Friday, February 27, 2009

Bible Verse of the Day

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creeped out.....long story!

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Why do I always have to be creeped out by something? Last night Jacob's biological dad started calling around 11. Time out for a little back story:


Jacob hadn't seen his biological dad since he was 4, until last year. He never paid child support or anything, and was pretty much a piece of crap you beat up on Jacob's mom. He's gotten really sick recently and I guess decided to make amends. He randomly called our house last year and we went and met him. It was wierd to say the least! That's all Jacob wanted from him...was to meet him 1 time. And after that he didn't answer his calls. He doesn't want anything else to do with him. So, he just calls at random times now and leaves messages. Okay, back to last night:


We were already almost asleep, and Jacob doesn't want to talk to him anyways. He called 3 times. He left a message the 2nd time. All it said was Jacob and Danielle this is Wayne. So, after that I got freaked out. I just KNEW that he was probably outside our house stalking us. So, I laid here for a while and then had to get up and check to make sure the doors were locked. I didn't sleep well all night, I kept thinking I was hearing things around the house. And then I'm thinking about how I'm here all day by myself and if he decides to show up, what am I going to do? Well, everything was fine today, and I told Jacob how it creeped me out. So, I come in here to the bedroom and lay down watching tv. Jacob is in the living room watching tv, and I have the door shut. He "pages" me on the phone...which I hate anyways because it makes an annoying sound, and why can't you get up from the next room to talk to me?!? So, all he says is come in here. So, I get up and go in there. He asks me if Salem (the cat) is inside...I say no, because I fed him right when we got home and he was outside eating, so he couldn't have snuck in with us. Why? Because he has "seen" someone walking behind him. The way the couch faces, if the curtains are open you can see the reflection behind you because it's dark outside. He said he has "seen" it like 3 times, and he thought it was me, but never heard the door open, and then he thought it was Salem walking on the back of the couch. And the 3rd time he was too scared to do anything except for call me! WTF! What am I supposed to do if there is someone in there? He always does this! Now I'm all creeped out! I already took an ambien so I'm going to start getting loopy here in a little bit and that won't help the situation! Back before we got married we were staying at his grandma's house in Sapulpa while they were on vacation. We were sitting in the tv room watching tv and doing homework and he thought he heard something at the garage door. So, he gets up and goes in there. He calls me in there...well naturally I don't want to go! So, sure enough I get in there and the door knob is shaking! I have my cell phone picked up dialed 911 and ready to send and he won't let me! His car was parked in the garage so he pushed the panic button on his keychain, let it go off for a little bit and then opened the door, ran to the car, flew out of the garage in reverse (thank God he remembered to open the garage door!) The side garage door was standing wide open...it was never locked because we didn't have a key to the house, so that's how we got in while we were staying there. Needless to say, that was an AWFUL night! It was a house I hadn't really ever stayed at overnight, and we weren't supposed to be staying overnight with each other because we weren't married! So, it wasn't like I could call and tell my dad how scared I was and to come rescue me! We shut and locked all the doors in the house and propped chairs up against the knobs like you see on tv! We get psychotic like that! I never stayed in our apartment by myself, but Jacob did sometimes when I would go to Stillwater to see Lisa and Kristin...and he swears he saw a ghost in there. But, then we moved down here to Beggs...this house is old, and that's creepy enough. But, it's always so damn dark! I always slept with a night light until we got married! And then he told me I had to grow up! But, I still would put a night light in the bathroom or kitchen just to cast some kind of glow throughout the house! One night I SWEAR I woke up and saw an enormous black man leaning on the bedroom door frame. I was so freaked out I couldn't move. I know I couldn't scream...I've been scared enough to scream about dreams, but nothing would come out! And I knew I couldn't wake Jacob up because he sleeps really hard and if I were to try to casually wake him up he would wake up screaming "what, huh, what" and that's pointless in that situation! So, I get up later to find that all the deadbolts in the house are still locked, so this has to be a figment of my imagination...there was no one in the house. Which makes me sound crazy as hell, but I can't help it. I swear to you he was standing there. Anyways, let's move on to the next incident where I'm in bed, Jacob comes to the bedroom door and says get up now...okay, I want to know why...just get up now. So, I get up. He proceeds to tell me there someone at the door with a chainsaw! Once again WTF! So, I have 911 ready once again, but before we can do that we have to check it out ourselves. So, we find the flashlight and throw open the other door...shine the light around...see car tracks all through our yard, and our mailbox smashed. So, we call 911 just to file a report in case someone else had issues later on that night, at least it would be recorded! So, the cops come out and decide that what Jacob thought was a chainsaw, was probably the person getting stuck in the ditch, on top of the mailbox, and then trying to get off the mailbox and out of the ditch...because the ditch is really steep right there. So anyways...add tonight's adventure to this, and I guess you could say we're freaks! Freaky things always happen...even if they're not so freaky, they will get blown out of proportion by us! I stayed in this house for 2 weeks while Jacob was in Dallas for work...I had to double check the locks several times every night, I never opened the curtains, and I slept with the tv on all night! Someone I managed to never get too freaked out! But, it is hard to get up and go to the bathroom in the middle of the night when you're not sure if there could possibly be someone else in the house with you! Anyways, I'm sure 1/4th of the people who started reading this have actually made it to this point, and right now that person is begging me to shut up! So, I'll grant you that wish! This subject will be over...but I can't guarantee there will be no more posting for the night!




so true

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I have my screen saver set to a slideshow of my pictures. So, it just pops up random pictures. This popped up just now when I walked into the room. So true! And at such a perfect time!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

overwhelmed

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It's like life changes every single day. Once I think I have things figured out, something else gets thrown in the path. As of Monday we were going to start looking for houses to buy. As of today Jacob wants to go back to teaching. I desperately need a job. But, I feel like that's the most impossible thing to do right now. I'm very obviously pregnant...and I feel like as soon as I walk into an interview the person is automatically going to say no. Therefore it feels pointless to look for and apply for jobs. This makes me feel like a failure as a wife, because I'm not doing anything to help support my family. Jacob wants to go back and teach...it's what he went to school to do. It's where his heart is. But, if I can't find another job, he won't be able to do that, because the difference in pay is just too much...especially once Alexia gets here. I feel like there's nothing I can say to make his decision easier...I just feel bad. I don't think he would have a second thought at all if I still had a job. He has said over and over again that he loves having me home...he doesn't have to worry about me driving an hour to work and back...and I do the dishes, cooking, and laundry now! But, I know that our lives would be easier if we had another paycheck. Things are okay right now with me drawing unemployment, but that's going to run out one day...and it just so happens to be right at the time when Alexia is due! I also know it's going to be way harder for me to go back to work once she gets here! By then I will have been off for like 6 months, and I will have a newborn. And not just any newborn...the miracle that I waited so long for and tried so hard for. And then I'm supposed to leave her 8+ hrs a day? I just feel overwhelmed right now. And I feel like there's nothing I can do to relieve any of the pressure!

Bible Verse of the Day

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So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish.---Isaiah 41:10-11

Thoughts on Today's Verse...Not only does God's blessing rest on us, his presence goes with us. We cannot ever be in a place where he is not with us (see Psalm 139). His presence and power will uphold us and strengthen us. No matter what may happen in and to our physical bodies or our physical worlds, in Jesus, God has given us the ultimate triumph over every enemy and all wickedness. Even Jesus' doubters and enemies will worship our Lord and kneel at his feet and will recognize that our faith is not only appropriate, but it is victorious. (cf. 1 Thess. 1)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

headaches and heartburn

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Yeah...every night for about a week now, right when I'm ready to go to bed I get heartburn. Tonight's heartburn is like the worst ever though! I can't even figure out what I could have eaten that made it this bad! Alexia better come out with a head full of hair! And who knows where the headache came from, it just hit me all the sudden...about as suddenly as the heartburn.

I went back and did the 3 hr glucose tolerance test today. It wasn't nearly as bad as the one last week. I made it through the whole test without getting sick. However, as soon as I started drinking the orange goo it brought a sick feeling to my stomach. So, hopefully I get the results by the weekend, and hopefully I passed...because I can't give up sugar! No really...it's not going to happen!

The past 2 days I've woken up at around 4:00 and haven't been able to get back to sleep. I just lay here tossing and turning in the bed...it sucks! And today when I woke up, I woke up craving this...hostess apple pie. So, as soon as I was done with my glucose test I went and bought not 1, but 2. I didn't eat them at the time...not the smartest thing...more sugar after fasting for 12 hrs and drinking the orange goo! So, I'm about to eat one now. I've woken up so many times in the past few weeks craving the wierdest foods. Wavy Lays~donuts~apple pie~mcdonald's french fries~the list could go on and on. And living in Beggs isn't the best thing when you wake up at 3 am craving something you don't have!

Monday, February 23, 2009

recipe of the day

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Chicken Parmigiano Soup:
http://www.rachaelray.com/recipe.php?recipe_id=431

Of course it's Rachael Ray! But, it was so easy and super good! I can't really tolerate the smell of parmesan cheese, and then mixed with the tomatoes it smelled kinda gross. But, it was really good! I wouldn't recommend actually putting the bread on the bottom of the soup bowl like the recipe suggests. The bread gets really soggy and gross! To me, there's nothing worse than soggy bread! Anywho~really good recipe!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Am I going to be able to do this?

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All my life I wanted to be a mom! Over and Over and Over! We've been through it. We have 3 angels in heaven waiting for us one day. We love them and miss them and think about them every single day. But, In June I will bring Alexia home. My miracle princess. She's everything I've ever wanted in a baby, and I haven't even been able to see her yet! I'm so scared that all the big dreams that I have for her won't come true. What if I can't prevent her from making the same mistakes that I made? I want to raise her to be a Christian, what if she pushes those boundaries? I want to show her the relationships that I had with my cousins: Adam, James, Zach, Lisa, Kristin, Brandon, Me, Jacob. And all the fun times that we have had together...even through adding extra people into the family...it just brings more fun. But, there's a whole other group that's forming now. Zoe, Averie, Aubrie, Gracie, Haley, Alexia, Lauren, Hope...I want them to have their own group. Where they can feel safe and go through the same things that we went through. Where they can build each other up when one falls down.
I've just worked so hard to get to this point and I don't want to waste it because I don't know how to be a great mother. I know I'll be able to give her everything she needs. I'm just not sure if I can lead her down the path that God has chosen for her to walk. I want her to meet and respect all the Aunts and Uncles that I lived with. That I grew to love and respect! I know she will automatically fit into the family. And there's not doubt she's going to be loved. I just want my fears to be relieved, that I will be able to do the right things for her. Because I've never been a mom. I've been around babies a lot. But, they weren't MY babies. How am I going to know what MY baby needs when she cries? How am I not going to call my mom crying every single day? Begging her to come live with me? I have a lot of things I'll need to get straightened out in the next few weeks.

I've come to realize:

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I've come to realize:

-the seats at Cinemark aren't made for short pregnant people.

-my couch was never comfortable to sleep on until about 2 weeks ago, and it seems that's the only place I can lay where my back doesn't hurt.

-that I watch entirely too much tv...it's practically all I do.

-that no matter how many things I have in my life that I love, there will always be an empty place in my heart.

-that I feel like my husband puts a lot of other people ahead of me.

-I have very few friends. I have lots of myspace "friends", facebook "friends", blogger "friends", CO "friends", but not hardly any real life friends.

-I want to be a mom more than anything in the world, but now that it's going to happen I'm terrified of it. I'm completely afraid of someone else's life being left in my hands.

-I pushed a lot of ideas out of my head because I was too afraid. I once wanted to be a paramedic, but I was too scared that when the moment came I wouldn't know what to do. I once wanted to be an interior designer, but all it took was one person saying that it would be a hard career and I gave that up. When I enrolled in college I enrolled as a psychology major, but I found out you had to write a thesis and I was too scared I wouldn't be able to, so I changed my major before I even made it to college.

-This blog got way too deep way too fast. I didn't intend for it to be that way! But, it seems like everything gets that way lately!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I hate my body, and it hates me back!

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I went in to do the 3 hour glucose tolerance test today. I had been fasting since midnight last night...nothing but water. I didn't sleep well and I guess once I fell asleep I slept kinda hard, because I don't remember Jacob leaving this morning(I was going to get up at the same time as him to get at the lab as soon as they open). So, I drive the 45 minutes to the lab. They draw my blood to get a fasting insuling level, then I drink the orange goo. I go sit in the lobby. I had brought a bunch of magazines and my book and some water, so I was just sitting there. I started feeling pretty sick about the 45 minute mark but I knew it was just from drinking the goo. They take me back at 11:02 to do the 1 hour draw. I go sit back in the lobby for like 10 minutes. I went to use the restroom and as soon as I got down there I knew I was going to lose it. So, after I compose myself a little I walk back to the lab. She knew immediately that I had gotten sick. She called me dr to see what to do next. They told her that I would have to do it another day. Great! I just wasted my whole morning only to get sick and have to go home. I still feel sick, weak, and tired. I'm going to call the dr's office later and ask what I'm supposed to do. I've gotten sick every time I've done the glucose test. And I can't keep fasting only to go up there and puke. It sucks!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My favorites:

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Chocolate milk!
Cinnamon toast!
I could eat this for every meal! Sometimes I do!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cricut

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I made this with the cricut. The top pictures is her initials: ARB...Alexia Rosemay Brigance. The cricut cuts the letters out and then I glued them to another piece of paper and framed them.
The second one is just her name spelled out in honeypot letters from the Winnie the Pooh Cartridge. I am in love with it! I have cut out so many things, I just need ideas for what to do with all of them. If anyone would like me to cut anything for your nurseries...I'm more than willing to do that for you! I will cut the letters (any size) and glue them to matching paper, and then all you have to do is frame them! Just let me know! Leave me a comment here on e-mail me at love1221@hotmail.com
Thanks for looking at my page! Hopefully I'll have time to make some new things tomorrow!




failed

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I failed the 1 hour glucose test I did on Friday. It shouldn't be too surprising considering I was taking metformin before I got pregnant because I was insulin resistant. But, I passed the first 1 hour that I did. And this time I only failed by 3 points. So, now I have to go do the 3 hour glucose test. Boo! I have to drink twice the amount of orange goo, and then have my blood drawn every hr. I'm not worried about having my blood drawn...I'm an expert, I could do it myself by now! But, both times I have done the 1 hour test I've gotten sick because my blood sugar goes up and then drops back down so fast. So, I can't imagine what it's going to be like this time. I also can't eat or drink anything (besides water) before I go do it. So, my system is already going to be whack...and I've grown accustomed to getting up and eating breakfast! Then there's the boredom issue. I'm going to be sitting in the lab for 3 hours! Jacob can't take a morning off to go with me, so I'll be sitting there by myself! This sucks! Everyone feel sorry for me now!The orange goo!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Bible verse of the day

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So, I know, my blogging is out of control lately. But, I very rarely have enough thoughts to compose a normal blog...so I will be posting "things" of the day. Bible verses, quotes, this day in history, random pictures, random thoughts...just whatever I come across while I'm creeping the internet that day! So, I'm sorry if you get 3 blogs from me all in one day that all add up to RANDOMNESS! That's just me! This is who I am! And maybe one Bible verse or quote will make someone's day better!

BVOTD: (Bible Verse of the day)

For over a week, John has reminded us again and again. We must love our brothers and sisters in Christ. This reminder, however, is the clincher. If we love God, then we must love his children and our brothers and sisters in Christ. Notice that the word isn't "should" or "will try" or "want to." No, we must. The Bible is careful not to put many "must do" or "thou shalt" commands in Scripture. But God's point is clear. Love of each other is not optional, negotiable, or even something to be delayed. God sent Jesus to die for the sins of all of God's children. How can we not love those for whom Christ gave so much? As Paul will say to the Corinthians, "God's love compels us!" We MUST love. ---Phil Ware
I wrote this prayer down so that I can remind myself to use it every day!
Sovereign LORD, forgive my sometimes selective practice of loving your children. I ask you now to bless, to nourish, and to sustain my brothers and sisters in Christ. I want to pray in particular for several of your children who have great trials and burdens... (please list some of those you know who need God's help). In addition, dear Father, please use me to minister to them in tangible ways. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

aggravated

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I'm so tired of Jacob having to go to work on the weekends. He had to go yesterday and he had to go today. Even though it's just usually for a couple hours it's still annoying. Last Friday night he worked all night...from like 9pm to 5am. And I know it's extra money...but still. It's the weekend, and neither weekend has he had the pager, so it shouldn't even have been his responsibility. Whatever! But then it's worse because he comes home and wants to tell me all about how awful it was, but I've been here doing stuff too. Today while he was gone I cooked dinner, washed dishes, and did laundry. He came in, ate...and that's it. Anyways...I really do love him, it's just hard. I don't know how I'm going to handle it once Alexia gets here...because I think I will really need him!
We go back to the dr. for him tomorrow. We're not really sure why, because he wasn't supposed to go back until March, but then they called him back on Friday and said they needed to see him ASAP. So, it's kind of concerning. So, hopefully everything will be okay. He's off work tomorrow for President's Day, so in the afternoon he's supposed to go 4 wheeling with some guys from work. It sucks because I think it would be fun to go...but I can't! So, what I thought would be our 1 extra day together I will still be sitting at home alone. Oh well huh! Poor, poor me!
Well, the washing machine just stopped, so I need to go switch laundry!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Bible verse of the day!

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Psalm 73:26-My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

What can truly fulfill and sustain us? Maybe the best way to answer that question is by asking another: What can we keep when our bodies are placed silently in their graves at death? Only our relationship with God and His people lasts beyond the grave. If He is what lasts, then how can we displace Him for anything that doesn't? -Phil Ware
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Valentine's Day Dinner

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Just for fun!

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Salem...I really thought he was going to use the bathroom!
24 weeks 4 days.

Why am I still awake?

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No really....why? Because Ambien sucks! I don't know what's worse, not sleeping at all, or sleeping for 2 hours at a time. If I could find my stuffing I could stuff the pillow I just whipped up. Random I know. I also attempted to make a blanket out of some fleece I found while I was looking for the stuffing. I hemmed up a pair of maternity jeans...tried to do the second pair, but the machine keeps eating my thread so I gave up. The thing that makes no sleep the greatest is that I have to go to the dr. tomorrow. Not only do I have to go to the dr, but I have to do the icky glucose tolerance test. Drink the orange goo, wait an hour and then go have my blood drawn. Not sleeping is going to mean that I will be wanting some major caffeine tomorrow, but I need to limit my sugar intake since I have to drink the orange poison. Then once my blood sugar plummets from it I will be as sick as a dog. The last time I barely made it back to the house before I passed out. Thank God I made it out of the car! I think I'm going to talk mom into driving...even though she doesn't like driving down there at that time of day....I may not be the safest driver tomorrow!
We decided that we're going to go out tomorrow night for Valentine's Day instead of trying to fight through crowds on Saturday. So, Saturday I'll just cook dinner here. We also decided for gifts we're each just going to pick out something that we want. I'm leaning towards either a new perfume or a new wallet/billfold...except I can never find one that I like! I'm not sure what Jacob is leaning towards...but I would guess that it has to do with the xbox!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Yuck!

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Dinner smells gross! It's grilled chicken pasta salad...which sounds simple enough. But, Lord knows Rachael Ray has to add all kinds of crap to it that made it smell and taste like crap! The dressing for the salad is red wine vinegar, evoo, dijon mustard, and parmesan cheese. I think it's the mixture of the parmesan cheese and the red wine vinegar that made the weird smell/taste. Maybe I'll be able to salvage the chicken out of it, because it smelled/looked really good. Anyways...then you add the chicken, grilled onions, celery, grape tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. It looks relatively appealing, but I tasted one noodle and that was it for me! That used to happen a lot though...I would cook for Jacob and then not eat it. He hasn't tasted it yet, because we didn't eat lunch until after 1:30 because he had his ultrasound on his throat/neck. They already called him with the results...nothing looked abnormal. So, where do we go from here? Who knows? I'm tired from not getting a nap today. I got my rx filled for ambien today. But my OB will only call in 15 pills because she only wants me to take them every other night. Too bad 1 pill isn't going to make me tired probably. Ugh!
Here's a link to the recipe:http://www.recipezaar.com/Grilled-Chicken-Pasta-Salad-285058

This day in History

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February 12, 2009: 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln
1909: NAACP founded
1999: President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the US Senate in his impeachment trial.
2007: A gunman opens fire in a mall in Salt Lake City, killing 5 people.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

One more:

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rwotd: random website of the day





Stimulus Bill

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The senate passed the stimulus bill. It will probably be on President Obama's desk this week! Let's hope this helps get our country out of the slump that it's in! Hopefully everyone watched the Presidential Address last night also. I think he was amazing!

Random website of the day!

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www.thisiswhyyourefat.com

Hilarious! And I (obviously) have nothing against fat people! Ha, I'm one of them! And I'm sure skinny people eat this crap too!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Random thought of the day

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40-50% of body heat can be lost through the head (no hat) as a result of it's extensive circulatory network.

The cutest kids ever!

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Zoe...my first born niece! Love her so much!
This is an old one of Zoe, but it's so stinking cute!

Zavier and Zander! The most handsome boys ever!


Averie, Gracie, and Aubrie...I think I got the twins right?!? It's still hard for me to tell them apart by their looks. Their personalities are so different though! A little over 1 pound and a little over 2 pounds when they were born...I will never forget seeing them that day! And Grace has a personality of her own!



Aubrie, Averie, Gracie, and Haley. This day was amazing!

I wish I could sleep

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OMG, I wish I could get a decent night's sleep. Saturday night I slept really well! 5 hours straight without waking up...but then last night...back to crappy sleeping! My back was hurting before I even got in bed, so I knew it was probably going to be a rough night. I woke up again when Jacob got up...so I just went ahead and got up. Started some laundry. I have everything ready to start dinner tonight..so, now if that time would just come! I took pictures of the baby clothes that I have gotten so far...but I'm not putting them on my computer yet because Jacob is going to work on it tonight...wipe everything off and start over. So, I already moved all my pictures, music, etc over to the external hard drive. I had over 8,000 pictures on here! Holy crap that's a lot! So, now I'm going to eat lunch...and probably take a nap! I know that probably won't help me sleep tonight, but I'm so tired right now!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Chicken Fried Steak!

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Yum! I made chicken fried steak for dinner tonight...it was so good! Except for stupid me forgot to buy potatoes at the store today so we couldn't have mashed potatoes with it...gah! But, we did have gravy and green beans. Anyways...here's some pictures from last night:Dad wearing his cool reading glasses! I love him!
Glen with his 32 oz. steak. He got a t-shirt and a picture on the wall for eating that!

Zavier and Zander sitting in the car waiting to leave! Zoe coloring inside. She drew a picture of a cow, bull, Salem my kitty cat, the waitress bringing our food and drinks, and me with baby Alexia in my belly! I love those kids!
And just for fun: my feet in the shoes I got for my birthday! Friday was the first time it was really warm enough to wear shoes with no socks...and I had to hem up my maternity pants in order to wear them...because of course, all my pants are WAY too long!

Baby!

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We (me, Mom, Lisa, and Kristin) went and did my baby registries today. It was super fun! And for some reason Lisa and Kristin felt obligated to buy me clothes also! I'm always down for new clothes...but I don't want people feel like they need to or have to buy me things! So we registered at Target and Walmart. I have a few things at BabiesRUs, but for the most part I'm steering clear of that place. We ended up registering for a different bedding set than I had originally picked out. The new one has more pink on it...I guess I had picked the other one out when we were still unsure of the sex, because it was more gender neutral. But, once mom pointed out the pink I just had to have it! We didn't get a chance to look at fabric today, since only certain Walmart's have fabric sections now...so that will be another day! Lisa and Kristin also brought over a TON of clothes for Alexia. It's so amazing to have all these little pink outfits in the house now! And mom and Brandon bought diapers and wipes. Oh, and Lisa and Kristin made the cutest little OSU fleece blanket...it's pink and just super cute and soft! So, I have plans to start moving stuff around this week and cleaning some more...so then there will be no reason why they can't start renovations. So, hopefully I'm able to get rid of a bunch of stuff and get everything moved out of the front room. I also made it a goal to start cooking again this week. So, I picked out my recipes for the week and we will go to the grocery store tomorrow to get all the stuff I will need. I'll let you know how that goes! Hopefully I'll be sleeping well enough to still feel like cooking! We went out to eat tonight with my parents, sisters, brother and his family. The wait was super long and we ended up having to sit in 2 seperate booths, and the high chairs didn't push all the way up to the tables...which was annoying because the babies couldn't reach the table to grab their little treats. Our food also came at 2 totally different times...our table was pretty much done eating when the other table got their food...even though they took our orders at the same time. Kristin and Brandon got their's for free I think because it was so messed up! But, it was fun to just get to hang out with everyone! I took some pictures but I'm already laying in bed...so it will have to wait until another day to upload them to the computer! Well, that's my update for the day!

Friday, February 6, 2009

October 22

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If you've seen these, forgive me...I just love them!
The guys! I love this picture of them!

The girls! I love our dresses!


We didn't have any boys to be ring bearers...so the twins filled in! Aubrie and Averie



Zoe got nervous and wouldn't walk down by herself because everyone was looking at her! So, James went back and walked with her...notice her barefeet. Mom made her dress also...and stuffed it full of little rose petals! She still doesn't like people to look at her!
The sweetest moment!
I love this man!

As promised:

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This is the scrap blanket.
Close up of the doily

Crystal Star Doily
The blanket is square, but it's too big for me to get a full picture of it from above. The doily is almost halfway finished. But, I can only do a couple of rounds at a time because my hands get sore.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

ready for the weekend

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I know that I don't work so every day is a "weekend" to me. But, I'm looking forward to this weekend. Me, my mom, and my sisters are going to do my baby registries. I already started them online, but there is stuff I want to look at in person before I choose. We are also going to look at material so my mom can recover the 2 carseats that we got...because they are both blue/white plaid, used. So, we're going to get something, probably Winnie the Pooh, to recover them. I was looking at my baby calendar today and it made my heart happy! Next Friday, the 13th, when I go back to the dr, it says that half of all babies born at that date will survive. It's crazy to get to that point. I don't want her to come that early! I want her to stay in there as long as she needs to get ready. I'm sure in a few weeks I'll be changing my mind about that. But, it also brings back up the issue of how much stuff needs to be done still. I'm ready to finish the registry, so I can check that off my list. And I'm ready to have a shower so I can see what all I'm going to have left to buy, but I don't want to have it yet because I know I'll have to bring home the stuff and just sit it somewhere because the nursery isn't ready. I've been working on a doily for the past 2 days. I did 6 rounds yesterday and only 2 rounds today. It is so small and tedious that my hands get tired really fast. I worked on the "scrap blanket" today also. I will take pictures tomorrow and post them. Anyways...just a little update!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Things I MUST have!

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Any of these candies glasses! Seriously, I love them. I have a pair of candies right now, but I got them when Jacob had vision insurance through the school when he worked there...so I paid like $25 for them. Well, no vision insurance now, so Danielle can't afford $250 for a pair of glasses!

And these orange shox! I just love them! So, there are like a million things every day that I say I need...but when I decided to post them...nothing comes to mind! What's up with that?

Monday, February 2, 2009

The most amazing thing ever!

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I must find someone to do this for my nursery!




 

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