Saturday, November 26, 2011

Here's to Growing Up

It has been about 18 weeks since I found out I was pregnant. Since that time, I have made several changes in my life. I got a job at the Child Development Center on post. I am loving it for the most part, with a few exceptions. But like Weston always tells me, there is going to be bull shit at any job that you have no matter what, and you just have to deal with it. So I will. I have made some changes in my friends here as well. Weston and I used to fight all the time. It seems like we fought more when we were with our friends. If it wasn't us fighting, then it was one of the other couples that we were hanging out with. There was always drama, and I couldn't stand it. Gossiping is not my thing, and I was getting wrapped up in it. It was not a healthy friendship at all. A finally drew the line, and decided that I was better off without all of it.

When we first moved here I told Weston that I didn't want friends here at all. I have great friends back home, and they will support me through thick and thin. It is not like my friends from home don't understand what is going on, because some of them are in the military as well. We may not be stationed at the same place, and we may not talk every day, but we understand.

I started hanging out with a couple people from work every once in a while, and Weston came along too. He has made them his friends as well, and we all get along. There is no drama, no gossip, no drinking until things are thrown at walls, or walls are punched, or people go stomping off down the road. There is no lying, no distrust between each other. No bad influences. I am glad to say that I have made "adult" friends. People who understand that life isn't about nit-picking at each other. People who are fun to be around. People who don't piss me off on a regular basis.

This Thanksgiving, we accepted an invitation to go hang out with those "old friends". I told Weston that if fighting started happening that we were out. Not only that, but I had to be up at 4am the next day for work. They didn't drink until they got drunk, but just as soon as the drama began between one of the other couples I decided nothing had changed. It was nice to see the people we hung out with all the time before, but the gossip and such is still all there. I am not that person. Even if one of them did apologize to me for what had happened before, I can't go back to that situation. They will probably never understand, and I am ok with that. I don't fit in with a lot of people, and that is my own decision. I don't have a whole lot of friends, I don't need to go hang out with someone every day, I don't need special attention. I am an independent person, and I always will be.

I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, and soon it will be 3 of us. Things may change when it becomes time for the baby to be here. We won't be able to stay out late partying with our friends, without getting a baby sitter, or having special circumstances. But I know that they will be understanding, and we will work something out around that.

I am so happy with where I am in my life. I married my high school sweet heart, and the love of my life. We are both working, and making something of ourselves. We are accomplished, and 100% in love. Together we are building the perfect family. Weston is set to deploy next year, and we will deal with that when it comes. Until then, we will keep on keeping on, one day at a time. So here is to growing up, and making choices that change our lives.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Well, I am almost 17 weeks now. We have an appointment this week with the OB. Probably no ultrasound though. That is scheduled for week 20 on Dec. 14th. Then we will know the sex for sure.

We have picked out the names though.

Weston chose the girl name: Kaylyn Bre Wells
I chose the boy name: Beau Wayne Wells

We are getting more and more excited every day! I felt the baby kick this week, only one step closer to seeing out peanut!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Pieces Fall into Place

I ran out of most of my "girly" scrap fabric last night and decided to go buy some more. I am very disappointed in the fabric selection at Hobby Lobby. They had absolutely nothing that I was looking for, therefore, I didn't get to use my 40% off coupon :( I headed a couple of blocks over to another fabric store in Clarksville and found a few fabrics that the colors were similar in.

Tonight, before and after Biggest Loser, I worked on the quilt. It seems like the most time consuming part at this point is cutting out the pieces, but I got a bit more done. It is starting to look more like a quilt. At this point, it could be a baby quilt, but I am thinking maybe I want to make it bigger into a twin-size one. I can't have all kinds of awesome new fabric laying around. We will see what happens.

Baby Quilt? Twin Size? King Size??? We will see!

The new fabric I got today.
As long as Weston is on this crappy schedule I will probably keep making it bigger. Look out, it might turn out to be King Size!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Veterans Day/Quilting

Happy Veterans Day to all of the brave men and women who have served our country past and present. All of my Grandpas, several uncles, my step dad, husband, cousins, and many more. If it wasn't for all of you we wouldn't have our freedom.

We got home from Colorado on the 10th and I went to the Emergency Room. We were hoping to be able to just go to the urgent care but they were closed. DANG IT! So we spent forever in the ER. The Dr. gave me some advice and some medicine to help me out. This weekend Weston had to work, so I pretty much just laid around the house. I am feeling sooo much better! Sometimes a voluntary bed rest will do the trick, well, along with the Dr's advice.

Yesterday and today I took out all my left over fabric scraps. I sorted them into boy and girl categories and I am going to make a couple more quilts. Since the last one I made was for a boy, I decided I would begin with my bright, girl colors. It is looking great. Unfortunately, I don't have enough scrap fabric to make it look spectacular so after I print a few coupons to Hobby Lobby, I will go get some more. I am afraid I am going to have to do the same thing for the boy quilt as well. This does not make me sad though, because that only means that I am using all my fabric and don't have a whole lot sitting around.

This is the beginning of the girl quilt. It doesn't necessarily have to be for a baby. I guess that just means I need to decide how big I want to make it.

I'm still an amateur.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Baby Wells

While in Colorado, we had our 15 week ultrasound. Not really one that is included, but just for kicks and giggles. The baby kept kicking off of me and it was really cute. The profile picture is my favorite, but the 3D one is pretty great too. He or she didn't really want to share any information. As you can see in the 3D picture, face covered, and legs crossed. However, the ultrasound tech said it looks like it is a ___. Sorry, no further information at this time ;)


My next ultrasound is on December 19th and I will share the sex with you then when we know for sure.

Catching Up

I have so much to tell you! We went home and I got to see my Uncle Paul. He looks great. I have all kinds of pictures to share with you. I will explain everything after the pictures. This is going to be a long post. Get ready!

These two pictures were taken on the way to Buena Vista where we went to see my Dad. We surprised him, and him and it was pretty funny. He thought Weston, who was laying on the floor in front of Jackie's couch was her grandson. When he finally came around the corner he asked what I was doing there. Perfect!

Like I said, we went to Wescliff to see Uncle Paul, and every one at the Ranch. I'm not sure how long this sign has been there, but it looks like quite a while. There sure is some Schneider history on this piece of property! It was so great to see everyone there and enjoy the cool mountain weather!

We watched my little brother, Peyton, play a game of football in Canon City under their lights. It was the championship game, and his team lost, but it was a great game and they really played their hearts out!

Weston gave Christopher a hair cut, then I evened it out. Weston had never used a Flobe before.

We knew Mike was going to be home. Then we found out Kris was home.... But we had no idea Taylor was coming home from deployment too. What a great surprise to have all the military guys home!

More to come, Weston is finally home after a late DUI case, and now we can eat our Redneck Seafood Platter. Get excited, its a pretty cool meal and I will tell you about it later!