Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Decorations

Well, I broke down last night and put up my Christmas tree.  It has made our house seem so homey and we have really enjoyed putting it up.  Drew and I always work on it together so that makes for a fun activity for the two of us as well.

This year, I decorated our mantle.  The three stockings are for Drew, Scooter, & Me.  Next year, we will have to get another stocking to hang for Miss Callie.  It will be fun to celebrate Christmas and include her in all the festivities next year!

Finally, this wreath is on the door.  Its not like anybody ever drives by our house (we live at the end of a dead end road in the middle of no where, so there is never any traffic going past our house).  I also bought two little light up Christmas trees that will also go on our porch.  I wasn't able to get them plugged in tonight, because our extension cords are all in our detached garage and it was POURING down rain. 

Anyway, I hope that you all have had a wonderful Thanksgiving today!  I am working tomorrow and then heading to WKY for a weekend with my family.  We didn't get to see them today, so I'm looking forward to spending as much time with them as possible this weekend.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Truthful Tuesday...

Good Afternoon Friends :)

  • I may have driven through WKU's campus today looking at all the cute college students getting ready to go home for Thanksgiving and gotten really jealous.  I may also really be wishing that I could not be working today...  For that matter, I may be wishing that I was off the rest of the week.
  •  I may have driven through a car lot on my way back from lunch today.  Not that I'm going to buy anything, but just because.  I may have looked at one of these:
or maybe even one of these:
  • I may be wearing a maternity dress today.  It may be the coolest thing ever because I am soooo comfortable.  I may also have developed a "Baby Bump" in a weekend.  It is crazy, I've got to get pictures, I swear its like this thing just implanted itself to my belly in my sleep!
  • I may have completely finished my Christmas shopping in one weekend.  Yeah, I may be that awesome...
  • Drew and I may have paid people to cut down 45 trees in my yard in the past two days.  I may be shocked that there are still trees and may be wondering just exactly how there were that many trees there in the first place.  I mean, it was probably only on an acre and a half...
  • I may have been fighting the urge for the past five days to put up my Christmas tree.  I may stop fighting it tomorrow night...  When that happens, I may post pictures :)
Happy Tuesday friends!  At least its a short week!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

What's In A Name???

Many of you have asked what Baby Girl Richey's name is going to be.  Last week, I mentioned that she was going to have a special name that she will share with somebody who is very special.  This special person shared her name with her grandmother.

This person is my Nanna.  She lived pretty much next door to me until I was about 16 and was always the person that I went to when I needed advice.  She has always made me feel like I was the most special person in the world and she has always been one of the most special people in my world.

Her name is Callie Elizabeth Bales.  Baby Richey's name is Callie Isabella Richey!  We love it and we know that we will have a beautiful baby girl with a wonderful, meaningful name!

The problem is, this is what her room looks like.  YIKES...  Looks like her mommy and daddy had better get on the stick, huh?  First of all, it will not stay green.  Second of all, its completely full of stuff!  This is the current "we don't know what to do with it, so we're just putting it in that room" room.  O-M-G..  Nothing like a little stress.

A good thing though, is that she's accumulating quite the wardrobe...  Including this cute little outfit that was given to her by my mom on the day that we found out that our Peanut was really Callie!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Five Question Friday!

Hello Friends (and Friday!)

I thought that I would like up to Mama M's Five Question Friday today!  If you have time today, be sure to answer the questions and link up to her page too!

1. What Christmas song do you loathe?
I don't think that I really loathe any Christmas song, but I don't enjoy hearing them very early.  For example, hearing Christmas songs right now...  GETS ON MY NERVES...  I strongly feel like we should celebrate one holiday at a time and since its not even Thanksgiving yet, we should focus on that!

2. Do you and your significant other cuddle at night or sleep on opposite sides of the bed?
We cuddle at first but then we usually retire to our opposite sides of the bed.  I do cuddle and snuggle with Scooter though, because she usually insists on sleeping against my stomach or between my legs.  She is odd :)

3. Have you ever had surgery?
Sort of, I guess, but not anything normal or exciting.  I actually lost part of my finger as a child in an accident and it had to be fixed.  Ok, that sounds weird.  Here's the truth...  When I was four, 1/3 of my middle finger was bit off by a horse.  Seriously, this crap can't be made up.  Oh, and it was on Thanksgiving Day...

4. When do you typically have your holiday shopping done?
Usually by the middle of December.  I have started a little and Mom and I are going this weekend, but I've had other things on my mind :)

5. If money were not an issue (and you HAD to pick something), what would your ultimate luxury item be?
I would have a really good show horse with a really good trainer!  You guys are surprised right?  Horses are pretty much my go to wish!

I hope that you guys have a great weekend!  I know that I sure am glad this week is over, it definitely has not been one to write home about...

Oh, and for those who have asked, Baby Girl Richey does have a name!  She even has her first monogrammed item coming in the mail and I will put together a post about it as soon as possible because her name is very special.  She shares her name with one of my favorite people in the world!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award!

My friend Kara, at The Pickerill Life, has given me an award! Now, I must say that I feel completely undeserving, seeing as I have been a horrible blogger and blog friend lately. For that I apologize, but do promise to do better in the upcoming future!

Anyway, Kara is such a sweet heart and I have really enjoyed following the progress of her pregnancy with Miss Emma, because she is a few months ahead of me!

The Rules

1. Thank and link back to who gave you the award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3.Pass it along to seven blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy!
4. Let the recipients know that you've left them an award.

Now...7 lovely things about myself. 
  1. I work at a bank and really like it most of the time.  I would like to be able to work part time after I have Baby Girl Richey, but I'm pretty sure that won't be a possibility with my job which is a bummer.
  2. I am a bad blogger.  Usually its because I don't have anything to write about, but lately its been because I haven't had time.  I have lots of things to write about and even have cool pictures to share (like from our trip to San Diego) I just haven't done it!
  3. Drew and I really love our new house.  We are finally feeling comfortable in it and we have enjoyed decorating it over the last few weeks.  Drew's mom has also done some landscaping for us!  She loves it and since she's retired she can come up and work during the day so she has been given full rein to do whatever she wants!
  4. I really thought that I was going to be having a boy.  I was absolutely shocked when the ultrasound showed that she was all girl!
  5. I have no idea how I want her nursery to be.  NO IDEA...  I'm completely at a loss.
  6. I have finally started wearing maternity pants.  I just decided that being comfortable was much more important than wearing my old jeans.  COMFORT IS KEY!
  7. I have enjoyed going back to the gym, even though I was pretty sure that spin class was going to kill me last night.  I really didn't want to go but I knew that I'd be glad I did...  I was...  so I'll go again tonight!
And now...  7 other lovely ladies for you to check out!
  1. Mayra "Bananas" @ Life is Bananas:
  2. Erin @ Howell Happenings:
  3. Paige @ Mommy to Charli:
  4. Brittany @ Treasuring the Little Things:
  5. Jen @ Walking By Faith:
  6. Julie @ and I Thought I Loved You Then:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tickled Pink!

Well, my friends, its official!

Baby Richey is a

G I R L !

We are so excited to welcome her into our home in just a few short months!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pink or Blue??

Good Morning!  Today is an exciting day for the Richeys from BG!

Today is the day that we find out if Peanut is a boy or a girl...

So what are your thoughts?  Will we be decorating a little boy or little girl nursery??