Thursday, October 6, 2011


A lot has been going on in the past couple of weeks. With school starting back up for me and softball season going again, we have been super busy little Sapps. Austin has been adjusting well to being babysat occasionally, but I don't think I can say the same for momma. I HATE leaving him, even if it is just for a few hours, but I am doing my best to work through it.

School is getting harder and harder, but I am loving every minute of it. It is so nice to not have to worry about work at the same time too. Staying home was the best decision I have ever made. I am still waiting to hear if I can stay PRN with PCH pharmacy, but have decided that I don't really care one way or another. I will miss my friends, of course, but I think the ones that matter will still be in my life. You know there are those few people that touch your hand, but somehow reach your heart? Well Ive got a few of those from PCH. They know who they are. xo

Austin is getting big. The NICU nurse came this past week and did an overview of everything since her last visit. He weighs about 12.5 pounds and is 23.5 inches long, but he sees the pediatrician this Friday, so we will have a more accurate measurement then. He is doing great in every developmental category and is meeting or exceeding all of his milestones. Some of the things with hand and eye coordination, he is at a 6 month mark! This excited me most because since the stroke hit his visual cortex, it was the one thing we were most worried about. I am happy to say that his vision is phenomenal!

So this post is about changes and you may be wondering what I mean... Well its not easy to just write down, but I will give it a whirl.
There is a comfort zone that we all fall into throughout our lives, and it changes right along with us, but can also provide a trap of some sorts. I have been in that trap for the last 4 months, maybe even longer. I think after Austin was born and suffered all of his complications, I was scared to even breathe, but I have come to a realization that the time has come to make some positive changes in my life, to go out on a limb and reach for something that can impact my whole family. So I have a list of goals that I am going to shoot for in various categories in my life and am hoping that it sparks my hubby up too because I am not the only one stuck in the rut. We need to set better examples for Austin, because he already notices everything.
Here are my goals to achieve by the end of the year:
  1. Join Weight Watchers again. (done - 10/6/11)
  2. Exercise more
  3. cook more
  4. keep the house cleaner
  5. get A's in school, because there is no excuse not to.
  6. Keep Austin active
  7. do things that make me happy
  8. Learn to sew with Michonne
  9. Be a better wife and a better friend
  10. Volunteer more with Nursing school and in the community.
I'm starting with 10, because I am a list maker and could go on and on and on.... :)

I have always thought that new years resolutions were a crock of... well you know... That's why I decided to just set some goals and go for it. Wish me luck. xoxo

Austin's 100 Day Korean Celebration - September 18th, 2011

In the Korean culture, they celebrate a baby's 100th day like we would celebrate a yearly birthday. Because Austin is 1/4 Korean, we decided this would be a fun tradition to uphold to honor that heritage.

A Little about the 100 Day celebration:

Baek-il (100-day Celebration)
Similar to the Tol, the Baek-il event has 2 aspects. First, family members give thanks to Samsin (the three gods who take care of the baby's life while growing up). Second, they pray for jae-ak (wealth), longevity, and cho-bok (original luck). The food differed from the extensive table prepared for the Tol, mostly comprising 4 types of Korean foods: baekseogi (for longevity, representing cleanliness and freshness), susupo-ttteok (to prohibit bad things), injeolmi (for patience), and songpyeon (for thought).

Now, in our family we did things a little different. We had a couple of traditional foods made by Chris' mom, but we decided that to make it more "us" and more about our friends and family we would serve foods that we like. Chris' dad made tons, and it seriously could be measured in tons, of meat. It was all soooo good. Chris' mom made lots of Korean dishes, but the favorite was the teriaki style steak. Lupe, Chris' step mom made some of the best tortillas I have every had! My mom made her famous potato salad as well. Everything turned out so good!

In traditional Team Sapp style, there was a lot of beer and the party got going outside with our friends.
Inside, the family mostly sat around and talked. There was lots of good conversation and good times showing off Austin and letting everyone cuddle him. Tia Brenda got to meet Austin for the first time, and he is smitten!

We took Austin's hand print in plaster to commemorate the day as well. It was so fun trying to get the right impression in the plaster, and is a lot harder to do with a 3 month old than you think.

All in all, the party went well and everyone had a great time. I am so thankful that we have such a great support system for Austin to grow up in. Being surrounded by people that you love and that you know love you and your child is one of the best feelings in the world. Thank you family and friends for giving us that support system and for all that you do for us. It does not go unnoticed and we are so grateful to have you in our lives.

Everyone hangin' out eating the yum yums

Uncle Paden is probably about a six pack in at this point, but we love him nonetheless.

Colleen is baking John! We can't wait to meet him!

Papa John, chillin' in the back yard.

Kelsey posing for a picture. :)

Michael and Sam grubbin' outside!

Doin' the Hand Print to commemorate Austin's 100 days!

Nana "Wupe" and Austin

Hello Handsome Boy!

All done and decorated! (might end up painting it in later because we couldn't get a very deep impression.)

All of our friends outside.

xoxo Tia Brenda and Austin xoxo

Papa Steve, Nana Lupe and Grandma Becky

Grandma Moon (holding Roxie the Doxie) and Chris

Our "other" family, the smiths. (plus my dad in there... ;) )

Uncle Benji, my BFF

Cooper doing his best zoolander

Brent, Brooke, and Jesse

Uncle Benji and Austin

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Crazy Days....

I have been lacking the time to update this blog, so stay tuned for a massive update, hopefully today or tomorrow. Providing I get my homework all done. :) There is so much to tell about, and I can't wait to sit down and write about all of it!