Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas Photos

We did so much over our short 4 days in Maryland. On Dec. 23, we headed to northern Virginia to get together with mom's mom side of the family. There is always football, good food and fun!

Tiana getting to meet everyone! Poor Aunt Marty and Molly went 1 1/2 hours in the wrong direction before realizing it. They were over 3 1/2 hours late but they made it in time to say hi to everyone and bring a yummy dessert!

Dad and mom's brothers

Girl Cousins (minus Valerie)

All the cousins (minus Thomas who had to work)

Mom's mom and her brothers. Mom has a cousin that goes to Virinia Tech (and one going there next year)- we all told them we are huge Virginia Tech fans when the play KU next week!

Go Redskins!!

Mom's brother and niece

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Just got back from a wonderful trip to MD for Christmas. Have some pictures to post but first want to post some pictures from our news. Our first child should be arriving June 27, 2008! Mom and dad are excited and I am really not sure what to think. Here is the sonogram picture from mom's first appointment, right before Thanksgiving. We told our immediate families over Thanksgiving and have kept the secret until mom's second appointment right before Christmas. We've had so much fun telling friends and family. Thanks for sharing in our joy!

Mom was getting suspicious and told dad but he just thought she was getting used to being off birth control. Well mom wasn't convinced so she ran to K-mart after work one day. Of course all the pregnancy tests are locked up and when she went to get assistance the sales person seemed intent on letting everyone know that mom needed one. Well after getting home mom confirmed her suspsicions and used me to tell dad. He was a little shocked but excited. We took the second test to confirm a couple days later and sure enough same result.

Mom is determined to have a healthy pregnancy and dad agrees (you can tell by all the running gear mom got for Christmas). So far so good, mom is 14 weeks now and still hasn't had to rubber band any pants and back at work today no one commented on how she must have eaten a lot over the break! I will try to post updates every Thursday as that is when the weeks change over.

7 Weeks

13 Weeks (maybe a little bigger)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's Cold!

I am a Texas dog, and it is hard getting used to the cold! I knew I was in trouble when we had visitors and dad said I needed a bath! I convinced them to let me take a shower inside and dad let me! Wasn't quite sure about it but it was better than freezing outside! We are looking forward to heading up north for the Christmas break with mom's family. We will greatly miss dad's side though. This will be the first year that we have not been able to see both sides during the Christmas break. It was weird having to mail their presents. (It's been a while since I've just done a dog post - thanks for humoring me!)

Monday, December 17, 2007

Dad's Birthday Weekend

This past Saturday was dad's birthday! Last one in his twenties, yeah! We had the privelage of having mom's best friend growing up and her husband come down and visit for a night. We went to Ruth's Chris for dinner and enjoyed our steaks.

We had a very relaxing time, just hanging out and showing them our life down here. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit, we are so grateful for your friendship!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Getting in the Christmas Spirit!

This past weekened really felt like the first weekend in December and a good way to get in the Christmas spirit. We had our squadron Christmas party on Friday night. Like I said before it is not the same when you are a student but we had fun together. I was trying to be postive the whole night - the club was decorated very nicely!
Saturday morning we had to get up early to get pictures by the plane. We are hoping to get them today and get them printed soon. Since we were already up early on Saturday morning we made a yummy breakfast and watched Elf. Dad then did a wonderful job taking Santa to the kids party. We had run all over town just beforehand trying to find a nose that would light up for him to be Rudolph. He had to settle for reindeer antlers. Saturday night we headed an hour away with friends to go on a hayride through a light show at a Christmas tree farm. We were a little suprised at how many other people also had the same idea. The wait for the restuarant was 3-4 hours. But we got hot chocolate and waited a little over an hour for the hayride. It was worth it!
The picture doesn't really do it justice. There was so many lights!