Tuesday, May 21, 2013

baby names

The kids are so excited to have a baby in the house.
I'm excited to have them be my little helpers when we have a baby in the house.
They're already being helpful.
They've come up with a list of names for their baby brother or sister.

Suizi (Suzy)
Alisu (Alisa)
Michl (Michelle)

Micle (Michael)
Joan (John)
Joanathan (Jonathan)

Drake really likes the name Sparky.
His second choice is Jonathan.  In fact, he wanted me to call him Jonathan for a couple of days last year.
And then Otto.

Friday, May 17, 2013

...half way there...

Twenty weeks today.
Half way there
Bon Jovi singing about it here:

Poor third child.
That is the first belly profile shot of the pregnancy.
With the exception of the pregnant-lady-wetsuit IG pic prior to Ironman St. George.

This pregnancy has been amazing.
No sickness, just fatness.
Blissful fatness.

But the acne is less than flattering.
I broke out with Gwen pretty bad too.
Could this mean it's going to be a girl?
We don't know, because we're not finding out.
Ryan's not on board...but the baby's not in him.  ;)

Monday, May 13, 2013

I'm back!

So I took a six month hiatus.  NBD.  Life has been cra-zy!  But some exciting things have happened.  Maybe some of these will get their own posts, but let's be honest.  Probably not.  So some fun things that have happened since I last posted:  

I did finish Ironman!  One of the most incredible days of my life, and if you like to read, you can read more about it here.  

 Ryan started a new job.  He is now a prosecutor for Maricopa County.  When he gets home from work, Drake likes to ask him "how many bad guys did you get today?"  It's pretty cute.

We found out a new McPhie is joining our family!  This has been a great surprise, and we couldn't be happier.  Baby McPhie is coming some time around October 4, and Gwen and Drake are so excited to have a baby brother or sister!

We bought a house!  We had been renting ever since Ryan started law school, and most recently we spent a few months living with my parents while we were house hunting.  While we loved being there, Ryan was anxious for a place of our own, so we sadly left Mesa, and moved to Gilbert.  We love the area, and love the house, and someday will furnish it.  ;)

Gwen and Drake have been killing it in school!
They're sad to be leaving the school they've been attending the past few years in Mesa, but are excited to maybe get to ride bikes to school next school year.

   This I can't take all the credit for, because I would not have made it without the support of my family and friends.  This last year has been especially hard since so much time was spent doing my schooling, I felt it was keeping me from being the kind of mother I wanted to be for my kids.  Often they'd ask me why I have to go to school, and if I could just quit.  Ugh!!!  I wish I could have.  I'd tell them McPhies don't quit, and it'd be over soon.  Mostly I was convincing myself.  But it turned out to be true.  It's over!!  Now on to bar prep.  :p

Ryan threw me a lovely graduation party.
 The kids helped decorate.
Love these signs Drake made!

And now, perhaps life will slow down a little.
Besides preparing for the bar, I'll be running the babes to swim, and eating watermelon all summer, so hopefully I might be able to resume blogging as well.