Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Break! Well, I, of course, was SUPER glad to have a break from work! I am excited that I get to see my kids for 4 more weeks until maternity leave, but I'm also SO ready to be off my feet and relaxing for awhile! I really wish I had another opportunity to do that before Eli is born... I guess that's what weekends are for.

Wes and I went to Abilene to visit his family for Thanksgiving this year! And, as you can see by the pictures, IT SNOWED!! It was SO much fun to have snow for Thanksgiving! And it was a good kind of snow...the kind the packs well and sticks to the ground but doesn't freeze like ice on the road. It was perfect!

We had a great time but are glad to be back home to rest before work next week! Here are some pictures from our fun time with the Martin's!

This is Rachel and Steven's house all covered in snow!
They let us stay there while they were gone. Love you guys!

Here we are in front of this huge field that is covered in snow! It was so pretty!

Wes and Robert playing around :)

Umm...I thought Wes wouldn't actually throw the snowball at me, but I was WRONG!

We were going to like paste ourselves into the pic, but I stood in the wrong place when I was taking Wes' picture :( Oh well....

Wes and I at his aunt Malta's and we are ready to eat!

This is Wes' super cute mom, Carol and him :)

We had so much fun! Love you guys!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

34 Weeks! And More!

Sorry for the absences lately :) I am so thankful that it's the Thanksgiving Holiday I can't even express myself! Everything is still going great! My feet still swell, my sleeping patterns are much worse (considering he wakes me up all the time and I have to go to the bathroom), and I am an ever growing soul... but I'm sure that comes with the territory!

Here were are being SO excited for Thanksgiving Break!!

Here are some pictures of the nursery as it looks right this second. I'll take much better ones once I actually everything on the walls and pictures in frames, but I just had to show you all the amazing stuff my mom did! First, here is a little reminder of the sickness that used to be Eli's room.

Ok this rocker and footstool belonged to my great-grandmother. It used to be just a plain wood color and the cushions were these gross orange cushions. My mom made new cushions and spray painted the furniture black, and it could not look more perfect! The chest used to be that old white chest that belonged to my parents for Josh when he was little. My amazing mother, once again, repainted it and put new handles on it and it looks fantastic!

Here are the curtains my mom made! I think they are SO cute!

So here is the crib covered in goodness! My mom made the little comforter and the ruffles at the bottom out of these super cute sheets we finally found at JC Penny's. The shelves were the gross "white" shelves that Wes painted black.

Some people are like, "you're huge!" and I'm like "yes, I know. Thank you." And others are like " are so cute!" and I'm like "you are so sweet!" And still others are like, "you're huge!!!" and I'm like "I'm supposed to be!!!!!"

I need to take some pictures of some super cute things I have received for Eli. I feel bad because I haven't taken pictures of like the diapers or wipes, but those things have become like gold to me, so I am so grateful for them as well, but most people just want to see the cute stuff! Today one of my students bought be the cutest little fleece boots with the cutest little blue outfit! I will have to get a pic and update this! And one student bought me this little snuggly blanket for him, and it is so adorable as well! I love all these little gifts!

Here is my 34 weeks pic compared to my 29 week pic. It makes me laugh to see how Eli was laying at 29 weeks! I guess he was just trying to make sure everyone knew he was there!

34 Weeks!

29 Weeks!

Here is the bassinet that has been in our family since my aunts and my mom were born. I think they said every baby has been in that bassinet starting with them! So, that's kind of cool! Anyways, my mom of course redid a lot of it, including a new cushion, blankets, siding, and ribbon! It's very traditional boyish, which makes me laugh sometimes, but it is actually super cute!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Eli's Party!

Wow! Sorry it's been awhile since my last post! I haven't been this busy in a really long time! I have only had one night a week where I haven't had anything so I'm usually laying on the couch watching TV...

Well I had SO much fun at Eli's Party (aka, the baby shower)! I had no idea what to expect when Wes and I drove up to the party, but as soon as I walked in I loved every minute! We had so many friends and family there that it still brings tears to my eyes to think about it! I just felt so loved and I was so emotional I think because everyone was buying these precious gifts for someone they have never even met. My mom and my aunts were saying the night before the party that you feel so happy and so proud when other people say good things about your kids, and I know I don't fully understand that yet, but I think I got a slice of that at the party every time I opened the most adorable gifts for Eli from such sweet people! I LOVED it!

Jeff and Meredith really put on a great time! The food was delicious, everyone was so happy, and The Langford House was gorgeous! There were tons of pictures taken and here are a few of the ones that we have!

This was the cutest little coat that I have ever seen! It was a green, soft cuddly coat with little bear ears on the hood! Precious!

My aunt Judy, Sharon, me, and my mom. I was so excited that they drove in from Austin to be there!

Wes, me, Carol, April, Michael, and Robert (Wes' mom and dad, sister, and brother-in-law) at our house after the shower! Cute pic!

haha...notice the sign. This is the XXXL t-shirt Jeff bought for me to wear in the hospital with everyone's decorations on it...hahaha...

This is Jeff's van that was sitting outside the house letting everyone know where the "partee" was...hahaha...

Me, Meredith, and Hannah! Love you girls!!

Wes' Aunt Susan in blue, then Adriene, Robin, and me. I loved having everyone there!

Me and Chelsea...who I swear I had not seen in like 10 years or something! Hi Chels!!! I am so glad you came!!

Here is everyone decorating onesies for Eli...haha... some of them were super cute!

Here we are sneaking a peak at the gifts!

Seriously, it was so much fun! I will definitely remember that forever! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!