Friday, December 21, 2012

You haven't Popped yet?!

Yes, It's true.. I'm still pregnant. WHAT?

How hot are my Husbands Basket Ball shorts and Oasis shirt?? Yes, they are BOTH his.. I was feeling lazy ;)

I'm STILL large and Chit-yeah I'm STILL in charge.. except when it comes to saying NO to my sweet Husbands face as he asks me tonight "can I go fill in for Bowling? Please Babe?"  
 I mean, He did enjoy a Grocery trip with me as I waddled my way around the store.. stopping in every Isle, and he put blinders up as I drooled over the Ice Cream.

Yep.. Now I don't normally keep Ice Cream in the house, simply because I will eat it. Hmph. But LET.ME.TELL.YOU, I have wanted Ice cream and Chocolate Milk like a mad woman.. Im assuming, I just need the calcium.
How ever, this morning I woke up with Pancake cravings.. so I made pancakes, and well..gave myself the burned ones since I got sick while making them. (thanks SON)

and right now, Im having a hard time deciding weather I want Cereal or Yogurt for desert..

On a more important note-
 Two days ago We got hit with a Blizzard.
yes, a BLIZZARD and Im not talking about the delicious-ness that Dairy Queen serves up.
 I am just mesmerized by the wind and the ice and the snow.. and all of a sudden it's like were living in a completely different place.
I was at work this whole time, watching my car get half way buried and the crazy people trying to drive through the parking lot.. one kid almost drove into the building.. Seriously? STAY HOME.

I could not believe how much SNOW had fallen when I looked out the window and was instantly blinded the next morning!

 My husband had Victory after digging the poor mail man out of the snow.
He also made sure I was able to bring my car into the drive way, yep..he scooped up all that snow as well!  I was lucky enough to have a regular help me dig my tires out from the snowy-ness at work.. Watching a pregnant girl try to walk in the Ice and snow.. yeeaahhh..  Did I mention that my Car still says TEXAS (people judge me lol) and Im seriously about to pop!
Such wonderful people there are though in this world, Im so glad Kindness is still acted upon!

I can keep talking about weather.. and food..and being large and in pain, but I think I would rather have some Cereal and go to bed. Sorry...  Im not sorry.

However, I am going to leave you with a big ol WOO HOO to my Oldest Sister completing her FIRST full marathon. Yes, MARATHON (she's crazy) and My Mother completed her 6th *thats right? or 5th?* (either or, she's Crazy too!) BIG Pat on the back to those wild Ladies!
*photo Credit to my SISTER- Clearly I was not in Texas*

Good Night Y'all. Enjoy your weekend of Last minute Holiday shopping! ;) 


Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I have a feeling this is going to be a long Blog, You've been warned.

Sorry, Im Not Sorry.

I keep thinking about you, yep.. YOU My little *insert your eye color here* Eyed Hottie!
Ok, So I've been thinking more about my Blog, I was trying to keep my updates to every Wednesday Buuuttt as I have said before, I have a LIFE away from my computer.

Pardon the mess, I was organizing all of my sons items!

I am now a very large and in change(mostly just Sassy) 35 *36 weeks tomorrow* Pregnant Woman! And yes, my Child is OBSESSED with my rib cage. Why? No idea.. I mean, I would assume that a cage full of bones wasn't the most snuggly place to rest..but HEY lets make it our resting spot..and lets not forget to shove a foot in there too just to remind Mom that we're still here.. Thanks Son.

It's now December, even though to my Texas Readers it feels more like April/May time. Sorry Y'all! ;)

Here in Nuh-Bra-Skuh we have had a few days of me getting up early and defrosting my car, a couple of snowy times and well, just a cold windy day..
Now, I come from Austin Texas. where as I just said.. they are in the 80's right now. So I look out the window and think "meh, no need for a jacket it looks like a nice day." *steps outside* "WHOA Buddy! its like 30 out here!"  yes,  I have done that multiple times.. Opps. My Husband finds it Hilarious.

Im gonna take a step back to November.
 I want to kinda get serious here, yes..scary I know.

I have been teaching myself so much, and it could be just the fact that Im becoming a mother..
Or it could be the fact that My Husband and I have been tested in SO many ways since moving up here.
I need to just talk about how THANKFUL I am.. I may Complain and call my mom almost every day with frustration.. but I try to find the beauty in all of these "Tests."

Laid Off
My Husband got word that He's being Laid off from his Roofing Job.
- Ok, Breathe. Yes were having a baby in a MONTH and in the process of buying our own home.. OH MY GOSH! *breathe Nicole* I wont lie, I sat in my car the day Adam told me this new and I cried..Oh Lord did I cry.
~ Im thankful that he HAD the job, we knew it could be just seasonal and YES he can file for unemployment, Im also Thankful he had such a loving Boss..They told him he is welcome back to the company after the Winter.

Home Loan DENIED
- You don't understand, we have been through SO much to get everything perfect.. our savings, Any and ALL bills paid off..Waiting and WAITING and WAITING for the Bank. And well, ONE item is sitting on our Credit that we have PROOF that is paid off.. yet no one knows why its still on the Report and how to get it off.. So We talked with the Credit Systems in Iowa.. They said they have no record of it.. Then WHY hasn't it dropped?  (this probably makes it seem like we have tons of bills or horrible credit.(we have neither).But let me say, going from Military to Civilian Life is well, interesting..)
~ Im Thankful, this is giving us more time to get even more in Savings.. and Well the Market is better after the Holidays AND we were told that there will be another First time Home Buyers shin dig deal again. So maybe theres a reason to this madness? All I know is that after ALL of this stress and hard work..we are going to REALLY appreciate our HOME.

Adam and I have a roof over our heads right now, it may not be a roof that we Own..But we are THANKFUL for a place to call home, We have a warm bed and a place to take a Hot shower. Our 3 dogs have a yard to play in, food to eat, Gas in our cars and Love in our hearts.

Adam also got a Call from a very well known company here in Town, He interviewed and Got a call back for a Second interview which Landed him the Job, It put him out of work for a week..But a Week is a week..not a Year. We both have JOBS, and while I get asked many times a month "how are you so far along and working so much on your feet?" Im thankful for my Job and my paychecks, which many people in American are without.

 Im THANKFUL for PAID maternity leave, thats 12 weeks long and I still get my Benefits as well. I have Full insurance coverage which comes out of my pay check.. but at $30.00 a Doctors visit, Ill take it. (I have seen how much each visit costs without insurance)

Adam and I have been through Hell and Back since we moved to Nebraska, there have been many days that I call him crying begging him to move back to Texas, asking WHY are we being Tested and why can't things just be ok. I can't even begin to tell you how stressful this pregnancy has been, and I just pray that when Adam and I have our next child in the future, I have a less stressful 9 months.
However, My Son continues to grow, he's healthy and Im THANKFUL for my husbands constant support and him putting up with my Sass and big Texas attitude.

Im exhausted just thinking about everything we've been through just within these last few months.
But out of every irritating or frustrating or bad situation that we land in, I simply remember..that someone out there is having a worse time.
Like I said, We have a roof over our heads, our Bills are paid, and most of all, we Wake up every morning.

No matter the situation, Just find it in yourself to be Thankful.

Good Night Y'all