For a Baby Boy Room

I’ve been very busy with different projects for several different things, and I haven’t had much time to blog about anything. Also, there hasn’t really been that much to blog about, but here I am now. The husband fell asleep, the kids are in bed and I am still up. So I may be about to say the strangest thing ever, and it has taken me quite a while to come to terms with it, but I, a 26 year old daughter, is actually going to be a big sister.


So it’s only a half sister, but still weird when my dad is 61. Don’t ask. Anyway…Since I can’t help but be nice ๐Ÿ™‚ I made something for the little squirt. Something totally out of the blue, and it helped me with my creative side. I’m kinda proud of it too since it was something that I came up with on my own.ย Obviously, they are going with a sports theme. Totally cute? Right? I was going to cut out a bat, but I got to thinking that that would have been too many. I think that’s it perfect the way it is. It’s all felt with embroidery thread for details.

The Wilson on the basketball wasn’t easy. I pinned the name to circle, embroidered through the paper and then tore it out. I didn’t know any other way to do it. It’s a little crooked, but it gives it character.

THe project cost a little more than what I hoping to spend, but if I could generate interest and sell this kind of stuff, I would love it! It only took me 2 days to create this. I’m thinking about trying animals or geometric shapes….something for my kid’s room whenever it is that we buy a house. Anyway…just a little post. Enjoy!

Can We Get Back to Normal Please?

I know that it’s almost Wednesday, but I am still going to talk about the weekend a bit. It snowed like crazy here. We got over a foot, and might I add that I am not too thrilled about it. When it snows, it doesn’t just go away unfortunately. Depending on how cold it is, it may stick around for a good while. Meaning, the sides of the roads are dirty and also parking lots. I shouldn’t really complain too much since I don’t get out much anyway being pregnant and having a 1 yr old. It’s quite difficult. I was debating on whether to go to church on Sunday. Saturday night before we went to bed, I decided that we might as well. Of course, Jordan goes because he plays guitar in the worship band, but I can’t do much so my schedule is a bit more flexible. Well, sadly, we ended up sleeping in, and I didn’t have time to get me and Kylee ready for church, so we ended up staying home anyway.

My friend, Amanda, tweeted me a recipe for a crackpot lasagna. Having no time lately to cook really, I decided to try my hand at it. It was a hit! Thank God because when it comes to cooking, I don’t have a wide variety of recipes to go off of. Plus, I really don’t like to cook much anyway. My poor husband. He didn’t marry me for my cooking, that’s for sure! HA! He even said that it was a winner. I will have to agree with Amanda on the Ricotta needs a bit more flavor. She suggested more Parmesan. I also think that next time, I will add beef. The spinach, though, gave it a different flavor.ย 

I’ve never eaten lasagna with spinach. I even got Kylee to eat and that was a miracle. She really likes pasta though, so that made up for the spinach being in there ๐Ÿ™‚ After lunch, I don’t what the heck we were thinking, but we decided to go to the mall. It was still snowing out, a lot and also, I haven’t taken Kylee out for quite some time now. Let’s just say, we got what we needed to get and then left. She didn’t want to be in the stroller, miss independent. By the time we were done looking and buying, we took her out of the stroller, she held both of our hands, and we walked through the mall. It was fun for her and she was happy. That’s all the mattered. Daddy doesn’t want to take us anywhere anymore until she can behave properly. He can’t handle her crying, not even in the car. I guess I am just used to it, and I told him that he just has to ignore her because there isn’t anything wrong with and nothing you can about it until we get home. Did I mention that she didn’t want to take a nap that day? She may have slept for maybe 15 minutes in the car. Oh the joys of parenthood.

I go to the Dr. Thursday for my 34 week check-up. I’m quite excited about this one because I’m going to talk to her about setting up a plan for when Conner will be born. Our family lives too far away to just call and them be here when I need them, and Daddy works a lot. I need some sort of plan to go by. Even if I do go into labor, it will be ok, I just don’t want to stress about it anymore. I’ve been starting to have contractions. Not bad ones, but they come and they don’t feel great. There isn’t much more room for Conner in my belly, so I would have to say that he is over staying his welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ He needs to come join the world now. It would be nice. I’m ready to start this life. I’ve been pregnant, practically for 2 years now and after this, I’m done. I’m ready to get back into shape. I’m ready to get into a routine. I’m just ready…

Everyone says don’t wish your life away. I’m not doing that. I just want to get back to normal. That’s all! I can’t wait to watch my kids grow up together and be buddies. I love the age that Kylee is at right now because she is so much fun to play with. Grant it, I’m super tired and I can’t always play like she wants me to right now. Once Conner is born, things will be a lot different around this house, and I welcome it. God has blessed us tremendously and I do thank Him everyday for that.

The Journey Began…

Well, I guess if I am really going to start sharing my life, I might as well start from the beginning. Of course, not the VERY beginning, but the beginning of when my life actually started to happen. I met my husband at a church function when I was in Masters Commission. He was there to play music and so was I, along with other things that were going on that week. The group that I was with was only in town for 2 weeks, and I happened to meet him the very last day before we headed back home, or at least what was home then. I was completely nervous and could hardly even stand to look at him, he was so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ Long, skinny, long hair. My best friend and I considered him a way younger version of Fabio. It was quite fun talking about him in that way. He was and is an amazing musician and so so smart and creative. It took him 3 weeks just to email me. The reason, I didn’t give him my number, just an email address. I really wanted to know if he was interested. Well, obviously he was. That summer, I ended up moving back home, which was a lot closer to him, and we started dating.

He was very much a ladies man, and, of course, I didn’t discover that until I came home. I tried breaking up with him, but he didn’t let me. Well, long story short, we dated for 4 months, got engaged and then 9 months later, we were married. We started out living in a well dressed little shack. It had a bathroom, kitchen, living area and a bedroom. The house was the size of a garage, but it was very well maintained. We definitely had our ups and downs. Sometimes, I was even afraid that we weren’t going to make it. It was very hard. I guess that is just part of marriage though. After 2 years of marriage, he got an awesome opportunity for a job that moves us around to different parts of the country. We ended up moving to Texas. Moving away was probably the best thing that we ever did for ourselves. Our marriage definitely improved, and we found a great church to go to. We were only there for 10 months, but I feel as though we were there forever. We had awesome friends, a great Pastor, and also great kids. Couldn’t ask for anything better. In 2008, hurricane Ike rolled through and ruined everything! The company that Jordan was working with lost their contract with where they were working, and he got a 30 day notice to find another job. This was very stressful, but we knew that God was going to take care of us. He always did. The hardest part was tell our kids that we had to leave. In the time that we were there, and for a very short time, we became the main youth leaders at our church. They had some amazing kids there! I don’t go a day without thinking of them.

Well, we ended up moving back up north, which was a huge disappointment. It snows here. It has snowed in Texas recently, but not like it has here. It’s still on the ground. It definitely has been a bigger adjustment moving where we are now than anywhere I have ever lived. When we did move, after being married for 3 years, we decided that it was time to start a family. I was so excited. I had been wanting to have a baby for a very long time. I am happy that we chose this time to have one. I started out 107 lbs and ended at 150 lbs! Crazy huh? I was and still am very small and short. I can pregnancy for me was very easy considering all the stories that I have heard. I did not get sick. I didn’t gain what I couldn’t lose. I was just tired all the time. Pregnancy and me just don’t get along very well. I didn’t like it. I wanted to be small again. Even though, it was totally worth it. Just to see that little image of a person growing inside of you is an amazing feeling, and she is wonderful. I can’t imagine my life without her now. She is very high spirited and energetic. The best baby ever.

Well, it’s been almost 4 1/2 years now and going strong. Kylee is now a year old, and we are expecting our second child here pretty soon. Due in March, but hopefully Conner decides to make his appearance sooner than that. A lot is going on, and that was just the short version. I can honestly say that I don’t know what I would do my God. He has made strong when I definitely didn’t feel like being strong. Wherever we end up next, I hope that it isn’t too far away, but far enough. I don’t like being cold and seeing snow. Until then…