Thursday, November 29, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
It's a girl! We found out last week when I had my ultrasound. I totally wasn't going to find out, but decided while I was lying there that I needed to get over any disappointments BEFORE I held that sweet baby in my arms. I had to take a deep breath and stop myself from crying when she told me. I'm okay with having a girl (now-LOL). I just know there will be some challenges that comes with having a girl. I know this because I am a girl and KNOW what kind of drama it entails! So, I had to go shopping that evening to try and cheer myself up and it almost backfired on me. Too much PINK!!! I hate pink. Actually, I don't hate all pink colors, just girly, baby pink. And everything for little baby girls is that awful color pink. Thankfully, Target knows that not everyone wants that awful color on their baby girls and I found the sweetest outfit to bring her home in. It is pink, but NOT that awful baby girl pink. And it has flowers and butterflies embroidered on it. So, it's a girl and we are (getting) excited about it. lol
I'm loving the doctor that I've seen. I have been able to see her every time I've gone for an appt. That is a major miracle since the military hospital always wants you to see every doctor available. But she has scheduled all of my appts before I left and I am seeing her again this month. Hopefully, she won't leave before the baby comes!
In non-baby news, dh is re-doing our kitchen floor. Finally! I hated that white vinyl floor fromt he beginning and we have finally gotten rid of it! He is putting in tile. This weekend he is installing the underlayment. It will probably be next weekend before he gets the tile installed because the underlayment has to sit for a couple of days before he starts. And he will be out of town next week (of course). So, that's our life right now. Not so exciting.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
I really am pregnant! lol I had my first doctor visit today and got to see the baby! Probably the best part of being pregnant (besided the fact that you get a baby in the end!) is seeing those little pictures, hearing the heartbeat every time, and feeling those little movements. T was fascinated by the pics of the baby, but a bit concerned too. He asked me, "Did the doctor have to cut you to see the baby?" So sweet and innocent. I hope he understood about the special camera that can see through your skin. He knows what an x-ray is so I tried to compare it to that. Anyway, the official due date is Feb. 9. The debate is still out as to whether or not I will have to have another c-section. The doctor said my success rate is only 25-50% because I had actually labored and had an "unsuccessful" vaginal delivery. And on top of that, she found a fibroid that is right in between my cervix and the baby, which could also decrease my chances of having a successful VBAC. She did say that she would not know for sure until she sees my records from the 1st c-section and they do my 20 week ultrasound to look at the fibroid more closely. She has put in for the ultrasound to include scans and pics of the fibroid area so they can try to determine if it will be problematic or not. She said that MOST women with them do not have problems during their pregnancies, but that the problems that have been associated with them are pre-term labor and restricted growth in the baby. Both of those are pretty biggies so they will just monitor the size and growth of both the baby and fibroid (they grow during pregnancy due to the hormones, etc). Hopefully, that will not be a problem.
So, lots to think about and do over the next several months! I am hoping to start feeling better in the next couple of weeks and get back to scrapping, among other things! I haven't done anything scrappy related in several weeks. Actually, I did do some recipe pages and birthday cards for some swaps I'm in. Nothing too exciting there. I did not even take pics because they are pretty plain.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Yep, that would be positive for a new baby! Woohoo! T keeps saying that he is getting a little brother AND a little sister. Not that that would be bad, but it could be more than I'm ready for! LOL! I won't find out for several more weeks-couldn't get into the doctor until July 10. That's the military for ya-no rush on anything.
I'm getting so excited about the crop next weekend! I got my tablemate gifts together today. It's not much, but pretty cute packaging, at least. Now, I just need to try and pack so that I am not carting everything to F'burg with me! It will be so nice just to be away from the house by myself! And of course I get to scrap with all the CHIX who are coming too! It should be a fabulous time!
Thursday, June 7, 2007
I actually have the house all to MYSELF tonight and all day tomorrow! Ds is visiting grandparents in SC and dh is in DC for meetings. Dh should get home tomorrow evening sometime and we go pick up ds on Saturday. It's been a great week! I've been able to complete at least one layout every day this week! I finished my project for the crop over at 2 ScrappyChixDesigns this weekend. I know the crop will be lots of fun, as it always is! I wish I could be there for the whole weekend, but we have to get our child sometime. I talked to my mom yesterday afternoon while she was watching ds and she told me she had gone in and told her co-worker that she didn't think she was cut out to be a grandma because he never shuts up! I just laughed at her and asked how she thought I felt all the time. I love the little guy to peices, but he never shuts up! LOL! Always asking questions too so I can't even tune him out when I want/need to! Oh well, he's learning lots of things right now so I guess its not all bad!
I got my ATG gun today! Woohoo! I have already completed a layout with it! So far, so good with it. There was a little bit of a learning curve, but not too bad. I just have to call the company tomorrow because they did not send me as many refills as I had ordered. At least they didn't charge me for them, but I don't want to pay shipping to re-order them either! I'll let tomorrows problems worry about themselves, I guess. Right now, I'm going to scrap some more!!
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Sunday, April 1, 2007
I love being a mom. Watching T grow is so exciting and heartwarming. It can also be hilarious with some of his antics and the things that come out of his mouth. We went to one of his little friends' b-day party yesteday up in King George and he had such a great time. Its hard to imagine that kids that young can have a best friend, but he does. He and C used to play together all the time and then we moved and don't get to see them that often. when we do see them, its like they haven't missed a day of seeing each other. I guess that's what being friends is about, picking up right where you left off.
I have received this email about moms a couple of times now and just thought I would put it here. It's so cute! I always laugh when I read it.
Why God made Moms. . .Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:
Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.
How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.
What ingredients are mothers made of ?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.
Why did God give you Your mother and not some other mom?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.
What kind of little girl was your mom?
1. My Mom has always been my Mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.
What did Mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?
Why did your Mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.
Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.
What's the difference between Moms and Dads?
1 . Moms work at work and work at home & dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but Moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.
What does your Mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.
What would it take to make your Mom Perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.
If you could change one thing about your Mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my Mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
this past weekend.
1. Being able to leave Teddy with someone while I got my hair cut.
2. Watching Teddy play with his grandparents.
3. Caleb's phone call.
4. Spending time with my cousin and his family.
5. Teddy and his trains
We had a great time visiting our family in SC this past weekend. It was a quick trip! That was the whole point though-to make some days go by faster! I always love going home and going to Hobby Lobby, where I find all kinds of cool things that I just have to have for my SB stash! Like a bunch of clear stamps (at 50% off-who doesn't need them?!?), a huge paper punch (also 50%off), some cute rub ons, and other assorted stuff. Love that place!
I am so excited that I have been able to "fix" some of my wedding photos with Photoshop Elements. I've even done 2 layouts for our wedding album! I'll post those later. I'm off to bed here shortly.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Monday, February 5, 2007
I have been so busy lately! Running around after Teddy, working on Mary's circle journal, getting stuff for other swaps together, doing some layouts, stuff at church. the list just goes on and on and on! I really need to sit down and do our taxes soon too. That's going to be a nightmare, I'm sure! I hate doing them! But I'm too cheap to pay someone else to do them so I gotta just buckle down and do it.
I haven't really done anything else to my new scraproom. Actually, I did buy a big cutting mat to go on the desk. I love it! It beats dragging out a small one every time I need to cut something! I am loving the new set up too! I can get to everything I need easily and quickly. I think it's just about perfect! That's all for now! I still have stuff to do before bedtime tonight!
Friday, January 26, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I had to start rearranging my scrap room tonight! I went to Lowe's and got them to cut a sheet of plywood for me to the size I needed. When I got home, I put T in the bath and got busy moving stuff out of the way. I've been busy trying to get everything back where it needs to go tonight. I've the "furniture" part in place, now I just need to get all of the stuff loaded back into the room. I'm so excited about it! I'll have to post pics tomorrow when I get it done.
Anyway, I got the album that I am using for my circle journal today. So needed to work on that BEFORE I started rearranging everything. Oh well. I did pull the papers and pics that I want to use with it so that should help. That will be my first project on my new scrappy desk! Yippee! Ok, it's late and I'm tired so I'm going to bed now!
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Anywho, here's a layout from T's costume parade at school. It was too funny. When the kids started to sing, I realized I have THAT KID-the one who doesn't sing and even looks mad that he has to stand there. yep, that's my kid. But I gotta love him 'cause he is just too darn cute!
We had our photos taken at the church today for the directory. He was so cute. I could tell he gets lots of practice smiling for the camera! He can cheese it up with the best of them.
I've been working on some swap stuff today-cards, embellies, etc. I figure if I can get it all done, then I'll have that much more time to organize, right? yeah, right. I keep coming up with one project after another to put it off! I did find the cutest little tin to alter. It looks just like a band aid tin, only bigger. It is the perfect size to hold hand made cards! I just have to decide how I'm going to alter it... I'll post a pic when I'm done.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
since C left and T is driving me nuts! He misses his daddy so much and I hate to see him so sad. It just breaks my heart. But he has managed to push every "button"-at least twice-today that just sets me off. I'm not sure if he is just doing that because he can or if that's somehow how he is dealing with daddy not being here. I don't know, but I do know that I am exhausted today, mentally, physically, and emotionally. He's in bed and I am about to head there myself.
Anywho, progress on my scrap mess is slow. I'm having a guilty conscience (don't know if that's spelled right?) about painting the room. C did not want me to really. I think that is because he would rather see me throw it all out the door and keep a "neater" house. that's a whole other post right there though. I'm not sure about the color anyway. I would love to paint it orange-to inspire creativity-but we do have to sell the house in a couple of years so I have to take that into account too. I already have stripes in 2 other rooms so a bright color may not be such a good idea. My sis gave me 2 movie posters that I want to put up in here somewhere. she is an assisstant manager at the local movie theater where I grew up so she has all kinds of posters. I just think they are cool. I may have to think on it a bit more before making the plunge with color! I have decided that I need some other sort of work surface. I am currently using a folding card table, but I don't like it because it is too wide. I can't reach some of my shelves so I want something about the size of a kitchen counter. I gotta think on that one some more too to make sure it works for me! I would post a pic, but my computer doesn't seem to want to so maybe tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Monday, January 8, 2007
While sitting in church yesterday morning, Pastor Tom made to statement "Love requires action." This stuck out to me because so often, I get caught up in the day to day business of life and forget to show those that I love how much I do love them. Not only does it apply in the spiritual sense, as he was talking about, but it our other relationships as well. So, I chose LOVE as my word for the year (Ali E's challenge) to remind myself to DO the things that show my love. So, I made a layout for it. And, of course, I used some tips from Ali E's book on scrapbooking with patterened paper. (I just got that last week-needed it a long time ago!) I am pleased with how it turned out. I posted it on 2 ScrappyChix Designs for the Elsie's challenge that is going on there. I enjoyed creating this layout!
T's birthday party was great. He had a blast and the other kids did too. they played Musical Islands, Walk the Plank, and X marks the spot (pin the x on the map). Then we had a little snack and cake and ice cream. the cake was totally cool. They all loved the treasures inside the cake. After the cake and ice cream, we had a treasure hunt for their treasures (goodie bags) and that was a great time. It was a fun party. I'm glad T had such a good time. The weather was fabulous-over 70 degrees! I don't know when he will get such great weather for his birthday again!
Saturday, January 6, 2007
Here's the birthday cake for T's party. I have made the cake for all of his parties and this is probably my favorite one. It was so simple, but looks so cute. He is so excited this morning. We have some friends coming in from out of town for his party and he can't wait to see them. the little boy was his best buddy before we moved and this will be the first time they've seen each other since March. I'm looking forward to catching up with them too.
I haven't been able to scrap in about 3 days now and it's driving me nuts. I have a layout started on my table, but just haven't had a chance to work on it. I am almost finished with T's 2006 album and am itching to get it done. I have some cute ideas for the 2007 album, which I think I will turn into the family album instead of just T. Ok, I still have some stuff to do this morning before the party.
Friday, January 5, 2007
I am so tired! We had to drop C off late last night so he could fly out and then T was up before 7. I have to finish cleaning the house for his b-day party tomorrow afternoon and do a couple of last minute things for it. Too much to do and so little time to do it in! After the party though, I will have all the time in the world, or so it will feel like with C gone. I hope to get some scrapping done this weekend so I can start tearing apart my scraproom next week. I'm pulling everything out so that I can paint and reorganize everything. It's not terribly messy, but it's not in the order that I want it in. I could do better in here.
I finally got Ali Edwards book yesterday, A Designers Eye for Scrapbooking with Patterened Paper. Have only gotten through the first chapter, but so far I am loving it! I can't wait to use the knowledge and some patterened paper! I also get her AEzine and this week she talked about choosing a word to focus on throughout the year. I'm having a hard time deciding just one word. I'll have to think about it more and post this weekend.
Thursday, January 4, 2007
Whenever C deploys for a long time, we have a jar of kisses for T. Every day, he gets one kiss from Daddy. When the kisses are all gone, that's when Daddy is coming home to give us real kisses. I try to keep extra on hand because some days, he needs more kisses from Daddy and some days, he knows I need a kiss from Daddy too. We only needed a quart size jar (as opposed to last years half gallon jar), but it still seems like such a long time when the jar is so full.
Last night, I was thinking of how I was going to include this deployment in our scrapbooks, besides the pics of everyday life without Daddy around, and I decided to use the jar of kisses. It holds so much for us-kisses from Daddy, time, hope, excitment, love, and chocolate (!). So I thought this would be the perfect way to include his time away from us.
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Oh my gosh, I started this and then I think I dreamed about it the rest of the night! How crazy is that!
Anywho, I got the new SS magazine last night and read it all, of course. There was one article/layout ideas that grabbed my attention in there. It was about writing from the heart. One way to become a better writer is to spend more time listening to those around you and those you love. After reading the journaling on the different layouts, I thought that I should do that with T, especially since C is leaving tomorrow and will be gone for so long (3 months). I understand and comprehend why he has to go, but I never know/knew what T understands and doesn't understand. All he knew last year when C was gone to Afghanistan was that he was gone and that he called us sometime. When he was in the Middle East in November, he did not totally understand where daddy was and why he could not come home or why we could not call him. I didn't really listen to how he may have felt about it though. I could see that he was sad and didn't quite understand, but that was all I processed. This time, I think I will listen more and make a page for him so that he will know and understand later about his daddy's deployments.