Wednesday, September 24, 2008

7 Quirks

One of my friends tagged me to post 7 quirks I have. I have to say that a few of them are pretty weird so I hope you all don't think I'm crazy after reading this.

1. when I'm at the grocery story I like to organize the items I put on the conveyor so that all the bathroom items are together, dairy products together etc. So then they are placed in separate bags. I just can't stand it when I my shampoo is in a bag with something like hamburger meat.

2. I'm a little OCD with my deodorant. I have to count how many strokes I do under each arm and then after I do both I have to go back and put 1 or 2 more strokes under the first arm. (I'm working on getting better with this one)

3. I love to sing as loud as I can in the car and imagine that I'm singing in front of an audience.

4. I hate to clean in a dirty place. Like shower in a soap scum tub or wash dishes in a dirty sink or with a questionable sponge. How can you get clean when your surrounds are dirty?

5. I hate to have plans sprung on me at the last minute. I like to know whats going on in advance to I can plan and be on time.

6. I hate folding the mattress sheet. With the rounded corners and the elastic edge it's impossible to fold that sheet neatly.

7. I drink pickle juice, enough said.

So there you go. Again I hope that none of you are scared off by some of the funny things I do. I am also tagging everyone, so anyone else that would like to post some embarrassing stuff about themselves go for it.

Weekend with Amber & Nathan

I was kinda having a bad day last Saturday just feeling down and sorry for myself. Greg is still gone in Alaska and I feel like I have lots of friends but unless I call them to hang out most of them don't ever call me. I hate to always be the one to make the plans and I feel like Eva needs those play dates just as much as I do. So anyways I called Amber to complain and she told me to just come and stay with her for a few days. I left about an hour later. It was so good to see her and to spend time with other adults.
Personal note to Aunt Rachel: I wanted to come and see you but with you being so sick I didn't want to risk it and get Eva sick. So next time we'll have to get together. I hope you understand.

These are pictures we took at Wheeler Farm on Sunday. Amber, Cameron, Nathan, Eva and I all went for the afternoon. It's a really pretty place with lots of farm animals to see. Eva and Nathan Loved it.
The Prego Twins!

Eva is usually really good at looking right at the camera and saying, "cheese" but of course she wouldn't do it when I tried to get in the picture with her.

How sweet is that? Eva and Nathan are so cute together. They got along so well and kept each other entertained all weekend. I wish we lived closer so they could play together more often. Amber thanks so much for a fun weekend. Eva and I really needed that.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Our New Car

OK so the car isn't brand new but it's new to us. It's a 2005 Chrysler 300. It is so pretty I just love it! To be honest I really didn't want to get a new car right now but with Greg having to travel so much his 89 ford just wasn't cutting it. So I get the Chrysler and he is taking the Jeep. It has leather interior, a sun roof and is fully loaded. I have to admit that all fully loaded means to me is that there are lots of little buttons inside that I don't touch. I know how to work the lights, radio and windshield wipers. That's good enough for now. I'll have to take some time to figure out what everything else does soon, but I'm really happy with the car and it's a lot of fun to drive.

Greg told me I should have gotten in my bikini and laid on the hood of the car for the pictures. I said that that probably wouldn't be the best idea with my 5 1/2 month pregnant stomach sticking out. I'm sure you are all glad I didn't listen to him. :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Greg's Commissioning Ceremony

Greg had his commissioning ceremony which now makes him an actual Second Lieutenant in the National Guard. I am so proud of Greg and all that he has accomplished these past few years. It was such an honor to be at the ceremony and hear wonderful things said about my husband from Colonel Morris. He thanked me and Greg's parents for the wonderful person Greg is and for our support. Colonel Morris said that there are 3 times in Greg's life that he will always remember, his wedding day, the birth of his beautiful daughter and his commissioning. It was very sweet and I got so choked up as only a pregnant girl can. I loved the whole program and watching Greg get sworn in was amazing. I can't even explain all the joy and pride I felt for my sweet husband. This is a picture of me and Greg's mom Sheri pining on the new rank.

This is Greg with Major Christopher who presented Greg with a bayonet and his appointment as a Lieutenant.

Greg with his Mom and Dad. They are so proud of him.

Our little family. Well......they are.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Eva and Deegan

Eva loves babies right now. I have to say that I'm very relived at how interested and loving she is to them. I remember a few months ago every time I would try to hold someones baby Eva would freak out and start crying. I remember wondering if this meant she was going to have a really hard time seeing me with the new baby? I was kinda worried but now as you can see she has really changed her view on babies. This is her with her 5 month old cousin Deegan. Eva loves him so much and when I hold him she gets really excited and says, "momma, baby."

When we put Deegan and Eva on the floor together this is what happens. She smothers him. It's really cute how much she just loves him. She just smiles and says, "baby, baby" over and over again has she hugs and kisses him.

It's really cute but every now and again we have to pull her off him to make sure he is still breathing. I'm just glad that her little mothering instincts are kicking in. I know she is going to be such a sweet and loving big sister.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

So a few posts ago I ask everyone what they thought I was having. Well 7 of you were right. The ultrasound tech said she had no doubt that It's a GIRL! I couldn't stop smiling the whole rest of the time while I was getting my ultrasound. Not that I wouldn't want a boy and I know that Greg would really like a son but I'm just glad Eva will have a sister. Plus now I don't have to change the nursery and I have tons of baby cloths. Greg is happy too, he just said that we'll have to try again to see if we can get a boy. So that was the good part of our day. Now on to the bad part.
That morning Greg, Eva and I were all out in the garage trying to organize stuff when a bike fell over on Eva. I don't really know how she knocked it over but when I lifted it off her she had a big gash right above her right eye! We took her to the Urgent Care and sure enough she need 4 stitches! I felt so awful. I had to lay down on the table with Eva on top of me and hold her body and arms down while one nurse held her legs and the other nurse held her head. Eva screamed and cried and I had to hold back tears myself. Greg watched and tried to comfort Eva, we both felt so bad for her. I felt like the worst mother ever. How could I let this happen to my little girl? I know it was just an accident but I still feel awful. So that was the bad part of the day and here is the ugly.

That is with the 4 stitches. It's pretty sad to look at. Poor little Eva. But she was back to her normal happy self by the time we got home. Greg and I felt so bad the rest to the day that we gave her whatever she wanted.

We even bought her this. Just kidding. We bought her this blow up castle, ball pit the other day just for something fun. She really loves it. She jumps and climbs all over it and the tower in the center is hollow so you can put the balls in it and watch then twisted down and come back out at the bottom. Of course Eva loves that part and tries to stick whatever else will fit down inside.

So that was our crazy day today. I'm so happy that I got my ultrasound and that we will have another daughter this January. I just still feel so bad for poor little Eva. I just can't wait for her eye to heal and then I won't feel so guilty.