/> SLO in Arkansas: May 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Summertime Praise

Just wanted to share a small praise today. It may seem like no big deal to most, but this sure meant a lot to me and Silas!! We got the courage up to take the cover off of our pool this weekend, and guess what?!?!? ITS CLEAR!!!! It may seem like nothing, but lets review what happened last year. We had a major tornado and hail storm hit our street in April ripping holes all in our cover, and allowing all the junk on top to fill up the pool. It was a filthy, smelly, green, gunky mess when we took the cover off last time, and it took weeks and way more money than I wanted to spend getting it clean enough to use again. Not to mention we then had to buy a new cover for this winter. So what a blessing to open your pool for the season and find clear, clean water:) I haven't even gotten the courage up to swim yet, since the water is not quite warm enough, but I smile every time I go outside and see the sparkling water and know I could!! It is just a relief to not have to spend all that extra time and money getting it ready either:) Whooo Hooo...thank goodness for small blessings:)
I also went bathing suit shopping this weekend and actually found one and got home with it without having a meltdown!! Again, this may seem simple, but anyone who has ever been 8 months pregnant and tried to find a flattering and fitting bathing suit will understand its a BIG deal:) I had to promise Silas no one would be injured on this outing as he was hesitant to go with me, having previously survived several maternity shopping trips which ended in tears and lots of yelling/blaming him for my predicament and size!!! We actually had a pleasant time and I am now the proud owner of a lovely and huge green jungle print tankini...at least the top half of it anyway!! FYI, they do NOT make bathing suit bottoms for pregnant people in my opinion that you would actually wear or like...but that is a whole other story:) I will be wearing Silas' swim trunks as my bottom half...they definitely provide more coverage:) Needless to say, there will most likely not be any pictures of me in my lovely "whale tarp" as one friend so affectionately calls her maternity bathing suit:) I am hoping as few people have to see me in this thing as possible!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Nashville Baby Shower

We went to Nashville last week for a wonderful baby shower with my family and friends. It was fabulous and we got more than we could ever imagine to use for little Ty once he gets here! Silas looked at everything once we got home and said..."Well, Im ready for him to be here now so we can use all this great stuff!!" I know the feeling! We just wanted to thank everyone who came and for the precious and thoughtful gifts. We are so glad to be able to share this part of our lives with everyone:)


Just wanted to post a recent picture of me and Silas:)

Monday, May 14, 2007


I know my pictures are not posting at this time...SORRY!! I promise I am not that dumb, but the silly program just does not work some days!! Im trying to find the time to figure it all out though, so bear with me please!!!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

7 months

Here are two new pictures of me at 7 months. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be in my last trimester...finally!! We are so excited to be in the "home stretch,"but still have plenty to do before little Ty gets here. Of course as organized as I am (aka anal), I could bring him home tomorrow and feel pretty good about it!! Silas has been such a help with getting the room ready too, so I'm glad we don't have that to worry about at the end. I can't wait to post pictures of the room in the near future once I get a few more finishing touches complete:) I found a fabulous rocking chair and ottoman at one of my favorite baby stores in Cabot (Over the Moon), and have already been enjoying using it since we brought it home last weekend!! I'm sure it will get lots of use in the future as well.