Sunday, July 29, 2007

Following the Trend

We found out Friday that we are having a girl! Apparently, there's something in the water, because almost every person I know who's pregnant is having a girl. I only know of one person who's having a boy.

We're very excited, and the ultrasound was the most amazing experience!! She was very cooperative, and a little immodest - the tech didn't have any problems determining her gender.

So, here she is...

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Last Week

Last weekend, we took a trip up to Cleveland, to visit some of Grant's family. His dad grew up in Cleveland, and so one of Grant's aunts still lives there, along with her family.

We had a great time catching up, and seeing some of the area. They took us to Chagrin Falls, which is a cute little town. We also went to Shaker Heights, which is where the family lived during the 50's and 60's. We even found their old house!

Then, on Wednesday of last week, David and Joy, who we've known since high school, were driving back to Alabama from Maine, and stopped by for a quick visit. We saw them last on our way to Pensacola over Christmas, when their baby was just 10 days old. While I didn't get any pictures of baby Seth, we got PLENTY of other pictures. In fact, Grant and David got a little camera happy. We had a great time with them, and I'm so glad that they made a stop in Dayton to see us.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

200 Posts!

In honor of my 200th post, I decided to post this video, which has recently become one of our favorite things to watch. It was on Saturday Night Live, but I never saw it when it aired - I've only seen it on YouTube.

Just a small disclaimer...about a minute into the video, a word gets bleeped. Other than that, prepare to laugh your heads off.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Last night when I was getting in bed, I was just about to get situated with my body pillow, when little Mr. Watley decided that he was going to snuggle with the body pillow instead. As you can see by his glowing eyes, he's pure evil.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Place your bets...

I've been meaning to do this for a while, but Mrs. J's most recent post reminded me...

The appointment to find out the sex of Baby Guns is next Friday, the 27th. So, go for it. Are we having a Gavin or a Gavina?

By the way, no prizes will be awarded, since it's only a 50/50 chance that you'll be right. I'll have a due date guessing game much, much later. This one's just for bragging rights.

Monday, July 16, 2007


So I get home from work today, walk in the front door, and smell all sorts of wonderful smells coming from the kitchen. As we speak, my fabulous (semi-stay-at-home) husband is making a pretty elaborate meal - he's not telling me what all is involved, but I see rice, asparagus, some sort of squash/zuccini, roasted peppers, lamb, yogurt, and oranges. It smells SO good...I can't wait til it all comes together!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Ticker Time

Check out the new baby ticker on the sidebar. I know, it's a little scary.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

It's a Boy!...Or So I've Dreamed

I just had my second dream in which I find out our baby is a boy. My mom dreamed that all 3 of her children were boys, and only 1 was, so I'm not putting too much stock in dreams.

I also took did that Chinese chart thing that tells you what you're having, based on your age, and when the baby was born, and it says I'm having a girl. Again, I put absolutely no faith in this - in fact, I think that chart thing is ridiculous. My friend kept asking me if I did it, so one day when I was really bored, I did it.

What I'm really going by right now is the fact that SixBit says I'm having a boy. SixBit is very wise, so if he says I'm having a boy, it must be true. In fact, I'm thinking of not even getting an ultrasound done, based on his wisdom.

Monday, July 09, 2007

What's Happening

I know it's been a while since I've posted, so I thought I'd just give a general update.

Things have been great! We had a fun 4th of July - I just wish it had been on a weekend, because I definitely did not want to go back to work on Thursday.

We got a "new" couch - more on that later.

I'm about in my 17th week of pregnancy - it's flying by! Yesterday and today are the first days in a long time where I have felt really good. We have an ultrasound scheduled for July 27th, so we'll hopefully find out the sex of our little bambino. We are making progress on the names, but we'll focus more once we find out what we're having. It's too overwhelming to go through boys and girls names right now. I've said it before, but I really do respect those couples who choose to not find out the sex, because they have way more patience than I do. I don't know how they did it! We're dying to know.

A couple of weeks ago for my birthday, Grant surprised me by buying a plane ticket for me to go home to Pensacola in October. I couldn't have been happier!! I've really been wanting to get back there for a while, but like Jessie said on Saved By the Bell, "there's never any time," or money, for that matter. So I can't wait to go.

I ordered a headband from Tink's etsy shop, and I'm pretty excited about it! She has some really cute stuff in her shop, so you should check it out. Unless you're a probably wouldn't care too much about it. Unless you're into purses and headbands, then it's right up your alley!

That's about it, I think. I'll try to do better with my updating.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Cheap Movie Rentals

I know I haven't updated in a while, but I just wanted to mention this cool thing that a friend told me about. Ready for this? Movie rentals for $1 - no membership required!

Grant and I have used this several times within the last couple weeks, and we love it. You can go to this website and enter your zip code and see if there's one in your area. What it is, is basically a dvd vending machine. Here, they're at Krogers. I was telling my mom about it, and found one near her at an Albertson's. The machine is usually located near the exit of the store. All you do is pick your movie (yes, they have new releases), then swipe your credit card, and it charges you $1 every day that you have the movie. Not bad!

The first time I tried to use it, the machine was out of order, so that's the only problem that I can foresee. Anyways, check it out!