I've been tagged

Here's what I'm supposed to do:

1. Go to your pictures folder and open the fourth folder

2. Upload the fourth picture and explain it

3. Tag four friends


2. This is me, 20 weeks pregnant, finding out if we were having a girl or a boy. Isaac and I had a gut feeling it was a boy (which of course meant it wasn't). The lady whizzed over my belly pointing out arms, legs, and head, and threw in, "It's a girl," and kept going. Isaac and I looked at each other with big eyes, and Isaac said quietly to the tech, "Um, could you check that again?" I smiled through tears. A girl. Wow. It felt so real right then, and I knew my life was about to change forever. 20 weeks later baby Andie was born. I love her so much.

3. Tag: (not sure how to tag on blogger, so I'll just put this in and hope that my followers read this) Amy, Matt, Kristin & Lisa. Tag, you're it!


Changing seasons

When I lived in Michigan, it was always clear when the seasons were changing. When it was changing to spring, the snow melted. When it was changing to summer, I didn't have to wear a coat outside anymore. When it changed to fall, the colors. . .oh the colors, and the harvest of fresh veggies and fruits. Apple cider. Yummm. And when it changed to winter, snow. Most people here in the south hate and despise snow. I get that, simply because snow here is awful. But real snow, Michigan snow, ahh, it's a something to treasure and behold. My good friend called the other day and mentioned that it is snowing in Michigan right now and "it is beautiful." I am jealous. We don't get distinct season changes in Oklahoma. This week the temperatures will range from 30's to possible 70's. Which season is that?

Here is snow in Michigan--oh, how I miss thee!

And here is the only way I can tell the seasons are changing in Oklahoma. Sigh.



Last night before going to sleep, my husband told me that his goal was to make me laugh everyday so that "there's always a smile in your eyes when I talk to you."

I do need to smile more, stress less, and enjoy life. 

I have tried the whole breathe-deep-and-center-yourself throughout the day, but that just doesn't do it for me. It's a much bigger mental battle than that. I'm so thankful I have a soulmate to help me when breathing isn't enough.


Birthday/Election Day Progressive Party

Captions below!

A quick review in pictures of my birthday and the fun that sharing it with election day added. From the top (the most recent post to here) 1) An exciting beginning to my birthday: Hubby surprised me with bringing home Chic-Fil-A for breakfast and a present to get the day started--new jeans! (not pictured, my friend Lisa met me at Starbucks for birthday coffee) 2 & 3) Baby girl and I met my mom and sister at Cheesecake Factory for birthday lunch and serenading 4) Birthday evening began with a line to the door for free Chic-Fil-A for an "I Voted"Sticker 5) Birthday Pic with Chic-Fil-A cow while we stood in line 6) Ahh, sweet free dinner. 7) Another present from hubby in between destinations--graphic tee! 8) In line again, this time for free Krispy Kreme donut 9 & 10) Yummy donuts (they were out of the patriotic star donuts, but the classic is always welcome 11) Another present--the completion of my ensemble, a super-fun jacket 12) A few quick exchanges at Forever 21 13) And a night cap of free coffee from Starbucks. Ahhh, let FREEdom reign.


Birthday present

It's my birthday, and I don't feel a day over 30 ;-) No regrets, no over the hill, nothing black--just enjoying life. 

Wanna get me a present? Go out and vote. That'll be my gift. Then take a pix with your "I Voted" sticker and send it to me.

Happy birthday to me :-)