SNOW DAY #2

It’s been snowing for two days straight.  It’s really pretty outside, but I’m totally over being stuck in the house.  Which is crazy, really, because on normal days I like being in the house, but I feel like I’m in a really energetic stage right now, and I want to get things done, and being stuck at home is not working out for me.  So, yesterday, I figured out how to get the free trial of photoshop elements to function, I played Wii Fit for an hour (it was actually nice to me yesterday, my Wii Fit age was my normal age for once), I made dinner, I read up on photography stuff….  I watched snow fall….   And then I was totally over it.  Totally.  


So I told Husband that I needed out of the house, let’s go drive around.  Yes, we can be that stupid.  But seriously, the dog and I were both about to start chewing through the furniture.  So, we both grabbed our cameras, bundled up, and headed out.  The drive was pretty, and of course really slow.  But it was enjoyable.  I think Godiva and I both just looked out the window the whole driveenjoying a change of scene.  We finally got to where we were going.  There is a pond that geese migrate to for the winter (didn’t do them much good this year) and it is really pretty, especially covered in snow.  So, of course right away, I go to get out of the truck, not thinking about the weather and fell on my butt.  Yep, right in the middle of the street.  And I think it’s really funny, but Husband was kind of worried, but really it was not that bad of a fall, except I slammed both knees into the door of the truck…..  So that was fun.  Then we got the dog out of the car and she almost got run over because Wade and I were both taking pics, not paying attention, and she was just being a dog.  But no worries, she’s fine.  We played in the snow for like 2 seconds, in that short amount of time, I couldn’t feel my fingers or my nose, so Godiva and I got back in the truck and watched Husband take pics.  I really got maybe 2 pics taken….  But, Godiva and I were both happy because we got out of the house.  Well worth the trip in the snow.  =)


So today I was hoping for a little of the snow and ice to be gone, instead it came down more.  So, I got up early because for some reason I couldn’t sleep. I actually got dressed to help my productivity….  I did clean the kitchen, I am working on laundry, and I have a craft project in mind.  Sweet dealio!  So, here’s to snow day #2 and trying to use it to my advantage…



Here is the latest pic we have of Baby Nutt, posted on request. =)  
This is like 2 months old, though.  But check out the muscles!!!


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Prego Progress

I was told I should blog more about my pregnancy.  Mostly because I have all these ridiculous things that continue to happen that I love to blow way out of proportion to create a good story.  Actually, that’s a lie.  I blow them out of proportion because I can tend to be a tad bit dramatic.  Stop laughing, I already know it’s true….


So here is a story that I think most will enjoy.  


Husband and I got a Wii for Christmas.  Way fun, and definitely a nice surprise from the in-laws!  So, we got the Wii home and realized that we should get a new TV.  Mind you, we don’t really splurge on things like that, not to mention the fact that I was absolutely adamant about not having a TV in the house.  Mostly because I can get really addicted to the crappy TV shows that everyone loves but no one will admit to loving.  But, all that aside, we made a trip to Wal-Mart with all of our Christmas money and leftover gift cards.  We bought a new TV, a new TV stand (our living room actually looks kind of updated now, well, aside from the mismatched garage sale furniture.)  And the best purchase of all, Wii Fit Plus to go with our new Wii!!!


Mind you, this was the one thing that convinced Wade to keep the Wii (when it was given to us, it was given with the reciept so we could take it back if we wanted in exchange for the cash.)  So, we have the Wii Fit, and really, it totally rocks.  I swear, Wade is getting way buff because he really uses it to work out and stretch his back and such.  Not to mention all the really fun games that allows you to be penguins and chickens and get hit in the face with metal cleats without bleeding.  It’s quite the experience.  If you ever come visit, we will for sure make you play.  😉


Anyway, in order to partake in the exciting festivities on the Wii Fit, you must create a Mii character (really fun, actually, our’s creepily resemble us).  And then with your Mii character you get weighed and measured and have to do all these balance tests.  Really great when your not 7 months prego!!!  The Wii continually tells me I’m overweight, in which I like to yell back at it that I’M NOT FAT, I’M PREGNANT!!!!  Seriously, why is there not a pregnant mode so that when you gain a pound since last time it will celebrate instead of reprimanding you and asking you why you think you gained weight…  And then when it doesn’t give you the right answer, and you say, “I don’t know” it says, “really, you don’t know?”  I’m not kidding this is my actual conversation with our video game.  


And to make matters worse, the balance test results in a ‘Wii Age’.  A couple years ago I was a couple of years younger than my actual age.  Now, because I’m a little top heavy and ginormous in the front, it says I’m like 35.  WHAT!?!  And then my little Mii character gets this defeated look and shakes her head.  All this while I’m standing on the balance board yelling, ‘I’M PREGNANT, YOU STUPID THING!!!’  And Wade is trying to reassure me that it’s really okay and I’m not fat, and that I’m cute and blah blah blah….


Anyway, just one of my many pregnant adventures.  =)  Really, I love it.  And I really am getting huge.  I have added this picture to show you.  =)

Not to mention, this pic was taken in our nursery, now painted.  Check out the process here!!!


Family

It’s Wishcasting Wednesday!  Today’s question:  What do you wish for your family?

First, I have to say that my definition of family has changed drastically in the last 7 months.  In a good way.  In fact, Husband and I were just talking about this the other day.  We both grew up with really amazing families, supportive, faith-driven, and consumed with love.  But the other day I looked at my new husband, and I couldn’t believe that we are now family.  He and I and this little ninja kid inside of me.  Not that we aren’t part of our ‘families of origin’ as I’ve heard it referred to, but we are building our own web of love and protection and support.  And this will be the only family that our children know of.  It’s such a crazy, amazing blessing to be given this responsibility.

So my wish for my new little family is that we continue to grow in love for each other, in love for our God, and that we are able to overcome the obstacles that society throws at us.  Such a simple wish, but in reality, growing in love is a hard thing to remain focused on.

My Fairy-Tale Princess Life

This past week has been a crazy wave of ups and downs.  The overwhelming task of starting a new semester, as well as being almost 7 months pregnant has given me the utmost roller coaster of hormonal mood swings.  Most of it coming down to the fact that physically I am not what I used to be energy-wise, in-shape-wise, motivated-wise.  But, all that aside, the one thing that has come to my mind most of the time all this is going on in my hormone driven head, all I can think is that I truly live in a Fairy Tale Princess World.  Let me explain where this came from.

When my amazing husband proposed, it was the most amazing and elaborate proposal I have ever heard or seen of.  And I’m not just saying that because I’m biased, at the time I was a “Proposal Specialist” for an engagement ring company and I got to help guys who just bought rings come up with their “Perfect Proposal”.  Seriously.  It was a sweet gig.  Anyway, my wonderful husband came up with the absolute most amazing proposal.  I deemed it my fairy tale princess world (I’m a complete princess on the inside, it makes me happy.)

Here are some pics to show you what I mean:

The gazebo in my mom’s backyard transformed!

He tricked me into putting on my bridesmaid dress.  =)
So, thus my Fairy-Tale Princess Life began, and it has not, nor do I think will it ever end.  Just when I don’t think marriage could get any sweeter, the man I married does something that makes me fall even more in love with him.  Whether it be finding a way to make music out of a rubber band and a paper clip, or when he just holds me to hold me.  I love being a princess!!!
Our latest family pic, you can’t really see the belly in this shirt, but it’s there!

Wishcasting Wednesday: SHINE

Today is Wishcasting Wednesday.  =)  A day in which a question is posed, and some days difficult to answer.  Today was one of those days.  I read the question this morning, and for some reason it took all day to figure out.  And the only answer I have is this song by DC Talk, it came on the radio today, and it is EXACTLY how I feel today:  I WANT TO SHINE LIKE THE STARS IN THE HEAVEN.


iN THE LIGHT
DC Talk


I keep trying to find a life
On my own, apart from You
I am the king of excuses
I’ve got one for every selfish thing I do

What’s going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I’m still a man in need of a Savior

(chorus)
I wanna be in the Light
As You are in the Light
I wanna shine like the stars in the heavens
Oh, Lord be my Light and be my salvation
Cause all I want is to be in the Light
All I want is to be in the Light

The disease of self runs through my blood
It’s a cancer fatal to my soul
Every attempt on my behalf has failed
To bring this sickness under control

Tell me, what’s going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I’m still a man in need of a Savior

(repeat chorus)

Honesty becomes me
[There’s nothing left to lose]
The secrets that did run me
[In Your presence are defused]
Pride has no position
[And riches have no worth]
The fame that once did cover me
[Has been sentenced to this Earth]
Has been sentenced to this Earth

Tell me, what’s going on inside of me?
I despise my own behavior
This only serves to confirm my suspicions
That I’m still a man in need of a Savior

(repeat chorus 2x)

[There’s no other place that I want to be]
[No other place that I can see]
[A place to be that’s just right]
[Someday I’m gonna be in the Light]
[You are in the Light]
[That’s where I need to be]
[That’s right where I need to be]

Growing in 2010

2010 is here.  Life is flying by, but it’s amazing.  And here I am at a loss for words because I just don’t know where to start.  So much has gone on in the past few weeks, spiritual growth, growth in family, in my faith in people.  Faith in myself.  


So maybe I should start with my goal of being Intentionally Passionate as the year progresses.  I haven’t been as good at focusing on that as I could be, however, I do find myself applying more of myself to the different aspects in life.  I want the kids in Levelland, particularly those at St. Michael’s to know the love of Jesus in ways that they never could have imagined.  And yet, I hold myself back.  However, I want you all to know that this is changing.  My priest got a hold of me during a meeting and really made me realize that I can do so much more.  And he gave me total permission and support to do whatever needs to happen within the youth to help them grow and fall in love with their faith.  So, God has heard my voice in wanting to be more intentional, more passionate and He is giving me no choice but to step up and act on it.  How good is our God?  I’m not saying it’s going to be easier, in fact, I have this constant inner turmoil going on in which I’m battling the lazy out of my bones.  Seriously.  I just want to sit and do nothing, but how is that building up the Kingdom?  Yeah, it doesn’t, so here’s to 2010 and a year of passionate explorations into the unknowns that I’ve been too scared to dive into.  Here’s to learning how to make things happen.  Here’s to growing in love and in faith.