7.26.2006

Why do I....

procrastinate!! I do not know why but I do know it drives me crazy. I put things off until the last minute. Just like Sunday night. I had until Monday to get something "extra ordinary" made for my Let's Escape goodie bag (pre Arizona function) and I wait til Sunday night...when it was so frickin hot. I thought I was going to pass out. I was sweating and miserable. But I had to get it done. No way was I going to send an email saying I would have my package out late...all because I waited til the last minute. Even in high school I would leave my homework til the last minute and then stress about it. Hopefully I will get better...but then again!! Just like right now I am procrastinating on making cards for my dearest friend Lisa...who is so ill she can not make her own thank you cards & would not be happy if her sister sent out store bought ones. Her sister Gayle asked Debbie & I if we would make thank you cards & send them to her so she could write thank you's on Lisa's behalf. So of course we said yes...Debbie did hers that hour and me - well here I am on Wednesday not making them. I am going to though right after this blog entry.
Then Debbie wants to see pictures of the journal I made for my good bad. See I am so bad at getting photos sent...at least I took them. I think I just like to make her sit in suspense about what I did. See I don't usually scrap or create anything at home. It's usually at her house or somewhere else but we are always together {no wonder I get nothing done}. Before it was Deb, Lees & Trina and now it's just Deb & Trina (copying Lees's layouts!). Must be comforting to me to have the "Deb's seal of approval" on my crafting. I don't know. I always ask her "Is this OK" or "Can I do this"...of course I can...who the heck has ever seen the scrapbooking police...well maybe they are out there...The one's that don't pick our entries for publications - oh wait you have to enter before you can get rejected!
Speaking of publications Lisa was published in the best ever crafting magazine last month (June/July) issue of PAPER TRENDS - pg 20! As soon as she is well enough to come to Seattle I am going to hunt her down & get her autograph & a photo with her. Just like I am going to do with Heidi Swapp in Arizona.
If you live near a Costco you better get there & get one of these....
Haven't gotten mine yet but I will have it by FRIDAY (i hope). Love this totally random entry I am typing...just getting crap out of my head. Plus it's been forever since I BLOGGED...where di July go???
I am so obsessed with Heidi Swapp - she is the reason I LOVE Pink. She is the reason I am going to Phoenix. I still can not believe I am going (alone!) I am even considering getting my haircut like hers...yes SHORT. Don't tell Wade he doesn't know yet. I am going to MAYBE do this after Heidi, Scott & Brea leave. Then I won't feel so guilty going to someone else to do my hair....hahaha.
Here is the journal I made for my goodie bag swap. I hope Marcia likes it!!
So here it is....that black thing is an elastic thing around the book to get it to stay closed.
well I need to get some card making done...before Debbie yells at me AGAIN!! {hehehe}

T

7.09.2006

Everything will be OK!

First off I want to thank everyone for your prayers & support...we appreciate it so much.

Friday afternoon I started spotting. Didn't think it was too big of a deal but I knew to watch it & call the doctor. Saturday everything seemed fine until I got to the reception. Still a little bit of spotting. Tad bit more then the day before but the color was the same. Wade dropped me off at home around 11:30. Now the spotting was actually red not just pink and it was heavier. So I went to bed knowing that if I did go in to the ER there isn't anything they could do this early into the pregnancy. I had no cramping so I went to bed...after I cleaned Bella up from the burr tree that attacked her!! I woke up to severe cramping and a pounding headache at 2 am. I got up and things were not looking so good. I was in pain and decided I better go to the ER to confirm what I already knew was happening...I wanted to take drugs but didn't until I knew for sure. So I got Wade up and off we went. I decided to just go to Enumclaw thinking it could be faster since we were closer and I didn't want to drive to Auburn in that much pain...guess I shouldn't have thought that way since I would have drove there with labor pains...ok so I wasn't thinking to clear and Wade...well he just woke up and didn't really know what to think.
Got to the ER to find computers were down so check in would take longer but who cared we were there & the ONLY ones there...SHOCKER!
Well being the only ones there you would have thought things would have gone a little faster...NOPE. 5 hours later I was finally released to leave with the outcome that we already knew. I miscarried. What can you do? Nothing. So we went home and tried to sleep. Phone kept ringing so I gave up and got up and made the best of the day.
Today was Heidi's gift opening & I had the gift from the Preston's, Style Bar & McBride's. No way was she not getting her gift from us! Plus I needed something to keep my mind off things. If I don't stay busy I knew I would be a mess. So Wade, Mom & I headed up there. I'm glad we went. I wanted to say good bye to Scott's parents & see my sister get all the fun stuff for her home.
I did good & stayed stong. My nieces Brea & Ashley were so sweet. They both came and hugged me and told me they were sorry. To be 9 (happy b-day Ashley) and not truly understand the meaning of all this and too be so kind hearted about it...sure made me feel good. I told them it was ok and not too worry there would be another baby soon. Ashley said "I sure hope so." She loves babies and loves to hold them. I know she'll be a good cousin. But when it was time to go Wendy hugged me and gave me words of encouragement (as many others have done) and I had my breakdown. She has been thru 2 miscarriages herself so she can truly relate.
Overall Wade & I are doing just ok. Wade's been quiet and I can tell he is angry. I found my Baby Name book in the garbage. We all have to deal with it some way. As I said in our email we'll get thru this. I would rather it happen now then at 6 months. I know this is God's way of having baby angels for mom's in heaven to take care of. And also His way of telling us the time is not now or maybe not healthy enough. And that is ok too.
We will have a family someday when the time is right. But for now this is what we get to go thru. It will makes us stronger.
Thanks again for all your prayers, support & words of encouragement. We do appreciate each & everyone of you.
Love,
Trina & Wade

Heidi tied the knot!!

Friday and Saturday were spent doing wedding stuff. What a fun time we've had. The anticipation leading up to it was draining but the wedding was so fun.
We got to meet Scott's parents who are from Kentucky. They are so fun & sweet. We all adore them. Heidi is so blessed with great in-laws. They took Brea as their granddaughter and just think the world of her. Susan, Scott's mom is getting used to being called "grandma". This is their first grandchild. They have spoiled that girl.
Friday we had rehearsal and Wendy punked Heidi. Heidi believed for 3 months that Wendy was going to have a REAL trained squirrel deliver the rings down the aisle. I do not know why she was having a blonde moment & believing this story. Wendy shows up with a decorated mini wagon & a stuffed squirrel carrying a sign "JUST MARRIED". Heidi laughed and thought that was so funny she could not wait for the real FILBERT III to arrive on Saturday to perform. She said "this is going to be great." Wendy told her that stuffed one WAS Filbert. Heidi wanted to know where the real one was at. We had to tell here there wasn't a real one...this was all she was getting...She said...I GOT PUNKED! That was a good moment!

Meet Filbert III.....

Filbert's Ride....
We all went to dinner at Al Lago's near Lake Tapps...that is some good Italian food. I think Wade & I will be going there again. Scott's parents treated us all to that. His Aunt & Uncle, cousins and Grandma all came too. It was so fun to have them there. They stayed in Seattle this week and have been doing tons of "SEATTLE" stuff.
Saturday the girls all met at the salon to get our hair & make up done. We had such a special time just hanging out, chatting, eating muffins & OJ. Then it was off to Mom's to get ready. I had to go home & get my stuff together first. Left the house & forgot my dress & shoes. So I ran back in for that. Finally got to mom's to get ready. Heidi looked so beautiful & SOOO HAPPY! She just radiated that day. She was very nervous the flowers wouldn't turn out the way she wanted but I think they did. She seemed very pleased with them. They were gorgeous. The rosed opened perfectly.
Then it was off to have pictures. Our friend Debbie House did the photos. I am sure they turned out great. We all had a fun time posing her & the groom. They were all good sports. It was very warm and the wedding party were troopers. Amber was a blessing (her & her husband Chris introduced Heidi & Scott). She did everything for Heidi. She was at her beck & call. Made sure she had water, lipstick, food. You name it, Amber did it. I love that girl. I am going to miss her when she leaves. But she is going to take good care of Brea for me and keep me updated on her happenings. She adores Brea as much as I do and will be a good back up for me! (thanks Amber!) After photos we took off for Mud Mtn. Dam and got the wedding rolling. Things went great. Of course as in every wedding there were a few hitches. But they are married and the 3 are a family now. Scott is so good to Brea. Wade & I feel really good about letting Brea go to Germany. Not that we have a choice in this matter but we have peace that Scott will take care of that Girl. We adore her as if she is our own and will miss her so much. Thank goodness for technology so I can see her via web cam.
The reception was a good time. The guests seem to enjoy the party. I didn't get to mingle much since I had a few "MOM'S" there that made me stay off me feet due to my spotting. But I had a good time watching everyone. Didn't get to dance either but Heidi did plenty of that.
It's nice to have it over but it was fun while it lasted. There were memories made that will not be forgotten.
Heidi, Scott & Brea I wish you the best time in Germany...see world Girl!!

7.06.2006

Crazy days ahead...


So the count down is on. Heidi is getting married in less than 2 days now. I haven't talked to her much this week. Her in-laws to be arrived in town on Sunday and she's been on the go ever since. They flew in from Kentucky and this is there first time to Washington. So Heidi is showing them around and trying to get her wedding stuff together. Mom was home cooking today for the wedding. She is doing all the food. Thank goodness Heidi's friend is taking over the kitchen at the reception so my mom can enjoy herself.
I have been a bit emotional this week. Lots of excitement and sadness building up for this. Exciting that Heidi is getting married but then it's sad because she's leaving in a month. Only 2 weekends left for Brea & I to hang out. I know she will be back...ok enough about them leaving or I'm going to cry.
So I have a busy day on Friday. Chiropractor, Pedicure, last minute shopping, finish or should I say start the guest book. Then off to rehearsal & dinner after that. Get home and go to bed and start again on Saturday.
I hope Heidi enjoys her special day as much as I did. I want her to take in the moment and not worry about the small stuff. Hey at least she will be smarter than her sister and not drop food on the front of her dress 5 minutes before walking down the aisle!
Last Saturday was her bachelorette party at The Longhorn. That was a fun time. Heidi looked so cute.... I just love her so much.
Heidi tells my mom to pass the message along to bring my camera to the pedicure. What sister does she think is coming with her...photo op...I am all over it!
Debbie is going to be the photographer for the wedding...she is going to do great.
Oh yea her oldest daughter Kaylee leaves tomorrow at 6 am for Utah. She is growing up and moving out of the house. What a great experience for her. Debbie will be sad tomorrow so I better check in on her {mental note}.
If I don't make notes I forget. I am so forgetful now that I am not taking my omni and I'm pregnant.
Speaking of that I have been feeling so good (so many people ask if I've been sick)...nope!! The only time I get naseau is when I get a headache but other than that I feel great. My pants don't button anymore so mom and I went shopping last Saturday for maternity clothes. I love those pants. I bought the cutest white capris. I think I am going to go buy another pair in a different color. I could wear them everyday.
Next Friday (7/14) Wade & I go for the ultrasound so I'll keep you posted on that.
Please keep praying for my friend Lisa. She is not doing so well this time around. Chemo hit her pretty hard.
Ok well it's off to bed so I can get up early and start the craziness. I'm just glad I'm not the bride this time!!!
Good night...
T