Thursday, January 18, 2018

A few changes

Dear Diary,

You might have seen I have not been blogging everyday these past weeks and it's because life is just so hectic and crazy and I don't see it slowing down anytime soon. So with said, there will be a few changes. 

~Pregnancy update will be every two weeks now. Not that I wouldn't love a weekly photo, it just gets to difficult to take them and by the time I remember, it's to late. So if I can do it every other week, it will be easier to maintain. And honestly, not much is changing in the week by week so doing it every two weeks seems more info worthy. 

~Five on Friday's will be the same unless something comes up and I can't get to it. 

~Dear Diary will now be no set day. It will just be whatever day I am feeling. 

~I will try to do the movie blog once a month still. I wasn't able to do it for January (there were only like 4 movies anyways) and I apologize for that. Sometimes life has other plans and we can't do anything about it. 

~I love my shop small or deal of days so if anything pops up, or if there is a shop small you want me to feature, please let me know. Supporting each other is something I try to do. I have an incredible shop small lined up at the end of this month that I can't wait to share with you all. 

~I won't be blogging everyday anymore. With Brooklynn coming in May, I am preparing myself for it and one of those things is blogging an average of 3 days a week. It is still something I LOVE and want to do, I just don't want to commit to an everyday blog anymore. 

I thank you all for taking the time out of your day to come read this. To keep up with me and my crazy life. If you ever have any questions or want to be featured or have something you want me to share, please never hesitate to ask me!

Love, Me

Also, this has been my life lately. Eating the most random things on one plate! 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January 16th

Today in history is a special day.
This date started a life. 
January 16th, 2004 was the beginning of a love story no one ever saw coming. Not even myself.
A thuggish white boy picked up a preppy white girl for a date to see The Lord of the Rings part 3. 
I never imagined 14 years ago that my life was going to change. That God was working in the background of such a bigger picture. 
A first date that lead to an amazing love story of Bobby and I. A love story that created not only one human, but working on the second. A story so perfectly unperfect that it's perfect. All because I said yes to a blind date. All because he drove an hour and a half in the rain to pick me up. All because he fell asleep in the movies and I sat next to a really large man who ate popcorn the whole time and smelt like fish. This date will always be one of my favorites because it was the beginning of a life I didn't know I had coming. We have gone through so much together and I wouldn't change it. 
Well maybe that time he tried to dump me to go to Miami to model and he only lasted a day there because he realized his life was at home and with me. But that's his lesson to learn...I already knew that. 
Still one of my all time favorite pictures of Bobby and I. Even tho I hate my hair short, I do love it in this picture!

We had matching bathing suits. It was cute.

Looks like we both need to eat hahaha

Bobby's prom
So we made a tradition of kissing on the same boat in Galveston. It's adorable!

To the love of my life...
You are everything and more to me. I never imagined where our lives were going to go or what we would be doing or where we would be, all I knew is that I wanted to experience it all with you. You spoil me beyond and you are the most incredible dad to Brody. My heart just burst when I think about you holding Brooklynn for the first time and how much she is going to love being your princess. I just love and adore you boo. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Five on Friday

one. Brooklynn
Yesterday was my 21 week appointment and I had a sonogram. The girl was able to get a portion of her face. They never come out looking anything like sonogram photos but to see her little face growing is just precious to me. 

two. Bright
Bobby and I watched this and it's really good. They are already making a second one. It's on Netflix just FYI. It's about a human cop who is forced to work with an Orc to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for.  

three. Air Fryer 
I got one for Christmas from my mom and I am so in love. We have made multiple different things in it and everything has come out delicious. We even did steak one night and it was so juicy. I got the Power 3.4 QT Air Fryer XL and I am really glad I got the big one. I did red as well but it comes in black if you like that. 

four. Reunited
Brody was reunited with Miguel and Isabel this week. He missed them and I missed Gabby and Lina. With the holidays, we just never got together cause everyone was so busy with family. It was good getting back to a schedule and being with them. They keep me sane. 

five. Dog bed training
Ever since moving into this new home, we have been training the dogs to sleep/lay in dog beds, instead of the furniture. Bullet was already trained because he hasn't been able to jump onto anything in a while so he was easy. It was Dash. It really only took 1-2 days for him to get it. We got really comfy beds and they either sleep on their own or sleep together. Dash will forget every so often but he always moves when I tell him. Brody loves the dog beds as well and gets with them every chance he gets. They aren't fans but you know....

Thursday, January 11, 2018

20/21 weeks

I told Bobby to never let me stand in this spot again because it's awful lighting. So if for the next couple of weeks the pictures are in different spots, it's just cause I am looking for a spot in my home to take these. Also, I still can't find the chalk! 

How far along? 21 weeks

Total weight gain? 8 pounds and I couldn't be more thrilled. Girlfriend took a big jump at 20 weeks and I was actually able to eat this holiday so that was awesome. I will get back to the healthy lifestyle I was on before the holidays because honestly, I don't want to gain more than I need to. My doctor told me for my built and size, that 30 pounds is a good goal and if I'm under, awesome. 

Sleeping? I sleep soundly and I sleep about 7 hours at night. I try not to nap during the day because I have a heard time falling asleep at night if I do. I will take a cat nap (like 30 minutes) if I get a moment. 

Best or worst moment these past 2 weeks? Best: Well since I've technically known she was a girl since December 14th, I will say being able to tell others its a girl has been so joyful. We had a sonogram today and seeing her was just wonderful. She is measuring 9 and 1/2 inches and weighing 15 oz. She has chubby cheeks and likes to kick my bladder. Worst: losing my father in law. 

Do I miss anything? Margaritas. Lord knows I could have used a few these past weeks. 

Aversions? I am not having any aversions anymore so I will be taking this off the blog starting next week. 

Pregnancy symptoms? My skin still isn't the best. But I am working with that I got. 

Looking forward to? Decorating her room now that I know she's a girl. I've already been looking into colors for her room. 

Gender/Name/Due date? Girl. Brooklynn Marjorie Lewis. May 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Her name

So yesterday was all about finding out it was girl but I didn't say the name or explain why the name. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have seen her name already so it's no secret. 

Her name is going to be Brooklynn Marjorie Lewis. 

For as long as I can remember, if I was ever going to have a girl her name was going to be Brooke Lynn. Two separate names. My mom's middle name is Lynn and so is mine and I knew I wanted hers to be. And Brooke was always a name I loved and one of my favorite TV characters was named Brooke (Sophia Bush on One Tree Hill) so that was it. Then when I married Bobby, Brooke Lynn Lewis was going to be perfect. 

Then we got pregnant and it was boy. So Brooke was off the table. 

Then we got pregnant again and before we knew the sex, Bobby's grandmother Honey died. Her name was Marjorie. My mom's mom's (Maw-Maw) name was Marjorie as well and she died back in 2002 (she is also my guardian angel and a major part of my tattoo). My Marjorie died 11-12-02 and Bobby's Marjorie died 11-13-17, almost 15 years to the day apart. So after Honey died something inside me felt the calling to use Marjorie for both of our grandmothers. But I didn't want to get rid of the Lynn. It is such a part of me and my mom and I wanted it for her. So I combined Brooke and Lynn and here we are. So if you ever spell her name, make sure it has 2 n's! And if she ever wants to go by Brooke, she can. I know I might call her that for short but just knowing her real name is Brooklynn, is all that matters to me. 

Brooklynn Marjorie Lewis will always know where her name comes from and will hold the spirit of our two beautiful grandmothers. Two women who meant so much to me and so much to our families. This is also the last grand-baby for each side so that makes it even more special to me. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

It's a girl

Y'all have no idea how excited I was when I heard those words come out of the girl doing the sonogram's mouth. The words I had thought this whole time being pregnant. I knew in my heart of hearts this was a girl but just hearing it confirmed was the highlight of the year. 

I thought I would share the story of finding out today because I just love it and could live that moment every day! 

It was a normal 17 week appointment check up. I had no sonogram scheduled. The Monday before this Thursday, was the Monday I got incredibly sick and had to go to CityDoc to get an IV for dehydration. So when I went in on that Thursday, I had told her what happened and how I wish she did sonograms at 17 week because I hadn't felt movement and with being so sick, I was worried. I also told her I would love to know the sex before Christmas so I could tell my family. With the combination of everything going on, she told me if she could sneak me back she would. MERRY CHRISTMAS! So she went to check and there happen to be a 5 minute opening between appointments for the sonogram. 
This never happens. 
That place is always so packed. I couldn't believe this was happening. So I laid down, she told the girl to get the heartbeat and check to make sure baby was ok. And to go ahead and tell me the sex of the baby. So she did it in that order. 

"Heartbeat is 154."
"Baby is super low, like on your bladder low. You have got to be uncomfortable!"
"It's a GIRL." 

I play this moment over and over. My hands went to my eyes and and she said "Are we happy?" and I said "You have no idea". 

Bobby was not with me because it was just a normal 17 week appointment and he wouldn't have been allowed back in the regular room anyways. So I swung by Target on my way home, found the cutest watermelon onesie in the sale department for summer and went home and put it on his computer for when he got home. People keep asking me if he is excited to be having a girl and I keep telling people yes. I do think he is nervous about the unknown part of it but he is going to be wrapped around her pudgy finger from the moment he holds her. Also...his bank account is going to hurt a little cause his wife has no self control when it comes to shopping for her kids wardrobes. 

My baby girl. My very own baby girl. I have my boy and now I have my girl and please don't ask me if I am having any more! 

We are so thrilled. And I love the fact that Bill knew before he died. We got to tell family at Christmas and I will always be so thankful that my doctor was able to sneak me back so we could know. 

Monday, January 8, 2018

The Golden Globes 2018

Last night was The Golden Globes and in case you missed it, I have all the winners listed below.

The whole #MeToo movement was in full force and everyone was wearing black in honor of it. A lot of my favorite people won, like Sterling K Brown for This Is Us and Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies. It was all about girl power and Oprah (who was accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award). If you missed Oprah's speech, I have added it below.


Best Motion Picture - Drama
    "Call Me by Your Name"
    "The Post"
    "The Shape of Water"
    "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" *WINNER
    Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
    "The Disaster Artist"
    "Get Out"
    "The Greatest Showman"
    "I, Tonya"
    "Lady Bird" *WINNER
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
    Jessica Chastain, "Molly's Game"
    Sally Hawkins, "The Shape of Water"
    Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" *WINNER
    Meryl Streep, "The Post"
    Michelle Williams, "All the Money in the World"
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
    Timothée Chalamet, "Call Me by Your Name"
    Daniel Day-Lewis, "Phantom Thread"
    Tom Hanks, "The Post"
    Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour" *WINNER
    Denzel Washington, "Roman J. Israel, Esq."
    Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
    Judi Dench, "Victoria & Abdul"
    Margot Robbie, "I, Tonya"
    Saoirse Ronan, "Lady Bird" *WINNER
    Emma Stone, "Battle of the Sexes"
    Helen Mirren, "The Leisure Seeker"
    Best Director
    Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water" *WINNER
    Martin McDonagh, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
    Christopher Nolan, "Dunkirk"
    Ridley Scott, "All The Money in the World"
    Steven Spielberg, "The Post"
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
    Steve Carell, "Battle of the Sexes"
    Ansel Elgort, "Baby Driver"
    James Franco, "The Disaster Artist" *WINNER
    Hugh Jackman, "The Greatest Showman"
    Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out"
    Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
    Mary J. Blige, "Mudbound"
    Hong Chau, "Downsizing"
    Allison Janney, "I, Tonya" *WINNER
    Laurie Metcalf, "Lady Bird"
    Octavia Spencer, "The Shape of Water"
    Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
    Willem Dafoe, "The Florida Project"
    Armie Hammer, "Call Me by Your Name"
    Richard Jenkins, "The Shape of Water"
    Christopher Plummer, "All the Money in the World"
    Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" *WINNER
    Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
    "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
    "The Shape of Water" *WINNER
    "Phantom Thread"
    "The Post"
    Best Original Song in a Motion Picture
    "Home," "Ferdinand"
    "Mighty River," "Mudbound"
    "Remember Me," "Coco"
    "The Star," "The Star"
    "This Is Me," "The Greatest Showman" *WINNER
    Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture
    "The Shape of Water"
    "Lady Bird"
    "The Post"
    "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" *WINNER
    "Molly's Game"
    Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
    "A Fantastic Woman"
    "First They Killed My Father"
    "In the Fade" *WINNER
    "The Square"
    Best Animated Film
    "The Boss Baby"
    "The Breadwinner"
    "Coco" *WINNER
    "Loving Vincent"


    Best TV series - Drama
    "The Crown"
    "Game of Thrones"
    "The Handmaid's Tale" *WINNER
    "Stranger Things"
    "This Is Us"
    Best performance by Actress in a TV series - Drama
    Caitriona Balfe, "Outlander"
    Claire Foy, "The Crown"
    Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Deuce"
    Katherine Langford, "13 Reasons Why"
    Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale" *WINNER
    Best performance by an Actor in a TV Series - Drama
    Sterling K. Brown, "This is Us" *WINNER
    Freddie Highmore, "The Good Doctor"
    Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
    Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"
    Jason Bateman, "Ozark"
    Best TV series - Musical or Comedy
    "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" *WINNER
    "Master of None"
    "Will & Grace"
    Best performance by an Actor in a TV series - Musical or Comedy
    Anthony Anderson, "Black-ish"
    Aziz Ansari "Master of None" *WINNER
    Kevin Bacon, "I Love Dick"
    William H. Macy, "Shameless"
    Eric McCormack, "Will and Grace"
    Best performance by an Actress in a TV series - Musical or Comedy
    Pamela Adlon, "Better Things"
    Alison Brie, "Glow"
    Issa Rae, "Insecure"
    Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" *WINNER
    Frankie Shaw, "SMILF"
    Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
    "Big Little Lies" *WINNER
    "Feud: Bette and Joan"
    "The Sinner"
    "Top of the Lake: China Girl"
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
    Robert De Niro, "The Wizard of Lies"
    Jude Law, "The Young Pope"
    Kyle MacLachlan, "Twin Peaks"
    Ewan McGregor, "Fargo" *WINNER
    Geoffrey Rush, "Genius"
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
    Jessica Biel, "The Sinner"
    Nicole Kidman, "Big Little Lies" *WINNER
    Jessica Lange, "Feud: Bette and Joan"
    Susan Sarandon, "Feud: Bette and Joan"
    Reese Witherspoon, "Big Little Lies"
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
    Alfred Molina, "Feud"
    Alexander Skarsgard, "Big Little Lies" *WINNER
    David Thewlis, "Fargo"
    David Harbour, "Stranger Things"
    Christian Slater, "Mr. Robot"
    Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
    Laura Dern, "Big Little Lies" *WINNER
    Ann Dowd, "The Handmaid's Tale"
    Chrissy Metz, "This is Us"
    Michelle Pfeiffer, "The Wizard of Lies"
    Shailene Woodley, "Big Little Lies"

    Here is the speech Oprah gave while accepting her award. If she runs for president, she has my vote!