Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Okay, so now that it's "official" I mean not OFFICIAL OFFICIAL, but we're working on making it official, it's ALL that I can think about. I have taken...not one....not two....but like 5 pregnancy tests. Seriously...every other day I'm like...perhaps today is the day. It's not. haha...and I need to force myself to stop because even though I buy them at the dollar store....if I'm taking one a day that could get costly!!

And I know what you're buy your pregnancy tests at the dollar store?!?!? The answer to that is yes, and here's why.....for those of you who know me, you know I worked at a bank for 2.5 years. While there, a girl that I worked with...let's call her "D" (mother of 2), told the rest of us that when she and her husband are trying she stocks up on Dollar Store pregnancy tests, and then when she gets a positive she goes out and spends the $15 on the digital read out one, because a positive is a positive....either you have the hormone or you don't.

So that's my theory now too. I have stocked up on Dollar Store versions (which are quickly depleting), and when I get a positive, then I'll "splurge". :)

I'm super excited....already figuring out ways to tell my friends, family, and most importantly my hubby! None of which I can talk about because I have at least one friend and one family member that I know of that follow my blog! So, I guess I'll tell you how I'm going to tell my husband...BUT NO TELLING! :)

I purchased like oh I don't least a month ago the cutest little outfit at Babies R Us. It's yellow (gender neutral), has a matching hat and bib, and on the bib it says I LOVE MY DADDY. I'm going to be "doing laundry" and ask him to put away his items, and when he opens up a drawer, there will be the outfit with a card from me, and probably some pampers....the note will say something along the lines of....better make room for me...I'll see you in xxx month or something. I don't know...I'm pretty excited about it. I did a lot of research online for cute ideas. What will probably happen is he'll be there when I take the test and I'll just start screaming. LOL. Oh well...such is life I suppose.

So my husband has been ADAMENT about me cutting back on my coffee. I keep telling him that one cup a day will be fine, and that is all that I drink. I have been adding in extra fruits and veggies (need to buy more V8 splash)...and while reading online the other day I found a list of different kinds of fish, and cheeses that you can and can't eat while pregnant. So he and I were having that conversation the other day and he then starts doing research online, and comes to the conclustion that I should be fine eating whatever cheese that I want. God forbid though I keep drinking coffee. I was like have you lost your mind?!?! It says no queso (at Mexican restaurants), no brie, no feta...and gosh darn it I'm not eatin it. It does however say that you can have up to 200mg of caffeine a day. I drink one cup of coffee in the mornings....with milk and a little splenda (which I may be cutting out...I've been hearing bad things), and I think that will be fine. It's not like I sit at work and drink coffee all day long or anything like that. Oh la vie. :)

Okay, so what was meant to be a short and sweet post has now turned into multiple paragraphs. So yeah, that is all for now. Talk to you soon!!

Friday, July 24, 2009


So it's official now people....we are trying to have a baby. Lots of prayers sent my way would be very much appreciated. I am anxious, nervous, excited, all rolled into one. It's so weird...I mean I have wanted this for so long, and now that it's here I am just so incredibly nervous. My husband keeps telling me not to think about it so much because if we don't get pregnant right away he doesn't want me to be upset...HELLO...I'M A GIRL! Of course I'll be uspet....I'll just have to try and not tell him or show that I'm upset. I'm hoping with lots of prayers that we will get pregnant right away. Oh man.... being the planner that I am....naturally have picked out all sorts of things that I want to register for when we find out we're pregnant. I put them all on a list and printed it out to show my hubby and it's 15 PAGES!! Who knew babies needed 15 pages worth of stuff! But of course it's like everything I could want. And he was going through the list last night and was going okay okay no no definitely not no okay was super cute. LOL. We're so different as far as things like that go. I look at something and am like okay that's really cute let's get that, and then he'll look at it and examine and be like well this part is wobbly and it's not really put together very well over here and then I'm like oh...okay well what do you like. LOL. Needless to say, if our wedding registry was any indication, registering for a baby is going to take FOREVER! For kitchen stuff we spent 3.5 hours at Bed Bath and Beyond.....I can see them having to kick us out of Babies R Us. haha!

On another note....I am coaching Cheerleading this fall at my church. I have the 3/4 grade team. I am super excited about it. I met with the other coach last night to discuss some stuff...we're having a 3 hour clinic next Saturday to sort of "bond" as a team, and learn some easy chants and things like that. Then the following week they start at GymTyme, a local gymnastics place, and then the week after that we'll add in their cheer practices at school. I am going to be one busy lady I tell you what.
On top of all the cheerleading stuff, my brother's wedding seems to be coming up at lightning speed! I have to get fitted for my dress tomorrow (which should be interesting considering I'm trying to get pregnant), I'm curious as to what they'll say when I tell them that. I've seen the dress, and quite frankly am a little nervous as to how I'll look with a baby belly in that dress. If I can figure out how to put in a picture I will....they're going to be pink with a pink sash. I DID IT! I POSTED A PHOTO!! WOOHOO!! So yes, this is the dress, this is the dress color, and the sash will be the same pink. So it is by far not anywhere near anything maternity. Any thoughts on this from anyone would be greatly appreciated. :) It is flowy though which makes me think it might be alright, but I'm just nervous about it. So yeah, I guess that's all I have for now. Talk to you soon!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Okay, so today I am EXHAUSTED. I am so tired I keep thinking I might actually get sick to my stomach. Seriously. I got 2.5 hours of sleep last night, and let me tell that I'm 26, my body says 2.5 hours of sleep is NOT enough.

We went and saw Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince at midnight last night. Worth the loss of sleep. The movie was amazing. My friend said it may very well be her favorite, but I don't know....I really REALLY enjoyed the last one. This one though, the acting was done really well, AND, it had some really funny parts to it. If you even half way like Harry Potter you should definitely go and check it out. Worth the $9 admission and $10 snacks.

Okay, so I'm too tired to go on. I'll check ya lata!

Friday, July 10, 2009


A-Age: 25....will be 26 in 3 days!
B-Birth date: July 13, 1983
C-Chore you hate: putting away laundry...not so much folding, or actually putting it in the washer and/or dryer....I just can't stand to put it away
D-Dog's name: Lexie & Brady
E-Enter or Exit: Enter
F-Favorite color: Blue and Red
G-Gold or silver: Gold....but white gold. :)
H-Hair color: dishwater dirty blonde though...not the white hair of my youth. ;)
I-Instrument: Piano...although my husband can play the violin and I L-O-V-E to listen to him play some twinkle twinkle. :)
J-Job Title: Administrative Assistant
K-Kids: 0 yet....trying to work on that.
L-Living arrangements: House with my hubby and our two poochies
M-Monkey or Moose: Monkey
N-Nicknames: Mel and Malibu Mel
O-Odd thing about you: I'm really OCD about some how you arrange a dishwasher, yet my room is almost always a disaster...I'm working on that.
P-Pet Peeve: When people take out the garbage but then don't put in a replacement takes two seconds!
Q-Quote from a movie: "If you're a bird then I'm a bird too..."
R-Right/Left Handed: Right
S-Siblings: 1 brother...Matthew
T-Time you wake up? Around 7 usually
U-Underwear: only when I have to
V-Veggie you dislike: lots of them...zucchini, squash, peas!
W-What makes you run late: Myself....I am all organized and ready to rock and roll and then I realize I forgot something and it goes downhill from there.
X-X-Rays: Teeth knee
Y-Yummy food you make: Chicken Casserole
Z-Zoo Animal: PENGUINS!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Independence Day!


I love love LOVE 4th of July. I grew up with a passion for family is kind of 4th of July crazy. matching t-shirts, shooting guns while drinking beer and bourbon kind of a weekend. WE LOVE IT!

Also this weekend is my first anniversary with my hubby. Hard to believe the first year has already come to an end. We have been through so much, loss of job, unemployment for an extended period of time, sale of a house, building a house, it has just been a crazy year...but with all the ups and downs, there isn't anyone else I would have rather spent my journey with. :) He truly is the love of my life.

As I am going through my planner and making plans for ALL the things I want to do coming up, I find myself already looking to the fall. The weekends fill up quickly, and before you know it November will be here and my baby brother will be getting married. Such a happy time for my family. Lots to look forward to in the upcoming year, a new sister-in-law, my husbands cousins are having babies like crazy, and hopefully we'll get a new nephew or niece from his sister and her husband too! That would be great. I've seen their work....and he's adorable. :)

Well, I just wanted to post a quick note, hope everyone has a safe, happy, and healthy weekend!