Friday, April 29, 2011

April Showers bring... times together with friends! Katelyn Alston, who teaches third grade with me at Austin, moved from California this year with hopes that her fiance may decide on a job in Atlanta as well.  Unfortunately for us, they've decided to stay in California (who wouldn't?!), so we'll be saying goodbye to her at the end of this year.  She's been such a great part of our school and will definitely be missed. Here are some pictures from her shower we hosted at McCormick and Schmick's on Friday.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Boy or Girl?!?!

No, I'm not pregnant. :) BUT, a good friend in our small group is, and she and her husband found out the sex of the baby on Tuesday of this week. Our small group meets every Wednesday, so we decided to do a "gender unveiling" celebration for the start of our group.  We each wore pink or blue, depending on what we thought the sex of the baby was. I'd never seen this before and thought is was so cute!

Sonogram pictures! 

 Adam and Beth

The "pink" people with Beth :)

Monday, April 25, 2011

First Weekend Guest!

This past weekend, Matt's cousin Graham came to stay with us.  He's a freshman at Ole Miss and came to spend the Easter weekend with us.  We loved having him!  We tried to take him to some good Atlanta spots in the short time we had.  We hit up Souper Jenny for lunch (if you're in Atlanta and have never been, you've got to go!) and then went to see Limitless at the Fork and Screen by our house- such a good movie!  If you've never been to a dine-in theater, it's like the modern-day drive-in (wow, that's a lot of hyphens in one sentence).  Very fun!  Sunday was spent with both of our families. It was a great weekend!

All the cousins at Nonna's and Papa's

Maddox, love :)


 My sister, Gretchen

My stepbrother, Brian 

Easter Egg Hunt!

Nell and Fieldon

Rosalyn and Noah

Brian's wife, Jennifer and my stepsister Kathryn's husband William with the in-laws :) 

The girls! 

 Love my hubby :)

Nonna and Papa and the Easter Bunny Cake!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mea's Shower!!

Last weekend, Andrea, Steph, and I threw Meagan a baby shower!  The four of us lived together in college and tried to pretend this past weekend like we still were roommates.  Minus the whole Meagan's pregnant thing, it felt pretty authentic! :)  As you will see from the pictures, she is the cutest pregnant person and looks amazing!

But before I get to shower pics, I want to post some pictures from our day at the beach in Charleston.  Since Andrea and I were on our Spring Break, we decided to drive up to Charleston on Thursday to see the nursery :) and get a day at the beach with Meagan before heading down to Columbia Friday night.  Another one of our college roommates, Brittany, met us there with her 9 month old baby, Noah!  I hadn't seen either of them since Noah was 6 weeks old, so I was pretty excited they could come for the day.  Noah is so big now and such a cutie!

All I have to say is I hope I look half as good as Brit does after a baby!  It was so good to see her and see her sweet little man.  She is such a good mama!  Brit's sister came too and brought her baby boy who is only 3 months old!  Andrea and I took turns holding him- precious!!

Okay, now for pics from the baby shower. Steph gets all the credit for the creative decor.  She did SUCH a good job with the decorations, and she made them all herself!  I am so not gifted in that way so I seriously appreciate people that can have a vision and make it come to life. It looked great!  I don't think I set my camera on the right setting because some of these pictures are dark, but you'll get the gist!

 My mom made these cute little booties for the favors. Aren't they fun?!

 Steph made the monogrammed cupcake toppers: EHG for Emerson Grae Hostetler. :)

 The four of us with our mamas!

That night, we had an organizing party and got little Emerson's new gifts together for her. I think she was very happy. :)  

Now begins the countdown for the call that Mea is going into labor.  I'll have my own hospital bag ready so I can start my drive right after I get the call.  :)  YAY!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Weekend with My Boys

This past weekend, I watched my nephews while my sister and her husband went to a wedding in Alabama. We had the best time! I love these boys so much!

The great part about being an aunt is getting to spoil them.  They are such sweet and grateful kids so it's always fun to surprise them with special treats. :)  We had a fun-filled day that started with the library, then back to the house for a game of Life with Noah while Maddox napped, then we made a Moon-Dough farm, went for some ice-cream, went to feed the ducks and play at the park, and finished the day off with pizza and popcorn and Madagascar 2.  Here are some pics from the weekend!

 I love this picture! So much to explore... very cute :)

So much cooler than the Play-dough we used to play with! 

We leave tomorrow for Charleston to see Meagan and then head to Columbia on Saturday for her shower! Pics to come from that when we get back. :)