Our Family

We hope you enjoy our family website. Emma Katherine was born on October 26, 2006.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Parent Party

We have great friends in Florida that have done a lot for us with baby on the way. Jarrod and Sarah's brother John painted our baby's room for us a few weeks ago, which was a great help. Jim has his hands full with so many other things and I obviously couldn't do it, so our friends pitched in to help.

Our friends Sarah and Jenn threw us a "Parent Party" yesterday. Their idea was to have a party to bring all of us together to celebrate and hang out one last time, but with a focus on the parents. It was for the guys and girls, and we got to hang out with our entire group maybe for the last time before the baby is here! Sarah and Jarrod surprised Jim by flying Chopp down for the weekend. It was such a nice thing for them to do, and it meant a lot to Jim and me. They had my favorite food at the party (Olive Garden, of course) and that was enough to win any pregnant girl's heart!

Sarah also surprised us with a time capsule for our baby to open when he or she is 21 years old that will include a note from each of the party guests, a bottle of wine to be opened that day, and various things from the baby's birth year, 2006. The guests brought gifts that were meant for us, including gift certificates to stores, restaurants, and a beautiful palm for our new patio. Our friends went above and beyond to give us a fun party and we love them for it!


Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Labor Day Weekend

I took my last flights this weekend before the baby arrives. I am now too far along by doctor's orders to fly anymore.

We went to Lowell for our third Baby Shower, this time on Jim's side of the family. We had a perfect weekend, the weather was beautiful and we had lots of fun with our family and friends at the shower. A few friends came that were unable to come to the first shower as well as some of Jim's friends from high school. We asked Chopp to be the baby's Godfather and of course he was happy to accept. They have been friends since they were little boys. My friend since third grade Jenni is going to be the Godmother. These two were also paired in our wedding party.

It was a fun weekend, and we were once again spoiled! Our baby is very loved and everyone is anxious to meet him or her. This was the last time we will see any of our family and friends in Indiana before we are Mommy and Daddy!