Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday Madness

Well we got through another week....phewwwww! Each week we get closer to our baby girl. Josh wrote me the cutest note this morning that said "you have to have a Monday to get a Friday". That is so true and I am ready for the 35

This weekend was nice. I was ordered to stay off my feet and I sorta sorta didnt. I convinced Josh to take my to hobby lobby and get some oh so cute things for the nursery. After about 30 minutes, I stared to swell up like a watermelon and Josh started freaking out. Neadless to say that was the end of my fun for the weekend:( Lot's of relaxing and a whole lot of studying for the GRE. GROSS!

Did I tell you I love Fall?? Well one of my favorite things about fall and fall programming is red carpet season. I just love all the glits and glam that has to do with the awards and red carpet. Here are some of my favs from last night

Julianne Hough looked stunning! You can't see it here but her eyes matched her gown to the T. She looked awesome. This color was a big one on the red carpet last night.

And I loved Kerry Washington's dress...wasn't crazy about her hair but that dress was awesome.

I will have to tune in tonight (if I can stay up) to see if one of my pics got the best dressed award.

Changing the subject...I have decided to pay someone to design my blog. I am getting so into this blogging community and hope to keep expanding. The more I comment, join sites and link up, the more views I get. I was up to 40 views on my 34 week post! That may seem like peanuts but it is great compared to 4 or 5. Munchkin Land Designs ( will design your blog for around $50, I think that is a great amount for a hobby. Right? I am thinking maybe a Christmas gift to myself????

And PS...Christmas is in 91 DAYS. I am so excited I might fall out of my chair. I am already thinking about how to decorate the house what Santa is bringing Josh and Riley. I just love the holidays!!!!!!!!

Happy Monday! One more day towards Friday.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Letter's


This is not the normal Friday Letter icon, but it works. I actually really like looks sorta vintage.

Dear Friday: I had to put you first because I just love you and so glad you are here. I wait for you all week. Dear Weekend: It is you, me and Netflix this weekend. We are going to have fun doing NOTHING. I can't wait a second longer. Dear Riley: I hope you like your room. It keeps changing with all the little things I keep getting. Your mom is like a big kid somethings, the carebears in your crig are really for me. Sorry about all the swelling and staying off my feet, Doctor's orders! Dear Husband: Thank you for being you. You have been so supportive and loving through this whole pregnancy. Do I have to start cleaning again when she is born? Dear Kardashians: I still can not seem to keep my eyes off of you. Khloe you are my hero and I know how hard trying to get pregnant is....keep your head up. Dear God: Please keep me positive and strong through these next 5 weeks. Our miracle is almost here.

I hope you guys have  a great weekend.



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What I'm Loving...

I decided to try a new link up this week. I usually do the "So What", well today I am feeling the LOVE.

This is what I am loving....

1. The weekends: I just love the weekend these day. We have NOTHING to do. Well, when I say nothing that means we have a lot to do but no traveling, unpacking, packing, showers, putting stuff together. All that is done. I am ready to join netflix and get HOOKED on a new show. It's the little things I look forward to these days. Ohh how times have change:)

2. These beautiful things:

Baby headband - flower headband - infant headband - newborn headband - adult headband - pink flower

Light pink chiffon headband, baby headband, adult headband, infant headband, child headband

I may have to buy these...sorry sweetie! My poor girl:/

3. Ebates: did I not know about Ebates before. You get paid to shop. DUH????

4. Fall Weather: Have I said that before. This is like the most perfect weather to be pregnant in. I love the trees and all the colorful decorations that fall brings. I think my crafting may have to come out soon.

5. The Voice: I am such a reality TV junkie. I mean it's real...right? I watched the Voice for the first time last night and I am hooked. I have to say goodbye to my American Idol days. I am sorry but I can not watch Nicki Manaj judge on sing talent...I just cant. However C Low and Blake Shelton make a great couple:)

6. September is almost over: I love that October is almost here!!! WHICH MEANS....Riley is almost here. I can't wait to be a family of 3!

What are you loving today??

Happy Hump Day



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

34 Weeks

We are at 34 weeks, 6 more weeks, 42 days, or 1008 hours...whichever way we look at it we are almost there! This past month has been a crazy hectic month with traveling, family visits, showers, daycares and all things baby. It is nice now to know that we can relax and just wait for baby Riley to get here (and watch football on Saturdays).

Size of Baby: She is approximately 4.5-5.8lbs and 18 inches (says She is now the size of an butternut squash, yup I have a butternut squash inside of me. It seems more like a watermelon now though!

Weight Gain: I have gained 28lbs since my last appointment which was 2 weeks ago. I go again on Thursday so we will see what I top the scale at. My goal was 30 all in total but if I gain less than 40 I will be a happy mamma.

Gender: Girl, girlfriend, girly girl, all things girl in our world.

Movement: Oh yes! Lots and lots of movement. She has now given my ribs some relief and started to lower herself. She is turning around so I feel her all day. Most of the time we can see her movements through my belly and clothes. It freaks everyone out but makes me smile:)

Cravings: Still really no cravings. Everything that I have been eating I liked to eat before I was pregnant. Something I do notice is that I love things extra saucy...extra sauce on pizza, ketchup on hamburgers...etc. That's all folks, no ice cream pickle sandwiches here. Gross.

Things I miss: Energy, pumpkin spice coffee creamer in REAL coffee (decaf is not real coffee), painting my toe nails (or even seeing my feet at all), fall clothes that are not maternity or huge, my friends and family.

Worst Moment this week: oh the heartburn. It has taken over my life. I can breath and get heartburn. I guess the pizza and mexican don't really help...that goodness for Tums.

Best Moment this week:  I guess just getting through another week feeling good and knowing in only 6 more weeks we are going to be parents. Other things I loved about this week:
  • Washing all of Riley's Clothes
  • More movement
  • Spending the weekend with Josh
  • Great church service
  • Fall weather is finally HERE!
  • shopping for baby clothes (we destroyed the gap outlet)!!! I have a funny feeling this little girls closet is going to be bigger than mine.  
 PS...One of my favorite blog moms, Kristen, had her baby this morning. I have been following her journey and learning how to be the best blogger from her. Congrats on your baby Tristen!
Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

So What Wednedsay

So What Wednesday

Today I am saying SO WHAT if....

  • I am slightly jealous of woman that are further along than me and are having their babies any day
  • I didn't have time to take a shower this morning before work because the extra 30 minutes of sleep was more important
  • as soon as I get home from work I am in my PJ's
  • I still have a baby to do list the size of Indiana...yea better get on that
  • I am thinking about paying someone to redo my blog design
  • Burger King french toast sticks make my day a whole lot better
  • I was in bed last night at 9pm on our anniversary...hey I'm 8 months pregnant, its okay
  • I am literally counting down the days until baby Riley is here (48 days and counting...Holy *&%$^%&*
Happy Hump Day! What are you saying SO WHAT to today????


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11th

In the past September 11th has always been a day of rememberance. A day to stop what you are doing and remember all the people and families that had loved ones taken from them. All the firemen, police officers, and military fighting for our country.

I will never forget where I was on September 11, 2001. It was my junior year at Kent State and I was in class. They shut down the school and told everyone to go home. The whole campus was running around trying to get to their friends and family. I was in a complete panic state, until I got home and saw what was going on. My heart stopped, and I just sat down. My roommates and I just sat and watched as America was terrorized and taken over.

I still feel that same panic 13 years later. I can still remember how I felt and every year our country will come together and STOP! Think about this day and what we stand for. Just take a minute and watch this video...remember.

Two years ago September 11th became a different kind of day, a day to celebrate. September 11, 2010 was the day I married my awesome husband, and soon to be father of my baby girl. We went back and forth on wether to choose this day for our celebration. In the end we wanted to make September 11th into a good day...a day to celebrate.

Everything about this day was perfect! We had the best support and family we could ask for. My girls were looking good and having a great time in celebration of Josh and I. 

The guys were the best! The were so fun and great to be around. Everyone was in great spirits the whole time. This pic describes these guys, you can't get better than this.

That's our group...just walking across the street, stopping traffic as usual.


We had such a great time taking pictures, despite the rain. Our day was amazing all around and I wouldn't change anything about it.

I am so happy and blessed that I found Josh. We are learning more and more about each other everyday. Our love continues to grow with each other. We are not the same people that met at Champs on a Tuesday evening, we are better. We have so much life to live and so many memories to make.


Josh always tells me that our wedding day was the best day of his life hands down. My response is " in 7 more weeks, that will become the best day of your life hands down". I am so excited for our journey of parenthood together and can't wait to share our memories with Riley.

Have a great day. Thank God for the blessings you have and take time to call the people you love today. Tell them!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Dear Summer

The time has come where we have to part ways for the year. I know in the past this has been such a sad event in my life but my life is continuing to change and that means with you too. It's not you, its me. You were once my favorite season of the year. I would count the days until you would arrive. I got all my dresses ready, pool gear and baby oil to rub down for that all around sunkissed tan. Times have changed, I have changed.

Fall is now my favorite season! I have always been a fan of fall but now I am ready for it to be number 1 in my life. Fall has such great qualities to offer me. The colors, pumpkins, harvest, chili, cold drinks and fall football. I can not wait to be able to take walks in the park and down our street and not sweat walking out of my house. I get to wear long pants, hoodies and sweaters. I can drink hot tea and pumpkin spiced coffee in the morning.


Although we had some great days and beautiful summer nights, I am looking forward to crisp fall mornings and dress cozy by the fire. I love to watch football on Saturdays and make pumpkin bread for Josh.

I hope there are no hard feeling. I didn't really get to enjoy you this year because you were hot, humid and make me swell up. I had to lather on the sunscreen everytime I went outside and I know that is only the beginning of our new relationship. You will be missed by many.

Now bring on Fall


PS. 54 days until baby Riley is here! WOOP WOOP (happy dance).