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Month: June 2011


I’m finally getting used to the idea that there is actually a teeny tiny baby forming in my belly. Even though I couldn’t keep my mouth shut and spilled the news to everyone already, the whole thing still feels a bit surreal. I keep trying to explain away the signs, but it is hard to explain away the big plus sign on the pee stick. I’d really like to know the odds of getting pregnant with only one ovary while on birth control pills. Whatever they are, we apparently beat them. Perhaps I should go buy a lottery ticket?

I haven’t been to the doctor yet, but there’s no denying the positive test and the nausea. I go in for the official test and due date calculation next Friday, just before we leave for vacation. I am already extremely anxious to find out if we’re having a boy or girl. Zach wants it to be a boy and Evie would very much like for it to be a girl. I’m happy either way, although I do lean a little toward wanting it to be a girl. Plus, as ridiculous as it may be, I’m already stressing about names. I have always had baby names in the back of my mind for future use, but this time, I’ve got nothing. We do have a possible middle name if it ends up being a boy, but that’s it. Why do I care about that so much this early in the pregnancy? I have no idea, but it is driving me nuts.

The fun part of this all, is that we’ll have another “pair” of babies in our family. My brother and his wife are expecting a little boy in September so the two will be about 5-6 months apart. That means each one of my kids will have a cousin within 6 months of their age that lives nearby. It has been really fun watching them all grow up together so far and I look forward to seeing two more added to the group.

My mind is just all over the place right now. So many things to do, to get ready, to prepare for. I know I have so much time, but everything suddenly seems very urgent to me for some reason. I didn’t feel this way with the other two, but maybe that is because I was mentally preparing for years before they were a reality. It’s crazy how different it feels this time.

Holy cow, you guys, we’re having a(nother) baby!

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Our BIG Weekend Surprise

Sometimes life has a way of changing your plans, as we found out this weekend. For starters, I’ll be adding a couple of supplements to my diet for the next 9 months or so.

Then, sometime near the end of February, we’ll be welcoming the newest member of our family.

I’m trying to put my trust in God’s timing. We’re a little scared, excited, and overwhelmed, but mostly happy.





Excuse me while I get all mommy-bloggerish and weepy on you, but this little chunk of love –
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has suddenly turned into this gigantic six-year-old boy (ok, so he’s not officially six until Sunday, but still!). SIX!

It’s like I blinked and all of a sudden here we are. We’ll be spending the weekend celebrating his six-year-oldness and I’m just sitting here in disbelief that six years can go by so fast. Six years of crazy ups and downs, but mostly six years of the most amazing love I’ve ever known. That boy holds my heart in his hands for sure.

(And by the way, that first picture up there is part of the set that really convinced me I wanted to learn photography someday. I think I’ve come a long way since then!)

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I haven’t had a lot to say lately, as you can see. This space has been very quiet. Summer has started and with that, a change in our schedule. It also seems to have changed my mindset a little. I’ve felt more relaxed than I have in some time. I’ve been taking more time to just sit, not forcing myself to do anything if I don’t feel like it (aside from an occasional load of laundry and bathing the children).

Zach is spending a couple days each week with my sister and her family, just as we did last summer. I gave up on the idea of a summer camp because it just didn’t feel like the right thing for him this year. He was thrilled with this decision because it means he gets to see his cousins more. Evie, however, is not so happy about it because she does not like her big brother being gone. The entire time he’s gone she asks about him and begs me to go get him.

One thing I really wanted to do this summer was to plan some fun family activities (away from the tv and video games). The kids are old enough now that we don’t have to tote a diaper bag and a million things with us, so I figured it would be little bit easier to get out and actually go do stuff. Thanks to a new car purchase (finally!) and summer day care costs, we have very limited funds to do this with. The biggest problem though, is that I want to do outside activities (because I’m stuck in an office all week) and Hubby wants to do inside activities (because he’s out in the heat all week). This makes it a bit difficult to agree on pretty much anything.

Fishing with DaddyThis past weekend, I convinced him to get out of the house and we decided that going fishing would be a fun (cheap) activity. After we renewed our fishing licenses, picked up a new Dora fishing pole for Evie, and grabbed some cold drinks to take along, we were in for $50. So much for cheap (but it will be next time). By the time we got to the lake, found a spot, and got all set up, the kids were hot and tired. Zach lasted about 15 minutes, and Evie about 30 minutes before they were ready to go. So much for the quality family time! Our next outing will most likely be to see Cars 2, and I have a feeling that will go a little smoother.

This weekend we’ll be celebrating Zach’s birthday. His party is Saturday, and his actual birthday is on Sunday. I still can’t believe he’s turning 6 already!

Summer seems like it is going by so fast and we’ve barely gotten to enjoy it. In a couple weeks we’ll be heading to Alabama for a much needed vacation and to spend some time with Hubby’s side of the family. The kids are so excited that we’re finally going to go to Granny and Papa’s house! They’ve been looking forward to it for months. They may change their minds when they realize just how long it takes to get there though!


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9 Years


To my Hubby,

Nine years ago today we said “I Do” and somehow we’re still going strong. You may have a little, okay – a lot, more gray hair than you did back then, but somehow you’ve managed to put up with me, my messy house, and all my crazy ideas for all these years without kicking me out. On top of that, you gave me the two best gifts in the world with our son and daughter. Sure, I like gadgets and camera gear and pretty things, but none of that compares to this amazing family that we’ve built together. Thanks for saying “I Do” all those years ago, and for sticking it out with me. Happy Anniversary!



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