Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Baby Shower #2

On Saturday my Aunt Marian and cousins Amy and Elizabeth threw me a lovely shower - the second shower of the weekend.  The shower was held in Elizabeth's basement -it's a nice big space that easily fit everyone.  Once again, I felt so loved and special.  I can't believe how much everyone spoiled Hudson and me.  My mom took all the pictures for me and I don't have any of her, unfortunately.

Elizabeth and Brittany made the delicious cupcakes - so pretty - they should go into business together
My aunt made the delicious mint chocolates
Brian's Grandma and mom
Vicki and Grandma
That's my cousin Elizabeth next to me - my Aunt Marian and cousin Amy are in the background
Amy really spoiled me - the hat boxes were filled with all kinds of toys and picture frames
Belle, Melissa, Aunt Bev, Jasmine, and Anne
A very large amount of gifts - we barely got everything into our vehicle
The kids playing
Cute bear to put in our van to hold different items (oh, yeah, I forgot to mention we bought a minivan a few weeks ago) from Elizabeth
Another big basket of goodies from my cousin Amy
Everyone had to cut yarn to guess how big my stomach is -Melissa won - everyone else guessed way too big.  Is that a good or bad thing?
I have grown a ton over the past 4-5 weeks.  There's no doubt that I'm pregnant now.  This past week I had 5 patients ask me when I'm due.  It's nice for people to finally notice.  The last 2 pictures were taken after my shower - my feet hurt so my boots had to come off
I'm so appreciate of everything everyone did for me and bought for Hudson.  It was so wonderful seeing everyone.  It was really nice being back in Indiana for the weekend.  My family and friends are amazing!!  Thank you all!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Baby Shower #1

I am abundantly blessed!  I have so many wonderful and loving people in my life.  I felt so special and loved this past weekend.  The first shower was thrown by dear friends Sheri and Cheryl.  Sheri's house was adorably decorated.  My only regret is that I didn't get any posed pictures with my friends and that I don't have any pictures of my mom - she took all the pictures for me. 

Cute little goodie bags for guests
Delicious, beautifully decorated cake
I loved the cute little feet detail
Great spread:  Punch, cake, different types of cookies, chex mix, fruit, and juice
The girls got me a cute sash that said, "Mommy To Be"
Kara, Sophie, Laura, Nikki, and Cheryl
Me, Cara, Beth, and Mary
Sweet Addie hugging Sleeping Julie (I love the nickname Addie came up for her)
Cutie Elise showing off her clip on earrings
Hudson got some great Colts gear - this shirt was from Beth
Cute little dinosaur outfit from Cara
Cheryl got me a cute frame that read:  "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made"
Hudson's first bible from Grandma

My mom made the cutest baby blanket - I will have to take a picture of it later- I love it!  Too bad he won't ever get to use it.  I think my favorite part of the evening was when everyone circled and prayed for Hudson and me.  It was so...sweet!  Sheri bought Hudson a memory box and had everyone write Hudson a little note and add a bible verse.  Such a great idea! 

A special thank you to Cheryl and Sheri for throwing me such a lovely shower.  And a big thank you to everyone that came, I'm so thankful for all of you. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Saturday we loaded up our vehicle and drove to Southern Indiana to meet our friends at Spring Mill State Park.  They were all camping for the weekend, but we decided to come up for the day only.  We had a great time.
A picture with all the girls:  Laura, Me, Cheryl, Peyton, and Julie
We went on a nice 2 1/2 mile hike
We had chili for dinner
Brian and Charlie chillin
Josh & Julie
Laura & Brad
A fun way to spend Brian's birthday

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Happy Birthday, Babe!  Sorry this is a day late.  I'm praise God and feel so blessed to have you as my husband.  I so excited for what this year brings.  You're going to be a great daddy!

Here's a list of some of my favorite things about you:
Follower of Christ
Great best friend
Great at encouraging me and others

I don't know what it is about this picture- but there's something really sweet about it - it's one of my favorite pictures of us
Happy Birthday!  Love you!

Also, a special shout-out and Happy Birthday to Chris, also.
Happy Birthday, Chris!  We hope you have a great year!

Love these pictures of both of you
Had to get in a picture of you and Brittney--such a fun day!