Saturday, March 24, 2007

Love a yellow box!

As I was leaving today for Suzy's official grand opening at Picture Me Perfect, I saw the postman arrive on our street. He generally starts at the house right across the street. When he pulled up, and started organizing his load for the street, I recognized a familiar yellow box through the window. My parents live in Switzerland, so they have these yellow letter post boxes. I was so giddy, cause I'd been waiting for the package since my stepmom told me that had found a few things for the baby. It couldn't have been better timing either! I waited for the mailman to bring me that package. It seemed like it took forever! Finally, he started his route and dropped it off to me....I ran in the house all giddy to open it and see what was in store for our princess! Much to my glee, I opened it up and found 2 cute sundresses and this adorable Hello Kitty outfit!! Yipee!! As most of you know, I am a Hello Kitty fanatic. Love me some Hello Kitty! Now, I can't wait for our little princess to wear her Hello Kitty proud....and of course I'm planning a scrapbook page for this too!

Suzy's Grand Opening party was fantastic! I am so happy for her and her new venture. There were so many people that turned out for the event! It was really great to see lots of the other Garage Girls too, as sometimes we don't see eachother as often as we'd like. I got to see Krista, Kent, Erin, Michelle, Carole and Nichole! Love these super talented and awesome friends!! Check out the Garage Girls and their amazing layouts
here! Just scroll down until you see the Junk Yard link!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Who says a little shopping can't bring happiness?

I hope nobody says it, because if they do they are lying!!! Got some things crossed off my list of things to do, so that is great! The things I got done were all about spending some quality time at the local mall too! Wahoo! So much fun! First I had to head to Pottery Barn Kids, to purchase the tiebacks and finials for the baby's room. They are soooo stinkin' cute! I do remember, that I promised to post some photos of the baby's room, but we're not quite done yet. Then it was off to Gymboree. I picked up an outfit for little J, from their "Little Rome" collection. Our little princess has an outfit from this line as well, so I thought it would be adorable for them to have cooridinating outfits for our first family photo when we bring her home. Then, I had to go and give Bare Essentuals a little love too. Love their make-up some on QVC last night too! LOL! Then we went to Nordstrom, I swear, I was only going there to get the MAC make-up wipes. I loved having these things while I was in the hospital with Little J! Made my face feel clean and refreshed every morning and evening! Anyway, I found the cutest shirt for Little J, with Cookie Monster on it and it says "Got Cookie?" Little J loves his cookies!! I'll have to post a picture, since I can't find one online anywhere. Well, that was our fun for today, tomorrow, I'll be hanging out at Picture Me Perfect for the grand opening!! Come by if your in the neighborhood, it's going to be lots of fun!!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

A Negative into a Positive...

This really was going to be a negative post. It was going to be one of your some people really suck posts. The worst part of this post was that it involved people that I thought were friends. It's very possible that I'm overreacting with all these end of the preggo hormones, but I don't think it is. Anyway, many of you who are my friends know that Little J has a diagnosis and that he is developmentally delayed. It is a heartwrenching thing to have happen. You always want the best for your children and have so many hopes and dreams for them, you never imagine that this could happen to your child.

I want everyone to know, that I am so blessed to have been trusted by God to care for this amazing little boy. I see more love and have more pride than anyone could ever hope for. This little boy is one of the best things that has ever come into my life. To those people who shy away from me since our diagnosis, all I can say is your loss. I also hope and pray, that if this does happen to you or someone in your family, that you will step up to the plate and be a support for them. It can happen to anyone. Unfortunately, even with the greatest technology, reproduction is not a perfect science. Many, many things can and do go wrong. This is not something that we passed on to our child, it was just a random occurence. So, for those of you who question our choice to have another child, maybe you should find out the facts before you jump to conclusions. Your words, while they are meaningless to me now after the fact. They do hurt when they are first said.

Here is the bright side of things....when something as serious as this happens to your family, you really do find out who your friends are. I have been blessed with some of the most amazing friends and I want to thank them all, for all their support, and friendship. I love spending time with all of you and I know that Little J loves you all too. You all know who you are! Thank you, because if it were not for you, I don't think I would be able to overlook the negative in some people. It's the power of all your positivity (is that a word) that inspires me, makes me have a positive outlook on our situation, and not feel like a pariah.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Just a random post....

So, I know your sick of hearing this, but it's now down to 13 days until the new arrival. I'm feeling all kinds of things right now. 1. I can't wait to get my body back! 2. I'm gonna miss feeling her move and kick! 3. Oh my, I'm gonna have to chase after 2 little ones. 4. I'm gonna have a little princess!! 5. Oh goodness...they have to get this thing outta me..I'm not so sure I'm ready for that. See, the whole back and forth thing going on here. As far as getting her out, I'm a little nervous, even though I know what to expect. Still not fun to think they are gonna cut you open.

So on to the fluff stuff now! Dude! I love television! So many good shows on right now! Actually, too many good shows on right now! I know I've talked about this before, but I'm just so giddy with the television love right now! Here's what I'm lovin' 1. Amazing Race -Go Uchenna and Joyce! I was rooting for Romber, but since they are gone, I gotta root for Uchenna and Joyce. I swear these are the only two people who just take on the task and leave the whining to all the babies. 2. American Idol....Please, for the love of music, send Sanjaya home tonight! We were watching last night, and I was a bit worried about the future of music when the little girl was crying those happy "i love you" tears while he was singing. Thank goodness they showed her crying for the others as well! Whew! 3. Survivor...what doodoohead thought it was a good idea to put this on at the same time as AI the last few weeks. 4. Pussycat Dolls/Search for the Next Doll..Don't even ask how I found this show or how I got hooked....I'm almost embarassed to admit it. 5. The Hills 6. Engaged and Underage 7. Real World- Denver 8. Dancing with the Stars...Go Cheryl and Ian!!! It is definately time for Cheryl to three-peat!! 9. Crossing Jordan

Here are other shows I love, but wish they would be done with the re-runs already! All three Law and Order shows, ER, CSI -Las Vegas.

Oh well, enough fluff. I hope to be done with most of the little ones room tomorrow, so I will try and post some photos.


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Where did the last nine months go???

Wow! As of today, we have 16 days until the arrival of our new little one! I think we've almost got everything done that needs to be done. I can't believe it is coming up so quick! Little J is doing so well too, I really feel blessed! I will say though, that the more pregnant I get, the more Little J seems like a mack truck coming through. I really miss being able to sit on the floor and just play with him. He's just way to strong now and it is way too hard to get off the floor now. As a matter of fact, just a week ago, I thought it would be fun to play with Little J in the ball pit he has, so I climbed in. We played for a little bit, and then he got tired of it and crawled away. He kept coming back, because I was still in there, but he'd just come back and laugh.....that's because mommy couldn't get out! I had to call for G to come down and help me out. Way too funny!

The days are flying by, but thankfully, I've spent some days busy with appointments, others taking naps and others with great friends! This last Friday, I went to the scrapbook expo and met up with Vanessa, Jenn and Erin. Jenn and I walked around for a few hours, and then sat outside for the million dollar lunch. Check this out. $15 for a Grilled Italian Garlic Chicken Sandwich, Garlic Fries and a bottle of water. Talk about sticker shock! It was yummy though. Then it was time to head home to take over Little J duties from G. G had to go to court on his day off for some crazies that wanted to fight their tickets. I guess they were just hoping that he wouldn't show up so they could get out of it. No such luck! Anyway, then later, I went to Suzy's store Picture Me Perfect for the very first crop! I got to hang out some more with Erin and Jen, and then Michelle came to scrap with me too. I tell you, these three ladies are full of creativity and inspiration. Me, I'm so preggo, that I just sat there and enjoyed their company. I didn't have any energy left in me to scrap, but I was so happy to be hanging out with the girls!

Oh, and thanks to Jenn, I am no officially addicted to the Andes Mint Milk Shake at Jack in the Box. Unfortunately the Jack in the Box near my house sucks big time. Their Shake machine is down all the freakin' time. First, I tried to go on Friday on my way to Suzy's, I ordered at the drive through, and they told me their machine was down. This really sucked, because of course there were two cars in front of me and several behind me. So I had to wait in the lousy drive through line for nothing! What was even worse, is the lady in front of me gets her food, and then pulls up just enough so I can get to the window to retrieve the nothing I ordered and decides that's a good time to hand out the food to all her kiddos. I honked at her, but she still took for freaking ever! Then I went in on Saturday (did not trust the drive-thru), but again, no shake. Thankfully, G went out to Baskin and Robbins after dinner and got me my favorite Mint Chip Ice Cream! All was well!

Another thing I've been really wanting lately is Linguine and Clams! Ugh! It really sucks when you can't have the thing you really want! Soon...very soon though!

Monday, March 12, 2007

It's All Good!

What a day! Whew! Busy! Busy! Busy! It was all so much fun though! I spent the weekend, really trying to get some things crossed off my "to do" list. The baby room is just about ready! All the furniture is in, got the bedding, got the mattress, the changing pad and tons of other accessories. We're almost done putting it all together too. Got my list of stuff to pack to take to the I just have to pack it!

So, today, I made plans to head over to Suzy's new store...check out the info at Picture Me Perfect. What an awesome opening day she had! Tons of people shopping and tons of fun stuff to buy. I did not get out of there unscathed! Then I got to hang our with some awesome women! Stacey, Jenn and Erin! It was fun to hang out and just relax and chat. We all went to lunch at the Olive Garden and Jenn recomended this awesome dish Chicken Giardino. It was so yummy and actually on the healthy side! We had all the kids in tow too. Mathew, Little J, Emi and Mari. Jenn was the only lucky one to be kid free for the afternoon, but it wasn't long before she had to run off and pick up hers. Once we got in the car to head home, Little J was out like a light!

Anyway, it was nice to have a girlie day, before I gear up for the next busy busy three days! Little J has several appointments and I have one for me to check on this little one who is only 22 days away! Whew! Thank goodness I'll get some scrapping in at Suzy's new store and get to hang out at the Bay Area scrapbook expo for a little while on Friday. Friday will be mostly kid free too! I'll have little J for a bit in the afternoon while G goes to court because someone wants to fight a ticket he wrote. That ticket fighter is a bum, because he messed up my original plan of a entire kid free day! =p I haven't been too impressed with the last few expos, so we'll see how it is, if it is good, maybe I'll head over with little J on Saturday for a bit. Hmmmm.....