What I'm Loving Wednesday

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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I'm loving the Fall weather here in Washington! Back home (on the Gulf Coast) it's still in the 80s, and here it's been in the 50s during the day and the 40s at night. Even though I'm having to bundle up like an Eskimo because I'm not use to the cold yet, it has been amazing to actually experience a changing season!

I'm loving that Joel is finally kicking hard enough that J can feel it! It's definitely making him more excited to meet his son!

I'm loving that my mom kept one of my favorite childhood books for me. It always made her cry when she would read it to me.. I bet I will bawl my eyes out when I read it to Joel!
I'm loving that Halloween is almost over! Other than all the candy, I'm not a big fan of it. I especially hate all the scary movies that have been on TV lately. I don't understand why people think scary horror things are cool.

I'm loving fried zucchini! We had some for the first time ever the other day and now it's all I want to eat! We dipped it ranch and it was sooo yummy!!

Makin' Up My Mind (Again..)

Y'all.. I have seriously changed the nursery theme 10 times! I choose something and then change my mind. I never thought it would be this tough to make a decision on a theme! Before I was pregnant I could easily pick out exactly what I wanted for our baby's room.. but now.. HA! I'm doing good just to have his name chosen already!

I think I have FINALLY decided on a theme though. Here it is..

My Growin' Belly

Thursday, October 21, 2010

 These photos were taken last night,
but I'm 24 weeks today!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Despite being homesick I am extremely thankful that J and I are finally able to live together as a "normal" married couple. Even though I would much rather be back home I'm constantly remembering that it could always be worse.. he could be deployed right now. And the fact that he doesn't have to deploy for at least three years should be enough of a reason for me to be content living here! (Normally we only get to spend maybe 8 months together before he has to deploy again.)

So today, even though I miss home, I'm choosing to be thankful and content!

Confession Time

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I'm sure most of you have noticed that I haven't really blogged about Washington... In fact if you've been reading for a while you may have noticed that all I've really been blogging about lately is baby stuff. So why have I been avoiding the subject of life here in WA? Well.. because I've been too ashamed to admit that I'm miserably homesick and I've been throwing a hissyfit about having to move here.

Yep. I'm a 24 year old military wife that is angry about having to move away from her hometown. Go ahead.. stone me now!

I'm sure I'm not the the first (or last) mil spouse that has ever been homesick or angry about having to move far away from her family & friends.. but.. I still feel ashamed about it! It's kinda like when your spouse is deployed and you try your best to avoid people so you don't have to put on a fake smile and lie when they ask how you've been doing... You don't want them to know that you're actually having a hard time, because you're afraid they might think you are weak. Well I've been avoiding mentioning anything about Washington because I don't want to lie when people ask me how I like it here. Because the truth is right now I hate it. I miss home + all my family and friends.

I know what y'all are thinking (besides get over it & deal with it girlfriend!),"why haven't you found a spouse support group to meet people?" Well.. I have thought of that.. but J's command is small and they don't offer any family support groups.. and I don't know where else to look.

Hopefully things will get better/easier for me soon though.. *crosses fingers*

Formal [Maternity] Dress

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I have been on the search for a dress to wear to the Seabee ball, and some of the dresses I have been finding online are very interesting...

Like this one..

a goldfish dress..
Would you rock it?

I honestly wouldn't know what to think if I saw someone at the ball wearing it! ha

Miscellany Monday

Monday, October 4, 2010

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

  • I had an OB appointment last Tuesday. The doc said Joel's ultrasound photos looked great and he looks very healthy! Praise God!! Oh! and I've been feeling him move! It's amazing!
  • I'm thinking about switching to a safari theme for the nursery.. Mostly because I've been having the worst luck finding stuff that will go with the bedding I originally chose! Every where I look I keep seeing safari themed bedding and decorations so maybe it will be easier.
  • Maternity clothes suck! Most stores have just one rack or a tiny closet size section that they expect every pregnant woman to magically find something that she absolutely loves--which never happens for me. I usually end up wanting to cry my eyes out because I can't find anything and I'm worried I will be stuck wearing sweatpants and my husband's shirts for the rest of my pregnancy. To make it worse I'm in a weird stage where most maternity shirts I find are still too baggy but my regular shirts are too small. I just can't win. It makes me want to cry right now just thinking about it!
  • I really want to find a church in our area to start attending. (Preferably one where I can wear sweatpants and my husband's shirts since I can't find any decent maternity clothes. HA!) I think it will be good for us in more ways than one.
  • Our neighbors with the dogs moved out a few weeks ago, and honestly.. I'm starting to miss them. We didn't have to deal with cigarette smoke coming in our house when the windows were open while they were there!

Giveaway Winner!

Friday, October 1, 2010

I used random.org to choose the winner, and the winner is..

#29, Liz!
Congratulations, Liz! I will be emailing you soon! :)

Thanks to everyone that participated!
&Thank you to CSN Stores for allowing me to host this fun giveaway!!
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