Saturday, March 31, 2007

MoPS Craft Night!

Last night I left Mr.Wonder and WonderKid at home and went to a craft night with my MoPS group. There weren't many of us there and I only got two pages done, but just having some time out with some ladies really brightened my day. We had a lot of fun talking and joking around. I thought I'd share the two pages that I completed. One I absolutely love and the other I just feel so-so about. They're titled she bangs! and Our BIG girl!, respectively.

In other big news, I got my new dishes set from Target today. I love love love it. I'm really happy with my choice and I think I'll be happy with it for a long time. They will go great with my new pink mixer and all the other choices I've made for our future kitchen. I'm totally loving the color scheme for our kitchen/dining room. Maybe our home will end up looking like more than a college apartment someday.
And last but not least....only 5 MORE DAYS until I go home. I am so excited and so is Ryelie. I just know this is going to be a great trip.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Creativity Page

So, I really felt inspired to do this page. WonderKid has such a creative side to her personality, actually it pretty much touches every aspect of her personality, that when I got this pic of her creating with her Play-Doh...I just had to scrap it.

Friday, March 23, 2007


So, I had my paper work appointment today. It was an intersting class. I got my official due date, it's November 2nd, 2007. After I went through the class I had to go give a pee sample and get like 6 tubes of blood taken, "yeah..." (that was sarcasm!) I have my first doctors appointment on the 3rd of April. The nurse told me I was lucky to get one so quickly and she told me that the lady my appointment is with is great, that everyone loves her. So I'm very excited to be going through the first half of my pregnany with a great care giver. We'll get to do a small ultrasound on that appointment. I don't know if I'll get any pictures though, they say it's mostly for measurements. Maybe if this Doc is so great she'll give me a pic anyway. I'll do my best. I also found out that we'll be doing the anatomy ultrasound between 16-20 weeks. I'm really happy about this because:
1) It's really not that far away, just 2 months...and
2) It means it'll be between mid-May and mid-June. So we'll hopefully find out the sex of the baby before we leave here. Not that it will really make any difference. I'm just really excited.
So that about sums up far! I am going to a Women's Conference tonight and tomorrow. I'm very excited and just a little nervous since I won't know anyone there and this is my first time going to one of these things. I saw a pamphlet at our YMCA for this conference and for some reason I just really wanted to go. The speaker is named Angela Thomas and it's titled: When Wallfowers Dance, Becoming a Righteous Woman of Confidence. One of my biggest set backs with my faith is always thinking of what other people think of me. Always worrying if someone thinks I'm weird because of my walk with God. I'm really hoping I can learn somthing at this conference, that I can take something away that will not only strengthen my walk with God but strengthen my confidence so I'm not letting what others think of me dictate how I'm acting.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Kids can say the sweetest things...

The following is a conversation between WonderKid and myself that happened yesterday on the way home from the bus stop. We were walking back and I picked her up to give her a kiss. So I'm holding her and we start talking:
Me: I missed you today.
WK: I missed you too. *I give her a little peck on the cheek*
Me: You did? Did you really miss me?
WK: Uh-huh. *She gives me a little peck on the cheek*
Thoughtful silence...
WK: Did the baby miss me too?
Me: Of course the baby missed you. *She gives me a hug*
Talk about melt your heart. I have the sweetest daughter alive. Needless to say, I think my BIG GIRL is ready to be a BIG SISTER!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

A little praise...

First, I'm finally feeling better. Woot!
This is mostly about this weekend. It was such an eye opener. I felt really crappy, but it's still a praise worthy weekend. We were all sick this weekend. But God did spare me in some aspects. Both Mr.W and WonderKid got a pretty high fever and they of course were exhausted because of it. I didn't get the fever, so I had a little more evergy than they had and I was able to care for and comfort them. At first I was a little miffed. Here I was with a throbbing headache that wouldn't go away, I couldn't breathe through my nose and I was hacking away like a veteran smoker....but I was having to take care of my family. Then it struck me. Whenever we've all gotten sick (you know how it is, passing it through the family) I've never been as bad off as the other two. God has given me these chances to serve my family and ultimately Him. I immediately stopped being miffed. To be honest, I was a little excited. I wanted to care for and take care of my family even thought I wasn't feeling 100%. I'm so thankful that God has given me these opportunities and that he's let me see my chance for growth through them.
And that's not all. God is a provider...he takes care of us. This past paycheck I put a chunk of money into our savings...trying to build it back up. Sunday night on the way home from a friend's house our front tire went flat on the highway. We didn't know what it was at first. I got out and checked the tire on my side since the car was veering my way. But it was fine. We started driving again and it was just getting worse so Mr.W pulled off into a 7-11. The tire on his side was flat. So he changed the tire and we realized that both our front tires were completely bald. We haven't had these tires that long. We weren't really sure why they had gotten so bad so fast. I took the car into our tire place to get the front two tires replaced and the alignment checked (per Mr.W's request). We've had the alignment checked before and were always told it was fine even though the car always pulled a little to the right. Turns out our alignment was WAY OFF! The guy said it was the reason our tires had gotten so bad. So we got it all taken care of and we were able to use the money I had just set aside instead of charging it and increasing the debt we're trying to pay off. The car is driving great! I was so thankful that the money was there. Thank you God!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Scrapjacked 3

So apparently I'm not able to resist a scrapjacked challenge. This one is a jack of Adrienne Looman. It was a little tough and I'm not sure how well I executed it...but it was fun planning it out in my head since the 15th. Give me your thoughts...

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Please pray for us...

Mr.W has been sick the past two days and I started feeling crappy last night. We all have fevers, coughing, some chills. I haven't had it as bad as Mr.W...but he went to work today. His fever went back up so he went to see the corpsman. He told him that he has pneumonia. I'm really at a loss. I rarely get sick but I got sick this time. I think with being pregnant and have my needle biopsy this week my body was just fighting to make sure I didn't get an infection from that. So I got this instead. I don't want anything to hurt the baby. I called and left a message for an OB nurse, so hopefully she'll get back to me and give me some advice. I'm really hoping I just have a cold. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!
So please say a prayer for us and the baby. Let this pass quickly with no harm. Thanks a bunch.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Last Layout...

This is a layout of our god-daughter. She's so cute it's not even funny. I love love love this picture of her so I had to do a layout. I love the picture still, I'm not sure if I love the layout or not though. Time will tell....
This will be my last layout until I head up to Washington. I can't wait to scrap with my sisters again. They give me so much inspiration.

Sunday, March 04, 2007



Well, I thought I'd write a little about what's going on in our family and how I'm feeling. Maybe I'll do little updates through out the pregnancy.
I've been feeling pretty good. No morning sickness so far. I've had a few nights of heart burn, but that doesn't seem to be a regular thing (knock on wood). I think my biggest challenge will be not to over eat. To eat until I'm satisfied and then stop. When I go till I'm stuffed is when I seem to get the heartburn feeling in the the evening. The main physical things I've been feeling are cramps and exhaustion. To give you a clue as to how tired I am...I had a Mountain Dew two days ago and I've slept both nights since. This is a rare occurance. Though during the day I'm really tired, it's not enough to take a nep, just enough that I'm yawning constantly.
We told WonderKid and she is super excited. The morning after she was telling all the moms at the bus stop that I was pregnant and she was going to be a big sister. I am so happy to see her excitement about this. A few weeks before we found out we were at Target and she was seeing all these moms with 2 children and she kept commenting on it. "Oh look, she has two kids." "It's good to have two kids." "They look happy with two kids." It was very sweet and I'm glad that things have worked out the way they have. I'm not sure that if I had ended up pregnant earlier that she would have been as okay with it.
Both Mr.Wonder and WonderKid have talked about what sex they want. Mr.W wants another girl. WK now says she wants a little boy (though last week she said she wanted a girl). I'll be okay with either one. I've actually been throwing out names to Mr.W because I know that with WK we had a lot of trouble agreeing on a name. What amuses me is the Mr.W won't even entertain boy names. He says we're not having one, so there's no point in discussing them. I guess we'll have to deal with that if and when we're able to find out the sex.
I can't wait to meet this baby. To complete our family. It's going to be a long 35 weeks I have left.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Scrapjacked 2

New scrapjacked challenge. This time we jacked a Kelli Crowe layout. I know mine isn't as inventive or creative as Kelli's but I wanted keep it simple. Check out scrapjacked to see the original layout and the scrapjackers takes on it. Here is mine...

Not sure if you can see it, it's just titled Family Pictures.....February 2007. I might need to darken that up a bit.