Sunday, November 22, 2009

There's more than 1 way to celebrate a New Moon!!!!

We arrived 45 minutes before the theater opened to find an empty parking lot.
No one else in Irving, Texas was as eager as Lex & I (by Lex & I,I mean me!) were Friday morning. I guess all the real fans saw it at midnight. We didn't want to hang out in the car for 45 mins. so we ran to Barnes & Nobles to kill some time.

I bought tickets almost exactly 1 month before opening day

2 hours later...we left the theater again...still had plenty of time to kill
& no line to wait in.

I invited Lindsey to come see the movie with us.
I'm still trying to make up time with Linds. after 2 years of not seeing her!

I brought my Official Illustrated Movie Companion to read
while we waited.....and waited....and waited :)
And yes, I'm wearing a New Moon t-shirt.
Gotta go all out for these things.


New baby Moon

After we watched the movie & loved it we went to the hospital. There we got to celebrate the real New Moon, Mr. Liam Moon. A sweet baby boy born on Thursday at 2:08. This 6lb.14 oz. bundle of joy couldn't have come at a more perfect time.
He was born on our anniversary & Laura called me as we were driving to Dallas to say he'd arrived. So that meant we'd get to see them in the hospital!
Congrats Laura & Allen!
Liam, I'm so glad that we got to meet you!!!! You are adorable!

Yay for a weekend full of New Moons. The end.

I heart my husband

Lex & I just got back from a weekend anniversary celebration. We celebrated 4 years last Thursday!!!!! We went to Dallas & stayed at the Omni Mandalay hotel in Las Colinas. And by we I mean no Annerson. She stayed in Lubbock with Meems & Potsy (Lex's parents). She did great. We did great. It was definitely hard being away from her. We missed her every day but enjoyed the break and chance to focus on each other. It had been almost 15 months since it had been just the 2 of us so we were way overdue for a weekend alone. We got back late last night & went straight to Annerson's bedroom to gaze upon her cute little sleeping body. I feel like she's grown just in the 3 days we were gone. Crazy!

I'll get some pics from our weekend up later. I still have to unpack, do laundry, and all that fun post trip stuff.

Hope your weekend was fun! Bye for now!


Friday, November 13, 2009

I thought she couldn't get any better


Oh my goodness! We just got pictures back that we had made in October. To say that I am happy with the way these pics turned out is a HUGE understatement. They were supposed to be Annerson's 1 year pics but we kinda turned them into one big family shoot instead. All 3 of us were trying to get over a cold & felt pretty yucky that day so I was very unsure how these pics would turn out. Knowing Lezlie, I'm not sure why I was at all worried :)

Lezlie you did an amazing job. We had a blast with you as usual. I couldn't be happier with the pictures.


I can only post this one on my blog, but click here to see some more of them

Other sessions we've done with Lezlie:

Lezlie will be coming to Lubbock to shoot maternity pictures for us sometime at the beginning of the 2010. If you are interested in hiring her let me know and we can set up a time where she can do your session when she's in town for ours. She's amazing as you can see. Check out her website for more information.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Getting Bigger

Everyone in this house (except Lex) is getting bigger. I'm 17.5 weeks along in pregnancy #2 and finally feeling able to really enjoy the excitement of it all. Baby is getting bigger therefore I am getting bigger. Annerson is definitely getting bigger. She has turned into a cutie pie toddler. She is talking up a storm and exploring her boundaries left and right. Even our cat is bigger because of all his crazy fur he's storing up for the winter!


BY THE WAY







I have a few prayer requests I need to post about.

Please keep praying for John Means. He's a former 9:30 student who is fighting very serious lymphoma.
Keep my sister-in-law Steffany in your prayers. She is still struggling to get healthy from pericarditis. You can read the latest update & leave her words of encouragement on her blog.
Lastly, Joel's best friend Paul Gartland died unexpectedly yesterday. He most likely had a heart attack in his sleep. Please pray for God's hand to move among those involved. Please pray for Joel, my pseudo dad, who just lost his best friend in the world & that the Lord will draw him near to the grace & peace of the cross through this. Lex & I will be traveling to Austin this weekend once funeral details are in order. Sorry, no link for Joel BUT you can leave words of encouragement or prayers on my blog & I'll be sure to pass them onto Joel.



Saturday, November 7, 2009

John Means

A guy that Lex and I went to college with has anaplastic large cell lymphoma. John is one of those people that can make your stomach ache from laughing within 5 minutes of being around him. He's awesome.

As I read through the journal entries on his website today I am reminded of a few things:
  • God's will through any circumstance is to bring us closer to Him
  • He is more concerned with timing than with time
  • There is joy in pain & suffering when your hope is in the risen Christ

Here is his website. You can send him some encouragement by signing the guestbook.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/johnzmeans

Thursday, November 5, 2009

moon

oh my.

Only 14 days until New Moon comes out.

Good thing I bought our tickets 2 weeks ago.

Now I just need my official fan wear for the show.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

aaaahhhhh follow up

Ok, this post is not so all caps. I apologize for that display of emotion. Wait, no I don't. I didn't do or say anything wrong through that emotion. Did I? My Steffany always laughs at me for keeping my cool all the time so that one was for her. :)

I will report that Annerson fell asleep shortly after I posted in the wee hours of the morning & the Raisin Bran had a most purposeful affect on me as well. Never underestimate the power of 2 scoops!!

One more thing...when I said that enemas are a lot of work I want to clarify that I was talking about what your body goes through after you have one. It's one of those things that makes you feel better only after several minutes of feeling a lot worse. So sorry if that offended anyone or you thought I was talking about something else. That's what I meant by that.

Ok, off to the day!

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS POST IS ALL CAPS.

IT'S 4:20 AM
ANNERSON HAS BEEN THROWING A "COME ROCK ME BACK TO SLEEP" FIT FOR OVER AN HOUR. SCREAMING HER HEAD OFF. I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE HAS ENOUGH ENERGY AFTER AN HOUR OF CRYING TO KEEP GOING. WE'VE GONE IN THERE 3 TIMES NOW. PATTED HER BACK, PICKED HER UP, GOTTEN HER SO CLOSE TO SLEEP & THEN AS SOON AS WE WALK OUT...WAAAHH.

IT'S SO RIDICULOUS. LEX & I HAVE BOTH GOTTEN REALLY BAD AT PUTTING HER TO SLEEP INSTEAD OF LETTING HER PUT HERSELF TO SLEEP & IT'S BITING US IN THE BUTT AT THIS VERY MOMENT. 4:23 AM IN THE MORNING.

ON TOP OF ALL THAT I AM EATING A BOWL OF RAISIN BRAN W/ BANANAS B/C I AM SO STINKIN CONSTIPATED THAT I COULDN'T GO TO BED EVEN IF SHE WASN'T SCREAMING HER HEAD OFF. I NEVER EAT DURING THE NIGHT BUT I CAN'T HANDLE ANOTHER ENEMA RIGHT NOW. IF YOU'VE EVER HAD ONE YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. THEY REQUIRE WORK TO SAY THE LEAST. SO MAYBE THIS WILL HELP.

I THINK SHE'S SLOWING DOWN. WOW. THE MOST SHE'S EVER CRIED IS LIKE MAYBE 15 MINUTES.

WHAT A MESS. I'M SO TIRED.