Sunday, June 22, 2008

It's About Time

It’s about time I get around to updating our blog. Since finishing my internship I haven’t had nearly as much free time as I anticipated. I spent a couple of weeks working hard on my thesis prospectus and I finally made that presentation about a week ago. What a relief! But life hasn’t been all work and no play. 

Here are some fun highlights from the past few weeks:

Blair mentioned that we got to attend the sealing of a baby to our friends, Dave and Janeal. It was a beautiful sealing. Here is one of my favorite pictures of Janeal with Andrea.


At the end of May some dear family friends threw a double baby shower for me and my life long friend, Amy (who is expecting twins in this picture!). It was such a nice shower and I was amazed at the support and generosity of everyone who attended. Amy has since had her twins—almost 11 weeks early! But both babies and Amy are doing really well. Check out Amy’s blog if you want an update on them.


At the shower we displayed the blessing dresses Amy and I wore. This is a picture of my dress made from the same fabric of my mom’s wedding gown. My sister, cousin, and niece were also blessed in this dress and our little girl is next in line to wear it.


Blair has been teasing me about this rocking chair because I love it so much. Someone was getting rid of it and it is in great condition so I claimed it. The color isn’t something I would normally choose but it is the perfect size for me, very comfortable, and it rocks and swivels. What more could a girl want? It has been symbolic to me of impending motherhood. I can’t wait to rock our little girl in it. As far as I’m concerned, it is the most beautiful chair I have seen.


Last week I finally had some time to spruce up our little bedroom alcove. It is actually beginning to look like a nursery. I’ll post pictures a little later once all the finishing touches are in place.


In other news, I was released from my calling as R.S. President and am now the Ward Historian. Blair is my “assistant” and we’re getting ready to publish our first ward newsletter this week. Hopefully it will turn out well!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Best Birthday Card. Ever.

Perhaps a little bitter, but apropos, considering that this is b-day number 30. Yep, count 'em, 30. To most of the teenagers that I know, I am officially "old." To all of my family, I am still the baby. At least my wife thinks I'm neither. :)

The inside of the card: