03 August, 2011

When You're Hot, You're Hot

It's hot.

Like 115 degrees kind of hot.

So, I was in a workshop today (on the second floor of a lovely building) and the a/c did not get turned on until we all arrived. Normally, not a big deal, but since at 8:00 this morning it was nearing 90 degrees, it was a big deal.

I figured I'd be fine. I wore capris and a light t-shirt. I had my ice water.

But, folks, it was HOT.

I tried fanning myself. Chugging my water. Nothing was helping.

So, I ventured outside of my workshop to try to find a cooler spot in the building.
I passed the bathroom and figured I might as well go while I was there.

And then I had a great idea.

I started fanning myself with my shirt and it felt great to get that fabric off my rather large belly.

And then I thought how great it would be to get that fabric off my legs.


I sat in the bathroom in my bra and undies. And it was glorious.

TMI? Maybe. Just keeping it real, folks. Just keeping it real.

After some time I figured I should get dressed and go back to my workshop.

A friend was outside waiting on me afraid that I was sick or something. I just smiled and said, "Oh, no... just hot!"

Hey, when you're preggo and it's 115 degrees outside you do what ya gotta do.

I'll try to refrain from wearing my bikini out of the house tomorrow.
But sometimes, a girl's gotta do what a (pregnant) girl's gotta do.

01 August, 2011

It's a....


And we are thrilled. hubby's first comment after finding out that it was a girl was "this is going to be expensive" of which the ultrasound tech added in "for the rest of your life, buddy!"

Hubby might have also commented that she looked like a zombie. She'll appreciate that later, I'm sure.

But, seriously, we are so excited about a sweet little girl entering our little family.

I might also be huge. I just looked a picture of a woman 32 weeks preggo and I'm bigger than she is at 19 weeks preggo which makes me slightly scared of how big I'm actually going to get. The thing is, my weight gain is pretty much right on target if not a little under of where I'm supposed to be. (I seriously don't give into cravings unless they are healthy). So, we shall see I guess.

Nonetheless, we are thrilled. My husband the planner had to do something in order to prepare so he went ahead and painted the nursery and has helped organize stuff for me this summer. I guess we are nesting a bit early. Or we know the craziness that fall and winter are in our house with husband coaching and all.

It's hard to believe that our sweet little girl zombie, I mean baby will join our family in 4ish months!

25 July, 2011

I took ballet once....

Since today is noticeably cooler weather (aka the sun isn't out) I decided to get some of my outdoor chores done like vacuuming out the car and weeding my garden. Stuff I've been putting off for far too long.

I've got some pretty flowers. And I've also got some pretty weeds. Well, not pretty, but the weeds are almost as abundant as the flowers. It was bad.

Did you know that lots of creepy crawly creatures like to live in weeds? Did you? Well they do.

While weeding today in my yoga pants and stretchy tank top I came across several. One very large spider decided to make it's grand appearance while a man jogging decided to come along. He got a nice show of this preggo girl screaming and awkwardly racing to the other side of the yard.

Folks, I don't move like I once used to. My once graceful jump is not more of a roll/crawl/finally get on my feet and instead of running it's more like waddling really fast.

You're welcome Mr. Jogger Man for your entertainment of the morning. Come back another time and I'm sure I can recreate my delightful performance.

29 June, 2011

Since it's been 2 years...

Since it's been nearly 2 years since I've posted I figured I might as well rejoin the blogging world. Hello again!

Rather than attempt to capture what all is happened in 2 years I'll just pick up with what is happening now.

We're pregnant! And very excited about it!! I'm 14 weeks and a few days and our due date is December 27th. I've only been sick a few times and it's always at night. I have awful indigestion though, folks. Awful. In fact, at church tonight while reading the Psalm the word "indignation" looked like indigestion... I almost got excited that I was going to find a cure right there in the Psalms! :) I can't complain though, we are very blessed and excited. Maybe I'll update more than every 2 years now with a sweet baby to blog about. :)

13 July, 2009


I feel like we've (more I) have neglected this thing recently, but I'm bored enough now to update this thing so here it goes:

We've bought a house. We signed the contract last week and our waiting patiently (not really) to close. The house is a foreclosure that is owned by Freddie Mac. This is a good and a bad thing. Good because we got a phenomenal deal (I'll describe the house in a bit) bad b/c its taking forever to close. Now for the house:

It is 4 bed 2 bath 1680 square foot, and in fabulous shape. We have to do nothing, but will probably paint some. More pictures will follow I'm sure. We close officially August 25th but will hopefully close sooner b/c of school. On that front...

I signed my contract today to make my job official. I am now a Civics, and World History teacher at Soutwest Jr. High in Springdale. I'm really excited about this job. Springdale is the district that I wanted to be in, and I'm really excited to be teaching (somewhat) older kids. Everybody that I've met has been really great, and I'm excited to get started. My room, which was a disaster, is nearly done, I've almost finished my coaching certification, I think I'm going to coach wrestling in some way shape or form, I've started (a little) planning for next year and last but not least, I have my first every professional development workshop tomorrow.

It's a pretty exciting time. Sarah is still looking for a job, but we are both confident that something will come up but it will mostly likely be last minute, it tends to be that way in Springdale.

That's all for now. I've got to take the dog out.


26 June, 2009

where do i even start?

so much has happened since i last posted. we'll just stick with the past 2 weeks b/c that has enough to update you on to last us a while.


2 weeks ago today we got married. it was amazing. we had a HUGE storm the day of our wedding which included a tornado and by the time our wedding rolled around the sun was shining and i still got to have my outside reception. amazing. i'll write more about this later.


we went on our honeymoon and had a ball... even though a lady jumped off our cruise ship the first night. awesome.


oh yeah. jamie was offered a job the day of our wedding. yes. we are amazing like that.


we were just pre-approved for a home loan today. we are probably going to put in an offer for a house tomorrow.


i am continually humbled by God's provision and faithfulness. when we took this leap of faith to move, i knew that the Lord would provide, but i'm still shocked at how He continually blesses us.


i'm exhausted and this is all i can muster for now.


the end.

05 June, 2009


finding a job, a house, finishing up the plans of a wedding, and being sick all at the same time isn't a bit stressful. nope. not one bit.