Monday, August 30, 2010

a bunch of miscellany!

1. the perfect weather.... after being pregnant all summer long, I am looking forward to jeans & boots again. Let's bring on the fall weather soon, so I can wear my super cute maternity jeans before MC gets here! Plus, yesterday I bought some new gray suede boots from Ross. If you want to beat everyone from buying all the good boots that you'll want this winter, so now and get yours. I found mine for $14.99. Can't be that! Anyone else with me on wanting some fall weather???

2. Updated 33 weeks and 34 weeks belly pics... check out my new super cute pink flower headband too! :)

3. car seat change. We went to babies r us to take a few things back the other day only to find out that our car seat is not sold in the store anymore! How annoying is that?!?!? So, look at this cute one that is replacing the other one. We added it to our registry! It is the Graco snugride 35 in Logan print. It has a houndstooth print on it! Plus it still matches our stroller with the green and black! So exciting! :)
4. cutesie pootsie. Two of my friends from church couldn't make it to my baby shower last week and later on gave me these two gifts.
Isn't this little night light adorable?!?!?
oh yes, and this is a hand knitted cupcake for maggie claire! I still can't believe that my friend Tiffany actually made this! She is so talented, and I don't even know why she hasn't opened up an etsy shop yet!! Go give her some lovin on her blog and tell her how she needs to start one!
5. we found a snake. Yesterday after church, we were outside admiring the new fish in my in-laws little tiny pond. Well, then this little friend of ours came out. I just couldn't believe it! My husband decided to catch it with the fishing net. I wouldn't come close. As you can see in the picture, me{in the white skirt} and my mother-in-law stayed far away. Yes, we eventually let him go because it was just a garden snake and won't hurt anyone, but I'm afraid my MIL will never go back and try to take care of her plants again.
6. Today I'm having lunch with my dear friend carissa from lowercase letters. She is the one who host miscellany monday! Link up and share what's so miscellany in your life today!!!
Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

Saturday, August 28, 2010

loving every minute of becoming a mom

It's Baby Shower time to celebrate Maggie Claire!

This shower was actually 2 weeks ago, but I've just been a little too exhausted to post pictures and updates!
This was mainly my small group friends, student ministry volunteers, & some girls from the church. We had such a great time, I don't think I have laughed that hard in a very long time!

This is me holding up Maggie's first monogrammed gift! I loved it, and ever since then, I have been getting so many things with her name and initials monogrammed and I love all of it! :)
These are the wonderful ladies who threw the shower for me!
Sara, me, April, & Lauren- Thank you so much girls!!!
Such lovely sweet treats, the cupcakes are from "the cupcake store" where my friend Sarah works, but she couldn't come, so she dropped off some adorable cupcakes!!!! I wanted to taste the green one with pink icing. It was watermelon flavored!!! So good! This is actually the first cupcake from their that I actually like!!
{In case you were wondering, there was no way I ate that whole cupcake, I think all the sugar from the icing would have put me in a sugar coma!!!}
The food table: notice the ragged fabric/ribbon decoration hanging on the front of the table,April made it and I'm going to use it to hang in Maggie's room! It's so cute! I'll have to take a picture of it when it's hung so you can see it!
This party was so fun, and I loved how they served a meal instead of a bunch of finger foods! We had lasagna, salad, and bread!
Me and Bethany, we both had "embellished necklines" on our dresses! We were definitely rockin it! hehe.
These are just a few of my crazy friends, Kelly & Brittany(Sparkle). They are too funny!
me & my pretty momma, I just love her, and all she is doing for me during this pregnancy! I think even if I didn't have any showers, we would still be set on everything she has given to us! I love her!!! {oh yes, and she let me wear her cute jack roger sandals} She is so funny too, she told me the other night that it looks like babies-r-us threw up in my house! Well, that's what happens when I don't have any time to organize all the baby stuff and put it away! hehe. But thanks to her, she is helping me put everything away!
Diaper Bag! If you remember back to this post, I was super excited about the petunia pickle bottom line diaper bag at target! Well, two of my fashionable friends{they have great style and the cutest clothes} gave me the diaper bag! I am in love with it and already have a few things packed in it for the hospital! :)
We played a game where everyone was asked to bring a baby picture of themself and everyone at the shower had to guess who was who as a baby! It was so fun! {Mine is the second one down on the right}
I cannot be more grateful for all my family and friends who have been throwing me showers!!! I have actually already had 3 showers and I still have one more that some of my besties are thowing me on Sept. 11th!!!! I just can't wait, the invites went out this week, and when I saw them I just fell in love! I'll have to post the invites afterwards when I have pictures from the event! I just can't wait!!! :)

Mike and I are getting so excited about becoming parents, we have been going to doctors appointments & getting all of the things we are going to need for her, and everything seems to be falling into place! It is still so crazy to me that she will be here in less than 6 weeks!!!! I already love her so much! :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

miscellany monday :)

Today I'm linking up with carissa's miscellany monday with all my random events that are happening!

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. I'm 32 weeks, only 8 more to go! woohoo! {hopefully less than 8 weeks, I'm not too excited about going into labor after my due date!}
2. my favorite pens. they are papermate flair marker pens. I love them and I am in need of some more, I plan on going to get some new ones this week! I use them mainly to write in my planner, but they are so colorful and they don't bleed through paper. aahhh-mazing! :)
3. school is in session! Today was the first day of school where I work {even though I wasn't even there today, I had to call in sick... blah blah blah}. I am a K2 preschool teacher, and there is no more water days. These are a bunch of the kids in my class enjoying water day last week. We are officially out with the summer schedule and in with the school schedule!
4. flash flood... turn around and don't drown! On Friday, we were on our way out the door, and it started pouring down rain! Our power went out and we weren't even able to leave our apartment because the entrances to our apartment gets flooded really easily. When the rain calmed down we were able to leave and meet our friends for dinner, but this is what we came home too! If you can't tell, the brown line was the flood line, we live on a small hill and the water was about 4 feet up the hill. You can see the debris line from where the water was! It was so crazy! I felt like we were having a hurricane coming through!
5. new blog design. If you haven't already seen it, I made a new blog design! I absolutely love it!! I designed the header myself, and I finally learned how to make myself a button with a grab box! What do you think?? Also, please feel free to grab my button and add it to your collection!

hilary surratt

6. weekend full of baby showers. I attended two baby showers on Saturday and they were both really fun! When you are pregnant, you get to know a lot of pregnant ladies! haha, at Jessica's shower there were 5 of us there that were pregnant! My due date is just a few days ahead of Jessica, even though, I'm sure she'll deliver before me... this is her 2nd baby boy on the way!

Jenna, Jessica, Katie, & me {Jess Ray... you left right before we took this!}

I'm so glad we got this picture on Saturday, because today Whitney had her baby!!!!!!
Gemma Lane Randall was born tonight weighing in at 7 lbs 7 ozs 20.5 inches long
I plan on going to visit with her tomorrow. I am just too excited for her and can't wait to love on sweet baby Gemma! Gemma and MC will be best buds! :)

Courtney's baby shower... Whitney, Abbey, Courtney, & me
tomorrow my sweet small group friends are throwing me a baby shower and I am just so excited! I can't wait! My friend April keeps telling me how excited she is because her and Sara have so much stuff planned! ahhh..... I can't wait! Let's celebrate maggie claire!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

bigger and bigger

{my belly that is!}

Can you believe my belly is just getting bigger and bigger! I feel like this week it's getting out of control... I mean, looking at last weeks picture and this weeks picture, my belly has to be growing twice as much! I guess having an estimated 4 pound baby in my belly is what's making it so big! Can you believe that MC is already 4 pounds??? I am just too excited to squeeze those sweet cheeks of hers when she gets here! :)

Today I am 31 weeks and 5 days.... that is just 8 more weeks and 2 days to go!!!!
At my shower last week my mom got me the curtains to go in maggie claire's room! We hung them up on Saturday, and I just love them! I got a double curtain rod to hang the black out curtains behind the floral ones, so the baby can sleep well during the day! They have white ones at walmart and target that I need to get! :)

I still don't have all the furniture in mc's room yet, therefore, I will be doing some rearranging because of the couch that we put in her room & I want to change the placement of the lamp.
Anyways... we have been super busy this week, and I feel like Mike and I haven't really even seen eachother that much! On Monday night we usually have small group, but this week there was a women's event at the church with an amazing woman of God who came to speak from Sydney, Australia. The girls in our small group decided to go to that while the boys went paddleboarding. I got to hear Christine Caine speak this weekend at church and on Monday just to the ladies, and she brought the Word! She has been known for started shelters all over the world for young women who have been trapped in slavery to human trafficking.

She challenged me to stay fully committed to our church and continue to do ministry with youth with an attitude of never serving enough. I feel like no matter what there is always more to be done in this world to help others, for me I feel like helping teens is where I am called, and to have a selfless attitude while doing it! She was such an inspiration to everyone who heard her this weekend, and I am so glad I was able to go to the women's event!
On Tuesday we went with the student ministry leaders to the riverdogs baseball game! I didn't take any pictures, but it was so fun! We got to sit in a VIP box that had air conditioning or you could watch the game from outside too! It was awesome! On Wednesday, I was so tired I couldn't even make it to church. I had a sore throat and cough all day, and today it hasn't gotten any better. Plus being around 20 two year olds all day doesn't help either!

I am so excited tomorrow is Friday! I have my 32 week OB appointment and I am excited to escape from work with Mike for a few hours! On Saturday, I am going to 2 baby showers and I am just too excited! One is for my friend Courtney, who is in our preggo mama group, and the other is for my friend Jessica who was in our parenting class this semester! I love both of those girls and can't wait to celebrate with them for their babies!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

work baby shower! :)

My awesome, fun, amazing friends {Lauren & Brittany} at work decided to throw me a baby shower for miss maggie claire on the way!!! I was just too excited when they told me, and have been looking forward to it!

This was the cake... {I managed not to get a picture of the food table}
These were the wonderful gifts...
{I am so blessed}
I did a lot of holding up things to show everybody...
Me & my crazy friend Lauren with a balloon under her shirt...
And these were the girls who helped with it all!
Lauren, me, Alex, Carly, & Brittany
{Carly & Brittany are both getting married within the next 3 months... I am too excited for them!}
I cannot thank yall enough!!! I had so much fun & everything was wonderful!! There were other coworkers who helped with it all: Laura, Dee, Pam, Beth, and Wendy!! {sorry if I forgot anyone else who helped with the food}
thank you thank you thank you!

ps- I have decided that my face has started the "pregnant chubby face" look! My friend had my camera at the shower to take pictures of everything for me, and in just about all of the pictures, I feel like I look huge! These were the only ones I felt like were worth showing!!! I was hoping that I didn't start the "feeling huge" part until the last 5 weeks of my pregnancy, but hello everyone, I feel huge and I'm 30 weeks pregnant!

On another note, I am so excited that it's the weekend! I'm definitely not crazy enough to go out shopping this weekend because of it being tax free weekend, but I'm thinking about going to another consignment sale in the morning! We'll see if I actually get up for it! :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

our 2nd anniversary

today we celebrated our 2 year anniversary! I can't believe that it's been 2 years, much less, I can't believe that we are about to have a baby after being married only 2 years! Of course, I wouldn't want it any other way!
Mike and I took 2 days off to spend together, and it has been great! Yesterday we went to lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, California Dreaming, and then we just did some running around, we bought our recliner that we picked up today, and I sure do love it! :)

Today we went to the beach {my fav thing to do of all time} and it was just wonderful to lay on the beach all day! We walked down to the banana cabana for lunch and tried the famous macho nachos, and oh my, they were delicious!

It was so nice to just relax and enjoy eachother's company these past two days without any agenda! :) I think being out in the sun all day wore me out, I am about to crash and it isn't even 9pm! :)
These past 2 years being married to Mike have been so wonderful! It's hard to believe that we've been together for 5 years and married for 2 years! It feels like we've known each other forever! Mike is definitely my best friend, and I love sharing life with him! :)

I can't wait to see us continue to grow together in the Lord, and enjoy parenting Maggie Claire together! I'm so blessed to have such a loving husband that I know will be an amazing daddy to MC! :)

I love you Mike Surratt! Thanks for being so great! :)

"We love because He first loved us."
1 John 4:19
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