Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Travels

The weekend before Thanksgiving, Daniel and I went to Nashville to spend some much-needed time with his family. We had not been there since July so we were both so excited to go. It was a great weekend of relaxation, playing cards, eating yummy food, spending time with family, etc... It was so much fun and I am so glad it won't be that long until we go back for Christmas. Here is a family picture that we took while we were there...

We only got to spend 2 days there because I had to come back for 2 more days of work :( Those couple of days working went by very quickly and before we knew it, it was Thanksgiving day! We spent Thanksgiving day this year here with my family and went over to my aunt's house for a great lunch. It is a tradition with my family that every Thanksgiving we go to the movies that afternoon. The movie we saw this year was "The Blind Side". I highly recommend this movie if you have not seen it. I thought it was great! So that night we came home and tried to get things packed because we left bright and early Friday morning to spend the weekend in Gatlinburg for our 1st anniversary!! Our actual anniversary was on the 22nd when we were in Nashville, but we wanted to plan a weekend away, just the two of us, but we couldn't go until the weekend after our actual anniversary. We had a great time, and I am so thankful for such a great husband! The past year has flown by, and I can't wait for many many more! I love Daniel so much and I don't know how I got so lucky! We just got back from our trip a couple of hours ago and I am pretty exhausted! But it truly was a blast! Here are some pictures from our trip...

We went to the Dixie Stampede Saturday night and we had a great time. I had never been before, so I had no idea what to expect! The food was great and so was the show. By the way, I thought we stayed in the cutest little cabin. It was 11 miles outside of Gatlinburg so we really had to plan our outings so we didn't spend half the day driving, but it was well worth it b/c we got a GREAT deal on the cabin. It was so cute and cozy and I would recommend it to anyone! If you have never used you should give it a try! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!! :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Boy do I love weekends! They are so much fun! This one has been no exception. I came home Friday and decided to get to work on some sewing projects I wanted to get done. I had two baby showers to attend this weekend and I wanted to make some things for the moms-to-be. I have been wanting to do a burpcloth, and so finally last night I did my first one. My husband is so much help! He is great with the whole measuring part, which is wonderful because I love the actual sewing part of it. Anyway, these are the 2 projects that I completed...
I went to my sweet friend Brooke's shower this afternoon and I gave her the set in the 2nd picture. I have the other shower tomorrow and I am giving her the set in the 1st picture. I am still new to all of this, but I never realized how much fun all of this sewing could be! I think I am going to try to do a blanket next. I still need to do some brainstorming on that one. It couldn't be too hard (yeah right).

Here are a few pictures from the shower today. There were 4 of us pregnant ladies there and we got a couple of cute shots.

All of us are at different stages in our pregnancy... going from left to right in the first 3 pictures is 39 weeks, 32 weeks, 21 weeks, and 16 weeks. We are all in the same church share group and it is so much fun to get to share in this experience together!
Also this afternoon Daniel and I planted some pansies in our front flower box. I have never been great at keeping flowers alive but I am hoping that this time will different. We definitely needed some color in there so hopefully the life span of these little guys will be longer than in the past.
And tonight, we went down the street to some friends' house for dinner. We are so glad that they have moved in only 4 houses down from us. There will be many fun times ahead I am sure!
Well, I had great intentions this weekend of getting some school work done for the upcoming week, but obviously that hasn't happened as of yet. I do still have tomorrow, but I am kind-of known for my Sunday naps around here, so I am not promising anything. Either way, this has been a fabulous weekend and it's not even done yet. Oh, how I love weekends!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy!

This last week has been so busy but it's been so much fun! It all started last weekend. Our good friend Brad came into town and spent Saturday night with us. Daniel and I were both up early Saturday morning cleaning and trying to get the house in order. I totally can not sleep late anymore. I think I can blame getting up at 5:30 every day of the work week for that! But it was good to get going early and be productive on a Saturday morning. We had fun with him over the weekend and we wish we got to see him more often! Then Monday I started my sewing class that I mentioned a couple of posts back. It was a great class, although it was very long! I got there at 4:30 to buy my supplies and it did not end until 9:00. I was exhausted when I finally got home, but I think I learned a lot and I know that I am going to enjoy the rest of the class. I am making a pair of pajama pants so we will see how that goes!

On Tuesday, I took a 1/2 day off of work and my mom and I headad up to Atlanta for our bi-annual shopping trip! We have so much fun and I look forward to this so much. This trip was a little different, though, because I got to shop for Maddox which was soooo much fun! I didn't get too crazy considering he is not even here yet and we have no clue what size he will be, but we did get a few great things for him! Baby clothes shopping is much more fun than I ever realized! I did find great deals on maternity clothes, too. The Gap Maternity in Lenox mall was having a huge sale and I took full advantage of it! We got back late Wednesday afternoon. One of the highlights of the trip was on the way home, we discovered the ORIGINAL Chick-fil-a Dwarf House. Those of you that know me well know that I am hopelessly addicted to some Chick-fil-A. It was so cool because it was so old! All of the ones I have ever been to are so new looking. It was built in 1946 and it was just so neat to me for some reason. Sad, I know! Later that night, the 2nd grade teachers got together and had dinner at Cock of the Walk. We try and have dinner together once a month and this was our eating out month. Usually we all go to someone's house and cook, but this was a nice change of pace. We really enjoyed ourselves!

Also this week, I have been feeling Maddox move like crazy! I feel him every day now and I LOVE that feeling! It was frustrating in the beginning because I was able to feel it and by the time Daniel tried to, he didn't move anymore. But last Thursday night Daniel was able to feel it for the first time. It was so neat for him to feel it too. He has felt it lots of times since then, though. He moves the most at night when I am sitting still or lying down. He is pretty active, though, during the day when I am teaching too. Sometimes when I am teaching and I feel him move, I will just stop and put my hand on my belly, and my sweet class says, "I think Maddox is moving!" They are so sweet and I am going to miss them for the last part of the year!

Finally, today, things are beginning to slow down a little bit. I am hoping for a nice, relaxing weekend. I hope to do some sewing and maybe even some reading. I need to enjoy these last few months of weekends with "nothing" to do! Have a great weekend everyone! PS - I am SO behind on belly pics but I promise to do one this weekend! :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Some Other Creations

I have been a little obsessed with my newly discovered hobby and here are a couple of things I have made in the past 2 days...

I think I am officially addicted! :)