Monday, October 27, 2008

Farm Fun

Our Young Marrieds class made a road trip out to Dewberry Farm a couple weekends ago. Boy, I have never seen such 'big kids' have so much fun! And to think we only got in trouble by the sheriff once. They had everything from a crazy corn maze, swings, hay rides to a pumpkin patch. Dash and I are excited to take our son back next year (or two!).

Fall Fest 2008

This is my second year to lead our ER (Events and Retreats) Team for the Sr. High at our church. We are in charge of all the booths for our annual Fall Fest - and this is not an easy task. Luckily, I have some talented helpers! We had 1,300 - 1,500 people come out - and MANY were from the community, so it was a great outreach event for our church. As a bonus, our church reached it's goal of paying off it's building loan by our 35th anniversary, this past Sunday! Check out the job well done by the ER Team at Cypress Bible Church:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fightin' Texas Aggie football

Our Aggies did put up a good fight against the Tech Red Raiders last weekend. It was a blast to be able to go to an Aggie football game, especially since it might be a few years until I make it again. Here are some photos from the game (from row 19!) to make some of you jealous! Thank you Sterling and Katie for tagging along with me!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Join Team Connell

You can join us in walking to find a cure for diabetes here! Also, you can make donations to JDRF through the same link. Thanks for your support!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

It's that time again!

You are invited to join us for the 2008 Walk to Cure Diabetes! Join Team Connell -
2008 Walk to Cure Diabetes - 5K
November 8th
8:30 a.m.
Reliant Park - Houston

This will be our third consecutive year to participate and are excited to continue the tradition!
Look for a link soon to join Team Connell. We will also be setting up a donation page if you can't make it, but would still like to contribute towards finding a cure for Juvenile Diabetes, which Dash has now had for over 10 years. Your prayers are always appreciated too!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Junior Update

We are right on track - actually, speeding towards our due date. Junior is anywhere from one to two weeks ahead of schedule for his growth (depending on which part) so we might have a big baby on our hands (I hear this runs in both of our families) or else a Valentine's Day surprise if he comes early. And good news, I don't have to return all the baby boy clothes or the nursery fabric!

Monday, October 13, 2008

21 weeks

Here's a picture of my baby basketball at 21 weeks.
This weekend was full for both of us. Dash had a pro-am tournament for his work, which he placed second in with his partner. We also got to spend time with our friend, Matt Bain, who Shae grew up with in Georgetown and Dash played tennis with at A&M. Matt always cracks us up and we all got to experience the wonders of Captain Tom's Seafood and Oyster Bar together. We will be back post pregnancy for some of their oysters!
Sunday I got to celebrate our niece's 3rd birthday. Abby is a child after my own heart - with a love for all things girly and pink. It was fun to spend time with Dash's family. Just wish I had a sweet tooth with this pregnancy so I could have enjoyed the cake!
On Saturday, I also got to visit my Grandpa in the hospital. He is supposed to come home today after being admitted last Thursday, but please pray for his continued recovery and for his wife to be able to provide the support he needs physically and emotionally. He is such a big man - standing at 6' 4", so to see him stuck in a hospital bed was not fun. So glad he might be coming home today though.
We have our '20 week' ultrasound on Wednesday, though I will almost be 22 weeks then. Stay tuned for a full report and hopefully some great shots of Junior! I'm a little anxious about it after having a dream last night that the doctor said "both babies are looking great." Hmmm...
Have a great week everyone!

Friday, October 10, 2008

firsts this week

Dash and I both got to experience some firsts with Junior this week:
Dash was able to feel our son moving around! I, on the other hand, had an unexplainable crying episode at work. How is that fair? But, I am blaming it on the baby hormones for sure.

Friday, October 3, 2008

first friends

This past month has brought the birth of Junior's first friends.

My friend, Merideth, welcomed her third baby boy yesterday - Ryan Kade. Our friends from T Bar M and our old supper club group, Susan and Lee, had their first child, William this past month as well.

Congratulations on your new bundles of joy!

More friends are on the way, so hopefully we can get some play dates lined up in the future!

Rockin' and a Rollin'

This week marks the half way mark on our road to parenthood. I'm feeling lots of baby movements now and he sure does get excited after I eat a good meal. Hopefully it is not too long before Junior lets his daddy feel him moving. He is the size of a cantaloupe now so he is getting big!
Our nursery is coming together great. We will be painting in the next few weeks and putting the crib together. The hutch and combo dresser we got look wonderful. Sewing Junior's bedding will start soon too. And our boy officially has more clothes than Dash and I put together - thanks to his wonderful aunts!