Monday, May 31, 2010
This is the one holiday we don't get off that everyone else and their mother does. Blah! Oh well, I had things I needed to get done. David and Joe went fishing. I love it when David gets to hang out with his brothers and have a little fun. I hope they catch something, but I hope he doesn't expect me to eat it. Fish is not happening for dinner at our house...YUCK! Fish sticks, maybe.
We finished priming the walls in the nursery this weekend. This ended up being a big oops on my part. I didn't go with David when he purchased the primer, so I didn't realize it was oil based until I had already helped with the first coat. I wondered why I couldn't get the paint off the brushes and rollers....and me, DUH! Thankfully I did have my mask on (which probably didn't help keep the fumes away anyway, just the dust), and the room was very well ventilated. I wasn't in the room very long and didn't help with the second coat of primer. I stayed on the other side of the house in our bedroom. I watched Dear John while I folded laundry. Dear John didn't make me as weepy as I thought it would, but it was pretty good.
Saturday evening we went to the theater to see Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. I really liked it! It is way too violent for kids to watch in my opinion, but it is a pretty good adult movie.
We had family dinner on Sunday as usual and David and I ended the evening watching DayBreakers. That one wasn't as scary as I thought it would be, but we enjoyed it. It is very sad, our Movie Gallery is officially closing now, so we tried the Red Box for the first time. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that one of the movies I wanted to rent wasn't available. It was on the list, but I guess they were all sold out. A friend told me early in my pregnancy that if there were any movies we wanted to watch, to watch them now, because that would soon be a thing of the past, so I'm taking her advice. It is a fun and relaxing thing David and I can do together. I just need to lay off the movie popcorn from now on....talk about salt cravings!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
I wasn't kidding when I said the Nursery is a disaster right now! Last night I sanded the walls, so tonight I will tape them up and prime them. Here are the before pictures. Pray it doesn't take me too long to get to after pictures!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
For the last few months, I have teased David, telling him that he has no idea how much he'll love this child. He has no idea what is about to hit him, how his life is going to change. Truth be told, I don't really either, but I think I'm a little more prepared than he is.
As Matt was recollecting the beginnings of "The Basement" when it was actually held in his basement at home with just a few people, he made a remark about the Lord sitting in Heaven just laughing, knowing what their future held. They had a desire to change the world, to embrace the Great Commission. They couldn't have imagined what God had in store for them, but God knew the whole time. Can you imagine God's face and His excitement!?!? For a second, I could. My anticipation at seeing the love David will have for Ashlyn shine in his face on that day is overwhelming! Such is my Lord's anticipation for watching the great things He has in store for me and our family unfold. Isn't He great!
Sunday I started on the nursery walls. This project is going to be a little bigger than expected. I took the chair rail down and the paint on the bottom portion of the wall peeled off (literally like wallpaper). No one has any idea why??? What that means is that I spent a big chunk of Sunday peeling paint off the wall. I spackled all the nail wholes and we left them to dry last night. Tonight, after I fix the broken Quickbooks file (that's a whole 'nother story) I will sand the walls where I spackled and where the "wallpaper" left the walls uneven and then prime them (Don't worry, I have a mask).
Pregnancy update: David and I attended the Comprehensive Class on Saturday. I'm sure he was relieved that there is no longer a video of an actual birth in that class. He'll get to see one soon enough. We had a good teacher and the class was very informative. I have felt much more relaxed since I decided not to decide on anything about the birth day until it gets here. There is no way for me to know what is going to happen, so I'm just learning my options and the risks and benefits of all of them so I am informed, otherwise, I refuse to think about it. It just stresses me out and that is not what I need right now. I changed how I am sleeping at night...again...I'm sure I'll do it a few more times before September rolls around, but that has helped my lower back ALOT! It hasn't been aching near as much. I got a lovely pedicure this weekend and that helped the circulation in my legs. I am trying to reduce my sodium intake also. The swelling in my ankles is completely gone! Yeah! I have a lot to do this week. I really only have about about a month and a half before I get VERY busy at work, so I have to get quite a few things wrapped up in that time. I'm just going to take it one day at a time.
Friday, May 21, 2010
I saw this yesterday. I wish teachers still had the liberty to teach like this in school. I wish celebrities would still stand up for the truth like this. Our future scares me more now than it ever has...especially for my baby girl. I will continue to trust God and pray for my nation and it's leaders.
"When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:13-14
Thursday, May 20, 2010
"When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:15-16
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This past weekend the MIL and I started shopping for the nursery. We got the paint and a shelf (the shelf's going back...wrong wood stain...I'm picky, what can I say?) We got letters for Ashlyn's name to be hung above her crib! Those are going back too because I want something cursive. Trial and error...that's how I roll.
I got two absolutely adorable picture frames. One say's "Love at first sight" and it has her ultrasound picture. I grow to love this little child more and more every day. I am so blessed that God is allowing me to raise a child. I know this child is not ours...she is God's child and we are being given the honor and privilege of raising her.
I finally got a chance to fill out a registry on Babies R' Us. It's mostly the big stuff we need. I dragged David to Target on Sunday to help me fill out the baby registry there. Babies sure do need a lot of stuff. I let David use the gun...good thing I could alter it online...he was randomly shooting things at one point. I may be wrong, but I don't think we'll need a pair of 18 mo. shorts (at least they were pink) and 3 bottle brushes.
I don't think nesting has set in yet, but I think since I'm feeling better, the OCD is setting in a little more and the disarray and disorganization of the house is driving me insane! I scrubbed the kitchen and bathroom this weekend. Yesterday I worked through lunch and left early to work on business stuff at home. Thank God for the focus I had yesterday because I really needed to catch up! Yeah! David and Jamey had to go to Georgia today to have the kitchen trailer "re-skinned", so God-willing (and my lower back), today I will finish the laundry and have clean floors once again!
On another note...we have a new baby! Not really since I won't let him in the house, but he decided to call our house home and we are feeding him, so I guess that means he's ours for now. His name is TomCat (we call him Tom). He is definitely a tomcat and the most scraggly looking black cat I've ever seen. He has the girliest meow and he will rub on your leg when you walk through the garage, but don't let him fool you into thinking he's sweet. If you try to pet him, he'll let you know he can touch you, but doesn't want you to touch him.