Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Card Out-Takes

I tried my very best to get a cute picture of Langley for the Christmas card.  Let's just say it was a challenge.  I actually cried because I was so tired - physically- after I took about 20 pictures.  Oh, the joys of pregnancy!

Here are some that didn't quite make the cut.

This was probably the best one I took, but it's just too dark :-(

Sun or Snow?

So, it snowed last night.  2 inches!  This is November in Arkansas...I'm pretty sure I've never experienced winter weather this early.  Crazy!  And  this snow is after it's gone weeks- literally- without the sun shining.  I haven't seen the sunshine in Walnut Ridge in forever.  At least today will be brighter with everything covered in white!  Update:  it's been a sunny day!

We had a great Thanksgiving.  We had a very fast trip to SW Arkansas.  We left here at 6 am Wednesday morning and returned at 7 pm Friday.  We spent 1 day with each side of the family.  Langley had a great time, got more attention than any child will ever need, and wore herself out!  I did see sunshine the day we were in Magnet Cove. 

This is a terrible confession, we ate so much wonderful Thanksgiving food, but my favorite meal was the Little Ceasars hot and ready pizza and crazy bread we had on the way home!!!  I let out a "MMMM" after every bite!  It was the best crazy bread of my life.

Here is a 17 week picture of the baby bump: 

Lots to do around here today. I've started several projects that I need to wrap up, including moving everything out of the new baby's room.  Yikes!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Melting Daddy's Heart

Josh captured one of his proudest moments last Saturday...

Woo Pig Sooie!!!

Just a sidenote:  if Arkansas makes it to the BCS Championship game, please someone make my husband's entire life complete and get him tickets.  Seriously. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

16 Weeks

  • Ready to have another ultrasound and find out if this is little sister or little brother!
  • Cry a lot - happy or sad tears
  • Look and feel pregnant
  • Don't want any kind of coke, but unlike with Langley, I do want coffee each morning and I've been thinking about japanese food all week (with Langley I wanted Coca-Cola and anything with bacon,) and my need for tons of sweets has slowed down
  • Already wanting to nest - I never nested with Langley
  • This is the point where I worry a lot, wanting to know everything is healthy, thinking about everything that could be wrong.  I was like this last time, before I could feel movement, just really ready for an ultrasound
Here is big sister...

Saturday, November 19, 2011


1 out of 3 ain't bad these days :-)

She is such a little stinker!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Isaiah 40:11

He tends His flock like a shepherd.  He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young.

I've been having a hard time lately.  Also, I've had some allergy/sinus stuff and haven't felt very good.  I read this verse yesterday and felt comfort. 

Have a good weekend :-)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


woke up monday to Langley covered in vomit.  dried vomit.  it took hours to clean up the child, the bed, the laundry.

Langley's behavior has been horrendous today.  so bad.  also, no nap. 

we lost our first away game tonight.

it is pouring down rain tonight and there is a leak in our roof.  ironically, i had put my purse and other things in the hall in case there was a tornado.  the leak was dripping right into my purse, which is how i discovered this problem.

Josh lost a family member today.

we've had an invasion of ladybugs.  i counted 5 around the light fixture above our table.

at the end of each day, after i put Langley to bed, my body feels broken.  like every part of me hurts.

i needed 3 things.  it was a 45 minute ordeal to get those items.

Rest assured, I am thankful for a healthy child, a home, a husband, money to buy things, and the freedom to vent on my blog. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

It's Game Day!

Schedule?  Click here
Roster?  Click here

Yes, that is my adorable child in the midst of those boys :-)

Go Eagles!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

20 Months and 13 Weeks

Langley is the big 2-0 today! 

She has said a lot more the past month or so.  In fact, she say phrases like "Where's that puppy?  There he is!  Where's daddy?  Who's that?  There it is!" 

She is still not good with utensils.  She can't get the food on the spoon/fork. 

She has 12 teeth.

She is wearing size 2T bottoms, 3T tops, size 6 or 7 shoes, and (as of today) a size 6 diaper. 

She still sits in her exersaucer - her choice- to watch a show.  Her favorites are Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Little Einsteins, and Sesame Street.  She still likes Praise Baby and Veggie Tales, but we don't watch it as often as the others.

She climbs quite a bit, but not what I would consider a daredevil or fearless.

She loves other kids or babies.

She gives great hugs and kisses.

Her hair.  Oh my.  It can't be left down.  Still a crazy mullett, but the top and bangs are longer and grow straight down in her face.  It's also so long that pig tails bother her, so it's in a pony tail most of the time.

She is sweet natured, but there are some days that she doesn't obey at all.  Like not once.  Stubborn, but sweet.  I've learned how to head off some of her frustrations just by talking to her and explaining things.  She understands a lot more than I give her credit for.

I took Langley with me to the doctor yesterday for my 13 week appointment.  She did great (I was wayyyy over prepared!)  Josh can't ever go with me, so I kinda just wanted someone else with me to hear that sweet heartbeat.  It was 172 yesterday.  I feel like that is super fast, but the doctor said it was good.  I had lost a pound since last month...which is hilarious.  The doctor came in asking if I was eating!  Hilarious!  We won't find out the sex until 21 weeks, that will be after Christmas.

I'm feeling better.  Still tired, but not sick and not with the weird eating eating habits.  Either I wake up with tons of energy and crash by 11 am or it takes me until 11 am to get going.  I've been on the treadmill 3-5 times a week, but I am expanding much sooner than I did when pregnant with Langley.

Minnie Mouse