Thursday, October 30, 2008


Last night was awesome! Keith and I had some friends come over, and we all gathered round our TV to watch the Cirque du Soleil LOVE documentary! It is call 'All Together Now'. Melissa made the most amazing "Cheeseburger Soup" and Keith and I threw together some chocolatey, whipped cream, vanilla waffer, strawberry mess and called it "Strawberry Fields." It was surprisingly really good for just making it up! My dear friend Todd came, it was so good to see him! I hadn't seen him since he played at our wedding reception. All 4 of us had tried to get together earlier this month as the documentary was being shown in theaters for one night only. The day of, however, Keith and I found out that the tickets were $20 a piece!! So we opted out of the theater and just bought the dvd for $20 and invited friends to our place to see it. It was really good... Makes me wanna go back to Vegas and see the show again! There are some clips above of the LOVE show held at the Mirage hotel in Vegas.

I'm having trouble focusing on work today. We have an exciting weekend coming up! Keith's cousin Cody is coming down to trick or treat with us tomorrow. I love Halloween! One of my favorite holidays. Keith and I will be dressing up and passing out candy after a couple blocks of trick or treating. Then next week, of course, we find out who the next President will be!!! hahaha... Actually, the excitement I have is about finding out if we're having a little boy or little girl!! I can't believe that time has come!!! Ugh... it's only 12:20... hard to get through today...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I had a dream last night
that I was laying down and i saw my baby's foot!
It pushed up through my belly
And it had little teeny toenails, and they were kinda long and sharp.
So I screamed for Keith to come and see!
I kept touching and tickling it, and then i saw it's little hands push through!
So i went to touch them and it grabbed a hold of my fingers... REALLY TIGHT! i was like 'wow! our baby has got a great grip!'

I'd seen this belly picture (above) before, so maybe that added to my very real dream. But it pushed up high, and I could see the ankle. It looked like a foot pushing through saran wrap or something. It was so cool to have my lil baby hold my fingers and let me tickle it's little foot. I just can't wait!!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008


So...We bought our crib bedding this weekend. We were at Bed Bath and Beyond just browsing, knowing that we had a few gift card monies left. We got to the clearance table and Keith noticed a 4 piece crib bedding set. There was no clearance tag or discount price on it, and so we didn’t know how much it was or if it was truly clearance. Then we looked around and realized we had never seen any crib stuff at Bed Bath and Beyond before. I knew they had stuff online, but I hadn’t seen it in stores.
So we walked up to the register to find out what was going on. The cashier told us that the crib bedding was only available online, but someone had returned it to the store, so it was in fact clearance… 50% off! It’s original price was $259.99 but after the 50% off and using our gift cards, we ended up paying $112.00 for it. Then we were told if we had a 20% off coupon from our mail, that we could bring our receipt back with that coupon and get an additional 20% off!! We couldn’t believe it! More blessings in the baby stuff department! Now, it isn’t pooh.. but it’s really pretty. It is listed as a ‘neutral’ bedding too, so that was a plus...

We also stopped at Home Depot to check out some Ceiling Fans for baby B...

We found this cute little bronze one that may look great with our crib and some of the other bold colors we'll have. It is so fun getting stuff for our little baby, and even more fun getting it on SALE!!

God has really been blessing us in letting us be good stewards of His money. We made a promise to each other that we would do the best to limit any and all home improvements until after we paid back everything that we 'owed' (debt, etc.). He has really been blessing us in providing what we need to pay off our debts, and also finding great deals to be able to provide for our family in a conservative way. What a fun and exciting weekend... We will find out if we are having little boy or girl a week from tomorrow!! WE CAN'T WAIT!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

19 weeks!

ok ok... so I may be arching my back a little...

Friday, October 17, 2008

Okay, so I think this is SO cute... This is what my baby looks like right now! All scrunched up in there. I can understand why I should be feeling kicks soon! I'm 19 weeks! (well, in 2 more days). That means that finding out the sex of our child is RIGHT around the corner! I can't even believe how fast this has all flown by. I have been doing pretty good at sleeping on my side. I was for sure this would be a challenge for me, but it is more challenging just to sleep continuously through the night! I guess I need to get used to this. In about 5 more months 'sleep' will probably be a foreign word to me.

It's been another busy week, and I even took a day off to stay at home and rest. (my first day off my entire pregnancy!) God has been challenging me to apply what I've been learning lately. Our church gave everyone a copy of the book 'Crazy Love' by Francis Chan. I have been really focusing on living my christianity OUTWARDLY. Our life is so short, and every moment will be wasted if we aren't careful. My integrity was challenged this week, as I was asked again to be deceptive in my job. I had already tried to be strong and make a stand by having a meeting with my boss telling him that I refused to compromise my integrity and was uncomfortable with certain parts of my job that were deceptive. He again put me in the situation and this time I was ordered to do it. The reaction was interesting when I spoke out about the deception. He didn't tell me to hush up about it, but proceded to shout over me sarcastically and across the room that 'we were having a righteous moment over here!' I have to say, that's a first for me. I don't mind my righteousness being shouted. I'll shout it out myself, I ain't skeerd...

It was definately challenging as I asked to meet with my boss alone in another meeting and bringing an HR representitive into the meeting for documentation. It was hard to keep my cool and not be so angry! Though in my job, I was still forced to do this, I at least was able to explain that I was not 'ok' with what was going on, and it is on record with a witness. I look forward to the day that I'm presented with a new job opportunity. I know that GOD for sure is working in me while I'm here though. Let the persecution continue!!

It has really been great to just surround myself with people and conversation that is inspirational; between the play, 'coupon-ing', and taking a Love & Respect class with my husband. It is very hard to go a day without forgetting what my job is on earth, and the motivation to be more so that I may do more.

Here's a few fun pictures from this week.

Friday, October 10, 2008

This is what i'm craving today...


It's Opening Night! I'm excited and a bit nervous. Our final dress rehearsal last night was anything but smooth, but I know we'll pull it off with no problems! (no pun intended)

Below is an ad to get a free ticket!!

Back by popular demand, the Spring Hill Arts Center presents Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard for the second time at the Old School Theatre. The show opens October 10th and performances will continue Saturday the 11th, Friday and Saturday the 17th and 18th, and Friday and Saturday the 23rd and 24th.

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, Joe Leavitt and Dan Zeigler, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna--men, women, children and animals. The costume changes come fast and the laughs even faster in this quick witted comedy which has been performed from Broadway to a special showing for President George H Bush at the White House.

Performances will be at 7:00 PM at the Old School in Spring Hill with an additional 2:00 matinee Saturday, October 18th. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. For more information or to buy tickets visit or call 615-614-1191.


Bring in a copy of this email and recieve one FREE ticket when you purchase an additional ticket to the October 10th or 11th performances.

Still reading? Not convinced yet? Let me tell you this…one of these guys has great legs that you will really want to see! Trust us!

This is so fun!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Candy Corn

I ate entirely too much of this yesterday and it made me sick... But I still love it! There are some new belly pics posted...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

17 Weeks... and growing...

Well, it's been a few days since I've posted! SOOOO much has been going on and the weeks are just flying by! I have some belly pictures to post, and will hopefully do that sometime this week.

I have gotten myself booked up with classes and extra activities for my evenings. Last week and this week I have been working backstage for SHAC (the Spring Hill Arts Center). They are putting on the show "Greater Tuna" opening this friday, and continuing for the next 3 weekends.

It's really fun! At first I was a little hestitant at what my job role would be, and if I could handle it, but I've really been enjoying being a "thespian" again!

Second, I've started taking a coupon class. This class is awesome! It is called Faithful and Frugal and is based on Proverbs 31. It is teaching me how to save money on groceries, and of course anytime money is saved, it becomes more money to GIVE AWAY! Keith and I are super excited to continue working towards financial peace and being put into a position to give more. Last night was our first night trying this whole coupon thing and we saved $36.00 on $80.00 worth of groceries! That's almost 50%! We were thrilled!!

As far as my baby is coming, he/she is doing wonderful! Baby B is the size of an onion this week. We were at the doctor last Thursday and got to hear the precious 157 bmp heart just beating away. It was funny because the doctor had a bit of trouble finding the heartbeat, and when she found it, suddenly the baby would move to the other side of my tummy and she had to look again! It's so neat to know there is a little baby in there moving around and all! My mom is hoping that it is as active as I was in her belly... She thinks it will be funny for my baby to do somersalts and cartwheels in my belly as I did in hers... I can't say I find that as funny..haha

We find out the sex of our baby on November 4th! That's the same day that we will vote for the next president of the United States! It will be a busy and exciting day for us, and I may just need to take off the whole day at work... haha, we'll see!