Monday, April 29, 2013

30 Weeks!

WOW! I feel like time has flown by because I am already 30 weeks! I've felt great from 2nd trimester until now. But now, I'm starting to be really "over" being pregnant. Ha! Getting up is a process, bending over is a process, rolling over is a process, standing on one leg to put my pants on is a process...I could go on! 

But I know time will keep flying and our sweet boy will be here soon! I just do NOT know how I am going to cram another 8-10 weeks of baby into this body! 

Monday, April 1, 2013

LTC & Easter 2013

For the past few years, Matt and I have helped coordinate an event at LTC (Leadership Training for Christ.) This year was no different! It is a weekend that we look forward to every year. It is just a great time with our church family, and then we wrap it up with an AWESOME church service with 3,000+ people on Easter Sunday.

Owen has gone with us every year and it is fun to see him really enjoying it now. As a baby, he just strolled along with whoever would carry him or push him in the stroller. Now he is big enough to walk all over and he really enjoys watching the puppet shows, dramas and even the choruses.

Our first night in Dallas. We were getting ready to get out of the car to 
go eat at Pappadeaux. SOO yummy. We were just waiting a few minutes
 because we got there early. 

We made it to the hotel and got to hang out with 
the Stones for a little bit before going to sleep.

Ethan, Owen & Logan at one of the puppet shows

Owen feeding the fish during one of our breaks to go outside. 
The Anatole has a BEAUTIFUL lawn area with a track and a pond.

After the fish would come up to the surface to eat, 
Owen would do his hand like this and say, "YESS!" He spent Friday evening with 
Mama Gail & Papa Ray, so Ray taught him this little gesture. :)

The night time festivities: spinning each other around in the "spinny chair!"

Saturday night we had a dinner from Babe's catered for our entire group. The kids received their medals and we celebrated the graduating seniors. We have such a large group that attends, but it still feels like a big family!

Sleep over! Logan, Ethan & Owen slept in a murphy bed. 
Owen ended up back with us around 2 a.m. :)

Sunday morning, we woke Owen up and showed him his Easter basket that had a coloring book, a movie and some candy. He smiled, but just laid there. We knew something couldn't be right. Then he said, "Mommy, I'm sick." So I felt him and sure enough he was burning up. So, although Matt & I were already dressed, we packed everything up & headed home. So we missed the awesome service. BUT, this was a time I'll never forget because we had our own service in the car! I read some scripture, Owen "led" singing and Matt talked about Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, and that He arose. So, although it was not the typical "Easter Service," it was so special and sweet that it will probably be my most favorite Easter service ever. 

Here we are in the car...Matt doesn't look thrilled because we were driving through a TERRIBLE storm with lightening all around us and the rain was so bad and so hard to see through that several cars were slowing WAY down and putting their hazards on. It was actually really scary! We were so thankful to make it home safely. 

Once we got home, Owen took some meds & laid down. 
But not before a super quick indoor egg hunt! 

 You can't tell by this pic that the kid had fever!

 After a morning nap, Owen's fever broke (so odd that it was just a short thing!) and we got up & ready and headed to Poppa & Nonna's for lunch & an egg hunt. It was fun and lunch was delicious as usual!

 Searching for his eggs! He was supposed to find all the purple ones. 

Each kid had 31 eggs. Daddy helped Owen count them 
out so he could be sure all of his were found.

Ryder & Owen found all their eggs quickly!

The WHOLE family for a group picture! Next year our little Beau boy will be in the pic and get to "hunt" eggs! :)