Friday, March 30, 2012

Maternity Photos.

Our very talented friend, Amy Grebe, took some lovely maternity photos of us a few weeks back. Here are some of our favorites!

Thank you, Amy!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Baby Bloomin'

Last Fall, Ryan and I planted 50 tulip bulbs in our front and back yard. It was very fun thinking when our tulips bloom, it will be time for our baby to be born! Sure enough, the tulips are popping up everywhere, and meeting Baby G is right around the corner! 
 My sis sent me this shirt when I first got pregnant from Gap. I love it!

 37 weeks and 3 days. But who's counting? 

 Pretty pretty!

"And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." 
Matthew 6: 28-33

Thursday, March 22, 2012

If Our Son...

Looks ANYTHING like his Daddy...

 We are going to have ONE CUTE KID on our hands!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Baby G's Library Dinner Celebration.

Some of our very dear friends from church threw Ryan and I a library themed couples' dinner celebration for Baby G.

These are the beautiful invitations. So creative! Remember the card catalog anyone? 

 Beautiful centerpieces.

 Ryan with Baby Tristan.

 The beautiful table. 

 Check out the place cards! So adorable!

 We are so blessed by our friends!

 Kenny & Amy, Clint & Jo

 Alyssa & Ian, David & Whitney
 Chrissy & Kyle,  Zach, Gina & Baby T

Baby G is on his way to be quite the little reader!   

 The gentlemen were discussing birth stories. I'm sure their wives were thrilled. 

David and Ryan. 
 Ryan and Clint.

 The generous hostesses! Thank you ladies for such a beautiful dinner party! Baby G and his mommy and daddy are all very blessed by such sweet friends!

Monday, March 12, 2012

1. 3. 26. 35.

Head Coach. Days with Dana and Roxie. Years of age. Weeks gestation.

 You're looking at the new head track coach after his first track meet! I'm very proud of him! 

My sweet friend from Tech, Dana and her adorable daughter Roxie came to visit last weekend. It was a delightful time, especially since we visited her when she was about to pop last summer! Don't tell anyone, but we may or may not have watched Bieber's 'Never Say Never' and teared up once or twice.

 Dana and I have betrothed our offspring to one another. Roxie and her future husband had ample time to get to know each other this weekend.

 I turned 26 today! Didn't Dad get creative with the birthday candles? 

 Teamwork is one of their strong suits. 

 Baby G has been cookin' for 35 weeks! My only real issue continues to be swelling in my hands and feet. More water equals less swelling. It seems counter-intuitive, but Ryan lovingly encourages my hydration all the live-long day! Would anyone like to place a bet on when this baby is coming?

 How thankful am I that my day of birth falls on Spring Break? Ryan planned a lovely day for us...He cooked me a delicious breakfast, we ran a few errands, went to see a movie, had a great dinner, and learned to breastfeed!

 Lunch of pregnant champions. $1.50 for a Costco hotdog and soda. Can't beat it. 

Calamari is a Gilmore staple at just about every restaurant we visit. 

And who wouldn't want to end their birthday at a breastfeeding class at the hospital? Actually, my wise husband decided to end it with dessert at Flying Star instead, but the bread pudding was devoured eaten too quickly to photograph!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Baby G is showered once more!

Last weekend brought another baby shower for sweet Baby G.  It was a perfect afternoon and such a blessing!

My Nana and I before the shower. She took care of me when my mom went back to work when I was 4 months old. A very special lady to me indeed! 
 Beautiful alphabet cupcakes!

How fun is this punch?
Grammy enjoying the punch.
My Grandma Johns and Bunny enjoying the afternoon. 
Each guest brought a children's book along with their gift. Such a fun way to build a library!
 Aunt Lo Lo and Grandma! 

Both Grandmas! 
What a beautiful set of books!
This was a 'wishes for baby' tree. Very sweet. 

Aunt Carol was in town for the festivities. 
Here's the gorgeous quilt my mom made for Baby G. It looks so beautiful in the nursery...More pics soon! 
And here are the wonderful hostesses who threw such a lovely shower. We've all known each other since grade school, and it was such a treat to celebrate Baby G with them! Thank you girls for your love and generosity!