Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Here are some random pictures in preparing for Sam!!!!
AJ preparing for long nights in Sam's room!!!

Our new vehicle, yet something else to fit in AJ's garage....thank you Grams and Popop O'B!!
Sadie and Goldie getting some last minute TLC and sleep.
Popop and AJ practicing for date night down the road:)

The garden is growing wonderfully and we really enjoy all the yummy treats. I wish the tomatoes would turn red, but I think the plants are trying to grow too big. Once of these days I'm going to have a lot of tomatoes at one time!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

We went hiking in the mountains a few weeks ago with Amie and Albert. Amie brought her camera to take "Belly" pictures for us. Here are a few of the best ones. Thank you Amie for your creative expertise.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

This is Jill, my dearest friend, Linda, my mother's oldest friend, me and my mother!!! What a group:)

My longest friend ever, Jill, was able to make into town for the shower. Jill and I have known each other the majority of our lives. We have one of the friendships that spans time, we see each other every couple of years and catch up as if no time as past at all. There is a very special connection between us both. It was absolutely the best to have her in town to celebrate Sam, plus she's a young mother herself and gave lots of great advise. You can check her son's blog at www. Maxwellcarrel.blogspot.com
This is the O'Brien's and some old family friends eating great Greek food in Denver.
The O'Brien's came into town for 5 days to visit. We stayed very busy hiking, partying, eating, shooting, and everything in between. It was great to have them here. Sadie was especially sad as they drove off.
Last weekend was a very busy weekend for everyone. It was the weekend that my mom and sister threw me a baby shower. We had the best showing of people and an even larger pile of gifts. I feel totally spoiled and thank everyone for their thoughtfulness. We and especially Sam are obviously loved by lots. This picture is the wonderful products that everyone donated to the "twin." I saw a program on the local news for underprivileged mothers that provides necessary products when they leave the hospital with their newborn. It allows them to start off life with a bang. Many of our guests brought something extra to donate to the program....this means more than anything!!!!
My mother and sister, plus Linda (mom's long time friend) went all out with the party. It was a blast with games, great food, and just lots of interaction for everyone. All the guests were able to paint hanging letters of Samantha's name as well as a stool for her to use. They will always be a reminder of the fun day.