November 30, 2009

Hello Third Trimester!!!

Hooray! I've made it to Trimester 3!

In celebration, I thought I'd finally share a "bump" shot :) This photo was taken yesterday at 26 weeks 2 days. Please believe me when I say that I am much, much happier than I appear to be in this photo!

I had a wonderful baby shower yesterday! My Aunt Laura and my mom worked hard to make it a very special occasion for me. It was so nice to celebrate with some family and friends. I'm so very grateful!

Here are a couple of photos from the shower...

My little one received lots of adorable pajamas and outfits as well as an awesome highchair, fun activity items, and other necessities. I cannot wait for her to arrive and to be able to use all of those things :)

While it's starting to really hit me that we really are pregnant and really are going to have a child of our very own, part of me still can't believe it after everything we've been through to get this far. I feel so fortunate to have been blessed with this miracle!

November 22, 2009

Handmade Thank You Cards

Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I've had a chance to do any scrapbooking. Things have been a bit busy with work and appointments and such, and we've been cleaning out the spare room in preparation for the baby :) We still have a way to go on that but I'm happy about the progress we've made so far.

This weekend I did get a set of 30 Thank You cards made in my favorite pink/brown color combo. I kept them more on the plain side so as to be mail friendly :)

In a couple days I'll be traveling home for a visit with my family and friends. I can't wait!

November 15, 2009

SD4U December Kits Sneaks!

Martha has given us peeks at some of the products in next month's kits! Check 'em out!

Kit # 1 - Christmas Mega Kit
A combination of 3 beautiful lines! October Afternoon, Bella Blvd and Eskimo Kisses

Kit # 2 - Christmas Magic
Featuring the beautiful line from Fancy Pants

Kit # 3 - No name yet
This is a non-Christmas kit using the beautiful papers from October Afternoon - Farm Fresh and Basic Grey - Nook and Pantry

Once again all 3 of these kits are going to be fantastic! How will we ever choose which one(s) to get? As soon as Martha shares more peeks at the kit contents I'll let you know!

November 3, 2009

Hooray for Pink!

Until we recently found out our baby's gender I was trying to stick to relatively neutral colors for the scrapbook layouts of the ultrasound photos. I didn't necessarily succeed with that but I had at least avoided using full-blown pink.

Well now that we know, I pulled out the pink, brown, and white combo that I love so much, and of course some pretty flowers!

The design of this layout was inspired by a layout called "Natural Beauty" that was created by my friend Martha.