Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dream for Kelley

Those of you that know me well, know that I have absolutely crazy dreams and pregnancy seems to have only heightened them. My latest one was all about Kelley and I, which makes sense because we are both having a baby within weeks of each other until I tell you that the dream was all about Kelley and I getting married at the same time instead.

In the dream Kelley and I decided to have a joint wedding (although separate because I wanted a Catholic wedding and she wanted a protestant one) in Minnesota. The church was set up so that everyone could watch both weddings at the same time even though they were on separate altars and divided by a partition. Of course this wasn't the issue during the dream, there were two issues.
One, we needed to save money on the wedding so Kelley decided that the rehearsal dinner would only be for family members and that we would have it at a Japanese steak house but only serve the salad that they always have before the cooking gets started (you know with the ginger dressing). Crazily enough I was okay with the salad but I wanted to let my friends come too since they were coming from out of town, unlike Kelley's. The next issue was how to get all of the flowers to the church. We loaded up tons and tons of flowers in the priest's little pickup truck and the priest then proceeded to drive us to the wedding. The problem was that Kelley was giving directions and she would wait until the last minute to tell the priest where to turn and then it would take so long for the priest to slow down that we would miss the turn. Then Kelley would tell us to take the next turn and it would all happen again. When we finally turned on a street, the street was full of holes and turned into a roller coaster. When we finally got to the ceremony I remembered that Matt and I were already married, so we had a renual ceremony instead. It was beautiful and all my family (living and dead) were there. Even with all the crazyness Kelley and I both had beautiful ceremonies and I woke up with a smile on my face :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Trip to Tampa and Orlando

I spent the week with Anne to celebrate her 30th birthday and to have a small baby shower. We had a great weekend in Orlando partially thanks to Dad sharing his time share with us. We ended up getting upgraded into a three bedroom suite, almost bigger then our house!

The living area

Friday we celebrated Anne's birthday by attending a murder mystery dinner in Orlando
Then on Saturday Anne threw me a small but fun Baby shower. We woke up early and decorated the hotel suite and then played some fun games.

Anne and Erin making Cookies for on top of the cupcakes
The finished cupcakes
The table all set up (we couldn't decide between Winnie the Pooh and Noah's Ark so we did a little of both)
Anne found some great kids poetry books to hand out as favors.
One "game" was for everyone to create a hand painted onesie for the baby. Some of them turned out really well...our baby will have the coolest clothes around.
We also had diaper races. Erin had never put a diaper on a kid before. She had the fastest time but her diaper would have leaked everywhere so Anne clenched the win instead.
Anne and I finished out the weekend by spending some money at the Disney shops and then heading for Tampa.
It was a great week and lots of fun for me to spend time with family and other girls. I can't wait for Anne to come here next.

Settled In

Well we finally have things pretty settled in at the house. I thought I would post some pictures for everyone to see. Pictures on the wall really make a house feel like a home :)

Family Area

Office Space
Living Room
Guest Bedroom