Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Lovin'

Today is the day we normally watch our friends 10 month old son, Riley, so in an attempt to have a fun, engaging summertime activity we took him to the pool and had some fun in the sun! We had a great time! Riley was a little leery at first, but after a little time he started to really enjoy it! His little bloated diaper was so cute! The whole point to my little story is that once we got home and put Riley down for his nap I started getting ready to go out to the movies tonight and I could smell the sun tan lotion still on my skin and I felt that little sting of warmness from being outside and it put a huge smile on my face! Yes, the summer heat is unbearable at times, but I just love summer anyway! Eating Popsicles and the relief of rubbing aloe vera on a sun-burn is the stuff you look forward to during an AZ summer!
Another good thing about the heat of summer is that the hotter it gets, as the months pass, the closer I get to having this baby! 13wks to go! I can't believe it! My tummy is pretty much all baby now! I'm thinking all of me is going to be all Mason soon! Lol! Okay, so probably the weirdest thing I think about, which is probably only weird to me, is that the baby can kick me on the belly button. Is it just me, or doesn't it seem like there should be something blocking that space inside your belly, I mean it's like a hole in your stomach! Watching him kick me in the belly button is just too weird!
I seem to have a new craving to add to the list, ice cream! I frequent the dairy queen at the mall a lot! I'm pretty sure the guy behind the counter knows who I am and what I want every time! Lol! Maybe it's the heat, maybe it's just cause I'm fat. Haha! Either way, oh well! I'm enjoying it!
Well, that's the latest in the Hicok clan! Until later...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Things I'm Thankful For:

Tonight our youth pastor talked about time. How to "respect" your time, etc, etc, I forgot the name of his other points, sorry Dave! But it was mostly about being thankful for that time and using it wisely. The point was kinda to encourage the kiddos to spend time growing in the Word or spending time in fellowship with their christian/church friends instead of sitting in front of Facebook or the television all summer. But what stuck out to me was just a little point he made about being thankful. Taking the time out of every day to think up or list at least 3 things your thankful for that day. So I decided to try to do this. I always say how thankful I am for everything, why not actually list it? I'm going to shoot for 5, but there may be more, we'll see! (Not that there's not an endless list of things I could sit here and write about being thankful for but I'm thinking there should be a limit for times sake :) ) So here goes:

Things I'm Thankful For Today:

1. My family. I know, a given right? But Brandon has been out of town this week and my family invited me to come stay with them and my little brother even let me sleep in his bed, while he took the couch downstairs. It made me feel really good.

2. My friends. It's really interesting to see who's around after a year, 5 years, 10 years. I've been surprised looking back to high school that people I thought I'd be friends with forever I don't even have numbers for anymore. But then there are the friends who you could totally blow off or hurt and come back to and apologize and they're there for you, instantly and you pick up right where you left off. I love that. It really is awesome. So thank you all out there, you know who you are. I'm so glad I have friends like you guys.

3. My little baby boy growing away inside me. I know, another given right? But he's really kept me company these last few days without Brandon. I guess that sounds weird, but I guess, to me, it's like, you sit there all alone and you feel a little kick and it just comforts you and reminds you, you're not alone, you're responsible for someone, you still have someone who is with you all the time.

4. My wonderful husband. It's true what they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder. This has been the longest week of my life and I still have til Saturday! :( I'm just ready to have my partner back. I'm probably being hormonal and whiny, but oh well, I AM pregnant after all!

5. Days off. I love having time to check off things on a list! I had that time today! I got my car washed, picked up the dry cleaning and got some stuff for the baby's room. I still had time to meet a friend for lunch and take a nap before church tonight too! It was nice, not too fast but not too slow!

Well, bottom line: I'm thankful for my life. Brandon and I are truly blessed! We know that there is no way we'd be able to do all the things we've enjoyed over the last two years without God's help. I truly love my life and I can't wait until Mr. Mason makes his grand entrance into it! So exciting, I just want to meet him already! :) Until thankful!