Seven Quick Takes

June 18, 2010 at 8:40 am 10 comments

I’m tired but happy this Friday morning. I slept through the night, minus one or two interruptions from asleep arms, but somehow I’m very very tired anyways. But what’s new? On with it…

This weekend I have plans to make a chocolate hazelnut (read: Nutella) pie for Father’s Day. I’ll take pictures and give you a full review. It sounds promising because anything with Nutella is amazing, but we’ll see!

Last night we went to the dog tracks to celebrate Father’s Day with my dad. We don’t go often and I’m not really sure why, because it’s one of our favorite things to do. Thursday night is the deal night. They have $1 hotdogs (gross), 50 cent beer, and $1 margaritas. For a family that salivates over good deals, it’s the perfect set up for us. So last night we went as a family. My parents, my brother, my sister in law, my sister, Avery, and Stephen and I. Normally Stephen does all the betting for the two of us, unless I see a dog name that I really like and want to throw $1 or 2 his way. He never really wins much because 1) we don’t really know a ton about dog racing and 2) it’s sooo out of your control.

Last night, God was smiling on us. He knew that we could use a few bucks and that our anniversary is sneaking up on us and he wanted us to be able to go to a fancy dinner to celebrate at the end of July. So if you take out the money that was spent on bets, hot dogs, beer, and nachos Stephen ended up coming out about $100 ahead. Y’all, this is unheard of for us! Normally we come out a few cents ahead or a few dollars behind. Stephen was still glowing this morning!

PS- I have written about the dog tracks at least twice before. Once was actually last Father’s Day. But if you want a fun post about what the dog tracks are like, check out this one (<- link). To this day it’s a story we talk about often.

Last week I mentioned that we’ve lived in our house for 2.5 years and still don’t have curtains in our living room. It seemed like such a daunting task. The windows in that room are over a window seat, so we’d have to get one of those fancy curtain rods that has connectors so it can fit the corners. We actually found one and bought one about 6 months ago and it’s just been sitting on the window seat ever since. I finally decided that we should do something about this. We went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond on Wednesday to see what we could see.

We found a set that we think will work. They are now on order (they don’t carry the shorter length in the store) and should be here in 7-10 days. I can hardly believe it! No more glares on the television and laptop? No more 100 degree heat in the living room? This will be amazing!

I think I’m going to get my glucose test tomorrow morning. I haven’t heard good things about this. Wish me luck!

I’m also going to the beach tomorrow. I’m really hoping that I don’t get out there and have a heat stroke. I’m so sensitive to heat now, which is so weird because I used to be the girl who didn’t feel heat. So wish me luck on that too.

Because every Friday is a good Friday if you get to look at pictures of a baby, right? My sister took several pictures of Avery last night. I thought I’d share a few. Enjoy!

(It’s normal to get the urge to squeeze her cheeks.)

(She was reaching for the camera. You can see a glimpse of the really long fingernails I was telling you about.)

(She was staring at my dad. She giggles at him a lot. And there is a glimpse of the watch I was telling you about.)

(Is four enough? Yes, I think four pictures will do. Is she not the cutest baby you’ve ever seen? I think, yes.)

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I Am Not Ashamed Pregnant Pause – Week 27

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  • 1. Taryn  |  June 18, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Loev all the baby chub pictures!! Avery is a doll! 🙂

    #5… glucose test isn’t that bad. Are you going in for the 1 hour one? You’ll have to fast for the few hours before, so it’s best to take it in the morning. You’ll drink a nasty sugary drink (go for the lemon-lime, it’s a little like Sprite with about 2 cups of sugar added to it!) Then exactly an hour later, they’ll draw your blood to see if you are processing glucose correctly. And then you can go stuff your face cuz you’ll be starving!! 🙂 Fingers crossed your # is normal… mine was a little high and I had to do the 3 hour glucose test! That one is NOT FUN!

  • 2. Karen  |  June 18, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Avery is very adorable, but I must retreat on the “you’ve ever seen” for we now have a newbie, Mattie Melissa was born Tuesday weighing 8lbs and 2ounces at this time she is my “you’ve ever seen.”

    I wish you could see her, her features are so small, like her mouth and her ears are no bigger than a nickel, lol I could not get over how small they were.

    I hope your test come back with good news.

    Have a great weekend.

  • 3. Nora  |  June 18, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Congrats on the awesome win at the dog tracks! I would be super jazzed (yes, I just used that word) too =)

    Good luck with the glucose test and beach day!

  • 4. Joy  |  June 18, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Congrats on the wonderful winnings from the races!! Hope the curtains work well, and that you have a good time at the beach.

    1hr is not too bad; super sweet drink and then a blood draw, the 3hr is much more of a hassle but hopefully you won’t have to deal with that.

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing!!

  • 5. Kristen  |  June 18, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Adorable baby, she looks saucy in that first shot!

    Happy Friday 😀

  • 6. zburrows  |  June 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    #1 I just thought of Kelly’s ice cream. oh my.

    #4 I dont know how you lived without curtains in houston. I have blackout curtains in my room for day sleeping.

    #5 is this a preggo test?

    #6 Hydrate 🙂

  • 7. Veronica  |  June 18, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    that pie. sounds DELICIOUS! can i have the recipe? i like your watch a lot! and your niece, gosh she’s cute – and i know i say that every time you post a picture of her. have a good weekend!

  • 8. Molly  |  June 19, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Jack + Avery = True Love Forever.

    How did the glucose test go? I think the stories about it are worse than the actual experience. Maybe that’s just because I’ve been through childbirth now so drinking a sugary drink real fast doesn’t seem that bad?

    BTW: I have such a supply of diaper samples coming your way!

  • 9. Debbie  |  June 20, 2010 at 10:55 am

    when we drove to galveston in march for our cruise, we drove right by the dog race place. my brother (who lives in houston) loves going there, too! what flavor drink did you take for the glucose test?? that makes ALL the difference..

    avery is precious! 🙂

  • 10. Why We Aren’t The Hearsts «  |  July 29, 2010 at 8:59 am

    […] that we felt like it would be okay to skip the actual anniversary night. Plus, we had run out of Stephen’s winnings from the dog track. So it looked like we’d just be eating some breaded chicken and glazed carrots in front of […]

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