Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Results

A very healthy, cute, little boy!
I wish we could watch him all day! It was amazing to see just how developed he really is! He is 5 1/2 inches long, and apparently likes to take very good naps at about 2:00 in the afternoon. We got to see a few wiggles, but he was very sleepy.

We are very happy and grateful to have such a healthy, normal baby boy! We were kind of hoping for a girl, but figured it was probably a boy. I thought I had prepared myself to be just as happy in case it was a boy...well, maybe I wasn't quite as prepared as I thought. I'm not at all sad it's a little boy, but I must admit, I'm a little heartbroken to have to wait longer for the little girl I've always envisioned. Regardless, I know I will (and do) love him just the same :)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas

From Travis, Cynthia, and little baby coming in May

We're finally spilling the beans about our new little baby! We told our families at Thanksgiving time, but have otherwise kept it a secret. It's been fun to get used to the idea of actually being parents, and getting more and more excited together. We didn't realize how fun it would be to share the news, and see how excited others are for us too!

Since weeks change more often than months, that's what we've been keeping track of :) I'm 19 weeks (I think that is well into the 4th month), and just about half way. The due date is May 14th, and we get an early present this year...Tuesday we get to see how our baby is doing and find out the gender!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Party

Earlier this month we had our Enrichment Christmas Party. I am on the committee and was asked to be in charge of the decorations. It was a huge, stark white room and I worried for months that I would be able to come up with enough stuff to fill it. Thankfully I had tons of help! Some people waited to decorate there home until after this party so we could use a lot of their Christmas decorations. As you can see, it turned out pretty cozy and very nice (if I do say so myself).
Aside from the folding chairs and tables, we brought in everything...couches, comfy chairs, extra tables to decorate, lamps, trees, trees, and more trees!
My half-elf friend helped me wrap all these boxes to use as part of the centerpieces, and under trees. The green and gold balls were something my mom had that came from grandma. The branches are REAL and they came from Oregon. My mom and dad cut them for me when we were there for Thanksgiving, we put them in a big box and I brought them home on the plane.  They lasted better than I expected and everyone loved them!
I can't take any credit for the food, but I can say it was delicious. Not to mention these are my new favorite rolls!

After dinner we had a few speakers, a gift wrapping demonstration, and a service gift exchange. I offered to design someone's Christmas cards, and I received 2 batches of sugar cookies. It was a fabulous night and I'm pretty sure a good time was had by all!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Family Photos

We got to have our pictures taken by my new favorite photographer. She did a great job, didn't she? If you need some pictures taken, let me know, I'll give you her number.

We had so much fun! The hardest thing about it, of course, is deciding which ones to print and hang on the walls. Here are some of our favorites...both serious and silly.