Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ice Day

Well, today is very icy outside and most school districts are closed. Yes, I am glad I have the day off, especially since I have a lot of work to do and I am "under the weather," but I am not excited about making this day up in June.  Gabe still had to go into work and I was worried the whole time.  I had him call me once he got there so I could be put at ease...I get this worried-ness from my grandma!  :)  Rocky and I just got up from a cat nap, but I feel as though I could sleep all day, thanks to my sinus yuckiness.  I must keep motivated to work, so I won't have so much to do this weekend, even with the tissue box and cran-apple juice by my side.

Mom is cooking away downstairs for the "Souper Bowl" get-together she is hosting tonight.  I will go down and help when I need a break from working.  I offered earlier and she told me to go get some work done.  She is still my mom, even though I am 25, so I guess I should still listen to her.  

Hoping everyone is staying safe and warm if you must get out today!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Busy Weekend

Gabe and I had a great, yet very busy weekend! Friday I met some girls for dinner at the Melting Pot...Valerie, who I don't see as often as I would like since she is finishing school in Lubbock, Kim and Courtney. We had a great time catching up.  They are all so sweet and fun to be around!  Val brought Brody an adorable baby Red Raider onesie.  It is just precious!!!! Looking forward to seeing Kim and Courtney next weekend!  

Saturday was my grandpa's 90th birthday! We had lunch at the Waterford, the retirement home he lives in.  He was surprised by one of my aunts flying in from Arizona. We all kept the secret from him...I can't believe so many people were able to keep it quiet.  Another one of my aunts flew in from Virginia, 
but he already knew she was coming. After lunch, we all went our separate ways for a few hours, I went to work. Gabe went to the movies with his mom and we all re-grouped for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.  We then went back to the Waterford to have yummy cake (from the Red Oven...YUMM) and champagne for those who were allowed!  Here is a picture from the end of the evening of my grandpa, we call him Pepere 
(sounds like: pep-pay). What an adorable 90 year old!  :) Love him to pieces and we (me and Gabe) are happy to be having his first great-grandchild in March!

Sunday I spent all of my time working!  ALL DAY!  I am looking forward to this busy week. Back to the doctor on Tuesday.  Mom is hosting a neighborhood girl's night Wednesday, which should be fun. We are calling it the "Souper Bowl" and serving 3 different soups and other finger foods. All the guests were asked to bring cans of soup so we can donate to a local food bank.  And I would like to see my 2 "out of towner" aunts one more time before the go home.  I am hoping this week goes by fast!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My Grandma is 81

Happy 81st Grandma!

Last weekend we went down to San Antonio to celebrate my grandma's birthday a little early. It was the first time to have all 14 of us together under one roof!  I love to catch up with my mom's side of the family and see my cousins.  We had a great time visiting and eating during the short stay.

January is keeping Gabe and I extremely busy, which passes time and makes the due date a shorter and shorter time frame away!  We have our childbirth education class this Saturday from 9-5!!!!  Should be interesting.....  And the following weekend is my grandpa's (dad's dad) 90th birthday!  So we will be celebrating will him all day.  Glad he lives in town though, the long car rides aren't so fun when you have a basketball growing in your belly.  :)

Gabe seems to be doing much better with his abdominal pains, haven't had any for about a week.  Good thing!  I don't like it when people are sick, makes me sad.

Hope all is well with you.  Until next time......

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Adam!

A shout-out to our dear friend, Adam, who is turning 27 today!


Look at all those candles!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Clean Bill of Health and a Hospital Scare

Let's start off with the scare...   (and no, it was not a false baby alarm)

Sunday evening Gabe started to complain about some abdominal cramps.  He took a few different types of over the counter meds to pass it by.  Off to bed we go, no problems.  Get up Monday, back to work...still no problems!  Monday night, dinner time, Gabe starts to talk about how the cramps have come back and this time there is no subsiding them.  He went to bed around 11 and was up at 1:30 after not sleeping much to getting on the computer to look up his symptoms. I wake up to him being up and moving around.  2:30 we decide he needs to go to the hospital.  He gets hooked up to an IV around 4 am and goes for a CT scan about 5:30.  I had to leave at 6 to go get ready for work.  It was so hard to leave my sicky at the hospital.  Results came back around 6:30 and nothing was found on the scan.  Gabe finally gets some morphine to help with the pain he had been feeling for 12 hours!!!!  Needless to say he felt "CHILL" the rest of the day.  He left the hospital around 7 with no diagnosis!  How frustrating???  Since then, he has felt ok but he is going to see a specialist on Friday so hopefully we can get some answers!  Not to brag on myself, but I was a trooper and got up with Gabe at 2 and stayed by his side at the hospital until 6, went home, got ready, went to work, came home, picked up Gabe and went to MY doctors appointment  (He was a trooper too, going to my appointment with me), came home, and finally went to bed!  What a long day!  

So to end on a positive note, Brody seems to be growing and measuring up to par.  He is very active summersaulting my belly!  I wish you all could see how funny it looks when the left side of my stomach is about 3 inches higher than the right side, that's when he is really active!  It is so crazy, yet so amazing at the same time.  9 weeks to go!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to 2009 and that you had a safe and exciting New Years Eve celebration.  Ours was very low-key at a friend's house (due to all the McKinney pregnancies).  Spent time with great friends, which was the best part.  

I am being pretty worthless until I have to go back to school on Monday.  The past couple days I have had some lunches with previous co-workers, who are all awesome and so much fun.  I also was able to see my far away friend, Kelly, who is as sweet as they come.  She is living in Vermont for a couple years with her husband of course.  Here is a pic of us comparing bellies...
Can you guess which one is preggo?  I miss her so much and glad we were able to spend some time
together during her stop in the big D. And I was happy to visit with our friend, Allison.  I love to catch up with people I haven't seen in a while and see what has been happening in their lives! And glad I was able to have some time to do of the blessings of being a teacher.

Gabe and I have so many things to look forward
to in the year 2009!  We hope to share all of our future memories with each of you.  Isn't technology great?

Love to you all and a Happy New Year too!