Today was a great day! I was so tired of being in bed, afraid to get up and not knowing how my stomach would feel until I stand for a minute. Well, I slept all yesterday afternoon when not watching movies with my little guy. I went to bed early last night and we slept in this morning. (except all those times I woke up thinking about my Pop and how he was feeling through the night) We cleaned a little around the house while Hunter took a great nap and then went out to the Pumpkin Patch this afternoon. We didn't intend on staying as long as we did but they had a Magic Pumpkin Hayride and a Haunted Hayride after the normal activities so we decided to stay. They were both awesome and we had a lot of fun. It was a little muddy so we put Hunter's boots on him, which he loved. Mike wore flip flops, even though I warned him it might be muddy. We got a good laugh at HOW messy his feet were. He tried to dodge the mud piles but after dark, he couldn't see and that's ALL he seemed to walk into...his feet were filthy! But It felt good to be outside, to feel the finally, cool weather and to be with the two most important people in my life. It was a great Family Day! These are some of the shots I got, which weren't, technically wonderful but very special memories to us. I hope everyone has a great Monday. I'm headed to bed now.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Posted by Jenn at 9:52 PM
Saturday, October 27, 2007
These are my grandparents and I'd like to ask that you could remember my grandfather in prayer. He fell today and has broke his nose and pinkie finger. He's strong as a bull, didn't complain once while at the hospital. He and a friend were moving a heavy air compressor into his truck when he slipped on the wet ground and fell on the machinery. They checked him out really good and gave him a Tetanus shot, as well as several stitches in his finger. He's so lucky that he didn't injure his eye and that it wasn't worse than it was. I just hurt for him because I know that over the remainder of the weekend, he's going to start hurting. My grandparents are the most thoughtful people I know. They still come see us whenever we're sick and have since we were kids. They could care less if they get sick too or what they could catch. They would do anything for us. They love helping their kids and we just love them being a part of our lives. Just minutes before his fall, I left their house after having lunch with them. I had been so sick and haven't eaten much lately but all I wanted was my grandmother's homemade soup. So, she invited us over. My grandfather is 82 and still works in his yard and garden every day. He fixes old appliances and sells them. He still does his "rounds" with my cousin Caleb or husband, Mike on a, sometimes, daily basis, just looking for a washing machine or dryer. He has tons of vegetables and keeps buckets of them out for all his friends and family. He's a Deacon of our church and someone who everyone looks up to. They're always visiting someone, taking someone some fresh vegetables or taking someone to a doctor's appointment. I wish I had HALF their energy! Today, we were so lucky. I love my Pop and Nanny so much. Thank you for your prayers! Good Night!
Posted by Jenn at 10:09 PM
Friday, October 26, 2007
Well, Mike got through his test. He's not overly happy but it's over...for now. He thinks he will have to retake it in the Spring but there's no use in thinking that until we get the letter in the mail. And who cares? It's not the end of the world even if he does. He was so down on the way home and even though, I REALLY didn't feel like going to dinner, I took him to Ruby Tuesdays. My parents were keeping Hunter since they had picked him up from Daycare and offered to keep him while we ate out. He couldn't get his mind off the test. Just figuring out questions in his mind, solving equations on his dinner napkin and staring into space. I'm just hoping he sleeps in late in the morning and feels refreshed tomorrow. I wish I could make him see how proud everyone is of him, whether he passed or not. He's brilliant and I'm SO proud of him
Posted by Jenn at 10:31 PM
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Posted by Jenn at 10:08 PM
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Hi, Guys...I've got pictures I REALLY want to post but completely don't feel like it. I'm still utterly nauseous and sleepy...You have to love those first weeks of pregnancy. I'm super excited about that part but the nausea is the worst. I can't stand to be sick. If I thought about it, I could sit in the house all day and sleep. Just kinda afraid to get up, you know? It's playing havoc with my sugar levels but I know if I don't get up then it'll never get better. SO, I'm getting up now at 9:57 A.M. and heading downstairs for some oatmeal. Then, Hunter and I are going to Busch Gardens with Grandma. I think it will be nice to just walk around and get out. Maybe the fresh air will make me feel refreshed. Mike has to work today and possibly tomorrow. He's off all week to study for his BIG Engineering test on Friday. Can't wait until it's over! Have a great day! I'm going to make the most of the day with my little man and looking forward to it! Talk to you soon!
Posted by Jenn at 9:52 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
My Pumpkin Lover
A Beautiful Day
Posted by Jenn at 9:28 PM
Saturday, October 13, 2007
I had a couple pictures I was planning to post but I think this is, by far, the most amazing story and much more important. I love my Country and all the men who died protecting it. Listen carefully, and have tissues nearby.
We too often forget the prices that our forefathers freely and willingly paid for the freedoms that we now enjoy. The freedom from tyrannical rulers and from tyranny itself. The freedom to enjoy the unalienable rights endowed on us by our creator, among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Posted by Jenn at 10:33 PM
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
So, this week has felt like it's going a mile a minute! But tonite, even though I went out, I feel good. I went to see my doctor today about my pregnancy and everything looks great. Looks like I'm looking at June 17th as my due date but I don't think I'll make it that long. With Hunter, I have a history of BIG babies. I've already been told, before and today to plan on a Cesarean. My practitioner said she doubts they will even attempt a VBAC. If I knew then what I know now, I probably would have opted for a scheduled C-Section before. I was in labor all day, after they thought it wouldn't work. But the biggest reason I say that is my little Hunter man had a rough start. He had the worst case of cone head and he was blue for hours. He also went to the Neo-Natal Unit for a while after his birth because his Apgar score was so low. (5 and then 9) He had some labored breathing and I hate what he must have gone through. He was fine the next day but that evening was so sad! So, if I don't go though labor, it would be fine by me. I experienced it once (although not completed that way) and it was amazing. The entire process of Pregnancy is just a miracle and I thank God for just the chance again to experience it.
I'd be lieing if I said we weren't concerned about the financial impact this will have on our family but we have faith it will all work out. God is so good and we are really trying to cut back on our spending.
Posted by Jenn at 9:39 PM
I've got pictures of this weekend camping but didn't get the time to edit and post them. I'll try to do that tonite.
I've got my Photo Fun Club Meetup tonite also so not sure what time I'll get home. I can't wait. There are more and more people joining and there's also a new Photoshop Group that has developed from this Meetup. They kindof work together and between the two, they're trying to get a Photoshop class together. That would be awesome!! I'm so glad that I've joined this group!
I have my first Doctor's appointment today with the OB/GYN at 10:45 AM. I'm looking forward to it, even though it is total technicality. According to Babyzone.com, I seem to be 5 weeks Pregnant today! They gave me a due date of June 12th but I'll probably get something more definite today. I still can't believe it!
OK, Guys! I've got to run and get my little guy up and ready for Daycare. Hope everyone has a good day and I'll see if I can't post some of my Camping pictures soon. (As soon as I got Hunter Man to bed last night, I was in bed myself....I was exhausted!!)
Posted by Jenn at 7:29 AM
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Posted by Jenn at 6:39 AM
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Posted by Jenn at 7:46 AM
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Posted by Jenn at 9:07 PM
Monday, October 01, 2007
These are about half of my "keeper" shots from Kings Dominion last weekend. Hunter and his cousin Dnk had lots of fun together. They got to ride some things together, walk together and see Dora! My son was SO in love...aaawww
It was a fun day. BUT very muggy hot and dirty. I had dirt all over my legs by the time we left. My cold shower when I got home felt awesome. Anyway, I'll try to post the rest Tuesday but I'm exhausted. I've been taking care of my little boy, who is awfully nasal sounding due to a Sinus Infection. Poor Guy!! I gave him his antibiotics tonite, as well as some cough medicine and I'm hoping he will be better in the Morning. We're headed out to the Mountains of Va this weekend with the entire family and I can't wait. I want us ALL to be feeling god since we have lots of fun! It's a busy week for us since Mike has class at ODU Tuesdays and Thursdays. I'll be packing up our camper those nights so we'll be on our way bright and early Friday morning. . Hope you all have a great Tuesday!! Good Night!!
Posted by Jenn at 11:32 PM