Saturday, August 30, 2008


Recently, Jon and I went to Honeybaked ham to try out their sandwiches. They were REALLY good. You start by choosing your bread, then your meat, then the mustard, (Jon hates mustard, but he got some) then your veggies. You get to choose a side being whatever kind of salad they have. The whole thing was really good, relatively inexpensive, and it got us away from the norm.

Then to top it off the lady working there gave us a free ham bone. Jon was a little dumbfounded that would find that so cool, and then I showed him all the soup mixes you can buy for like $5. Then he got it, we could have a whole meal for only $5, and it's enough soup to invite people over.

So the next time you are in a bind for lunch, and are near a honeybaked ham store try it out.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Not As Far Along As We Thought!

Well, My Dr. appointment was today, and it was quite an experience. I really like the office, (I had never been there before) the ladies were really nice, and everyone was very helpful. They gave me paperwork for the lab work, (which was conveniently down the hall from the Dr.. office) that went well considering I had EIGHT viles of blood taken. I am so glad that kind of stuff doesn't bother me! Then it was back to the office.
I met with the NP, I told her when my last . was and she calculated the same time that I did, almost seven weeks. Then it was on to the get a sonogram. she showed us a picture of what it is suppose to look like and then she gelled me up and started looking, and looking and looking. On a side note, I have had this fear that I go in and get all the tests done, and they tell me that I'm not pregnant, and it's all in my head. I'm really weird. But this, in my mind was solidifying my fears. Then she showed my a little black nothing in the screen and said, "Do you see it?" and we said yes. My mind went to an episode I saw of friends when Rachel was getting her sonogram, and they asked her if she saw is and she said yes, then the Dr. left, and she started crying saying she didn't see it. The NP said that I am not 7 weeks, and has asked my what kind of symptoms I have had. My mind started to go blank, I told her the usual, feeling sick, really tired, and then I looked at Jon with a, help me out here, and the first thing he blurted out was, "Your boobs." I think I terned a dozen shades of red. The nurse started laughing so hard, and I felt a little better after that.
I will have my next appointment on the 25th, so we'll see how far along I am then.

Monday, August 25, 2008

6 weeks

 Not feeling so good today. I woke up in teror because our abnoctionly lound home alarm went off when Jon accendetally forgot to turn it off when he let the dog out.  I was really worried at first because Jon NEVER forgets to turn it off. Me on the other hand have made it go off twice already.

  So I had my Monday plan laid out as always on Mondays, but when I started to clean the kitchen, the dirty dishes were making me sick. So I started to fold laundry, and while I was doing that the cat thought it was a game so he undid everything I did. I started looking around and got really tired and overwhelmed by looking at the house that was in complete disrepair from the Crusades and camp. 

Jon called later in the day, and I told him how I was feeling, and being the sweet husband he is, he said not to worry about it and not to worry about dinner because he was going to take care of it. So I decided that I would do things that wouldn't be a big deal like doing bills so I did that, and few other easy things, and have not had the strength, nor stamina to anything since. I hate not getting anything done, but we have been so busy lately that I think it is my body telling me I need it.

On other news, my Dr. appointment is on Friday, so I will update on any new news. 

Friday, August 22, 2008

Top 10 Stupidest Baby Names

I was on a few different baby name websites, and there were the one leaving me feeling sorry for those kids. I am not even kidding, I found all these on and was amazed.


10. Remington

9. Hugo (sorry lost fans)

8. Gustav

7. Dudly (sorry Harry Potter fans)

6. Messiah

5. Quest

4. Brock (only because of our last name)

3. Nirvana

2. Astro

1. Ludvig


10. Charisma

9. Eartha

8. Lucinda

7. Eithne

6. Birch

5. Peridot

4. Sharpay (unless you want your child's name to mean "wrinkled skinned dog")

3. Dolce

2. Passion

1. Cassiopeia

There you have it, the most ridicules names I have ever herd.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

5 weeks....I think...

A lot has happened in a week. We went to the crusade all weekend, and after that, off to Jr. high camp. I was really worried about Jon and how busy he has been, and would be with our CRAZY week. Jon had to be at the crusade every night and on Monday he had to be at the church at 6:30 am (yes, AM) but, like a pro he handled it really well. All said, and done, the camp was a HUGE success. We had a much smaller group, which made it nice.

Well, on to the 5th week of pregnancy. Things are changing rapidly, the last couple weeks have brought the normal symptoms, other than feeling sick. That has changed a little bit this week. It seems that foods that I'm used to either taste AMAZING, or not the same at all. I am really sad to say coffee is in that category. I am only allowed to have one, or two cups, but I am really not enjoying it like I use to(shed a tear). I smell EVERYTHING, some good, and some make me want to vomit. We went to Olive Garden, and were waiting outside for our table, when an old woman walked by with her old woman perfume, I am not even kidding, I almost threw up I started gaging.

Speaking of Olive Garden, I think that is my pregnancy food. We have been there 3 times this month. A few years ago, Dirk and Alicia turned my on to dipping the bread sticks into the Italian dressing. It is AMAZING and I crave it almost everyday. I usually get the grilled balsamic vinaigrette. This habit needs to come to a slowdown because it is getting expensive. I am going to start cooking dishes from their website to ease on the costs.

Jon has been AMAZING! I have been super moody and emotional, but he has been so patient. I have been useless due to the fatigue I am so tired, really hope this doesn't last the whole pregnancy. 

So far thats all thats new with us. We have some "normal" time coming up, (meaning Jon will just work as normal) which I want to paint some time in the very near. I just ordered a sample pain color from Restoration Hardware. It's a bit expensive, but my plan is to get it color matched at Home Depot. 

Looking forward to the near and far future.

For now, it's time for bed. Goodnoght.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Big News

Well, as many of you may know, I am pregnant! I have known since Sunday night when I not feeling "normal." So I took the test and it gave a vague positive result. When I showed Jon, he was not convinced, he said it was not clear enough. We put it on the bathroom counter and for got about it for about 10 min. When I came back and looked at it, it could not have been any more positive. It took a few hours for it to set in for both of us. We kept going in the bathroom to see if it was REALLY positive. It was. I even took another one the next morning to be REALLY sure.
We are really excited to see what the Lord has in store for us, not only as a married couple, but now as parents. It is a new chapter in our lives that we welcome, and are looking forward to.
I am feeling fine, I am on an emotional rollercoaster, and constanly tired. What used to be a 20 minuiet cat nap has turned into an hour and a half deep sleep. I want to eat EVERYTHING in sight, but other than that, I am doing great!
Keep us, and all of Harvest in your prayers as we have a busy next couple of weeks. The Harvest Crusade is this weekend and we (like always) really look forward to it, and seeing what the Lord will do. This year is paticularly special because of all the Laruie family has gone through this summer with the loss of their son. Chris, and all the design team put so much work into the crusade as aleways, and it is always such a blessing to see what this years design, or stage design will look like from year to year. Our church is really blessed to have such a talented team of designers, and we will truly miss Chris, but are comforted by the peach that we will see him again.
You can watch the crusdae live online.

Monday, August 4, 2008

It's Monday!

 There is something about Monday that is so refreshing!  I know alot of people are not crazy about mondays, but I really enjoy them.  My mom is a huge fan of Mondays, and the more I think about it, so am I.  It could be starting a new week, or having the feeling that things will get done that didn't get done last week. I will generally write a list over the weekend of things that need to get done in the week to come.  

On a normal Monday, I consider it my cleaning and grocery shopping day. I like to wash the bedsheets and do a little more deep down cleaning than I would usually do, such as dusting, and vacuuming the house. The bathroom usually gets done first because it is so easy, I can get it done really fast.  Then on to the kitchen, which take a bit more time. then the dinningroom/ Livingroom, and then finishing the bedrooms.  It is nice to get the house done on Monday because Jon's day off is Tuesday, and it's nice not to have to worry about the house.

 This Monday is especially important because the Harvest Crusade is next week, and the day after Jon and I head up to the mountains for our Jr. high retreat. So needless to say, a lot needs to get done. My goal: to make thing as easy as possible for and extremely stressful week.  i.e. Having all the laundry done and the house as "clutter free" as possible. 

Even though I enjoy Mondays, I don't always enjoy the cleaning. So, yesterday I went to get some cleaning product to "motivate" me. I got Clorox Clean up with Bleach, and 409 kitchen cleaner with lemon(another Clorox product).  I know people are getting iffy about the chemical smell, and turning to the green products. But.... While shopping I smelled them, and not to say they don't do what there suppose to, but I associate that chemical smell with a clean house. For example, I use the 409 in the kitchen counters, sink and the stove. Then when mopping I use the Mr. Clean with fabreeze. It smells AMAZING, and when I'm done, it's like a marker telling me that end of the house it done. Even when Jon comes home, he walks though the back door and doesn't even look around, but smells the house and says, "oh, the house is clean."

Now that I am done rambling, I need to get back to work and finish my Monday list.  :o)