I feel like this should post should probably be broken up into multiples since our weekend pretty much started on Wednesday, but instead its just going to be a reeeeeeally long one =)
My mom and sister Brie got to our house Wednesday before we got home from the doctor. We went and did a little shopping at Walmart since I had zero fall decorations so that we could spruce things up before Thanksgiving. I'd say we did a pretty good job considering it was the night before Thanksgiving at Walmart!
Thursday was great! Brie and I went to the airport to pick up my grandma and when we got home, everything was done! My kind of party hosting! The day was filled with food...
|Yes, it took 4 people to prepare the yams!|
|Not sure what was going on with my phone in this picture...|
|Should have taken this at the beginning of the day...I look exhausted...and I did nothing all day!|
We are so thankful that everyone was able to spend the day in Houston. Definitely beat our original plan of turkey sandwiches by ourselves since we can't go anywhere!
Friday, Barry and my mom got all our the Christmas decorations down from the attic. We started the day with two Christmas trees and ended the day with none. The first one was Becky's from college - not sure how I ended up with it - but none of the lights worked so we decided it had served its purpose! The second one, also a hand me down, looked like this...
Disaster. I did do some shopping on Friday to pick up a few random things, including this new bed for Lori...which she loves and won't get out of. Her Christmas toys came down from the attic and she loves those too!
We went for a long walk Friday evening, watched some movies and wrapped Christmas gifts. Here are my pics at 38 weeks 1 day - taken right after a walk and no make up....looks great!
Saturday, Barry's mom, his sister Cara and her husband Derek came to visit us. It was pouring down rain all day, but we still managed to get some shopping done. I was on a mission to find a new Christmas tree, but no such luck. We were able to find some other Christmas decorations though. And, Barry's mom bought me an oak tree for out backyard for my birthday - I can't wait to have it in the yard! We have no trees and even less shade so it will be a welcome addition!!
After going on our second long walk of the day, we met up with our friends Matt & Hollie for dinner - we went for Mexican food - trying everything to get labor started to no avail!
But, we kept trying today. After church, we ran a few errands - and finally found a tree! - walked two laps around Katy Mills and played some pretty intense games at the arcade. Since I beat Barry at SkiBall and Basketball, I let him use the last of our credits for car racing.
All this walking and nothing to show for it, except a backache! I started to decorate the tree tonight, but I am exhausted so it will have to wait for another day!
Now we are sitting by the fire very impatiently awaiting the arrival of our baby girl! The contractions have picked up in intensity, but not frequency so it looks like we will be waiting at least a few days longer. In the meantime, we are just enjoying our time together before we become a family of 3!