Monday, August 31, 2009

so anxious

Well, I think when I said in my earlier post that I was getting better about not being so crazy leading up to taking a pregnancy test, I lied :) This is the toughest part...the week leading up to finding out. I even had a dream last night that I was pregnant. Maybe my dreams read into the future! haha Or maybe it's because that was the last thing I was thinking about before I fell asleep. :)
It has been so neat to see Drake get into everything these last few months. He will come home from work telling me tips on how to up our chances of getting pregnant after talking to friends and hearing what them and their wives would do. So cute :)
In other pregnancy news...I just found out one of my good friends is pregnant with her 2nd. That would be so neat to be pregnant at the same time as a friend! She just found out last week...Congrats Danielle and Trey!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday thoughts

Well, this weekend was exciting...yesterday after talking about it forever, Drake and I purchased a jet ski :) I am so excited! We didn't get to do much on it yesterday since some storms started rolling in-but I can't wait to take it out with my family and get a tube to throw them off of :)

Nothing much going on today, we are about to go to the dreaded Wal-Mart to get groceries. uugghhh I have to get focused and a patient mind-set before I go ha

I hope this week goes by fast because I am so ready to fly to Texas on Friday and see Bayleigh...oh and Kathryn and Matt too :)

Ahhhh football season is about to start, so here is a dip you can make if you ever have people over to watch a game. Roll Tide!

Buffalo Chicken Dip
1 12oz can of chicken
2 8oz packages of cream cheese
8oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup Ranch dressing
1/2 cup hot sauce
*Mix all of your ingredients in a pan and bake at 350 until bubbly

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Where I came from

In April 1984 I was brought into this world, my mom was told she had 3 months to get pregnant if she wanted another baby. No luck the first 2 months, and after thinking it wouldn't happen, I showed up :)

1994 we moved from Pensacola to Pace where we would stay. I can't tell you too many specifics about those first years, but I have tons of videos to look back on and remember and I am so appreciative of that and will do the same for my kids. We vacationed and went to the beach alot as a family. The funnest parts of our vacations would be at the end of the day just hanging out in the hotel room and acting crazy together. I now appreciate my childhood more and more as I get older and see that they did not have to do the things they did for me.

In 1998 my big brother graduated high school and left for college. All of a sudden I went from picking fights and wanting him out of my business to missing him like crazy and being a little freaked out that we would never live together again.

In August of 1998 I started high school. You would find me in the afternoons on the golf course, soccer field, or track. I loved my sports and they kept me out of trouble. I had a great time in high school, but they were definetely not the best years of your life like people claim they are.

In 2002 I graduated high school and headed off to LSU to play on the golf team. I will never forget walking into that little apartment for the first time. I was homesick. A huge year of transition for me. Enjoyed it, but knew I was not meant to stay there. Had a great trip to Puerto Rico and made some new friends.

In July 2003 my niece Kylie was born. I have enjoyed every minute that I have been able to watch her grow up. I am so glad that she is in my life.

In 2003 I headed to UCF to play soccer. This is where I found my comfort zone. I had some friends there that were from back home so I did not feel homesick anymore. I officially went through the good 'ol "party stage" of my life and had a blast with the soccer team. We traveled to California and Europe while I was there. Amazing time in my life!

In the Spring of 2005 without looking, I met Mr. Drake Wade :) He was a baseball hottie that I instanly felt a connection with. I was so bummed that after only a few months of knowing him, I would be heading home for the summer. But we talked all summer and I was so excited to go back for my senior year.

May 2006 I graduated college! It was such a great feeling. My whole family came down to be with me.

After coming home from graduation in the summer of 2006 I wondered the next step in my life. Towards the end...I figured it out when Drake proposed to me. I was the happiest girl around. We planned to get married in April of 2007, after being together for two years.

April 2007 I married the man of my dreams. I was so happy, I am so glad my grandpa got to see me get married before he passed. Drake and I moved into a little one bedroom apartment and were working, not making much money...but living on love :)

Since then... we have started our careers, Drake is a correctional officer and I am currently doing social work. We have been to the Bahamas, New York, Texas, D.C., and a few other places together. We live close to my family which I love, and are working on starting our fam. :) Can't wait!

Well, this is a short re-cap of some of the moves I made to end up where I am today, and I love looking back at stages in life that at the time made no sense but when you see what happened because of them, you see that God knows what he is doing :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mind Games

Well, the time to test for this month is within my reach :) I should be able to find out something next weekend when I am in Texas. I have gotten to where I am not totally crazy in the time leading up to finding out, because I hate the feeling of let down I get every time. I don't know if my mind is playing tricks on me or what, but the last few days I have just felt a little different and the whole smell thing being stronger...possibly? I have had a slight feeling of cramps, could it be the implantation? ha I should have never started reading about being pregnant :) I read way to much into everything I feel my body do. I told Drake maybe this would be the month and how I kind of "felt pregnant" and he kindly reminded me that I have felt pregnant like 3 out of the 5 months we've tried. I guess I am the boy who cried wolf.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

everything's great when your downtown

Well, just a quick blog and pictures of what we did this evening...we went on a haunted tour downtown of historic pensacola. It was actually very interesting hearing the history of the buildings, what they were years ago and the events that took place in them. We went with our good friends Jenn and Ronnie. After the tour we went to grab some pizza at o-zone. But, we were ready to get home after that since we were so tired...I feel so old sometimes! :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

tickets and trying

First off I am really excited with the recent purchase of two tickets! :) First was the purchase of my ticket to go to Texas for Labor Day weekend to see Kathryn and her new addition! I cannot wait to see Bayleigh. I wish Drake was able to go but he has to work, but I know he will feel like he was there after I bring home tons of pictures of the whole weekend.
The next purchase was yesterday on my lunch break I stopped by the civic center and got Drake and I tickets to see Journey in September. Drake is a HUGE Journey I got him a ticket and put it in an envelope that said "just because" He was so excited. So...September is already looking like it will be a great month! :)

So...I have not talked about any baby update lately, and there still is not much to say, somewhere around the next few days I am supposed to be ovulating, so we shall see. I am taking vitamins each morning (thanks Karla) and like I said before, under alot less stress now that I have a job, so maybe it will happen soon.
Well, I am off to bed, I have a 9:30 date in bed to watch king of queens haha we watch that every night, I love it :) good night

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Date Night

Last night was date night in the Wade house :) We try and make a point to go out on a pretty regular basis, I think it is important. I remember going to my grandma's house on many Saturday nights so that my parent's could go on a date, and they still do...30 something years later :)
We were planning on dinner and a movie, pretty cliche I guess, but we found out that there were some things going on downtown for Pensacola's 450th birthday so we did that too. We started with dinner at Red Lobster where I got crab legs and seafood stuffed flounder, so good! I love seafood...and Drake got chicken fingers and cheese sticks! haha He does not like seafood :) After dinner we headed downtown and listened to music and walked around until it was time to go to our movie. We saw 500 days of summer. It was cute, we both enjoyed it. So, overall a very successful evening with the hubby. Maybe one day our kids will do date nights with their other half because thats what their mom and dad did, and still do 30 something years later♥

Friday, August 14, 2009


I love Fridays! The whole mood of the day is just totally different because everyone is excited for the approach of the weekend. I had a good day at work today, my dad stopped by to see me and check out my office. Here is a picture of it...

and then on my lunch break I met up with Drake and my college roommate Shannon that I have not seen in about 2 years! It was so nice to see her again. We grabbed lunch at Panara Bread yum! :) I could have talked forever but I had to get back to work :(

Once I got home from work, we decided to go up to the mall for a bit. I got something cute from Fredericks ;) And then we stopped by redbox to get a movie. If you do not use redbox, you should! Only a buck for a movie, it's awesome. Well I guess we are about to finish the evening relaxing and watching a movie. Good night

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Well my phone rang at 3:15 this morning and it was my best friend Kathryn on the other end telling me her water broke and she was headed to the hospital! I got a few texts from Matt telling me her progress as the day went on, and then around lunchtime I got the text saying she was here! :) Bayleigh Elizabeth Gully, it is so weird that my best friend just had a baby. I am so happy for the two of them and am so excited to fly out next month and see them all! Here is a picture from Matt's phone...she is beautiful!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

slow down weekends!

The weekends go by way to fast! Friday I just had a nice relaxing evening at the house, watching a movie and resisiting a candy snack :) Yesterday I went to the mall with Danielle and her daughter Kaylee, she is too cute. I picked up my mom's birthday gift from things remembered and bought Drake a pair of jeans from buckle. He was so excited when I got home and had them. I think everytime we have been to the mall since we've been married he will go into buckle and look at jeans and say he likes them, sometimes try them on, but never can commit to buy them since they are so pricey. So since he is working 7 days this week, all 12 hour days I got him a treat :) It was nice going to the mall and everything in my hand on the way out was for someone else.

After that we stopped by my parents house and then Drake headed off to work and I got ready for another little girls night out. Danielle and Jenn will be back to teaching next week, so they wanted one more night out first. We ate at McGuires, and then were downtown. We ended up at a random place with literally only like 25 people there at this hole in the wall, but we had a blast! It proved that it doesn't matter where you are if you have good friends with you, you can have a great time :)

Jenn even did karaoke...she was singing girls just wanna have fun :)

Finally, today is Sunday morning...I need to be productive today so I don't have to put off everything until the week, I need to clean the house, wash my car, and groceries in the house would be nice too :) We'll see what happens.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

thank you God

As I am settling into my new routine: work, workout, dinner, shower, bed...I know it sounds exciting. I am easily put in a blah mood and start to go through the motions. But today I have to stop and put a positive spin on things, like I need to do all of the time!

I had to sit through a long, boring training at work today...but I am so thankful that God blessed me with a job!

I got stuck behind slow cars on the way home...but I am thankful that God blessed me with a car to get me from A to B!

I start to feel sorry for myself that we have had no luck with a baby...thank you God for keeping me patient and knowing your timing will be perfect!

I am dreading my afternoon workout...Thank you God for my healthy body!

We should all take a time out and count our blessings, even in areas we usually don't look. :) I am having to remind myself of this today because it was another let down in baby news. This is month #4 with no success. I wonder when it will happen...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

workouts and key lime pie

Ahhh Saturday! :) Today was a fun day that started with running around town with the hubby then stopping by Kyle and Branton's place and doing the plyometrics workout to P90X. Because...Branton said that workout was really hard and told Drake he would give him $100 if he made it all the way through keeping the same pace as the P90X guy. haha So we did that and Drake didn't finish...but guess who did!? I was so proud I was in a lot better shape than I thought. Anyways, so since Drake lost, he now has to go and ride an old man scooter at their house, across the road and back in his underwear :) That should be a funny sight! Then we came home and ordered one more thing for Bayleigh, this one is a gift from Drake so it is funny...I can't wait to give it to you Kat!

Then we came home and got ready and went and had dinner with Trey, Danielle, Ronnie, and Jenn. They are such great friends! They had us over and made all of my favorite foods (including and amazing homemade key lime pie) to say congratulations on my job. They are so sweet! Not sure what we are doing tomorrow but we are both off so it should be fun :) Oh and sorry no pics :( I had intentions of taking some tonight but my batteries died as soon as we got there. Good night!