Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Springfield, MO trip

One last trip before Roman arrives! We flew out of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport by our house. Turns out, it was cheaper to fly and it is only 10 minutes away! Plus, parking was a breeze and only $5 per day! The only downfall is that the airline we used (Allegiant Air) only flies to select cities.

While in MO we visited Chad's friends from high school again. Cindy and Jason Smith (and all their family) were so kind to us and the pancakes we had on Sunday morning before church were delicious (as always!). Cindy's parents even had some cute kitties for me to play with. Too bad Chad wouldn't let me take one home. :( Cindy's mom was so sweet to me...on top of being so kind and welcoming she made me a diaper cake! It was adorable. There was even a little hand-made knitted bottle holder..beyond cute! I couldn't fit it in my luggage so they said they would ship it to us! After another yummy home-made meal (red, beans and rice), the guys went golfing...I heard it was a blast, despite the cold! And to top the day off, we all met at Cindy's house for another great meal and some apple pie! What a great day it was! Then we visited Steve and Carrie Brown. They too welcomed us into their home for some yummy burgers and entertainment from their daughter, Kira. She would run around chasing the cat. If she was successful in catching him, she would try to put him a cupboard...then laugh and laugh and laugh! Good times! We even got to see their newest addition...their son, Cody who is 4 months old and a hefty, healthy 20lbs (almost)!

We were able to stop by the ranch and roam around a bit. We even saw a huge 10 point deer (a deer with 10 antlers)! It was amazing! Overall, the weather was gorgeous and the company was delightful! Thanks to all of them.





Tuesday, October 28, 2008

25 week bump

We went to Missouri and stayed in the Walnut Inn Bed and Breakfast. This pic was taken in the room!

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Friday, October 24, 2008

What's your Cardboard Testimony?

Watch this video! It's awesome! Be sure to have some tissues handy. This video reminds me of the great things God has done in our lives...He is so worthy of our praise! If you don't know Jesus all you have to do is go to HIM just as you are (imperfect, sinful, whatever..)and accept His son, Jesus, to be your savior from all your sins. God loves you no matter what you've done or experienced in the past!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

24 week bump!

So I've been feeling great and haven't had any cravings as of yet...I still think they are a myth (cuz I haven't craved anything yet). Roman's been kicking and he's even learned something new in his spare time. On a few occasions, he has pushed on me with all his strength. Today he "pushed" for about 5 seconds...long enough for me to recognize it was different than a quick kick, feel his hand/bottom/head (who knows) push on my tummy, and then start counting.'s his new little trick for him to play on mommy when she's in the middle of bible study! Do I praise him or scold him?!!! Hmmm, it didn't hurt too bad and I kinda want him to do it i'm thinking I'll praise him (for now!)

Here's the lates bump pic...I hope y'all enjoy watching me get plump!

Friday, October 10, 2008

22 week bump!


Miss May snuck into the nursery and fell asleep in the crib...Maybe she's still a little attached to the room since it used to belong to the cats!


Me at 22 weeks...seriously, it's getting bigger!
We caught Bubba with his paw up on my belly...can you feel Roman kick!? Cats are funny.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Pretty plants!

I decided that the space above our kitchen cabinets was looking kinda bare. Many people use it as a plant ledge, so I thought I would get creative and try to put together something from Michaels. Sporting my 40% off coupons and and the Michaels ad, I searched the store for some pretty plants and flowers. Here's the result. However, please keep in mind that my creativity is simplicity combined with it's nothing over the top or can't tell that I was an engineer?!! I bought enough accent flowers to change with the seasons (thinking ahead makes the creativity functional!) LOL!

Of course, Miss May (our 1 yr old kitty) had to check out the new stuff...nearly tipping over the vase...I'm preparing myself for the day when I walk into the kitchen and all the plants/flowers are on the ground and the cats are performing "jungle training" Oh, good times!

Baby's room wall paper

So we got a tip from Chad's cousin that it is easier to put up wall paper using a squirt bottle...soooooo, we tried it when we did the wall paper in Roman's room. We haven't done much decorating, but here's the wall paper pics. Because we are dorks (I say that in the most self-aware way), we had a system to how we put up the wallpaper. Chad cut (using my handy-dandy scrapbook cutter!) the paper then held it up while and I squirted on the was fun!

Oh and our walls are not quite level so the wall paper kinda looks slanted, but as much as it bothers us...we're like...ah, who cares...Roman's not going to come out looking for straight and parallel lines! That might take a few years before that genetic trait kicks in!