Over last weekend Jared and I were blessed by so many amazing people who poured out the gifts for our little baby Rea! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who came and sent gifts! We feel so loved!
Jared has once again shown his brilliance. He created an Instructable discussing how he created the chandelier for our office! It's so awesome, he was actually chosen as a featured post on Instructables.com!
You can help him win by going to his post and voting for him in the First Time Author's competition. Visit the blog to find out more!
Last weekend Maddie headed up to Bentonville with her family to attend her cousin Kelsi's wedding! It was a fun weekend full of family and touring. We are so excited for you Kelsi and Calvin! Here's to a wonderful weekend!
Our final day in Wimberly was all about the local shopping! There are so many cute little stores downtown. We met so many interesting people including the wonderful people at the gourmet popcorn shop and the guy that hosts the local art gallery across the way from the cafe! The bakery has many gluten free options (including cinnamon rolls! Oh how I've missed you!) and we indulged before heading back to Fort Worth.
Day two of our baby moon to Wimberly was all about swimming! We headed over to Jacob's Well (something that was on our bucket list to see) and then tubed down the river in San Marcos for the afternoon. Even Duchess got in on the action!
We are now in our third trimester, which means the cut off date for Maddie to travel is coming up. So, we packed up the Jeep and made a small getaway for our baby moon and headed to Wimberly, TX.
Working out while carrying baby has definitely been a challenge! But I have negotiated through it with some reasonable success and I hope me sharing what I have done can help any other ladies out there!
Maddie has been really thinking through her outfit options while shopping in the maternity section, and has gotten many compliments on her outfits over the summer. So, here's how she put together some of her favorite outfits!
Over the past four years in the airlines, Jared has developed a certain, "taste" for which hotels are the best to stay at in his opinion. Listen in to the whys he prefers some hotel chains above others.
Many of you know that I work with a fantastic organization called Redeemed Ministries. They are a non-profit that works with human trafficking victims and runs a long term residential program that allows survivors to have a safe place to heal. I've posted many times before about them. For example here, here and here.
August 4th, Jared and I uploaded our very first blog post. Who knew if we would have many readers or viewers. But it was a creative outlet for Maddie to hone her video skills and a fun way to share our escapades with friends and family.
365 days later, it's pretty remarkable how much has changed. And 365 days from now, it will be even more different. Not
Thank you for coming on this journey with us. Here's to many more adventures to come!
I have had many emotions and feelings throughout this pregnancy thing. But I thought today, being "halfway" through this process, I would share some thoughts and candid confessions about this whole pregnancy thing so far.
After a few months we finally got a chance to build and install the next phase of our office! We now have a custom made bookshelf for decorations and books. We also raised the computer screen to finish the standing desk and also now have shelves above the desk to put decorations and supplies!
At the end of June, Jared and I headed up to Oregon/Washington for his family's annual reunion. It was a great weekend filled with laughs, gorgeous views and good food!
In keeping with the seasons, here's our patriotic fireplace decor!
Happy Independence Day and enjoy celebrating the freedoms we have!
A few months ago, we posted about how much we love our Nube from Sierra Madre Research and how it is our preferred camping shelter for our trips. However, we also mentioned that Sierra Madre Research was coming out with a new model that they called the Stratos. We preordered and it finally came! Watch our unboxing and our initial impressions below!
We just passed the four month mark of pregnancy and it's time to start getting serious at the baby registry list. However, after seeing the amount of stuff just for babies in this store, we had a hard time taking some things seriously... :)
Maddie got a new backpack for camping last Christmas and after a few great trips with it, here are her thoughts!
Happy Memorial Day everyone! Today on the blog I talk about a trip my mom and I took three years ago and the opportunity we had to see my great uncle's name on the Vietnam Memorial. For details, see video. :)
Jared and Robby ended up in Montreal on the same evening for work. Being a Canadian food newbie, Jared took Mr. Rob up on trying out some smoked meat and poutine!