Whew, what a weekend. Scott and I are exhausted! But we've had such a great time, and enjoyed our visits with family and friends throughout the weekend. Scott spent most of yesterday cutting back our trees, while I shopped for bargains. We now have all of our nursery furniture, hooray!! The rocker is coming in within a week (I got the 50% off deal!), and we picked up the changing table last night. :) Yay!

Today Scott hung the Christmas lights, while I decorated the inside and cooked appetizers for our football watching get-together. Our friends Grant & Jill, and Cody & Amy came over to watch the Tech vs. Baylor game. Cody & Amy brought their sweet baby girl, Sage. That girl is one happy baby!! I love her sweet little smiles...soo precious! We had a great time with everyone.

And now, we are struggling to stay awake throughout the Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State game. Gooo Sooners!! Tomorrow, we are definitely being lazy. Besides church, I think we'll just lay around and watch some football.


Turkey Coma!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope everyone had a great day, stuffing themselves to their hearts content. Scott and I went to Gainesville this year to have Thanksgiving with his side of the family. It was a lot of fun! He has a LOT of cousins, and it was fun to see all of them and all of their children, too. So many precious kids running around everywhere!! And the food was delicious...I definitely felt the turkey coma after lunch.

We were also able to take our guest bed up to the warehouse today, for storage until we move into a bigger home. It's time to start transforming our guest room into a nursery!! I'm headed out Black Friday shopping in the morning (what in the heck am I thinking?), so maybe I can find some good deals on furniture? I saw an ad for Babies R Us, 50% off a rocking chair/ottoman set. I might just have to snatch one of those tomorrow.

I'm not sure if I mentioned it on the blog yet, but one of my co-workers gave us a crib, and mattress. That is one large expense we won't have, praise God! Scott is going to work on re-painting the crib with his dad. We LOVE the crib, we just prefer a brighter white color. Right now it's a sort of tan/beige color. Slowly over the next few months, we will be working on all the fun baby preparations! :)

Oh, and I cannot forget CHRISTMAS DECORATING!! This will also be an exciting part of our day tomorrow. I, personally, am very excited about it. Poor Scott is stuck with the task of hanging our lights on the roof outside. He's such a good sport about it, though. I can't wait to see what they look like. :)

Well, it's definitely time for me to get in bed...I will be waking at 4:45 am, to head out with my mom & seester for some good bargains. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Holiday!! Good luck to any of you brave shoppers tomorrow.


Right on track

Yesterday, our doctor appointment lasted all of about 5 minutes. They took my blood pressure, and did a few other routine procedures. Dr. Bailey listened to the baby's heartbeat, and we were on our way. She said the baby was great, my blood work from last time came out great, and I was right on track with my weight gain. (I've gained about 10 lbs so far...we are almost to week 18.) We go to the specialist next Tuesday for a follow-up appointment on the sequential screening. And then we're back to Dr. Bailey's for our first ultrasound there on December 9th.

Last night we went to dinner with Rodgie (that's what Scott calls Angie & Rodney - my sister and brother in law). I got to feel one of the twins, Parker, kick! It was so crazy!! Angie looks awesome! She is almost 7 months pregnant, with a super cute pregnant belly. I need to start taking pictures of us together, so we can have some memories of this shared pregnancy time.

I have also started to feel our little one kicking. Right now it is a verrry soft kick, but I can definitely feel it. It happens a lot when I'm sitting still, and especially around bedtime. Scott even got to feel a little baby kick last night before bed. Soon it won't be so soft anymore, and they'll be full out kicks like Parker's & Preston's! So much fun!



We spent the weekend in Oklahoma with our friends, Clay & Rebecca (or as we like to call them, Claybecca). Like always, we had a wonderful time hanging out with them. We ate delicious food, played some Mario Kart, and went to the OU/Texas Tech football game. I won't spend a whole lot of time talking about the game, for obvious reasons. I will say that it was FREEZING COLD, and I have never seen/heard the stadium as rowdy as it was on Saturday night. Those Sooner fans were fired up! So much, that I got a few elbows in the head by my drunk seat neighbor to the right (grrr).

Now it's back to work for a few days, and then a nice, long, 4-day weekend!! Today, Scott and I go back to Dr. Bailey for a checkup. :) I will post any news that we hear...although I don't think we will find anything out/see any pictures at this visit. Have a Happy Monday/Thanksgiving week!



It's been awhile since I've posted...so here are a few of the latest happenings. I'm still feeling icky off and on, but overall much better than the first trimester. I'm starting to feel things happening in my tummy...but I am not sure exactly what it is. Nothing has happened that has made me think "he's kicking!", but at the same time, I can definitely feel something going on in there. My stomach has also really started to grow in the last few days. In no time, everyone will be able to tell I'm pregnant. Right now, I bet they're just wondering "Does Jenny look like she's put on some weight?" Hehe. I often wonder if people at work who don't know, think that. Too funny!

Scott and I are headed to Oklahoma this weekend to watch the big game. OU vs Tech! The moment has arrived, and I'm nervous to stand next to Scott in the stands....it's going to be such a great game! However, nobody consulted with me to see if I was okay with a game time of 7 pm. Don't they know that my bedtime is 8:30/9:00 these days? :)


Answered Prayers

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for Parker (one of my sister's twin boys). Yesterday, they did another sonogram, and the cysts are completely gone. Praise God! :)

I just wanted to give a quick update. Now I must get back to work. Have a great day!!


Legacy of Love

My high school youth minister, Kurt Klement, has a beautiful wife named Jenny. She has always been someone that I've looked up to, and aspired to be like. She has several amazing qualities, and is an incredibly talented singer and song writer. Her voice is very angelic, and her songs always move me. Jenny Klement wrote a song, Legacy of Love, that Scott and I used in our wedding ceremony. I've watched her sing this song while playing her guitar, and everytime I watch/hear her, I am moved to tears. Her music is the inspiration behind tonight's blog.

I was driving home tonight, listening to Legacy of Love, and again was moved to tears. I have copied the lyrics below for your reading enjoyment. What a beautiful song! I was moved by these words tonight as I realize how blessed both Scott and I are to have such a wonderful family and legacy of love. Our parents and siblings, and even extended family, have all been such a critical part in our faith journey, and our lives. We have become who we are today because of them. Reflecting on this has made me so grateful! And looking forward, Scott and I have a HUGE responsibility ahead of us. One that is both humbling and exciting! I continue to pray that Scott and I will daily surrender ourselves to God's will, so that we may be the parents to our kids that we both had...parents that will continue to carry on with the amazing legacy of love that we've been given.

Lord, thank you for giving us this precious gift. Please give us the strength and wisdom to do your will, and be the parents you desire us to be.

Legacy of Love by Jenny Klement (http://www.jennyklement.com)

In the beginning, before the Earth was made,
God conceived a plan.
In His very image, He created them,
both woman and man.

"This one", He said, "will be flesh of your flesh
and bone of your bones.
Be fruitful, multiply,
and one day, I will lead you home."

A legacy of love has brought us here,
and a moment of God's grace is drawing near.
Surrounded by the love from which we came,
in this legacy of love may we remain.

A man shall leave his father and his mother,
and cling to his wife.
And the two shall become one,
and bring forth new life.

Only to raise a child in love,
by daily dying to themselves.
So that one day that child may also leave,
and give that love away to someone else.

Repeat Chorus

All glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now,
and forever will be.

Repeat Chorus

Healthy Baby

This week we got a call back from the specialist, and our Sequential Screening results were normal. All is great, and our baby boy is healthy! Praise God! :) We are so thankful and blessed, and will continue to pray for our baby's development and health. I am so excited, I cannot wait to meet this baby!! May 1st seems so far away, but I know the time is going to fly by.

Many people have asked me if we've started working on the nursery yet. Ha! The short answer is no. Well I guess you could count us going through the closets, and moving everything up to the attic. That has been one huge feat that we've accomplished. But as far as shopping for a crib, etc., we have not started that yet. There is still plenty of time, and I'm sure I will start looking around soon.

Today, Scott is going to the SMU football game with his dad, and I am getting ready to attend a personal shower/bachelorette dinner for my college roommate, Shelley. She is getting married on December 20th, and I am honored to be a bridesmaid in her wedding.

Tonight, I am returning home to my husband and some football. Texas Tech plays OSU tonight. Raider Power!! I sure hope they win! That would be awesome. Oh...and the latest funny story is that Scott asked me what I thought of the name Graham for a little boy. As in, Graham Harrell (Texas Tech's quarter back) or as in graham cracker (mmm...Smores!). I actually do like the name Graham, but it was just so funny that he brought it up after Tech's big win last weekend.


Wreck 'Em Tech!!

What a football game!!! Scott and I had a great time watching the Red Raiders beat up on those Longhorns last night w/ his cousins out in Gainesville. It was Steve's 40th birthday, and we had a surprise party for him. It was a lot of fun! I must also mention that we won $42 playing LCR. Woo hoo!

I also had a great time hanging out w/ Mary and Jacqueline yesterday. Mary and I went to the Coppell Farmer's Market, and then met up with Jacqueline for lunch in Carrollton at The Chocolate Angel. YUM! :)

Today has been nice and relaxing with church, grocery shopping, playing the Wii, and watching those "Dallas Cowgirls" as Scott likes to call them. Poor Cowboys...they need Romo back ASAP!

I made dinner tonight for the first time in who knows how long. At the farmers market, I got some homemade garlic basil linguine. I made an Alfredo Sauce and some chicken to go on top of the pasta...we even had salad and garlic bread!! WHOA, JENNY! I'm telling you, this is a shocker, and it must be a good sign that I'm starting to feel better, because cooking has not been an option for me lately. Hopefully for Scott's sake, I will get back into it. I actually do love to cook, it's just really hard to do it when you feel terrible.

Nothing much else to report at the time. We have several great new sonogram pictures that I need to scan and upload soon. Hopefully it will happen sooner than later. I hope everyone had a great weekend! I'm off to watch Miracle w/ my hubby.