Sunday, May 25, 2008

What have we done lately?

Since my last post Jared and I went to WI for some Verwiel family fun! We had such a good time. The highlights of our weekend were going to the Market on the Square (Ashley, you would have LOVED it!!!) and a baby shower. We are all loud and obnoxious when we get together, so going to a public event just put us all over the a good way!

The Market on the Square was fabulous. With fresh veggies, fruits, breads, flowers, and various vendors around, I would've have liked to live closer so that we could take some goodies home. We tasted plenty, though. The cheese curds they had were fantastic!

That afternoon came the baby shower with Jared's family. We had a cookout at Brian and Krisi's house (Jared's brother-in-law and sister, respectively - my family, too, it just wouldn't have made sense to say brother and sister-in-law would it?). Laurie, Jared's sister, was in charge of the games. We played guess what's in the diaper (so glad I'm over morning sickness/nausea) and a game where the boys had to see what it's like to have a big belly. The boys had to blow up 3 balloons, put them in their shirt, and tie their shoes. Priceless...see the pics below. We received some wonderful gifts and are so thankful that his family did this for us.
As you can see, the belly has grown. I missed a few weeks of pictures. I didn't think I'd care, but I really do. I'll be more diligent to take the weekly pic from now on. You should also know that we repainted a wall in the nursery (it's the wall behind me). Three of the walls are khaki and one is navy blue (instead of the green and yellow room that it was...the green accent wall pulled yellow out of the khaki, and, to say the least, I hated it.) After much discussion and debate, Jared finally allowed the navy wall. I LOVE IT!!!! We should be getting his furniture soon, so I'll post pics of the nursery when we get it somewhat together.
We have narrowed his name to two: Henry or Micah. We had decided on Henry Jonathon, but Jared then decided that he wanted a strong Old Testament name. He's been reading the book of Micah for about 10 days now. He's picked out a great verse to put on the wall or a canvas. That does tempt me a little, but I'm completely sold on Henry...I LOVE THAT NAME! Of course we'll keep you updated with all the baby news.

We've had quite a big day today (Sunday). We purchased a king size mattress, new comforter, and got a membership to Sam's club! BIG DAY!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It's been a while

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Sadly, we don't have any updated pics of the belly. I'll try to get one up this week.
Jared and I were out of town this weekend, and I was plain exhausted!!! He went to Cleveland, as he was in a wedding, and I went to B'ham to see my mom...see our Mother's day pic. It was windy!!!

I went shopping when I went. Got clothes to fit this belly and a baithing suit for this summer! My mom bought me this's a little big, but I'm sure I'll grow into it!!! I will say, though, that my favorite maternity shirt so far was a gift from my friend Tiffany. It's so cute and on the front it says, "Due in September". Everyone thinks it's the cutest shirt and it answers the question right off the bat...The next thing people say is, "Oh my, and you've got THE WHOLE SUMMER TO GO!" if I don't know it's hot and miserable in TX during the summer as it is. Oh well...I'm loving getting ready for this baby anyway!