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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I have officially decided this whole house buying thing is way overrated. I am DONE DONE DONE with it ALL!! You hear me! Sick and tired!

We were supposed to close on the new house last week. Well, they called the day before, at 5 and said something was wrong with the appraisal so they had to move it back a week. So today was supposed to be the day. Well.....yesterday came and went with no bad news. Zac even called the "really nice lady" (read in between the quotes) at the bank and she said everything was fine. So he calls me today at lunch and said now they want to wait on us to close on our house before we close on the new one. REALLY? ARE YOU SERIOUS?!? They pushed it back AGAIN and now we have 2 closings in one day. TWO IN ONE DAY! I am SO DONE WITH THESE PEOPLE!! All of them!! They need to learn better customer service! Why didn't somebody freakin call us yesterday?!? Well, why would they? That might have been too considerate of them. I mean nobody took off work or came in to work early so they could be at the stupid closing so why would it matter if they called the DAY OF! Once this is all over I'm not sure I want to buy another house EVER.

All I can think of is the infamous speech from Clark Griswold on Christmas Vacation. So......

If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Aliant Bank, our mortgage lender, and our government, right here. I want them brought from their happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want them brought right here, with a big ribbon on their head, and I want to look them straight in the eye and I want to tell 'em what cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, four-flushing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, d***less, hopeless, heartless, fat-a**, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey sh** they are! Hallelujah! Holy sh**! Where's the Tylenol?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More pics

Erin took some more pics last week. They all really turned out great! I love them! However, some of them are a little personal so you can see the ones Erin posted on her blog here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Daddy and Weekend Update


Well my daddy finally gets to come home today!! Yea!! After a billion test they have determined that he has an infection in his liver. Not sure why it took so long but whatever, I didn't go to medical school. The liver doc said his body is fighting it on its own so they aren't giving him any medication for it. My mom just has to keep a watch on his fever and if anything happens they have to go back. Other than that, he has to go back in next month for a follow up with the liver doc and that is all. I am so glad he is coming home! He told me today he feels a lot better and has gained about 4 lbs back. I was glad to here that. Hopefully, he can gain some strength back soon so he can help us move! Ha! Just kidding! He needs to rest some first but of course he said he was going back to work tomorrow. He just can't sit still when he feels good! Daddy I am so glad you are better and are coming home! We have all missed you being there!!


This weekend was a busy one for us. Thankfully Zac just had a few things to do for work Saturday morning and we got our main goal accomplished. I got to pamper myself a little on Saturday while he was working. I got a free Mystic Tan, a manicure and did a little shopping. After Zac got home we went to eat and did a little more shopping until it was time to get ready for our Couple's Shower that night. The shower was so much fun! We were glad to see everybody that could make it. These days time with friends seems few and far between. Amazing how that happens. We got some great stuff and appreciate it all! I'll try to post some pics on that stuff a little later. Thank you so much to everybody that helped plan the shower! Zac and I are truly blessed to have such great friends like you. You guys did a great job!

Before the shower we met Erin and did a little photo shoot. Check out some of the pics here. She did a great job! I love the way they turned out! Thanks so much Erin!!

Our main goal this weekend was to find flooring for our new house. We have to match what is down already and of course its been discontinued. So we did some searching and found one that is really close. Its going down in the bedrooms so I don't think you will notice it at all. The designer in me just knew we weren't going to find anything that would work good enough but surprisingly we did. I hate trying to match stuff! It is so frustrating but I really think what we found will work fine. Especially if we have rugs down in the bedrooms.

Oh and we finally sold our house too!! Yea!! Now we will only have 1 mortgage payment! We close on it on April 30th and our new house this Thursday. Did I mention we have to be moved out of our house by 5pm on May 2nd? Uh yea. So lots and lots of packing to do quick. After all this I need a vacation. Right! I'll just get a baby instead. Ha!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Daddy Update

We had to take my daddy to the emergency room on Saturday. Well, my mom did, they wouldn't let me go. His temp went up to 103 Saturday afternoon so we all figured he needed to be seen then and not wait until Tuesday for his regular doctor visit. He felt so bad that he immediately agreed to go. I knew he felt really bad then. He was just so sick of being sick at that point he would have done anything. Saturday was Rachael's prom too. She wanted them to stay long enough to get pictures with her and Nathan before they left. We got a few pictures and my mom left with my dad. They went to UAB which if you know anything about hospitals in our area you know that is the best one. Especially for research and finding out mystery illnesses. (I SO wish we had a Dr. Gregory House here!!) So they finally got in to see a doctor around 9 pm. They started pumping him full of fluids and running a million test. After that they decided to just admit him. They got into a room around 3 am. With all the fluids they were giving him he started to feel a little better. His fever went down and all his test (EKG, CT scan, chest x-ray and blood cultures) came back negative.

At first they thought it was Hemochromotosis, which is an iron disorder. It causes your body to store iron in your organs instead of processing it out. But now they say he has a lot of things that people with the disorder don't have. He has an enlarged liver and spleen, low blood count, low iron count, headaches and a reoccurring fever. Now, they really aren't sure what is wrong. The doc literally said yesterday "I just don't know" Well that is comforting now isn't it! So he has called in the director of the liver dept. at UAB and a rheumatologist. They are now going to start doing all their own testing. His MD said he would keep him at UAB as long as his insurance would let him.

When I was there yesterday morning I could tell he really felt a lot better. They have taken him off of IV fluids and he is eating a lot better. He is ready to go home and even said something about needing to get his garden planted. HA! Right! Like he needs to be doing anything like that right now. But when he feels good he can't just sit around and do nothing.

I hope they can find out what is wrong soon. The not knowing part is the worst. Thanks again to everybody who has been keeping him in their prayers. I know he really appreciates it and so do I. I'll keep updating and maybe next time I will have some real news.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thank you!!

I just wanted to thank every one for your prayers today. I know they were all heard! My daddy has been really sick and they thought something was wrong with his liver. He went today to see if it might be cancer. All of the test came back negative!! They said all of his organs look great! I have never been so relieved in my life!!! They did find a blood clot between his liver and his heart though. It isn't completely blocked so blood is still getting through. They just happened to catch this by accident. His doctor is sending him to see a specialist for that. Now they just have to figure out why he is feeling so bad. They have done more test and we should know something on those next week. Please, Please keep him in your prayers still. We aren't completely out of the water yet.

I don't know what I will do without my daddy. I know he has to go some day but I am not ready yet. He needs to be here for a lot longer! He still has to hold Reagan and play with her as she gets older. I really depend on him for so much. I would be so lost with out him here. My whole world will just shatter into a million pieces if something happens to him so I'm still asking you to help me pray for him. I will keep updating on what they find out next. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your prayers today. God is great and he is listening!!

Psalm 20

A good friend and co-worker of mine wrote this down for me one day and left in on my desk. I keep it on my bulletin board by my desk now. I guess when you are used to seeing the same stuff everyday you just forget about them being there. I just looked over, saw it and it gave me some comfort. Just thought I would share.

Psalm 20

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord, our God
They are brought to their knees and fall but we rise up and stand firm
Lord give victory to the King!
Answer us when we call!


For anyone who actually reads my blog I am begging for your help today. I don't ask for much but I am asking for this. I need you to say a prayer for my family today. I can't really say much about who or what it is for yet but it is really important. I am a firm believer in the power of prayer. I know God will answer my prayers. He has answered so much for me in my life but nothing is as important to me than this. Depending on what happens, this could really change my life and the lives of my family forever and I am not willing to just sit by and let it. It has nothing to do with me or Reagan so don't worry about that. I just need all of you to pray today. Please, Please! I will forever be grateful! And Thank you in advance!

1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding

Jeremiah 33:6

'Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Mathew 4:23
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

Acts 3:16
By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Our First Look at Reagan

We finally got our first look at Reagan last week. We went to have the 4D ultrasound on April 1st. It really is amazing how well you can see them. She did really good until the end. I guess she just got tired of the nurse poking around on her. She doesn't seem to like that very much or she at least responds to poking anyway. Here are some pictures of her. I think she looks just like Zac. Any thoughts on who you think she looks like?

This is one I just played with in Photoshop. :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Essentials Shower

On March 28th some childhood friends of mine and their moms threw me an essentials shower. It was mainly for diapers, wipes and bath stuff. Just to get all the basic stuff that I would use everyday. It was a great shower! They did a great job and I got some great stuff! I am so lucky to have such good friends!!

Ellie, Jan, Lisa and Reva, thank you so much for everything you did to make it a great day for me! I really appreciate so much!! You guys are the best!

Here are some pics of the event courtesy of Erin Hollis Lens Envy Photography:

The Diaper Cake Ellie Made. So cute!


Please sign the guest book!

Jan, Lisa, Me and Ellie

Lisa, Me and Ellie

I love this! This convo must have been intense!

New baby Colin.

When Carter got there.


So cute!


Miss Melanie Anne and her cupcake.

The Family, minus Rachael. She got sick and had to go home :(

And the finale....The cutest Vera Bradley diaper bag ... I. Have. Ever. Seen! I love this!! I wish I could get bedding out of the same print because Miss Reagan would have it if I could!!

Again, thanks to everybody for coming and giving us the best gifts! It will all come in very handy!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Little Sappy Today

There are a lot of things I need to blog about but they need pictures to accompany them. Since I don't have my camera with me they will have to wait a bit. This post I felt like I couldn't wait on. Number one because it doesn't need pictures and number 2 because if I don't do it now I'll forget and it will have lost all its appeal to me. Sad, I know.

This may get a little sappy so you'll have to excuse me for a moment. I don't normally do this but I just need to talk about it.

So yesterday, I had one of those "Ok wow! She is really in there" moments. I mean, I know she is in there but I felt like I got to see her for the first time yesterday. Well not actually see her, hopefully that will be today when we go to have the 4D-Ultrasound. That will be the next post. But yesterday I had on the black and white patterned dress that tied in the back so it was a little fitted on my belly. Well, she moved around in there ALL day. Not that its unusual but I actually felt like I saw feet and elbows. I posted before about the first time I saw my stomach actually move from the outside but this was different. Other people can see it now too. At one point there were 2 extremities stretching out both sides of my stomach. It was so weird. It got to the point where I just laughed at her. I couldn't help myself for some reason. I just smiled and laughed at whatever she was doing in there. I found myself just sitting at my desk watching my stomach move. I was literally in awe watching her. That is my baby in there. (Well, Zac's too.) A whole little person moving and thinking and growing. Hopefully, with her little blue eyes opening and closing and looking around. It just brings tears to my eyes. I am starting to get impatient about seeing her for real now. I just can't wait to hold her!

I can't wait to see her today at the ultrasound! I hope she cooperates and lets us see her face. I also hope that I can keep it together. I really don't like crying in front of other people so I'll try real hard not too. Maybe I can get it all out this morning. I think I'll eat something before I go. She seems to respond to food. Not sure why I'm surprised by that!

On another happy note, Easter is this Sunday! I just love Easter! First, because I am truly reminded what our savior did for us. He gave His life for me and this little wiggle worn inside my belly. Through His sacrifice we will have one of the most wonderful gifts in life. This week reminds me also that I am truly blessed. I am not lucky, everything I have has been given by God. It is a true blessing. I also love Easter because it is the first official holiday of WARM WEATHER! Yea for warm weather!! Memorial Day is the first official holiday of summer and Easter is the first official holiday of Spring. I can't wait until I can buy Reagan a dress for Easter.