Monday, December 11, 2006

The Nutcracker

On Sunday afternoon, Reatha, Laura, Rachel, Lanicia, Tim, and I went to see the Nutcracker at Bridgewater College. This was Tim's first time to a ballet, which he said he did not hate. However, he said I am more than welcome to go with friends whenever I would like.

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 :).

Lanicia's Christmas Play

On Sunday Tim and I went to see Lanicia's Christmas play at church. She had a role as a hippie which she did really well at. Her costume turned out pretty good, however, the best part was most defiantly the hair. Her hair was in an Afro and was really awesome!

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.

Visit with Bradley

On Saturday Tim and I drove down to Martha Jefferson Hospital to visit our nephew, my sister and brother-in-law. We took Clare and Chris a cute outfit for Bradley, 3 month size so that the big boy can actually have time to wear it.

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.

Guess the Boy's Name

So we are having a boy! We have selected the name, however, we are keeping it a secret until the little guy makes his entrance into the world. We are, however, taking guesses on what everyone things the name is. So post a comment or send an email with your guesses.

Its a boy!!!

Well Tim and I had our ultrasound on Friday morning. We found out that we are having a boy. He is healthy and everything looks good. He is weighing in at 14 ounces at 20 weeks and 5 days (that was on Friday). Baby is in the 62% for growth, which means he will be between 7 1/2 and 8 lbs on his due date.

Here is a profile shot of Baby:

There are more pictures from the ultrasound on our web album. Click here!

Friday, December 8, 2006

Aunt Lindsay and Uncle Tim

Last night my sister gave birth to a beautiful boy. His name is Bradford "Bradley" Patrick Winn. He born at 7:20 last night weighing 8 lbs 11 oz and is 22" long. Both the baby and my sister are doing good. We got to go down and see him last night. Here is a picture:

Here is a picture of my sister holding baby Bradley:

Congratulations Chris and Clare!!

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Christmas Decorations Completed

Last night we finished up the Christmas decorations on the outside and the inside of the house. On the outside we have candles in all of the front windows, a wreath on the door, a red spot light on the front of the house and lighted garland running down the pole on the front porch.

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

Christmas decorating

This weekend Tim and I are going to decorate the house for Christmas. We are going to go cut down a Christmas tree. We are going to setup the tree and put up the other decorations that we have. This will be the first year that Tim and I have decorated for Christmas.

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).

Feeling the Baby

Last night I was laying down on my stomach reading a book. After about a minute or two I felt fluttering of butterflies in my abdomen (quickening). Apparently Baby does not like his/her space being invaded. This was an amazing feeling that I cannot really explain in words. However, it gives me nice reassurance that there really is a baby growing inside and that the baby is doing well.

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.