Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wedding Weekend!!

Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures myself this weekend. I was too busy being a bridesmaid and the mother of the flower girl! If you'd like to see my brother's beautiful bride (and my new sister-in-law) you can go here.
Here's a quick pic of me and C before the rehearsal on Thursday night. She did not nap (for whatever reason) on Thursday, so she melted down shortly after we arrived at the rehearsal. Thankfully, R's parents came to take her and put her to bed so we could enjoy our evening. The dinner was at Pappasito's! I was a little sad to watch folks drink the margaritas and Dos Equis, so I got wild and crazy and had a Sprite!
Here's the flower girl with the mother and father of the groom (better known as Gammy and Pops!) Doesn't my mom look beautiful? And my dad looks awfully dapper! C was enjoying being silly with them before the wedding!Here's our little family before the ceremony began! See, I promised you a picture of a handsome groomsman, a precious flower girl and a large bridesmaid! My mom made C's PRECIOUS flower girl dress. And the hair bow didn't make it down the aisle. It was pulled out of her hair shortly after the picture was snapped!

Did I mention it was SO COLD at the wedding? A strappy dress wasn't near enough clothing--even for a hormonal and perpetually hot pregnant girl! Luckily, my dad had an extra jacket in his truck. I know it isn't glamorous, but I didn't care! This pic is of me and my sweet grandparents waiting in the food line! Aren't they cute? 60 years of marriage and still smiling! P.S. My grandaddy is a fraternal twin, so I tell him that he is the reason I'm having twins! He LOVES it!
I'll hopefully be able to post some more pictures when the photographer gets them finished! I want you all to see C actually walking down the aisle as the flower girl!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weekend Update

My curly-topped girl LOVES animals! She had a blast feeding the ducks and wasn't afraid of them! I was bitten on the finger by an aggressive duck when I was a little girl, and Ryan was bitten on the behind by one when he was a little boy, but our daughter has no fear of them (yet!) We took a pack of old hot dog buns to feed them, and she said, "Feed the ducks cornbread?" We thought that was cute, so we just went with it! :)

"C'mere, ducky-ducky!"
"Hey, duck! How's it going? We could do a movie together! Say 'hello' to your mom for me!"

"My Gammy comes up with the BEST, most fun activities! I love to feed the ducks at the park!"

And in case you didn't get the text or see it on Facebook, I'm 29 weeks pregnant and I went to the doctor for a check up on Friday. Baby A (Reid) is measuring at 3 lb. 2 oz. and Baby B (Chase) is measuring at 3 lb. 1 oz. I do not have gestational diabetes (woo-hoo!) and have only gained a little over 30 pounds. The doctor wants me to make it to 37-38 weeks, so I'll just keep on letting those boys grow! If you'll recall, C weighed 9 lb. 7 oz. when she was born at 39 weeks, so I guess that means I just like to grow big babies! My goal for the boys is 6 lb. each! I'm feeling pretty good and can't complain! I've developed a little bit of PUPP on my stomach that itches like crazy, but I've got some good cream to put on it. Check out that BELLY!

My work friends gave the boys their first baby shower last week. It was super fun to be blessed by their kindness and generosity! We've started stock-piling diapers and wipes! I'm all about the practical things this time around! It is fun, though, because they still managed to throw in some fun stuff for the boys as well! C even got some special "big sister" presents and it makes me so happy to see her relishing in her soon-to-be role!
My baby brother gets married on Friday, so stay tuned for pics of the cutest flower girl EVER, a very handsome groomsman, and the LARGEST bridesmaid you've ever seen!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Furniture Woes

We've had more than our fair share of furniture woes lately. Things are looking up and stores have done right by their guarantees and their products, so I had to share!

Woe #1: Mattress
We bought a Simmons Beauty Rest Mattress at Denver Mattress (part of Furniture Row) on December 31, 2005. We sprung for a Simmons because of its good reputation and durability. Over the past few months, we've been noticing some major "dips" in the mattress and that those "dips" have caused the mattress to be less comfortable. I pulled out the paperwork that came with the mattress to find that it was guaranteed for 10 years to not "dip" more than 1 1/2 inches. I called to see how we should measure the "dips" and they told me to lay a yardstick across the mattress and measure with a ruler. You can see pictures below!

The mattress had two places with close to 2 inch "dips" and a few other places over 1 1/2 inches. We took pictures and took them with us when we went to Denver Mattress last week. There were NO QUESTIONS asked! The saleswoman pulled up our invoice and showed us our mattress choices. We ended up selecting one that was equal in price to the one we have already. We set up for delivery and went on our way. It was really that easy! We'll be getting our new mattress delivered within the next week or two. Hooray!
Woe #2: No living room furniture
11 weeks ago today, I we ordered a sleeper sofa, a love seat and an ottoman from a furniture store in Austin. When we ordered it all, they told us it would be ready in 6-8 weeks. WELL, this is what our living room has looked like since then...

R usually sits in the black computer desk chair, and I sit in the brown easy chair in the right of the last picture. Too bad if we have any guests over. The dogs lay on their bed (or in C's little easy chair!) and I usually have my feet up in a camp chair or in one of the dining chairs.
It has seriously gotten ridiculous! 11 weeks? Seriously? Yes! I called on Thursday to get an update on the furniture. The very nice lady told me that it was set to be shipped from the manufacturer next week. They don't deliver to our area, so then we'd have to set up a time to go get my dad's truck and trailer, go get it, and bring it home.
I told the lady that I was not pleased, and she was very apologetic and understanding. When I told her that I was 28 weeks pregnant with twins and that I'd been without living room furniture for 11 weeks, she was appalled! I asked her what she could do to make the situation right. She went and talked with the owner/manager and came back with this offer: They will deliver the furniture to our home (which is WAY out of their normal delivery area) AND they will deliver it for FREE! I thought that was a generous offer to keep the customer happy. So we should have furniture within the next two weeks!

Woe #3: Desk chair
I mentioned here that sitting at my desk in my desk chair had become almost unbearable. I packed up my at-home set up and took it to my cubicle. This is where you will find me sitting most work-days. Camp chair with a pillow in the back, laptop on my lap and feet in another chair. I can reach my phone, my water and I have my cell phone in the drink holder pockets! It is a great set up for the time being! I thought you would all enjoy a picture!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween 2009

Halloween 2009 didn’t go exactly as I had hoped it would. I have a bit of a stubborn (and yet completely precious) almost-two year old on my hands. She must get that from her father. I digress.

She loves picking “flowders” so we decided that she’d be a pretty pink “flowder” for Halloween. Gammy made a precious collar with shimmery petals that C could wear, and we got her a pink t-shirt and green leggings. I knew she wouldn’t be willing to wear anything on her head, so the elaborate costume was out of the question. Also, like me, she doesn’t like to be hot, so a “suit” of any kind wouldn’t have worked either.
I will let the pictures tell most of the story…

R trying to convince her to put on the “flowder” collar so she could go get candy. Eventually she got mad because I was taking her picture! She would wail if we got the petal collar anywhere near her.

Big, pregnant mommie decides to wear the “flowder” petals for our trick-or-treating adventure. About 4 houses down the block, I snuck up behind her and tied the petal collar around her waist. She looked down and squealed with delight, “I have costume! Woo-woo!” She pranced around for the rest of the evening thrilled with her costume. *Heavy sigh!*

We let her enjoy as much "cany" as she wanted, so she had a mini Hershey bar, a sucker, some sweet tarts and some M&Ms. Needless to say, she was sugared-up! She had the best time entertaining her guests (Mimi, Papa, Uncle Mikey, Aunt Teesa, Kaylie, Matthew, and Gammy) and running around like a banshee!
OH it is amazing how much I LOVE my little "flowder"!