Monday, December 16, 2013

I'm not a loser... for this week at least

I skipped the weigh in this week for two reasons
after last week I was afraid I would punch the lady in the face (explanation here
and we were out of town anyway. 

On Friday night we loaded up the kids, put on the portable DVD players and started the 3 hour drive to my mom's house. 

One hour in Chip decided he hated life and wanted to scream and kick the back of my seat for the next hour. 
Two hours in Mabel was passed out and Chip was laughing at the "scary" part in the Little Mermaid where Ursula grows big.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to laugh along or call and schedule to get my tubes tied. 
I have had baby fever for awhile now, but it's just not in the cards for us... yet. 
I'm okay with that as I'm working on me right now. 
To tie me over I have been obsessing over baby names. 
We, and by we I mean I, love older names. 
We also do two first names for each of our kids. You know cause we're hillbilly rednecks...

Mabel Joan was named after both of my grandmothers

Chip Douglas was named after both of our fathers.

While we love all the other people in our lives, we don't love their names. 
Is that wrong? 
Some names I have in the front running (which my husband doesn't love any of them) are

Girl                                                      Boy
Merritt                                            Leo
Betsy                                             Calvin

Boys names are so much harder. 
Thankfully we have some time. 

So as far as the weekend goes, the weather was freezing, the company was good, the break was well needed. 

Don't forget to join our This or That link up tomorrow, there's only a few left!! 

The questions for tomorrow are 
Celebrity Christmas Carol's or Chipmunk Christmas Carols
Gift Cards or Gift Baskets
Naughty or Nice
Getting Everything on your wishlist, or Giving Someone Everything on Their Wishlist
Presents on Christmas Eve, or Presents Christmas Morning. 


  1. Best company and best little cookie maker. Love you guys and love the names. Glad you are not willing to use mine.

  2. I love the name Hattie, and both boys names!! So, when may this baby #3 be in the works?!?!

  3. I love the old school traditional names too. I think it's great that you use names that already are in your family to honor those people that you love.

    And that a joke?! Brrrrrrr!

  4. I also always like Chip and Mabel is so cute and old fashioned, I love Caroline and the only name Troy and I have ever agreed on is Ethan. When we really have to chose it is going to be hard for us to come to a compromise!
    xoxo Kaara
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