Thursday, September 27, 2007

Decisions Made

Well my baby appointment yesterday went really good. The heart rate was up to 150. Last time it was only 122 so we think little one was being active yesterday. I've been so hyper and hyped up so it's no wonder little one might have been. I have gained no weight so far. Yippy!! I got through my first tri-mester with no weight gain. One of my test for my cervix was showing a little thin but she was not real concerned considering I had surgery on my cervix. She said my next visit they will check it again. Other than that everything was really good. We get to see what we are having in another 8 weeks.

The decision has been made about my business. We are trying to sell the business and have a potential three buyers. If not then we will close the doors and try and sell as much of the equipment as possible. A buy out would definitely be easier and more cost efficient. I wish I could have just bought a place out that was already set up. It's a lot of work! A lot of thought, consideration, and prayer has gone into the decision. However we still have a LONG way to go with everything. I ask for your prayer, PLEASE!! Please help pray for my sanity and also that everything goes as smooth as possible.
Thank you so much! Hugs!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Here are very few pics!

The girls breaking it down at another game.

Mitch play with friends!

13 Weeks

As of tomorrow I will be 13 weeks pregnant. Yea!! :) This pregnancy is going by a lot faster than my first with Mitch. I hope I feel that way towards the end also. Today I have a doctors appointment. I'm not sure exactly what they will do at this one. We won't find out till week 20 what we are having. Right now those little body parts are to tiny. Baby has developed his/her arms and legs though. We won't get to see all that today because I'm not due for an ultrasound. Today they will just check stats and all that not so fun stuff.
This is a completely different pregnacy in so many ways. With Mitch I was high risk so I got to see him every 10 days with an ultrasound. With this little one it's completly by faith because I don't get to visually see him/her as often. It is becoming more of a reality though. My belly is starting to grow more and more and I have been feeling a lot of muscle tugs and pulls as my body changes. Sometimes I question if it's just gas (which it probably is.)
Well I would appologize for the rambling but that is what these blogs are for, right? I hope all of you are doing good. Thank you for your comments and letting me know your reading. Sometimes I feel like I'm rambling to no one. LOL!!
Oh and picture taking does decrease the older your children get unless it's a special occasion. I was trying to dig out a picture of Mitch from the month of September and was having no luck. I have cheerleading pictures and that is about it. How pitiful!! I'll work on getting some. Next month is b-day month for Mitch so I'm sure I'll have plenty to share then.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Here we go!

Here we go for another long stretch of Larkin being gone. I'm so tired already and it's only been 3 days. He'll be gone until October 10th. He took up an extra job in Jacksonville, FL on his off days. Well not all of his off days but probably at least 2 times a month. It's really nice extra money and something we need right now. Please pray for me to get through this time.

Our weekend was nice and relaxing. Friday night we went over to a friends house for cooking out around a campfire. Larkin was home so we were able to go as a family. Saturday Mitch and I went to Toys R Us to get his b-day gift and then headed to the new Wegmans. Ok if you have never been in a Wegmans you need to make strong effort to go online and find one close to you. It was awesome! Saturday night my sister and her family were camping (they just got a new camper) so we went over to see them and once again hang out and cook out around a camp fire. Sunday we went to church and then we had a football game that I had to coach at. We wrapped the evening up around 630pm.

My movie watch this weekend was Dream Girls. Not to bad! A typical story of fame and the glamors and unglamors of holywood life style. I probably wouldn't desire to watch it again but would watch it if nothing else was on tv.

Well I think that is it of my life for now. I have my next ob appointment on Wednesday. I think this is just a blood work appointment. I'll be 13 weeks on Thursday so I don't think I'm due for another ultrasound until I'm 20 weeks. We'll see, I'll keep you posted!


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Thanks Val!

Thank you Val, you rock!! My friend Val gave me layout sites for blogger templates. Here they are if your interested in customizing. and

To work or not, that is the question, today anyway!!!

Well these are days of not really stress but just a lot of prayers. Seeking what God wants me to do. First let me start off by saying that I love my business. I really do! I love the type of work, the people, the somewhat flexible schedule, and the leasuire to plan and do as I please. However with Larkin being gone 4 out of 7 days a week it has always been a struggle. With just Mitchell my Mom, Sister, and I (and my friend Alison occasionally) make it work but with a baby on the way it makes me very nervous. We have discussed endless avenues and what we are leaning towards is me staying home with the children. It seems to be the only thing that makes sense. It sadens me to let go of what I have worked so hard at for the past 16 months but my heart is being a mother and wife. The success and happiness of my family means more to me than any work every will.

We are still praying about it and I would so appreciate your prayers. I just pray God will give me the wisdom and guidance I need right now. If we make the move to close the shop we will do so before Christmas. We are exploring the option of someone buying me out but no matter what route we go it's going to be WORK and stress!!!

Monday, September 17, 2007


These are some picture of my awesome, sweet cheerleading girls. Sorry the pictures are a little dark but it'll let you see what I do every Thursday and Sunday. It's age group 6th grade thru 8th grade. We are the Greenwood Buffalos!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The weekend is approaching!!

This week has been going good so far. My nausea subsided on Wednesday. My horrible head cold/allergies are still kicking a little but but my ob authorized for me to take sudafed which did help a lot. I wanted to post some pictures. The first is of me with somewhat of a baby bump. It's a horrible picture but as good as it gets right now. The guy is my brother in law, Rich. The other picture is of my precious brother, Robbie, and of course Mitchell. Lastly is of my Dad, Robbie, and Mitch. Robbie heads to Iraq in about 2 weeks so please keep him in your prayers. He is in the Marines! We are proud of him and his accomplishments.

Larkin's mom Neva is up visiting right now and keeping Mitch for me this week. It sure is nice to have the company. Tonight is cheerleading, yea! I actually really love it. I love the girls I coach. Ok I guess that is enough rambling. Tomorrow we are headed to Philadelphia for a Women of Faith conference. I'm so excited for it. It'll be nice to get out of town also. Ok that is it, ta ta for now!!!

Monday, September 10, 2007

A Few more Pics!!

I wanted to post a few more pics. I don't know if I do something wrong but I don't do real great with picture posting. Here are more though!

Monday Strikes Again

Ok so maybe it's Mondays. I'm feeling so horrible blah again. I had a bad morning, did not want to get out of bed at all. Mid morning I was good. A good friend stopped in and we chatted while she had breakfast. Lunch time rolled around and I was still feeling ok but tiredness and blah was majorly setting in again. Now I feel I could crawl under the table and crash. Mitch fought a cold all weekend and I'm having that "getting a cold" feeling. Oh the joys of first trimester pregnancy.

Well I got my ring shipped off. Shane Co in GA called me on Saturday to confirm they received the ring. Praise God! Now I'm waiting to hear back from them.

Thanks so much for the pre-natal advice. I think I will call my ob cuz my next appointment is not until the 26th. By then I'll be 12 weeks and almost out of my first trimester. Yea, hopefully the next two are a lot better.

Mitch has been so darn precious. He is just growing like a weed. I can not believe he will be 2 years old in a month. We are in the works of planning his little b-day party. He is getting so tall and has such a fun personality. I included some weekend pics for you. I think he is going to be a Penn State Soccer player.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Crazy Prayer Request

Ok I know this is a crazy prayer request but bear with me. Larkin bought me a beautiful engagment ring on our 4 year wedding anniversary. On each side of my center diamond there are 2 diamonds on each side. One fell out!!!!! I freaked out!! We bought the ring in GA from a company down there and they don’t have any stores in PA so I have to Fedex my ring to them for repair. Thank God it's under warranty and we will get the package insured but I'm still so nervous to send it out. Oh goodness!!

Darn Prenatals

I'm convinced it's my prenatals that are making me ill. I take them at night time like I did with Mitch. On nights I forget to take it I feel fine in the morning. Nights I do take it I wake up feeling beat up. Ok are prenatals not supposed to give you extra energy that the baby takes from you? Why is it that almost every women I know had this same issue?

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Oh I'm feeling so blah today. I'm eating some healthy dry Kashi cereal to keep myself from running to the bathroom. Ok this is a totally different pregnancy for me. I did not have this at all with Mitch. But at the same time I was a stay at home wife at the time and did not have the pressure of having to get up to go to work and all that fun stuff. I am tired as all get out. I'm begging Larkin to come in and work my last two hours of the day for me today. I'm sure he will cuz he is sweet like that. I have cheerleading tonight too. Bummer! I would skip but it's parents meeting night.

Ok so about the computer in the home. Yea if I was a stay at home mom and did not have computer access ALL DAY at work it would drive me nuts. However I only get to spend 6 hours (if I'm lucky) with Mitch and Larkin after work before we go to bed. That also includes my time of cooking dinner, cleaning, and doing misc stuff around the house. I know I'm a lot luckier than most working parents cuz 6 hours is a nice amount of time but I just like to enjoy it minus as many distractions as possible. We are getting used to it. OH AND we can only get dial up at our house in the coutry. No DSL!! Yup we are in good 'ol PA. You guys down south thought you were in the boon docks, nope you need to come see where we live. I LOVE IT!!!!

So anybody up for visit? Snow will be here in about 3 months!!!!