I have not seen The Nutcracker since my sister danced in it 15 years ago. I had more fun watching it this time around then I did when I was 8 :).
Monday, December 11, 2006
I have not seen The Nutcracker since my sister danced in it 15 years ago. I had more fun watching it this time around then I did when I was 8 :).
Rachel said she took a picture of it so hopefully I will be able to get a copy of that from her soon. I will post it once I get a copy.
The play was good, it had some pretty funny parts in it. Lanicia did a great job remembering her lines. She also sang a lot of songs with dances which she did as great at as well.
We got to visit with Clare, Chris and my dad who stopped in to bring some blankets. I got to hold Bradley for about 15 minutes which was a lot of fun. He is a very peaceful baby so far. I am hoping to make it down to see him at home sometime this week since Tim and I will be gone this weekend. Hopefully I will remember to take some pictures of him this time :).
Chris, Clare and Bradley got to go home on Sunday and everything went pretty smoothly.
Here is a profile shot of Baby:
There are more pictures from the ultrasound on our web album. Click here!
Friday, December 8, 2006
Congratulations Chris and Clare!!
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Here is a picture of the Christmas tree in the family room. We put on some ornaments that we had and we inherited a few from my parents. We have our stockings hung on the fireplace. We have a few other decorations around the house as well. There are a few more pictures on the our web album as well. Click here if you want to see them.
Friday, December 1, 2006
Last year we moved from Blacksburg to Charlottesville. The year before I was in an apartment and Tim moved from his house to his parents house. Therefore we never really decorated for Christmas.
We will make sure we take lots of pictures. I think I will get a head start on my Christmas cards as well (this is a first also).
Baby is about 6 1/2 inches from crown to rump (head to butt) and a little over 10.5 ounces.
Hopefully next week this time we will have up on the blog whether we are having a boy or a girl.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
We then unwrapped all of the wonderful things that she made for the baby. She made a pair of socks, 2 pair of booties (very cute), a hat, a bonnet, a sweater and a blanket. All of these were in a mint green color since we do not know what sex the baby is yet. My sister has a matching set for her baby that is due any day now.
Here is a picture of all the wonderful things she made for us:
There are some close up images in the photo album online (click here).
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Tim and I have decided on names for the baby. However, these will be kept a surprise until the baby is born in April. If anyone would like to make some guesses feel free to do so.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Thursday morning Tim and I got up pretty early. I made some green bean casserole for Thanksgiving dinner at my parents house. We then left to go down and spend the morning and afternoon at the lake. There were a lot of people at my parents house for Thanksgiving. We had the Winn family (my brother-in-law's family) up for thanksgiving, my Mom's Aunt, then Clare, Chris, my parents, Tim and I. For a total of 10 people around the table. Everyone brought a different side dish for dinner. The meal was delicious. My parents cooked a huge 19 lbs. turkey and it turned out wonderful. Tim and I got some of my sisters home made cheesecake dessert to go.
We then drove up to Tim's parent's house for dessert, coffee, and games. We played a ton of games, including Sorry, Clue, Whoonu, spit, spoons, and twister (Tim and I missed out on this game since we were driving :-P). Spoons was a lot of fun especially since I won. I went into the final two with spoo and Karla only had s of the word spoon. I ended up beating her to getting 4 of the same cards 5 times in a row.
Friday Tim and I had to work however, we went into the office early. I got to the office around 5:00 am. I had some extra hours from earlier in the week and last week. So I worked until 12:30 and then left. We went out to Tim's parents house and hung out. I played some more board games with Lanicia and Tim put up their Christmas tree for them. We ate leftovers from Thanksgiving for lunch. We went back to our house around 5 or so to take care of the dogs. We hung out and watched a couple of movies that night.
Saturday we got up and took the dogs to the vet. Boomer weighed in at a whopping 61.5 lbs and Tipsy (she's gotten a little chunky) weighed in at 51 lbs. Tipsy got some shots and Boomer got his pawed checked out. We then went over to Tim's parents to help get Greg setup in the basement. We then decided to build a wall to separate his room from the laundry room. We got all the supplies for that and came back to the house. We got most of the wall framed up.
On Sunday, Karla, Greg, Tim and I went to Aletheia for the morning service. We then went over to Tim's parents house. Tim and Greg worked on the wall. Karla and I hung out with Lanicia. Karla left around 3:00 to head back to NC. Tim and Greg finished framing the wall. Tim ran the electrical as well. Then they hung the dry wall. Greg moved more of his stuff down into the basement.
We still have to finish the wall with a few coats of mud and some paint however, a huge hunk of the project is completed. Tim and I had a great time hanging out with everyone. We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
They then tried to listen for the heart beat with the Doppler. I was a little scared because they have not had any success with this so far. However, the midwife that I met with today found the heartbeat in about 10 seconds. I was really impressed! The heartbeat was about 150 beats per minute which is good. It was a great reassurance that there is a baby growing inside me and that the baby is doing okay.
The ultrasound that "could" (if the baby cooperates) determine the sex of the baby is scheduled for December 8th at 9:00 AM. I will let everyone know what we are having if we are able to find out.
On a side note: Tim and I are going to be an Uncle and an Aunt any day now. My sister is due in 7 days!! I cant wait to find out if I have a niece or a nephew.
Monday, November 20, 2006
Tim and I are excited for Christmas this year in the house. Last year in the apartment we did not put out any decorations because we were packing to move back up to the area. So this will be the first year that Tim and I get to cut down a tree, put up lights, hang stockings an all of those fun traditions.
Tomorrow I go in for a monthly check up for the baby. At that point I will schedule the big ultrasound. This is where they check for the 4 chambers of the heart, look at the size, organs, and hopefully the sex of the baby. I will update and let everyone know when that will be.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
So I learned a lesson this weekend from Karla (this is not something new.. I usually do.. however this one was particularly funny).
Tim and I cleaned out what will become the nursery this weekend. We took the double bed that was in there over to Tim's parents and gave it to Greg to sleep on. So with that done we actually had some room to move around in that room. We decided to build the crib so that we could see what it looked like and start arranging the room.
Well on the way home from Tim's parents house I was on the phone with Karla. I told her the plan of building the crib and that my Dad and Tim are going to paint soon. Karla then proceeds to tell me to make sure the crib will fit out of the room. That way we dont have to work around it when we paint. Well the plan was to keep it in the room when we painted since we were already going to have to move a bunch of furniture out.
So to make a long story short I didn't really listen to what Karla said. Tim and I started building the crib. We figured we would do it in the family room since there was more room there. It took us a little while and we had the crib built. We were pretty excited that it was done. We then attempted to move the crib into the nursery. However, the crib does not fit through a door frame. Tim and I tried to engineer a way for it to fit. We turned it every direction possible and it would not fit. So we had to completely disassemble the crib, carry the pieces into the nursery and then rebuild the crib.
I talked to Karla later that night and told her what happened. She proceeded to laugh hysterically at me. She told me that I needed to blog about this (my guess is so she can put a funny comment up for everyone to read ;-) ).
So moral of the story is to listen to your elders!! (I know I will pay for that comment but it was well worth it).
Wednesday, November 8, 2006
We had a lot of fun and hope to do something like that again soon. If you want to come over for dinner sometime just let us know :-D.
After the Kelly's wedding on Saturday Tim and I drove up to NoVA and stayed with Steph. Steph rents this really nice condo that overlooks
The next morning we got up and had breakfast with Steph and got ready for the skins game. We then drove up to
The game was really exciting. Tim and I stood up for the whole game (this is not typical for where our seats are). For those of you who did not watch the game or read about it later it was a very exciting game. The game was close the whole time. The ended up pulling it off with no time left on the clock. This game was one for the record books. If you want more details I will gladly relive them to you.
There are pictures from Steph's and from the skins game on the web album.
There are a few pictures from Kelly's wedding on our web album. Unfortunately the batteries in the camera were dying and therefore we were not able to take as many pictures as we planned.
Tim and I had fun hanging out with my friends and catching up. The wedding was very beautiful and enjoyable. The reception was a lot of fun. The food was great, especially the chocolate fondue with strawberries to dip!
Friday, November 3, 2006
Sam came out to the house and picked me up. We then went and got some food and a good table for the show. We then meet up with Rachel, Mike, and Rachel's sister. It had been a while since I had seen all of them. We had a good time hanging out. Tim came to The Pub after his class ended. He also brought Greg along with him as well. The band was good as usual.
A lot of my pictures came out blurry last night. However, I will post the few that I took.
*Side note* I will be putting up some pictures tonight from a few other events. You can check them out on our web album.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Yesterday we had a second ultrasound. I am about 14 weeks into my pregnancy and the midwives were unable to find the heart rate of the baby. They also had this issue at 12 weeks. So they decided to do an ultrasound to make sure that everything was going okay. They were able to find a heart beat and the baby is doing fine. If you would like to see the ultra sound pictures click here. The pictures from this time are labeled Baby at 14 weeks.
Monday, October 23, 2006
We then went shopping and got a few decorations for the upcoming holidays. We then watched the movie called Net 2.0 which was better than I had anticipated.
Sunday we went to church and then out to lunch. After lunch we went to target and bought a mattress for our crib. Then we went out to Tim's parent's house and relaxed and hung out with the family. Tim helped his mom move some things in the basement. They are getting ready for the HVAC unit to be installed this week.
All and all we had a good weekend. I am hoping to put some pictures up to our web album when we have some more free time.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Monday, October 2, 2006
On Saturday I went to part of my sister’s baby shower before I had to leave to go to Eric's wedding. The wedding was really beautiful. We drove over to the church with Dave and Lisa in their new car (very nice). The ceremony was really nice.
Then leaving the church we got to see Eric drive Rachel off in a really nice Dodge Viper. The reception was at the
Sunday, October 1, 2006
We also stopped at the scenic overlooks on 64 on the way to the lake.
Here are a few pictures from Sunday's Adventure.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
We will have to go to another game and get some pictures of her in action.
Monday, September 25, 2006
So a spur of the moment decision on Friday after work had us driving up to
We then spend the afternoon trying to find Dave a Prelude. Dave ended up driving back to
On Sunday my parents drove up for
Tim and I realized on Friday that we will not be able to do these spur of the moment random trips for very much longer. So over the next couple of months we are going to try and do some more spontaneous things. Let us know if you have some suggestions.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
You can see the rest of the sonogram pictures here.
Monday, September 11, 2006
We did however make a lot of progress. Greg helped Tim on Saturday pull up some of the old landscaping fiber out of the ground and break apart some landscaping timbers.
Hopefully we can clean up the back yard some during the week and finish the project next weekend. Pictures to follow (once the project is completed).
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
This weekend we went down to
We left on Thursday night after Tim got out of class for our 6 hour drive. This always makes the trip interesting when you arrive at 3:45 in the morning. When you are sleep deprived and excited for the weekend there is always good conversations. Somewhere in
We made it through TN into NC, where we were soon in
We got up and hung out at the house. We were able to catch up with Karla and eat breakfast around 10. We then went to downtown
Next we went to Trevor and Kendra's new house. We got the tour and looked at all the projects Trevor was working on while Kendra was out of town.
We then went had dinner at Papas and Beer. We ate the Mexican, which made Karla and I very sick to our stomachs. Next we got dessert at Bi-Lo and went back to Trevor's house.
As always we had good conversation until the wee hours of the morning. No details of this will be provided ;-).
We got up fairly early on Saturday. Karla and I dropped Tim of at Home Depot to meet Trevor. They then bought the supplies needed to fix Karla's ceiling in the basement.
Karla and I went up to a flee market called Smiley's. I bought a few things for the baby (clothes, books, and a few toys). We then tried to stop at a few yard sales however we only found a couple and none were that promising.
We went back to the house and saw how the guys were doing on the ceiling project. Tim came across several electrical issues which caused another trip back to Home Depot.
Karla and I looked in the I WANNA a paper dedicated to selling stuff like clothes, furniture, cars, trailers, etc. Karla is looking for a new couch for her house and I was looking for some more baby stuff. We found two places we wanted to go check out for baby stuff. We got directions and took off for
We then took off to find the next house. We tried to reverse our directions (with no road names or signs) back out to
When we finally made it back to civilization (Fletcher) we called the guys to see how the project was going. We asked Trevor if he knew where we were and he laughed and said no. He did say to watch out because guys in that county jump on girls with all of their teeth.
One of the things that we bought at the last house was a trash bag full of kid’s toys for various ages. Most of these toys made noise and you pushed buttons. We were on some very windy roads and the toys were making all sorts of funny noises. We were laughing because every time the toys were quite for a while we would hit a pot hole and they would then make tons of noise. We were ready to throw the bag of toys out the window.
We made our last stop in
We ate dinner and looked over all of the stuff that we bought. Karla took pictures of Tim and I as we built our pack and play that we purchased. We then turned off all of the toys so that they would not make a ton of noise on the way home.
We slept in a little that morning. We then had breakfast and did some stuff around the house. We watched the movie Benchwarmers, which was not nearly as funny as it could have been. Karla went to home depot and bought some ceiling fans for Tim to put up. Then Trevor came over to put another coat of mud on the ceiling. The guys finished up some projects and Karla and I made applesauce with some apples Karla bought at the orchard. She then made lasagna for lunch and apple crisp for dessert.
We got up and said goodbye to Karla as she went to work. We then got our stuff together and packed the car. We waited to have lunch with Trevor; however, he was working and did not have time to meet. So we took off for home.
We made a quick stop in
We have a few pictures from the trip that we will put on our web album.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Here is a picture of the two dogs when we first got Boomer. I will add a more recent picture of the two of them later.
Monday, July 31, 2006
This is roughly the location of the seats.