Friday, May 13, 2011

I'm back. :) with a random catch-up post

"For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted what I asked of him".
In the "mommyhood" club I've found myself a part of...talks of sleepless nights, changed marriages, and negativity seem to outnumber the positive. I refuse to start life as a mom with other people's thoughts "raining on my parade." I am thankful sisters well as heather and stephanie's (two college friends) who give a realistic, but so blessed view of being a mom. We can't wait to meet Anna Ruth, tired nights and all!

Let's get this party started! A month without a real blog post is too long :) Brett's work had a shower for him today and this is how he found his cubicle this morning!

I was unable to attend but stopped by after I got off work. He had fun opening all the girl things on his own :)
Relaxing evening at home.....
This is from my shower at work with two of the other THREE expecting teachers this year...four of us in all. They say not to drink the water around Westwood.... :)

Anna Ruth's cute stuff!
Having fun flying with Uncle Brett. (Can you tell he's excited for his own little gal?)
Books, books, and more books....
This is our backyard..
My girl and I

We hosted Mother's Day lunch at our house. :) I loved being able to do that and having everyone over. I missed my momma though-she and my dad have been in Mexico this week-wahooo!
You just never know what little surprises might show up at Uncle Brett and Aunt Sara's house...
Just how I like it...a full table with great fellowship and good food! This truly made our house feel like "home"..
Anna Ruth's room is already a popular place :)
35 weeks...
Our country casa
Anna Ruth's pinwheels..Part of Anna Ruth's nursery..

Her nursery opens up to the great room with french doors..

Her nursery looks so dark here-booo. It's really not! It's a bright, cheery room...can't wait to have the little girl to go in it.
Roses from Brett for mother's day..

Later on I'll post the rest of the house....craft room, study, Master bedroom, and upstairs!
Childbirth class tomorrow-bring on the fun!!


Heather said...

oh my word i love those pinwheels. i love the whole house--my dream country house :) and you go girl for not falling into the "oh poor me mommy trap." yes, it is hard. and what good thing isn't? it will be the most blessed period of your life and anna ruth is so lucky to have you as a mom. we are counting down the days with you and i'm so glad you are baaack.

McCraine Family said...

Too many things to comment on...I love the whole post, and I love your little family! SOOOO excited for Anna Ruth to get here!!! I love you!