Now that I'm almost to week 36 (wahoo!) here are weeks 33 and 34 growth pictures. (again, I'm behind.)
Monday, November 28, 2011
I'm a tad behind in posting life as of late.
A few weeks ago, my sweet friends here in Anchorage hosted a small lunch/dessert/spoil me rotten shower. The four of us have been getting together since the beginning of the year and just share life together. They have been a huge blessing to me during this transition of moving all the way across the country and now as Matt and I embark on this new journey of parenthood. While us ladies talked all things baby, the husbands enjoyed an afternoon of football and eatting.
|Nicole, me, Sayward and Anne|
|Opening gifts and photo op with Anne! They certainly went overboard. |
I felt sincerely loved.
|The yummy treats during gifts. Good thing I am pregnant and feel more or less guilt free indulging.|
|We even had a family of moose join us right outside the window. |
Until our mean neighbor lady opened her door and starting throwing things at them.
Haven't seen them since:(.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Back in early October when we were in Texas, my mom arranged to get some family photos done. As you can imagine, I was thrilled that she decided that after 15 years since our last family photos she decided it was important to get them done while I was 28 weeks pregnant. However this did give Matt and I a great opportunity to get Michael Hansen (a photographer from her church) to quickly take a few maternity pictures for us in addition.
Then Matt and I attempted to get a few of our current habitat about 33 weeks. Sadly, the shoot didn't last long as the single digit temps kept killing the camera battery. But such the difference between Texas and Alaska. We are almost at a record snow fall for November. 33 inches so far. Good thing I love the snow (and notice I said snow, not below freezing temps)!
Friday, November 11, 2011
Matt and I have been working on finishing up the nursery. We just have little things left, but time is running short as the holidays approach and we are already 33 weeks! Wahoo! Here's a little update of what has been completed.
Remember this TV cabinet we bought off Craigslist?
toy chest we found at a garage sale that Matt painted. I'm pretty sure this bookshelf was found in one of our college dorm rooms at some point. But that plywood all painted sure does make a great display for all the books Maddie has (and quite a cheap option, since we already had the paint).
I will eventually have a post to show the whole room. But only when it's all done. I'm currently working on a baby book...when that's finished...who knows. Got any ideas?
Monday, November 7, 2011
I'm clearly a southern girl, because all this snow still fasinates me. We have gotten a ton of it the last week or so. We are having to go buy Matt some knee high boots so he can take Mocha out. It's that much. But it is beautiful. And as long as I'm not out in the single digit temps, I greatly enjoy it. :) We didn't get nearly this much at this point in the year last year.
|The first night of snow. About 11 inches. And still coming down.|
|I love fires. Matt chopped all this for us. I love him too.|
|Have I mentioned Mocha also loves the snow? It is beyond difficult to get her to come inside. How does she not get cold? I wish she could give me some of those genes.|
Thursday, November 3, 2011
My puffy maternity coat that makes me look 300lbs, my fur Uggs and all the scarfs and gloves we own have come to use. It is officially winter. We have gotten our first snow storm and on average it's about mid-20s throughout the day. Jealous?
This is after the first snow. The blur is Mocha. She loves the snow...hence the inability to keep her still for this picture. She's a tad excited about the white stuff on the ground. I think it's about 9am in this picture and still kinda dark. The days are getting so short now. My least favorite part.
Here we are Halloween night. We had a fall festival of sorts up at the church. Our small group passed out candy - in the parking lot. Fun tradition, but makes it interesting when it's blizzardy and freezing. The snow was coming in full force - beautiful, but cold. Those poor kiddos trying to show off their costumes looked miserable.