Monday, September 29, 2008

School is in session...

The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing colors, and I am NOT in school. I realized today that for the first time in years, I am not attending/working at a school. I honestly believe that I have been in school for the past 18 years of my life. How strange it is to not worry about homework or lesson plans or even getting up at the same time every day.

Josh tells me I deserve a break because for the past 3 years I was teaching early-morning seminary, which was a wonderful experience, but I don't know how I got the sleep I needed. Add student teaching on top of being pregnant, and this has been a long year. I can't believe I have been pregnant since January! And it is almost over. My doctor said I am dilated 2 centimeters, which means almost nothing in the long run, but I have seen the light at the end of the tunnel! We still have some things to move and finish (like her crib) but I am almost ready to be a parent. In a few years I will be getting little Allison ready for school and then fall will once again mean something. For now I am enjoying sleeping in and not following a regular schedule, for the first time in my life.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Life at home

We are continuing to get the house ready for a baby, re-arranging furniture and cleaning (I must be in the nesting phase) I can't reach my feet but I feel a need to clean out the fridge. Apparently the Air Force has decided that a 2-bedroom house is large enough for 3 people to live in comfortably. I have to disagree. Especially after living in this house for 5 years with a husband who likes to build furniture. It has been a little difficult trying to fit her and all her stuff into the house. Plus my mom is coming to stay for two weeks and we no longer have a guest bedroom. I guess we will see how it all works out...
Toby and Lia. I wonder how they will do with the new addition...

My handsome man =)

Josh all dressed up in his blues. He won an ACC safety award of distinction for saving a jet and pilots from a faulty ejection seat handle. I am very proud of my military man!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Josh the handyman. It is so nice to have a husband that is good with tools. He built this bookshelf to hold all the books Allison will acquire.

This is her toy box. It is already full. The crib is currently under construction, but will hopefully be finished before she arrives...

Allison waving Hi!

Finally, here is the baby belly. I am just beginning to get to the uncomfortable stage, but I'm hoping for a few more weeks to get my house in order before she decides to make an appearance.

Finally a blog...

Apparently I am behind the times so I have decided to start a blog. Many exciting things have been happening in my life lately so I will post them to share with anyone who cares to read about them.
First and foremost, I am due to have a baby girl in about 3 weeks. Josh picked the name Allison and I love it.

I recently had a very PINK baby shower with lots of fun people and games. Thanks to everyone who came and for all the nice gifts!

my PINK cake

Lindsey (my neighbor) and her little girl Aliza

my good friend Raxsel made lots of yummy food

and I got so many cute little girl things!