Sunday, October 7, 2007


So I've taken a little break from the online world. No reason in particular other than I'm exhausted. At first I thought it was just from late night scrapbooking and working a lot over the last few months. It was to the point of being exhausted even when I would get a full 8 hours of sleep. I thought it was my body saying "Hey! Slow down!". I was wrong. It is saying "Hey! You're pregnant!"

Baby #2 is on it's way and we are very excited!

It's so funny how different it is the second time around. I somewhat know what to expect and it's not as scary. We are much more relaxed and calm about it. So far it's been nothing like when I was pregnant with Drew. I haven't been sick at all, just really, really tired. Hopefully this pregnancy will be much easier than Drew's was! (Which he was totally worth every bit of it anyway so it doesn't really matter!)

I've heard that the HOF book is making it's way around the country! I can't wait to see it! Hopefully it will be in at Scrapbook Generation sometime this week. I was really happy with the 5 layouts that they chose to publish in the book and one of them ("Bowl-a-holic") will have you thinking I'm the biggest dork on the planet! The journaling is completely outragous and goofy.

We (MIke, Drew, and I) spent the weekend in Branson at Scrapbook Generation's retreat. Drew's first time in a hotel wasn't exactly the greatest experience. He hated going in our room! I felt really bad for anyone on the same floor as us! His screaming was so loud! The only time he was really happy was when we would go see Mom and Karin. The second we would open the door to the crop room he would yell "Grandma!!!!". I think all the woman kind of got a good giggle out of that.

I couldn't believe all the hard work that Mom, Karin, and Stacey put into everything. It makes me feel bad for not being more invloved with it other than teaching! I will say the Welcome to Fabulous Scrap Vegas sign was the coolest thing (well, that and Karin's salsa cheese dip. I ate way too much of it!) . I thought that maybe we ordered from somewhere. Nope. Stacey and Jeremy spent a lot of time putting it together. It looked exactly like the real Welcome to Las Vegas sign! I'm sure Mom will post pictures on the store blog.

Despite Drew's dislike for the hotel we did have a nice family weekend. We took Drew to some sort of kids park with rides. He was excited to ride each one but then the second the ride would start going he would cry and say "Done! Done! Done!" It was kind of funny. I mean, I hate saying the laughing at my childs tears is funny but it was just the part about being so eager to ride them and then all of the sudden not wanting to. I'm sure the pictures will be entertaining. The best was seeing Mike ride the tea cups with him. I think that was the only ride that Drew actually smiled.

Well, I hope everyone had a good weekend! I'll try to do a little better at blogging. :)


Samantha said...

Let me be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! I was starting to wonder if you were okay, and now I see you're fabulous!! I'm so excited for you. Take it easy and keep us posted!

Christie said...

Congratulations!!! What wonderful news. Take care of yourself and get as much rest as you can!
Christie (cme37 on CKMB)

Erica Hettwer said...

Congrats!!! Woo-hoo!!! Man, everyone I know is getting pregnant. I can't wait until it's my turn again.

Such great news for you! :D


Kodi Logan said...

Wow! Congrats!!!!! We are ready to have a second, but I think it will still be a year or so before we begin trying. Dang daycare! It's just way too expensive!

So, happy for you. I remember that being tired thing. I had no clue I was pregnant at the time...I just knew I wanted to sleep ALL THE TIME!

Glad to see you back in the blogging world!

scrapinmo said...

Congratulations on the baby news. This is such a happy time in one's life. Enjoy!

Jennifer said...

OMG!! Congratulations! A curly, red-headed little girl would be so much fun!!!

the scrappy chic said...

Hey girl! Congrats again!!! Glad you're back to the blogging world. I know we email, but I still miss reading these things...isn't that goofy???

Holly said...

Congratulations, Allison! I'm very happy for you! Glad to see you posting on the blog again!

Julie Smith said...

Baby #2! That's so awesome. My second also surprised us. I couldn't figure out why meat kept making me woozy (DUH!). One of my friends also thought her exhaustion was from opening her own business (a Curves Gym).

My second pregnancy (and the actual birth) was much smoother from the first. In fact, one of the nurses in the delivery room actually thanked me for making it so easy. DH and I just looked at each other and laughed.

Go put your feet up. You already know you're going to need your rest.

I'll send good prayers your way!

Take care,
Julie (Scrapperdays)

Scrappin DebH said...

Congratulations, Ali! What wonderful news, and I am so happy and excited for you!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on the baby news:) I wish you a happy and safe pregnancy!!

Gaby said...

Congratulations on the baby news!!!

joscelyne cutchens said...

wow! I was hoping you'd come back to blogging soon, I've really missed you. CONGRATULATIONS! I will pray for a happy and healthy 9 months for you!

Aleida Franklin said...

Congratulations on the pregnancy Ali! How exciting. Glad to see you back on line, missed you.

Rock'nmama said...

YAY!!! So happy for you!! Congrats girl...and take it easy!

Mary W said...

Congrats!!! Such wonderful news!

Latrice said...

AAAAAHhhhhhh!!! How exciting for you. I'm jealous too!! We are waiting till next year. I was wondering where you'd been. I knew you were busy with work and getting caught up. I'm so excited for you. Hope it's a girl!! Boys are amazing too though. email me your address and when the time gets closer i'll send you some goodies!! Congrats again. Can't wait to see your HOF stuff. I'm starting on mine this month!! Wish me luck ;)

Rookie Mama said...

I have been wrapped up in my own little world this past month!!! And I come here and voila! Great surprise!

I am so happy for you- a little jealous. :)

I am hoping for a girl... if you have a girl, it will totally change your scrappin' style. hehehe- I can not wait!!

Nicole said...

CONGRATS On you being prego :) im' going through the same thing and it's my first!! :) And i am psyched, i just want to get out of the 1st trimester before i post to the world :)