Friday, September 26, 2008

Stone Mountain Park and ants the killer bug

With this super weather we are having here in Georgia we wanted to do something outside over the weekend. Our last "real" weekend before the packing frenzy. We decided to head over to Stone Mountain Park. It has been recommended numeriuos times by friends. We had a really nice time. If we weren't moving we would probably buy season passes but we are moving so one time was good and fun. Hubby took some of the kids on the tram to go up the mountain while I stayed down with the other kids that did not want to go. While they were up I took some pictures. I am trying to get portraits of each child to have printed out for my in-laws for Christmas. I now only have 2 left to do :)

The rest of the weekend was nice too. We did some house cleaning and yardyard and ate dinner outside. It is so nice to have some cooler weather where we can enjoy the outdoors.

I didn't know that I would come to miss the ants in California. But yep, I do. Yes they got in your space. They were irratating. But at least they were not evil biting machines. Yep. east coast ants are plain mean. I have bites on both feet, both arms and one got in my undergarment and bit me in some place it should not have been! They itch and sting for DAYS too. Mean little things!!!

I have gained 26 pounds this pregnancy. Not bad. I weighed myself this morning expecting it to be a lot more considering how big I am feeling. I have a midwife appointment all set up for the week we move. AND she is coming to our house. So yippeee. I do not have to figure out how to get to her office an hour away and take 9 children with me!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

the aquarium

The aquarium here in Atlanta is fantastic. We made time to go a couple of weeks ago. Everyone had such a great time. We also walked over to the olympic park. We let the kids play in the fountains and they were soaking wet. A chance to run around after viewing fish all day :) Very expensive $235.00 for our family but worth it for this one chance.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Good scrappy news!!!

In the last couple of weeks I have had 5 layouts requested for publication. 2 for Scrapbook Trends, 1 for a new Memory Maker idea book and 2 for Scrapbooks ECT...

I am very excited!!!

I am waiting on some new goodies to arrive in the mail. Can't wait to play with them. I have never thought about getting a die cut machine. Until I looked at Robyn's blog and saw the fun stuff she was doing with the sizzix big shot and the exclusive Stampin' Up dies. I am just waiting on the dies. Everything else came in a earlier shipment.

Have a great day!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

some new favorite pictures

I have been really playing with my camera lately. Taking all my pictures in manual. Thanks to the online class I took through I was a short class, 2 weeks. But I really took the time to get to know my camera. It is starting to pay off. Here are a bunch of new favorites I have taken since the class.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

longing for fall

I so love fall. The crisp mornings, warm days and cool evenings. I can't wait. In fact I have already been to Yankee Candle and bought some new fall scents. I am really liking the pomagrante cider and the orchard pear. and of course my old stand by buttercream. We hope to take one last trip while we are still in Georgia. Back to Ashville, North Carolina. We went apple picking there with my cousin and her children the first year we were here. We had the best time. And why not. Look at this place!

I did this layout 2 years ago!

What is nice is that this week, we have had some cooler weather. I have no idea how long it will last but I will enjoy every minute of it!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I'm trying

To post at least once a week. I know family and friends want to stay updated as far as our move. It went to court last week and the judge gave them an extra 30 days to move out. Great for them, not so great for us. That puts us moving 4 weeks before the baby is due. So instead of waiting until we move to get ready for Eleanor, I will be gathering what we need to buy and wash before hand. Just in case. So I will need to make doctors appointments for here for before we go and appointments in Mississippi for when we get there. With 3 diabetic children we need to make sure we have medications covered.

Lance was playing around with his camera today so I made him take pictures of my belly. This one is my favorite.

You know you are big when the ladies at Yankee Candle ask how long until the baby and you tell them 9 weeks and they ask if you are sure :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

so frustrated

With maternity pants. They don't seem to be made for women that have had more than one child. Today I put on a pair of jeans that I have had for 9 years. and they fit fine everywhere but the tummy. By the time I was done shopping they were pinching. So I ran into Gap, the only store near by that carries maternity (other than Target, which I had already tried) I tried on every style of pants and jeans they had. None fit. but I did find a pair of maternity sweatpants there. I wore them home. I think I will wear them every day until delivery. So comfy!