Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
According to Pregnancy Weekly, “Around the fifth month of pregnancy, the "nesting" instinct can set in. This is an uncontrollable urge to clean one's house brought on by a desire to prepare a nest for the new baby, to tie up loose ends of old projects and to organize your world. Nesting brings about unique & seemingly irrational behaviors in pregnant women. They have also reported doing things like taking apart the knobs on kitchen cupboards, just so they could disinfect the screws attached to the knobs. Women have discussed taking on cleaning their entire house, armed with a toothbrush. There seems to be no end to the lengths a nesting mother will go to prepare for her upcoming arrival.”
Monday, August 25, 2008
We had a yummy breakfast at Arnie's Restaurant.
The "cake" was made out of towels and decorated with the flowers Michelle will be using in her wedding.
Now I am having fun with the planning of an upcoming baby shower for Annie and her "sweet pea" who is due in October!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
We couldn't resist buying the perfect souvenirs for Gavin and Anne Hope.
The family sitting near us had several young children. All of the kids danced & sang through the entire concert. During the concert someone came up and said to me, "Your son knows EVERY single word or every song!"
Friday, August 8, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
During the reception guests were encouraged to participate in a game. Instead of a dollar dance, individuals could pay to have another couple's names added to a raffle. Each time the bride and groom smooched, in response to clinking glass, they also drew a name of a lucky couple to stand and mimic their over-the-top, newlywed kiss.
Who knows what kind of lunch break conversations between Kevin and his co-workers preceded this date, but the guys certainly had an impression about our relationship status. One jokester added our names to the drawing. Unaware that we were included in the game, we were caught completely off guard when the bride called out "Kevin & Katie, please stand and show us your kiss!"
It's a bit unfortunate that we were both too red faced and nervous to remember much about our first kiss (Kevin's first ever...)! Thankfully we had another, bit more private opportunity, a few days later ~ and now a lifetime to keep practicing. It was only a short year later when we relived the public kiss in front of our own wedding guests!
As our 8th anniversary approached this month, it was fun to think together about our first kiss. We were reminded that we may still owe someone a long overdue "THANK YOU!"
This post has been submitted to Scribbit's August Write Away Contest "First Kiss."
Aren't these looks to die for???
Monday, August 4, 2008
Gavin noticed right away that the baby wasn't dressed "Naked Baby! Naked Baby!" Anne Hope replied, "Baby's swimming Gavin!"
"Yeah, well when we go to get our pictures taken mom makes us wear clothes!"
I explained to Gavin that the baby doesn't have any clothes yet, but we will dress her/him after he/she is born.
"Oh! So, that is why the doctor has to be right there to quick put the clothes on the baby before anyone sees him naked."
(Sorry... it is difficult to show a clear photo of an ultrasound picture, but this is a profile picture with the baby's hand up by the mouth)
I remember when we were first expecting Anne Hope I wondered how I would have enough room in my heart to love another baby as much as I loved Gavin. It didn't take long to figure out that is not a problem at all. Seeing this beautiful little one yesterday, and finally getting a profile visual, is just another way I have filled my love bank for this baby! Today I think about each movement (and kick) with new hope and purpose after yesterday's glimpse inside. Every child is his/her own unique miracle and I can't wait to meet this new babe.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
At our house we have some BIG tobyMac fans! The kids have been listening to the live cd on repeat for weeks! Last night they decided to put on their own concert. They carefully dug through the dress up box looking for just the right hats to look like tobyMac. This exclusive, in home concert specifically featured Anne Hope's favorite tobyMac song, rapped by his son Truett (TruDog). I guess these two are "Jesus Freaks for real!" We better get them to a concert soon...