Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's Been a Few Days...

It's been a few days since I've written. There really hasn't been anything major to write about...Just the normal day to day. Landon has been with us for the last two weeks. He went home tonight to be with his mom for the weekend. He will be back on Sunday night. I wish I could keep him forever. Jay and I have seriously discussed full custody. His mother would never let us have him, without a fight. However, I feel like if he had the choice, he would stay with us. Maybe one day. I really just want the best for him. That's what I pray for.
I had a doctor's appointment on Tuesday. The nurse was listening for the heartbeat and had a hard time finding it. Our sweet baby might be a little hyper active. It wouldn't quit kicking so that the nurse could get to the heartbeat. When she finally did hear it, it was loud and clear, and very strong. I know that everybody that has ever had a baby finds it amazing, but I am just in awe of how spectacular this is. I am so excited. I am enjoying every minute of knowing there is a human being growing inside me. I live for doctor appointments so I can know more. In August, we get to do another ultra-sound, and find out if it's a boy or a girl. Doctor Loncar told me, according to an old wives tale, the heartbeat sounds like a girl. :-) We'll see!!! I am officially wearing maternity clothes. Nothing fits. I've only gained 3 pounds since last month, but I feel like my whole body is shifting around. My back hurts terribly. That is one thing the doctor seemed concerned about. She told me to be extra careful and not to be lifting anything. Of course....anybody who knows me, knows that is not a problem.
We had a yard sale last Saturday. Jay and I made over $350. We were very excited. We went Monday and picked up the new flooring for the hallway. He's almost finished putting it in. He just has a little around the edges left. And, anybody who knows Jay knows.....this could take a year to finish. I love my husband, but he loves to start projects and never finish them. It drives me crazy!!! The floors are great though. So much better than the ugly green linoleum/ partial hard wood/ pieces of ply wood. UGH! It was horrible.
Jay played softball with Southwest Baptist Church Monday night. He had a blast playing, I had a great time watching with the other wives, and Landon had a ball playing with the kids. Landon went to Bible School there last week. He came home telling me about a girl that was his friend. He talked about her all the time, but couldn't remember her name. His description was so funny... She has long blonde hair and two eyes...just like me. I was very excited that his friend has two eyes. I finally figured it out at the ballgame. Her name is Leah, and she is very cute. Her mom said she had been talking about Landon non-stop also. She remembered his name though.
Tomorrow night, Luke is bringing his new girlfriend to meet us all. We are going to grill hamburgers and play cards. Susie and Nathan will be here too. Luke is so nervous. It cracks me up. She seems to be a really nice girl. She has a funny sense of humor, like Luke. I met her several years ago, but haven't been around her since. We are friends on facebook and talk on there some. She seems excited to come over. Luke....well, I'm not so sure about him. He's worried that we're going to embarrass him. I don't know why he thinks that at all?!?!
So...that's about it. Nothing major has been going on, just a bunch of busy stuff. I'll keep you posted on how tomorrow goes. Night!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I just got home from the beach. I had a wonderful time. I went with my two aunts, Connie and Trina, and my Mom. We left out on Wednesday. When we got there, we unpacked and enjoyed our condo for a bit. Then, we went to eat at the Shrimp Basket! mmmmmm!!!!!! So good! Of course, I had shrimp.....blackened this time. After eating, we went back to the condo and sat on the balcony for hours. We laughed and talked and listened to the waves forever!! It was so nice. On Thursday, we went to the beach for awhile. It didn't last for long, before the rain came in. We sat in porch swings watching the rain for a long time. We finally decided to go shopping. Pretty awesome that we did!!! My aunts decided to spoil me. We found a Motherhood Maternity store, and I lucked out! They bought me five outfits! Yay!!! I am also the owner of a new pair of Croc flip flops. Thank you Connie and Trina!! Then, we went to eat at Lulu's. Yummy..again!! Anyone want to guess what I had? SHRIMP!! Grilled this time. On Friday, we had some major beach time. Too much for me! I got a huge sunburn. I used sunscreen, but it didn't matter. I had a couple of blisters, and my legs are still swollen. Hopefully, this will go away soon. It sure was nice laying in the sunshine, though!! After a painful shower, we went to eat at Wintzell's. Brace yourself....I had steak. However, it was topped with shrimp and crab meat. Aw....soooooo good! Saturday when I woke up, I could hardly walk. My legs, back, boobs, butt...everything hurt! Needless to say, even if the sun had been out, I was staying in. It rained off and on most of the day. I napped almost all day! It was wonderful! At one point Mom heard the door open. She thought it was Trina and Connie. She peeked out of the bedroom to say hi, and there was a teenage our condo.... Mom explained to him, as he nearly panicked, that he was in the wrong room. He then noticed, very nervously, that he was on the wrong floor. Poor kid! He was scared out of his mind! Only a few minutes later, Connie and Trina really did come in. We had King Neptunes for supper. You can all guess....I had grilled shrimp! And it was yummy!!! This morning we got up and got packed and headed out. We wasted some time at Books a Million until Lambert's opened. We had a wonderful lunch, I stopped by Motherhood Maternity one more time, and then we headed home. It was such a great trip. I enjoyed being there, but even more, I enjoyed being with great company! I love you all, and I missed the other Vest Girls that weren't able to be there!