As usual things have been busy busy around the Burdick household. On the 27th we had a Burdick family get together to celebrate the July birthdays: Sheila, Quint, Paw-Paw, and myself. We had a good time and Aunt Mona and Chase even got to come. I had a great birthday. Joe took me out to one of my favorite places to eat, Olive Garden and then he and I went out to a movie. It had been a very long time since we had done that and Other Mama was kind enough to stay at our house until past midnight just so we could enjoy ourselves. Saturday Joe had invited some friends over to celebrate again which we did with a yummy ice-cream cake. That Sunday (August 1st) we went to the Green family reunion (Joe's mother's father's side) and then we visited with family for the afternoon.
Some time during that week I got a call from my doctor saying that I had failed my gestational diabetes test that he wanted me to take the 2 hour tolerance test. (I also failed the first test with Jolie and had to do a 3 hour test which came out that I did not have gestational diabetes). On August 5th I went in to do that test. Well 10 minutes before they drew my blood for the second I got sick which meant they had to stop the test. When you throw-up your insulin goes up. I was so mad at myself. My doctor was out of town so they told me I would have to wait until Monday to see what he wanted to do.
The 5th and 6th the girls spent the day with Aunt Sheila, Uncle Quint, Ansleigh & Caden. (Erica is on vacation from the 5-11). They had a blast spending time with them and from what I've been told behaved. Friday as soon as I got off work I picked up the girls and we headed straight to Greenville. We had appointments with two different realtors to look at trailers. I was against trailers to begin with and the only reason is because of bad weather. I am not sure where we would go if a hurricane came, but I had a dream one night that we bought my cousin's trailer and I didn't know if that was God telling me to look into trailers or if I was just having a crazy dream so we have started looking into them. We could definitely get a lot more room and a nice placer for the money that we will be able to afford. So we are just looking at all of our options. Joe and I were not overly wowed but what we saw and then I remembered that there are two mobile home lots in Greenville so we decided to stop by and see what we could get if we bought a new one. They had a trade in that was 5 bedroom, 3 bath that would be in a week that the guy said would definitely be worth looking into as well as a brand new option. He didn't have either one in so he just gave us print outs of the floor plan. He was a good Christian man and a foster parent and we spent probably 30 minutes just talking to him about kids and other stuff. After that we went to eat before heading home. Well, let me back up. When I go down to Greenville to look at homes I always go and pick up Joe so that we are in the same car and then we get his car later. So when I got to the golf course I gave him my keys and he drove to meet the first realtor. Okay, you are up to speed now. Well when we came out of the restaurant from eating Joe asked me if I had my keys because he knew we were about to go get his car. At this point is about 7:00 p.m. I told him no, so we search the van for the keys. Well the last time I remembered having them was at the golf course, so we go back to the golf course to see if they were at the place I last remebered having them. They were not there. The girls were begging to ride around, so we decided to ride around for a little bit on the golf course. So we rode around for about 45 minutes and then headed back to the first place we looked because Joe thought he might have placed the keys on top of the van while he changed Lol's pull-up. While we were there searching for keys in the dark with flashlights a car pulled up. It was a neighbor checking to see what was going on. He then informs us that they have had some break-ins in that area. Well, that signed the deal for me, this was not going to be our first Greenville home. After Joe finished talking to them he looked for about ten more minutes and then we headed the 20 minutes to the other place to search the ground there. Joe searched for about 10-15 minutes walking around in the dark with his flashlight. I just kept thinking to myself I don't know why he would have pulled them out unless he was starting the van. So I searched the van one last night and sure enough, I found them in the van. They had fallen inbetween the driver seat and the emergency brake lever. I just started laughing. I was so exhausted at this point and that was all I could do. By this point it was about 10:30 at night. I told Joe that there was no way I could drive home and that I thought we should just find a cheap hotel. By the time we drove home and came back the next day to get his car, we would have spent the same on gas. So I went into Wal-Mart to get toothbrushes, milk, and a few other things while Joe called around and found us the cheapest hotel. I think it was like 11:30 p.m. when we checked in. The girls had been asleep in the car for awhile now, but woke up while Joe was checking in. They got all excited to be staying in a hotel. This was their first time in a hotel. It was after midnight before we all fell asleep. The next morning we got up and ate breakfast and headed home.
We got home, changed clothes and headed out the door to Tanner's first birthday party. They had it decorated so cute and the girls had a great time watching Tanner open presents and dig into his cake. After that we picked up dinner went home, ate, bathed, and went back to bed. Sunday we had church and Joe had a session meeting while the girls and I napped. That evening we went to see if we could take advantage of the tax free weekend, but I was not too impressed with what Belks, JcPennys or KMart had. I did find some stuff and both girls were so excited. They love clothes. I only found one onsie for Joel :(
Yesterday I dropped the girls off with Aunt Mona and Chase for them to spend the day together. They had a blast. They went to "Chunkie" Cheese as Josie kept calling it and did lots of other fun stuff. They came back with all kinds of goodies and even something for Joel. They were so cute and so excited about all the fun they had.
I also had my regular checkup with my doctor yesterday. My blood pressure was good, I have only gained another pound or two, and his heartbeat was good. I had just happened not to eat before going and since I had been "fasting" my doctor decided to have me do the 2 hour test again. So after seeing him I headed downstairs to do the test. This time I made it through and will know the results in a couple of days. I keep getting comments about how big I am, but that it is all baby. Nobody believes that I still have until October. I will post a picture soon, I promise.
Well on the way to work from my doctor's appointment my air conditioner started making a weird noise and the van started running hot. I called Joe and he told me to get work as soon as I could it and let it cool down. I did as I was told and he and my dad said I should be okay to make it home that afternoon. Well, I almost made it home. The van broke down as I was stopped at a traffic light about a mile from my house. A guy going the other way was nice enough to get out and push the van into a gas station parking lot so that I would be out of the way. Joe came and got us and then my dad and Joe went back and got the van and got it working to get it home. Dad has the girls today and tomorrow so he is going to look at it today. He is being kind enough to let me borrow his truck. Needless to say I was exhausted by the time I laid down. The heat is overwhelming and I stay incredibly tired all the time. I will be 31 weeks this Thursday, so we will be meeting precious Joel in less than 10 weeks. It is so hard to believe.
This Saturday we have our small group dinner. I decided to do a golf theme and invited people to wear their tackiest shirts, pants, or both. I will decorate with sand, golf balls, green table cloths and other stuff. I'm looking forward to it. On August 28th Sheila, Crystal, and Mary-Kelley are doing a shower for me so I'm looking forward to that as well. Plans are being made for Jolie's birthday party. She told us she wanted Hello Kitty, so Hello Kitty it will be. It is so hard to believe that our baby is going to be 3 and that next year Josie will be in kindergarten. Time is flying by and I have the white hairs on my head to prove it :)
Well I think that has everyone caught up for now. Please continue to pray for us. We have had no more interest in the house and it is very hard for me, a pregnant woman, not to be decorating a baby's room, but I know there would be no point. So just pray that God's will be done whatever that may be in where we live, when we sell our house, and when we meet our precious son.