Tuesday, August 31, 2010

8 Questions

A favorite blogger and new mommy extraordinaire Ashley (I Love You More Than Carrots) tagged me to answer some questions about myself. So here goes...

1. I have a few words that I simply cannot stand. The sound of them, the way they fill my mouth. Just the thought makes me cringe. What are your least favorite words?

Any slang word for the female or male genitalia..(I don't even like that word)..Maybe that's too crude to even bring up..sorry

2. A self-declared major bookworm, I can't get enough of good fiction. What's your all-time most favorite read?

Gone With the Wind..doesn't every girl fantasize a little about being at Tara or Rhett Butler coming to her rescue?

3. What's your favorite meal of the day? Breakfast, lunch or dinner?

All of them..I'm Pregnant :) Probably breakfast..but late at night..nothing beats midnight pancakes or omelets!

4. Do you put your socks on before or after you slip your pants on?

Ha! After

5. If you could cast yourself on any of TV's recent reality shows, which would it be? (Jerseylicious, Jersey Shore, Real Housewives, Chopped, The Next Food Network Star) Think broad spectrum here, ladies!

I know my sil is going to be disappointed I'm not saying Jersey Shore but I'm going with Real Housewives KY version....maybe we could get rid of a few stereotypes, but its probably likely I fit into them ;)

6. What's your favorite attribute?

Oh I'd much rather list my faults..hmmmm.... my eternal optimism

7. We all have a favorite Disney movie. What's yours?

Confession: I just googled Disney movies...I'm not really a Cinderella, Snow White, kind of girl and was pleasantly surprised to find The Santa Claus on the list..oh yeah Tim the Toolman..love him..I'm a sucker for any Christmas movie!! I have to add the hubby's favorite is a Muppet Christmas Carol..the only movie he's ever cried watching...repeatedly

8. And last but not least, you win a goldfish at the local country fair. What do you name him or her?

Well everyone in this house seems to be named after the King so probably keeping the theme we'd name it Lisa Marie..or maybe 'Cilla

So considering I'm entering my last few weeks to use the pregnancy card I'm using it now to pass on coming up with 8 questions...I think it took my poor blonde brain an hour to answer these! So ladies I thought Ashley did a wonderful job of coming up with questions so I pass her questions along to you..

A Wedding Story
Kentucky Girl
Kentucky Mama
22 Yr Old Housewife
Red Vines for Breakfast
for the love
a blue eyed boy met a brown eyed girl
life in the fulmer lane

Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Hubby!

There are so many things going on in life right now, but I will update later because today was my wonderful hubby's birthday. I went to the doc for an appt and he spent the day on the golf course so we were able to meet up after we both got finished. We picked up some needed things at Babies R Us and had dinner with my family and this guy...

and enjoyed some delicious red velvet birthday cake...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lilly Shower!

Last Saturday we had a Lilly Pulitzer themed baby shower at my house. The whole family worked their butts off to help me get everything in order. My sil made pom poms for hours!! My poor sister was tying bows of tulle in the pouring rain, and I don't even want to know how long my mil spent carving watermelon!! My mom was pulling weeds an hour before guests started arriving. Everything turned out great, despite the rain, and my only regret was it went by too fast and I feel I did not get enough time to thank my guests. It was truly one of the happiest days of my life. To see everyone else's excitement and love for baby girl already is a true blessing.

My sister found these cute invitations on a shopping trip in Chicago and we decided we would do a Lilly theme for the shower..

We hung pink and green pom poms from every place we could and tied pink and green ribbon on anything we could think of..

The Candy Bar..

The dessert table..thanks to my friend Vicki for the delicious/adorable cake!

The Food...


(I snuck these pictures after the monsoon was over)

Finally a picture or 2 of the big momma...more pictures of friends and family to come :)

This pic is of me opening baby's first fur coat from my grandmother..she has had 2 knee replacements and a hip replacement and does not travel so well..I stole this pic from my sil's blog and am so thankful she captured that moment.

Finally....some baby girl goodies..

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Rollin Down a Backwoods...

TN byway, one arm on the wheel, holdin my lover, with the other

Dixieland Delight is one of my favorite songs ever!! In fact if you're at a bar in the South and hear a fella in the back incessantly shouting "Dixieland Delight" in a Southern Freebird-like twang its likely that's the hubby!

anyway..today while driving down a KY highway I got behind a pickup truck where the man was driving and the woman was snuggled up next to him with no one over to the far right...Instantly I started singing Dixieland Delight! Now, I'm thinking is that redneck or downright sweet???

Speaking of redneck, how about the mouthwatering meal I cooked for the hubby last night...

Yep, that's good ole fashioned sloppy joes and fried tators...please don't judge- I'm pregnant!! I promise to be more gourmet later ;)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Can I rant?

First, let me just say I LOVE my Dr...this is the reason I made the decision to have my baby in a hospital nearly 100 miles from my home. I've been going to her for 12 years and she delivered my adorable nephew. I trust her completely. Now, having that said I am uber frustrated...I have been counting down to my 36 week appt next Monday...only to find out today no ultrasound....WHY?? I am almost ready to deliver!!! I need to know if my baby girl is head down, how much she weighs...I just want to see her...its been 16 weeks!!! Am I looking at a c-section for any reason? My doc assures me everything is fine...I just feel neglected. Is that being childish? I did not even get a measurement until my last appt at 34 weeks..they quit asking for a urine sample at 24 weeks!! I feel so out of the norm. I know, I'm crazy and it seems like I'm just looking for something to complain about. Maybe its the Monday blues....

On a happier note the family baby shower was this Saturday and I had so much fun! I'm hoping to get pics together and post soon...Thanks to all of those who came :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thoughtless Thursday


I figured I would do a post on Thoughtless Thursday, but really I'm not so sure its thoughtless as much as something I tend to think about all of the time.

This is a picture of my big sis, myself, and cousin on vacation..As you can tell I was not at all camera shy!

Thinking back to my childhood always makes me wonder...What will my baby girl be like?? Will she have my demeanor or my husband's? I am told when I was little I was not shy at all, always a comedian, and very self confident. As I get older I find myself losing my confidence..is this something we all go through or just my personality altering as I go through life?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Maddox Turns 2

My nephew recently turned 2 (they grow up so fast) and we celebrated at my mom and dad's with a The Little Engine That Could theme.

My sister filled jars with trains (Maddox's favorite thing)and displayed train cookies and train themed gift bags. The kids all took home a copy of the book.


Saying cheese for the camera

He didn't need any assistance blowing out his candle!

or operating his new toy

The Kids Enjoying Themselves....

Big Sis & I (please forgive the hot, sweaty mess I am)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friendship Friday- A Little About Me

Thanks to Lauren at That 22 Yr Old Housewife (love that title) I decided to post a few things you may or may not know about me:

1. I'm a tall drink of water..5'11" to be exact
2. I'm proudly married to a "coal miner"..though he does not work underground every day any more
3. I work for my dad running a small HVAC company, but my dream is to own a clothing boutique
4. I'm deathly, unhealthily afraid of labor....6 more weeks..gasp!!
5. I jot down ideas that pop in my head everywhere...from what to cook for dinner to future baby names to neat web sites (I am trying to be more organized about this)
6. I love Bruce Springsteen....the obsession is a problem for many people
7. I talk to my mom and sister everyday...multiple times..its only getting worse.

Please post and tell me things about yourself!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Happy Birthday Baylor!!

Yesterday I attended Baylor's one year birthday party. Baylor is my friend Meghan's little girl (or angel as I'd like to say because seriously this little beauty is as sweet as they come).

She didn't even want to tear her cake apart- she just dipped her fingers in the icing for a few tastes.

Unfortunately I did not get any pictures of her cute tutu outfit, but I did get one of me and Meghan before I left.

After the party I visited my sister because she was at a family reunion nearby. We are gearing up for my nephew's birthday party next weekend. I then went and visited my sister and brother-in-law on their houseboat and was presently surprised to find my mother and father-in-law as well. It was great spending time with them but we stayed out a little past my bedtime....I think that's my cue to go take a nice Sunday nap!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Elvis!

My little man is 7 years old today!! I remember when we first brought him home-he was so tiny and his little ear was still flopped...

I've dressed him up for the Christmas card every year...

and today he's still my best friend...

Happy Birthday Elvis! Mommy loves you and prays you'll love your little sister when she arrives!