Friday, December 30, 2011

2012...Year of the baby

So much excitement for the year ahead!  The biggest part of 2012 being that LT and I are going to have a little girl to parent.  We are so excited!  Also, hoping for a new house in January...we have definitely been on the hunt. 

I hope 2012 brings everyone health and happiness.  I have a feeling that it is going to be a great year!  Get ready people.

Happy New Year!!! I hope you party hardy...have a couple for me! :)

Last Year New Years Eve...Going to look a little different for me this year!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pee every 30 mins?

No??  Well I do!  For some reason the past couple days I have to go pee every half hour.  This can be really annoying when you are trying to sleep.  Speaking of sleep...haven't been able to sleep thru the night for about 2 wks now.  I guess I am just getting prepped for the little bambino that is going to be keeping me awake all hours of the night in a few short months.  Can't wait! 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all!  Well all the hype and preparation leads up to tomorrow!  I can't wait to wake up and spend time with family and enjoy the best time of the year.  I hope you all enjoy your holidays as well. 

Santa is coming tonight! :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

4 days!!

This week has definitely made me feel like Christmas is around the corner.  I have been listening to Christmas music since Thanksgiving but it hadn't really sunk in for REALZ that Christmas was coming... and now it is coming this Sunday!!  SANTA!!!! :)

Sunday was our annual Ostrom Christmas.  It was filled with good food, good family and fun!  Grandpa O was a hit with the youngest members of the family passing out the $2 bills to the great grandkids.  Other happenings this week were dinner with some in laws, a Happy Hour with some great girls for a secret santa gift exchange at Purple in Bellevue and the annual Turner Men making some fatigmann norwegian cookies!

Now just one day until I am on Holiday vacation until the 28th!  Can't wait for a little relaxation!  I am going to try and sneak some serious Christmas movie time on Friday with these gems:

Be Merry Everyone!!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Letter...

Well, 2011 was quite a year.  LT and I did lots of traveling, I got knocked up with a little bambino and had a lot of good memories that we will cherish forever.

Our travels lead us to Arizona for spring training and sunshine!  Let’s just say luck was in our favor this trip.  We sat behind the M’s dugout (thanks Granstons) and I got King Felix’s autograph.  We bought the cheap seats to a NBA basketball game and were upgraded to courtside seats with unlimited food and drinks for the Suns v. Thunder (old Sonics L) basketball game.  Thanks Aunt Lori and Uncle Jim for the hospitality!  We then made our way to Louisville for the 137th Kentucky Derby for my 30th birthday.  Check that off the bucket list!  It was AMAZING and my cousins, Chris and Susan, hooked it up with awesome tickets.  We continued our tradition every summer of going to Cannon Beach, OR.  We celebrated the 4th of July and Kristin’s 3oth surprise birthday at the beach house with good friends and family!  We then took on the HEAT of the east coast for a whirlwind trip of NYC, Boston, Jersey Shore and Washington, DC.  All great cities, with so much history!  We can’t forget the annual Red Neck Yacht Club party at Liberty Lake, WA.  Always a good time!  Last but not least we headed down to Sunny San Diego for LT's birthday.  Lots of fun and his first time in San Diego!!!  We also attended some fabulous weddings, awesome bachelorette parties (San Francisco & Chelan) and lots of birthdays and fun family gatherings. 

In July, LT and I found out I was expecting.  We were thrilled and we are so excited to meet our little girl in March.  Being pregnant sure has had its ups and downs but I know it will be all ups when she arrives.  You are loved so much already, Baby Girl Turner!
Some big changes this year have been my move to work for Microsoft in the LCA Litigation Department. So far it has been a great experience and I enjoy my group. LT is still working at Rachel Carson Elementary as a 5th grade teacher. I completed the Susan G Komen 60 mile breast cancer walk in September with my mom. What an amazing and inspiring experience. Let's get rid of cancer!! We also took on the challenge of renting our condo and moving in with both sets of parents to save money for a house (which we are hoping to have in January or February. Cross your fingers!) Both set of parents have been very accommodating and so so generous with their homes and food. J We are very lucky.
We lost my grandma Ostrom to cancer in October. It happened quite quickly but we know that she is in a better place and will always be with us in spirit. She was 91 and lived a great, long life with my grandpa for 69 years! We will miss her giggles this Christmas.

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and holiday cheer! Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy NEW YEAR! We have a lot to look forward to in 2012 and can’t wait for all the adventures to begin.

With love,

The Turners
Pictures from 2011 below

Spring Training


Kentucky Derby...gotta have a mint Julep

Cannon Beach

Warren House Pub, Cannon Beach

Haystack in the background

Regis and Kelly in NYC (Regis' last season)

Broadway Show
Redsox v. Yankees- Boston
White House

Red Neck Yacht Club


San Diego, CA

Monday, December 12, 2011

Strutting the waddle

I think I have fully converted my walk to waddle.  It is getting so hard to stand up from sitting/lying position.  It is now really starting to sink in that this little babe is going to be making an appearance in about 2 1/2 months!!  Now I just need to find a house, move, create a nursery and have a little girl all in that little time frame.  It's doable.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Never in my life have I woke up out of a dead sleep with a cramp in my leg as bad as I did this morning. I mean, I woke up screaming and yelling for LT. Of course he was already up and in the kitchen and didn't hear me. This pain lasted about a full minute! OMG it hurt soooooooo bad. I thought baby girl was coming early by the amount of pain I was in!! HOLY COW. My calf is still a little tender and there is a little knot but I hope that is the last of the cramps. WOW! The wonderful benefits of pregnancy. Can't wait to see what else this last trimester has to offer.

thx bing

Friday, December 2, 2011


Belly is popping big time!  If I stand straight up and look down I cannot see my feet.  Baby Girl is getting so Big!  So far she has been treating me pretty good.  Only a few headaches here and there and I get pretty tired easily but other than that she has been an angel...knock on wood.

The last couple of weeks she has really found her power!  She can punch and kick with the best of them.  And you can see it! 

Cravings are still: cereal, carmel machiatos(decaf), and fruit. 
26 weeks
As I am getting closer to the due date, I am so anxious to see what she looks like! LT and I both had dreams that she had green eyes. So we will have to wait and see!

Molbacks at Christmas Time

Each year we try and make it to Molbacks to see all the Christmas decorations and the pretty Poinsetta tree.  See pics below!

Sassy's first Christmas!

Turner Family

Turkey Day

This post is a little late but we enjoyed our TWO Thanksgiving dinners this year!
Dinner at the Turners
The boys

Dylan, Ariana, Lance, Alex

Alex really was happy to be sitting on LT's lap.

After the Turners dinner we headed over to my Aunt Martha's.
Each year we play Michigan Rummy and this year my mom won the money pot in 3 HANDS.  Never been done before and she was really excited.  We continued to play until about 1AM and accumulated a lot of mula to be carried over to next year.  Next year I better win!
End of the night

Cousin picture...missing Chris, Susan and Rachel!

Baby Girl T was very happy with all her meals this year!  She is excited for next year...she tried to tell me that she is going to win the money...I don't thinks so little girl!