Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Fantastic photo that Jon took, looking up a tree. I love this shot!

We had a few more nice days, and so this weekend we went over to McConnell's Mill.
We were able to get a few more beautiful shots of fall. I love this time of year!

30 Weeks Pregnant


Samson is a fun little guy, we love having him as part of the family! It will be interesting to see how he does when Baby Aiden arrives and he is no longer the center of attention. :) I'm sure he will do great, he is so loving. Though he does have a lot of energy, he is pretty gentle when it comes to playing.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall Was Here...

While we had a few short days of warm weather this week, I was able to get some photos taken from around our neighborhood. The sun was fading fast, so thankful for some editing I was able to do to brighten up some of these pictures! Enjoy the last little bit of fall from Western PA!

Outside Finished...

Porch "After"
Porch "Before"...
Shed "After"...
Shed "before"...
So this summer we worked on quite a few things outside... the front porch was in terrible need of fresh paint. When we finished with the porch and had paint left over- I decided the red shed should match! :) We recently got thin plywood, painted it white, and put it up around the two outside railings on the porch. This will just be temporary during the winter to protect from the wind and snow.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Baby Registry

For the sake of good communication, I thought I would utilize my Facebook & our Blog to update our family members on how we are doing with baby things.

Everyone keeps asking, so I am just creating a reference point for those of you who are curious.

We are pretty well set on baby clothes sizes newborn up to 3 months.
We have plenty of blankets as well.
We have been blessed with many other different items also, from crib & swing, to bathtub & boppy pillow, to hangers & breast pump with accessories. We are still in need of items we have on our registry at Target & Wal-Mart (items listed are just registered for type of product and sizes. doesnt matter what print or material just as long as no pink.)

Thank you to all of you who have helped get us started! We are so appreciative!

The baby's room is pretty much done, I just have a few things left to hang on the walls. Its getting pretty exciting now that that is all done and I'm in my 3rd Trimester now! :) January 1st will be here before we know it!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Surprise Visitor

So, on Saturday I had a surprise at my Baby Shower. My Mom flew in from Oklahoma City to be there! She got in on Thursday the 1st and stayed until this morning. A whole week! I was completely clueless, despite the few hints I recieved unknowingly (it all makes sense now though... haha). It was really fun to have her here to stay with us. I called off work on Monday and we went to the Outlets and around town. She was able to meet up with some friends of hers here while I worked Tuesday and Wednesday and I took her to the Pittsburgh airport this morning. Jon knew for a whole month she was coming into town and kept the secret safe! I miss her already and can't wait to see her again with the rest of the family when baby Aiden is born!

Baby Shower ~ October 3rd, 2009

The Baby Bump!

Game we played, where everyone cut a piece of ribbon for how big they thought my belly was around. Their ribbons were then compared to the ribbon my hostess measured and cut for my actual size. Who won? Mom! She was about 1/4 inch off! haha

Cute favors- Cinnamon Rolls.

Tabitha's Mom made a delicious cake! Chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream inside.
It turned out lovely!

Mackenzie Arblaster came to the shower with her Mom and she was a great helper with all the gifts! :)

I got a good variety of things for the baby. Quite a few clothes...

My brothers sent an A & W RootBeer bear for Baby Aiden.
That is his nickname already- "A & W" :)
Flannel Quilt made for Aiden by his Great Great Grandma Patterson in Dallas.
The other side has blue and greens and airplanes on it. I will have to get a picture up with the other side showing for you all to see it. It looks great!
My Shower Hostesses; Tabitha Adams & Netta Hill Dewberry.
They did a fantastic job! Thanks ladies! :)