Thursday, July 22, 2010

Book Review & Catch Up

I just finished the 2nd book in this The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series & I have to admit- I think I enjoyed this book even better than the first one! This book was a real page-turner & it was super hard for me to put it down at night. It is a bit stressful to read & pretty intense at times. Luckily there is a wait for the book at the library (more copies are being ordered, so apparently I am not the only fan!), so I can let my brain have a break for a couple of weeks before diving back in! This book gets more into the life & background of Lisbeth Salander (one of the main characters from Dragon Tattoo). I was told there was a pole of who should play this character on some website & Kristen Stewart was one of the top runners. While I personally do not think Kristen is talented at all, I hate to say I can totally see her in this role. It seems right up her alley. HOPEFULLY, however, they will find someone else who fits it just as well.

Had a blast in Brownwood last weekend! We were so glad to see Hutch, although it may take us a while to "unspoil" him from being with grandparents the past week & 1/2. He had a great time in Odessa! Our house was so quiet, but it was nice to have some Jeremy-Lindsey time. Needless to say, we were really ready to get him back! This weekend we are laying low & kickin' it in Austin. We are planning taking Hutch to Gattiland after church on Sunday. Maybe he will have more fun there than at Chuck-E-Cheese's. I will be sure to provide pics afterwards!

I had a dr's appt. yesterday & we are looking good! I am 16 weeks along- yay! We get to find out what we are having 8/12. I will be sure to let you all know! I haven't really had any cravings, but here are a few REALLY unhealthy things that have been SUPER tasty to me. Lucikly, I don't eat them too often!

1) Taco Bell Bean Burritos (why are they so good AND so cheap???)
2) Cheetos Cheese Puffs (wow, buying that bag at the grocery store last week was a big mistake- no more after these are gone, which isn't looking to be too far from now)
3) Sweet Tea (I really only drink this on occassion. With Hutch, I craved cokes, which I still drink more often than I should)
4) Watermelon- Hutch craves this, too.
5) Peanut Butter- I have recently started really liking PB sandwiches.

That is it, I think! Yummy- is it lunch time???? :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Simmons Reunion

We were so excited to spend last Wed.- Sun. in Jackson for the Simmons Reunion. Although the original plans to go to Nashville were cancelled due to the floods, we still had a great time spending time with everyone. It was great seeing cousins & aunts that I don't see very often & we enjoyed getting to spend so much time with grandparents. Here are some shots I took over the weekend.

One of our first stops when we got in town was to go see my grandmother. She is currently going through physical therapy & not staying at her home, so needless to say, she was so glad to have some company! AND, she just couldn't get over how much Hutch had grown. Hutch was super happy to see Gran, too!
Hutch just hanging out in Gran's room. I think he was contemplating what he could get into next.

Hutch and Paw Paw in the hotel lobby. I love the Cabot Lodge! Everyone is so friendly & the lobby is perfect for just hanging out. We someone how managed to distract Hutch from his exploring to take this picture.

My aunt Cindy became a quick favorite of Hutch's. AND, it's no surprise with the entertainment she kept providing. For the record, after this day, Hutch would not leave a luggage cart unattended. It was really cute until someone really needed to use it for other purposes than cruising around the hallways.

I think Cindy was having just as much fun as Hutch.
I thought this was so cute!

Up to no good!!! This looks like trouble to me!
Jan and Bruce at Cock of the Walk

Carly & Marc at Biaggi's

Me & Carly

Jeff, Jill, and Jenny
Who me?
Does he look guilty or what? Here he is with Mary Linnley.
Mary Linnley- how cute is she? And hungry, apparently!
Simply worn out. He had to call it an early night Friday & Mee Maw and Paw Paw just loved watching him while we hung out in the lobby with everyone.
Ok, this is by far my fave pic in this batch. Maybe my fave pic ever. How funny is this???

Action shot (pictured with his cousin, Lily Marie)
Mee Maw & Paw Paw
Takin' a snooze during family picture guy.
Jeremy, me, Carly, Marc
Jeremy's Birthday was Monday, so we surprised him with a cake at The Memaid Sat. night.
Hutch hangin' with his Aunt Carly.
We had so much fun & hated that the weekend went by so fast. We can't wait for the next reunion in 2012! Hutch is quite the little traveler- his other grandparents were waiting for him when we arrived Sunday. He headed back to Odessa with them yesterday & will be there all week! We miss him like CRAZY but know that he is having a ball. We will be heading to Brownwood this weekend to see Jeremy's grandparents & pick up our little guy!
Hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jeremy!!!!

Today Jeremy celebrates his 34th birthday! Jeremy, thank you for all the joy & happiness you add to my life daily. I am truly blessed to have you not only as my husband, but as the father of our son (& future children:) I hope you have a fantastic day today & I look forward to seeing what 34 has in store for you! Here's to your best year ever! I love you!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


For those of you who don't know the big news.....
Hutch is going to be a big brother!!!!
We are due Jan. 1st- Happy New Year! So, I am about 13 weeks right now. This will put about 2 years between the 2, which is what we have always wanted, so we are thrilled! We will find out what we are having Aug. 12th (just before Ryder's arrival!), so I will keep you all posted. Jeremy is convinced it is a boy & I have a feeling it's a girl, but who knows. I really don't care, honestly. I have always wanted a girl, but I would love for Hutch to have a little brother. It's a little scary to think about having 2, especially with being so close in age, BUT, we are so excited!!!