Monday, April 27, 2009

Warm Weekend in April

What a hot one! We had a very warm weekend for sure. Brian traveled all week and was gracious enough to be a sport for a busy weekend. We packed it full with our usual Saturday morning run, volunteering for a few hours, attending a Birthday party, heading over to Auburn's City Fest, going to a Biscuits game and doing some yard work. Thank you so much Brian! He's been very busy with work but has been wonderful to me with completing the "list" of things we want to get done before Troy gets here. I've attached a couple of photos, too. I'll update later this week as well. I've been doing quite a bit of sewing and need to take photos of Troy's outfits (trying to complete my goal of an outfit a week). Hope you all have a wonderful week! Won't be as hot the rest of this week!

Here's my sister Mary at 35 weeks. She's due May 17th and is going to have a BOY! Isn't she SO cute?!?!

Uh...this was sent to me by my friend, Greg. As you can see, I was running very fast :o) Brian and I were helping with a 5k/10k and were waiting on the first 5k finisher to come through the shoot. Brian was being very patient with me...I was getting a bit bored waiting!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Easter, Late Blogging and A-day

I've been a complete slacker with my blog lately. Lots going on with the Corbitt Corner. Let's see, there was the festivities prior to Easter. We enjoyed the Maundy Thursday service, the Friday service, a 5k that both Brian and I ran and then Easter. Thanks to everyone who came and brought some goodies to share. It was wonderful having Easter lunch at our house. Alligare was so generous to provide a turkey to their employees. I haven't mentioned it before, but Brian's company is so giving and family oriented. We are grateful that our move to the Auburn/Opelika area landed him with a job working for Alligare - God was totally in that.

So the 5k went well. Brian beat his PR by FOUR minutes! OMG! My good friend, Tracey, ran with me and I'm so grateful! I am not a fan of running alone altough lately I've found myself doing that more often than not because it's just so darn hard to get up at a quarter to 5 in the morning! I fully expected that 5k to be the last time I'd run for a while but it isn't, so far; we'll see how much longer I'll last. You'll see below that I'm showing now. No one has asked me if I'm pregnant...yet. I'm sure it's coming. I'm tempted to tell them that I'm not but that wouldn't be very nice, but it would be kind of funny. Sounds like something Jack Handey would do. We'll see what happens.

Easter, again, was wonderful. We joined Cornerstone UMC (link is on this page) last month and have been so blessed by this church. God is working in our lives and is so evident in others' lives within that church. We studies Matthew 26 and 27 for the 2 weeks leading up to Easter and are now studying Matthew 28. It's so wonderful to know that my God sacrified his only son for ME! My son isn't even here and it's impossible for me to fathom the same. Hmmm.. Thank you to my mother in law, Ann, for the recipes for squash casserole and lima bean casserole. Folks, those casseroles are out of this world..this is coming from an anti-casserole person, too!

Other things going on include Brian traveling a lot. You'd think I'd get bored but I've been a busy bee for sure. I've now made a goal to post on this blog once a week. Once the baby comes, I'm not sure I'll be ablet o keep that promise to myself but I'll try. I've also made a goal to make Troy one outfit a week. I'll post later on some sewing things I've been working to complete. Not only for my boy but for some friends as'll keep a girl busy!

I think that's it for now. I had to get this on here before my bedtime, I've got 15 minutes! Goodnight!

Brian and me on our back deck at Easter. Should have taken photos of the table but I didn't - I was too busy cooking :o)

Some sewing projects on which I'm working.

We went to the A-Day game with Greg and Michelle, oh and Greg had to have TCBY afterwards. I didn't argue. We had a great time!

This is the valence for the nursery before I put it together. I'm going to update the blog later this week with photos of the finished product.

Me at 20 weeks!!!


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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

18 Weeks

Sounds like it should be a movie. I haven't gotten much larger yet but the doctor says this boy is growing and is where he should be. Y'all just wait...I'm going to blow up one day! I'm hoping that most of the summer maternity clothes will be on sale by the time I'm in need of them! Everything is going well. Brian is traveling and working a lot. It's allowing me a good chunk of time to work on my projects. I've got sewing fever! I have gotten all of my boy patterns out and any fabric that I think I can use for a boy and started to make stacks...well, the stacks got a little out of control SO I've reverted to making one thing at a time. I've now put myself on "sewing shop restriction" for now. I need to use up what I have before I start spending more money on fabrics and patterns. One caveat is that my mother and I are going to work on his Christening gown soon. I've got to work on the design and figure out what I want first. She's going to help me...thanks MOM! I'm SO glad! She's such a wonderful sewer! I need to take photos of the beautiful dresses she's made for my sister Rebecca and put them on the blog. I'll save that for another day.

Below is a photo my sister Rebecca took of me this past Saturday. I'm now 18 weeks..still feeling great. I'm still running like I was before, doing weights and swimming. I thank God for my health! Hopefully the 3rd trimester will also be nice. I'm running outside as much as I can for now because I'm afraid that the summer heat won't be so favorable to my pregnancy. Although most people say that Auburn is flat, it really isn't. I'm getting those hills in there. In my subdivision, there is one area where the sidewalk crosses from one side of the road to the next. Drivers are supposed to yield to pedestrians. Doesn't everyone know this? I mean, I've known that since Elementary school! Sometimes they don't slow down and although I've been tempted to play Russian Roulette with the drivers, I know I won't win a match against a 3500+ pound vehicle. I'll just pray for those drivers and that their subconscious will make them slow down! I don't want to get hit!

The other photo is of the remnant fabric I'm using to make a valence for Troy's room. I should have finished it last night. Of all things, I mis-measured the pom-pom fringe I need by a half of a yard. I'm heading to see my mother tonight and start working on ideas for his outfits so I won't be working on the valence tonight. I should get it finished by Thursday night...just in time for Easter.

Lastly, I THINK I feel little one moving around. Feels like little flutters. He must like it when I move around because I only feel it when I'm still. So cool! Hope you all have a wonderful Hump Day!


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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Here we go...

We had an eventful day...what a great day! Everything looks great with the baby and we are so excited about our news. We have about 5 months before our lives will change drastically. I was able to finish the little bubble for our blessing who won't be able to wear it until next summer. The other outfit you'll see which is last on the photo album is one I made about 2 years ago. Brian and I chose our child's name about 9 years ago....can't believe it's been that long. I also cannot believe we haven't changed our minds! After we found out, I asked him if he was sure he still liked the name. Thank goodness! Let the sewing and planning begin! It feels so much more real now! If only I could feel this little sucker kicking...



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All Hooped and Ready!

Today is the day we find out what name we'll choose for this baby! I'm about to load up on some full caffeine coffee and pray that this baby cooperates. I've got a bubble cut out and halfway assembled...just waiting on the color of the thread and the monogram. Both names are ready to be monogrammed so we'll see! I'm going to spend my lunch break finishing the outfit. Hopefully I'll have the news posted tonight or tomorrow (at the latest). We're praying for a healthy baby...either color will be wonderful!


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