Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It Snows in Missouri?

Yes, I know it can snow it Missouri, but this is the first time we have seen it accumulate and stick! This is the second time we have lived here and the first time we have seen snow like this here. Usually it is ice, which we thankfully avoided this time around. Can't say the same for southern MO or nothern Arkansas. Being from Iowa, it amazes Wade and I how everything shuts down around here. Post has been closed for the second day in a row and all the schools are canceled. Hopefully they are open tomorrow so I can go to work..... Wade has been out predator hunting since he has been off work. He has been able to wear his winter whites and call in coyotes or foxes. Not with any luck though. Oh darn! If I wasn't preggo I would love to go out and shovel. I acutally like to shovel. I like to get outside after being cooped up. It's a great workout and it's satisfying to work up a sweat and to see a job well done. I'll leave the shoveling to Wade this year. But I'm not sure it's even worth it, given that it will be back in the 40's in a few days and this will all melt away....

We have a few things moved in to the house. Baby has more things there than we do! We have the crib moved in, and want to say a great big thank you to Jeff and Gayla for letting us use the crib. It's a beautiful oak sleigh crib that converts to a toddler bed. I feel so behind on being prepared for her. But we do still have 14 weeks left. My sister has loaned us numerous toys and bags and bags of quality clothes. We have been blessed that we are able to use hand me downs. They are gladly accepted!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

24 Weeks

I am 24 weeks pregnant today! Glamour shots these are not, but here you go! I had my last appointment on tuesday and everything is going well. Baby is growing on schedule for her May 9th due date. She weighs around 1 1/2 lbs right now and she is starting to get a little fiesty in there!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I'm a new blogger!

After visiting others' blogs, I too have decided to become a blogger. It is hard to keep in touch with friends and family as we move around the country, so I figured I can blog and update this site to keep everyone informed. I am not a very good MySpacer, don't know if my account is even active still!, so we'll see if I can keep this one up.

Quick update for everyone. We are at Ft Leonard Wood, Mo and have been for the last year. Wade has been assigned here and will soon take command. We have been out of the "army life" for over two years, so it will be interesting to get back into it going full steam ahead. It has been AGES since I have been to an FRG meeting or a coffee, or a hail and farewell. Since we will be here for a while we bought a house in Waynesville and will be moving off post next month. We are excited to get into a house of our own.

After a few trial and errors we are expecting our first child on May 9th. We are having a girl!! It is exciting to watch the tummy grow and to watch it move. I will get pictures posted, hopefully soon, so everyone can follow along. I'm sure many of my posts will be about this pregnancy and our new house. I will try to post a variety of topics and updates so I don't bore everyone!

Stay tuned for more........