Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My 20's

Dear Diary,

So yesterday I turned 30. I am still trying to wrap my head around that I am no longer in my 20's. I have always felt like I have an old soul, that I was always a little old for my age, even in high school when I would hang out with the older crowd. I just got along with them better. I never understood being immature or doing things that made you look stupid. That's not to say I haven't had my share of looking stupid or not thinking straight, but for me, age was always just a number. But now that I am 30, this number just isn't clicking in yet. Do I feel older? No. Do I look older? No. Does turning 30 change me in anyway? No. Do I wish I was turning 21 instead and got to redo my 20's all over again? Maybe :) 

To me, 30 means you are officially an adult. Like, no kidding around this time. You can get away with a lot in your 20's. People excuse you cause your still learning. But in your 30's, it's completely different. If you do something stupid in your 20's, you get a slap on the back and they say do better. If you do the same stupid thing in your 30's, you get told to grow up and be an adult or that you need to get your life on track. I just feel like there is so much more that is demanded out of you when you are in your 30's. 

Before I let my 20's go, I want to look back on them. 

The biggest thing that happened to me in my 20's was getting married to my man. 

Also in that 10 year span, Bobby and I got Bullet. 

And we got Dash. 

And we found out we were pregnant. 

I became an Aunt for the first time. 

And a second time.

And a third time.

And a fourth time. 

And a fifth time. 

I also got to visit New York for the first time. 

And I got to visit Las Vegas for the first time.

And I got to visit Jamaica for the first time. 

Bobby and I purchased our first home. 

And we purchased our second home. 

I formed an ever lasting bond with the best women in the world. 

I lost a friend. 

I found a love for wine. 

I got to go to France because of my love for it. 

I found a love for cupcakes and was introduced to Sprinkles Cupcakes that rocked my world. 

I became gluten-free.

And I started my own Blog. 

My 20's were good. There is so much more that happened to me but these are the ones that really stand out. I loved my 20's. They were a learning curve for me. I found out what I like and don't like in this world. I learned to make decisions on my own and to stand by them. I feel like I found my voice. I'm not as shy as I use to be. I have learned to laugh at things. I became a wife, an aunt and a mom (to a fetus and 2 dogs). I learned to lean on God and trust in him. 

I have been told my 30's will be better. That they will feel easier at times and more rewarding through the hard times. I don't know what 30 will hold besides my newest addition of Mighty Mouse, but I seriously can't wait to see. I have my man, my baby, my family, my friends and all of you to take this 30 year roller-coaster with. Hold on....it's gonna be fun! 

Love, Me 

Monday, June 29, 2015


Happy Birthday to me! 

Yes, I turn 30 today and No, I can't believe it. 

I am going to enjoy my day and will be back tomorrow! 

Friday, June 26, 2015

34 weeks

Bullet is fascinated with looking at me. He just sits and stares at me like this. The whole photo shoot, Bobby couldn't get him to look at him. And Dash can't sit still long enough. Oh well. They make for funnier photos. 

How far along? 34 weeks and 3 days

Total weight gain? 21 and a 1/2 pounds and he is around 5 and a 1/2 to 6 pounds. My doctor told me my weight would plateau some while he would gain so I should only see my total weight go up 1/2 a pound to a pound each week and so far we are doing good. It is so hard to maintain the weight but we are going strong. 

Pregnancy clothes? I finally bought me some swimsuits that should get delivered next week before we leave for Galveston. I am so excited to get them in. I got the one I really wanted by Jessica Simpson and another one they had on sale. Can't wait to try them on and show you. 

Sleeping? Like a baby luckily. I do wake early but when I am asleep, I am sound to sleep. It is so nice. But once I wake up anytime after 6am, I am up for the day. 

Best moment this week? Finding someone to come paint baby boys room so B and I don't have to do it. I was originally going to do it because I have painted many rooms before but we moved in later than I had wanted and the ceilings in his room are much taller than I had anticipated so I begged Bobby to let me find someone to come paint them for me. And paint the guest bedroom while he was here. I was given a budget and I was able to come through. They get painted tomorrow! 

Worst moment this week? Traffic. I don't know how you people do it everyday. I only have to do it 2 days a week but I am ready to murder someone by the time I get to work or get home. Granted I am pregnant and my patience level isn't the best and me sitting in the car for a long period of time doesn't quite work well. I end up putting the seat heater on to help my lower back and hips. 

Do I miss anything? Freedom of my own body. I've done really good up until now but these last 6 weeks I just know are going to be hard for me. I am use to doing things on my own, like tying my shoes and getting up and down with ease. Shaving my legs is almost impossible. It's not like I have a big belly, its just that my belly is super hard and trying to press it down for a long period of time is impossible. Frustrates me. Bobby has been really good about not letting me make pregnancy an excuse for things I do or don't do. He holds me accountable but these next weeks, he may just have to let me off the hook on my actions cause Lord knows I don't control them anymore. 

Cravings? Crackers of any kind. Peanut Butter. Milk. Coffee with flavored creamer or I should say flavored creamer with coffee instead. Dairy Queen Blizzard (which I have yet to have). Ice Cream. Cucumbers. 

Aversions? Nothing really. If I don't want it at the time, I'm honest about it. Bobby always has 2 options for dinner at night and I pick the one I want. It makes it easy on him and me. 

Pregnancy symptoms? One day I am starving and can't get enough to eat and the next I eat maybe 700 calories. I do find on the days I eat more, he is extremely restless and moves a whole bunch so I think on those days, he is growing and it is making me hungry. Because kids in general eat a lot when they are growing. And on the days I don't want much to eat, we are resting. 

Belly button? I would say in still. It's almost even with my stomach, almost like I don't have one but for the moment it is staying in. 

Stretch marks? None 

Looking forward to? OMG what a week I have. Let's see.....his room getting painted. My BIRTHDAY is Monday and I turn 30! We leave for Galveston on Friday for the Lewis Vacation (my weekly post will be Thursday instead). We are buying his bed this week (finally). His room is going to start coming together and it makes me so happy.......now if I could just pick a damn paint color we would be golden! 

I am adding a new category for the next 6 weeks:
Can I see my feet? As of today, I can see my feet. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Dallas Zoo

On Monday, I finally got to go to the zoo. I love the zoo. Absolutely love seeing all the animals and walking around but my favorite thing to do is take pictures of the animals. They have such animated features and you never know what they are going to do. Like get it on.....yes.....sex. My mother in law and I happen to walk by the large turtles (who I thought were fake at first) and she said "Oh no, those are real" and then we both stopped and right in front of us was one mounted on top of the other. We both started laughing and turned and walked away. Left them to their business. And no, I did not take a picture. I wouldn't want someone to take pictures of me and my man getting it on, so yeah. 


I went with Debbie, Kent, Billie Marie, Angie and Colton. Debbie has a season pass and gets her grand-kids in for free but she also gets a discount on regular tickets. We went early because it get's so hot so fast. One minute the breeze felt amazing and then the next I was panting. Granted I was 33 (almost 34) weeks pregnant, but still. We went to the Dallas zoo and I haven't been in forever. Don't remember the last time. I always go to the Ft. Worth one but the Dallas was really nice. They even had a Jurassic Park type area that was really neat. Kent had to show me and Angie that first! I took over 200 pictures but I won't show them all. Haha. If your child is into Dinosaurs, you have till September to visit this part of the zoo. 

 This is the neatest story. So below are pictures of a Cheetah and a Dog. And they are best friends. They have been raised the same way and together, are the same age, and are each others best friends. The dog doesn't know she is a dog and the cheetah doesn't know she is a cheetah. They don't care. Wouldn't it be nice if the world was like that? That we didn't know skin color or race or that we cared rather I was white and you were black. That rather you are a cheetah or a dog in this world, you are still equals. We can learn a lot from animals. 

 At the zoo, they have this live Dinosaur show and Debbie told me when Kent first watched it, he made her sit in the very back and was kind of scared. But then she told him it was fake and that you can see the man's legs that are inside the suit. So he made a clear point to show me that this Dinosaur wasn't real, that there were legs in there of a person. Just in case Aunt Dani got scared. 

Did I mention baby girl is walking now? So we let her out of the stroller to stretch her legs some and do some exploring of her own. 

We ended the day at the children section of the zoo where the boys put on their swimsuits and played in the water. Colton had to show Kent his boo-boo on his foot, just so Kent would know. They are so funny around each other. When one does something, the other has to do it too. Where one goes, the other goes. If one doesn't want to do something but the other does, they get mad at each other and say they are hurting their feelings. They are night and day but I wouldn't change them for the world! 


My favorite photo of the day goes to me and my boys! 

 Funniest photo of the day goes to Billie Marie! The before and after! 

I was even able to get motion snapshots. These are so cool!

Watch Out boys! 

Fly Colton Fly