Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm Back!!!

Yippee!! I'm back!! I found a card recovery program online and it recovered all lost pictures for $39bucks!
Well worth the money for those pictures, I'll tell had all of Christmas and the boys birthday pics...I'm so, so, so grateful that I was able to get those back.
Anyway, here I am(a couple of weeks ago) in all my pregnant glory!  My belly is growing much larger now but I feel great.  Can't wait to start posting again with pictures and get back to blogging.  As far as the pregnancy goes, I only have 9 weeks left(providing I go to 40 weeks) so it's countdown time!  Darryl set up the crib this weekend and we hit Ikea for some bed linens for baby.  I'm not one for traditional cutesy characters for babies so we chose very simple, solid color linens, a white bumper, and cute multi-colored blanket for a splash of color..I like it..simple, clean and uncluttered.  Baby will be in the room with us so we haven't decorated a nursery at all.  We've started to buy some diapers too(gotta love Amazon deals) and some clothes.  We haven't picked a definite name yet(although I've pretty much decided)...but we'll see!
Anyway, I'll be back for more posts and lots more so check back often!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I think I may throw up...

F..I..N..A..L..L..Y... I get the computer stuff straightened out, then my cameras drivers won't work on my new computer(says computer guy) so I order a media reader for my picture card.  I sit down this morning with a hot cup of tea ready to upload pictures from Christmas to now...NOTHING...there is nothing on my card except pictures I took last Saturday at the boys' talent show.  I have not one picture from Christmas...I'm totally freaking out right now and don't know whether to scream or cry..or both...
Is there someway to retrieve this pictures somehow?  I just kept them on my card because my computer was so wonky...and now this...

Monday, March 7, 2011

Will be back in a couple of days...

Well, we purchased a new laptop.  Ours was fried because I didn't know you weren't supposed to use a laptop in bed or on your lap with a pillow or blanket(I always wondered why the laptop felt so hot....). ..I'll be honest, I don't want to know how a computer works or researching this and that, I just want to plug in and go...

So, we've purchased a new laptop and I tried to upload my camera drivers yesterday and it failed(See, I told you I loathe computer stuff).  So, Darryl is taking the new laptop to our computer guy to do all the stuff computer people do to get your laptop ready for use.  So, I should have it in a couple of days and will share, share, share!! 

Meanwhile, I've been in a sewing frenzy(I must be beginning nesting)but on a super-duper fabulousous other note...WE ARE DEBT FREE (besides the mortgage)....Oh my gosh!  How good it feels!  We have tried to be good stewards of our money the last 5-8 years but always had some sort of debt(usually those pesky student loans)...Well, I'm happy to say they are officially paid off!!  We sat down last night and reworked the budget to get gazelle intense(Dave Ramsey talk here) to fully fund our emergency fund.  We didn't completely do this the way Dave Ramsey would have wanted us to so it took us longer but I was never comfortable having only $1000 saved for emergencies like he suggests while you are paying down debt.  So, even though we didn't do it his way and paying off debt took a bit longer, our fully funded emergency fund is not going to take as long because we've always had much more saved than what he has suggested.  So, anyway, we reworked the budget last night and I look foward to getting that done.   Once that is done we can hopefully start saving for some fun things-like a pool and a screen room!  

Other news, I'm ordering baby chicks today!!! Yippee!  Can't wait to get them!!!  I'll take pictures when we do as this is going to be a new adventure for all of us!

I'll be posting more as soon as I get my new computer, I hate posting without pictures!
Off to start with state testing for the boys...until next time..many blessings to you all!