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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Baby News





You read that title right!

We have some baby news!

Little gummy bear Williams is due Sept. 15th 2011!

We are all kinds of excited.

I am not all kinds of excited to know that this summer I will be large and in charge and very pregnant and HOT. But at least with having a baby in September, fall and winter will be soon to follow and I won't have to put a bathing suite on for at least 8 months.

You should all be relieved about that. Take a deep breath. Go ahead.

I am eight weeks along. We just had our first DR appointment and were relieved to find that so far everything is looking good. We were also relieved to see ONE cute little baby inside me. Adam is always teasing me "how are the twins?" He says it so much I was starting to worry I had twins. Now, if we had twins, we would welcome them with delight, but I would PREFER to have babies one wonderful little blessing at a time.

So far other than being excited I have been nauseous and just a wonderful delight to be around:)

Seriously though, I have to give a big thanks to the hubster for being sensitive and kind and understanding. We could not be more thrilled about being pregnant but I am just all kinds of a big baby about the first trimester. If you are reading this and you have never had children, fear not. Not everyone feels bad. My mom always tells me how she never got sick with five children. My older sister had no morning sick symptoms either. These people are wonderfully blessed.

Others of us throw up when we open the refrigerator. Adam has also started sleeping on his right side with his back to me. I was complaining I could not sleep with him breathing near me. I have to tell you, Adam in general smells WONDERFUL. I always tell him be he is the best smelling man in the world. Next time you see him just inhale very strongly and you will love it! But when pregnant, he stinks. Not just him, most everything stinks. Even Josiah freshly washed little baby head stinks. I think baby shampoo stinks. Who am I?

Pregnant in the first trimester I am:).

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thanksgiving



This year we returned to my hometown of Houston for the annual Tune Thanksgiving festivities. It was slightly smaller this year as it was just we Tune siblings, spouses, and family. All five us were there which always means a good time. We were excited to have Stacy, Jose, and Olivia there from Spain as it is quite a trip to make it. This year was special as it was the last year we celebrated in my parents house as they are currently building their "dream" home out in Plantersville, TX. If you aren't sure where that is, no worries not many people do. It is out in the middle of nowhere. I think there MAY be a gas station and that is about it. This truly is their dream to be out on the land where my mom can work her garden and be with the horses and my dad can do "man" things having to do with tractors and chasing wild hogs AND Rowdy and Winslow (the dogs) can be free to roam as God intended:).

I am excited for them to pursue their dreams but sad to lose the house I grew up in. I remember picking my room out very late at night when we arrived in Houston after driving from Pensacola, Florida in a tropical rain storm with us kids, a few horses in the trailer behind us, and a few cats and one very special dog named Goofy in the car. Actually, I know Goofy came because he moved with us, but I have NO recollection of him being in the car. I assume he had to have been but I DO remember the cats. Possibly we came close to losing one cat at a gas station, but then again, I was seven years old and I can't remember the details of it and I am not entirely positive it happened on that that trip so I won't tell that story:)

Back to what I was saying. We all got to pick our rooms. Since I am the youngest I just ended up with the room Sarah and Anna didn't want. I really lucked out as somehow, in my opinion, neither wanted the BEST room of the house and it became mine:) Thanks sisters! I remember running around the neighborhood like I was a lunatic all through my elementary and middle school years. I remember SWIMMING in the flood waters when our neighborhood would flood and taking a canoe down the rapids of the flooded creek. I remember our wonderful, amazing, incredible pool being built and all the parties and fun and...oh, some memories I just shouldn't mention like Jenny M. losing her top skinning dipping and my DAD coming outside:) I hope you appreciate that shout out Jenn! Or when Anna threw that ONE party when Mom and Dad were out of town and got caught for it. Poor sweet Anna you always got caught. I remember dreaming of how to decorate my room for months and months and then I decided on this(now looking back) horrible pepto bismo color. I went and bought all the bedding and Daddy you put up with looking at the horrible color as you painted my room.

I remember heart breaks and laughter. I remember when boy friends were stolen and good friends passed away. I remember talking on the phone very late at night under my covers. I remember exactly what I wore on my first day of public school and my first day of high school. I remember trying on that BRIGHT PINK, very large, puffy prom dress and my dad telling me we could just dye it white when I got married. I remember going off to college and coming home on vacation and sleeping endlessly. I remember when Adam was invited for dinner for the first time. We were just friends and my mom made a pot roast (BIG DEAL for a vegetarian). I remember lots of back rubs with sisters, lots of fights with sisters, and Lots of laughter with sisters. I remember trying my wedding dress on in the living room. I remember ALL the animals we had, loved, and lost. Seriously, looking back we had more animals than anyone I have ever known. I could go on about them but there are just too many for this already way too long of a post.

I loved that house. I loved growing up in that house, and I loved being with my family in that house. I suppose being that I have my own little family and my own house little house now, I will give my parents my blessing to move, but I still don't entirely like it:)

Moving on back to Thanksgiving, through ALL my memories of growing up in that wonderful home on Lakecrest Drive some of my ALL TIME favorites were Thanksgivings. Every year EVERYONE came to our house and we ate pie and delicious breads and rode the horses and made hay forts and played hide in go seek in the dark and gave lots of back rubs and played lots of games. Thanksgiving has changed a lot now that I am an adult and don't really want to run around outside anymore. Now there is a lot more kissing babies, taking care of babies, laughing with sisters, and enjoying those nieces and nephews that grow too fast. Of course, we still have back rubs because that just will never change:)

Here are some photos of our "last" year celebrating Thanksgiving in Houston.



Of course we spent time with the horses. This was Josiah's first time on a full sized horse. I was worried as he had an allergic reaction the last time he had been to the stable. Turns out we are pretty sure he is allergic to hay and not horses. He was slightly terrified and one hundred percent curious.



This year we spent a lot of time in the hot tub just so we could seal it into our memories. Josiah LOVES the "wata" as he would say. He was dying to go into the big pool with the big cousins and go down the slide for the last time. Being that it was freezing and I am no spring chicken anymore, we stayed in the hot tub.



We spent a lot of time giving love to this precious Baby Ben, the newest family member. Josiah liked to touch Ben's head and toes and say "babee". He also gave him lot of kisses.


Josiah loves his "prima" Olivia and strawberries. They had fun swimming and playing together.

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We all had fun enjoying us some nieces and nephews. They are all so adorable! Mathew and Francesca are so big now and Anna..well, she is just as beautiful as ever.


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This photo was technically taken before Thanksgiving. We were at a friends house for dinner and Josiah got bathed with their clan of kids and then got his jammies on. Then it was time to go home and it was freezing so on went his jacket. His mis-matched cuteness was just too much for me to leave out:)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Halloween

Josiah just loves Elmo these days. Every night after Josiah is sleeping I go in and check on him. Being a first time mom, I have to make sure he is breathing before I go to bed. I have actually found him laying in throw up numerous times so checking on him is a ritual for me. Well, last night while checking on him he began stirring and saying "Elmo". I just could not help cracking up! Josiah dreaming about Elmo does not surprise me one bit! This Halloween Elmo was the first thought I had for Josiah's costume because it is the only thing that would really mean anything to him, besides being some sort of sports ball. Below is a video of Josiah wearing the Elmo costume for the first time. We went to a costume party and be brought along his own Elmo just in case any one was confused he could show them who he was supposed to be. He just loved every minute of it! Every night Josiah sleeps holding the little Elmo in the video in one arm but not without his little nurf football in the other arm. It cracks us up but he sleeps 12 hours a night with one item in each arm so we just go with it!


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This next video is the orange sweater video. We were having a pumpkin dinner party. In case you are wondering what a pumpkin dinner part is, it is a dinner party where all the food has pumpkin in it. We had pumpkin soup, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin delight. Of course we all had to wear orange as well. I got hot cooking in my orange sweater and took it off. Josiah then grabbed it and insisted on putting it on. He looks like a little orange ghost. Now whenever I wear that sweater he whines for me to take it off so he can wear it.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pictures From Balloon Fiesta...

So, just in case you didn't believe me - check out these photos we took on the way out of our neighborhood yesterday on the way to the Love Life conference at Mars Hill ABQ!









Friday, October 8, 2010

Balloon Fiesta

Balloon fiesta is a time I look forward to all year. It normally means the official beginning of fall, cool weather, jackets, pumpkin spiced lattes, and funnel cake:) We attended the balloon glow last night which is when all the balloons are lighted and floating barely off the ground. Josiah enjoyed it enough last year when he barely knew what was going on so we were excited to see his reaction this year. Unfortunately, last night it was too windy for the balloons to go up. We did the only thing left to do and hung out with friends, let the kids run around and play, and ate funnel cake. I ate a whole funnel cake by myself. This was a first for me in my life. I deeply regretted that decision later when I wanted to throw up. Balloon fiesta is normally the only time I get funnel cake and I was just all kinds of excited I couldn't control myself!

We live super close to the balloon fields and every morning the balloons pass over our house. Yesterday one landed in the street in front of our house. Josiah was pretty excited! To be honest, I'm not sure if he was excited about the balloon or that his friends the Wallace babies had just arrived. Either way, there was excitement.

I would love to show you photos of the beautiful balloons. Unfortunately, all I have are photos on my phone. I don't care enough about technology to know how to get the photos off my phone to the computer...sorry folks it is the truth.

Instead, I leave you with a video of Josiah. It is totally unrelated but you people have not seen this man baby in forever!

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Monday, October 4, 2010

It's Been A Long Time...

Howdy All!

I'm pretty sure nobody checks our blog anymore. I'm pretty sure I can't blame you as obviously I haven't been checking it myself or updating it or even thinking about it. Actually I do THINK about updating it and that is as far as I have gotten. I have to say most of the reasons are because as much as I do love having written memories and sharing with friends and family, Josiah's one nap a day can only hold so many activities for mommy and blogging has fallen to the end of the list...or second to the end as painting the baseboards still remains dead last and unfinished!

One issue was that we were using a very old lap top that took about 24 hours to load anything. We now have a new, shiny computer that is much quicker and I am hoping with this I can be better about posting. It would be hard to be any worse so I don't have that much to live up to:)

I can't make any blogging promises for surely I will break them. When I make promises blogging becomes a burden and I feel stressed to keep up. I even thought about just ending the blog forever but I really want to share our lives with those that live far away. So here is to blogging more often and taking baby steps and we will see....

Being that a lot has happened since the last post in May, I get all overwhelmed trying to do a proper update. Instead, I shall start with a recent even, my birthday! I turned the big 26! Adam planned a wonderfully relaxing day which included sleeping in, coffee, time at a spa, and a fun dinner date to end the evening. He is so good about getting excited about my birthday! Thank you baby!

He also made this video in order to keep his birthday video tradition. Josiah just loves it and watches it over and over again!

Long story short...new computer...more pictures...more blogging...I'm back! :-)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

To my dear wife Emily...

To the one who birthed and raised me...

To all mother's who have impacted my life...

Some words that reflect my heart for you.

Happy Mother's Day!

"In a field of yellow flowers,
underneath the sun,
bluest eyes that spark with lightning,
boy with shoes undone.
He is young, so full of hope,
reveling in tiny dreams,
filling up, his arms with flowers,
right for giving any queen.

Running to her beaming bright,
while cradling his prize.
A flickering of yellow light,
within his mother's eyes.
She holds them to her heart,
keeping them where they'll be safe,
clasped within her very marrow,
dandelions in a vase.

She sees love, where anyone else would see weeds.
all hope is found.
Here is everything he needs."


-- "Dandelions," by Five Iron Frenzy

ADW