Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Sister's Birthday - Super Girly Fun!

Woo-hoo!!!!!!!! Today is my sister, Tanya's birthday! Tonight Tanya, Mom and I get to go out for super girly fun ... and I can hardly wait!

We are going to the nail salon for pedicures and then having dinner at Outback (yummmy)!

Stay tuned for pictures ...


Girly Thursday Nights

My girlfriend, Brandi, decided when we met last year, that I needed to make time to get out of the house from time to time. So we started making almost every Thursday night our girls night out, and it has been so much fun!

Our husbands work together, and they have been very supportive of the idea! I am grateful that Jacob makes it so easy for me to get this time out for some female interaction on a regular basis!

When it started we would just go sit on the patio at the nearest Starbuck's to drink and chat for hours. We did that for a long time, then we started expanding our nights out by doing a couple other things. One night we ordered chips and salsa at a mexican resturant, we've gotten drinks at Sonic, and most recently - we've been watching lots of new movies at the movie theater (last week was my favorite movie in a while - "Date Night" - so funny)!

Thank you, Lord, for girlfriends and giggles! Thank you for coffee drinks and sodas! Thank you for people who "get" us! Thank you for shopping and eating out! Thank you for baby stores! Thank you for all of these little things! Thank you for this beautiful life!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Family Fun Weekend

Man, I wish I had my camera with me the entire weekend! We had such a great time of family fun together, but all of my pictures below are from Sunday!

On Friday night we went to a Frisco RoughRider's game with Cal's baseball team. The weather was perfect, Tanya and Barrett came along (go to Tanya's blog for pictures), and Oliver was chosen along with 2 other babies before the game started to be in a baby game between the second and third innings! He got to go down on the field with Daddy! Very fun night!

On Saturday we took the kids to one of those pottery painting studios. What a blast! The three big kids each picked out an item to paint, and they all did a great job! I'll have to post pictures of the finished products after we get them back (we'll go back to pick them up this weekend, after they are fired and glazed)!

Sunday, again the weather was perfect, so we stayed around the neighborhood and enjoyed being outside together!

First the boys played a little golf in the back yard (don't worry about the safety of your windows, Laura ... they have little plastic golf balls).

Oliver got to go swinging at the park!

We took a walk to feed the ducks. One mama duck just had her babies recently in Laura's front yard next door, so we visited them down at the pond!

Our newest expert bike-rider, Dylan got to ride his wheels all around the neighborhood!

Daddy and Korbin shot some hoops together!

I'm thankful to have had such a beautiful weekend to relax and enjoy our little family!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Missing What We Barely Had

On the day that I started having symptoms of a possible miscarriage, I talked to my doctor on the phone right away. Then later that day in an email he wrote, "Praying for TWB." I wrote back, "TWB?" He replied, "TWB = Teenie Weenie Baby." [Side note: How many OB/GYN docs will pray for their patients??? My doctor is the best!!! Hubby and I affectionately call him "Super Doctor!"]

Anyway, over the course of that weekend of eternal waiting, I realized that Super Doctor had actually given the baby his or her first nickname! I told my sister Tanya that whatever happened, the initials TWB would always be very special to me - especially if what I was experiencing was in fact an early miscarriage!

Well look how perfect and wonderful my sister is! Here is a picture of what she gave to me! It is the most amazing thing she could have done, and I will treasure it forever! Thank you, Tanya!!!!!!!!!!!!

Then ... a couple of days later my wonderful Mom came to our front door with another special baby memorial gift! She had gone to the fabric store, picked out these brand new pink and blue fabrics, and made us this sweet baby blanket to hold onto whenever we are feeling sad! Thank you Mom!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't I just have the greatest family support?!?!?! What a blessing!!!!!

A Cute Easter Picture of Maggie

This is our "little girl" during the Easter egg hunt! She's so pretty and tiny!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Can we please go back in time?

We just found out that the pregnancy that I recently so happily announced is now over. There's no simple way to say it - and I'm all out of explanations. I'm just wishing we could go back in time to the happy way things were last week.

Life goes on. Baby is safe and happy in Heaven! Hubby is taking wonderful loving care of me! I'll start a fresh new day tomorrow morning!

Goodnight all,