Monday, December 30, 2013

2013... some goals in review.

Last year I posted a few goals I had for the year.. a short and simple list.. so let's examine how that list went over, shall we?

1. Finish the Couch to 5k and become more physically active.
...This didn't happen.  Basically it was cold.  Then when it started getting nice, I found out I was pregnant and dead tired ALL of the time.  So then I just worked on being pregnant and not working out.  Excuses, excuses... I know.

2. Land a job.
...Well I HAD not one, but two jobs.  I found a call center type job.  Which was long dull hours of talking on the phone to try and get people to come in for a job interview.  I quit that job when the job I really wanted offered me a job a few weeks after they had originally filled the position.  From the end of May to the end of July I worked my butt off as a chiropractic assistant.  I thought we were jiving until I was let go because "our personalities clashed".  Or so I was told.  I am maybe slightly bitter because I didn't think there was any problems.  Since then I've found out from a co-worker she thought I wasn't enjoying the job.  Well, I was in my first trimester y'all.. which is what I think the real reason for my separation may have been.. I got pregnant.  Of course... I have no proof.

3. Graduate.
...Done and done in August.  While I will not technically walk until June 2014, I've got the diploma in my house.  And thus I am a college graduate, take two. :)

4. Practice patience, laugh a little more and make it through alive and well.
...I practiced... I laughed... and I'm still here alive and kicking.  So I guess you could say check, check and check to that one.

Three for four... not too bad!

I can't believe it is already almost 2014.. a year that will certainly consist of many changes in our house hold.  It's nuts really... this year flew.

Stay tuned for my 2014 goals!





always,
amanda
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

I can't believe another Christmas is here.. 
but since it is, I want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

I hope you are safe, warm and happy with friends and family wherever you may be.

Our holiday card this year.
"Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on Earth."
Love always,
Rob, Amanda, Piston and Baby G


always,
amanda
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Friday, December 20, 2013

5 years ago.

Five years ago.  December 20th, 2008.

I was going to school at the local community college.  Up to no good in my free time.  Busy as ever... ready to celebrate the holidays with a certain fella that was visiting Kansas for the first time since leaving six month earlier for basic training.

We had just finished celebrating Christmas with a group of friends.  A smaller group of us ended up having an after party of sorts at Rob's grandparents house.  We were laying on the couch when he asked me to be his.

That was five years ago today.

When I look back to our innocence that night.  The expectations for our future were still relatively unknown.  We've been through it all it seems.  In just five years.  But I would never have guessed THIS is where we would be.

In Georgia.  5 and a half years into a military career.  Married for just a few months shy of 4 years.  Raising a dog.  Expecting a baby.  Making all of our decisions together.  Trusting in each other with every life obstacle.

Back then five years seems so far away... but reality?  It got here quick... and it's been five years I would not trade for the world.



always,
amanda
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Monday, December 9, 2013

A Christmas Wishlist.

It's only all the rage to share your Christmas wishlist, right?
I thought so. :D

And since everything in our life is basically baby oriented (minus the whole decorating for Christmas aspect), I figured we'd give the baby part a break and talk about something a bit more universally friendly.

CHRISTMAS!

Without further ado... here's my 2013 Christmas wishlist.


1.// Black Kansas City Chiefs License Plate via here.
2.// King Size Sheet Set [[just in time for baby!]] via here.
3.// Shark Steam Cleaner via here.
4.// Cherry Colored Dressers.
5.// Baby Swing via here.
6.// Pitch Perfect DVD via here.

Family---please know... this is not a **hinthint** type of post. While all of the above are things I'd like, I don't realistically expect any of them this Christmas.

So, what do YOU want for Christmas this year?!  Let me know in the comments if you have a similar post on your blog.


always,
amanda
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

32 WEEKS!!! [+maternitypics]

In case you missed my Thanksgiving post we just rolled back into town after a 5 day get away to Tampa to spend the holiday with Rob's grandparents, aunt, and her family.  It was glorious... but exhausting.  Funny how vacation does that to you.  Maybe because I am now into my 32nd week of pregnancy... that doesn't help either.  But what, 32nd week?!  Wow how time flies!

What Fruit are you?
A large jicama... aka a Mexican yam apparently.

Due date:  
January 28th!

How far along:  
32 weeks!  8 to go.

Next appointment:  
Tomorrow!

Gender:  
Sweet baby girl!

Total weight gain/loss:  
Up 11 pounds total.

Swelling: 
Ankle swelling from riding in the car.  My feet look hugenormous... it's gross.

Maternity clothes:  
Pretty much if I want to wear anything other than sweats I am officially into maternity clothes.  Which is awesome when you have two maternity shirts.. :D

Belly button:  
In.

Sleep:
A wee bit rough.  I wake myself up to roll over for the most part, so that is not fun, at all.

Food cravings:  
Rum.  Does that count as a food?
Oh and wine this week.

Symptoms:  
Crazy back pain, swollen ankles and over pricked fingers.  Shout out to gestational diabetes for that last one.

Movement:  
All. The. Time.  Her and Rob play together.. he will shake my belly and she kicks him back.  I love it.

Labor signs: 
None.

What I miss:  
Sleeping on my belly.. and just overall being comfortable.

What I'm loving: 
That we are officially less than two months away!!

What I'm looking forward to:  
The doctors appointment and getting our tree and decorations set up this week!

Best moment this week: 
Getting to be around family with the baby bump.  It is something I haven't really gotten to do during this pregnancy, so it was exciting to get to share it with others that mean so much to us.

And now for some maternity pictures!  A huge thanks to my uncle-in-law and grandfather for taking these pictures for me! :) I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  [[all were taken at 31 weeks]]



always,
amanda
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