Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is going to be just a quiet day for us, just spending time with each other, which I am extremely grateful for and then a dinner with a few lovely people from our ward who couldn't make it home to family. It'll be a great day! There is so much that I'm thankful for....

My family. Mom, Dad, Annie, Jonathan, Lilly, Rob, Becca, Maren, Dave...I love them so much! The laughter, love and support they show are strengthening and I can't imagine not having them with me.

My new family. Having Bobby in my life is wonderful. The love and joy and kindness that he shows everday is so precious to me. And especially now that we have little Ruby. When we first found out we were pregnant we felt more than a little shock and awe. But now we can hardly imagine her not being part of our little growing family. Everyday we talk to her and feel her move and wonder what she will look like. We can hardly wait until we finally get to see her and meet her in March.

And this whole experience makes me feel very lucky to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. To have the knowledge that our little family will be together forever. That we have a loving Heavenly Father who knows us and knows our every need. That we have our Savior Jesus Christ, who has done everything He can so that we can return to live with our Heavenly Father one day.

There is so much that I'm thankful for and I'm so grateful for my life, friends and family. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

My beautiful mother's birthday is today, and Bobby and I just wanted to wish her the most wonderful birthday ever! Mom, we're really excited to see you in a month, and Ruby's excited to see you in just a few months more. We love you so much and wish you the best!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Baby Update

All is going well with our little Ruby. But the newest thing is that Bobby is finally able to feel her move! She likes to do gymnastics when we're lying in bed getting ready to sleep, and I would say, "Oh, she's moving now!" But she was ever elusive and Bobby would miss it. Until this week. It was sweet to watch Bobby's face as he felt his little girl wiggle around.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Spooky pumpkins

Bobby and I carved pumpkins for halloween and we both decided we wanted them to be non-traditional. So of course, Bobby went with the dental theme and I did one with polka dots. Cute, no?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bridal Shower

I had a bridal shower for my friend Natelle last weekend. She's getting married in November and then moving away to Delaware in December, so it was nice spending some time with her and seeing how happy she's going to be with her hubby.

But, the big thing about the bridal shower was that I made the cake...for fifty people. I love to bake and totally was willing but I have to say I was slightly intimidated by the logistics of such a feat. I had to buy pans, something to serve it on, etc, etc. So I did and I baked the cake layers earlier in the week and decorated the cake the morning of the shower. It didn't turn out quite as cute as I would have liked--I think the flowers on top turned out kind of lame, but I guess that just means I need to practice!

The shower was fun, though. We played ridiculous shower games and ate food and had a great time laughing and catching up and celebrating Natelle and her wonderfulness.