Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Back to school!

Last Thursday I started back to school. In a way I was sad to have to go back but actually I am really excited. So far I have most everything to get ready in my room, but it will all get done. I did get my room painted so that's one thing done.

Enough of school, now about Beanie. If you don't know Beanie is what I am calling my unborn child. The name is catching with most everyone, even Steven. I went to the Dr today and although we had to reschedule my appointment due to the fact I wasn't far enough along I did find out my due date. I am due anywhere from March 28 to April 5. Everyone in blog land hope for April 5 so I can be close to the TAKS test. Well, Steven just walked in so I am going to go greet my husband.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

How many babies will there be?

Well the answer to that question is there is just one baby. WOOHOO. Now don't get me wrong, I would have been fine with two I just think that for right now one baby would be best. Steven was so sweet watching the sonogram. He just sat there smiling like a goon, but I am pretty sure I looked pretty gooney too. It was great watching the little flutter of the heart. It makes you realize how small you are in this world and how great the power of God is. He put this tiny baby in my belly and is allowing me to carry his gift. Its truly awesome. Steven and I will not take this gift for granted and will do all we can to raise this child in a house that has lots of love for God and each other. Oh I am also not as far along as I was on my counter, I am only about 6.5 weeks along so I might be able to be there for the TAKS test. Yeah!

Monday, August 11, 2008

One or two? We will find out

Ok so I think Steven and I are just freaking ourselves out, but I have a feeling (I think Steven does too) that we might be having twins. I don't know if it's from Steven's mom and Jill teasing us or what but I guess Wednesday we will find out. If there are twins in my belly Steven and I have discussed it and Jill if you are reading this we are moving in with you and Drew. Haha. Not really but we will need all the twin advice we can get. If there are twins in my tummy we will be fine and I know with A LOT of prayer and support we will be up to the challenge.

On to more news I got my first wave of morning sickness. YUCK. While I didn't yack I felt SOOO sick. I am feeling better now so that's good, I just hope it is a freak thing. Oh and if anyone is counting on what I don't like right now it is grape juice and really really sweet things. With that if any of you in blog land thought of buying me sweets and grape juice, I beg of you please don't.

Well, Wednesday I will keep you posted on how many babies there are in my tummy.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cakes, Vacations, and Blue Steel

So I have tried my hand at making cakes for my family. I know that I am just a beginner and not all that great but I have gotten better. The best so far is Steven's 26th birthday cake. I made the mistake of telling him that I was going to make him a cake shaped like his favorite Cubs hat. Well after a lot of thinking and planning, I DID IT!! So here are some of my cakes...

My sisters 30th birthday cake

My dad's birthday cake

Steven's 26th birthday cake

Not so long ago Steven and I ventured out into the hill country for vacation. It was AWESOME!!! We had so much fun. We went to the Alamo, Schlitterbahn, floated the river, the wax museume, the outlets, and to see several movies. We were so relaxed and I slept more than I ever have. (I didn't realize that I was Pregnant at the time though) So here are some pictures from our adventures.

Ah, The Alamo. I had never been. It was pretty stinking cool.

This is our wonderful cabin. It was small, but it was all we needed and for a whole week costing $450 you can't beat it.

I had not idea Steven loved Oprah so much.

Hands down the most interesting place we ate on vacation. Yes your eyes are right, not only is it the House of Pizza but it is Chinese Cuisene! Despite the name it was actually good. I would go again if I had the chance.


This is my absolute favorite picture of my nephew Chase. He looks like he is doing the famous Zoolander modeling pose "Blue Steel"

Monday, August 4, 2008

Biscuits and Gravy

Before we get started, let me first apologize in advance for any misuses of the English language. I teach math, not English so I am bound to make an abundance of mistakes. Please do not judge me and Mom if you read this yes you taught me better in 6th grade I just didn't listen. Now to start with the true blog.

This blog is dedicated to my puppy Biscuits. Biscuits is my wonderful, rambunctious, curious Beagle. Steven bought Biscuits for my 26th birthday. When we first got him all he wanted to do was sleep and snuggle. I thought I was in Heaven! Little did I know that it wouldn't take long for that to change. No one felt the need to explain (not that I would have listened) how much beagles dig!! I will never forget the first time Biscuits tried to dig a hole in the carpet. It was so cute. He just kept digging and digging not understanding why he wasn't getting any deeper. Then when we put a fence in our back yard and a doggy door in our laundry room there was no going back. Biscuits digs when ever he gets a chance. I swear he is going to end up in China one day. He even has a hole in the back yard with different tunnels! WOW he is amazing. One day I just wanted to see how deep one of his holes went so I stepped in it. Yeah it went up passed my knee. I'm telling you, one day we are going to find a very confused Chinese person wondering around in our back yard. We don't mind it so much.

One thing that he has started doing is acting like a toddler. When we are ready for bed and go to put Biscuits up he will go limp and lifeless like a toddler. I think he is throwing a fit. He will also run and hide from us underneath our bed. The only problem to his thinking is that he keeps howling, so he is not that great at hiding. I think it sweet, Steven doesn't. That is my puppy Biscuits. He is a great dog and I have really enjoyed having him with us. I can't wait to see how much the baby loves him. I know Biscuits will love the baby too. Then one day it will be time to adopt Gravy and then our little breakfast animal family will be complete.
Here is Biscuits on our bed, ready to go to sleep.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Anything goes!

I figured that would be the best title for my first blog. I am brand new at this and not really sure what I am supposed to do here. I guess you just write about whatever floats your boat. So here goes nothing!

So this summer has flown by and it has been an exciting one. My awesome sister-in-law Susan got married, along with my wonderful mother, and I recently found out I was PREGNANT!! Exciting news for the Spiess family. Steven was so great when he found out. We had just gotten back from vacation the day before and we still had to unpack. When he found out, he told me to sit down and rest while HE cleaned the house. I know I am very lucky.

So far being prego is great. I am feeling fine. I really hope I didn't just jinx things and tomorrow I won't have a massive urge to yak all over everything. If I do I will be ok and I will just deal with the nausea.

Well that's my first post. It wasn't so bad after all. I have to rest because at midnight tonight I will be scrambling to Hastings to get my copy of "Breaking Dawn"!!! WooHoo! (I am so excited JD! I know you are too) So to all of you who may be reading this in blogger world, thanks for reading.