i'm back... for a minute

so, ok, i am a big ol slacker
or at least that's what i thought
and i thought i was the wimpiest pregnant lady ever
until these crazy ladies started measuring my giant baby every other week
latest weigh in... 8 lbs 14 oz with 4 more weeks to go
need i say more?
well, i'm going to :)
that being said, i am going to do a little catch up post
then i'm going back on hiatus until giant baby is born and
i am bored to tears on maternity leave :)

by the way, can i just share how entertaining my boys are...
they recently found the free karoake channel On Demand
every friday night they sing and dance for me
the little one's favorite is the freaks come out at night
remember that song?  it's great

and right now as i type this
the little guy asked mister for grape juice
mister gives him pickle juice instead
so glad i have them here to keep me entertained



thursday thirteen T

1- Tennessee... a state i ♥
2- Talk... i love to talk, as most of you know
3- Trains... would love to go on a train ride in alaska or somewhere cool
4- Trees... money does grow on trees if you are a forester :)
5- Timber... a fave phish song
6- TIRED... i am so tired every evening these days
7- Tazewell... the tiny town where i was born
9- Traveling... i am not doing much of this lately
10- Tall... that's me
11- Talented... not so much :(
12- Twins... we babysat 2 year old twins the other night and they were great!
13- Trey Anastasio... an excellent guitar player... anyone know which band he plays in???


last weekend...

this cute little guy traveled to AL to go to his new home

meet his new family

we all miss him, but know he has gone to a fabulous family :)

it also snowed in louisiana

just a little, thank goodness!
and we had breakfast with santa, thanks to this lady
{she also took the ww post below- THANK YOU!!!}
there's was lots of fun had by all


then we headed on over to the hospital where i plan to give birth to the new baby
{note the word plan, i pray every night that i make it to the hospital}
for a sibling preparation class, where he learned how to feed, change and burp a baby :)
fabulous class, totally recommend it

we also hit the build a bear workshop at the mall where jack made this cool guy

wow, so that was a busy weekend,
i didn't even mention my mom and mother-in-law came down
and brought a surprise...
my friend rachel :)
they all came to a baby shower a few church friends had for me
{unfortunately i didn't take pictures, i was a little busy}

and mister was in atlanta watching his most favorite team EVA
become the SEC champs...
and bring this back-

and the kids just HAD to wear it to school the next day...
he isn't going to be an auburn fan much longer :(
gonna have to start brainwashing the new baby now while she's still in the womb

wordless wednesday


christmas time is here...

and we are having such a great time getting ready
we went to a local nursery to pick out our tree
they had small ones...

and large ones...

and after being silly for a little while...

{seriously... where does this kid get this from?!?!}

we found our tree

and lots of other pretty things to look at


i ♥ this time of year


Thursday Thirteen - S

1- SUE... the middle name of my favorite lady {love you mom!!!}
2- SPLIT OPEN AND MELT... another fave phish song
3- SOUTH... i live in the south, everytime i move, i go south
4- SHORT... i am not
5- SMURFS... loved them when i was little, my son doesn't like them :(
6- STELLA... could be the name of the bab girl {could someone please nudge mister about this for me???}
7- SAILING... have never been but would love to
8- SOOKIE STACKHOUSE... one of my fave fictitious people
9- SAINTS... my fave pro football team
10- SASSAFRASS... a tree {aka Sassafrass albidum}
11- SIA... my fave female vocalist
12- SMOKEMONT... a fun loop hike in the smokies
13- SKINNY... i hope to be some day :)


word(y) wednesday

so forgive me...
but i have a few things to say about this SUPER cute photo collage
this is puppy
yes, puppy is his name
because if i allow him to have a "real" name
he will live here with us forever
and really, i am about to have a monstrous baby...
i can not take care of a puppy right now :(
although it makes me sad...
if you know anyone who is looking to give a sweet puppy a loving home
let me know
he is getting shots monday and will be ready for a family to love him

I found this poor guy in the woods while working
he was in bad shape
after 3 visits to the vet and lots of love and play at our house
he is doing great...
his fur is growing back and he's putting on weight
he is ready to be a member of someone's family


man, what a monday {and holiday!}

hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving...
I know we did :)
we actually stayed home for the first time in years...
i wasn't up for traveling 12 hrs to dad's b/c i look like this-

lovely, right?
BTW, we had an ultrasound this morning
apparently i am going to have a HUGE baby...
she's already 5 lbs 9 oz and i have 2 months to go!!!

back to the holiday...
i made my first ever pie-

that bad boy has a cream cheese layer hidden in there...
i think i will make more for the next holiday ;)

I finally received my camera strap slip cover...
love it-

cute, huh?
you too can have one, just click here
she did a fabulous job and made mine especially for me :)

and don't you just love this guy's thanksgiving day getup...


and of course we had to watch football...
the iron bowl went much better than anticipated... but we still lost

i got this shirt from 2 sweet ladies out of new orleans
you can check out their stuff here

and here is a photo of happy mister after his team wins at the last minute... meh

at least i didn't have to listen to him whine and cry all night

and FINALLY we are working on the baby's room...
here's what we got so far-

is that not the cutest closet knoby thing you've ever seen?!?!?!

things are getting pink and girlie in my house - YAY!!!

so, there you have the last few days...
how about one last pic
can you get any cuter than this?!?!?

gotta ♥ those blue eyes and freckles


thursday thirteen - R

1- Rhonda... my favorite lady EVA {love you mom!}
2- Rain... we've had a LOT of this in south louisiana the past couple of months
3- Red wine... my favorite, i miss it
4- Recently... my favorite dave matthews band song
5- Run Like an Antelope... one of my favorite Phish songs
6- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer... my fave non-religious holiday song
7- Radiohead, the Raconteurs, Rage Against the Machine, Railroad Earth, Rob Zombie... just a few of my favorite bands and a musician :)
8- Romantic... i am not :(
9- Rings... i love my rings {they are from mister}
10- Reading... i love to read
11- Redwood... aka- Sequoia sempervirens {for all you plant nerds out there} one of the coolest trees on our planet, if you ever get the chance, go to cali and check'em out
12- Raking leaves... i miss doing this and then jumping in them
13- Rainbows... always make me smile for some reason

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and gives thanks for all that we have and are blessed with.


random rambling

Here's the new bathroom...


Whatya think?

And here are a few shots of his new room with the decals...
{FYI... this is Mister's dream room}

We still have more work to do here... but it's coming along
slowly, but surely!

On a more festive note, my cutest son ever had a little Thanksgiving program last week.
What did I learn?  I REALLY need to learn how to use my new camera :(
But I did get a couple good shots afterwards.

aren't they adorable?

He did so well!  I am very proud, was teary the whole time...
but I'm going to blame that on the hormones :)

Thursday evening I sent my Ipod to Apple for a battery replacement.
I feel like I've lost my best friend :(
Can NOT wait to get her back!!!

Did I mention I rescued a 7 week old puppy from certain death last week also???
Stay tuned for pics...
and if you know anyone who may be interested in adopting this sweet guy,
or does animal rescue work,
PLEASE send them my way

OK... enough ramblings of this crazy pregnant lady.
Hope everyone has a great week!!!


flashback friday

Here we are, May 2005, on our first family vacation...
we started @ the grand canyon

{lovely hair, right?}

Next a little stay in Vegas-

{the boys really liked the aquarium @ the Bellagio}

And my favorite part of the trip, probably because of the forester in me :)
Poor Mister got VERY sick, but did get one good day in at-
Sequoia National Park



I would LOVE to go back and spend 2 weeks just in this park!!!
Maybe one day...


Thursday Thirteen - Q

1- Quilts... need I say more?  Love them.  Every bed in my house has one :)  and the baby's quilt is on the way
2- Quiet... I am not, I talk too much.  The mister, however, is very.  Unfortunately, JR takes after me in that aspect.
3- Quirky... aren't we all?
4- Queen... wish I was one :)
5- Quick... I can be
6- Questions... my five year old asks 500 gazillion/day
7- Quercus... genus name for the Oak family {yep , I'm a forester}
8- Quack... that's what a duck says
9- Q-tip... use them as soon as I get out of the shower {he's a pretty cool rapper from back in the day too}
10- Quality... I'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for"
11- Que Pasa?... Spanish for What's up?  I took 2 years of Spanish in high school, wish I would have taken more
12- Quarterbacks... I am SICK of them being in my living room ALL weekend.  I love football, but really, does one need to watch every single game you can possibly fit in the weekend?  Done.
13- Quinn the Eskimo... a cool Phish song, little did I know it's not their song, they actually covered it, originally written by Bob Dylan and covered by lots of folks {learn something new everyday :)}

WOW... that was hard, yet fun.  I love a challenge.


random stuff

Here we are watching our favorite SEC Team... lose :(
but aren't we cute anyway???
And we are NO fair weather fans... we ♥ Auburn even if they lose :)

And what have we been up to lately?  Hummm...
decorating, decorating and more decorating
so, here he is about to spend his first night in his new room...
not completely done, we've added more since this was taken,
stay tuned for more soon