Friday, April 29, 2011

Boob Tube Babble with Megs7827 & Neely!

So excited for our first Boob Tube Babble link up! What did you watch this week? Any questions or comments you want to blog about? Do it and then link up with Neely or me.

Boob Tube Babble

The first show I must discuss is Saddle Ranch. It is on VH1. Add it to your dvr right now if you haven't seen it.

Saddle Ranch is a restaurant on the Sunset strip in LA. I've been there and have a friend that works there. You knew I was famous right? Anyways, all the celebs go there and of course they made a reality show about it. On the first episode they bring a few people over from the restaurant in another part of LA to kind of compete with the employees at the Sunset restaurant.

Two of the female bartenders throw beer on each other and sabotage each other's ice, etc. In the second episode a waitress gets in a fight with the new shot girl. Then they all go to a party at one of the bartender's houses. The guy gets a stripper for his friend who has a girlfriend. The girls heckle the stripper and throw a drink at her. The stripper grabs the girls hair and drags her over a couch onto the floor. I'm not making this stuff up! I'm telling you, it is a must watch!

Bethenny- I assume you all know about Bethenny Ever After on Bravo.

This week I was surprised to find out that she made it to the finals on Skating with the Stars. I know I'm a bad Bethenny fan for not watching and voting, but I think it was a super busy time in my life when that was on.

OTH- One Tree Hill on the CW
How much did you love Jana Kramer's song Whiskey on oth this week?! Definitely going to be downloading that one! So looks like Brooke and Julian are going to NY. I totally predicted that it was Kellerman's son that hit Jamie and Brooke. Best part is that the next episode is the season finale not the series finale. More oth!!!

What shows did you watch this week? Write a post about your thoughts on this week's shows and link up!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Top 5 Thursdays! Dream Vacations

Linking up with Meghan today for Top 5 Thursday Dream Vacations edition!

Since I haven't been able to travel very far being 9 months pregnant and probably won't be able to go anywhere for awhile with the little one I loved the idea of dreaming and planning some vacays!

5. Europe
I've never been to Europe! I want to go to Paris obviously, Spain, Italy, Austria looked pretty cool on the Amazing Race, etc.

4. Australia
I have always wanted to go to Australia and of course when Harpo went that made me want to go 10 times more!

3. Texas
I've gotta meet this girl! Who wouldn't want to hang out with her? I also have an Aunt and some friends from high school that live in Texas that I would like to visit in October during the fair!

2. New York
I debated putting Hawaii as my #2. I've been to Hawaii a few times and I've never been to NYC! I'm dying to go!

1. Santa Barbara
This is a picture from our honeymoon in Santa Barbara. There is something so amazing about the trip you take after your wedding. I think after all the stress of planning and all the excitement of the big day there is this special high you feel when on your honeymoon. Even though we'll probably never have that same feeling again the place we went definitely takes you back and you experience a little bit of it. We stayed at the Four Seasons in Santa Barbara which of course was amaizng! We got a room upgrade since it was our honeymoon! We had a couples massage, amazing food, enjoyed the sun, went wine tasting, and went for a bike ride. Can't wait to go back again some day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


In case you didn't know, I'm totes obsessed with Twitter. I checked it like all day long and tweet about my thoughts and questions. It keeps me sane while I wait for this baby to make his appearance. Maybe I'm just hormonal but there are some things I think need to be addressed. We need to set some guidelines. Therefore, twitiquette.

1) Make sure when giving advice that there is a ?
I understand people are posting their thoughts and pictures and stuff and sometimes you think of a comment to share. Perfectly fine. Some people seem to forget about the meaning of a ? and a . For example, I often complain about how this baby will not come out. I'm sure you are all tired of reading about it. This is not me asking advice on how to get the baby out.

2) This is an a-b conversation so c your way out of it

Sometimes people are having a conversation on twitter. When the topic is jeans at Costco and how they don't sell long sizes it is ok to jump in and say you wear size long too. If someone asks someone else a question you don't need to jump in with an answer.

3) Prayer requests are special
I think it is so amazing how much prayer from bloggers or twitter friends can help people. But I think we are getting a little carried away. Prayer requests for towns devastated by tornadoes, for people with children in the NICU, for cancer, etc. Totally ok and great and wonderful!

4) If you have a problem with someone direct message them
Hopefully, following these guidelines will create for a less drama filled place. But if some drama does happen twitiquette is to direct message the person. We are pretty good at figuring out who your passive aggressive tweet is referring to and it just gets ugly. Isn't drama usually just a result of a misunderstanding too? Maybe you could save yourself the ugly awkward and keep a friend.

Did I forget anything? Anything you would add?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Boob Tube Babble with Neely is happening Friday!

It's here! The link up you've all been waiting for!

Boob Tube Babble

What is Boob Tube Babble you ask? Well, it's your chance to blog all your thoughts, opinions, and comments about any tv from the week!

If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know I love to watch tv. If you follow me on twitter you've probably read my comments from tv shows. Neely, my dvr twin, and I try to watch tv shows at the same time and tweet about them, but it can be difficult with our different time zones and busy schedules. So we created this link up and we hope you all join us!

You can kind of keep track of things you want to discuss throughout the week and post it on Friday or just post about things you want to discuss on Friday. Then link up on my blog or Neely's blog! So this Friday is the first Boob Tube Babble link up so start watching tv!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Situation

No, this isn't about the Jersey Shore. I started typing the words frustration and anticipation into the title and then thought those were too dramatic and kind of made me think of the Situation from Jersey Shore. I thought I would take a couple minutes to write about what's been going on, for me. Maybe some day I'll want to look back and remember this time. Probably not. Maybe it will help some other pregnant girl to know someone else went through this.

My due date is April 27th. I was born a few days after my due date. My husband was born a week after his due date. I was prepared for this baby to be late. I wasn't prepared for the doctor to tell me I was 2 cm dilated at my 38 week appointment on April 13th. I got all excited that he was going to come early! My mom told my dad he would have a grandson within 7 days. Then I started having contractions that night and the next morning. Everyone got all excited. My dad thought he was going to have his grandson on Thursday the 14th!

Then, I made it to my 39 week appointment on the 20th. I told them I had kind of been having contractions on and off and my dr checked me to see what kind of progress those contractions were causing. The baby's head had moved down a lot and I was dilated to 3-4 cm and 70% effaced. I was glad that I had made progress but knew not to get excited about it this time. Thursday, the 21st I had some contractions but didn't want to wake my husband up. Friday, the 22nd he got up to get ready for work and I got up too since I hadn't been sleeping. I ate breakfast and watched some tv and decided to try and lay down and get some sleep.

When I was laying down I started noticing I was having stronger contractions than I had ever felt. I thought to myself maybe I should start timing them just to see how frequent they were. I was surprised that they were about 5 minutes apart. I called my mom thinking she might not have left for work yet and she could tell me if I needed to call my husband or someone else nearby to take me to the hospital. My doctor has told me if my contractions are 3 to 5 minutes apart and intense enough that I can't walk or talk during them that I should go to the hospital. Well mom and I determined that they probably weren't strong enough yet and I should see how things progressed.

I continued to time them throughout the day. My dad came over for lunch and I was able to hang out with him and he didn't notice me being in too much pain. My parents were thinking I would continue to progress and that maybe my husband should come home a little early. When I talked to him at lunch we kind of decided that I would tell him to come home if the contractions got back to 10 mins or so apart. After my dad left I timed my contractions for about an hour and they were about 10 mins apart and I thought about texting my husband but I tried to take a nap first. I was able to sleep for an hour so I knew it wasn't time to go to the hospital yet.

Saturday, the 23rd, at about 4am I was having contractions that were way more intense than I had ever felt. I would say they were about a 5 or 6 on a scale of 1-10. I decided to wake my husband up and we started timing the contractions. We timed them for an hour or two and they were pretty frequent and intense. I really thought it was about time to go to the hospital. Then after awhile I was able to fall asleep and woke up disappointed.

I guess this is pretty common, but its pretty frustrating and confusing. I keep saying it would be so much easier if my water broke! I'm trying to look at the bright side and think at least I won't be in labor for a long time at the hospital since my body is slowly dilating. I will let you guys know on twitter most likely when we finally do end up at the hospital! Keep sending "get that baby out" thoughts my way!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Dorky Picture Day!

Neels found some old dorky pictures of herself and everyone started talking about linking up. I of course didn't want to be left out but don't know where my dorky pictures are and don't have a scanner. Luckily my good old Dad, who happens to have a birthday today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!, was helpful enough to find some dorky pictures and scan them and email them to me. Now, these are around the time I got contacts and didn't have braces so I know there are worse out there. Some day I'll track them down and post them for you.

First up is a picture of myself and some girls I met on a cruise to Alaska. This was formal night. I am second from the right in the blue ensemble! I think this was the summer before 7th grade.
This is mom and I the day of my 8th grade graduation.

I don't know where we were when I found this awesome bike.

Here is me with my Nana. I'm on the right sitting next to Nana. Next to her is her boyfriend at the time and my cousin Kristin. Dad's in the back. I think we took this picture when we got back from our Alaska cruise. You may notice Kristin was in the Alaska cruise pic too.

Well, hope you enjoyed all the bangs. Go find some dorky pictures of yourself and link up with us!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My thoughts on rhoc

Real Housewives of OC
I saw some people tweet that they were surprised that Vicki didn't know how old Don was. I have to say I kind of lie to myself and others about my age/forget how old I am which then causes me to forget how old Hubby is. Anyone else shocked that she is 48?! I feel like she looks OLDER than she actually is!

What was the whole thing with her husband's fist and being allergic to things? They are cuckoo! I thought it was strange how she said some men are intimidated by her husband. I feel like she went on and on about how he is successful and good looking. I think my husband is successful and good looking but other men aren't intimadated by him cause he is a nice person and I would never go on and on to anyone about him the way she did. Is it just me or was it weird?

Alexis is going to be so pissed at Tamra at the reunion! I can't wait!

So I think Gretchen is my favorite right now. She is stupid for thinking Slade wouldn't be bothered by being called Tubba Wubba all the live long day but I believed her when she said she wouldn't do it if it bothered him. She's a little scary about the weight thing with Slade and the dogs. I think she will definitely have some fat kids. Don't people know when you are that obsessive about things people rebel? And sharing the custody of the dogs with her ex? Really?

Has Tamra not figured out that she is being recorded? Alexis is not going to like you calling her stupid or her husband a douchebag!

So I also remembered someone tweeting, "What happened to Slade's kids or where are Slade's kids?" This website says he owes $138,000 in child support and has a suspended license. They suspend your license when you don't pay child support. Another website mentioned that his son has a brain tumor. I was shocked to read this. They had a link to this website it says his name is Grayson Smiley and he was diagnosed in 2004. He doesn't hide the fact that he isn't really working on the show so I guess the owing money in child support makes sense. But how can you frolick around with Gretchen and her dogs when your son has a brain tumor?! Peggy mentioned he has been accused of being a deadbeat dad, uh yeah he is officially the poster father for deadbeats!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'm so good at googling

Some of you may have seen a discussion on twitter between Neely and I about her bachelorette party. The conversation started because Neely wants me to come visit her in Dallas. She said, "If I get married you'll have no choice." Then she said it would be funny if her whole wedding party was bloggers. I said at her bachelorette party bloggers get shirts that say blogger on them. Then she started telling me about how peni are not allowed at her bachelorette party and she doesn't want to do a scavenger hunt. What do you ladies think? Did you have a crazy bachelorette party? We were in Vegas for mine and went to thunder from down under and even though it was 100% cheesy and raunchy, I loved every second of it. What happened to this is your last night to be crazy?! Have you heard that Jeff Timmons from 98 degrees is a Chippendales dancer now?! We have to go see this!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Top 5 Thursday- Celebrity Crushes

Linking up today with Meghan to share my top 5 celeb crushes over the years.

I think every girl in their late twenties would say it all started with NKOTB. 5) Jordan Knight- I was a Jordan girl.

Then, it was time for a cowboy.

4) Clay Walker- I had a poster of him on the ceiling above my bed and an autographed picture on my night stand. I just wikipediaed him and his real name is Ernest Clayton. Yowza, glad he went with Clay!

Next, it was time I fell for someone my own age. 3) Matthew Lawrence- he is a gift from God! Someone give him a tv show so I can see him more!

After Matthew was this fine piece of man... 2) Paul Walker- I struggled with this one but saw him on Star's list and said, "Oh yeah!" My bff and I were pretty obsessed. We would see any movie he was in.

Lately, I've been thinking I need to make a top 5 list of celebs I'm allowed to cheat on the hubs with.

1) Curtis Stone- would for sure make the list. He is easy on the eyes, can cook, has an Australian accent, and I wouldn't have to worry about saying the wrong name ;)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lots of pretty pictures from this weekend!

On Saturday, we did some yardwork in the backyard.
Got the fountain working.Then on Sunday we went to the lake and took maternity pictures!

Such a beautiful weekend!

Then I played on for way too long!

Monday, April 11, 2011

I'm a featured Mama!

Head over to Jen's blog today where I have written a featured Mama post. It has never before seen pics of the nursery and little man's privates. It is pretty much epic!

Friday, April 8, 2011

This is a story of 7 strangers

Can we talk about this season's real world las vegas? This is Nany. She came on the show with a boyfriend. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure every person that has come on the real world with a boyfriend or girlfriend broke up with that person. I was a little annoyed that this girl pretended she was going to be any different. We could all tell her relationship wasn't going to last. Especially since she was immediately attracted to one of the other roommates.

This is Adam. I LOVE this picture of him! Looks all sweet and innocent huh? Yeah, he was in juvy for several years. This is the roommate Nany was instantly attracted to. He was instantly attracted to her as well. He says he is single but he has this girlfriend he talks to and tells her he doesn't want her texting any other guys, that she needs to email him first to see if its ok. Yeah, that's normal. He hooks up with random chicks when they first arrive in Vegas, I believe, and then he and Nany hook up.

Now, the real world casting people have been doing this for 19 years. I 100% believe they knew these two would cause the drama that they have. Have you ever seen the casting specials for real world? They find out EVERYTHING about you. Adam had to have told them they when he gets drunk he gets destructive. I'm sure the kid gets kicked out of bars every weekend at home just like he does every night in Vegas. I think they knew he enjoyed having multiple girlfriends. I believe they knew Adam was Nany's type and that she had been abused in past relationships. I also think Nany is dumb for thinking she could go on the real world and her past abuse wouldn't come up.

On Tuesday night's episode things got way out of control due to WAY too much alcohol. I've never seen someone get so drunk and just start punching pictures on the wall and tearing down light fixtures like Adam did. I've also never seen a girl try to get involved like Nany. She stood outside the bathroom they had cornered Adam into until she heard someone call her a bitch and then she acted like she was going to knock someone out. It all really just puzzled me.

Now we must introduce Leroy "Roy Lee". I had to use this picture because it's all over the Internet. He has had his issues with Adam before. He has mentioned that he had a difficult past as well but hasn't explained further. In the preview for next week's episode his response to Adam's misbehavior is to start destroying more stuff. I kind of enjoy it because that is something we have never seen before. Wikipedia says this about Leroy, "Leroy was 10 years old when he and his sisters were removed from their birth mother for her alcoholism and drug abuse."

Here is what I predict for the season: I think they have to kick Adam out of the house. The kid needs to be in a padded cell. Nany will eventually talk about the abuse and get help for it.

So I went trolling the interent for spoilers. Look at what I found on wikipedia. So interesting!

Meet Dustin. I totally forgot until I found this picture that he was on some weird gayish porn website thing. I can't wait for that to come up with the roommate he is dating! Wikipedia had this to tell us about Dustin, "Dustin grew up with a bi-polar, drug addicted mom and an abusive stepfather." Makes sense why he was so protective of Nany. This is Heather. The girl dating Dustin that has no clue he engaged in sexual acts with boys on the internet. Wikipedia has this to tell us, "Heather grew up in a small town with a close-knit family and spent most of her adolescence living with her brother's struggle with brain cancer. The neglect she felt by the constant attention paid to him led alcoholism, and a bout of alcohol poisoning that landed her in the hospital at age 14." When are we going to find out about that?!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Gonna be controversial wanted to know what I thought about Zac Efron's new facial hair. I think it looks like this guy's facial hair.
Now here is where it gets controversial. I think Johnny Depp is a nasty creepy weirdo freak. There I said it. I wonder how many followers I will lose!

Zac, please shave!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

More birthday presents for Neely

If you didn't know, Neely's bday is tomorrow. For her birthday we had a phone date. We ended up talking for over an hour about all of you and everything under the sun! She requested that I do another collage showing the progression of the belly.

You all have been so sweet with all your comments. I promise I will try to get back to you tonight. I love hearing that I am a cute pregnant lady. I honestly don't think of myself as a skinny person but now that I look at that picture from when I took the pregnancy test to the picture from yesterday I think maybe I was skinny! My stomach area was always an area I was self concious of. I think I'm sucking in my stomach in that picture because I wanted to look skinny in my 1 month belly pictures. I'm enjoying all the compliments I am getting now because I didn't get a lot of compliments before and don't know what my body will look like after. I promise my next post will be tv or celeb related and not have any belly pics!

The 2nd picture is at about 3 months and I don't think I look pregnant there and didn't at the time either.

I can't believe I thought I was big at Christmas!