our weekend adventures

we’reeeeee baaa-aackkkkk!
our weekend adventures are back as promised!
this was a good one to start on too!

friday


we met up with our neighbor/friend and her two kiddos for crepes and shopping afterward. she had never been to jewel box so jaz & i thought it was a must!


cruz & jaz
seriously the cutest and sweetest boy ever!
we headed over to u-village for a little shopping!


camíla & austin
our other two! mila is just one month behind a and is the sweetest baby girl ever!


austin had to try out his new jim jams! maddie introduced me to kickee pants and i am obsessed now! have you felt that material!! you can get austin’s pj’s {here

saturday


this sweetness in the morning. swooonnn!


i was in desperate need of a pedi and an eyebrow wax so the hubby stayed home with the kiddos and and i got to sneak out for an early appointment.


this dude turned 4 months!!!
read his update post { here }

sunday


eggs & bakey for breakfast!


we went on a cleaning kick on saturday and cale deep cleaned our bathroom, including my makeup organizer. but this is how he put everything back in it! geeeezzzzz!


we went and celebrated this handsome boy’s 5th birthday!
happy birthday cruz!


grocery shopping sunday and the whole clan came with!


bedtime bottles with papa! it’s becoming quite the task to get this guy to eat without squirming everywhere and pushing the bottle out so he can sneak his hands in.


after brother went to bed, sister got to make slime! i am SOOOOOOOO READY for this slime phase to be overrrrr!!


and of course to end the night once both kids are sleeping, GAME OF THRONES!!!

told ya it was a good weekend to start our adventures back up! the weather has turned cooler over the last few days and i’m okay with it. the last month has been HOT! plus i always get excited when we get closer to taking out that god awful ac window unit.

what did you do??

-jess

our weekend adventures

friday


we got to see our boy!!! because my pregnancy has been healthy and normal i was not scheduled for another ultrasound. the last one i had was when i was 20 weeks. so we opted to do one through a private company. cale’s mama joined us and so did jaz!!


LOOK AT THOSE SQUISHY CHEEKS!!
this little bugger wasn’t cooperating so most of our pictures are him squished up against my placenta. that’s why his nose looks so flat. you can see in the left picture that it’s really not flat at all! haha i feel like i have to tell everyone that so they don’t think our kid has a shnoz. and look at that little pouty face! gosh darnit i am so in love!!!
he also apparently, has tons of hair and ginormous hands. cale thinks babies that have a ton of hair when they are born are weird lookin…sorry pal, shouldn’t have married a mexican then. 😉

after the ultrasound we took jaz to school and then went and toured a prospective daycare, which we loved! i will go more into this in our 9 month update in a couple weeks.

saturday


we had a lunch date with a very very dear friend of mine, my CASA {court appointed special advocate} from when i was in foster care! she was in town for some training and we had to take advantage since the last time i saw her was at my wedding! she had never tried poutine soooo..duh… we made her try it!


after lunch we headed over to my brother-in-law’s house to play with our nephew and visit for a while and before my dinner date!


later in the evening i met up with a few of my girl friends for a little petite baby shower. we all moved away from each other {we were all neighbors at one point} but we still like to get together and catch up! thanks becky, jessica & megan for the sweetest little gifts for baby austin!! it was so nice to catch up and finally meet baby hayes!

sunday


sunday morning was rough because of the time change but somehow we managed to speedy clean our house in an hour. i worked up quite the appetite and indulged in some fruit loops!! sometimes these just hit the spot!


in the afternoon we headed over to my brother-in-law’s house again for our nephew’s, olen, FIRST BIRTHDAY! although technically his birthday is on leap day, so this was his first un-birthday. we cannot believe how big he is and how fast he is continuing to grow!! jaz is obsessed with him and obviously couldn’t ever leave his side. we are all pretty smitten with him, to be completely honest! happy first birthday sweet boy!

well…most of my adventures included some sort of food and i ain’t even ashamed.
what did you do??

always,
-jess

our weekend adventures 

friday


i am really the morale pusher at work and i love doing random stuff to make people happy so i brought donuts! and every time i bring something sweet and glutenous i always have to blame it on baby a.


i also have the most awesome friend who brought me BUGELS! bugels people!!!

saturday


before jaz and i set off for our weekend errands we enjoyed some homemade blueberry muffins!


one of our stops was petco and we always have to find the kittens up for adoption and give them some lovin! this guy was so sweet!


buffalo wild wings is my life. actually pickles, pickles are my life.


what other mama’s weekend looked similar? the weekend before valentines means getting lots and lots of valentines ready! jaz and i always kind of go all out.


this sweetness arrived! i can’t wait to put my little viking in it!


it was a beautiful weekend so we took advantage and got my big butt out and walking! there are some new houses going up down the street so cale and i engaged in some illegal activity and poked our heads in. we are suckers for new houses!

sunday


i got up before jaz and cale and hit the grocery store. note to self, do not go the grocery store whilst hungry and pregnant. don’t do it.


we got this baby up and decorated! this is in our entryway!


i’m telling you, it was a beautiful weekend, so i got lucy all cleaned and purdy!


jaz found my letterman from highschool. nowwww she believes me when i say i had the best jumps and i was a flier {cough..best stunt group…cough}


we headed to seattle in the evening to celebrate the pending arrival of baby girl steiner! this made my heart melt! she is going to be the best big sister ever!


babies babies babies!! we celebrated mama in the middle {hailey} who is due in like a week and misha is due a day after her! i can’t wait to meet all of the new littles!
{side note: i am not as huge as this picture is making me look! stripes are so cute and flattering in person but angles are tricky when you’re being photographed!}

we got so much done this weekend and i am so satisfied! it was mama’s to-do weekend since cale has been feverishly working on his cloffice for the past month. we got austin’s closet pretty much done, his shelf mounted above his changing table, his artwork hung above his crib and the rocking chair assembled! we also hung drapery in the formal living and moved things/cleaned the laundry room! it was a great weekend and so pretty! we hardly had to wear coats! also be “we” i totally mean cale. i supervised.

what did you guys do?

always,
-jess

our weekend adventures 

friday


it was a mini game night! jaz and i played mancala before cale got home and then they played guess who!


what is with all of the static lately?! our couch is a shock magnet!

saturday


sooooo…i failed my 1 hour glucose test for gestational diabetes so i had to go in for the dreadful 3 hour screen. ugh it was awful! the drink was a million times sweeter and i had to just sit there for 3 stinkin’ hours! butttt…I DON’T HAVE THE DIABEETUS! woop woop!


after my test i headed to the mall to pick up a few things and because i had to fast for 12 hours before the glucose test i had a scary bout of hyperglycemia. in a matter of minutes i went from fine, to insanely shaky, sweaty (like my forehead was wet), dizzy and my vision blacked out. i freaked out and went straight to the food court and quickly ordered chipotle. after i ate the whole thing i was a okay again. scary stuff y’all.


i hadn’t gotten my test results back yet so i decided that i was going to indulge just in case i wouldn’t be able to for the rest of my pregnancy. mmmm milkshake!

 sunday


obsessed with our master would be an understatement. i cannot wait till we get this gigantic room painted!


superbowl sunday brought out the little chef that could! hehe my honey was so excited to try this pizza roll thing he saw on facebook! he’s such a cutie!


just a few yummies we made! galen & shannon also made some amazing wings! mmmmm i love football food!


just wouldn’t feel right if i weren’t representing our boys! we’ll get em next year!


after everyone left, jaz practiced her french braiding skills on my hair. she’s got it down!


and like every other night after we tuck jaz in, we sat on the couch while cale calmed austin down by talking to him and rubbing my belly ❤

it was kind of a busy weekend. most of my saturday was taken up by that damn glucose screen so i feel like i didn’t get much accomplished. but it was nice to hang out with galen, shannon and their precious girls! the game was a bummer though. i am not a falcons fan but i LOATHE the pariots (CHEATERS) so i really wanted atlanta to win. but i gotta hand it to new england. that was one helluva comeback!

what adventures did you go on!?

always,
-jess

our weekend adventures

i’m backkkkk!
nausea has finally kicked the bucket and i have most of my energy back!
WOOHOO!!

so with that, i am back to blogging about our shenanigans on the weekends. and what a great weekend to get back in the mix. jazmyne is leaving for texas on wednesday so we celebrated our christmas eve & christmas this weekend.
so here we go!

friday

img_4719 a350cb8d-3c1b-4805-977b-f9b400c3739b
we had an appointment to check up on baby a {which is a boy!} and his anatomy and everything looks perfect! he is perfect! and look how cute!
i promise to do a recap on the bump, that post is in the works!

a5dd6d7d-6ab6-4628-8e00-61ffb8e7e3d2
i compared his profile to his papa and
oh my gawsh!
he’s going to be his mini!

saturday

img_4725
cale took jaz to altitude, which is an indoor trampoline park so i unboxed the most awesome package ever! my mother-in-law sent us all of her wedding china and threw in a couple of other awesome pieces! they are so beautiful, i don’t ever want to use them!

img_4731
jaz & i went shopping for some xmas gifts for family and supplies for the night and christmas morning and this belly is getting quite large! and i am so in love! i always said before i got pregnant that i loved being pregnant with jaz. and now that i am in the clear with the nausea i am back to feeling that way! it’s amazing what my body is doing and i am absolutely obsessed with it!

img_4727
cale just had to try on this vest before i returned it. what a fashionista!

img_4733
cookie time!!!

img_4735img_4736
it’s been a tradition, ever since jaz was a baby, to decorate sugar cookies on christmas eve. these two were so serious!

img_4741
our master-pieces! andddd of course cale has to make his inappropriate.

img_4753
another xmas eve tradition, jaz gets to open a present! it usually is a movie, some sort of snack and pjs! this year she got the secret life of pets.

img_4791
once everyone changes into their pjs, we make palettes {or forts, depending on the mood} and watch jaz’s movie while drinking hot cocoa and eating our cookies!

sunday

img_4744
it’s christmas morning! time to open presents!

img_4792
someone is excited!

img_4804
so i got this for cale but it’s secretly for me too! god i love this game!

img_4806
the aftermath…yikes. you can’t see her but there is a cat underneath there. she loves to be buried with paper. freaking weirdo!

img_4815
one of jaz’s xmas gifts was a lego american girl set that she did all day. literally…not once did she ask to watch tv or play on the ipad. she just sat there at the table all day long! parent win!

img_4814
while jaz was busy putting together her lego set, i got some free time to get some sunday cleaning done. anyone else just feel happy when they are done cleaning their kitchen and it looks this pretty!? i love me a clean kitchen!

img_4817
i also finally got around to putting all of the fall decor away! see you next year!!

img_4818
we finished our night with quite a few games of guess who. another present that we got jaz! nostalgia much?

img_4785
what a great weekend! we will miss our mina girl this christmas but we always know she is going to have so much fun every time she goes to texas, so it makes my heart feel a little bit better. and while it will be so weird to wake up christmas morning without a child we just remember that next year we will have TWO children to share such a wonderful holiday with! so with that happy note…
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE ANDERSON FAMILY!

always,
-jess

Anderson Ever After – 1 year later

happy tuesday!
today is mine & cale’s ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
so much has happened in the past year it is insane!
we bought a big, beautiful, brand new home
AND
we are expecting a little anderson in a few months!

but lets rewind and relive the best day of our lives
october 18, 2015, our wedding day!

my photographer finally gave the okay to share on my blog but she is still in the works of getting it published. but i promised i would share a few with you guys and now i can!

i am obsessed with our photos. our photographer stephanie hunter photography did such a wonderful job! we were blown away when we received them. i hope you guys enjoy them just as much as we did and still do.

getting ready

Blaine & Mike Wedding | Villa Antonia in Austin


jessica-cale-wedding-52


jessica-cale-wedding-80jessica-cale-wedding-89jessica-cale-wedding-92

Continue reading “Anderson Ever After – 1 year later”

our weekend adventures

friday

IMG_3616
we got off early thursday afternoon and signed all he documents for the closing of our home! the one we were selling, not the one we are buying…that won’t be done until August 18th! we had to sign all the documents early so that we could completely move out on friday.

a HUGE thank you to our sweet friends, britt & ludwig, for sticking a roof over our heads during the little interim we have from closing on our old home and waiting for the new one to be done being built. and for letting us use their truck for all the misc. items we had. we are extremely grateful to have such generous and willing friends to help us during this insanely stressful time!
so…be prepared to see a lot more of them, ya know, since we will be living with them! hehe

saturday

 FullSizeRender 30
britt & i woke up kinda early and headed to seattle to start our girls day!
crepes & coffee to fuel us up!

FullSizeRender 23
i went and got the mane chopped…actually more like trimmed.
i always love the decor that’s in the salon. so fun!

FullSizeRender 20 FullSizeRender 27
then it was off to u-village! {britt had never been…waaattttt??}
my main focus was finding all of our flatware, barware and dinnerware at crate & barrel. and guess what, i did! here’s the silverware we picked out! super simple but would still present nicely on a place setting!
can you guys tell i am just having a ball getting to choose all new stuff??? i’m on cloud 9!

FullSizeRender 28
obligatory ann taylor stop.

FullSizeRender 24 FullSizeRender 31
double obligatory trophy cupcakes stop! every time we come to u-village they never have my favorite, chocolate peanut butter. but today was a GOOD DAY, because they did!! they also had these adorable pokeball cupcakes! gotta catch em all right??? even the carbs!

FullSizeRender 32
for lunchy munchy we popped in to chipotle and ate what could’ve been the spiciest pico ever.

FullSizeRender 33
after all the shopping shenanigans we headed home and rested for a good 30 minutes before having to leave to attend our friend’s one year anniversary of opening their bottleshop! we are so happy that they are doing so well! and what a turnout!

IMG_3577
grown up date night! even though jaz has been gone for a couple weeks now, we have been so busy with the house{s} that we haven’t had time to just enjoy ourselves, until tonight!

IMG_3610
after we closed out at brigids we went and walked the waterfront, not for the romantics…only to just catch pokemon. my phone died and strangers, that were also there to catch pokemon, let me charge my phone in their car! sketchy??? nehhhh they seemed like good people. turns out, they were, and my phone was happily charged and i got to catch more pokemon! however, we did stop to take advantage of this gorgeous sunset because, duh.

***side note. there are sooooo many people playing pokemon! everywhere we look everyone is on their phones. go ahead and call it stupid but at least this game is getting people off their asses and moving. granted, they are looking at their phones but still, exercise is exercise. and it’s hella fun!!

sunday

FullSizeRender 29
cale & i had to make our final trip to 2426 {house we sold} to pick up the few misc items left behind. it was so weird to lock up, pull out of the driveway and know that we will never pull back in. and we will never make that commute to work or see our neighbors everyday. cale said he wasn’t getting emotional but i sure was.

FullSizeRender 34
this is where we began. where jaz & i started our lives as new seattleites. where cale & i became mr and mrs anderson. just so many memories in the 6 years that cale lived in it and the short 3 years that i did. this was such a great first home and one we will never forget. we will miss a lot of things about this house, the proximity to all things shopping, our wonderful neighbors that are now our good friends, the brand new deck{!!!!! that we hardly got to use!!!!!} and so much more. although bittersweet, we are so excited for this new chapter in our lives.
cheers to moving forward onto bigger and better things!

FullSizeRender 26
speaking of which, we went and peaked in on the new house to see how things were coming along and they are a-comin! the front door was painted!!! you may be thinking…. uhhh, k. whoop-d-doo the front door was painted but to me THIS IS EXCITING! it means we are one step closer to being completely done!
we go on our final walk through on August 12th and then close on the 18th!!

t-minus 24 days until move in!

it was obviously a busy weekend but such a gorgeous one! summer is officially here in seattle and it is awesome! high 70’s to low 80’s and we are loving it!

what did you do this weekend??

always,
-jess