Saturday, November 28, 2009

Please say a prayer for Sara.

She is so sick. :( After praying hard and giving her Motrin and trying to wait it out, we finally got her fever down to 101.7 from 103+. She has ate 3 bites of chicken noodle soup and only had a couple cups of OJ all day long. I hate when she's sick -- I feel so bad for her. If her fever goes back up we'll be taking her into the ER. I'll likely be absent for a few days -- but please say a prayer for her!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thursday's Ten

I haven't participated in the Thursday's Ten for a while, but I'd like to get back to it. This week, Lora put up Thursday's Ten on Wednesday so we could say what we were thankful for. Head on over there and link up to what you're thankful for!

Here's ten things I am thankful for:

1. Morning sickness (because it's a sign of a healthy baby)
2. No room in our bed at night (because it means my "baby" girl is snuggled up next to me and pushing me of the side, since she likes to take up as much room as possible)
3. Fried chicken
4. Yo Gabba Gabba (because sometimes it's the ONLY way I can shower!)
5. A church family who loves us and supports us and prays for us
6. My mama, because she raised me well, taught me the value of a dollar, and how to be graceful, even when it seems like the whole world is against you
7. Good in-laws, because I hear horror stories of people having awful ones, and that would be terrible
8. Living in Alabama (because there is NO place like it on earth!)
9. A husband who will clean up nasty messes when I don't have the stomach for it
10. High heeled shoes...because they are soo pretty!

Of course, there are many, many more (and more important) things to be thankful for, but these are just 10!

Monday, November 23, 2009

The germs have taken up official residence!

I'll spare you all the long and boring details, but in a nutshell -- Sara fell and hit her head pretty badly Saturday afternoon. She immediately started acting very lethargic and not really crying, but kind of whimpering. We comforted her for about 30 minutes, then I put her in the bath since she needed one and I thought that might help her feel better (it always makes ME feel better!). No sooner than I took her out and she started vomiting EVERYWHERE. So I'm thinking the worst (my baby just hit her head and she's acting weird and vomiting!) and we decide to take her to the ER. I was busy keeping her awake the whole time Mike was driving...and he must have been driving crazy, because we got pulled over on the way. Mike jumped out of the car and told the police officer what was going on, and he actually escorted us to the entrance to post! Of course, no sooner than we turned onto the side road, we realized there was a HUGE protest going on. Ok, seriously? Why would you close down a WHOLE GATE (one of the most main entrances -- actually, THE main entrance for those who live where we live!) for a protest? I get that they are important to the ones who put them on. But what if my baby had been dying?

Anyway, long story made not-so-short, two trips to the ER, getting thrown up on A LOT, and getting to bed at 5 am later, Sara is feeling much better and we all have a virus. All of us. Thanksgiving week. Isn't that awesome?!

On a happier note, I went to two different Goodwills last week and scored a LOT of pretty cool stuff to make over! I will be working on that this week and showing it to ya'll!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Germ, germ, go away!

The germs have finally found our house. I just commented Tuesday night to my friends that Sara had only been really sick a couple times in her little life. And wouldn't you know they decided to visit the day we had a big Thanksgiving potluck planned with our playgroup? :( We took Mike to work this morning (yay for being up and out of the house at 6 am...NOT!) and as I was buckling her in her car seat, she started coughing and sneezing. I didn't think much about it, but after we got back home it got worse and I noticed she was warm. Yep, you guessed it -- she has a low-grade fever! My poor little girl. :( She's still coughing and sneezing and now she has an upset tummy. Fortunately she's not ACTING sick, and hopefully it stays that way!

Make sure ya'll wash your hands and keep those nasty germs away!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Winter is well on its way!

I love summer. It's hands down my favorite time of the year, although I enjoy spring and fall, as well. But there is just something about summer -- hot weather, suntans, shorts and t-shirts, being able to go to the lake and beach, sunglasses -- it just lifts my spirits. Well...summer is officially over here in Alabama. The high for the next week or so will be tomorrow at around 69 degrees, and the low will be around 61 degrees. Time to break out the long sleeves! I am happy with the "colder" air until January 1...then I want it to be hot again.

I forgot to post the meal plan this week (Ok, I didn't FORGET...I just have had too much on my plate to actually DO it...) so here goes:

Monday: we ate out at Cracker Barrell
Tuesday: fried pork chops and black eyed peas
Wednesday: chile rellenos and spanish rice
Thursday: general tso's chicken, chicken fried rice
Friday: spaghetti, salad
Saturday: honey grilled pork chops, mashed potatoes and lima beans
Sunday: hamburger helper (blech...but it's one of Michael's favorites)

The chile rellenos and the honey grilled pork chops are new recipes, so I will do my best to take pictures and share the recipe -- even if it turns out awful!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day!

Please remember to thank a veteran if you see one day, and spend a few moments in prayer for our veterans -- past, present, and future -- and don't forget their loved ones! It may be just one person going off to fight for our country, but there are often many more left behind, supporting them, missing them, playing single parent, crying when no one sees them because they are scared. Pray that not only will our Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guard and Navy stay safe while answering the call of duty, but their spouses cars stay running, everybody stays healthy, nothing breaks, etc. Because we all know that good old Murphy has it that when you are left alone, THAT'S when everything goes wrong!

I am proud to be a USAF wife. It is truly all I have ever known, as Michael and I were married when I was 20. I am proud to have a brother-in-law in the USAF, and I am proud to have a younger sister joining up. We are TRULY an Air Force family here! God bless ya'll!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 11/9-11/15

It's that time again! I am determined to keep on top of posting with my blog. I have about 3 jillion post topics I am ready to tell you about! But, here is todays: the weekly meal plan.

Monday: sloppy joe's with corn
Tuesday: crockpot garlic chicken, black eyed peas and rice
Wednesday: meatloaf, mashed potatoes and collard greens
Thursday: homemade waffles
Friday: grilled chicken, homemade scalloped potatoes, green beans, and stuffed jalapenos (we're having friends over)
Saturday: eating at my moms
Sunday: it's the Thanksgiving dinner at church, so we'll still likely be stuffed from it. :)

What are you having for supper this week?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Fall, Ya'll!

I'm a little (okay, a LOT) late with hopping on the fall bandwagon. It seems like we have so busy that when I finally do have a little down time, the last thing I want to do is use my brain to write something! But, I promise to get better. But, better late than never!

This is my front door. I know I should replace the flowers in the yellow pail with something more fall appropriate, like mums, but I don't know what else to do with them since they're not dead. I figured the yellow pail was slightly fall appropriate, right? And the wreath -- I made it myself! Late one night I was whining about how I hated the old wreath and it was falling apart, etc. -- and it WAS, 3 years and an international move later!) so I took it all apart and the only part that still resembles the old one are the little bead things. I used my trusty hot glue gun to glue leaves and flowers, used some twine stuff I had bought for another project, and some old ribbon I had been saving for the perfect thing. You can't tell, but the ribbon it's hanging from is orange with little yellow polka dots. So cute!

Funny story about the pumpkins. We had several of my younger cousins (and one not-so-younger cousin, Britni -- love ya!) up a few weekends ago for a fall/Halloween themed weekend. We had planned to go to this big pumpkin patch and spent nearly TWO hours searching for it, all to no avail. So while Britni, Baylee, Sara and I met our mothers for a little fall shopping, Michael took the boys (Blake and Bo) to a pumpkin patch we've never before visited (ahem...Wal-Mart...) and picked out four gorgeous pumpkins. They even carved them while we were away! It was a nice surprise to drive up and see the three jack-o-lanterns lit up by the front door. :)

Have you done any fall decorating? I don't have a lot to use since we've only been married 3.5 years, but I'm slowly building my stock. I've been buying things when they go on clearance the day after Thanksgiving, and I can't WAIT to select a few more things this year!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Wow...three weeks!

It has been about three weeks since I last posted. Life has been crazy. We took a week-long vacation to Tennessee and have spent a lot of time in my hometown. Nevertheless...I am back! I have tons of pictures to share and lots of good post subjects running through my head, so be on the lookout!