Saturday, May 31, 2008

Today I took on the task of planting flowers. Let me just say that I am SO thankful that I was not a pioneer woman. I can't even imagine being pregnant and doing all of the hard work that they did. I feel like I can't move right now. I have decided that I like planting in pots and not in the ground. I'm pretty proud of my pots, but I need to get a few more fillers for two of them. The sweet potato vines will be so beautiful by the middle of summer. They grow really long and spread easily.I also posted a pic of our deck with flowers. I bought the hanging pouch at Menards and it has just turned out beautifully.

I finally gave in to turning on the A/C. I held out pretty long, mainly b/c I am cheap. But today was just too hot!

Friday, May 30, 2008

This my friends is called a miracle! My child sleeping in the middle of the day. Oh, what will I do with myself?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Well, I survived our camping trip! Oklahoma was HOT and muggy...just like I remembered it. Fischer went fishing for the first time and caught 5 fish! He caught more than anyone else in the boat! He also had a great time riding in the golf cart! The drive was pretty brutal..9.5 hours! The drive home was full of adventure. We were driving through this small town in Oklahoma when a guy pulled out in front of us. He was turning out of the Gaming Center, which of course made me suspicious that he was drunk. It didn't take longer than about 5 seconds to realize that in fact he was drunk. He swerved into oncoming traffic 3 or 4 times, almost hitting a mini-van and a truck. After watching this idiot for about 20 seconds I called 911. After we followed him for about one more mile(staying far back of course) he pulled off on the shoulder. I hope an officer was able to catch him and send him to jail. I hope they took my call seriously.

Then we drove through Picher, OK and noticed that the entire town was destroyed by a tornado. I have seen tornado damage before, but never anything like this. When I got home I looked up Picher on google and found out that six people died and 100 were injured in the tornado on May 10th. FEMA had to test the air quality in the town because it is known for its lead mining.

On a lighter note, I am back to my frugal ways. While in Oklahoma my sister-in-law let me read her book, "America's Cheapest Family." It is written by the Economide family. The book is full of ideas for saving and cutting back, which is right up my alley. Today I went grocery shopping and spent $120 for two weeks worth of food($10 of that was a gift card for a graduate, plus I spent about $15 on food storage items). I might have to go back next week and spend $20 or so, but I think that is pretty good. Anyway, I would recommend this book, especially with the price of gas going up!

Here are some pics of our Memorial Day Weekend!

Lake Eufaula at sunset.

Fischer hates this was a big step!

My cousin Esther! She is SO sweet!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Just thought I would post a few pics from a friend's wedding we attended today. We decided to take a family picture since we were all dressed up. Of course Fischer is hamming it up, plus the wind was blowing so hard it was hard to pose. And yes, I am only halfway through my pregnancy and yes I am huge!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I have absolutely no idea who posted the helicopter thing on my blog. Weird. Anyway, we do have helicopters in our yard.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

And Now for Something Completely Different...

Have you ever seen these little plants? I call them "helicopters" because you can throw them in the air and they spin like the rotor on a chopper.
Cool to find one and throw in in the air.
Not so cool to have about TEN BILLION of them in your yard!
Just wanted you to know that the doctor called and said that everything looked great! I wish I could post more pictures, but Fischer "stole" my SD card and I haven't been able to find it. Hopefully I will get around to buying a new one!


Thursday, May 08, 2008

Hopefully you can tell by the last pic that we are having a BOY!!!!!!!!
Don't you just love his sweet little profile? Everything went well, my OB just wants to do another ultrasound in two weeks to check on his heart again. The ultrasound tech couldn't get a good picture due to his position. My OB kept reassuring me that this has happened before, and she has never had an abnormality come of it. I told her that I would try to take her words to heart, but that I would probably worry a little bit anyway! But, on the bright side, I get to have another ultrasound on the 20th!!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Well, tomorrow is the big day! Is baby Wood a girl or a boy? I keep having dreams that it is a boy, so we will see. Tune in tomorrow for the big news!!

Thursday, May 01, 2008