TTUT-The Man, The Legend

[Robin complains about Marshall’s depression after Lily leaves him.]
Robin: This has to stop! Ted, we just started dating. We agreed we don’t want to move too fast, and somehow, we have a baby. He can’t feed himself, he cries a lot, he keeps us up all night.
Barney: Have you tried breast feeding? Nailed it! -Friends

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  • Piglet and I went to our first outing on Saturday, just the two of us. We went to a BBQ with some friends from church. It went pretty well, except Piglet started a growth spurt and wanted to nurse the.entire.time. I’m not one of those whip it out types (more power to you ladies that are) and I use a cover up, but with being outdoors, and the wind, it just wasn’t working that great. I ended up leaving early because I was tired, and I knew Piglet was hungry. I think he was also just overwhelmed by the noise, people, the smells, etc. I think it’ll get easier for both of us the more we go out.
  • Piglet is 5 weeks as of yesterday and starting to fit into 0-3mon clothes. I love that he can finally wear this onesie from his baby shower! 🙂P1080383
  • Tahoe Couple stopped by Sunday to meet Piglet. I didn’t peg Tahoe Guy to be a baby guy, but he seemed right at ease. Piglet passed out in his arms!P1080393 P1080386
  • Only 10 days until Monica and Chandler move back to California! They’ve been in Scotland for the past year, and I’m so so so excited they’re coming back. She got a job at a Veterinarian just about an hour from our house. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to have them closer.
  • We didn’t do a whole lot for Father’s Day this year. I made Match a slideshow with video clips and pictures of my pregnancy with Piglet, up through this month. We both got teary eyed watching it. Last night we went out for take out as a celebration of both Mother and Father’s Day, since Mother’s Day I was in the early stages of labor. Next year hopefully we’ll do more, but I think just spending time together as a family of 3 was enough for me.
  • What’s new with you dear readers?

TTUT-Out Like a Lamb

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. -English Proverb

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  • Wow, are we really in the 3rd week of March already? Did anyone else feel like this month just fly right by? 
  • The weather has been beautiful and sunny here. There was no real “Lion” weather to speak of in early March, it’s pretty much been Lambtastic around here. I have to say I love these days, where it’s nice enough to open all the windows and get the fresh air, but not so hot that I have to run around closing everything up and hiding from the sun. That’ll be May-September weather. So I’ll enjoy the fresh air and mild temps while we have them.
  • Sunday I taught my second to last Sunday school class for the foreseeable future. Just one more to go-if I don’t back out next month. I’m starting to get the 3rd trimester fatigue, and those kids wore me OUT! Having to bend down and help them glue their crafts, and searching under the table for lost pieces of paper was not easy. But I love their enthusiasm, and their funny stories.
  • My favorite? One little boy telling this big story about the leprechaun that helped him find his lost ring. He had me help write him a thank you card. I must confess I had to google how to spell leprechaun while I was writing it for him. Thank goodness for smartphones or else this “teacher” would have felt like a real fool.
  • I’ve been a busy bee working on getting the house ready for my shower, which is in T-minus 18 days! I have an awesome DIY project I’ve been making for Piglet’s room, that will double as decorations for the shower. I’ll hopefully have them done by next week and will share them with you.
  • I also managed to get my picture gallery up for the dining room. Some of the pictures are place holders, and will probably be rotated out for pictures of Piglet when he arrives. For now my first “baby” has a special spot on the wall. Yes I know it’s ridiculous that I have an 8×10 of my dog on my wall, but whatevs. Also please forgive the way the camera makes the canvas picture look. It was evening and the flash was bouncing off of it. picture gallery wall picture gallery for dining room: picture gallery wall

  • I love the way the picture gallery and the triptych break up the space. The room is really coming together!
  • Match has been working a lot of overtime, and I miss him! But the time away makes us appreciate each other more, and he’s always so excited to see me, and rub the belly when he gets home.
  • We had another awesome checkup yesterday, with our “little” guy weighing in at a whopping 3 pounds, 1 ounce at 29 weeks. He’s in the 55th percentile and doing great! Match and I are both nervous that he’s going to be a big baby at birth. So long as he’s healthy, that’s all that matters. But if he wants to be born at say, 7 pounds instead of 9, with a nice small head, mama would be ok with that. 😉

TTUT-Preggos Don’t Get Out of Tickets

Officer Debbie: License and registration.
Kelso: Yeah, just give me a sec here. My wallet gets stuck ‘cause I’ve been workin’ out. My leg muscles are huge. Oh boy. By the way, I can bench about 220 so that’d be about – two of you little lady.
Officer Debbie: What’s your name?
Fez: Oh my name is Fez, but I have a girlfriend so you need to cool it little girl.
Officer Debbie: Yeah, I’ll try. Okay Mr. Kelso, I’m gonna issue you a citation. [gives Kelso a ticket] You were driving too fast speeding on one of your teen service trips.
Kelso: Wooh, a citation for bein’ too foxy in a school zone.
Officer Debbie: No. A citation for 64 dollars. Bench press that. -That 70’s Show

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  • I got a ticket this past Saturday for not using a hands free device while driving. I guess being pregnant and cute don’t mean squat these days. 🙁 I also thought the officer would run my plates and see that my husband is a sheriff deputy, but apparently CHP doesn’t do that. So to any other law enforcement wives, it probably wouldn’t hurt to mention being married to a cop. Here I thought if I was just humble and honest he’d let me go with a warning…
  • WRONG! Not only is my ticket for a lot of cash, $166 to be exact, but it’s the SAME as if I were texting. I’m sorry, but texting while driving is so much worse! It wasn’t like I was dialing. I had the phone to my ear and my eyes on the road!
  • I felt a lot of guilt about the ticket because I don’t have my own official income. I do make some side money with online stuff, but  it’s not consistent. Match says our money is shared, and I know that. But there’s a part of me that just feels so bad about wasted money.  It could have been completely preventable if I’d have just waited to answer my phone.
  • Ironically the reason I don’t have a hands free is because my cell phone is older than dirt. I’ve been waiting to upgrade to a smart phone because I wanted to save us money. So again lesson learned, and I’m finally getting a smart phone AND a headset. I feel guilty about that too, but I’m sure it will come in handy, especially when Piglet gets here.
  • I may have cried big ugly alligator tears after the cop drove off. I was so worried that Match would be mad at me. He wasn’t mad, he just thought it was funny that I didn’t try to get out of the ticket or name drop. I told him I was too nervous and I was a little afraid I was going to pee my pants just from the anxiety of the situation. Not to mention a terrible case of pregnancy brain that didn’t allow me to think fast enough. Maybe I should have pleaded baby brain and claimed I forgot about the law!
  • In happier news, we’re heading to dinner tonight with Geeky and her hubby. It’s rare that we get the chance to double date; it’s usually just the two of us. I’m really looking forward to our guys getting to know each other better.
  • Geeky and I met up a couple of weekends ago to discuss baby shower ideas. I’m so excited that she’s throwing my shower in April, and it just can’t get here fast enough!
  • I got my hair cut-finally! It’s been long overdue, and I’m loving the new shorter locks. Here’s a before shot:



These are terrible before pics, but you get the idea. Wow, I can’t believe just how long my hair had grown!

Here’s the after shots:

Also, I got this t-shirt at a consignment maternity shop for $6 and it’s my absolute favorite! I wish I could wear it every day!


TTUT-2013 To Do List

Today will either be the best or the worst day of my life. Holly gave AJ an ultimatum. He either proposes by New Year’s or they break up. Now, if she’s engaged, I’m gonna go crazy and I’m gonna start attacking people. If she’s not engaged, in all honesty, I may just burn this whole place to the ground out of happiness. -Michael

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Happy New Year! I am thrilled that it is 2013. I’m so optimistic and excited for what’s in store for us this year.

Like every year, it looks like I didn’t get every single thing done on my to do list. But I was pretty proud of all that we accomplished. Hopefully this year we can be just as productive!

2013 Goals/To Do List: 

  1. Decide on a name for Piglet
  2. Pay off new upstairs windows
  3. Save up for new downstairs windows (Need roughly $4500)
  4. Pay off at least one of our student loans, pay down Jeep
  5. Start 529 college savings fund for Piglet
  6. Roll over old 401K to IRA-been meaning to do this for years now
  7. Write our wills
  8. Get certified in infant CPR
  9. Take prenatal classes, including birth and nursing classes at Kaiser
  10. Organize garage-install pegboard and built in shelving storage
  11. Replace kitchen lighting with recessed lighting
  12. Buy hallway light fixture.
  13. Buy ceiling fan in the master bedroom.
  14. Buy new dining room and front entry light fixtures.
  15. Save up for an electrician to come install all of these fancy light fixtures.
  16. Install a custom closet organizer.
  17. Buy sideboard for dining room using Amazon coupons
  18. Take maternity pictures with Match
  19. Make DIY invitations for Piglet’s baby shower
  20. Make and send Thank You cards for shower
  21. Finish nursery decor by no later than April
  22. Take family photos when Piglet arrives
  23. Send out Piglet’s birth announcements
  24. Take Piglet camping
  25. Do something fun for our 3rd wedding anniversary
  26. Do something special for my 30th birthday
  27. Come up with family Halloween costumes, hopefully DIY
  28. Take Piglet to the pumpkin patch
  29. Send out our first family Christmas cards
  30. Make Piglet a baby book and keep track of milestones
  31. Take Piglet to the Christmas tree farm
  32. Take our first trip to Oregon as a family of 3
  33. Have a date night at least once a month with Match, hopefully more frequently
  34. Lose baby weight and get in pre-baby shape by the end of the year.
  35. Go back to the gym-should help with above goal
  36. Take Piglet to at least one Mommy & me class
  37. Keep up with blogging even after Piglet gets here (Goal is at least 1 time a week check in)
  38. Meet a blog friend in real life
  39. Plant a garden
  40. Have outside of house painted
  41. Re-stain deck
  42. Buy the rest of our patio furniture with Amazon coupons
  43. Buy a digital SLR to capture all of Piglet’s antics
  44. Start writing a book

TTUT-Scrooge McInLaw

Rodger Bailey: Don’t be such a grumpy old Scrooge!
Ben Harper: For your information, Scrooge was very much the misunderstood hero of that book. Until the end where Dickens copped out and made him nice.
Rodger Bailey: You’re like this every year.
Ben Harper: I believe in tradition. -My Family

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