Tuesday, March 18, 2008

It's a BOY!

We finally found out today! So, Eli it is! (Elias Gregory is the full name, but I've been calling him Eli for months now!) We went shopping today after the ultrasound and got him his first Astros outfit! :) I couldn't find a newborn one, so I still need to get him one of those. We'll go in the gift shop when we go to opening day in a few weeks! I figure I'll be watching most of the games from home this season, but we are at least going to that one.

We went and ordered this furniture for him today. I love it and we got both pieces! I'm going to try a baseball/Astros theme for the room if I can find the stuff. I went to Target today to get this baseball pig bank I've been looking at for months and of course they didn't have it. I knew I should have bought it already! Oh well, hopefully they will restock soon!

Saturday, March 15, 2008


Our room!
The view from our balcony! Fossil Rim Jason made a friend!
Attack of the Zebras!

We had such a great time on our vacation! We went to Granbury, TX for 4 nights and it was so relaxing. Our room was AWESOME, with a comfy king-sized bed and two-person jetted tub! The breakfasts were so delicious and I was lucky to get a couple of the recipes before we left! We took a tour of the Bureau of Printing and Engraving in Ft. Worth on Tuesday. It was so interesting to see how our paper money is made! I didn't realize how much work went into making it! The next day we went to Fossil Rim, this great wildlife reserve where we got to drive through and feed lots of animals! We had an ostrich halfway in the car at one point and were surrounded by zebras a little after that. We saw several of the giraffes, but I guess they weren't hungry because they weren't coming up to any of the cars that day. I was sad about that, but the zebras made up for it! After that we went and did a tour of the Dublin Dr. Pepper bottling plant. They still use real sugar there, so the drinks were SO MUCH better than what we get at the store now. Our last day there we did some walking around Granbury and had lunch, took advantage of the swing down by the lake, and had a nice anniversary dinner. It was a very relaxing time and I'm a little sad to be home! (Mom, I hope you enjoy the deer pictures! Be sure to show Dad!)

Baby Gifts

Mom mailed us the most adorable gift this week! My Granny made these awesome burp cloths for the baby! It's so great to see my family be involved. I know its hard with us being so far away. It's just so nice to see that they are all thinking about us and our little-one-to-be!

Monday, March 3, 2008


We finally found a couch we liked yesterday, so hopefully by the middle of the month, this lovely living room suit will be in my living room! We bought the couch, ottoman, and a recliner! It was very comfy and I can already see myself napping in the recliner!

Anniversary Present!

Woo Hoo!!!!!! I finally got my mixer! This year's anniversary gift was appliances, so Jason broke down and got me one. He gave it to me early so I could play around with it this week. We got up and made biscuits in it at about 7am yesterday. It's so nice! I'm going to try to make a homemade cake with homemade icing this week, so we'll see how that turns out! I've wanted one of these for so long and it's so awesome to finally have! I can't wait to start baking!