Monday, May 31, 2010

Panama City Beach

A couple weekends ago Nathan and I took a trip to Panama City Beach for a long weekend. It has sorta become a yearly tradition for us. This year we headed down with Nathans life long friend Charlie and his wife Leah. We had a great time. We enjoyed the company and of course all the yummy food!

The view from our room. We were on the 17th floor!

Me and Lil B hung out on the beach while the guys played in the water!
View of Panama City Beach from the longest pier I had ever been on.
And these are the reason I would never get into the ocean. We saw this group out by the pier but every morning you would look out on our balcony and the Sting Rays would be sooo close to the shore. There was no way I was going swimming with them.
We had a great time but by Monday I was ready to get back home and see Natalie. I love getting away for a few days but I love more then anything is coming home! Next year we are planning on taking both the kids to the beach. This year it is not possible to make a second trip with everything else going on and Lil B due in Sept.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Project Life: Tuesday

I am getting horrible at taking pictures. I'm finding that life is flying by! To help me remember to take more pictures of the small things, I have decided to join in on Project Life!! This will also help me journal all the little things that are going on in our lives without having to do an entire post about each day!

Sunday, May 16: We woke up Sunday to rainy weather, but despite the rain we headed to church and had a good service! After church we went home for lunch and a much needed nap before heading to Nana and Pappy's for dinner. When I went to check on Natalie I found her sleeping with her hands behind her head (just like Nathan) and her knees up. She looked like she was just kicked back!
Monday, May 17: Today was what I like to call Pajama Day! It's were we have no where to go and are going to stay home and get some things done around the house. (don't be alarm, I do bath myself and Natalie and I put fresh clothing's just we were lounge wear). Something I have been procrastinating on was cleaning out Natalie room from all the baby things and making it into a play area. I have been waiting to move her into her big girl room, but that may be a little while longer. So, today we cleaned and organized...and finally Natalie has a place to go and play without dragging all her toys into the living room!
Tuesday, May 18: Today was another laid back day, not much on the agenda. We did need to go to town and give Matthew a key to the house since we will be staying while Nathan and I are in Panama. While at Lowe's seeing Matthew I decided to go a pick out some paint samples for lil B's room. I'm thinking brown and blue (don't hold me to that, it could change before we paint).
Wednesday, May 19: Today was another day at home. We have tons of things to get done before he leave for Panama City Friday. We got a lot done today. Natalie helped me pick out my clothes for Fl and helped clean. I'm excited to say that I finally am getting to start Angie Smith's new book I Will Carry You! I have been wanting to read it since I first found out she was writing a book. I can not wait to dig in and read!
Thursday, May 20: Today we just hung out around the house. We had a lot to do to get ready for our trip tomorrow. Natalie helped me pack my suit case!
Friday, May 21: Nathan and I packed our bags, left Natalie in the wonderful care of her Grandparents and headed for a long weekend in Panama City Beach with some friends!
Saturday, May 22: Our mini vacation started out with a bang. We enjoyed the day relaxing at the beach, a little shopping and an awesome dinner at Angelo's (the best steak I have ever had by FAR). While I was missing my princess like crazy. Me and Lil B tanned ourselves and enjoyed the sun!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

22 Weeks

Sorry I do not have a belly shot for 22 weeks yet. I keep forgetting until it is to late. Hopefully I will remember to take one tomorrow!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 22 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: still down 5 pds
Maternity Clothes: I am wearing maternity jeans and mostly maternity shirts, I can still fit into some bigger shirts I have
Best Moment this week: Natalie is becoming more and more aware of my growing belly and is trying to say Baby Brother
Gender: It's A Boy - still don't have a name! Ask Nathan
Movement: Yes, mostly at night when I'm trying hard to get to sleep
Food Craving: MILK and anything salty
What I miss: sleeping on my back and being able to move around easier
Sleep: I wake up at least twice to use the bathroom and occasionally have a hard time getting back to sleep.
What I am looking forward to: Planning and Preparing the Nursery
Symptoms: I'm having horrible back and hip pain in the evening.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dancing Queen

This is a video I took yesterday of Natalie dancing her little heart out. She loves dancing and will dance to pretty much anything but her favorite is Yo Gabba Gabba!! Don't mind the outfit! It was pajama day at our household yesterday!!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

20 Weeks

We are finally half way through this pregnancy and could not be more excited! We had our gender ultrasound today!


Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 20 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: At today appointment I gained 1 pd. so that puts me -5 pds. I can't believe I'm still not gaining the weight.
Maternity Clothes: Yes, no matter what jeans I have on they are terribly comfortable.
Sleep: I have been waking up here and their having to use the restroom
Best Moment this week: Finding out we are having a BOY
Gender: BOY, we think we have a name but Nathan wants to think about it for a few days
Movement: Yes
Food Craving: BBQ chips, milk, Italian Hot Sausages, and pickles
What I miss: not having to use the bathroom so much.
What I am looking forward to: Going to Panama City at the end of the month and shopping for out lil boy
Symptoms: My hip and back are killing me! Hoping my prenatal message at the beach will help!

Natalie is excited to be having a little brother (or at least I hope so). I think we are going to teach her to call the baby, baby bubba. The names we have picked out I don't think she'll be able to say until later on. We will see if she catches on. She might come up with her own nickname!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

18 Months

Our lil princess is 18 months today! It is hard to believe that in only a short 6 months Natalie will be 2 years old. Oh how time flies. On Friday Natalie had a little photo shoot with Meme Shelia. I absolutely love all the pictures that were taken. I can't not believe how big she is getting!