I love my freedom. I love my America.

S'mores anyone?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

And baby makes three.....

I'm super excited to let you know I'm going to be an Auntie again! My younger brother, Tate and my sister-in-law, Erin are expecting their first child in June! We've been waiting forever it seems for this to happen. We knew it would, we just didn't know when! By the time the baby is born, they will have been married 6 years. So, so happy for them (and me!)
 Here they are last month at a Notre Dame football game.

As of right now, they do not plan on finding out the sex of the baby. I clapped when I found out because Tom and I didn't find out when I was pregnant with Olivia. The element of surprise is unbelievable-especially since I felt all along I was having a boy. However, I've already done some shopping (imagine that) and it is kind of hard finding gender neutral baby items these days. Of course, I have managed to find a few things.
My mom and other sister-in-law have already been talking about when Erin's baby shower will be. We think April is the perfect time. My head is spinning already trying to come up with ideas for what will be a fun, fun day. I'll use pinterest to inspire me with ideas for theme and decorations. I can't wait.
June will be here before we know it. I can't wait to hold that little baby in my arms.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Thanksgiving Delights

On Thanksgiving Day we're thankful for
Our blessings all year through,
For family we dearly love,
For good friends, old and new.

For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.

We're grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.

The list of all we're grateful for
Would fill a great big book;
Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!

By Joanna Fuchs