Monday, December 14, 2009

8 days to go

I am so excited. 8 days to go.

Have these things to do and would appreciate some elves:
1.Grade papers at school
2.Put in grades at school
3.Type the rest of my lesson plans for maternity leave (as well as notes about everything)
4.Finish Christmas shopping
5.Wrap presents
6.Make some goodies for school
7.Make presents for parents at school (including getting the little ones pictures developed that I took for a frame we are making)
8.Wash a few more baby clothes
9.Pack my "bag" for the hospital
10.I know there is more.....
Where are those little elves when I need them???!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Shower Time Part II

So these are some of the presents that Trace got at his FIRST baby shower!

A big frame to hang in his room and it matches perfectly. His room is painted green and has white and chocolate brown bedding.
This is the cutest turtle. It lights up and puts stars on the ceiling in three different colors.
He got all kinds of books including this little Night Night Pookie book and Curious George book collection and some little doggie books.
He got his first pair of boxers (diaper covers). Aren't they just too cute. His monogram is on them.
Puppy books and little puppy stuffed animals. We are doggie people so we hope the dogs get along with him!
Bath time supplies...
Cute blankets and a miracle, wrap him up blanket!
Some cute clothes and he even got his coming home outfit and a matching blanket.
DIAPERS!!! I am going to need LOTS of those!!!!
A present for says: "Mommy's Sippy Cup"!!!!! ha ha ha
He got more presents not pictured including a cute ducky hooded towel, a thing to help him sleep in the crib (you know I like my sleep and I hope he does too), his first silver cup, bibs, more diapers, his first stacking toys, a grocery cart cover, and even his first CD! :) We are so thankful for all of his gifts from this shower. Thanks to Beth and Kelly for an awesome shower!

Baby Shower Time

So my first baby shower was on HALLOWEEN (yes, I was the one dressed up as a pregnant lady! ha!) Thanks to my friends Beth and Kelly for throwing me a brunch on a Saturday morning. I got lots of cute presents from lots of "teacher friends" of mine. Trace is going to be all set.
Here are me and the wonderful hostesses! The food was yummy (and thanks to Kelly's hubby...because I know that he helped out!). I need that cream cheese bacon dip recipe!

Here are me and two of my teacher friends from the FIRST public school I ever taught at. Of course, we are all now at three different schools....And Alissa (left) is next because she is preggars too....and well Susan will be getting married (right) and we can't wait for that!
And we are the College of Charleston ladies. We all went there...and it's funny because I didn't know Beth when we went there. We met after...but of course I knew Molly...but I won't tell you any college stories!

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Turkey Day to Everyone!

Things I am thankful for this year:
-that my hubby and I are about to be parents of a little boy
-for our friends
-for our family
-that my dad BEAT cancer and is cancer free and he will be a granddaddy very soon (thanks to God above...we know that prayers are answered!)
-for our 4 legged children
-for all of our other blessings 

Saturday, November 7, 2009

32 weeks

As of Wednesday, I was 32 weeks. Yeah....time is a flying. I had my first shower last weekend. And this baby is going to have so many clothes for the next 6-9 months..but then what?!! ha! :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Over the Top

Melissa gave me another award! Thanks so much!!! Just had time to actually do it.
So here are the rules:

You Can Only Use One Word!
Pass this along to 6 of your favorite bloggers!
Alert them that you have given them this award!
Have fun!

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? brown
3. Your mother? shop-a-holic
4. Your father? hunter
5. Your favorite food? cheese
6. Your dream last night? diamonds
7. Your favorite drink? coke
8. Your dream/goal? rich
9. What room are you in? kitchen
10. Your hobby? sleeping
11. Your fear? lots
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? RETIRED
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren’t? neat
15. Muffins? cinnamon
16. Wish list item? debt-free
17. Where did you grow up? Augusta
18. Last thing you did? lesson plans
19. What are you wearing? maternity 
20. Your TV? Housewives
21. Your pets? dogs
22. Friends? fun
23. Your life? great
24. Your mood? sick
25. Missing someone? granny
26. Vehicle? Infiniti
27. Something you’re not wearing? rings
28. Your favorite store? Loft
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? today
32. Your best friend? out-of-town
33. One place that I go to over and over? work
34. One person who emails me regularly? Colleen
35. Favorite place to eat? Mexican

Now who do I tag?

And anyone else who reads my blog! :) Who knows...

Monday, October 12, 2009


So Am I an OLD LADY now?
This morning I had to be at school EARLY...for a parent conference...well didn't make it. I fell in the shower and so went to the hospital and was monitored to make sure the baby was okay. They told me I probably pulled a muscle because it was hurting on my left below my belly. Well at first the baby wasn't they gave me lots of liquids and he starting moving around. So I was there about 2 hours and everything was okay. They told me I am already getting ready for the baby...something about irritable uterus...but that's normal. I looked that up...still don't quite understand that?! Oh well. So now I am sore...still in the same spot, my butt, my leg, my back, and the back of my arm. I never said my first name was GRACE...I am just glad the baby is fine.
And then my mom went and bought me a bath mat. I have never had one of those things in my shower. My grandmother had one and my great-grandparents...but I thought that was something old people have?!!!! So guess I am an old lady now!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Snuggies! So who knew they sold these awful things at the BI-LO! And when I was at walmart the other day they now have them for doggies. Cause my dog really wants one...ha!
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Third Trimester

I am officially in my third trimester! :)

12 more weeks to go....but I am hoping 10/11 more weeks to go!

And to top that off, this morning my shoes wouldn't feet on my feet, well my boots! I was so sad...and SWOLLEN!!! So I wore flip flops...what else am I going to wear when it gets cold? :(

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Today I am officially 27 weeks! Wowser. I feel like I have blown up in the last couple of weeks! :) My due date is December 30th. I am thinking more like December 21st would be nice...BEFORE Christmas!! I will start to hint to the doctor about that...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wonderful News!

I can't believe I forgot to post this...although we have a "care page" set up for my dad...but as of two weeks ago, he has NO ACTIVE CANCER in his body. Unbelievable. Everybody has been praying for my dad and for him to be healed.

It is amazing because last February we thought he only had a couple of days to live (according to one doctor). So actually his "cancer" doctor told him to send the "doom and gloom" doctor a postcard. I thought that was kind of funny.

Anyway, he has to go back monthly for xrays of his chest to make sure there is no cancer. The doctor says he never wants the cancer to get as bad as it did. There is some scar tissue possibly in his lungs and we just hope and pray that the cancer doesn't sprout! He is still going to feel kind of crummy because the cancer he had was so strong, but the doctor told him to go live his live and let him (the doctor) worry about the cancer!


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday Tidbits


*I have NOT cooked since school started. Good thing it is just me and hubby and so when it is "my turn" (because thanks to him for cooking when it is "his turn") we can just go out to eat.

*I get swollen calves everyday. Went to the doctor on Wednesday. Just a pregnancy thing. No high blood pressure, everything is normal! Oh well guess I need to just deal!

*Went to the Darius Rucker concert on Thursday night. It rocked. I wore my cowboy boots and my legs didn't swell! Maybe I need to wear those boots to school everyday! :) Also baby was just a moving...guess he liked it and was dancing!!!

*There is this newspaper thing I think it is called "Jail Times" that you can buy for $1 at convenience stores. It shows all the recent mug shots!!! We were reading it this morning at the Waffle House. There is a parent of a child that I taught last year in there. Hi-lar-i-ous!!!!!

*A little girl in my room told me she could see my baby's fingers sticking out of my belly yesterday! HAHAHA. It was my jeans where they fasten together and I had on kind of a tight shirt. I was like no honey that is just my jeans.

*Another child asked me if I was going to take my baby to the zoo? Where did that come from!??

*And another child everyday asks if the baby is still in my tummy!

*I have a beach weekend plan with one of my bestest friends from college. Can't wait until October!


Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Fotos!

Before.......(13 weeks, I think)

After....(22 weeks on Monday...this was last week at 21 weeks)

Let me just tell you.....
5 months pregnant+back to work+19 first graders+swollen calves everyday+EXHAUSTION=wish I didn't have to work!!!!!
(And I am only like half-way there.....oh goodness gracious!)

Friday, July 31, 2009

Show Us Your Life...Wedding Party/Flowers/Ceremony

Our Wedding Day Memories!

Recently, I have been checking out some new blogs. One of them is Kelly from Kelly's Korner and she and her little girl are super cute!
She has been doing this Show Us Your House...well rooms of the house each week. My house is too messy for that! :) Now she is doing a "segment" every Friday called Show Us Your Life. This week and last were wedding stuff. So then you can get a glimpse of how people celebrated their special day!
So here is a few pictures from my wedding. My husband and I just celebrated our one year anniversary back in working on a year and a half! His best man was my cousin (they are best friends) and my sister was my maid of honor. We had a small ceremony in my church's chapel and only invited very close friends and family. About 50ish people. Then EVERYONE was invited to our celebration....a "fancy" fish fry! :)
Below is a picture of my bouquet and then a picture of me throwing my bouquet (there was a bit of a fight.....women wanting the bouquet to be the next bride! hahaha):

This is a picture of the top of my wedding cake and the flowers on it:
This is not a bouquet....but a little koozie and fry centerpiece (just sister's old boss came and took pictures...he takes great pictures by the way, and gave me a cd of them. He "arranged" this little photo session!)

Below is a picture of my flowers at the reception. I wanted pink tulips. My colors were pink and brown!

Above was my "wedding party"...well my sister wore brown...and my nieces (3 of them) wore pink. They helped pass out the programs! And sweet Logan is helping Amanda look "tan" with some bronzer. Overall, it was a stress free wonderful day...except right before the ceremony I got so nervous and told my Dad I thought I might throw up...I didn't, thank goodness! Oh and during the ceremony, I messed up...I said for richer or richer....and the preacher looked and me and said for richer or poorer! HA! Too bad that "mess up" vow didn't help me...we are still poor! :)

And Happy Anniversary to my parents today. It is their 35th Wedding Anniversary...and they aren't really celebrating tonight. My dad had his last chemo treatment on Wednesday and he is feeling icky! Poor Daddy!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's A Boy!!!!!

What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
That's what little boys are made of !

We were soooooo shocked! We just knew it was a girl. Last time they thought it was a girl....guess that wasn't girl parts we thought we saw! Well believe me you could see his little boy part, that's for sure! Everyone is sooooooooo excited!!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Baby Boy or Baby Girl?

I am so excited. Tomorrow is the big day! I have a doctor's appointment at 8:45 and we find out definitely what we are having.....I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fun in the Sun!

Hubby and I are having a last little vacation at my aunts beach house before I have to go back to work August 3.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Baby Neal at 12 weeks. Next sonogram July 30 and I will be 18 weeks then. We find out if it is a boy or girl!
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Friday, July 17, 2009

Foto Friday 16 weeks. I don't dare show you a bare belly yet...just still looks like fat to me! :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturday Sillies I am going to try to start my new "Saturday Sillies" where I post something funny. This summer when my hubby  and I went to Hilton Head with his family we ate at this really good restaurant in a shopping was like New Orleans type food. I had the best shrimp po boy. BUT it was next to the Publix or Bi-Lo, cant remember. And their shopping carts "LOCK" when you go outside a certain point. There are signs everywhere. Well we watched this older woman....try and try and try and try to get the cart to her car. She had to take the groceries and put in her car. Then tried to "push" the cart to where the pine straw was (not in a loading area). It was the funniest thing!! So of course Hubby and my nieces tried to see how the cart locks and how to unlock. Of course he was unsuccessful and it was liking pushing dead weight across the lot. hahahahaha I wonder how they "unlock" the carts?!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

All You Single Ladies....

Can you hear that tune in your head? replace it with "All You Pregnant Ladies"...(or ever been pregnant ladies!)

Here is my question. When did you start showing that you were pregnant? Currently, I am fifteen weeks and you can certainly tell I am pregnant. And why do people say...maybe you have NO! And a certain someone I know is 6 months pregnant and she reads my blog sometimes (and btw she is superfit and is the cutest thing ever) BUT I think I am bigger than her...although I have not seen you in person! :) But from the pics I look bigger. YIKES. I am going to look HUGE by 9  months.

Also what about the boobies? Yes, the boobies. I will admit. I was a D before I started this..and now I am a DD and this bra is starting NOT to fit...I mean by the time I am 9 months I going to be like a G or a H??????!!! I mean what comes after DD???!!!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Well sorta of wordless...Me, My Sister, and My Dad
Dad has his 8th chemo treatment next Wednesday. I love that man! :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

June Weddings

Since it is the season for weddings, I thought I would post a gift from my mom for our anniversary (which was February). She had a local artist sketch this from a photo. I hung it up in our bedroom and love it!

Speaking of weddings, we went to one last night and it was a garden reception. We had so much fun and it was so pretty; however, it was hotter than a whore on dollar night!! And that is pretty darn hot. This pregnant lady drank water after water after water and only peed once. That was a miracle! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Who out there watched the season finale of NJ Housewives? Of course I did because I watch all trash on tv and love all the housewives shows. What did everyone think? I really just have a hard time feeling sorry for Danielle. Its like she has some motive I just don't know what it is.

And to note Teresa's new assets: Maybe it is a southern thing....but down here we call them Boobies...and they kept calling them Bubbies and even had them spelled out like that at the end of the show when they gave an "update" on each housewife. Is "Boobies" a southern thing? I have never heard them called "Bubbies" until this show!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Funny

Harley had a bath today. I always do this to him (with the towel) and he looks like a woman Russian immigrant or either an Ewok?!!!  It cracks me up! My hubby on the other hand just looks at me like I am a nut! 

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Sidenotes

*I am so more school until August 3rd. Except August 3rd?? That is way too soon and way to early to go back. Oh well. The kids did get out May 22nd.

*I leave in the morning...BEACHbound! With a bunch of girls. Yeah, girls trip. However, no drinkies for me. No beer, no margaritas, no fruity drinks. OH well...guess I can be the DD, huh?!

*I shopped at every darn store in town for a bathing suit. I am starting to show??!! Is this too soon? My fat is officially turned hard underneath my belly button.
 I finally found a tankini and it isn't great, but it will do. I either looked like a stripper (boobs tooooo big and coming out) or a fatty boom-a-latty!

*Do you like my ticker?

*I am actually more pregnant that it says. I will be 10 weeks tomorrow but whatever, it's cute!

*I took pictures  Memorial Day at the lake weekend but we were stuck inside and it was raining so I won't bore you.

*My mom gave me this really cool drawing of me and my hubby at our wedding for my anniversary gift (in February...but the artist just finished it). I will have to take a picture and post, it is neat. I hung it today in the bedroom.

*Have a great week. I hope to get some sun on these Casper legs...but hope the heat doesn't make me too nauseous! I am bringing an umbrella just in case.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


So I wonder why my hubby gave me these presents for Mother's Day? Hmmmm......

Friday, May 1, 2009

Ricky Bobby

Talladega Baby!!!

Last weekend hubby took me to my first Nascar Experience. I have never been to a race and have always wanted to go...just to see. He is a big fan and when he was little he and his dad would watch the races. Apparently, they had to race home from church on Sundays!

Well my first race was Talladega in Alabama. Not sure if it is really like the movie...although some drunk from Texas kept calling my hubby Ricky Bobby? Have yall seen that movie..if not it is HILARIOUS! Rent it!

I took lots of pictures so beware...I am including them below! I did have a great time although at one point I got a little too hot (it started at 1:30 and we were the closest to the sun...we had seats on the very top row of the stand...near turn 2, if that means anything to you race fans!)

Okay...this is the typical REDNECK woman at Nascar...overweight woman (well not all of them) with tight jeans or jean shorts and a bikini top?!!! Gives a whole new meaning to "muffin top". I did get sunburned but not because I was wearing a bikini top!

A close up of some cars zooming by...
This was a the beginning of the race...too cool!
Me and Hubby, he ran out of beer (you can take inside so he can to get some BIG Buds!)
My man Dale Junior is the second car...can you see him?
Me and Hubby, our Australian friend (who came all the way for the race) took our picture.
Everyone leaving the race. Craziness!
More of turn 2. Our view from the top.
Pre-gaming it. Glad Hubby borrowed a tent..otherwise I really would have been sunburned!
Look at this redneck truck...Peeing on 24 (Jeff Gordon for any of you who don't know) and Junior Da Man! HA!!!!
Can you see the yell0w bus. Lots bring those to camp in for the week?!!!
Where we parked. Close to our seats!