Thursday, July 29, 2010

WOW! What a week~

On July 20th, I turned the big 4-0!! Amazing how much harder it was to get out of bed that day~
Jeff had to be out of town for work so some wonderful friends went to dinner with me-sushi and showered me with attention and generous gifts. We had a great night socializing and laughing.

On Thursday things went along as a normal workday and Jeff called to see if we wanted to go to an early dinner with friends. It was a little early for me to leave work, but I did and headed home. Walking into the bedroom to change my clothes, I heard a psst from the guest room across the hall and there were my three roomies from college to surprise me!!! YEA~ It was awesome.

I had my gestational diabetes test Friday morning (and passed by the way) and then hung out in the  pool ALL day. They wanted sushi so back we went to the same restaurant.
As I turned down my street after dinner it was lined with cars, balloons on the mailbox- SURPRISE. A surprise party!

It was an amazing way to end my birthday week.

Here we all are 20 years later still as close as ever:

this is one of my favorite pictures to date, I have to play with it on my new Photoshop software and have it framed.
Who knows what we are laughing about, I am sure some comment about my huge stomach.

Us before dinner...

the boys after long days of keeping secrets and lots of people in the house
And finally a 29 week belly shot. Hard to believe I have 10 more weeks until my c-section to get bigger and bigger and bigger.

It was such an awesome weekend.
Thank you to my wonderful husband and my great friends for making my 40th birthday memorable.

Love to you all~

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

27 Weeks and Projects

This is the deceiving pregnancy picture. You can hardly tell how pregnant I am and it makes you wonder why people ask if I am getting ready to deliver OR how many I have in there.

But then I realized that I really look like this to them:

Oh and I have 13 weeks to go, how embarrassed they get when I have to tell them that. Of course, I try to make them feel much better about their lack of knowledge of how big I actually get when pregnant.

There is this awesome blog, with this awesome artist that is really behind and not taking any orders for artwork. What she did do is some tutorials on how she paints and some advice for complete novices, like myself. So .....I decided to try my hand at some artwork for Colt's room.

I took the colors and the stripes from the bedding and tried my hand at the circles she demonstrated. Believe me it is by far not perfect and there is no way I could charge anybody for my work. But I am proud of myself and happy that I made something for his room. Don't come over and look closely at it though.

Now when we remodeled our kitchen a few years ago I could not decide what type of lighting I wanted over the island. We bought some pendant lights that match our dining room light a couple years ago. Since it is my birthday month (and a big birthday it is) I get alot of projects done from the hubby. So here is his 4th of July project.....

Love them!!! They look better than I could have imagined.

I have about 5-6 other projects that are in various stages of completion. Obviously, my goal is to have them all done by the middle of September.
Hopefully, I will be a better blogger soon too.

Monday, July 12, 2010

A real post coming soon

WOW!! I am a slack blogger:-)

Things have been very busy for the last month and look like it is going to continue until the baby comes. I have some pictures and updates that have been downloaded and I will post soon.

Sorry I haven't given you much lately.

Have a great week.