Here’s What I Have to Say:

Here’s What I Have to Say:

brooke's baby shower

The other day I posted about one of my best friend's baby, Anne. Well, I finally got around to getting the pictures from Brooke's baby shower for Anne uploaded. (I know, I know, I am way behind, but life has been busy. Give me a break!) Brooke was so adorable pregnant! See! My friend Hillary and I put together her shower and we had such fun. We got her a cake, balloons, lots of food, some games… Hillary is sitting... Read More Read More ...

pop tarts….on a stick

Aren't these adorable!? I saw them online and I haven't stopped thinking about them since I saw them. I want to make them so badly! πŸ™‚ HERE is a link to the recipe to make them. You have to scroll down a little bit to get to the recipe. Let me know if you try these and how they turn out. If I make them, I will be sure to take copious amounts of pictures of them! πŸ™‚ ...

wish list

I have been gradually updating my birthday wish list. There's a link to it on the right column. Or you can just click HERE. I realized that my birthday is less than a month away and people might want ideas of things to get me other than baby gifts. Of course, I would be so excited to get baby gifts, too. But there are a few ideas on there anyway! I really want the Magic Bullet that is on there.... Read More Read More ...

giant gummy bears

Chuck sent me this link the other day and all I have been thinking about since then is gummy bears. They are giant gummy bears. And you can even get them on a stick. They are so cute. And look so delicious! I think they would make a great gift! All I can say is yum! ...

painted rooms

Last weekend we painted a couple rooms in our house. One, of course, was the baby's room. I'll get to that one in a second. First, we painted the downstairs study. This is going to be an office on the first floor of the house. I think we are both excited to have an office down there. This is what it looked like before…with all the stuff cleaned out of the room: The color of the room is the same... Read More Read More ...

baby anne

One of my best friends and her husband had their first baby in the end of July. Her name is Anne and she is adorable. I was lucky enough to get to go see her the day after she was born. She was only 5 pounds, 5 ounces when she was born. She was so itty bitty! And I love visiting her! When I saw her a couple weeks ago, she was much bigger and more awake, but still the... Read More Read More ...

10/2/10

Chuck got to feel more kicks today! I love that he can feel her moving around in there! ...

l. a. candy

I finished this book recently. I wanted to read it because I did watch some of the Hills. But I didn't expect too much. And it was good I didn't. It wasn't that great. It was a little like the show, but mostly a bunch of girly mumbo jumbo. I'm not sure I expected anything else, though. That was the same way the show was. But I was quite curious how Lauren Conrad's writing would be. It wasn't too bad.... Read More Read More ...

murano

A few weeks ago, Chuck and I finally made a decision on a new car. It's a long story, but we were down to one car and needed to make a decision after having one car for a little over a month. We decided on the Nissan Murano. I love it! It's a great size, tows enough for us, good for kids….and of course, I needed it in gray! After having it a couple weeks, we still love it and... Read More Read More ...

9/25/10

Today we painted the baby’s room. We painted it a green color that was in the bedding that we want. Chuck’s mom and my mom came over to help paint. It was so fun to see it finally have some color. I hope she likes green! I wanted to do green walls because I wanted to be able to have pink things in the roomlike curtains and such. We’ll see how that goes! I guess we’re really having a baby! ...

homestyle mac & cheese

We were watching tv one night and saw a commercial for Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese. Chuck thought it looked fabulous. So I found some and made it one night. First, boil water and cook the macaroni. Drain the macaroni and melt some butter in the same pan. Then mix in the seasoning/flour mix. You are basically making a rue similar to if you were making mac & cheese that doesn't come in a package. Then add milk and let... Read More Read More ...

boots

I decided I wanted some new boots. So I have been hunting online for the cheapest deal I can get for cute shoes. Of course, Target came to my rescue yet again. I ordered these: Aren't they cute?! Here's the kicker…they are kids shoes! So they are even cheaper. And if I bought them online, I got one pair 1/2 off. Yes, please! So I got these two pairs of boots and I am so excited to wear them with... Read More Read More ...

it's a GIRL!

We had our ultrasound Wednesday and found out that Baby Hays is a girl! We are so excited and spent the evening looking at paint colors and bedding. I have come to the decision that I am not quite sure what I want! πŸ™‚ Any suggestions for little girl's rooms? πŸ™‚ Everyone thinks I need to do pink in the room (which I think I might), but I don't know if I want the whole room that color….maybe just half... Read More Read More ...

9/22/10

Today we had another ultrasound and found out we’re having a GIRL! When the u/s tech told us, I cried! I would have cried either way. I was so excited! I made sure to ask her how sure she was. She told us that she can’t tell anyone 100%, but would say with 95% certainty that we were having a girl. I’ll take that! When we were alone, Chuck said, “oh man, I’m in trouble!” He knows he’s going to... Read More Read More ...

a gift for a friend

I made a pair of earrings for a friend at work. I show her all the stuff I make myself and since it was her birthday, I decided to make her a pair. She wanted blues, blacks, and silver. She also wears a lot of pearls, so I was pretty excited with the way these turned out! This is the card I gave her with the earrings: I even hung the earrings from the black string that was wrapped around... Read More Read More ...

officially a disaster

We finished cleaning out the rest of the big items in my office. All that was really left was my big Ikea bookshelf. We had to empty the shelf to move it. So this is where all my books are right now: This is where the bookshelf ended up (and please excuse the mess since I haven't unpacked from this weekend): And this is what the rest of the room looks like cleared out: There are a few things left... Read More Read More ...

9/19/10

We were sitting on the couch watching a movie and I could tell the baby was moving a lot. So while we were sitting there I just had Chuck leave his hand on my belly to see if he could feel anything. A couple minutes later he pauses the movie and says “I just felt something! That is so cool!” He was so excited to feel the baby kick and I am was glad he could, too. I know there... Read More Read More ...

labor day weekend

Look at me! I am posting about something that happened only a couple weeks ago instead of a couple months ago! Woo hoo! Over Labor Day weekend we went up to the north shore with a couple friends. They are also having a baby a few weeks before us. So it was a nice get away for us all before our lives busy themselves up with babies. On the way up there, Chuck and I stopped at the Soudan Underground... Read More Read More ...

9/18/10

We went up north for my cousin Matt’s wedding. It was fun to see people, but both Chuck and I were really tired and only made it to 10:00…which was later than I thought we would be out. We had a nice time seeing so many family members and seeing how excited people are for us. ...

the girl with the dragon tattoo

I figured I should read this book since everyone had been talking about it. I don't normally get into books that people talk about, but since it wasn't a preteen book that everyone loved, I figured I would give it a go. I found it at Target for $5.99. I like books for $6! It was really slow going at first; maybe for the first 100 pages or so. But thankfully, it picked up and got more interesting. By the... Read More Read More ...