Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy 10th Birthday Zoe!

August 1998, at age 23, I found out I was pregnant with my first baby & I was absolutely ecstatic! Theo & I decided we weren't going to find out whether it was a boy or girl. During the next several months, we bought all the essential baby things we needed. The nursery was done in navy blue & gold sun, moon, & stars. We had alot of outfits in gender neutral colors.

Sunday, March 28, 1999 I had my baby shower with wonderful friends & family.

Monday, March 29, 1999 I had an appointment with my ob doctor, he said I was 1cm dilated - woohoo! Theo & I went to Target to pick up the essential things that I didn't get at my shower. Then he had to go to work. I spent my night at home alone, putting baby furniture together & organizing the nursery (as you will soon see I was "nesting"). I was still awake when Theo got home so he made me nachos, then we went to bed.

Tuesday March 30, 1999 (at only 37 1/2 weeks), at 4:15am, I was awakened to my water breaking all over my bed. At 4:30 my contractions started so we left for the hospital. When we arrived, they verified my water was indeed broken & I was dilated to 2cm. It kinda gets a little blurry after this, but at some point I had some Stadol & shortly after got an epidural. By 10am I was completely dilated & started pushing. At 10:33am the baby was born & Dr. P said "It's a girl!" I was so excited & not shocked at all because I'd had a feeling she was going to be a girl. They asked what we were going to name her, & even though we hadn't decided 100%, I shouted, "Zoe!"

Zoe Elaine Nackos was born 3/30/99 @ 10:33am, weighed 6 lb 1 oz & was 19 inches long. She was absolutely the most beautiful baby I had ever seen with lots of dark hair & blue eyes! I fell head-over-heals in love!!

At age 10 she is the big sister of the family & is great & motherly in that role. She's also smart, cute, funny, friendly, & I absolutely adore her. I cannot imagine life without her!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

the new blog & more

I have officially started my new blog to sell my kiddos outgrown clothes! Check it out!!

Also I am proud to say that my Tad has passed the TAKS & will get to move up to the 4th grade next year - WOOHOO!

Friday, March 13, 2009

the Spring Break Thursday

Yesterday was a yucky, cold, rainy day so Theo & I took the kids to the Discovery Science Place. Here's some pictures..........

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

the JCPenney deal

You can get $10 off $10+ purchase when you use coupon code: BUDDING online.

Get an additional $5 off $5+ for signing up with JcPenney Rewards HERE. Use source code: 3008. Registering your credit card is required to get the $5.

These two offers can be used together on a purchase of $15+, since the $10 is a promotional code and the $5 is a rewards certificate. Thanks Moms By Heart!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

the Spring Break Tuesday

It was such a beautiful day today! I took the kiddos +1 neighbor kiddo to the Caldwell Zoo where we had a blast! Here are some pictures.......

Saturday, March 7, 2009

the Blackberry Storm

Here are some good websites with good informations, cool apps to download, & some tips I've learned or figured out...........


Cool Free Applications
These are all OTA link (stands for Over the Air link which means you can download it by clicking this link on your Blackberry Storm browser)
Storm Piano
StormSketch like etch-a-sketch
Slacker internet radio
Weather Bug get weather updates
Flycast another internet radio
TalkLock (not OTA link) locks the screen during phone calls to prevent accidental key presses
Twitterberry Twitter updates

Tips & Tricks

  • When typing on the touch keyboard, use both thumbs
  • When using the keyboard, to get the number screen to stay up hold the button down for a few seconds until you see a lock on it. The same works for the capital letter button.
  • When using the menu, whatever selection is highlighted you can press the menu key again to go there
  • To keep battery charged longer on your phone, make sure your GPS & Bluetooth are turned off when not in use

That's all I've got for now!

the bloggity blog

Sorry I haven't felt very "bloggy" lately, but here goes........

I had a meeting with Tad's speech teacher this week & he will get to graduate from speech at the end of the year - HOORAY! He still has a slight lisp when he doesn't think about it, but if he tries he can control it. So I just need to be more diligent in reminding him & the speech teachers are going to send me a packet home with sentences so I can continue working with him at home this summer. Tad isn't as happy as I though he would be about graduating - he says he likes being able to get out of class!

I am thinking about starting another blog to sell some of my kiddos clothes they have outgrown. I got this idea from my friend's blog Crew's Closet. Not sure how it will work, but hopefully I can get it started this month sometime & see how it goes!

PhotobucketWe got our tax return last week so I got a Blackberry Storm! I love it! (sorry about the blurry picture!) Verizon Wireless had a buy 1 get 1 free sale, so Theo got one too! He picked out my pinkish-purple cover & he got one with tire tread. It was a little hard to get used to at first, especially typing on the touch screen or accidentally pushing buttons with my face when talking on the phone. I learn something new about it everyday! There are alot of good websites I've found with good information, so I will post another blog later with some links in case someone out there has a Storm already or is thinking of getting one.

I am very proud of Theo. He deals with the food banks with his job & has to go check on them several times a week. He has been most impressed with The King's Store House near downtown Tyler. They had some shelving that was falling down, so he built them a couple of new shelves & donated them. He is quite a shelf builder, I was very impressed. I went to visit them there the other day & they took me on a tour. It is pretty cool & they help alot of people.

Hope everyone is doing well! God bless!!