Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Birthday GG!

It has been a VERY busy weekend! My GG (Grandma Greiner) turns 85 tomorrow, so we celebrated with many family members the past couple of days. My aunts planned a party at St. Lawrence School yesterday. Family came in from North Carolina and California to visit and see Grandma. She was so happy! For a lady who has just recently battled TWO forms of cancer, it was so nice to see her having such a good time.

This picture isn't from the party, but all of the Quinn grand girls were together on Friday! Here is Callie, Caity, and Lily eating lunch. Avery was in the high chair. So nice to have them together :)

AND...on Friday, at Pizza King (in typical Greiner fashion), we signed and accepted an offer on our house. Hopefully, the inspections and appraisal go well, and everything works out smoothly. We still have no clue where we may be moving, but I am happy that we have had such good luck selling the house. Pray that everything works out!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

25 Weeks!

I have typically been posting every two weeks (on even weeks) with this pregnancy, but my cousin Megan came over today and took some great shots for a pregnancy series she is doing for me (it is a progression series of my belly every 5 weeks and I will share that with you after the baby is born!). She took a few extra pictures today. Here are some of them. Lily wanted to be in the pictures because she is all about this baby! She said that she has baby girl Addy in her belly and she will be friends with my baby. Thanks to Megan for capturing memories for us!

FYI: You are seeing the baby's name for the first time in print. Parker James Quinn is a pretty definite name for us. Actually, right now, that is the only name Jeff and I can agree on. If it changes, I will let you know!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

For Sale!

Anyone who has been through this process knows it is hard! We listed our house with an agent on June 6th. Previously we had it listed on our own, but, with the new baby coming, it was just too much! Since listing it, we have had A LOT of showings and one offer. The offer didn't work out, but I am hoping one of these many showings will amount to something. It has only been a few weeks, but getting the dogs and Lily out the door while keeping the house clean is a hard task. Thank goodness it is my summer break! Pray that someone falls in love with our home (preferably before baby Q makes his appearance)!

Here is a link to our virtual home tour if you are interested in checking out our house (or know any potential buyers!).

Monday, June 20, 2011


Birthdays are a time to reflect on the past years of your life, right?!! Well, I decided to get out the old photo albums with Lily and show her what I looked like as a child. She got to see some of Jeff too, but I will be saving his pictures for his birthday post! Today, I turn 28 years old. It is hard to believe that this many years have gone by. I am blessed to have grown up in a wild, crazy, loving household and have siblings who I love dearly. My parents always made birthdays special, and I hope to make memories like that for Lily and our next baby.

So, since I was sentimental today, her are some shots of me when I was "younger!" Feel free to laugh! I do every time that I see pictures of myself!!

Well, as you can see, I was a rather "large" baby! Blame it on the steroids I had to take. Hey, that is why I turned into such a fast runner :) Lily saw this picture and said, "That baby is fat!"

Sisterly love-when Sarah wasn't hitting me with tennis rackets or pushing me down the stairs in a stroller, we did have some GREAT memories together. Although, notice how happy Sarah was, and how unhappy I appear! I probably wanted to ride her big girl bike!!

Wasn't I sweet?

Now this haircut is blamed on my MOTHER! She attempted to cut my hair right before preschool picture day. This is why I pay big bucks for hair cuts today! The topper-the glasses!

At the age of three, I had quite the attitude. Can you believe I am the same age as Lily here?!

My 4th birthday! Maria, Sarah, and Stephen are also in the picture. I believe Stephen weighs the same now as he did as a baby :)

In case we were confused as to where Lily got her attitude...

Oh, family pictures! I just went from one bad hair style to another. Nothing like the "mushroom top" as I like to call it!

Summer softball! One of my stats on the back of this card: weight-50 pounds! Take note: this is also the year my husband was graduating from high school. Bet he never thought he would snag such an athletic hottie!

Again-the glasses! Why didn't they take them off for pictures??

One of my favorite Easter pictures of all times! We were all so "springy!"

Okay-this is one of my senior pictures! I look like a baby still!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there! Lily and I especially want to tell Jeff, my dad, and my father-in-law that we love them! I guess I shouldn't forget my Papaw and Jeff's grandpa too :) We went out to dinner tonight, then for a family walk with the dogs, and then we had cheesecake from Concannon's that Jeff picked up for my birthday (although that is his favorite cake too!). It was really great to actually see Jeff today because he has been so busy working the last few weeks. I know I am happy when he is here to run around after Lily!

Here is the cake that Jeff brought home! YUMMY!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

24 Weeks!

Holy smokes! I am 24 weeks pregnant already!! Things are going really great (okay- except my sciatic nerve that is killing me), and I can't complain too much. We have been swimming a lot, and that has been pretty relaxing. I feel movement several times a day, but this little baby has been pretty low-key in the kicking department. I hope this means he is calm when he enters the world! Jeff and I still can't believe we are going to have another child in the house soon. It is really all Lily can talk about as she is excited to sit with him on the couch :)

Some information (if you care to read):

Size of baby: Over a pound and about a foot long

Weight Gain: around 15 lbs (if I can only gain a pound a week for here on out, I will be under my weight gain with Lily!)

Maternity Clothes: maternity pants/shorts and shirts, but I can still wear longer tank tops and running shorts

Gender: it's a boy! (hopefully!)

Movement: Lots of it in the morning and at night, especially when Lily is putting a flashlight on my belly and yelling at the baby!

Sleep: HAHAH! I haven't slept in 3 years. The baby isn't the problem-it is my 3 year old!

What I Miss: Running as much as I used to, especially since cross country just started. More power to the pregnant ladies running marathons! I am investing in a bike this week :)

Cravings: I love food...recently I have wanted cold things (fruit, ice cream, popsicles)

Symptoms: just my nerve being pinched and a large belly that is getting in the way

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ft. Wayne Zoo

We decided to head to the Ft. Wayne Zoo today with Holly, Chris, Callie, and Evan. I love the zoo and was excited to go. We were hoping the kiddos would sleep on the way there, but Callie and Lily were too excited. Besides a few meltdowns, I think they had fun! It was a kid friendly zoo with lots to do. Here are some pictures of our hot day!

Lily and Callie were able to feed the giraffe!

Evan was so good! Isn't he cute?!!

Lily was confused by the animal skulls :)

She LOVED the train ride!

She also loved riding "Cookie" around! She even saying things like "easy boy" so I can tell she has been spending time talking about horses with Mimi and Hannah!

I have to say, I am exhausted and ready to relax for the evening! Next time, it is daddy's turn to run around after Lily :)