Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Getting closer to Christmas!!

We traveled to Lubbock this past weekend to visit my parents and do a few fun "holiday" things. We got in Friday night and Kaitlyn could not wait to help Pappy build a fire outside. This is one of her favorite things to do with them in the fall/winter months. This time we even roasted marshmallows, which she loved.

On Saturday my mom had set up a massage for me at my favorite place. It was SO great to be able to lay on my stomach! It was wonderful and just what I needed! We did some shopping on Saturday afternoon, and then we took Kaitlyn to see Enchanted. She really enjoyed this movie. She got a little scared when the mean witch turned into an old woman, but it didn't seem to bother her for too long. I thought she would remember the fun songs, the pretty dresses, the princess stuff - but the only line that she keeps repeating is: "Man, I've got to lay off those nuts." Some squirrel or chipmunk says this and she thought it was the funniest thing in the world. She says it ALL THE TIME.

Saturday night we braved the freezing cold weather and went to a fun Winter Wonderland that an awesome neighborhood puts on. We didn't stay for long, but we got a few fun pictures, Kaitlyn got to see Santa, and we took a little carriage ride. I don't think I've ever been that cold in my life - but it was a fun memory to make!

Sunday was great. Church, a yummy home cooked meal, an AWESOME Cowboys game on TV, and making a gingerbread house with Kaitlyn. It actually turned out to just be a huge gingerbread cookie because we weren't prepared for how long it would take to get the house to stand on it's own. So, we gave up and just let Kaitlyn decorate the different pieces. She still had fun and that's what matters!

It was a great, relaxing weekend!

Side note: Cora is walking! She wants to go really fast, so she still loses her balance quite a bit, but we are way excited! I've been trying to post a video of her up here, but it's not cooperating. We are celebrating her 1st birthday this weekend - crazy!!

Thursday, December 06, 2007


I have a really sneaky husband and the best girlfriends ever!!

So, tonight after church James said he needed to run by some guy's house from work to pick up something. Not a big deal. We start driving over there (a place he's never been) and he decides to call his mom and ask about Christmas details - while looking for this house that is out in the middle of nowhere. Cora - in the mean time - is hungry and fussy and I'm trying to mix up a bottle that she can feed herself from her car seat. Kaitlyn is getting upset that she can't watch a show when she gets home. The cars behind us are all frustrated because James is driving 7 miles per hour, looking for a house, and talking to his mom about travel plans. We finally get to this house and he has the audacity to ask me, his 8 month pregnant wife to get out of the car, go up to the house and get whatever it is that he needs for work. WHAT?! He's still on the phone with his mom and just says, "Just run up there and get it, it looks like a CD." Wow. I sit there for a second and try to let all of this sink in before I just roll my eyes and get out of the car. I get to the front porch to find absolutely nothing waiting for him. Unless he was talking about the really cute mini lit up Christmas trees lining the patio. I turn around to go back to the car and I hear the door open and some girl say, "Hey, come here." Ummm... okay. I turn around and saw my friend Holly peering out through the front door. She opened it a little further and like 7 of my friends all jump out and yell SURPRISE!!! I was seriously in shock. It's only about 7 months until my birthday. I had no idea what was going on. I turn around and see James (still on the phone) start to drive away. See ya.

My sweet friends gave me the sweetest little mommy-to-be (again) shower! I was so surprised - usually I figure these things out, but not this time. They had the best desserts ever to eat. And they all pitched in and gave me a day at the spa!!! Manicure, pedicure, massage, facial - the works. I am SO truly blessed with such great friends. Thank you so much Kat, Hayley, Johnna, Amanda, Lindsay, Rachael, Katie, and Holly!!!! It was so fun to just relax and hang out with ya'll!! It was just what I needed.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007