Friday, November 28, 2008

Tag You're It!!

Well...I've been tagged by Other we go...

1. Where is your cell phone?
Upstairs by my bed.
2. Your significant other? George, my husband of 1 1/2 years.
3. Your hair? Reddish brown.
4. Your mother? Caring and sweet, always puts others before herself. The mother of many.
5. Your father? Kindhearted...loving, dry sense of humor, but we love him anyway.
6. Your favorite thing?
The smell of home baked goods.
7. Your dream last night? I'm pregnant...Too many dreams to even consider relaying...not to mention weird.

8. Your favorite drink? A good glass of sweet tea.
9. Your dream/goal? To love and support my husband and family in a God honoring way.

10. The room you're in? My in-laws living room.
11. Your hobby?
Hmmm...I dabble in a little bit of everything, cooking, crafting, computer time, etc.
12. Your fear? Adjusting to motherhood.
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years?
At home, raising our children, and loving my husband.
14. What you are not?
15. Muffins?
Sure...anytime...warm with Brummel and Brown Butter.
16. One of your wish list items?
an upholstered, stuffed rocker for the baby's room
17. Where you grew up?
Pleasant Hill, MO (childhood) and Columbia, MO (teenage years)
18. The last thing you did?
made breakfast
19. What are you wearing?
pjs...sweats and a t-shirt
20. Favorite gadget? George wants to know if husband counts as a gadget? If not, I'll go with our GPS.

21. Your pets?
22. Your computer? It is at home...I don't know.
23. Your mood?
Sleepy at the moment, Just having a lazy morning
24. Missing someone? my family...they are having Thanksgiving today...we'll join them for Christmas next month instead.
25. Your car?
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid...and the not so great car 1996 Nissan Altima. Guess which one I brought to the marriage?
26. Something you are not wearing? Socks
27. Favorite store? Target and any home decor type store.
28. Like someone?
29. Your favorite color?
30. When is the last time you laughed?
Last night with my husband.
31. Last time you cried?
Last week, and maybe a time or two since then...remember, I'm pregnant...I can do that.

I will tag Julie, Dani, and Sandy, if they want to play; and anyone else who'd like to play along. Leave a comment so we can check out your answers.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Another Babies Shower...

We have certainly been blessed beyond belief this week. My coworkers hosted shower for me and another coworker, Avanti, on my team, due two weeks before me. We are both expecting girls, so it was full of pink and purple and all the girly stuff. It was great fun!!

Avanti and I
Our fellow special educators took care of the food. It was all delicious. I ate enough to even skip dinner!
A very yummy, not to mention adorable cake.
I was told we "had" to take this picture. It is one of the only profile shots of me we've taken.
Surrounded by generousity.
Just a few of my coworkers. All such wonderful people!
A new staff member in our building, Amanda. She is incredibly kind-hearted and sweet. She brought her children, which were just as sweet as she is.
More fabulous coworkers.
One of the charming outfits we were given. We actually received several "cupcake" outfits from different people. I guess people already know how sweet she will be.
A personalized gift from one grade level. The white onesie says "New York" and the other says, "100% girl", as well as a monogrammed burp cloth.
I was very excited about this sweater and dress set. It will be perfect for spring church clothes. The picture just doesn't do it justice.

Thank you to all for a great, great party!!!

Priorities of a 4th grader...

Student: "Mrs. York...When is your baby going to be done?"

Me: "Well...(trying to give him a frame of reference) about a month after Christmas"

Student: Sat there quietly, staring at me...pondering...

Me: "The end of January," I clarified.

Student: " not Christmas? You wouldn't want to miss Christmas!!"

Monday, November 17, 2008

Babies Shower

Saturday we were blessed abundantly when our church ladies threw a baby shower for us. Another member, Nikki, and her husband, Matt are expecting a boy just 10 days before us...hence the a "babies" shower. The ladies at church made a great party for us, and it was greatly appreciated. The decorations and food was simply delightful.

Before the shower the family came over to our house for lunch and hanging out. The men stayed behind while the ladies headed off to church. Of course when we returned and questioned what they did while we were away we got the classic response of, "oh nothing". The most we could get from them was "watched tv, talked...nothing really". It was great fun having nearly every member of the family in our new home.

The table spread.
Nikki and her mom, Sybille

My family made the trip over from Columbia. Little girls in the front; nieces; Abby (being held by Julie), Caitlin, Emma, and Hannah. Back row, Julie, Lana (Julie's mom), Mom, Micha, and me.
A few of the church ladies; Pearl, Earlene, and Sharon
Nikki and I

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Baby Shower...

Babies, babies, and more babies...A friend of mine, Theresa, is expecting her first baby in just 4 short weeks. Today I had the priviledge of attending a baby shower in her honor. It was a lot of fun. Theresa and I live only about 15 minutes from each other, but rarely get together. Life just keeps us both pretty busy. We worked together in college, and took some of the same classes as well. She graduated with her master's degree at the same time that I obtained my undergraduate. She looks great...and we wish her all the best!

The soon to be mama!
Shana, her son, Liam, Theresa, and I. Shana also went to school at Truman, and is also an speech-language pathologist.Of the 12 or so women at the shower...five were are the five us ranging in due dates from just after Thanksgiving until May.

Happy Birthday Abby!

Our niece Abby is turning one year old today! Happy birthday sweetheart!

Her party was yesterday, and unfortunately, Uncle George missed it. We had a grand time at the Anderson Old Time County Fair; complete with apple bobbing, caramel apples, quilts, prize winning pies, and even some farm animals (even if they were stuffed). Julie's creativity was great fun for all!!