Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Ok, new favorite part of being pregnant... feeling Luke get the hiccups. so cute :) This is the 2nd time it's happened. I think he hates it though, because as soon as I felt them, he did a total flip and kick to my ribs :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Maternity Pics

Photo Shoot
Well, my sister, (won't mention any names :) , insisted that I should take maternity pics.. so I did, for Free, by Deric, in the backyard. I prob got 5 good shots out of 50... (I'm gonna blame it on the hormones and the fact that it was 95-100 degrees outside). Here are the keepers.....

And the outakes.....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Baby Showers

As promised, here are the pictures from my baby showers.

The first was thrown by my friends at work:

They all pitched in and bought us this AMAZING high chair... doesn't it belong on "the Jetsons"??! Luke needed it... well, okay, maybe Lukes mom needed it! I admit it! it's really for me! The food was awesome, and the gifts could not be any cuter! I cried. Thanks guys!!!
The topiary is made out orange flavored cupcakes... yum!

My second baby shower was thrown by my friends. Hosted by Crystal. My mother-in-law, Mary, was also able to attend. She knit Luke the cutest blanket :) Orange and tan of course. Anyway, about the shower...The food and decor was fabulous! They had brunch, complete with ham/biscuit sandwiches with blackberry mustard, Petitie fours, quiches, meat/cheese platter, punch, YUM! Cassia made amazing flower arrangements out of cowboy boots, so cute! And the gifts were awesome, I have a fully stocked nursery now! Thanks girls!!
From Left: Cassia, Me, Natalie, Kylie, Keeley, Mary (mom-in-law), Laura
Kinley in front
The Girls! From left: Joanna, Sarah, Cassia, Marcie (made cutest diaper cake), Crystal (Hostess with the mostest!), Amy (w/cute baby Brinley), Lindsey, Laura, Natalie

Saturday, June 12, 2010

All things Baby

I can't believe my due date is only 4 weeks away!!! Yikes.

I've had 2 baby showers, and they were so above-and-beyond what I expected! My co-workers threw me an awesome shower and collectively bought be the awesomeest, coolest baby high-chair ever! (could i be more excited?!!)
Then my friend Crystal hosted a shower at her house, and it was awesome! The food and decor were out-of-this-world! I had blackberry mustard for the first time, yum! And we recieved a pile of the cutest most adorable gifts :) thanks guys! I will post pictures as soon as I compile them.

This weekend I have so much to do! Luckily, I have what I can only describe as God-given energy and I feel ready to take on the world! Hopefully, I can finish a few of my remaining projects this weekend:
-Sewing baby bumper, crib skirt and quilt
-Hanging shelves in nursery and arranging books (awww, i got some cute books :)
-Wash all baby clothes and hang or put away
-Pack hospital bag
-Buy remaining baby things
and probably more things that i can't remember at this minute...

oh yeah, erica keeps telling me to take some cute maternity pics.... and i was going to... i even considered paying a professional to take them. Then I googled maternity pics to see if I could get some ideas...hmmm... yeah, the majority of them were of mostly naked pregnant women, sometimes with a naked spouse/partner in the pic too.. hmmm... I think I'll pass! Not that those women didn't look beautiful or sexy, but you normally wouldn't post mostly naked pictures of yourself if you weren't pregnant, so I don't see why having a baby makes it okay.... it's still a really intimate picture.. that's just my rant/rave about all this.

I might take some pics in the backyard (fully clothed!) and Deric will have to be the unpaid photographer :) baby belly will definitely be in the pics, we'll see if my face makes the cut... i just do not pose well for a pic.. says alot about my maturity level :)

In other domestic news... the garden is in full swing! We had our first harvest of okra and tomatoes... This year I decided to grow 2 types of okra, the regualar green and then a beautiful scarlet variety. I also planted 3 heirloom tomato plants and 1 regular red plant. The pic below shows the black prince tomato (more of a brown, maroon) and a yellow-heirloom variety.. and isn't that scarlet okra pretty??? once i get a full crop, i'll post some of my fave okra and tomato recipes. The only other thing we have growing is a yellow watermelon, but that won't be ready to eat until late August, i think.