Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Time is a moving.....

Time just keeps moving by, quicker and quicker, it seems! The semester is progressing and things are getting a bit more intense! I am enjoy all of my classes and really believe I am in the field I am suppose to be in. I have learned so much thus far and look forward to the opportunities that will follow!

Aiden was 7 weeks old yesterday and he is growing like a weed! :) He is such a doll! He is starting to become a little bit more active! He is making faces, testing out his voice and visually checking out all the things around him! On Friday February 6th I babysat for Lisa and Ben so that they could have a night out! They went to dinner and a movie! It was good for them and good for me to spend some one-on-one time with my nephew! We had fun!

I took some pictures while he was in his bouncy seat! He was so happy and I really got some good shots of him! He has changed so much! Enjoy!!

He still seems to take after Lisa but I'm sure as he grows different pieces of Ben will start to shine through! He seems to be pretty lengthy which is an attribute of Ben. His legs are long as well as his fingers! Maybe a basketball player? :)

Lisa and Ben have asked me to be Aiden's Godmother and I am so honored and blessed! He will be baptized on Sunday February 22, 2009! We are all looking forward to this blessed day! I will be sure to have pictures after! Ben's brother Chris will be Aiden's Godfather! I said "We went from Maid of Honor and Best Man to Godmother and Godfather"! Isn't it strange how life changes so fast?!?!

Hope this post finds you all doing well! Think Spring, Think Spring!! :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Missing in Action

I've have neglected my blog for almost a month now and I'm sorry about that! The biggest problem is that I do not have internet access at home! I'm procrastinating on that topic! I have a laptop that I use when I'm on campus but it's rare that I have much time to blog or load pictures. My computer at work won't let me upload pictures (something is wrong with the USB port) and I have really wanted to blog about my little nephew. So as you can see.....I need to take action and get the internet set up at home so I can keep this blog more updated!

I am back in the thick of things! Work, school, projects, studying, household chores, spending time with family, etc. My days are so long! It doesn't help that the temperatures outside have been ridiculously cold! More like ARCTIC! Wind chills are not my friend! When I come into work while it's still dark outside and there are subzero degrees registering on thermometers it can be very difficult to be energized! We have had, in my opinion, a tough winter thus far and it's only January! Ugh! :)

But I must keep a positive attitude! I have a great life, a great family, an opportunity to get an education, the ability to travel, a CAR, a HOUSE, etc! You get the point! I am blessed!!! It's easy though to get wrapped up on the chaos of daily life and forget about how much we do HAVE! My dad always told me to live a life of gratitude, not a life of expectation! Imagine if we were always grateful for EVERYTHING rather and feeling as if it should be given to us! It may change the way we view things?!?!

OK, back to life updates;

Everyone is doing well! Lisa and Ben are adjusting to life as parents! Aiden is 1 month old today! :) Time flies! (I promise I'll get pictures soon) He is growing like a weed! I think he weighs over 9lbs already! Lisa and Ben took him to the pediatrician because he has been fussy and acting as if he has a stomach ache and they seem to think he is developing a sensitivity to milk. Since Lisa is breastfeeding she has to eliminate milk products from her diet. Wow! That must be tough! Aiden has been a little off on sleeping at the right times but it's getting better and they are working on a schedule! Lisa and Ben are doing a fantastic job as first time parents and I am so proud of them! I am looking forward to watching Aiden grow!! He is so beautiful!!

Since I have been despising the weather it was fitting to think forward to Spring Break and consider the idea of going somewhere. Last year I went on a cruise with the family (has it really been a year?!?!) and I knew that I probably wouldn't be able to do that for awhile. The next best thing would be to make my FIRST trip out West! I have never been past the middle part of the US! My grandma's sister, Polly, and her family live in California. I believe the town is Sun City, CA and my dad's cousin Joyce lives in San Diego! I have always wanted to visit them but the timing was never right (or the finances) so since my grandma is going out in a few weeks I figured it would be a good time to go out that way and see the sights of San Diego and surrounding areas. Then grandma can fly home with us when we come back! My parents are going as well and that will be great! They have been out there once before a few years back and have been looking to go back! We leave on March 14th and stay for a week! I can't wait!!

The countdown begins and it gives me something to look forward to! I've always thought the time building up to the trip is the best because you have so much anticipation and excitement! 50 some days and counting....hehe!

Hope life is well for everyone reading this blog! Many blessings always!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


To you and yours:

Have a wonderful, safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Wow, what can I say?!?! This may be one of the greatest Christmas' ever!! Our family is truly blessed!! Aiden Joseph is a gift sent from Above and we Love him so much! I thank God for blessing our families with this precious child!! Auntie is filled with so much Joy right now and can't wait to watch her nephew grow over the days, months and years!

May You and Yours have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Here are a few more pictures taken of Aiden yesterday! God Bless everyone!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Aiden Joseph

Here are a few pictures from the day! More to come.....

Grandma & Grandpa

Aunt Cassie
Aiden Joseph

The Baranovics


Congratulations Ben and Lisa!!!

They welcomed a healthy baby BOY at 6:47am Monday December 22nd, 2008! Weighing in at 7lbs 5oz, 18" long!

His name is Aiden Joseph "AJ" Baranovic!!!

We have yet to see him as Lisa is nursing and getting cleaned up! We should be going to see them soon! Ben showed us pictures and he is adorable!!!

As soon as I get a USB cable for the camera I will be sure to post a picture or too!!!!


Here's an update for you; it's 1:07am on Monday December 22nd and.....

Lisa is in LABOR!!!!

You heard it right! We have been here since 8:20pm and currently she is at 7cm and things are progressing! We don't have much more of an update than that but since we have internet access in the hospital I thought I would post a quick blog!

Things started this morning (Sunday) with contractions beginning and such! They continued to get quicker and more intense so they came to the hospital around 5:00pm. They called us shortly after 7:00pm and said she was 2cm and she wanted us to come up to the hospital. About an hour after we got here Ben came out and said that she was 5cm and things were moving along! Her water has broke and she is 7cm but that's all we know at this time.

Lisa is a really private person so no one has seen her except for Ben. We knew going into this that Lisa wasn't going to want any of us in the room while she was in labor and things have happened quicker than she or we imagined so we completely understand. This is such a personal experience and it's no wonder they want to do this together; alone! They want us here for the support and soon we will have some news!!

Thanks for your prayers and look for a post soon! I can't wait to share pictures of this beautiful child!! I think I can safely say we will have a new addition to the Belle/Baranovic family on Monday December 22nd, 2008!!!!