Saturday, January 23, 2010

Teen Pregancy

Tonight I watched the T.V. special The Pregnancy Pack. The idea of wanting to have a baby as a teenager is puzzling. Why would you want to do that? I have the right to ask that question, because I had a baby at the young age of 17. So, when all my friends were getting ready for their senior year Homecoming Week of high school, I was delivering a baby. Now my pregnancy wasn’t planned by all means, and I weighed all my choices after finding out there was a baby on the way. (After the rounds of tears). But do teenagers really have an idea of what raising a child means? I had an idea, but the real answer is, NO. It is SO HARD! It’s not like playing house with your dollies.

Now, I wouldn’t ever change the choice I made. I kept my baby, but I also had a guy that loved me and wanted to start our lives together right then. Sadly that isn’t the case in all situations and most of these girls think it is. My situation had an extra strain though. After I had my baby, he was diagnosed with a genetic mutation and therefore would be disabled for life. Now, isn’t that a blow to the heart? I’m so grateful I had the support of my husband to get through that.

That same year I got pregnant, there were 5 other girls along with me. (No, none of us made a pack. It was all coincidence… I PROMISE!) Not all of them ended with this fairytale out come of happily ever after and that’s the reality of teen pregnancy. I really hope the teenagers are seriously thinking about what comes with a baby. Let me mention a just few things; crying all night, nasty diapers, pucking….A LOT of pew-ook-ing, ear infections, more crying, always needing more money to get things, and lets not forget about the sleepless nights. So if you’re not ready for that then wait. Although I’m happy with the choice I made, it’s not for everyone. Like I said before, I would NEVER change my choice. My son has made me a better person and of course I kinda love the lil’ bugger.


Monday, January 18, 2010

My new favorite movie!

I saw this in 3-D, so if you have the choice--SEE IT! I can't begin to tell you how amazing this show is! Wonderfully done.
Everything about it felt REAL I would forget I was watching a movie, There were times that my heart was pounding so hard I couldn't swallow. My husband got us drinks and popcorn to munch on and when the lights came back on, we looked down and noticed we hadn't touched them. We were that into the show. I was happy to find out there is going to be a part two! So, now I can't wait.


I've got some really good reads for you all! My husband made a mistake and took me to a book store.

Book description:  FALLENThere's something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price's attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He's the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce--and goes out of his way to make that very clear--she can't let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

Book description:   HUSH, HUSH
For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along.

With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life.

Book description:   BEAUTIFUL CREATURES
There were no surprises in Gatlin County.

We were pretty much the epicenter of the middle of nowhere.
At least, that's what I thought.
Turns out, I couldn't have been more wrong.
There was a curse.
There was a girl.
And in the end, there was a grave.

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she's struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town's oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.
In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything

There were so many more I wanted and am going back to get next week! Yes, I'm going to go broke on books.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


A client introduced me to my new obsession on Saturday. Stephanie Plum. As you can see there are 13 books, plus one for ever holiday that aren’t shown here. I’m half way done with the series. I spend half the time laughing out loud at some of the situations Stephanie gets herself into. So, if you don’t hear from me for a while, this is why. Sorry, but if you read them you’ll understand and be able to forgive me.
Happy reading!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My little 3 year old had her first dance performance. The teacher asked that the girls wear Christmas colors and left it at that. I'm so lucky, because I have a "princess" for a daughter. She wanted to wear a tutu. Well, Princess doesn't own a Christmas color tutu. I asked the other mothers what they were going to dress their daughters in, most said sweats.

*Now, I have to admit when I was little my mother put me in dance pants for my Christmas dance program, but I remember seeing the pretty skirts on the girls performing a scene from the Nutcracker. I longed to look like one of them and wanted to hide in my white t-shirt and pants.*
So, the resourceful (and prideful) motherly traits in me thought up an idea and quick.
“I’ll make her a tutu!”

Later that night I told (bragged really) my boss at how cute my daughter was going to look. Her client had two granddaughters in the same class and asked if I’d make one for each of them too.
 “Sure why not.”
 (That way my daughter wouldn’t look out of place being the only one)

The next morning, I took the tutu’s to dance practice and gave them to the two girls. NOT A GOOD IDEA! Groups of mothers loved them. Some how I agreed to make more. How many more you ask?
12 more….. In two days.

*Yes I have a stamp on my forehead that reads,”SUCKER. DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO SAY NO”.

I thought about what had happened and realized only 4 girls wouldn’t have a tutu. (I’m tender hearted) I made them some too, all the way until 3 AM!

The day of the performance arrived and I brought the tutus, passed them out and met a big surprise. Each mother had donated $5 toward the tutus. Cha-ching!

Worth every second of sleeplessness, because the tiny pre-school dancers looked like little peppermint patties out there.
So cute.