Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Eviction Notice...

Our little marshmallow has received her official evicton notice...and apparently, didn't take it too well...the very next day mom was back to praising the porcelain gods.... however, she did wait to let me see the last of the Twilight movies at our new favorite movie theatre...you can order mini corn dogs (among a whole menu of other foods) while watching the movie in your plush recliner.  really...it's the only way to see a movie  AND she let me enjoy my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving...friends, family and foooooooood!!!  No, I couldn't pig out like I normally do, since SOMEONE is taking up all the room in my belly.  But it was great... there was food, and hugs, and football (which also meant sweaty husbands and cousins) and lots of time to play with marshmallow's soon-to-be bestie, Rylie!

(thanks Rick Espana for the above photo)

AND...becuase there have been multiple requests to post pics of the nursery...here are some.  It's not QUITE finished... the frames and lamp are still on their way...HEY, it took me a long time to find frames and lamps that i looooooved enough to put in my baby girls room...well that, and ones that i looooooooved and could actually afford.  

Though, we didn't necessarily start out with a "theme"... after close analysis of the items i was purchasing, it became OBVIOUS, that the theme was GLAMPING (glamorous camping)...which fit perfectly with the nickname we've given her, marshmallow)!  so don't be surprised to a color palette of toasted marshmallows, tee pee's and her woodland friends!

you think the girls are worried that i am going to stop taking their photos?....i tried to keep them out of the photos, but alas, who can resist that cuteness?!

ok...and finally...since it is quite possible that this is the last post before baby arrives, belly .gif time! and since i've had numerous complaints (mostly from a certain hubby) that the mini videos go too fast, i am posting a slooooooooow version and a super-duper fast version.  i personally like the fast one becuase it's more like a growing belly movie...but for those who prefer to see each pic one-by-one...there is a slow version just for you.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Knit with Love...

Oh my goodness...last weekend I was blessed with a shower for the impending arrival of our little marshmallow, graciously hosted & planned by my Cassidy (I'm still not convinced she's real...I have no idea how she managed to plan this whole thing, while being a mama to little 1yr old Rylie, working, AND getting her PhD??  oh yah, and always looking freakin' amazing!!!) and I was just overwhelmed with how many wonderful, kind, warm-hearted people I have in my life.  For everyone that was there in person AND in spirit, I can't wait for our little one to meet you.  She (and I) couldn't be luckier to have each and everyone of you.  

For those who were only able to make it in spirit, I wanted to share a couple photos of the shower (taken by the wonderfully talented Morgan Stump)....and to make the hubby stop pestering me for at least a week...a belly video!  He says my fans are getting impatient...bahahahaha.

the theme was "knit with love"....full of cable knits, and cozy foods...inspired by the afghan knit by grandma ruth.

I was pretty good about not crying through MOST of the shower...however, one card in particular brought tears to my eyes.  below is an excerpt from a card from some of my favorite people, who shared some wise words from my grandpa reilly- truly great words to live by.