Friday, November 26, 2010

happy, happy thanksgiving

This year, I am thankful for one long table, set for twenty ...

... for the husband who helped set the table, and prepare our Thanksgiving turkeys ... he is the most amazing and hardest working person I've ever known ... I'm so thankful that he loves me ...

... I am thankful to be surrounded by my family ... for silliness and laughter and delicious food ...

... for children to love (they watched Pinnocchio on our bed while we cooked dinner!)

... and for the fact that my mom, my dad, and my dad's wife spent Thanksgiving in the same house, for the first time, ever ...

... I'm thankful for healing, for love, for restoration and peace, for the power of prayer and joy of the season.

Friday, November 12, 2010

baby boy has a name ...

Sweet boy, we have decided to call you Luke. We have loved the name since before we got married and have always imagined our first little boy as Luke. It is so much fun to call you by name and see it written out ... (even while you're still in my tummy, at 23 weeks!)

... to dream of what you will look like, sound like, smell like and feel like our in arms. We can't wait to meet you, sweet boy. Our sweet little Luke!

In other news, we continue to work on the nursery and we're getting so excited about the holidays. My pregnancy is going great and I'm loving feeling our little man move around inside of me. His kicks and punches are getting stronger every week and I think I will miss them when he's not in there anymore. Adam can feel him (and see him!) move around, too, and it's been a joy to share that with him.

Monday, November 1, 2010

i love my paw paw

Got to celebrate the fiftieth wedding anniversary of some sweet friends of my grandfather's. Happy anniversary, Jack & Phyllis! What a beautiful example of love, friendship, and dedication. It was a really neat event and we had so much fun.

I really enjoyed seeing my Paw-Paw, who is so excited about his first great grandchild ... He introduced my belly to everyone!

And now for a full body shot to show off my 21 week belly. We haven't been so good at documenting the growth, but I am growing!