Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mister Zoe and Me

Apparently this is how Mister Zoe and I sleep at night... He sleeps at my feet... Matt woke up the other night, saw it and took a picture.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Slumber Party!


This past Friday night, Brandy, Josie and Wes met Matt and I in Lexington for a SUSHI date! Have no fear all, it was cooked Sushi -- which has been the only thing I have craved during my pregnancy! After our dinner date, Josie was coming to spend the night at Ca-Ca and Matt's! SLUMBER PARTY!

Brandy told me to fix her a little bed on the floor and she will be fine down there... except in the morning, this is what was in her bed:

And this is what was in my bed:


There was a thunderstorm that night, so she layed in bed with me for awhile till she fell asleep. But, when I tried to move her... eyes popped open and said, 'What you doing Ca-Ca'... SO, I left her alone. She wasnt too bad... It was almost like sleeping with Jess -- quite the wiggle worm.

Meanwhile that morning, Josie enjoyed all our animals. She loved chasing each one and calling them by name (like they were going to listen)... she even got kisses from BELLE!

Can't wait till lil' Wes gets to spend the night =)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bob Bob's Birthday

Monday night we went to Edwin and Jess' house for Bob Bob's Birthday dinner. We all arrived and waited patiently for Edwin's ribs to come off the grill! While waiting, the kiddos (Josie and Wes) played...

gave Bob Bob kisses

then wrestled with her...
Then, it was time to eat AND we sang Happy Birthday!! Well, more like waited to blow out candles...

They were trick candles!! And the kiddos loved them! (And so did Bob Bob)

 Finally they were all out! And we could eat yummy desert!

It was a great night and Bob bob got lots of good presents for her new sewing room!
Thanks for dinner Jess and Ed!

Garnet and Black.

This Saturday Matt, Jess, Edwin, Barrett, Maegan and I all went to the first USC home game of the 2009 season. Edwin's parents, brother and us have 3 spots in the Fair Grounds right next to ea. other -- a great set up for the season I must say! Barrett's brother Camden met up with us -- and boy did Jess and I enjoy his company!  Mainly b.c she loved making fun of his 80's shorts and side swoop! After all the joking, we sure do hope he comes back!

There were more serious things going on at the tailgate too ... like taking the boys 2.5 hours to hook up the TV -- they were not happy about this -- BUT a TV is a must when we tailgate, we have to keep track of ALL other games of the season -- while the ladies tried to stay cool. It was overcast most of the day, but it sure was hot! Thanks to all the ladies - we had lots of food and it was all delicious!

AND we had a lots of fun! Cant wait to do it again for another home game!

(hopefully my belly will go back to the same size as Jess' -- dreaming big)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMA (my mom that is, aka BOB BOB)


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sick. Sick. Sick.

Ah, the feeling of being sick. Right now I am laying on the couch trying to gain my strength back.

Matt started with a cold last week and finally started to feel some relief this weekend. He has begun coughing and getting rid of some of those nasty germies... only to give them to me =( He luckily got some antibiotics which helped him lots. BUT, I started feeling a headache cold come on this weekend. Thankfully we took it easy this weekend so I did get some rest. However, Monday hit me hard. I woke up with achy body, headache, runny nose, scratchy throat, tired body, hurting eyes... but I pushed it through the day. I thought the day would never end!!

BUT the best part about yesterday is we ordered our crib! yay! (we ordered it on our lunch break) Another step closer to baby b getting settled!

I woke up this morning feeling like a bus hit me. My sister, Jess, called to tell me, "I think I have the flu." Luckily, she went to the doctor and she doesnt! Close one. I spent all day Sunday with her -- I was going to kill her if it was the flu! j. So, now here I am, sitting on the couch trying to drink fluids to flush out this nasty cold. I have taken a 2 hr nap and drank a whole jug of G2. Now, its just rest, fluids and soup. Hopefully it wont last much longer. I got work to do!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Labor Day weekend.

Last weekend Matt and I went up to visit my dad's side of the family in NC. We couldn't miss out on the first USC game of the year! Matt and I rode up Thursday morning/afternoon to meet up with my Cousin Benton to tailgate. We enjoyed a long day of tailgating the way the WolfPacks do and meeting Benton's friends. We then walked over to meet up with Stan and his fiancee Suzanne to have a small chat before we headed into the game.



After the game we went home with my uncle to get a good nights rest! Friday we took a nice walk around Lake Johnson -- it was a trick.  Stan said the walk was only half a mile - yea. It was more like a 2 mile hike. But, Matt and I enjoyed our exercise for the day!
Later that night we headed over to my aunt Carol and uncle Eddie's house in Liberty, NC. We had a great nights visit. We ate at Captain Tom's -- the best restaurant in Ramser, NC -- well, it may be their only restaurant. j.
Saturday morning we woke up and took a walk down to their pond to see their new deck. We fed the fish and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings.
After left Carol & Eddies, we went to visit Granddaddy King. It was a great visit. We brought him lunch and listened to story after story.
We did not return home until 9:30 that night. We were both exhausted. But we are glad that we got to spend a nice long visit with my family AND that baby b got to experience his first Carolina game.
We came home to spend more family time with Matt's side of the family. Sunday, Matt, his cousin Corey, Corey's girlfriend Chelsea, and I all went out on the lake. We enjoyed the last lake day of the year - sad - but, it was a beautiful day.  That evening we went over to his aunt Kathy and Dewayne's house to celebrate aunt Kathy's birthday! We had hamburgers and hotdogs and CAKE! (btw, sweets have been my weakness... laugh. if you know me well, you know that I typically hate sweets. It is always salty foods... but, apparently baby b thinks otherwise). After a good night of family time, we went home - while Matt and Corey stayed up and played, Chelsea and I fell asleep on the couch =) Thanks sleeping partner!
Monday morning I woke up and enjoyed the Chapin Labor Day Parade with my family. Take a look at how Josie and Wes enjoyed it. Jess and I left the parade festivities to eat lunch and say our goodbyes to Corey and Chelsea. Their flight was Tuesday afternoon and we wont see them till next year =( BUT it was a great weekend and a great visit!

Monday, September 7, 2009

meet Charles Houston Billingsley

Matt and I had our first ultrasound on Wednesday, September 2 at 2pm to find out that we are having a BOY!

Little Houston gave us some trouble during the ultrasound - he didn't want to budge or show his mommy and daddy his face and he kept playing with his privates the entire time! What a man! However, we did get the side profile (which Matt and Donna) believe he is already looking like a Billingsley). But, everything went great. Doctor says we are both growing well and we are right on schedule. The due date has not changed and will stay January 11, 2010. Not too much further!