Friday, August 19, 2011


I'm super duper excited to pack up and head to Iowa for the weekend. Here's a little preview of our short weekend trip ahead...

1. Breakfast @ CJs! So yummy!!!

2. Chris and Adam's flag football game! (It's a Father/Son league and should be pretty fun to watch!).

3. Lunch w/ the Maxwell Family! (I get to see my bestie from High School and love on her sweet twin boys!)

4. Baby Shower! YAY! So excited to see family and friends and get lots of good advice.

5. Maybe...just maybe a trip to the Iowa State Fair. This is for sure on my to do hubby doens't think its a great idea to have his very pregnant wife walking around on swollen feet with the big crowds and heat. (Shhhh...don't tell, but I think he's right on this one.)

6. Maybe a morning trip to the Downtown Farmer's Market. (Hubby has wife concerns on this one too because this pregnant Mama does not do well with the heat.)

7. Spending lots of time with family. (This is a sure thing!!!) you can see time with family and eating are for sure on the agenda. Stay tuned....I may/should have pictures to post.

Hope you all have a great weekend with whatever your plans may be!!!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Brag -- My Husband!

Ok...I'm not really one to brag but today I have to post/brag about my amazing husband.

First and foremost the love he shows to me and our little girl is outstanding. He takes such good care of me and really has helped through my entire pregnancy. He will put "special pregnancy" lotion on my ever swollen legs and feet (gross...I know...but I can't reach anymore) and rub my back when I think it's breaking. (Yes...I'm a little dramatic at times.) I have no idea what on earth I would do without him!

He's there for me in every single way I need him to be. He listens to my concerns and tells me to calm down...becausue everything will be alright. He goes to the baby classes with me. Let's me take up more than my fair share of the bed to get a great night sleep. And will wake up early to put gas is my car so I don't have to.

I know some women look forward to the big grand gesters in life. The diamonds and pearls if you will. But not me....give me the majority of the best and a car full of gas and I'm as happy as can be.

For a long time in my life I prayed that God would send me an amazing man, who would complete my life....and I feel like that prayer was answered the day I met Will. He was living in Memphis and I was in Iowa, but we met and fell in love. We've both made sacrifices to be together, but I would wait for him and do it all over again in a heartbeat. I can't believe how far we've some. WOW!

Ok...In honor of my braggy post (sorry ladies...I know you want him...but he's taken!! ;-)) Here are some old pictures of a very young Will and Angie. Enjoy....

Our 1st date (and 1st photo as a couple) So in love!

Family cruise to celebrat my Mom's 50th Birthday

Formal dinner on the cruise....Yes...I purchased a tie that matched my dress for Will. He was such a good sport!Enjoying Chad and Abbey Maxwell's Wedding Reception

Engagement Night in New York City! He proposed at Tavern on the Green!

Carriage Ride through Central Park to celebrate our Engagement! So Romantic!!!

Engagement Photos. It was so hot in Memphis that day!!!

Our 1st Kiss as Husband and Wife!

Our ride before and after the reception. Love this picture!

My favorite wedding photo! Please notice I had already kicked off the heels for more comfortable sketchers....but hey...they did match our wedding colors!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Stress, Planning and Decisions.

Well..I haven’t had chance to update the good ole blog since last Friday, and I hope you all enjoyed Rebecca Black! LOL!

Anyhoo….what’s new on the home front? Well, a lot actually. I was officially diagnosed with a minor case of gestational diabetes which means I have to watch my sugar and carb intake and take my blood sugar 4 times a day. Yikes. This also means that our little peanut will be here sooner than expected, which is exciting and scary all at the same time. My OB said I will not make it to my due date and little Miss Mackenzie could be here as early as September 23rd.

So…this mama-to-be has jumped into action to prepare for arrival. Now…I know the due date is only about 2 weeks earlier but it has kind of put the planner in me into a little bit of a panic attack. The lists running through my head have been irritating me since Tuesday morning:

The bedroom set is on order, but not in our possession.

We’re planning to move.

I have no energy to pack and cannot lift much to help…which is a little annoying
for this take charge girl.

We have a ton of baby supplies to purchase or things I think we’re going to need

So…I guess the bottom line is I’ve been a little stressed out lately. My loving husband says I worry too much and wants me to calm down (and keep my blood pressure down) for me and the baby.

We’ve made some tough decisions this week and have decided to stay put for the time being. That means de-junking the house and getting things organized for storage rather than moving furniture and all that jazz. This may seem like it’s not that big of a deal, but it’s a huge stress reliever for me and now I can focus more on getting the nursery put together and settling into home once again.

That’s a lot of text for such a minor issue, but hey….blogging is a stress reliever for me.

Hope all is well with you and yours! God Bless!