Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mas Bueno!

Thanks for your prayers yall! I feel so much better! I was really feeling stressed but everything is coming together and I see a light (bright, happy light!) at the end of the tunnel! We've gotten a lot more done with the house and yesterday my mom was off work and kept Keaton while I went down there and worked ALL day! It was so great to get soooo much done and not have to worry about entertaining Keaton at the same time. He's been acting so much better these last few days and he had a great time with Mo (that's what Keaton calls her)! She took him to Inflatable Zone to jump and then to Chick-Fil-A for a yummy lunch and more play time! I got so much done at the house and then Kyle and his parents have been working everyday when they get home from work so we're almost there! I wish I had taken before and after pictures yall because this was a BIG, BIG chore! I now feel more relaxed and like we'll be settled in before C/Karter gets here! YAY!!

Speaking of C/Karter...I was very excited when I saw that my little pregnancy ticker at the bottom of my blog was at the last picture!! This baby will be here in a few weeks and I can't wait!! We go to the doctor on Tuesday so I can't wait to see what she says! I feel like my tummy gets bigger everyday! I'm pretty uncomfortable, especially in the evenings, but overall I'm getting around great! Although, after yesterdays day of cleaning my back and I took today off! =)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Big Girls Don't Cry

OMGOSH!! I am just an emotional wreck lately!! First off I'm 9 months pregnant which can be very uncomfortable at times, I'm not sleeping very well and of course the hormones...oh the hormones!!! So being very pregnant is enough but on top of all that we're moving. As most of you know, we've been living with my parents while we wait for our house in CO to sell but it still hasn't sold and we're already crowded here and just really don't have any room for the baby! Kyle's grandma has been living in assisted living for a while and they're not ready to sell her house yet so we're going to move into it until our house sells! I really love the house and I'm excited to have some more space for all our stuff but this was a HUGE chore as his grandparents had saved EVERYTHING!!!! So for the last month we've been going through the whole house and attic and separating what to save, what to sell, and what to donate. We then had an estate sale and Kyle left last Tuesday and packed up our CO house and arrived back here Sunday. I had spent the whole week cleaning the house and getting things organized. Now we still have to have a furniture sale and finish emptying out the house, then move our stuff from the garage to inside and organize, organize, organize! I am in major nesting mode so I want everything clean and perfect which brings on A LOT of tears during this chaos of moving things in and out at the same time! My mother in law asked me yesterday as we were moving some things in if I wanted her to vacuum Keaton's room, I just started crying and said through tears, "I don't know!!". Haha, I was slightly overwhelmed and didn't know what to do with anything! I do find myself quite amusing once I feel better though. Then whatever made me cry so hard seems funny, or almost funny! Ha! I'm feeling a lot better now though because I got my tears out (I know there's way more to come!) and I know our families are really helping us out and everything will turn out OK!!! Just breath!!!


On top of all that Keaton is really acting up for me lately. He is normally so easy going and just an all around easy kid! He'll go from perfect, to tantrum, then back to perfect in no time, I just don't get where it's coming from and I could handle it so much better if I weren't so stressed!! Yesterday was the worst when he had his first public breakdown in Toys R Us. It was horrible and by the way he was acting I think people in the parking lot probably thought I was abusing him!! I of course was in tears too by the end of it. Afterwards he turns back into an angel and gives me a hug and says he's sorry and just melts my heart. Ahhh, only your child can make you absolutely crazy one second and then melt your heart the next! =)

Pray for my sanity yall!! I will be so happy when this moving is over!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bull Ridin'

I don't know how I forgot to post this video! This was taken in May and it is so amazing to me how much Keaton has grown up since then!

video

So if you can't tell from the video, Kyle is a bull. As for Mr. Keaton, we never taught him what bull riders do with their hats, etc...that was all him. I hope that doesn't mean he's destined to be a bull rider! That is way to dangerous a sport for a mother to enjoy her son doing! =) Oh and that hat?? We call Kyle's dad Snow because he has white hair so as a joke somebody sewed that gray wig into a visor for him. It's hideous I know, haha! So to this day Keaton still asks daddy if he can ride the bull when he gets home from work and a hat during bull riding is a necessity!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Baby Fortune

On Sunday we ordered in Chinese food and even though I hate fortune cookies, I love seeing what my fortune says just for fun! As I was opening it I was hoping maybe it was say something really sweet about a baby or labor. It said...


" An alien of some sort will be appearing to you shortly!"

Haha!! I just think that is too funny! I've always said the movement of your baby inside you is kind of "alienesque" (I made that word up I think). So I just thought that was a perfect fortune! =) Although it would have been even better if it said, "An angel...". That would be more true! I can't wait to hold that baby!

We went to the doctor today and everything looked great!
  • I'm measuring 35 weeks and the heart rate was 138.
  • Baby weighs as much as your average cantaloupe (4.75 pounds-ish) and is almost 18 inches long.
  • Baby has had hiccups quite a few times the last couple weeks and I love watching my stomach rhythmically jump! =)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Has it really been 10 years??

Friday night I went with my hubby to his 10 year reunion. Now unlike a lot of couples that go to their spouses reunions, no introductions were needed since Kyle and I were HS sweethearts and went to the same school (he was '99, I was '00). It was really fun to see so many familiar faces! We keep in touch with so many people from HS so there were some people that I saw just last week, then another handful that I might have seen randomly throughout the years but loved seeing them again, and then another group that I probably hadn't seen since they graduated! It was really a great time although I thought I could have gone into labor I was so tired at the end of the night from standing up for so long! Seriously, at one point I started getting really hot and dizzy and couldn't wait for this guy to stop talking to me so I could go sit down before I passed out or something! After that I demanded to Kyle that we leave! =)

I always thought a 10 year reunion would be a huge deal! That I would be so excited and get a haircut, pedicure, eyebrows waxed...you know really pamper yourself and care about what I looked like. However, I wasn't as excited. Don't get me wrong, I was looking forward to it but I felt like I was just going to dinner with a group of friends or something. The big effect of "10 year reunion" wasn't there. That said I didn't start getting ready until 6 and we left at 7. After my shower I realized that half my toes were painted pink and half of them were white where it had chipped off. I just painted over the chipped parts, who can tell from that far anyway? =) Next I realized I hadn't had my eyebrows waxed since our cruise so I started plucking some strays here and there. And my hair? I haven't had it cut since March so none of my pampering or caring about what I looked like really took place either. I just got ready and had no worries. Maybe it will be different next year when it's my reunion or maybe it was because I'm pregnant and I always have the mindset that I can get away with things because I'm pregnant. You know..."I can eat more of that, because I'm pregnant", "I can dress down and wear this, because I'm pregnant. My wardrobe is limited.", "I can sit here while everyone around me works, because I'm pregnant and should take it easy!". You get the picture! =) So I guess this time around I was thinking, "I can wear chipped toe polish, bushy eyebrows, and stringy hair, because I'm pregnant!" hehe!

I don't know why I didn't take pictures, I guess we were just too busy talking and then moving onto the next person to catch up with that I didn't think about pictures until later. I only took these 2 once I was sitting down at the end of the night but it's with 2 of my favorite people that I have a amazing memories with!
Me and Darby

Darby was one of my best friends in HS. We cheered together and always went to the most fun places on double dates... monster truck shows, WWF wrestling matches, Schliterbahn, Splash Town, camping, you name it we probably went there! We then roomed together at Sam Houston before I transferred into Texas A&M and she to Texas State. We've always stayed in touch since but don't see each other nearly as much as we should! I love you Darby! =)

Me and Mandy

Ahh, this girl has always cracked me up!! She was on our cheer squad as the mascot and we also were super close because of church youth group. In HS she had a yellow mustang convertible and Mandy, Darby, and I would drive around blaring Beastie Boys and dancing like crazy! Good times!! =) I love her, miss her, and hope to see her more in the future! =)

All in all Kyle and I both enjoyed ourselves and loved seeing old faces! Next year it's my turn! Weird, HS feels like it was just a couple years ago!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Shower #2

Catching up...my sweet sister in law, Amanda, threw me a wonderful shower at her house with the help of her mom and my mother in law. It was a family shower (with a few close family friends that are like family) and it was wonderful! I loved having all my family from my side and Kyle's side all there at once and we had a great time together!

There was a "station" to decorate your own onesie for baby K/Carter which was fun. Mine looked like poo because I am NOT very creative but some of the other people produced some pretty cute ones! =) Then we had to smell the baby food jars and guess what was in them, guess the size of my belly and played a baby gender wives tale game. We're still clueless on the sex and my mind changes all the time! I really thought girl through most of the pregnancy just because my symptoms have been different and I'm carrying differently but now that it's getting closer I'm just thinking boy!! We'll see! I can't wait!

I'm so thankful to my family for coming to town for my shower, I had such a great time and got some great gifts for the baby! Thanks everyone!!
Me with my lovely hostesses
32 Weeks

Amie, Me, and Carrie...my beautiful sisters!

Me and my cousin who is due 4 weeks after me with baby Dylan!

Me with my Grandma and Mom. =)

Friday, August 7, 2009

FYI

Well for those of you who have been looking at Scentsy but debating on whether or not to buy anything, this is the month for you! Everything is 10% for the month of August so whether you want to stock up on scents or buy that warmer you've had your eye on, this is the time to do it! www.scentsy.com/kristinkotzebue

September will start with a new catalog and some new products will be added to your original favorites! There are a handful of warmers and scents that will no longer be available so contact me if you would like that list!

Feel free to contact me about purchases, hosting a party, or becoming a consultant yourself! Have a great weekend!! =)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

From The Mouth Of A Babe...

Going to the deer lease and ranch is absolute heaven for Mr. Keaton! He loves being outside, loves riding in the tractor, ranger, and jeep and just has a blast helping daddy fill feeders and all that fun stuff! So this last weekend we went to the deer lease and he had a blast like he always does. The second I told him we were going he was so excited!! I didn't take any pictures (I always take pictures, don't ask me why none were taken, what a horrible mother!) but Keaton said some things that made all of us laugh and I never want to forget those little moments so here they are:


Keaton sneezed and Mrs. Berger said, "God bless you!" to which Keaton says, "Your Welcome!" =)

When Kyle took him out on the jeep they checked the corn feeders and a raccoon was caught in a trap they had left out to catch them from eating all the corn. Keaton walked up to the dead coon and pointed at it and asked daddy, "That cat sleeping?".

When they got back from their ride he said, "Tanks daddy jeep ride!" (thanks daddy for the jeep ride!)

If he sees one of Kyle's guns he puts his arms out in front of him with his hands up as if to say STOP and says, " We don't touch daddy's guns!".

He slept with daddy that night and that next morning Kyle had woken up and sneezed and Keaton just popped up in bed and yelled, "Enough sleep, jeep more!!". Kyle started cracking up! He must have dreamt about the jeep all night or something! =)

These little quotes probably aren't as entertaining to you as they are to us but man, he just cracks me up and if you don't write this stuff down, it's so easy to forget and forget is something I don't want to do! I cherish these moments! I can't wait for the many memories we'll make with Keaton at the lease and ranch, so fun!