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We are a family of five (yes we count our dog) who are loving every minute that the Lord has blessed us with!

Friday, February 29, 2008


Who eats like this when they have the flu you ask?! A 34 week pregnant woman who is sick and tired of soup! For the last 4 days, I have eaten soup and chicken pot pies. I was sick and tired of that junk! Ryan had a ballgame tonight, so I took it upon myself to order me some real food. I was very careful to order it over the phone and pay by credit card, as to not contaminate anyone at the restaraunt. Even better, I pulled up and saw my friend Melissa's family walking in. I called her on her cell phone and she got it for me and brought it to the car. Good food, no contaminating this small little town! You could get thrown out for that you know! Mmmm mmm good! Baby Shelton agreed. He/she is kicking up a storm now. I like to think that Baby Shelton is saying "THANK YOU MOM! FINALLY SOME REAL FOOD AGAIN!!!" Now if we can just hack up the rest of my lung and get this fever to go down for 48 hours, I will be good to venture out in to the real world again!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

A little pitty party...

Ok, so day 3 with the flu and it is definitely worse. I am trying to be a hero and play it off like it isn't that bad, but wheew, I know Ryan wasn't milking this stuff for a second. All my body wants to do is sleep, but my mind is racing with things that need to be done both here at home and at work. My kids take the state writing test Tuesday (SCARY). Please pray for my attitude. I am having a difficult time being laid flat out and not being productive. I am also having a difficult time, as a first time mom, not freaking out over every little change I feel in my body. I am sure that 90% is due to the mixture of being 34 weeks pregnant and having the flu, but I still am allowing myself to worry too much. I know that the Lord is in control of this entire situation and has his hands on Baby Shelton. I just fear doing something that will harm the baby. I also, can't help, but worry about our finances and what this absense from work means. I have to work 120 days for this school year to count and so far, I have worked 115. I have 5 more to go. Honestly, I want to be a ble to last a lot more than 5, for maternity leaves sake. BUT, 5 is that lucky number to get my professional status and pay raise. Minor in the grand scheme of things, but still very frustrating when you are home moping around. Also pray for Ryan, seeing how he is having to put up with me. Thanks for all of the love and support!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

NTC's Christening

Ryan and I made the trip to Lincolnton this weekend for two big events. Saturday was a shower for the both of us, but he ended up getting the flu and had to stay upstairs at his parents house, as to not contaminate the whole family. Unfortunately, the 5 hour car ride may have done me and Baby S in. We got our very own confirmed case of the flu today. On a lighter note, here are some pictures from our cutie patootie Noah's christening.

We had like 500 pictures and there isn't one that all of the family members are looking at the camera!
Lucille... oh how I love her. Like my Asian eyes from pregnancy swelling?
The siblings
PJ, the Proud Parents and Noah
Jason and his mini-me "in a dress".
Noah's reaction to being "put in a dress" according to the men in the family

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Last Hoorah!

Ryan and I had our last hoorah this past weekend. We flew out on Valentines Day for Vegas with my parents and came back on Monday night. We had a blast. We packed a lot in a few days and are feeling it now, but it was a great time! I enjoyed having some time to play and not worry about work or house chores and to just have fun. Here are some pictures from the trip. Sorry there are so many. Trust me, this is only a SMALL portion from the over 300 pictures Ryan took! Yep, that's right, 300. Can you imagine how many pictures we are going to have of our child?

Beautiful picture from the Hoover Dam
Another view

Ryan and Terry got to meet Pete Rose AND buy expensive memorabilia.
Mom, Baby S and I in Viva Las Vegas
Can't go to Vegas without posing with cheesy people!

and another view from INSIDE the Hoover Dam!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Shower #1

This weekend was our first shower. It was wonderful! I got to see a lot of old friends and family members and we were able to hang out and enjoy each other's company. Baby Shelton racked up on lots of gifts. They are VERY prepared for bathing and have ADORABLE outfits to start off life with. Thank you to everyone who made this such a special time!
My Sis and my adopted second Mom Jenny Rae
Seth and Cutie Patootie Luke!
If Baby S is a girl, this will be her namesake. She will be names Lucille "McLean" Shelton. Lucille is Ryan's G'ma (pictures here) whom we love to pieces and McLean is my mother's maiden name.
Mom modeling the sling with Noah in it!
Yes, I will one day look just like this!
My G'ma talking to Noah. She LOVES babies and is soo good with them. Look how chunky monkey Noah is getting!