Monday, July 25, 2011

Deception Pass and Getting Bigger!

We had a beautiful weekend here in WA! We knew we had to take advantage of the glorious weather and of one of our last free weekends before our little sweetie arrives. We headed down to Deception Pass, which is a beautiful area with amazing views. There is a long and high (which I was not loving) bridge that you cross and see great views on both sides. It was so pretty but I seemed to walk A LOT faster than Ben!

Then we headed to a beach for lunch and a couple hours of relaxing. The beaches here pretty much consist of rocks, shells and birchwood that has floated ashore.

Here I am at 36 weeks. Unbelievable that we are down to the last month! We are so stinking excited! I am still feeling great! The baby is definitely growing which means my body is getting more tired each day, but I have nothing to complain about.

We love you and miss you all! Hope you are enjoying the continuous warm weather!
"I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Where to begin...

Our time at home in MN was much too wonderful! We felt blessed beyond belief with the showers for our new bambino and the fun times we got to spend with our family and friends! It was hard to leave, but exciting, knowing that coming back to WA meant we are that much closer to meeting our little sweetie.

I truly don't know how to describe how wonderful all of our showers were. I felt so lucky to have people that love us so much put all that work into just a few hours for us!

Here are (probably too many) pictures from our amazing trip home!

Shower at Melissa's house! Melissa and Annie did an awesome job! We had SO much fun! It was so great to be with my friends. Melissa added so many thoughtful touches, I am so fortunate to have such good friends.

Shower with the Wetzells. It ended up being quite the eventful night! A really strong storm came through and it put us in the basement for a little bit. It took out their power line and their big glass table by the pool. We seemed to have fun anyway!

Weekend at the Wetzell cabin!

Another highlight of our trip was seeing the Twins stadium for the first time!!!

Fun at the Pahl's!

Ben slapping those goofy mosquitos...story of our life while we were in MN! :)

We spent a morning watching the girls get their horses ready and Gabby showing us her skills on her new pony!

Here is Lauren being "Lauren"!!!

Shower at Emily's! Emily, Trisha and Mom did an unbelievable job! I love you guys so much! Everything was so extremely thoughtful and of course we couldn't make it through the shower without a few tears...probably because of Emily's sweet words and her love of crying:)

We already miss everyone like crazy! Thank you to everyone for making our time home so wonderful! We love you all!
“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11