Monday, August 31, 2009

How I spent my Saturday

David decided to spend his Saturday off by playing golf. This is how I spent my Saturday...

I know I just did a book review, but my "me" time is ending soon and I had to share this book. I spent Saturday morning engrossed in The Fixer Upper. Aubry gave it to me for my birthday last weekend. Mary Kay Andrews is one of my absolute favorite authors. She is from Georgia (lives in Atlanta) and all her books are located in somewhere in our home state. I've read and own all she has written. My only complaint is she doesn't write books fast enough for me. I need more!!!

Her stories always focus on some heroine that triumphs over some obstacle in their lives. They are filled with characters that you come to love. No heavy reading, just chic lit that comes with a entertaining story line and a little bit of romance. No, these books will not change your life, but they will give you a few moments of enjoyment. If you've never read a Mary Kay Andrews book, pick one up and I doubt you'll be disappointed.

The Big Spender

He made me proud this weekend.
He was off this Sunday and we had no plans for the day. Around lunch time we were both getting antsy. We decided to head over to the bookstore, because what else do you do when there is nothing to do? He decided when we got over there he wanted to go to Dick's Sporting Goods. I asked to please be dropped off at Target.

I walked around Target a bit. Then went to stand in one of the only two lines open to buy my two shirts I found on clearance. He came into the store and came to stand in line with me. I asked if he found anything (stupid question). He said yeah, there was a golf club on sale for $30 that is regularly $120. I told him that maybe he should go back and buy it. He said "I did."
This is a major thing. He NEVER buys himself anything. He is one of those he won't buy whatever he wants and then by the time he does make up his mind to buy whatever it is, it's gone.

I was in shock the rest of the time in line. It almost brought tears to my eyes. I was so proud of him. After ten years together, I'm finally rubbing off on him.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Almost there

The other night the hubby came home and told me he saw a little girl at work that reminded him of Olivia.

Um...okay...I of course had to laugh at this. I asked him how can someone remind you of someone you've never seen?

He didn't know, she just reminded him of our soon-to-be-here baby girl. Maybe the little girl was dressed like a pirate?
Anyways...okay, if you say so.

If you haven't noticed the ticker to the right, we are in the home stretch now. I am officially 9 months pregnant and we have less than four weeks to go. I am so ready for this baby to come, but it is still hard to believe that she could be here any day now. I cannot wait to meet her! Plus, I'm so tired of being pregnant.

David is getting nervous about her arrival. He says that is nervous about "the call." The call of me saying "I'm in labor." The other night we went to eat dinner in a town about thirty minutes away and he admitted that he was planning routes in his head to the quickest way to the hospital from there. Too cute. And kudos to him, he is now answering the phone every time I call. So hopefully there will be no problems of getting a hold of him when I do go into labor.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

August Book Review

I know we still have a few days left in the month, but I've decided to go ahead and post my books for August. I didn't get much reading done for the month of July, but I picked it up in August.

Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt
I loved this book. I know it's been around awhile, but when the author Frank McCourt passed away last month, it intrigued me to read it. It is the true story of the author growing up in extreme poverty in Ireland during the early part of the twentieth century. It is a sad story, but it does come with a happy ending. Some parts left me in disbelief. It is hard to realize that not so long ago people have lived like this and in some places still do. Even with the tough times our country is going through at the moment, none of us will more than likely never have it this bad. This book truly makes you appreciative for what you have.

Ana's Story: A journey of Hope Jenna Bush
I saw all the hype on this book when it came out a few years ago. I bought it awhile back when I found it for $3. It is the story of a teenage girl in Latin America and her struggles with growing up with abuse, being HIV positive, and being a teenage mother. I didn't like the way the story was written. I just read weird to me (if that makes any sense). The story is aimed at young adults, but I thought it was written in even a lower level than young adults. It felt to me that the story had the potential to be good, it just was not written well. Thankfully, it was an easy read and I finished it in a day, but don't waste your time.

The Last Lecture Randy Pausch
This is a great book. I bought it for my dad for Father's day and he sent it along to me once he was done with it. It was written by Randy Pausch for his three young children after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given only months to live. The book is filled with life lessons that he wanted to leave his kids after he is gone. It is also a great reminder to not take life for granted. It is an easy read and I finished it in a day. A great book, especially for anyone in a leadership position. It talks a lot about leadership. David is reading it right now and so far enjoying it also.

My life in France
Julia Child

After seeing Julie & Julia, I picked up Julia's My Life in France. It was an interesting book and it took me some time to read, but I enjoyed it. It was interesting to read about her beginnings to becoming such a famous chef (long before the food network came along). This is the third memoir I've read this summer and though they keep my interest, they are a little harder to get through. It has taken me most of the month to get through. If your into memoirs or food, then I recommend this one.

The Memory Keepers Daughter
Kim Edwards
I'm not sure how I really feel about this book. There was a lot going on throughout the story and to be honest, the story wasn't really what I thought it would be about either. The story starts in the 1960's and is about a young doctor who delivers his twins and discovers that one of the twins has down syndrome. He then tells the aiding nurse to take the baby to a institutional home and then lies to the wife telling her the baby was dead at birth. Instead of taking her to the home, the nurse takes the baby and raises her in a different town. Without trying to give too much away, I thought the book would focus more on the daughter that was given away, but instead it focuses on the lives of the doctor, his wife, and the demise of their marriage after the birth. The real focus is on family secrets and what they do to families. I think the part that I didn't like the most was the ending. It just seemed to end abruptly to me. Overall, not my favorite, but I have read worse.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's my mother's fault...

Everybody has their weird habits.

I unfortunately, have several. My family laughs about them on a regular basis.

One of those is ironing.

I iron pretty much everything except my underwear. Yes, I am one of those people who iron my jeans.

It's no lie that I iron everyday.

This is my mother's fault. Growing up, she always made us iron our clothes. Every school night we had to iron the clothes that we were going to wear the next day. Nightly we ironed and this has stuck with me. I now love to iron.

Even in my college dorm, I had a iron and a full size ironing board. None of those little space saving ironing boards would work for me. Thankfully my college roommate, Jenny, didn't mind hearing the ironing board be pulled out every morning.

I have had the same cheap iron since my freshmen year of college. It has lasted for the last nine years and it has served me well, but after being dropped several times by the hubby, it was looking pretty sad with the handle wrapped up in electrical tape. It was still working, but then a few months ago the black stuff on the actual ironing part (I have no clue what the technical term is) started coming off on our clothes. We needed a new iron. So, I started looking at irons a few months ago and have been trying to decided what I wanted.

Since I have some birthday money, I went all out and I bought a mac daddy iron.
Yes, I did pull it out of the box and plugged it up to try it out as soon as I got home. Seriously, I am in love with this thing. I have threatened the hubby with his life if he drops it. Though the thing is so flipping heavy the hubby might actually loose an appendage if he does drop it.

Look at him at work...Sigh...
Yes I admit it, I'm in love with an iron and yes, it's sad I used birthday money to buy myself an iron. Once again, it's my mother's fault.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Not Me Monday

Today, My Charming Kids is doing Not My Child Monday, but since my child is still a perfect angel and I need a Not Me Monday, I'm going with that instead.

  • It was not me who had a birthday this past weekend.
  • It was not me who has decided that birthdays and I no longer get along. It seriously doesn't bother me to get older, but for some reason, birthdays put me in a bad mood. This has happened for the past two birthdays.
  • It was not me who decided to be in a bad mood all weekend which lead to three arguments with the hubby over the weekend. Two of the three which were completely argument over leftovers and one over an ugly birthday cake.
  • It was not me who pitched such a fit, that I made my hubby take back the ugly birthday cake.
  • It is not me who has decided that I'm giving up when it comes to my birthdays. For now on, it's just another day in my life.
It is me who is getting over it and moving on this week.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thing #479 you shouldn't say to a pregnant lady

Thing #479 you should not say to a pregnant lady...

If you see two pregnant ladies together, do not ask both how far along they are and then say that they look the same size. Especially, when one tells you she is 25 weeks and the other tells you she is 35 weeks. One is carrying a 2lb. baby and the other a 5lb. baby. They do not look the same people.

It's rude.

Keep your mouths shut people.

*Sheena, you do not look no where near the same size that I do. That lady needed glasses.*

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

I saw this recipe on Mrs. Southern Belle's blog the other day.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

I made it last night and it was delicious and super easy!

It was a big hit with the hubby.

I paired it with a bag Cesar salad to make it a meal.

Try it!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

35 Weeks

I went for my 35 week checkup yesterday morning.

First off, I'm completely irritated with the office staff. I love my doctor, but the office staff is let's just say...special. For the second time in the last nine months, I showed up at the wrong office for my visit. Yes, the last time it happened, it was partly my fault. But this time, it was completely on their heads. At my last visit, the lady checked off on the back of the appointment card that I would being going to the north office which is an hour away from my house. I didn't question it since the last time I assumed that I wasn't supposed to go to that office, I was wrong. I showed up for my appointed time, sign in, and of course, the lady calls me up and says I'm at the wrong office. This time I had proof that they said I was supposed to be there. She seriously had the attitude that I had checked it off and I was in the wrong. She kept asking me why would they send you here when you normally go to the south office? I have no freaking clue lady. Why would I want to drive an hour away, when my regular office is only 30 minutes down the road? Please explain this to me office lady.

Anyways, of course that meant that my regular doctor couldn't see me and they would have to try to see if one of the doctor there that day could fit me in. I was so fed up, I just had to sit down in the waiting room and cry. Thankfully, David was with me this time. He held my hand and tried to act pissed off for my sake.

I guess the good thing that came out of it was that I got to meet the nurse practitioner that will be taking care of me post-postpartum. She was really sweet and answered the few questions I had. The other good news was that Olivia Kate is in the head-down and ready to go position. She said that she could feel her head was already in my pelvis or as she put it "that's definitely a head." So, no more worries about that. OK is measuring at around 5lbs. so if she continues at the same rate, she will not be as big as they were originally afraid of. Let's pray she continues on the path of her mommy. I was only a 6lb. baby and her daddy was 9lb 12oz. baby. My tummy also measured at exactly 35 weeks. My blood pressure was great and Olivia's heart beat was 155.

So right now, we are still on track for September 21, unless she decides to come before that. Now we just sit and wait.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Weekend

I'm lacking in the blogging department. I haven't been in the mood to write or even read blogs lately. Sorry. I guess my blogging issues from the week before made me realize I can live without. Maybe it will come back to me soon. One reason may be that I have actually been busy lately. I know, it's a shocker...

Last Wednesday, I went up to the big city (Atlanta) and visited the Margret Mitchell Museum (the author of Gone With The Wind). Yes, I went by myself. This has shocked a lot of people for some reason. I was tired of sitting around the house and decided to head up there since it was something I've always wanted to do. Why wait on someone to go with me? Also, I wasn't the only one person party in our tour group. So quit looking at me like I'm crazy people when I say I went by myself. Thanks. Anyways...the tour sucked...I was very unimpressed...I even considered asking for a refund of my $12 admission when I got done....Seriously.

On Friday we had a double date night with the Pope's. We decided to try out a local restaurant, called J. Henry's. We were pretty impressed with the place. It had a nice, grown up atmosphere. It wasn't necessary romantic, but it was nicer than say Applebee's. Even though there were issues with my food, everyone's looked and tasted great. Plus, the manager went over and beyond in trying to rectify the problem with my food (it took forever to get and then when I did get it, it was cold) and I didn't even have to throw a pregnant lady fit. She didn't charge was for my meal and she threw in a free dessert. It was delicious!!! I would go back for the dessert alone. I highly recommend it to anyone in our area. After dinner, the plan was to head back to our house and watch a movie. We ended up just spending the next two and half hours talking. And we have to give our guys props because they did not talk about waffle house once the entire night. Seriously, it was a first.

I meant to get a picture of us together, but I forgot. I did however take a picture of David since he dressed up. I want proof for Olivia Kate that her daddy doesn't only wear black and gray.
Yes, his eyes are closed. But that was the best he could do out of three takes. Poor Olivia doesn't stand a chance when it comes to pictures. We both cannot keep our eyes open.

And just because I was having a good hair night.

On Saturday, Aubry and I headed out to take the Historic Jonesboro Tour. This is the town we grew up in and it is the hometown for Gone With The Wind. Before y'all think I'm crazy for hitting up two Gone With The Wind attractions in one week, it just happened to work out that way. This was something Aubry and I had been planning for awhile. We did a driving tour of the town and then the GWTW Museum in the old train depot. It was actually kinda fun because we grew up in this town and there were a lot of things we didn't know about the history of the town. Our tour guide was about 100 years old, but he was pretty funny and he loved the fact that Aubry and I were from the area. The other couple on the tour was from Baltimore and the wife was a huge GWTW fan and they were there on their Summer vacation. That to me is crazy obsessed. We had a good time and were impressed with the tour and the museum. It was well worth the $12 we paid.

Oh yeah...Aubs finally has found her a man. He's the ultimate Southern Gentleman.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

He has opened his mouth again...

David: (walking in from work) "Wow, you look...(insert long pause)...pregnant!"

No my love, I've looked pregnant for the last 13 weeks. What you wanted to say is "wow, you look big." Um...hello, I am carrying a 5lb baby inside of me! Thanks, honey!

34 weeks & 3 days

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Random Wednesday

  • First off, I have a couple of new followers that have left me some sweet comments over the last few post and I just wanted to say thank you. I keep meaning to leave y'all comments but my blogging has been off this week. Please don't think I'm being rude. Thank you for the sweet comments! I Love getting comments!
  • Monday night, while watching my husband laugh his butt off at Top Gear, my dear sweet baby girl decided to head-butt me in the pelvis. It hurt like a mo-fo! That was the first time she has actually hurt me while moving around. I told her she could stop that right then. Thankfully, she listened.
  • Evidently complaining about having nothing to do gets you out of the house. Not even five minutes after I posted on Monday, my MIL called and took me to get a pedicure and then took me to lunch. Either she read my complaining or when she saw me last week thought my feet were looking rough and knew I could no longer reach them. Either way, I'm very appreciative of it. She's the best MIL in the world!
  • Speaking of pedicures...why is that when you get a french tip it always cost $3 more? It's less polish being used...shouldn't it cost $3 less or at least the same as a regular color? It takes the lady who does my toes the same amount of time to do the french tip as it does to paint the whole why does it cost more?
  • I'm a jeans girl. Except for right now, I live in jeans. I have been searching for some little jeans for Olivia Kate. I've already got her a pair for 9 months and 12 months, but I couldn't find any for 3-6 months. I finally found some at JcPenny the other day and they are so stinkin cute. They were on sale, but I still had to pay more than I normally do for stuff for her. But I had to have them.
  • It is HOT down here! We had a unexpected cool July, but August has definitely made up for it. It is almost too unbearable to go outside. For the past week it has been in the high 90's, but once you add the humidity in, it makes feel like it's in the 100's. Pregnant or not it's to the point it's unbearable. Unfortunately, there seems to be no end to it in the next few weeks. I am so ready for Fall!!!
  • My blog is having some issues again. For some reason now when I log onto my dashboard, it says I'm not following anyone. This thing is starting to get on my nerves.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thrift Store Love

More reasons to love of our local thrift stores has book day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On those days you can get 12 books for $5.99 or 25 books for $6.99. Today I got 52 books for $14. The nice young guy at the checkout gave me the extra two books.
One of my favorite blogs is Darby:Fly through my window. A few post back she talked about her love of the Little Golden books. I had completely forgotten about them. Growing up, I had a ton of the Little Golden Books and even still have a few that I've kept over the years. I didn't realize that they were still around. When I went today to look for children's books to add to my already large collection, I started scoping out all the little gold binders. As you can see, I hit the jack pot. I even got several I had as a child growing up.

Plus, I got this one for myself. I know it will be here before I know it.
I'm going to try to limit myself to going only every other week.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Milestone, A Movie, & New Shoes

I can post a weekend update because for once, we actually did something this past weekend! Don't get too excited...we have no plans for the upcoming weekend.

Friday night wasn't too exciting since David had to work a double. All multi-unit managers have to work one double a week and it is usually Friday nights. He has a few hour break in between shifts so he always comes home and takes me to an early dinner. He was in the mood for Bar-B-Que, so we headed to our favorite Bar-B-Que joint Southern Pit. My family has been eating here for as long as I can remember. For the longest time, I thought it was the only kind of Bar-B-Que there is. After dinner, I ended up getting a headache and went to bed early while he went back to work. Wild and crazy Friday nights!

Saturday morning I meet up with Aubry to have a girls day. She has been really busy with work lately, so I had not seen her in forever. I even had to leave her a facebook message asking if I was ever going to see her again? Luckily, she finally made some time for me. We started with lunch at Upscale pizza where her sister/my cousin KP works. It was KP's last day working there since she leaves for college this week. Since she'll no longer be there, I guess we'll find somewhere else to eat after movies. With her there, we always got the best service!

After lunch, we went to see the movie Julie & Julia. I loved it!!! I highly recommend you to see it. I honestly don't know what it was about it, but I just loved it. It was just a great movie. It was one of the best movies I've seen in awhile. I was a little worried about whether I would like it, because I bought the book and could not get into it. But now that I've seen the movie, I wanna try again to read the book Julie & Julia and I want to read My Life in France by Julia Child. A few of the parts that made me laugh were the ones where Julie is complaining about her blog and how no one reads it and then how excited she gets over her comments. All bloggers can relate.

Saturday night we gathered to celebrate my Meme's birthday. She has decided that she no longer celebrates birthdays, she celebrates milestones! Guess where she decided to go eat...Southern Pit! So we had round two of Bar-B-Que that night. Needless to say, I've had my fill of Bar-B-Que for awhile.

Meme & Ms. Susan

Everyone then came back to our house for cake and ice cream. Meme's best friend Ms. Susan made her a homemade chocolate cake. The thing was to die for!!! It was so good! That woman is an amazing cook! Meme was even sweet and let me keep a piece for the next day. I hid it from David so he couldn't eat it and I enjoyed every bite.

David had to work Sunday morning so I just hung out around the house. I did finally go grocery shopping. Though I didn't have much of a choice since we were out of laundry detergent and on our last roll of paper towels and toilet paper. I also got groceries for the week and I'm hoping we can get back on track on eating at home this week. We have done terrible lately.

After David got off work, we headed over to Aubry's house so David and my uncle George could go play golf. While the guys went to golf, the girls went to shop. I got these cute shoes at Target and I'm in love with them! Their on sale for $10 this week, so run to go get some. They are super comfy and they come in a few different colors/prints. I also got a bronze pair.

We then stopped at the Gap and all their clearance is 40% off this week so I picked up a few "after pregnancy" tops. I also got these little tights for OK. I cannot wait to put them on her. I'm sure though it will probably be January before it's cold enough around here.

Also, Meme's friend Ms. Susan brought me a baby gift since she could not attend the shower due to her grandson's birthday. She made OK two blankets. One for summer and one for winter. I love them since they are bigger than all the store bought blankets. Of course, it's got polka dots on it and it will always be special since it's handmade.

As for the rest of the week, we have nothing going on. David has a few late nights this week, so I won't get to see him too much. I have no other plans and you can only clean the house so many times in one week. I am trying not to go out too much because every time I do, I just end up spending money. I'm dreading tonight when David checks the online banking and sees how much I spent yesterday. So, my plans for the week are to get some rest and reading done. I am seriously now to point that I am sitting and waiting for OK now. I hope these next six weeks fly by.

Friday, August 7, 2009

A new low...

I think I have hit a new low. Earlier today I was having some issues with blogger/Google. For whatever reason it kept blocking me from looking at any one's blog. I could log into my blog account and I could read others post, but I could not actually look at any one's blog or leave comments. I did all the things the help page said to and nothing was working. Well, this just really pissed me off.

David came home and by then it had not been working for majority of the day. He quickly noticed something was wrong. I then went into a tizzy about how blog wasn't working and I did everything and blah, blah, blah. Even though I'm sure he thought I was crazy, he looked at it and tried to figure out what was wrong. Unfortunately, nothing we both did could fix the problem. We went to dinner and thank the lord, when we got back it was working again.

The point being that I have now hit a new low. I was seriously mad because I couldn't blog or stalk all day. I guess now that I'm at home all day, this is my window to the rest of the world. I now understand why there are so many SAHM that blog. Yes, I talk about a lot of you on a daily basis to David like I see you all the time or know you in the real world. I really hope the next few weeks before Olivia arrives fly by, because evidently I need to put my focus on something else.

Moving on...I wanted to post a little more about the new camera. We have been looking at these cameras for over a year now and I had done my research on what would be the best and talked to several people we are close to on what to purchase. I was given a few names of places to order the camera from, but we decided to go through Over the years, I have bought a lot from amazon and have always had good success. We bought it from a company called Cameta Camera based out of New York, but we ordered it through That way we had a better chance of getting our money back if something was not legit (unlike sites like ebay). The company had a 97% customer rating and had over 8500 reviews. The few bad reviews seemed to be from people that are never happy and in my opinion their complaints didn't seem that serious.

The thing that attracted us to this company is that they offered package deals. The camera came with a bag, an extra battery, a memory card, and several other goodies. I believe it was a nine piece package all together. Everything we received was brand new and all the packaging was in good shape, so its not like we got bottom of the barrel. Also, I ordered it on Friday morning with standard shipping and it was delivered on Wednesday afternoon. At the time we ordered our camera, they were having a $50 instant rebate if ordered by August 1, so now the camera is a little more. But after looking at prices for awhile, they seem to have the best price. Also, they offered packages for several of the Nikon and also Canon. So if your in the market for one, I would give them a look. But don't hold me responsible, this is just my honest review of our experience with the company.

And because you know know I've been walking around taking pictures of everything...

David practicing his daddy skills

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Moving On Up

Yes, the blog is on crack again. I'm not sure I'm loving the look so be prepared it might be changed again soon.

I got a big surprise yesterday!!! Actually, I've known about it since last Friday, so technically it was a surprise last week but the UPS man delivered it yesterday.

Have I mentioned how wonderful my husband is? Even though he eats all the oreos and buys me fat free ice cream. Oh yeah, I didn't tell y'all about that one.

Anyways, he sure does know how to make it up to me.

He bought me a Nikon D60 for my birthday. I got it early due to the fact it was on sale. I'm not complaining though.

I have been talking about getting a good camera for the last two years. Even before we found out we were pregnant, I told him it was my one must have before we have kids. Ever since we found out we were pregnant, I have been heavily hinting I wanted one.

And for the record, I know very little about these things. Nor do I have plans on become a professional. Those people have a natural talent. I just wanted a easy to use camera that takes really good pictures without being a professional. I have been told these were the way to go and so far I'm pretty impressed.

I know I told him a hundred times yesterday, but thank you so much honey! Your way too good to me. I love it and I cannot wait till Olivia gets here to use it on her.

Now we're officially ready for Olivia to arrive.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Random Wednesday

  • Yes, we did get some good news last week. Things are not back to 100%, but they have adjusted David's pay so we now have some extra to put in savings each month (and I get my weekly spending money again thank the lord!). Luckily, this is the last month we have to pay on the stupid dead Jeep and that is going to free up a couple extra hundred dollars each month also. I am planning on burning the stupid thing in our front yard when we pay it off. I've always hated that stupid car. Note to anyone...jeeps suck...don't ever buy one.
  • I didn't do a book review for July because I didn't finish anything I started to read. For some reason, I couldn't get into anything I picked up. Nicole says it's because I have too much on my mind. I started six different books and didn't finish a single one. I didn't think I should do a book review on books I never finished. But, I have finally finished one and working on my second for this month.
  • Have I mentioned I'm tired of being pregnant?
  • For some reason my days have been so off lately. I still know what day it is, it just always seems like it doesn't feel like that day. Like Sunday doesn't feel like a Sunday. Make any sense? I guess I have been out of work long enough to now be on David's strange schedule. They have eight days in their work weeks. It's crazy, I know?
  • It's now official, we have our next vacation planned for November. I'm excited because it will be Olivia's first time out-of-town. We're going to spend the weekend at my mom's to celebrate an early Thanksgiving dinner and then spend the rest of the week in the mountains with just the three of us. I can't wait!!!
  • I have been pigging out lately. Pregnant or not, I shouldn't be eating the crap I have been. I've started this week to start eating better. No I'm not doing it for weight issues, that's kinda out the door for now, but I need to start eating better in general. We were doing really good for awhile now but I think when the family came in town a couple of weeks ago, it threw us off. We have been eating out way to much lately. Plus, we are both going on a diet after the baby comes. So, I figured we can somewhat start now since we only have a few weeks till then.
  • I'm irritated with our old lady neighbors. Our yard people come every two weeks and they came last week. Both of the old lady neighbors on each side of us have decided to cut their yards on opposite weeks of us, so that makes their yards look nice and our yard look like it needs to be cut. I know you hate me Ms. Prescott....I haven't just figured out why yet.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Need Mommy Help!!!

I need some mommy help!!!

I have mentioned before that I am a Vera Bradley fan. Well, the new fall colors came out last month and I am getting in the mood to get a new one. My birthday happens to be at the end of this month and the store I buy them from always sends a 25% off coupon to use during the month of your birthday. I have been debating back and forth on what I want to buy. I originally planned on getting a big tote to carry as Olivia's diaper bag and using my coupon to go towards that. But the other day I received a catalog in the mail and I found a purse I like for myself.

So my question is do I buy the tote for Olivia to carry for a diaper bag or do I just get the purse and carry one of the two diapers bags I have already received? How many of you carry a purse and a diaper bag? Or do you just carry a diaper bag? Here is what I'm debating on..

Tote bag for Olivia


Purse for me

The purse is cheaper than the tote and no matter what I buy, I will be switching them out on a regular basis (Nesting post). So, once again my question is how many carry a purse and a diaper bag and who carries just a diaper bag?

Help please!

Monday, August 3, 2009

33 weeks

I went for my 32 week check up (on my 33rd week) and....


Nothing exciting at least.

Which I guess is a good thing.

The only thing that sucked is that I had to wait for two hours before I got to go back. Evidently my doctor was the only one there today and she is pretty popular (either that or just slow). But, waiting for two hours when your eight months pregnant and had drank two bottles of water on the way just so you could make sure to be able to pee in the cup is painful.

I've decided that the worst part of going to the OB/GYN is peeing in the cup. I cannot seem to do it. I evidently cannot pee on cue and come to find out I'm not the only one. I have a close friend (who will remain nameless) who was told her last appointment "we'll just try to get it the next time." So, I'm glad it's not just me. was just routine and nothing exciting to report. My belly is measuring 32 inches now and I was up another 7lbs. If anyone is keeping track, that means I've gained 38lbs so far. I guess I have gone over my 35lb limit, but the doctor told me I was looking good so evidently she is not too concerned over it. My blood pressure was good and Olivia's heartbeat was 140.

She did seem kinda concerned that we haven't made it to child birthing classes. I told her that the classes are only offered on Saturdays and David cannot get off work on Saturdays (which is partially true). I didn't tell her that I just really didn't want to pay the $85 to sit around and watch videos of women giving birth and that all my friends who have given birth said that the class was just a waste of time. I have actually found a educational website that shows the full on thing natural, epidural , and a c-section and watched those. She didn't seem to impressed with that. So who knows...the way I look at it is that whether I take the class or not, this baby is coming out. I've watched enough 16 & pregnant and a baby story...I don't need to pay $85 to be scared of labor (which I've heard that's all they do at the classes). Being the teacher's pet I have always been, I was kinda disappointed that she wasn't impressed with the fact I already have my bag packed and a car seat in the car. Oh well...

I go back two weeks from today and then start going every week after that. It was even kinda shocking to look at the little counter on the side of the blog and see only 49 days left. When you look at that way, it doesn't seem that far away!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I couldn't resist...

Obviously, I had nothing to do this Sunday afternoon....


This one is in honor of my Meme (grandmother), she use to have a hairdo just like this...


This one is just for you Alison G!



Some of these are kinda freaky because they look real...


I use to have hair this big...

And this one scares me the most, because I could pull this look off if it ever comes back...

And because I actually do have a yearbook picture that looks like this...

Of course I couldn't leave David out of the fun...

He really wasn't a football player in highshool, we were actually on the cheerleading team together...
And this is from when we won homecoming king and queen...
At the homecoming parade...
We were also voted cutest couple that year...

And just because I'm mean...
I don't care who you are...those are funny! If you have some time to waste, head over to Yearbook Yourself. It will definitely give you a good laugh.


The comment was made that I was "nesting on my blog"....nope, that's just me being me. I'm one of the few people that will admit I crave change. The hubby always laughs and says it's amazing I've even kept him around as long as I have. He's the only thing that hasn't been "changed" in my life these past ten years.

Those who know me in the real world know that every time you come to my house, you never know what your going to find since I am notorious for rearranging everything. Even as a kid I would drag my furniture around my room to rearrange. We have yet to figure where I get this from. No one else in the family seems to have this problem. Plus, it is the reason why I haven't bought a customized blog layout. I know as soon as I buy one, I'll be tired of it and want something different. So, I just stick with the free stuff.

I have though been "nesting" around the house. Saturday I went on a rampage with cleaning the house. I then tackled all the baby stuff that was given to us or we bought at yard sales. I took everything down to the bones, sanitized the crap out of it (especially the stuff from the yard sale, who knows where it lived before our house), and washed what could be washed. Everything is now ready to go. We had bought an extra car seat at a yard sale for David's car and I wasn't too sure about it because it was looking pretty nasty and I told David the other day I wasn't going to put my baby girl in that. After I stripped it to nothing and spent an hour cleaning it (I even cleaned the little nooks with a q-tip), it looks pretty good now. I gave him the go ahead to put it in his car.

We are now officially ready for our baby girls arrival. The hospital bag is packed and ready to go. There is a list on the fridge of last minute things to grab before we head out and the car seat is in the car. Now we're just waiting......