Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Some pics of us tonight from our church's Halloween Party. Grace was a Texas Aggie cheerleader... which is funny since they don't have cheerleaders at A&M. She wanted nothing to do with the costume I wanted her to wear... a tutu! Oh well... maybe next year.
Gig 'em Ags!

"This hay is ichy!!"

Enjoying the hay ride!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hawaiian Punch

That was our costume... something simple and easy. I was hawaiian and Adam was a boxer... sooooo Hawaiian Punch! Cute huh! We had a nice night out childless. I think I had more fun looking at all the crazy costumes.
If you look really hard you can see my belly button through my white shirt... trying to pop out!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

hey hey

Where did the week go?

I really have no clue. It was a busy week, plus I crashed my laptop when I spilled a little water on it. Thankfully we just had to get a new hard-drive and it works like new. I was also relieved that we have a back up wireless hard-drive that all our pictures and documents were saved to. So I didn't lose anything. AMEN! What would I do if I lost all the pictures of my baby girl??!!

We also had church meetings, a Halloween party and I had a girl's dinner so the week just flew past us. I'll try to be better this week, but now I'm off to bed early. I'm still tired from staying out late last night for the Halloween party. I needed to post something so my granny wouldn't worry.

And since I have no new pictures I thought I would post a picture of Grace from last Halloween. I can't get over how round her face was... she was my little chunky monkey! What happened to the rolls??

Friday, October 19, 2007


Thank you so much for all the sweet words! I think I am still surprised because I really thought we were having a little boy... but I couldn't be happier to have another girl!
I have to post a picture of my sweetie. Don't you love that smile!

And everyone has been asking what we are going to name the baby... we have no clue! We like a couple names, but aren't ready to claim one for her yet. And no it will not be something like Faith or Hope. We like traditional, simple names. I'll let you know when we decide. Until then feel free to give any suggestions!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

It's a ....

We are tickled pink and blessed beyond words to be having another little girl. Everything looked great on the ultrasound! The baby girl is growing perfectly! So in about 4 months Grace will welcome a baby sister into the world!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

20 months and 20 weeks...

Pucker up!

Well I totally missed that Grace is now 20 months old. Where has the time gone?? She is every bit of a growing toddler these days. She tries to be independent, bossy, and loving all in the same moments. I just can't believe in 4 months she will 2 years old! Next thing I know she will off to Kindergarten! Grace gives out kisses and hugs often and reminds me daily why having children is so wonderful. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

It also happens to be that I'm 20 weeks along. The baby growing inside me is "half baked". :) In 2 short days we will know whether Grace is going to have a little brother or sister. I'm really thinking boy this week, but most of our family and good friends think its a girl. Either way we get to see the baby and see how he/she is developing. I can't wait!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

My pumpkin

The other day Grace and I went to our local farmers market to pick up some pumpkins. We don't have any pumpkin patches near by so the farmers market had to do. I went straight for the big pumpkins, but Grace loved the little ones that she could carry around. So here is Grace looking very proud with her pumpkin pick. Notice the shoes... goes perfect with the outfit... or so she thinks! :)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Aggie Chick

Grace is suited up to support her Aggies today! Gig 'em Ags!

Friday, October 12, 2007


Yesterday I was going through Gracie's clothes for fall/winter (not that the weather is cold enough for fall/winter clothes, but because I'm so tired of her summer clothes). She happen to find many shoes that she loved. But these one in particular were her favs. Yes the black patten leather shoes with little pink flowers that were a size too big were her favorite. She insisted on wearing them ALL day with her khaki pants and pink shirt. Oh and the best part is they were on the wrong feet. I tried to *help* fix the mistake, but she didn't need any help. Lovely. What am going to do with her when she is 13?? Maybe this baby in my tummy is a boy... then at least I will hopefully only have 1 child with a shoe fetish.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Mommy and Me

Grace and I started a Mommy and Me class this morning. It is a little dance and a little play, but all fun! Grace LOVED every minute. I'm just so happy that they started one in our little town. I had to post a picture of Grace in her cutie little leotard before class. All the little girls and boys were so stinkin' cute!! Can't wait till next week. I'll try to get some action shots next week.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Home at last

I'm here and boy am I tired. I honestly don't think I've been this tired in a long time... maybe when I had a newborn I was this tired.
Why am up blogging right now? Because I have to update my blog for my granny. :)
So here goes... last Thursday we left Oklahoma for a Texas tour. We stopped in the Big D for dinner with my mom and brother. It was a nice dinner. Then we headed to East Texas to drop Grace off with Adam's parents for the weekend. We didn't get there there till 10 so we went straight to bed. Unfortunately our alarm clock (AKA: Grace) got up early around 7. We brought Grace up to mother-in-laws school where she teaches and up to my father in laws work to show her off. She was a big hit in her new squeeker shoes. (I'll post about her shoes later... they are soooo stinkin' cute!).
Then after lunch we left our baby girl in good hands and headed to College Station, TX for a good 'ole Aggie football game. My uncle is Bob DeBesse... he is the wide receiver coach for A&M so we stayed at their house and hung out with all the other coaches wives and families. Friday night was hanging out while eating pizza! DOUBLE DAVES... yum!!
Then Saturday we headed to a tent sale where I managed to spend over $100 on Aggie gear. We don't get to Aggieland very often so I had to stock up. I got the cutest shirt for Grace that says "Aggie Chick"! I'll post a picture as soon I get one. We had lunch with some other friends that came into town for the game at the Chicken Oil. Double yum... but I forgot to order cheese fries, so I was craving them the rest of the day. Then off to TAILGATE! We tailgated with my family and all their Aggie friends. It was just so nice to hang out with my Aunt and cousins that I don't get to see very often. And finally the game. OH MAN. If you missed the Aggie game vs. OSU on Saturday night you missed an AWESOME game. The first half was boring for us since we were loosing by 17 points at the half, but then the Aggies decided to play some football. We ended up coming back and winning 24-23. It came down to the last couple minutes! What an emotional game. After the game we went to the Fox and the Hound (the only place that wasn't super busy or smokey), ate and hung out for a bit. Didn't get in till around 1:30 and didn't get to bed till about 2.
What were we thinking?? I'm a HUGE sleeper. I need a good 9 hours to function. But we had to get up at 9 to start driving to get Grace. And since I had to work today and since Adam is away on business for the week it has totally caught up with me and I'm tired. So I think I'm going to head to bed.
Here is a random assortment of pictures from the weekend. ENJOY!

My cousins and I. (Kaila (left) is a freshman at A&M and Brittany (right) is a junior at Purdue). Why did no one tell me to take my sunglasses off?? John and Sarah and with Adam and I. John was one of Adam's roommates in college.
Adam and I on the field before the game. (A perk of being family of a coach).
My friend Katie and I! Notice she gets to drink beer and see my water on the table! I would love a nice cold margarita!
Lane - He was the star player!! I just took a picture of him in the locker room stretching before the game. He is a HUGE guy... at least three times my size!

OH and Grace had a good weekend with Mema and PopPop. She got to eat lots of yummy food and got LOTS of attention! Like she isn't spoiled enough :)

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

2 weeks and 2 days!

That is how much longer I have to wait till we find out!!!! My doc wasn't there this morning. His head nurse said he over did it yesterday. While I do want him to be healthy, I'm bummed! So since this week the ultrasound tech doesn't work and next week Adam and I will be out of town I have to wait an additional week till October 18th to have an ultrasound. :(
I did find out that I'm measuring small and I still haven't gained back the weight I lost. They said its okay for now. I don't get it though... I'm eating like crazy and I'm especially craving ice cream, candy and still everything bagels. I was 5 pounds heavier at this point with Grace. Oh well I'm sure I will gain soon enough!!!
On a brighter note, Grace is doing much better today. Yesterday she was mad at us and super tired! Today she is much happier. And her nose seems to not be bleeding as much. I've already done 2 loads of laundry from yucky bloody clothes, sheets, & blankies!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Getting better

Grace's surgery went well this morning. She was in surgery for about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The longest 1.45 hours in my life! Finally the doctor came back and said that Grace was in recovery and doing fine. Unfortunatly they were not able to finish the procdure. They were able to probe the tear duct, but they were unable to get the tube from her eye into her nose cavity where it was to stay for 3 months. We are going to wait to few weeks to see it does happen to clear up with just the probing, but her doctor seems to think it will not. If that is the case we will have to see a specialist in Dallas that will have to do a little bit more evasive surgery. The doctor thinks there is additional blockage, but he was unable to tell why the tube would not go in. So back to square one.
Grace did great coming out of the anestesia. She was pretty upset at first and just wanted daddy, but within 2 hours she was trying to be her silly self. She is resting now... just pretty tired today, with a bloody nose off and off, but overall seems to be doing very well. I hate that we may have to put her under again.
Anyway, thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers. I wish I had brought my camera to take a picture of her before the surgery... she was such a cutie in her little gown that was WAY to big on her (and it was even a toddler gown). But here are a couple pictures of Grace on the mend. Sorry about the bloody nose in the first one, but it captures how she was feeling.

Daddy makes things all better!!


And on a less important note, I talked to my OB's office and they still want me to come in the morning. My OB is back but not really.... I might get to see him since I have one of the first appointments of the day, but I might not. Which means I might not be able to find out the sex. The crappy thing is that my OB normally has a ultrasound tech in his office on Thursdays, but not this week, then next week Adam will be out of town in Wisconsin! So not sure when we will find out what we are having. Maybe a couple weeks at worst :( I guess we will find out eventually. I'll post after my appointment tomorrow morning.