Saturday, November 29, 2008

i'm dreaming of a . . . .

my walls are dark gray and i have a bunch of black and white pictures that need a home.

i am dreaming of this purple duvet, a new color choice thanks to ella.

Friday, November 21, 2008


There is an eerie calm before the storm here in demopolis...

My house is clean, the girls are being awesome, and Kyle has been extra sweet ...

Dash Morgan Gillespie even has a name. We're way ahead of schedule.

I am more nervous for this one than the other two. Maybe it's because the hospital is two hours away. Maybe because surgery hurts, dang it! Or maybe its because I have no idea what to do with a boy.

Regardless, i am really enjoying the last few days of peace and calmness. I am also grateful for such an awesome support team.

It's amazing how much you need your mom, even if its just over the phone, even if you're across the country . . . and how much family, good friends, and a loving husband and kids can make all the difference.

This thanksgiving I am thankful for all of you and for the new adventures that are coming. and if any of you are short of things to pray for this season, add me to the list. i am going to need it.

Sunday, November 09, 2008


The Volvo is out of commission so this is our transportation for a little while. The ride to church was a little brisk but our afternoon ride was better. The girls love it.

Anyone want to race?
I noticed today that Brittney really looks pregnant, only 6 weeks to go. She is so cute when she is pregnant.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

"mormon mom" Best Halloween Costume Thus Far

Ali Shumway is my sister's sister-in-law. She cleaned up at her work halloween party with this little ditty.

Kyle and i laughed outloud and had to repost it for all those mormon moms who feel just like this!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Reclaiming my life

And I am not letting the 5:00pm hour of darkness stop me. It doesn't hurt that it is 70 degrees at 6:45pm either. Ella and I suited up and headed to the country club to ride some laps, we had a great adventure, spotted a dear with her two babies and chased them into someones back yard and a fox was staring us down with his glowing fire eyes but he got away into the woods.

Kate wanted in on the action too. She also loves the stick together bike but her feet don't reach the pedals yet. At least she had fun wearing Ella's helmet.

My car broke down near Selma, yesterday and Brittney had to come rescue me. The Volvo should be ok, it is just stuck in drive so it would not start, hopefully just a broken or loose transmission cable. I have been working in Selma once a week for a doc on maternity leave for the past few months, but she is not coming back so it will be permanent.

The golf situation has been a little bleek lately. I was playing the best I have every played over the past few months, and I attribute it to a special club I put together an R7 460 TP 9.5 degree driver with an Aldilla NV 55 stiff pink 48" shaft. A few months ago I started to notice a hairline crack on the face of the club but it was so awesome I did not want to do anything about it, so I continued to use it and the crack got worse but I could still hit 300+ yard drives with no effort at all. It got so bad that the face was starting to cave in so I sent it back for warranty and went into mourning.

Luck has it they do not produce the same driver anymore and they sent me a new Tour Burner TP driver, which is a great club, one of the best I have hit in a long time but nothing like my old baby. I just cant play golf anymore unless I get a driver I can hit like my 460 tp, it is just not as fun. I am on the search for a new one and hope I find one because I do not want to quit the game. This is a sad, sad situation.

Maybe I will become a regular blogger again.....

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

girls day out and a few randoms

So I decided to make an appearance at the doctor today. I haven't been since early september because it's two hours away, and seriously, all they do is say, "yep, you've gained weight. Yep, your belly's growing. Any questions? "

So today my game plan was to move my due date up four weeks. I've been having regular contractions and can't sleep and my belly is BIG. But before i could present my case, my doctor said I'm measuring 5 weeks behind and sent me for another ultrasound. i told her she is crazy because the kid has to be at least the size of a watermelon.

needless to say, after the ultrasound we set a date for Dec 18 at 5:00 a.m. She also told me that if my contractions continue and since it's my 3rd C-section, she won't turn me away if i show up at the hospital sometime in December. anne gets here Dec. 17 so i'll try to hold out until then for ella and kate's sake.

so since we were in bhm, we made a day of it. museum, park, carousel, sushi, and more. kate and ella make for great company.

Other interesting things:

  • Ella informed me last night: "Mom, I don't actually live here; i'm just visiting. I actually live with Grandma."
  • Sometimes it takes Kate a minute to get my attention. Until today, when she was frustrated with me and yelled, "Bippity Boppity!" When I asked her what she said, she did it again. "Bippity Boppity!" No joke, it was hilarious. I guess the girls need to cut back on cinderella I, II, and III.

  • also, today kyle took his life back. it gets dark here at 5:00, so today he got his golf in at lunch and put lights on his bike. laps around the golf course make for a nice time trial. 12 minutes a lap, 4 laps. love ya, babe! glad to see you back at it.