that the symptoms would likely get worse and they could not help until I have baby. The good news is that the stomach issues have are gone, I'm one happy mama. I hope third trimester is nice to me.
If you have more them one kiddo, where you pregnancies very different?
It's been forever since I posted, I give kudos to the blogger's that have kids and a job who keep up with blogging. I wish I had good time management skills. I'm hoping that once baby Mason is here and will be home with both boys that I get better with time and start blogging often again.