Tuesday, April 29, 2008
What Was I Doing Ten Years Ago?
I was a freshman at Auburn trying to figure out who I was... and not doing a very good job of it! I was dating my first boyfriend Hal and I lived in the dorm (Glenn Hall) with Amanda! Mandy, you were there too! I was about 5 years away from meeting Hays. I had a lot of great friends, most of which I still have today, plus a lot more that I didn't even know then!
Five Things on My To-Do List Today :
1. Make it through work
2. Clean off my desk
3. Ask Anna furniture questions
4. Talk Hays into finishing the ceiling fan
5. Make dinner
Five Snacks I Enjoy (Can I write "anything not nailed down?"):
2. apples, grapes, or oranges
3. Sun-dried tomato and basil wheat thins
4. My small daily ration of Diet Coke
5. Brownies and ice cream
Five Things I would Do If I Were a Billionaire:
1. Pay off all debt for myself and Hays
2. Pay off all debt for all family members
4. Donate to cancer research
5. Hire a cook and a maid
Five Bad Habits:
1. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink (this is a new habit)
3. Watching a LOT of reality shows
4. Not always eating very healthy
5. Spending too much time reading blogs!
Five Places I Have Lived (I only have three):
1. Gadsden, AL
2. Auburn, AL
3. Birmingham, AL
Five Jobs I've Had or Have:
1. Dairy Queen (when I was 16!)
2. Outback Steakhouse hostess
3. East Alabama Medical Center Emergency Department Unit Clerk
4. Auburn University GTA: Biology Department
5. High School Biology Teacher
I Want to Know More About ( a nice way of saying "your tagged")
1. Hays Latimer (love you!)
2. Laura Graham
3. Mandy McPherson
4. Fran Skipper
Many people have the impression that teachers are lucky because they get the summer off. However, I have never been one of those teachers! Between practicing with my dancers, taking them to camp, tutoring for the Graduation Exam, and Band Camp (again, with my dancers), I have a jam-packed summer! Not to mention the numerous workshops that I am required to attend. The only good thing about a lot of those days is that they only require about 3 to 4 hours of actual work, as compared to 9 or 10 on regular school days. I can handle that. AND I can safely say that no one expects me to be outside at band camp this year!
We are going to the beach the day that I get out of school and I am SO excited! Hays is taking a couple of days off work and we will have much needed time to rest and relax! We haven't been to the beach with Hays' parents in a LONG time, so it will be really nice to have quality time with them as well!
We had our annual yard sale on Saturday at Kenley's house and I have to say that a yard sale takes a lot of work, but it is a GREAT way to make some extra money and get rid of junk that you never use. We always go through our things and if we haven't used them in a year, we put them aside for the yard sale. My goal was to make enough money for a new ceiling fan for the nursery, and we made that and then some! The ceiling fan is now in pieces all over the nursery and I hope it is installed before the baby is born.
Most importantly, as far as baby news goes, everything seems to be going well! Margaret Anne is kicking SO much these days. Hays is amazed at how much she kicks at night when I sit still. I have been feeling great, and aside from the occasional swollen ankles (after a long day at work, mostly) and all of the kicks, I hardly feel pregnant, which is incredible! I have even been cooking dinner most nights, which is kind of a miracle because I didn't do that before I was pregnant. Last night I stayed up past ten, which may be a record for me.
I hope you guys enjoyed my rambling thoughts for today. I will try to post more often!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
The happy Green family!
Sweet little girl! I did not want to leave her...
The boys were all VERY attentive!
Benji (Dad), Hays, and Erick
For some Latimer news, we got the nursery painted on Saturday (hence the buying of paint and supplies at Home Depot)! I am so glad to have that done. Also, Hays finally felt Margaret Anne move for the first time on Saturday night. He was so excited! She was kicking up a storm this weekend! I think she knew that there was something very exciting going on. We were singing "Tiny Dancer" in the car yesterday and she seemed to really get excited then. Maybe she's another little music lover like her Daddy!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
And this Diaper Cake!
And these cute "lollipops!"
Alyson(Amanda's sis) made this cute diaper cake!
Pinning on her baby sock corsage...
The Hostesses - Minus Amy and Beth :(
High School Friends
Rachel, Steph (T-dog), me and Haley
Gotta love all these girls! Every time we get together it is like no time has passed.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
First of all, I want to talk about a baby shower we had for Amanda this past weekend. I thought it was perfect, and if I look even half as good as Amanda does when I am 36 weeks, I will thank my God and all of my lucky stars. She looks phenomenal to have an almost full-grown baby inside of her! Amanda saw so many people and got so many lovely things for Emily that it made me even more excited to get ready for any showers that I may have. I can't wait for little Emily to get here!
Moving back to my subject, it really bothers me that being pregnant gives people who don't know you very well free reign to say inappropriate, often offensive things, such as "How much weight have you gained?" Or "That is going to be a BIG baby (this has been said in many ways, as in "I bet that baby will weigh nine pounds"). My all time favorite comment (said most often by people over 50) is "My, you sure are blossoming!" Don't people understand that how BIG you are getting is not something you want to hear! And poor Hays has to try and reassure me every afternoon when I get home. So does my doctor at each appointment! In case anyone is actually concerned, I just want to let you know that we are both measuring exactly where we are supposed to be for 21 weeks. We had a great doctor's appointment, and it was pretty funny because every time Dr H would try to put the Doppler on her to hear her heartbeat, she would move in another direction and he would have to go find her again.
Now, I know all of these people are trying to be nice and make conversation. However, I have actual friends that know how to do it without hurting my feelings. They say things such as "Aww, you look so cute!" or "you actually look pregnant." Who doesn't like hearing that they look good? Please keep this in mind the next time you see a pregnant woman. Whether you realize it or not, she is going through a lot of changes and could use some encouragement! And please comment if you have any funny comments that people have said to you. I would like to know that I am not the only one!