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Get Your Bets in Now


Tomorrow, with three little girls in tow, we’re headin’ to the doctor to find out the gender of the new baby.

Is anyone brave enough to guess that it’s a boy?

February 18, 2009 - 7:42 am

Miz Booshay - What a great imagination you have! I never would have guessed I was going to see pink and blue skies when I popped over here from Ree’s.

So pretty!!

February 18, 2009 - 8:23 am

Jennifer D - if it is a boy, then I know there’s hope for me! I have 3 sweet girls and would so love a little boy! Good luck and keep us posted! ;)

February 18, 2009 - 10:42 am

St. Fairsted Farm - I hope it’s a boy for you, but I’m betting it’s a girl. Either way it’s wonderful for you! and Congrats!

February 18, 2009 - 10:45 am

Karen - I am going with boy!!! I am a hopeless optimist as well as my parents had three girls and then my brother finally came along after that. My parents are funny though……they thought there odds of another boy were pretty good, so they tried again and guess what? Total 4 girls and 1 Boy. They may have kept tryin’, but they didn’t find each other till their thirties and figured 40 something was a good time to quit.

February 18, 2009 - 12:49 pm

Kelly Cheatham Elder - I’d like to say boy–cause you need at least one!
But, I’ve seen you–I think you are carrying another sweet baby girl!

February 18, 2009 - 1:12 pm

the Cotton Wife - I’m convinced it’s a girl as well. In fact, I’d be beyond shocked to hear “It’s a boy”!

February 18, 2009 - 1:41 pm

Susan Marie - Well, if you think it’s a girl, it probably is! When I went into labor with the 3rd baby, the midwife thought I was having a boy (I already had 2 girls), but I was convinced it was another girl. So we made a deal… if the midwife was wrong, I would get a private room (as opposed to the maternity ward-this was a military hospital). I got my private room! So I ended up with 3 daughters and 3 granddaughters (s0 far) – I wouldn’t know what to do with a boy!!

February 18, 2009 - 2:48 pm

Carrie T - I will say a boy.

My bff was convinced she was having another boy. (she didn’t find out before the birth) I kept telling her it’s a girl, it’s a girl. On December 5, 2007 little Miss Shaylee Jo entered the world. My friend didn’t even have a girl’s name picked out cause she was so certain it was a boy.

February 18, 2009 - 3:05 pm

the Cotton Wife - You’d think I had a boy’s name all stored up just waiting for use, wouldn’t you? But nope…

We have another girl’s name already picked and agreed upon though! :)

February 18, 2009 - 5:09 pm

Dana - He’s a boy, guaranteed!

February 18, 2009 - 6:18 pm

cheesychick - I’m not sure…I wait till tomorrow to wager when I already know what it is!

February 18, 2009 - 6:23 pm

the Cotton Wife - Cheesychick… this sounds like the sort of betting my Pumpkin normally does! She hates, hates, hates to be wrong.

February 18, 2009 - 7:47 pm

Kristi Smith - You will be blessed no matter what it is!!! ;)

February 18, 2009 - 9:13 pm

Gossip Pal#1 - The newest addition has to be a boy……the playing field has to be evened out for the Cotton Husband…….I hope all is well and all goes well!!! Best wishes

February 19, 2009 - 4:52 am

Lisha - Hey I’m going for the blue sky, I’ve got three of them myself and wouldn’t have it any other way, I love my boys. But really I just hope all is healthy and happy for your little munchkin.

By the way I’ve been popping in on your blog for a little while from Pioneer woman, and I enjoy what I see.

February 19, 2009 - 9:15 am

Kath - My doc always said- “it will definitely be a boy or girl”!!!

Happy Baby Gender Day!!!!


Balancing Act





I’m thinking that this might be the best way to teach men what it’s like to be a woman – stick ‘em in a truck and let them balance lots of things while trying to drive at the same time.

February 17, 2009 - 1:48 pm

Fencepost - Throw in a couple of screaming kids, too.
Yeah, I’m with ya.
I’m having fun just thinking about that one!

February 17, 2009 - 2:14 pm

Karen - Fencepost said it! To make it a truer experience you have to have the screaming kids. Awe, could you imagine. I can see the vein popping out in my husbands head just thinking about it.

February 17, 2009 - 2:34 pm

Carin - I was thinking I hadn’t seen any updates from you for a long time. I scrolled down my blogroll and found you and it hasn’t updated you for 3 weeks, isn’t that strange. I see you have a new look, I wonder if it happened then.

Ohhhh, have I got stories about haulin’ hay!

February 17, 2009 - 8:00 pm - Oh, I have seen these loads before! Growing up in rural Virginia, I followed many a precariously stacked hay wagon around twisty country roads.

Fun post!


A Winner!



Email me at:  with your address and I’ll get your prize right out to you!

I really need to hold more contests because I love reading the responses I get – especially these.  These are difficult and scary times for nearly everyone – full of apprehension and sometimes confusion. It was refreshing (and much needed!) to reflect upon blessings with y’all. Thank you for your honesty and openness.  

And here’s a little something for everyone…

You might have noticed my new favorite font up there with the cows. It’s called Aquarelle. It’s just so… perfect. I lurrrrve it. Click here to download (free and legally!)

February 16, 2009 - 4:01 pm

Fencepost - Congratulations, Melissa!!!
And Thank You, Cotton Wife!!

February 16, 2009 - 8:19 pm

Karen - I love the font. Thank you! Congratulations to Melissa!!!

February 17, 2009 - 6:58 am

cheesychick - Congratulations to Melissa. Her comment was a good one. Hope it keeps warming up for her.

February 17, 2009 - 9:28 am

Caution - Congrats, Melissa! BTW, CW, we just finished the last of the Duke’s mayo. It was delicious, so I’ve been searching around here, but I guess Duke’s hasn’t broken through the Detroit wall. Maybe when I go see my parents in Kentucky at Easter…