Thursday, August 30, 2007

Home Sweet Home

I can't believe it's taken me this long to post about our new house! Maybe I've been super busy getting everything in it's place. I had some serious motivation to get everything unpacked and get the decorations unpacked. The weekend after we moved in I hosted my friend Jennifer's 30th b-day party and the next weekend was Hayden's 2nd b-day party here!! We finally feel settled though and all three of us are so happy. Honestly, so many people have asked us since we moved back from NC if we felt like we were home and we kept saying no. Well, we do now. I've been busy getting my classroom ready too. I'm teaching at Heritage Church of Christ this year. I'm really excited. It's just down the road, it's only open Tue/Thur from 9-2, Hayden goes for free!!!, and they have an infant room just for the teachers babies!! I've needed to get out of the house and feel like I was in the real world for a long time. This is just perfect for us. Along with moving and starting work, my grandad has been in the hospital for two weeks now. That's pretty emotionally draining too. Don't worry about pregnant me though....I get a nap everyday:-) Well, here's some pictures of the house, finally. Thanks for being patient!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Happy birthday Hayden Thomas!

Today is my little baby's second birthday! I just can't believe it. If you ask him how old he is, he'll say "Five." This must be a common thing because my friend Jennifer's little boy Hudson used to say that, and he's two also. Weirdos:-) We had a lady over here this morning measuring our house for solar screens and Hayden was "swimming" on the hard wood floors. She said "what's he doing." I told her "he's swimming!" She just kind of looked at me strangely. Then she asked him how old he was and he said "Five." Duh lady, he's five years old and he's swimming! Do you not see the obvious? ha,ha! Anyways, today's Hayden's actual birthday but we had his party this past Saturday. It was a great time and he's a very loved little boy! I just can't believe how big my "five year old" is getting and I really can't believe that he's gonna be someone's big brother in 11 short weeks. Crazy! So, here's a few pictures of the birthday boy. I love you doodle bug!

Friday, August 17, 2007

100 Things about me.....

1. I'm 30 and drive a minivan
2. I'm terrified of vomit
3. My toenails are always painted
4. I love unsweet tea
5. I can't do any type of measurements
6. I love cereal (the little kid kinds)
7. I don't like to drink alcohol
8. I don't have a sweet tooth
9. I love to snow ski
10. I'm a good slalom water skier
11. I lived in the same town, same house my whole life...and my parents and grandparents have always lived there too!
12. I have a degree in education but teaching in public schools scares me to death
13. I'm like rain man with numbers, license plates, addresses, birthdays etc
14. Strange patterns give me the creeps
15. I love entertaining in my home
16. I'm a very lazy person but grew up very athletic and active
17. I hate standing up....I'll find a seat anywhere (see #16)
18. I'm a horrible baker
19. My son likes his Dada waaaaay more than me
20. I hate to be late but am rarely on time
21. I've broken my ankle, big toe, and two fingers
22. I don't like summer
23. I love the winter
24. I'm in love with Justin Timberlake
25. I'm addicted to junk magazines like US Weekly and OK magazine
26. I can't stand road trips
27. I'm blind as a bat but rarely wear my glasses b/c I don't like myself in them
28. I'm a "to-do" list maker
29. I slept with a teddy bear named Honey Joe for 28 years
30. I love naps
31. My mom's maiden name is Jones and she married a Jones....both sides of my family is Jones and I'm literally the only person with a different last name:-(
32. One of my thumbs looks like a toe
33. My favorite color is black
34. I love going to church
35. I'm not a private person...obviously
36. I can drive a standard
37. I don't like milk
38. My favorite food is Mexican
39. I went to Abilene Christian University
40. I went to public school K-12
41. I was baptized when I was 12
42. I like planning parties
43. I love decorating my house
44. I take WAY too many pictures of my child
45. I'm going to give birth in 13 weeks
46. I don't like gardening
47. I'm addicted to email
48. I like to talk on the phone
49. I'm not a big fan of the beach...don't like being sandy
50. I've bungee jumped
51. I can't stand onions but I like onion rings
52. I've been the same height since the 6th grade
53. My foot grew 1/2 a size with my first pregnancy
54. My middle name is Jill but I've had a lot of people through the years tell me it doesn't go with Andrea.
55. My husband's nickname is Buster....some people may not even know his real name is Matt
56. I have two brothers
57. I have two nieces and three nephews
58. I don't care that much about music
59. I gain weight very easily
60. My eyes are blue with brown spots
61. I was arrested once when I was in high school
62. I make friends easily
63. It scares me to cook chicken....I only do it a few times a year
64. I'm addicted to plucking my eyebrows and they are hideous!!
65. I've never mowed a yard
66. I take Super short showers
67. I like to Swiffer sweep my floors
68. I went to the NSYNC concert when I was 25 and to Justin Timberlake when I was 30....with the same person!
69. I love to blog stalk
70. I sleep with the fan on high even in the winter
71. I'm a HUGE bargain shopper....borderline cheapskate
72. I can tap dance
73. I love to wear sports bras
74. I love Roseanne re runs
75. I'm not a very big movie fan
76. I watch Days of Our Lives every day
77. I love buying plates
78. My second son, due in November, will be named Carson
79. I don't like Krispy Kreme Donuts
80. My favorite "meal" is chips and dip
81. I can't stand cats
82. I draw like a three year old
83. I'm not a big fan of medicine....I barely take Tylenol when I have a headache
84. We recycle!
85. We don't balance our checkbook
86. I still don't have my wisdom teeth (could explain some of my stupidity)
87. I'm a horrible singer
88. I'm a really good basketball player and most people would never guess that
89. I get sea sick
90. We flew with Hayden 6 times in his first year of life!
91. We lived in North Carolina for almost three years
92. I sleep with three under my head, one between my knees, and one to hug
93. I love salad
94. Sometimes I think I'm psychic
95. I don't shave my legs every day but I do shave my underarms every day
96. I like granny panties
97. I love pajamas but usually sleep in a t-shirt
98. My hair was curly until I had a baby
99. I like doing things for other people but struggle with letting people do things for me
100. I will never do this again!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Move That Bus!!!

I feel like I'm on Extreme Makeover Home Edition!! Of course I didn't lose my house in a hurricane or from a massive fire, but I think I'm going to be as excited as the people you see on tv!.....oh, and I'm actually still sitting in my duplex packing, not hanging out at Disney World. Matt and I said we'd love to have one of the guys helping us move, pull our minivan (yes I'm 30 and I drive a minivan) away from our house when we yell "Move that Bus....." maybe it would be "Move that Minivan!" I would fall to the ground and scream and Matt would tear up while Hayden runs inside to see his room. Stay's the final countdown!

Friday, August 03, 2007

One More Week as a Duplex Dweller!!!

Today is the countdown to move in!! We close on our house next Friday. WOO HOO!! We had our walk through on Wednesday and other than some paint touch ups, everything looked great. You have no idea how ready we are to move in. I think I've forgotten what all my stuff looks like! We pretty much just unpacked a little bit of stuff and left everything else packed in the garage. I actually hosted a Southern Living at Home party in December before we left NC and I don't even remember what I ordered. We just kept all the stuff in boxes when it got mailed to me. It'll be kind of like I just had the party. Jennifer, Nikki, and I are also going to Canton all day tomorrow. We are doing the all day thing, starting with Carbo-loading at Cracker Barrel before the day begins! ha,ha! I've got a pretty long list going for the house. Hopefully I'll come back with some gems! Hayden and I are going today to try and find a new couch. It's finally here and now the chaos begins!!

As far as what else has been going on with us, not a ton. We did go to my parents for a week b/c we were bored here in the duplex. When we got back, we drove to Oklahoma to see Matt's parents for the weekend.

We've been to the waterpark again, Chuck E Cheese, to a church playdate, and that's about it! Oh, and I went to another 30th b-day bash. I hate those things...ha,ha! I love seeing my college gal pals, but I hate that it's because we're turning 30!

Sorry this is such a boring post. I just knew I needed to's some pics.