Thursday, November 27, 2008

30 Weeks!!!

This week lil miss weighs as much as a head of cabbage. Oh my goodness. We have less than 70 days till she gets here. I am both scared and elated at the same time. All these thoughts keep running through my mind.

Will I be a good mother?
How will I really know when I am in labor?
Will she have dark hair and skin like Tim, or be fair and blonde like me?

I know these are typical thoughts that every woman goes through. I also know that no matter how many books you read it will never really prepare you enough.

I am registering Tim and I for the baby basics class. It just teaches you some basic stuff for first time parents and you can take a tour of the labor and delivery section of the hospital. This is going to make it real for me. Actually seeing where I will be giving birth.

I am also going to schedule a 3d sonogram in the next couple of weeks. I cannot wait to see her face. I am also going to make sure we get a good shot of the, well let's just say I'm going to make sure she is still a girl! I have heard so many horror stories. Don't get me wrong, I would love a little boy, it would just mean a lot of returns and exchanges!!!


Freedom. The freedom to celebrate a holiday like Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am so thankful for the men and women overseas who are defending our country right now. I honestly think I take for granted the freedom that living in this country gives us.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I am so thankful for Tim. I cannot imagine my life without him. He does so much for me, I don't have enough room to write it all. God definitely knew what he was doing when he matched us together. I love that I can lean on him for everything, and he will always take care of me.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


My Faith. I grew up going to church with my parents and I have always enjoyed going. When Tim and I started dating, I started going to Plymouth Park with him. I enjoy working with the youth with my husband and our friends. I am going to make it a point to make sure my daughter enjoys church as much as I do.

Monday, November 24, 2008


This year for Thanksgiving, I have a lot to be thankful for. Tim and I have had a year of ups and downs, but I wouldn't want it any other way. I decided to do something we used to do in school. Make a list of things I am thankful for.


Mine and Tim's family means the world to us. I cannot imagine our lives without these people.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

What a Weekend!

This weekend wore me out. Being pregnant sure makes me more exhausted than normal. We had 11 girls at my house this weekend, 13 if you include the two leaders. We had a blast! I think Tim had more fun than I did. He is going to make such a great girl dad. We had a great speaker this year. He also led our camp this past summer, so the kids know him really well.

The best part of the weekend for me was the band. They were awesome. I bought both of their cd's. I just really like their style. The lil miss does too, she was doing cartwheels in there while they were performing!

We had a great experience this weekend. On Saturday, we were able to do our mission project. We went to some run down apartments, and pulled all the kids out and played games with them. They had a blast! I really enjoyed this experience.

I did not get a chance to take many pictures this weekend. Here are just a few.

This is my husband attempting to ride one of the kids bikes!

This is our group that stayed at our house. We had such a blast with them.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Butternut Squash

29 Weeks! Can I just say that I look huge!!!

Not much going on this week. We are slowly getting the nursery put together. We got the rocker and ottoman in yesterday, but there is nowhere to put it after all the stuff from the shower! I am slowly trying to organize my thoughts and get all this stuff put away. My next shower isn't until after Christmas, so I may just put it off till then.

This weekend we have 8-10 Freshman girls staying at our house. Our church has a weekend retreat known as Reality. I told Tim to get ready, not too long from now we will be having these kind of sleepovers regularly!!! I am looking forward to hosting these girls. I had them all in Sunday School last year and have kept in touch with them throughout this year. I'll make sure to post some pictures from the weekend.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Showered with Love

Saturday was a great day. I had my first baby shower. As I walked into Mimi's, I couldn't believe what I saw. There were balloons, a cake, food, cute hurricane glasses filled with pink and brown goodies and presents galore. I was so overwhelmed, but in a good way. Tim and I received so many nice things, I don't know where to begin. We got both our strollers, convertible car seat, boppy, bumbo, clothes, clothes and more clothes! I got my bedding from my mom, and I had two people bring me homemade blankets. I can't wait to snuggle with her with them. Here is just a glimpse into what the shower looked like.

Tim and I with the cake

Opening just some of the presents

These were just two of the blankets that were made for me

Me with my Hostesses

Tim's grandmother and my grandmother

Tim's mom and sister

My mom and sister

I spent all day Sunday organizing and trying to wrap my brain around where all this will go. It is so hard to believe in 80 days or less she will be here to enjoy all of this stuff. I can't wait!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It's that time of year! Every year, Shay and I patiently wait for 103.7 to start playing Christmas music, and then we scream with excitement when they start. As I got into my car on this Monday morning (can I just say, I hate Mondays!) I turned it to 103.7, and whatdaya know, it was Christmas music. I could hardly contain myself!!! I know, I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but oh well. This music puts me in the mood for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Friday, November 14, 2008

What the Heck?

As I stated in my 8 things post, Lipstick Jungle is one of my new favorite shows. So, you can understand my pain when I saw this: NBC Axes Lipstick Jungle. It's true. Just when I start getting into a new show, they cancel it on me. Now where will I get my weekly fashion advice from? It's the main reason I watch the show anyways. You'll be happy to know that I also heard they might be replacing it with Friday Night Lights, which happens to be one of Tim's favorite shows. Yea for him! (Can you sense the sarcasm in my voice?)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

28 Weeks...

Well, it's here!
I'm in my 3rd trimester!
Our girl is the size of a chinese cabbage this week.

I have enjoyed being pregnant thus far, but this week it started becoming painful (literally). Back when I had my cold last month, I must of coughed too hard and I hurt my ribs. I explained this to my doctor, but unfortunately she gave me the ol Tylenol, warm bath and heating pad remedy. So, I will be trying these things. It doesn't help that a little itty bitty foot jabs it every once in a while either!!!

Tim and I started our Christmas shopping this week. This is my favorite time of the year. I love going to the mall and hearing the Christmas music and drinking my hot chocolate from Starbucks(coincidentally, it is also one of my cravings!) I have my list made and I have checked it twice. The only problem is, after about two hours of this bliss, the pregnancy back pain sets in, and I must take a breather on the nearest bench that will have me!

My first shower is this weekend, and I am so excited. I will hopefully get to see some people I have not seen in a while. I am so excited too, because my mom is giving me my bedding at the shower. I can finally start putting this nursery together! Be looking for lots of pictures from this weekend.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Eight Things About Me...

Thanks Sara for tagging me! I met Sara through the blogging world. Maybe one day, we can meet :)

This is the 8 Things Tag!

8 TV Shows I love to watch:
1) Grey's Anatomy (Mine and Tim's favorite show together, do not call us between 8-9 on a Thursday!!!)
2) Desperate Housewives (I have a girl crush on Eva Longoria!)
3) The Hills (Yes, I am a 27 year old living my life through Lauren Conrad!!!)
4) CSI (The Vegas version is the best one)
5) Ugly Betty
6) Big Brother (Another show to not interrupt Tim and I during!)
7) Lipstick Jungle (I mainly just watch for the wardrobe, right Shay?!!!)
8) Criminal Minds

8 Favorite Restaurants:
(Remember I'm pregnant, so this was really hard!)
1) La Hacienda (Our favorite chips and salsa)
2) Red Robin (many nights at this restaurant await us once the lil miss gets here!)
3) Chuy's (We eat here every time we are in Austin)
4) Genghis Grill
5) Breadwinners
6) Mimi's Cafe (My shower next weekend is here, as was my bridal luncheon!)
7) Posado's
8) I'Fratelli (I was a host at this restaurant in college, which is not a good idea if you already love the food!)

8 Things that happened today:
(It is only 8:30 in the morning, so I will tell you what I'm doing today)
1) Got woken up early by my husband, so I caught up on TV on my DVR
2) Worked
3) Checked all my favorite blogs
4) Cleaned the house a bit (We are changing cable companies tomorrow, and my husband has asked that I tidy up a bit for the cable guy. Yes he really asked me to do this. If you know Tim, this is not weird!)
5) Ate dinner with our friends the Boozers and the Thomas
6) Watched the Irving-Mac game (Tim and I and the Boozers all went to Irving, so of course we cheer on the fighting Irving Tigers!)
7) Irving has boys on their drill team this year, so I waited to watch them during half time (Shay and I were Toy Tigers. Yes Shay, I will get pictures!!!)
8) Will try to get a good nights sleep (Very hard to do when you are almost 7 months pregnant)

8 Things I look forward to:
1) Spending some much needed time with Tim this weekend
2) Thanksgiving
3) Christmas
4) Meeting my baby finally (This should actually be number 1!!!)
5) Sleeping in tomorrow
6) My first baby shower next weekend
7) Christmas shopping
8) A wonderful 2009 to come

8 Things on my wish list:
1) A baby moon with my hubby before I get too big to go anywhere
2) Making this nursery everything it is in my head
3) A new blow dryer (yes this is minuscule, but I need one!)
4) Getting my pre-baby body back
5) A video camera
6) Tim and I are getting our 3d pictures of the baby in a few weeks, and I am praying that we will get some good shots
7) To relish in these last 3 months with Tim before our lives are completely different
8) To have a healthy, happy baby

8 People I tag:
(I don't know 8 people who blog, so I am cheating on this one)
1) Shay
2) Katy
3) Amber
4) Hilary
5) Stephanie H.
6) Keisha

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Everything is Egg-celent!

This week, our girl is the size of an eggplant. This is the biggest one I could find, and believe me I looked! This is my last official week in the 2nd trimester, I know I keep saying it, but this is going so fast. I feel like with the holidays coming, it will go by even faster.

This morning I went to take the glucose test. It really wasn't that bad. It just tasted like a sugary orange soda. The bad part was, I had to wait an hour afterwards to give my blood. So imagine drinking this really sugary drink, then having to wait an hour in the doctors office. I was bouncing off the walls. So was the lil miss. She was all over my belly.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Weekend in Austin

We are back from our wonderful trip to Austin. About a year ago, Tim's cousin Mark and his fiancee Cindy moved there, and Tim wanted to go see him and play golf. My parents went along for the ride, and we had a great time.

Saturday mom and I went to the mall while the boys played golf. I got a bunch of cute stuff and even bought some Christmas gifts. Saturday night we went to eat at one of our favorite Austin spots, the Oasis. We sat outside overlooking Lake Travis, and it was B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.

Sunday, the 4 of us went to the Round Rock outlets, and managed to shop some more. This pregnant girl was exhausted from all the shopping and walking, but it was worth it. We had a blast.