Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Happy 2 Year Anniversary to Us!

How can it be that we've already been married for two years!?  I'm not sure how I got so lucky, but I treasure this man more than I ever though possible.  He is without a doubt the best part of my life and I'm so excited to see him become a father.  Here are some of my favorite memories of our wedding day :)


30 weeks!

30 weeks
Here we are folks!  75% finished, yay!  Time is still flying by and we had a great long weekend!  Chris sadly had to work Saturday and Sunday but I was able to spend Saturday with my girls shopping for a wedding dress (SO FUN!!) and then cleaned all day on Sunday.  At one point during my cleaning this is how I found the girls...they obviously were tired from just watching me!  Ha ha, you'll have to look closely!

On Memorial Day we went to a Reds game with my best friend.  We spent the day eating too much, laughing, and enjoying the sunshine!! 

Not sure why we both look a little evil!?        

Thursday, May 23, 2013

29 Weeks!

This will be short and sweet this week!  There is so much going on it's hard to keep up :)  I'm still feeling awesome and hoping that will last awhile longer :)  Last doctor's appointment was great, blood pressure is perfect and no weight gain yet!  Can't believe that but I'm trying to hold on to that as long as possible.  The pounds are going to start coming soon I know!  I passed my second glucose test with no problems and that was a HUGE relief!  Since I started this pregnancy weighing more than I wanted to, it's been a lot of work to maintain and not gain.  I've been worried about high blood pressure and gestational diabetes but so far so good.  I am right on track and so is Baby E.  He is measuring exactly as he should be.  It's so exciting, but hard to believe we are already at the point that I start going to the doctor every 2 weeks.  We will be meeting this little guy very soon! 

There's a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks!  This coming weekend is Memorial Day weekend which is also our 2nd wedding anniversary.  How far we have already come in two years is amazing to me.  We will be celebrating by going to a Cincinnati Reds game with my best friend and then going to dinner just the two of us on the 28th (our actual anniversary.)  I am also going wedding dress shopping with my dear friend who will be renewing her vows next summer.  Lots of girl time, shopping, eating, and time with Chris in the days ahead so I am a happy Mama!

A selfie @ 29 weeks!

My favorite area for pics now, ha ha!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Life's a Garden...Dig It!

I'm so happy to share the final pictures (for now) of our backyard!  I definitely should have taken more before pictures so you can see the difference I see, but of course, that is always an after thought.  Nonetheless, you will hopefully be able to see improvement. 

The right side of our yard- pre fence.

What the entire left side looked like.  Vines galore!

View from our backdoor

Thanks for the new table sis :)

New fire pit!  Bring on the s'mores :)

Succulent planter

My favorite addition...aside from the fence!

Tomato and onion garden

Peppers and broccoli

We are loving our new and improved space!  Now if we could just get the weather to cooperate we could enjoy it!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

28 weeks! So nice to see you 3rd trimester!!

Hello 3rd trimester!!  We are in the final stretch and getting more excited everyday to meet Baby E!  It's hard to believe how fast this pregnancy has gone, and yet at the same time it feels like August will never get here!  I know it will but patience isn't my best quality.  I have been so lucky with a great pregnancy so far.  I am hopeful it will stay this way!!

The last week has been a whirlwind with getting ready for Chris's party, his graduation Friday night, having friends and family at the house on Saturday, and finally giving in to the cold and resting on Sunday.  It's mostly my own fault for working outside in the rain two nights last week and going full speed ahead when I really just wanted to lay on the couch.  I started feeling bad around the middle of the week and it's safe to say that by the weekend I was completely miserable.  Pregnancy and a cold are not a good mix.  Thankfully I do have the best husband in the world, and when I was laying in bed crying in the middle of the night, he got up and went to Kroger to get Tylenol for me.  :)  Best ever. 

Aside from the cold, it really was a great week.  The tomatoes and onions are planted, flowers are out, and the back yard is looking the best it ever has.  When Chris finishes the other raised bed and we plant the peppers, I will take lots of pictures to share!  Chris also finished putting together the dresser for the nursery!  It is moved in as well as everything else we have so far!  Hopefully soon the glider will arrive and we can make sure the room is arranged how we want it to be.  There's so much to look forward to!  Our anniversary is coming up this month and then next month will be crazy with three baby showers and at trip to NY to visit the Elie family!  Summer is looking good for us!

Chris graduated Friday night!  I'm so proud of him.  It was great to watch him walk across the stage after all his hard work.  We had a great turnout of family and friends for his party Saturday!!  Sadly- I didn't take any pictures :(  I think I was too consumed with trying to make it through the party without sneezing on anyone!  Ha ha.  Anyway, here are some moments from our week...
MCTC Graduation Spring 2013

Chris getting his diploma!

Brotherly beard love :)

One of the few pics from the party

My company for a lazy Sunday :)

Heidi getting comfy.

28 weeks!!!

Enjoying the sunshine!