Monday, June 14, 2010

It's a ..........

So last Thursday I went to the doctor and had my sonogram to determine the sex of the baby. I went into it totally knowing I was having another boy. The sonogram lady asked me what I thought I was having and I told her a boy. She then asked Joe what he thought and he said boy (even though I have been asking him for the last week what he thought it was and he wouldn't give me an answer!!) So then Joe told the sonogram lady that she was the one who did this all the time what did she think I was having. She took a good look at me and said she thought it was a boy as well.......... So were we all right????


It's a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!

I REALLY thought I was having another boy so I didn't believe her. I kept saying, I don't see what you are seeing. Are you sure it is a girl??!! She preceded to tell me 3 more times, YES, it is a girl!! I was just in shock. I couldn't believe God was really going to bless me with two wonderful boys and now a beautiful girl!! I was over the moon excited!!! The baby was such a ham during the sonogram. She was moving all over the place and everything looked perfect!!! I am finally getting over the shock of it all, but I still just can't imagine buying girl stuff! It is going to be so much fun having a girl around here!! I can't wait to see the boys with her and I especially can't wait to see her and her daddy!! He is such an amazing father to our boys and I just get so excited thinking how great of a daddy he is going to be to our little girl too!! She will have him wrapped around her finger and I can't wait!!! :)

She was trying to suck her thumb in this picture!! :)

After we called all of the family, we decided we should all go out to dinner and celebrate our perfect little girl!! The whole family (grandparents, great grandparents, and aunts) went to dinner that night and celebrated. We had "girl colored" cupcakes in honor of our newest addition! :)

Momma, lil' sis and the 2 best Big Brothers!!
Pink, pink, pink....and more pink!

Daddy is even excited about his pink cupcake and his sweet little girl!

So, we have now officially talked to the boys about the baby. Luke said he wanted a baby sister and Cade just says he wants a baby to hold. They will both get their wishes!! :) They had some questions, but for the most part could care less. They have no idea how much their lives are going to change in the near future. That's okay, we will enjoy our time together with just the boys and we will adjust to the changes as they come.

Now for the next step...a name! Note to Family: I promise we will have a name for this little girl by the time she is born! :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


We just got home from a mini vacation and it was wonderful! Joe and I have always felt strongly about taking some sort of family vacation every year and most of the time that vacation involves the beach! We normally take a week long vacation, but Joe did not have any time to take off of work since he had all the health issues at the beginning of the year and he wants to be able to take off at least a couple of days when the baby is we had to get creative and come up with a mini vacation. We planned it for Memorial Day weekend so Joe would already have Monday off and that gave us one more day of fun. So we left late Friday morning and headed to Hilton Head Beach. As soon as we got there, we dropped our stuff off in the condo and headed for the beach!! It was wonderful!! I literally just sat in my chair so relaxed and refreshed just listening to the ocean and watching my boys have the time of their lives. Although this vacation was very short, it was one of the best we have ever been on. We knew we only had a few days to enjoy so we really did!! The whole vacation I kept smiling and looking at Joe saying "this is wonderful!" It made me so happy to see the boys having so much fun and to just all be together!! I kept thinking this was our last vacation with our family of 4 so I really wanted to soak it all up and I did!!! We had good food, went out for ice cream, the boys played putt-putt for the first time and of course spent hours at the beach!! I of course took lots of pics, but I will spare you and only post some of them! :)

Heading out to "jump" the waves!

Stud Muffins!!

This is literally all they wanted to do...roll around in the 2 inches of water!! They were in heaven!

Lookin' just like his daddy!

A little sun bathing! (doesn't that just look like the life!)

First game of putt-putt! They were a little excited...
We had so much fun laughing at the boys while putt-putting. The funniest part was the 18th hole. We didn't warn them that once they hit the ball in the hole, it would be gone....After Luke hit his in the hole, he went to get it and it wasn't there. Before Joe and I could even stop him, he climbed up a little fence and very accusingly asked the grown adult male next to the fence "Did you take my ball??!!" The man looked at him very insulted and said "No." Joe and I were laughing so hard!!! We thought he was going to jump over that fence and attack that mean man for taking his ball!!! :)

Silly boys!

The only beach family pic we got the whole time...isn't it great! I love looking at the side of Luke's head!

Dancing and singing while playing in the ocean. This was one happy boy!

Serious concentration

Chillin' with my boys and loving every minute of it!

So Cool!

I love these handsome boys!

So sweet!

Funny story: I told Joe I wanted to get a belly picture and before I know it the boys have their shirts lifted up screaming they wanted a belly picture too!!! So here is our belly picture!! :)
So until we see the beach again next year with a small infant, I will cherish these memories! I love my family and I loved our time together on vacation!!