Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The ScrapRoom-August 2007 Kit

Harper Bolick and Emerson chilling at the fire station

Big E

Hayden's 2nd Birthday

My 28th birthday-the scan makes it look a bit crooked but it isn't IRL

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Things are cooling down for the Logan household

Our new home did not come with air conditioning and we looked at that as a good thing. A lot of homes here don't have it because the average high temp for our area is 89. 89 is completely doable without a/c. You sleep with your windows open at night because it gets pretty chilly and then you shut them in the morning before it begins to get warm outside. Around 2 or 3pm, it gets hot but it doesn't last long. Fans are all you need to make it through those few hours of heat. Once 6pm rolls around, it begins to cool down and you can start opening up your windows for a breeze. Well, that is how it is supposed to go anyway. We have experienced a nasty heatwave since we got into our house back on the 2nd. We have only had 2 or 3 days where the temps were below 95. Ugh. It really doesn't help that I am 17 weeks pregnant. We are finally getting air conditioning installed tomorrow. Wouldn't you know it, the temps are only going to be mid 80s today and high 80s tomorrow. That figures.

I am really beginning to show now (I will try to post a pic tomorrow). This little guy tosses and tumbles all around. We got the prelim results from the amnio and we know with certainty that he doesn't have Down's. My IPs are positively thrilled. :)

We are now only 57 days out from our family vacation to Florida and everyone is getting excited. My Mom and Aunt will be driving down from High Point, NC and we will be flying in. Their drive will be around 10 hours and our flight will only be 3.5 hours. I am glad to be taking the shorter trip there, lol. Everything was paid for and all of our dining reservations were taken care of back in April. All we have to do now is wait. I did add another fun element to the trip this past week though. I am going to take my Mom and Aunt to have tea time at the Grand Floridian on our free day. I also have another fun thing up my sleeve but I won't divulge that info. on here in case a certain hubby reads this.

My Mom and Aunt got an awesome deal to fly to Florida so now they are going to get there in 1.5 hours. Lucky ducks!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Amnio, Grandma Christie, Bon Jovi, etc.

I know I haven't posted in a while but this past week was completely crazy for me. My nerves were shot because of the amnio that was to take place on Thursday. The thought of the procedure has always scared me and I really didn't want to go through with it. Well, my fears have definitely been validated. It sucked. I won't bore you with the details but I won't ever put myself through that trauma again (unless I fail the level II ultrasound or have some bloodwork come back abnormal). I have been so sore the past few days. Anyhow, the ultrasound was perfect and there was no markers for Down's. The baby looked extremely healthy and *HE* is a rowdy little thing (yes, it is a boy!). He moved constantly throughout the ultrasound and the sonographer remarked about how active he is. I didn't need her to tell me that. He is a little tumbler. I have felt movements since 11 weeks and now that he is 16 weeks, I feel him a lot more. I believe that my IPs have an acrobat on their hands, lol.

Grandma Christie watched the kiddos while I went to Denver for the amnio. She also watched them last night while we went to see Bon Jovi at Cheyenne Frontier Days. We took off before dinner and met Steph & Tom at their house. She made a wonderful apple salsa that we ate the heck out of. It was served with cinnamon tortilla chips. Yum! After stuffing ourselves silly, I drove us all to the fairgrounds since I was the DD. We couldn't get a parking spot at all. It was crazy. ALL of the lots were full. We drove through a nearby park and all of the spots were taken also. I just happened to luck out and see 2 girls get into a car and I got to the spot before anyone else. Thank God! We had to walk a long way from that point but at least we made it to the stadium before Bon Jovi started playing. They rocked!! I ended up sitting out the second half though because I was too tired to keep standing. I can't wait until they tour again. Hopefully, they will come to Denver.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Man, it is HOT!

Colorado has been going through record highs since we arrived. Yesterday was 95 and today will be 99. Ugh. The only good thing is that we don't have the nasty humidity that NC does. If we did, I would melt!

Clayton's Dad (Steve) and his wife Sandy came by for a visit on Saturday. Sandy also brought her mom Bea. Steve's mom (Virgie) drove down from Estes Park to join us. We had a great time catching up. It's too bad that Clayton didn't tell me that they were coming until Friday night though. I could have made them a yummy lunch or early dinner if he would have given me the heads up. We ended up going to McDonald's (or Micka Donald's as Hayden says) for lunch. Can you believe that they ran out of catsup?? I have never had to eat my fries without any before. Weird.

My MIL Christie will be coming to stay with us on Thursday. I have an amnio scheduled in Denver that day so she is going to watch the kids for us. Friday night is the Bon Jovi concert at Cheyenne Frontier Days so she will be watching the kiddos for us then also. We will be meeting up with my SIL Stephanie and her man Tom for the big event. I can't wait!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Ahhhh, the convenience of delivery guys

We got our first delivery from the milk man and I am love! It is so wonderful getting 2 gallons of fresh organic milk delivered to my door each week. I cannot stand dragging those huge cartons home from the grocery store so this was a nice change. I also got cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, eggs, Sara Lee bread and bagels, Starbucks coffee and fresh butter. Soon they will offer cookie dough and we will definitely be getting some of that also. He comes by 2 days a week but I opted for a weekly delivery. The company is called Royal Crest and they are based out of Denver. If you live in the CO area, check them out at: http://www.royalcrestdairy.com/

After finding that I could get my dairy and bread products delivered to my door, I decided to look on the web for other delivery services. When we lived in Atlanta, we had an awesome service called Webvan. They were an online grocery store that I could purchase anything from and then they would deliver it within a 1.5 hour window. The produce was always the best and the service was absolutely awesome. It's too bad that they shut down operations after a year of me being a customer. I don't really understand what happened to them considering that it was an extremely popular service. Anyhow, I was hoping to find something similar in nature here but it's a no-go. Instead, I did find an organic fruit and veggie delivery service from Denver. They deliver weekly or bi-weekly. I chose to get a medium box of mixed fruits and veggies to try out on Monday. Everything is locally grown and completely organic. I can't wait to try them out. If you live in Colorado or in parts of Nebraska or Wyoming, check out their site at: https://denver.doortodoororganics.com/ .

-Steph, they do deliver to Cheyenne, WY.
-Sandy, they do deliver to Sidney, NE.

If only I could find a delivery service for meats and general groceries. I do have Schwan's service for frozen foods but I wish that I could get general stuff through them too. You know, like a can of cream of chicken soup? Oh well, I guess that I can't have it all, lol. It just really stinks to go to a grocery store here considering that they are so far away. My town is incredibly small and it only has a specialty grocery store. If I want to go to civilization, I have to drive about 20-25 minutes away. With 2 kids in tow, I just don't want to.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Finally we are home!

Thank the Lord, we finally made it into our new house. It has been a crazy journey getting here and I never want to go through that heck again. Here's a quick run down of what has been going on in the Logan household since I last posted:

7/2-We finally closed on the house. Yay!!

7/3-We got our furniture delivered.

-I had my first OB appt. today. The appt. was a bit boring but at least everything was okay with the baby.

7/4-Clayton woke up in a lot of pain and got admitted to the ER for kidney stones. He was put on 7 or 8 doses of morphine before he finally felt comfortable enough to be alive. I couldn't stand seeing him in such pain. Poor guy.

7/6-We finally got our very first brand new bedroom suit. Our old one was a hand-me-down that we will be using for guests. And yes gals, we finally upgraded from a full to a king.

-I now have a milk man. How cool is that? He was going door to door giving away 1/2 gallon of milk to all new customers. It is a bit expensive but well worth it. The milk is organic and they recycle the containers for us. They also deliver Starbucks coffee beans, butter, cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, Sara Lee breads, bottled water, Eggland's Best eggs, etc. I am in heaven!

7/10-We got our cable back on. I have been going absolutely nutso without the internet.

I would like to announce that my best friend Tracy had her baby girl Addison on 7/7/07. Everyone is doing well and she is incredibly precious! I would give my right arm to be able to hold that sweet baby. Hopefully, I will be able to make a trip back to Asheville in the near future so that I can see her. Congrats to the Ducker household. :)

Well, this is the first time that I have been able to get on the net in forever. I have many things to do but I will be sure to upload some pics soon and I will be posting regularly once again.