Here’s What I Have to Say:

Here’s What I Have to Say:

baby

As most of you (my 3 readers) know, Chuck and I are expecting our first baby in February. We couldn't be more excited! It's going to be a huge change to our lives…one we are so thankful for! Here is an ultrasound picture from 12 weeks 2 days. I love how much it looks like a person now instead of a blob! There's one picture we have where it looks like Baby Hays is trying to suck their thumb! Life... Read More Read More ...

chicken cordon bleu

This was another Let's Dish meal. It was surprisingly good. I don't know why I thought I wouldn't like it! Chicken, Ham, yum. It wasn't very hard to make. I thawed out this meal in the fridge. Then you take the chicken and put it into a greased pan. Then you top it with pieces of ham. Then you add cheese to the top. Next, cracker crumbs go on the top. Then you mix the sauce (and I can't remember... Read More Read More ...

living still life

I was really excited about this book. It was written by someone I went to high school with and I thought it was so cool to know the author of a book. The one word I can use for this would be dense. Dense being that each sentence was packed full of unnecessary words. It came off as trying too hard. I got the point three words ago. But that seemed to mellow out a bit as the story went... Read More Read More ...

away

I know I haven't been around. I've even been scolded by a few friends about my absence. A lot has been going on. I am in the process of writing about it all. So hold on a little longer…I'm still here. And I will be back in full force in no time! ...

stolen lives

Eh. That is my initial reaction to this book. I borrowed it from a friend who liked it. So I was sure I would like it, too. It wasn't that I didn't like the book, I just couldn't get into it. It was about a Moroccan family who was held prisoner for 20 years after her father arranged a coup against the king. It was about her life growing up, her life before imprisonment, her life during and then a... Read More Read More ...

365/365

1. 365 days of GiST! 2. Sticking to this for a whole year. 3. Week 14 starts! 4. Getting up and going for a nice walk. 5. Finally starting to look a little pregnant….just a little! πŸ™‚ ...

364/365

1. Posting about the baby on Facebook and seeing how blessed we are to have such great friends and family. 2. How cute it sounds to hear Chuck and others call him “dad”. 3. How nice it feels to not keep such a big secret anymore. 4. Still being able to fit in most of my clothes and not need to spend money on new ones yet. 5. A walk around the neighborhood, chatting with neighbors and checking out the... Read More Read More ...

363/365

1. Packing up and heading home from the cabin. It’s always sad to leave, but it’s always nice to take a shower in something other than the lake! 2. Taking a shower in clean water and not the lake. 3. It’s August already! I can’t believe how quickly time is flying by! 4. Car rides and listening to music! 5. Ice cream cake with the neighbors. ...

362/365

1. Hanging out at the cabin. 2. Sitting around by the lake, on the lake or looking at the lake. 3. Getting to tell a couple more friends about the baby. 4. Laughing a lot! 5. Sleeping in a tent. It’s so peaceful! ...

361/365

1. Getting up early to get to work early, so I can leave early! 2. Wearing “cabiny” clothes to work. 3. Heading to a friend’s cabin for the weekend. 4. Getting my glasses adjusted. 5. Sending an email out to our families telling them about the baby! ...

360/365

1. Getting to see our baby again today. 2. Seeing that the baby is healthy and moving and looks good. 3. Getting my finger pricked, twice, and not even caring! 4. Getting to tell more friends about the baby. 5. Finding out Brooke had her baby and getting to go see her tonight. ...

359/365

1. Things the size of peaches. 2. Realizing I don’t have to stay late tomorrow. 3. Keeping busy to make the day go by quickly. 4. Getting some things packed and ready for the weekend. 5. Watching tv in bed and anxiously awaiting news about my friends’ baby. ...

358/365

1. Week 13 starts! 2. Wearing a comfortable and cute pink dress. 3. My mom is picking me up from work so I don’t have to take the bus! 4. Dinner with my mom, Charlie and Chuck. 5. Oreo shake for dessert. ...

357/365

1. A new kind of V8 Fusion – Peach Mango! YUMMY! 2. Lots and lots of fruits. 3. Getting my new glasses! 4. Selling the green Jetta. 5. Finding another pair of pants that still fit comfortably! πŸ™‚ ...

356/365

1. Sleeping in a little bit. 2. Going for a nice morning walk. 3. Napping/hanging out on the couch watching “Weeds”. 4. Going to Chuck’s mom’s house for dinner. 5. Talking a walk around their neighborhood with them. ...

355/365

1. Getting up and going for a short walk. 2. Cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning. The house really needed it. 3. How nice it felt to have the house back in order. 4. Having new friends over for dinner and going on a walk with them after. 5. Having a wonderfully patient and helpful honey! ...

354/365

1. Still being able to fit into a pair of jeans. Only because they sit really low! 2. Containing myself and not telling a couple neighbors with babies about the baby. 3. Thankful that this week went quickly and today is Friday already. 4. Getting a good night’s sleep last night! Made up for the night before when I didn’t sleep well. 5. Glad that my “tire pressure too low” light didn’t come back on and that all they needed... Read More Read More ...

353/365

1. Being told I come with a warning. πŸ™‚ 2. Making plans with neighbors for the weekend. 3. Walking to find food with a couple friends. 4. A good rain…I think it’s nice to have a rainy day now and again. If only we could stay home on those rainy days. πŸ™‚ 5. Laughing with a coworker. ...

352/365

1. My red skirt still fits! 2. Getting some things cleaned up around the house this morning. 3. A new fruit this week – a large plum! 4. Dinner with a friend. 5. Telling another friend about the baby that I won’t see next weekend. ...

351/365

1. Week 12 starts! 2. Folders for my phone after the update. I just learned how to use it! So cool! 3. Finally telling my coworker about the baby! 4. Getting new glasses ordered. 5. Hanging out with neighbors and getting tours of their houses. πŸ™‚ ...