Saturday, August 18, 2007


Sorry it has been a while since I have blogged. Last weekend we hosted our friends and family at our house while they hosted us in a small baby shower. And this week has been so hectic getting ready for the start of the fall semester next week.

We are so thankful for our friends and family. We had a wonderful time with all of our guests last weekend. With my mom, Bill's mom, sister and brother-in-law, and my friends Rebekah, Reagan and Laura we had a busy weekend. With the exception of my mom everyone got in on Friday around five and we went to dinner as a large group. The girls luggage got lost in Atlanta so they were without their belongings until Saturday morning. We hosted everyone for breakfast Saturday morning and then took the girls to get our nails done. Bill took his mom and brother-in-law shopping on Saturday and showed them around Fayetteville, including the Farmers Market in the square. When we arrived home we quickly made lunch and the girls rushed off to the bakery to meet Leslee to set up the shower. After the shower Bill cooked for everyone on his new grill. We did learn that our house is not equipped for Thanksgiving family dinner, we did everything cafe style. Lots of tv trays and eating off your lap on the couch.

What a wonderful event, we are so thankful to everyone for all that you have done for us. Thanks to our friends and family we have definitely gotten a great start at preparing for the arrival of little Garrett and he will definitely be well dressed! I apologize that we could not host more of our out of town friends for the event, as the list was never ending and we wanted to make sure that we could spend time with everyone.

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After everyone left on Sunday, Bill and I passed out. And the rush started on Monday. Monday started the week before school starts it has been filled with seminars, AOII work week, volunteering with Freshman move-in and trying to prep for the rush that is recruitment for Student Government. Poor Bill there was not one night that I got home earlier than 6:30 or 7:00. I hope this is not a sign of the Fall semester to come. I made a vow to my staff that we were going to try to balance our work so that no one works more than two evenings per week. We obviously did not achieve this this week.

I called Bill to tell him that if I wasn't pregnant I would need some wine after work yesterday. Since that was not an option he took me to dinner for a date night. We went to Copelands for dinner and were going to go to a movie, but I was about to fall asleep at 9 pm. We opted to hold on a movie until today. He is currently off at the lake doing some training for the dive team and I am relaxing at home. Tomorrow starts the week again, yes on Sunday. Convocation is tomorrow and there is still much to be done before the first day of class and the ASG Cookout on Monday. I promise I am not a workaholic but this is how the start of school goes in student affairs. Wish me luck!!! And wish Bill luck as he will get to deal with me, pooped!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

The weeks just keep seem to keep on going by so quickly. Summer is almost over, booo! Last week was filled with work and not much more. However, this weekend Leslee (my co-worker) and I took the student government executives to a lake house for their annual retreat. We had a wonderful time and got a lot of great work done for the year. This year's students are so motivated and excited about the future of student government, I can't wait to watch them in action. This year's retreat was filled with exciting work, yet a lot of relaxation and getting to know each other. I had a blast, but I am definitely tired.

OHHHHH, Booooo. We have to get another ultrasound at the end of August which we are really excited about. However, I asked the doctor if they had the new 3D or 4D ultrasound, the answer was no. :( So I guess we will just have to wait until we officially meet Mr. Man in order to get a detailed picture of him. No worries, he is worth the wait. The doctor sounded pleased with my progress and said Garrett's heart beat was nice and strong at 159. He continues to be very active and moving around frequently as I am sure this is just the start of our high energy child.

I am going to be an aunt again as well as a Mom. My sister-in-law and brother are pregnant and they just found out on Friday that it is going to be a girl. Bethany will be a big sister soon enough. We are very excited that Garrett will have a little girl cousin born maybe just a few weeks after he is. Amy's sister, Susan, also found out that she is pregnant and due around the end of February, I guess she is hoping for a leap year baby. I told my brother and Amy that 2007 is the year of the babies! We will have three new babies in our family within four months of each other.

One more week until I am six months pregnant! This Saturday will mark 6 months! I am definitely starting to look it too. I believe my belly is starting to pop and look really round.