Thursday, January 23, 2014

Let's play Catch up #2

 This photo was taken about 3 weeks ago on my first day of Student Teaching. It was filled with all day meetings and getting to know the teacher. This was in the early morning waiting for my teacher to arrive, and it was super cold. My class is outside so it was pretty cold most of the day.

 Jaime and I went to the flea market to see what we could find and this particular time, I actually found a ton of goodies that I needed. While we were searching for stuff, we came across this book. Honestly, the book was just gross and weird...why would I keep a dead cat? Strange stuff people do.

I feel like I never see this little one anymore. I'm so glad I got MLK off, because I really needed to spend some time with this little one. I got the soundtrack of Frozen for her and she just loves it. If you have not seen the movie you need to! I think, and it's totally my opinion, the best disney movie. Like it's my number one movie. I think its better than all the movies. Only because (spoiler alert!!!!) the sister saves her sister so yeah. Im all for sisters saving each other instead of a man saving a woman. Independence wooh!

 So remember I told ya'll that my husband was now in a band or at least playing with another guy? Well they had their second gig at a very upscale restaurant. They earned $60 each(There are three guys total now). I was joking with him about that but then I said well I guess your making more money than me....I'm working for free right now and you got $60 for 3 hours.He just laughs.

This past weekend I bought Megan some converse shoes. She loves them. It was either those or some cute solid pink ones..Nope she chose these. She's not very girly when it comes to shoes unless they have heels then heels beat all other shoes. She's so cute in her converse, I just love that she has shoes like momma.

I mentioned on the last "Let's play catch up" post that we did some crafts and she was not too into it. The wreath that she made is hung in the living room. I think she is very into her painting don't you think. All she wanted to do was paint.

It was grandma's 95th birthday and my poor grandma was taking a ton of pictures that day and Im sure she got tired really quick. People got a little crazy and really wanted to celebrate her birthday. Megan was with my mom at the movies so they came and dropped her off after the movie. Everyone was asking for her, and when she finally did arrive she gave everyone hugs.We bought her some flowers that I thought as everyone else did that they were so pretty.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fallen Series

Starting since January I have been reading the Fallen series. I had the first book on my nightstand for quite awhile (October to be exact) and I never actually took it out to read it. I bought it from the half off store and just never got around to reading it until January.

I love Fallen the first book and really wanted to know the whole story of the two main characters. I was not a big fan of the other books especially Passion but Rapture finally wrapped everything together. It was an o.k series. I would say thought Fallen,Torment were my favorite books and Rapture was pretty great too.

I was pretty lucky that my local library had the last three books of the series in their digital library, so I didn't have to pay for any of the books except for the first one. Lucky me! Oh, and I just found out that they are turning this book into a movie so that's pretty exciting.

From Amazon on Fallen: What if the person you were meant to be with could never be yours?

There's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Monday, January 20, 2014

21 Weeks

How far along:21 Weeks

Size of baby: Carrot
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +5 (Will find out today the exact number)

Maternity Clothes: Is a must now

Boy or Girl: Let's hope that somehow they say that I can have an ultrasound today.

Movement:Lots of movement going on. It's funny because every time he/she kicks and Jaime puts his hand the baby stops. I feel so bad for Mr. Jaime.

Anything making you feel queasy or sick: The thought of a certain convenience store.
Sleep: On weekend I wake up at 5am and during the work week I wish for more sleep.

What I miss: Being able to stand for a good while.

How I'm feeling: I am feeling ready to have this baby!

Cravings: Pizza, wings, hot cheetos,and  pickles

Looking forward to: My appointment today. I have not been to the doctor since December.

Best moment this week: Megan continues to talk to the baby:)

Let's play Catch up

I know I have been MIA for awhile now but I'm so busy again. I miss blogging though. I like to read all the moments we had in the year on the blog so I really need to make time for this. So lets play catch up shall we? I have two more post that I have to publish but I have still not written them.

A couple of weeks ago I was putting away laundry and realized that I had missed a christmas present. In my defense I didn't put it in that particular spot, it was my husband. So when I found the present I had to come up with a story about Santa. So I told her that Santa must have left the present in my room by accident, and she bought it so whew! She loved her present. She has so many Monster High dolls it's insane

On my first day of student teaching it was a hectic day and I was in need of a pick me up. I didnt even have to tell my husband, he just bought me these flowers. I mean seriously he is so sweet. I love it when he does things like this.

I am starting on a new chalkboard. This chalkboard is going to used for Megan's yearly birthday photo. I have already painted the chalk on there and I just bought some paint for the actual frame. I am so excited to see the end result. I can't wait to use it for the next baby too. I just hope that I am able to do the same for this baby too.

Megan and I did some crafts about a couple of days ago and she was not really into it this time around but I was really into it. I made this cute little butterfly that I saw on pinterest. I think the little lady lasted about 10 minutes into the crafting. She did a valentine's day wreath that she started and I had to finish. Maybe if I had another kid with me she would have more interested in the crafting.

I hope ya'll are having a great Monday:)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

20 weeks

 How far along:20 Weeks

Size of baby: Banana
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +5

Maternity Clothes: Is a must now

Boy or Girl: Really getting tired of not knowing what is the gender...come on February!

Movement:Tons! I mean he/she is always moving in the morning.

Anything making you feel queasy or sick: None this week. I am actually feeling pretty good.
Sleep:  I now sleep with a pillow on my back. I just feel more comfortable.

What I miss: Having my normal size body.

How I'm feeling: Tired and feeling extremely huge. I hate it...Jaime really does understand that I hate being big. I just feel huge and I don't like it.

Cravings: None this week

Looking forward to: Martine Luther king Jr day! I am going to hope and pray that somehow I get to have an ultrasound that day for my appointment.

Best moment this week: Megan saw baby moving for the first time. She saw the little kicks that were in my belly. She was just staring at my tummy to see when the baby kicked again. She was just laughing and laughing.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

19 weeks

  How far along:19 Weeks
Size of baby:Heirloom tomato
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +5

Maternity Clothes: Is a must now

Boy or Girl: Its coming up soon

Movement:lots and lots of movement. Jaime felt the baby for the first time and the way he smiled is embedded in my brain. Cutest thing.

Anything making you feel queasy or sick:Well does food poisoning count. Never again will I eat at a convenience store. Never ever ever!
Sleep:  Sleeping on my side is the only way I can sleep and of course on my back but it hurts in the morning if I do that.

What I miss:Having my normal size body

How I'm feeling: Tired and and stressed

Cravings: I know it's cliche but Pickles and Icecream....not together though.

Looking forward to: The weekend! I need a break. This week has been really rough and just so overwhelming.

Best moment this week: When Megan was talking to the baby like he/she was really here already. She just loves this kid already:)

This is my mom and dads mirror. It needs to be cleaned, clearly.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Megan's Birthday party

 I love the first half of the year. January - May. I don't know why, I just enjoy those months more than I enjoy the fall.I mean I love the fall season but for whatever reason I love the beginning of the year. I guess because of all the awesome events that happen during that time. Birthdays, Valentine's day, and  Easter, oh and my birthday. Yes, I really like the beginning half of the year.

So this year Megan wants a Monster high theme Party. She wants to do it at a Pizza Place. The last time we did a Pizza Party she was 1. I don't think we are going to do something really huge, just inviting a few people and her friends.

We plan on taking her on a trip during Spring break as part of her birthday present and I guess mine. She loves going to hotels, its pretty funny how much she loves to travel. I don't mean she loves being in the car the whole time but she does  like to visit cities, so that should be a nice surprise for her.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Hello, 2014 (The whole list of books)

 So here we are on the first day of 2014 pregnant and awaiting the most hectic year yet.
 We have a ton in store for us this year. Megan's 5th birthday, finding out the sex of the baby, state exams, graduation, students teaching, birth of our second child and working for a school district. The only thing I hope for year is that everything goes as planned and as smooth as possible.

I wanted to take the time to acknowledge that I didn't meet my 100 books for 2013. I kind of fell through when the fall semester began. I blame it on school, being that it is my senior year, but it is what it is and I didn't make it. I did make it over 50 so that's a plus right?

I think this year I am going to aim for 40. I should make that number lower but lets see what happens. With a new baby around who knows how much time I will have to read.

I wanted to make a list of all the books I have read this year.

(From left to right)  The Elite, The Selection, Safe Haven, Taking Chances
                                 Love the one you're with, Matched, Crossed, Reached

* My favorites: The Selection, The Elite & Safe Haven

(From left to right) Girls in Trucks, Where we belong, Heart of the matter, The Nanny Diaries
                                A Bride most Begrudging, The American Heiress, Baby Proof, Jane Eyre

*My Favorites: Jane Eyre, Baby Proof

(From left to right) Stolen, Anna and the French kiss, Awake at Dawn, Chosen at Nightfall
                               Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Born at midnight

*My Favorites: Divergent, Insurgent, Anna and the French Kiss, Born At Midnight, Awake at Dawn, Chosen at nightfall.

(From left to right)Taken at Dusk, Judy Moody was in a mood, Just listen, The Scortch Trials
       Whispers at moonrise, Catching Jordan, The Takes of Beedle and Bard, The Maze Runner

   *My Favorites: Taken at Dusk, The Maze Runner, Catching Jordan, Whisper at Moonrise

(From left to right) Why we broke up, Dreaming of Mr. Darcy, Dare you to, Baby and Bump
                             Born Wicked, Fangirl, The Death Cure, Breathless

* My Favorite: Why we Broke Up, Dare you to, Born wicked

(From left to right) The Fault in our stars, The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden, Lullaby, Belonging
                              The Rake redemption, The redemption of Callie & Kayden, Wake, Temptation

* My Favorite: The fault in our Stars, The coincidence of Callie & Kayden, Lullaby, Belonging, The Redemption of Callie & Kayden, Wake, Temptation

(From left to right) The False Princess, The perfect game, Mr. Darcy takes a wife

* My Favorite: The Perfect Game, False Princess

I am missing a few other books, but I can't remember the names of the books. They were from the digital lending library and they don't keep a list of the books I check out. So I guess theses will be the ones counted:) I am sad to admit that I have 3 other books on my nightstand that I have had since August and have yet to read them. Like I said, fall semester was really hard.

What books did you read for 2013?