We had a great weekend. Friday night we finally got outside to enjoy our new fire pit. Makenna really loved it, too and it was perfect weather to spend outside as a family. On Saturday morning, I woke up early and went to some garage sales with my mom. We also hit a children's consignment sale where I bought Makenna a few things. Saturday afternoon, Justin, Makenna, and I went to Rutledge-Wilson Farm, a local park, for their annual fall festival. We picked out a pumpkin from the patch, saw some animals, and took a hayride pulled by Clydesdales. Makenna absolutely had a blast. Sunday, we headed off to church and had a relaxing afternoon at home. We decorated our pumpkin with decorations I bought on clearance last year at Wal-Mart after Halloween. They just stick into the pumpkin and it is SO much easier than carving a pumpkin, especially with a toddler. We are going to be getting some more pumpkins this week from the farm in Bolivar, so stay turned for more decorated pumpkins. Here are some pictures from the weekend.
Makenna outside Friday night
Our new fire pit--I was just practicing with my new camera
Ready to go to the fall festival
Looking for just the right one
In the pumpkin patch
Playing on an antique tractor
Look at this onery smile
Waiting for our turn on the hayride
Hank--our first decorated pumpkin of the season
Makenna carrying on a conversation with the pumpkin. I think she would talk to anything.
I finally got some pictures to upload from my new camera. These were all taken this past weekend. We hope to take Makenna to a park/farm this weekend for some fall activities (ie: hayrides, pumpkin picking, etc.) so hopefully we will post more soon.
Makenna playing at Growl Nite.
Just a cute picture. Who can resist that smile?
Her future's so bright she's gotta wear shades--sorry I just couldn't resist
Makenna trying to keep bubbles in the air by blowing on them--it was hilarious. Also, all the jewelry she is sporting was mine when I was little. She loves playing dress up.
We had a busy weekend and I can't believe it is almost over. Friday night we went to Bolivar's football game for homecoming and didn't get home until late. Saturday morning Justin woke up a little on the ill side and I had a baby shower to attend. I was home for about an hour and I then headed to school for our annual Growl Nite, which is a community festival so to speak and our school's only fundraiser. Luckily, Justin was feeling better by late afternoon so he and Makenna were able to come out for a little bit as well. Then on Sunday we headed to Bolivar to spend the day with family. While there, Justin finally got some wood for our fire pit, so hopefully we will be using that soon.
With all the activities of the weekend, I did get a chance to practice using my new SLR camera that I got in the mail on Wednesday. However, I am difficulty uploading them to the blog, but whenever I figure out the problem I will post them.
I am happy to report that the tests of my ultrasound came back normal and no cyst was found. Praise the Lord!!! I haven't had any pain for about 3 weeks so Dr. Williams said that it probably burst (which explains all the upper back and shoulder pain) and now it is gone. I just pray that the pain doesn't return because if it does and they can find no cyst than we are back a square one and honestly, I am tired of tests. This whole ordeal has been quite expensive, but thankfully I have good primary and seconday insurance coverage so I won't have to pay much out-of-pocket.
In other news, I received an early birthday present yesterday that I am super excited about--a Canon XSi SLR digital camera with LOTS of extras. I haven't had much time to play with it, but I LOVE it already and am excited to learn how it works and take some amazing pictures with it. We are planning on taking Makenna to a pumpkin patch next weekend so hopefully this will be a good time for me to test it out. Fall is my favorite time of year so I cannot wait to take all the pictures I can. Don't worry--I will definitely post them on here.
This weekend will be a busy, but exciting one for us. If you recall from an earlier post I mentioned that we were excited about something, but I couldn't go into details about it then. Well, now I can. Some very dear friends of ours from church, Nate and Alicia, have been waiting to adopt a baby for about a year. On August 28th, they finally got their little girl, Quinnlyn. We are so excited and happy for them and I will be attending a shower for them on Saturday morning. Then, my school is having our annual fall festival known as Growl Nite so we will be there all afternoon and most of the evening. Sunday, we have church and nothing else planned but watching football and probably taking naps.
Tonight Justin and I finally converted Makenna's crib to a toddler bed. I had been wanting to do this for a while now, but Justin just didn't think it was time, or in my opinion, it made him sad to think that Makenna no longer needed a crib. I love her bed because it is fairly simple to convert and Makenna loved getting in it after we had it put back together as you can see from the picture below. She has now been asleep for about 30 minutes and after I type this I am going to go check on her. I know we will have nights were she gets up and plays instead of going to bed, but tonight we didn't hear anything that would lead us to believe she didn't stay put.
The other picture below is just a funny one taken of Makenna last week. The potty training process is coming along slowly, but she really loves the "Melmo" panties I bought her and this particular night she decided to put a pair on over her PJs. As you can see from the picture she also had to get her "Melmo" book to read while she was wearing her "Melmo" panties. Yes, she is a bit obsessed with this little red monster, but that is the least of our worries at the moment. We are hoping it is just a phase, but she has been acting, well just rotten lately. She has thrown numerous fit where she literally throws herself on the floor and kicks and screams and she has also slapped us a few times. It is normally when we are trying to help her do something, so I don't know if she just doesn't want the help or what. But like I said, I am praying that the Terrible Twos have hit the Coffer house early and that they go away very quickly.
I am sure some of my blog readers are also wondering what I found out when I went to the doctor last week and the answer is nothing except that the test the wonderful (once again let me emphasize the sarcasm in what I am saying) doctor did on me to diagnose that I had an ovarian cyst cannot accurately diagnose such a condition. Dr. Williams, my OBGYN, said that they only way to tell if a woman does have one is with an ultrasound so I am going in on Monday for this. He told me that he doesn't think I currently have a cyst and that hopefully if I did it has gone away. So, that is where I am at in the whole ordeal, but I have been feeling better so I am hopeful that I won't have any other flare-ups because if I don't have a cyst and the pain returns, I really don't know what else it could be.
Justin and I were married on November 19, 2005 and are the proud parents of two children, Makenna (1/10/08) and Beckham (10/25/10). I am a middle school math teacher and Justin is a TSR for a banking software company. We simply enjoy living life together doing the things we love.