Sunday, October 2, 2011

I can't believe it's October!

Seriously, where did September go? Or honestly, what about July & August too!? I can't believe that October is here! We had a pretty great weekend, with some really busy moments combined with some relaxation.


Friday was our relaxing evening with steaks on the grill, a few quick errands to run, and we finished up the evening playing catch-up with our DVR. We've finally got caught up on The Sing-Off & Parenthood...now just to tackle our other shows.

Saturday was non-stop. Our first shower was held Saturday morning, hosted by my aunts & wow...all I can say is "We are SOOOO blessed!" I'll have an entire post for the shower, but for now, here's a quick sneak peek!

Myself with my two aunts and the hostesses of the shower....it was such a great time, and a huge crowd but it was fabulous!


Hubby was in charge of loading up & unpacking....
And this is what our nursery looks like now...I think Babies R Us exploded in Elyse's room!

My sweet sister-in-law Millie made me a diaper cake...so cute!



And just a little taste of the bedding! My mom surprised me by having practically everything finished including Elyse's quilt. Those are all the fabrics we're using in the room & it is absolutely gorgeous! I couldn't be more pleased with the results!


After loading our car to the brim, we headed to lunch with my parents and my brother & sister-in-law. They were able to take time away from their busy schedule in Kansas City to come down for the shower & it means so much.


Of course, I should also mention that my precious mother-in-law was able to come down from Michigan as well...seriously, I was so thankful that all of the people I love the most were able to join me for this special day!


Next on the agenda for Saturday was a quick moment of rest & then we headed out for Hubby's 10 year High School Reunion. We met up with a group of those who we really cared about seeing the most and had a nightmare of an experience at Cheddar's. Seriously, they managed to screw up 4 of the 8 meals that were ordered! At least we were able to laugh about it and after they comped those 4 meals I think we all got out of their for pretty cheap! Afterwards we headed to the official reunion and we stayed a couple of hours before driving back home. It was a nice evening, and thankfully Hubby's high school friends were some of my BEST college friends (and also the reason that Nick & I ended up together) so I wasn't stuck without anyone to talk to the whole night!
All the wives of Hubby's best friends at the reunion...3 of the 4 of us are pregnant!


And all the guys...seriously, if it wasn't for them I never would have been with Nick!


Today brought a fairly relaxing day with church, some errands, a quick nap and we finished things off with small group. It was a pretty great weekend filled with family & friends and also some relaxation...can't ask for any more than that!

11 comments:

Laura said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! That quilt/bedding is SO gorgeous - I can't wait to see the nursery come together!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

A diaper cake! Haha! I love it!
You are definitely one lucky girl!

The Beginner Housewife said...

What a fun weekend! I love the diaper cake! They always makes me smile!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I always like your weekend reviews...always so jammed packed! Love that your family totally went all out. Elyse is one lucky girly!

LC said...

oh my goodness, your little girls bedding is adorable! I can't wait to see her finished room!

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow you are one loved woman!! and elyse is one loved lady already!! thanks for sharing with us about the shower. when is your second shower?

Lindsay R said...

isn't amazing how much stuff you need for a baby?! good thing you have wonderful friends and family. and that bedding is adorable. i love the bright colors.

Lindsay

Lindsey said...

I love that crib and bedding!

Tiffany said...

YAY! I'm so glad your first shower was so wonderful. I love your crib and colors! You look fabulous too, by the way!

toi said...

Look at the baby's nursery reminds me how many thing I might still need.

I love the quilt - so thoughtful and a loving of your mom :)

Megan said...

WOW! That's A LOT of goodies!! Y'all are obviously very loved!