Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Maternity Pictures - 1/15/11!!!

This last Saturday my good friend (and roommate) from college came out to our neighborhood to shoot some belly pictures and some sweet pictures of Kevin and me in our last couple of weeks as a family of two. Her name is Katy and she is incredibly talented! This was her first maternity shoot ever and the pictures are amazing.

We were nervous because it rained all week and even off and on on Saturday morning. But the rain cleared out just long enough to allow us to get outside and get a lot of good shots with a good cloudy sky. It was actually a perfect morning, despite being a little bit chilly. Enough words! I'll just share a few of my favorite pictures with you.

Umm...Okay I realize that was more than "a few." I just have too many favorites and once I started uploading I just couldn't stop!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jaxon's Haude Shower

Today Jaxon and I had our fourth (and last) baby shower. It was at my school and my third grade teammates were the hostesses. I thought it was so creative! First of all, there are a lot of "crafty" people at my school so there were some really amazing hand-made cards and an adorable little scrapbook make out of the letters of his name. He also got a couple of cute aggie outfits, and even an roll-up aggie car window shade from my principal!

The theme of the shower was a gift card tree, so each group of people bought gift cards to Target, Babies R Us, or other places and then hung them on this adorable tree. There was also punch and a delicious cake made by one of our own teachers.

I thought the gift card tree was a fantastic idea because:

1. It was easy for people during a busy time of the year.
2. It was easy for me to carry my gifts out to my car.
3. I can use them along with my registry close-out discounts to get the remaining items that I need!

I may use this idea for showers I throw in the future, so if I end up throwing you a gift-card tree shower, just pretend you never read this. Ok? Good.

Kevin and I have been so blessed with the outpouring of love from family and friends at our different showers for Jaxon. We are so appreciative of everything. Thank you!

Pictures from the shower:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jaxon's Temple Shower - 1.8.11

It's been a few weeks since I posted. At 36 weeks pregnant, my nesting instinct is in FULL swing and I am keeping myself busy doing things around the house. You know, Jaxon will be very dissappointed in me if he comes home to dusty blinds or shower doors with hard water deposits on them... LOL. I realize how ridiculous it is, but it's not stopping me!

Kevin and I took a day trip to Temple yesterday where we had another baby shower for Jaxon. His Aunts Sandra, Donna, and Marsha threw it for us at Donna and Jim's coffee shop in Belton. It was so nice! Rather than write all about it, I'll show you with pictures and captions:

There were these ADORABLE sports-themed cookies and cupcakes:

These are our hostesses. The picture is so orange because the camera was on the wrong setting:

Kevin and I in front of the snack table:

He was a proud Daddy! He opened every single of of Jaxon's gifts himself :)

The family gathered around to watch us open Jaxon's gifts:

We got some very special things - including three handmade blankets! Jaxon is a very loved little boy already.

For some reason, Kevin kept smelling all of the baby gifts!

A few more fun shots of the shower:

Before leaving town, we had dinner at a favorite place (Jody's). It was delicious! Then we drove home and unpacked all of Jaxon's things. You KNOW I couldn't go to bed until it was done! I even washed his new bottles last night :)

It was a wonderful day full of love and family!