Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
The last time I posted Michael and I had just moved into our new house, and we were trying to unpack everything. I promise you, we have unpacked but we have not taken any pictures just yet. The past three months have been like a big whirlwind for us. Michael and I built a house, celebrated our two year anniversary, my brother got married in July, and we found out that we are PREGNANT! Yes, pregnant. I found out on Mother's Day that I was pregnant, and I was shocked because we weren't trying for kids.
Michael and I wanted to keep the pregnancy just between us and our parents for the first trimester just in case I would miscarry. We both agreed that if I did miscarry, we wanted to grieve that loss just between the two of us. I am now in my second trimester, 18 weeks to be exact. Our baby is due January 14, 2012. We found out Friday that we are having a baby boy. After hours of deliberation, we finally settled on a name: Jacob Ryan Hubbard. I compromised on our son's name just a bit. When Michael and I had discussed names I thought that I should have more of a say because I am carrying the child, and I am the one who has to push him out. Unfortunately, Michael did not agree with me. He claimed that our son has half of his DNA, therefore he has a say as well. I had wanted his name to be Jake; however, Jake Ryan Hubbard doesn't flow quite as nicely has Jacob Ryan Hubbard. So I finally agreed to put Jacob on the birth certificate, but we are calling him Jake. Originally Jake's middle name was going to be Thomas, after my dad. The name Thomas has been used on my dad's side of the family multiple times, and now it's become overkill. I wanted something a little different, yet still a family name. So I thought who else can I name him after? My first thought was my brother Nick, his middle name is Ryan. So, that is how our son received his name.
I haven't scanned any of our ultrasound pictures onto my computer yet, but when I have time I'll do that and post them on here. That's it for now, and I'll try to be better about posting on our blog. Thanks for reading!
Posted by Katie at 6:40 PM
Monday, June 13, 2011
Here are a few pictures of the completed house. We're still trying to unpack everything. Once we get everything hung up and in it's rightful place, I will post more!
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Posted by Katie at 3:56 PM
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
So, it's been a while. There have been quite a few changes made to the house. So here are the pictures:
This is the brick that will be used on the house.
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Posted by Katie at 2:00 PM
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I haven't posted anything in a while. As of yesterday, the builders were scheduled to starting framing th house; however, it was pissing and pouring and lightning out yesterday. I'm going to safely assume the builders were not framing while it was lightning outside. I did find out something though, Arbor homes has two crews for building: a Mexican crew and an Amish crew. I think I want the Amish.
Posted by Katie at 10:56 AM
Friday, March 4, 2011
This will be a short post. A couple of months ago we picked out our lot to build our house. This is when we found out that all of the street names are named after race horses.
Posted by Katie at 8:58 PM
Monday, February 28, 2011
The last time I saw you was during the summer of 2007. I came down for a day to visit you because I had a feeling that it would be the last time I would ever see you and talk to you. It turns out my feeling was right. When I saw you that summer day you opened your arms to me and said with a smile, "Katie, come greet me". You were still as sharp as a tack, and you still had your amazing sense of humor regardless of how sick you felt. I knew you were sad...you had been sad since the day Aunt Jeanne died. From the moment you parted from her, you wanted to be with her. You kept saying that you and Aunt Jeanne would celebrate the one year anniversary on February 2, 2008. You died two days before that one year.
To tell you the truth, I feel guilty for wishing you were still here. The world was a better place with you in it. I heard a story at your funeral about how you brought a nurse who was caring for you to Christ. She said to you, "There is just something about you. I don't know what it is, but you seem so content. Your outlook on the world is just amazing. I've never known anyone like you. What makes you so different?" And you simply replied, "My faith". I'm amazed how you managed to reach another person even while you were dying.
I know you don't want to be remembered with sadness, and I'm sorry for being so sad when you died. I'm sorry I didn't come see you as often as I should have. I think this must be a running theme with me....I said the exact same words to Aunt Jeanne when she died. There is a quote I have always loved and it reminds me of you: "Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all."
~Dr. Edwin Lowell Adams: 4/24/1918- 1/31/2008~
Posted by Katie at 6:25 PM
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
After almost two years of living in a cramped apartment, Michael and I decided we should buy a house. We received an ad in the mail for 123 My First Home. Obviously, this particular realty company directs their focus on first time home owners, hence the name 123 My First Home. In November 2010, we filled out a profile on their website, and a couple of days later a realtor contacted us. As it turns out, this realty company works with a home building company called Arbor Homes. The next thing we knew, we were looking at different model homes to get an idea of what we wanted to build. We finally found a model that we agreed on and that was in our budget. The picture you see below is of the model home we found. Please keep in mind, the quality of the picture is not the greatest, but there is so much one can do with an i-Phone.
I thought building a house would be a pain; however, it's not nearly as painful as what I thought it would be. In fact, I've looked at it as like a bonding experience with Michael. Who would have thought of building a house as a way to bond with your spouse? Maybe it's the fact that we're doing it together, and it's "ours". Or it could be that this is the house we will raise a family in. I think that's why I'm already in love with the house, and the builder hasn't even broken ground yet (We had our pre construction meeting today, and they will break ground within the next two weeks!) I'll try to post more as the weeks go by and hopefully I'll have pictures to go along with those posts.
Posted by Katie at 4:10 PM