Monday, November 29, 2010

O what a weekend...

WOW...It's Monday night, and I am one tired puppy. My bed is calling my name VERY loudly. Here are my last 5 days in a nutshell.

-Movie with the family (Morning Glory)

-Company at my house (In-laws)

-Thanksgiving Lunch at my house

-Thanksgiving Left Overs at my aunt's house

-3:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. shopping, lunch, then out one more time


-Painting Party (thank goodness Mom brought dinner)

-Christmas card pictures

-Start decorating for Christmas

-Baby Shower


-Hanging out with Emily and Bella in Haubstadt


-teach Sunday School

-finish decorating inside, do all of the outside

-back to work today, meeting after school, grocery, and wrapping presents

-The rest of the week, I will be cleaning because Christmas celebration #1 is at my house on Saturday. We also have to clean out the garage, because that is where we are going to eat. Wednesday night, we are serving dinner with our small group at the Ronald McDonald House. I am tired just thinking about this week.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

don't peek:)

Funky Christmas Wishes Christmas 5x7 folded card
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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey cartoon

Happy Thanksgiving

Andrew and I are so thankful for many many things this year.

-Jesus' love for us


-time to spend together


-each other

We are especially thankful after a year and a half of trying, for our sweet baby girl. We are also thankful for our fun and adorable niece, Bella. Andrew got a new job, so we are very thankful for that as well. I mean, there is just so much to be thankful for.

-shopping on Friday with the bestest driver EVER, Aunt Barbie! GO TEAM ODYSSEY!!

-food!! Grandma's dumplings

-the pups that slept with us last night:)

I mean, I could go on forever, SO VERY GRATEFUL!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Half way there

how far along: 20 weeks on Thanksgiving!! 1/2 way done cookin'

total weight gain/loss: I lost 7, then yesterday gained back 1, so I am at -6.

maternity clothes: sometimes, but only because I can't stand my pants tight. And most of the time, they are too big, so I have to pull them up ALL day.

stretch marks: nope. But still putting lotion on all the time!

sleep: ehh, minus the getting up to use the bathroom a couple times a night, it's pretty good.

best moment this week: getting furniture and painting this weekend!

movement: I think maybe, but not 100% for sure.

food cravings: NO! Most of the time NOTHING sounds good!!! It is so annoying at times!

gender: GIRL!!!

name: Elsie Ann Hughes

labor signs: nada

belly button in or out? in

what i miss: sleeping on my stomach!

weekly wisdom: Man, this is such a blessing. I am going to be thankful since it is so close to Thanksgiving and I am so thankful for this baby girl and my fab hubby!

milestones: none that I can think of....I'm lame I know!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Total Cuteness!!

I mean seriously, could my precious niece be any cuter!?!?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas cards....and many more

If you have ever gotten a Christmas Card from the Hughes' household, you know that I love to put pictures on my cards. And most of the time, it's not just Andrew and I, but also Addie and Dopey since they are part of the family too. My favorite place to get Christmas cards is Shutterfly, but they not only have Christmas cards, but many other types of card and even stationary. Come with me as I take you on a tour of the things I love on Shutterfly.

Here you can search any of their Christmas Cards: BEWARE: Their are A LOT TO choose from, the decision may not be easy, but you will LOVE so many.

Here is one that is at the top of my list: If you get a Christmas Card from me, this might just be the one.

Here is the link to something I have ordered in the past: I am a kid in a candy shop when it comes to notepads and stationary.

While the Christmas cards may seem like the most popular, Shutterfly has TONS of cards for other seasons as well:

Is there a better way to show those you love how much you love them:

Here is a favorite of mine:

You can see here just some of the variety in Shutterfly cards. I recently got a Thanksgiving day card from my bro, sis-in-law, and niece. It was adorable. I am going to definitely get my Christmas cards at Shutterfly, you should check it out

the best part is, you can get 50 photo cards for free!! shutterfly is giving bloggers the chance to share and save! you will have to pay tax and shipping, but what a steal! i can't wait to see our finished product!

*bloggers are eligible to receive 50 free holiday cards. free cards are for 5x7 folded or flat stationary cards. offer ends december 31, 2010. taxes, shipping and handling will apply.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Already so loved...

Our baby girl is already so loved. We found out we were having a girl and ran to Heartstrings in Bowling Green to buy an outfit. We were successful:) Then, we got WKU gear from Andrew's parents. Later, when we got to Adam and Emily's, we were greeted with a bag of girlie goodies. I walked into work yesterday, a teacher gives me another gift!

Elsie Ann Hughes is already so loved and will only be loved more as time goes on. We ordered furniture for her nursery today!!!! Can't wait for it to come!

Elsie's WKU gear. We will have to pair the jersey with a denim skirt and big ol' hair bow!

Elsie's first girlie outfit. As soon we we found out the gender, we drove as fast as we could to the store. Shopping for a girl is addicting!! Bella (Elsie's cousin) found this out the right way:)

The sweet snuggle that a teacher I work with got for Elsie. It is SOOO soft!!!!

Our bag of goodies from Uncle Adam, Aunt Emily, and big cousin Bella. I already started writing in the baby book. I better get ahead now, because later, I won't have as much time.

Thank you everyone for the gifts so far, we have an amazing family and friends!!!! God has truly blessed us with all of them!