Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I Strongly Dislike...

- Lamar University
- Old people that don't go the speed limit
- Old people that cut out in front of you while driving
- People not using their blinkers
- Speaking in front of people
- Work
- Being in Charge of Something Alone (I like group things)
- Tests
- Homework
- Being a "boss"
- Having tons of responsibility
- Having to be on a set schedule that isn't mine (class, work, Adam's work, Co-workers schedule)
- Having to work without Air Conditioning (it went out yesterday and was 95 degrees inside)
- Having to wear a uniform that you have to pay for (shirt - $20) and they are crap and too short
- Having to tuck in my shirt (luckily since I'm pregnant the boss said I didn't have to right now)
- Not being able to go get a pedicure
- Having to give myself a pedicure and it looking crappy
- Gaining weight
- My ring not fitting
- My legs swelling
- Being Tired all the time
- My stomach hurting after I bend over
- Having to clean bathrooms
- Doing Dishes
- Using Public Restrooms (they are so disgusting)
- No being able to sleep comfy (tossing and turning all night)
- My clothes not fitting
- Having to dress nice for a speech and not having anything to dress nice with
- Having a wardrobe consisting of a few Maternity Capris and T-shirts because that's all that fits
- Not looking cute all the time (pregnant people are suppose to look cute all the time right?)
- My face breaking out (thanks IKE)
- Not living close to my friends
- Finding out you are pregnant at 4 or 5 weeks (I hate that I found out so early it's made for a long pregnancy)
- Still having 16 weeks left to go
- Not knowing how much the kid will weigh (but we are praying he's not 12 lbs 7 oz like I was)
- Big babies in the family (mom had six kids all over 10 lbs with the biggest at 12 lbs 9 oz)
- The anticipation of being able to hold my little baby in my arms (I just want him here already)
- My older sister being 2 1/2 hours away (too far when you want expert advice, help & a friend)

That's my saga for now. Tune in next time and maybe I'll be more pleasant.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I went to the Woman's Conference tonight with my mom. I was getting kinda tired and my legs were starting to hurt so I propped them up. During Elder Ukdorf's (sp) talk, I could feel almost like little gas bubbles or something at the very bottom of my stomach. It wasn't gas bubbles though, I am convinced that it was Baby Haynes moving around. His talk was a lot louder the the other speakers so I think it might have woken him up and he was trying to get comfy again or something. It only lasted a few minutes, but it was amazing.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's a....

This is the head. It is so cool how you can see the face features so clearly. I was amazed when she was showing it to us.
This is the head and foot. The toes are almost touching the nose.
This is an appendage of some sort. I don't remember if its the arm or leg but it looks like the leg.
Yep that's right...We are having a BOY! Adam is thrilled to no end. Is the world really ready for a little Adam? The ultrasound tech had to hit on my stomach with the prob and her hand and had me turn from one side to the other to get him to wiggle around so I could see him. He was apparently sound asleep. Hopefully that means that he will sleep all the time and be a good quiet baby!
This is the yummy cookie that my wonderful future brother in law bought for me. (He really just wanted a cookie from Great American Cookie Company and it was a good excuse to go get one.) Thanks Matt!!! It was delicious.

It's a....


Whoo Hoo!!!

I went to the doctor today and everything is going fine. The heart rate is at 145 today and the baby is sitting so low that they are saying the baby is upside-down. Kinda crazy to think that our kid is comfy like that. It is unreal. We do have very exciting news. Our ultrasound that we missed last week is rescheduled for today at 2:45. I am so excited. Adam is way excited too. He really wants a boy and we wanted to name our boy Gavin, but Adam and I were looking at the list and Gavin is like number 15 in popularity for 2007 and he said he didn't want anything that popular. He likes the name Parker. I have a friend that just had a baby and they named their little boy Parker. Adam had no clue about it because it's a friend from Idaho and he saw it on a list and it was way down the list so he said he wanted us to name him that. So if it is a boy, I'm afraid his name might be Parker because so far besides Gavin that is the only name we both agree on. I'm sorry Chris if we do name him Parker.

The whole time I thought it was a girl, but everyone else thinks its a boy. If it is a boy I guess Alexis is still up there waiting. Today I am feeling like it is a boy. UGH. The suspense is killing me. Well I was thinking of posting tonight to tell everyone what it is...but since I've had to wait so long....I may keep y'all wondering for a while too. It will kill my mother-in-law if we do that, but I just might.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I hate IKE

As you all know we were married in March and it took me about a month to get our fridge stocked up with all the important necessities. You know....ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish, salad dressing, bbq sauce, A1, etc. Well since we were without power, my mom had to go over to our house while we were evacuated and clean it all out. She tossed everything...even the top of our Wedding Cake that we were gonna get to eat in March. Sad day.

We had a 30 minute sacrament meeting today because most people are out trying to clean up debris still. I bet there were 25 people there tops. After the meeting the bishop told us all that there were two families that needed help...one needed a blue tarp put on his roof due to damage and the other family had water in their house and everything had to come out. Mom said that won't climb up on a roof but she can "demuck" a house. So Mom, Kari, Matt and Adam went to go help that family. I feel so bad for them. The bishop's daughter lives in Bridge City and they got water in her house too. I hear about 6 feet of water. I'm not totally sure.

I was going to cook dinner for them (mom, kari, matt, adam) but mom has nothing in her fridge and freezer for me to make. I hate having to restock a fridge/freezer. Here we go again. Thanks a lot IKE.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Pictures of Ike

So our entertainment has been the wii and the wii fit because nothing is open so we can't go anywhere. My mom is usually the lead score on the wii fit - ski jump. I don't know how she does it but she is amazing. I can never get over two hundred, but the other night I managed to get a 165 and a 166 which adds up to 331. I beat her. Check out those scores.

As we were driving home today from Buna (yes we finally have power) we drove down Hwy 62 through Mauriceville, Orange, Bridge City etc. to make it home. This is a gas station on the corner of 62 and I-10. The Conoco sign broke off. I can't believe it. The other signs around there seemed to be okay. It was just this one. We grabbed my phone quick to take a picture cause I wanted to post on the blog so everyone could see what we are going through.

This is the Shell Station in Bridge City. As you can see, it didn't make it through Ike. The roof collapsed and landed on the pumps. It will take months to fix everything in Bridge City as it was all under water when Ike hit shore.

This is the Exxon Station. The whole roof blew off and is on the left side. The red thing to the left of the palm tree isn't a car. It is the roof.

This is the corner of 87 and Ferry Trail I think. Adam took this picture because of the random toilet sitting in the median and the random roof back behind it. We couldn't find where the roof came from. Craziness.

Matt took pictures of Meredith with my phone while we were evacuated up there. Needless to say she didn't have fun the whole time. Her face is so cute.

I just wanted everyone to see pictures so they would know how bad it really was. School is supposed to start back up Thursday the 25th and I still don't know about work. They are lifting the mandatory evacuation tomorrow at 6 am. So I guess by Monday I will be back at work. I don't want to go back. I've enjoyed not having anywhere to go.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I am supposed to find out what we are having today. Is it a girl? Is it a boy? No one knows yet. Everyone is asking and I'm ready to answer them and said we are having a ________ ! Thanks to Ike though, there is no power in Nederland, so no doctor to do an ultrasound. I bet my mother is law is sad today too. She is excited to know what we are having since it's the first grandchild. Now I don't know when we are going to find out. I am so sad.

We are in Buna at Adam's Dad's house. They have power back and Adam and Matt wanted a change of scenery. So we came here for now. Who knows what we will do next, but Lamar may not get power until Sept 30!! I'm excited (well as long as it doesn't throw off my December graduation). We are playing the wii fit to entertain us now. Caryn is still without power. Sad day for her. John's Air Conditioning isn't working right now either so I am dying. Someone was just here to fix it and left to go get parts quick. Hopefully it will be working before it's my turn on the wii!

Monday, September 15, 2008


Ike hit harder than I thought it would. Our home is still out of power, or so I hear. We evacuated to Caryn's house in Lufkin. We lost power Saturday at about 7 am and we are still out. Court and Janelle about 5 minutes down the road didn't lose it until 7:30 or 8 am Saturday morning and they got it back this afternoon. We are at Court's right now checking stuff out online. I hear we don't have to go back to school until further notice. I am glad about that because I still don't have power at my house. If you want to see pictures of the flooded areas that are about 15 minutes from our home go to kogt.com then click on photo gallery in the left hand column. I'll keep you posted. Hopefully we will get back to normal soon.

Friday, September 12, 2008


We are in Lufkin with Caryn and her family. We will probably loose power sometime tonight or early morning. The storm is bad down south and I'm glad I didn't stay. It's not the storm itself its the storm surge. My parents house is between 10-20 feet above sea level. The storm surge down there is said to be 15-20 feet. Not looking good. I'll keep you posted, but if we lose power, it may be a few days or even weeks. With Rita, Mom was out of power for 3 weeks. Luckily I was at school in Idaho and just watched it hit land on the tv.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


So guess what?!? We are heading out sometime today sooner than later to evacuate from this crazy storm. If you watch the news is it crazy. It is huge. It is bigger than Rita but not as strong yet. I think we are going to go stay with my sister. They have all kinds of good things. Court has smokers. Justin has grills, generator, dead animals. There is the picture seeing how huge it is and the other one is the projected path. Well I need to go finish my laundry so I can pack all the maternity clothes I have (I can't find many in my size so I don't have many.) I take everything with me so if something does happen at least I still have my maternity clothes. Wish us luck. Caryn and Court both have internet so drop us a line and we'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I Hate Lamar...But I'm Getting Used to It

So with all the Public Speaking hub-bub, I am finally in a class that I can graduate with and that will be an okay class. It is like Business Public Speaking or something like that. Kari's fiancee is in the class and told me that his professor would probably add me and so I went to the class this morning and after class I asked if he would add me. He said he was willing but didn't have authorization to add me so we had to talk to the secretary and the dean of comm. (Luckily they didn't tell the dean my last name hehe.) They let me add it with no problems. I then went and spoke with my adviser and she said it was acceptable for me to graduate with that class as my comm core class. She doubled checked with the general studies head just to be sure. I'm in, I'm good. I'm set. I am enjoying this. A professor that is decent. My adviser helping me. Things working out. I suppose prayers really are answered aren't they. Now lets see if I can get a decent grade in all my classes to graduate.

Waling for fitness will be okay. Pub Speaking should be okay. Marketing...I'm a bit nervous. Statistics is okay (a co-worker is in the class with me so we help each other out.) History...I am a bit nervous because its only tests and a few book reports. Scary. Well wish me luck on a new adventure of trying to graduate.

I went to get a parking permit for my one class (paid like 30 bucks i think) and I am one hour short of being a senior so I can't park close to my building. I will have to tough it out and be brave. Mom's coworker Shelly said to go complain and tell them I need a special pass because I am pregnant. Her daughter did it and they made fun of her because walking is good for you. It's not good when its 95 degrees outside but feels like 110. That's bad for the baby right??? So I may ask for a special pass to park up close to my building. I dunno yet.

We may not have to evacuate either with Ike. For now its headed towards South Texas!!! Good for us for now. We'll see what happens.

Monday, September 8, 2008


My adviser said she emailed the info to the transcript evaluator to see if they would accept it. If they would, then I wouldn't have to hear from the communication head. I am crossing my fingers and saying my prayers they will accept it. If not then I will have to talk to the comm head and I already know what he's gonna tell me. I am going to try to get in an on campus class in the morning though as my backup. I don't want to get stuck and then not be able to graduate. It is an 8 o'clock class on Tuesdays and Thursdays and because of good ol Gustav, they have only met three times. So I'm sure I haven't missed much. I just have to see if he is willing to add me because I think it is technically past the add date. :( If they accept the BYU class, then I'll drop this class (if I am added of course) and take that one. I tried adding the class online today and it wouldn't let me, but it also kicked me out of my current class. So as of this moment I'm not I'm any Public Speaking class. Hopefully everything will work out.

Hurricane Ike is supposedly headed for us. Should we evacuate? Out of our trailer yes. Out of the area, I don't know. It's over Cuba right now and we won't know where its headed until later in the week. So hopefully my class works out and hopefully Ike doesn't destroy my home :)


So the Department Chair of Communication emailed me back and said the BYU Public Speaking would not pass for the one at Lamar. WHY???? He didn't say why. All he said was "After reviewing the syllabus for TMA 150, Public Speaking, at Brigham University, the communication department regrets to inform you that it does not satisfy the intent of the core curriculum at Lamar University." That's it. You are not going to tell me why? You are just going to be a jerk about it? I don't feel good about that at all. UGH. I am so mad. Is it because you hate me an previously called me a liar? Is it because you are just the interum and you don't know what the heck you are doing? It is because you work for Lamar so that makes you dumb? Now I'm trying to add a different class and drop mine. You think it will work? Or will it be too late? Let me know what you think.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Not As Ticked

I emailed my adviser and the head of the communication department asking if they would allow the public speaking class from BYU to count for my credit. If so, my intent is to drop the one here and sign up for that one. It is part of their continuing education classes and Adam said I should have done that originally and all that. So I am hoping to hear from them soon so I can drop the Lamar one before getting pentalized. I am just scared the professor at Lamar will mess with my grade now since her and the department head know my name, and student id number and think I'm a liar. I don't want to be associating with people that think I am a liar when I had honesty in everything that I said. Wish me luck. I hope to hear something by Tuesday or Wednesday but who knows.

Friday, September 5, 2008


So here is the update on my crappy Public Speaking class. They won't do jack squat for me. I emailed the communications department and he called me a liar. I didn't lie about anything. He said that people couldn't have emailed me or told me that they didn't have time for this because all the students responded and said they could. Well I can't help that they told her that. He also told me that I talked to the wrong person in Distance Education. The person I spoke with spoke with all of them and she talked to one to get everything set up and hasn't called since and now all of a sudden the technology isn't working according to her. Since I go to campus for my one class on Monday's I lied saying I didn't have time or energy to go up there for her two speeches. I have been working, taking 16 hours, and PREGNANT. That takes a lot out of a girl. UGH.

I hate going to campus. That's why I take online classes. The fact that he is calling me a liar is hurtful. I can't handle that. I was very nice and polite in my email to him asking if he could help the few of us out and he calls me a liar. I'm pregnant and hormonal and in tears that he would do that, but you know I guess it's the honest people that really do get hurt in this world and the liars, cheaters, etc. get everything they can and all the help they can get. I can't go to anyone else since I emailed the dean of comm, but I wish I could go to someone higher up.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mark Your Calendars

Yes. That's right. Everyone needs to mark their calendars because I cooked the entire meal by myself for my husband. He made the Kool-Aid, however I made the salsa, queso and chicken enchiladas. They were so good. I was kinda nervous to cook enchiladas because Adam doesn't do sour cream and he doesn't do cream of chicken soup. I got the recipe from Caryn and it had both in it and I didn't get the sour cream back in the fridge before he got home. So he kinda complained a little but said since I actually cooked, he would try it. He said they were good and that I could make them again sometime. It is so hard when he is so picky. We have eaten dinner three nights in a row at our own lil house now. That's good for us. Since we have been married, we have eaten at moms ever since we have gotten married and he hasn't felt to good about it. Caryn harasses me all the time that I never cook. I COOKED CARYN!!!! Are you proud of me?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Home Again

We headed to Buna last night and stayed at Adam's Dad's house. The storm looked as though it was headed to Lufkin so we wanted to get out of there and not get stuck since we all had to be back at work and school by Wednesday. We drove through a little bit of rain and wind, but it wasn't bad at all. I have driven through much worse weather. We woke up this morning and headed into Beaumont and spent the day shopping. I got a much needed new pair of shoes and Adam, well he got tons of stuff yesterday in Lufkin so he didn't get anything today. We went to lunch and then came home to relax. I missed my house. I am never here and usually at my mom's. But there is nothing like sleeping at your own house in your own bed. Ever since we have been married, I haven't slept very good at all at other places. It is crazy.

It has been a clear and beautiful day. No rain at all. There are more businesses open around here than closed and I am pretty surprised. We drove past work on the way home and the owners still have it all boarded up. I am glad I didn't have to work there today. I would hate sitting inside there. Well, Matt and Adam are playing video games so I might go start dinner. Yum Yum. Mom would be so proud.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Update on Everything in Life

Well it looks as though Southeast Texas won't be getting as much bad weather as we thought we would. It turned and hit the Louisiana Coast. We have been in Lufkin with my sister and her family since Saturday Night due to the Mandatory Evac on Sunday Morning. Traffic was more than usually and the only reason I was going 50 instead of 65 was because of slow old people ahead of me that I couldn't pass for one reason or another. Lufkin however might be getting a lot of wind and rain starting at midnight tonight so we are probably headed back home this evening sometime so we don't get stuck here. Oh the joys of living on the coast. My sister in law said she'd rather Earthquakes (her being from California) because you have no warning its there and gone within 30 seconds or so and then everyone just deals with it. Hurricanes, you get tons of warning. You never know exactly where it is going to hit land and if it will turn or not.

Baby Haynes has been doing good through the whole thing. I haven't really been sick at all. Still no real movement yet. The doc said I'd start feeling somehting in a few weeks. I should post a poll to see how many people think its a girl or boy, but come on...Not that many people read our blog I'm sure. So we'll have to wait and see until September 17.

Our classes don't seem to be too hard or complicated. We are both still frustrated with my Online Public Speaking Class and Professor, but what can you do.

I have decided that I love my hair with blonde highlights. My hair lady did an excellent job, but when I go back, I am going to get her to put blonde back in.

I'll try to post pictures up soon. But who wants to see pictures of us? No one...I'll post lots when the baby comes. (Hopefully I'll have a new camera by then...I'm trying to convince Adam to get me one for Christmas.)