I’m a superstar masquerading as a nerd, but you knew that, right?

I despise: August 24, 2005

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The army, the army life, the army mindset, the army schedule, the army, the army, the army.
Thank you.


We are having….. August 20, 2005

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A healthy baby GIRL! Another girl! The third girl! How amazing is that?!?!
Alex was a bit disappointed at first, but I think the idea is growing on him. I’m thrilled that she’s healthy. And that she’s a SHE!
We weren’t going to find out the gender… but the when the doctor called with the amnio results, she said “You have a healthy baby girl!” All I could do was laugh. I told Alex that she accidentally told me the gender and I just kept laughing. He knew Pip was NOT a boy after that. Pip will not be Christian Alexander this time…

I wonder what we’ll name her?!?!


Vacation!! Without the kids!

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Visiting the inlaws was quite tiring… It’s always SO busy. The girls had a blast and it was a very nice visit. The best part….

We went off for 3 nights on our own!! It was so nice. Alex took me to South Padre Island right on the gulf of Mexico. The water was so warm and it was that shade of blue green that you only see in magazine pictures! We saw dolphins, snorkeled, ate a ton of rich food, took a fireworks cruise, laid on the beach and at the pool (a little too much.. my belly was burned!) it was amazing! Out hotel room was a top floor with a balcony looking right over the beach! On the way home we stopped in San Antonio and had dinner at the Riverwalk… that place was very cool. We also took one of the riverboat rides.

I had a very hard time leaving Sofia for the first time…. especially since she usually still nursed at night. But she did just fine and I guess she decided she was done nursing for good while I was gone because she doesn’t want it anymore! She’s fully weaned now… and it worked out perfectly. Olivia is such a big girl. What a wonderful and loving big sister. She took such good care of her baby sister. I missed them SO much, I probably called 5 times a day to check on them.

We bought Olivia a shark in a jar as a souvenir. Literally. A dead shark in a jar of, I guess… Formaldehyde? There was a huge shelf of them to choose from. I picked the one with the least terrified look on his face. Olivia just thinks it’s the coolest thing. His name is Frederick. She picked the name her self.
I know… normally I am more animal friendly. I mean, I do eat meat… but I generally refrain from purchasing carcasses solely for display. I think Frederick will have to live ONLY in Olivia’s room. I can’t stand to look at the poor guy.

It was a wonderful trip. I do think, though, that next time we take a trip I’d like to take the girls. They would have loved the beach! Oli especially. She’s definitely a beach girl at heart.