Saturday, November 15, 2008

50 days!

50 short days until our little man is due to make his big appearance! We couldn't be more excited; we can't wait to meet our little guy and to finally reveal his name! It looks like we have everything in place and ready to go...just in case. We have our baby bed all set up and ready to go, our stroller and car seat, and I have all of the pre-admission paper work sitting on my desk. I think that our next goal will be getting that paper work filled out and packing our bags for the hospital.

According to our doctor, everything looks good and I will be starting my every week visits soon. I was relieved that everything is still okay because I had the flu a few weeks ago and a high fever for a while. But, everything still looks good and we are so thankful that I am still able to work and go to class.

Chris is just the best husband that I could ever ask for...

I am currently in the middle of a series of weekend class to try to ease up my school burden next semester. Let’s just suffice it to say that taking a double course load and working is taking a bit of a toll, but we are going to hang in there until the end of the semester! Anyway, when I got home, he had all of our Christmas decorations up! That is very exciting to me because I was worried that if we didn't get it done before Thanksgiving then we would get wrapped up in finals and then all of the baby stuff and end up not decorating at all this year. But now, thanks to Chris, we will have a beautifully decorated home this Christmas. The only thing left to do is decorate the tree, which he purposely didn't do because he wanted us to do it together.

In other news, our beautiful puppies were chosen out of over 1,000 entries as top 20 finalists in the Women's Day Pet Costume Contest. Of course the picture that I submitted was from last year's costumes of the chef and the lobster, but we are still excited.

We are super pumped for Thanksgiving; hopefully we will both be able to get a lot of work done for finals prep the week after. Mostly, we hope that we have a little time together and are able to rest and relax!
Check back soon, as I plan to update this post with pictures!

Monday, November 03, 2008

We survived October!

Crazy...that is the only word to describe October. We knew that this month would be a test for us...and it was. Sometimes it felt like we were just two people living in the same house, not a married couple! For the last 3 weeks we have declared a tv was too crazy to even think about watching anything but the news. We have a lot to catching up to do with our TiVo! :)

Why so busy you ask? Well, we both had school work going on- October marks the half-way point for the semesters, so we had all kinds of papers, midterms and presentations to give.

Work- October is Breast Cancer Awareness month which equaled into activities at least twice a week and no free weekends! Chris also has gotten into the swing of his job and has had two cases to work on.

Part of the work craziness was Komen on the Go coming to visit our campus. Basically, the national Komen affiliate chose OU to stop and set up camp for Komen on the was really awesome to experience it. The OU daily did a video story covering the can check it out at

Here are a few pictures....

Tif and Kami...

As a treat to ourselves at the end of the month, we took a field trip with Jess to the local pumpkin patch/corn maze. It was a much needed break!

Jess and Tif found the Peanut's gang!

inside the maze...

and here we are after the hayride, showing off our pumpkins!

Because of a weekend class and birthing classes, this weekend is one of our last trips home that we will be able to make before January, so we had our baby shower...conveniently, it was the Polish Sausage Supper!

Richard, Gloria, Jacey and Brooks came down early for church and some sausage...

After we stuffed our faces with sausage it was time to get ready for the big shower....

Here are just a few pictures from our wonderful afternoon.
Jacey's baby carriage filled with fruit- super cute!

Look at that adorable cake!

Everything was perfect; thank you to all of the wonderful hostesses! You guys did a great job.

One of the gift tables, you can see Alison's awesome OU diaper cake!

Chris was very excited about this monster bath towel...
Here are the awesome hostesses...Kaci, Robin, Alison, Jacey, Lynz and Marsha...

Tif's mom and Papaw Campbell...

Chris's parents with us...

Tif's parents and us...

We are so lucky to have so many wonderful people in our lives that care about us and li'l P! We have so much to be thankful for. Thank you to everyone who was able to come out and celebrate with us.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for these next 9 weeks! We are every excited for our last trip home for Thanksgiving, and then we will have 2 and a half weeks of finals and hopefully at least a couple of days before the little one makes his appearance!

Just for fun, here is a picture of lil P's first Halloween costume!