Monday, January 30, 2012

Baby Bump

For those of you that are interested in my growing baby bump here's a few pictures!

5 weeks

9 weeks

14 weeks
16 weeks
21 weeks (gained 6 pounds)
Please excuse the mess in the background of the pictures.   What can I say?!?!  I can not get Gordon to keep things off the chair in the corner and some battles just aren't worth fighting.  :)  I take my weekly picture on Sundays and as I've said in other posts we seem to constantly be traveling these days (thus the luggage). 


Friday, January 27, 2012

What's it gonna BEE??

If you know me you know I love getting all my friends together!!  The theme of my get togethers has changed quite a bit over the years.  I went from hosting Bachelorette watch parties at my apartment in Midtown (which included lots of wine) to babyshowers and gender reveal parties!  So, at 17 weeks preggo (December 30th) we found out if we were having a he or a she!!  We got to celebrate with some of our closest friends and my parents who had flown into Houston that day.

And it's gonna bee a....

BOY!!!  There were a ton of pictures of us cutting the cake but this one makes me LOL.  Gordon is obviously thrilled and apparently so is Parker.  We would have been happy with a boy or a girl but Gordon did admit that he's glad to put off ballet for a few more years.  Haha.  After the party was over my mom and I were talking about all the babysitting I did in highschool and college.  I realized that 90% of the kids I watched were boys!  I babysat for 3 neighbors on a cul-de-sac that were ALL boys.  One family had 4, another 3 and the last 2.  Needless to say, Ma Mar Ave is full of many fun memories!   So, it seems right that our first baby is a boy.  We can hardly wait to meet our little guy!!

Ashley, Rachel, Stacy, Lindsey, Alison, Tina and Kendall with Piper


Monday, January 16, 2012

Fall Fun

After our exciting baby news at the beginning of October we started off our BUSY fall with a trip to West Texas for a Texas Tech football game.  We flew to Midland on a Friday evening and told my parents our exciting news.  I wrapped a little present with an outfit that said "Best Grandparents" (or something like that) dad looked up at me and said, "Are you trying to tell us you're pregnant?"  Haha.  They were super excited.  The next day we made our way to the LBK for the Tech vs A&M game.  I got my yearly fix of Orlando's mafia queso but had to go without a Chimey's margarita this year! 

Two weeks later we headed to San Antonio for the Barteau-Zito wedding.  We stayed at the J.W. Marriott Hill Country Resort which was super nice and relaxing.  I spent Saturday by the pool while Gordon played golf with some of his buddies.  There's nothing better than reading a good book by the pool!

We had our first doctors appointment that following Monday.  We didn't actually see the doctor that day but I did have an ultrasound to find out exactly how far along in the pregnancy I was.  The baby's heart rate was 140 and it measured 7 weeks 1 day making my due date June 10, 2012.  It's such a relief to see that little flash of a heartbeat on the screen!  If you know me you know I worry far TOO much so having this day finally come was good for us all.  Here's a picture of our little sweet pea. 

November was filled with even more fun!!!  One of my best college friends got married on 11.11.11 :)  Gordon had to work so my mom and I had a fun girls weekend in Dallas.  When I wasn't doing wedding stuff she and I did some baby shopping!   Here's a picture with the beautiful bride and the 3 Lindsey's. 

Next up was Gordon's 30th birthday.  His first surprise of the day was his new Green EGG grill.  We'd heard great things about them so I knew it would be a perfect gift for such a special birthday year.  The next surprise was that night.  His parents and I planned a surprise party at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants.  He was SHOCKED and couldn't believe his parents were in town all the way from Texarkana.  We had a great night with some of our close friends and family. 

Cake by Rustika Bakery

Cups from Monogram Shop

And last but not least Thanksgiving weekend.  We had a relaxing Thanksgiving day in Midland with some of my mom's side of the family.  Gordon and my dad hunted Thursday and Friday morning so he was an extra happy man.  Especially after he got a big buck on Friday (which he insists we are going to hang in our home).  After a yummy lunch at Luigi's we headed to Dallas for the Tech vs Baylor football game.  On Saturday, we did a little shopping at the Galleria before heading to the Cowboys Stadium for the game.  My dad managed to get us FABULOUS suite tickets.  Watching football has never been so fun...and comfortable.  Tech may have lost the football game but we all managed to have a great time. 

Me, G, Grant, Emily, Dustin and Skye

Thanks again Mom and Dad!

16 weeks in Texarkana for Christmas

I was 12 weeks pregnant during Thanksgiving weekend.  I still can't believe how fast the first trimester flew by!  Luckily, I felt great with only a little nausea after breakfast.  After watching so many of my friends suffer from morning sickness I feel extra blessed to have breezed right through the first 12 weeks. 
Up next....the gender reveal party!!!


Monday, January 9, 2012

One Year Anniversay

The hubby and I celebrated our one year anniversary this past September in Napa Valley.  We both agreed it was one of our favorite trips!  The weather was amazing, the country side was beautiful, and of course the wine was fabulous.  Our trip started off with our bags not making it to San Francisco.  BOO!  Luckily, we were able to pick them up early the next morning and get our vacation started with a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge.  We stopped in the cutest little town, Sausalito, for lunch and window shopping before taking the ferry back to San Fran.  I highly recommend eating lunch on the water at Horizons.  Yummy fish tacos! 

That evening we headed for Napa.  The next day we started off bright and early at my favorite, Cakebread.  We then headed to V. Sattui for more wine tasting where we had a picnic lunch outside.  From there we visited Plumpjack and then our hotel pool.  We ended our day with a delicious dinner at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

Day 3 we headed for Healdsburg to visit the Gooding's family friends winery, Arista. First, we made a pit stop at a petrified forest museum.  It was pretty weird to see trees that are more than 3 million years old that have turned into rock.  I'm pretty sure this was a childhood dream of Gordon's.  His mom still has a box of rocks he collected when he was a kid.  Haha.  Before going to Arista we stopped in town for lunch and had a wine tasting at La Crema (another fav).  We had so much fun at Arista and learned a little bit about the business.  Gordon even got a lesson in grafting during our private tour.  Our last stop before heading back to Napa was Ferrari-Carano's.  They not only had great wine but beautiful gardens.  I got a few lessons from my own personal landscape architect as we walked through the grounds. :)  That night we had our one year anniversary dinner at Cuvee where I gave Mr. G his new bow and arrow.  Needless to say, he loved it!  We had such a relaxing weekend in Napa.  It's always nice to have a weekend away from the housework!  We both look forward to the day we get to visit Napa again. 

Since we were out of town on our actual one year anniversary we didn't get to eat the top of our wedding cake. 

I got the cake out on October 5, 2011 for another important celebration!!

That's right!!!!  We are having a BABY!  The positive pregnancy test was little bit of a shock since I'd taken two other tests over the weeks before that both were negative.  I found out during my lunch break at work....I can't tell you how hard it was to not immediately call Gordon.  So, after work I ran home and got this last minute "wedding cake" dinner together.  It was a Wednesday night so Gordon was a little surprised by the fancy dishes and candles.  He was even more confused when I gave him the "gift" to open since we'd already done anniversary presents in Napa.  The first words out of his mouth when he opened the box were "Really?" (with a big smile on of course).  It was such a happy day....maybe a little scary because of all the unknowns.  While walking the dog that night Gordon decided we had to call and tell his parents.  We were going to Midland that weekend for a Texas Tech football game so we decided to tell my parents in person then.  Needless to say both grandparents are ecstatic and so are we!  2012 is going to be a great year. 

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