Sunday, March 30, 2014
I am now 34 weeks along with Baby Jackson. We are so ready to meet him, but until then, we will continue to celebrate him! :) My best friend, Amy and her mom, Debbie threw us a wonderful "Peter Rabbit Garden Tea" baby shower! It was just perfect.
The invitation. So tasteful!
Jackie, Kelly, Mama, me, and Lauren. Love them so.
My adorable Mama and me!
The hostesses and I before we got started with the party!
Mama was admiring the adorable food display. It was really fun and cute.
Bunny display with fresh carrots. Too fun!
Gifts for Jackson!
Me and Kelly with the bubble she, Eric, Logan and Lauren got Jackson. I admit, I did cry a tad. It was just perfect. It is Peter Rabbit with Jackson's name on it. Precious!
Laynette and Robin. Such sweet ladies.
Jackie and Debbie
Lauren and Leighann really had fun together, too.
Kelly, my aunt, Molly, my aunt Dodie, Mama, and me! Love my family!
Me with my dear friend, Mandy. Love her!
Everyone got to take home a favor after the shower. How sweet are the flower pots? Love them.
Russell came after the shower and helped load gifts. We just had to get a few pictures with this display! It was all fresh veggies, from Mr. McGregor's garden, of course. :)
Me and my love. We are truly happy and cannot wait to meet our sweet baby boy!
We are so very ecstatic. It is definitely getting real. The nursery is ALMOST complete. I will post pictures of it when it's finished.
We are so thankful for all our family and friends. Sweet, sweet blessings from God.
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them. John 14:21
Monday, March 24, 2014
My best friend, Amy, hosted a baby shower for me on Sunday. I have tons of pictures to share, which I will soon, but I first wanted to share these "pre baby shower happies" last week.
Russell and I went to Walmart and picked up these Cadbury mini eggs and....
FROZEN! Jackson is not even here yet, and we are already starting his Disney collection. Okay...I admit. I really wanted the movie myself...and so did Russell. As I have said before, we are both such kids at heart-for sure!
Our church hosted a women's lunch on Thursday. One of my very favorite people, Susan, was the speaker for the lunch and she taught us so much. She is such a wonderful example! Love her "five times" as she would say!
Friday night, my Mama, sister, and niece came and we were tickled to have them here for the weekend. Russell grilled burgers and they were delicious. We always just love being together and have such fun.
Saturday, we walked a little bit on the downtown square and enjoyed lunch at a great food truck.
Mama, Lauren, and Kelly waiting for lunch!
How can you go wrong with Mexican street tacos, chips and queso, and fruit punch? Thank you, Yeyo's grill! We will be back soon!
We love our town! :)
Russell's parents, Jackie and Ricky, came to NWA on Saturday. They brought these gorgeous daffodils to us from Ricky's uncle Randel and aunt Margaret. Thank you, Randel and Margaret for the flowers! They are beautiful! Oooh I just love them.
The shower was on Sunday (next post).
After the shower though, my mom helped go through VERY old toys of mine and also some of Kelly's. Don't adjust your computer screen. This is a real toy. HAHA!
We found this gem in the toy box! My Little Pony with an afro! Wow. I have no words, but I had to share it. I have had this toy chest in Jackson's room for a little while now, but this is the only chance Mama and I could go through it together. Glad we checked it off the list this weekend. :)
We are gearing up for sweet Jackson' arrival. Praying for a safe and good delivery for sure!
The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. John 1:9
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
I know, I know...I have not blogged in a while. It's been a pretty slow month, aside from the baby shower on the first. The third trimester has definitely hit and I am not the most energetic person on the planet, to say the least. HA! However, we are so very happy and looking forward to May!!
On Friday, I met my best friend, Amy, for dinner at Abuelo's-one of our favorite Mexican restaurants! It was so great to catch up and have a girl's night! We always have lots to talk about.
After church on Sunday, we walked outside and saw snow..... yes. More snow! Luckily, it was not freezing temps outside. I can't have a green thumb because of this weather! ICK!
Belle is our sweet little girl. I love posting pictures of her. I gave her a bath yesterday and I took this picture about an hour after the bath. Her hair looked so funny, but still cute to me. :) She loves blankets and sheets in the recliner, so I sometimes put them out for her to enjoy.
Once Jackson arrives, her small world will grow fast!
When Jackson's room is finished, I will post pictures. It's currently a work in progress!
I really don't know much else. I hope y'all are having a wonderful week and hope it's springtime where y'all live. :)
He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. Colossians 1:28
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
We are tickled to celebrate Jackson in every way possible. What better way to celebrate than a baby shower? I grew up in South Arkansas and lived there until Russell and I married. My hometown church threw a baby shower for Jackson and it was so fun, sweet, and beautiful.
A close family friend, Kim, hosted the shower at her gorgeous home. When I walked in the dining room, I was just floored! Everything in the house was decorated so special and with Jackson's nursery theme in mind. :)
When I saw this cake, I almost teared up a bit. So special!
Jackie, Lauren, Kelly, and Mama
Pretty packages all wrapped up!
Even more precious decorations
Look at this Peter Rabbit carousel? They let us take it home and it's sitting in his nursery now. Just adorable!
Love this beautiful quilt! We will definitely put it to good use!
It was great to see my sweet friends, Haley and Brittany! They mean so much to me!
And I just adore sweet Emily. I was so glad to see her home from college for the weekend!
Emily and Kim, mother and daughter. They are so fun and I love them lots.
Mama and Kelly!
Me and Kelly. Memories definitely come to mind when I attended her baby showers when she was pregnant with Logan. So special and fun.
Heather, Angie, and baby Zachary!
The proud grandmothers
Lauren is such a wonderful niece! Can't say it enough.
Russell came at the end to help load gifts in the car. So glad he could come help!
Heather, Kim, me, Camille, Terri, Mary, and Janet.
Love all of these ladies so much! Thank you all so much for everything. The shower was just incredible.
We had a short but very sweet weekend. The shower was such a celebration of springtime, but the next day in Bentonville was frigid...and that's a total understatement. Hey, spring was good while it lasted. Hope we actually get a spring. :) I am sure we will. Spring and Fall are my favorites!
We will continue to get Jackson's nursery more in order and can't wait to show it to y'all!
When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Mark 10:14
Monday, March 3, 2014
I am finally updating the blog today and so glad to share about my cousin, Mary Catherine's wedding! She got married on February 22nd. We got to stay with my sister, Kelly, and brother-in-law, Eric, so that was also fun and so good to get to catch up with them.
Kelly put together this adorable basket for us. She even added a Peter Rabbit coloring book for Baby Jackson to use once he is older. :) Too fun. That's what I call "little happies." So sweet.
And look at these pretty pink tulips!
Russell and I attended the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner for the wedding. I was just so tickled to catch up with my cousin, Jennifer. It had been too long! The dinner was yummy and decorations were really pretty too.
Saturday afternoon, Russell, Kelly and I went to Pickles and Ice Cream, a baby boutique, to pick out an upholstered glider for Jackson's room. We enjoyed testing the chairs out and browsing around the store, too.
The wedding was Saturday evening. I helped with the guest book and also read a few scripture verses. It was so great to see family and friends.
Here are the love birds! John Michael and Mary Catherine are just so sweet together. I wish I had gotten more pictures of them together.
Russell took this right before the big wedding. Ann Marie, Jennifer, Mary Catherine, Betsy and Bill. Too sweet!
Daughter and Daddy dancing. My uncle, Bill was such a proud father of the bride. :)
The wedding cake!
Me and the beautiful bride!
Eric, Kelly and Lauren at the reception
Deena and Mama catching up.
Russell and I. I just love him!
Lauren and Logan. Love this picture.
Me, my cousin, Brooke, Mary Catherine, and Emily! We loved helping out at the wedding. Mary Catherine is so special to me and it was a pleasure to be a part of it.
I have found the one my heart loves. Song of Solomon 3:4