Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving and Christmas Decorations!

Thanksgiving!! I actually cooked an entire meal by myself for Thanksgiving- crazy I know. Well, the break got off to a rocky start though- Wednesday I decided I wanted a hamburger but the patties were frozen together. Idea light above the head= Oh, I will just use the knife Zach just used (massive and completely unnecessary for the job I needed it for). Well, I sliced my thumb open. Pretty terrible and definitely should have gone and gotten stitches. But, being my mother's daughter, there is no need for stitches!! So I doctored it myself with butterfly bandages, alcohol swabs, hydrogen peroxide, and band aids. It's starting to look better and not so scary!

Thanksgiving appetizers to tide Zach over cause I was a little late getting food out. TGI Friday's spinach and artichoke dip- awesome and so easy- just pop it in the microwave. And, ranch dippers.

Mmmm. Turkey and cranberries (I just did a turkey breast- do not think I am crazy enough to do an entire turkey) Salad, cream corn, mac 'n cheese, stuffing, and sweet potato casserole. Nothing green because Zach would never eat it. Haha. Oh, and there was cherry cobbler but that was in the oven when this pic was taken.

Now for Christmas, which apparently threw up in our apartment!
If anyone steals this wreath I will hunt them down...

If you can't tell his little sign says "let it Snow"- which I hope it does!!

MJ posing for the pic- acting like he probably did not just pull out all the trash onto my floor!

Knit blanket and pillows courtesy of Mom. Unfortunately you can't tell that its green- it looks black in the picture.

Our little anorexic and vertically challenged Christmas tree. We are praying MJ does not eat all of your presents!

Home Sweet Home

A few weeks ago I got the awesome opportunity to Buddy Pass it back to the ATL to see the family. It was a great couple of days. Worked for my Mom at Woodward for a few days to make some extra cash. I figured since I was going to be there anyway I might as well get paid to hang out! Too bad I ended up having to do detention one afternoon. The first visit I have ever paid to detention....I had no idea what any of us were supposed to be doing! I did manage to tell them at the end that that was the most boring forty-five minutes of my life and I blame each and every one of them for that pain. Man, I can't wait to get back to the classroom and torture poor high school souls with sarcasm. I love it! Thursday night I got to catch up with a few of the Darling clan at Everybody's pizza. Friday we went to go see The Blind Side- amazing movie and I recommend that everyone go see it! Saturday we did lots of shopping- I found a brand new pack 'n play for 50$ woo-hoo! And we got Mom and Ally's Christmas tree. Saturday night we had dinner at Ally and Wes' with Mom, Dad, Courtney, Keith, and Avery- so much fun! Except I kept falling asleep on the couch. This pregnant lady is tired!

Look at those trees!!!! So pretty!!

Ally's dog Erk- sulking in the car because I didn't bring his boyfriend MJ. Trust me, I would have brought him if I could!

Look at that face. I know he looks cute but he is actually the spawn of satan. Haha

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

And the Nesting Begins.....

So- we are at 12 weeks now and already nesting! Zach and I went to Oklahoma City this past Sunday 'cause unless you want to shop at Walmart you need to leave Lawton. So we hit up the Babies R' Us and Target (the love of my life). At Babies R' Us we were getting a little worried because the cribs that were all decorated and set up like a little tiny Ikea room were all upwards of $300. Well let's get real- considering the fact that we are too cheap to even buy ourselves bed (headboard and footboard- I promise we do sleep on mattresses!- with sheets and everything!) we cannot pay that much for a crib. We found one in the back of the crib section up on a shelf that was perfect and totally in our price range. Although I was a little nervous 'cause I couldn't "see in the crib" so I "didn't know what I was buying" (I was too short!)- to which Zach asked "why does it matter? you like the way the outside looks"- touche. So we bought it and of course Mr. matchy had to get the matching changing table.

Here is the crib- can't buy any sheets or decorations until we know what we are having- so now it just holds all the junk that was on the desk that we had to move into the closet. And of course since it is totally going to be a little girl I put the pink bunny in there too! haha- Zach LOVED that since he has already picked out the sheet set he wants if it's a boy. As you continue reading you will learn that Zach should be on a home decorating show- at least he thinks he should be! He loves "decorating"!

This is the matchy changing table and the chest that we already had so it all goes perfect! Again, Zach informed me about the changing table that we can "dress it up with some of those baskets" (he means fabric baskets). My man is officially losing his man card! ha! The chest also holds lots of decoration stuff that was in the old room- we will save that for a later date!

Zach really wants to buy a glider as his present for me in the new room (probably because he really wants one!) But, this is the corner that we will put it in minus the double bed mattress and box springs. The cute little chair in the picture unfortunately will meet its end with the dumpster here in a few days. We bought it in July for ten bucks at a consignment shop. Unfortunately it no longer stands up by itself- hence the reason it is leaning up against the bed.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Three's Company

News to some and old hat to others- Zach and I are going to have a baby! Today I went to have my first ultrasound and what we thought was 10 weeks 6 days. According to the development of the baby I am 11 weeks 3 days. So either baby is really big (thanks Zach) or I just got my date wrong. This puts us at either May 28, 2010 or June 1, 2010 for a due date- not that it really matters because it will come whenever it pleases!

And yes I know the pictures say Shawn Daring- I promise my name is really Darling- we did not fool any of you. She just misspelled my name and didn't know until the very end.

The baby is just over 2 inches long and had a normal baby heartbeat of 173. Everything looks great!

This is when baby finally gave up on moving and squirming and wore himself out. He laid his little hand on his head- he was apparently exhausted and she finally got the heart rate.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pink Out Success!

The Pink Out was a success last Thursday night- not only did we win but we also raised $125 in profit for Breast Cancer Research.

Carnations from Flowerama on Cache Blvd.

The team in their Cameron Aggies T-Shirts

Each girl normally throws out a white ball during announcements- but we got pink ones for the occasion.

The team during a huddle- picture courtesy of Zach Darling professional photographer

SOOO... if we win on Thursday and Saturday there is still a chance that we can end up 7th or 8th in conference. There are 14 teams in conference and only 8 get to go to the tournament. So these next two games are huge! My lovely mom is coming in town for those two games and will get to see us play.

Zach has a million scrimmages coming up so wish him luck! Unfortunately that means that he won't be able to come to our last two games.