Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Farewell guest bedroom

We took the last picture of one of our guest bedrooms. This room is being converted into the new nursery and is now getting a complete new look. We are going from pink to blue for our little boy, and I can't wait to see the finished room.

Friday, December 26, 2008

More visiting

The day after Christmas, John Chris went on his annual hunting trip with the guys. I spent the day with my dad, Clint, and Kristi. It is always nice to visit with my dad since he doesn't live close. We had a great time catching up and having several good laughs.

Also I was able to catch up with my old friend, Suzanne. I miss her so much, and I really had a great time just catching up. She just had a baby girl, Mattison, who is absolutely precious. We just sat and chatted for over 3 hours. We always could talk for hours.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

Late Christmas eve night we drove to Ruston to see more family. We had an awesome visit, and our little boy bambino racked up. We had a baby Christmas! We were so excited to get our stroller/car seat system and swing. John Chris and I were like little kids. We had to open the boxes and put our new "toys" together.

It was cute when John Chris showed his grandparents the stroller. He looked so cute pushing the stroller around the house. He knows how to fold and unfold the stroller and also knows how to latch the car seat into the base. He is going to be a great dad!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

John Chris and I traveled to Texarkana for Christmas Eve. We visited with my mom, Jim, Clint, and Kristi. We had a great visit, but I am really looking forward to next Christmas with our new addition.
John Chris opened several gifts for the baby. We can't decide if this was intended for him or the baby. Either way they both will love it. The horse is super cute and makes horse noises.

More gifts for the baby.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas party

John Chris and I had a few friends over for a last minute Christmas party. It was great to see and visit with old and new friends. We made two huge pots of Gumbo, chili, lots of cookies, and a rum cake. DELIOUS!
Chanda & Brad - aka Branda
Sarah, Anne, and Kristen

LeAnn and Cory

Chris and Kendra

Brad and Morgan trying to distract the competition. Beer pong always brings out the best in this bunch.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Nursery bedding and chair

All of the nursery bedding has arrived. We ordered the bedding from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child. They have the cutest things for little ones. I love all of the blankets, pillows, and mats. TOO CUTE! I am really pleased with the quality, and I can't wait to put it on the bed. The crib is expected to arrive mid January, so until then I will just visualize.
We had a little issue with the first chair we ordered. OK, I had an issue. You all know how I am about furniture.
We re-ordered the chair and ottoman from Ooh Baby in an adorable chocolate and blue fabric. The chair is very comfortable, and I can't wait to get it in the room.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Diabetes and anemia results are negative

The nurse called today to let me know that all of my blood test results had come back negative. I had the gestational diabetes and the anemia tests run earlier in the week. It was a big relief to know that everything is going great, and he is healthy. We are very blessed!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Hanging Christmas lights

John Chris takes Cooper for a ride in the cherry picker. Our house is in the background with the lights finally done. It is so festive. Merry Christmas!
Boys and their toys. I think they like to hang the lights just so they can play with the cherry picker.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Raul & Sharon are married

Our friends, Raul & Sharon, were married Saturday, December 6, 2008. They are an adorable couple, and we are so excited for them. They also are moving to their new home that is very close to where we live.
First dance as husband and wife

Friday, December 5, 2008

Light prep party

We had a light prep party at our house again this year. For the second year, we had the neighbors over to get the lights ready to hang on the homes. It was really nice to visit, eat, drink, and be merry! Doris and I check to make sure all the bulbs are working. Cooper loves babies! He could not get enough of little Brooke.

adding the plastic clips

Who doesn't love to untangle strands of Christmas lights? What a job!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Decorating for Christmas

We had a blast decorating our home for Christmas. We used our crazy, fun red tree again. What started as a joke has now turned into a tradition. As we decorated the tree we talked about our past Christmas holidays together, and how different next Christmas will be for us. Santa will be visiting next year!
Cooper and I take a break to smile for the camera.

John Chris and Cooper love to decorate.