Sunday, December 23, 2007

A Rare Sight

Hello my friends. I just had to share with you a glimpse that I was fortunate to have of one of those extremely rare occurances in nature of which only a select few have the luck, if you want to call it that, of being privy to. Much like seeing the Snow Leopard making a kill in the wild, or chancing upon a baby pigeon, or having the rare, inestimable luck of swimming at a public pool at the very same time that a black man is also swimming there, or the even less frequent privilege of having an intelligent conversation with a Democrat; I was fortunate to stumble upon a 7-11 which was temporarily CLOSED due to a power outage. Wow.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Ok, here's proof that, yes I do in fact have a belly! Also, here's to let you know we actually do have a real Christmas tree without beer cans all over it (although that tree was pretty special!)

Now, no laughing at my awesome face in that picture!

Here's our wonderful Christmas tree that takes up 3/4ths of our living room--SWEET!

Also, I have to warn you...I DID just buy some of those tall boots to either tuck/roll my jeans up! Laugh away, but there's no beating $15!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Yes, it's official, WE'RE HAVING A GIRL! YEAH! We are so excited. On Friday we went to have our 20 week ultrasound (can you believe we waited that long?!?!) to figure this all out. According to my sister Saren, we were going to go have our ultrasound to figure out if she would be an aunt or an uncle!! Haha. She did later realize that she would always be the aunt, even if it was a boy:). She's so funny.

Yeah, for most of the beginning of my pregnancy we thought it might be a boy. Mostly, I think I'm just used to having the boys come first--that's how it was in my fam, and in Eric's. But, then like 2 days before the ultrasound Eric and I were sitting on the couch and I said to him, "I think it's a girl", and he totally agreed. So, my motherly instincts kicked in just in time! Phew! Now for the hard part--PICKING A NAME! Seriously, what is up with that. I think girl names are WAY harder to pick from, anyone agree? Eric says we might just go with Hillary C. Nelson...what do you think?? AHHHHH!! But, I'm warning you now, her head of hair (or lack there of) will never live up to Claire's cute curly hair, or Derek and Dillon!

Eric thinks her profile looks like me...can you tell that early?? I doubt it. But we are hoping she comes out a mellow little thing like Eric, and totally right brained, cuz we know her mamma didn't get any of that!

Ok, one thing I could use a little help on is her room! We really want to buy an unfinished crib and changing table (I know they sell them at Ikea) so we/Sue (hopefully!!) can help us stain them black. Then, I want the main color of the room to be red--well, like splashes of red pillows, a red blanket over the rocking chair, then with black and white and red pictures in the room. So, if any of you see any cute bedding, or pictures, or unfinished cribs, or ANYTHING you think would look so cute in there, let me know! Just post on here and tell me where I can look. You guys are awesome!

Ok, I think that's all, I'll have to put some pics of myself up here...I've definitely got a belly goin on!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Don't Judge A Tree By It's Cover

Wow looking at all your Christmas tree pictures has got me thinkin that maybe I should strip mine down and start all over. Oh now I see the difference, I just need to add some lights! Cool, thanks for the great ideas everyone! Let us know if there's anything else we should add to make our tree bring in the Christmas spirit more.

Here how it's lookin so far...