Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday Outing

Matt and I had a very busy, and productive day yesterday. It started at Starbucks and ended at some good friends' house for dinner.

After a brief stop for a morning pick me up at Starbucks, we headed down to Marietta to Kennestone Hospital for our tour. Luckily, Kennestone is still giving actual hospital tours-- many hospitals in the local area are not conducting any tours do to the H1N1 epidemic. We both feel extremely comfortable with our hospital choice... we now know where to go, what will happen, and what to expect from the staff. We also learned that no children under the age of 12 are allowed above the first floor... so if anyone is planning on visiting us in the hospital.... please leave your "mini me's" at home (sorry).

Next stop... LUNCH. Taco Mac was the perfect place to catch up on the 2nd quarter of the GaTech v. Duke game, and of course, grab a bite to eat. GO JACKETS!

Then we headed over to Tracy's to take family calendar pictures for Nana and to get some good "belly" pictures. Matt and Lee were very patient with Tracy and me.... but eventually patience does run out. So we left to finish running our errands.

Errands included, Target to return some recent purchases, Office Max for a yearly calendar, Verizon to check out the new Droid-- a possible eventual upgrade when we are due in Feb., though I think I might stick with the Blackberry (I am in love!). Finally, to one of the greatest places on Earth (dare I say, even better than Disney World...) Costco! We bought Matt some new socks. Usually we will get him a bunch of new socks, all the same, and he will throw out all of his old socks which, by now, have holes or lost their mate. It's a good system, and a day that Matt looks forward to ALL year!
The end of our day ended at the Turner's for dinner. Thank you both for a wonderful meal and a great visit!

So that was our Saturday... fairly mundane, but as cheesy as it sounds, we were together all day-- which made it a great day!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Our Growing Family

I finally scanned in a bunch of the ultrasound pictures so that you can all see the journey of our growing family... enjoy.

Our beginnings... 8 weeks, just a little gummy bear

12 weeks... He's starting to look like a real boy! his head is on the right and his belly is in the middle, and his two hands are around his head.

We found out he was a boy at 19 weeks-- he was in the perfect position to see his jewels!

30 weeks...his head is on the right with his hands under his chin

Also 30 weeks... he's in profile, with his nose sticking straight up. He's yawning and has a hand up by his mouth.

36 weeks... he's in profile again-- big head. He weighs 4lbs 10oz (at least he did in this picture... hopefully in a week he's gained some more weight!)

He's been moving around so much lately... not really kicking any more, just pushing out. I can actually see, on a pretty frequent basis, him move. It's really freaky, but I love it!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Well.... Matt won! Matt carved #1 with the guts and staples and I carved #2 with the dragon looking smile and partially carved eyes.

Thank you all for taking the time to place your votes, it was exciting to see who was going to win... up until the point I realized it wasn't going to be me!

BUT... we had a great Halloween anyway. Some great friends of ours came over for dinner-- flank steak and twice baked potatoes, yum! Then we passed out candy to about 20 kids, which was a great turn out for a soggy night of trick or treating. All and all, a pretty nice weekend.

Now that Halloween has officially come and gone, we can prepare ourselves for Thanksgiving, but we must not mention Christmas (or anything having to do with Christmas) until after Thanksgiving... there IS a natural order we must stick to.

ps. talking about the baby is not included in the "anything having to do with Christmas" clause.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pumpkin Carving Contest

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Matt and I are fairly competitive with each other... our latest competition-- a pumpkin carving contest! We bought three pumpkins with the intent to carve one together and then go it alone for our own pumpkin... and we need you all to cast your vote for the winner.

We're not going to tell you who carved which one... you may think you know... but you may not. Your choices are Pumpkin #1 and Pumpkin #2. So check out the pictures below and leave a comment casting your vote for your favorite.

Thanks a lot!! Stay tuned for the winner!

I drew the image and Matt cut it up.... can you guess what it's going to be?

Matt posing with the finished pumpkin

GT pumpkin on the porch

Pumpkin #1 on the porch: it had a scar on the side, so the artist of this pumpkin used a staple gun to create "stitches" on the side

Pumpkin #2 on the porch: the artist of this one did not completely carve out the eyes

All three finished... ready for a candle

Pumpkin #1 lit up in the dark

Pumpkin #2 lit up in the dark


Our front porch before trick or treaters began to arrive