Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Look at me I titled a post

I finally had my first breakdown of tears for absolutely no apparent reason (I'm pregnant remember). Poor Nathan comes home from work simply to eat lunch and supervise a worker that was installing a shelf in our house. Right when I was about to go work out and in the process of looking for my earphones, he was about to give me a hug and asked if I was okay.

My response: I suddenly burst into tears and fell in his arms. I'm sure he was completely mortified, given that I really just don't cry that much, but I married a good one and he did an excellent job at making me feel like bawling over lost earphones was completely normal and understandable.

My conclusion: stop watching back to back episodes of pregnancy shows which all happened to be delivered by C section that day.

Right now we are in the process of "brainstorming" names for our little man. God had a sense of humor in pairing the two most indecisive people together in holy matrimony. So far the one name I loved, he hated. The one name I liked, he loves. And then there is one name that we both like a lot. I'm not sure what the time line is to name your child, there's actually a lot of things I'm unsure about with this whole pregnancy thing, but I know that God is of this. And that comforts me more than anything.

This picture was taken a week ago at 18 weeks. I swear it's insane what a week can do because my little alien seems to bulging out several inches more now.

My parents decided last second to pack up the car and head to Destin for a family vacation.... minus the family. My only participation in this family vacation is I get to watch their dog Oscar. I think they realized family vacation is not quite the same without the family because she texted yesterday to let us know that the WHOLE family will be going next year. It's funny to think of all the little boys that will be running around with the Carmack clan. We have always been a family of girls and I have absolutely no idea what to expect with boys. Luckily Nathan has that area covered.

I had to get a picture of Lincoln riding our dog Chloe. :) We had Melissa and Jason over for a cookout one night and the kid is a sucker for dogs. What you see Chloe doing right here is pretty much as active as she gets. Sitting in the backyard. The poor thing cherishes her sleep.

In closing, I saw Inception last night. I went into it knowing full well that I was going to come out being completely confused and I was okay with that. I followed it more than I thought I would and actually liked it a lot. So yes, I would recommend.

That's all for now....thanks for caring.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Many of you may have been exposed to my facebook statuses over the course of several years where I express my deep frustrations with my cell phone. Either it doesn't work properly, it randomly goes dead, I leave it places (that's more of a "me" issue). My life has dramatically changed in the last couple of days. Nathan finally bought us the new iphones. Now for the past two years for my birthday he was going to get me an iphone, but there was always some legitimate reason why we should wait. Money, my contract with sprint, and then this past birthday it was that he wanted to wait for the "iphone 4." This meant absolutely nothing to me. I would have been completely content with my first flip phone from the 11th grade.
The first day I got it (his hadn't come in yet) he ended up playing with it more than I even picked it up. He would show me all the "cool" features...he even made me watch a demo awhile back about the phone. I felt intimidated by it. I bought my sister's ipod several years ago and have never downloaded a song because I have no idea how and never thought to ask anyone. I am now a fan of a lot of crazy sounding music that no one has ever really heard of due to the fact that this is my only option on my ipod.
Nathan finally got his phone, and we spent the other night going over every detail to help eliminate my intimidation of this device. He very patiently showed me iTunes and how to download apps, podcasts, and MUSIC! We then decided to play Words With Friends and stayed up until almost 3 in the morning because we just HAD to finish our game. Since then, I have been addicted. I can't quit playing with it...I can't quit playing Words with Friends....I love looking at apps....I actually have music that I really like and is not from 5 years ago.
I know this is all "so several years ago" to a lot of you and seems pretty crazy that I could write an entire post about it, but when thinking about what's going on in my life lately....sadly this is it.
We did get to hang out with the fam at Melissa and Jason's the other night. It was fun seeing their stinkin' cute kiddos which always gets me excited about our future little one. Lincoln is absolutely IN LOVE with "Uncle Na-Na." It melts my heart to see how excited they get to see each other. And little Noah just melts my heart. It was good seeing my dad who just returned from guatamala...and then of course my mom. She has been a life saver to us lately by helping with getting things painted and unpacked in the new house.
And in other exciting news, I now feel like I can leave the house feeling "semi-cute" again thanks to the bags of maternity clothes my sister gave me.
I will now leave you with a picture from my new addiction. This will be a first so let's see if this works.
As you can picture is at the top. Both of them. This explains my incompetence completely.
Thanks for caring.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Still no cable, but we have running water coming from our refrigerator now thanks to the handy plumber who just left. Sadly that is the first exciting thing that has happened today. Not sure where to begin on this post except I feel I should let you in on some important details going on in the old life.
First of all, I am pregnant. :) (This is my favorite thing going on right now) I am due December 13th and we found out last week that it is indeed a boy! The two highlights of my pregnancy so far: 1) That insane feeling that overwhelmed me when I saw the positive on the test...the feeling of wanting to puke, faint, and scream for joy all at the same time. And then God did something to my heart. I began to feel so incredibly blessed in such a different sense that I have not felt before. 2) Seeing Nathan's face when he saw that it was a boy...priceless.
Other thing going on...we just moved into a new house. We actually bought this house which is insane for the girl who has been moving every year of her life since college. It feels crazy putting things in the attic knowing that they will actually be there for several years to come collecting dust. Which then makes me rethink why we even put things in the attic.
So my life this summer has consisted of packing (if you want to call it that). After moving for so many years you would think I had the packing thing down to the wire. But my method is pretty much grab as many things in your arms as you can and throw it in the car. Then repeat. This drove all the type A people in my life crazy as they helped us move. I am very thankful for them though.
We have also been shopping for "things" for the house. This is the true test of your marriage for those who have experienced this. I am happy to say we are still married and we still adore each other.
Lastly, I have been reading. But not a very good book. I can't stand not finishing books so I will suffer through it until it's done. I couldn't even tell you what it's called. I am actually looking for a good devotional right now. So any suggestions would be great (Melissa).
Well that about sums up "important things going on" post. I'm awful at taking pictures, but I know I like to look at pictures so I am guessing others do too. I will try to make that a goal for the next time. Thanks for caring.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

And here we go...

Well...I have decided to start a blog. This blog post will not be that interesting and I really can't promise any of the following will be that interesting either. But I will try my hardest not to bore you ("you" meaning my sister Melissa who just started this for me and will most likely be my only reader). So until I can post about something super exciting or at least until I get bored from no cable at our house, goodbye for now blog world. This is actually just to check to make sure I know how to work this thing.