(texas trip and pics below)
Friday, October 19, 2007
I got back Monday night from the place I call home. Although 2 of my 5 days off were spent driving, it was worth it to be able to spend some time with my family in a place that is more than familiar. When I was in college, I never knew what it was like to ache for my hometown, and I certainly didn't know why some people would say Abilene was a "small town"...now, of course, I understand both. I loved eating good Mexican food and seeing familiar street signs. I loved going to the Mall of Abilene with its updated look, but ever-lurking ghettoness. I loved the fact that we saw someone we knew at the mall and then a couple of hours later saw that same person across town at Sam's. I loved seeing and being with people who actually knew that I once had the last name Wallace.
Of course, I really do love being in Nashville. I love it more for the reason/person why I am here than anything else, but I don't think it will ever be "Abilene" for me. I could ask people around my age who have gotten out of Abilene, and it is likely that most of them would not share my feelings about the town...a lot of people with whom I went to high school would say they got out of there as quickly as they could. But since I inherited my sentimentality from my daddy, I am deeply attached to Abilene, Texas. (Aw, Texas...that could be the subject of another post. It's like a whole 'nother country, ya know.) So, although I miss it dearly, I actually really love that I now have a "hometown" to miss. It is a "small town", and Abilene definitely isn't for everybody...but for me, it's home.
if you look closely, you can see them covering the tree behind us
the four of us :)
and my mama
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Here is what is going on this week with the baby, according to babycenter.com. (I didn't feel like going through and changing all the "she's"...I still don't really have an intuition either way about whether it is a boy or a girl...it is usually a girl in my dreams.....anyway, I digress...)
"At 4 1/2 inches long (head to bottom) and 3 1/2 ounces, your baby is about the size of an avocado. In the next three weeks, she'll go through a tremendous growth spurt, though, doubling her weight and adding inches to her length. Her lower limbs are much more developed now. Her head is more erect than it has been, and her eyes have moved toward the front of her head. Your baby's ears are close to their final position, too. Some of her more advanced body systems are working, including her circulatory system and urinary tract. Her heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, circulating her total blood volume through her body many times. (By the end of your pregnancy, this will increase to about 190 quarts.) The patterning of her scalp has begun, though her hair isn't recognizable yet. Although closed, her eyes are moving (slowly), and she's even started growing toenails."
Also, some belly pics of the last couple of weeks...
I am headed to Texas this weekend for my Fall Break. I couldn't be more excited. Pics of my weekend when I return...
Monday, October 1, 2007
you know the deal...we cook, they clean
As usual, I feel like I didn't get enough pictures. I absolutely LOVED seeing my family, and was sad, sad, sad when the weekend was over. My parents are amazing for making trips such as this happen. I am so extremely blessed.