January 30, 2009

Would you like to take a Survey???

So here is my 2nd attempt at this, yesterday when I posted it it only posted like half my answers :( I was REALLY mad! (Thanks Julie for pointing it out!) So of course now I forget what I put so I'll wing it again. Ha. Ya'll left such sweet comments yesterday to hope you'll comment again cuz I LOVE LOVE LOVE me some comments :)

So all of my friends are filling this out on facebook and I am not smart enough to learn how to do it on there, so luckily
Jen and some other bloggy friends posted it on their blog so I figured I would do it here to!

25 Random facts about me:

1. All my life all I ever dreamed of was having an amazing Husband who I was madly in love with and loved me more then anything in the world, to have a nice pretty decorated house, a good car to get me around, and babies. I can't believe at the age of 26 I have all of those things! God has truly blessed me more then I ever thought possible

2. I pluck all the hair out of my toes cuz it totally grosses me out

3. I have the sweetest tooth (teeth) ever. If it has sugar in it I will most likely eat it.

4. I've had almost every single one of my back teeth filled from cavities. At one point my dentist was watching 8 holes in my teeth and I have since had all 8 filled because all the holes were growing and got to big. (think #3 and #4 are connected at all? Ha)

5. I also had to have braces for 3 1/2 years and a ugly horrible metal head gear (for huge over bite. I would squeeze 2 teeth between my bottom and top teeth. Totally attractive) for over a year. My teeth look great it just stunk and I was a rebellious teenager and didn't wear the rubber bands on my braces and had to keep them on 8 months longer then good kids.

6. My husband on the other hand has PERFECT teeth and never had a filling in his life. (pray our kids have his teeth and not mine)

7. I love roller coasters and thrill rides but freak out while in line for them and almost throw up from anticipation

8.I was born over 3 weeks late. My Mom's Dr told her I would be born in late July and I didn't come until August 13th. Now being pregnant myself I don't know how she did it at all, that is crazy

9. I am obsessed w/ naming cars. So far the cars I have owned are Orny, Horny, Gwen, and Monica. I named Steve's cars; Twyla (he didn't care for it but after a couple months he referred to his car as Twyla and I found GREAT joy in this) and Sam. My parents have Ruby and Julian, my brother had Bo Moby (don't ask LONG story) and now Tarkie. Also various friends cars I have named: Kate, Paula, Stella (my friend Julia's car, a guy at her wedding rehearsal dinner even sang a song about her car Stella. I had tears in my eyes people), Ruby, Whitey, Gabi, and others I can't remember. It's kinda my gift to come up w/ the perfect name for your car

10. I check my phone probably over 40 times a day for missed calls. (has to be on silent since I work in a call center) Nothing excites me more then seeing that somebody was thinking of me and called and maybe even left a voice mail!

11. I most likely won't call them back as I HATE talking on the phone. Which is weird since I work on the phone for 8 hours a day. I am horrible about calling friends back. I have gotten a little better, but honestly send me an email and you'll get a response right away, call and it could be a few days or I won't even answer your phone call I'll just shoot you an email. lol

12. I have super weird eating rituals. I have to eat things in order. it's weird. I pull out the cheesiest goldfish and save it for last, I eat skittles and other colored candies in flavor order. (the flavor I hate the most gets eaten first and my favorite last) I could go on and on about my weird eating habits but you get the idea.......

13. I'm psycho about how my socks "sit" on my toes. I hate that stitch line at the top of your socks that sits on your toes. If it's off or bunched or uncomfortable on my toes/feet I will freak out and have a hissy fit. This made us late for church a LOT when I was little because my tights were freaking me out on my toes

14. I have a short fuse and tend to get frustrated and throw things and scream if something isn't working the way I want to. It's pretty bad. I need to break this habit ASAP. Luckily my husband is the most patient man in the world and usually laughs at me and comes to save the day and fix whatever is wrong and hug and kiss me and then I am all better and it's forgotten!

15.I LOVE LOVE LOVE any sandwich w/ the name "salad" in it. Tuna Salad, chicken salad, egg salad they are all my favorites. I <3> them.

16. I used to be really mean to my sister and not play what she wanted to play. She was obsessed w/ Barbie's and I only loved to play w/ my Cabbage Patch Dolls. So I would tell her I would play Barbie's with her if she would play dolls w/ me first. We would play dolls for a long time until she got tired of it, then she would beg to play Barbie's. We would go play Barbie's for 5 minutes and I would say I was bored and would leave. She let this go on for a LOOONNNG time then finally caught on and stopped playing Dolls with me. LOL I am so mean!

17. I played w/ my dolls for FAR to long. I had 4 best friends that were obsessed with them also. We used to "birth" them, "feed" them, take them in their strollers EVERYWHERE (the mall, zoo, church, grocery store, I'm sure it was embarrassing for our parents and siblings), make "baby food" which consisted of flour, water, and food coloring. It was bad. I think I was finally 12 or 13 when I stopped being obsessed w/ Dolls, probably around the time I started babysitting real kids!

18. When I was 15 I started Baby sitting for families from church and our neighborhood. I made SO much $ (tax free!). My favorite family I nannied for every Tuesday night and Friday's for 9 hours while the Mom taught Kindergarten. It was a LOT of responsibility but I loved it and was very mature for my age

19.One of my life long dreams is to attend cosmetology school school and learn how to professionally do hair and make up. I am obsessed w/ cutting, styling, up-doing (not a word but I am cool like that), and anything involving hair. I LOVE it! I was enrolled in hair school but had to get out because it was $18,000 for 13 months. I was young and didn't have the $ and didn't want to go into debt. Maybe once my kids are all grown and out of the house/in school...........

20. I worked in a tanning salon that had a hair salon in it for 3 years in high school. This is where my love of hair started, I used to shampoo the other girls that worked there, and after the hair salon was closed we would do each other's hair and cut our boyfriends hair. Ha. One of the other stylists even let me perm and color her hair! It was so fun

21.Between me and Steve we probably have over 150 movies in our collection. And they are all my "favorite". It's my catch phrase "oh that movie is my favorite!". But I really do have a deep love for a lot of movies! Same thing with music I probably have over 300 of my "Favorite" songs. Steve makes fun of me for this a lot

22. I HATE biting into peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Seriously I'll gag and spit it out if I do. I love the flavor of them and cooking w/ them just can't stand EATing them if that makes any sense.........

23. My Mom has 3 siblings. Her brother has 2 girls and a boy (birth order), then her older sister has 2 girls and a boy (also birth order). Her baby sister doesn't have any children but my Mom ALSO has 2 girls and a boy. Anytime I hear of people having thier kids in this birth order I freak out I think it's so cool and I would love to have 2 girls and a boy myself :) (although all the boys are all spoiled ROTTEN)

24. I am obsessed with online photo albums (from like Snapfish and Kodak), I LOVE putting them together and finding fun quotes and stuff but am scared to pay the $ for one and order it. I have made 3 or 4 and they are sitting online waiting for me, I look at them and visit them but never order one

25. I met one of my best friends in a chat room when we were 15 (11 years ago!). We started chatting and being stupid and silly and probably picking on people. We started IMing each other on AOL and would meet online after she got home from school to go to other chat rooms together. Then we started writing letters and sending each other pictures in the mail, and then started calling each other on the phone. When we were 17 she flew to Omaha from Pittsburgh and stayed with me for a week. I love her to death and even though we only visit each other every couple years I feel like she is my sister and we get along so great and I can tell her anything! No matter how long we go w/out talking we always pick up right where we left off and I love her to death!

OK I am tagging Cara an Julie!!

January 27, 2009

Music to my ears

So I have tons of blog ideas and need to update but I am trying to fill my days reading blogs, various websites, registering for our lil Bean's arrival, and other junk! Honestly the days are flying by anymore which is FINE with me! One day closer to meeting my lil Princess! Anyways all this random-ness (it's a word I made up cuz it's my blog and I can HA) just to be boring. Sorry guys! I HAVE to post the lyrics to these songs. Anybody that knows me knows I am OBSESSED with music. (not to be confused w/ my obsession w/ baby names and movies) I probably have over 200 songs that I claim are my favorite. I am serious. I love how lyrics or a melody can move you to tears, make you wanna jump and scream and give you so much energy, and remind you of special times or special people. I know I've previously posted a couple songs that remind me of Steve every time I hear them, and of course Be Near by Shane and Shane remind me of finding out I was pregnant and I bawl every time I hear it and think of my Baby Girl. But here are a couple songs I've been listening to lately on my iPod that remind me of both my Babies (Hubby and the one growing inside of me!). I am basically just putting them up here so I don't forget them and can reflect later and remember how much I love these songs and what I was going through at this point in my life and how they speak to me!
Tell me what songs speak to you or if you and your guy/kids/friends/sisters have a special song. I LOVE listening to music so I'll most likely download whatever you recommend to me! :)

This is actually a Christmas Song by Celine Dion, oh how I LOVE LOVE LOVE me some Celine Dion! This song REALLY speaks to me and I love the melody and the way the song carries. It's super pretty and really romantic. Anyways I'll highlight the words that especially remind me of my Boo :) We've been through a LOT the last couple years and we are always holding hands and I LOVE that he is always by my side:

"Another Year Has Gone By"

So many 25th's of December
Just as many 4th of July's
And we're still holding it together
It only comes down to you and I

I know you can still remember
Things we said right from the start
When we said that this could be special
I'm keeping those words deep down in my heart

Another year has gone by
And I'm still the one by your side

After everything that's gone by
There's still no one saying goodbye
Though another year has gone by

I never been much for occasions
You never let another birthday go by
Without announcing how much you love me
But the truth was always there
Right there in your eyes

And we're still holding hands when we're walking
Acting like we've only just met
But how can that be - when there's so much history
I guess that's how true lovers can get

Chorus X2

This is a brand new song by a Christian Band I had never heard of. They are called Tenth Avenue North and the name of the song is called "By Your Side". Oh my I just LOVE this song, every time it comes on my favorite radio station I blare it and sing along it's so great! I strongly suggest you download this song and listen to it, it speaks to me about my Hubby, but it also really truly speaks to me about how God is holding us tight in his hands and he is ALWAYS by our side. I know he is going to always take care of me and that he is watching over our Baby and making sure we are all safe and we will be by his side one day which will be totally amazing! It makes me emotional (stupid pregnancy hormones) when I think of it while I'm screaming along w/ the radio but it truly is an awesome song!

"By Your Side"

Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don't turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching as if I'm not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

And I'll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world's sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

(repeat 2X)

Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, I love you
I'll never let you go

(repeat chorus 2X)

Anyways I could say a LOT more about that song, I find it a lot deeper then the song writers probably mean for it to be, but to me it has real depth to it and I just love the lyrics and how it flows. OK I'll stop being a weird mush ball now! And again let me know about songs that speak to you, and what you love! Hope everybody has an amazing Tuesday :)

January 22, 2009


It's been a long time since I wrote you last. I didn't mean for it to be this long in between "letters", I want to try to capture and journal every part of this pregnancy and remember it all as I know it will be over before I can blink. And then when you are here my world will totally revolve around you. But for now life is getting away from me to quickly and I have so many things going on!
You are now 26 weeks old. So crazy. You could be here anywhere from 11-14 weeks. That is so soon in many ways and to long for me to wait in others! I hope you stay in longer so you are perfectly healthy and fine and can come straight home with us. I hope Mommy has made a good home for you, and I hope your comfty and warm and want to stay in there and grow for a long time so your perfect for me and your Daddy! Mommy has gone through some WEIRD things the last couple months. LOTS of heartburn, a big scare last week which I almost ran into the ER because I was so so deathly scared something was wrong with you. (turns out it wasn't heartburn either, after lots of water, 2 apples, a magic pink laxative I got the "problem" out and I will do everything to avoid that pain again my whole life. LOL) I never knew I could love somebody so deeply and unconditionally like this Baby Girl. If something were to happen to you I don't want to look back and not remember cherishing my moments with you and loving you. I LOVE when you flop and move in me, no matter how un-comfortable it makes me or how I start to get annoyed I make myself stop because I know you are just trying to communicate with me and tell me HI and that your OK in there :)
You LOVE your Daddy more then any Baby in the womb I have ever heard of. Every single time he kisses my belly, talks to you, or puts his hand on you, you immediately stop whatever your doing and are so still. Once he stops you go at me again kicking and flopping away. Sometimes it makes Mommy upset because she doesn't have that effect on you, but secretly I LOVE it because I am in love w/ your Daddy just as much as you are and I think he is amazing and I guess you learned early that he is :) He is going to do anything and everything to provide you an amazing life and make sure you know you are loved. I can't wait to see him hold you and I know you 2 will love to take naps together and spend time bonding over NBA games :) Baby even if you don't please pretend for your Daddy that you love Basketball. Don't worry I'll teach you all the rules and how it's played! Ha.
We finally got to move into our house and your room is not ready at all. I am in panic mode. We need to get paint and get that started I know it will come along quickly I just want everything to look and be perfect for you. You also need a crib and a changing table and a million other little things! I know I have 3 months but just make sure to wait so your anal Mom can have everything clean, and folded and put in it's place OK? Thanks!
We love you more then words could say, I have loved this time to bond with you and for you to be my special girl. I love that you dance and jive to our praise music on the radio in the car, and that you always calm down after I say a prayer for you. God is watching over us and I know he is still holding you in his hands. Your a lucky girl and I hope to do everything possible to let you know how much you are loved and wanted! Mommy will try to get better about writing and telling you how special you are! I love you sweet Princess

I am getting huge! This was taken last night, please excuse the HORRIBLE double chin (I was trying to crop my face out as much as possible), and the pajama pants. Ha! Can't believe my Girl is in there growing! So crazy

January 15, 2009


H E A R T B U R N is the bane of my existence. I HATE it. Yup that's what it is. My Dr was amazing and joking and made me laugh, I even felt great after words me and Steve went home and ate lunch. And now I am dying again. I just have to take my Zantac and Tylenol for the pain if it doesn't go away I have to take Mylesec or whatever that nasty stuff is (sorry spelling is escaping me right now). :(
I am back at work and dying but I'm stubborn and will wait it out! Thanks for your prayers girl I love you and I felt them all around me! Hopefully this Bean sticks it out another 15 weeks and will be fine and healthy! He heartbeat was 151 and she was movin and shakin and is still perfect!


I know I am way behind on my blogging and I need to take pics of the house and all that but life is crazy. For now I just need my bloggy friends to pray for me and my Baby........
The last couple days I have had EXTREME tightness in my belly. To the point where it hurts to walk or be upright so I've been trying to rest, sit, lay down whatever to relieve the pressure. Hey I've never been pregnant before I don't know what it's supposed to feel like, it worried me but I am a worry wort and I thought maybe it was just my belly growing to accommodate my ever expanding Baby inside. Well, yesterday after eating what was probably to much spicy/crazy food (Qdoba, and then a BBQ ckn sandwich at Applebees), I had amazing heartburn and was so bloated I wanted to explode. I woke up at 10 last night with the worst heartburn you can imagine. I'll spare you the details, but it was B A D. I slept somewhat OK but this morning I have been cramping so horribly bad. I am just sitting at work in tears it's so painful. I am scared beyond anything. I can feel Hailey move and kick so I think she is OK I am just worried this could be pre term labor or something else wrong :( I am drinking lots of water and seeing my Dr in about an hour and a half but I really could use your prayers. I am scared beyond anything and praying like crazy that everything is OK. I will try to update later today or tomorrow and let you know what is going on...........