Saturday, June 23, 2007

Taking the plunge

I have wanted a SLR camera since I was in high school. I couldn't afford one then, and I certainly couldn't afford one during college. I had even looked into taking photography classes in college, but I didn't have the money to buy a decent camera. I have often times told Jody about my dream of having a better camera. He could understand my enthusiasm. A while back he bought a vintage Rambler station wagon. He wanted to fix it up, but on our tight budget, we realized it would never happen. Jody said if I sold the wagon, I could have the money to buy a camera. Well, right before our trip, we sold the Rambler!! And today I took the plunge and ordered the camera!! I got a Canon Digital Rebel kit and extra lens. I'm so excited and nervous. I think this is the most money I have ever spent on something just for me - other than a car or an education. I can't wait to start learning how to use the camera. Unfortunately, I have to wait for it to get shipped here. Only 4-6 business days, and it should arrive. Woohoo!

Happy 5th Birthday, Olivia!

My baby girl turns five today. When did I get old enough to have a five year old?! We had a garden party for her at my mom's house. The girls dressed up in fancy dresses, and my mom broke out the fine china. It has been years since that china has last been used. The party was beautiful and the girls had a lot of fun.

Happy birthday, my Olivia bug. I hope this year is the best yet!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

The karate kid

I didn't really recognize the babies early movements. It didn't feel like it did with the other kids. Perhaps I have an anterior placenta- who knows. Within the last week I have started feeling kicks. Totally random kicks. Just one strong hi-ya!

Yesterday Olivia got to feel the baby kick for the first time. I have been waiting for that moment since I got pregnant. Every few days Olivia would ask if I could feel the baby move yet. Now she knows it's in there.

Suddenly I am so excited. The baby feels real. I love knowing it's alive inside me and moving around. I want to protect it with my life. And I can't wait to hold it in my arms. And to think I'm not even half way there yet...

Friday, June 8, 2007

One Wild Ride

Thanks to my sister for sending me this story. It's hilarious and sad at the same time. What are the odds? Will both men ever be the same? And yet I can't stop giggling.

Busy bee

The next couple of days are going to be busy. Why does it seem like everything happens at once? Tomorrow is Olivia's "pretend birthday". I need to bake the cake today. I think I will wait until tomorrow morning to frost it. I need to wrap presents but that will have to wait until she goes to the ILs. I also need to make pasta salad. We talking about going to the lake today with some friends but nothing has been confirmed. We are supposed to get bad weather this afternoon/evening so I would rather go early. These same friends want the kids to come over and swim on Sunday. Sometime in amongst all this fun, I need to pack for Nebraska. The plan now is that we will leave right after my OB appt on Monday. I can hit I-40 in NLR and bipass the long boring trip on 64. My appt it at 9 so I should be in and out quickly. The only thing is I have to be packed and ready to go by 8 in order to make it to the clinic by 9. It should be interesting.