Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Still here...

Please do not take any long absences from posting for a sign of me being at the hospital or something. I was hoping LABOR day weekend would be more true to its name, but alas, nothing going on here in the baby department. I will be sure and post when it is time. I have been trying to get ready, pack things, arrange things, etc. and have had to admit, it will probably NOT all get done. But, I think the babe will understand if the house isn't properly pressure washed before he/she arrives. I am sad to say, the office is not even started... Micah's been busting out the outbuilding work, and technically, my office can wait... I guess this means I DO have to clean up my scrap stuff and organize it a bit. My brother in law was going to get my IKEA shelves, but alas, they were not nearly close enough to the store to get them for me. I got a bit frustrated because IKEA will NOT let you order on line, or over the phone, etc. and have someone pick them up for you. After an exhausting time trying every which way I could to get the store to agree, I just gave up. The Ikea woman said, "Well, thank you for shopping at IKEA." I was resisting the urge to say, "Um, well, no I am not shopping at IKEA because you have made it impossible to do so!"

So, seriously if this baby does not come soon I am going to run out of cupboard space. I "stocked up" on snacks for Lincoln for school... cause I would hate to run out when the babe arrives... I have like 40 each of applesauce cups, puddings, cheese and crackers, etc. I even bought 8, yes, you read that correctly, 8 boxes of reduced fat wheat thins. WHY? Well, they were on sale, (half price!) and I use them for his non-sweet morning snack. As I got home though I started to question my doomsday shopping techniques, but alas, it was too late, and I now needed to find a home for all these items...

Nesting last week also included me cleaning out the mudroom/laundry room. It is a large room and all my hair stuff had been out there, so it needed a good scrub down. I moved the freezer, the washer and dryer, a cupboard, etc... I paid for this later with a nice back ache, but the nesting bug was satisfied, and the boys happily played out there with some toys as if they had never seen them before.

So, in accordance with this most boring of blog posts, I will share some more pics of the 31 day journal. I was getting tired of keeping up, i admit it. I am glad it is done. I will get the last few days scanned in, well... at some point. I am not promising anything... :) (that would be the ornery Jude that Micah has been talking about.)

And here are my pages for Melissa's CJ...

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I wanted to congratulate my girl Vee on being in the SIS catwalk AGAIN!!! Isn't this like the FOURTH time Vee??? Her works is great, and she totally deserves it! :) Way to go Vee!! ****

20 comments:

  1. hang in there! I love your pages I have two IKEA's near me so more he reason for you come here too for a visit ;)

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  2. You've done so much--definitely in nesting mode!! :) Layouts are great--I couldn't do all you do under un-pregnant circumstances, so you are like superwoman to me!!!!

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  3. Nesting is absolutely going on here :) Getting so excited for you Jude!!

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  4. Glad to hear you have a clean house :)

    I swear you were having that baby...I'm excited for you :)

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  5. love those pages!

    And I'm sending labor vibes your way! LOL

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  6. Ok, you take "nesting" to a whole new level! I mean wow! 7 boxes of reduced fat wheat thins? WOW.
    Can't wait to see that baby, your in the final stretch now! Have you started researching all the food you can eat to "make you go into labor"? Does your town have a famous pregnancy pizza? I had people telling me to eat to induce labor. I don't think it worked.
    I'm thinking about you, girl! Hope that babe comes soon!

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  7. ha ha! Well, I am glad labor day wasn't that for me...it was last year and i am all sad my babe is one! I can come to your house and help eat the wheat thins if you can't find a cupboard...they are especially good if you dip them in plain cream cheese, not so good for the rear view but yummy! I hope the ankles aren't too swollen and your babes arrives real soon, please give Micah your blog stuff so he can get his butt home and post!

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  8. Well, at least you are ready for the babe! Congrats, vee!

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  9. 8 boxes, you crack me up. Every time I have to buy peanut butter I think of you. I, however, only buy 1 jar at a time. :)

    I was actually starting to wonder if wee one had made an appearance. I was telling Sean just yesterday that I can't wait to find out her/his name. I think I'm more excited about the name you chose than if it's a boy or girl!

    And even tho you aren't using Hudson, should it come to it, I vote for it and so does Sean{and he never cares about names, but LOVES Hudson.}

    :)

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  10. your pages look awesome ... hope you are feeling well! enjoy this precious time ... its such a miracle - new life!

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  11. girl totally love your new pages. Glad you kept up with it. My goodness... you are like OVERPREPARED....LOL.

    Please be careful moving things like that (that's the mom in me) and yeah, I'm hopin for that little one soon too. My oldest daughter who is 21 today was born on Labor day weekend.

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  12. Hang in there! LOL, my mom used to tell me you are one day closer today than you were yesterday....AND I HATED IT! LOL take care!

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  13. awww... thanks Jude!! :)

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  14. Hee hee, I love the smell of gasoline too!

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  15. Oh man I was half expecting a " be back. In labor" post LOL!!!!! Girl I am still not letting you off the hook with the singing thing. I WILL know!!! Bwahahaaaa!

    You entries are beautiful and I am praying right about now that they have an Ikea in Tennessee :) Between you and Vee I feel like I am missing out on a whole freakin' lot!

    Happy nesting honey :),
    -Karla

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  16. Oh, I sure do need to start some nesting myself. I know it is way early, but I just want my house to get clean and organized. Love your layouts. So I got to ask, if your house smells good and you like the smell of gasoline, does your house smell like gasoline? ;0)

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  17. You can do it!!Keep hanging on! That baby will be here soon enough!! Can't wait to hera all about it and meet the little one via your blog!!
    If you need another house to clean, come on over to mine!!

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  18. Hey there lady, I was wondering where you were.

    Hey, about this IKEA thing...do you want me to go pick something up for you? Cuz I sure don't mind making that trip for you. I'd welcome a trip out of the normal 5 mile radius that drive :-). I'm serious, I'll be glad to pick something up for you. We can work out the shipping later. You know how to reach me.

    Good job on the LO's.

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  19. Your pages are awesome....and i cannot wait for you to have this baby...i am dying to know what sex it is!!

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  20. So excited to hear when the nesting period is done and the baby is here in the nest! I think it is wise that you stocked up ... who wants to pack up all the kids just to go get crackers????
    Kim

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