Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I am so ready for my Thanksgiving Break! Lance and I are traveling to Shreveport tomorrow afternoon to have Thanksgiving with his dad and Felicia. So I am going to make the corn casserole and green bean casserole tonight with help from the lovely Tinker and Aunt Boo. I have been looking for a good corn casserole recipe for two days and I couldn't find one I liked. So when all else fails, what do you do? Well I call mom!! She offered to come up tonight to help me cook and it works out great because Lance is going hunting in Tensas this afternoon. So instead of me being home alone, I will have visitors. Maybe I can talk Noah's mommy into bringing him by since I won't get to see him (and Jana) until Thursday afternoon. Jana seems to think that when you have a child no one wants to see you anymore, they just want to see the child. But I have to disagree with that because I still want to see Jana all the time! The best part of that is that I do see her EVERYDAY, since we are blessed to be able to work on campus together. I love my sisters!

For an update on the pregnancy, there is no question that I am pregnant! When I found out that we were having a girl, I didn't feel like I looked that pregnant, but it seems like over a weeks period I ballooned!! After we moved in the house and got somewhat settled, she decided to have a growth spurt, or I decided sugar was my best friend! Either way, I have gained a total of 12 pounds, 7 of those 12 were gained this last month!! I told Mr. Mc that I had been walking 20 to 30 minutes 4-5 days a week and that it shocks me to know that I gained THAT much!! But he said that it was not a big deal at all as long as I didn't gain 7 pounds each month and that I could watch my sugar to make sure that doesn't happen. As soon as I got out of my appointment I called Jana because I didn't think I was eating that much sugar. But I guess having an ice cream sandwich at lunch was not helping the situation at all!! But Alli is growing and still moving all the time which is great. I think she is weighing in around 1lb and a half! (In the picture I was at the end of my 24 weeks. Since then, I have retired my favorite t-shirt!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Weekend is here, FINALLY!!!

It has been one busy payroll week for me, but I am happy to say that payroll is over! I was so organized that I was able to process it a day earlier than I normally do!! YAY for me!! I am so glad it's over though.

This weekend I get to see my good friend Ashley on Saturday
AND my good friend Katie G. on Sunday!

I am so lucky to get to see them this weekend. Jana and I are going to see baby cousin Ty at Tink's tomorrow and I hope to do a little shopping since I will be in Monroe. I really need to start that so why not tomorrow. Lance is going to be out of town ALL weekend for drill so I figured I could get a jump start on the Christmas purchases.

The house is coming along. Every room is pretty much finished except for the baby's room. We don't have everything hung yet, because we didn't want to put holes in the walls just yet, but I am getting a little hammer crazy and ready to get that taken care of. The baby, which we have decided to name "Alli 'Middle Name' Hancock", now has bedding for her bed, and I was just notified yesterday that her bed was picked up by her Pops. That is our Christmas present from Pops and Gigi so I told them to keep it until Christmas. However, I don't know if I can wait that long to get it up!!

So here are the most recent pictures of the bay-bay!! I will be 6 months on Tuesday and currently I have gained 8 pounds. I'm sure I won't keep track of that once I hit a certain number!! Have a great weekend.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Better late than never

I am just now getting a chance to post my pictures from Halloween. Since the time has changed, and it gets dark so early, I don't feel like doing anything when I get off. I usually cook dinner then get straight into my pj's and usually I am in bed by 8:15 or 8:30. To tell you the truth, I love going to bed early, because I have been getting up earlier to eat breakfast with my husband! I also have to walk the dog in the morning, but that's another issue!!

If you read Jana's blog you already know that Wallace (a.k.a. Chance) went back home after a 2 week stay with us. I knew not to get attached to that dog and as soon as I did, BAM, the owners call!! But he's back at home and even though my Willis is annoying and hyper all the time, I would want someone to let me know if they found him. So since Wallce flew the coop, Willis won't eat and acts like a lion in a cage. I will put food out for him and before I can sit down in the house, I can hear him turn over the food bowl! He is now the only dog in the garage and it's very evident he doesn't like it. Our fence should get built this week so that he can run around outside, but we still need to get him a companion so he won't act like a baby. But then again, would it be easier just to give him away to a good family? Nah, I can't do that!

This weekend seemed like it was nonstop!! I was so tired by the time I got home on Friday that I went to bed at 8 and didn't wake up until 8:30 the next morning!! Then when Lance got off work, we rode to Shreveport to get a few maternity clothes (that fit), and swung by his parents for just a minute. Halliburton put on a dinner later than night for their employees in Lance's division so everyone could get to know each other and meet their wives. I enjoyed my meal which consisted of: appitezers, steak and baked potato, AND dessert!! And I had a total of 3 refills so needless to say, my trips to the bathroom added up!! But I went to the dinner very hungry and I think I got my monies worth, or should I say Halliburton did!

I am going to leave you with pictures from Halloween. I was so excited because I thought I would have trick-or-treaters since we are in a new neighborhood. So you will see in the pictures, I was prepared!! I dressed the dogs up too, but Willis couldn't act right, so they went back in the garage after pictures. Also, Noah dressed up as a cow, but by the time he got to Aunt Jay Jay's house, he was out and by out I mean out of the costume and out for the night!!

Have a good week!