As I type the final post of this 365 day photo blog ( just a little overdue as you can see by the date ;) I blame it on baby just so you know!), I thought it only fitting to make sure to give credit to the camera responsible for a years worth of daily pictures!
It probably did more work than I did this year! But I certainly couldn't have done it without it ;)
And on that note... I bid this blog a fond farewell!
Wrapping up a year of birthdays, we come to my mom's :) This is her present, Moshi... it's a voice activated alarm clock! You say "hello Moshi" and then it responds and you can give it commands and everything, its quite entertaining!
I couldn't sleep at all early this morning so I came out to the couch which is ofetn more comfortable than the bed. After being there for a while I noticed something on the coffee table that was't usually there. It was a pregnancy book from Nate's parents! Mercie had brought it home with her late last night. I skimmed through the first weeks until I got to where I am now, which is in the 11th week, and then was able to fall asleep :)
I was getting cereal before work when I realized that the box said there was a toy inside. Mind you I've had this cereal for two weeks now and never noticed. I immediately started acting like a little kid digging through the box to find it :)
Venus Fly Trap plants..... yeah! Nate had one when he was younger so when he found this online we thought, for some unknown reason, that it would be fun to try to grow one. It may be too late for this year, but they came today so we will have them to grow in the appropriate season next year! Oh my!
Nate and Mercie and I went to see it in the theater today. I figured I started the first one seeing it in the theater and, while I didn't see each and every one that way, I thought it was only fitting that I ended it that way!
One of my guilty "yes I watch that show" moments :) I've never had the channel it comes on, until now, so I've never been able to watch anything current. I started watching it every now and then when I was a live in nanny and home all day but I thought it was stupid.... it pretty much is, but for some reason I get a kick out of wasting time on it anyways. So when I realized we had the channel for it finally I got all teenager like when I realized I could watch it as it aired this summer lol
This Sunday's concert in the park was a navy band, probably the only other we will get to. My parents were in the Air Force and my grandfather was Navy... Nate's dad was in the Army, so at the end when they play all the songs for the different branches of the military it's always fun to watch our family memebers stand up to represent them!
This is the spin off from Grey's Anatomy and since I'm currently all caught up on that I decided to go ahead and start the spin off! There are already 4 seasons of it so I won't be caught up for some time, but it looks just as good so I'm excited to start it!
Mandy's kids have had VBS the last week at the same church in which I play handbells. Jamie Nykiel, my friend and handbell director, does the music for the week and at the end they have a program for friends and family on Friday evening, sinceit was so close by I couldn't miss it!
My mom, grandmother and I make Zucchini Relish every year from my moms garden zucchini. Coming from someone who never liked relish growing up, I LOVE this stuff. Today was chopping all the zucchini, peppers and onions needed for the canning process tomorrow!
I went to Walmart with my mom today.... which can be dangerous when pregnant :) The gum was necessary because tastes are starting to stick in my mouth a lot and I don't like it.... but the ginger ale was actually a craving as were the cheerios! I had to keep from sticking ten other things in the cart so I didn't spend all my money!
Well.... it's in there :) I couldn't believe how fast they could get me in for an ultrasound when I called! Today we got to see our baby for the first time and he or she is beautiful! I'm not into calling them bean or peanut or anything like that, but my dad says he/she looks like a turtle, and I like that! But for the most part, it's just my little baby! The heart beat was 158 and we got to hear it and everything! I'm measuring 7 weeks and 4 days which he said is perfect!
After ages of everything in Brad and Veronica's kitchen being in the center because they're painting, they finally moved it all back against walls. It was crazy to walk into because I'm so used to managing around everything! :)
Our favorite line from our 4th of July tradition.... watching the musical 1776! My family and I have watched it almost every year for the last 15... it's a musical surrounding the few months leading up to the Declaration being signed on the 4th of July. I wouldn't miss watching it for anything, but after you've seen it time and time again, you watch it with varrying levels of attention every year! That line is from when John Adams is trying to convince the Congress to declare independance! To which he answers "Nevah!!!" As Suzanne and I think it should be spelled! lol Then wewatched the DC fireworks on TV as usual before I headed home!
Suzanne is coming home for a week from camp and I went with my mom today to pick her up! It's an hour and a half drive and these lollipops help to keep my mind off not feeling so great. By now I won't say I have full blown morning sickness, but I certainly don't feel great sometimes! Oh and I'm going to show Suzanne my new folder to tell her she's going to be an aunt :)
It's been two and a half very long weeks waiting for my first OB appointment! And after an hour and a half in the waiting room all they did was blood work for me today and schedule an appointment for four weeks from now when I will be about 11 weeks! But I did ask to be sent for a sonogram earlier than that for peace of mind and Dr. Stern was agreeable to that. It could still take a week or so, but at least it might not have to be four! I got a folder full of all the information I will need for the hospital and delivery! I carry it around like it's my life line!
These birds have a nest up in our rafters and they sit on this railing and make sure the coast is clear before flying up to it! I think the male is beautiful.... Steve loves to sit and talk to them in his bird chirp voice! But man are they noisy sometimes!
This is Selena Gomez's second appearance in this blog I do believe! Her new CD came out today and Kateri and I tool a trip to get it... that and I needed a sprite so we used it as an excuse to go get one! I don't like nearly as many songs on this one as I did on the others, but it was worth the buy!
Every year our local park sponsors different genre bands for a summer concert series. Today was the first one and I went with my family! Music from the 60's! Is it sad that I like that music much better than most of our current music?? We also got some pretty good pizza there!
Sofia is so cute when we leave on Mondays and Thursdays.... she has to hug everyone! Kateri isn't so sure what she thinks about that! But I thought it was funny later on how tan Sofie is compared to Kateri!
Nate and his friends play this game... it's kind of like Risk, except you're supposed to work together to cure disease in all the major regions, instead of working against each other. He's been bugging me to learn, but I've been resisting. But I gave in, and I guess it wasn't that bad, except for the fact that we lost and weren't able to cure everywhere :/
He's been driving his mommy crazy trying to get in here.... the best place for their food in the new apartment at the moment! He finally won the battle... looks like it's time to find a new place... he says he's innocent until proven guilty!
We had been paying for cable that was barely worth using just so we wouldn't have to pay twice as much for JUST the internet. Once we realized we weren't bound to a contract, we switched that and got set up with broad stripe today... Now we pay just as much as we were paying before, but for cable that actually has channels worth watching!