First off, sorry it has been so long since my last post. The days last week seemed to drag on forever and I was in bed by 9pm every night, which is not normal for me. I knew we had a big weekend coming up so we spent time getting ready for it. Just a quick recap of the weekend and no pictures! :( I have a ton to share but haven't uploaded them yet....
On Friday after work we drove to Medford, which is where I grew up and my parents still live. On Saturday, my grandparents and aunt came into town so we hung out and watched ALOT of football. I also got a visit from my cousin's baby, Riley Kate. She is the best baby! You can see her cute little face here. Justin spent the day out at the farm with my dad.
Sunday, was a BUSY day. My mom's sister's family came to town along with my brothers. We started with lunch and then celebrated by Grandad's 80th birthday with cake and ice cream. It was so great to be together! I miss each of them so much and we definitely do not get to spend enough time together. Shortly after celebrating my grandads bday, we headed downtown to the baby shower.
I often wonder why God chose to give me such an amazing life. I know there are people out there that struggle every.single.day and have not one person to turn to. I cannot think of one time in my life when I 'thought' I was struggling and there wasn't anyone for me to pick up the phone and call. This weekends baby shower proved to me that I am one of the most fortunate people in the world. I know I am beyond blessed but I know I take things in life for granted. It drives me CRAZY to think it takes something so unbelievable to make me realize how truly special my life is and how amazing the people in my life really are!
I have known from day one that Hadlea would be spoiled beyond belief! I am really hoping there is a difference somewhere out there that separates being spoiled and a complete brat! : ) It is only 74+ days before Hadlea makes her appearance, and I already love her more than life itself. I pray that I can show her the love that my family and friends show me every time I see them.
I have so many pictures to upload and post of my baby shower, but I am still just so overwhelmed with the love Justin and I were shown that I could not even take the time to upload them. I use this blog as a journal to our lives and I really wanted to document how I was feeling without sharing pictures. Once you see the pictures of everything, you will completely understand! I received the cutest PINK things I have ever seen in my life. After only baby shower #1, there are only 4 things I think I HAVE to have before she gets here...and we have 2 baby showers to go! I don't even have the words to express my appreciation for everyone that came to the shower and/or brought a gift. She will be the best dressed baby EVER! So stay tuned for the pictures...hopefully I can get them up this week!
It was great to see you this weekend. I am glad Hadlea revealed her adorable face. She is beautiful. You may feel blessed by all your family and friends, but I am the one blessed to call you my family. Thanks for loving us all so very much.
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