It’s a Girl!

April 19, 2008 at 9:54 am (baby girl, pregnancy, pregnant)

Or at least that’s what the Ultrasound Dr says:)  She seems to be very, very, very active already … there definitely isn’t a surprise baby hiding behind her that’s for sure!!  And once I start feeling her move more, I don’t think I’ll ever get any sleep!!!  But she’s right on track & seems to be very healthy with a strong heart beat!!  One extra bonus is that she was measuring a full 10 days early & while I’m not getting my hopes up, it would definitely be a plus considering our weather in August/September!!

She already has a few outfits to hang in her closet courtesy of her “Nana”.

Plus a little something for me … pink tulips with some money tied to each stem!!! (too bad WordPress is acting up & I can’t load the picture:()

 

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The Celebration

April 18, 2008 at 11:23 pm (birthdays) (, )

So last week our family was honoring my husband’s brother – Jeremy.  And as I said, I had the pleasure of planning a fun night:)

Basically I just wanted everyone to have fun & for the cousins to learn a little more about their Uncle along the way.  So it was all about 1985 – the year Uncle J-Bird was born … 23 years ago! 

The first clue was 23 crackers for each of the boys … the boys know that crackers means feeding the ducks!!!  There is a really nice lake at the cemetary so we went to feed the ducks & take our birthday balloons & flowers.  I also pulled out 23 green & blue balloons.  We had a balloon release … the boys didn’t understand why we were actually telling them they could let it go.  I wasn’t sure how the release would come across, but my mother-in-law said that was her favorite part:).

Next I gave the boys a box with 23 tokens (of course they couldn’t see they were tokens – they could only shake the box & “guess” what was inside).  I gave instructions to travel North on the Highway & to call me (we were in two cars) when they had their first guess.  It took several guesses, but they finally realized we were going to Chuck E. Cheese!!!  The boys had a blast & so did the adults too … there was no rhyme or reason for picking Chuck E. Cheese; other than the fact that we could eat & have fun all at once + the boys didn’t have to sit still at the dinner table:)

After we spent ALOT more than 23 tokens, I gave everyone a bag of SourPatch Kids – they were introduced in 1985 – and said something else was introduced in 1985 as well & we were going to play “23 Questions” to find out where location #3 was.  I think we got to Question #8 or 9 & they realized we were going to Dairy Queen!!  The Blizzard was introduced in 1985 + I’m pregnant & love some good ice-cream!!

We wrapped up our night at Dairy Queen (around 10:30pm) and before leaving I gave each of the boys 23, 1 Dollar Bills … it was their money to either save or spend, but whatever they did with it they had to think of the fun we had & of their Uncle Jeremy. 

Overall, it was a good night … we were definitely missing the Guest of Honor but a good night still.  Please keep the family in your thoughts this week, especially my sister-in-law Rebekah …  April 23rd will be 5 years since loosing Jeremy and also her 28th birthday.

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Let’s Make a Deal!

April 18, 2008 at 11:49 am (Uncategorized) (, )

Why is it that I seem to agree to having garage sales when I hate them so much?!?! 

Maybe it’s the joy of cleaning house?  Maybe it’s the joy of having some cash in my pocket for the weekend?  Maybe it’s the joy of giving someone else the opportunity to buy my treasures:) 

But it’s definitely NOT the setting up, tearing down or sitting out in the son all day!!!  Plus these “customers” are interupting my online time:)

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Tax Day

April 15, 2008 at 8:36 pm (Uncategorized) ()

This day usually doesn’t mean too much to me … we normally get our taxes done by the end of February, so April 15th is just another day on the calendar. HOWEVER … when I went to drop off a package at the local post office – I VERY QUICKLY remembered.  And I very quickly realized just how many stinkin’ procrastinators there are out there!!!

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Happy Birthday Jeremy!

April 11, 2008 at 12:53 pm (birthdays, family)

Today our family is honoring my husband’s brother – Jeremy!  He would be turning 23 years old, but went home to be with the Lord almost 5 years ago … so he’s partying in Heaven instead!  So far, every year the family has been able to be together on his birthday to celebrate his life, so we’re keeping that tradition going and this year, I’ve planned the festivities!!  I hate that Evan nor our nephew were able to know their Uncle in person so I do my best to make sure he’s able to know him through memories.  It’s a secret for the family, so I can’t go into details now but the main goal is just for everyone to have fun:)

Happy Birthday Jeremy – we love you & miss you!!

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Peanut Butter & Jelly

April 10, 2008 at 1:23 pm (Uncategorized)

Update:  I have no idea why the link isn’t working … try this ADDRESS instead.

 

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A Fickle of a Day

April 7, 2008 at 1:52 pm (Friends, lunch, sisterchicks)

fick·le – –adjective

1. likely to change

And change it did … this morning I was working from home when I received an impromptu call that some bloggy friends were meeting for an impromptu lunch at the Fickle Pickle.  Oh it’s so yummy!! So Staci, Amanda (with Lydia), Becky & I had a yummy lunch of Chicken Salads, Chicken Tortilla Soup and a Chocolate Ginger Cooking … and of course some fried pickles!! 

Ok – so the girls are more than “just” bloggy friends, but I’ve never been able to say that, so I thought I’d use it this once … they all have blogs & are all friends, so it still works:)

The most amazing part that I just realized – we ate an entire meal together & not ONE camera was brought out!!!!  If there’s four of us, usually at least 3 cameras will come out … but today – not ONE!!!

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The First & Only

April 5, 2008 at 3:10 pm (contest, pregnancy, pregnant)

Oh how I do not get into baby bump pictures … now if I was a ‘cute little pregnant lady’, I might actually like it.  But I’m not.  Everything about me tends to grow and the last thing I want to do is have my picture made.  BUT if a prize is involved, I’m all game.  Pinks & Blues is having a contest for a super cute Skip Hop Diaper Bag, so with this post … I’m officially in!

My friend Amanda is one of those cute little pregnant ladies and she’s entered, so I’m hoping that one of us win.  We were both pregnant with our first babies at the same time, but she lived in Bham then … now she’s back where she belongs & we’re pregnant with babies number 2 at the same time again. 

And unfortunately, I’m also pregnant with people like Angelina Jolie & Gwen Stephani … absolute perfection (looks wise anyways) in my husbands eyes, so that really stinks!!  So here I am (technically this was 2 wks ago, at about 16 wks … It just took me that long to actually publish this post)!

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30 Minutes

April 3, 2008 at 2:49 pm (2year olds, life)

30 Minute Work-out … productive.

30 Minutes of Cleaning … productive.

30 Minutes of Laundry … productive.

30 Minutes of Blogging … fun & productive.

A 30 Minute Nap for a 2-year old … makes for anything BUT a productive afternoon for his mother!!

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The Juggle Game

April 1, 2008 at 4:33 pm (life)

Isn’t life a constant juggle?  Hopefully it’s not just me.  Every stage seems to have it’s own set of circumstances that constantly need juggling.  Right now my juggling pens include the little guy, the husband, the part-time job that feels like full-time, all the other jobs that add up to full-time w/overtime but never with any pay, the much needed exercise, cleaning, cooking and all the other stuff I can’t think of right now b/c I’m going on my standard 6-7 hours of sleep after juggling everything!

So what are you juggling?

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