Friday, February 22, 2013

Catching Up, and a Game Changer


Seeing as though I will be attending a blogger meet-up Saturday night with some other Memphis bloggers, I feel like I need to at least post something here, to be somewhat legit.

So, I don't know about you, but 2012 was definitely a blur for me.  I thought I would post a year in review in a few pictures to get caught up a bit.  This is definitely the edited version.

In January, I launched my new business, The Southern Owl

I actually did blog about it here.  It's a fun little business, combining my love of jewelry, and the niche of owls.  If you love owls & skull, this store is for you!  I can't retire yet, but the business is steady.  Hence, some of the reason for not-so-frequent posts. 

In April, Tyler turned 17.  Craziness.  Isn't he handsome?  #proudstepmonster

Meredith graduated from Pre-school in May.  My little graduate.

Will turned 4 in June.

In August, Meredith started Kindergarten. 
Tyler started his senior year.

Fall Fun

December was pure craziness. 

It seemed as though we had something every night.  The most wonderful time of the year was not an enjoyable month for me.   Part of it, I was dreading turning 35.  I don't know why, but I was a little depressed about this number. 

And to add to all the crazy festivities, I was sick.  At night.  Nauseous for weeks.  And the fatigue.  OMG the fatique.  I kept telling Mike, "something is not right with me...I am not right." 

But as Sweet Brown says, 'Ain't nobody got time for that!'  and so I kept plugging on through the craziness & nausea.

Happy New Year!

In January, I kept gaining weight.  I was buying clothes one size up.  I couldn't figure out why my Adderall was not working! lol.   I even bought Zumba Core for Wii to start working out at home.

A friend told me to take a pregnancy test.  But there was no way I was wasting $15 on a test, when my husband had a vasectomy 4 years ago.  He was checked, and cleared by the doctor.  But I caved and headed to Walgreens, mostly to prove her wrong.

And what do you know?  That plus sign on the test showed up within seconds.  NO WAY.  I googled false positive.  Hmmm...a could be a tumor.  The odds of a vasectomy baby are 1/2000.  I called my doctor for an appointment.

My motto was 'Two and Through'.  I quit my full-time job in June, because we were done, and so close to no more daycare bills!   It can't be a baby.  It has to be a tumor. 

But, the doctor confirmed, (in my best Arnold Schwarzenegger voice) - It's not a tumor.  

God has a sense of humor, and definitley has other plans for us, and this baby, as we now refer to GameChanger McGee.

GC McGee

12 weeks

We've laughed and cried.  But what do you do?  As Mike says, 'it is what it is'.  The shock has finally worn off, and now we are excited.  Mike isn't so excited that he will be 63 when this baby graduates high school.  But I remind him he shouldn't have married a younger trophy wife.  Ha!

We are praying for a healthy baby.  But of course Meredith is praying for a girl, and Will is praying for a boy.  And Tyler is just ready to get the heck out of dodge!  Bless his heart.

So plenty of blog fodder to come in 2013.  I didn't complete many home projects or any DIY in 2012, so I'm hoping for a more productive year.  I'm craving to paint some furniture!  I'll have to put my nesting energy to good use.

Happy Weekend!!  Looking forward to meeting other Memphis bloggers tomorrow night!


  1. I'm sooooo ready for an adult only girls night tomorrow night!!

  2. Congrats! Blessings on a healthy pregnancy!

  3. So glad to read your posts and to catch up. Congrats! I can't wait to meet the GameChanger!!!

  4. Congratulations!!!! Can't wait to meet you tonight :)

  5. So glad I got to see you last night!

  6. That makes me nervous ~ my husband had his surgery about 2 years ago......I love your attitude!! ;)