Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Baby Shower :)

This past Saturday, my sister threw an adorable baby shower for Brandon and I.

The theme?

 Waddle It Be?

Therefore lots of rubber duckies were used to decorate. It was all just so darling. 

We felt so blessed (not really felt, we are just plain blessed) by everyone who showed up and supported us.
The food was really as good as it looked. My mom and Maddie worked so hard on preparing everything. Instead of the normal sandwiches etc that you see at showers, they did salads. YUMMY salads. Everything from pasta to fruit and chicken salads. 
There was also crab dip. My goodness :)
I just love rubber duckies.

Maddie had a picture frame with a calendar of the end of October and November and the instructions were for every one who attended to put a pink or blue bow sticker on the date they think baby will arrive.
I love looking at what everyone predicted now. :)
She also had cut outs of rubber duckies in pink or blue scrapbook paper on wooden sticks that were used for a photo opportunity later on after the shower.

We got so many cute and adorable gifts! So blessed!
Everyone held up the duck they had picked out-blue or pink- and we got a picture. Later on I will have to actually edit this photo so you can see the colors. There were a fairly equal amount of blues and pinks.

It was a wonderful shower and it was so great seeing people from my family's church and from around the area that we don't see very often! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I wonder if doing an overwhelming post updating about the summer that Brandon and I have had would be ok.

I am done wondering, and I am determining that it is ok. :)

We have had a fairly eventful summer and usually our weekends are filled. The next two Saturdays we have nothing going on. Strange. :)

Okay, so starting WAYYY back in May. MY neighbor Hannah and I played the violin together in a friend of mine's wedding.

My brother graduated highschool the same day.

The weekend after was my good friend Kelsey's wedding, and I was a bridesmaid. Therefore, I have verrry few pictures.
She's married! AND! She lives near me :) 

Brandon was able to help his family put on a new roof.

In June I hosted a baby shower for a dear friend of mine, Bethany. It was my first baby shower that I've ever done. :) We had a pretty good turn out and a TON of food. That being said, it was a good party.

It was also my first time making a "diaper cake". 

I was privileged to spend sometime one afternoon before it rained, taking pictures of this lovely couple and their adorable family :)

We have been doing a lot of yard sailing this summer.

I have done alot with strawberries, blackberries and tomatoes this summer :)

(Canned diced tomatoes! :) )
In July, I hit a deer and severely messed up my car. It was in the shop for over a month.

Fourth of July was spent with my family and hanging out at the pool.
Brandon and I wound up staying two weeks with my family while waiting for my car to be fixed, and while the owners of our house were back in town.
I was able to go with my mom and the kids to the beach for the day, while we were there.

The kids and I went out for an afternoon :) Just like old times.

We got chickens! :)

The last picture of "our" donkey. She is now our neighbours. I miss her!!

I participated in Dress like a Cow day at Chick Fil A. Kelsey and I hit up three different Chick Fil A's, and a Starbucks for a free drink.

Brandon and I were able to spend an evening just driving on the Blue Ridge  and watching the sunset.  It was a great evening to just get out of the house.

Stephanie, Amy Joy and I spent a day getting pampered. I got my first pedicure, and a manicure (had one before). We then headed over to where Kelsey lives and got sister maternity photos taken :) I will do a post on those later.
Stephanie hosted a Murder Mystery Dinner Party one night, and invited two other couples besides us. It was such a fun night, and the game was really intriguing.
My character was a nurse and Brandon's was a publisher.
Brandon and I hang out at coffee shops pretty frequently :)

The baby is big enough now for me to place things on my belly and it stay put. Unless, baby is awake, which is 90% of the time. If that's the case, I will just hold it, or else it'll be kicked off.

I've used our grill several times so far this summer :) This is obviously an uncooked version of what I was grilling one day.
Brandon and I went on a surprise trip to VA beach the end of July :) This is the place that I had booked for us to stay. It was quite nice.
BABY shower time for Amy Joy!!! :D

Can't wait to meet their little guy in less than a month! :)

The biggest news of August was the arrival of a precious little niece. Chloe Elise.

I am going to close with a photo of what is basically our back yard. It's just gorgeous!!!

Does everyone feel a bit more updated now?

I shall try my hardest to keep this updated from here on out :)

Have a most blessed week!

Monday, August 20, 2012

One Picture

Haha, FINALLY! :) The last one.

ONE Picture

1- I can't wait to meet this baby. 7 months pregnant.