Thursday, July 31, 2008
So, today was our first ultrasound. Unfortunately Seth wasn't able to go, but besides that everything went great! The baby is measuring almost exactly 12 weeks, so my due date will stay Feb. 11, 2009 even though technically (going on the measurements from today)the due date is Feb. 14. They said we are going to stay with Feb. 11 though. I heard the heart beat too! It is very fast. There is some myth that if the heart beat is on the faster side of the scale, then it's going to be a girl and if it is slower, than it is going to be a boy. But my nurse said she didn't believe it because she had seen too many of the opposites come out! They went into all the different tests I can have to check for down-syndrome and cystic fibrosis. Pretty much what I gathered from that is this: If I check for them and they come out positive, there is nothing we can do to fix it. However she said that they like to check for them this early on so that if we decided we didn't want to live with the expense of having a child with a disability, then we can do something about it (I don't even want to use the word, but I think you can gather what she was getting at). Since we aren't going to do anything about our baby regardless of what disability he/she may have, then I see no need in testing for it. Plus, the down-syndrome test that they do at the hospital will give a 1 in 5 chance of a false positive result. So, as not to worry ourselves with needless worry, I don't see these tests as helpful. God gave us this baby and God will make this make to be whatever He wants it to be. God will never give us more than we can handle, so here's to a healthy baby. My next appointment is the end of August and I am already praying that Seth will be able to go. I made it as late in the day as I could, so we will see! Anyways, we are really excited. I am not really showing yet, and I have only gained one pound. I wish I only gained one pound every trimester. That would mean 3 total pounds gained!!! hahaha, I will keep dreaming :)
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Okay, this baby is sucking my energy and creativity out of me which is the majority of my brain! I made myself make this onesie that I have had in my head for a few weeks now. It is a spin off of the french words "oui oui" which are pronounced "wee wee". Kinda funny huh? I always wanted to paint those words over the back of my toilet whenever I got my own house. A baby onesie will work for now though. Hope you like it :)
I watched "Brooke knows best" this morning and saw this episode where Brooke Hogan (daughter of Hulk Hogan) makes this quote. Later, I read it on my aol news. They are calling this quote a "Potent Quotable". Put all your feminism aside, and think about what your true, deep down reaction to this quote would be. Do her words have any merit? Should she have been put in the dumb quotes category or the something to think about category? I personally don't think it is a completely dumb statement. I am not saying that I don't think that a woman can be president, but I am saying that women typically are moodier than men, especially during menopause years. I know I could never take the stress of being the president! Now, the way she said it, with her bleach blonde hair and deep v dress on may not have helped her thought to come across the way she planned, but the words themself are interesting. I would love to know what you think about it.
"Like, I'm so moody all the time, I know I couldn't be able to run a country, 'cause I'd be crying one day and yelling at people the next day, y'know?" --Brooke Hogan
After asserting that she's "not all that into voting," the singer disclosed her opinion on a woman's ability to handle being president.
p.s. I am very into voting, and since my husband fights for my right to vote, I do disagree whole heartedly with her on the "not all that into voting" comment.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Okay, so I just wanted to post some pictures of our anniversary. Don't you love it when it's just the two of you and no one else around to take a pic and don't you just love my corny kiss picture and my finger saying "1 year baby!!!" ??? Here is the best we could do with our 10 second delay timer. And if anyone tries to tell you you can freeze a cake and eat it a year later, don't believe them. We did taste it. The cake part tasted like I licked the freezer but the icing wasn't so bad. We didn't do much damage to it though. I think Seth was thinking we were going to have dessert, haha. Dessert backup was needed!
Speaking of dessert, I guess you guys favorite is Twix. I must say that Twix and Hershey bar with Almond tied for me. I like to eat the chocolate and caramel off the top and eat the graham cracker last! Second place was Milky Way, which is Seth's favorite and definitely not mine, and then Peanut m&m's and Hershey bar tied for 3rd! Thanks for voting guys. I hope to have another one up soon. And by the way Joey, I am the one who said you were nuts for taking your boy to the batman movie. haha, I just wanted to be different :)
Monday, July 21, 2008
Seth thinks this one is really funny. I am not exactly sure of what he was doing, but he thinks it's hilarious.
10 weeks prego, and probably one of the last times I will be able to wear this bathing suit for a while. I got it when we went on our honeymoon!
This is my man. I have been craving fried chicken the last few weeks, so it's a good thing I am in Kentucky.
Okay, so before we even moved here Seth and I found out about this hotel called the Brown Hotel, and we thought it would be nice to go and spend the night there one night. Well, when we were in Louisville this weekend, we found out that the Brown Hotel is named after by none other than, yep you guessed it, the Brown-Pusey family!!! They really are following us. Maybe they are trying to tell us something????
Okay, this weekend had to be one of the best of Seth and mines marriage life. Today is our one year anniversary. I have our half frozen cake on the counter, waiting to be eaten tonight. Seth thinks it's gonna taste good, haha. Anyways, Friday we went to the waterpark and had a great time. It is such a nice park, and only 3 buckaroo's to get in. Saturday we woke up and went straight to Louisville. We checked out downtown, went to an art museum and then headed to the mall. Seth surprised me and bought me 2 pairs of maternity pants from Old Navy and a shirt and jacket from Forever 21. I am ecstatic. I already cant fit into my pants, so I have been wearing knit exercise pants and dresses the last 3 weeks. I hated to buy maternity pants already, but these things are comfy, and I dont care that I am already going to wear them! I bought them a little big so that I can hopefully wear them the whole time. We had a Cinnabon snack, went in Pottery Barn and dreamed a bit and then headed to delicious California Pizza Kitchen! After that we drove to the movie theatre to watch Batman which was absolutely amazing! I usually get antsy in movies that are longer than 2 hours, but this one kept my attention the whole time. Then we stopped by Sonic to get a burger, cheese sticks and an ice cream (we had a really healthy eating day, haha) So, I just wanted to say that I love my husband, couldnt be prouder of him and hope to have 60 more years even better than the great one we just had!
Friday, July 18, 2008
The closed slide, but doesnt it look awesome???
So today, I wanna go to the water park with my hubby! He just barged in really quick and said to get ready to do something fun because he thought he was going to be done very early today. So, what did I suggest??? The WATER PARK!!! Unfortunatley the slides are closed today, but the pool works just fine for me, especially on a 90+ degree day. So, I guess I will just keep my fingers crossed that he gets home early! :) We are also going to Louisville tomorrow for our early anniversary. I hope I feel good, because the last time we tried to go we had to turn straight back around, due to me. Anyways, happy weekend to all! See ya Monday ;)
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Miss Universe 2008 (Miss Venezuela)
The only picture I can find from my pageant!
The grand finale of our weekend (which I was reminded by one of my friends blogs!)was watching the Miss Universe Pageant Sunday night. I am sure you can imagine how ecstatic Seth was to watch this with me (this is a joke, but he was kind enough to sit through most of it so I wouldn't have to watch it alone!). Anyways, Miss USA fell again this year, which was pretty funny. I just don't know how in the one moment when you should not trip out of all other moments in your life, you do! A couple of years ago, before I was married, I was in a couple of pageants. I had always wanted to try it and I decided it was now or never. They were great experiences, and a lot harder than prancing around in a swimsuit. I didn't fall in my evening gown though. The interview part is extremely intimidating. I blubbered my way through, even though I had spent many an hour practicing how I would answer my questions. I did the Miss America program and with that one you have to have a talent and be a volunteer. I think some of the girls made up there volunteer stuff, but that is me being judgemental and I shouldnt. My mom was Miss Appomattox and was in the Miss Virginia pageant! Although I didnt make it that far, I am glad I was able to check pageants off of my list. Now if only I could look like Miss Venezuela!!!
BTW- I am realizing how bad of an idea it is to put your own picture below Miss Universe.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Saturday, Seth and I decided to go see what we could see in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. We drove downtown and tried to go to a coffee shop, which ended up being closed. So we got back in the car and kept driving. The next thing that caught our eye was a huge grave yard. We decided that we would get out and walk around. I don't know if any of you have ever done this before, and to some of you this may sound strange, but it was like a walk into the past. We found this one section that had stairs and a huge stone with the family name on it. We then saw several stones in front of the marker that were flat and the length of the entire body. Each stone had detailed information of the kind of person each was and their name and relation to one another. The families were the Brown's and the Pusey's. We found that several were doctors and several were lawyers. Two little ones were very young when they died and the stone read that they had passed away during the scarlet fever epidemic, which was very sad (and after looking around at several other markers, we realized there were a lot of children that died from scarlet fever). So we read about the Brown-Pusey family and walked away feeling like we knew them a little bit. I told Seth that I was glad we stopped to read about them. I thought if the families saw us reading about their lives, they would have been glad that someone over 100 years later cared to learn about their lives. I told Seth I hope after we died that someone will come and be interested to read about us. So, we then got in the car and headed off to find the Coca Cola museum. Much to our surprise, on our way to the museum, we drive by the Brown-Pusey house! We were shocked. It was crazy that we had just spent 20 minutes or so reading their graves and then we drive by their house! They were obviously very wealthy and important in Elizabethtown and they had hosted for guests such as General Custer. They donated their home to the community and now it is open for all. In fact, it looked like we had just missed a wedding that was in the garden. So after we got over our shock of finding their house and feeling like the Brown-Pusey family was following us around, we found the Coke museum. This was very fun to go through. I have been to the Coke museum in Atlanta, and of course the Schmidt Coca Cola Museum wasn't near as big, but it was just as interesting. At the end we paid 10 cents to get a handmade, old fashioned Cherry Coke! Delicious. I also told Seth that I was never taking him to another museum again though because he read EVERY sign. All ten million of them! He is such a nerd, but a hot nerd I must say. Then Seth told me we could go out for dinner that night, so what nice restaurant did I choose to go to??? Arby's!!!! Hahaha, I really just wanted a roast beef sandwich with curly fries and Arby's sauce... so that's where we went! Our Saturday was a great day, and Sunday we met up with two families down here and went to church and Panera, which was the icing on the cake. I also found out that there is a water park on base here, so if I can get my house cleaned today, I will probably be making a stop there tomorrow!!!
Friday, July 11, 2008
I wish that our Officer quarters apartment could look like this one!!! Don't get me wrong, I am very thankful for our apartment that they gave us, but the decor is a tad 90's and it is slightly cramped. So since I can wish, I wish that I opened my door and saw this!!! What do you guys think? Maybe I could request this when we move to California, haha :)
Sunday, July 6, 2008
This is what I had for lunch today. It was sooo good that I decided to find the recipe so I can make it myself. Hopefully you all will enjoy too!
O'Charley's Loaded Potato Soup
3 lbs red potatoes
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
8 cups half and half
1 (16 ounce) package Velveeta Cheese, melted
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 lb bacon, fried crisp
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup fresh chives, chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1. Dice unpeeled red potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes.
2. Place in large saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil.
3. Let boil for 10 minutes or until 3/4 cooked.
4. In a separate pan, combine melted margarine and flour, mixing until smooth.
5. Place over low heat and gradually add half-and-half, stirring constantly.
6. Continue to stir until smooth and liquid begins to thicken.
7. Add melted Velveeta.
8. Stir well.
9. Drain potatoes and add to cream mixture.
10. Stir in pepper, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce.
11. Cover and cook over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
12. Place soup into individual serving bowls and top with crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, chives and parsley.
Friday, July 4, 2008
Hello everyone! I hope you are all out to BBQ. I just wanted to write a quick Happy 4th to all, since this is my favorite holiday. I ran into my friend Kristen at the mall, got to go to the bookstore and now my steak and potato are waiting for me! I hope you all have a great evening. Happy Birthday and God Bless America. Isn't it great to be free???
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Wow! What a drive. It was beautiful but sooo long. After getting a late start and driving through the windy roads of West Virginia, we finally made it to Kentucky! Now, if I can just figure my way around this place. Seth should be back in about 20 minutes and we are going to get groceries. The officer quarters aren't bad at all, in fact I am surprised at how much bigger and nicer it is than I expected. God is watching out for us! Now I cant wait to meet up with my friends that are already here and excited about meeting new ones. It might take a couple of days to recoup from the weekend though. Okay, well just wanted everyone to know I hadn't disappeared. Talk to you soon!