Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Random Questions

What's the first thing you thought about this morning?
How uncomfortable I am right now and how 3 weeks 4 days seems like an eternity.

3 things you cannot live without?
My makeup bag, my iPhone and my inhaler

What are you afraid of?
Spiders, heights and dying

What are your nicknames?
Baby, Bethie, Ootie

Favorite TV commercial?
The Christmas Folger's coffee commercial where the son comes home from college and the mom comes down the stairs and says "Peter, you're home"!  I look for it every year. Link to commercial

First thing you will save in a fire?
Other than anything living, I'd try to save my doll "Baby" I got my first Christmas.  She's hung around for all these years and moved with me wherever I've gone so she deserves to be rescued.

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
Text: Kristy

Conversation: Bill

What did you wanna be when you were a kid?
An actress then a TV news anchor

When was the last time you were nervous?
Waiting to hear the nugget's heartbeat

If your life was made into a movie would it be a comedy, drama, or adventure flick?
Drama of course.

Favorite word or phrase to use when cussing someone out?
I can't type this :)

Favorite word?
Repeat answer from above question :) :)

A quote that sticks in your head:
"Never regret anything because at one time it was exactly what you wanted"

Peter Pan or Captain Hook – who is cooler?
Captain Hook - see below picture

Last thing you quit?
Drinking any alcohol, last time was November 8, 2010 the night before I found out I was pregnant.

Pet peeve?
People popping gum or chewing food unreasonably loud

How old is your inner child?
Older than my real age.  I've always thought I was an old soul.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Pay off our house.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Saying goodbye to my step-dad

What’s the worst gift you’ve ever received?
A digital tire gauge for Christmas from Bill.  He actually put a lot of thought into it but it was still a tire gauge.

What is something you learned in the last week?
That at my Ob clinic they don't test for strep B by swabbing your mouth. ;)

At what age did you become an adult?
Too young.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Brody's Room

Ok so we finally finished getting Brody's room organized and ready for his arrival.  Hope you enjoy the pics.  4 weeks to go!!!

We went with a navy / green color scheme.  We didn't want a room that was very baby-ish so there isn't really a theme.  I'm very happy with how it turned out.  Bill and his dad refinished the accent table. 

This glider actually came from Wal-Mart.  It is super comfortable (the stuffed animals told me).  :)

I painted the canvases over the bed - that is the extent of my creativity.  I love our bedding.  We custom ordered it from a company in Alabama.  Too bad the lady that makes it retired at the end of March.  She was so helpful in picking out what fabric would look good with the pattern.

Changing table / dresser

These canvases were painted by our cousin Melissa.  She is so talented!  All we had to do was give her a general idea of what we were thinking and she created these.  So cute!

We were able to order extra fabric from the company in Alabama so Bill's mom could make curtains to match the bedding.

This is the bassinet in our bedroom that Bill's mother made. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday, June 1

My previous posting was celebrating the good news about Baby Brody and now I am writing about the passing of my sweet step-dad "Daddy Don".  For 25 years he was in my life.  Some people never know what it's like to have a father - I was lucky enough to have two.  Also, because of him I've been blessed to have a wonderful step-brother that I'm very close to, so much so we hardly ever introduce ourselves using the "step" part.  Just hard to believe that within 2 months I'll say goodbye to Daddy Don and then welcome a son in my life.  I guess you can look at it as one of the twists and turns that make up the Circle of Life.  I wanted to share the following which was read during the funeral service:

God Saw He Was Getting Tired

God saw he was getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around him
And whispered, "Come with Me."
With tearful eyes we watched him suffer
And saw him fade away.
Although we loved him dearly,
We could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

Don Wilkinson (1940-2011)