LENS Challenge...Light

23 April, 2011

Yup, I'm at it again.  Linking up to Home is where you start from for this weeks L.E.N.S Challenge.  This weeks Challenge is "Light"


Here's my shot.


I took this photo while Nick and I were hiking Flume Gorge in New Hampshire in October of '08.  That trip was our post deployment get away.  I remember every single second of it...and I will never forget it. 

So, head on over to Home is where you start from, look at the other entries, and link up to your own!
Happy Easter y'all!

Lesser of all evils?

18 April, 2011

So...I've been in NY at my Mom's since last Sunday.  I've had a great time.  I got to see our cousins, and their 2 little ones, had lunch with our Aunt, and have been to see Gramma.  And of course, I've been spending a TON of time with Mom!  

I've ventured out to local towns a few times to look at various things.  I've gotten some really cute maternity clothes, which I love!  And today, I went to Joann's...maybe not the best idea ever, lol.  I'm having a hard time right now trying to figure out what is the lesser of all evils...Letting the pregnant chick got to the grocery store by herself?  Or is it letting the pregnant chick go to the craft store by herself?  MAYBE, it's letting the pregnant chick go to the HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE store by herself?  I'm sure I'll never know.  But rest assured, that I did some damage at all of the above!  

Today I got 5 different fabrics (I think) and 3 things of ribbon.  I also picked up 2 pairs of pants, 2 shirts (for me) and a 5 pack of onsies for Gummy Bear.  Carter's for half off?  Yes, please!!  I can't wait for our gender scan, so I can for real start looking at/registering for cutie patootie baby clothes!!  

Ok, so, I'm completely rambling.  I think maybe that means that it's time for bed...but before I go, I want to remind everyone that we have some awesome ad space up there on the right.  Email us for more info!  We also want to welcome our first Sponsor!!  


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This Moment...LENS challenge

17 April, 2011

I'm so happy to be back in the swing of things enough to be participating in LENS challenges again!  I don't know if y;all saw my entry last week, for the Corner challenge, but you can find it here.  I got second last week!  I was so excited!  

This weeks challenge is This Moment.

Link up a photo of a moment you wish to remember, a moment that represents your life right now, a funny moment...get creative!

That's how this weeks challenge is described at Home is where you start from.

Again this week, I knew exactly what picture I would use.  This is pretty much how our life is represented right now.  



I admit, it's not one of my best pictures....but it is a very special picture none the less...This is my 13 week baby bump!

Head on over and check out the rest of this weeks LENS challenge photos!


L.E.N.S. Photo Challenge!

09 April, 2011

It's been awhile since I've done a L.E.N.S. Challenge, but I saw todays theme, and knew that I had the PERFECT picture for it.  Today's theme is corners...I love it!!  There are so many different ways that you can interpret this theme...I knew instantly what picture I was going to use!


I hope y'all enjoy, and be sure the head over to Home is Where You Start From to check out the rest of this weeks entries!!


NT scan, turning 30, and other randomness

07 April, 2011

So, on Tuesday, Nick and I got to see Gummy Bear for the second time.  This time it was for the NT scan.  But in reality, who cares why, I'm just happy we got to see the baby again :)  

Let me just start by saying...we're having a gymnast...or, if you ask Nick, a jumping bean.  We get there, and wait for our turn.  The U/S tech calls us in, and we head back to the U/S room.  We go through all the normal questions, ya know, "birth date?, is this your first pregnancy?, how far along are you?".  She puts all the info into the computer, along with why we're getting a scan, and we're off and running...erm...jumping.  I assume the position, and we get started.  And that's when we saw Gummy Bear.  Flipping all around, sideways, upside down, backwards...anywhere except where the tech need her to be!  No joke, bouncing ALL OVER.  After about 30 minutes, the tech asks me to get up, use the restroom, take a walk, and come back.  By the time I came back (and trust me, me and Gummy had a nice heart to heart, where I begged her to cooperate) Gummy Bear had calmed down, but was still not in the right position.  So, the tech kept trying...was bouncing the wand on my girly bits to try to get Gummy Bear to turn...no luck.  She had me get up and walk around again, and told me to grab a couple pieces of chocolate at the front desk.  By the time I got back, the chocolate was kicking in and Gummy Bear was finally in a place where the tech could get the measurements she needed!  It took almost an HOUR.  But, we finally got the measurements, and a couple good pics for us.  We also discovered that Gummy Bear is already an Air Force brat, complete with a salute for daddy!


looking right at us!

On to Wednesday...as you may have guessed from my title, I turned 30 yesterday!  To be honest...I'm still not really sure how I feel about it.  But that's neither here nor there.  Nick was amazing, and took me to Cracker Barrel for breakfast.  Then we came home and relaxed for awhile.  Later in the afternoon, Nick said he needed to run a couple errands...so while he was out, I showered, and got ready, since I knew we were going out to dinner.  About an hour or so later, he was home, and we were off.  

We took a drive down to Charlestown, and went down to the beach...it was windy, and kinda chilly, but SO beautiful.  I can't wait for summer!!  We drove around for awhile, then headed for the Mew's Tavern.  One of our favorite spots...great food, and 69 beers on tap! 

So there we are...dinner and apps have been ordered, Nick's sample rack is on it's way, and Nick pulls out a fat envelope out of his pocket.  I start to open it, and he tells me to read the card last.  In the envelope are 3 other envelopes...so I start opening them...the first is a gift card to a local restaurant that we wanted to try...YUM...next is a gift card for an expectant mom message, and mud wrap!  *YES*  and the last was a gift card for a Swedish message and mud wrap, for my best friend!!  Nick proceeds to tell me that he's check with Jess, and we have appointments on Saturday at 11 for our messages and mud wraps, and then we are going out for lunch!  An entire girls day...a day of pampering, and fun, and adult time!!!  Jess asked someone to watch Monkey Man, and Master Diver, and we're on our own ALL DAY!!  Tell me I don't have the most amazing husband ever???  I love that man more then I can even express to you, or him!

Did I mention that he took leave from work yesterday, so that he could spend my birthday with me??  LOVE HIM!!!  

So, tomorrow is our second prenatal appointment, then Nick will head to work until Saturday evening.  I'll come home and do some cleaning, and packing, since I'm heading to my mom's in upstate NY on Sunday for a week.  Then Saturday, Jess and I are off for our spa day!  

Life is good

12 week?!

05 April, 2011

Holy Crap!!  I can't believe I'm 12 weeks pregnant already!  It feels like just last week that we found out I am pregnant.  That was 8 weeks ago.  I also can't believe that I'm going to be 30 in a matter of days!  

So far, pregnancy has been amazing!  I've had a couple minutes here and there where I haven't felt well, but no real morning sickness.  The worst thing that I've felt is complete exhaustion, and a sinus infection.  Tomorrow {well, technically, today, as it's 0106} we have our second ultra sound.  It's for the NT scan, but, I'm just happy that we get to see our little Gummy Bear again.  Friday is our second prenatal appointment.  I'm looking forward to it, but at the same time, I'm not.  I know I've gained alot of weight...my appetite has been voracious!  

In other news, we're getting settled more and more every day.  All of the snow is FINALLY gone {at least for now}.  Before we know it, it will be summer, and our pool will be open, the volleyball court will be up and running, and we'll be grilling all the time!  I can't wait to be able to uncover the deck table and chairs, sit in our swing, and have fires in the fire pit.  I'm looking forward to summer so much, but as with everything else in military life, summer is also full of trainings, and trips to different states, and possibly even a trip to Texas for a few weeks for a class for Nick.  

Don't get me wrong, I knew this all was coming up, although more did come up since we found out I'm expecting, but I can't help but be a bit nervous about it.  Nick will be gone for just about the entire month of August...I'm due the middle of October...so for all intents and purposes, we have to have the nursery painted and set to go before he leaves for his first trip in August...just in case Gummy Bear comes early...

I'm nervous about this.  I'm worried we don't have enough time to get ready.  Nick has been working close to 100 hours a week between Groton (his civi job) and Quonset (his AF job).  I'm so incredibly proud of Nick for what he has accomplished.  He is currently the NCOIC of training, and once he completes a couple more certs, he will be up for Master Sargent, and will {offically} become an assistant Chief!  I'm so very proud of him, and excited that I'll be a second generation Chief's wife!  He's hoping that all the hours that he's putting in now mean that he won't have to put in quite so many once the baby comes.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but I'm not holding my breath.

I think this is where I wrap this post up, since I'm rambling, and not making a whole lot of sense...Hopefully I'll be able to get some sleep now, lol.