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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"You haven't been sleeping well for days."

Today is the first real nice day we have had in days. It's going to reach 74 today. It's almost June. My family and friends in Georgia have had their pools open for weeks. Don't get me wrong, I love the rain. I just don't like the rain when it's also cold. I love a nice spring rain, with the windows open and the air muggy after. I am glad Mother Nature has a smile on her face today and decided it was okay to let the sun shine down on us.

Will and I went to the mall yesterday to walk around while it was raining. We just needed to get out of the house. I was feeling so on top of this move...Now that it is literally 14 days away, I am feeling SO overwhelmed! I have gone through all of the baby clothes (It's weird that most of the clothes are no longer just Will's clothes. He's gonna be handing 'em down to his new little brother!) I have them organized and put into large bins. I have gone through my clothes and organized them, as well as have had Andy go through his clothes and get them organized. I have gone through, organized and packed all of my craft desk. (Yes, I have an entire desk just for crafting and sewing) Other then that, I don't think I have done much. I still need to go through the toys, box those up, go through the pantry and throw most of it away. I do not want to pack food that probably won't last the trip anyways. Changes in elevation will cause cans to explode. That's a mess I just don't feel like dealing with at this point in my life. I would rather start over anyways, get things which are healthier and we will actually use. I think I am going to get all the books packed. Andy has school books, which I will leave for him. It feels like so much, but so little. It doesn't help that I have been sleeping horribly the last few nights. My nose is so stuffy, I can't breathe well. My hips are killing me, so it hurts to sleep on my sides. So, I end up on my back, which also hurts. I am always hot. Andy and I have battle of the thermostat. I either turn it off because the temperature is perfect inside because it's cool outside, or I turn on the AC, to cool things down. When he gets home, he turns the heat back on. I don't know why the man does it, he's a furnace as it is. It seems like every time I finally get comfortable and fall asleep, I am rushing to the bathroom! I feel like I have exploded in the last two weeks. I actually look pregnant, which is nice. I just don't enjoy the growing pains and itching.

We are so excited about this move....I am pretty nervous about starting over and making all new friends. But, at least Andy and I will be starting over together. He'll have to make all new friends too! For now, I am going to do the dishes and put some things in boxes. Then, I am taking Will outside to enjoy Mother Nature's good mood!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Results Are In....

I know, I know, you've all been waiting to hear about the gender of this baby. I have to apologize, I haven't had any time to blog since we found out on Friday. (We had one last trip to Idaho to visit Andy's sister, Nikki!). It was such a crazy day! I took Will to the park, to feed the ducks and play at the playground. That was a blast. I am afraid of Geese. And there are a ton of them at the park. I don't like to not let Will do things, just because I am afraid, or don't like something. (Which is why the child looooves peaches. Yuck!) So, we hung around the geese. Until they started getting aggressive. Not cool. Afterwards, my dear friend came over to watch Will while Andy and I headed out to the doctors office. We had the ultrasound done. The tech was actually an old neighbor of ours, so it was a lot more fun the usual. I honestly had NO idea what we were having. Last time, Andy and I could agree on names, which were all boy names. And we had a boy. So, being logical (and just trying to come up with a reason WHY I thought this baby is a girl) I thought because we had girl names picked out, we would probably having a girl. Well, this little baby is quite the mover and shaker! This baby would NOT cooperate with the tech. In fact, this baby did a complete somersault while we were trying to get a snap shot of the profile! The baby also waved at us in the first couple of minutes!

It was so cute, and great fun to get to see our little.....BOY!!!!

Yep, I am going to be even more out numbered! There were only two of you who thought we were having a boy! I am so surprised! I was completely shocked! The first words out of my mouth were "Are you kidding me?! What are we going to name this child?!" We're excited to have another little man running around our home (and to not have to buy all new clothes!) I am also glad they are far enough apart that I won't have two boys on missions!

Now...the name search begins!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Officially Utes!

I wanted to post the picture above, only because I feel like it captures our family how we really act all the time. Will isn't paying any attention, Andy is trying to get Will to pay attention and I'm being goofy to keep my sanity!
Here is the graduate! We are so proud of Andy! He worked so hard in school! He received a bachelors degree in History with a minor in Business. He also completed all the requirements for medical school, which is pretty much a double major in science. We are so grateful to him for all the hard work he has put into his education. He earned good grades, studied his tuckis off and pulled more all nighters then I can even count. Now, he gets a well deserved break. Once we move, he won't have a job, which means we can just all spend some quality time with him before he goes MIA during the school year!

Thanks for all you do for our family, Andy! We love you more then you can know! (Even though I know you get pretty peeved when you leave for work and Will and I are still snoozing in the bed and I have completely taken over your side! I love you!!!)


We have our ultrasound on Friday to find out the gender of this baby. We're still kind of, well, ok, we ARE at a complete loss as to what this child should be called.

For a girl we like:
Katherine-We would call her Kate. (I wonder how many of you have put it together...William and Kate?!)
Sofia-Andy threw this one out there last night, I think it's pretty cute. But, I am pretty sure it's ridiculously common.

For a boy we like:
Charles?-(we're going with a Royal family theme here. Apparently.) Charlie is a cute name...but I don't know.

So, I guess we will see. We still have 4 1/2 months to figure out what to name his kid. I can't believe I am nearly half way through this pregnancy...and I can't believe I still have half way to go!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

History, in the making, right before our eyes!

Well, I am a big history fan. I love to learn about the past. In high school, I took AP European History just because I wanted to take the class. I didn't even bother with the AP exam. Andy is a history major and I love hearing about all the things he is learning about. It's so fascinating. This past weekend has really made me reflect on history. With the wonderful Royal Wedding of Prince William and Princess Catherine, I was completely enthralled. I love British History. You can't learned about British history without learning about the rest of the world. They really were a total powerhouse (Until some Americans decided being free was better and totally kicked their butts! It's ok, we're the favorite ex-colony of Britain!) I actually debated staying up until 2 am to watch the entire wedding. Then, I realized it would be shown all day long, and I needed to do laundry. What's better then watching a Royal wedding and folding your undies? It was so fun to watch all the tradition! Reading about Royal weddings of many different Kings and Princes is much different then watching it. While there were obvious modernizations, I loved watching history in the making before my very eyes! It was such a treat for me to watch everything I have read about in the past. It was a real treat for me!

(Andy and I actually really love the name Catherine. Can you imagine if we have a girl and name her Catherine? We'd have a Will and Kate...bahahahahah!)

Last night, we were watching SVU (a guilty pleasure of mine). Andy was online. He turned to me and said "Have you seen the news? Osama bin Laden is dead." WHAT?! There is no way! How can that be?! So, we turned on FOX News and sure enough, there it was, in big, bold letters. "OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD!" Osama bin Laden is actually dead?! I was 13 when he sent two air planes into the Twin Towers. I was late for school. (I was actually waiting on my mom to take me) I sat on our coffee table and watched the billowing smoke from the first tower. I walked into class and told my teacher, one minute later, our Principal came on the loud speaker and asked all the teachers to turn on the TV. We watched as they replayed the second plane crashing into the second building. Many of my friends checked out of school, their parents afraid that Atlanta (Delta Airlines Hub) would be next, or they had family in New York City. I have never actually been afraid for my safety until that day. My mom had the front page of the paper laminated the next day. For ten years now, our country has been fighting a war and searching for the man who was responsible for the death of so many American's.

It seems surreal to me, to be sure. But, I do think that credit is due where credit is earned. To all the men, woman and children who were lost on September 11, 2001, may peace be with you this day! To their families, may you also feel peace. May you feel a little bit of justice, which you so rightly deserve. To the men and woman who have bravely fought for our country, our safety and justice, may you know how grateful I am to you. Today is a great day to be an American. Today, I will wear red, white and blue. Because I am proud to be an American.

So, while you are going about your day, maybe take a moment and reflect on all the history that has happened in your lifetime. While history is amazing, it's even more amazing to me that my children will read about something I lived through.