Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hello Blogging World!

It has been a LONG time since I have been on blogger, and actually blogged anyway. I have been on here reading several different blogs, and I thought it was time I posted another blog. This time I am going to try and keep up with it! (Even though I have no idea how many people actually read my blog....)

So much has happened since the last time I posted, but the biggest thing that has happened is we found out some very exciting, life changing news! We are expecting a little bundle of joy before 2010 is over!!!! The due date is December 31st! We are so excited! It's hard to believe that this time next year we will have our first baby! We told our parents, and that was the best! We had our parents up for an early Mother's Day celebration. Brian was leaving on Mother's Day to go to Terre Haute, Indiana, for a temporary duty. He was gone for a week, and we wanted to tell our parents before he left. So, the week before Mother's Day our parents came to our house, and we had lunch. After lunch we pulled out the Mother's Day gifts for our moms. We got them pocket calendars to write some important dates on (but we didn't tell them what for when they opened them) and picture frames. The picture frames had a saying about a grandchild on them, and forgive me but I can't for the life of me remember the actual saying. They were surprised, and VERY excited!

On May 13, 2010, I had my first ultrasound, and our moms went with me. Unfortunately, Brian was in Terre Haute at the time, so he had to miss it. The other unfortunate thing about it was that only one of our moms was able to go into the room with me. :( I was really hoping they would let both moms come with me, but they didn't. I got to see the baby, and hear it's little heart beating away! It was amazing! The heartbeat was 133! The lady said that was very good for as far along as I was.

I still find it hard to believe that I am pregnant. I haven't had much morning sickness...knock on wood. :) I have had 2 times where I have actually thrown up, and I am thankful for that. As of today I am 9 weeks 2 days...and I hope to not have many times of loosing my breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I have been extremely tired, but I expected that. I have also come down with a little cold, but my doctor's office told me to get some over the counter medicine and call them back if my cough isn't gone within a few days. So far it's helping, and I hope it continues to help! Well that's all I have for now. I will continue to blog with updates!

Monday, June 29, 2009


Hawaii was amazing! The picture above was taken on our last night in Honolulu. We had a great time in Hawaii! We went to Pearl Harbor, the Big Island, drove around Oahu, and just relaxed on the beach. The weather was perfect. It rained a little while we were there, but not enough to make it miserable. From what I have heard, we picked a pretty good week to go on vacation. There was no humidity on the part of the island that we were on, which made it really hard to come home.

I am glad to be home, but I also wish I could go back to Hawaii. There are only two things I can think of about vacations that are "bad": the first thing is that I miss the puppies a lot while on vacation, and the second thing is that you have to leave the place you are visiting. Hawaii was absolutely gorgeous, and I was very sad to leave. I had such a great time. That was probably the most relaxing vacation I have ever been on, and that made it REALLY hard to come home. I missed home and the puppies, but I wasn't ready to leave. I was in paradise, and I want to go back.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Yesterday I had an interview for a part time English position at the high school I currently teach at. I found out this morning that I did not get the position. I kind of figured I wouldn't get it. I didn't go to school for English Education, and the other candidates did.

Despite not getting the position, I am proud of myself for taking the chance. I had the feeling all along that I probably wouldn't get it, but I went into the interview with confidence.

I'm a little disappointed and bummed, but I still have a job. We won't have to worry about money as much because I will be full time, instead of part time.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Alaska Pictures

I have been trying to find a way to put some pictures up so that I could share them with a couple of people and I have finally decided to just put them up on here. These are pictures that were taken during Spring Break 2008 in Alaska. Brian was in Anchorage for a rotation and his Spring Break was the same week as mine. He decided to stay there during Spring Break so I decided to head that way so I could see him. I am so glad I did! Everything was beautiful!

The day after I arrived we decided to drive from Anchorage to Fairbanks. We saw many amazing sights along the way including Mt. McKinley!

We went to Fairbanks in the hopes of seeing the Northern Lights, but we were not successful in seeing them. Even though we didn't see the Northern Lights we saw many other awesome things. We attempted to drive to the Arctic Circle and we would have succeded in that if a gas station would have been opened right after crossing the bridge going over the Yukon River.

As we made our attempt to get to the Arctic Circle we also saw the Pipeline!

When we stopped in the hopes of finding an open gas station we were actually stopped underneath the pipeline!

While we were in Fairbanks we went to an Ice Sculpture park! It's amazing how much detail can be put into the sculptures! My favorite one was a phone booth that the phone ac

tually worked!! There were all kinds of sculptures. Some you were only allowed to look out, but there were some that we could actually climb around on and in. They even had slides. We were just like big kids!

I will post some more later. That way I don't bore everyone in one post. :) Seriously, if you ever get the chance to go to Alaksa, GO! It's beautiful!

Friday, April 10, 2009


Our albums and dvds came in today!!!! We went to my parents house and looked through them and watched the dvd. I must say that Karin and Roger of Starry Eyed Studios did an AMAZING job with everything! Thank you Karin and Roger for being a part of our special day!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Is ignorance really bliss?

I find it extremely funny that some people are so against something they don't understand. Is ignorance really bliss?

I know that this post contains debatable subject matter. Feel free to leave your comments. Note that I am not trying to persuade one's opinion to be like mine. I am merely stating my opinion on the matter, that's all.

I saw that a friend on facebook had posted something about Congress possibly passing a bill allowing conceal carry on college campuses. This particular friend is VERY against conceal carry. I have no problem with someone being against conceal carry, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Now I don't know how much research she has done on the matter, but I have a lot of friends who are very against anything gun related and they don't know much about guns.

I shoot guns. Yes, that's right folks, I shoot guns. Judge me if you want, I'm proud of it. I was part of the first girls trap team at my high school and we did extremely well. I don't understand what all the excitment is about with guns. I know some people use the argument that guns kill people, well doesn't a person have to be operating the gun in order for it to kill someone? People kill people. Not everyone who owns a gun is a homicidal maniac. A lot of people who own guns use them to hunt or go to a gun club and shoot. Are there people who will abuse having a gun? Unfortunately there are, BUT not everyone is like that. My family owns several guns and we use them at a gun club. My husband goes deer and bird hunting every now and then. I would never use a gun to harm another human being. I simply like to go to a gun club and shoot at clay birds.

I'm stepping off my soap box now. Thank you for listening.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Motivation, or lack thereof

I am really lacking motivation for some reason. I got up this morning with the intention of getting on the treadmill for 10 minutes and instead have spent my time on the computer. My lack of motivation extends from exercising, though. I have no real motivation to go to work at all. I'm so tired of feeling like I don't know anything because of the way some people treat me. I have been very down on myself lately and the way people have treated me in the past few weeks certainly hasn't helped any. I have begun to shut down, and that's not a good thing. I did this last year around the same time, so I'm hoping it's just a phase and once the exhaustion kind of wears off I will feel better. Unfortunately this is one of those situations that require time to know how things will work out. So for now I am going to go get ready for work and make the best of my day.