Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend!

Well, it sure was nice to have 4.5 days off, cant remember the last time that happened!

Leading up to the holiday I spent my evenings organizing the baby room. Jaime was coming to visit and needed to sleep in the guest room where I was storing all the baby things. So it was a kick in the ass to get those things organized. So it feels good to have that completed. I havent done much else to the room yet, except hung a few paper lanterns. I wasnt sure how they would look but I like them and the stripes pull the green in which is nice.

Wednesday night we had Thanksgiving with my family. Its nice to break it up and have it on 2 days so we can eat a a lot at both families. This is my favorite meal of the year so I was super excited. Then we were off to downtown Lodi Wednesday Night. It was a big high school reunion and this year was no exception but always fun to run into some people we hadn't seen in awhile. But the highlight was getting to see Gelbart. Jamie was up in Sac visitng Zac's family but got to spend Wed night with us and Thursday morning for our annual Thanksigiving Run. (She even stayed up until midnight!) Lindsay, Matt(Lindsays brother), Kristen, Jaime and I all did the 5K Thursday morning. I did have to walk of course, but it is always nice to get some exercise in before those big meals!

The rest of the day was spent with Mikes family and watching movies in the evening. It was nice to just be home and relax for once, that rarely happens with us.

Friday we got our Christmas Tree and began the decorating along with a visit from Josh and Chayse. Only bummer about this weekend was not getting to see the Filice's. I had some phone issues and we missed eachother on this trip! ;(

Saturday we spent with Mikes fam bottling this years barrel of Cabernet! It didnt take too long and was fun to be able to do it while his sister Gina in town. This year we think the wine is better than last year. I cant wait to drink some, a sip did not quite do the trick. Saturday evening we also had Mikes St Mary's 10 year reunion. He seemed to have a good time catching up with everyone!

Today, finished off the tree and putting out all the Christmas decorations. I love Christmas so its fun to have the house decorated and all ready for the holidays.

And at almost 33 weeks, Im growing rapidly! I have my last ultrasound this Wednesday and can't wait. They can triple check its a girl, and we should be able to see her much better this time. Im almost to the point of having appointments every week, scary!

Hope everyone had a great weekend with family and friends!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Blake Aaron Schafer is here!

Carrie and Aaron had Blake at 2:13 am this morning! He is 7lb 7oz and 17 inch long. He is healthy and Carrie is doing great. Her water broke around 9 last night and went to the hospital. She went all natural ( o drugs)...she said by the time she wanted them it was to late.

Jackie- thanks for the play by play!
Sara - thanks for the photos!
Carrie- you look great, cant wait to hear more about it.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

30 Weeks- Busy weekend!

Well 30 weeks has flown by and I'm sure the next 10 will too.
They finally got a new girl for me to train at work, so for the next few weeks I'm in the office, I'll be busy teaching her everything I know! ;) Last trip to SF tomorrow for work, which is nice but makes me realize January will be here before I know it.

This weekend we were home and got so many things done!

My brother and his girlfriend Stephanie bought a house and moved in about 2 blocks from us, so that has been so much fun.

This weekend I also had a shower with Jeanne's (Mikes Mom) friends. Everyone is so generous, this girl has a darling wardrobe! My mom crocheted a blanket for the baby too which will be the perfect thing to wrap her up in on her way home from the hospital.

While I was running errands and doing things around the house Mike and Josh were busy bees all weekend. They painted the room, put up chair rail, and then put all the furniture together. They got way more done than I had expected and now it feels much more real. The photos dont do it justice but atleast gives you a little visual. More to come.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

SLO Weekend

This weekend we were off to Cal Poly Softball Almuni weekend in San Luis.
Always fun to be back in SLO, and always a ton of laughs with the softball crew.

Night 1 after a delicious dinner at Giuseppe's we joined Ness and Red downtown at Bulls. We were highly entertained by Nessas drunk brothers! And a stop at Bulls is always on the list while in town.

Saturday we had the Alumni softball game. I just watched but it was great to see all the girls in action again, especially Terras smash hit to bring in the RBI! Nice work Tub!

Saturday evening Terra and Jackie put on a wonderful joint shower for the 3 pregos, DS, Carrie and I. Carrie is ready any day to have Blake and DS is due with Zoie in late December.

Everyone was so generous with books and darling clothes! I cant wait to have her here to try them on!

We were also able to catch up with some other SLO peeps while we were in town. Great to see Steve, Brownlees, Fergie, Bogue, and Chayse!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Lodi Shower

Almost 29 weeks and time is just flying by.
I can feel her kick more and more each day which is exciting!

This weekend my Lodi girlfriends threw me a beautiful shower.
Mike, the baby and I are so fortunate to have such amazing family and friends around us!

Kristen, Summer, Nicole, Bre and Marla were very busy and did an amazing job.
Attached are a few pics I have so far, more to come.
Delicious food, yummy desserts, fun games, and books at add to her library!

I also had the pleasure of visiting with my good friends Jen and Adj who joined in the festivities and came up from LA. It was great to spend the weekend with them. Gave them the big tour of Lodi, did some shopping downtown and of course took them to Butcher Shoppee. Weird to think next time I see them I will have a baby - yikes!

Sarah Jane also made the visit down from K-Falls, Oregon and it was so great to spend her birthday with her on Friday. And the memorable trip to the airport was quite entertaining!! Did you find Nutty yet?

Thanks to all the travelers for making the trip down!