19 May, 2009

2009 Beaufort Air show

So this past weekend was the Beaufort Air Show held at the Air Station. It featured the Blue Angels and after what happened 2 years ago at the last air show, it brought a lot of spectators. We also conceived our daughter 2 weeks after the last one, so that was a good memory also! ;)
I selfishly wanted to go again this year, but my husband reminded me it would be too loud for Turtle, so I just used my awesome lens to snap what I could see from our house. (Which is about 3 miles from the air station.) I would have loved to get closer up ones of the actual acrobatics, but I will be satisfied with these for now!

In this one, they are directly above the air station:
I love how you can actually see their heads in this shot!: (Click on pictures to enlarge.)

05 May, 2009

No, baby #2 is NOT on the way...

The post has come about because of way too many happenings lately, and I am starting to get a "little" annoyed.

I am not really sure were to start, but I must warn you, there is some ranting on the way!

First of all, I spent my daughter's first 9 months of her life, raising her BY MYSELF! I am still dealing with some issues left over from that and things in the past, and the WORST possible thing right now, would be to bring another blessing into this world where I couldn't nurture it the way I would want to!
Second, why is it, that when you have only been married for a short time, people start to ask and get impatient for you to have kids right away? I think that is one of the worst things for a marriage! You as a couple need to develop your lives as a married couple for awhile before you start having kids. (This is my opinion and what I think works the best for us, I realize that other people have different opinions and that is PERFECTLY fine!)
Then on the same subject, why is it, that as soon as your child turns 1, people start to ask when #2 is on the way? Again, others may have different opinions, but I believe there should be at least a 2 and 1/2 year gap between kids.
Children grow up WAY too fast, and there should be enough time to spend with them while you have the chance. Now I realize there are situations with "surprise" pregnancies, but if y'all haven't figured out what causes that, well um! lol
SO I am sure I have offended some people with some of my comments, but well this is my blog and I am not making u read it!
Thirdly, this whole thing came about because I have put on a little weight lately and I have a pooch that is bringing some pregnancy whispers.
I gained 43 pounds in pregnancy, worked my butt off all last summer which resulted in loosing 45 pounds and I was extremely proud of myself. Well my husband got back, and I never left the house much during the day, so my weight loss kinda halted but that was ok. UNTIL January of this year! NO ONE warned me to be careful when I weaned Turtle. I had forgotten that she was taking a buttload of calories and that when I weaned her, the weight was gonna all of a sudden, just pack on like crazy!
I gained 12 lbs and along with some VERY delayed post partum depression, the last few months have been a nightmare! But that is a whole different blog and I have gotten off the subject at hand!

Yes, we are planning to have more kids, but I am NOT currently pregnant and with more "military caused" separation coming up this summer and a hopefully a move, I don't think bringing another baby into the world is a smart idea right now....

Yes, it took a little while to get pregnant with #1, but I am not worried about that for future pregnancies. God is ultimately in control of the whole process anyway!