Friday, May 28, 2010

Hormones and Husbands

...for better and for worse...In sickness and in health.... We all know that typical saying when most get married. Well, I think Joel would say the first part has been tested the past month. I think the third trimester of this pregnancy is pushing my limits and I've been "on edge" if you ask Joel. I think what I just typed was even too nice!
Needless to say, I can't thank Joel enough for all he has done for the past 9 1/2 months. He is my best friend, husband and soon to be the best dad to our bambino! I love him more than anything and am so truly blessed to have him there for me at all times. He does laundry, cleans the house, washes the dishes, works extremely hard at the golf course and picks up things that I can no longer reach. Best of all, he loves me for who I am, even though I may be the hormonal preggo that may be extremely hard to deal with right now. Only a few more weeks and everything should be back to normal, or we hope everything will be back to normal. For now though, I can't thank my husband enough for everything he has done the past 9 1/2 months!
Our last date night in Grand Haven
37 weeks
36 weeks at the beach
36 weeks

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Little Things...

Our great friends Jon and Ash stopped over on a Wednesday night for pizza and helped us clean the compost pile. Well, ok...I'll be honest....Jon and Joel cleaned the compost pile and Ash and I took some pictures. Either way, we are so truly blessed with some great friends :)

LOVE the little yellow flowers
We even found a little guy trying to hide!
Ash had fun with the shadow shot...LOVE it!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Showered with Love

I have known the Wierda family for almost 13 years and was their nanny for 4 of those years. I have been so blessed having the Wierda's in my life. Rebecca threw me my bridal shower three years ago and now threw me my "friends" baby shower. She was an amazing hostess and Gabrielle did an awesome job directing the games! From the decorations to the food to the baby outfit, I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful shower. Thank you so much Rebecca and Gabrielle for the memorable shower!!!

Gabriell, myself and Rebecca
CrAZY faces!
Beautiful table decorations
Liz, myself and Carrie
High School Friends..and Carol and my mom!
Candy and my mother-in-law!
Joel and my friends (he has known since college)
Enjoying the shower!

YUMMY lemon cookies!
wolly mammoth from Candy and Jess. Awesome!
The adorable "going home" outfit from the Wierda's!
My bestie, Jess!
My mom and I

GROWING belly!

Ok - so apparently it has been 7 weeks since I posted belly pictures. Not much has changed, don't you think :)
and yes...the most recent week first, oh well!

35 weeks
I had to post this bc apparently I have "dropped"
34 weeks
33 weeks
32 weeks
the belly button has POPPED!
31 weeks
30 weeks
29 weeks...not looking so hot!
28 weeks