Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Pregnancy News

Okay, so yes... I'm pregnant. We heard the baby's heartbeat a few weeks ago and that was really cool. It sort of made everything seem a bit more real; Well that and the morning sickness. More like all day and all night sickness. I know there are many of you more experienced mothers out there, so what are some of your tricks of the trade? I think I woke up 3 times last night to eat something because I just felt so sick. I do find that it helps if I drink some sort of slush or smoothie. I have a hard time with meat and vegetables, but Taco Bell seems to work well. Any ideas out there?

Also, we don't know if it' s a boy or girl yet and we won't find out for several more weeks. C is convinced it's a boy, so I like to refer to it as a girl just to make things exciting and a little controversial. What is your prediction? If it's a girl, she will be the 5th neice on my side of the family and no nephews. This will be the first baby on C's side of the family.

We are very excited about this new adventure and looking forward to the arrival of our little Husker in November.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Measuring Your Worth

I really love Eliza magazine. In a 'note from the editor', Summer Bellessa says, "How do you measure your worth? You can quantify self-esteem by the numbers in your bank account, the amount of verbal accolades you receive each day, your style quotient as determined by the amount of brand names in your closet or the number of heads you turn when walking down the street. The problem with these methods is the fact that you give up control of your worth and place it in categories that can constantly change... Part of dressing should be finding things you feel comfortable in and that give you the freedom to live a full life, doing things that will make this world a better place. Those are the things that truly build your self-worth."

I love this magazine for what it stands for. My subscription is up for renewal and I can't wait for the next issue to arrive.

Oh and by the way... the rumors are true. I'm pregnant!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Where I've Been...

I'm sorry for not writing sooner. It has been a crazy couple of weeks for me. 2 weeks ago I was at some meetings in Cleveland. I was supposed to fly back that Friday, but got stuck at the airport for an extra night. Last week, I was at our National Meeting for work in Palm Springs, CA. It was absolutely beautiful! I was so happy to see sunshine and feel the warm ocean breeze. I just wish we would have had a little extra time to relax by the pool and soak in some sun. We did have an exciting evening at the San Andreas Fault Ranch which including shooting a BB gun, roping a cow, and a live country band.

The resort hotel we stayed at in Palm Springs was amazing. The only thing I didn't love - the food. In my family, we call it 'hoity-toity' food. We had almost all of our meals right at the hotel since that is where the conference was taking place. Our meals consisted of mostly things I couldn't pronounce. I was in line for lunch the first day thinking to myself, "Don't they just have a turkey sandwich?" I am not very adventurous when it comes to food and left most meals early to run to the hotel gift shop for a bag of pretzels and a granola bar to hold me over to the next exciting mystery meal. One day, they even served octopus and cantaloupe together and called it salad. Really? Finally dinner at the San Andreas Fault consisted of BBQ chicken, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Not only was it food I actually recognized, it tasted wonderful.

I can appreciate those of you out there with more tolerant taste buds and an exotic appetite, but what is so wrong with a cheeseburger?