Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I seriously almost peed my pants watching this, lol! This is David's sexy dance, hahahaha!

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Business Time....


Okay, so this is totally hilarious even if it isn't very "PC" to share here on a family blog, lol
One of my favorite lyrics is "Conditions are perfect." bawahahahahahaha!!!!!

Weekend Wrap-up

I'm borrowing/stealing this survey from my friend, Meg

Worst part of the weekend: Didn't get to relax or spend much time with David or Hudson because of the silly online defensive driving course I had to take ALL DAY Saturday. Then Sunday was filled with grocery shopping and work. Plus, I felt like crap all weekend.

Best part of the weekend: Saturday night - We had a super yummy dinner and I had THREE, count them, THREE beers. Yes, I needed to relax and take the edge off and these definitely helped me.

Most random part of the weekend: Beer + bubble bath = Calgon take me away bliss!

People I saw this weekend: Not many....just David, Hudson and Marcia. Besides all of the peeps we saw at WalMart and Albertson's, ha!

Something I wished I did this weekend that I didn't get around to doing: TONS! Most specifically, going to the Dallas Arboretum for Dallas Blooms and/or doing some gardening and planting some pretty flowers in our empty flower beds. :(

Things that I am looking forward to this week(end): Not sure of our plans just yet, but I am hoping that it will include more fun time with David and Hudson.

Things that I am not looking forward to this week: That Wednesday - Friday will be VERY long days!

Tell me about your weekend!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Why I Don't Eat Sushi.....

LOL! Not really, but I just could.not.resist!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Class Dismissed

So, I just spent nearly my entire Saturday taking an oh-so lovely online Defensive Driving course for the crappy ticket that I got back in January. It was a 6 hour course, but with the mandatory breaks and my own little breaks it ended up taking closer to 8 hours, OUCH! In any case, it definitely was less than fun and definitely not the way I wanted to spend my Saturday, but I have to do it and wanted to just get it over with rather than waiting till the last minute and honestly, it wasn't really *that* terrible just kind of long and tedious. The important thing is that it is now done and I don't have to worry about it anymore! Whoohoo!!!!

Oh, and for what it's worth, yes I did pass and with flying colors too!

After I finally finished my Defensive Driving course I decided that I needed a nice warm bath, I haven't felt great the past several days and feel very stressed right now, so I figured a long warm bath was in order. I went to the kitchen to let David know I was going to go take a bath since he was about to start cooking dinner, (one of my favorites too - vodka penne!!) and he replied with the following "You should probably take a beer with you." Of course, I laughed it off and thought that he was completely joking, he said that he actually wasn't and that he thought that I might really need one since I've seemed so stressed and irritable today and that it might help me to relax and wind down, so I decided that he was absolutely right and took him up on his suggestion! So, it was a warm bubbly bath for me and I had an ice-cold Michelob Ultra which completed the heavenly experience. I have a feeling I will sleep much better tonight or at least I sure hope I do!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

How Sweet It Is!

My new addiction that is.....Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper. It seriously is just so, so yummy, it's like pure bliss in a can I tell you! :) I've been a Diet Cherry Coke fanatic for years, but somehow David has turned me to the dark side and I have been drinking Diet Dr. Pepper for months. I still missed my Diet Cherry Coke, but since it's often times difficult to find I had decided to make the switch to Diet Dr. Pepper since it's pretty much available everywhere. So, imagine my excitement when I saw the Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper in the store and just had to try it. Of course, I am now SO glad I did because it is definitely my new favorite drink of the moment. If you haven't tried it yourself, I highly recommend that you try some soon...I promise you won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

To Share or Not To Share

It's been over two months since our loss and I've been struggling for a while now about what to share and what not to share regarding both our loss and our current journey to have another child. While we still don't have all of the answers, I have decided that I would like to in fact share a lot about our loss, what happened and to a certain extent, why it happened as I don't think that I have shared with many besides close family members and I also thought it might be a nice way for me to get some of these things off of my chest as I have felt a lot of comfort and healing through the process of just talking about our loss and writing about it. Something about that is very cathartic to me and seems to have really helped me throughout the grieving process.

I'll start off by simply stating that this has by far been the most difficult thing I've ever had to endure. David was heartbroken that we lost our baby as well, but even he will acknowledge that he cannot even begin to relate to how I feel since I was the one carrying the baby and with a much stronger connection and bond to our little one. Despite the difference in our emotions and how we both have coped very differently in the past two months, I cannot say enough about how supportive and caring he has been to me throughout the entire process. He has been my rock and has definitely kept me from literally losing it more times than I can count. It has been far from easy and we've even had problems communicating at times, but finally, it seems that things are starting to get better and we've been able to reconnect and move together as a couple, as a family and even stronger than ever.

hen I went to the ER with severe bleeding that Wednesday night, I had just had an appt. with my OB on the day prior and had heard the heartbeat on the Doppler and everything. She actually had a difficult time finding the heartbeat at first and had to get a second Doppler in order to find it, but once she did she said that everything sounded fine and just as it should for where I was at in my pregnancy. The following day I started having cramps at work, which I thought was odd, but they were very mild, so I almost thought that maybe I was coming down with a stomach virus or something. Well, by the end of the day they had worsened and my lower back had started hurting as well. We had a work function after work and while I was there the cramps and pain got so bad that I finally decided to leave. I called David as well as my mom and told them to which they both said I should probably call my OB the next morning and let her know just to be safe. I continued my drive home and once I got home I went to the living room and started talking to David about our days. Within a few minutes I had to run to the bathroom because I had started bleeding. It wasn't a lot, but enough that I was scared so I went and told him that I was going to take a bath and try to relax, but before we could even finish our conversation the bleeding started again and in full force. It was definitely horrifying and obvious that by no means should I be bleeding this much, as in it was far more than the other time I had bleeding and combined with the fact that I was having severe cramping and back pain I knew that something was horribly wrong. We called my OB's office's emergency line and left a message....within minutes they had called back and told us to go directly to the ER. We left immediately and headed to the hospital and right after we left the house we both called our parents to let them know what was going on. Mine were already in bed for the evening so I left a message, but David did get to talk to Marcia and let her know that he would keep her posted. She sent her prayers and offered for us to bring Hudson to her house, but we just wanted to go directly to the hospital and get there as soon as possible.
We initially went to Methodist where my OB practices, but the ER there was completely full and they told David that it could be a while before they saw me so he decided that we should not wait, but instead go to Baylor. So, we get to Baylor and they have me in triage within 15 minutes or so after we arrive. By this point, the bleeding was severe to say the least and I basically was having labor and back labor pains. I was admitted to the ER and after being seen by several different nurses and doctors, the ER doctor assigned to me finally came in to perform a pelvic exam. I asked for David and Hudson to leave as I was worried that it would be too much for them and did not want my Hudson in the room because of what I feared was happening. The ER doctor started the exam and simply started saying "I'm sorry". This was the confirmation I was looking for and I felt that I need not ask any other questions, but rather just continued to bawl my eyes out throughout the entire exam. It was the worst experience ever, but I was so very thankful for the poor nurse holding my hand the entire time as I needed someone to be with me and she was my source of comfort during that time. She asked me if I wanted to see the baby, to which I actually declined after we had a short conversation about whether or not I wanted to. She said that since I was less than 16 weeks along that I should remember that the baby would still not look so much like what you think a baby looks like and between that and the fact that David was not with me, I declined. I feared what I would see....I was completely horrified to see my own baby and was scared that it would be an image that would haunt me for the rest of my life. I just couldn't get it together and do it, this is something that now I am somewhat regretful of, but I am trying to continue to tell myself that I made the right decision for myself at the time and that's all I could do. She told me that she could call a Chaplain if I wanted and to also let her know if I changed my mind and wanted to see the baby because I would be able to still for a little while longer. Once the doctor completed the exam, David and Hudson returned to the room and David asked if it was over and I replied with a yes. We both cried and were just in a horrible state of shock and devastation. My world had just been shattered and I knew that nothing would ever be the same. I told David that the nurse said we could see the baby if he wanted to and he agreed with my initial decision not to. He asked if they told me the gender of the baby and I said no and that I didn't even think to ask. I did ask another nurse later on and was told this it was probably noted in the records that I could ask the OB on call later if I wanted to find out. I was interested in finding out actually, but David felt that it would just make things more difficult for the both of us. David called his mother to let her know and shortly thereafter, I was sent to ultrasound to see if everything had been removed properly during the examination. Unfortunately, the US technician was confused and after passing the US wand across my belly a couple of times, he told me that he would have to do a trans vaginal US because he "couldn't find the heartbeat." In extreme shock and upset, I told him that there wouldn't be one, that they had already delivered our baby and I was simply there to be scanned to see if any placenta or other tissue remained. He apologized that there was obviously some confusion regarding why I was there and continued with the US and then wheeled me back to my ER room. After waiting a while longer, the OB on staff came in and told me that there was still placenta in my uterus and that she would have to do yet another internal exam. So, she attempts to remove the remaining placenta and tissue, but finally states that she cannot get it all and that I must have a D&C. GREAT! Not only have I lost our baby, been through two horrible exams, had a miserable experience with the US, now I get to have surgery too, ugh, when will this nightmare end? I sign the consents, hang out in the ER for a while and then get wheeled up to surgery shortly before 5 am. Hudson is still awake at this point, poor little thing. The only thing that kept me from losing it completely while waiting outside of surgery was Hudson. He was being so sweet to me, sitting in the hospital bed with me and giving me sweet hugs and kisses. They finally take me into surgery, I am already starting to cry because honestly, I am terrified. I've never had surgery with the exception of my c-section and they were putting me under which what was even more scary to me. I tell my boys I love them and tell them goodbye when they wheel me back. I lie there crying nonstop as the team of physicians move me onto the bed and start telling me what they will be doing, they tell me that they are administering the anesthesia and that's all I remember of that. I wake up in recovery and start my lengthy 2 day stay at the hospital. Because I bled so bad trying to naturally miscarry and during surgery, I end up having to have a blood transfusion and received two units of blood throughout the next 24 hours. Once I finally get settled into my room after recovery, David took Hudson and when home to get some sleep. The next 6 hours or so were horrible for me to be honest. I cried more than I've ever cried in my life and just asked over and over again "why, why did you take my baby". I was absolutely and completely devastated and heartbroken. All of our family and friends were wonderful and starting calling to check on me and most of both of our immediate families came that Thursday evening to see us as well. That night, I decided to go ahead and share our loss by posting on our blog and also on my Facebook account mainly because not only did I think that my other friends would want to know, but also because I checked my FB account and had received several congratulations on my pregnancy from friends who had just recently found out that I was pregnant and I just couldn't face continuing to get messages like that when I was no longer expecting. I just thought it was the right thing to do and through my tears I wrote the blog post that I had prayed I would NEVER have to right...nor should I have to. We were blessed with many prayers and well wishes by all the following day and for many weeks thereafter, for which we are very grateful and feel so very blessed by all of our amazing family and friends and for their continuous support.
Devastated, confused and utterly heartbroken, the next few weeks were much of a blur to be honest. Filled with countless nights of me crying for hours and ultimately, crying myself to sleep on most nights.

The following week I saw my OB and she actually had some news for us regarding the possible cause of our loss. Apparently, she received my quad screen results that I had actually had blood drawn for at my appt. the day before I started to miscarry and the results had come back that I was or rather the baby was, at extremely high risk for Trisomy 18. A 1 in 10 chance was what my results had come back as and according to her, had I not miscarried, she would have at this point recommended for me to get an amnio in order to confirm whether or not the baby had Trisomy. She continued to say that in her expert opinion, that based on those results alone, she was confident to think that our baby did in fact have Trisomy and that was the cause of our loss. For those who are not familar with Trisomy, it is a lethal chromosomal condition / defect and most babies affected either do not survive in the womb to full-term or are born and only live for hours or days after birth. She did say that the only way we would know would be if the hospital did any genetic testing from the tissues and that they may or may not due this since it was a second trimester loss. I signed release forms so that she could request a copy of my records and then she was going to let me know once she received them.

Fast forward to my second follow up appt. towards the end of January and she had still yet to receive my records, but did say that physically everything looked good for me and gave us the green light to start trying again after I completed one normal menstrual cycle. I actually had just started right before my appt. so we were thrilled that my body was regulating fairly normal so soon after our loss. She told me again that she would let me know once she got my records if there was anything abnormal or of interest on them when she received them. So, I decided to let it go for the moment and just try to move forward with our lives until a few weeks ago when I decided to call and check in again and see if they had ever received the records. When I called, I spoke with the nurse and she did confirm that they received the records and I asked if she could possibly let me know if there was any testing noted and she basically just said that there was no further testing done and since they didn't receive my quad results until almost a week after the miscarriage they would not have been able to request any tests because the tissue would have already been disposed of. This was very disheartening to me as even though in my heart, I trust my OB and feel that she is probably right and that our baby did have Trisomy, but I truly wanted to have a confirmed cause, not just a guess. I also found out the gender of our baby, but have kept that to myself as David has asked not to know because he feels it will be more difficult to cope knowing any more personal information about our baby. I totally understand and respect his choice. I just wish that we had an answer because now I feel like we went through all of this, lost our baby and have no reason for it at all. It's frustrating to say the least, but I am trying to let it go and to let everything be in God's hands for now. I definitely struggle with this, but it's what has to be done or I will never heal.

When this whole horrible nightmare of an experience started, I knew in my heart that we were losing our baby, but I tried to remain positive, clung to my faith and just hoped and prayed that what my mind, body and heart were telling me at the time were simply not right. That was all I could do, pray that our baby would be saved and that everything would just be okay. Unfortunately, God had other plans and wanted our little one with him.

Now we are on the journey again to try to have another child and I am just as horrified. I am scared that I won't be able to get pregnant or that it will take a very, very long time. I am scared that I will be so nervous about something bad possibly happening that I won't be able to enjoy my pregnancy, but more than anything I am terrified that something might go wrong again. For all of these reasons, I continue to struggle with how soon we will announce a pregnancy whenever I get pregnant again. I will say that we are officially trying for those of you who want to know, but I am somewhat guarded about when we will share the news once that time comes. Seeing that our loss was a 2nd trimester loss at almost 16 weeks, I certainly don't plan on waiting that long to tell anyone....I mean, I have a big mouth and have a hard time keeping a secret as it is, not to mention something this huge. At the same time, I don't want to announce and then something happen....David and I have discussed it and are leaning towards telling everyone once after I have my first doctor's appt. whenever I do get pregnant again, which with the 2 pregnancies I've had it was around 7-8 weeks for both. I guess we will just have to wait and see how we feel about it once we get to that point. My OB has told me that she will be referrring me to a high risk doctor once I get pregnant again so that I can be monitored more closely due to the fact that not only did I have a second trimester loss, but because it was possibly because of a genetic disorder and also because I had a low-lying placenta condition as well. So, it will definitely be a much different experience with our next pregnancy and I can only imagine that it will be much more stressful as well. In any case, we are praying to be blessed with another baby in the near future and cannot wait to be able to share the news with all of our family and friends. We will definitely need everyone's prayers and support and we truly hope that we will be able to share some happy news with you all soon. May God bless all of you and thank you all once again for all of your thoughts and prayers throughout this time. We appreciate them more than anything and couldn't have gone through this without all of your support.

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

Another weekend gone and all too fast once again! We did however happen to have quite a nice weekend, so at least that is something. ;) Saturday was a day filled with shopping at the Allen Outlet mall and boy did we ever shop! I love to shop, but it seems like often times we just don't have great luck if we are trying to shop for more thing one thing or say, for more than one person. Well, not this time....all of us ended up scoring quite a bit of new clothes, which honestly, for once we all really needed. Hudson definitely needed some new clothes for the spring and summer since everything that he has that fits him right now is all fall and winter clothes, so we were able to get him a ton of stuff. He should be fairly set for a while now! David rarely buys himself clothes, so he definitely needed to pick up some new things and I hadn't bought anything new in forever since I had put off buying clothes when I was pregnant and kept thinking I would just wait since I would need to buy all new maternity anyways. So, I finally bought some new stuff and totally scored! I got a bunch of shirts at Banana Republic and Ann Taylor as well as a few casual polo style tops at the Gap and 4 new pairs of shoes too! Gotta love that! Hudson is the one that made out like a real bandit though.....he seriously got a TON of stuff. He got countless new shirts and pairs of shorts from Carter's, Osh Kosh, Children's Place, oh lord, the list goes on and on. Did I ever mention that I *think* he just might be a little spoiled? Oh, and he got two new pairs of shoes too, lol!

It was definitely a good shopping experience and for this I am so glad since many times it just is not. Well, now that I say that I have to take *some* of that comment back actually. Why, you ask? Well, because although the shopping was great, Hudson on the other hand, was less than well-behaved. Granted, I am sure that he got tired really fast, so I give him that, but from the moment we got there he was kind of cranky and bossy, ha! He insisted on having one of the pajama shirts we bought at Carter's put on him while we were in the store, lol! Then he also made us change his shoes TWICE during the day too, hahaha. By the end of the day he looked like an absolute mess....it's a total shame because while we are buying him all of these cute outfits he is walking around looking like a clown, hahaha! Picture this.....pajama shirt in primary colors with cars all over it, brown plaid cargo shorts and black suede Vans tennis shoes. Ha! He definitely looked like he dressed himself, to which I guess he kind of actually did. Changing his clothes all day wasn't really a big deal, but it was more about his bad attitude and temper tantrums that just about unnerved both of us.

So, after his last tantrum at Children's Place we were a bit tiresome of the routine and we decided we should go on home, but headed over for a quick trip to Toys R Us first to look at their wooden swingsets and see what they had in stock and if any were on sale, etc. While we were there Hudson took infactuation with one of those battery powered vehicles, the Lightning McQueen one to be exact and was SO happy playing with it. We were both worried that he thought he was going to get it and would throw a fit whenever we would make him get out of it, and of course, we were absolutely right. He threw the biggest tantrum in TRU and we immediately left at that point in complete and utter embaressment. He was fine 30 minutes later, but he just has this sense of wanting everything and wanting it right now and just goes bonkers when he doesn't get his way. I hate hearing him cry or seeing him sad, but we have to be strong sometimes and say no. I don't want him to be completely and totally spoiled and grow up to be ungrateful and disrespectful to us or anyone else for that matter. So, that was that and we went home, had dinner, watched some tv and went to bad. Not too bad for a day's work. ;)

On Sunday, we slept in....then had a yummy breakfast consisting of french toast, fresh strawberries and a side of bacon of course! ;) David worked on the back yard for most of the afternoon and I did go out and pull weeds for a while so that hopefully, next weekend we can plant some new flowers and plants out back and then move to the front of the house the following weekend if possible. Can't wait to get some new stuff planted and to spend more time in the yard relaxing....if only we could get more of our projects done soon then we might even be able to entertain more often, which I would absolutely love as I love to entertain! I just rarely get to because there's always been something we've been working on at the casa. Hopefully, we'll get everything to come together soon though as I would love to have most of the projects completed before we have another bambino. Obviously not sure when that will be, but we definitely need to get on it so that there will be less to do once we have two kiddos to chase after! It's been a work in process for 7 years already, ha! So, who knows if and when everything will ever get done. We'll see!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

MNO Follow Up...

As I mentioned a few days ago, I attended a Mom's Night Out at Fireside Pies with a group of ladies that we've all become friends online and I just wanted to share a pic of everyone from the fun evening. We had a great time and it was really nice to finally meet everyone in person since this was this first outing I had been able to attend so far. The food and drinks were great and everyone had a wonderful time relaxing and just chatting about our lives. It was such a success that we plan on doing a monthly mom's night out moving forward and I can't wait to get together again! It was a much needed mommy break. :)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bring Me Two Pina Coladas.....

Actually, these aren't both for me, ha! One is for the hubby too....I got an itch for a pina colada last night and decided to make a pitcher up while David was grilling steaks and boy were they yummy! It was a great evening actually....I hung out on the patio surfing the net and watching Hudson ran around mowing the yard with one of his play lawn mowers while David ran to the store. Once he came back, he grilled some delicious rib-eyes, I made these yummy drinks and then we all sat down for dinner and watched American Idol that we have Tivo'd earlier in the week. By the way, these yummy concoctions are my new signature drink invention - CHERRY PINA COLADAS! I decided to get a little creative and added a handful of marascino cherries, a few spoonfuls of cherry juice and a scoop of sugar and they were absolutely divine!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Friday Fill Ins

And...here we go!

1. Why do we have to go to work to earn money instead of it growing on trees?

2. Peeing in cups and tracking AF are now habits.

3. I have an unwanted headache.

4. I had never heard the phrase "I'm sorry if I offended you" and it not be completely offensive.

5. I checked the knobs on the gas cook top this morning to make sure the gas was off the way I always do.

6. How was I to know how amazing motherhood would be or that I would have such an incredible husband always by my side through this wonderful roller coaster ride we call life.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing and catching up on Lost and other other favorite shows with my hubby, tomorrow my plans include lots of shopping @ Allen Outlets followed by something fun to do with Hudson and Sunday, I want to do some design work, but also do some things around the house, possibly garden!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Tonight after work I am meeting up with a bunch of other mom's I know from an online group for Mom's Night Out and I cannot wait! I desperately need some girl time and think that it's going to be a great time! I will definitely share how it went later and possibly some pics if anyone gets to take any because I was a dope and forgot my camera when I left the house this morning. :( Anyways, I'm super excited for good food, good drinks and some good conversation!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Shopping Solves Everything....

Well, maybe shopping doesn't solve everything, but it sures does take your mind off of things every once in a while and that's something I've definitely needed lately. Speaking of shopping, I did do a little shopping spree of sorts this past Sunday afternoon and got some much needed items off of my wish list. It wasn't really the shopping trip that I had planned as we had gone to brunch earlier in the day with Jessica, Marc and Marcia and we had initially planned on possibly going to the Arboretum afterward, but with all of the recent rain the Arboretum was sure to be a bust, so David and I had then discussed possibly doing a little run up to the Allen outlet malls for some shopping. We both need new clothes (I held off on buying anything new when I found out I was pg, so I haven't hardly bought anything since before October of last year besides the maternity clothes that are still sitting in a box in my closet, but I digress), Hudson needs new clothes for the spring and summer and we wanted to do some other various shopping as well.

Anyways, we all met up for an amazing brunch at La Duni, seriously it was SO yummy and the mojitos were to.die.for. (Thanks for the invite Jess) We had a great time catching up and chowing down on the fab food and in true Hudson nature, he had to make our meal interesting. Between the impatient squirming and not wanting to sit or be held prior to us being seated, to him thinking that he too should have a mojito, lol, to him drinking virtually all of the water on the table and as a result what did he do??? He peed his pants! Then he sat in his pee pants without any of us knowing until uncle Marc picked him up and realized that Hudson had wet himself. Poor Hudson and poor Marc! It was somewhat comical for an instant, but we had no change of clothes for Hudson or anything so off David went with Hudson to go change his diaper in the car and try to clean him up. At this point it was the end of the meal anyways, so we figured that David wouldn't come back in. Well, while we were waiting for the bill and guess who decided to show up for brunch / lunch as well???? Drumroll please............Jerry Jones! Yep, that's right, he and his wife walked in and sat down in the corner behind the area we were seated. I started to call David on his cell to tell him, but decided that it would probably make him mad so I didn't. Well, minutes later David walked back in with Hudson (pee pants and all) and he got to see Jerry himself. It was pretty cool I guess....although, probably more-so for the guys then the girls. Anyways, it was definitely a very interesting and fun meal to say the least. Thanks to Marcia for the birthday brunch. :)

After we left I really wanted to go shopping still and figured, what the heck, we can just buy Hudson something else to wear since we are going to be buying him clothes anyways, but David was over it and didn't want to shop. At the time, I acted like a brat and got really upset about it which ensued into us fighting with each other all the way home. (Sorry Marcia for having to put up with us when we act like that....I know it's no fun!) So, once we got home I decided that I was still going to go shopping, but that I would go alone to the new shopping center in Cedar Hill. David and I still weren't talking to each other, but by the time I hit up Bath and Body Works and Victoria's Secret (big mistake....I bought a ton and will be going back this weekend) I decided to call him and we basically made up. I then hit up Ulta which was an even bigger mistake because not only did I get the things I needed there, but also picked up numerous other little goodies I had been wanting for a while! Oops! I did feel better though. :) So, I finished up at Target picking up some household items and then headed home. Once I got home I was so proud of all of my finds that I had to show them all off to David and he was pretty impressed that I had done so well and even liked most of what I picked out at VS! It was just a bunch of frilly undies, but I am weird about that stuff so I was super psyched that I found so much I liked and even more-so when he commented on it! Ha! So, the moral of my long-ass drawn-out story is that sometimes shopping does solve everything! Or at least, in this case, it definitely didn't hurt. ;)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Date Night

This past Saturday we were ever-so-lucky to have Marcia offer to watch Hudson during the day and to spend the night with her as well so that we could have a day to ourselves. This doesn't happen all together too often, so a day alone without the little man was planned and boy was I thrilled to have some time to catch up on some work, David was able to clean out the garage (yes, again....it fills up quickly it seems!) and then we went out for a mini-date night if you will. Nothing extravagant, and in fact, we didn't really even discuss where we were going to go to dinner until about an hour before we left the house so it was totally low-key for sure. In any case, we decided to run over to the new Cedar Hill shopping center quickly before dinner because David had seen some sunglasses at Dillards Northpark the week before and wanted to see if they had them there since it was already after 8 pm and we didn't really have time to make it to Northpark before everything closed. So, we hurried over to Dillards just to be disappointed that they in fact did not have these sunglasses he wanted nor did they have much of any interest in general, ha! It doesn't help much to have this new shopping center near us if the stores don't carry similar product / items as their other locations and unfortunately for us, it seems like the inventory at the specific Dillards is definitely lacking. In any case, we left the store defeated and I guess since it was already 9 pm David thought it might be a better idea to just go eat nearby since we had planned on driving to Victory Park to eat at Luna de Noche and he just wanted to eat and go home. So David asked if I wanted to go to Patrizio since we had been wanting to go, but hadn't had an opportunity to try it out since we figured it was not so much a kid-friendly type of establishment. I'd been to Patrizio before and LOVED it, but that was the location in Highland Park Village and it has been like 10 years ago or something since I had been, ha! So, we decided that we would give it a go and unfortunately, it wasn't quite the same yummy experience that I had remembered from many years ago. To be fair, our entrees were actually very, very good and the Bellini I had was extremely yummy, so it wasn't a poor experience overall, but the service and ambiance was just 'eh and our appetizer was cold. The bread that they serve prior to your meal was cold and unimpressive as well. 'Eh, what are you going to do? I guess it wasn't *that* bad since we were only unhappy about part of the dinner experience, but seriously, I was SO sad afterward that I didn't push to go ahead and go to Luna de Noche because I *know* I would have thoroughly enjoyed my dinner there. To say the least, we *probably* won't eat at that location again, but it is pretty convenient so who's to say that we won't give it another try someday....but strike two and they'll likely be out!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

50 Questions...

50 Questions


What is your salad dressing of choice? Lately, poppyseed...but I love me some Ranch dressing!

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Such a hard choice....I love Mexican food, so my faves include Mi Cocina, Luna de Noche, Monica's and Gloria's.

What are your pizza toppings of choice? Pepperoni and jalapeno OR chicken and artichoke

What do you like to put on your toast? Butter and sometimes, red plum jam


How many televisions are in your house? 5

What color cell phone do you have? Black


Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right

Have you ever had anything removed from your body? A baby...does he count?

What was the heaviest thing you picked up last? My son??? Not sure besides toting Hudson around.

Have you ever been knocked unconscious? No


If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? No, I don't think I would want to know.

If you could change your name, what would you change it to? I love my name because it means I am my DH's wifey and I wouldn't want it any other way! :)

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000? Yes, I love hot sauce so it shouldn't be that difficult, right?!?!?


How many pairs of flip flops do you own? 10+

Last time you had a run-in with the cop? January actually, not a run-in though, I just got my first ticket ever though! Argh! He wasn't very sympathetic...tears and all didn't phase him.

Last person you talked to? David

Last person you hugged? Hudson


Season? Autumn

Holiday? Christmas

Day of the week? Saturday

Month? October


Missing someone? Yes.

Mood? Grateful and very happy for all of our blessings.

What are you listening to? Lady Sovereign

Watching? Nothing

Worrying about? Getting pregnant again and having a healthy pregnancy


First place you went this morning? To the kitchen to get Hudson something to drink

What's the last movie you saw? Dan in Real Life (watched it last night for about the 4th time)

Do you smile often? Yes, I love to smile and my boys make me smile all of the time. I'm lucky that way. ;)

Sleeping Alone Tonight? No, I'll have Hudson snuggled up with me since David is working.


Do you always answer your phone? No, if I don't know the number I do NOT answer.

Its four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it? Oh my....could be a few different people actually, lol! Not so much these days though.

What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? Cherry

Do you own a digital camera? Yes

Have you ever had a pet fish? Yes, when I was a child we had a goldfish a couple of times.

Favorite Christmas song(s)? O' Holy Night (love them all though...I'm a serious Christmas music nut!)

What's on your wish list for your birthday? My birthday just passed :(, but I do have a long wish list. I'll share later!

Can you do push ups? Yes, but I like the girl kind better. ;)

Can you do a chin up? If I *had* to I probably could.

Does the future make you more nervous or excited? I am nervous about getting to the exciting part!

Do you have any saved texts? Yes, but nothing important since I got a new phone.

Ever been in a car wreck? Unfortunately, yes, I have been in several and have totaled TWO cars! I promise, I do know how to drive.

Do you have an accent? Apparently so.

What is the last song to make you cry? It Won't Be Like This For Long

Plans tonight? Just the normal...hanging out with my little man, answering emails and doing some work.

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? Yes, it's not a good feeling, but ultimately it made me realize everything I have been blessed with and made me want to try harder, be stronger and has strengthened my faith.

Name 3 things you bought yesterday: Ha! I actually went shopping yesterday so this is easy-peasey!
1) Frederic Fekkai Hair Masque
2) Lots of pretty, frilly undies from Victoria's Secret
3) Makeup and Schwartzkopf shampoo and conditioner from Ulta (huge mistake....allowing me to go to Ulta alone means I bought a bunch of makeup including some Urban Decay eye primer that I have been hearing about for so long and I LOVE it!)

Have you ever been given roses? Yes, I love roses even though they are pretty traditional. I love garden roses / cabbage - heirloom roses the most though.

Current worry? Getting pregnant again and not having any complications with this next pregnancy

Current hate right now? Just evil in general, no faces or names (keeping Dana's answer for this one)

Met someone who changed your life? Far too many to name, but certainly my life would not be the same without my David. (and of course, my Hudson too!)

How did you bring in the New Year? Stayed at home, cooked a lovely dinner and celebrated all that we had to look forward to in the New Year. Unfortunately, our world was shattered just a week later. :(

What song represents you? Wow...that's a toughie. I will have to think about it and get back on that one!

Name three people who might complete this? Not sure....

Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? I am really not sure on this one, but probably not honestly. Although, there are many moments in my life that I guess I would love to re-live...some because they were just beyond perfection - our wedding day and the birth of Hudson among a few others.

Have you ever dated someone longer than a year? Yes, David :)

Do you have any tattoos/piercings? Ears pierced only. No tats.

Will you be in a relationship 4 months from now? Of course, I certainly hope so!

Does anyone love you? Yes, more than anything

Would you be a pirate? Arggh matey!

Ever had someone sing to you? Yes, on numerous occasions, lol!

Do you like to cuddle? That would be a big fat YES! Of course I do silly!

Have you held hands with anyone today? Hudson

Who was the last person you took a picture of? Hudson

What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school? Ha! I am sure that it was something quite tragic!

Are most of the friends in your life new or old? I am blessed to have many, many of both!

Consider yourself tagged, fill it out and send it on!

The Latest in Paris Fashion.....

When these fabulously tragic pics were shared with me last week by Cesar (he is one of my peers at work and seriously makes me laugh just about every single day) I absolutely knew that I would have to share it in on our blog as it is just too hilarious not to!

Seriously, WTH were they thinking???


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Slides and Swings and Dinosaurs!?!?! Oh My!

Better late than never......as promised, here are some of my favorite photos from our afternoon trip to the park last weekend. We definitely had a great time and learned that Hudson still does not like to swing! To protect his honor, I excluded all of the photos of him looking completely terrified on the swing, hope he remembers that someday! ;)


I know I haven't posted many photos lately, so I figured I would post a few random shots of the little man from a couple of weeks ago. I love the range of emotions from one pic to the next...our son is definitely not without a personality! LOVE every single one of them too!

Playing with some of his Hot Wheels on our homemade knock-off PB shelves that have still yet to be stained....going on 4 years or so maybe??? Heck, maybe longer!?!?!
(I promise, this is on our never-ending to do list!)
I believe he was saying "ju-iccccce" here. He always whines the word juice whens he says it like he *knows* that we are going to try to trick him and give him *agua* instead. :)

"Cheeeeese" - I love these smiles more than anything in the world! Makes my heart melt!

Okay, this is NOT a good look, ha!
He was angry because I had not gotten him that juice he wanted.....
SO demanding I tell ya!

This is a puzzled look I believe....I think he is thinking WTH are you still taking pictures of me when I need "ju-iccccce!!!!"
Because I'm the mommy, that's why! ;)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Twisted Root = Y.U.M.M.Y!

So, I am kind of late posting this, but figured that it would be a complete injustice if I didn't so here it goes! :) I *finally* got the pleasure of dining at the newly famous Twisted Root Burger Company located in the heart of Deep Ellum this past Friday and all I can say is OMG, this place is SO freakin' yummy! I knew it had to be after all of the rave reviews I had heard, but I am a picky burger eater and just wasn't sure if they could meet my very specific standards when it comes to a big ole' burger piled high with all of the fixins' and boy, they certainly did meet and possibly even exceed my expectations! I now have a second favorite burger place in Dallas, the first being Snuffers of course....but seriously, I want to know how they acheive such a fabulously seasoned and perfect cooked meat pattie like they do??? And honestly, that Chipotle ketchup and over-sized barrel of spicy dill pickle slices is like seriously to die for! In any case, we went Friday night for a family dinner, followed by shopping at Northpark afterward and were SO pleased that the food was so good and the atmosphere was completely laid back, which we love and crave especially when toting around a fiesty little toddler, ha! Oh, and on that note, I couldn't not tell this story without including one little mishap from our otherwise fabulous evening out. Unfortunately, some (pardon my french) witchy-old hag made some comment outloud about Hudson because he was being a little loud and so she decided to say outloud "Are you going to shut that *THING* up?" Now, I didn't personally hear this comment, but David did and told me and then responded by looking at her and saying "Did you call my child a thing? My son is not a "thing"?" In any case, this royally ticked both of us off because first off - it was just completely rude and inappropriate to say something like that, but secondly because if you've been to Twisted Root then you know it is a louder dining establishment and not like some quiet, hoity-toity 5 star fine-dining experience. No, it's basically like a total hole-in-the-wall laid back totally cool place so I was absolutely surprised that we had any problems like this in the first place and I just can't believe that this witch thought that she could act that way. I considered telling her what I thought of her, but instead decided to keep my mouth shut and just shot her dirty looks for the rest of the dinner. Besides, there were 4 or 5 Dallas Police Officers dining across from us and the last thing I needed was to go to jail for having to get in a throwdown with an old lady, lol! Otherwise, the food was fantastic and the evening was LOVELY!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Do A Little Irish Jig, LOL!

The Brodt family getting "jiggy" with it.....oh, and notice our new family member? This is Dino, Hudson's new best bud, ha!
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Park Sneak-Peek

Just one pic that I took of Hudson when we went to the park this afternoon. He had a BLAST and threw the biggest fit when we told him we had to leave. :( We seriously need to get this child a swingset because he has so much energy and even after playing for about an hour at the park, he was still just as energetic as ever, so I am sure that it would be a good investment and he would use it all of the time.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

No Turkey Babies For Us....

It's officially been 2 months since our loss and unfortunately, we have not been blessed with another baby this first cycle post-m/c. After 3 pregnancy tests over the past week (or less than a full-week actually!) it seems as if we will not be having a Turkey baby come November.


I was hoping for a big fat positive, but I guess that would be too easy, huh?!? Guess we'll be praying for a December baby now....that, my friends would be the best Christmas gift ever. :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Kiss Me I'm Irish!!!

Not really, but we do have a fancy, brand-spanking new blog design in ode to the fabulous St. Patrick's holiday coming up. I figured that it was time for a change and thought that this funky shamrock motifed layout was just the perfect thing! Plus, it was just a lot of fun to make too!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TOO Cute!

Just a few recent pics of my little cutie-patootey!

He looks like he was caught doing a no-no or something, ha!
Of course....CARS!
He evens totes around the empty DVD case, lol! This kid is Cars CRAZY, I tell ya!
Lounging in his Cars chair....