Sunday, October 23, 2011

Life Changes

This has been quite a busy weekend so far, because I've had the honor of being invited to share in special moments in friends' lives.

Yesterday, I went to a Sip n' See to meet Jake, the 3 1/2 week old baby boy of my friend, Kelli. He was precious! I got to hold him for quite a while. He was quite laid back! She said he wasn't always like that, but what newborn is? It was good to see him, but it was also good to see her. She looked amazing (as she always does) and had wise, kind and encouraging words that were good to hear from such a new mom. I was thankful for being invited to share in this special change in her life.

After that, Dustin and I watched the first 1/2 of the Arkansas-Ole Miss game. Talk about high blood pressure! He has banned me from watching any more Razorback games until Graham is here, because I've been having high blood pressure at recent doctor appointments anyway. So let's hope Graham comes before next Saturday (otherwise, I'm probably going to have to sneak away and watch the Vanderbilt game secretively).

Then, we went to the wedding of another friend of mine, Suzanna Taylor (now Reed). I, again, felt honored to be invited to their special day. I am so very happy for Suzanna finding her groom (now husband)! The ceremony was simple, short, and elegant. You could feel the love in the room. The music for the ceremony was mostly, if not all, worship music. I thought it was a neat idea; that this newly married couple placed the emphasis not on themselves, as it would be easy to do in your own wedding, but on God. Afterwards, they had bottled sodas, cake and other goodies. I LOVED the white cake with key lime filling and cream cheese icing. Talk about yum! Here are some pictures I took at the wedding (not the best quality but you get the idea):

The bride making her entrance.

I thought her dress was beautiful!

Their first kiss as a married couple!

You'd think after all this fun our Saturday was over. Not so! We went to Car Wars up at Pinnacle Hills and looked at cars. We even test drove one (just because Dustin is looking into buying that particular year/make/model but wanted to drive it first). Then we went to Sam's in Rogers and picked up some groceries. After that, we went to Mellow Mushroom and ate dinner with Dustin's parents.

Let's just say no one had to rock me to sleep last night!

Today, I plan to work on finishing up Graham's nursery so I can take pictures and share them with you all. I'm 38 weeks today, so not much longer until I get to meet my son! I go through different emotions every day (let's be honest here... every other hour or so). Most of the time, I'm in somewhat of a denial that he's coming so soon. Other times, I get so excited thinking about meeting him! And every once in a while, I have a small panic/"freak-out" moment that we will have a little person, a life, that we're responsible for in a very short time. I assume all these emotions (and more) are normal to feel at this point.

Continued prayers for my blood pressure and little Graham turning so he's no longer breech (and just for our overall health) would be greatly appreciated.


  1. Just wait until the post partum emotions - yikes!!!! I'm a basket case these days. So exciting that G is almost here. Praying for y'all in these final days!

  2. Thank you, Sarah! I truly appreciate it!!!