Sunday, November 22, 2009

Baby Shower

Our friends here in Clarksville threw us an awesome couple's baby shower last weekend. We had such a great time and we are sincerely thankful for all the food, fun, and gifts for baby! I did not remember to take my camera, but thankfully Holly and Erin took some great ones. I did not get a picture of the wonderful hostesses, but Thank You so much Erin, Holly, Mary, Lisa, and Regan.
Erin pinning on a pretty corsage. You girls are too sweet!
Daddy and Mommy to be!
What Are Little Boys Made Of? Snakes, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails!
The Nursery Rhyme theme was so adorable! The girls made these huge cupcakes (that were delicious, by the way) and decorated them themselves...that's right...they should go into business together!
The gorgeous and delicious food table!
The Meatballs had toothpicks that say "It's a Boy!"

Some mingling before the festivities began.

Upstairs cute!

Theresa, Sarah, and Jenny
Pete and Deena, our friends from Lexington, they came all the way down to spend the weekend with us. Thank you guys! It was so great to visit with you!

Jenny and Nick

Some of the Hostesses, Mary, Regan, and Holly. Behind the couch are our friends Chris and Emily who came up from Nashville!

Holly and Chris

Playing Games!
Reading cards.
Opening gifts. Thank you all so much for everything! You totally spoiled us and baby!

Diaper Changing Pad! Steven just realizing the smelly side of being a Dad...get ready, Honey, you're in charge of the stinky ones!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Family Heirloom

We had gorgeous weather this weekend in Tennessee, and Steven and I spent quite a bit of time outside working on our baby cradle. We are so excited to have this cradle; it is the same one that he, his sister, Alicia, and his brother, David all used as babies. Steven’s mom, Terry, gave it to us when we were out in Washington this past April after talking about starting a family! We recently had it stripped of its old stain and polyurethane so we could start from scratch and refinish it. Here are a few before and after….well, more like before and middle, because we’re not done. We’ve sanded and put the first two coats of stain on it, but you’ll see we haven’t stained the bars yet on most of the sides or put on the lacquer finish. Anyway, we are so excited about the color and how it’s going to look when we’re done.

Also, to make this a super unique family heirloom…my mom is making special bedding for the cradle. We picked out some gorgeous white eyelet fabric when they came down to visit in September! Mom made fancy bedding and bumpers…and we can’t wait to see it!!! We hope that one day we’ll be able to pass it down to our kids, the cradle from Grandma Reynolds and bedding from Grandma Dowling! How cool!

Lacy loved being outdoors with us too. She just chills in the front yard while we work! The neighbor kids love to play with her, so they’re over all the time running around in the front yard. Fall colors are some of my favorite, and the mums on my porch are so pretty this time of year, and the berries on our holly trees in the front just turned red. Love the Fall!

Pre-Sanding and Staining

After the first two coats of stain

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween Fun

I'm 31 weeks today!! crazy how fast this pregnancy has flown by! I'm still feeling good, let's hope that keeps up!
We've had a busy couple of weeks. Steven has been working lots of long hours lately, and he's in the field this whole week...can't wait to see him Friday afternoon! I've been pretty busy at work, too, which is nice. My boss is in the process of trying to find someone to replace me, so it looks like my last few weeks here will be training someone else. I'm kinda going to miss this job!
Last Thursday my small group bible study ladies and I volunteered at the Nashville Zoo. We passed out candy to the kids and manned a few reminded me of when my family used to volunteer at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. We had a great time!

30.5 weeks

The Witches! We met at the church and drove down together. Fun Fun!!
L to R: Theresa, Jenny, Jenae, Sarah, Kelly
Sorceress Theresa
Jenny in our scary trees booth at the zoo...we passed out M&M's.
Sarah, Kelly and Theresa at their booth. They handed out kazoos...who wants a kazoo on Halloween?? I guess the zoo thinks that's a fun treat...maybe that's the candy.