Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas...Part 2

On Friday, we spent most of the day and evening at Michael's moms. She lives next door to Garvan Gardens, in Hot Springs and it was so much fun to go there and see all the lights! The kids loved it and the weather was perfect!

When we got back, we opened gifts, ate dinner and visited! It was great to have a low key evening and be able to enjoy family!

Grams got Gage a farm set and he was thrilled with it! It is crazy how much he loves farms and farm animals!
Our nephew Colson loves trains and dinosaurs and the boys had tons of fun playing together with all their toys!
Thank You Grams, for a wonderful Christmas and we can't wait to do it again! Stay tuned for Part 3...

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas...Part 1

If you have been a follower of my blog for any amount of time, you know that the Holidays are crazy for us. We have several places to be so we try to split the, all up within a few days. For that reason, I'm going to post about Christmas by the day.

Michael and I decided that since we had so many places to be on the weekend, that we would go ahead and open our gifts from each other on Thursday night. I am seriously, the most impatient person EVER and knowing that I have gifts to open gets the best of me. I think Michael just gave in because I begged for them very single day until he did ;) 

Gage opened a few of his too! He was SO much fun this year and SO different from the years in the past. The excitement in his eyes, as he opened each gift, made my heart melt every time!

I loved having our Christmas together, just the 3 of us, and I can't wait until next year when we will celebrate Jesus' Birthday as a family of 4!!

Stay tuned for Part 2...

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Now that all my cards have been sent out for a couple weeks, I feel like everyone already has theirs and I can post them on here. I didn't want to ruin the big surprise for anyone who would be getting one in the mail ;) Typically, when I design our cards, I try to do something very non-traditional. I like for ours to be completely different from any card I've ever seen or designed! I was THRILLED with how ours turned out this year!! What do you think?
If you like what you see, feel free to visit me at 
I'd love to design something special for you!!

Until next time,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

35 weeks...

It seems crazy, I know! I am finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. You see, I don't do well with the whole pregnancy thing. I actually have great pregnancies (so I shouldn't complain) but I tend to be a little on the thick side, as it is, and 30 pounds doesn't help much. And to be honest, the constant "you look like you're about to pop" comments that i hear nonstop, wear me out. However, I love feeling her move around and it has been neat to see the difference from this pregnancy and my pregnancy with Gage. I cant wait to see how different (or similar) they are when she gets here! I have less than 4 weeks until my scheduled c-section and I CANNOT WAIT!!! I have been horrible about taking pictures this time and this one is far from great, but here it is! The 35 week belly picture. And before you say it, I already know, I look like I'm about to pop ;)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Family Pictures 2011...

I think maybe, since September was the last time I blogged, I should probably do a little catching up and get back on my blog game. I was 23 weeks pregnant then and had recently found out that we were expecting a little GIRL! Now, I am almost 35 weeks pregnant and have never been more ready to meet her! I am feeling great, and for the most part I have had an awesome pregnancy. I have only had a few days when I thought I might not make it through these 9 months ;) I have been terrible about taking belly pictures this time, so I thought I would share some professional pictures we had made a few weeks ago! I am beyond thrilled with how they turned out and so glad I went ahead and had them made. For some reason, when you weigh 25 more than usual and your belly sticks out a foot from the rest of your body, you just don't feel great about having your pictures made ;)

Gage is so ready for his little sister to get here! He talks about her all the time and always asks when we are going to get her. I cannot wait to see the look on his face when he finally gets to meet her!