Wednesday, December 20, 2006

This Is For You Tracy (Belly Pictures)

I don't have any before pregnancy pictures, but here are a couple of my 9th and 12th weeks (yes, I am wearing the same pants in both pictures)...

9 weeks

12 weeks

(I can't really tell much difference between the two).

My due date is Friday, June 22, 2007.

I am currently 13 weeks and 5 days pregnant!

It's only ONE!

We've heard the heartbeat two different times.

I officially outgrew my pants at 10 weeks and 1 day!

I could eat pizza for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

I could care less for chocolate (which is totally not me)!

I finally have my energy back after the first trimester.

No, I did not have morning sickness this time either!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Santa's Village

Today we all visited Santa's Village with Joshua and Abby Kate's preschool. We all had so much fun looking at all of the Chrismas stuff and visiting all of the stations that they had set up for us. Joshua and Abby Kate loved the reindeer most of all! Santa was working so we plan on visiting him tonight at the mall. Hopefully we will get a couple of good pictures with Santa and I will post them as soon as I can. Joshua and Abby Kate are getting excited about Christmas. They love to look at the lights on all of the houses (we plan on also visiting the Botanical Garden's Galaxy of Lights tonight), the snowmen, all of Santa's helpers and the reindeer. We really enjoyed our time at Santa's Village today! It was so much fun!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Sick Baby

Have I mentioned that everyone in our house has been sick?

Unfortunately, Joshua had a sinus infection for 4 weeks. That was quickly followed by the stomach bug (that we all ended up getting) and now we have a really bad cold. I feel like we have been to the doctor more in these last few weeks than we have all year. I captured this picture of Joshua the other day around 11:00. The last time that he fell asleep around that time was probably a year ago! Our doctor called in an antibotic the other day and it has made a huge difference. He is back to his normal self. Abby Kate and I are now dealing with all of the cold, congestion and cough. Being pregnant, I am pretty limited on what I can take, so I am not getting much relief. Hopefully this will pass and we will all be feeling wonderful come Christmas Day. I am ready to have my sense of smell back and taste of food!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

What Happened?

I created my blog as a way to keep in contact with my friends and family. I have really enjoyed keeping the blog as a journal of all of my thoughts. In case you have not noticed, I am crazy about pictures. Here lately, a lot of friends have gone private and I started to consider it as well. I realized that I have posted about all that is important in my life. Unfortunately, we live in a fallen world with lots of people that can bring about harm. I have always been careful about not mentioning when we were going out of town or when I would be home alone while Jason was out of town. What I have not watched closely is my name, husband's name, children's names, the city and state where I live, etc. It would not be that difficult for the wrong person to get a hold of that information and do something about it. (Call it the pregnancy hormones if you wish).

So, what brought about the private blog? Today, I was checking out my hits, and I noticed this "new" visitor. This person only clicked on the baby's ultrasound picture. I looked to see the amount of time this person spent looking at my blog and was shocked to find out that they had spent 20 hours!!!!!! As anyone could imagine, I did not feel good about this. I am a very drastic person and immediately searched blogger to find out how I could go private. It was much easier than I thought and I was allowed to choose who I would like to have access to my blog. I have talked with a few friends about this "visitor" and realize that maybe this person left the page pulled up and that's why it registered so many hours. Who knows? I feel much more comfortable about being in control of who gets to view my blog. I hope that you guys will continue to check in with us as I share about our lives.

If you know of anyone that likes to view my blog and did not get an invite, just leave me a comment and I will add them to the list.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Joshua's Favorite Commercial

As I was walking through the den the other night, this commercial came on tv. Joshua laughed so hard! I think that it is one of his favorites!

Beta Blogger

Well, I finally decided to take the plunge into the new Beta Blogger. When I have the time, I will probably change up a few things.

Friday, December 08, 2006

My Christmas Wish List

In light of Jason's most recent post, here's my Christmas Wish List....

Bath and Body Works Moonlight Path Body Cream and Creamy Body Wash


Cookbooks - I've had my eye on these two cookbooks for the past few years. Paula Deen is one of my favorite food network cooks and I would love to add these cookbooks to my collection. The Lady and Sons Just Desserts & The Lady & Sons, Too!

Porcelain Grease Keeper - I know, this one is weird! I have always been envious of my mother's grease keeper. I have yet to find one to store all of my bacon drippings (they help to make the best green beans). Well, I finally found one and would love to have it.

Personal Organizer (Medium Lilac) - My travel bag has seen better days! Time for a new and improved one.

A Romantic Getaway with Jason - I'm stretching it here! I've always wanted to go to Savannah, Georgia and eat at The Lady and Sons.

So, what's on your Christmas Wish List?

We All Got It!!!

Abby Kate's stomach bug that is!

Jason woke up around 4:00 yesterday morning and was at it until noon.

It hit me around 5:00 yesterday evening.

Joshua got it around 6:30 last night.

Hopefully we are finished!!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Not For The Weakened Stomach

Today was a crazy day!!!

I was scheduled to host Bonco at my house tonight. Of course that meant that I spent all day yesterday cleaning my house, going to the store and getting a head start on all of the cooking that needed to get done. Unfortunately, Abby Kate woke up around 3:30 (Jason got up with her - isn't he such a sweet hubby!) and she slept on and off for the next couple of hours. (She has done really well without her pacies, but she usually ends up in bed with us in the wee hours of the morning). Around 5:00 Abby Kate began throwing up. Bless her little heart! She was such a trooper and we all finally got out of bed around 8:40. Abby Kate was sick for the whole morning. I called the doctor's office and they told us to use the Phenergan that we had from her last episode of being sick. She ended up throwing up around 10 times! She went down for a really good nap and I thought that maybe the bug was gone. I decided to cancel Bonco due to the circumstances. Jason headed on up to Nashville for his grad class while I remained behind to man the fort. After a few minutes of waking up from her nap, Abby Kate was back at it again. Over the course of the evening she threw up 3 more times. Hopefully the bug is gone and no one else in our house will get it!

What a day!!!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Just the Two of Us

This past Friday, Jason and I dropped the kids off at PawPaw and Nana's house to spend the night. We traveled out to the downtown area in Nashville and decided to eat dinner at one of our favorite pizza places - DaVinci's. We use to eat there all the time in college and enjoy any chance that we get to go back. We ate every single piece of our medium pizza. (Pizza has been my BIGGEST craving so far). When we finished our dinner we realized that we had about 2 hours before our concert. We had been warned that the Nashville Gas Company was having their Christmas Parade on Broadway (which is where the GEC is) and that the traffic would be bad. That was an understatement! It took us an hour to cruise 5 blocks!!!

Once inside the GEC we had a little less time to kill before seeing the Dixie Chicks. We walked around, got a few snacks and made it to our seats in time to see Pete Yorn, the opening act. He was good, but I was there to see the Chicks! Let me tell you, I was so excited when the Dixie Chicks opened. They truly are talented artists who love to sing. The concert was amazing! They sang over 20 songs and kept it so exciting and entertaining! These girls are not only singers, they are musicians as well. I am so happy that I got to see the Dixie Chicks live! (Thank you Jason!)

Jason and I stayed out in Nashville that night. It was nice being able to sleep in! We finished up our outing with a late breakfast at Cracker Barrel. We were excited to get back to the kids, but really enjoyed our time just as the two of us!