Saturday, October 16, 2010

I've Been A Very Bad Blogger

I have not blogged in at least 4 months!!! This pregnancy thing keeps you busy!! Things have been moving along really well in my pregnancy. I have to say that I've been really lucky! I've had some really really bad indigestion but that's nothing that I can't deal with. We are on our way to getting the nursery finished. We have the guest bed moved into the other room and all of the baby furniture put together thanks to Brittany, Ryan, Ernest and Abbie!! I don't know what we would do without our amazing friends. I've started to wash some of Wyatt's baby clothes. :) They are SO CUTE and little! I can't bring myself to even look at the 6 to 9 month clothes. They look so big to me and I don't want to think of him being that big yet. Here are some pictures to catch you up on my (belly growing) process and the nursery.......

Monday, June 21, 2010

IT'S A BOY!!!!

We are Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo EXCITED!!!! I was just positive that we were having a girl! I guess my motherly intuition is already off! I'm not going to lie, a big part of thinking I was having a girl was that I just can't imagine myself with a boy! I'm such a girly girl! I love makeup, clothes, painting my nails!! I'm excited to see how having a boy changes me though. I can't wait to meet the little person in there!! Here are some of our ultra sound pics. There are a few in there that are much more clear. We think that the ultra-sound tech did a few 4D pics for us! She was awesome! He was moving around a lot!!
~It is FOR SURE a boy!!!~
~He's already a cutie! He has his arms up here.~

~He kept putting his hands behind his neck and crossing his ankles like he was just in there relaxing~

I almost forgot to tell you!!! 
We are naming him
Wyatt Michael

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Yay!! We're expecting!!

It's true!! We are going to have a little one! Brad and I are both SO SO SO EXCITED! I am 16 weeks along right now which makes me 4 months pregnant. I was horribly sick the first 3 months of my pregnancy hence my lack of blog entries. :)
We found out that I was pregnant after a short vacation with Brad's parents in New Orleans. I didn't know I was pregnant and I had even taken some pregnancy test while we were in New Orleans but they all came back negative. I just thought that it was like every month before for the past year and a half where we would get our hopes up and be let down. Two weeks before I had to have a test to check my fallopian tubes called a hysterosalpingogram where they put dye through your tubes to see if they are blocked. NOT FUN!!  It's not uncommon for women to get pregnant within a few months of having this test. didn't take me a few months! I got pregnant within a week of having the test!! We were shocked! It wasn't long before I started having morning sickness or should I say all day sickness!! I am so glad that I was one of those women that felt better after the first trimester. If feeling like that had gone on for the rest of my pregnancy I might have gone into a deep deep depression never to return. :)
We are hopefully going to find out the gender on Thursday. We are crossing our fingers that little Bean doesn't have their legs crossed!!
I will keep you posted!!
This picture is a week old but my most recent.

Bearfoot and Pregnant from:

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Buying Dishes and Walking Around In Your Head: A Metacognitive Journey Through The Mind

Lately I’ve been on the hunt for new dishes. The dishes that Brad and I bought after we got married are not microwave safe and over the past few years we have slowly ruined every dish that we had by absent mindedly using them in the microwave. We got these dishes not realizing they were not microwave safe. We mistakenly assumed that in this day and age that almost all dishes would be microwave safe.  When the box says NOT MICROWAVE SAFE they basically mean that if you stick this plate, cup or bowl in the microwave you will get it out and it will fall to pieces in your hands.
Over the years Brad has slowly given up the house decorating to me. He used to battle me on home decor but I think that over time he has realized that it is futile to fight me on these things. I think that as long as I don’t turn our house into a shabby chic girly girl flowery abode then he is ok. I do however want him to feel at home in his own house and to actually like his surroundings so I do come to him for his opinion from time to time to make sure that he doesn’t absolutely hate something before I buy it.
This all leads to a hilarious conversation that I had with Brad over chat today about the dishes that I’m thinking of buying….
Bradley: what are you doing?
Me: I’m looking at dishes at Target since we have gift cards there I have been waiting for them to get something in that I will fall in love with
Bradley: well they are never going to sell dishes with my face so you may be out of luck
Me: HA!!! You are freaking nuts! Where do you come up with this stuff?
Bradley: growing up in Oz with the munchkins helped a lot
Me: see there's another one! I’m sure glad that you are crazy cause then you won't notice how weird I am.
So I send him this picture of the dishes I like.

Bradley: don’t care, buy them if you like them just make sure I can put them in the microwave
Me: I’m just thinking that you have dishes for a long time and have to look at them for forever so I want to get something that we won't get sick of. Those would match everything no matter what color we had the kitchen
Bradley: they remind me of what the inside of your head would look like if I were able to go in and walk around
Me: LOL!!!!!! Oh you are hilarious!!!
So you like them then cause you would like the inside of my head?
Bradley:  I would love the inside of your head ... it would be a magical place with fairies and different types of birds... it would always be dusk.. and relaxing
Me: you are killing me Talls! You are so funny today
Bradley: why thanks
ok.. back to grading short answer questions


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

One of my favorite quotes

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”

—Kahlil Gibran
(1883-1931); Artist, Poet, And Writer


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Today Was A Good Day :)

I had such a great day! Today was the RealtySouth Awards Luncheon in Birmingham and I am so excited to say that I actually won an award!!! I was so completely shocked because I didn’t know that I could even win an award…. I thought that only the realtors were being awarded. So needless to say, I was so very touched. It means so much to me because the award was from everyone in my office voting for me and that makes it mean so much more. It is so nice to know that I am appreciated. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

For All Of The Mommy's

I absolutely love these paintings! They of make me think of my own amazing mom and of the phenomenal mother that my cousin Julie is to her sweet little baby McCartney.  I'm so proud of her!
They also make me think of how much I yearn to be a mother myself.  I can't wait for the day that I can have my own little baby.
The artist name is Katie Berggren.
Visit her Etsy shop at:
or her blog at:
or her Web site:

These of some of my favorite painting of Katie's.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Today My Mind Was On The Beach

I am just dying to go to the beach! I want to be in the warm sun and stand by the ocean and eat oysters!!! Sigh.....
Oh and I'd also love to have any one of these rooms in my house!!

Photos 1-4 are from
Photos 5-7 are from

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Oh What A Week!!!

This past week and a half at work has been kicking my butt!! It is either crazy busy there or so S-L-O-W. There is no in between! It also doesn't help that I was out for most of the month of January. First  I got the killer death flu (which I missed almost a week of work for) and a psych conference for Brad in Vegas at the end of the month. So...I guess half of the crazieness is my own doing!
Lately I have felt like the little guy below...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

So Sick!!!!

I'm so sorry that I haven't blogged in so long! I'm finally back from vacation but I have been SO SICK!! I have a cold/flu combo with a side of a nasty ear infection!! No fun!! I had been thinking that I could fight this myself with Dayquil and Nyquil but I just kept getting worse every day! I finally gave in and went to the Dr's last night and got some med's. I thought that I would be feeling better by tonight but I’m still feeling pretty crappy. ☹
I promise that once I get to feeling like myself again I will be back in the blogging saddle!