Thursday, August 12, 2010


It is monsoon season, with that comes a lot of thunderstorms. I used to love this time of year. I'm beginning to hate it. First of all, the dogs freak out about the thunder and lightning. So they keep me up all night. I love my sleep! I know I am quickly approaching a time where I will get very little. I feel like I am getting a forecast of my future, but it's ticking me off because this is the time I should be getting as much sleep as possible! Oh well, I have to take care of my furry babies as much as I will my human one!

The storms have also brought up another major issue. Since we have so much extra money lying around these days (yeah right!) something else has to go wrong.Right? Last weekend there was a big storm. The next day as I walked past the window I saw something strange. I went out to take a closer look. A huge branch off my tree had fallen down. I had been a little worried about this tree. A few branches are hanging over the neighbors roof. I knew I had to do something soon. I held my breathe every time a big storm came. This time I got lucky and it was just a warning of what could happen. The branch fell right between the houses and did not do any damage. Thank you God for looking over me that night! I knew I was no longer able to procrastinate! I got two quotes from companies to trim vs remove. (neither are cheap options). Ultimately it's too much of a liability and the tree is coming down on Monday. A huge expense I wasn't planing on, but that's life! I'll work it out somehow!

Before we decided the tree was coming down, my lovely husband decided he needed to borrow a chain saw to cut up and remove the fallen branch. Nice in theory. I just think it's hilarious that he puts off yard work as long as possible but gets up early on a Sunday to take care of the tree. Lets be honest....he just wanted to play with the chainsaw! He cut it in to pieces and yet has not removed or done anything with a single one! He also didn't get any of the other yard work done that day! But he got to play with the chainsaw! It will all get removed with the rest of the tree, thank goodness. Lets just pray that I am saving myself more money and heartache in the future by removing it now!
Here is a couple pictures to show the tree and my husband playing with power tools!

5 month update

I can't believe I am already halfway through my pregnancy! I really can't believe that in the same amount of time that I've been pregnant, which has gone so fast, I will actually have the baby! Crazy!

Luckily I've been feeling really good. No nausea or vomiting. I have my old eating habits back. Right about the time I started feeling back to normal, the body aches kicked in. My lower back and hips have been killing me. I expected this later on in the pregnancy not at 5 months. I think it's because I work on my feet all day. Normally I am used to it but with all my bones shifting it's been hard. I don't know how I'm going to make it when I am 9-10 months and huge!

We are still stuck on names. We haven't been discussing it much since we don't agree on anything.

I have been feeling him move more and more. It is more subtle than I thought it would be. I am so excited to feel him but I know it will come a time he is not so subtle and I wish he would stop! The one time I always know I will feel him is in the morning. He does not like my electric toothbrush. I don't know if it's the sound or the vibration but he freaks out every time. He could also be just like his Mama and not be a morning person and is pissed I am waking him up...."Just 5 more minutes Mom!" like a baby snooze button.

Other than that not much has been going on. Just plugging along, the time is flying by! I was wanting to blog at least once a week there just hasn't been much to report.