Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Our HOME!!!

OK, you asked to see it, and here it is! Our brand new home!! We are signing the official papers Tuesday (Feb. 24) and then we will start moving all our stuff from the barn in San Antonio to actual rooms in a house for the first time in almost a year! Yay!

Now, because I am so technically advanced, I think I put all these pictures in out of order. So to get the full affect from the front of the house to the back, feel free to scroll down now and then work your way back up to here.

Anyway, keep your hands and arms inside at all times, and enjoy the tour! :)

Our backyard and back porch! We will be having many a BBQ here!

Our Backyard!!! I LOVE this yard! It will be completely sodded by Tuesday when we sign the papers. I am so excited about this!!
The big ol' master closet. Again, Matt is building me basket shelves and shoe racks and all sorts of exciting things in here.
OK, this is the last picture of the master bathroom, I promise! For some reason there were a lot of them.
The master bathtub. Matt added the colored tile around the top and he is going to put a hanging light in above. Sometimes it pays to be married to a builder. :)
The Master Bathroom. The bathtub and shower are to the left, behind the door.

The master bedroom from the doorway. The master bath and closet are to the left (you can't see them in this photo.)
The kitchen and living room looking from where the kitchen table will go. The master bedroom door is just to the right of this picture. (Off of the entry hall.)
A corner of Bennett's room. It is surprisingly hard to get a decent picture of an entire room at the same time.
Matt standing "Super Man Style" in the guest bedroom. (This is YOUR room, whoever is reading this!!)
The big closet in the study. Other than this, it just kind of looks like an empty room.
The guest bathroom...I know, so exciting!!
The hallway to the three back bedrooms and guest bathroom. (The bathroom is the door that has the light on inside it. The study is after that, Matt is standing in the guest bedroom, and little Bennett's room is around the corner where you can't really see it.
The kitchen looking from the spot where our table will go. I LOVE IT!!
My big, beautiful kitchen looking from the living room. (Isn't Matt an excellent model?)
The Family Room looking from the entry hall. You can't tell in the pictures, but the carpet in this house is SOOO comfy! (This was very important to me, since I prefer to spend most of my time laying on the floor.)
Matt's favorite room in the house! We have big plans for this garage...big plans. :) This is also my laundry room. Because it is so warm in Texas there is no problem with this.
This is the entry hall looking towards the front door. The door that is open on the left is to the garage, and the one next to that is a coat closet.

Me, Matt, and my tummy in our front yard. Both the front and back yards will be landscaped and sodded by the time we close on Tuesday!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Yes...I am a diabetic :)

Haha! Well I guess I forgot to tell most of the world about this recent development, but I have developed gestational diabetes! Isn't life just full of little twists and turns?! My Dr. scheduled me for one of those sugar tests a few weeks ago (just to be safe) and the results came back positive. Now I get to eat a very strict diet, on a very strict schedule, prick my fingers and take glucose readings 7 times a day, and generally have a great time!
It's really not as bad as it sounds though, it is just annoying as heck. Matt and I have a deal that as soon as this baby gets here (and I mean immediately after delivery) he will bring me a LARGE BOX of ice cream snickers...which is something I have been craving and not allowed to eat for the last couple of weeks. Maybe a couple of Wendy's baked potatoes too. I am also vowing to become a vegetarian after this diet that forces me to eat meat about 12 times a day. :)
For those who are worried about the baby, don't be. He is just as safe and healthy as ever. Gestational diabetes really only affects his size (he can get too big) so they are tracking that carefully. Other than that though, all is well in the whomb.
So anyway, sorry if I forgot to mention this to anybody. It has been an interesting experience for me. I promise I will try to keep you all posted on any new exciting changes involving my body in the upcoming months! Eat protein!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Groundhog Day is an annual holiday celebrated on Feburary 2 in the United States and Canada on which folklore tells if a ground hog emerges from its burrow and fails to see its shadow because the weather is cloudy, winter will soon end. If on the other hand, it is sunny and the groundhog sees its shadow, the groundhog will supposedly retreat into its burrow, and winter will continue for six more weeks.

Modern customs of the holiday involve celebrations where early morning festivals are held to watch the groundhog emerging from its burrow. Social events in which food is served, speeches are made. German is the offical language spoken at the event, and those who speak English pay a penalty, usually in the form of a nickel, dime or quarter, per word spoken, put into a bowl in the center of the table

The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania where crowds as high as 40,000 have gathered to celebrate the holiday since at least 1886.

Now a lot of people people have seen or heard of the absolutly hilarious movie called "Groundhog Day". After a long day of work I come home to my sweet wife who has an exciting Family Home Evening activity planned for us.

We watched the movie to the left and made the cutest little groundhogs out of cupcakes, marshmallows, mini nilla wafers and of course chocolate frosting. Haley is just cute like that.

-Here are some of the ingredients-

-Final result (Haley is gonna be a great mom)-

-These are my new holsters that Wayne has been teaching me to make. I have to wrap my pistols in plastic so as the wet leather molds to the guns that don't rust (Haley bakes cake and I make gun holsters, we have such a symbiotic relationship)-

-And of course both my angels, and Haley brandishing her new toy (Diabetic thinga magiger) she is sure growing, just 2 months away-