Just kidding, this Friday is no different than a Wednesday or any other day of the week! I just wanted to take a moment out of my busy schedule (of making our meal plan/grocery list for the week) to chat! And by chat I mean me chatting, to whoever you are, through my blog. Cool.

Ok so I'm currently feeling like June. No, not the month, but honey booboo's mom. (Confession, I love that show.) ANYWAY! If you don't know who she is, or I should say what she looks like, then google her now. I'll wait.

So yes, I feel like a vulumptuous whale.. I mean woman. I'm at that point in my pregnancy where I'm just too large to function! My Braxton hicks are a little out of control as well. I'm just no longer comfortable. If standing, I want to sit... But then when I sit, my pants are pushing on my stomach and this little fella goes WILD doing his karate routine, or so it seems. My ribs and pelvis bone get beat like the lakers lately. Baaaaaad. Hahah ;) (not a lakers fan). Anyway so that's me. Andie aka June. Sitting with my legs apart because pulling them in together just isn't even possible. I even get up off the couch like an extremely obese person, scooting towards the edge and rocking myself while pushing up to get off of it. THIS IS CRAZY. No I don't want this baby to come out early, but at the same time can you please stop growing? Well actually if just I could stop expanding in all areas, that'd be real great. Grow baby, grow.... Just don't drag me with you.

**counting down the days...... Until I can count down these pounds**


Shhh it's a secret

Have any of you (as if I have 727483930 readers haha) read the secret? Or perhaps watched the documentary? I hope you have. If not, I highly recommend it! So anyway I was watching The Steve Harvey show yesterday, and he was talking about it. I had watched the secret a few years back and talked with my mom about it as well. It's all about the law of attraction, which is REAL. Its basically explaining that "like attracts like" - for example, if you're positive, you'll attract positive. If you are a negative Nancy, you'll attract more negativity into your life. It's all about the way we are, and how we feel/think. So cute little Mr. Harvey was explaining to his audience and viewers a few of the principles explained in The Secret. "If you can see it, you can hold it in your hands", "ask, believe, receive", and a few others that have slipped my mind at the moment! Anyway, the first he basically explained that if you can see that new car, you can have it. So make a poster of the things you want, whether it be a new car, money, a goal weight, etc. THEN, ask for it. Ask, believe, receive. Isn't that what we are taught in the bible? The Lord says "..ask and ye shall receive.." It's so real and true.

So where am I going with all of this...? WELL a few years ago, back in the fall of 2009, I had made a poster or VISION BOARD as I called it. I drew pictures of things I wanted. I looked at it daily for a good month or two I'd say, then it eventually was tucked away. When saia and I were moving to Texas, I found it while packing and was truly floored. I had received EVERY.SINGLE.THING. No lie. Well ok everything except one... I wanted to be a smaller size and due to being pregnant, I wasn't that size haha... But honestly every other thing on that vision board had come to me, I had it! It was kind of creepy actually, but cool, just knowing the power I had to truly shape my life! Again ill say, the law of attraction is real.

So now? I'm making a new board! I'm going to focus on the positive and let these new things fall into my life. The Lord truly does work in mysterious ways, and I love it. I'm excited for 2013 and what it has to offer us.. Other than the obvious, a new baby. :)

So on a completely different note, I have Braxton hicks like CRAZY lately! I never noticed them with lyric but totally did with Luve. I'm hoping and praying my labor is just like it was with Luve, too! Incase you never read that post, I was basically dilated to an 8 before feeling ANY contractions, and only pushed for 16 minutes before he joined us in this world. It was AMAZING compared to my prior c section with lyric! It was some kind of miracle that I wanted and wished for, and received! Fingers crosses this time around :) I've only got a few weeks left and we can't hardly wait to meet our little guy.


Hungry? Grab a ......

I just saw a snickers commercial, and to me they're all pretty dumb. Who came up with the slogan for them? Who really wants a snickers if they're hungry? I'd prefer a sandwich or something... Wouldn't you!? I mean snickers are good, but nothing that would cure my hunger or anything!

Anyway, so this past week flew by, and I can't get over the fact that its already the second week of February! Well, you know what I mean. February is short as it is! So it's tax season. WOOOOHOOOO! We love tax season. Thank you turbo tax for your easy online methods of filing taxes, and for the 8k+ we are to receive. Ohh but wait, unfortunately we owe quite a bit on some student loans and the govt decided they'd intercept that refund and pay themselves a little faster than we would have or even could have.

Yes, that really just happened. Yes I cried a little, a few times that day I found out. But alas, I am over it. Though I'm sure anyone would gladly accept 8k, I am also grateful that those 8k didn't come out of our pocket per say. That's a huge relief. That's a lot of debt that would have taken us a long time to pay off! We are now THAT much closer to being debt free.. Which is a great feeling! So now that our plan A is no longer an option, I am working hard on plan B. I know this happening truly is a blessing in the long run, so in a small teeny tiny part of my head and heart, I am grateful this has happened. But that's probably the only time ill admit to it ;).

So with all of that going on, I'm doing lots of planning. Not only financially, but in other areas of our life as well! I know I've said this before, possibly a hundred times, but I love Pinterest. It seriously inspires me! I really am slightly obsessed.. And truly I think that had Pinterest not been around, I would have never been able to break up with Facebook. It has just made the transition so much easier. But back to where I was going with all of this, on the "planning" topic. I've figured out that everything is so much easier with a little plan. Even life! I've planned out my cleaning and laundry schedules, my daily "what to do" issue has been solved, and I've realized that I need to start doing something for me! So once or twice a month I'm going to start tackling a new craft or hobby, just something I can spend ME time on that will make me feel good. Whether it be something for the kids room or a decoration for our future home or whatever, I am excited! Creating is so much fun, which is why I'm sure I love baking as well.

So I'm super excited about a happier healthier me, and a cleaner house! With one area per day to deep clean, I will be SO MUCH less stressed. I can feel it already. I'm always so concerned about having the whole house perfect before saia comes home each day, and it gets stressful just thinking about it. But with deep cleaning one area per day, I know the house in general will stay cleaner and feel better. I know it's this spring weather that's getting to me, as well as the "nesting" period I'm currently in.. But I love it. I love feeling productive, it's a great feeling!

With allllllllllll of that being said, the last thing I'd like to touch on is this little gentleman who is still growing inside of me. He's due in a mere month and a half. Our family of four will be a family of five. FIIIIIIVE. This is HUGE for me, because I've always only known of a family of four. I only had one brother, so it was always just four of us! Well not any longer! It's going to be a huge adjustment, I already know it, but I'm so excited for it! It's crazy we have been blessed with three healthy babies! I am so excited about our future and what else is to come. My plan is to wait atleeeeeast a year and a half - two years before having another. But we shall see!!!