Thursday, November 20, 2008

20 Weeks......Half Way Point

Baby Cone always is covering his face. I think it is precious! You can even see his little ear. :)
He is definitely a boy. The arrow is pointing to his little "goods".
Ok - This is not like me, but here is a 20 week belly shot! I know I know, it is getting bigger by the second you do not have to tell me. I know you out of towners just have to see it. You could not see it as well with my shirt covering my belly so you actually get to see the real thing.....

Our 20 week appointment went great! My mom, dad, and Blake came with us to the ultra sound. Needless to say, it was interesting with all of us there. I was glad they all came. We did get off to a rough" start. Dr. Bills had to lay down the law with my Dad, Blake, and Lance. Before we started the ultrasound, the guys were goofing around and making a few jokes, and immediately the doctor said they would have to carry their conversation outside or be quite so he could concentrate and talk to us. Who ever thought you would get in trouble at the doctor's office.......well, they did (HAHA). Anyway we were all quite after that. It was quite interesting. The doctor must have been having a bad day......or at least I hope. Dr. Bills examined and measured all the major organs today to check for any deformities. Everything looked perfect. Baby Cone weights 11 ounces. We couldn't ask to hear anything better than that. The due date is still up in the air, but sometime around the beginning of April. We can't wait! Continue to keep Baby Cone in your prayers. We love you all!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Our Fifth Anniversary

Lance and I were married five years ago on November 15th at the Berry College Chapel. Berry College is where we met so it was and still is a very special place to both of us. I know God had a purpose in us both going to college there. It is funny how things always work out. Lance and I have always been the best of friends even before we began dating in college. There is nothing better then spending the rest of your life with your best friend.

We just did a very simple anniversary and I think those are sometimes the best. We began the day by watching the Geogia game at my brother in law Blake's house with Blake and Blake's fiance, Brittany, my sister in law Anna and her boyfriend (I am hoping it is ok to call him this......) Brad. It was the first time we had met Brad; Lance and I really liked him. We always have a fun time hanging out with family. Those are always special times that Lance and I treasure! Later that night, Lance and I went to eat at our favorite restaurant in Cumming, Tam's Backstage. I LOVE this food, but I especially love the dessert!!

As I sit here and think, I cannot believe we have been married for five years. Time goes by so quickly. It really makes you want to slow down and take time to enjoy the simple things in life more often. I know once we have the baby the time will go by even quicker. This has been the best five years of our lives and we are looking forward to many more to come.

I have learned so much in these five years and I know I have many more things to learn as the years progress. But a few of these things are:

-Put all your faith in God's hands not your own.

-Have fun and laugh often. (Thanks for reminding me of this Lance!)

-Take time to enjoy friends and family as much as possible.

-Make time for each other and yourself.

-Make sure your actions and words always let your spouse know how much you love and appreciate them.

-Always compromise with a smile. :)

-Never go to bed angry (I know this is cheesy, but this is one thing Lance and I live by and I feel it has made the biggest difference. Lance is so good at this; he will make sure we are both laughing before we go to sleep angry.)

I just wanted to let Lance know how much I appreciate his continuous support and love. He is the best husband I could ask for. I thank God daily that we were able to meet. I could not imagine my life without him!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Wicked the Musical

I know these next posts are a little behind because I have not posted in a while. My mom and I had a girl's night on October 29th. We went with some ladies from church to see the musical Wicked at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. We had a really good time. I loved the music and the acting was wonderful. My mom and I had a mother daughter dinner before the play; that was so nice! My mom and dad just got back from a two week trip to Germany so I was able to get all the details on that. They had a wonderful time and their pictures were amazing. We have family members from Germany, so my parents were able to travel to towns where some of our ancestors lived. I hope to take a trip to Germany one day!

I love spending quality time with my mom. My mom is like the sister I never had. I am so glad we are close and can have fun spending time together. I look up to my mom so much and I hope that I can be even half the mother she was to my brother and me. She is so special. I LOVE you mom! Thanks for all you do for me!