February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, and 6th Engage-aversary, to my handsome and loving hubby!  Six years ago today, Shep asked me to be his wife, and changed my life forever.

I still remember getting dressed that morning, leaving work to meet my boyfriend for a romantic dinner, and the surprise visit we made to the Empire State Building. The rest, as they say, is history! Here is the site we made back then to announce our engagement:

Ah, memories... Thank you for asking me to marry you, Hubby!!!  You're my forever valentine.  XOXO

If there were no words, no way to speak
I would still hear you
If there were no tears, no way to feel inside
I'd still feel for you

And even if the sun refused to shine
Even if romance ran out of rhyme
You would still have my heart
Until the end of time
You're all I need my love, my valentine

All of my life
I have been waiting for
All you give to me
You've opened my eyes
And shown me how to love unselfishly

I've dreamed of this a thousand times before
And in my dreams I couldn't love you more
I will give you my heart
Until the end of time
You're all I need my love, my valentine

~ Martina McBride

February 13, 2014

100 Day Countdown!!!

Remember me?  I know I've been MIA on this blog for a while, but I have a pretty good excuse....

That's right, ladies and gents -- we're expecting a baby in late May, which means...

Only 100 days to go until baby is expected to arrive! And given that only 5 percent of babies are born on their actual due date, for all we know it could be sooner than that {though I hope not much sooner of course}!  Can I get a YIKES?!

Although this pregnancy has felt at times as if it's been passing by too slowly -- mostly due to my nervousness and never-ending physical symptoms {yes, nausea, I'm talking to you!} -- the 100 day countdown makes me realize that it's passing by much too quickly! We still have soooooooo much left to do to prepare for our little one's arrival. There are classes yet to be taken, birth plans to be decided, registries to finalize, a small nursery to fix up from paint to furniture, books to read, exercises to be done, time to be spent with one another as a twosome before we officially grow our family into a party of 3... I'm overwhelmed just thinking about all we want or need to do in the next 3 months! But I know that time will keep passing, and there's nothing I can do about that, except to try and enjoy every minute of waiting for this baby that Shep and I both already love so much.

If any of have stuck around to read this blog after my several month hiatus, thank you!!!  If I wasn't feeling pukey every day, I would've loved to keep this blog updated more frequently.  But, at least now you know why "the dog ate my homework" and I didn't.  :)

P.S. -- This isn't the first time this clock has marked an exciting countdown for us. We used the same timer {with a different face plate} as we anticipated our wedding day, just about 5 years ago!  {Click here for a stroll down memory lane.}  How's this for a "throwback thursday" photo: