Aug 30 2007

Sweet Dreams

Tag: Baby,Emily,Fun,GeneralEmily @ 6:34 am

I’ve started having dreams about my pregnancy/babies/children lately.  Thought it would be fun to keep track of boy baby / girl baby dreams, especially for those who are adamant about it being one over the other *cough*Ashley*cough* 🙂

Anyway, about a week ago, I had a dream that we had a toddler and called it by a girl name…so that was 1 tick-mark for “girl”

Last night I had a dream about my 20ish week ultrasound, and that we saw ‘boy parts’…so that’s a tick-mark for “boy”

So far, Boy = 1  Girl = 1

We’ll see where this goes 😉

Aug 27 2007

I can’t believe it’s over!

Tag: Books,Emily,General,MoviesEmily @ 12:38 pm

I finished reading the 7th and final Harry Potter book this weekend.  It’s kind of bittersweet. I knew from the very first book, just as anyone else that have read the books, that there would only be 7, but even as I turned the last page, of the last book, I kept saying to myself “I can’t believe it’s over!”  I was so happy to have so many loose ends tied up and so many surprises about characters revealed!  There wasn’t anything off the top of my head that I would change about the last book or the way it ended.  I can’t say that about many books!

I still need to hit the theaters and watch Order of the Phoenix (book 5).  I, of course, find that the movies pale in comparison to the books, but isn’t that always the way? 

As my disbelief that the series is finally over sets in, I have a feeling I’ll be re-reading all the books again in the coming years.  🙂


Aug 27 2007

Don’t know which is better…

Tag: Baby,Emily,GeneralEmily @ 12:20 pm

So I’ve done the big switch from morning sickness to crabby, unstable, tired, witch (with a different letter).  Thanks to those lovely hormones, I feel like I have PMS x1000.  For the past few days my eyes have been ‘on the ready’ to bust out in tears at any second.  Isn’t life grand?

On another pathetic note, I can barely wear any of my pre-baby clothes anymore.  My thighs have started to thicken up so that all my khakis and dress pants for work are a little snug.  Even with my belly band, they are getting close to being put in the ‘pre-baby’ stack of clothes in my closet *sigh*

Aug 24 2007

NBC pumps up for ‘Gladiators’ redo

Tag: Fun,GeneralPaul C. @ 2:41 pm – NBC pumps up for ‘Gladiators’ redo

Yes you read that right!  The Gladiators show from the 90’s is making a come back.  Awesome!

Aug 21 2007

2nd Trimester, here we come!

Tag: Baby,Emily,GeneralEmily @ 7:11 am

Today marks the 3 month mark in my pregnancy, and the end of the first trimester. I think I’m pretty much past my “all day” sickness, as I’ve only felt bad maybe 1.5 days over the last week. It’s kind of weird because I don’t really ‘feel’ pregnant anymore, since I don’t have the nausea to remind me of what’s going on inside me, and I’m not to the point where I feel any movement. Guess it’s just a waiting and gaining weight period until I start feeling the baby move in a few weeks.

Paul and I have started looking around at color schemes, etc for strollers, car seats and highchairs. I think we want to have all of our registering pretty much finished by Thanksgiving. We figure with the holiday rush and how crazy things are during that time, we won’t have time to think about it. After Christmas, it’ll only be a little over 2 months left!

Check back later tonight for the 12-week belly shot. ugh. 🙂

Aug 17 2007

Happy Birthday Emily!

Tag: GeneralPaul C. @ 8:48 am
Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear wife-y, Happy birthday to you!

Aug 17 2007

11.5 weeks

Tag: Baby,Emily,General,ReligionEmily @ 6:33 am

I haven’t posted awhile about how I’m doing.  I’ve actually been feeling a lot better lately.  I went to the doctor last Thursday for a checkup and he gave me new prenatal vitamins.  The ones I had been taking were making me very sick, and I was at the point of crying before I took them because of how awful I knew I’d feel within 1/2 hour.  So, he gave me new ones, and they are great for 3 reasons:  1)  They are purple (my fav. color) 2) They are TINY (about the size of a Tylenol) 3) They don’t make me sick.

I’m so excited about hitting the 3 month mark on Tuesday!  Time has really flown by since we’ve told everyone.  We’ve been really busy lately and I guess that helps too.   I imagine that with all the holidays coming up that my pregnancy will just fly by from this point on.

I have Emmaus training starting up this weekend as well.  I’ll be doing that at least once a week until October.  The walk is Oct 11-14.

That’s all for now!

Aug 09 2007

4 years ago today….

Tag: Emily,Family,Friends,General,PaulPaul C. @ 1:26 pm

Its 2:15pm and 4 years ago, right now, I was scrambling around my house getting tuxedo stuff together. Four years ago today, there were a bunch of guys at my house swapping tuxedo pants, shoes, and shirts trying to figure out who was wearing who’s clothing. Four years ago today, there was a beautiful woman fitting into a white gown, smelling some purple and white flowers. Four years ago today, there were 150 of our closest friends and family gathering in a church.

Four years ago today, I married my college sweetheart, Emily. Talk about making smart decisions in life 🙂 Since that day, we have lived in two houses (plus a surrogate third floor dwelling of the Taliaferro house), been on two Caribbean Cruises, traveled to Seattle, New York, New Orleans, and St. Louis. We’ve watched her brother Brian get married, and helped Philip learn to drive. We’ve been on vacations with family, including my brother Sean, watched my sister graduate from college and then her double masters program.  And now, we are planning for our first child!
When you get into a long term relationship with someone, you may often wonder “Do I know what I’m getting myself into?”. (It was actually a question oft asked by Emily when I was going to meet her family for the first time. And yes, Phil, Love is a many splendored thing). But do I yet know what I am getting myself into? No, you never really know. Things can go completely wrong, can be boring, or as I have found, can be really exciting and enjoyable when you find the right person.

4 years … and while I may reminisce, I will never look back. Happy Anniversary Emily! I love you!



Aug 08 2007

I’m voting Northrup and Medford for 2008!

Tag: GeneralPaul C. @ 9:19 pm

The New Bush Bumper Stickers

1. Cheney/Satan ’08
2. 01/20/09: End of an Error
3. That’s OK; I Wasn’t Using My Civil Liberties Anyway
4. Lets Fix Democracy in This Country First
5. If You Want a Nation Ruled By Religion, Move to Iran!
6. Bush. Like a Rock – Only Dumber.
7. If You Can Read This, You’re Not Our President
8. Of Course It Hurts: You’re Getting Screwed by an Elephant
9. Hey, Bush Supporters: Embarrassed Yet?
10. George Bush: Creating the Terrorists Our Kids Will Have to
11. America: One Nation, Under Surveillance
12. They Call Him “W” So He Can Spell It
13. Jail to the Chief
14. No, Seriously, Why Did We Invade Iraq?
15. Bush: God’s way of proving Intelligent Design is bullshit
16. Bad President! No Banana.
17. We Need a President Who’s Fluent In At Least One Language
18. We’re Making Enemies Faster than We Can Kill Them
19. Is It Vietnam Yet?
20. Where Are We Going? And Why Are We In This Hand basket?
21. You Elected Him. You Deserve Him.
22. Impeach Cheney First
23. When Bush Took Office, Gas was $1.46
24. Pray For Impeachment
25. The Republican Party: Our Bridge to the 11th Century
26. What Part of “Bush Lied” Don’t You Understand?
27. One Nation under Clod
28. 2004: Embarrassed 2005: Horrified 2006: Terrified 2007
29. Bush Never Exhaled
30. At Least Nixon Resigned

Aug 07 2007

NY Pictures Up

Tag: General,VacationEmily @ 8:52 am

We have all the pictures from New York online now.

We had a really great time in NY.  We got there Thursday night and stayed at Diana’s cabin, since Cate was getting her wisdom teeth out the next morning.  On Friday, Cate and her boyfriend Brian came over to the cabin.  We hung out awhile, went for some ice cream, and then had dinner with Heinz, Colleen, and Diana.  Cate was doing amazingly well for just having 4 wisdom teeth out; she even had a hamburger for dinner!

Saturday, we took the boat to the Schroon Lake marina/beach and went into town and had a bite to eat.  We also got some maple syrup to bring back to friends.  We went fishing that night off the beach and caught a ton of fish.  Emily caught a 17.5 inch Northern Pike! 

Sunday we headed over to Heinz & Colleen’s cabin on Sacadaga Lake.  We ate some lunch, and hung out on the beach with Eddie & Wendy (Colleen’s brother and sister-in-law).  The dogs, Bailey and Sherman had a blast chasing sticks in the water and eachother!

We had a great time, even though it was a short visit. 

Check out pictures by clicking here.

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