Thank you SO much to Christina Stevens Photography for capturing these wonderful images of me, Robert, Stout, and Lady B (you know what I mean ;)) - I will cherish them forever!
May 15, 2013
How's the belly looking: Last week, 36 weeks:
And this week - 37 weeks:
Me with the graduate (who is also very handsome AND my husband ;))
Brother and sister!
Ralph, Robert and Grandma Jean (or Great Grandma Jean - can you believe it?!)
We also had the pleasure of getting together for dinner after the ceremony with some of our absolutely wonderful Richmond friends, Scott (who's also getting his MBA, just slightly behind Robert's schedule), Melissa (who just got into VCU grad school for her masters in counseling!!), Mike (got his MBA a couple of years ago from VCU), Michelle, Lisa, and Rick. There must be something in the water with all of these folks and their Masters degrees :) I have super smart friends! But it was so sweet of all of them to come help us celebrate Robert's achievement, but sadly I did not take any pictures - I'm sure I'll make up for it in the coming weeks ;)
May 9, 2013
How's the belly looking: Last week, 35 weeks:
And this week - 36 weeks:
Yes!!! From RubyLove on Etsy
While on bed rest last week, I had a really cute snuggle buddy
I mean really...
And my amazingly sweet friends, Lisa and Melissa, spoiled me with bed rest goodies to help pass the time! They are so wonderful!!
Bucket o' Goodies from Lisa!
Bag o' Goodies from Melissa!
I have the best family and friends in the world. Really, I do. :)
The nursery is FINISHED! I'll take pictures ASAP I promise! AND we are having maternity pictures done this weekend by none other than Christina Stevens! I can't wait to share those with you too!
May 8, 2013
This past weekend, I had my baby shower in Roanoke and it was fabulous! My wonderful sisters, Sarah and Paige, were the hostesses and they made sure the day was perfect, down to the decorations!
The cake was not only beautiful, but amazingly delicious! Made my Cakes by Lisa (Lisa Link) in Salem.
The weather was great (although a little bit chilly) and the decorations outside were equally as awesome!
One of the games - guess how many diapers are in the container!
Catherine (Robert's step-mom), me, and my mom!
Proud Grandma :)
All of mom's girls - Paige, Sarah, me, and Mom
Lady B and I were supervising the set up...check out that 35.5 week belly...
All the girls! Anna, Paige, Me (and Lady B of course), Mom, & Sarah
Holding Coulson, my sweet friend Jamie's 2-week old son (and a potential suitor for Lady B, heh - he is so adorable!
The "how big is Katie's belly" string game. Everyone over-estimated. Thanks guys...thanks...
(Jamie, Channing, Jess, and Heather)
Lady B's first toy with wheels!
and a teeny adirondack to go on the deck!
A sweet elephant lovie....the plush toy...not me...
I go so far back with these ladies...Channing, Jess, and Heather. i.e. the reasons I was always in trouble growing up ;) Channing shared a particularly endearing story about how when we were all young, her mom would tell her and her sister, Lindsay, that no one fought as bad as they did, and Channing would respond "yeah huh! The Crawford girls are way worse!" - it's funny because it's true :)
Preppy girl outfit from Auntie Heather!
Crocheted booties from Aunt Marie
Car seat head support - always a necessity :)
Adorable first year picture frame - thank you Auntie Kristin!!
Hokie gear! Courtesy of Aunt Jamie and Coulson (and I'm pretty sure Chris had something to do with it too ;))
The beautiful clothesline my sister made! They were in the bag, so she instructed me to just grab one of the string ends and pull...it was like magic, but so cool! The clothes are all so cute!
I still can't get over this one. My sister, Paige, painted that. HERSELF. Special for Lady B (and me). I'm so absolutely in love with it, it couldn't be more perfect!!
The cake again - the topper is from Etsy...SO cute!
Miss Connie and Cheryl! So good to see them!
Robert, Catherine (Robert's step mom), Steve (Robert's dad...or aka Grandpa) and yours truly
Mom (Grandma), Paige, Robert, Me, Dad (Grandaddy), and Sarah!
It was such a great weekend and so good to see everyone, and spoil Lady B just a little bit more :) The next time I see most of these people, we'll have a little addition to our family! A HUGE thank you to Sarah and Paige (and my mom and Anna) for their hard work to pull this together, especially after my small scare last week and not even knowing if I'd be able to make it. It was the perfect day and I know they busted their butts to get everything ready, and I couldn't be more grateful :) I have the best family in the whole world!