Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Good Grief

Ok, so again I have a lot of random information to pass on. It has been a pretty calm week for the most part. Virginia is growing fast and is getting chunky. But she is still cute as a button. She has her doctor's appointment Monday. I will be sad to see her get three shots, but excited to see how much she weighs. She has been a little more fussy than usual. So we decided to go up to Hickory Monday to this children's shop called Once Upon a Child to buy a swing. We dropped Virginia off at Reiggin's parents and went on our way. It was so nice to have some time where it was just me and Reiggin and no crying baby. We went to the mall and had Chick-fil-a. And then went to Game Stop where Reiggin got a new XBox game and I got a microphone to use on Guitar Hero World Tour. Later, I will be getting my early Christmas present and getting Animal Crossing: City Folk. I am super excited about the new game. I roped Lisa into getting it with me. So we can play and chat together. Next we went to the children's shop. Oh my gosh, it was amazing. There was rows and rows of clothes. And awesome toys. We found the perfect swing that matches the stroller and pack-n-play that we already have. And we also picked out some new outfits that looked brand new. I fell in love with this store. I wish I had known about it before I had Virginia. They had awesome deals. So we headed back home and luckily Virginia behaved great for the grandparents. She was pretty sleepy, thank goodness. But I must say the swing is a life saver. It rocks Virginia to sleep in minutes. Giving me time to eat and clean the house without having to tote her around. And it gives us more time to spend together during the night. 

Also, I have found a new eye doctor up here in Statesville. I hope it goes smooth. I am sure it will. But I needed to get the prescription and brand of contacts I wear. So I couldn't find an empty box. I called my old doctor and asked if they could tell me over the phone. Okay, I understand that they can't tell medical information over the phone. But good grief, all I wanted was my eye prescription. Anyway, it is all good. 

But to wrap up my week, I will be preparing for my sister Susan's baby shower. Hopefully everything goes well and my food will be great. I can't wait to see my sisters and parents. Also, it will be the first time that my aunt will get to see Virginia. So that is all. I hope everyone is doing well. Now Virginia is crying so off I go.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Cute Pictures!










Monday, November 10, 2008

Early Thanksgiving

Well, we had a busy Sunday. First, Grandma Hilderbrand came by after church and visited with Virginia. It is always nice to see her and I know Virginia loves her grandma.

Then we headed down to Concord to Donnie and Meredith's house for a surprise Thanksgiving dinner. Meredith, Donnie's wife, has not had Thanksgiving dinner with her mom for five years. Her whole family lives in Washington state so she just hasn't been able to make it out for the holidays. So while her mom is visiting, Donnie had the great idea to throw a surprise Thanksgiving dinner and invite all her friends. Well, when I first heard about the plans I wondered, who is doing all the cooking? I mean Thanksgiving dinner is no small task. I have only known Donnie to grill hamburgers and hotdogs so I didn't know if he could cook a whole Thanksgiving meal for twelve people. Luckily, Donnie called in the reserves, his mom Linda. She cooked up a feast. Everything tasted amazing; from the turkey, ham, loaded mash potatoes, devil eggs, to the pumpkin roll. I had to hold myself back from going back for thirds. Along with the food came good company. Bridget and Tony came. Then Amy, Jamie, and their cute son Torrin. Torrin is getting ready to turn one year old in December. He is just too cute. He was very interested in the DVD player and Virginia. I had to tell him sorry, Virginia is not allowed to date til she is 50. I just can't wait til Virginia is that active and talking. I am sure that time will wear us out but it was just so much fun playing with Torrin. It was a long night but loads of fun seeing everyone.










Sunday, November 9, 2008

Social Butterfly

Well this week has been a series of social ge-togethers. What can I say; Virginia is on high demand. Thursday we traveled down to Huntersville to have lunch at Chili's with my old college buddy Liz. We had so much fun catching up and talking about the college days. It had been about 2 years since I had seen Liz so we had alot to talk about. And of course, Virginia wanted some attention too so Liz happily held her at the end to soothe a crabby baby . Of course Virginia lit right up. I think someone is spoiled.

Next, we made the ride over to Aunt Lisa's house in Statesville to have a girl's nite in. It was really nice; just me and Lisa hanging out. We got a tour of Lisa's new house. Which, I must say, is beautiful. Then we had some dinner and watched some "What Not To Wear." Afterwards, we did a test run on the cake Lisa wants to bake for Susan's baby shower. Well, I should say, Lisa did all the baking. Virginia was wide awake and wanted my attention. But Lisa did a great job and the cake was tasty. After all the baking, Lisa got some Virginia time in and we finalized some baby shower details.

Then, on Saturday, the whole family got together at The Talley House for dinner. The grandparents had to squeeze some Virginia time in before going home. It was great seeing everyone. And it is always great to see the joy on my mom's face when she is holding Virginia. It was a short but sweet visit. Then we headed home for a nice treat of Mr. Pibb, Italian Ice, and some Food Network Challenges. Reiggin knows how to make me happy.

Sunday is going to involve a visit from Grandma Hilderbrand and an early thanksgiving dinner at the Lassiters'. I will do another blog on that later. 

Here are some updated pictures of Virginia to please a certain birdy in California. ENJOY!








Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Things that won't last.....




So since I have been breast feeding Virginia, my appetite has sky rocketed. I mean I eat like a 500 pound man. I have noticed that there are a few food items that I just love and can't live without. Also I manage to devour them in a heartbeat. Which makes Reiggin laugh and pick on me all the time. I think he feels that he has to hide the snacks now. But the items that I love the most are Sour Cream & Onion Pringles, Chips Ahoy Rainbow M&M cookies, cupcakes, and Dr. Pepper. I mean, they don't last a day. It is bad. I am trying to get better and gain some self control. But it is tough but I know that I don't want to end up weighing as much as a 500 pound man. So I am curious what things can you not live without?

Oh, also this week Virginia has been really fussy because she is full of gas or something. And she has had trouble using the bathroom. But today she finally pooped. I never thought I would be so happy to see a poopy diaper. I really am starting to feel like a mom.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008



Here is a fun survey to do to see which candidate shares your views. Just click on the Election 08 image to play. You may be surprised. I know I was. Have a great Election Day! 







Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Good Grief

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Ok, so again I have a lot of random information to pass on. It has been a pretty calm week for the most part. Virginia is growing fast and is getting chunky. But she is still cute as a button. She has her doctor's appointment Monday. I will be sad to see her get three shots, but excited to see how much she weighs. She has been a little more fussy than usual. So we decided to go up to Hickory Monday to this children's shop called Once Upon a Child to buy a swing. We dropped Virginia off at Reiggin's parents and went on our way. It was so nice to have some time where it was just me and Reiggin and no crying baby. We went to the mall and had Chick-fil-a. And then went to Game Stop where Reiggin got a new XBox game and I got a microphone to use on Guitar Hero World Tour. Later, I will be getting my early Christmas present and getting Animal Crossing: City Folk. I am super excited about the new game. I roped Lisa into getting it with me. So we can play and chat together. Next we went to the children's shop. Oh my gosh, it was amazing. There was rows and rows of clothes. And awesome toys. We found the perfect swing that matches the stroller and pack-n-play that we already have. And we also picked out some new outfits that looked brand new. I fell in love with this store. I wish I had known about it before I had Virginia. They had awesome deals. So we headed back home and luckily Virginia behaved great for the grandparents. She was pretty sleepy, thank goodness. But I must say the swing is a life saver. It rocks Virginia to sleep in minutes. Giving me time to eat and clean the house without having to tote her around. And it gives us more time to spend together during the night. 

Also, I have found a new eye doctor up here in Statesville. I hope it goes smooth. I am sure it will. But I needed to get the prescription and brand of contacts I wear. So I couldn't find an empty box. I called my old doctor and asked if they could tell me over the phone. Okay, I understand that they can't tell medical information over the phone. But good grief, all I wanted was my eye prescription. Anyway, it is all good. 

But to wrap up my week, I will be preparing for my sister Susan's baby shower. Hopefully everything goes well and my food will be great. I can't wait to see my sisters and parents. Also, it will be the first time that my aunt will get to see Virginia. So that is all. I hope everyone is doing well. Now Virginia is crying so off I go.


Friday, November 14, 2008

Cute Pictures!

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Early Thanksgiving

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Well, we had a busy Sunday. First, Grandma Hilderbrand came by after church and visited with Virginia. It is always nice to see her and I know Virginia loves her grandma.

Then we headed down to Concord to Donnie and Meredith's house for a surprise Thanksgiving dinner. Meredith, Donnie's wife, has not had Thanksgiving dinner with her mom for five years. Her whole family lives in Washington state so she just hasn't been able to make it out for the holidays. So while her mom is visiting, Donnie had the great idea to throw a surprise Thanksgiving dinner and invite all her friends. Well, when I first heard about the plans I wondered, who is doing all the cooking? I mean Thanksgiving dinner is no small task. I have only known Donnie to grill hamburgers and hotdogs so I didn't know if he could cook a whole Thanksgiving meal for twelve people. Luckily, Donnie called in the reserves, his mom Linda. She cooked up a feast. Everything tasted amazing; from the turkey, ham, loaded mash potatoes, devil eggs, to the pumpkin roll. I had to hold myself back from going back for thirds. Along with the food came good company. Bridget and Tony came. Then Amy, Jamie, and their cute son Torrin. Torrin is getting ready to turn one year old in December. He is just too cute. He was very interested in the DVD player and Virginia. I had to tell him sorry, Virginia is not allowed to date til she is 50. I just can't wait til Virginia is that active and talking. I am sure that time will wear us out but it was just so much fun playing with Torrin. It was a long night but loads of fun seeing everyone.










Sunday, November 9, 2008

Social Butterfly

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Well this week has been a series of social ge-togethers. What can I say; Virginia is on high demand. Thursday we traveled down to Huntersville to have lunch at Chili's with my old college buddy Liz. We had so much fun catching up and talking about the college days. It had been about 2 years since I had seen Liz so we had alot to talk about. And of course, Virginia wanted some attention too so Liz happily held her at the end to soothe a crabby baby . Of course Virginia lit right up. I think someone is spoiled.

Next, we made the ride over to Aunt Lisa's house in Statesville to have a girl's nite in. It was really nice; just me and Lisa hanging out. We got a tour of Lisa's new house. Which, I must say, is beautiful. Then we had some dinner and watched some "What Not To Wear." Afterwards, we did a test run on the cake Lisa wants to bake for Susan's baby shower. Well, I should say, Lisa did all the baking. Virginia was wide awake and wanted my attention. But Lisa did a great job and the cake was tasty. After all the baking, Lisa got some Virginia time in and we finalized some baby shower details.

Then, on Saturday, the whole family got together at The Talley House for dinner. The grandparents had to squeeze some Virginia time in before going home. It was great seeing everyone. And it is always great to see the joy on my mom's face when she is holding Virginia. It was a short but sweet visit. Then we headed home for a nice treat of Mr. Pibb, Italian Ice, and some Food Network Challenges. Reiggin knows how to make me happy.

Sunday is going to involve a visit from Grandma Hilderbrand and an early thanksgiving dinner at the Lassiters'. I will do another blog on that later. 

Here are some updated pictures of Virginia to please a certain birdy in California. ENJOY!








Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Things that won't last.....

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So since I have been breast feeding Virginia, my appetite has sky rocketed. I mean I eat like a 500 pound man. I have noticed that there are a few food items that I just love and can't live without. Also I manage to devour them in a heartbeat. Which makes Reiggin laugh and pick on me all the time. I think he feels that he has to hide the snacks now. But the items that I love the most are Sour Cream & Onion Pringles, Chips Ahoy Rainbow M&M cookies, cupcakes, and Dr. Pepper. I mean, they don't last a day. It is bad. I am trying to get better and gain some self control. But it is tough but I know that I don't want to end up weighing as much as a 500 pound man. So I am curious what things can you not live without?

Oh, also this week Virginia has been really fussy because she is full of gas or something. And she has had trouble using the bathroom. But today she finally pooped. I never thought I would be so happy to see a poopy diaper. I really am starting to feel like a mom.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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Here is a fun survey to do to see which candidate shares your views. Just click on the Election 08 image to play. You may be surprised. I know I was. Have a great Election Day!