Sunday, March 29, 2009

Change is a Comin'

Something tells me this little dog is in for the shock of her life.... :-)

Monday, March 23, 2009

7 Years Today!

Today I celebrate being married for 7 wonderful years to the man of my dreams! Brandon is such a great man and just gets better and better each year. He is smart, funny, cute, and so much fun to be with. He is such a man after God's own heart. Every day he starts his day out in the Word and in prayer. I love the way he thinks about things. He is so analytical, but also playful and fun. We celebrated our anniversary this past weekend at Randy's Steak House. I feel incredibly blessed to be Brandon's wife! I can't wait to begin the next "journey" of our life together next week! :-) It's going to be so much fun to see him as a dad!
Also, here is a belly shot taken this weekend before Kaden's birthday party! Looks like I might drop her! :-)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Is this how she'll look?

I learned about this website on my friend Allison's blog. I used a picture of Brandon and a picture of me to "make a baby." I thought it would be interesting to see if Addie really looks like this!!! hee hee!! I think she's pretty cute! Now if I could just figure out how to photoshop in a BIG bow on her forehead, we'd be all set!

Thank you!!

Thank you all for the sweet comments on Addie's nursery pics! I read them all to Brandon and he smiled so big. I love you all!

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Princess Sleeps Here! (or...will soon!!)

I am so excited that Addie's room is done!!! We are officially ready for her to come home! We have spent the last few weekends finishing up and Sunday it all came together. Here are some of the pictures of her fun little room.

Last year I had a precious little girl in my class named Olivia. Her mom, Misty is a professional muralist. As a baby gift, she painted this flower garden on Addie's wall in her room! It turned out so cute, I just smile when I look at it. This is a wonderful gift! Thank you Misty!

It's time for the GREAT REVEAL!! Addie's bedding is done and in her room! So exciting! My mother in law, Vivian and her friend Willie completed Addie's bedding last week. We picked it up this weekend! I am so excited about how it turned out! It is so cute and so soft!
This is her cross wall. All of the crosses were gifts to her...the one in the center is from Dad and Julie (Poppee and Bubbie).

This is a close up of the chandelier that my mom and Skip (Grandma Cece and Grandpa Skip) gave Addie. I made a cord cover for it to match the drapes. I am so proud of my hubby for hanging it! I think it's the ICING on the cake! Can you see the sparkly pink crystals for our little princess??

Prego Buddies

This is me with my friend Amanda, who teaches second grade across the hall. She is due with her little girl, Rylee, two weeks after me. We have had such a great time together this year going through our pregnancies together. We have laughed together, asked questions of each other, and cried about our fears. It's been such a blessing having her right there going through the same thing!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Maternity Photos

I have thought and thought about whether to post these photos, and have decided to just post a few. I am a little embarrassed to post pics of my bare belly, but I am going to do it anyway because I think they turned out really special! My friend Brittany, who is a photographer took these photos for us at 30 weeks. It's hard to believe it's been 5 weeks since these were taken! Anyway, I think she is very talented! She specializes in maternity and newborn/child photos. Her website is:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Shower at the Williams!

Today I had my last shower! My girls that I kept this summer and their mom threw me a shower for my students from last year. We had a great time! We played fun shower games, enjoyed a chocolate fountain, and had ice cream sundaes! Addie was kickin’ like crazy from all of the sweets I ate! I had a great time playing with all of the sweet little girls and their mommies. Thank you Theresa, Lauren, and Megan for a wonderful time!

School Shower

On Thursday of this week, my team at school hosted a baby shower for me! It was so much fun! The cake was so cute. It had pink cake booties right on top of it! Several of my sweet friends from my school last year came over. I felt so blessed! I am so lucky to work with such wonderful people! Check out the adorable cake!

Flower Mound Shower

I had a wonderful shower last weekend in Flower Mound! My BFFA, Hillary (aka Auntie Hilly) and my friends Kimberly and Marilyn threw a wonderful party for Addie and me! There were so many friends from Donald there to share in the fun. It was so special to see my former students, some of which are taller than me now! We had a wonderful time! Hillary made adorable party favors, which were chocolate suckers...they were so cute! The cake was adorable and matched the invitation. They also had a book basket for Addie and she got so many wonderful books! We had a great time! Here are a few pictures from the shower: