Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I need to redo this pic in the black tank- not as dramatic in the stripes. B/c I am feeling a lot bigger than this!
Friday, November 7, 2008
So my girlfriend and I get home, and sure enough- straight ahead in front of the driveway right on the treeline of the yard is a poor deer, laying there.
Called animal control right away and they said they'd send someone out to pick it up today. So when the guy comes, all he does is wear plastic gloves, he drags the deer across the yard- gross. I came outside but wouldn't look at the thing- he said it was a BIG deer- had horns or bucks- whatever you call them- even! He didn't know what caused it's death, which is kinda a bummer- would have been nice to know. I went inside as he started hoisting it in the back of his truck- which he told me not to come near- must have been more road kill in the back.
Gross. What a hard job to have.
You can tell how exciting my day has been, huh! :)
Got a fun visit from my little man Whitaker & Jacqueline. We had the best intentions of taking advantage of the weather and walking, but I sure couldn't get my butt off the couch.
But despite having a long day after not sleeping..... (what will we do after charlie is born and we're up all night!) I whipped up a great dinner and have spinach lasanga cooking up- yum.
Back to the couch :)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The delivery people from pottery barn assembled the changing table, Jason's dad assembled the crib, and I did the little bookshelves. I'm working on a pin board to go up on the wall, and will get other pictures or prints to put up eventually. It's very exciting!
I get checked up on tomorrow- been having different feelings (that kinda hurt) here and there, but nothing major. I've def. slowed it down a lot more and am so tired. and hungry! Ice cream just isn't an after dinner snack anymore! :)
Anyway, just thought I'd share!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tonight we had our hospital tour- we were in the delivery room and the lady was showing us all of the features on the bed...... after exchanging glances with Jason the girl beside me said, this must be your first! Yep! We are super slackers and don't take our birth class until November 1st..... ooops...
Other than that, things are coming right along. My get er done girlfriend Jacqueline brought her new little man Whittaker over to see me yesterday and while he slept in the swing we unpacked and did LOTS of organizing in Charlie's room. Thank you Jacq! What would I have done without you? I have the crib, just not put together, and have my changing table on order, so things are coming right along! I made a drawer for Charlie in the kitchen today and put the bottles and sippy cups..... love it.
I was SO incredibly blessed by my friends and family this past weekend with a shower- I'm telling you the people around me are so generous. And all the "stuff" is awesome and cute, and nesecary (well, most of it!) but to know that I have so much love and support around me is just amazing. I shared with my girlfriends and family that I know my parents would be happy to know that I have so many around that care for us- and that I hope to make them proud by raising a little girl who loves God, and loves others. I really am thankful for all the women in my life! (and the guys too!)The beautiful quilt that my sister made- LOVE it!
The week has gone by fast- I still have quite a bit to do on the to do list- big priority is to find a pediatrician! Called one today and they aren't taking new patients.... great. So much to do around the house- but it will all get done. :)
My aunts, nana, sister & neice were in town- and that was wonderful. I LOVE having Jason's family close, and we see them often- but having my own family here was so comforting.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
did a sink full of pots & pans
tv is on
At least the air conditioner is off- that should save me some right?
And at least I'm being productive- but what I should be doing is sitting my butt on the couch with a cup of tea and box of kleenex..... maybe tomorrow.....
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I have been miserable though for almost a week now with a lingering cold. It is awful, and I have slept for days and days and have drank LOTS of OJ, water, juice, hot tea, more water, more OJ..... no relief. At the doctor tomorrow I'll beg to take some kind of otc medicine that will knock it out for good. I have taken it easy though- didn't go to richmond which made me very sad, but it was the right choice. I shouldn't have gone to work on Sunday, but oh well. So hopefully I'll get better soon.
Because I'm not missing my high school reunion in NC this weekend! I'm really looking forward to it. I've seen and talked with a lot of people from high school, but it will still be a blast.
What else? Not a whole lot. Just a lot of TV watching..... which soon a new teenie bopper show, Priviledged is on- it's cool b/c one of Jason's good friends is the lead male role- "the hot neighbor" so it is fun seeing Brian on tv. He's done a lot of one time roles on shows like CSI, Bones, Cold Case, and stuff like that, but this is a bigger, longer role. So yay Brian!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I'm so thankful for hand me downs!
Last week I had a great trip to NC- starting with a wedding in Solomon's Island- congrats Andy & Wendy! The ceremony was so sweet- and the reception lots of fun- got to see Jason's friends that he grew up with that moved away- and they all had fun talking to little c! :)
The lovely bride & groom- getting their latin flare on!apple green reunion:
Yay Deanna- you're next! It's coming up so soon!
And then Sunday drove right to Michelle's baby shower- what a sweet time. She's about 4 weeks away from her due date- it's hard to believe how big she is- and how I'll be that way before too long! Little Baby Burger- everyone thinks it's a boy- but we'll find out soon enough!
One of Julia's masterpiece quilts (can't wait to see what mine looks like!!!)
Looking forward to another fun busy week! Tomorrow will be an awesome concert, Gavin Degraw with fun girlfriends. Then over the weekend hanging out with all my Raliegh peeps in Richmond! Trying to get all of the traveling and fun done while I still can!
Football season is underway.....I like it when everyone gets together to hang out, but it is going to be a long season.... I'm glad Jason enjoys it. Today I kicked his butt in one of those arcade basketball games- bring it on! We're supposed to give Kitty a bath, but I think we'll be too tired.
Cravings this week: SNICKERS ummmm!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Monday morning we headed out for New Rochelle- to see my dad's mom Nana and two sisters, Aunt Joan & Aunt Liz. We headed out for some fun- but the amusement park we headed for was closed.... but that's ok, b/c we got to go to Walters Hot Dog stand- VERY good! We had a great night of talking, walking the dog, just spending time together. It is always cool to be in my dad's childhood home and to recall my own memories of going there while we were growing up.
Tuesday morning we were off (after I slept in till 8am!) to LaFayette- Grandma's house (mom's mom). That was about a 5-6 hour drive (broken up by cracker barrell for lunch..... ummmm!). We found grandma in the barn tending to her unbelievable garlic harvest. This woman is incredible. We stayed w/ an Aunt & Uncle (mark & melissa) who live a few miles down the road in a beautiful timber framed house overlooking fields & forests. It is so quiet out there and peaceful. I'm not a fan of the winter- but I'd love to be up during a snow. By the time the weekend came tons of aunts and uncles & cousins came to town to be together- I was so thankful to be able to get away and spend time continuing to get to know my relatives.
Highlights of the week away:
- not being the driver! was able to sit back & relax!
- Hot dogs from walters :)
- walking to the park and talking about my parents w/ Julia & Liz
- listening to my nana talk about how she recently took the train to the city (nyc) and just had a great time walking around.
- seeing a wonderful picture I hadn't seen before of my parents while they were in college
- having my picture taken w/ Derek- I know there must be one from growing up, but I needed another one. Derek is worthy of having his own post one day.
-sleeping till noon one day while everyone else was at work or sightseeing!
-not watching hardly any tv
- seeing a cousin's daughter eat cotton candy for the first time at the NY State Fair
-wearing a dress that my mom made while she was pregnant with me and wearing it for "the hen party" (baby shower w/ my relatives at grandma's house)
- getting to spend some time w/ a girlfriend from high school who goes to the same college my parents went to (and getting excited about our high school reunion coming up!)
- going to Knoxie's (the bar that you drive by everyday but have never been in)
- seeing my 84 year old grandmother with her twin sister- and not always being able to tell them apart! They need to write a book!
- going to the cemetary where my dad lies & my mom and brother are remembered. Seeing two fawns run away as we leave from there- and just feeling close to them.
- fried green tomatoes at the Dinosaur BBQ
- everything else we ate at the Dinosaur BBQ for that matter (mac & cheese, wings, pork egg rolls..... we had the bbq the day before at the state fair!)
- reading and relaxing
Things that I could have done without:
- the cd selection in the car (sorry will......but I do agree 100% that the driver picks the music!)
- a week without my husband
- going to the cemetary.....first time since the burial. It was good in a hard way.
- a week without my kitty!
- not feeling Charlie move as much- but I swear as soon as we crossed the MD state line at midnight she got back to kicking..... but it did make me paranoid all week that she wasn't moving a lot!
- some hurtful conversations and not being able to ask my mom what to do!
- the hardness of the water in new york state- it just smelled funny!
- random food at random times- glad I took the jumbo sized tums bottle......
Ukraniane Catholic Cemetary in Syracuse, NY.
Derek & me. Is Derek technically my uncle? Not sure!
A VERY happy pregnant girl w/ some of the best food in the country!
Julia, Grandma & me- ready to go home, but not ready to leave!
Grandma's homegrown garlic. Amazing!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
My boss Kelly is THE most creative, fun, generous person! I've been so blessed to have worked for her for two years! Each baggie had a little thing for Charlie- shoes, hat, blanket, shirt...... all pink, green, & brown polka dots. This little one is in for it! :)
Had a very productive day at work, lots of hugs- VERY tired.
I was supposed to teach a middle school bible study tonight for a group of girls, but had to back out. Feeling too exauhsted, and these days I know when to listen to my body. So we've just had a relaxing night- napping with Kitty, looking forward to gymnastics.
28 is wonderful so far! Although it's 8:30 & I'm ready for bed!
The crazy week continues......
Monday, August 11, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
So on dominos.com your whole order is tracked and they tell you exactly what they're doing with your pizza!
"Joshua put your order in the oven at 5:50."
For whatever reason, I think this is really cool! It's almost as if they have a "daycare camera" so you can follow every step of the way.
And then there's the "fact-o-meter."- the average american eats 46 slices of pizza a year. Am I above average? Not sure. Probably.
OK- this is more believeable- American's eat 100 acres of pizza a day- thats 350 slices per second. Cool but gross!
OK enough facts- I'm hungry! Uh-oh- my pizza baked for 8 minutes- it's now in the heatwave bag at 5:58. How long will it take for the delivery man to leave?
Did I not have enough excitement in my day? It was very productive! And tomorrow we get to see Charlie again at a sonogram appointment! I can't believe we're creeping up on mid-august.
Oh wow, domino's drivers drive 9 million miles each week! That's 37.5 round trips to the moon! Makes me feel lazy! OK- what are they waiting for???
We have a low key weekend this weekend, then the craziness begins. Then I'll be in New York, then in NC, back for a couple weeks, then back to NC for my 10 year high school reunion! Then back, finish my career at Bay Area- back to NC for a wedding. Then home to nesting, resting, and trying to prepare for Charlie. Time is going to fly!
OK- going on 10 minutes and my dinner is just sitting there! I should have put on the notes that I am a hungry, pregnant woman!
Alright, I lied, it wasn't 10 minutes. "Our delivery expert, Nicolay, left the store with your order at 6:05pm. God Bless Nicolay!
I don't think ordering pizza has ever been this fun! Now to prepare a healthy salad to go along with the greasiness.
6:32pm- pizza in hand
7:20pm: ate too much, feeling gross now! Time for a walk!