Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lilly is 4 Years old today!
















Yes my little sweet pea is 4 today. It's amazing how fast they grow. She isn't a baby anymore she is a kid! She is still my darling sweet child though. She is fiesty and stubborn but the moment she thinks she hurt someones feelings she will run over and kiss you and tell you " i still love you, ever" and she wont stop until you are happy again. She makes me and everyone else around laugh constantly with her silly sayings and the ideas that pop into that head. It really is such a blessing to get to be around children. I feel very blessed to have such a sweet little lady in my life. She is excited about having a baby sister. She was so set on it being a brother in there that I was a little worried she wouldn't be happy if it was a sister but she just loves the baby already. She comes and kisses my belly from time to time and pats the baby in there and talks about her and emma and baby being sisters. I just have a very sweet little girl. God couldn't of given me a better gift 4 years ago and I'm excited to be getting another one from him shortly. We aren't celebrating lilly's birthday today because allan is gone to africa and well we just had christmas so it would be a bit overwhelming. We will celebrate at the end of jan probably when Dad gets home. But since it is her special day I'm going to spend some extra time playing with her and doing some fun stuff just the two of us. First off is some breakfast. She wakes up every morning and tells me "it's morning time" then the next words out of her mouth are "i'm hungry and thristy too" So i think i'll get a jump on it this morning.


Happy Birthday my sweet LILLypad.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

christmas dinner party pictures

there really are more on shutterfly too!









a few texas pictures

these first two are of me and mom going out to the ballet the other night.




















there are more on our shutterfly..









Merry christmas eve/ its a girl!!!

We had a wonderful party last night. Lets see there were so many people.. Ana and jeff and zane came. Keane, mom, aaron, karen, lynette, serrah, john, payton, cynthia, sean and then all of us. It probably doesn't sound like that many but it was a house full. We had a wonderful time. Allan cooked the crablegs (with my help) in the garage with the boys on a new toy he picked up at home depot. I cooked a ham in the house and mashed potatoes, salad, garlic biscuits, brocolli and cheese casserole then my mom brought beans and corn. Serrah brought more rolls. cynthia brought deviled eggs and ana brought cream puffs and karen brought a cake and keane brought cheesecake and a cake.. are you catching on to the fact that there was alot of food but even more deserts. All the food got devoured but i have a ton of cakes, cookies, and sweets that i need to find a new home for. Seriously some of them are unopened not touched and need to stay that way and go to a new house. lol..
Okay for bigger news.. WE are having a GIRL. Yes we are having another little girl. That will be three for this household ( i have a step daughter emma and then one of my own Lilly for those of you that don't know). So we are adding another little girl to the mix. So now we have a little prayer request. The bleed I had went away but now they have new concerns. It looked like my placenta is a little low. It could move up when my uterus grows a little which happens at the end of second trimester begining of third. So they want to see me again in two weeks to see if it has shifted. They were a little afraid that i had placenta previa which can correct itself but it is something that can prove to be serious not only for baby but also for the mother if there is bleeding. Bleeding doesn't tend to happen till the end of second trimester early 3rd but if it happens i have to go to the ER and go from there. For now they just said to watch for any signs of bleeding and we haven't had any. I'm still on hip rest.. very strict hip rest and the doctor also gave me a talking to about lifting cause she knows i'm a nurse. So i'm going to be trying to not work much for th enext two weeks and then see what they say on the 6th and then i may not work at all or who knows.. we will see. So please keep us in prayers until we know more. This pregnancy has been a roller coaster let me tell you. There are more details and treatment things but I don't want to go to far into it until we know for sure. It's a little scary but not that uncommon. It happens in 1 out of 200 pregnancy's and well having a c-section before can lead to it so maybe that's why.. who knows. Anyway celebrate with us in finding out that it's a girl and pray for us about the upcoming stressfulness. Thanks. Hope everyone is having a merry christmas.!

Friday, December 23, 2011

little quick update

today im heading into work (just for a few hours). this afternoon is our ultraouns also why im only working a half day. tonight is our christmas dinner that im hosting and hoping i get some help cooking lol. so those are todays plans and i will take pictures. i also havent forgotten that i havent uploaded any pictures of texas trip.. i know and ill get there but it may be in jan.
so ihave to tell you about what else i did... i went to see moscows great russian nutcracker ballet. this is the first ballet or even real play that i have seen. it was amazing. my moms friend bought her two tickets for christmas because she knew mom had always talked about taking me and every year we have came up with excuses to not go. one excuse is that tickets arent cheap.. i couldnt believe that there were parents who bought these crazy expensive tickets for children in there. they are close to 100 bucks and there were t year olds closer to the stage.. seriously? girls got very dressed up to. like christmas gowns. anyway by the middle of the show i changed my tune. it was all so amazing that i decided i would think about taking the girls maybe next year. at intermission the little girls er dancing around like ballerinas in their gorgeous christmas gowns and i imagined that their heads were filled with images of sugar plum fairies. lol it was the cutest thing watching these tiny girls all dreaming of being ballerinas. so next year im going to see what farther back tickets might be like and perhaps take the girls. its a little like going to a ball. i really enjoyed it!
so stay posted to find out the sex of the baby. im really hoping it cooperates today and isnt shy. anyway have a great day!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

baby keyes update

ok i thought that maybe i should give an update on the pregnancy/baby business. its still going. i think we are 17 weeks today. i am not feeling it kick or move very much yet. its like a tiny bubble popping in there when i do feel it and its usually not more than one bubble pop at a time. maybe it will start moving more in the next few weeks. i kinda like when you feel them in there. it makes it more real to me and reassures me that they are in theredoing ok. other than that im still not feeling awesome. i think it may have gotten a bit better but my morning sickness with this one has definetly lasted into the second trimester. perhaps it is just payback since i didnt have much with my first child. if this was our first child i dont think we would have any more. so we get to find out on the werd what this baby is. i still dont have a strong feeling but im leaning towards another girl. i have had two dreams where it is a girl lwith dark hair so thats why im thinking girl. no other reasoning. just dreams. thats really all i know for a baby update till the 23rd. today im headed into work. wish me luck cause i havent been there in weeks now due to our vacation. after work we have a christmas party allan wants to go to. im going to try and make an appearance if im not just wiped out. allan is taking thegirls christmas shopping today. thats all thats going on in our world.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Home sweet Home!

We finally made it back home. It really has felt like a long trip. I mean like we were gone forever. We had such a good time and got to see just everyone down there in texas. FRiends and Family! So fun. But it feels good to be blogging from my home computer in my pajama's.. hehe! I just looked at the clock and realized it's almost 11pm. We got home around 3pm today and have been busy since then. I dropped off presents at my mom's house and let lilly see LALA and Aaron. WE visited for a while then we came back home and allan has been busy fixing our security system. We have always had one but never plugged it up so he has been testing it and getting it working the way he wants it before he leaves again. ;-) So lilly and I watched some movies tonight. She loved the frosty the snowman show and rudolph show. We set the dvr to record a ton of christmas shows while we were gone so her and emma can watch one or two every night before christmas and drink hot chocolate till there hearts are content. Well that is if i go to the store tomorrow and get groceries because let me tell ya.. this house is bare! i didn't get any groceries before we left thinking it would go to waste or bad before we got back. WEll it shows.. nothing in the house at all. We are going to have to eat breakfast out in the morning cause i can't even offer allan and lilly cereal cause we don't have milk in the house. lol.. So grocery shopping is a must tomorrow. I also have to go get a TB test done at work. It's free if i drive up there and apparently mine expires tomorrow and they really need me to work on sat and i can't work if i don't have it done soooo guess i'm driving up there. I talked to my friend niki that I work with tonight on the phone and she is working tomorrow so at least i'll get to see her for a few minutes. She said it felt like i had been gone for a month and she is having sarah withdrawals.. lol. We are still having a christmas dinner at our house probably on the 23rd so i'm hoping her and her husband finally make it down. Allan hasn't met them yet so I'm pretty sure he thinks I have make believe friends, but they are real!
anyway I still plan on posting pictures but our computer is on the fritz half the time so i haven't decided wether or not I should try to upload from a new camera onto this computer or wait.. or what. We are at a crossroads deciding to buy a new computer or not. WE just bought a new monitor but it looks like the motherboard is going out too now so I should have just bought a whole newe thing probably. Oh well.. I'm sure we will figure something out soon. Good night everyone!

Monday, December 12, 2011

end of the trip tonight!

well our texas trip is going good. we are leaving tomorrow morning. we are playing some late night poker and we had delicious texas bbq for dinner. tonight we are with my friend jenny morgan in austin. i havent seen her since i got out of the navy so its really fun to get in a last minute visit and meet her kidos. ill post pictures when i get home.
have a good mondays.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

We made it to Texas

We made it to texas on sunday afternoon. We stayed the night in fort stockton the first night on the road and then ended up here in rockport on sunday. We had a nice dinner with opa and dd ( my grandparents). DD has been feeding us so good. She is a wonderful cook but we have went out for several meals too. She cooked up chili and tamales for the first night we were here. We had a delicious breakfast casserole that i want to get the recipe for. It wasn't anything crazy just eggs, sausage, cheese, etc but it was so yummy. We went out to a chinese buffet that was amazing. They had just tons of choices and you could get it like mongolian style fried up for you in the back of the buffet. Today we went to aransas pass and went to a place called the butter churn. It was another buffet. ( i think they have discovered all the good buffets here, i'm not usually a big fan of buffets but they were clean and the food was great at both) This one had home cooking. about 6 or 7 different main meat dishes then a ton of veggie side dishes and a really good salad bar that had peppers which made me happy. I realized that I have talked about the food only on here but being pregnant all this yummy food is making me happy.
We have had story time many times since we have been here. It's so good to hear all the stories and laugh with family. Oh and my aunt sue is here till tomorrow. So we didn't know if we would even get to see her this trip and we have gotten to spend a good chunk of time with her now. I'm glad for that too. We have wrapped presents and put up dd's tree and decorated it. Lilly is behaving pretty well. She is laughing and chasing allan around right now but she just loves all the animals here. She thinks that opa has a airplane in his yard. Its actually a small sail boat but i let her go ahead and believe opa has an airplane in his yard. lol.. We went and sat on the sailboat for a few minutes just to show it to allan i think. We are hoping to get to go sailing tomorrow but it has been very windy. Too windy for sailing. Opa has some older sails so they wouldn't do good in wind. Anyway i'm going to go watch " the help" good night!

Friday, December 2, 2011

holiday busy season...

Hello all,
I have been busy and neglecting my blog. I am still really busy today but thought i might squeeze a little blog in here. Allan made it home late the other night and we have been going and going since he got home. Yesterday we went to the mall so allan could get some ideas for me for christmas.. lol and we were wasting time while my car got a oil change and a look over before our big trip. We picked up emma from school yesterday and we went to dinner at olive garden last night. Yummy food. We watched christmas movies with the girls after dinner and bathtub time and had hot chocolate. This morning allan is taking emma to school and lilly is still sleeping so i'm up enjoying the news and blog by myself. Today I have to get some homework done. Unfortunatly. I am soooo over these stupid classes. Every instructor I have grades my papers differently when it comes to apa format. Our school has an online resource that gives you purdues online writing lab's examples and instructions to follow. So that is what I use. I guess it's not what the teachers use to grade. So I'm not totally complaining cause I got a 95% and 100 on my two papers that i have turned in with this instructor. It's just her comments that bother me. " sarah, the academic world uses apa 6th edition and so does this university. I don't know why you would think your title page is correct. " and " this is your last class, you need to get apa format down" So of course it rubbed me the wrong way and i wrote back and said I used the one your school puts out there which happens to say it is 6th edition 2 copy and it's disappointing that the teachers don't grade according to what the school says is the way to write it. It's in the schools writing lab section... then I copied and pasted exactly what it said for me to do that i did do and where it got it's info. So i stillhave no idea where she is getting her info but it's enough to drive me crazy and I have another paper i need to get done today.
Anyway, I also have a doctor apt today . we don't get an ultrasound just a regular apt but we do get to find out when our ultrasound is and that means we get to find out what the baby is. I'm thinking it will be on christmas week. well sometime around then.
We also have to get all packed up today for our texas trip. I got our christmas presents mailed out to everyone that lives far away already since we will be gone for quite a few days. I haven't packed a single piece of clothing though. yikes. lol.. So i need to do some laundry and get to packing between papers. I think that lilly may go visit lala today so that I can get some things done and she will have fun. Allan needs to get a haircut today. poor guy came back all shaggy from being gone for a month. it's the longest i have ever seen his hair. i'm not sure what else he has planned though.
Well i better get to it. happy holidays everyone!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Only a few days late.. haha

Sorry we are just busy around here getting ready for allan to come home and finishing our shopping and wrapping of christmas presents. I have an appointment or work every day this week and I only work one day. I am getting my hair cut and colored, I have to take my car in for an oil change and to make sure it's trip ready, I have a doctors apt for the baby, just something every day. Allan comes home on wed night late. Thursday we are picking emma up from school so she will get to see him before we head to texas on saturday morning.
Our tree is up and decorated, there are presents under it, I only threw up once this morning.. so I'm feeling accomplished. HAHA. Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. We did.

Friday, November 18, 2011

is this plant real?

Okay seriously I'm starting to wonder if i have an everblooming hibiscus. This thing was planted in early or mid april and it was blooming then but only about a 3rd of the size probably. Well it's thanksgiving week and the thing is still blooming. It has flowers on it but it also has a ton of buds. I think it might bloom all year. lol.. I love it and I think I'm going to have to plant like 5 more in other colors to see if i can have the same luck with them.
On a different note, Lilly and I went out to dinner with Jenn and Emma tonight. I told lilly that we were meeting some friends. When we walked in i was expecting her to immediately see emma but we walked down the line of tables and she stopped at the first random table who had a kid at it and surpised the boy sitting there lol. She pointed at him ( with her middle finger which is her habit now) and i think she was telling me that she found our friends. LOL. Emma ran and hound her right before I had to open my mouth to explain my kids confusion. They were very happy sisters to see each other. Emma wanted to either come over or have lilly come stay with her but I have to work and Lilly told emma she was too scared to go and that she would when she gets bigger.
So now lilly and I are home on this friday night. I'm already in my jammies contemplating trying to write yet another nursing paper ( yes I know it never ends.. but the light at the end of the tunnel is there cause it's my last class). Anyway, I guess i'll go check on lilly and see if i can type some of this paper up before I have to go to bed.
good night

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

update

Well I haven't been staying up on blogging. I think if i get a weekly one in then i'm doing fairly well. Today lilly and I wrapped more presents. We started a box for her cousins that live in north dakota. We are still waiting for a couple of their presents to get here in the mail then we will be able to ship it out. I have a christmas room going on right now though. I want to get it done so i don't have to rush around crazy in dec. We are going on a big trip to texas so I just want to be able to relax and enjoy it and know that all the christmas stuff is done for when we get home. I still want to see some snow this year so we might head up and get a cabin in feb when allan is home just for a weekend family trip. I also would like to go see my dad so I might do that in feb . When allan is home in april I doubt i will be wanting to go and run much since i will be about 8 months pregnant by then. I start cooling my jets around that time I think and then we don't start doing much until the baby is about 5 or 6 months old. I just like to adjust to a new family member and be still and quiet. Plus I hate packing for baby stuff and until 5 or 6 months they are so little and they need everything which just makes traveling a big pain unless your driving. Now once they start being crawlers and get a little bigger I 'm totally okay with going again. Anyway, so that last feb trip to see the snow is probably the last one we will take till maybe this time next year. I'm tired of being at home and I want to get out and do stuff right now though. I can't wait for allan to get here so we can head to texas and well just cause I miss him. Lilly has made a little list of things she wants him to get done for her. I guess it's a "fix it" list. she thinks that only daddy knows how to fix things that have broke. She told me that he is smart and he would fix her bike bell. lol.. so now she has a few things on her little list for daddy to fix when he gets home.
We are picking up emma today from school. In fact I better get going soon. She is just coming over for a little while today cause i have to work tomorrow and she has school but i think it helps her mom out if i pick her up on her early days. I think she has an early out day monthly on a wed. It's not too bad and nice to get to see her. Lilly has asked me about 20 times to go get her today and i keep saying "not yet". Well it is finally time so I guess I'll wrap this up for now and write more later

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

christmas shopping..

Yes today I did some christmas shopping. I should of done some for the out of towners that we send gifts to but I didn't I only started with my own family. It was fun though. I started on ebay and found some good deals on items that i had been looking for. There are a few more kid items that i'm going to have to research up.
After I got done with ebay I went to explore another store or two in town and found more good gifts so I loaded up. Lilly i'm sure thought it was christmas already . LOL.. i'm sure she will forget what she saw if she hasn't already. She found an adorable hat that i let her wear and people kept commenting on her all day. She did look so cute in it. I will take a picture next time i see her in it.
I left her over at moms so that i could have some alone time. I first came home and wrapped a dozen presents and ordered pizza. It was fun to be home alone and do my own thing. So that is what i did. Then the fun was over. I started on a paper for my stupid final. It is sooo long. 10 pages of crap. that's long to me. I can write a 2 or 3 page paper no problem but I don't have the hot air to go on and on with a topic. I have already said all i want to in the first page or two. I tend to just get things out quickly and be done with it. So I have been reading and highlighting quotes for the last hour or so. Now i'm tired of that. I have to work tomorrow. I was suppose to work today but my friend worked for me but she got sick today so now i have to work for her tomorrow. So I guess I will. .. boo. Cuts into my final writing time. I'm not sure which one i'm enjoying more. LOL. so for now I'm going to go look at my christmas presents cause it brings a smile to my face and forget about all the other crap. Then it's off to a hot bath and bed. I'm tired. nighty nite!

Monday, November 7, 2011

have you used one of these ever??

Hello! So yes this morning I tried an intelligender test. I have to say it was just for fun. We have every intention to get an ultrasound and see what the baby is for real. We aren't going by this test. We are not painting the nursery blue or anything. But I thought it would be fun just to see. I think as soon as your pregnant most women want to know what they are having so It would be neat if these tests really could work. With that being said they don't have the best reviews alot of false positive boys but not as many false positive girls. So we aren't holding our breathe over here. But has anyone else taken one? I'd love to hear if it was right or wrong or what.. ;-)
I posted on facebook to see on there if any one has. I have alot more friends or followers on facebook so I thought I might get more answers over there. Jenn you should get autumn one for her baby shower for fun. ;-)
Have a great day! Gotta go do some homework...booo hisss

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Father Daughter Dance Medley



I just had to post this. It was the cutest father daughter dance I have seen. That father gets brownie points from me. It was posted on yahoo's webpage last night and I clicked on it. It was so cute I just had to share. I can't believe he learned all those dances. What a nice daddy! enjoy .. I did.

Friday, November 4, 2011

baby update

WEll we are at week 11. Today I had an apt for another ultrasound. IT was a girl that i hadn't met before. She seemed a little flustered and well i had to tellher we were looking for a bleed and she started measuring something on the other side and i told her that the last two times they measured the other side and she laughed and said that sometimes vessels can look like bleeds.. well i'm a nurse but really i never look at ultrasounds in my line of work but i have even come to know what this little bleed looks like and i was pretty sure it looked smaller to me.. anyway she finally measured something that i thought was the bleed. I got no good pictures of the baby however. It was moving and fiesty in there. So i waited for the doctor and She told me that the bleed has decreased. it went from 1.6x 1cm to 1.3x 0.8. so it's getting smaller. ( happy face here) however she told me that we will wait until 18 weeks to check it again and she thinks that it should be gone completely by that point. That's in 7 weeks.. she put me on pelvic rest till then. I'm not a happy camper but at least it's not bed rest which would drive me insane. Oh and at 18 weeks she is sure that we will be able to tell the sex. I hope so other than that STill same instructions not to lift and ect. I go back in 4 weeks for a regular check up and I think i'm going to see if they will just check for the bleed then. I want to be done with it. I don't want to take it easy for so long.. it's driving me nuts. lol.. anyway, she also said that my labs were all great. THE VA had tested for everything i mean everything blood levels are good, they tested all stds even HIV and negative for everything.. ( weewhh i was worried.. that's my sarcastic sense of humor coming out) No abnormal protiens in my pee or anything. They said even though I had gestational diabetes last time that i still didn't need to get the sugar test until around 24-28 weeks. I'm glad i hate that thing. I may check my sugar tomorrow at work just to see what it is. Yes i'm going to work tomorrow. It's a saturday and i'm sure it will be slow so i'm okay with it. Plus everyone I work with knows I can't lift so everyone is protective of me. It's a little funny. But I'm happy for the extra help. Usually I have to go hunt down some extra help from the nursing aides but now they are right around to help. It's cute. okay gotta go.
goodnight.

lilly and aaron sharing a favorite past time. lol







video

Thursday, November 3, 2011

goodnight moons weekly link up



Okay I know this is a random one. I wanted to post it a while back when i saw it on the boomerang channel, i think. Lilly gets so excited when she sees this cartoon come on. I use to love to watch it as a child too and well i watched an episode the other day and thought.. a little inappropriate for a 4 year old. haha. Seriously they smooch and well they are rockstars. So we haven't been watching too much jem lately to say the least but I still thought it was a good flashback and I wanted to share it. Oh and there was a song on the episode I watched that totally talked about making love.. umm yeah gotta turn the channel jem sorry!
But you guys go ahead and rock out. ENjOY!

some halloween/ farm pictures

these pictures are not in any order. this is lilly at the end of the night showing off her candy pile.

Uncle aaron stretched out in the front yard after he started a fire for all of us.

I dream of Genie pose. Emma with her mom and aunt autumn.

Allan and the girls at the farm waiting for the pig races.

Sisters being sweet.

A picture of our front yard before the trick or treaters started coming.

Lilly loves LALA for opening candy pieces for her. LOL

I'm not sure what emma is doing here but I think she thought she was an egyptian dancer for a minute. Anyway she was cute and funny.

The girls at the farm on a bumblebee ride.

Going into the farm.

video of lilly with her candy on halloween

Sunday, October 30, 2011

misery!! horrible itchy misery!!



Yes it's horrible itchy misery. I decided that i hate stretch marks and I don't want any more than I already have. So I went out and bought a thing of wonderful tummy butter. It's basically coco butter. Guess what? I used it two nights skipped a third night and woke up with the worst horrible itchy tummy in the world. I have tiny dots everywhere. Guess who is obviously very sensitive if not allergic to coco butter? I'm not allergic to anything. NOTHING ZILCH!!! but when i get pregnant I become super sensitive. I had the worst rash in both armpits from deodorant the last time i was pregnant and i switched numerous times. Well this time my belly is on fire. It's one big mess of itchy horribleness. I'm going to go soak in the tub and put more cortizone cream on it. good night!

dont get comfy..

yes don't get comfy with this background it isn't staying either. I just don't have time to fix things and pick out a different one. I was trying this one and decided nahh.. so we will change it soon but for now it's here even with a ding dong header. lol
what else?? oh baby news for today is that we have names picked out. We have had the girls name for quite some time already so i think we have already told people so i'm going to share it on here. If it's a girl we will name her Olivia grace keyes. If it is a boy well it's a surprise and we aren't really worried about anyone naming their kid the same thing because it's diferent enough but not eccentric. And that's the only clues you get about that. We have another ultrasound on Friday so I'll post how that goes later.
We had a wonderful trip to the schnepf farms. It was fun for all. We rode rides ( by we i mean they) the girls loved the little gravity coaster. We had dinner by one of the stages with a band singing familiar songs by johnny cash and other oldies. The dinner was okay but they had corn on the cob that must have been right out of their fields and it was amazing! i made Allan go back thru the line and get me another piece and i didn't even care that it was overpriced at 3 dollars. lol it was good. ( this baby has me craving all sorts of things, first it was beef jerky at 5 am, then i wanted sweet stuff like slushies and milkshakes, but now it's been veggies like corn and salad. I want a salad all the time.. but I haven't been eating that many of them because I want a salad for a king not just some lettuce in a bowl. haha)
Anyway, the farm was so fun and have i mentioned that lilly is obsessed with mario and luigi? yes she is she loves the video game and picked a video game character for halloween costume. well when we were leaving the farm and the kids were tired and pouting lilly's eyes suddenly lit up and she took off running away from me and i went following her and she was saying " hello mario" one of the boys at the farm was dressed up as mario. SHe went and stalked this kid down saying " hello mario its me lilly" she wanted to hug him and stuff but i don't think he was feeling the same. I think he had a disorder of some sort he had very jerky movements and couldn't stay still but he was friendly and said hello. His family thought it was cute that she was so taken with him. So i let her say hello a few more times before i drug her off out of the farm. HAHA.
And with that note I'm going to sign off of here cause it's my hubby's last night home. He goes to Africa again for a month. So we are going to go have dinner with mom and aaron at san tan flats and relax for a bit. hope everyone has a very fun and safe Halloween. I'll be sure to post pictures later.

Friday, October 28, 2011

pumpkin carving

allans ghost pumpkin



my face. it has two teeth.



the girls made a cat bat with a little help



allan hard at work




emma hard at work



dad got out the power tools.. yes he really did.



lilly kept telling him that he was cheating.



she ended up touching the pumpkin "guts" but it took her a while to give in.




it really is time for a new camera, I'm asking santa for one this year. Mine is just no good. I hate not being able to capture good pictures. But stay tuned we are going to the farm tonight for some good family fall fun. More blurry crappy pictures to follow lol.





hello happy halloween weekend/fall/whatever

We have emma right now. WE met up with her on wed at her schools family night. It was based on having fun with math. So emma, her mom, allan, me and lilly ran around doing math problems and had fun. we got to see her school which was nice.


Today was crazy hair day. I got to experience what other moms have complained about.. when your kid tells you that it's crazy hair day at bedtime the night before and they have high hopes of how crazy they want it to be.. or like other moms might complain of cupcakes the night before, etc.. So i told her I would get up and help her gt ready in the morning. Her dad usually does it and takes her to school, but i knew if he did crazy hair day it would be crazy but not such a cool crazy that she wanted. lol. (he is a little better at girls hair but hasn't mastered it still, he gets credit for trying though)



So this morning we got up and i did her hair in 5 minutes and she loved it! we had glitter spray that you can't really see well in the picture. I stood the braids up with straws in the back of them. LOL.. and sprayed them with glitter and hairspray. She was thrilled with how crazy she turned out. I gave myself props for even being this creative on a last minute with no real crazy supplies.



Friday, October 21, 2011

Doctor visits, family time, pictures

Well this morning was my ultrasound and i know i had a very nice happy ten things that i was happy and thankful for before this post bt i'm going back to my grouchy miserable self right now.. lol. Okay for those of you that know me you know i'm not that miserable but i can be grouchy. Today set the mood early. I woke up and started guzzling water cause it was my ultrasound day. I had about an hour so i thought i better start putting away the water. i put a bunch down my throat got dressed tried hard not to pee and went downstairs to ge tmy keys and hope if i got there a bit early i would get to go in quickly and then get to pee.. you ladies that have had early ultrasounds have to know what i'm talking about. being pregnant you have to pee always anyway and having someone tell you not to pee makes it worse but when you have to fill your bladder on top of all that.. well it's almost impossible i have found. Anyway as i'm getting my keys i hear a message on my phone and it's the doctors office calling to say the doctor ( like all OB doctors) is still in surgery and they have to move my apt till an hour from now.. ughh!! Anyway I decide to just get in the car go get some breakfast and a sprite to keeep drinking and do some thinking in their parking lot. I like moments to gather my thoughts randomly. Well.. while i was in the parking lot I got an email from the senior faculty chair of the nursing dept at the school i am attending. It said that I needed to contact my instructor immediately and make a plan and that she expected me to not be disrespectful to her new instructors and to show them the same respect i had showed her.. ( i had like 8 classes with her when i first started the college).. I was slightly confused ( still am).. So i called her cell phone ( yes we are pretty much on first name basis after this semester). She answered and I started with.. " i have no idea what is going on and why do i need to call ( i would have loved to insert some choice names) instructor?" she said she didn't really know wha tth eproblem was either but that she was asked to " talk" to me. I think she knew i was getting fed up with the conversation because we quickly came up with a plan that was for me to write " a nice" email asking the instructor what exactly she would like me to do or fix. BASICALLY WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? I sent her an email 3 days ago asking if she would be grading any of my papers that i had turned in on like the 8th. I figured 10 days was pretty sufficent grading time considering i'm the only student in the freaking class. anyway she never responded to my nice email about when she might grade them but today i got that senior faculty email. I think it's bs if you have a problem maybe you should discuss whatever the problem is with the student. I seriously don't know what has set this lady off but this is like the 3rd time and I am only on week 5 with her. come one give it a rest!!! So needless to say i wrote the nice email asking what the crap her problem is LOL>. She still hadn't responded and I wrote the senior faculty lady again and said i had gotten no response and i don't know what her deal is i'm not being disrespectful but i'm 30 and a nurse not 5 and in trouble in kindergarten.. please.. Anyway i told her that i wouldn't be dropping this class so that teacher could give me bad grades on my work if she wanted to but i have a 98.8 in the class and have turned in assignments only 1 was late due to a time zone difference ( i turned it in late the night it was due and apparently it counted it for the next day instead of before midnight on the due date).. but even with that my grade is fine.. so what in the world. She told me to notify her immediatly if i didn't hear a response from the instructor within 48 hours. She also said i would not be getting any points deducted for any of that.



SOOOO i went in to my ultrasound and they took my bloodpressure.. guess who's was high? lol mine. I told them I had gotten pretty ticked off before i walked in. ;-) ooppsie..



So they said my bleed is still there. I could see it this time. They said it hasn't improved but it hasn't gotten worse either. It's 1.6cm by 1.08 cm roughly. They did however say that I'm still to be on pelvic rest for 2 more weeks and they want another ultrasound in 2 weeks. So we get to see alot of the little feller in there.. or sister.. whichever. I could tell it had grown a bit in the last 2 weeks. And i could see little stubby leg and arm thingy's lol. it was moving( probably ticked off like me)



So I am going to work one day this next week. They told me tha ti had vacation and sick time that i could turn in if i wanted to have a paycheck worth looking at. I told them to turn in two days worth so basically i will get 3 days worth of pay this coming payday. woohoo. well i only worked 12 hours so i guess that's nice. I did think it was nice of the staffing lady to check on me and ask if I wanted to turn in any. So i'm working sunday and it should be very slow ( don't jinx myself) Then i have a mandatory nursing meeting on either monday or wed. Not sure which one i will go to yet.



Anyway here are some pictures of the girls goign to the nursery with me. They just love looking at all the flowers. We may be planting a tree or some climbing plants this coming week so we were looking at the selection. The picture of just lilly is her showing off her mario sweatshirt. She loves mario right now. She has been playing video games with her uncle and begs to go play. LOL