Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Summer Madness!

so this is a post about our journey in missouri thus far...
this pregnancy has been MUCH better than the last, so I can't complain TOO much! BUT i have been feeling pretty puny. THIS time i have been taking a prescription to help with the nausea and it has been such a blessing! i have only puked ten or so times. LAST pregnancy, I couldn't take one sip of water without throwing up. i am so grateful considering I have a one year old to keep up with this time around.
the first week in missouri was awful. jace would wake up with mcrae and let me sleep in. i would get up when he was getting ready to leave around noon. i stayed on the couch all day and slept when mcrae did. i felt like an awful mom, having no patience and being glued to the couch! By the time Jace got home around nine or ten, I was usually already asleep and Jace was left to make his own dinner. I felt like a LOSER! Jace assured me that he didn't mind and wished he was home more often to help out!! (he is amazing!)
Anyway, I decided I couldn't live like that MUCH longer so Mom suggested McRae and I come to GA until I was feeling better. On Mother's Day, Jace drove me 5 hours to Kentucky where he met Pop and that was only HALF WAY. I was so grateful to these two men for sacrificing their ENTIRE Sunday for ME!
McRae and I ended up spending FOUR WHOLE WEEKS in Georgia with my family. My family was so great! They all helped me so much with McRae and delt with me being so whiney! I got a nap whenever I needed and a meal or snack fixed for me about every two hours! I cannot thank my Mom enough for fitting us into her busy schedule. After about four weeks, I was feeling PRETTY good, and I missed Jace SO much, so once again, Pop and Jace made the ten hour drive to take us back to Missouri. McRae was so happy to see her Papa :)
Once in MO, Jace's company decided they were going to move their office to Idaho Falls, ID in one week! WHAT...?! We had JUST came from out there! I was so upset. I had been living out of a suticase for 6 weeks now and just wanted to stay in one place. I told Jace that there was no way I was driving clear to Idaho with a one year old, that McRae and I were going back to GA and he could go if he wanted. Jace decided he didn't want to leave his family again, so he would come to GA with us and work for Pop sooner than we has planned. Later that week, Jace's boss called to see if we would be willing to move to Springfield, IL where their second office is located. I guess they didn't want to see there 3rd best seller in the office get away :) Jace and I decided that we had planned to be out selling this summer anyway, and that Illinois was only a three hour drive so here we are.
Springfield, Illinois.
This better be our LAST move until we go back to Georgia in the fall.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Two Weddings and A Baby!

As most of you know, my brother Tommy is marrying this pretty girl August 6, 2010 in the Columbia, South Carolina Temple. :)
And for more RECENT news, this little girl is ENGAGED!
Kelsey and Zach will be married September 4, 2010 in the Boise, Idaho Temple!
Kels will have JUST turned 19 when they get married, which is EXACTLY when Jace and I were married. I now realize that I was SUPER young! However, I wouldn't change a THING! We are so happy for these two little love birds :)
And last but not least, we are expecting BABY NUMBER TWO :) I am due Decmeber 15, 2010. We... well I, have wanted another baby since McRae was born! So we are super excited to welcome another sweet spirit into our home! These BIG events taking place in the McRae family will make for a BUSY, but EXCITING year :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Road Trip!

So first of all I just wanted to give a BIG thanks to ALL who helped us
clean.pack.watch crae.load truck.
we had so many awesome helpers that made EVERYTHING much easier!!
i am sad to say that i got NO pictures of us cleaning, or loading the truck, or of our apartment.
i just wasn't on top of it.
From the night before we left Orem, until we made it to Missouri!
The night before we took off we had dinner with some of our BESTIES!
i LOVE this pic of these THREE
landon says he is going to miss crae the most! Day One: Mom drove my car with McRae and I in the back. We followed Jace in the Budget truck that was hauling his pickup. We traveled from Orem, UT to Albuequerque, NM. We should have driven FURTHER because we arrived in NM around six p.m. and day two ended up being a LONG one!! However, we were ALL ready to get out! We decided to make the trip a little easier for McRae by putting her in her forward facing carseat for the FIRST time!! SHE LOVED IT to say the least! As soon as we took off driving, she was dancing and giggling. It was GREAT! This is what she looked like MOST of the trip: This is her the other part of the trip :) Day Two: We drove from Albuequerque, NM to New Boston, TX. After waking up, packing, loading the car and of course continental breakfast, we didn't get on the road until about 8. We arrived in New Boston shortly after MIDNIGHT! It was a long and boring drive across Texas. Day Three: We stayed all day in New Boston visiting family. It was so nice to be able to relax and show off McRae to the grandparents :) Me and Grandmother (my Dad's mom) Grandmother, Harrison, and Crae (Harrison is my cousin's son) Crae and Papaw Tommy (my Mom's Dad) love this pic :) I also got to meet my new cousin RIDGE :) (Ridge belongs to my Mom's stepbrother) We also visited with my Mammaw Peg and Papa Skip (mom's mom and step dad) but I didn't get any pictures! Oh how I love ALL of my awesome Grandparents and family in Texas! I was sad to leave not knowing when we would be back! Day Four: New Boston, TX to Lawrenceville, GA! This drive was only a mere TWELVE hours and we all were so GRATEFUL! All in all the trip couldn't have gone any better. McRae did GREAT! The car and truck ran smoothly, no one wrecked or even got ticket! We spent the next five days in Georgia relaxing before we headed to Missouri. We unloaded and returned the budget truck, watched nana play tennis and ALMOST made a trip to the E.R.! McRae and Nana in their tennis gear after a match! This iron decoration USE to be hanging over the guest bed. One morning McRae woke up but Jace and I weren't QUITE ready so I pulled her into bed with us. Well, apparently she was tired of laying down and wanted to play. She stood up and grabbed a hold of this thing. I quickly grabbed her hand and tried to get her to let go. I guess I pulled on her as she was pulling on it... and well. It came CRASHING down. LUCKILY, NOT on her, but on me. When it first hit me, I grabbed my head in pain and started crying. At this point, Jace was still asleep. Well not for long. He says at first he thought I was FAKING it! As soon as I pulled my hand off my head and saw ALL the blood, he JUMPED up and ran McRae to my mom, and then came back for me. We went to the bathroom as blood was dripping EVERYWHERE. He got me a wet rag and told me hold it on there. He then proceeded to tell me he needed to sit down because he was feeling lightheaded from all the blood. WHAT?! Seriously, HE was feeling lightheaded!? Well the smell of the blood starting getting to me. I started to walk out of the bathroom saying I needed to lie down and the next thing I know Jace looking down at me saying my name. I had totally passed out! To make a long story a little shorter, we called my uncle Steve (Pop's brother) who is a PA in the army. He said that I should be fine and if it were his head he wouldn't get stitches. I was a little nervous about having a HUGE scar and whole in my hair but decided NOT to go to the hospital. We actually ended up braiding the hair around the wound SHUT (Thanks MEL!) and it healed beautifully! The next day we made the 10 hour drive to Columbia, Missouri! It is so beautiful and GREEN here! Our apartments turned out being VERY nice and we are only about 10 miles from the University of Missouri (Mizzou). There are two pools, two gyms and free tanning! I was pretty impressed with all of the facilities. Okay, so sorry for the LONG post! More to come SOON! :)