Oct 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!
Today is our last day of United Way at work and boy am I glad. Two weeks of constant committee work. UGH!! Everything goes to a great cause so I am happy to be done. This week went by pretty fast and I am about to head out of here and head home for the weekend. I love the weekend!

B came up to my work today to bring me lunch and to eat with me. He is such an amazing man. He told me that last night at work they posted a notice that they are laying off 50 people.. He couldn't wait until his shift tonight to see if he was one of them so he called HR. YEP! B got laid off. The HR lady was very upset because she just hired him and everyone loves him there. He is doing an amazing job but unfortunately they said that they couldn't predict the economic crisis. That pisses me off. They hired 20 people a little over a month ago and now they are letting them all go. Are you telling me that a month ago you didn't know that our economy was in the toilet!!! This was a great job for B and he was excelling. They said that are going to try and get him back in the spring.

I have to say that I a little freaked out with the baby on the way and with the new house but I know that we will get through it. God doesn't give us more than we can handle even if it doesn't feel like that at times. There are people that make it with far less than we have and I need to be thankful for what we have.

I hope every one enjoys their Halloween. Post pics of the kiddos in their costumes. I need a smile :)

Oct 29, 2008

Survey Time!!

Welcome to the 2008 edition of getting to know your blogger buddies. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little things about your blogger buddies that you might not have known! Cut and paste it to your blog so your fellow bloggers can get to know you better.

1. What time did you get up this morning? I had a meeting at are other office at 9 so I slept till 8.

2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Sex and the City

4. What is your favorite TV show? Too many to name all. I'm a big brother junkie

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Honey bunches of oats

6. What is your middle name?Jo

7. What food do you dislike? I like almost everything.. I do not like pork or lima beans

8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I don't have a fav

9. What kind of car do you drive? Dodge Stealth

10. Favorite sandwich? Grilled cheese

11. What characteristic do you despise? judgmental people

12. Favorite item of clothing? pj pants

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?I would settle for any vacation right now.. I love Hawaii

14. Favorite brand of clothing? When i am not HUGE and pregnant I love Silver jeans and a hoodie from pac sun or zumies

15. Where would you retire to? Anywhere my family is

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? Bad memory an ex dumped me on my birthday. A good memory was my last one. My family put together a surprise 30th for me.

17. Favorite sport to watch? hockey and football

18. Farthermost place you are sending this? My fellow bloggers are everywhere

19. Person you expect to do this first? dunno

20. When is your birthday? 4/18

21. Are you a morning person or a night person? Hmmm neither

22. What is your shoe size? 8.5

23. Pets? My little Gizmo and I have a cat that my bff Mary has been watching for me for about 4 months.

24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? Hopefully next Thursday I will have a better idea of what I am having and get to share that.

25. What did you want to be when you were little? Photographer or a zoologist

26. How are you today? I'm ok, the baby is sitting on my bladder

27. What is your favorite candy? Gummy worms, lifesavers

28. What is your favorite flower? I love love love roses

29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? 2/24 cause that is when we are due

30. What is your full name? Kimberly Jo Airhart

31. people talking

32. What was the last thing you ate? I went to Subway with Tam

33. Do you wish on stars? YES

34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Not sure

35. How is the weather right now? Sunny and beautiful

36. The first person you spoke to on the phone today? Brent called me

37. Favorite soft drink? I don't really drink soft drinks I love iced tea unsweetened

38. Favorite restaurant? The Melting Pot

39. Real hair color? Dark dark brown almost black

40. What was your favorite toy as a child? I loved my dolls

41. Summer or winter? Neither can I pick fall or spring??

42. Hugs or kisses? HUGS

43. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate soft serve

44. Coffee or tea?Coffee YUCK tea yummy

45. Do you want your friends to do this? Yes I want to know more about everyone

46. When was the last time you cried? well I am pregnant so I cry easily. Ummm probably a week ago

47. What is under your bed? Extra duffel bags

48. What did you do last night? Watched TV, ate dinner and had a visit from Mary, Troy and the kids

49. What are you afraid of ? I'm scared of the first few days with our new baby

50. Salty or sweet? salty

51. How many keys on your key ring? 3

52. How many years at your current job? I was a contractor so I switched jobs every few months for the past 2-3 years. This is a permanent position and I've been here for 6 months

53. Favorite day of the week? Saturday

54. How many towns have you lived in? 7

55. Do you make friends easily? Yes I think I do.

Oct 27, 2008

Contest TIME!!!

We have an ultrasound scheduled for next Thursday @ 9 am.. I will be 24 weeks so I am hoping for a better percentage than 75% chance its a boy or for them to say its a girl (which is what I think it is). I am also hoping for a better tech.

Contest TIME!!! Ok, so I am going to have a contest for the correct guess on the sex of the baby. Of course for multiple winner I will draw a name. The prize is a secret. It will be mailed to you.

Here is a little history to base your guesses on. At our last ultrasound (17 weeks) the tech said that it might be a boy. I had to pry a percentage of 75% out of her but she seemed very new and didn't seem to know much. At my first ultrasound (12 weeks) the tech who said that she's never been wrong said it looked like a girl. Although I know that was VERY early I know she was very skilled in her field. Also, all the Chinese charts say its a girl.

Ok so make your guesses and I will check back next week after my appointment.

Good luck!!

Monday! UGH!

The weekend went way too fast.

I am exhausted today. B and I spend the weekend doing everything but relaxing. I don't know if I mentioned this before but our house has a separate Mother In-Law apartment in it and over the weekend we moved the MIL in. B's mom has been living in a senior community apartment for the past 6 months and was miserable!! After MUCH discussion we decided to have her come live with us. We realized that this was going to be a challenge but wanted to give it a try to help her out and it helps us financially as well. She has her own living room, bedroom and kitchen which is nice because we wanted to keep our privacy and live as separate as possible while still being able to help her out. So we spent all Saturday getting the MIL moved in. B pretty much did it all on his own with the help of his two teenage nephews. I wasn't much help so I started priming the baby room. The people who had this house before us thought BRIGHT green would be a great color for a bedroom. One coat of primer barely covered it. So much for getting the room done over the weekend. It looks like this might take me a while. UGH...

Sunday B and I had to go over to the old place to clean. FUN!! Thank god it only took us about an hour(I guess having a clean freak for my man pays off).
Sunday afternoon B and I actually got to hang out with each other. WOW!! What a concept. We stopped by a few of our old hang outs to chit chat with the locals and then headed home. We didn't feel like cooking so we ordered Chinese.
B and I popped in Indiana Jones and B made it about 45 min before he was old COLD. We ended up just turning it off and heading to bed around 9. All in all the weekend was busy. We are looking forward to next weekend because we have NOTHING planned.

Oh my gosh I forgot to mention... The baby is moving so much lately. It is soooo cool but it's such a strange feeling. The other day I felt it when I had my hand on my tummy. B felt it last night with his hand. It was amazing!! One minute he or she is sticking out my lower right side and then ten minutes later he or she is above my belly button on the left side.
I will post pictures soon.

Have a great Monday!!!

Oct 22, 2008


Sorry I've been MIA. We are all moved into our new house and I LOVE IT!! We started the whole process this past Saturday. Everyone showed up around 9 am Saturday morning and did an awesome job. We were completely done around 1:30-2:00. I would like to say thank you to My Dad, Step-Mom Martha, Bro Jason, SIL Lori, Mom, Mary, Bill, Timbo, Chad, Dave, and last but not least Brent. We couldn't have done it without all of you and we can't even tell you how much we appreciated it. All the boys were so cute by yelling out 20 pounds every time they saw me helping just to make sure I know that I didn't lift more than 20 pounds. I love love love our new house. I will post some pictures once I am done painting the dining room and the baby room.

Mary went way out of her way. She cleaned the kitchen and even painted my bathroom. She was with me from 9 am Saturday till about 9:30 pm Saturday night working her butt off. Thank you Mary!!
I spent all Saturday and Sunday unpacking and by Sunday night we were pretty much done! Brent organized the garage all day Sunday and I worked on decorating. By the end of the day on Sunday I couldn't even walk. Monday I could barely get out of bed. I way over did it. Brent dropped me off at work and ended up coming to get me around 1:00 pm because I could barely walk. Went home and rested and by Tuesday morning I felt pretty good.

Last night Mary stopped over. She bought all the bedding for the baby room(a six piece set). A while back I returned all the stuff I bought because we really couldn't afford it with the move in all. The bedding is almost exactly the same as the stuff I picked out on my register. She stopped by to make sure I liked it. IT IS SOOOOO CUTE!! Thank you again Mary. She has been amazingly helpful and generous. Love ya!!

Mary is coming over Sunday after church to help paint the baby's room and to help me set up the crib. I am hoping to have the room done by the end of the weekend. I can't wait to share pictures. Stay tuned.

Sorry I haven't been able to comment lately. I will try and catch up next week when things start to settle down.

Oct 15, 2008

Good News!!

FINALLY!!!! I finally felt the baby move. I am 21 weeks and I thought that I would have felt it way before now but last night as I was watching TV and I felt it. Well At first I didn't know what it was but after it happened a few times I new it was the baby. Today I've felt it a few times. This is NUTS! I can't believe I have a little baby growing in my tummy and that in 4 months I am going to be MOM. WOW!! I wonder what he or she will look like, how big he or she will be, if I will know what to do...so many questions to be answered.

I am wondering if I should cancel my ultrasound and just have the sex of the baby be a surprise. I know the tech said 75% chance its a boy but she was an airhead and really didn't act like she knew what they heck she was talking about. Plus when I look at the pictures from the ultrasound I see three lines in the genital area and I was reading that three lines is what shows when its a girl. Who knows!! We may just wait.

Since I've had a name for a boy named picked out since I was younger we decided that Brent would get to choose the girls name. I think its a girl so he may get full control over our child's name.. Scary. We do have to agree though.

Happy Hump Day!!!

I would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Michelle

Oct 13, 2008

Happy Monday!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was ok.

Friday night Mary asked me to babysit so her and Troy could go to a work function. I told her that I would come over on one condition, that she be home at 11:30 so that I could be home when Brent got home from work. Since he works nights I only get to see him sleeping in the morning. She agreed so I went over to watch the kids. Chase was surprisingly naughty. He is normally is such a sweet boy but he had a few tantrums. Oh well we all have our days. He settled down and we watched a movie together. Of course Taylor was easy as she always is for me. She just played in her room with her pet shop toys. After getting the kids to bed I passed out for a little while and was woken up by my phone ringing. It was Brent wondering where I was. I looked at the clock and it was 12:15. Boy was I upset. Mary and Troy got home around 12:45. Needless to say I was NOT HAPPY.

Saturday Brent and I went to get some breakfast before going to register. My Sil Lori created a spreadsheet with everything that I needed to register for, what store it was at, notes on each product and how much I would need of each thing. Isn't she amazing!!
I can't even tell you how much this helped us. I was a little lost but without this spreadsheet I would have been running around pulling my hair out. We picked out our crib and changing table. It's all starting to feel more real and I can't even tell you how excited we are for our baby to be here.

Sunday Brent worked on the garage for our upcoming move which is this Friday. We are going from a large two car garage to a small one car garage and a shed. The garage would be my only complaint about our new house. Brent has a lot of stuff like tree trimming gear, fishing stuff, grills, tools, etc. I just hope we can neatly organize it all to fit in the shed so we can store the car in the garage. I'm crossing my fingers. While B was working in the garage. I worked on organizing all my stuff which I never unpacked from when I moved in with B. I knew that we would only be in this house for a short period so I just left all my stuff in boxes and only unpacked my clothes. As I was going through all my boxes I found a few of Gizmo's Halloween costumes and made him model them. I wish that I would have taken pictures. It was so cute. He is such a funny dog. He hung outside all day with B. He sat in the truck the whole time. He loves going on rides. I couldn't get him to come out.

This was a long and boring post and if you made it through it I applaud you.

Have a great Monday!

Oct 10, 2008

Happy Friday!

Ok, SERIOUSLY!! I think that I have a broken cervix. I waddle like I am 8-9 months pregnant. I can't even imagine how I will be when I am actually 8-9 months. This is getting out of hand. My friend used to waddle when she was pregnant and I would laugh at her but now I understand. I walk so slow that I have to step aside to let people pass me so I don't get run over. I am like that old lady that you get stuck behind. UGH.

Moving day is near, 7 days to be exact and Brent is stressed out about it for some reason and since he works nights now he calls me at work to tell me what is stressing him out.
I know that I should be more understanding but I'm at work and since we don't see each other it would be nice to just talk and not talk about the move or the dog pissing on the floor. Which by the way has been getting out of hand. Gizzy has been very naughty lately. His sleeping in between us is also getting out of hand. I know he is small but the dog sprawls out like he owns the place. Oh and there is nothing like being in a deep lovely slumber and all of a sudden he hears something and starts barking his head off.. HOLY CRAP I feel like I just had a heart attack every time.

Any plans for the weekend?? Tomorrow I am meeting Stephanie for lunch and then back home to get the house packed up. I think since I have only one week left I am going to pack up the entire kitchen and just use paper plates and plastic. Oh and I am registering this weekend. I'm excited about that. I think it will be fun.
Have a great weekend everyone.

Oct 9, 2008

Welcome my friend Stephanie

This is my 3rd post today.. Holy CRAP!! I just wanted to take a minute to welcome my good friend Stephanie to the blog world.

She and I have been friends for about 8 years and she is pretty entertaining. I am sure her posts will keep you on your toes.
Show some love and make her feel welcome by stopping by her blog.

Just for fun

8 favorite TV shows:
1. Roseanne
2. CSI (all of them)
3. Greys Anatomy
4. Desperate Housewives
5. Brothers and Sisters
6. 90210
7. Privileged
8. Prison Break

8 Favorite Restaurants:
1. The Melting Pot
2. Red Lobster
3. Ruby Tuesdays
4. BWW
5. Cafe Latte
6. Olive Garden
7. King City
8. Green Mill

8 things I did yesterday:
1. Had a United Way meeting at work
2. Ran Payroll
3. Took a shower
4. Went out to dinner with Dani
5. Hung out with Giz
6. Watched my shows on my DVR (90210 and house)
7. Watched CSI NY on demand
8. Went to bed

8 things I love about the fall:
1. Cooler weather
2. The fall colors
3. Halloween
4. Apple Orchards
5. Sweatshirts
6. Fall decorations
7. Fall foods
8. Bon Fires

8 things that I look forward to: In order as they will happen
1. Our 3D ultrasound on 10/31 to see what this little person really is a boy or a girl
2. Getting settled into our new home
3. Doing the baby's room
4. Baby showers
5. Thanksgiving
6. Christmas
7. Valentines Day
8. New arrival of the new addition to our family

8 things on my wishlist
1. Have a healthy baby
2. Be a good Mother, wife, daugther and friend for the rest of my life
3. Have a peaceful life free of drama
4. To one day own our dream home
5. To work less and spend more time with family
6. To some day own a cabin
I can't think of two more. So you only get 6.

Red Lobster

No TFT today....
How many of you like Red Robster? Well I love it. When I was a small child it was the fancy place that my parents would go once in a blue moon and bring home hush puppy left overs. Now it's not as fancy and the quality is not like the good old days but I still like it. My Dad still wants to go there every year on his birthday.
Well last night I met one of my oldest and dearest friends for dinner at Red Lobster. Danielle and I have been friends since 9th grade where we met in science class. We've had a very strong connection ever since then. We have GREAT memories over the years. Her and I could sit in a room and just laugh for hours. She just gets me like only a few do. We've been to Red Lobster many times over the years and even though D gets so freaked out by crab she always get them. Then I get to watch her and the crab legs fight all through dinner. It's pretty entertaining.
She is one of the funniest people I know. I bet you couldn't find one person that doesn't like her.
Danielle is also a very strong woman. She spent 2 years in IRAQ fighting for our country. Everyday that she was gone I worried and now that she is home the time I get to spend with her is VERY important to me. Last night she told me that she might be moving 2 hours up north to go to school for law enforcement. Although I am sad that I will not be a short drive away from her I know that this is something she has always wanted to do and will be good at. Good Luck Dani. I will miss you. Can't wait to visit.

I wanted to share some pics of us over the years. WARNING!! Some are from about 10 years ago when I was a young pup.. UGH!!
Danielle and I have taken many trip through the years and there are a few from those times. I think we are about 21 in these pictures. I think I am wearing overalls in the second picture.. NERD!!

This is a picture a few years ago when Dani was on leave from IRAQ
This was from our trip to Garrison about 8-9 years ago.
This is from a another leave Dani had. She may get mad that I posted this one because she has a black eye. Sorry D.

I act like she is going back to IRAQ when she will only be 2 hours away.. What can I say she is just a great person to have in your corner. This post sounds like an ODE to Danielle. HAHA

Oct 7, 2008

Belly shot 20 weeks

Here is my 20 week shot. I can't believe I am sharing these I feel as big as a house.. UGH!

Jerks are everywhere

WARNING emotional pregnant lady has entered the building... HOLY MOLY!! Yesterday I went to my Mom's work to pick up boxes for our upcoming move and I pulled into the spot next to my Mom's because I was just running in for a minute.. It happened to be break time and all the factory workers were outside. Some JERK proceeds to yell at me for parking where I parked. Normally I would say something like 'mind your own business' or 'call the police' but today I just said 'yes I know I am just running in to grab something and because I am pregnant I just didn't want to park way far away'. This ass says to me 'I don't care you can't park there' I just gave him this look and he says 'oh look she is going to cry'. The minute I got inside and started to ball. I had to sit in my Mom's office for a little while to compose myself. Needless to say my Mom is this guys boss and she wasn't happy. I still have to call her to see how she handled the situation after I left but I hope he felt like an idiot and will think again before he runs his mouth.
I normally have no problem telling someone where to go but these pregnancy hormones are making me a BIG BABY.. WOW!!

I am exhausted today because I didn't sleep more than 2-3 hours last night. I had horrible pains in my tummy. On top of that Brent was snoring and Gizmo was sick and needed to be let out at least 100 times. Finally Brent went to sleep on the couch and he took care of Gizzy and I tried to get an hour in before my alarm went off. I am not sure what was wrong with the boy but B said that he was shaking, restless and wanted to go outside a lot. If he isn't feeling better by tomorrow off to the vet.

I find myself very emotional and irritated today. I forgot my umbrella so when I went to lunch I tried to run.. Oh my my my did that hurt. I feel like I am 8 months pregnant not 5..UGH
After work I am going to pick up a friend from work and drive her home and then I am going home to bed. I can't wait!

Sorry about all my complaining. I hope your Tuesday is going better than mine.

Oct 5, 2008

Weekend Update!

The weekend is almost over. I hope that everyone had a good one. Mine was good.
Friday I went over to Mary and Troy's right after to work to watch the kids for a few hours while Mary and Troy went to look at a bathroom that they are going to be working on. Sonja stopped over with her daughter Angelina to use the computer. Mary and Troy got home and we all hung out until about 10 when Sonja and Ang went home. I stayed and Mary and I put in the Sex and the City movie. I last till about 11:20 and then headed home.
Saturday we woke up, got ready and headed up to forest lake to meet my Brother Jay, SIL Lori and Nephew Tony at the Wolf Center. It was pretty cool to see all the animals. They had wolves, bears, raptors, coyotes and foxes. It was called Harvest Fest so I thought that there would be more of a fall festival but it wasn't like that. It was still fun to see all the animals.

Tony all dressed up in his fall gear
Brent and me checking out the wolves

This bear is about 15 years old and came to them from a zoo that no longer had room for him

This guys wing never healed correctly after an accident and can no longer fly

My Brother and Brent

Remember a few months ago when I posted the picture from the wood burning stand at the Carlton County fair up north. Well this guy was at this small little festival and here is my sign again. My name and birthday.. SO STRANGE

After the wolf center we stopped and got some lunch. After lunch Brent and I met his Aunt Donna to talk about our baby shower that she is throwing for Brent's side of the family. It was my first time meeting his Aunt. She is like a second Mom to him and I am glad she can be a part of this experience with us.

Now its sunday and I am making apple Crisp and watching lifetime movies. How domestic of me.

What did you do this weekend?

Oct 3, 2008

Happy Friday!!

Happy Friday everyone!! I feel almost 100% today. I had a long talk with my boss and he wants me to know that they want to work with me because they don't want to lose me. What a weight off my shoulders. I was so worried that I was going to lose my job. UGH

Any big plans for the weekend? Brent started working nights on Monday and it has been very lonely but tonight I am heading over to Mary's. I am going to watch the kids while her and her hubby go look a upcoming job that they will be doing. I am hoping to hang out with Mary and the fam for a little while before heading home and waiting for Brent to get home. Hopefully I can stay up. 11:30 isn't that late but it is for me these days.

Tomorrow B and I are meeting up with my Brother Jay, SIL Lori and Tony at the Wolf Center in Forest Lake for the Harvest howl. Any of you that live in MN should check it out if you don't have anything else going on. We have been looking forward to it since we heard about it at the state fair. They have wolves, raptors, and other live animals. Native American demonstrations, local artisans selling their wares, archery, kid’s games, pumpkin painting contests.

Sunday B and I going to start organizing all of our stuff and start packing for the big move. The worst thing on moving day is being unorganized and having stray stuff. I hate that. I would like it to be a smooth move.

Have a good weekend everyone. Tuesday I will post a new belly shot marking my 20th week.

Oct 1, 2008

Walking sucks

Once again I am in bed. It hurts to walk. The only thing that feels good is laying down or soaking in a bath tub.

I am stressed because this has been a very hard pregnancy and I am worried that my work is not going to be understanding forever.