Wednesday, August 25, 2010

House Tour

I know you've all been chompin' at the bit waiting for the grand tour of our new home. I am pleased to announce that I finally got around to taking the videos today!!! :) (I say that as though we've all been sitting around not doing anything... HaHaHa. We've been working really hard to find a new "home" for all of our stuff. Don't get too excited... There are still some things that have been "put away" that are still awaiting their "forever homes" - or at least as forever as we'll be in Del Rio!!) I would also like to say that keeping a home clean with a 2 year old running around is not an easy task, so please excuse any messes that you may notice in the videos!! Thanks in advance!! :)

And now, for your viewing pleasure, here are the videos:

I had to do these in 3 short videos because Blogger will only allow me to upload about 30 seconds of video at a time. I'm hoping that Santa will bring me one of those really awesome hand-help Flip video cameras!! I'll have to go talk to the big guy about that one!! :) On second thought, we have an anniversary coming up... Hmmm... Hey! A girl can dream, can't she?!?! :)

In other news, Amelia and I had a check up today and it looks like everything is still going great!! Other than the to-be-expected "growing pains" I've been experiencing, I'm feeling pretty good overall. I'd just like to mention that having a 2 year old and a husband that gives the Energizer bunny a run for his money will really wear a pregnant lady out!! HaHaHa. I'm definitely no worse for the wear, though!!

I think homemade chocolate chip cookies are on the agenda now that the blog is updated. Hey, don't judge! I only have 9 weeks left before it's time to lose all the weight I've put on since February!! :)

Love you guys!! Can't wait for some of you to come visit when Miss Amelia makes her grand entrance!! :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Makin' Mommy Proud!!

I have been trying to capture this on video for several days now, and Maddy hasn't ever really cooperated, so this is the best I could get. I think it captures her personality pretty accurately, though (OOO... Something shiny!!)! HaHaHa... Enjoy!!

For those of you that are out of practice or not well-versed in toddler talk, the goal of the video was having Maddy do the sign of the cross (like she does at dinner every night)... In the name of the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit!! :)

Still working on that virtual tour of the house for everyone... Can't get a certain someone to put the last few things where they go (and this preggo can't do it)... ::Clears throat:: Yeah... I'm talkin to you mister!! LoL. No, really... We're really close, so hopefully by the end of the weekend!! :)

Love you guys...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Daddy's Little Helper

Saturday mornings are becoming Daddy-Daughter Time in our house. I think this is a win-win situation. They get to spend some time together without me... and I get to sleep in a few extra minutes!! You may recall this post from a few weeks ago when they washed cars together... Today, they made muffins for all of us!! Something tells me that I should be glad that I didn't see these videos until AFTER I'd indulged in THREE of their muffins. HaHaHa. Most importantly, though, it looks like they had a great time!! Enjoy!!

After we ate breakfast, we started on one end of the house and went room-by-room to make sure that all that was left in each room is to hang pictures on the walls. We made it to the living room/dining room and kitchen by lunch. We stopped for lunch and Bryan and Maddy are now resting on the couch. I can't imagine why. LoL. Just kidding!! Hopefully after they are finished resting, we'll finish up the last couple of rooms, then hang pictures either today or tomorrow!! Once that's complete, I will be able to vacuum, dust, etc again!! And after that? We can finally take pictures/video to put on here!! After I let Bryan relax for a day or two, I think we'll tackle Amelia's room. Seems like a good plan to get her room as put together as we can now... BEFORE he starts class!! Oh yeah, and somewhere in there we'll need to call the moving company for the base and have them come by to pack up some things for us to put in storage for the duration of our stay here. With no attic space, we thought we'd take advantage of that service... Rather than having to get rid of a bunch of stuff we're not quite ready to part with and/or don't need at this point in time!! So, believe it or not, we're actually pretty close to being "settled"... Maybe our next post will be a virtual tour of the house!! :)

Love you guys!! :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know that we have made it safe and sound to Del Rio. I was planning to take some pictures of the house to post, but we're just not ready for that yet. While we've unloaded quite a few boxes, we're still not "settled" yet. We have realized since our arrival just how lucky we are to have been assigned the house that we have. It's a 4 bedroom 2 bath house. That means that both girls will have a room of their own and we'll have a guest bedroom. There's a kitchen and a dining room, a living room and an actual laundry room. We can see the base pool from our back yard (mostly just the top of the slides, but Maddy knows what's behind that brick wall... LoL). Also throughout the neighborhood there are lots of little playground areas. We can pretty much walk anywhere on base that we want/need to go to. Our house was built in the 1950's, but has been recently renovated, so that's a HUGE plus!!! All the rooms have ceiling fans (which we saw online is not the case for all the houses), and Nash has a fenced in yard!! The yard is lacking shade, but he can find shade if he needs it... Just doesn't have the covered patio that our house in Abilene had.

Maddy has moved up to a "big girl bed" which sometimes proves to be a good thing, but other times I wonder if she was ready for it yet. I think so much has changed for her these last couple of weeks that no matter what bed she was in, she'd still be out of sorts.

Bryan got us all set up with the insurance here... They have asked that I make an appointment to verify my pregnancy (AS IF there's a question at this point!!), so I go on Friday morning for that, and hope to have a new doctor lined up ASAP!! :)

We FINALLY have Internet... It was installed yesterday morning.

We're still working on the TV situation. The DirectTV guy came out this morning and said that the only way to install would be on the rooftop, but since we're renting, we had to run that by the landlord, and they said no. They suggested that we put it in the side yard, so we've called them to come back out and take a look at that. If that doesn't look like a feasible option, we'll call the cable company and go that route. At this point, I don't care what happens... I just know that Maddy is bored out of her poor little mind watching the same few DVD's over and over and over and... Well, you get the point!!

We've met quite a few of the people from Bryan's class. It looks like most of them are married. There's a wife that is due with their first child 3 days before I'm due with Amelia. That should be interesting!! :)

We've been trying to take Maddy to the pool everyday since we got here just to get her out in the fresh air. We bought her one of those swim suits with the floats built in before we left Abilene, but didn't get a chance to try it until we were here. She LOVES it!! I was a little worried because she was less than thrilled when we first tried it on her, but now that she sees how free she can be in the water, she's in heaven!! That child has NO FEAR!! Wonder where she got that from?!?! The first day she had a hard time keeping her feet under her, so we had to keep pulling her face out of the water. Day two it seemed to just CLICK... Now, she can doggy paddle with the best of them!! Here's a quick video to show you how much fun she's having at the pool:

I guess that's about it for now. I tried not giving Maddy any allergy medicine last night to see how she'd do today since we're in a different area, and she was sneezing all morning, so I gave her some Benedryl a little while ago. She promptly crawled onto the love seat and conked out. She's been asleep for an hour and a half already. I should probably get off here and do something productive...

Talk to everyone later, and I'll try to post pictures or a video soon of our house!

Love you guys!! :)