Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Catching Up!

Quick Update here:

I neglected to update pictures for a few months (and birthdays of family!) so here we go! Just click on photo to see album for that month.

March 2011

April 2011

And May's you can see in the sidebar. Shew!

Also, I went to Tennessee with the kids in March and missed some very important birthdays. I need to acknowledge these asap as more come this weekend!!! I'm featuring birthday celebrants from Ben's immediate family this year as I did mine last year. There's a lot of people in his inner circle, so it was surprising we didn't have any to celebrate for April and May.

Happy Belated Birthday to Dan, Ally and Scott!
Dan is the newest addition to our growing family. He's a portfolio manager at a big bank in Toledo. He and Biz (Ben's sister) get married next Spring, but to us he's already family.

Ally-gator, as I like to call her, is such a big girl now at six years old. She's the middle child of Ben's brother, Andy. We love you Al-Pal! (She has a lot of nicknames!)

Scott is Ben's Step-Dad, and wonderful "Grandpa Scott" to our kids. He's a personal trainer and a Godly man. We appreciate him very much!

Here's a fun picture I found of the cousins while I was looking at all the Christmas pictures today:
Z and Juju love their cousins soooo much, they pray for them every night...and ask every day if they can visit them. It's too bad visits are usually only once a month, but watch out, 4th of July weekend is coming!!! West Virginia here we come!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's for sure a girl!

I'm 21 weeks along now and had so much fun seeing our newest baby on the ultrasound today.  
She likes to stick her one leg straight up over her head like she's doing yoga.
 She repeatedly would stick her leg up like in the above picture then bring it down and with both feet kick me a few times (like in the video below) then throw it back up above her head!  

Three times while we were watching her this morning she yawned, we caught this one on video.
I have been nesting almost since the beginning of this pregnancy and have had a hard time rationalizing sitting down at the computer when there's so much work to be done around the house.  My apologies for the lengthy delays between blog posts, I'll relax eventually and procrastinate from all my housework again soon, I'm sure.  We sure are excited about this surprise baby!  We can't wait to meet her, it feels like we still have a long wait, but it'll go fast, I'm sure.  I love feeling her move all the time, Ben and the kids can feel her kick now too! Thanks for your prayers and for joining in our excitement.  Much love to you all!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Butterfly Trivet to make someone's day

The prettiest thing my Great Grandma Grosvenor said she'd ever seen (when she saw one at my mom's house in Tennessee that I'd bought her for a house-warming present).

 Went to Lehman's Hardware and it was the last one like it!  
This one's for you, Grandma, can you tell?  This is the backside.
Some people are really easy to please!