Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Hooker House

That's right WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!

We have for everyone to come visit now!!! YAY! So, COME VISIT US!!!

A little about it. It's 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bathrooms with a basement we will eventually probably make into the Grandma and Grandpa Perry room, but for now it will be a play room/mommy's Mary Kay office. it is in a wonderful neighborhood. I will finally have a Wal-Mart!! It has a neighborhood pool and children playing EVERYWHERE! We couldn't be more excited about finding our little gem. Our almost year long search is officially over, well, pending the contract process. We do our home inspection on Friday, and the rest should be pretty easy sailing.
So, here she is. I've been slow on names, so I haven't named "her" yet, but...You know it's coming. Pearl is excited to have a garage to call her own too! (Pearl is my car)

Our family room (the seller wouldn't throw in the piano, jerk)

Our kitchen

Our entryway

Our basement/lower level

Our Master bedroom! (it has cathedral ceilings)

Our dining room

And our favorite part. Our deck!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Eddie, are you okay?

As many of you have heard there was a collision yesterday on our beloved Metro on the red line.
I will make another post later, but my last day at Roll Call was on Friday, so I did not ride the metro yesterday for the first time in the 3 1/2 years I have lived here. So, it was TOTALLY a God thing for me and our family.
Officials still don't know what caused the accident, but the investigation is on going throughout today. The report as of this morning is 9 have died and 70ish have been injured. Since this happened during rush hour, there could have been hundreds more, but... it was an inbound train. This just means it was heading into the city to pick people up. Either way, it is a terrible situation that has seemed to have left shaken nerves all throughout the city. We are survivors.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I would like for you to meet..

Our little girl!!

I'm not sure if she looks like me or not

Her little feet!

Her little "you know" It's a "her!"

Her little head

She is my little upside-down monkey!

Monday, June 15, 2009


Okay, some of you are wondering about the video. Let me explain...

This guy lives in my building, I think. Our little strip of neighborhoods in N. Arlington are a far cry from hoodville or redneckville U.S.A. It's a very very yuppie little area, where everyone drives foreign cars, goes out to eat, drags around their little dogs like they are children, carries their designer handbags (men included) and no one apologizes for this. Which is fine. I feel safe. I feel poor, but very safe.
So, at least this guy can kind of laugh at the ridiculousness that is N. Arlington. All of what he is rapping about is true from the parking tickets to the starbucks (there is one on every other block). It's really funny, and if you have ever been here to visit me, you know. Mandy has been to the Mall that has almost nothing in it! She can tell you.

Pink is my favorite color...

Thaaaaaaaaaat's right... IT'S A GIRL!

I forgot to bring the pics in for me to scan, but yip... we're having a little girl.

If you are like me, SHOCKED would the world I would use. I was SHOOOOCKED!
She said, "It's a girl!" and I go, "I'm sorry, what?!?! Are you sure? Can you double check?" I am sure she was like, I have a degree to prove it!

I haven't even THOUGHT of girl names. That will be my next task. Any ideas?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

18 weeks, Holy Cow, that's 5 months!

That's right! TODAY I am 5 whole months along in this whole pregnancy thing. It is FLYING by so fast! It has been so fun, but I still don't feel ready. At least I have 4 more months to prepare.
I had to take this pics myself this morning as Matt had to leave early, so I got a chance to get dressed and ready for work first. Unlike all my other ones, I take them in the morning before Matt leaves and I am always in my PJ's.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

17 weeks today 18 weeks tomorrow...

I know! I KNOW! I owe you a picture. I will post one tomorrow I PROMISE! I can't believe that today is the last day of my 4th month. It is FLYING BY!
We find out on Friday what it is... I think I'm still going to call it baby Hooker just for kicks. I'll be honest, I love the mystery of it. It's kind of fun not knowing. I guess it's still a little unreal when I don't know, as if I am still trying to prepare myself mentally or something, but it's kind of fun having a little mystery to him or her.
SO, what do you think we're having? BOY or GIRL???

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

"Homeless Row"

I know that it sounds bad and it kind of is, but I work caddy corner to what is known as "homeless row". The same ones are there every day. I've gotten to know them over the years and even give some their own name. Now, I'm talking about them as though they are not human, and believe me they are. I have chatted with some and they have amazing stories about how they got to where they are, others I truly believe have allowed themselves to go crazy over the years.

Homeless person #1:
We call him "the screamer". No one really knows his name, but he stands at Union Station by the newspaper stands and yells to his invisible friends about how the government took all of his money and they owe him his pension. He will cuss this "friend" of his out as he's yelling and throw numbers around like he would have been a millionaire if only the US Gov had given him his money. He is there every single day. He has a coat for the winter, a ratty umbrella for the rain, and short with no shirt for those hot humid summer months. He's truly amazing in his own right.

Homeless person #2:
She is better known as "the painted lady". We aren't sure exactly if she's man or woman, but she has tattoos covering her entire body, face included. She wears about 15 layers of clothing and just walks around town. She is everywhere, and if you ask anyone in DC if they have ever seen the "painted lady" they would tell you a different spot than the last person you asked, but theeeey've seen her. She makes appearances on "homeless row" from time to time.

Homeless person #3:
She is the "singer". When I am coming off of the metro in the mornings (and it's only in the mornings) I hear her. She's not bad, if I must say.

Homeless person #4:
She is the "dark lady". She yells, but it's only at random. She's pretty much the scariest person on our streets. She walks homeless row in a stare glaze type of eye. It's very Michael Meyers. Then! One time, a co-worker and I were walking from the metro and passing the "dark lady" the lady stopped and looked at my co-worker and yells "LESBIAN!!!!" We quickly kept walking, but... it was weird. My co-worker is in fact NOT a lesbian but married happily with two cool boys!

Homeless person #5:
"Do you have any change you could spaaare" guy. He is sweet. I have talked to him before and I give him money when I can.

Homeless person #6&7:
This is two people. They actually stand outside our office. When our parking lot was next door to our office, one would wash our cars for cash. Then would just keep asking for more. His buddy is missing a foot. Not sure what the story is, but we believe he makes more than we do. I think his friend used to live in our parking lot. He had this whole two story situation going on with his boxes and it took up two parking spots. We called him "Jack in the box". Needless to say "Jack" had to move. There is a building there now, but they hang around asking for money. I think one co worker asked him if they could borrow money from him. My co worker told him he has given more money to this guy than his own kids...

Last but not least and what made me even think of doing this piece.

Homeless person #8
I have only seen this lady a couple of times but I can hear her for BLOCKS! She SCREEEEEEAMS at her invisible friend! I mean I have never in my life heard anything like it in my life. This morning she was standing on the corner as I was crossing the street YEEEEELLLING at no one, or maybe just people passing by. But if you don't give her money she yells at you! Creeeeepy!

I encounter these people on a day to day basis. It makes me humble as I come from my home to my job, wearing clean clothes and with somewhat of a sound mind. And I sing that song all the way to the office, "count your blessings, name them one by one..."
I work in a mission field or a mine field depending on how you look at it.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

I never thought...

This is in complete contrast to my previous note, but yesterday, I was cut off by some older man getting on the metro! Like as in, he pushed me out of the way so he could take the last seat available! SERIOUSLY!?!?! Now, personally I don't feel I am even big enough to warrant a seat, but I do think you can tell it's not just me eating too many Ray's Hell Burgers up in here. And it's not that I wanted the seat, but the dude pushed me out of the way to get to it!!! Amazing!

So, being the kindhearted Christian I am, I stood over him with my belly in his hair infested face! FYI, no one got up to give me their seat. Where's my "challenged" friend when I need her!?!?!