4 day visit


This summer has been a rough one. I thought it would be a great idea to take a travel nursing assignment at Kaiser in vallejo and live with my parents. It has been such a great experience and so much fun to be by so much family, but I am ready to be reunited with my husband!!! I mainly did it because he had 5 week officer training but after training he came home for 4 days and moved right out to Vegas to start work. We got to go out on a date when he was home and it was so fun to spend time with him and the excitement when they saw him for the first time!!!! He has  been in Vegas for 10 days but he gets to come home this weekend for his grandmas 80th!! And an excuse to visit us! Then we get to officially move out August. 21! 

I've learned that I want to be wherever Jason is, that he is incredibly helpful and I never vcan take him for granted. I've learned that parenting is so much easer when you have another parent to back you up, and be the bad guy 😜. I've learned that my home is where my husband is. I've learned I don't like being alone and pregnant with two kids working full time. I've learned that my husband help keeps me sane and grounded. I've learned that my mom and dad would do anything for my kids and I. Literally they have saved the day over and over again. I've learned my in-laws are absolutely amazing as well! We are so blessed to have such supportive families. 
I can't wait to start this next chapter of our lives and see where it takes us. I am also kinda excited to try the SAHM GIG for a while! Wish me luck working on my budgeting skills haha!



My kiddos were so excited to get a package from one of their best friends from Omaha!!! Hazel squealed with excitement as she got to open it! 

Mitchell is not quite the best at posing he was worried about eating that laffy taffy!! Thanks Quinn and Davis!!! And Ashley too! 
I couldn't make it through reading the card without bursting into tears. And hazel hates when I cry. They were tears of joy knowing we made such amazing friends in Omaha that would remember us- they were also tears of sadness from how much I miss them all! But I do know, that no matter where we are, or where we are going, we have made the best life long friends. 


Six flags and more

Last week we decided to pack as much summer as we could into our week! First we went to six flags! Here is Mitchell finding all the choo choos (actually roller coasters) on the map! This is before he had a blowout and he still had shorts on 😂😂

Britt was kind enough to take the kiddos on the merry go round, I went on one swing ride with Mitchell and couldn't handle any more- oh and Mitchell was just rockin a diaper and shirt here lol

Selfies with my baby (for now)

After six flags, I took hazel and Addie to build a bear. Hazel decided to build an Elsa bear❤️

The next day, I took 6 kiddos, by myself to the jelly belly factory! What was I thinking? No, with enough candy, they were manageable!! These cute 4 girl cousins (not pictured Mitchell and Mac in the stroller)

We ate and bought tons of jelly beans... Mmm.... I love the sour ones!


Baby #3


It's true. Baby #3 is on his way. Yes, HIS way. Little boy is growing big and strong. 16 weeks as of yesterday and maybe  mom is starting to get more energy. Definitely feel like I have a 25 week belly already not a 16. I guess the third time will do that to you. So far we like and agree on the name Clark. Luckily we have some time to decide. We also need to upgrade to a bigger vehicle *cough *cough VAN * cough *cough! A mommys dream car 😜 and we are excited that he will debut in Las Vegas! One in California, one in Nebraska, and now one in Nevada! I was so worried hazel was going to be so mad and upset when she found out it was a boy because she had been begging and insisting it was a girl, well I sat her down and told her it was going to be a boy and she responded with , "that's okay mom, I like boys too" phew I was so glad. She is going to mother these little munchkins to death :) 


The family business


This summer, since I knew Jason would be leaving us for 5 weeks, I decided to becom a travel nurse and take a 13 week assignment at the hospital my dad and sister both work at. It has been hard to jump into a new place and orient in a week, but so fun to be around people who love my family. I've learned a lot, like nurses in California get paid a ridiculous amount!!! I know, it's ridiculous to live here too though. 
I only have a month left and it will be sad to leave the new coworkers/ friends I've made, but happier to live with my husband again 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘


Captain Pickett


Captain Pickett DDS and 2nd lt Wagner at church. I miss Jason so so much and I know this is only the beginning of military life. He has been gone almost 3 weeks but only has 2 weeks left as of today!!! We sure miss him but we try to FaceTime him every night! There are usually lots of tears but we can do this 

Hazel wanted me to send this picture to daddy to show him how beautiful she looked! 

She also wrote him a letter and it said "I love you dad. Come back someday" (written by my mom, but hazel told her what to write) 😂😂😂😂😂😂


Mitchell is 2!!

Today is my baby boys is TWO years old. It is so crazy how fast time goes. He is so much fun even when he is a little whiner! He loves to say NO and still loves his binky and blankey. We are working on binky just in the bed. He has absolutely no interest in potty training but hates getting his diaper changed. He loves to cuddle and he really clings to his grandpa and uncles. I think he misses his daddy!! He loves going to nursery at church and the gym daycare. He is saying a bunch of words but does not talk nearly like hazel did. Some words he says: yes,no, mom,dad,popsis,papa,  car truck, please, thank you, amen, ball, clean up, doggy, go, out, jump, juice, 

He loooves to dance and sing, he enjoys swimming and jumping on the trampoline. He loves blackberries and pretty much all food. He loves to throw fits especially in target. When I don't let him stay in the toy isle forever or let him eat every piece of food I put in the cart. I don't remember hazel throwing these many fits. Oh and when he throws a fit he throws everything down including himself and hits his head on the ground. 

He wears 2T clothes and size 5 diapers and size 6-7 shoes. I think he weighs about 27-28 lbs

We are so glad Mitchell is apart of our family!!! Love you little stinker

Church was rough today