Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Baby Shower!

This past Sunday was my baby shower at church! It was SO much fun! It is a little overwhelming to think how many people love us and will love Adalynn and help to "raise" her. I am fully aware that it takes a village to raise a child, and I think we have a pretty awesome village! Thanks to all of you who worked so hard, it showed! The hostesses were: Tiffany Simmons, Katie Griffies, Lynne Griffies, Laura Norris, Nicole Carr, Kristen Stabler, Nancy Hood, Leslie Simmons, Laura Hill, Tina Simmons and Denise Vonada. Thank you all so much!
Here is a link to the pics that Mrs. Lynne took! Thank you so much, Lynne for documenting this special day!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Adalynn's nursery!


Me in my "paint clothes." Ha! Yes, Adalynn was there when we were painting her nursery (and the windows were open for all you worried people out there!)
Kevin helping out despite his "broke knee" :)
Changing table/ dresser

Flower arrangement by Aunt Tiffany :) The lampshade has a light purple ribbon on the top of it too!






I think her table is just precious!





Mom made these paintings to match her bedding! Cute!




Sweet saying above her crib- so true :)
























Father's Day

I know this is a little late, but I did celebrate Father's Day for Kevin! He is so wonderful to me and I know he is going to be a great Dad to Adalynn. He is already so involved in her life- and I am so glad of it! He has been able to go to the past few doctor appointments with me- a blessing that came from his knee injury and having to be off of work -and he loves hearing her sweet little heart beat (as do I).

Kevin also reads to Adalynn. He reads her the Dr. Suess books that we have and she responds so much to his voice! Moving and kicking! It is so sweet the way he reads to her, he describes all of the pictures and tells her the words and what they mean. I can tell how patient he will be with her and what a good teacher he will be as she learns all about this world we live in.

I have been blessed with a wonderful husband. Words cannot express how grateful I am to God for blessing me with Kevin. I know that I am going to fall more in love with him as I see how much he loves the little girl that we created together. I cannot wait to see him hold her for the first time. My prayer for her is that she will find a man who will respect her and take care of her the way that her Daddy takes care of me. If she can find even half of the man that Kevin is, she will be happy. Thank you, sweetheart, for being so wonderful.

This song describes the way that I know Kevin already feels, and will feel even more for Adalynn:
"My little Girl"
Tim McGraw

Gotta hold on easy as I let you go.
Gonna tell you how much I love you, though you think you already know.
I remember I thought you looked like an angel wrapped in pink so soft and warm.
You've had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born.
You beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again.
Go on, take on this whole world.
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.
When you were in trouble that crooked little smile could melt my heart of stone.
Now look at you, I've turned around and you've almost grown.
Sometimes you're asleep I whisper "I Love You!" in the moonlight at your door.
As I walk away, I hear you say, "Daddy Love You More!".
You beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll bring you home again
Go on, take on this whole world.
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.
Someday, some boy will come and ask me for your hand.
But I won't say "yes" to him unless I know,
he's the half that makes you whole,
he has a poet's soul,
and the heart of a man's man.
I know he'll say that he's in love.
But between you and me.
He won't be good enough!
You beautiful baby from the outside in.
Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll bring you home again.
Go on, take on this whole world
But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

4D pictures!!

Adalynn's 4 D ultrasound was today, and it's our 3 year wedding anniversary! She gave us a perfect anniversary present...beautiful pictures of a beautiful little girl! She is SO pretty, we are in love :) Here are our favorite pictures from the ones we got...
Here is where we made her mad- see how her brow is frowning and she has her wrist in her mouth.
Sweet little hands...see how her thumb is under her index finger- cute :)




Curled up in the fetal position- you can see the little rolls on her back


Her feet- that are right under my RIBS!! Sweet little toes...I love them despite her kicks :)


Her precious face. She has Kevin's chin and my nose....I think she has Kevin's lips too (mine are skinny lips ;) Her arm is in front of her face- this is the way she was for the whole ultrasound except when we made her mad. I imagine she'll put her hands in her face when she comes out, too!




In this one you can see that she has hair...kinda looks like a Mo-hawk on the top of her head. (It just looks like that b/c her hair is floating in the water) Although, Kevin says it will be okay with him if she really does have a mo-hawk...haha
Right now she weighs 3 pounds, 11 ounces and is measuring 3 days ahead of her due date, in the 53rd percentile. She is perfect and we can't wait to meet her!





Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Gatlinburg trip

We went to Gatlinburg in May ( I know it's been forever- sorry). Here are some pics from our trip, we had a blast! This was our "baby-moon."
Scenery where our cabin was...so pretty!



We had a caricature drawn...fun! The only thing is that the caricature does not show my pregnant belly :)

More scenery...gorgeous! God did a wonderful job when he created the mountains!






Stoney-Mountain Knife works....Kevin's request! It was a really neat place...if you ever go, you should visit. Try it WITHOUT a reconstructed ACL! Much easier!
Adalynn's 4D ultrasound is tommorow (our 3 year wedding anniversary...perfect :) , so I will post pictures then, and we have almost finished with her nursery. Pictures coming soon! I can't wait to reveal it, it is SO pretty! :)






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