Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Well we have already started celebrating Christmas!! Wednesday night we went to eat at Copeland's with Alexs Aunt Angie! Since the weather had been so yucky Monday and Tuesday I had been cooped up in the house so I was excited to get out!Copelands is a great restaurant, they have wonderful food and they have a small jazz band that plays while you eat! They are famous for their Cheesecake so we all had to have a piece for desert!! Well Angie brought two huge bags full of presents into the restaurant and had us open them! Alex was a little embarrassed about it but I was excited! We both loved the gifts that she got for us... my favorite gift was a necklace with a pendant that has a little boy carved into it and Hudson written under the little boy! I thought it was so sweet and showed that she put alot of thought into it! I have been wearing it everywhere and have received numerous compliments!

Thursday night our friends Laken and Vinnie came out to FINALLY see our house!! They brought us a gift for Hudson which was a sling that you can wrap around you and carry the baby in! Its really cute and has a few different positions you can use it! I am excited about trying it out! They also got him a little hat which Alex loved of course! Then we all went to eat at Cracker Barrell! It was packed and I ordered something new which was a mistake on my part because I didnt like it! So other than that we had a fun night!

I have been having trouble sleeping because I am unable to get comfortable at this stage! And when I cant sleep Alex cant sleep, or so he says! Thursday night was a restless night so Friday we were both exhausted! My hands and feet are starting to get swollen and Im just not too comfortable anymore! But I hate to complain because I have had such a perfect pregnancy so far! Mom called me Friday morning and wanted me to meet her in Pine Bluff for lunch where she had some appraisals to do. So I headed that way! We ate at Chilis and went to WalMart then I headed back to LR! Alex and I ordered a pizza and rented a couple of movies and just layed low last night!

When Alex gets off today we are heading to Mena to celebrate Christmas with Alexs dads family! Hopefully the weather stays clear because we will be up in the mountains!! Well Im sure it will be a while until my next post! We have a busy week ahead of us!

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Times a Comin!

Alex didnt have to work this weekend which was nice! I cant remember the last weekend he had off and he didnt have plans or go out of town! I know he enjoyed being able to sleep in and just relax!! He works so hard and I am so proud of him! He was blessed with a nice Christmas Bonus from Lander's too so that was very exciting for us! He has been taking an online class that Lander's set him up with where he has to complete a certain number of readings and tests.. he only has one more test to complete and they will send him to Dallas to take the final class and test that lasts 3 days and he will be Certified to work on Toyota vehicles! Which also means his pay with increase! I am hoping they will send him to Dallas at the end of Jan or first of Feb so that I can go too!!

Friday night we went bowling at Professor Bowl with Ryan, Dawson, Amber and Jason! I didnt bowl of course but it was still entertaining watching everyone else! We all had a really good time.. I have a few pictures but I didnt take many! Here are a couple of action shots! Ryan is on the left and Alex on the right!

We got the rest of our Christmas shopping done on Saturday and I finished all the wrapping! We have so many presents that they will not fit under the tree! I love shopping and buying gifts for other people! So we are ready for Christmas!! Our Christmas Celebration begins next week too so its a good thing! Thursday we are going to dinner at Copelands with Alex's aunt and exchanging gifts with her then we are heading to Mena for the weekend to do Christmas with his dad! Then the next week we are going to my Moms on Tuesday night, Texarkana on Christmas day and my Dads family is coming up the Saturday after Christmas! So we have lots of places to be and lots of presents to open :) !! This morning was the Christmas Service at Church and it was sooo good! The choir was amazing and the message was rewarding too! After church we came home and ate some lunch then we went to Benton and picked out our Christmas presents to each other! We set a limit and just let each other pick something out! Its easier that way! I picked out a pair of black boots and black flats from Shoe Carnival and Alex got some sweat pants at Old Navy and 2 shirts and a movie at Target! We decided we would go ahead and give them to each other since we will not be home on Christmas Day anyways! I have been looking everywhere for some boots that I like and FINALLY found some today! Shoe Carnival has reasonable prices and they had the buy one get one half off deal going too so I got to pick out another pair! We have been relaxing at the house on this rainy day! Well, I have.. Alex cleaned out the garage! But now we are getting ready to cook some ribs and watch movies! I am mailing our Christmas Cards out on Monday so be checking your mailbox :) I have washed all of Hudson's things and his room is all organized and ready for his arrival... I know we are going to be very busy the next couple of weeks with Christmas stuff and he will be here soon after hopefully! I have been having Braxton Hicks contractions alot and its not pleasant! Well thats all I know for now!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

BuSy WeEkEnD!

Well we had a busy, busy weekend!!! Friday night we went out to eat for Ryan's birthday with some friends at Gauchos! It was so yummy and we had a good time! Here are some pics from Gauchos...

Saturday I drove to Monticello for the baby shower that Kelley and some of my highschool friends were hosting for me! Alex had to work... I had so much fun and got so much cute stuff!! It was fun hanging out with everyone and telling old stories!! We are hardly ever all together at the same time!! Here are some pics from the shower!

The Hostess' were Kelley Rasco, Lacey King, Skye Atkins, and Lindsay Shue.. they got the white toy box and had Hudson's name painted on the top of it and filled it with toys and other goodies!! Kandace got him the UGGs which I think are sooo cute! He got alot of good gifts!!

The dresser has FINALLY come in too so here are some pics of his fabulous nursery!!!!!

I am so proud of his nursery!! It is so cute to me! All we need now is him! :) I am going to the Dr again tomorrow and will be 34weeks! It is almost time! My stomach is hard as a rock!! I feel like its about to pop! I have been pouring bottles of lotion and oils on my stomach to prevent stretch marks!! LOL Luckily I haven't gotten one..YET! Well Saturday after I got back to LR from my shower and Alex got off work we headed to Texarkana to his moms house for his little brothers bday party that was on Sunday! He just turned one and is walking and so cute! He had his own little bday cake that he tore into! We had a good time visiting with his family but had to head back Sunday night because I had a test this morning :( My final is Wednesday and I will be out until January 12th! I am so pumped!! Well thats all I know for now!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It has been a while since my last post because I have been super busy!! We had a great Thanksgiving... Thursday we had lunch with my dads family and supper with my moms. It was good to see everyone and Alex and Ryan and Jarrod all went hunting! Still no luck for Alex though :( I had the whole week off for Thanksgiving break but kept myself busy... we put the tree up...and I made a special gift for all of our family members for Christmas (cant tell what it is though because I know they all read this!) Of course I went shopping on Black Friday! We have all of our shopping done except for maybe 3 people so I wrapped some presents too! Alex put up some Christmas lights outside and we have a cute light up reindeer in our yard! Ill have to take a picture when it gets dark and post it! Its cute! All of our neighbors have put lots of decorations up too! We have a very festive neighborhood! We had planned on going to Texarkana Saturday when Alex got off work but his mom wanted us to wait and come this weekend because its his little brothers 1st bday! Plus I was feeling sick all friday and saturday... I think I overworked myself that week I had off!
This is our pretty tree and fireplace! It looks much better in person and when lit up! I cannot believe it is already December! Christmas will be here before we know it! Then little Hudson! His dresser is supposed to come in Monday, hopefully, it has been backordered twice so far! Other than that his room is pretty much ready for him! I have been washing his clothes and getting things ready! Alex and I are getting more and more excited each day.
Saturday I am going to Monticello for a baby shower my friends are throwing for me! Im excited about seeing everyone! Then we are heading to Texarkana afterward! Going to be alot of driving..blah. I finished my last day of Clinical for this semester today!! WOO HOO!! And tomorrow is our last day of class! I am so excited! It has definately not been as easy being 8 months pregnant and I am proud of myself for staying strong and sticking with it! I know next semester wont be the easiest but I know I can do it. Especially with the wonderful support I have from Alex. I have already made my schedule for next semester and I have clinicals on Mondays and Alex is going to start taking Mondays off instead of Saturdays so he will keep Hudson while Im at clinical. Then I have Tuesday and Wednesday free and Class on Thurs and Fri from 12-3! So mom is going to drive up and keep him while Im in class! It is going to work out great I think. I will have Tues, Wed, Sat, Sun and half of Thurs and Fri to spend with Hudson! That is the ONE good thing about Nursing School..class is only 2 days a week and then one day clinical! Anyways...... Im about to start studying for my final!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

**i LoVe My FrIeNdS**

Alex headed back to the deer camp Saturday afternoon when he got off work! When I talked to him this morning he still hadn't seen the perfect buck so hopefully he had some more luck this evening! We are keeping our fingers crossed! My mom came up yesterday afternoon and stayed the night with me but I am all alone tonight :( Hannah said I could come stay with her so I may head over there if I get scared alone! Ha

Well Saturday my friends Hannah, Beth, and Amber hosted a baby shower for me!! It was so much fun! I was so excited just to see everyone because we have all been so busy with school and some people with work that we dont get to see each other as often as we used to! They had tons of yummy food prepared and the cutest cake ever!!! Not to mention it was delicious!

Everything was in browns and blues since those are the colors of his nursery! We played a game that was so funny....they melted different chocolate candy bars and put them in diapers (to look like poo) and we had to pass the diapers around and sniff them to guess the candy bar! HA! It was actually kind of hard but it was hilarious!
Most of my friends who were invited were able to make it which made me happy! I didnt get many pictures with my camera but I know other people took more so I will add more later! Well I dont have class all next week!! I am so excited! Me and mom finished up most of the nursery decorations while she was up here so I dont know what I am going to do with myself all week! Maybe wrap some Christmas presents :) Thursday we are going to Monticello and Star City for Thanksgiving with my family and then Friday we are heading to Texarkana for the weekend! Well thats all I know for now! Hannah just called and Im going to head over for a sleepover with her!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


No deer meat yet in this house!! Alex had a great time roughing it at the deer camp with his dad and brother and I enjoyed my weekend in Monticello/Star City with my mom! Friday night I drove down and picked up Kelley and we went and ate at Cowboys and Lacey and Amanda were working! After we ate we went to the Monticello High School football game! Kelley is obsessed with football! LOL Plus my sister Jordyn is a cheerleader so I got to watch her too! It started to sprinkle and was so cold so we left after half time!! Larry stayed overnight in the hospital Friday night because he was having chest tightness and difficulty breathing and the Dr wanted to run some tests and monitor him overnight. So i slept with mom and our 3 dogs! The doctors think that he may have some asthmatic symptoms! It makes since though, he works on a farm around all that dust and chemicals and allergens! The Dr prescribed him an inhaler and some steriods and so far the treatment has brought improvement! Saturday I got some studying done and headed back home Sunday night to see my much missed husband!

This has been a busy week just like all the others! I have a big test coming up on Friday so I have been hitting the books all week! My clinicals this week are at Easter Seals which is a non profit organization for disabled kids. It has been such a rewarding experience! I first assumed that it would be a Nursing Home type play but it is so much more. They take in disabled children and help promote independence. Its more of a rehabilitation center, they have school for the school age children, physical therapy, and for those from ages 18-21 they have a work force. The nurses were amazing too. We will be out all next week for Thanksgiving and I am looking forward to that break!! Then we will just go back for one more week and be finished with this semester! It sure does fly by! THANK GOODNESS!

Alex is heading back to the mountains in Mena this Saturday to hunt again! My baby shower is this weekend so I am staying home! My mom is going to come up and stay with me! I am so excited about my shower! I feel like I havent seen anyone in forever because I have been so busy with school! Well thats all I know for now! Gotta get back to the books!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Well I told yall I had maternity pictures made but the ones that I ordered came in an album... its not individual pictures though to where I can scan them onto my computer and upload them!! Iv had lots of ppl asking me about them though so I went ghetto and took pictures of some of them with my camera! LOL So if they dont look great uploaded then get over it! Its the best I can do! I only did a few of them though because of course Im pregnant and I find nothing about my body attractive! Its just something that I did for my husband and I really and so I can remember this awful look! LOL I was 6 months in the pictures so my stomach isn't too big and she had a hard time getting shots to where I actually looked pregnant! I guess thats a good thing though~ Let me know what yall think!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

*Deer Widow*

Well this past weekend Alex and I rode down to Monticello to visit my dad and step mom! Alex had to work Saturday so we didnt get down there until about 4:30 but we ate burgers and visited until around 8:00 then we had to head back so Alex would be able to hunt the next day!! I guess I am going to be a deer widow this year! ha!That is him in the picture above if you couldnt tell! He is planning on going to Mena this weekend too so that he can hunt! His dad hunts off of a lease and they paid for Alex to hunt there too this year so he wants to make sure he gets his moneys worth! Hopefully he will get a big deer!

Mom and Larry are back from Cancun and had a safe and wonderful trip! I am going to go stay with Mom this weekend when Alex goes to Mena so I can get some studying done! My second test is coming up next week and I wont have alot of time to study this week because I have clinical Tues, Wed, and Thurs of this week so that we are able to be off the week of Thanksgiving!

So tomorrow I go back to the Doctor for a check up, no ultra sound or anything special though. I will be 30 weeks! :) Dad and Kara have agreed to come up to our house for Christmas since I wont be able to travel and since Ryan lives up here too he can come! So I am excited about that. Hopefully Grandmother will be able to come too so we wont have to miss her either... She is getting old. Well its about time for me to start cooking supper!!

Hope everyone has a good week!

** I put Ella's Halloween picture up! She wore a pumpkin shirt for the trick or treaters! LOL

Monday, November 3, 2008


I guess its time we take our spooky Halloween decorations down now :( We will leave up our fall ones though! We had lots of trick or treaters just like we expected! We also got to meet all of our neighbors too so it was fun! Some of the costumes were so cute! I look forward to dressing Hudson up next year! We actually didn't run out of candy this year either! We had tons! Ryan and Dawson came out to hang out with us too! I made some Halloween treats, wish I would have taking a picture of them to put up! They were cute!

Saturday night Alex and I went to dinner at On the Border and then to see the movie Saw V! It was good but not what I expected! I thought it would have been better! But i guess once you get to the 5th one what can you expect! Sunday morning we went to Church and afterwards Alex went to Ryan's to play golf with him and Vinnie and I had to study all day! :( This morning was my first test in Pediatrics... it was a 2 hour test and extremely hard. We only have 3 tests this semester so it is crucial that you do good on every test, just one mistake can cost you the class! Its so stressful! I am so ready for Christmas break!

Mom and Larry are in Cancun this week so keep them in your prayers! I always get nervous about ppl traveling so far away! This Friday Kelley is coming up and we are going shopping at Holiday House! Im excited because Iv always heard about it but I havent been! I have already started Christmas shopping too since we have so many ppl to buy for!! I know Christmas is going to be hard this year because I will be in my final month of pregnancy and will be unable to travel very far, if Im even able to travel at all which makes me sad because Alex and I dont get to see our families near as much as we want to as it is so missing a holiday is hard! Hopefully they will come see us (hint hint!) LOL Well since I have a break today I am going to try and get our china put up and into the china cabinet! Woo Hoo!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Steadily Growing!

We went to the Doctor again yesterday and it was a long visit! I had to do my sugar test and drink that nasty stuff! We did get to do another ultra sound though and wow has he grown! He weighs 2 lbs now! And Dr. Woods measured all his parts and says everything is growing perfect! We got a close up picture of his face too! My mom says he looks like Alex! Ha! I cant get too much from those pictures! So confusing! All I know is he looks precious to me! Since I am 7 months now I will start going every 2 weeks! Dr. Woods gave me my hospital packet and was asking me if I had registered with Baptist to deliver yet! I was like "WOW! This is really happening!" I still havent gotten much bigger but I have a feeling these last couple of months I am going to shoot out!
Kelley and Lindsay came over on Friday afternoon to visit and see the nursery!! They loved it of course! I had not seen Lindsay since the AUGUST so it was good to catch up with her! :) Kelley is pumped because SO FAR, unless we find something cuter, the outfit that she got Hudson is going to be the one he wears home from the hospital! Its baby blue and says "Thank Heaven for Little Boys" with a matching little hat! So cute

Well Alex and I went separate ways this past weekend! He went to Texarkana to pick up a China cabinet that his PaPaw and Memaw gave us! It is so nice! We got so much China for wedding gifts and have had no where to store it! There is a matching dining room table too that we will get on our next visit! I am so excited! I decided not to go with him and went to my mom's instead since I had so much studying to do! So mom and I had a good time just relaxing and chatting! I got some much needed rest for sure! I have been having trouble sleeping and from what I hear its only going to get worse from here on out! :(

Well today was my first day on the floor for Pediatric clinicals! I was actually in the OR though and watched a surgery. I really like Children's Hospital already! Tomorrow I will be on the Burn Unit though... I am pretty nervous about it! I already know that its going to be smelly, and sad! I was exhausted when I got home from getting up and 5 and having a restless night so I took a 3 hour nap!! LOVED IT~

The picture up top is the diaper bag set that Mrs. Cami got me!! I love it! I couldnt have picked out a better one myself! It is so cute!!! And I love how it has his name on it! This poor child is so spoiled! Mrs. Cami sent the diaper bag, a new outfit, and a few other things home with Alex this weekend and my mom sent an outfit, and towel and wash cloth set! LOL Mrs. Cami says she wants to be called "Nana" so we are marking that one down for her, not sure what Keith wants to be! My dad says him and Kara will just be "Grandmother and Granddaddy", Dana and Marty have not decided on their names yet and my mom cannot decide either! Larry knows he wants to be Papaw though! I dont know how Hudson is going to remember all of this! HA!

Well this weekend we are going to see the new Saw 5 movie! ScArY! Alex is so pumped! Friday night we will probably have LOTS of trick or treaters though! We are going to stay in and have ppl over and Im going to make some cute Halloween appetizers I found in a book my mom had!!

*Laura- I cannot post the maternity pics up here because they came in an album where I cannot scan! (kinda hard to explain) But mom has one that I told her to show you so remind her!!

Thats all I know for now!! Gotta start supper, my husband will be home soon!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another Week Has Passed!

Wow, I cannot believe its been 27 weeks! Hudson will be here before we know it! Hannah, Amber, and I started painting his room last Thursday so I have been so busy and haven't had time to blog! Me and Hannah finished up the painting Friday night! We are so proud of it! Ha! We think we should probably send it in to a magazine! I had no idea I was capable of such artistic work! LOL In the beginning I wanted to just pay someone to paint it the way I wanted it, but now I am so glad that I participated! It makes me really appreciate it more and feel so excited that I have prepared this perfect little palace for my little prince! Everyone that has come out to see it so far is in love with it too! I will post some pictures soon but I want to get the decorations and all on the wall!!

We ended up not going to the fair Saturday, Alex had to work until 5 and the people we were going with went at 2. But my mom and step dad came up instead so I shopped around with them all day which was much more fun to me than the fair! Ha My mom just got back from Gulf Shores and she brought back the cutest outfits for Hudson! His closet is packed full already! I swear, with four sets of grandparents...he is going to be so rotten!!

Alex's mom and sister and Memaw came by last night, they were in town for a Dr. Appt. and brought some outfits and a big gift basket full of onesies and towels and bath stuff! It is so cute!

Sunday after church Alex and I drove out to Sherwood to his GiGi's house to let her see the wedding pictures... we have to carry those pictures all over the map to get them to all of our family! Ha! Then Sunday night Hannah and Eric and Ava came over and me and Hannah cooked dinner!!

Well I started Pediatrics yesterday and am already nervous...they told us that the class who just finished Pediatrics before us, 40% of them failed!! Thats almost half! Nursing school is so tough! ugh! I can tell there is going to be alot of reading in this class! But hopefully I will learn everything I need to know to raise a healthy baby! Well I dont have class or anything today so I am going to take advantage of this opportunity to study!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

26 Weeks down!!

Yay! I am 26 weeks today! I cannot believe it! The crib and bedding have both come in and I cannot wait to get his room all set up! I am going to try and get it painted this Thursday and Friday! I am going to take his bedding with me to Home Depot and get them to match the paint (this was Alex's idea!) thursday after my final! Yes my FINAL! I cannot believe another class is over! Only 2 more to go and I graduate! We are starting Pediatrics on Monday and I will have clinical's at Arkansas Children's Hospital until December! My last day of clinical's for this class was Monday..I was in the Nursery with the little bitty premie babies! They are so sweet... but I could tell Hudson was jealous because while I was holding other babies he would be kicking up a storm! Ha!

This past weekend Alex and I went to Mena, AR to visit his Dad, Step-Mom, and little brother. We had such a good time! His step mom, Dana, took me to have Maternity Pictures made by a photographer that she knows! I was kind of unsure about it at first because Alex's mom had already asked me about her sister taking some pictures of me and I said no at that time... but now that Im showing alot more I felt like it was something that I could cherish and didnt want to regret not doing it! The pictures turned out so good and I am so excited to get them back! It is such a crazy experience to watch your body change and to know that this little mixture of you and the love of your life is growing in your belly. I cannot imagine anything more perfect. :) I am so excited for him to be here... I think about his arrival all the time! I tell Alex that I hope he loves me as much as I love my momma! Ha!

Well this weekend we are going to the State Fair with a few other couples! I dont ride the rides, well I guess I cant now since Im prego but I usually dont anyways! But Alex does! He will ride anything! So I know he is excited! Im sure I will be wore out at the end of the night from walking around and standing up the whole time though! ugh! Oh well! Im still excited!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


It has been a while since my last post...Not too much has happened though! We have decorated our house for fall so I thought I would put some pics up! My input is the pumpkin welcome sign on the door, the two pumpkins by the bench, and the scarecrow sitting on the bench! Alex's contributions are the skeleton hanging from the roof, the spider web on the bushes and the skull head lights stuck in the ground by the sidewalk! Ha!

This past weekend Alex and I stayed in Friday night because I had to study and we rented a couple of movies! Then Saturday he had to work and I went up to the library to type a research paper! Saturday night we met Vinnie and Laken at the mall in NLR and did a little shopping! Laken had some coupons to Gymboree (a kids store) and she offered me one so we picked out some cute outfits for little Hudson! Afterwards we all went and ate at Olive Garden..we had a giftcard to there also that my Grandparents had given Alex for his bday!! So we got lucky that night! After dinner Vinnie and Alex went to the Looney Bin Comedy Club and Laken and I hung out at her house! We had a good time!

Then it was back to school and work! My Great-Grandma Hollinger has been real sick since last Friday and on Monday morning she passed away... She would have been 90 years old at the end of this month so she had a long lived life! We were all at peace with her leaving because we were prepared and we know that she was prepared for it. It's still always sad losing someone that you love though :( I drove down to Monticello Tuesday after class... the visitation was at 6 and then we ate lots of food that people brought over to my Grandparents... I stayed down tuesday night then picked up my little cousin Abby from school on Wednesday and went to the funeral at 2. Even though it was a sad time I really enjoyed spending time with my family! I dont get to see them nearly enough living in LR so when we are all together it makes me happy :) Alex didnt get to come because he had to work Wednesday so that was the only downfall! I missed my husband!! I got to see Kelley too though... she came over to my grandparents to visit for a little while..she is such a good friend :) I got back late last night and had class this morning!

My mom came up today to get her hair done so when I got out of class we went to lunch and to get manicure's and pedicure's! She is leaving for Gulf Shores tomorrow so she is getting all primped!! Laken and Vinnie passed me as I was walking the loooonnnggggg mile to my car at school so after talking to them and realizing they were heading to lunch too we decided to all go togeth! So that was nice! Well that is all I can think of for now!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

October 1st

I am having drama picking out my nursery furniture! I found the perfect crib and dresser set that I wanted in a JCPENNYs magazine! Well...when we go online to order and check prices...They no longer offer it in the color that I wanted! So that just threw me completely off! So I have been searching all morning for a new favrorite.. its so hard bc I want it to be perfect! So these are the two that I have narrowed it down to! What do yall think? I cannot wait to get his room all set up! I go in there all the time and look around ha but all he has is clothes and shoes so far!! I cannot believe it has already been 6 months! It is flying by.. he will be here so soon!

I am babysitting my friend Hannah's little girl, Ava Rose, this morning! Hannah has lab on Wednesday morning so I have volunteered to babysit! It is good practice for me and plus I am hoping Hannah will return the favor for me very soon :) She is so good too so its fun! She is 3 1/2 months now so she just laughs and goo's and gaa's ... so cute! Nothing like a little boy though!

Oh yeah... Alex and I had another crazy event yesterday morning! I swear something is going on! LOL Well we had just gotten the news the day before about not having to pay to have his truck fixed and that Ford was going to re-emberse us for the towing charges which was a huge blessing...well we get up yesterday morning and the REFRIDGERATOR ISN'T WORKING!! WHY!! Well luckily... we have another refridgerator and freezer in the garage so we just moved everything out there!! So nothing ruined! I swear its always something...but never anything that we can't handle. God is good to us! Well Im going to feed Ava some cereal and probably study all day!

Have a good day!!

Monday, September 29, 2008


Alex and I went to Star City for the weekend to visit my parents... My mom, Alex, and my Grandmommie all have September birthdays so we all went out to eat at Layne's Steakhouse Saturday night!! Yummy! We had a good time visiting and went to church Sunday morning then had to head back to LR soon after because he had work at 8 this morning and I had clinical's at 6:30!
In my previous blog I talked about Alex's truck being messed we have been carpooling since Friday! Well luckily I have great friends and Amber Clark also has clinicals at the hospital right beside mine early this morning so I was able to ride down there with her and not wake up Alex at 530! He did have to pick me up at 6 this evening though! But we got some great news... whatever was wrong with his truck (he told me but it went right over my head) was recalled so we didnt have to pay a dime! So that was VERY exciting! So we wont be carpooling anymore!

I had a good day at clinical's though! It starts so early and lasts so long but it gives me the opportunity to do alot and get alot more experience! I got to give shots, do glucose checks, start IVs, and draw blood! So it was a busy day still! And since I was on Postpartum I got to take care of lots of mommys and see their little bitty babies! It sure makes me excited about little Hudson!

Alex has decided that since he has lived in Arkansas for over 3 years now that he is converting from a Texas Longhorn fan to a Arkansas Razorback fan! So my mom got him a razorback shirt with his bday gift and a little razorback onesie for Hudson! Its so cute! He has been kicking and moving around in my stomach so much today! He is getting bigger and bigger! I can just feel it!

Well thats about all I know for today! I am exhausted of course from my busy day.. so I am going to relax! :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hudson's Room!

This is the bedding that Alex and I have decided on to do for Hudson Michael's room!! I just thought everyone would like to see it!! Let me know what you all think!!

Another Busy Day!

Well...when I said this blog would have some drama I must have jinxed myself! Because yesterday was no more less dramatic than Tuesday!!

I dont have class or clinical's on Wednesdays so its my free day to relax and catch up on laundry and things! Well Dawson and I had been studying when my mother in law called... Alexs little sister, Sydni, has been a sick little girl for a while now and we, along with the Doctors are still unsure as to why?! So they were in town going to a Doctor's appt at Childrens to have an MRI done. Well his 14 year old sister, Sutton, was also with them and she needed to get a dress for her Homecoming Dance coming up friday! So when Cami asked me to take her I was excited because I knew this would be a good opportunity for Sutton and I to spend some time together and bond :) So I picked her up and we went shopping for a dress and shoes! When Alex got off work he met us at the mall until we finished shopping! So we finally get the perfect dress and shoes and decide to head to the house and wait for Cami and Sydni to get done and we get in our separate vehicles and Alex calls to say his truck won't start!! UGH! WHY!! So we pull over by him and decide to call a tow truck and have it towed to his work. Thank goodness he works at a Car Dealership so we are hoping they will be able to figure it out and fix it! My husband is so handy and great with vehicles so I know he will figure it out!! So by 7pm I am STARVING and tired so we finally get home and I cooked supper!

I had to take Alex to work this morning at 8 which wasnt bad since I have class at i was just a little early today! Alex says they still havent figured out what is wrong with his truck! But we are keeping our fingers crossed!!

We are going South this weekend to Star City/Monticello to visit my family!! I have not been home since the wedding I dont think! So we are going to visit and go eat at Layne's (yummy) for Alex's and my mom's bdays!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Our Dramatic lives!

My blog posts are going to be very interesting Im sure because there is always something going on with us!!

Well today is Alex's birthday... so being the wonderful wife that I am...I got up early...made him breakfast (toaster strudel ha ha) and made some of the wonderful coffee his mom gave us and woke him up! Well Ella, our little yorkie who is the love of my life, was a big part in helping me wake him up! She was excited and hyper and jumped and licked him! So needless to say she was very energetic at 6am!

So off to work and school Alex and I go, leaving Ella at home acting the same as the always does.... Well Alex usually goes home for lunch but since its his bday, a friend took him out to eat and I went and ate with a friend after class...

So when I finally get home around 1pm I walk inside and call for Ella, she comes running from our bedroom in the this is unusual because she is normally waiting at the door for me because she hears me open the garage door.... so I make my way through the living room and notice a pile of yellow/brown diarrhea (yes this is going to get nasty so get ready)... so I put Ella outside knowing that she is ill because she does NOT poo in the house! Especially not on Mommy's new carpet! As glance at the couch I see 2 piles of clear/foamy throw up...oh lord.... so I continue down the hall and see another pile of diarrhea and some clear throw up and a random solid terd? Dont know where it came from.... so Im like OMG and calling Alex as I walk into our bedroom (I usually close the bedroom door when we leave but of course this particular day it was left open) well there are 6 piles of diarrhea in our bedroom and 2 piles of throw up... I am in a panic at this point. I start scrubbing the floors immediately. After I get it all cleaned up and I am putting the resolve under the cabinet in the kitchen I smell a HORRIBLE odor. Yes, my senses are extremely sensitive due to my hormones, so you can only imagine what diarrhea smells like to a pregnant woman. I look behind me and Ella is pooing in the kitchen... So luckily Dawson had just arrived and I scooped Ella up and wrapped her in a towel (just in case she pooed in the car!) and we headed to the Vet!! She never pooed but she did throw up twice at the vet... I was almost in tears... you have no idea how attached I am to this dog... So the vet gave her a shot of Phenergan to stop the Nausea and vomiting and some antacids to relax her tummy... we came straight home and she slept all afternoon!! The Vet said she must have eaten something weird...who knows. She is feeling much better now though...still sleeping but nothing is coming out either end :)

YAY!! Im starting a blog!!

Alot of my friends have starting blogging and I figured that now would be a good time for me to start!! My Husband, Alex, and I recently got married on August 2nd and are expecting a little boy in January!! We have a BIG family who live in all different directions so I thought this would be a great way to keep everyone informed about our crazy lives!!

Alex works at Lander's Toyota and is taking a semester off from school...he waited to late to register and if I don't stay on my toes to make sure he does it...he forgets! What would he do without me :) I am in Nursing School at UALR and expect to graduate in May! I absolutely love everything about Nursing School is not my favorite...but I know I will love the job!

We just bought our first home in Alexander at the end of is more than we could have dreamed of owning at this point in our lives. We are so blessed and we know it! We are very grateful!

I hope you will all check in and see my updates and comment when you can!!

Kristen Harvey