Thursday, March 29, 2012

Beautiful Cloudy Day

I love springtime!  Everything about it - especially flowers.  Kris is not adventurous when it comes to fun little day trips, and my mom never seems to have time for anything.  Thankfully, I have a willing friend Amy who is ready to go exploring for wildflowers with me.  A few years ago we went when her little boy was....close to two, maybe?  Now we've added two more to our brood.  Two more little girls.  So we couldn't let this spring pass without making a trip to Brenham to see the flowers.

We've had today's date marked on our calendar for weeks.  The last few days we've been watching the weather.  10% chance of rain, no big deal.  Then yesterday it was up to 20%.  Still, no big deal.  We wake up this morning and it was up to 40%.  What?!  But we didn't let that stop us.  We met up at a central location to follow each other (there's no fitting three car seats in either of our vehicles).  As soon as we met, the rain started.  NNOOOO!!!  It rained on us all the way to where the flowers really started, and then it stopped!  Hooray!  It stayed cloudy the rest of the day, but I was still able to get some good pics.  Here are a few:

Three friends deep in "conversation"

I don't think I'd have a problem living in this area.  I wonder why more people don't?  It's so pretty! might have been a cloudy and dreary day, but it sure was a beautiful one!  I'm already looking forward to going again next year.  By then there will be four little ones to chase around!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

No Glow

I look through magazines, see people out and about while running errands, and I wonder.....why can't I have that pregnancy "glow" like so many others do?  I have totally jumped past that cute little baby bump phase and gone straight to gross.  Well, I have never had the body that would show off a baby bump, it just looks like extra fat on me.  Anyway.....

I'm not going to say that I'm huge, but I definitely can't fit into my regular clothes anymore.  Some maternity tops are a bit tent-like on me, so I've bought a few t-shirts in a larger size to get me through this weird phase.  The thing is, I buy something after trying it on, get it home, and hate it.  That's really nothing new with me, though.  But it's especially bad now.  Why can't I find anything that I'm ok with?

I don't know where I'm going with this post.....just frustrated after trying on clothes today.  My face is already puffy (I know, I know, eating Chick-fil-a for lunch doesn't help that problem), my arms are fat, my belly sticks I said, gross!  And to think that I have to go through the summer months when I'll want/need to be wearing shorts and a swimsuit - GASP!  The thought makes me sick.  And I know the sight will make others sick too.  I want to look cute.  I want that glow!  But alas, I'll just have to deal with dull and flabby.  I think I'll just focus on dressing my little Sadie in cute summer clothes.  Maybe that will get my mind off of my own sad appearance.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Catching Up

Wow, it's been a long time.  My one loyal blog reader told me a couple of weeks ago that she misses reading my posts.  How sweet.  Let's see.....there was lots of morning/noon/night sickness for many weeks, Christmas, and now I'm stuck trying to think of anything exciting that has happened since the last time I wrote in December.

Sadie is growing like a weed and keeps me on my toes.  Oh, I know....lots of ear infections.  Sleeping has gotten a bit better, especially her naps.  She is still waking up in the night, but at least she's not awake for hours crying like before.

hhhmmm....what else?  Lots coming up in the near future.  A few trips to my parents' house, Easter, and a little getaway for Kris and me (without Sadie - sniff!).

Looking forward to spring and some inspiration on something interesting to write about!