Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14th.  I have to say, I am not a HUGE fan of this day.  While I enjoy all the candy, all the other festivities are take it or leave it for me.  And this year was no exception. 

Last year was WONDERFUL.  J and I got to spend the entire weekend together :)  What more could I ask for?! 

But this year, Valentine's came on a Monday...a workday...
And J had duty this weekend, so he didn't get to come in either.  So needless to say, this Valentine's Day isn't one of my favorites. 

But I can't have a LOVE holiday go by, and not do anything for my love. 

So, J, I love you more than you will ever know!  I can't wait for all the Valentine Days that we get to spend together in the future! 

I wouldn't trade my Valentine for anything!!  And next year, I can't wait to celebrate with BOTH of my boys!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Today, I am linking up for and What I'm Loving Wednesday!

1. I am LOVING that today is Wednesday, which means only one more day of classes for the week...yay weekend!

2. I am LOVING  that I get to spend tomorrow and Friday with my bff's daughter, K!  I love getting in some baby time before sweet Easton gets here!

3. I am LOVING that Easton will be here in about 13 weeks!!!  94 days to be exact :)

4. I am LOVING that I got to spend this morning with my wonderful fourth grade class!!  I always look forward to Wednesday mornings

5. I am LOVING that my hubby and I will celebrate 9 months of marriage in just a few short days!

6. I am LOVING that my sweet momma made me some chili and brought it to me for lunch today!  Isn't she amazing!!?

7. I am LOVING that Wake Forest is getting some positive press in sports for once.  If you haven't read this, please do!  It is worth your time :)


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

need a "pick-me-up?"

this story has just gone public, so you might not have heard about it, but if you haven't, you NEED to! 
it is a heartwarming and inspiring story that will help brighten your day!
so happy to know this man!

it will take a couple of minutes, but it is definitely worth your time!

Day 2 and Random Thoughts...

Hey guys...impressed!?  Two days in a row...we've got something going here!

First things first, here is day two of my blog challenge:

Day 2:  A picture of someone you've been closest with the longest:

This is Kait.  Kait and I have a relationship that speaks for itself.  (And she'll hate me for this picture)

And now...the random part:
1. I've been overly productive today.  It is not even 3:00 and I have been to all my classes for today, transferred my water bills and my electric bill, called and caught up with family, done 4 (yes count them...FOUR) loads of laundry, and I have started on an assignment not due until February 24th.  shew...what a day haha
2. I have FINALLY (yes, Momma, finally) picked out the crib and car seat I want for Easton.  If you're like my mom, you're probably sitting there thinking, it took you long enough, didn't it?!
3. In one month I will be on spring break...yay!!  And to make it even better, hubby is taking leave so we can have like 10 wholeeeeeeee dayssssssss together!!!  What more could I ask for?!  We are still deciding whether we want to go to Kentucky for the week or spend a quiet week in our apartment, just the two of us.  The second might be winning right now, but we still have some time to decide....
4. I have officially decided it is time to watch my weight.  I have a strech mark.  (well, a few of them), so, now I have to give up the sweets that I justify eating because "Easton wants them..."  I'm sure he will continue to want them until may though
5. I have picked out a bathing suite for me for the beach in July.  and yes, it is a bikini!  Thus, my goal is to lose the baby weigh in 8 weeks.  Possible?  I don't know, but now it helps that I have some motivation.

Ok...I think I'm done.  Hope you're having a great Tuesday!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Picture/Blog Challenge: Day 1

So to try and get myself blogging more regularly, I decided to follow suit and participate in the 30 day pictures/blog challenge.  So here it is:
Day 1:  A picture of yourself and 15 facts....

1. I have had three first names, but my birth certificate decided to separate my middle name, so technically, I had four first names
2. I am a completely girly-girl.  I LOVE (maybe more, I am slightly obsessed) with the color pink, monogramming, and anything else completely girly!  (You're probably thinking...Poor Easton.hahaha)
3. I love to watch the news.  When I am home for the summer, I wake up at 7:00 most morning to watch the headlines on the Today show.  I also enjoy watching the weather channel when it is hurricane season...(no..i'm not a dork...haha)
4. I love watching game shows....Jeopardy, yes, please
5. I love to go to the beach.  I could spend my entire summer there.
6. I LOVE sports.  I would rather watch a sporting event on any given day/night than do anything else.  (I may or may not yell at the tv every now and then....)
7. I am a homebody.  I would much rather spend a night curled up on the couch than out.  Also, if given the choice (and my husband and I living together full-time) I would be in bed by 8:00pm every night.
8. If I could live in any other country in the world, I would choose to live in Belgium.
9. I am very tender hearted and cry at the drop of a hat.  This has gotten sooooooooo much worse since I have been pregnant.  My husband Lovessssss it (ha!)
10. I love my dog so much!!  I have a matching stuffed animal of her I keep with me when I'm not home
11. I normally only eat two meals a day.  Since I've been pregnant, it has really been a struggle to make sure I eat enough and gain enough weight, but in the last couple weeks, eating has gotten so much easier...(hello, sweets!)
12. I am a grammar fanatic!  When I am mad or irritated at people, I enjoy critiquing their grammar....
13. I love sending and receiving cards. 
14. I love sleeping when it is raining outside.  I'm pretty much dead to the world
15. I cannot wait for my baby boy to get here.  14 weeks, Easton!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sunny Days...

FINALLY...I think we have broken out of our snow spell...maybe (I will probably blog about this, and next week, they will be calling for snow, yet again)
not saying that this is wonderful...but after you have had snow so much already, it's time for a change.  this is our second winter of actually having legit snows.  (but I can't complain.  it is wonderful when you get your classes delayed or canceled.  so if it wants to keep doing that, i'm 10000000% ok with it! 
but right now, i would much rather have weather like this and be here in shorts and tank tops:

and i must say...thinking about places like this with the summer weather makes me so excited about Easton coming and getting to take him to the beach.  His arrival isn't for 14 more weeks, and already, i may or may not have him a beach trip planned.  (gotta start them young, right?!)

i also figure, he will look adorable in these sweet little swimming trunks!  (sorry, honey, yes, they're on a little bit of the preppy side, but they're oh so cute!)

yes, you can tell it's thursday.  as the weeks come to an end, i tend of get more interested in looking at stuff for E rather than doing work.  what can i say...i'm soooooooooo excited about my baby boy!