Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Some really EXCITING new...

Last Monday, 6/21, I was feeling really blahh all day but really just figured that it was me getting ready for my monthly gift to come! The next morning 6/22, the gift was due but, if you are TTC you can't resist taking a pregnancy test even if you think your gift it coming. Well, guess what? I didn't have any more pregnancy test! UGH! So, if you didn't know this you can take an ovulation test as a pregnancy test. It isn't 100%, but that can give you a hint that maybe you could be. So I take one and it was positive! Either I was about to ovulate again or maybe just maybe I was pregnant! I of course had to go clean a house and couldn't stop thinking about it. After I was done I went to Walgreen's and got a First Response two pack and came home. I used the restroom in a cup and dipped. I then covered it up and started timing the 3 minute thing. WHO WAS I KIDDING? I had to watch to see if there was 2 lines.. I lifted it up there were already two lines there! I screamed cried and started praying and thanking God for this gift! My sister was in the other room and heard me and came to see what was wrong and I told her. We hugged and I cried more... it was great! I then had to think of a way to tell my hubby and our family!

I went to Wal-mart and got poster paper, paint, and some pink and blue ribbons. I painted a sign that said "Welcome to baby Hanks' new room! Coming soon.. Feb. 2011!" I went and hung it in our new house in the room we will use for the nursery and text the hubby to meet me there when he got off. He get's there and takes his sweat time seeing it but when he did he was shocked and we stood there and held each other. This is something we have talked about and prayed for for months and just couldn't believe it was happening! Later on his mother and my family came and got to see the great news!

I think that I am about 5 1/2 weeks, but am going to the doctor today to confirm and hopefully they can tell me a little more. But, we are praying for a healthy little Hanks!! :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hey, Heyyyyy

Yes, I have been so very busy! Where do I begin.... Ok! First, Our house is coming along so quickly! We will actually be closing on the home on the 25th of this month. They will not be done with the home, but we do have to close before the 30th to still meet the restrictions of the First Time Home Buyer tax credit! There are a lot of questions and concerns I have about this and I will be getting those answered before we agree to closing before they are done. I just don't want to make a mistake due to lack of information! Aside from having to worry about that, there is so so so so much we have to buy for the house. Not only stuff for decoration but stuff like sinks and faucets and mirrors that we have to pick out(included in our loan) and buy that they install! It will be a crazy few weeks doing all of that, but I love it!

Also, I really am getting mad at Verizon Wireless! They have really been not so nice to us lately! I think we might be switching to A T&T(spelling?)!!

As far as Eden and Wayne goes, they are so great. Wayne is still searching for a job. He finds out tomorrow if he gets the job at Sabine Pass! Please pray that we find peace whatever the outcome may be!
Alana <3

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fun, Family Holiday Weekend

Our weekend started out Friday night with Allie's (my step-daughter)recital at the Julie Rogers Theater! It was so very cute to see her in her outfit and the all make-up! She is so pretty and I am so happy she is in our lives. If you want to see picutes, Go to my facebook! :) After she danced we stayed and watched a few more dances, because I really miss dance and being involved in that. At intermission, we got Allie from her mommy backstage and took her to dinner to celebrate!! After Casa Ole we went straight to bed because we were getting up super early for Schlitterbahn! We left our house at around 6:45 and headed to meet my inlaws at their house. We left at about 7 and got to the ferry line at around 8ish! We had forgoten a few things and tried to stop at Wal-mart on the seawall, Bad idea! There was at least 20 people waiting in each line so we just left! We just got ice somewhere else and made the girls wear life jackets! :) We really had so very much fun at Schlitterbahn!! There is a lot for them and us to do as a family and mainly I enjoyed relaxing in the lazy river! We didn't get home untill late because, as always, the ferry line to go home was crazy! We will be going back at least one more time this summer.

On Sunday we got up late, missed church, and got everyone ready to go run the roads. We went to several furniture places looking for some things for our new home. We are needing a coffee table, TV stand, bar stools, a bed, dresser, and night stands. After a few places we ended up at Hadley's furniture and found everything we were looking for, for great prices! We will deffinatly be back there as soon as they get close to being done with our home! After a sweet treat at Great American cookie company, we got the girls home for bath and bed. That is quickly becoming my favorite time of the day!

For Memorial Day we went over to our house(in progress) and had a BBQ with family and friends. It was a lot of fun and the roasted corn was AMAZING! ohh and I cleaned off the slab from all the rain we had gotten the day before. There was tons of leaves and things on there. I sat down on what will be our back porch, and it hit me... This is ours! It was pretty exciting and emotional! After being outside almost all day, we went to my cousins for swimming and pizza! :) Also, my wonderful hubby made toasted marshmellow milkshakes for dessert, YUMMY! :) It was a great weekend and a great start to summer!