Monday, February 8, 2016

BEN THE BACHELOR FOR PRESIDENT!

Guys, was that the best episode of the bachelor ever? I submit that it was.

Like I have got some bachelor adrenaline pumping and I just have to write out my thoughts...You see, I was really nervous for this season because I loved Ben so much from Kaitlyn's season and usually the bachelor/bachelorette disappoint me and I was scared Ben was going to do that but he hasn't yet, and this episode he was betta than eva!! Someone mentioned that it was like he read the prince charming handbook, it's true-best bachelor ever!

You see, I take this show really seriously, like so seriously that most of the time I can't even read the funny blogs making fun of it because then it loses some of its magic. I really believe in these peoples love and feel personally devastated when they break up, I know that's so annoying and pathetic but I believe I believe (while clapping hands)

Ok tonight's episode here we go
  • "They like painting nails and braiding each others hair and I like reading books and sitting in my room thinking"  DEAR HEAVENS OLIVIA!
  • The thing is I actually feel kind of sorry for Olivia, because I really do think she is delusional and a possible sociopath. She quit her job to come on the bach and probably no one who watches national television will give her a job now and MEMEs of her mouth will probably be internet staples for the rest of our lives.
  • I was sad/surprised to see Jennifer go. She was his first kiss and it seemed like she was so normal! He seems to like the blondes.
  • Caila and bens date-what the what? She was not making any sense. I don't get it. It sounded like maybe she really wants to be falling in love with him but is kind of forcing herself to? She was giving him super conflicting signals and I think SHE thinks she's his front runner and maybe getting cocky. 
  • Group date-also weird vibes. "Sooooo....do you like pigs?" ..... "I like to eat pigs" cricket cricket. Leah gave a bad name to females everywhere tonight. Throw a girl under the bus because you're jealous and then lie to all their faces about it...not cool LEAH, get a grip. I felt bad for Lauren B., nothing worse than being falsely accused #freestevenavery 
  • GO BEN, BEN FOR PRESIDENT for seeing through her desperation and sending her home
  • It's so weird for me to see their ages and see that almost all of them are younger than me, like SO WEIRD. Kind of like when I watch TV Shows and the characters are in high school but I feel like they are so old and we are on the same page and have the same life basically and then I'm like oh wait I have been graduated for almost 10 years and have two children.
  • This doesn't usually happen during a bachelor(ette) season for me, but I really like ALL the girls left.
  • Becca is stunning and down to earth and has great skin and I am liking her so much more this season than I did on Chris's. I don't know if her and Ben have AS much chemistry as him and some of the others though? I bet she will be the next bachelorette, calling it, someone write that down.
  • I love Amanda and her little squeaky voice, but also hate her because how does she look that good after having two children? I think Ben is so sweet with her and says exactly what every mom would want to hear. I'm gonna die when he meets her daughters. DIE
  • JoJo is probably my favorite. They seem like a real couple! He promised he wouldn't blindside her last episode, that was risky, I hope its true.
  • My friend and I were talking and because Ben is so nice, like so super nice, he is gonna be the biggest heart breaker bachelor ever. He makes each girl feel so special and loved that they all are gonna be blindsided HARD!
  • I am calling that Lauren B wins. I think she is adorable and relatable and I like the goofy moments I have seen them have together.
  • K the twin is hilarious. I seriously want to be her friend. She made me lolllllzzzzzz....I don't think she will make it much father but she is pure entertainment.
  • I could not believe he sent Olivia home,....you trickers you bachelor producers and editors. I am so glad that for once a bachelor saw through all the drama and fakeness
  • The shot of them going off on the boat, leaving Olivia on a desolate island in the pouring rain? Too far bachelor producers...too far...Very reminiscent of that one time Kaitlyn dumped cupcake in the closet guy on the edge of a rocky cliff side 
  • I really meant it when I said I kind of feel bad for Olivia, she is obviously a little cray for sure but she def got the villain edit when she was not nearly as bad as Tiara or Courtney or maybe even the sleeper villain LEAH! But she's gotta know you just can't say "like deep thinking and intelligent conversations are my jam"
  • The previews for the rest of the season give me anxiety because of how excited and invested I am, I just want to watch it all right now and for everyone to find true love and live happily ever after and I want to watch a show about that too.
  • Also you KNOW I will be watching the Sunday Bachelor special, like nothing could keep me from that.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Patrick: 3 Months


  • Getting a little happier but still on the colic train just a wee bit
  • Loves to be held; he will take a long nap if we are holding him and a 5 minute nap if  we put him down
  • Still is gassy all the time it seems, which is his main point of frusturation. Even though I am still off dairy, eggs, soda (mostly) and chocolate
  • He loves to be talked to and  looked at, and especially sung to
  • big smiles all the time now
  • Hates and I repeat HATES his car seat
  • great head control
  • loves to 'stand up'
  • He is not really on any type of schedule, but he naps every few hours and sleeps in about 2-3 hour stretches at night
  • Still loves to be swaddled and bounced on the exercise ball
  • Just barely in 3-6 month clothes now
  • Talks, babbles and yells constantly
  • Good eater, working on spacing out his feeding though because boyfriend seems to want to eat constantly
  • Sensitive skin with eczema patches (just like me and Everett)
  • Loves to suck and drool on his hands
Patrick at three months is getting easier. The crying spells are shorter and the happy times are longer. He is getting so much more alert and aware and lights up when you give him that one on one face time. I feel like we are coming out of the newborn haze and we can't imagine life without him. Life with two kids is still a transition for me and I feel like I'm running behind on most things. The biggest differences between first child and second child is Patrick gets bathed way less (we bathed Everett every single night when he was this age) and Patrick always wears comfy sleepers while I was putting Everett in full on skinny jeans and sweaters at this age. Everett goes through phases with him, but for the most part is really gentle and understanding of him-last week in the same day he told me he wished Patrick would go back in my tummy and that he loved him to the moon and back so...

We sure love our round faced little cherub.

Friday, January 15, 2016

FriYAY


Well I thought it was Friday on Tuesday of this week so this weekend couldn't come soon enough. We have absolutely zero plans for this weekend which I'm not even mad about, when it snows like it did today my desire to leave the house drops dramatically.  I finally figured out how to make my moms kettle corn without burning it, and we need to finish watching all the Oscar nominated movies for this year...Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

++Speaking of the Oscars, did you see all the nominations. I mean, I really really want Leo to get his Oscar, even though I don't think I will enjoy The Revenant. But there has been so much made about him NOT getting as Oscar, that I hope he doesn't feel like this is a pity win because he's been snubbed so much before. If I was him I would be like 'guys, internet, stop making this a thing, you're making it weird'.

++My favorite movies of this award season have been in no particular order-Joy, The Big Short (loved this one), The Martian, Spotlight, Inside Out, Brooklyn, Everest and The Intern (I know, so far from being nominated from anything, but it was so stinking adorable) I still want to see Room, Bridge of Spies and Ex Machina. I also have not seen, nor have any desire to see Star Wars (que angry mob with lightsabers) (also for my whole life I thought they were called lightSAVERS, I know it doesn't make much sense) (end of bracket sentences)

++Guys, this week I got a little internship at one of my favorite bloggers, The House that Lars Built. I am so excited! It is just a few hours a week and I think it will be perfect for me to get out of the house, have a creative outlet and to be a part of something I admire so much.

++Did you see the picture my brother drew for me of Everett on my instagram, it is such a treasure. One of the things I would go back into a fire for. He is so talented. Based off this picture.


++ I was shocked by this post I saw on A Cup of Jo this morning, because I sadly do pretty much all those things.

++This Adele and James Corden video is blowing up the internet, I want to be friends with them.

++Can you tell I live for award shows. We're talking I start watching coverage at like one in the afternoon. My favorite dresses from last weekend's golden globes were Eva Longoria, Rachel Mcadams and Alicia Vikander. And you know what? Everyone loved Jennifer Lopez's dress but for some reason I'm not a fan. Also this was my favorite part part of the show obvi

++ If I had won that powerball, I would have bought this entire new Madewell collection. So dreamy! In the meantime I got this coat, normally $168 for $28 this week,!!! So on point with the Pantone color of the year! 

Happy Weekending errbody! Ps-I have so many thoughts about The Bachelor, but I think that is a post of its own.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

January Blues!


January is the worst. It is like the hard crash after the sugar high that is November and December and I have got the January blues for sure! It's only redeeming quality (besides Ben the Bachelor) is that it is a new and fresh start! I wasn't going to do resolutions this year because when I looked back at the goals I made last January here, I didn't even remember setting some of them, let alone accomplishing them (I wanted to collect plates apparently ?!) I am thinking though, that setting some attainable goals will motivate me and maybe get my butt out of this January funk.

Also sideline here-I am not putting any body goals on my list because they stress me out, I just (ish) had a baby and I just bought a new pair of jeans I really like, and how tragic would it be if they were too big before I had the chance to get my wears out of them (how's that one for excuses?)

2016

  • Go on dates with Ben once a week-I mean really
  • Find an out-of-home creative outlet-or at least just go to a Starbucks and look like I'm doing something creative-Ok basically just find time to get out of the house by myself
  • Read 10 books
  • Wash my face (pretty much) every night-I am the worst at this 
  • Spend one on one time with each of the boys at least once a week
  • Work on being less of a hypochondriac
  • Tidy up the house for 20 minutes after the kids go to bed because it is an instant downer coming downstairs to a mess in the morning
  • Make some friends in Provo(pathetic but true, all mine have moved away and I am so bad at making new ones)
Those are do-able right? 

2016-The Year of a Clean Face and not Googling all of my Symptoms!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Christmas '15 Over and Out



Is it really over? Can we just do Christmas one more time really quick? Ben and I are in a post-Christmas stand down over taking the tree down, come on Ben, at least till Valentines?? 
We simply haaa-aaad a wonderful Christmas time this year with Ben's family who drove 3000 miles from New Hampshire to be here for Christmas. We spent it in not-really-that-sunny-St. George at my brother and sister in law's house who graciously hosted our large crew.
Christmas just keeps getting better as Everett gets older and understands more and having a newborn this Christmas was so special, not to mention baby Jesus was cast perfectly in this years nativity scene. Ben has younger siblings too so the fun of leaving cookies for Santa, sprinkling reindeer food and listening for jingle bells at night was so real and contagious for all of us!

Here is a Christmas picture smorgasbord 

^^^ Pre-Christmas ice skating! Everett in skates was the cutest thing.
^^^Grandpa Tremblay and Patrick 
^^^ We blessed Patrick in church the Sunday before Christmas, look at that little cute yeti!
^^^The one family picture we have from the blessing and you can't even see the bless-ee, whoopsadaisy

^^^We were dumb enough to go to Temple Square and City Creek the Saturday before Christmas, it was pure chaos...but at least we got a picture :/
^^^Christmas Eve Pj's

^^^Grandma Tremblay and the kids about to bake her famous sugar cookies for Santa
^^^Love this picture my mother in law took on Christmas Eve


^^^Ben once upon a time mentioned he wanted a one piece snowsuit...your wish is my command....had to get it off ebay since they don't really make them anymore ha!
The pie face game was so fun and escalated quickly 
^^^Matching sweaters 4eva
^^^Love these chickens so much
^^^That face!!!
^^^St. George Temple with the whole gang

For my own records:
Christmas Eve and Day at Gab and Bri's
Christmas Eve was appetizers
Breakfast was quiche and french toast
Memorable gifts: Ben-snowsuit, amazon $, Cassie-Weave, Cutco knives, new sheets Everett-Cash register, bball hoop, remote control car, Patrick-books, toques

MacLennans-Surprise party on 23rd, Christmas Eve-Cam and Cathy's, Christmas Dinner-Clarks (cam and janet visiting)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Patrick: 6 Weeks and 2 months




  • Very un-happy camper
  • I know he wants to be a happy baby, I can literally see him trying but he is just o uncomfortable constantly
  • Like when Everett was a baby, we have self diagnosed him with grunting baby syndrome
  • wont sleep ever longer than 45 minutes
  • good eater but likes me to hold it for him if you know what I mean
  • so tiny still, barely out of newborn
  • loves to be held and bounced on the infamous exercise ball
  • baby acne waaaahhh
  • likes his bath but is kind of a diva about it
  • actually takes and likes a soother!!!!!
  • We have tried every colic 'cure' there is. Gas drops, gripe water, probiotics, me going off dairy, soda, and even the chiropractor.  The chiropractor said and I quote 'I have worked with hundreds of colicy babies and he is at the top of the list" ...............Oh thanks for that!!!!
  • HATES and I mean HATES getting his diaper and or clothes changed and also the carseat
  • starting to coo and squack like a little dinosaur
  • smiled a true blue smile for me just once at a month old but not really since
  • mommies boy to the max
  • likes the bjorn and the solly #praisetheheavens
  • always makes the cutest sigh in the whole world after he sneezes, every time without fail


  • We thought he was getting a little better and happier but then the last two days have been his worst ever and it is heart breaking. Hopefully we are at the peak of it now and he's on the up and up
  • With the exception of the last two days, he was sleeping for longer stretches, he even went 6 hours once!
  • He is chunking up and getting those little bulldog cheeks that beg to be smooched a million times a day. Fits perfectly in 0-3 months
  • Celebrated his first Christmas and napped through the excitement
  • Loves to coo and babble and the sound of his voice
  • Smiles all the time now, loves to be talked to, and much better about diaper changes
  • Getting better head control and likes to push and weight bear on his legs
  • On his second antibiotic for acid reflux
  • Likes to be swaddled nice and tight
  • Everett loves him and is a proud big brother and has learned to move of plug his ears if we are in the car and the babe is screaming
  • At two month check up weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces (3rd percentile) 22 1/4 inches long (20th percentile) and 38.5 cm head circumference (35th percentile) 
  • Was blessed in church and didn't cry!
  • Still likes the bath and the bjorn/solly and still despises the car seat
  • The feeling of bouncing on an exercise ball will forever be burned into my memory
  • Nicknames include Patrick Pants, Patty-cakes, Fat Pat and Lil Patty and Paddick (by Everett)
Overall we are doing pretty good, but a colicky baby is no joke-we are tired all the time and frustrated sometimes. One night I was complaining to Ben about how could we have two colicky babies and he said 'maybe Heavenly Father gave him to us because if this baby went somewhere else he would have got beaten by now' I mean that is super terrible but it kind of made me feel better, maybe Heavenly Father knew we could love him beyond measure despite it being hard! I wish I could just make him feel better but the magic couple hours that he is pain free he is so happy that I cry happy tears almost every time! It has been so amazing watching Everett adapt and adjust so much better than I expected and like I said I hope we are on the better side of things! 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Friyay!


It's Christmas time in the ccccciiiitttttyyyyyyy!!! I love that Christmas isn't just one day, it feels like Christmas all month long! And even though we still have a very sad baby at our house, it feels a little easier to bounce a baby all night next to a glowing Christmas tree.

Ben's family arrives in Utah tomorrow for Christmas and we are blessing Patrick in church on Sunday! My to-do list is about a mile long and I still am too afraid to leave the house with both boys on my own so most nights I can only cross off one thing but beginning to learn that is OK! I did mostly all my Christmas shopping online this year which was nice (but I do love the mall at Christmas time) I just have one more person to buy for and then am DONE!

Here's my Friyay thoughts

++Guys, I am a sewer! My aunt gave me this old beautiful sewing machine and I have been teaching myself to be a little Martha. I seriously felt such immense pride after threading the bobbin and needle correctly. I can't tell you what I have been sewing because I am giving one to all my family members but I can tell you that it was a VERY beginner project #straightlines but I've got big plans for my sewing future

++I turned 27 on the 16th!! I seriously still think I am like 19 so this is weird, because people who are 27 are old and close to 30 which I can't even. I had an awesome birthday, I got some much needed alone and pampering time and lots of swig.

++ If you follow me on snapchat (cassie.tremblay) you saw me and E making gingersnaps a week or two ago. Today we are making a whole bunch for our visitors. They are the epitome of Christmas cookie and remind me of home. My moms recipe here, and then I dipped half the cookie in white chocolate once they cooled. ++Also by total fluke I got Patrick's first smile on snapchat and it was my favorite birthday present.

++I was going to do a wishlist/gift guide post for 'your baby who couldn't care less' but didn't quite get around to it. I would have put on this wubbanub (life saver) this blanket and this blanket, these adorable teethers and I love a jellycat softie. The only things I actually got Patrick this year are this amazing hat (lion flavor), some Christmas jammies for Christmas Eve and a book! Check out my other gift guides here.

++this is awesome and calms me for some reason

++Mint arrow blogger posted this on her facebook and I was seriously dying! The last one is of BYU students and I can't.stop.looking. Seriously every single person in that frame is doing the most weirdie thing.

++And finally here is a little Christmas playlist I made that is on at our house at all hours of the day!



Here is some of our holiday season so far in pictures:




























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