Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Finally some pictures

I finally uploaded some pictures from the wedding and the rehearsal dinner.  Aunt Meghann and Aaron at the rehearsal dinner.
 Mother and the groom...
 Uncle Cameron and Grace goofing off.  It looks like she was trying to escape or she was being squirmy, but he was actually letting her go here, she was having a blast.
 Uncle Taylor reading to Grace that weekend..she totally soaks up her attention from her Uncles and Aunt.
 This is my absolute favorite picture from that kids and my siblings!
 This picture cracks me up because litterally seconds before the camera flashed she was smiling this sweet huge grin, but then the camera caught this picture!
 Grace at the wedding taking pictures with the disposable camera.  Having a blast.    I will have to try to post a video of Grace dancing.  She danced the night away in her sweet flower girl dress and was a hit on the dance floor.  My little show stopper.
 The bride and groom listening to the speeches.
So far our trip out in SD has been a blast and we have been super busy, visiting family, camping and hanging out.  I will try to get some camping pictures up real soon.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Weddings n such

UPDATE: I wrote this blog last week and finally got it posted. Enjoy!

Hey everyone, we have been sooo busy lately and I haven't gotten to my blog. One reason is I left my camera in San Diego 2 weekends ago and having been waiting for this weekend when we go back to get it. We went out to go to my brother Cameron's wedding. He married his long term girlfriend Heather who is a total sweetheart. I now have a new sister in law! It was a crazy weekend and Grace got the stomach flu for the first time ever. Poor thing was scared to death but got better quickly and was able to be the flower girl still.
We got in on Friday night to pouring rain, then we had the rehearsal dinner on Saturday night at Stir Fresh a yummy mandarin grill, that you kind of make your own plate thing. It was delish and the kids had a great time playing with their aunt and uncles.
Sunday was the wedding and although it started out raining, the skies dried up (Thank You God) for the ceremony and the reception was held indoors. What a fun party with great food and dancing. Especially for Grace, my little girl was thrilled to be on the dance floor for hours with the adults and she danced her little heart out. Aaron did well too, and fell asleep in his Memaw's arms despite being in the loud room with the dj.
And now we are getting ready to head out again on Thursday night. We have a late flight and did that on purpose so that the kids will hopefully sleep. At least Aaron! We are so excited to be visiting family and also going camping out in the desert for Thanksgiving!
Daddy is going to be coming back early because he has to work and he has a new job that he has really been enjoying. He has been working for about 2 weeks and is so much happier.
I finally felt the baby on Saturday. It was so great and I can't wait to be able to feel it more. I may have decided to find out the sex of the baby though. I was organizing kid clothes and went under my porch to the cold storage and counted 14 boxes/bags/tubs of varying sizes and fullness of boy and girl clothes! So I may find out to get rid of some of those. But I do still have a month to decide. I scheduled my ultrasound and because we are leaving on Thursday and I won't be back home until Dec 12th and then K will be in Rhode Island for training for 2 weeks we scheduled the appointment for Dec 19th. So I will be 21 or 22 weeks so they will be able to see a lot too.
Grace has been so excited about the baby and when she climbs on me and accidentally knees me in the stomach or something she goes, "Oh I am sorry baby." She is just too precious. I can't believe she is almost 3! I told her she has to ask Santa for a toddler bed for Christmas and she thinks she is getting one for sure now! lol We are getting her one for Christmas and I have tried to find one already before we left, but haven't been successful, so hopefully it will be easy when we get back.
K and Aaron were sick last night and that is a bummer. But I think they are both on the road to recovery. Aaron just had a fever and it seemed to have broken. And Daddy had the stomach flu and spent today resting his achy bones. Poor guy. But at least now instead of on vacation, I say. I feel great and finally gained some weight with this pregnancy. Had my prenatal on Monday and I think I had gained 5 pounds even though I have had a bump forever it seems!
Well I gotta wrap up this blog and I will try to post again with pictures of the kids from my cell phone.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pumpkins, Tools and a New SUV

Hey everyone..finally got all my most recent pictures uploaded. I remembered to bring the camera for our pumpkin picking experience. We had a field close by our house that I noticed one day had a ton of pumpkins growing there..then a few days later they had a sign up that they were a pumpkin patch and were selling them. It was great to wander through the field and pick our pumpkins. The only bummer was that Aaron fell asleep five minutes before we got there and stayed asleep the whole time we were picking. He woke up when I was about to buckle him back into the truck.

Grace sure had fun though, trekking through the field trying not to trip on the roots choosing which pumpkin would be the biggest and one she could also carry. Doesn't Aaron look so long in my arms?!

This is Grace showing us her muscles, which you need if you are going to pick up pumpkins.

Mommy and my sleeping little bear.

She found her pumpkin.

So officially Daddy has a new job. I may or may not have mentioned it and his official first day was on Monday. He went on Saturday to FedEx to pick up his tools. 9 boxes that filled the bed of the truck. I went outside and he was a kid at Christmas checking out all the new tools the company provides. Things he has always wanted to work with before that the prior company never allowed. He is so excited to be working for Schneider Electric and already they are proving to be a professional company that really takes care of their employees! The kids climbed up in the back with me and thought they were cool too.

Aren't they just so darn cute?

Whining about something.

Oh this picture cracks me up! So this is Daddy's new ARC (sp?) flash suit. At certain times when he will be doing some work with high voltage he has to wear this suit. (Something the other company never mentioned at all) I told him what a great Halloween costume! He looks like something from a sci-fi movie. I am so glad for the safety measures Schnieder Electric follows and also so thankful that nothing has happened to him for the last 5 years!

Grace showing me her 'peace' sign. I forgot that Murray on Sesame Street ends the show by saying, "See ya next time on the street-PEACE!' And one day she was talking to me and was like, "Peace!" and flashed her peace fingers up. I was like where did she learn that?? I asked her and she told me Murray in Sesame Street. Also a friend of ours Jo taught her I Love You in sign language which she loves doing as well, although she has a little bit of trouble keeping her middle fingers down. So precious!

And finally.........The New To Us Expedition!!! It's just like our old Explorer but with a third row seat in the back. I actually finally drove it myself for the first time yesterday. Daddy drove it around this weekend and I love it.

It has a 6 disc cd changer, heated mirrors and heated seats. The drivers side doesn't work but K thinks he can fix it for me. (I LOVE having a handy husband!) Cruise control, running boards (which I love cuz I am short) trailer brakes and an after market chip to help monitor something or rather. Love all the cup holders and big console, oh and it also has the keyless entry on the outside which is nice for the winter I can start the truck warming up while I gather kids and don't have to worry about it being stolen.

I actually did my grocery shopping today after playgroup and it was so nice to load all the kids and groceries and not have to fight for a spot. Right now I think I am keeping the third row of seating in even though it makes for less storage room in the back. It was funny though because we took the car seats apart to wash the covers this weekend and had to put them back together on Monday. So we stuck the kids in the third row to play around while we did that (or really K did most of the work, since he took them apart) and the kids thought being in the very back was a blast! And now Grace always asks' me, can I be back there? I tell her yes when the new baby comes!

We had a great morning at playgroup, got lots of good play time in and chat time in for mommy. I really do love my playgroup moms, they are the best! Then a late lunch and a late grocery trip that we hurried through. Kind of ironic too, because us moms spent about 10 minutes trying to find Aaron's paci at playgroup this morning and then I lost the paci at the grocery store today. He must have spit it out and I didn't notice until we were on our way to check out and I wasn't about to go retracing my steps through Winco. Oh well!

Tomorrow is Thursday and I start my planning for our trip to SD this weekend for my brother's wedding, I can't wait! And then back home again for a week an a half before heading back to SD to go camping. So busy but so much fun!

Well I hope you enjoyed the pictures! God Bless!