Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Valentine

J does not really care for it when I mention him on the interweb, but sometimes I can't help it.  I think the world should know how awesome he is. :) 
So, here are a few reasons why my valentine rocks my world:
  • He is a man of God and has integrity. 
  • He is honest, loving, thoughtful, hard-working, and kind. 
  • He listens and loves his family with all he has. 
  • He can make me laugh more than any human on earth.
  • We have fun together.  There is honestly no one I'd rather hang out with.
  • I never question that he loves me.  I am the most important person in his life and I know there absolutely nothing he wouldn't do for me.  And guess what?  I feel the same way.
So thanks to J for being the best hubby ever and for putting up with a little craziness from time to time.  I know he will be the most wonderful dad to our little peanut...and that might prove to be the best thing of all about him.

I also owe him a thank you/apology for getting out of bed last night to go to the store for skittles after I yelled at was upset with him for eating mine.  I'm blaming it on the hormones. :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Our weekend...

We love weekends.  Sometimes, I feel like it's the only time we're relaxed enough to truly spend time together.  Aside from the yucky stuff like cleaning and laundry, here are some things that went on around here.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I was so excited when J got this early Valentine present for me.  I read it in less than 24 hours because I am obsessive like that and also because it was oh so good!  Can't wait for the movie!

Red Velvet Cupcakes
I made my early Valentine present for J.  Yummy!  (See how I make sure his presents are kind of like presents for me too?  Shh...don't tell)

This is probably my weirdest pregnancy craving since I've never really been fond of avocados before, but I seriously cannot get enough of them.  We bought some at Sam's and I think I've eaten three in two days.  Squirt on some lemon juice and salt and pepper and this is one happy girl.  I also like them on this kind of sandwich that I totally stole from the blog Delightfully Tacky, but I think she stole it from Pinterest so I feel ok about it.

Avocado Bacon Sandwich = delicious!

There was also lots of snuggling with this little big fur baby.  I think there may have been a rule in place at one point about no dogs on the bed, but I can't help it.  Who could say no to that face?

And of course, I can't forget this ever-growing bump of mine (ignore horrible picture).  We spent lots of time talking about plans and what life will be like when this little peanut makes his/her appearance.  Oh the times they are a-changin'!

Have a good week!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kids say the darndest things...

I had the hardest time spelling darndest in that post title.

Anywho, the preggo cat is out of the bag with my students now.  Yesterday, while reading a book at the carpet I noticed a group of girls whispering.  They know I don't like telling secrets because it hurts others feelings, so I asked them to share with the class what they were talking about. Mistake number one.

R: Well, T says that you are (holds hands out in front of stomach to illustrate).
Me: (blank stare and mind churning for a wise teacher-like response)
R: So are you? You know pregnant? (The word has the impact of an atomic bomb and by this time I'm holding everyone's attention WAY  better than Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.)
Me: Um, well, uh, uh, uh, yeeeeees.  Yes I am. (Sometimes I'm so good with words I scare myself. Mistake number two is me not anticipating this moment and coming up with some sort of well articulated response.)
Entire class:  WHAT?!  When?  Are you having a girl or boy?  Why didn't you tell us?  Is that why you went to the doctor last week? When will your belly get big? (And so on, for the next 15 minutes...thank goodness it was time to go home by then)

But, I actually told that story to tell this one.  One little girl was absent yesterday and so the others couldn't wait to tell her the news this morning.  She gets a thoughtful look on her face for a few seconds and then asks the one question I knew would come sooner or later and have dreaded for four months. 

G: Mrs. S how did you get pregnant?
Me: (Full 30 second pause as I'm frantically thinking of the best way to handle this.  I really want to say "ask your mom" then I realize that 20 pairs of eyes are turned my way, waiting, not so patiently, for an answer)  Weeeeeeeell, I just really wanted a baby so I prayed really hard for one.
Entire class:  I didn't know you could pray for a baby!  I'm gonna pray for one too!  I need to tell my mom that! etc.

Whew!  Thank God they were satisfied. 

And that, my friends, is how you dodge a bullet.

Just call me Neo. :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012


We're gonna be parents! Say, WHAT?!
J and I are so excited!  We are expecting our first baby in July!  It's kind of equal parts awesome and scary.  We don't know boy or girl yet, but are hoping to find out soon!  Right now we're just trying to enjoy the pregnancy and our last few months together before life is changed forever...AND I just scared myself again.