Monday, July 30, 2012


Don't worry I am still here. We had our county fair last week and I have been busy getting ready for that the past two weeks. Back to normal today until next Tuesday when we leave for South Carolina. A nice vacay just relaxing poolside at my Aunt and Uncle's.

So I had my 16 week checkup during the fair. Not really the best week to check my blood pressure which was up. The Dr. was concerned but my bottom number was still in the normal range so I go back tomorrow to get it checked again. He did start me on some low dose medicine so hopefully it doesn't get any worse. I'm trying not to worry because that will only make things worse.  However, hearing the heartbeat never gets old =) and it was nice and strong at 155!

On another note, holy cow I'm 16 weeks! Only 4 short weeks and we get to find out if peanut is a pebbles or bam bam. It still feels surreal at times to think that in January our lives will change forever. I did have plenty of offers of babysitters during the fair next year for me. It also made my heart melt to see just how excited my parents are to be grandparents. Not to say they haven't been excited before because they have been but to see them talk to people about it made me smile. I will update tomorrow after my checkup.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Facebook Official

So yesterday, I took the plunge and made the pregnancy facebook official. As dumb as it sounds it was kind of a scary thing because once it is out there, there is no taking it back. This is how we did it.

The photographer was our photographer who did our wedding and she lives in our town and I LOVE her. We had a whole photo shoot and if you want to see the whole shoot the website is- and along the top click on view proofs. You have to put your email address in but that is it. We took the pictures about 2 weeks ago thanks to the idea I got from pinterest. We haven't told all of Matt's extended family and we are going to be sending some a postcard telling them the news. The pictures were taken at Matt's parents house back by the barn.

My camera battery has died so until I find my charger I can't upload pictures from our weekend but let me tell you, it was a blast. It was so nice to get away and just relax. I will talk more about that when I get some pictures. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Gettin the heck out of dodge

Matt and I are heading to his brothers house for the weekend. He lives on the eastern side of Ohio on the Ohio River. They have 2 boys, Brady and Owen who are much better than they used to be. Think major brats! We are renting a pontoon boat tomorrow among other things =) there will be plenty of pictures when I get back. Have a great weekend!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Friday Storms

Friday during the day after my appointment and our lunch date we discussed the weekend and what we were thinking about doing. Little did we know we would spend our Friday night cleaning up and Matt would spend the rest of the weekend tearing down his parents garage.

We were still open late on Friday, but by just a half hour so no big deal. Well around 3:00 or so the sky started getting dark and you could see the storm on the radar but it didn't look too terrible. About 4:30 the wind picked up and started blowing dust everywhere. Our operations manager said we were closing up early and told everyone to get home. I was scared I was going to drive right into it because the worst of it was heading south. Matt called just as I was leaving telling me to stay at work (too late for that) and that it was getting nasty at home. So this girl starts to freak out a bit and couple that with pregnancy hormones, this storm had nothing on me. As I was getting closer to home I could see traffic stopped and fire trucks, ok insert more panic. Thankfully it was just downed power lines but I still had to try 2 different back ways to get home. All the while I am trying to get a hold of Matt and of course he isn't picking up his phone! Thankfully we did not have much damage, some shingles on the shop and house, some of the siding on the shop and just a lot of debris. His grandpa's barn didn't fair that well though, the roof is almost completely gone and it picked up the one corner of the barn. Luckily most of the cattle were down in the pasture but the ones in the barn were okay. At his parents the garage moved off it's foundation and lost most of it's roof as well. The barn over there lost some siding and a few pieces of the roof. All in all though, we were very very lucky to not have the damage a town close to us had and we are so fortunate to have only lost power for a couple of hours.