Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Today marks 2 years of being married to my very best friend.
I'm so happy he picked me!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Graduation ceremonies for the C&T Gosch family
this May were almost a 2 week affair. 
It was kinda strange to send Collin off to school this morning knowing
that I'll never have a first-day-of-school again. We'll still have at least one 
more graduation to celebrate for Collin. But as for me, this was it!
It was quite a grand finale.

My iTeachAZ Cohort held a graduation celebration for the 21
 students who completed the program in May.
This was my sweet mentor Jenny!

I'm pretty sure my dad has never made the Pitch Fork sign 
in his life... And apparently he doesn't plan to. (He's
a Wildcat through and through - so we won't hold it against him!)

This is the blanket I sewed for our Site Coordinator as a thank you gift.

Brianna and Pooja, two of my favorite classmates.

Collin's commencement ceremony was the most engaging graduation I've 
ever been to. Halfway through reading the names his college
dean had the entire audience do the wave.

My commencement ceremony was not quite as exciting as his. 
It still felt incredible to be graduating!

Three generations of elementary school teachers.

We've had a lot of fun things going on around here the past few weeks!
Some boring things too, but mostly fun.

Collin had his first day of school as full-time Master's student today.
I wanted to wake up and pack him a brown paper sack full of 
Cheeze-Itz, apple slices, juice box, and PB&J sandwich!
Buuuuut that didn't happen... 
I'm sure he prefers a $2 slice of pizza to a smushy PB&J anyway :]

Roland is GROWING!
Sometimes I feel so stuffed, I can't move so good.
I can now officially see him kicking me
and not just feel it. 
He's super active.

I have a zillion projects building up in my "Crafting Queue" right now!
Number one on the priority list is the baby crib.
My Dad - the Craigslist King - found this one a few
months ago for a screamin' deal.
My vision is to paint it RED.
With a little bit of professional guidance from our brother in law Brad
we've made quite a bit of progress on it!


Collin took care of handling all the heavy duty machinery.

And I got in on the painting action.

We get more excited for our baby boy everyday. Saturday we
happened to find ourselves driving by a Carter's Baby Clothing store.
So we popped in.
And look what we found! A matching
shirt to one of Collin's favorites. We just couldn't pass that up:]

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Our baby boy is now 22weeks old!
At our last appointment 2 weeks ago, he measured just a little above average
in size. My belly had reached 21cm. He is progressing right along!
Here are his little feet. He's gotten very good
at using them! Since feeling him move for the first time, it sometimes seems as though he 
never stops moving. The ultrasound tech had a hard time snapping a 
picture of his profile. He just wouldn't sit still!
His pile of clothes and blankets and diapers
is beginning to grow, with much thanks to our family and friends.
He was even spoiled with an early birthday gift from some of our friends...
Baby Toms! 
We can't wait to meet you baby Roland! 
We get more excited every day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

How you know your husband belongs in a technology store:

1. Enters mall wearing Velcro sandals with jeans.

2. Exits, two days later, wearing Velcro sandals with basketball shorts.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Our 4th of July started out with the annual Arcadia Neighborhood
Independence Day Parade! It was quite the event.

Collin (and his new water cup) with Adam and his prize winning Parade Float!
We were so amazed with the weather. It was cloud cover all day long. 
We even got a few sprinkles of rain!

Kylie, Joe and Tessa came and spent some time with
us during the afternoon. While the boys talked technology,
the girls - of course - did a festive craft.

We ended the evening at the Goschs where we did fireworks in the street.
Collin and Brad put on quite the show!

Can you see Baby Boy in my tummy? 
He's getting bigger everyday!