Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
(above picture: Emma, Paul and DeNae in Arizona 3/08)
We already have a baby name picked out and we'll name this baby Lydia DeNae. We've both always loved the name Lydia and DeNae is after my aunt who we both just really cherish. She is the most kind hearted and genuine person. I'm so happy to have her be apart of our children's lives. If we had a boy we would name his middle name Paul after my uncle. They both mean so much to us. They have really supported us and cheered for us ever since we first started dating in 1997 when they first met Ryan. We are so thankful for this chance to expand our family and I'm so excited to have a name to this little bump in my belly.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
My parents left the day after Christmas to go live in Arizona for the winter months. So this time of year is really low key with little social obligations, which is a nice change for a few months to have a chance to be bored. We did go to a great party at my Aunt Carol's just before New Year's, so that was nice to see everyone. Also we threw a really fun New Year's party and had a great New Year's Day party with some different friends. Now as we're into January we're enjoying spending time as a little family and finishing projects that have been neglected around the house.
My aunt Lee and her family took Emma on New Year's Day for a 3 night sleep over! Although we missed her it was so nice to get things done around here and have a date night every night she was gone. I worked on putting away Christmas and dejunking and Ryan took on the 12 hour task of painting her big girl room with this argyle design. I was planning on hiring someone to do it because I know it was to be done just right, but then I reconsidered when I realized my husband would do a better job than any hired hand. However, he has said no amount of money would make him do it again, so you're on your own anyone who is wanting the same for your kids room. I'm so excited how it turned out! Especially since I just dreamed it up in my head and didn't have anything to compare it to. We'll move Emma in here once she's 3, and I am so excited to finish decorating this room.