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Day 484: March 29th- Ice Cream Cones and Visits!

Today was a bit of a boring day, haha! Ethan was working... and working some long shifts. So, I hung out at the house and relaxed. Finally about 5:30PM or so, my parents came to visit! They decided to come up (since I hadn't been feeling very good) and have dinner with me. We ended up going to Subway and the Dari Twist. Yes, indeed.... I got a yellow cake batter ice cream cone!
It was SOOO yummy :) I shouldn't have ate it (considering I'm lactose intolerant, haha) but it was well worth it! :) Mom and Dad got some ice cream too and we headed back to the house to relax for awhile :)
And here is mom and dad before they left:
Ethan finally got home and we headed over to his mom's house because today was his brother's 23rd birthday :) Ethan bought Jon some cooking equipment and an amazing glove.. and Arena bought Jon a brand new grill. How pretty is this?
Happy Birthday, Jon!
And cheers to Project 365! :)

Tons O' Topics Day 17

Day 17: What is the bravest thing you've seen someone else do? It can be someone you know personally, something that you witnessed, etc.

I know I'm probably a little biased here, but I will say the bravest thing I have seen 'someone' do is--


I've yet to do this yet, but I can tell you this--

Women become completely sacrificial once they see those two pink lines on that pregnancy test. It's no longer about what YOU want, but it becomes what they NEED. Where you once ate whatever you wanted, drank and partied with your friends, slept in late, did all kinds of crazy things...

Now you're focusing on taking vitamins every morning, trying not to throw up, drinking plenty of water, eating the right foods, getting enough rest....

You let this other person occupy space within you for 9-10months. They call the shots now. (Am I right ladies? haha!)

And then, you go through HOURS of labor to bring this beautiful baby into the…

Day 483: March 28th- Taco Soup and Dilation!

Lets start our morning off with a quote from HolliesQuotes:"One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful." - Sigmund Freud

This really hit home with me today and I thought I would share....

And now for MONDAY'S update! :)

I woke up this morning with an agenda:

- clean this MESSY house (the weekend always does that to us...)
- throw in the ingredients for 'Taco Soup'
- shower
- doctor's appointment

First duty was throwing in those lovely ingredients for soup! I wanted to let it cook while I was cleaning and getting ready for my 1:30PM doctor's appointment. So, what's all in 'Taco Soup' you might be wondering?

- brown 1lb. of ground beef
- cut up one onion
- take 2 cans of Rotel dip (I used Queso Cheese Dip salsa... that's what I wanted to make it creamier)
- 1 can of yellow corn
- 1 can of white corn
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 can of kidney beans
- 1 can of pinto beans
- 2 packs of dry taco seasoning

Negativity And It's Dramatics

A group of friends and myself have decided to start writing concerning a certain blog topic each week. And well, since this week we have all been trying to focus on being POSITIVE, our blog topic for the week is:"Why is being positive so much harder than being negative in life?"And my answer to that?DRAMA.And no, no, no... I'm not talking about "drama queens" and I'm not stating that what you are being negative about is simply drama and it should not effect you. What I am saying is this: What is there to discuss when what you're discussing is positive? People soon run out of "congratulations" or "yays." But boy oh boy, when you're discussing something negative... people can EXPLODE. They can vent. They can rant. They have so much more to say on the subject!Do you ever find that you share more of the negative things in life with others than you do the positive? Exactly. Because people want a reaction. (and when I say people, I'…

Tons O' Topics Day 16

Day 16: What gives you hope?When I see someone do something kind for someone. My hope in society and the world gets lifted. God gives me hope, because He never leaves me. I feel so blessed to know and trust in Someone that encourages me, that loves me, that embraces me.I know I'm not perfect, but the fact that He still takes care of me gives me hope! He is with me through every situation and I am so grateful for that!

Day 482: March 27th- Bouncy Balls and Grocery Lists

Here's a quote to start your morning off from Hollie's Quotes:"The thing is--- fear can't hurt you anymore than a dream." [William Golding]That quote was more something for me to remember and think about than anything else, but hopefully it has inspired you today, too! :)And now for our SUNDAY update.I completely forgot to share our new bathroom set-up for Tayler-Bug. See, our bathroom is rather limited on space. We have a towel rack/holder above our toilet that holds our towels and Ethan also has his deodorant, razors, etc. in a small basket as well as his lotion and mouthwash. We also have one cabinet where I hold our excess shampoo/body wash, blow dryer, straightener, extra towels, etc. And that's all the space we have! So, we definitely needed to purchase something to hold Tayler's towels, shampoos, conditioners, thermometer, wash cloths, robe, etc. And this is what we came up with: I love it! It comes out a little bit further than I'd like on the …

Tons O' Topics Day 15

Day 15: Do you believe everything happens for a reason? Why or why not?Yes, I do. I am firm believer in this. I don't believe in coincidences. I believe that God prepares things for us and works hard to make sure everything works together for our good. For example:Last night my mom called me when she got home from the party we had went to. She said that while driving home, she went the backroads. While driving, she passed a church that had a quote about patience on their sign. It said something like 'Patience is respecting those in front of you as much as you would want respect from the person behind you..." (I know that isn't right, but you get the picture, right? haha!) Anyways, she said she read the sign and thought 'Yea, Lord, that's a great thought..." and she kept driving.As she kept driving on these curvy backroads, a jeep pulled out and started driving in front of her. And guess what?? They were driving about 20mph in a 35. She said she was gettin…

Day 481: March 26th- Parties and 38 Weeks Pregnant

First off, here is a motivational quote from HolliesQuotes: "The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible." [Richard M. DeVos] And now for our SATURDAY update :) Today was a bit of a lazy day. Ethan ran tons of errands (stuff I didn't really care for, haha! Like... going to purchase ammo for his new gun.... lifting weights...) Yea, needless to say, I was perfectly content sitting in my peejays on the couch til 12:30. Don't sue me.. I'm pregnant haha and motivation seems to be abandoning me here lately! But I eventually got up and got going haha! We visited with Ethan's mom and his sister and our nephews and then my mom came and picked me up to head out of town for my cousin's birthday/graduation/leaving for the army party. He turned 18 last week, he graduates in May, and leaves for the army in June.. so why not just have a HUGE party for all of those a…