Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Lost in the pines and other updates

Well, the last few weeks have been crazy in our world. Although, I feel like we've been consistently busy for the past several months. I don't know that we're slowin' down anytime soon.

A few weeks ago I got to go with Rubey and Linda to see our good friend Lev. She was in Abilene to visit her family, so we met at a DQ halfway in between Austin and Abilene. Love me a Blizzard! Her little girl, Leighton, is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen in my life. I'm so, so glad I finally got to meet her!!!! It was the highlight of my week!

The twins are still doing well. They've been out of town all week, and Ryan and I have missed their cute little giggles. They'll be moving out of Casa Assunto soon, as we get ready to put the nursery together. I'm so glad we got this time with them in the house, though!

Ryan and I decided a couple of months ago that we needed to go on a "Babymoon" since we probably wouldn't get to travel anywhere (other than to visit family) for quite a while. Neither of us wanted to go somewhere too far because we've been on the road so much for weddings and other family functions. So, we went to the Hyatt Lost Pines in Bastrop- about 40 minutes from our house in Austin. Just far enough away to feel gone and just close enough that I didn't have to stop to go to the bathroom. (Pregnant ladies, can I hear an amen?!)
We had suuuuch a great weekend! The grounds were beeeeeautiful and our room was super nice. It was the absolute perfect getaway!

We laid by the pool almost all day Saturday and read parenting/ baby books (yes, we're losers). And, yes, my husband is such a trooper!

Ryan did, however, get to cut loose a little bit, so don't feel too bad for him. Was there a line of children also waiting to get on this bull? Yes. Neato.

How can you not enjoy someplace that has nightly smores?

On Sunday afternoon, Ryan's cousin Chad came to meet us at the resort for some golf. At this point I put down the parenting books and busted out "The Help" (really good book if you haven't read it) and rode along in the cart, praying for a cool breeze every couple minutes.

We can't wait to get back to Lost Pines again one day with the kiddo. They have so many fun activities for kids. We toootally enjoyed the resort as a couple, but will definitely be returning with the munchkin.

Alright, the next couple of pics were taken with our new and improved digital SLR camera, and it's somewhat amazing how much better the quality is.
For my friends who have been begging for a belly pic, here you go. Again, I'm sorry, I'm not good with the belly pics. Everyone tells me I will be sad if I don't start taking more, so I'll try. I will.

And, the next is the first peek of the nursery! We can't wait to get started!

Right now our house is under construction as we prepare for baby... pics of that coming soon for both of y'all still reading this!


annalee said...

you are beautiful! baby girl looks adorable growing away! i'm so glad y'all got to meet leighton and go to lost pines. we went when i was preggo with adelaide and i think i've talked about it approximately once a week ever since.

Liz said...

Cute bump pic!! I will email you the other one I have of you. And YAY for more nursery pics!!! :)

kristin fulghum said...

so many thoughts...
1. leighton looks like she's sassing the camera. i do not approve.
2. you are adorable and have popped out so much more than when i saw you. i love it.
3. lost pines? i'm jealous.
4. i am lusting over that glider.

Kim said...

You look SO cute and I can't wait to see the nursery pics!! We love Lost Pines! Jeff gets to go every year for work so we enjoy the free trip!

(Oh, and PS... I didn't take a ton of belly pictures and I don't really regret it. Once you have that baby in your arms you're a little more interested in her than precisely how your belly looked at week x! At least that's how I feel!) :)

Keep growing!! :)

Tiffany said...

SO glad to get a post...eventhough I know what's going on with you I love the blogs! CUTE pics from HLP and super cute baby bump! I LOVE the glider just like I tell you every time...because I love it that much! Can't wait to see the nursery as it comes together!

ang said...

I certainly miss you friend. You look so cute preggo!

Katie Norwood said...

You look like a celebrity in that pic in front of the Lost Pines with your sunglasses and cute little bag!! It has been said, but the chair is ridiculously cute and SO you. Miss you friend!

Olive said...

Happened upon your post and wanted to congratulate you in advance and thank you for your nice words about Hyatt Lost Pines. (I'm the Marketing Communications Mngr). It IS a great place for couples and for families and we look forward to seeing you and Ryan in the future with your expanded family. Best of luck to you and see you soon!
Lorie Kennedy

rubey said...

love love love the chair. can't wait to see more. if you need help painting, call me, i'm in.

Lindsay Cotter said...

too cute. I love that belly. Glad you guys got away. Thats a great place to relax.