Sunday, January 25, 2009

Atlanta Fish Market

Mom and Dad Wires are here this weekend. We went out to the Atlanta Fish Market on Sunday night as our special dinner. I usually don't love fish, but I think everyone loved their entrees. Dad had scallops, mom are fried fish and chips, Steve had bas, and I ate shrimp. Mmm.... Mom bought a postcard of this picture for her scrapbook.

Tomorrow, Steve has surgery to remove a wart from the bottom of his foot. I'm taking off work to drive him to and from the appointment. With mom and I both here, he should be sufficiently taken care of. I owe him big time after my first trimester. :)

Florida

I finally figured out how to download pictures from Snapfish onto my computer. Here are a couple of pictures from our MLK weekend. We had a really good time and got to see some of my family from Maryland. I haven't seen any of my "Northern Family" since our wedding, so it was a lot of laughing and fun.


It was about 70 degrees the day we made it out to the beach. It was a little too breezy to be out in just bathing suits, but still absolutely gorgeous.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Florida and Baby Supplies

We leave tomorrow for Daytona, Florida. We're taking advantage of the long MLK weekend and spending time at a friend's beach house with my family. I think a cold front is pretty much covering everybody on the East Coast, including Florida, but at least it's better than our high today of 31. Mom is bringing over some baby supplies that one of our friends is giving Steve and I. We're getting a swing, 2 car seats, and an activity seat thingie. She's also giving us some more clothes. We're going to set up the swing in the living room so the dogs get used to seeing it move, etc. Hopefully, I'll have some pictures when we get back from the weekend. Happy MLK!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Nesting Stage

I was always under the impression that the "nesting stage" of pregnancy would involve girly things and decorating the nursery. For me, it has meant throwing things out! I have filled about 15 Hefty bags worth of stuff that I can't wait to get out of my house! Steve swears that the garbage guys are going to boycott our house. I'm rearranging furniture and pictures, and so far, all of this has had nothing to do with the nursery. I can't believe all of the stuff we've accumulated in the 3 years we've been married and the 1 year we've had a house. I can't imagine when a baby enters the picture. Steve has been helping where he can, but for the most part, he sticks to garbage duty and then gets out of the way. He's done an awesome job of pretending to care whether the curtain rods in the bedroom are white or black and nodding "yes" at the appropriate times. I really owe him!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dubai Video

Here's my first shot at trying to upload videos. There's several scenes from various parts of our trip to Dubai.


video

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wall Quotes...Can't Decide!

I've been looking for some wall quotes for the baby's room. I actually found some on eBay that I really like; now I just have to decide which one...

Here are my favorites:

  • "Isabella - a little blessing from above, filling our hearts with sunshine, giggles and love."
  • "Bubble gum, jump rope, giggles & curls; fairytale wishes make up little girls"
  • "Cuddles, kisses, snuggles & love - that's what baby girls are made of"
  • "Cuddle bug - bundle of joy - cutie patootie - peek-a-boo - nighty-night - sweet pea - hugs & kisses - whaaaa! - tickle toes - lullaby baby - too cute - da-da - cutie pie"

I think the "Bubble gum..." one is my top choice. I'm going to wait until Steve gets home to see what he thinks, but I'm really happy about finding ones that are so inexpensive.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Dubai: Dune "Buggy" Rides

Grandma Ferguson and Grandma Wires requested more info and pictures from our summer trip to Dubai. I can't give details about names and places, but I'll do my best to include some of our favorite moments from the trip. Just a note...not all are spiritual. :) First up, our ride across the sand dunes! It's a traditional tourist activity over there and was very cool!

We all met in the middle of the dunes with about ten different Jeeps. We started out around 9:00 AM and our drivers pulled over on the side of the road to have their morning prayer time.


Here's our driver. His name was Raasman, and he was really funny. He sang the entire time and gave all the women nicknames. When he called one woman "Lela," which means "light," I was really looking forward to hearing mine. Oh well! He called me "Rohbob" which apparently is like a local guitar over there. I knew I wasn't lucky enough to get the pretty name!


These are a couple of shots from our car...




I wish I could show better angles of how our car was sliding down the dunes. The woman next to me actually threw up in the car! It was not pleasant, but overall, we loved it! Here's a picture of our whole team after we stopped for a break.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Getting Back to Routine

This morning was the first time we had set an alarm in over 2 weeks. Ugh! Steve had a foot appointment this morning and I think the doctor recommended to have the final wart surgically removed. It's not too big of a deal; I think it's a pretty quick procedure overall. Steve just wants it done at this point.

I did my best to stay focused in my classroom. I got all of my grading done, Here's a picture of my team. This was taken at the beginning of the year, so I'm not showing any pregnancy, but the girl in the middle was about 2 weeks away from delivery. I have a really good team with not too much drama, considering we're all girls. That's all for today! I have to finally put away Christmas decorations when I get home today.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Nursery Renovations


We bought a crib and changing table for the nursery on Friday. I actually remembered to take Before and After pictures. This picture actually looks pretty good - we finally got all of the junk off of the floor before moving in the furniture.





Steve was the Master Craftsman and did an awesome job getting everything built.






Even Harley was extremely interested in the process. Butters slept downstairs and Harley constantly tried to lay in our laps while we were screwing pieces together.





And the semi-final product...


It was awesome to get it more settled and be able to unpack some of the supplies we've gotten so far. We were able to store the blankets and toys beneath the changing table and separate all of the clothes we got from people. Yeah for girly things!