Thursday, December 27, 2007
2007 has been quite the year in the Mattes house.... and from what has been kicking inside of me... 2008 proves to be even better... here are the highlights....
1. Finding out we were pregnant and counting the days until the lil' girl makes her appearance!
2. Moving to Pensacola..
3. Finding jobs in Pensacola... especially Gary's coaching job...
4. Finally, renting our house in Tampa..
5. NUMEROUS completed house projects... deck... sod... sprinkler system...
6. Trips to Philly, New York, and New Orleans..
7. Engagements, weddings, and babies throughout friends and family...
8. 2 dogs that know they are spoiled and don't know that they are dogs...
9. Celebrating one year of marriage to my best friend in the whole world!
10. Being happy and healthy for another year with so many to look forward to...
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Which brings me to my call for help... we need a girl name... we had a boy's name picked out and ready to go.. and now we need help... So please give us any suggestions.... Here's my problems:
1. I like names that can be shortened for nicknames.
2. I like names that are or could be last names.
3. The name can't be too girly... no chloe or sophie... our girl will not fit the bill for a girly girl
4. I have a HUGE extended family with so many names....
5. My huge family has a lot of repeat names or names that are similar. so a unique name would be preferred...
6. No over used names Jennifer, heather, or any 80's names.......
So that is your assignment....... HELP!!!
In other news Gary's soccer team has been getting better... last week they had 2 ties and 1 win! The first of the season!!! woohoo! so things in that department are getting better... thankfully!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Unfortunately, now we are looking at going back to school tomorrow which none of us are looking forward to but thankfully there is only 3 weeks left until Christmas vacation! Which by the way we will be in tampa for at least part of the time... more than likely we will leave here around the 29th or 30th and then Gary we leave for his tournament in Gainesville and I will be there until the 5th.
Finally, here are pictures of my belly and Kimber's belly(she is due in the beginning of March).
Emily -18 weeks Kimber - 24 weeks
Check back this weekend to find out what kind of critter we have.... our ultrasound is Friday!!!!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
BUT... I felt the baby move this week.. EXCITING!!! it is such an amazing feeling that unless you have experienced it there are no words.. i love it! and now i find my myself putting my hand on my belly just to see what will happen... the baby seems to already love Gary because it seems that whenever Gary is in the room or has his hand on my belly or kisses my belly the baby moves.. which i suppose is a good thing... by the end of this week the baby will be between 5 - 5 1/2 inches and weighs almost 5 ounces and can yawn, twist, kick, and roll... so cute! my belly is definitely a testament to the size of this baby! i think we are going to be looking a Gary baby (8lbs 13oz.) as opposed to an Emily baby (6lbs 6oz.)...
BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO COURTNEY!! I hope I can be at the wedding... either way you will be the most beautiful bride Utah has ever seen!
Friday, November 9, 2007
we had our first frost this week.. i know weird we live in florida.. but it been freakin' freezing. not to mention that we had two soccer games this week on the coldest nights of year of course... and since they were both losses it only made the cold that much worse... bummer...
Thursday, November 1, 2007
In other news I found out that my friend Jessica is 10 weeks pregnant!! I am soo excited.. someone to talk about the joys of pregnancy! Congrats Jess and Matt!
And even more.. Sunday will be Gary and I's one year anniversary!! I can't believe its already been a year! CRAZY! but with two soccer games Friday, a car wash for the soccer team on Saturday, Gary working on the field, and Gary being sick .. I don't know how much of a celebration there will be.. but being with the best husband on earth will definitely make me the happiest girl for the rest of my life! And if the first year is supposed to be the hardest... i think i am going to love the rest of my life!
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
In other news... soccer season has officially started.. which means for the next 4 months I will be a widowed wife... I do enjoy the quiet time after school... but I won't enjoy game days when my husband won't get home until 10 o'clock at night... I guess its all in the name extra pay... I mean enriching the lives of young men....
Baby update: The young whipper snapper is now about the size of a peach (I love the fruit analogies they provide....) and half the size of the baby is taken up by the head. The vocal chords are forming preparing for the long days and nights of crying.... and most importantly the outside boy or girl parts are beginning to form... hopefully by December we will be able to know what we got inside of there.... but either way we just want a healthy baby!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Other than the all consuming baby things are going really well.. my Dad and Stepmom dropped by Pensacola last Sunday for a quick visit.. which was awesome to see them.. we took them to the beaches and of course my favorite place McGuires... a Pensacola standard.. if you are ever in the area.. you first better call me and then we can go to McGuires together... but sadly they had to leave the next morning ... it was fun to see them and nice to see some family... even if it was only for a short time...
Monday, October 1, 2007
You can see the foot, hand, mouth, nose, and eyes... my child is so advanced!!!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
My students finally realized that I was pregnant.. I guess the sonogram picture on my desk was finally noticed.. and I became a little concerned when these comments came from my kids mouth...
"I knew you weren't just getting fatter" and
"Can I touch your belly?" and
"I knew you were pregnant I can tell a pregnant lady from a mile away"
"So you planned this, right?"
WELCOME TO MY WORLD!! and does anyone else seem freightened by these comments??
In other news the baby is now about the size of a strawberry, it has all of this fingers and touch pads are beginning to form.... CRAZY.. to think about... Next week will be a big milestone in the little guy's life... it will go from being an embryo to a fetus! I know this has now become the baby blog... sorry it will consume our lives for the next 7 months....
Monday, September 17, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Moved to P-cola: Crazy move!! such a long drive sooo much work! We are now living at Gary's parent's house... which is such a blessing!!!! they have been AMAZING to say the least!
Jobs: Gary finally got a job as an adaptive p.e. teacher in Escambia County!!! we were nervous for a while, but thankfully he was offered a job and started working two days after everyone else started!! He loves it. He travels between two schools working with physically and mentally impaired students from pre-k to high school... He is perfect for the job since he loves kids soo much and is so patient with them. HOooray for work!
Vacations: August 15th Gary and I took off from work and went to Philadelphia for the weekend! It was sooo much fun.. we took the train to New York and saw Time Square, the Naked Cowboy, Statue of Liberty (from a distance), the WTC construction site! So much walking but so much fun... the only thing I didn't do was buy a fake purse.. .bummer.. We headed back to Philly to spend time with Uncle Johnny and Aunt Mary and all the cousins! We headed into Philly and got a "steak wit wiz" which to people outside of Philly means a cheese steak with onions and cheese whiz! SOOOOOOOOOOOOO good! man I miss them! If you get the chance Pat's Steaks is the place to go.... We went to the historical sights but they were sold out... I know the history teacher didn't go see the historical sights.. but we got there late... Gary got his wish and we went to an Eagles game thanks to Uncle Johnny's season's tickets.. so much fun!!! Finally we went to Keith Urban concert on Saturday which was a amazing and a show i recommend even if you aren't a fan!
School: School started on Monday Aug. 20th with no major problems or issues... as I said to so many "same kids different place" since then school has been going fine other than the overwhelming urge to stay at home all the time and swim in the pool.. but I fear that will not be my situation for sometime... maybe next year I will be teaching on-line school by the pool... one can dream!!! Gary is enjoying his job as well!
House: We have NO good news on the house... oh well.. at least we have a place to live until Gary's parent's kick us out...
So if you are still reading this and haven't switched pages yet... then you must really care about us... so keep reading for more posts and I will try to stay on top of this better.. including pictures from Philly....once I find the cord that will connect to the computer... I think I know where it is.. but its a matter of going to get it.. and having the camera in the same place at the same time..
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
It says, "Hi kids! Follow the instructions inside the box- I can see you rolling your eyes- but I've heard it works!!! It's worth a try! Love, Mom" So after Gary looked at the box he really did roll his eyes... man she knows him...
3 PAGES OF INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!! Mostly preaching to you, but some instructions.
Gary's mom sent us a mini-statue of St. Joseph, with instructions.
Apparently it is a Catholic belief that if you bury a statue of St. Joseph in your backyard facing the house, then you will sell your house... and like I said.. at this point I will try anything.... we will see! I buried the statue on Saturday and oddly enough the same day I had someone call about the house.. (the guy who came by TWICE to see the house) of course I didn't recognize the number and didn't pickup and of course they didn't leave a message. I guess that could be a good sign though... keep your fingers crossed and your prayers to St. Joseph.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
No news on the house, we reduced the price and still nothing... So it would appear that we are moving to Pensacola with no home of our own... in-laws here were come! Hopefully that will change in the near future.. cross your fingers for us!
16 more days until we are Pensacolians!!
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
In the mean time, I am ENJOYING my wonderful summer. It is so nice to be a teacher and get months of time off!!! I love it... I have completely memorized the television schedule, I sleep in until 8:30 (not sleeping in to most but to me... heaven), I go grocery shopping in the middle of the day, I go out to lunch whenever I want... needless to say I LOVE IT!!! You really must try it.
Now to the most important thing!! TOMORROW is my BIRTHDAY!! At 1:16 a.m. on June 16, 1983 the world was blessed to have ME!!! So it sounds horrible to boast about my own birthday but I don't care.. it's my birthday and I can do whatever I want. Just kidding!...
Monday, June 4, 2007
We haven't heard any news on a job for Gary which is a little upsetting. We have heard rumors that he has the job, but no official word. (this waiting game SUCKS!)
So as the title suggests NOTHING has been going on here... we hope your lives are far more exciting!
On other notes there are only 12 days until the best day of the year MY BIRTHDAY!!!
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
For the next month and a day we are 10 years apart... yes my husband is now robbing the craddle!! hahaha
I can't believe that I was lucky enough to have snagged him, before someone else did! I can't believe he is mine and that I get to spend the rest on my life with him! I LOVE YOU BABE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
On a side note...
There are only 7 more days left of school until we have a BEAUTIFUL 3 month vacation. Needless to say I am STOKED!