Sunday, February 28, 2010

I love a pig...

but I give up!  I am not going to finish this book!  I originally picked this book up in September as a good read for the beach, but it is not what I imagined it would be!  Now, you may wonder why I ever picked a book titled the good good pig?  Honestly, I love pigs!  I think they are cute, innocent and simply adorable - and I am not referring to Wilbur from Charlotte's Web.  I am a fan of the 750lbs of pork type of pig!  I first fell in love with these sloppy pets in college when I would go with my then boyfriend to help him work on his aunts farm.  They had two precious pigs that I loved visiting with and petting!  I have since decided that when I have a farm one day that I must have a pig named Cecil!  So, I thought the pig book (this is how Wayne refers to my latest pick) would be perfect, but it turns out that this National Bestseller is much more about the authors adventures than the pigs.  Sadness!  Don't get me wrong, the author is a very interesting and adventurous animal lover - she travels the world learning about different types of animals' without fear (think of a female Steve Irwin)!  But, hello, I wanted to read about a good good PIG!  Nevertheless, I must continue with tradition and pass on this book to someone who I believe will appreciate it!  So, I am passing the good good pig to my well-read MIL, Dean, who will finish the 225 pages in a matter of minutes.  Maybe I can get her to just tell me about the parts about the pig! :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

thanks dave!

i heart some dave ramsey... many of you are already familar with my obsession!  wayne and i were introduced to dave during our marriage counseling with our pastor, hunter!  total money makeover (dave ramsey) was one of three books that we were required to read, and honestly, it is the only one that we have truly applied in our marriage... although i admit that the love languages is a great book and we should apply it more often!!!  dave just made sense to both of us!  we are both numbers people (dorks), and we both have seasonal spending splurges so we knew we needed a plan!!!  now, don't get me wrong, it was not a perfect process... we fell off the bandwagon (can you say infiniti) but we got back up and started again!  as we approach our 3 year anniversary it seems right that we are celebrating with a DEBT FREE SCREAM!!!  no, we will not be calling in to dave's radio or tv show this friday, but we proudly mailed off our last car (infiniti) payment this morning!  now we won't owe a single person a dime for an infiniti!!! ha!  now we can move to baby step 3, saving a 6 month emergency fund!  yay!  i am so excited!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

Although my sinuses have me secluded to the couch, my wonderful husband made sure my Valentines Day was a delight!  The day began with a full breakfast - my favorite pancakes, eggs, and sausage!!!  Then we watched Love Happens which is adorable and fun!  For dinner Wayne cooked more of my favorites - fried bream, fried okra, mac & cheese and homemade cornbread!  Yummy!  It was great to have a lazy day to ourselves!  I love you Wayne!!! 

Friday, February 12, 2010

Snow Day!

Oh yay!  It's Friday, yet I am at home with a fluffy little black girl.  Yes, we have so much snow in Jackson that I could not get to work safely.  So, I worked from home!  The snow started last night around 9pm.  By the time it stopped snowing today we had about 5 inches!!!  When Wayne returned home from goose hunting we made a snow man and Wayne (followed by two really excited black girls) went sliding down our back yard.  It was lots of fun!  Happy Snow Day to you!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I did it...

I drank the orange drink!!!  Ha!  Well, it was not your typical orange drink.  These 10 ounces of syrupy sweet orange flavor prepared my body for my Glucose Tolerance Test to screen for gestational diabetes.  The good news is that I passed so I won't have to drink it again!  Yippee! 
The bad news is that I got in trouble for gaining too much weight!  Oops!  What can I say... a big girl has to eat!  After thinking over my diet and searching the web to figure out the calories in my favorite foods, I soon realized the culprit is those delicious mocha frappes from Seattle Drip!  With a whopping 464 calories in the 16oz heavenly treat (that is the small) that I enjoy five days a week, it is no wonder why the scale is tipping a bit high!  I think I am going to cut down to one per week bc I obviously will have no excuse to enjoy all of these calories after my pregnancy!  :)