Thursday, January 29, 2009

Due Date

Looks like we should have a new little baby around September 14th! I don't really care if it comes early or late, but wouldn't it be cool if it were born on the 9th? Then it's bday would be 09/09/09?? Just thought that would kind of neat. I have a feeling I'll go past my due date though...guess we'll wait and see!

Monday, January 26, 2009


In case you haven't heard...

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Quick housing update

We have more doors (installed)!!

It may sound ridiculous, (and really, it is) but we haven't had doors on our 2 entry way closets or on the 2 closet doors in the back guest bedroom since we moved in. We have HAD the doors, but they had just been chilling in the garage for about 2 years.

But, as of Monday - they are up thanks to Chase & my awesome father-in law!! My little entry way has never looked better :)

Guess, I should go and hang all the clothes back in the closets now...or maybe I'll just let Chase do it, hehe.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Secrets, secrets are no fun…

It hasn’t even been a week and I’m going crazy not telling anyone. At the same time, I know I’m not going to like telling everyone because I really hate being the center of attention. The Sunday after Chase and I got engaged I was really sick, and I remember actually being GLAD because I ended up leaving church early and avoiding the attention. Yeah, I’m weird. I'll blame it on being a middle child.

Anyways, I really want to wait until the doctor’s appt to tell everyone but we may spread the news this weekend. I still haven’t made the final decision…it pretty much depends on how this week goes. It’s been easy to keep quiet so far since I have no symptoms yet, and our appt is just a week away, so I may decide to hold out on everyone.
It still doesn’t feel quite real yet to either of us. Chase kind of seems like he’s just joking whenever he brings up anything about a baby. Besides my stomach just feeling kind of strange (not queasy, just crampy) I don't feel any different either. It’s still too early for me to be having any symptoms, so I’m really trying to enjoy this, because I’m sure a few weeks from now it will be a whole new story.

Friday, January 16, 2009

We're having a baby!!

Yep, we're having a baby! I'm actually typing this before I will post it, just because we want to wait a little while before telling anyone, and we want to make sure our families know first. At the moment, Chase and I are the only ones that know, and it's kind of fun :)

I had been planning on taking a test on Thursday morning 1/15/09, but I was in such a hurry that I just forgot. I went straight to my parents house after work, and we ate dinner with the whole family. When we got home I thought, hey, why not just go ahead and take one. I really wasn't expecting anything. I didn't bother to tell Chase, only because the last time I took one and saw the negative result, I took it a little rough, so I didn't want to give him any warning :)

I always pictured surprising Chase with the news in some really creative way. Well, that plan didn't work. I honestly just walked into the living room, shaking uncontrollably, and handed him the stick. I don't know if I've ever seen him more confused. By this time, I may have started crying, so he just thought it was another negative result. He kept asking me "What?" and I finally got out the words "How many lines do you see?" That's when he finally realized why I was acting so strangely.

Honestly, I'm still in shock, and so is Chase. I saw the positive result. Okay, the 3 positive results (I had to be SURE so I sent Chase to the store to get a few digital tests), but I don't think it will actually feel real until I hear the heartbeat!

I'm so excited, but so nervous at the same's a very strange feeling.

Oh, and a strange coincidence. I actually thought I had confirmation last week that I wasn't prego and was very upset the whole weekend, but knew that the next weekend would be great because I was going with Meredith to register for Ella. So it was already going to be a great week, with a great distraction. THEN, last night, I felt Ella kick for the first time!! So I really didn't think things could get better. Little did I know :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009


So they're a little late. But better now than never...hope to have some Christmas pics up soon!

1. Read my Bible a lot more. I really want to read the whole Bible this year, so I'm really looking forward to this one.
2. Make healthier eating choices for myself and Chase. Not that I always eat terribly, but I could be smarter about things I eat. There's no way I'm dieting, (I like food WAY too much), but just trying to pay attention to what I eat. I've completely stopped buying junk food (except for the occasional box of Cap'n Crunch). My backside will appreciate this. :)
3. Get my house the way I want it. I would really enjoy my house more if I liked the way it looked, so that's my goal. Total, there are 9 rooms (including bathrooms) so, if I can tackle about 1 room every 6 weeks, I should be done by end of the year. I could do it faster, but if I spread it out like that, I can also spend more money on each room. I'm kind of nervous about this because I honestly don't like to make decisions, especially when it comes to decorating. I'm just not good at it!
4. Cook and bake a lot more. I love to do this, and I just didn't do as much as I wanted this year.
5. Spoil the heck out of Ella. :)

I'm sure I'll come up with more, but that's all I have for now!

2008 in a nutshell

January – We went to San Antonio for 4 days for Chase’s birthday. It was our first getaway since our honeymoon and so far our last as well. But we had so much fun!

February – Valentine’s Day – we were completely broke, so instead of going out, Chase cooked dinner or me for the first time! AND he watched Roman Holiday with me. It was super sweet and he did a great job!

March – We had a SNOW day in early March - weird. We went to Florida with my family and had a blast! I celebrated my birthday while we were there too. I got my awesome camera from my hub.

April – There were lots of storms that month and we lost power more times than I can remember. At one point we were without power for about 4-5 days I think.

May – Chase started his job at the bank. It was a part-time position, so he was working 2 jobs for a while. Basically, it sucked.

June – The first time that Chase and I were both sick at the same time. Please Lord, never again.

July – Went to my grandparent’s house for the 4th. Don’t remember much else of what went on that month. Sad, I know.

August – Our 2 year anniversary! We went to the Ranger’s-Yankees game the night before (which we WON!), stayed at a hotel in FW, and ate at Charleston’s the next day (yum!). Chase surprised me with the hotel and by taking off the whole day from work. He’s sweet like that. J This was also the month that I found out I was getting a niece or nephew!

September – Went to my grandparent’s house for Labor Day. Mere and Brian went to Samoa for a 1 ½ weeks and I worried about her the whole time, lol. I think we went to a few Rangers’ games too.

October – Chase went full-time at the bank and switched locations…this was a HUGE answered prayer!

November – Started the kitchen demolition...enough said. Found out my sweet NIECE, Ella Grace, will be making her big debut in April. Read and loved Twilight. I went to Burkburnett with Chase’s mom and cousins for a family Thanksgiving get-together. Thanksgiving with the family.

December – Christmas! Had lots of activities and parties to attend. Project Nativity went great. Had my dreaded yearly review at work and I got a raise! Realized how sneaky my husband was when he surprised me with a White KitchenAid Stand Mixer like I’ve always wanted!! I was actually sick for the majority of the month, lost my voice for over a week (the week before Christmas and during Christmas).