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January 27, 2006

January 27, 2006

About Me

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I am Brooke. I love my husband. I love my daughter. I love my job because I can pick and choose my schedule and stay home with Harper the majority of the time. I love to do DIY projects. And I love my life!

Race Track

Race Track
Juan, Camie, Josh, Me

CPK Goodbye dinner

CPK Goodbye dinner
Josh, Erin, Brooke, Josh, Brandon, Camie, Juan. Right before we moved to Texas from Cali.
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Monday, January 31, 2011

5 years and South Padre

So, the 27th of January was our 5-year anniversary. Happy Anniversary to us! We pretty much worked all day that day. Once I got home, I made a fabulous dinner (which wasn't finished cooking until about 8:30) and by the time we ate, it was pretty much bed time. So, we decided we would take a 1 day/1 night trip to the beach. We were told South Padre would be good, so that's what I did. I made a reservation to South Padre.

I made this reservation Friday night. After that, I looked up MapQuest to see about how long it would take us to get there. 5 HOURS!!!!! I swear someone told me it was only 3 hours away. And it didn't seem worth it to drive 5 hours Saturday night (Josh was working, so we wouldn't leave until he got home, which was about 5) and then turn around Sunday night and drive back (once again, we both were working on Monday) so I tried to cancel...but since I made the reservation within 24 hours, I couldn't cancel...so we made the trip.

The drive was annoying, but we had a lot of fun! We got to the hotel at about 11:00 and then started watching the movie Salt by about midnight. I fell asleep (because I'm an old lady and have a really hard time staying up late). Then we woke up around 9:00, ordered room service (the food was terrible) and then were checked out by 11:00.

We didn't really have a lot of plans, so we stopped at the visitor's center and looked around at what South Padre Island had to offer.

Here's what we did.

Here's our gross breakfast...they forgot to bring Josh his side of hash browns, so I called down and they promptly brought us a plate of them.

Josh started laughing once he took a bite, and then he said, "What do these look like?" I looked closer and realized that they are french fries cut up. Haha.

Here was a sand castle inside the Visitors' Center

And the back side...

A sea turtle.

Josh's best friend. haha. Josh really loves animals, and anytime one semi-bonds with him, he gets really attached. After we took this picture, we saw that they had lettuce sitting in a pail that you could feed to the turtles, so he would save the lettuce in front of the tank, the turtle would hurry up and swim over there, then he would toss it in the tank and watch the turtle chow down on it. Josh was way too excited about this. :) He ended up feeding the whole pail of lettuce to him, too...which I'm not sure is really what you're supposed to do, but oh well. The turtle enjoyed it!

Here I am with our newfound friend!

See Josh's huge smile in the reflection? He was like a little kid!

We sat and watched this bird for about 30 minutes try to catch fish to eat...he was really close, then a little kid came close and scared the bird away....oh well. Can you tell I'm a little bitter? I was excited to get it on camera. we gave up after that.

While we were watching the bird try to catch fish, we kept seeing these small things scurry all over the ground across the water. We couldn't figure out what they were. Then we looked down below us (we were walking on a raised platform through this place) and saw a million crabs. And every time you would move, then would scurry back into their hole. It was cool to watch.

The alligator. He was so still. And had a wicked-looking grin. He did move at one point, and I was hoping to see him eat something but I think he just wanted to go in the water a little bit to cool off.

Here we are at the beach. We went and bought a kite and lunch and decided we would drive onto the beach and eat our lunch and fly our kite. Josh decided to invite the seagulls to our lunch...apparently they like BBQ-flavored chips.
Here's our new car...did I mention we got a new "family car?" Well, we did. An H3. We love it. The only annoying this is that all I hear out of Josh's mouth these days is, "We should go off-roading. That's what a Hummer is for." And, so, you can guarantee that that's what we did. I did not enjoy it one bit, but he did. We drove it all over the beach, etc. It is dirty, as you can see.
Josh flying our kite. (I wanted the cute kite that had the bows down the tail and everything, but Josh was really into the pirate kite, so that's what we got. haha)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

25 weeks

Here I am at 25 weeks...I can't believe I'm that far along already. Harper is constantly kicking...constantly. I love it! I had a deposition yesterday and she kicked the entire time, which made it that much more fun...and I love my job! I am thoroughly enjoying being pregnant and I think I'll be somewhat sad to not be pregnant anymore, but then also thrilled that I'll actually be able to meet her. I just want to know what she's going to look like. Me? Or Josh? Or a combination of both? We've always joked that our kid was going to be really small, with a really big nose and nostrils...so I guess now I'm just really hoping that's not the case:)

As far as the room goes, we got the furniture in. We have picked out paint, I just need to go hopefully today to get the paint, then I'm going to start painting. Did you know that I HATE painting? Well, I do. I absolutely hate it. But I also hate paying people to do things that I have time to do, so I will start painting this week. After I get the painting done, I will order the bedding and finish all of my little projects that I have for her room. It doesn't sound like a lot, but I imagine all of this will take me at least a month...mostly because I'm lazy and HATE painting. :)

Josh bought his first dress for Harper two days ago. It was funny. We were walking through Target and I made him go to the baby clothes. He was anti-baby clothes when I showed him this cute little dress. I wasn't showing it to him so that he'd buy it. Just showing him how cute it was. Then he said, "I'm going to buy it. Will she be able to walk in it at this stage?" (He was holding a newborn size. haha) So I said no. Then he said, "It will be much cuter if she can walk in it." So he bought her a 12-months dress. He's very proud of it. Although the entire walk up to the checkouts, he just kept saying, "I can't believe I'm buying a dress." over and over.

Well, that's pretty much all the update I have for you. Until next time...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hiring a Pediatrician

So, at my last doctor's appointment, I was told that I needed to have a pediatrician picked out soon, preferably before my next appointment (which is Monday, so that's most likely not going to happen, but that's all right.)

Needless to say, I have no idea how to even go about finding a good pediatrician. I do REALLY, REALLY like my doctor, though, and she gave me three recommendations, so I guess I'll start there, but does anyone have any good questions to ask, etc.? Or anything I should look for? I so don't even know where to start. Help!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


So, looking at everything I want for Harper's room, I've obviously come to the conclusion that I just cannot justify spending hundreds of dollars on extra things that we don't need, so I'm coming up with a list of projects that I would like to do for a fraction of the cost.

First thing on the list -
A mobile. Here's the one that goes with the bedding that we chose. Can you please guess how
much it would cost to purchase this???
Let me tell you...$75.38. Why? I have no clue. Now, that doesn't include that mobile arm cover, which is basically just material that goes over the plastic part, which is $23.08. I just cannot justify spending $100 on that. It's just plain ridiculous. So, my friend Yvette, who is due just two weeks before me, and having a girl, too, told me that she is making hers. She found a kit on etsy.com to make her own. Now, I have looked and looked on there and can't find exactly what I want, so I'm going to start from scratch, but it looks super easy and I think I can do it in under $15. Here's an example of what mine will kind of look like.
Another thing I'm looking at making is one of these. I can make this for under $5.
Also going to make one or two pillows, just square, similar to this one.
That's all the projects for now. Just waiting for the swatches of the bedding I ordered to actually get here (they haven't even shipped yet) so I can start coming up with a color scheme, etc.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We've decided on crib/bedding

So here is the crib we're getting. I tried to get the picture to come up, but I can't figure it out, so you'll have to click on the link to see it. Here is the changing table we are getting, in black. We are not getting the hutch part, just the dresser part. The thing I like about this changing table is the piece that holds the changing pad comes off later when they're older, and then it just looks like a dresser.

And then the bedding we decided on is this one:
I do need your opinion, now, though. What color of walls should we do? I like the grey in the picture, but Josh isn't a fan. I definitely don't want hot pink walls...maybe green or ...? I don't know.

We do need to buy a glider still and that's really about it as far as big pieces go for the room. Then I'll have fun accessorizing, etc.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Which do you like?

I don't want to buy the crib (or really even look at cribs) until I know what bedding I want. Me and Josh are having a hard time agreeing. In fact, there's only one we agree on between these, so it will probably end up being that one regardless of your vote, but I want you to vote anyway.




21 weeks

21 weeks 4 days