We have been busy, very busy. Halloween was great this year. Kennedy loved trick-or-treating and is now an expert. She turned two on November 3rd and we celebrated my taking her to a kids museum in Temecula. We were the only ones there and it was a little over her head, so it was kind of disappointing. She had a monster-themed birthday party that turned out great! It was a lot of fun. Then, last weekend my family took a trip to Solvang. It was a cute little place, but there wasn't much to do there. My favorite part of the trip was the drive there. I have never seen these parts of California and it was so pretty. First it was all farmland, then the coast, then a drive through the mountains. I made me kind of like California again. Kind of.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Posted by Breana and Jordan Holmes at 10:28 AM
Monday, October 10, 2011
First, let me start off by saying it's a huge blessing to be able to own a home, especially after only being married for three years and on our income. Yesterday was a rough day. I feel like I sort of broke down at church. It hit me- I really miss Corona. Is it lame to miss a city...probably. I don't care. I miss it. I miss knowing my way around a place so well I swear I could drive with my eyes closed. I miss knowing the back ways and side streets and all of the short cuts. I miss not having to look up directions whenever I want to go some place new. I miss driving home and it not taking 30 minutes and feeling like Im on a road trip. I miss the green hills, the slightly cooler temperatures, and that smell by my parents house that reminds me of being a kid and playing in the ditch behind our house. I miss having friends. Real friends. Friends that I know them and they know me. And my kids. I miss being able to go next door and hang out and vent. I miss our old neighbors. I miss going to church on Sunday and knowing almost everyone there and being the one to welcome new people in, not being the new one. I miss my family coming over. I miss being able to walk to the park without being afraid. I just feel a little down I guess.
Posted by Breana and Jordan Holmes at 12:03 PM
Friday, September 16, 2011
Posted by Breana and Jordan Holmes at 9:34 AM
Friday, July 1, 2011
After paying rent for three years and moving to a bigger a apartment every time our lease is up, we decided maybe we should look into buying! It is exciting but it is a HUGE pain in the butt. We started this whole process back in March thinking it would be easy to find something. Something in our ward. Something in Corona. Good thing we started looking when we did because this has taken forever. After realizing that Corona is too expensive for our budget and doesn't have homes/condos in our price range that are FHA approved, we looked into the idea of Lake Elsinore. So here we are on July 1st. Our lease is up in 39 days, and we will not be signing another one or paying waaaay too much to live here month to month. Where are we going , you ask? That is a great question! We don't know as of right now. We have an offer in on one house that we feel pretty good about, but who knows how long it will take if our offer is accepted to actually get into the house. Faith is a wonderful thing. Right now, we have a lot of it that everything will work out. Although it is smart to have some kind of idea where we'll live in case the timing is off- which is very likely. So I guess it's time to try to figure that out.
Posted by Breana and Jordan Holmes at 8:19 AM
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I can't believe our little Harley -Bean is already 2 months old. She is such a good baby! She already sleeps better than Kennedy does and she is very calm and patient. I love her so much. Sorry if these pictures all look the same, but I couldn't decide and they look different to me...but then again, I am her mommy.
There is no denying she has blue eyes. And who would have thought I'd get two redheaded little beauties? I LOVE it!
Posted by Breana and Jordan Holmes at 6:12 PM
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Posted by Breana and Jordan Holmes at 9:45 AM
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Our little Harley joined us (via induction) on Sunday February 13th and 6:21pm She weighed 7lbs 13oz and was 19in long. It was a very easy labor, although I finally felt some real contractions with her (ouch!). She was out in 5 pushes. Life with two under two has been a little crazy. We have been able to transition very well though. I am surprised that Kennedy seems to be ok with having a little sister. She can be very affectionate and give Harley kisses then turns on her and hits her. She's still young and learning how to be "soft". I honestly thought it would be a lot worse, so I consider us blessed. Lack of sleep seems to be the biggest thing to get used to. Harley is awake a lot at night, and when she finally falls asleep, Kennedy is waking up for the day! We are healthy and happy and loving our sweet little girls. We so appreciate the help from our family and friends.
Posted by Breana and Jordan Holmes at 6:52 PM
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Today was the last day that I will venture out on my own (with Kennedy) for a very long time. All I wanted to do was drop off brownies to a family in our ward that just had a baby, and go buy some milk for tomorrow. I had the feeling I should skip the grocery store since Kennedy doesn't like to be strapped in a cart and I can't carry her. I ignored it though. I was already out. The shopping itself was fine. Once we got out to the car the trouble started. She wouldn't sit down in her car seat, so I handed her the keys to play with. Something I always do. Not anymore. I handed to cart to a worker walking by so I wouldn't put it where it didn't go ( big pet peeve when people don't put their cart back) and as I did, I shut her door! I instantly heard the horn beep and knew she just locked her self in. Boy, am I glad that there are nice people in the world. After a few minutes of talking to her through the window, trying to get her to unlock the doors, a man came up and asked me if I was ok. So I start to cry (can't control that anymore either) and told him I locked my baby in the car. He tells me he has AAA and we give them a call. As I dial the last number of his card account - she unlocks the car!! Thank goodness! So I thanked him and we are now home and she is throwing her dinner all over the floor. That about sums up my life for the last few months. I really can't control my hormones and feel crazy all the time. That's life I guess. This milk better be amazing!
Posted by Breana and Jordan Holmes at 6:54 PM