Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sleep Talking

My sister Jennifer just posted on her blog about my sleep talking. It's embarrassing to me but apparently hilarious (and annoying) to other people. To hear my latest sleep conversation click HERE and HERE. Especially click on the second one if you want to hear a Corndog compared to a Testimony.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Our 1st Anniversary

I can't believe we've been married a year. We went to the Cheesecake Factory (yummmm). That was the first week I had started feeling the baby kick, so Scott sat next to me where he could quick put his hand on my belly if I mentioned kicking.

Then we drove up to the Gateway, and Scott let me pick out a necklace at Brighton. Then I went to the bathroom and pretended that I didn't know he was buying it, and I acted surprised when he handed it to me all wrapped up in the car. He thinks he's sneaky:)

P.S. I've learned the direct approach is a good thing. A good example of the direct approach-AKA- a hint "You should buy me a necklace like he did in Marley and Me. A good time to do that would be for our anniversary because I'm pregnant and I would always remember that you gave it to me and it would be sentimental and I would love it always. There is a store called Brighton at the Gateway. This necklace is really pretty. I'm going to go to the bathroom now."

I feel so grateful to this man who decided to cherish me and who works so hard for our little family. He's been such a gift to me. We've been through a lot together this year, and I look back to our wedding day and wonder how I even thought I knew him when I know him so much more now, appreciate him more now, and can't help but love him more now.

It's Thanksgiving. Scott, get back from El Salvador already - I miss you!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


We took a trip to Virginia to visit the little nephews in October. One day we went to Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, and took Jake because the other nephews were sleeping. He was hilarious. Most of his sentences begin with "but...." or "why can I not....."

Me: Jake, do you want to hold my hand and be my little buddy?
Jake: But, don't you already have a little buddy in your belly? (pronounced "belluh")

Me: "This is the where Thomas Jefferson used to live. He died 200 years ago."
Jake: "But when's he gonna come back alive?" (He's covered the basics of resurrection.)

Then we told Jake he had to be very very quiet during the tour of Monticello. To Jake that meant a constant stream of whispered questions. Questions like:

" But why did he die in that bed? But who carried him out? But did they have lots of guys come carry him out? But where is he buried? But why did Grandma Robin just ask a question in a loud voice? She talked really loud. But why can I not see Thomas Jefferson? "

Oh my gosh I love that kid.

He's a good sharer.

We went to Colonial Williamsburg one day. Tyler loves Andrew. It's almost funny how much he loves Andrew and will go to Andrew when he doesn't really go to anyone but his mom. He kept kissing Andrew /sucking his face. Hilarious.

The stocks at Williamsburg.

Katie and Jake at Darden.

My brother Ben is in the MBA program at Darden. A beautiful campus.
Sweet Tyler with his adored Andrew

My Bir'day/It's a Boy.

Scott is a cute husband. The kind who has pink gerber daisies delivered to work for no reason and for reasons like it's your birthday, and who picks you up from work and drives you to the Sweet Tooth Fairy Bakery and lets you pick out a coconut cupcake and then happens to have candles and a lighter in his pocket, and drives you to the park you always went to while you were dating and sits under the shady tree with you and tells you you are cute while your big ol' pregnant belly is hanging out and you are stuffing a coconut cupcake in your mouth.

Also, while we were at the park the nephews called from Virginia to sing happy birthday. I told them we had 2 cupcakes at the park and were blowing out the candles. Jake asked why we only had 2 cupcakes? Scott said because we only had 2 people in our family. Jake was concerned because there were 3 people in our family (he counts the baby in the belly) and I told him the baby could taste some of mine.

Jake: "But does the baby like it?"
Me: "Yes, the baby loves cupcakes"
Jake: " But how do you know, did the baby tell you?"

Scott's dad has a birthday just a few days from mine, so we shared a birthday cake:)

I told Scott all I wanted for my birthday was to go to the Ultrasound in the Mall place. Just to make sure it was a girl, even though I already knew it was. I was 15 weeks pregnant. Scott thought it was kind of dumb to pay $60 to find out something we already knew, but since I wanted it for my birthday....

And that, my friends, is the shocked look on my face when I found out it was a boy! Oh, I am so excited for my sweet little boy to get here. He might have a lot of pink clothes and blankets, but I am so excited.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


The bad thing about not posting for a long time is that it is more intimidating to finally post because there is so much to cover! Kind of the same excuse I use about writing in my journal! It's so much easier if you do it more often.

This summer I got to go to California on a trip with my family. Scott had to stay behind and work, which was sad. But I got to see Carmel and the Redwoods for my first time and I loved it! We went to the aquarium and the oldest seaside fair and it was fun. I was 11 weeks pregnant and fighting the nausea - not sure how much the deep fried twinkies helped:) We met up with my mom's brothers who live in Northern California, went to the Kind Tut museum - which by the way, did NOT include king Tut, and then finished the trip with In'N Out. Yummmm.


I need more beaches in my life.

One of the beautiful beach "cottages" at Carmel.

A banana slug at the Redwoods. Bet you can guess how it got it's name.

The fam at the Redwoods.

Jen and my Dad at Carmel

more of beautiful Carmel.

We just had to give it a try


My mom and I at the Aquarium

more Aquarium

A DELICIOUS dinner at Basil Restaurant in Carmel. We went to see Julie and Julia after this and it was very fitting. Not a deep fried twinkie in sight.

On the drive home I decided we needed to have a taste test of Bubbilicious, Bubble Yum, and Hubba Bubba to see who had the best grape gum. That killed 15 minutes of the drive. I can't remember which one won, but I did call Scott Hubba Bubba for the next few days. He appreciated it.

The cousins jumping at the beach

The Aunt the Uncle, the Mom and the Dad jumping at the beach :)