Thursday, November 27, 2008

Aidan's Nursery & Thanksgiving

Well, we've got a lot of stuff to add to the blog this week. Things are pretty exciting around here as Aidan's arrival gets closer by the day. The most recent development is the completion of the nursery. I stuck in a before shot so you could see how much it's changed since we've moved in. Here are some pictures of that...

We thought it would be funny to put Gazey in the crib since she is so accustomed to trying out any bed she finds. She thought it was nice, but not as comfortable as our bed.

As we celebrate our first Thanksgiving away from home we want to send a hello to our families. My dad, mom, and sister are out at my Aunt Becky's for the holiday and to celebrate my gma Moore's 80th birthday. So happy birthday. We miss you guys and hope you have a wonderful time. And happy Thanksgiving to Laura Beth's family. We wish we could see all of you and are looking forward to the upcoming visits we have planned. We are both grateful for the caring and supportive families we share. They've each helped us out in so many ways. It is bitter sweet to celebrate this holiday. We miss so many people, but we also have so many things to be grateful for.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Got this quiz from one of my favorite friends, Holly. It was fun...I thought it was funny how a lot of my answers were identical to hers.

1. Where is your cell phone? bathroom
2. Where is your significant other? Work
3. Your hair? messy pony-tail
4. Your mother? far away :(
5. Your father? jolly like Santa
6. Your favorite thing? Spending time with my husband
7. Your dream last night? don't think i had one
8. Your favorite drink? Dr. Pepper
9.. Your dream/goal? homemaker
10. The room you're in? living room
11. Your fear? losing a loved one
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? a mom
13. Where were you last night? at the church for a youth event
14. What you're not? patient
15. Muffins? ugh!
16. One of your wish list items? a healthy baby boy
17. Where did you grow up? Salina, KS
18. The last thing you did? ate dinner
19. What are you wearing? sweats & a t-shirt
20. Your TV? just cut out watching over half my shows to start setting a good example for my future children, I only watch about an hour a day now
21. Your pet? spoiled and treated like a child
22. Your computer? needs to be replaced soon
23. Your life? good but stressful
24. Your mood? stressed
25. Missing someone? my family who seem so far away right now and my best friend Ryla
26. Your car? 2008 Honda Accord
27. Something you're not wearing? a bra
28. Favorite Store? Target
29. Your summer? Way too hot
30. Favorite Color? brown and blue
31. Describe you? about to tip over
32. Last time you cried? 30 minutes ago
33. Who will/would re-post this? Beth
34. Four places I go over and over? Church, home, Work, Park
35. Two people who e-mail me (regularly)? Beth and Ryla (if you consider facebook)
36. Four of my favorite foods? shrimp, burgers, fries, cheesecake
37. Four places I would rather be right now? Andover, Lincoln, Hutchinson, and in the hospital waiting to meet my son!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Revolve Tour 2008

Over the weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to be a chaperone for the Revolve Tour. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the Revolve Tour is basically a teenage version of Women of Faith. The girls and I had a great time. I was particurally excited because I got to see my favorite rock band Hawk Nelson!!! I have never been to Women of Faith but they are coming to Spokane in March and Revolve made me very excited to with the women in my church.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Aidan's Shower and Other Random Pregnancy Things

Well first and foremost, as you can see, I am getting huuuuuuuge.

The doctor says I am right on track though and that the baby and I are very healthy. I did however bend down to get something tonight at church and tipped over in my chair. That can't be good. Cliff and I start prepared child birth classes on Monday night from 6-8. I can just picture him now doing the breathing exercises with me. It will be funny.

Our church held a baby shower for me on the 10th. It was so much fun.

There were around 40 people there. I had four wonderful hostesses.

Two are parents of teens in the youth group. One is our church secretary and the other is Tanya who has become the closest friend I have made here. She is actually down for emergency contact in case Cliff can't for some reason make it to Aidan's birth. She will be going to one prepared child birthing class with me as well.
She was responsible for all the decorations and my cute cupcake displays.

Overall Cliff and I were extremely pleased with the amount of kindness that our new church family showed us. We have been very blessed being a part of this congregation. I was so amazed at how much stuff we got but even more amazed that after writing over 40 thank you cards today that we still have even more things to get before little Aidan's arrival. I would have to say that my favorite part of the evening was recieving gifts from all my relatives in Kansas. What a Surprise!!!! A big shout out to my mom who made me the cutest monogrammed burp rags, among multiple other gifts. You're the best mom and I miss having you here during this time. Here are some other pics of the shower.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Bitter Sweet

Well I would say that I finally feel like I'm at home. Cliff and I have met so many wonderful friends here that we have quickly bonded with. We have a small group that meets every Sunday night that we absolutely love. It is with five other families who all have children under five years old. We are learning a lot from them and have had some great discussions to help us build our spiritual growth. Every Thursday night we have friends over to our house, around ten of us, to watch The Office. We feel so blessed to have met so many people our age that want to get to know us as much as we want to get to know them. We already feel like we have known them for years (cheesy I know, but it's true). The Church is throwing us a baby shower on Monday night. We are very excited. The youth group is still doing wonderfully. We had a Halloween Party last week with over 35 teens there. There was a hay rack ride and a zip line. They LOVED it. The only thing missing is our close friends who are now scattered around the country and of course family. I am especially missing my brother and sister-in-law right now as they will be having their second baby, Harrison, on Tuesday. I wish I could be there with them. I will be so great for Aidan to have a boy cousing just two months older than him. The little boys are starting to dominate on my side of the family. Will make for some very fun holidays.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Maternity Photos

Hey Everyone. Here is the link to view our maternity pics if anyone is interested. Enjoy. Let me know which one is your favorite. I'm trying to decide which one to put in Aidan's nursery.