Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Showers and Such...

OK- So I'm playing a little catch up... It's been crazy busy lately- but wonderful!

On July 12 we had our first baby shower in Tyler. My precious mother-in-law Sarah, sister-in-law Tricia, and good friend Stori planned a wonderful luncheon and shower at The Potpourri House in Tyler. It was SO much fun... of course celebrating babies is ALWAYS fun.

My mother-in-law Sarah and my blossoming belly

What a sweet cake (ha)!

Just look at all the wonderful gifts! My sweet sister-in-law FILLED and I mean FILLED a baby tub with all sorts of wonderful things- including a custom made diaper bag..... I am SO thankful!


So, then on July 19 & 20 Brett and I attended "Prepared Childbirth", "Breastfeeding", and "Early Infant Care" all crammed into 11 glorious hours at Baylor All-Saints hospital. No pictures unfortunately. Brett was a real trooper and is SO much more interested in the birth, changing diapers, and he knows more about how a breast works than he ever dreamed. It actually was a lot of fun. I think the best part was getting to tour the L&D department at the hospital. It's brand new and just beautiful. We are so thankful to have our BabyGirl in such a neat place!

We headed to Abilene on July 25th and celebrated my Dad's birthday at Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap- sooo yummy!

On Saturday, we had our 2nd baby shower in Abilene. My amazing mother and 10 of her work and church friends put together a beautiful brunch for us. It was so nice to see lots of friends and close family that we rarely get to spend time with.

Me and all the ladies...

Me and my favorite ladies...

Won't that be a beautiful "coming home" blanket...

So, after the shower, my mom got to work. Her gift to us is "custom-made" baby bedding. We found all the fabric weeks ago, and then this weekend we camped out at my brother's house and my mother literally sewed non-stop for 2 days. She is probably the hardest working woman I know...literally. It is almost finished, so I will post pictures of the final product when it's all together. Thanks so much Mom! BabyGirl, Brett and I appreciate your time more than you know.

Momma hard at work...

Isn't that BabyGirl growing!!!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Independence Day!!

I love the 4th of July! Honestly, Christmas and Easter certainly "mean" the most, but the 4th of July has always been my favorite celebration. Warm weather, great food, great friends and family, and just "hanging out" much fun. This year we spent the weekend in Granbury with our new great friends Dewayne & Katie. Here's the run down-
Friday, Brett & Dewayne golf, then meet up with the girls and Dewayne's cousins later for pizza. That night we joined the church (and the rest of Granbury) in the Walmart parking lot for fireworks.

Katie and I waiting on fireworks...
She is around 36 weeks pregnant and counting. I predict future BFF's in those bellies!

Saturday- we met up with the same crew for a morning parade then shopped the arts and crafts around the downtown square. I didn't find a thing, but Katie found a precious toy box for baby Johnna. Now her nursery is complete. Home for a MUCH needed nap, then a quick stop for dinner at another friends birthday party. Met back up with the Wilkins crew and headed to a street dance in their neighborhood with lots of folks we know... So much fun.

The whole crew waiting on the parade. My sister Anna is front and center, then sweet Katie (so sorry I caught you drinking), then Dewayne's cousin Landon, Brett, Dewayne, and Landon's brother Garrett.

We have been especially blessed with good friends lately. I hope everyone else out there had just as wonderful a celebration.