Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lulu's First Haircut

First cut!
No turning back now.

Lulu loves her haircut and I feel good about it too. It was hard for me to do emotionally because this was her baby hair. But it was time for a trim and I'm glad we did this.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

First Pictures Of Baby!

Here are the very first pictures of Baby # 3! I found out I'm 11 weeks pregnant and that it was too early to determine the gender of this little cutie pie. Lulu and I had a special date yesterday to go to my appointment together. Mark and Levi stayed home and Lulu was my support person. She loves all of this baby stuff so I knew she would love coming to the appointment. She did great and sat right next to me and waved to the baby. The baby even waved back and was kicking it's feet all over the place. The heart beat was 168 and my estimated due date is May 18th, 2011. Later that evening I felt the very first flutters. It's early but I know what flutters feel like and seeing how active this baby is I don't doubt that I can feel him/her yet.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

Monday, October 18, 2010


These are so good. I could eat the entire jar. Costco sells them two jars at a time! As you can see my jar is almost empty. And thankfully this is the first of our two jars!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Levi's First Haircut

Today I gave Levi his first haircut. His hair is not too long so I just wanted to trim around the ears and neck. He didn't like it at all but I got it done real quick.
The "after" picture. Poor little guy did not like that. It was such a small trim you can't even tell he had one. But I can!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Collecting Sticks

This weekend we went to a park to collect some sticks for a project. I'll post about the project later. We found plenty of great sticks and had fun playing at the playground too. We love this park because it has trails to walk on and the grounds are just beautiful. After playing for a bit we headed out on a walk to find our sticks. It was chilly! This State Park used to be a Catholic Seminary. I grew up Catholic and this is where our church was located. No one in my family is Catholic anymore but I think we all have great memories of church picnics here at this park. Even though I don't agree with a lot of the Catholic church I am grateful that my parents raised us in a church and on their own taught us about Jesus. My parents are wonderful Christians and they instilled in me a heart for service and for people. Growing up my parents were always serving others and volunteering. That has impacted me in so many ways and I hope to instill that in our children too. Here we are on one of the many trails. This one is heading down to an outdoor chapel that was used for priests where they could go pray and meditate. Here is Mark holding all our sticks. It's officially fall with all those beautiful leaves on the ground. Before we left we drove up to the church I grew up in. This is the church my parents got married in and my brother and I had our first communion. It is breathtaking and brought back so many memories. It's no longer a Catholic Church but a University. The only difference is there is no longer the crucifix hanging above the alter. Usually when you go back to places where you grew up the places seem smaller then you remember, but this church is still huge and just beautiful. Here we are up at the alter. Growing up there was actually another alter that the priest actually used in front of this one. I remember when it was time to give offering the priest would always have a child hold the children's offering basket up front. I always loved doing this and would just hope that he would pick me that Sunday. I probably got to do it a handful of time growing up......ahh the funny things that are so important to a child.Here is one of the many beautiful stained glass windows.This little area is in the very back of the church and I always wanted to sit here growing up for mass. But we usually sat up closer. It's probably a good thing we didn't sit back here or I would have never been picked to hold the offering basket. This is the view from the alter looking down the church. The old church was so fun to see and walk through. I had fun telling Mark stories of how my brother and I would run around playing in the confessionals and little rooms all over the place. Good memories!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pregnancy Update

Here is my first "belly" picture for our new little baby. I think I'm about 10 weeks or so. I have my first appointment with our midwives in about a week. I'm still feeling yucky. This little baby is making me feel very nauseous. I'm excited to be in the second trimester soon and hopefully I will be feeling better then. Even though I don't feel very well, I'm very thankful to be pregnant!