Friday, September 25, 2009

Random text conversation

Tonight we are going to dinner at one of my fav restaurants. My husband is not a huge fan but he said he would take me.

This afternoon he texts me. Below is our texted conversation.

Hubby: "I don't know if I feel well enough to go to flats tonight"

Me: (knowing he is pulling a scam on me) "What!?!"

Hubby: "Cough Cough"

Me: "Get over it" (yah I know I am such a sweet wife but when you have been together almost ten years you get over the lovely dovey stuff)

Hubby: "Oh, cough, okay I suppose I'll go"

Me: "If you don't want to go you don't have to, but be ready for b****y mama to be in full effect when you get home"

Hubby: "I said I would go (diarrhea on self)"

Me: "Well wipe and get back to work so you can come home and take me to dinner. You poop yourself all the time, no biggie!" (Hahaha, TMI, I know but men have a tendency not to wipe well enough, I should know since I do all his laundry)

Hubby: "Thanks! I really appreciate it as I am coughing up blood here cause I am too sick to go to dinner tonight"

Me: "Well you know I love you but everyday that I am pregnant my love of food grows more. It might have surpassed my love for you by now :)"

Hubby: "Yes I see (coma)"

Me: "Oh so you are in a coma now? Good I can go spend money and you would not know about it. SCORE!"

Hubby: "What do you know its a full recovery! Must be a miracle. See you for dinner tonight!"

Me: "That's what I thought"

We are so in love!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Lots of things going on in our household. We are getting ready to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary in a few weeks. I still have no idea what to get hubby; what do you get a guy who has pretty much everything he wants? We do know what we are doing for our anniversary. On October 11th we will be here

Bank of America Stadium, home of my Panthers. Jason will be rooting on his Redskins as they compete against my boys! (Both our teams are not doing well this year but whatever)
We will be staying the night in town at a lovely hotel, have a nice dinner and proclaim our love for each other as we duke it out over our favorite sport! OH LOVE! This will be our "babymoon". Our last vacation before baby comes.

The nursery is coming together nicely. I will post pictures later because tonight we are adding some details to the walls that I want to photograph. We have purchased a dresser and chair. The crib is going to be a gift from my parents.

The chair is from Babies R Us and is super comfortable.

The room is a bright blue and the dresser and crib are black so we are trying to do everything else in white to brighten it up.

We ordered wall decals of superheros and will be putting them up tonight. They are super cute and not scary at all! My fear with doing the "Superhero" theme room was it would be too scary for a baby but it actually is a lot of fun and will fit him for a few years. (Yes, my husband and I are nerds)

I started decorating the house for fall. I finished the dining room, however the dining room is still not finished being decorated in general after we painted. I still have to hang up some paintings. The paint is called "Artic Stone" by Behr. It is a light, dusky grayish-blue. I love our dining room table. We got a great deal on it at place in my husbands home town. We have yet to eat anything on it but that will change come the holidays.

I also decorated my console table in my living room with little trick or treat pumpkins. So cute!

I have had a change in hair color. It is darker now, closer to my original color. I like it this color especially since fall is here now. I tend to have my hair a light brown during the warmer months but during the cooler months I like to have it dark.

My pregnancy has gone great so far. I am now almost 26 weeks. Colton (it case I have not announced it the baby's name is Colton James Alan) is thriving in the womb. We had an echocardiogram done on the baby. It was a precautionary because of family history. The baby's heart looked great but they still would like to have him have one done after he is born just to be sure. I have my glucose test the 2nd week of October. Ugh, drinking that nasty juice sure will be fun! I have definitely rounded out. Colton loves to dance in my belly. He especially loves Journey which is awesome because Jason is such a huge fan. Anytime a Journey song comes on he starts to kick and punch me. Jason finally got to feel him a few weeks ago. He loved it. Sometimes at night when I can not sleep I place my belly up against his back or butt and let Colton go to town kicking him. Hahaha; it entertains me.

This is not the greatest picture but you can see my belly at least.

So there you have it. Updates on the busy life of me! Hopefully I will be better about updating.

Friday, September 11, 2009

8 years ago

Eight years ago I woke up and did my typical morning routine of getting ready for class. I sat on the couch in my boyfriends living room (now my husband and yes mom I slept over there but hey, it worked out) waiting for his roommate to be ready to catch the bus to campus. For some reason I turned on the t.v., which I normally did not do. As everyone else watched so did I. I saw the first plane hit and called his roommate into the living room. We sat there in confusion of what we were watching. We went to catch the bus and listened to the chatter of everyone discussing what was going on.

By the time I got on campus there was silence. I entered my class to see the television on. Our professor informed us that there would be no class today but we were welcome to stay and watch the reports of the events going on. She told us to call our family and friends if needed. I proceeded to leave and call my father (he is retired military and I figured maybe he could give me answers) plus I wanted to make sure my family was okay. He asked me to stay put and not leave campus. At that time in the day, confusion was still going on as to if there would be more attacks. My family was safe and that is all that matter to me at the time. I walked around campus to see everyone gathering around in groups. I heard people crying that they could not get a hold of family members who worked in the towers and the Pentagon. All I wanted was to go home.

I eventually found Jason and went back to his apartment with him. The entire day was spent watching the news and crying. That night and for the rest of the week candles were placed in the windows and balconies all over campus. It was a small gesture of remembrance and unity of my university for the lives that were lost that day.

Every year on September 11th I take time to recall where I was when it happened. It is something that everyone in America does. It helps me recall a time of tragedy and togetherness; a day that I will never forget.

"We remember with reverence the lives we lost...On this day that marks their death , we recall the beauty and meaning of their lives." President Obama