Monday, November 30, 2009

Because we weren't crazy enough...

Own your own Business: Check
Have a Baby: Check in Progress
Attempt to refinish an old farmhouse in time for a June baby: "I can't believe we're checking this one...but check?!?!?!

Ladies & Gentleman, we may be on our way out of the mule barn!

(This isn't the house, but it looks similar, minus the picket fence.)

It needs work.
Lots of work.
BUT, it's incredibly affordable & after calculating the costs to finish the inside, It's an AMAZING deal.
I'm excited (& maybe out of my mind) but I totally think we can do it.
So you may get weekly house updates for awhile.

Loony Bin here we come...

**As of today, we have not yet signed the contract. However I couldn't wait any longer to share this exciting news. Since we haven't signed the contract officially, this could all change, but it is something that we are 99% sure that we will be doing.**

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I have an exciting post....

but you have to wait a few more days for it.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

From our family to yours.
May we all remember all of the things we have to be thankful for,
not only today, but everyday of the year.

Happy Thanksgiving from Mr, Mrs. & Baby Pippy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Not as planned.

We were supposed to go home for Thanksgiving tomorrow.
I was really excited about it, but it didn't work out.

You see last week, one of our horses got stuck between a gate & a welded pipe fence.
She rubbed a hole in her head & ripped her eyelid.
No I'm not kidding about the hole.
You can see her skull in 2 places.
For real.

So she needs daily doctoring.
Which means no thanksgiving with Pippy's family.
We will be at my IL's tomorrow.
Not so bad, but not the same.
Oh well, maybe next year.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

13 weeks!!!

One more week & I am out of the First Trimester!!!
It seems pretty hard to believe that we have made it this far already.
Maybe because the past 9 weeks have been the same day after day. Pippy trying to eat & ending up leaning over the trash can.
Seriously, that stuff gets old....

However, now the nausea seems to be subsiding. (knock on wood) It really is getting better, I just hope I don't jinx myself by saying that.
Unfortunately, I think it told some of it's friends what a fantastic party we were having, & they are just now showing up.
::enter heartburn stage left::
Nausea needs to get some new friends.

In more exciting news, I think I might be feeling the baby sometimes, but especially one time in particular. It seems like it might be too early, but I had rolled over fairly quickly & felt a definite "thump".
All the books say it's just gas bubbles, but Gas has been at the party for awhile now, & while he is definitely getting louder & more unruly the longer he's here, I still recognize him. This was something entirely different.
I have also felt a "rubbing" sensation at times. I don't know if that makes any sense or not.
Oh well.

In honor of thanksgiving & week 13, I have 13 things I am thankful for.

1. I am thankful for my husband. I have no idea how some people go through pregnancy without a supportive rock to lean on. He has been amazing.

2. I am thankful for my family. I know without a doubt if there is anything I need, they will do everything they can do to help.

3. I am thankful for my friends. They are so awesome & bring so much laughter & support into our lives.

4. I am thankful for this baby. Words cannot even describe how I feel about this.

5. I am thankful for my dog. He has been my constant companion through morning sickness, always knowing when mom doesn't feel quite right. Right there beside me with his head on my lap letting me know that he wants me to feel better.

6. I am thankful for my Dr. He is such a sweet, soft spoken, compassionate person. No question is ever silly, or takes too long. He's always available for the latest irrational fear.

7. I am thankful that he found the heartbeat last week. That was a truly amazing experience.

8. I am thankful for my past & for our future.

9. I am thankful for our country & the thousands of men and women that have sacrificed so much for us to be & continue to live free.

10. I am thankful for my Christianity, & the sacrifice that Jesus made for us to be free in the one way that truly matters.

11. I am thankful for my church. They are a great body of believers that truly demonstrate God's love in everything they do. From the way everyone is friendly on Sunday morning, to delivering Turkey's to needy families.

12. I am thankful for my 5 senses. Sometimes we overlook how awesome it is to be able to see, touch, taste, hear & smell.

13. I am thankful. For everything, & everyone in my life. Including you.

Friday, November 20, 2009


"Loran's Best"
Official mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs, August 08 - November 09
Sadly passed away Thursday morning at the age of 4 due to heart related issues.

Hanging out with Quarterback Joe Cox before last week's victory over Auburn.

This coming Saturday will be the first time since 1956 that there will not be a mascot roaming the sidelines in Athens.
Instead there will be a wreath hanging on his dog house.

He will be laid to rest in the Uga Memorial in Sanford Stadium, with all of the previous "Uga's". The ceremony could be as early as Saturday morning.

Now all of Bulldog Nation will wait with anticipation for the the crowning of Uga VIII.

Rest in peace, Uga VII, You will be sadly missed.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I lied to my Doctor...

Don't judge.
You don't even know what I said yet.

We went for our 12 week appointment on Tuesday.
I've only gained 2lbs so far, so that's pretty good for 12 weeks.

We talked for a while & then it seemed like the appointment was over.
Then I thought, "Wait just a minute, I was thinking I would get to hear the heartbeat today. "
So I asked, & He said " You're almost a little too early to hear it, but if you promise not to worry if we can't find it, I'll look. Do you promise?"


That was a lie.
I knew as soon as it came out of my mouth.
Me? Not worry if you cant find my child's heartbeat? Right, I can go a whole month without worrying that there is something wrong.

It doesn't matter that I told a little white lie, cause he found it & it is the sweetest sound in the whole world.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I am a giant child...

I have an addiction to fruit snacks.
Fruit Rollups, Fruit by the Foot, & everything of the like.
Well except Gushers, I'm not a fan of those. I don't like how the juice squirts out, that's just weird.
I bought a box of Fruit Rollups today.
I pulled one out of the box & on the packaging it says "Wacky Fortunes on every roll!"
I bet you're dying to know what my fortune was, right?
Well here you go:
"You will wrestle with a pig. The pig will win"

It's sad that I found that funny.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I'm back!

My laptop decided to pass on last week.
It was a sad day for me & my husband's farmtown crops.
However I am back in business now & missed all of you like crazy!
I can't wait to lurk & catch up on all I missed.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Week 11

A Lime!
Much cuter than a prune don't you think?
However I don't feel like doing the weekly questions.
Slacker. I know.
But I didn't get home till 2 am so you maybe you can cut me some slack this week?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

We're still in Georgia!
My husband is in the car business & goes to dealer auto auctions.
That's where we were on Friday when we had to stay at the train hotel.
We stayed with my grandparents at the lake this weekend & the yesterday came back to Atlanta for another auction.

Last night we stayed at the Hampton Inn! (take that! train conductor Beavis!)
We are close to the airport though, so you can constantly hear planes in the sky, but it's not disruptive. I slept right through it. No crazy dreams, nothing. It was great.
It probably helps that the bed is AMAZING. It's like being curled up in a cloud.

We are really going to have to buy a new mattress...It was really sad how excited I was last night when I plopped down on this thing.

Now excuse me while I go snuggle myself back into all of that!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pippy's take on pregnancy dreams!

I made it!
It really wasn't too bad, there were a few moments that I wondered if this car trip was a good idea but for the most part it was okay.
Thanks to my new best friends, The Sour Patch Kids.

Honestly, I have no idea what it is about this candy that works, but it does! This skeptic is now a believer.
I also went to sleep about half way on Thursday night, I'm sure that helped too.

I woke up once & there was a sad song playing on the radio. *cue irrational crying*
LOL now that will get your hubby's attention. One minute I'm sleeping, the next I'm sobbing & he has nooo idea why. Unfortunately I didn't either. Gotta love those hormones. They will make you feel like a crazy person.

Anyways, we got to where we would be staying for the night & drove around trying to find a hotel. We finally found one that looked pretty good. Looked good, but the outside smelled like rotten eggs. I guess there was a paper factory around there or something but o.m.g. it was awful. I made James promise that the room didn't smell like that before I got out of the truck.
We were actually feeling pretty proud of ourselves. The room was pretty inexpensive, it looked like a pretty nice hotel & we got 2 free breakfasts! Score right?

We soon found out why the room was so suprisingly affordable. You see, carefully hidden under the cloak of night, a small forest of trees, & down a hill is a train intersection. At train intersections, they are required to start blowing their horn when they are getting close. I swear there were at least 12 trains that went by.

Now I don't know if you know this but pregnant chicks already don't sleep very good anyways. We don't get into that deep sleep anymore, just that light "you can vividly remember all your insane dreams" sleep. It makes for interesting conversation but not for getting effective rest.
Needless to say, I was dreaming of trains. The conductor looked alot like Beavis & Butthead and they kept driving back & forth by the hotel blowing their horn as much as possible. Making their own soundtrack with the train horns.

I woke up so mad at Beavis the train conductor. I was like "WHY DOES HE KEEP COMING BACK????"
My husband gently & laughingly reminded me that trains do not go back & forth, they lack the ability to make u-turns, so it was not just 1 bored train conductor that thought it was funny to blow his horn repeatedly behind our hotel.
Yeah, I knew that.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Going Home!

and let me just say, I am STOKED about it.

I love going home. So much so that I haven't even given my morning sickness induced car nausea a second thought. Well maybe that's not entirely accurate, but you get the idea. It will be totally worth it.

My sister is performing in the annual fall ballet that her studio puts on, & with this being her senior year, I'm so glad that we get to go see it. She will only have a few more performances before she graduates, so it's kind of a big deal.

So if you happen to be thinking of me later, just send prayers & warm thoughts that I can make the 8 hour trip without having too big of a problem. I made it an hour in the car last week, & it wasn't fun. I do have some medicine if I absolutely need it, but I'm hoping to not have to use it.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ornament Exchange!

I have an exciting announcement for you guys!
Through blogging, I have had the opportunity to get to know some fabulous ladies.
It just so happens that 2 of them are going in together to host an ornament exchange!

The hosts are Mrs. Southern Belle & Deals, Steals & Heels
If you don't follow their blogs, you really should!
Mrs Southern Belle is always doing cute crafty things. She is incredibly talented! I'm in awe all the time! Deals, Steals, & Heels has a great shopping blog! She is always willing to show the great deals she has found & all of her fantastic purchases!

Anyways, they have decided to host an ornament exchange. I think this is a fabulous idea & can't wait to join in the fun.
They are offering 2 categories. If you are a crafty person, you can make an ornament. Or if you're more of a shopper, you can buy one!
So everyone is covered!

Head on over to enter! You can even get a cute button for your blog!
Tell them Pippy sent you!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

10 Weeks!

Normally I use "The Bump" for my weekly images.
However for Week 10, they compared the baby to a Prune. yuck.
I didn't really like that mental image, so I decided to use this one instead.

Isn't that much cuter than a prune?
Yeah I thought so too.

* How far along?: 10 weeks!
* Total weight gain: Nope, I had to go to the Dr.'s on Wednesday & I was actually down 1/2 lb from pre-pregnancy.
* How big is baby?: The size of a Kumquat? (Or prune I guess...)
* Sex: don't know yet.
* Maternity clothes?: The bloat is making my other jeans uncomfortable, but I don't need them.
* Stretch marks?: Nope, & I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one.
* Sleep?: It's not too bad. Some nights are worse than others.
* Best moment this week? Winning the pumpkin carving contest, & I get to go see my family this weekend!
* Movement?: "They" say it's wiggling around in there! Yay!
* Food cravings?: Still very little appetite but I've had a few cravings.
* Labor signs?: N/A
* Belly button in or out?: In
* What I miss: Feeling normal. : )
* What I'm looking forward to: Hearing the heartbeat.
* Words of Wisdom: Go eat your favorite foods before you get pregnant... It will be a while before you get to enjoy them again.
* Milestone: We are 1/4 of the way there!

Monday, November 2, 2009

::Does Happy Dance!::

I won the pumpkin carving contest!

However, I think my husband did a FANTASTIC job on his.
He did "The Joker". Isn't it great? I mean it's not great enough to beat Mario but....

Actually, if you want to know the truth, I actually voted for his, but more of our facebook friends liked Mario.

We had a lot of fun carving them & reading all of the responses & comments they got.
We may make this a new tradition at our house!