Monday, October 27, 2008

Baby Shower Weekend!

Well, this was the weekend for baby showers! I have to say, I have been blessed with so many "mini-showers" along the way! (Baylor family on vacation, friends in VA Beach, Cohort at Trinity and then this weekend my class threw me a shower on Friday during school and Katie and Lindsay threw me a shower on Saturday!)  

As I said, my class (and their parents) got together and planned a meal and shower for me during school on Friday. In Holy Family fashion, they served fried chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, and greens. It was delicious!

The kids had so much fun. They sat sooo QUIETLY and ate (now I know the secret : I just need to stuff their faces :)
I got some really cute outfits and some other sweet "baby things".

Then on Saturday, Katie and Lindsay (and another girl from my church) planned a shower for my church friends, school friends, local friends and family.  The cookies below were made by Katie and Linds. Sooo cute!

This was the food - just absolutely stunning! And it was so yummy too :)
I got some really great things that I needed still (Praise the Lord!)

Here are some of the gals from church
And some of the gals from Holy Family Lutheran School
My mom and my twin sister decided to make the drive out (12+ hours) just for the day! They are too sweet! Rach organized my family by sending out e-mails and asking everyone to send her whatever they could towards a shower gift. Then she went to Babies R' Us and bought us a crib, mattress, car seat, and stroller!  Thank you Jordan family! You rock!

And lastly, just wanted to give props to Lindsay and Katie for planning this shower for me. I know how much time, money, love, and effort it takes to coordinate something like this. So thanks so much ladies!
And I cannot end without thanking the Lord for His love and provision. He is so good! 

Sunday, October 19, 2008

32 week Belly Shot

Here I am at about a week ago at 8 months (32 weeks). I am feeling well for the most part - just getting a little tired and uncomfortable (as is to be expected!) I am excited because I only have 7 weeks left of teaching (which is actually only 31 days of actual teaching days!!!!) Madison Hope will be here before we know it :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Surprise Baby Shower!

On Saturday I had a class at Trinity (one of the last I am taking before Madison arrives).  The class was from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.  Tim drove up with me to Trinity so that he could work in the Library (he said).  Actually, my cohort had planned a surprise baby shower for me and for Andy and his wife (who is due a week before me).  After class was over, I was getting ready to go when everyone was getting out food and talking about being hungry. I asked what was going on and they said they were throwing a surprise shower for us! Just then Tim walked in. He was in on it the whole time. Since January I have been in the same cohort with the same 12 people for each class. We have really gotten to know one another well and have grown to really care for one another. 

The first picture is a picture of all of our class together (not on the day of the shower).

They had a great spread of food out: Pork barbecue, salad, deserts..mmm...mmmm!
Tim was so sweet to take time out of his crazy Saturday to come and be with me and meet my friends and classmates.


Christina trying to take the camera from me - what a wild woman!

We all chilled for a while, enjoyed the food and enjoyed the fellowship. The class all pitched together and gave us a nice gift card.  I am so thankful for good friends!