Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Another Day

So, I'm still a ticking time bomb but my husband has forbidden me to go into labor before Friday ( he has his last work deadline then)....hmmm I'm not making any promises

Sweet Pea is obsessed with the movie Nemo and the characters. Anything that is Nemo she has to have by her when she goes to sleep. This includes the entire package of swimmer diapers as they have nemo on them and wanting to watch the movie over and over and over and over again. Aahhh when life was that simple

I completely wasted an hour of my life and 16$ yesterday as I thought I lost my drivers license last week, I waited a few days for it to show up and in the mean time tore the house apart and my car. Go down there, watched the interesting characters you always see at the dmv and got a new one. Last night I found my old license :(. I thought about how much money I could get for my old license if I (or preferably Andy) hung out on the corner of 4th street but I'm not that desperate

I was amused when the photo-taker person at the DMV complimented my child on the good set of lungs she has. I am choosing to take this as a complement and my hormones were pretty mild that day so I just smiled and walked away.

Monday, July 28, 2008

One of My Favorites

I really enjoyed our guest speaker at church, yesterday. The music was refreshing and we sang one of my all time favorite songs/hymns. As a kid, I use to listen to an animated Christian radio program and they told the story of how this one author, Horatio Spafford, after a series of events came to compose this particular hymn.

Knowing that the hymn was composed after the author had gone through so much tragedy makes it very real to me and the words clear. I hadn't thought about the hymn in a long time let alone sang it. It was a pleasant surpise.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Count Down

So I'm officially reached 'term' pregnancy. Meaning the baby wouldn't be considered early if he chooses to come after last week. So basically the doctor said any day it could happen and then he gave me what he probably considered great advice. By the way, our doctor is the best :)

He said don't think about it cause it just draws it out. How can I not think about it? Every weird feeling, every slight pain, every day that passes, the though passes through my mind. Can't really ignore the enlarging belly.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Attack of the Giant Moth

Wasn't last nights rain great!! I love summer rain, when it's cooler and the sun is still in the clouds but it's raining. That could happen just slightly more often here in my opinion but I'll take what ever we get.

We had the back door open to enjoy the air and the rain sounds and this giant giant moth flies into our house. It's the size of a small bird and just huge. (almost as big as the one in the picture above) Andy goes at the moth with a huge pillow swinging at it wildly through the air and knocking down a candle ornament on the wall. I was more grateful for the effort so no problem about the broken ornament, honey :). I get the broom and this giant insect is in our entry way and Andy and I are both swinging at it with our weapons of choice. So some how, my hair looked like a nice landing place for this disgusting insect and it lands on me!!!

I don't realize until Andy tells me to stop moving cause it's on my head! I then do the royal girl shrieking sound and start jumping up and down screaming at the top of my lungs to get it off!! My husband is laughing during this entire episode and not killing this insect as he is enjoying such a girl reaction. Boys will be boys and girls will be girls :)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ticking Time Bomb

Well I have one more month of glorious pregnancy to endure. It's not a bed of roses but I'm enjoying part of it. Other parts I'm not enjoying and Andy agrees. My major mood swings is one thing which has prompted Andy to now tentatively ask every hour "how are we doing?" and cautiously wait for a reply.

I have to say when you are feeling hot/sweaty/ having mild contractions/ and just plain blahh it gives you courage you never thought you had. Last week at the water park I nearly got into a brawl with another mom. I was waiting for a inner tube at the lazy river for probably 8 min and when one freed up another mom stepped in and took it. I promptly told her I had been waiting longer and that one was mine!!! Bring it! I was ready to take it out into the parking lot. Fortunately, she released the tube. It was at that moment, I thought it wasn't safe for me to be out in public. I also must have poked and told 5 younger kids not to cut in front of us and go to the back of the line.

So one more month of wild mood swings and general un-comfortableness and growing each day.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


I ran into one of Andy's room old fraternity mates at Wild Waters and Andy and I ended up having dinner with him and his wife as his wife has just had their 2nd son. We have kept in touch over the years and enjoy each other's company randomly. I find it easy to catch up with them as does hubby.

They both aren't Christians, but that doesn't make a difference to Andy and I. We still mention how going to church is part of our week and make references to how Christ makes a difference in our week. It's not weird or uncomfortable. It made me think though, sometimes it's easier to relate to non-believers rather then believers for me. and I was introspecting why. I love hanging out with my Christ-follower friends and enjoy the depth of conversation and being able to share with them life challenges.

When you switch groups of people, it's amazing how there is a natural tendency for one to notice differences between the two. It seems, as a whole, being with Christians, one can attach expectations and manners of conduct that shouldn't be put on a person just because of the Christian association even though the manners of conduct are usually religious rules that don't have an actual Biblical base. I'm not referring to moral behaviors but just general social behavior.

Hope this makes sense to anyone

Monday, July 14, 2008

Last Camping of the Summer

Back in early March, Andy asked me to go with him on an airsoft group family camping trip. I was hesitant as I thought the families would just watch them play airsoft (which didn't occur) and I wouldn't know a soul. Well, I decided to push myself and put some faces to the names that my husband would mention throughout the month.

This last weekend was that trip and I was happy surprised that all the husbands and wives were extremely normal and I enjoyed getting to know them....Here are some pictures. As you can see I spent most of the time wading in a creek to keep cool. Andy is in the 1st picture right in the middle (only guy without a hat :) and of course, Morgan is the cutest kidoo there with her salute and in her kitty shirt right in front.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

love/hate relationship

I inherited my husbands dog when we got married about 4 an half years ago and I love Brooks. She has a few annoying habits such as- being socially delinquent around other dogs by having to try to dominant them and barking incessantly at the mail man and trash man. I have lots of reasons to love her though as she is very sweet and pretty well behaved and mines me well.

BUT my number one pet peeve is the fact that if she is left outside for a long amount of time (7-8 hours) she gets destructive and chews on trim outside our sliding glass door. Andy has already replaced the trim in the last 6 months. Soo on Wednesday when we were going to be gone from later afternoon to the evening we left her outside so she wouldn't have an accident in the house. Not an unreasonable amount of time

We come home around 9:30 pm and as we pull up, we hear this howling/whining sound. Over and over again, it's Brooks, crying in the backyard. It sounded really sad and I felt bad for her. Then we come in the house and Andy looks at our outside trim. It is ruined...AGAIN!!!!

Any sympathy I had for her whining was quickly replaced with anger!!! Wretched dog! Even at 10 and 1/2 years old, dogs can be destructive. Next pet is going to be an outside cat or we'll just stick with the fish.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Wandering Neighbors

The house across from us and to the left is a rental. There have been a few characters who have lived in it over the past few years. When we first moved into our current house, there was a cop who lived there and then a bunch of hibbies moved in after that. They were very interesting with weird colored beat up vans pulling up at all times during the night and day. They eventually moved out and abandoned one of their cars across the street for the city to take care of.

The current residents are a single mother of 3 who dates a guy from South Africa. He smokes outside occasionally but is usually gone. Seeing her makes me have much compassion for single moms. It's almost comical to watch her. Wherever she goes she runs full steam!! no joke, taking out the trash, putting in a load of laundry. And there are times where there is much screaming taking place. I'm guessing the kids are 8, 6, and 2. Don't worry this is going somewhere....

I was looking out my kitchen window and I notice a little boy going down our street pushing his big car toy. I'm expecting a sibling to run after him, but no one does, and I watch as he goes down to the end of our street makes a left and is going down the street that leads to Kings Row (which is a very busy street). Figured I couldn't live with myself if I didn't do anything and ran after him. He couldn't have been much older then Sweet Pea and I tried my best sweet talk to get him to turn around and take me to his Mommy. This lasts 10 min and he finally turns around and is going to take me to his mommy (at this point, I don't know he belongs to the single mom).

His 2 siblings come riding up on their bikes and they yell at him for leaving the house. We are almost to his house and his mom comes running out like a maniac, I would be maniac-like too if I thought I'd lost Sweet Pea so I understand that. She yells at her two older siblings how they were suppose to be watching him and how careless they are. She picks up the the younger one and proceeds to chew her other two kids out and they all go into the house. I'm sure she was embarrassed and that is probably why she didn't even look me in the eye. It was sad how Andy and I knew that the 2 older siblings where getting yelled at big time or getting a spanking.

I felt sad for the siblings as they seem to have to take on an adult role cause there is just her in the house. I have alot of compassion for her and couldn't say I would look after my kids better if it wasn't for my husband's extra eyes. It's hard though to see such young kids having to be the 2nd adult in the house and play a parental role. I hope I have a chance to get to know her.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


I haven't posted pictures in a while. So here they are. This summer is a relaxing one for me. For one, I'm not working outside the home but get to stay home with Sweet Pea. We've been going to the water park every week and Morgan is getting braver on the slides and so is mom :) (toddler slides that is, I know that's pathetic).

I'm sure I made more then a few people laugh as I, a 8 month pregnant lady, was trying to get into an inner-tube, trying not to get swept away by the current and then frantically reaching out for a toddler standing on the side of the lazy river in a huge life jacket. Free entertainment!

Fall is my favorite season, but summer is a close second as I love eating dinner outside in the summer and laying in the grass in the evening. Sitting over a air vent cause I'm seriously having hot flashes in this pregnancy and watching Andy read to Morgan is a 3rd favorite activity.