Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cyber Monday

I bought one thing on cyber monday.

These TDF pennants from Iviebaby.

I LOOOOOOVE her (Elizabeth). 

As soon as baby is old enough I am getting her one of these.

DIE. Love it.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Gratitude - day.......

So I fell a bit behind....

But here is a list of things I have been grateful for over the past week or so.

The fact that besties birthday went off without a hitch. At least I think it did.
My work shower that was totally bitchin
The safety of girlbaby who took a tumble with me down the stairs
The fact that I am still pregnant because I LOVE it (I am hoping reverse psychology works on this girlbaby)
Two days with my dad and bonus mom
Caught up on the DVR...only to see it fill up again
People who tell me I look cute, because I don't
The gospel 
My Savior
Pumpkin pie
The most PERFECTION idea for one of my favorite people
The fact that I do not have to take 80 Lortab a day to feel normal. 
That my house is decorated for Christmas

Happy Late Thanksgiving


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Gratitude - day seventeen

This baby shower invite.

As I mentioned...I quit my job.

But they are throwing me a party....yep think of it....computer developers at a baby shower.

Anyway, I got this is my inbox yesterday.

It is magical.



Babies are super Rock n Roll.

PS...I love Axl....like love him. Oh how I wish for 1988.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gratitude - day sixteen

My Bestie.

It is her 30th birthday today.

Happy Happy.

She is family to me. And my dearest friend.

We have laughed, cried (yes I have seen her cry), and shared in almost everything for the past four years.

She is my person.

She knows EVERYTHING about me. There is not one thing she does not know...down to my pin number and garage code.

We both HATE the word bestie and started using it as a joke and it stuck.

We love delicious restaurants and fabulous shopping.

She is my best movie partner.

She has the biggest heart.

So Happy Birthday Aubs!!!

Today I am grateful for you.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gratitude - day fifteen

New additions.

This is Zane...he was born yesterday to my sweet sister Megan.

Isn't he sweet?

Girl Baby is so lucky to have 3 cousins born within a year of her. They will all be best friends.

I have to admit..looking at that picture just trips me out because in 26 days I will have a human that comes out of me.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Gratitude - day fourteen

Miracles in safety that have happened for this little one.

This is Catherine.

She is my sweet sister.

I have four sweet sisters that I inherited...I love them all.

Last summer (2010) my little one was in a car accident that almost took her from us.

This summer she got married and now they are expecting baby on the way.

Today she got into ANOTHER car accident.

She is ok.....baby is ok....but it was a scare none the less.

I love her...to bits and bits. And I would die if anything happened to her or her sweet little growing family.

So today I am thankful for miracles and for my Heavenly Father who provides them.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gratitude - day thirteen

My Angel.

This pic is taken after Sunday spaghetti dinner.

Most do not understand him...and never will.

He was my protector at one time.

Now he is just my boy.

He is not well behaved and he is really spoiled.

But we love him.

Funny story....

We have sweet little girls that live in our neighborhood. One day they we playing "Tangled " and they were assigning parts. Their mom asked who was going to be the evil mom. The little girl looked at her and said "Angel".

 Seriously......he can be a jerk.

But he is sweet in the mornings.

Gratitude - day twelve

Sunrise Ruby Red Grapefruit Crystal Light on ice.

I am off the Capri Suns.

I am an adult after all.

So now I drink gallons and gallons of this.

P.S. - My husband came up with this day of gratitude...but I am pretty sure he is not grateful for the five times a day he makes me a pitcher of this stuff.

It is delicious and fulfills my cravings.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Gratitude - day eleven

I have 4739485739845 of them.

I have worn them almost everyday of this pregnancy...because I did not want to wear maternity tops.

They are the perfect stretch and the perfect fit.

Every time I go to the outlets I load up...seriously I will buy 15 at a time. They have every color imaginable at the outlet.

And as the days grow closer to the due date...they are really all that fit me.

Except when I squeeze baby bump into a concert t.

Gratitude - day ten

A nice dentist.

Who will see me the same day I call about a toothache.

Who calmly gives me bad news.

And pats my shoulder when I start crying.

And all his assistants who tell me not to be embarrassed because it's normal to cry when you are pregnant.

And to his office staff who waived the exam fee.

I am grateful for my dentist. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Gratitude - day nine


I quit my job today.

I am done.

I am sad.

It has been a great place to work.

It has great people.

What will I do with my time?

Who wants to do breakfast tomorrow? Lunch? Snack?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gratitude - day eight

My husband.

I have, without a doubt, the greatest husband.

He is:


He provides for his family
He loves the Lord
He makes me laugh everyday
He tells me he loves me everyday
He is better than I am 
He will be a great father

I love him

Gratitude - day seven


Look when you have been in bed as long as I have with this Girl Baby....you begin to love Netflix.

I know they have raised their prices and they have had some dumb ideas...but....


It has kept me entertained with:

Law and Order: Criminal Intent
X Files
Star Trek
The IT crowd

And so today...a day late I am grateful for Netflix.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gratitude - day six

Sunday Dinner.


Mashed Potatoes.





Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gratitude - day five

Movie Saturday with Bestie.

We are trying to squeeze in as many as we can before Girl Baby.

Our biggest time of year is November - December.

Oscar season.

But this year is getting cut short.

And usually we see two or three a day....but my body cannot handle that right now.

But.......this will be the thing we do 15 years from now.

Also, Ides of March was goooooooooood and I am NOT a Ryan Gosling fan.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Gratitude - day four

My neighborhood.

I like my neighbors..they are fun.

We laugh and have a great time together.

We are all different and they do not think I am too loud.

I am excited for my girl baby to play in our neighborhood.

I am surrounded by supportive women.

Strong women who I admire.

But I don't like Arctic Circle.

And if you go to the car wash at 2:00 AM you killed someone and need to wash out your trunk.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gratitiude - day three

If you read my blog you know where I work.

You know what I do for a living.

You know what I have at my disposal.

You know that anonymous means nothing to me.

Because I know where comments come from.

And today I am thankful for that.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gratitude - day two

My Young Women.

This not a picture of them.

I did not feel comfortable plastering their face all over the www.

But tonight as I drove these girls around I felt gratitude for them.

They know me. They know me well enough to be sarcastic with me.

They know me well enough to tell me I am cranky.

They know me well enough to tell me I am pretty.

They are examples of strength and of spirituality.

They teach me something new every week.

I love them.

Is that reality enough?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Gratitiude - day one

On this the month of gratitude I start it out with something most importatnt.

The fact that J.Crew crewcuts now has baby.

Wait did you hear me....

J. Crew crewcuts now has BABY!!!!

Girl Baby was born at the perfect time...just like I was in jail at the perfect time (when they had delicious chicken nuggets).

So sweet November...your first day goes to crewcuts.

It's a good day.