August 30, 2012

We like girls in this family.

Not that we don't like boys... Cole is definitely adored. But as the only boy on both sides of my family in our generation, he'd agree that he's outnumbered.

Saturday night of the weekend of my baby shower in Oklahoma, my mom and aunt and their girls went out for dinner. Nothing too eventful but had to take pictures, of course!

(P.S. these pictures are proof the Mary Kay facial highlighting pen works - sheesh, I am glowing! Thankfully its been hiding the third trimester bags under my eyes...)

And about the newest girl in our family...  the Monday after I got home from Oklahoma, we had our 28 week appointment with our specialist. My OB sends his patients to a specialist, too, after 20 weeks just as a precaution and we love it because it gives us an extra long 4D look at Brindle and lots of 3D pics!

I think she definitely has Kanyon's nose! And her face shape and chin remind me a lot of my brother's and mine.

And don't be freaked out by the lack of hand on her left arm in the second pic... she definitely has one, just a delay in the picture :)

August 29, 2012

Oklahoma Baby Shower

I can't believe its taken me this long to upload these pictures... in all fairness, I uploaded them a while ago but at home... so it took forever and I eventually went and did something else. But now I am going to write this post!

My parents are both originally from Oklahoma City and both sides of my family both live there. My mom's sister and her daughters decided they wanted to throw me a baby shower there! I was so excited. The cool part is that Kanyon has a little family there, too, that could come!

Aunt Jenny's house is beautiful and she and the girls really know how to throw and decorate a party. Everything was so cute. The theme was pink, of course, with a little purple. The food was fantastic - pesto chicken croissant sandwiches, lots of vegetables and fruit, hummus and crackers and pretzels, a really yummy salad, and cookies. 

After eating lunch, we all headed into the den where the gifts were. Sara and Emily had hung up a line to clothespin Brindle's clothes that she would receive! I'm planning on keeping that sign with her name to put up in the hospital room! :)

Brindle got so many cute clothes. Her closet is already bursting after only one shower. And we have two to go!

This is a dress that Mama Brown (Kanyon's dad's mom) made!

A super soft blanket from Nana! (Kanyon's mom)

A ridiculously cute bathing suit from my mom!

We got lots of clothes, some really cute necessities like pacifiers, bowls, etc, her highchair, one of her carseats (for Kanyon's truck) and lots more! And diapers of course!

Me with my moms

The hostesses of the shower - my cousin Bethany, my aunt Jenny, and my cousins Emily and Sara.

And the mandatory belly shot. I was 27 weeks, I think, at this point.

My dad's sisters, PJ and Carol, me, my cousin Lisa, and mom.

Lots of family! My cousin Bethany with my cousin Joy and her granddaughters, Paige and Ellyson.

Kanyon's cousin's wife Shanna and his aunt Debbie.

My cousins Natalie and Brianna.

I can't even tell you how fun that was to see so many family members (that I didn't even get a picture of) and get gifts for Brindle. The shower went great.

Thank you so much, Aunt Jenny and girls, for such a beautiful and fun shower!

August 16, 2012

Catch Up

I have been a bad blogger lately... lots to write about but not much energy to do it! I had my first baby shower last weekend and I have lots of pictures to show for it but first I think I need a random filling in post.

In recent news, I hit my third trimester this week! I'm a little confused on exactly how far along I am, though. My doctor says I'm 28 and a half but I thought I was in my 27th week. I'll glad take his word for it, though. I'd much rather be further along.

I think I experienced my first day of third trimester fatigue yesterday. I felt like I had been drugged all day and couldn't snap out of it. When I got home from work, I crashed on the couch and couldn't get up for church. Thank you, Mom, for making meals and putting them in the freezer for me because it would have been slim pickins otherwise. 

The nursery renovation has finally begun! We moved all the furniture out that we weren't using and put together all the furniture we were. My mom saved the crib and dresser/changing table that were mine and we are going to use it for Brindle. We also have a twin bed in there in case we ever need more sleeping room.  Other than those pieces, all we have left to get is the glider, which Kalith and Vaughn have generously told us they would buy for us!

We painted a couple weekends ago and we love how it turned out. I am not a big pink person for decorating so I went with a salmon-pink color. But not on the walls, on the ceiling! We painted the walls a tan. This is not a great picture, I know. But it was the best way for me to show how they look together with the white trim. The two doors are the closets.

There is still some updates that we are going to do like changing out the doorknobs (this actually finally got us to replace all our doorknobs with oil-rubbed-bronze matching knobs) and replacing the fan. I wish I could take a picture of the completely stupid placement of the fan in the room. I'll take a picture of its ridiculousness for you later.

As far as the "theme" of the room, I am going with a rustic country feminine theme... with lots of creams and white and turquoise to go with the salmon pink. I don't have anything nailed down yet but I'm going to use some burlap and lace and lots of fabric flowers.

Another change that's got me super happy is our new kitchen table!

You may also notice that those are new curtains that Vaughn and I made from a Pottery Barn king size duvet. I still need to figure out what to do with those chairs and I am leaving a space on the side for the high chair (that I got at the shower this weekend - yay!). The table is from World Market and has a beautiful hammered top. I'm also excited about the bench. I figured up we could seat 11 people plus Brindle in our kitchen with the bar! The table has a much bigger and impressive presence in our kitchen. I plan on painting the trim the same color the cabinets are so it won't be so stark white next to the yellow and have some sort of table setting out. When? I don't know. Hopefully soon. I really need to update my house tour page altogether.

Another also - I mentioned a while back that I started a Mary Kay business. I have really enjoyed it so far! It started out me wanting to support my friend Kellye who had started selling it by having her come do a facial on me and booking a party. After my facial, I was really loving how my face felt so much better. I had mentioned in a post a while back how I had started using Clinique's Turnaround Overnight and loved it. I was equally happy if not more with how Mary Kay felt and I really was not expecting that since I had been to a MK facial party and experienced it before. The only thing I can think of is that the first time I tried it, it was soon after I had moved to Welch and my skin hadn't freaked out from the dryness yet. I was open to talking to Kellye and her director about potentially selling it and after a few weeks of really doing my research on the company and earning potential, I decided yes, I would. And I'm really liking it. The company is great to work with (I didn't say for because you really are your own boss) and the products are so easy to sell because they are high quality and affordable. Anyway, just wanted to update everyone on that. If you're interested in looking at my website, its Not to mention, its really fun to wear "big girl" makeup instead of the drug store cheap stuff. Except now I get it at a discount about the same price as drug store. :)

What else, what else? As far as Kanyon's farming, people have been asking a lot how its going this summer. I'd say its better than last summer for sure. We still really need rain but we have gotten a little here and there and thats better than the nothing we got last year. Kanyon said he wanted to take me out and show me both his new land with better water and his land that he's had to compare, so when he does, I'll take pictures.

Alright, I'll be done for now.

August 7, 2012

Mother/Daughter Trip

Mom and I took our annual Mother-Daughter Trip a little early this year. We usually take it during harvest when Kanyon won't notice that I'm gone because he's so busy. But this year, harvest time is right around my due date! I also get Friday afternoons off in the summer so going in July would allow me a little more time.

I think this year's place was our favorite so far. We went to Cloudcroft, NM, the first year and stayed in a teeny cabin. I seriously don't think I would have been able to take a shower while pregnant in their bathroom, it was so small. The next year, we stayed in Fredericksburg at a bed and breakfast. We loved the b&b and all the shopping. But this year, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country. The pool, the spa, the food, all of it was so great and I think just what we had in mind for these trips because it allowed us to talk and catch up almost the entire time.

We both got there a little before dinner time on Friday. We walked over to one of the restaurants and put our names down for a reservation and then walked around. It is a beautiful hotel and I couldn't wait to get in the lazy river the next day.

The restaurant was so nice and we both ate really well!

Of course, I took a picture of the food! Mom got a filet mignon and I got antelope! And it was so incredibly good.

Mom booked a pregnancy massage the next morning for me. I couldn't wait and it did not disappoint! She had a pillow form that allowed me to lay on my stomach for the first time in months. You don't realize how much you're going to miss that until you can't anymore. I had lots of knots and tension and the massage felt great. The spa had a cute farmhouse look to it. As well as a really cute gift shop that had a newborn bikini that Mom and I were really tempted to buy for Brindle!

After my massage, we went down to breakfast at the hotel cafe and stayed there just chatting for a long while before deciding to rent bicycles to ride around the property. That didn't last too long, though, because of how hot it was! We were soon in the lazy river for the next few hours!

After we'd finally had enough of the river, we got out to have a quick snack and then headed back to the room for a nap and shower before heading into San Antonio for dinner and a movie. We ended up seeing Step Up 4 (so good!) and going to an Italian restaurant, which I never get to eat! When we got back to the hotel, we decided to get back into the pool! They have an adult pool that we laid on floats in for a while before heading to bed. There was lots of activity going on at the resort, though, still. The resort is geared towards young families and has something all the time for them! They were showing Alvin and the Chipmunks on the lawn. Mom and I both agreed we should come back with my kids later.

Sunday morning, we slept in and then headed down to breakfast late before doing a little shopping in the gift shop and then checking out. Before leaving though, we went around and took a few pictures of the resort.

I'm pretty sure Mom has a couple of much better pictures of the two of us that I need to get. It was such a pretty resort and I really liked the country farmhouse theme. We got to relax and catch up the whole time. I'm ready to go back!