Friday, August 5, 2011

10 YEARS!!!

Hubbs and I have been married for 10 years now!!  It's hard to believe it's been that long, seems like our wedding was only yesterday.  Don't get me wrong, a few of those years were rough, but we made it through and we love each other even more now. 

Hubbs sent me a dozen roses yesterday then last night we went out to dinner to celebrate. 

As of lately I don't have many clothes that fit.  I did break down and buy a few tops a while back and then a couple of weeks ago I bought 2 pair of shorts.  I hate to buy maternity clothes, especially when it's almost the end of summer.  Why waste my money on summer clothes then have to buy a few things for the fall.  All of the clothes I did buy are casual shorts and tees.  So last night when I wanted to look nice and couldn't fit into anything in my closet I wasn't thrilled.  I complained to Hubbs that nothing fits.  His response?  "That will teach you to have unprotected sex, won't it?"  Hmmm, thanks Hubbs, what a funny guy! 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

It's birthday time!

Today my baby turns 6!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lost in the mail

I have heard rumors that my nephew's 7th birthday party is this Saturday.  Two days away.  (This would be the son of my brother and my crazy SIL.)  We have yet to receive an invitation or a phone call to invite us.  My parents haven't received theirs either.  The rest of the family has, aunts, uncles, cousins, they have all been invited.  I'm pretty sure ours have been lost in the mail.  There's no way my SIL would not invite us on purpose.  Is there?

I haven't yet decided if I should save the date just in case I get the invite at the last minute or go ahead and make other plans. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

I didn't think the weekend was EVER going to end!

Two visits to the dr, lasting a total of 3.5 hours, for them to tell me I have a UTI, which I knew going in.  (horrible!  It involved a PA ,who had to give me a pelvic exam and I was wondering who was going to cry first him or the nurse!)

A play date with one of Tink's friends.

A trip to the lake for Tink and Hubb's to fish and then Tink to play with two of my nieces.

A trip to the mall to buy a last minute birthday gift for my mom, then a visit with her for her birthday.

My granddad telling me I have gained weight all over and am looking kinda chubby.  (not nice!)

A birthday party for two of my cousins' children.  (One who is a sweet boy, the other is a little jerk who hated everthing anyone got him. This was at my Aunt's house and was a swim party like the one last month and again I wouldn't allow Tink to swim which brough about LOTS of complaining from my mom!)

Tink got bee stung at the birthday party and just wanted to go home.  Sadly since we rode with my mom and she wasn't ready to leave yet we had to sit there for almost 2 hours while Tink's hand hurt.  (Not a fun time!!)

And the entire weekend I felt like crap!  I still do in fact.  Today I am back at the office feeling crappy, maybe I will skip out of here early.

The only bright spot was that I got to spend the entire weekend with Tink and Hubbs.  I love those two!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Forest critters - 1, Hubbs - 0

The "Father's Day" gift that Hubbs got this year is coming in handy already!  Hubbs went up to check on his game camera yesterday and found his deer feeder had been taken apart and the pieces were thrown all over the ground.  He was a bit ticked.  He retrieved the memory card from the camera and brought it to the house to see who had done this.

Upon looking through the 350 pics on the camera from just a couple of days we figured out who was to blame.  It wasn't the two large bucks or the doe that have been coming in to feed every night.  It was the 5 BIG raccoons that come in every night to eat up most of the corn!

When the big critters get bored with just eating they use the feeder to practice their acrobatic feats.  They climb up the legs and hang from the underside and eventually take apart the motor and battery cover and throw them then try to reach inside to get more food.  Little rascals!  They sure are cute! 

Sadly they are now on Hubb's list of animals that must go.  This week live traps are being set to try to trap them.  They will then be relocated to his cousin's property where the guys coon hunt.  

Friday, June 24, 2011

20 Week Ultrasound pic

This is our baby boy!

Father's Day a little late

Last night Hubbs came home from work with a bag from Walmart.  When I asked what was in it he said it was his Father's Day gift from Tink, he had picked it up on his lunch break.  When he opened it up it was a new game camera to hang near his deer feeder.  Apparently Tink and I were very generous this year. :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Another rant. It's cheaper than therapy :)

As much as I love my mother, she is driving me nuts!  I know I complain about her all the time, but really she's driving me nuts!   She's bossy, she tries to run my life, she's nibby, she thinks she can take over and raise Tink and will only get worse once the new baby comes, she NEVER has anything nice to say to me.   Last night she informed me I need a hair cut "Your hair is looking pretty thin and stringy you need to cut it."  I just smiled and nodded, I didn't tell her I am letting it grow out.  I told ya, she's really sweet.

We live next door to my parents.  Not so good for the driving me nuts part! 

We still own a house in town, we have been remodeling the house since we got married and lived among the mess for years, then moved next door to my parents a couple of years ago.  We thought moving out of the mess would help us remodel faster, but the money runs low and the remodel slows down or stops for a while then picks back up when we have the money to sink into it.  It's nearly finished now.  We planned to sell the house once it is done.  Selling would get us totally out of debt and we could start fresh with a house we love in the country.   I have recently started thinking about moving back to the house in town to get away from my parents.  I know in my head it's not a great idea, we really don't want to live in town again and we would all be unhappy living there.  But I am totally unhappy living where we do now. 

I have also suggested moving out of state, then we wouldn't have to live near any family members!  That's what I'm talking about!  Hubbs is not so thrilled with the idea.

Can you help?

I have tons of pics that I have been wanting to upload to my page.  Everytime I try to upload a pic it tells me it is loading, but then nothing EVER happens!  Any suggestions?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

No pool party for us.

Last night I managed to tick my mom of yet AGAIN.  It happens almost daily.  I really don't get concerned about it at this point.  As long as I know I am doing what is best for my child, she is just going to have to live with it. 

Here's the scoop:

Our entire family was invited to my cousin's son's birthday this coming weekend.  It is going to be a pool party at my aunt's house.  The problems start there.  You see, my aunt doesn't clean her pool regularly and doesn't check the chemicals they just keep adding more chlorine.  The children are unsupervised in the pool, even during parties.  Granted it's only 4 feet deep, but some of the kids can't touch and they babysit themselves.  There are at least 12 kids in the pool at all times and they are mean.  That being said, I told Tink she can not swim at the party.  Tink was not happy, but didn't argue. 

Apparently yesterday my mom was talking to Tink about the party and Tink told her she wasn't allowed to swim there.  My mom decided Tink can swim at the party and when I came home from work she informed me she would go to the pool and supervise the kids while Tink was in if that was my problem.   I explained my other reasons and told her there would still be no swimming for Tink.  This did not go over well. 

I think we may just send a gift and skip the party.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Quotes from Tink

"Mom, maybe if I pray REALLY hard, God will change his mind and turn the baby into a girl before he's born."  Hmmm, good luck with that.

"I hope when I grow up I have a little girl just like me and she thinks I'm a sweet momma just like you."  Man, I love this kid!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

20 weeks

Today I went for my 20 week ob visit and ultrasound.  Hubbs and Tink went to the ultrasound with me.  We found out we are having a BOY! 

Hubbs and I were thrilled.  Of course we would have been thrilled if we had found out we were having a girl too.  We are just thrilled we are having a baby, finally. 

Tink almost cried when they told us.  She wanted a sister so badly.  I told her it would be ok, she wouldn't have to share all her girlie stuff this way.  That made her feel a little better.  Poor kid. 

I say give her a day and she will be ok with this and super excited when I let her help pick out things for his room and his clothes.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Why do I do this to myself?!

I volunteer to do all sorts of crazy things.  Not just once.  But year after year.  What is wrong with me?

VBS started yesterday.  Guess who volunteered to be a leader for the 4-6 year olds, again?  Yeppers!  Apparently I didn't learn my lesson last year.  Somehow out of the 150ish 4-6 year olds that are at VBS I ended up with some of the same behavior problem children I had last year.  And for some reason they are the ones that love me the most.  One little boy wants to share my chair, hold my hand 24/7, and when I am trying to do anything he is right behind me poking me in the back. 

I am praying for my sanity already. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer break is official.

The last day of school for Tink was Friday. She is not thrilled that school is out. She has informed me that she would like to go to school all year. Really??? Then why all the fussing when I had to wake her up for school every day? I don't get her!

For me summer break doesn't officially start until I get the first emergency call from my mom while I'm at work and she has Tink. I got the call this morning.

"I'm at the mall with Tink. They have crackle nail polish here, but she can't decide what color to get. Pink, purple, white or black? What do you think?"

I think you have got to be kidding me.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A lesson on bugs.

I love car rides with Tink. I learn all sorts of interesting things that are going on in her life at school. Today it was a lesson on bugs.

"Mom, I know why some bugs are crunchy and some are soft. The crunchy ones have an exoskeleton. Sometimes during bean bag share time Bracie in my class talks about bugs too, they are his favorite things. My favorite things are flying, rainbow colored unicorns and pink sparkles. They are awesome!"

I bet they are awesome.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I catch myself referring to the new baby by the girl name we have picked out ALL the time. I have to say, if it is a boy I will be shocked.

Car conversation

On the way to school this morning:

"Mama, Do I have a pretty voice when I sing?"

"You sure do sweetie."

"It's a secret, no one knows but you and Daddy. I only sing when I'm with you."

I have to say I was a bit shocked, Tink NEVER stops singing and making up new songs when we are together. Somehow I just figured she sings when she is at school or at my mom's too.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Off to a great start!

Much to my surprise I am off to a great start this morning.

As I climbed out of bed Hubbs jumped up and said he needed the shower first. I thought this would surely ruin any chances of getting out of the house on time. Somehow it did not. In fact it boosted my morning into overdrive.

Here's my list of things accomplished this morning:

Load of laundry into the dryer and dried before I left the house.

Load of laundry into washer to be turned on when I get home later.

Shower and ready for work.

Tink up and ready for school, without any clothing or hair issues.

Breakfast made for Tink and myself and eaten.

Lunches packed for Tink and myself.

Dinner in the crock pot and turned on, just need to make mashed potatoes later to go with it.

Dogs fed and taken out to potty.

Tink to school on time.

At work on time.

I am totally impressed with myself!

As of tomorrow I will be 15 weeks preggo. I am finally getting some energy back and the morning sickness is all but gone. Thank you God!! Hopefully I keep feeling good and can have more mornings like this.

So after work I am off to get Tink from school then home to finish up dinner for when Hubbs gets there so we can eat and get Tink to her soccer game at 6.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Little kiss up!

Tink (from the bathroom): Momma, I need to tell you something I've never told you before!

Me: I'm not coming in there to wipe your tushie, you are a big girl and know how to do that.

Tink: NOOO! It's really important! You're really beautiful momma. Now will you wipe my butusky?

Me: Hmm, I'm onto you.

Tink erupted in giggles: You are still beautiful.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Another one bites the dust.

So lately I have been on a roll. It seems like I am pissing someone off daily around here.

This time it's my mom, my brother and my SIL over a 4-wheeler.

Let me give the back story on the 4-wheeler. It is a battery powered plastic toy, like the barbie jeep type. It belonged to my parent's neighbor's grandkid. When the little girl out grew it she brought it to my parent's house and said she wanted to give it to the kids, meaning Tink and my nephews. The 4-wheeler sat on the front porch for over a year. When we moved next door to my parents Tink started riding the 4-wheeler and it eventually migrated to our shed to be kept charged. Anytime my nephews wanted to ride it they did. Last summer the battery quit working properly and Tink decided to use $65.00 of her birthday money to buy a new battery.

Last week my SIL called my mom and said she wanted the 4-wheeler at her house for my nephews, since it was theirs to begin with. Not one to argue I said that was fine, but they needed to either leave the battery and buy a new one or pay Tink $50.00 for that one. They agreed to this and picked it up on Sunday while I was not home.

After they got the toy home my SIL called and told my mom that she would give $35.00 since the battery was used. I did not feel this was right and called her back to tell her so. No one would answer my calls, so I left a message.

This ticked my mom off. She is EXTREMELY mad that I had the nerve to call my SIL and tell her she was being unfair to Tink and needed to pay the $50.00 or return the battery to me. (It's my mom's goal in life to kiss my SIL's ass to make sure she likes my mom.)

I have since seen my SIL twice at soccer and she has avoided me and refused to even look at me. This morning I get a phone call from my SIL. She was yelling about me talking to everyone on the soccer team about her and how our problems are none of their business. I did sit and talk to other mom's at soccer, but my SIL was not the topic of conversation. I'm thinking she has a guilty conscience. I told her as much and proceeded to tell her she could kiss my ass.

Wait till my mom finds out I told my SIL that! She's REALLY gonna flip!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Doxa Week

What a CRAZY week!

As some of you already know Tink and I are both part of the same dance company. She takes the Petite Praiser class, which is for 4 years to kindergarten, and I take the adult class. I have been the mom who coordinates her class for concert for the last 2 years. This semester I decided I would join the adults. I am so thankful I did! I am loving it!

Last week was Doxa week. We had class or rehearsal every night getting ready for Friday's concert. They were about 3 hours each night. Not only did I dance I also coordinated the Petite class, making sure they are lined up correctly and on stage with the right prop at the right time and behaving in the audience between their dances. I did have another mom and my mom who sat with the girls while I was on stage or changing outfits.

Needless to say, I was exhausted by Friday night. I really thought I would have a hard time going onto stage and preforming in front of approx 500 people, but I actually felt at peace and loved every minute of it.

We performed the story of Joseph. I really learned a lot doing the bible study that went along with this story. I am hopeful that everyone there now has a better understanding of the forgiveness and faithfulness that Joseph had for his family and God and will somehow weave this into their own lives.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Thanks Mom and Dad!

My parents made dinner for my birthday last Thursday. It was an interesting evening.

They made bbq chicken on the grill and my all time favorite cake.

My nephews were there. And were their usual terribly behaved selves.

My parents got into a fight at dinner.

With all the commotion going on at the dinner table I didn't realize the chicken leg I was eating wasn't fully cooked. No one else had the legs, they snagged all the breasts while I was making Tink a plate.

Thanks Mom and Dad, but next year I think I'll skip the food poisoning if it's all the same to you. I've never been so sick in my entire life!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quiet Birthdays are for sissies!

Yesterday was my birthday. I am now 34. Yeah me!!

And how did I spend my day? I'm so glad you asked!

I dropped a cranky Tink off at school and spent the school day at work.

After school I picked Tink up and headed over to her friend Lexi's house for a play date while the mommas chatted. At Lexi's we ate pizza, made cupcakes and Tink tried to break her nose. Apparently she has recently discovered she is an Olympic gymnast in training. It seems you need a running start when you try to walk on your hands. And when you do a nose dive doing this it often leads to much blood and crying and rug burn down you nose and mouth. Who knew?!

Then after all the fun was over we headed home to get soccer clothes and head over to practice. Did I mention it was parents vs kids night for a scrimmage? Of course Hubbs went back to work yesterday (FINALLY! after a 2 month layoff) and didn't make it home in time for practice. Guess who got to play? Yep, I was lucky enough to get to play!!
Yes, I am qualified to play soccer! How dare you think I'm not coordinated enough to play soccer. That's just an ugly rumor Hubbs started! BTW, the kids rocked!!

Hubbs called when we were pulling out of the parking lot at soccer. He had just pulled into town and was making me dinner at his mom's and then she was going to cut and color my hair as a bday gift. Score one for me! My MIL was actually pleasant during the visit. Shocking! Although for the record, when I mentioned the ultrasound last week she did quickly change the subject. She's nice like that. I guess I can't have it all on my bday.

So, it ended up being an interesting day and evening.

Tonight my mom is making my family dinner for my bday. My brother and his monsters will be there. It's gonna be another great evening!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

First OB visit.

I went to my first ob visit today. I found out a few interesting things.

  • We have 1 (ONE) baby on the way! Not 2 as Hubbs was predicting.

  • I am 11 weeks tomorrow. Which puts me due on Nov. 3. This I already knew.

  • I also have many small fibroids on my uterus, which will be monitored during and after this pregnancy. This I did not know.

  • I also had my first ultrasound and have pics to take home to Tink and Hubbs. Due to the fibroids I will be having MANY ultrasounds during this pregnancy.

  • And like most pregnant women I have developed a heart murmur. I did not know this was common.

  • I HATE having blood drawn! I already knew this too, just thought I'd share. I was poked 3 times plus a lot of needle wiggling to get blood today. I warned the nurse she was going to have problems getting a vein when she walked into the room. She finally had to settle on a vein on the top of my hand.

  • Lastly, I have gained 2 pounds so far. I was a little worried about this, I definatley have a pouch going on and was worried I had gained too much. I'm actually doing ok. I like to keep the weight gain under control! With Tink I gained 30 lbs, which was fine, but I then lost 65 due to breastfeeding.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Crap!!! Not again!

Yesterday at work I ran the vacuum and cleaned the office a little bit. When I got home later I had a little bit of spotting. Crap! I took the rest of the evening off and stayed in the recliner while Hubbs took care of everything. I seem to be doing ok now. I am back at work today and taking it easy here. I did this my ENTIRE pregnancy with Tink. I went between light spotting and actual bleeding. I was constantly at the dr freaking out over it. I am trying not to freak out this time around. Until my visit on Wed I am going to try to take it easy so I hopefully won't have any more problems.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The general consensus

Hubbs has been referring to the baby as "Them." As in twins. He is positive we are having twins. The idea scares me a little. I talked to one of my high school friends who had twins almost 3 years ago, she agrees that my chances are pretty good. It seems that when you are having twins you not only get large faster, your symptoms are often worse than regular pregnancy symptoms. I feel like I am the whiniest pregnant woman ever, but honestly I don't remember feeling this bad the first time around. Maybe it's just because I am older and have Tink keeping me busy that is making me feel worse. All I want to do is sleep. I could sleep all day if I had the chance. My morning sickness is never ending. I feel nasty all day every day. My boobs are HUGE! Like overflowing from my bra already. They got huge with Tink, but not this early on, it was almost to the end before they were this large. My belly looks now at 10 weeks like I did with Tink at 4 months. Maybe I'm just overreacting. I guess I'll find out what the dr thinks next week.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What's going on at our house?

I don't remember EVER feeling this crappy. EVER! This morning sickness is never ending. I might (not positive about this) feel better if I could actually throw up. Instead I feel like I am about to all day long. And all night. It's a lovely feeling. I keep telling myself it will pass and the end result is sooo worth it! But honestly, who wants to feel like this!? It sucks. In other and less whiny news: Soccer season started this week. Tink's first practice was rained out on Monday. So tonight is her first practice. Tink is super excited! There are 8 kids on the team and Tink knows 5 of them. Three are girls from her class, one is my brother's youngest son and the other is Tink's friend's little brother. Should be a fun season!! We got news that Hubbs should be going back to work next week. Oh I hope so! Money is pretty tight right now. He's been off for 2 months. My first ob appointment is in one week! I can't wait! I am at 10 weeks right now. That's using my estimation, hopefully the dr puts me there or I would be happy with a few weeks ahead of that. One of my SIL's called me earlier this week and offered us baby stuff. Things like a crib, swing, car seat, stroller and other smaller items. We have nothing left from Tink. We didn't think we would have more kids and got rid of EVERYTHING. I gave some of our stuff to this SIL and now she is returning the favor. It's great to have SILs like that! I think that's about all that is going on at our house.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend Plans

Seeing how my weekend plans (sleeping from now until Monday morning) have been shot all to heck I guess I am going to go along with everyone else's plans. But I'll probably be grouchy along the way, just so you know.

Tink has been invited to a birthday party for one of the little girls in her dance group. I usually ditch the party invites as soon as I see them, but this little girl has been Tink's friend for a while through dance and her mom and I dance together. We also do play dates for the girls on occasion, so I agreed to go to this one.

I have 15 hair bows that need to be made this weekend. I should have already had them made and delivered. I don't even have the clips for some of them and for one I need gray ribbon. Where am I going to find gray ribbon?! So, needless to say I have been slacking on these. In my own defense all I want to do when I get home from work everyday is go to sleep. I make sure Tink has her homework done and play tea party or a game with her then I am out. Luckily Hubbs has been making dinner on most nights, otherwise we would all starve.

Then we have church on Sun morning and someone has got to go to the grocery store! Sadly, it's not going to be Hubbs going to the store.

Honestly, this is usually nothing for me. I could do all these things in one day and think nothing of it. Right now I am just REALLY tired, whiny, crabby and nauseous.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's funny how sometimes you end up being friends with someone and it seems like you have been friends forever. It's like that with me and my friend Whitney.

We went to school together waaaay back when. Whitney was a little younger than me and I remember seeing her in the halls, but I'm not sure we ever even talked. She was then best friends with Hubb's twin Court, so she spent a lot of time at his house growing up.

Fast forward ALOT of years and add facebook and blogging in there and Whitney and I have ended up becoming friends. We kept saying we were going to get our girls together to play, they seemed so much alike. We finally made a date and met up to let them play. Tink usually doesn't warm up to people very fast, so I was a little shocked that within a few minutes of knowing Whitney and her 3 kids she was actually talking to them. Our girls are like two peas in a pod! Silly peas!! They were instant bffs.

All three of Whitney's kids are pretty awesome. And it's like Whitney and I have known each other forever. We have them over for dinner and play dates often.

The best part is, Hubbs even likes them. He usually shuts himself in the bedroom when I get company so he doesn't have to socialize with anyone. But seeing how he grew up with Whitney he actually likes her and stays to socialize and cooks for us. He likes her kids too. Amazing!

Speaking of Whitney and the kids, they are on their way over tomorrow evening for pizza and baking cookies. Guess that means I need to quit blogging and get my house cleaned.

Nice try!

On the way to school today:

Tink: Mom, if I'm really good at school today can I get a prize?
Me: No. You don't have a choice about being good at school and you're not getting anything until Easter.


With Tink I craved Chick-fil-a sandwiches.

This time I am craving

pot roast with gravy and potatoes and carrots

open faced hot turkey sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy

fresh strawberries


salads with baby greens, mozzeralla cheese, chickpeas, olives and loads of tomatoes


homemade french fries

Hubbs it seems is craving things like cookies and little debbie cakes. Ick!

I'm off to eat my lunch, I'm starving!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

My heart is hurting.

A dear friend of mine is going through a very hard time right now. Even though we are hundreds of miles apart and I haven't seen her in years my heart is breaking for her. Please know that I love you dear friend and am praying for you.

St. Patty's Day shennanigans.

Yesterday after school Tink was brimming over with stories of her day. They all included a pesky leprechaun that somehow got into the fortress they call a school (apparently he makes an appearance here every year.)

Looks like the litte bugger got into the school early yesterday morning and wrecked havoc on all the class rooms. Books and nap towels were pushed into the floor, chairs overturned and some put on top of the tables. Luckily Tink's teacher remembered to put out a leprechaun trap and the little trickster was caught. He was never actually seen by the kids, since seeing a leprechaun is bad luck, but the trap was still in the class room and Tink swears she heard him calling "Let me out!" That's proof enough for me!

Tink estimates him to be about 6 inches tall since the trap was only about the size of a shoe box.

And he left behind some gold covered chocolate coins for the kids. The teacher was taking him outside to be released into the wild after school.

Sounds like a fun day to me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Call from Hubbs

Hubbs - "How's your day going?"
Me - "I'm extremely nauseous today."
Hubbs - "I think you're pregnant."
Me - "Ya think?" I'd laugh if I didn't feel so sick.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I could barely get my jeans buttoned this morning.

Not good.

Tink came in while I was getting dressed. In baby talk she tells me "Awww, look you're getting a cute wittle pudgy belly. How cootie!"

Thanks Tink, momma loves you. And apparently she sees no need to wait for the baby to be born to talk baby talk to it or to me.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Baby News

Most of the people that Hubbs and I have told about the baby are very happy for us.

His mother, not so much.

When Hubbs called and told his mom her response was "On Purpose?" Hubbs told her "Nope, we haven't figured out how that happens yet." That was the end of it. She moved on to another subject.

Yesterday we went to Hubb's Grandmother's 93rd birthday. The entire family was there, we have not seen any of them since we found out about the baby.

The ONLY people who congratulated us on the baby were Hubb's step dad, Hubb's brothers and their wives and Hubb's sister and her boyfriend and the lady who lives next door to Hubb's mom. My MIL didn't even speak to me. Man, she's even lovelier than I remember her being when I was preggo with Tink.

Surgery for TInk.

Tink's surgery on Fri was a success. I was less nervous than I thought I would be. I think all the prayers helped. Thanks!

I had to get up at 3:30 to make sure we made it to the hospital before 6am. So momma was very sleep deprived. Tink was a little nervous that morning. Once we got to the pre-op room and all the nurses and the dr came in and talked to her she was ok. The anesthesiologist gave Tink the option of having me go with her to the o.r. until she was asleep. This made Tink feel much better.

When it was time to go back to the o.r. Tink decided she didn't want me to go with her. Hubbs and I waited in the pre-op room. The surgery only lasted 25 minutes total. The dr brought us out pics of Tink's belly. Looked good. No ulcers or other visible problems. Tink woke up smiling and asking to go to school.

We didn't let her go to school, but we did take her to breakfast. She ate like she was starved then slept the whole way home.

I was so proud of Tink. My baby is such a big girl.

Now we are waiting on the biopsy results to see if there is an acid problem in that belly.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Apparently I need a zipper.

So, I was just talking to hubbs and was complaining about a supplier for my bow business taking two weeks to ship items they told me would ship within 5 days. Of course when I called the supplier out on this she deleted all my comments from her facebook page and then told me it didn't take two weeks to ship. What!? I ordered and paid for the items on 2/24, they just shipped yesterday 3/9. That's two weeks!

This makes me and my business look bad. I am a little ticked. I told the woman as much.

Hubbs pointed out that when I am preggo I somehow loose all ability to keep my mouth shut. Oh well. What's a girl to do?

Anyone else have this problem?

The keeping the mouth shut problem, not the sucky supplier problem.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The ones that didn't make the cut.

We already have baby names picked out. I'm kinda weird like that. When I was preggo with Tink I had her first name picked out way before she was conceived, it did take us a while to come up with her middle name. We could not compromise on a boys name. Luckily we found out early on she was a girl so we quit worrying about it.

I have had an ongoing name list since Tink was born. This time we sat down as a family and went over the list as soon as we found out there was going to be a baby. I had tons of names that I liked. Hubbs had no additional suggestions, but vetoed most of mine. Tink had suggestions of her own, most did not make the list of options.

Tink's list:
Isabella (her favorite imaginary friend's name, also her new best friend's name)
Bella (imaginary friend #2)
Arabella (also an occasional imaginary friend)
Corrine (name of a soccer team mate's little sister)
Anyone noticing a pattern?

My list:
Thomas (Hubb's Dad's middle name)

Mary (name of both my grandma's and Hubb's grandma)
Piper (Tink has decided this isn't even a name.)
Mary Grace
Mary Claire
Arabella (Tink's only suggestion that I included in the list)

(Hubbs was pretty certain I had a presidential theme going.)

The list was much longer, these are just a few. None of these made it.

Big News!

Tink has surgery on Fri of this week. We have been managing her belly pain with acid reducers for 18 months now. The meds just aren't totally kicking the pain. We went for a ped specialist consult and they want to see what's going on in there. She is now scheduled for an upper GI scope and biopsy. Hopefully we get some answers. I am going to be a wreck the day of the procedure.

We also have good news.

We have a baby on the way! Finally!!

We have been trying for almost two years now. In fact the last time I visited my ob/gyn she wanted to send me to a fertility specialist. I declined. I told her I had put the matter in God's hands and if he thought we needed a baby, he would give us one. And he did. I am feeling so very blessed.

I am only about four weeks along right now. It is a little early to start telling everyone. But Hubbs decided he can't wait, we must tell now.

Tink was the first person we told. She is thrilled with the idea of being a big sister. As long as she has a little sister. She's determined it's going to be a girl.

Hubbs is sure it's a boy.

I just want a healthy baby and an easy pregnancy.

Tink is already picking out which toys and books she is going to give the baby. She is planning on teaching the baby to read as soon as it's born. Poor baby, it's going to have two mothers and I'm the less bossy of the two.

Last night at my dance class the other women all prayed for me and the baby and Tink. I have never had anyone pray for me before. I was extremely touched and cried. Being a part of these women is a great blessing to me. I am so happy I stepped out of my comfort zone and joined the class.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Today I went through my friend list on Facebook and deleted a few people. I feel bad about this. Sorta.

In all honesty, I feel this is something that I have needed to do for a while.

Most of the deleted friends are people I haven't talked to in 15 or 20 years and was never particularly close to even then. One was a woman who was considered my closest friend until about 2 months ago. I'm not really sure what happened to the friendship, but it has gone downhill very quickly and I fell it is necessary to cut her out of my life completely to rid myself of the negative feelings I now have toward her.

I'm feeling better already.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dear Blog,

I'm afraid I didn't realize how neglectful I had become until I clicked on view blog today. I have been reading all the other blogs I follow, just not posting here. I am soooo sorry! I am a bad blogger!

In my own defense I have been rather busy.

I have a small, but steady stream of customers over at Ainsley's Closet on facebook. Which I am LOVING! I have been making more and more hair bows and am now making shirts and matching bows and tutus. Totally cute! I am also getting special orders and love making things for all the little princesses out there. At first people were looking, but no one was buying, recently things have been picking up and it's awesome!

I joined Tink's dance group. (The adult class, not the kiddie class.) It's called Doxa Dance and is a christian dance group, all types of dance are incorporated: ballet, folk, hip hop. It's all set to christian music. Dancing is a little out of my comfort zone and I feel out of practice since I haven't danced in 17 years. This is my ME time. I send Tink home with Hubbs and I get to enjoy the 90 minutes of class with the other moms. They are all pretty funny and goofy and we do a lot of laughing during class. We also have bible study at the beginning of each class and I am learning a lot. I have been helping in the kiddie class a little and love all the girls in Tink's class. For the most part they have been dancing together for 4 semesters now and you get to know each of their personalities a little, they are adorable!

I am still working full time and enjoy my job. There are some days that it gets a little crazy at the office, but for the most part it's pretty quiet.

Hubbs got laid off last week. We're not sure how long he will be off work. It looks like it may be a month or two. This REALLY stinks! In the meantime the extra income I have from Ainsley's Closet is paying for dance classes and for soccer sign ups. Hmmm, guess having my own business is paying off a little, right Hubbs? ( Before Hubbs thought Ainsley's Closet was a big waste of my time, now he admits the stuff I make is adorable and is worth the time I put into it.)

Still no baby. Although right now with only my income that's not such a bad thing. Once Hubbs goes back to work it won't be such a big worry. Who knows, maybe Hubbs being home all the time will help in the baby department ;) With a cousin having a little one any time now and a friend from high school having one later this year I am still going to get to make all the adorable baby things I have floating around in my head.

Back to work now. I will be posting more soon. With pics. I have tons of pics to post!