Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Red Hot Monogamy

Hello! I’ve been on a four month hiatus, which in laymen’s terms means that both my laptop and Michael’s laptop crashed and it’s next to impossible to write a blog from an iPhone without the “auto correct” screwing up every little thing you write. So Michael and I are now the proud owners of a new desk top dell computer, which I am falling in love with more and more everyday. It is a godsend compared to our former laptops.

For those of you who are still wondering, yes I am still pregnant. I am 35 weeks along, which means that Jake’s due date is exactly one month away from today. That’s exciting and scary to think about at the same time. Exciting that we are bringing a child into the world, scary because neither one of us have the slightest clue as to how to parent. In my previous post, I had promised to upload pictures of Jake’s ultrasound and possibly the DVD that goes with it. Sadly, I still can’t. Hopefully my more technically minded husband will be able to accomplish uploading those onto our blog.

You’re probably wondering how I came up with the title of this post. Red-Hot Monogamy: Making Your Marriage Sizzle is a book that one of my co-workers suggests I read. When she told me about the book, my immediate thought was “Whatevs…My marriage already sizzles, I couldn’t make this marriage sizzle any more if I wanted to”…. I was wrong. Plain and simple, I could not have been more wrong. In the beginning of the book, the authors (a married couple by the way), talk about God’s heart. The authors have an incredible ability to balance God’s reverence of the gift of sex and his sense of humor about the subject. Think about some of the crazy positions you’ve been in while engaging in the act of making love: most of the time you’re completely naked, your legs could be wrapped around your partner’s shoulders, or for the more flexible: your toes could be touching the top of your headboard. I’m beginning to think He had a big smile on his face when he thought up the act of making love. I have one question to the more closed minded/ uptight individuals regarding sex: have you read Song of Solomon? To put it bluntly, it’s pretty hot. My point is this: too often people forget who created sex and why. They don’t remember that it is something to thoroughly enjoy. God created this gift as a symbol for of the wedding of Christ and His church. Sex is something that is meant to be enjoyed over and over and over with your spouse.

Another point that hit home with me while reading this book is that it is essential to have Christ as the center of your relationship. For example, praying can be an extremely intimate act to do with your spouse. Why is it intimate you may ask. Praying makes you vulnerable. It’s something that can really open up your heart. And if you’re willing to not only up your heart to God but with your spouse as well, you gain a better understanding of your spouse. If you have a better understanding of your mate, you’ll inevitably have better sex.

I highly recommend reading this book. I think it gives you great insight on how to have a better understanding of your spouse, how sex works on an emotional, spiritual, and physical connection, and how God has designed you to give and receive pleasure from your partner.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A BIG Change

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!

Monday, June 13, 2011

The House....Completed!

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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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

June 2, 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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Thursday, April 7, 2011

We Have A Roof

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Framing

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The House... so far

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.

The Lumber

Again, the lumber

More lumber....

The slab! I'd never thought I'd be so happy to see concrete.

Our dirt

Our Lot
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Our Lot

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.

YouTube Video

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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 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~

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Our House

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.