{The Father of mercies and God of all comfort}

Monday, May 5, 2014

Gender Reveal Pictures

I took some gender reveal pictures with the lovely and very talented Emily Powell; to announce who Baby Martinez is:

 I think they're pretty awesome!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Gender Reveal Fiesta

We had a gender reveal party for the family to let everyone know who baby Martinez is.
It was the day before cinco de mayo, so it was a fiesta themed party.

We had a photobooth with maracas, a sombrero, lips, and a mustache.

 I made a pinata and the chalkboard says "senor or senorita"

The cake was topped with two mini pinatas, one wearing a sombrero and the other a bow

Cora Elle Martinez

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's 2014

Ryan and I hadn't planned on doing anything fancy for Valentine's day, but at the last minute he snagged some reservations at a local restaurant. So, we got all fancy and had ourselves a 5 star dinner date.
 Ryan refused to take a picture
I'm kind of making a creepy face

Appetizer and desserts.

We ended the evening by watching the worst movie in the history of movies "The Wolf of Wall Street" I guess if you are into porn and drugs it's the perfect movie for you. 
Other than the sucky movie, it was a wonderful Valentine celebration.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Texas Snow

That's right, snow in Texas the last week of January and beginning of February.
Of course Houston only got this much. It's still a fun treat when we see any down south.

  Yea, it was too cold to get out of the car and take a picture.

 These are more like snow pellets than snowflakes.

 And again, I wasn't standing outside to take any pictures, too cold.

I tried to use our Canon to take pictures of Mosby in the snow and this is all I captured, go me.

Friday, January 31, 2014

8, 9, 10, 11 Weeks

I've been too sick to post or take any belly pictures and I'm pretty sure it's grown a lot.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Year 2014

We did absolutely nothing for New Year's Eve. No fire works for us this year. I don't even think we kissed at midnight, I was probably asleep.

So, instead we went over to Ryan's parent's on the first. This is when we told them about baby. I packed gift bags with tiny water bottles, baby Snickers and Milky Ways, and Baby Bel cheese. His parents opened their bags, but were clueless. We had to help them out by repeating the word "baby" before everything that was in the bag: "baby" water, "baby"candy, "baby" bel cheese.....then they finally caught on. They were ecstatic to say the least.

We told his sisters over the phone. It went like this: normal chit chat, then I text a picture of Ryan and I from the family Christmas party a few weeks before and Ryan told them to look at the text. They look at it and Ryan tells them, "my shirt cost $20, Cecilly's sweater $20, the look on your face when you realize there are three of us in this picture, priceless." Both of them flipped out and screamed. They're also very excited.

I sent a text to both of my brothers. I know super lame! I told them Bruce was gonna have a cousin. They didn't scream, but they did call almost instantly.

As for my parents, I called. My mom answered the phone, we exchanged normal chit chat, and she said she needed to get in the shower. I told her well I wanted to tell you something it won't take long. So, I told her "who's going to tell Brucey he's getting a cousin?" She didn't say anything for a beat, then she kept repeating, what? Are you serious? She squealed and what not and was a complete mess. She didn't cry, but was saying "I've got the shower running, I've gotta go tell your dad, I have to go, I have to go tell your dad." She's nuts.

Now as for how I told Ryan, hold on to your hats, it's the worst story ever! I was feeling really sick the day after Christmas while I was at work. My boss was on vacation and the other crew members weren't there, so it was just me and a couple of co-workers, so I left early. I felt horrible. I was feeling feverish, sick to my stomach, and was having cold sweats. I legit laid on the bathroom floor at work (GROSS) for like 15 minutes. Then I left. I came home, took a shower and just though, I'll take a test. Ladies we all have that one box for emergencies, admit it. I don't know why I decided to take one, just a feeling I guess. And there it was. The thoughts going through my mind: "what?" "that line is always a little pink right?" "what am I going to do?" I pretty much freaked. I just wasn't expecting a baby, not that I'm not excited, but I was scared. I googled images of faint p tests, because I'm crazy I guess. I calmed down and left the test on the counter. I text Ryan and asked if he would bring home soup. He got home and I was not very alert, so I ate some soup and went to sleep. That's right. I didn't say anything! I suck. I didn't know how. I felt so sick that I couldn't be excited and didn't want to tell him while i was sick. Wife of the year right here! I thought he would see the test that night, but he didn't even see it until the morning. He said he kissed my belly before he left for work and then we casually chatted via gmail about it. Laugh Out Loud. We're so lame, and I totally suck!

This is Ryan's "I'm so excited we're having a baby" face.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


We're Pregnant!
Yep, and we're just as surprised as you. We're very excited even though it's 
about one year earlier than we expected. 

The top test I took the day after Christmas and the bottom was about a week later.
Yay for baby Martinez!

A look back at 2013

 2013 started with a new job offer that I accepted

Got my wisdom teeth taken out
Upward cheer came to an end
Valentine's day celebration

 This month always has exciting events
The rodeo: Lady A
Camping with the dogs
The ballet and the concert from our valentines
Bruce's baby shower

 We officially started the house buying process
Easter celebration

 We sold Ryan's car
Ryan turned 26
The house buying process became quite stressful 
Went to KSBJ's anniversary concert and saw Switchfoot and Family Force 5

 Amanda and Kelly came home
Bruce was born
My little brother graduated high school

 I turned 26
Anniversary weekend

 We closed on our house and moved

Our friends celebrate the first birthday of the son they're adopting
Bruce spends the night


 Thanksgiving celebration
Baby R turns 1

Christmas celebrations