Monday, September 29, 2008

My new best friend

My new best friend. My cousin sent me this in the mail the other day and thank heavens it was just in time. Since my belly has begun to stretch this belly butter has become my new best friend. Although many people say there is no research to support it working I am at least going to try. Day and night I rub this butter all over my belly and my sides. Oh yeah so fun to constantly smell like cocoa butter. The thing I like about Mama Bee is that the cocoa butter is not quite as strong as the other I have. Please please pray it works like it says. :) I will let you know as time moves along. (and my waistline)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Coming soon from Minnesota...

I heard the coolest thing last night and I am very excited to share. My dad delivers UPS in Washington Terrace and a woman at the city building said that they are going to be putting a gourmet food grocery store from Minnesota on the corner. He did not catch the name but I am guessing it will be Kowalski's or Byerly's. YEAHHHHH I am so excited! It will be 1/2 mile from me.

Forever and ever, I KNOW!

I know, I know it has been forever and ever since I updated. I keep meaning to and just busy myself with other things. Below I have a few posts from what I have been doing these past few months. Mostly I have just been busy working. I am very excited to announce officially in words on my blog (although the ticker on the side of the screen makes it obvious) that I am indeed pregnant. Thaddeus and I and the rest of my family are super excited. I am currently over the 15 week point and I am feeling great. I have been very blessed not to be sick at all and have only experienced some massive tiredness. We do not know the sex of the baby yet but do hope to find out at my next appointment which will be on October 1st. Hopefully the baby cooperates. I would love to hear your guesses. I have not done much shoppping yet, mostly because I feel like it is eons away(my due date is March 13th) and there is not a whole lot of gender neutral anything. I will hopefully take pictures from my ultrasounds soon so you can see the baby a little more up close and personal. They do an ultrasound every time I go in and then record it all on a DVD for me it is pretty sweet. It was amazing to see the baby go from a dot inside a blob to actually being able to see the head, body, legs, etc. Many of you have asked about pictures of me and a possible baby bump. I thankfully have not gained too much weight yet but Thaddeus did say to me this morning that he thought I was getting a cute baby bump. So I guess I will take pictures and those will be soon coming. Don't get too excited (it more just looks like I put on a few lbs in my middle section). Well I hope everyone is doing well and I hope to be better about posting here in the future.

Women's Retreat!

A few weekends ago I was able to travel to Las Vegas to go to a womens conference. It was my mom and I and two other of my moms friends. (We often go golfing together with our husbands). It was an awesome conference. We had Beth Moore, Kay Arthur and Priscilla Shirra as speakers. I definitely reccomend all of them if you ever get a chance to hear them live. What is a trip to Las Vegas without finding an In-N-Out to eat at. OH YEAH, it had been so long but still tasted so good.
Kind of a random thing. The two women with my mom and I are germaphobes, lol. They literally brought a plastic bag to put the remote control in at the hotel so they wouldn't have to touch it. It cracked me up so much I had to take a picture.

Paul's Wedding In Iowa

In July we went to Iowa for my cousin Paul's wedding and to vist my grandma. Below is my sister and I posing by the sign going into Hartley. I have always wanted to take a picture by the sign so finally here is it. One of the nights we were there we went up to my aunt and uncles lake house on Okoboji and rode around in their boat. It was a beautiful night.

We had a lot of fun in Iowa. It was so good to see my grandma again. Although she is taking each day at a time I think she is coping well with my grandpa's passing. I was also able to announce to my parents and sister at the same time that I was pregnant. They were all in a bit of shock, since Thaddeus always joked about it.