Monday, December 20, 2010

Our quick weekend getaway

Are you lucky enough to have a set of friends where everything is easy, seamless and just plan wonderful? Not only do we have those people in our lives, we now get to share this crazy ride of pregnancy with them too.  Sonia and I are 8 days apart...her due date first.  How awesome is that?

When my parents asked if we wanted to spend a couple days down at Watercolor resort after they left for my birthday weekend...the answer was of course, YES!  When we found out it was a 2 bedroom or next thought was "Do you think Sonia & Tommy can come?  And their answer..YES!

We arrived on Thursday and had a little time to ourselves before they came down on Friday. We always head on over to Rosemary Beach and visit the place where we got married.  How wonderful to be able to share our life stages with this wonderful place with such great memories?  We took some pictures last year with Anna (post here) and now you can see below we are back again with yet another amazing thing in our life to share.  I am 17 weeks with this little bundle of joy in the picture below.

The weather stayed pretty downcast but who cares?  We were at the beach! And what better way to enjoy the beach then in a bright pair of wellies and a raincoat to match.

After our time playing in the water, we needed some warm hot chocolate, a good book and just some great conversation.  First, we went and checked out our favorite little room at Watercolor...the library.

We celebrated mine and Tommy's birthday Saturday night at Red Bar.  Absolutely delicious with amazing food and even better company.

John and I got on the road on Sunday while Sonia & Tommy checked in to their wedding "place" for a couple more days.  The weather was beautiful with blue skies and the salt water floating in the air. I wanted to stay just one more day...but our daughter pulled at our heart strings. Until next time beach...and next time, we will be a party of 4.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

well, hello Belly.

16 weeks and 4 thinks I might have a bigger belly this time around!  I am starting to feel a little movement, just a night, but am looking forward to feeling it more often.  No weight gain so far (woo-hoo!) but that is really due to that stomach bug that took away about 5 lbs in one day.  I still have no feeling one way or another on the gender.  Everyone thinks it will be another girl.  

We will see on Christmas morning!

Monday, December 13, 2010

A perfect day

It was a perfect blustery winter day. Complete with snow, fires in the fireplace, hot chocolate and great family time. We got up early and ran out to peruse the aisles at Davis-Kidd and grab quick supplies from Trader Joe's and Kroger...then back home for lunch and naps. As Anna was asleep, the snow started really coming down...we were like little kids on Christmas waiting for her to wake up so we could go play outside. As soon as we heard her little peep, we all bundled up and ran outside. Only, it was REALLY cold and Anna was not quite happy about all the coldness. (who could blame her??)

We snapped a couple pictures and all ran back in side and snuggled in front of the fireplace. Playing, snuggling and all things family continued for the rest of the afternoon. If it wasn't a great day already...I ended it by watching my favorite Christmas movie, White Christmas. Thank you Bing, Rosemary, Danny and the girl who can dance (can't EVER remember her name) for lulling us into a wonderful winter sleep.

All bundled up for our morning out!

What is this stuff on my finger?

Much better. Back in my chair, cozy by the fire.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Finally, I caught it on video. Anna's happy noise.


Next on my list to "catch" is this new "gooooo" noise she makes with pucker lips...hysterical.