Monday, April 30, 2007

just some scrappy pages...

just thought I'd post some of the pre-baby pages I've done. Actually have not done that many. However, I did do about 5 more than I did for Brigham, so I guess that says something.
Funny, how pre-brigham, I wasn't into scrapping that much, so didn't know of all the COOL pages that could be done about pregancy!!
enojoy and have a great day!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

single digits--BABY---!!

yep, as of today I have EIGHT days until d-day!!

well, actually my due date, the doc says May 7th. Whichever it is, its coming faaast!!

I have been trying to get things done, like the dustruffle for the crib..

getting baby's coming home outfit finished.. ( am taking the one I got at Sax for Brigham and changing out the ribbon color). Its just a sweet white gown, and so with the ribbon change, it will be perfect .

Andrew told me this weekend he wants to put up a(version of a ) chair rail over the baby's crib and then put pegs, to hang sweet lil things. we actually saw something similar in a model home a couple months back. They had the chair rail and then a higher rail going all around the room. It was very cute.. so we'll see how much gets done!!

Saturday we went to the Purdue spring game. it was gorgeous weather, and our friends gave us their VIP tickets, so we could sit in the special 'suite' seats.
(pict taken last weekend at springfest..notice the winter coat and hat?)
anway, this is Brig's new friend. unfortunately he was injured and didn't play in the game.
he is one of the guys that will end up in the pros.
He is mighty fine if I do say so too !!!

It was fabulous, b/c I didn't have to sit on the backless bleacher seats for 2.5 hours, plus we had access to the consessions.

And when you're 9 months pregnant, and forgot to eat breakfast, that comes in handy!

We got to hang out with some of our friends and talk predictions for the coming season. My dad went with us too, so Brigham had a blast with grandpa.

Got home, and spent 5-6 hours doing yardwork. I dictated and planted flowers (from a chair) LOL!!

and my dad edged and dug out all those pesty little grasses that get into the garden.

Andrew mowed, and edged and spread seed.

I've got to remember to call the lawn service and get a treatment done this week.. seems like something I will easily forget!!

Yesterday, we went to church, started a great sermon series on 'challenging ourselves'/

this was on helping the needy.. in whatever capacity, etc.

Very fitting, because yesterday afternoon, was our HOmeword BOund walk for Habitat .

I led a team as we walked the 5k thru some really run down parts of town.

Makes you so appreciative for what we have been given. I truly get so mad that people are actually living like this. children playing in conditions like this.

I know we can do more, but the sad thing is that many of these people don't want the help. Very few are able and willing /wanting to get themselves out.

I totally believe it starts with education. and man, do we have a long way to go.

Anway, I was shocked as much as my husband was that I made it with no complaining to the finish line!!

It felt good, and it was a beautiful's some of us at the end: my preggo friend Jill, Andrew, my dad and Brigham sitting easy in the stroller!

we finished the day off with ice cream and then I sat on the couch for a couple hours!!
today is dedicated to deep cleaning .. already cleaned the kitchen and dining/ and living rooms. now comes the fun part.. the bathrooms!!
such is the life!!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

so busy...

doing and going = no time to blog.

and what a bummer, b/c there actually would be a lot to blog about!!


ok, so recap of last week...

Easter was perfect. one of the best celebrations in the last few years.

Spiritually, it was just awesome, our services were fantastic, and the music, scriptures, message, just really spoke to me. Love that when that happens.

We had dinner with two of our friends and my mom joined us. I did all the cooking, cept for my mom did the ham. I didn't want my girlfriends to have to do anything... just show up and enjoy.

The weather was completely ridiculous, but that did not stop us from having a huge egg hunt in the back yard. We had so much fun hiding them, and then watching all the kiddos search around for them.

this year, Brigham got the whole idea and scored a bunch of eggs.

needless to say, none of the kids ate Easter dinner, as they had feasted on chocolate and jelly beans.

We had a great time. I felt really good(suprisingly for cooking and being on my feet all day).

Finally around 9:30 pm, I crashed.. on the couch.


we worked some more on the book case for Brigham's room. I did loads and loads of laundry. =)

Finally, I think this cold spell is gone and I can pack up all Brig's winter clothes.

We put in a new closet system (that totally rocks) and I am having fun, organizing and adding *pink* into his closet.

there is so much room in there now, and now wasted space, so most of the toys are able to fit too.


Wednesday, I met some girlfriends for dessert at the ol' Olive Garden, ... and they SURPRISED me with a shower!!

well, actually it was a diaper shower to be exact with a few touches of pink(bibs) and some adorable home made burp cloths.

I am totally stocked for several months on diapers and wipes. =)


Friday, we had sunshine and (warmer) temps,. I watched a friends little girl all day and it was so nice to be outside with the kids.

They helped me in the garden.. rode bikes.. and played with almost every toy from the garage!!

yep, I know I said I was in the garden.. at 37 weeks preggo, it was a tad exhausting, bending over and such, but I just had to get all the weeds out and I can't wait to plant some annuals this week!!

Guess, I have spring fever, or nesting issues..!!


Saturday, we went to dinner with friends. Went to a local pizza place with the best fried dough around. Baby totally was digging it.

Love hanging out with them. the kids get a long great. husbands/wives get a long great. we see them about every other week.. and its so much fun.. you know No time limit or anything.

Of course, someone suggested ice cream afterwards.. (which is sort of a tradition with us)

we hit the DQ and the kids started flying high(on ice cream that is).


yesterday we slept in. and then spent the afternoon at Purdue for their Spring fest.

pics to come.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

the sun is shining, the birds are singing

this is partly why I haven't been blogging!!
(just out and about enjoying the spring weather)
Last weekend was spent with birthday parties for Brigham's little friends.
Babysitting for a friends children (2 and 7 mos)
actually, Andrew spent the evening babysitting, b/c my crzy preggo mind forgot that we did indeed have plans to go to a birthday party, and offered to watch another friend of mines children so they could have a night out with her visiting parents.
Who would have thought Andrew couldn't handle it!
When I got into my car, after the party, my phone had 5 missed calls.. two desperate messages , and then it began to ring..
Um, duh, I told you I was taking Brigham to a birthday party at Chick Filet~
Andrew-- this baby has been crying the entire time!!
Ok, I'll be home. and guess what as soon as I walked in the door, and reached for her. she stopped. and never made another sound =)
By the way, Chick filet throws fabulous kids parties, if you're into making a call, showing up, and having it ALL done for you.
Me of course is more into stressing for months, spending hundreds of dollars, letting my creative side go wild, and making my husband miserable until the party is over.. (all for a few hours)
Yep, I have already started planning, and purchasing for Brigham's 3rd party this JULY!
hopefully, it will be less stressfull this time, since I am starting ahead of time.
Oh wait, I will have a newborn too. guess we'll see what happens
Sunday was spent lunching with friends and getting ice cream.
This past weekend we completely cleaned and reorganized the garage.
Got rid of a winters worth of dog hair. YUCK.. and moved Hailey and her house to the side yard.
Several people came by thinking we were having a garage sale.. OOPS.
I dug up all the dead stuff and cleaned up most of the garden around the house.
A tad painful, as this belly tends to get in the way.
Andrew mowed the lawn, and spread grass seed.
My dad bought Brigham an unfinished book case and came over and stained it.
I made dinner for our good friends who just had a baby boy and we got to visit with them again.
Seriously at one week old, he is the cutest thing ever. I think I have seen him 5 times so far.
I guess I am getting that baby itch...
Sunday after church, we went to McAlisters Deli and Brigham serenaded a lady at the table down from us with his A,B,C's.
We should have told him about the tip thing. He could earn a nice living at such a young age.
I bought some flowers to plant, but now they are sitting in my garage, b/c its supposed to go back to 7 days of 40 degree weather! YUCK.
I am heading out to buy an Easter dress for myself and have no idea what I am going to do.
And I need to look for some saddle shoes for Brigham , to go with his little Eton suit.
We are trying to teach Brigham about Easter, he doesn't even get the whole Bunny thing.
He definately knows that Jesus 'fell off the cross'. and then woke up again.
He made a cute palm branch in sunday school and has been going around the house singing "Hosanna".
Well, I better get the little guy dressed so we can attempt to run errands.
Hope you are all having a great week!


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