Sunday, June 20, 2010

Daddy Day

Happy Father's Day to the best dad a girl could ask for. He's going to have some stiff competition for that title come August, but somehow I don't think he minds. ;)

For Dave's first Father's Day I made him a little something for Trudy to wear. She can't wait to wear it to a fight night at Uncle Buck's!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Free Date Night

Dave and I have been running the car show circuit this summer. Free entertainment!

Afterward we stopped at Wendy's to use our free Frosty coupons that were given to us at VBS graduation. A true recession date night!

Friday, June 18, 2010

VBS Graduation

Bella graduated from FCC's Vacation Bible School program this week. The Cedillo and Pulaski "kids" (really need to come up with a better group reference for ya'll since you're not kids anymore and I'm just aging myself! Suggestions?) came out to teach roping. It was HOT as blazes, but we all had a good time.

We found out the day before that this is Jeremy and Julie's new home church so they came out to play too! Bet this is the hottest hayride ya'll have ever been on. :)

Nate enjoying the heck out of a pickle.
Bella performing her song/line dance with the other 3rd graders. I'm having a bear of a time getting video from my camera to the computer but as soon as I get it figured out, I'll post some video of her boot-scooting. I know Aunt Margaret will want to see!
Afterward, we all headed over to Sonic for a much-needed cool down. Route 44 water with lemon is a pregnant person's best friend.
Nate the happy camper! Julie probably thinks this isn't an appropriate nickname since she's with him 24/7, but he always seems to be in a pretty good mood whenever I see him. He and Noah had a little too much fun with the beetle bugs that were crawling on the concrete. The jury is still out about whether one made it into Nate's mouth. .

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Maternity Photo Session

A preview is up at the Lauren Sanderson Photography blog. I was really impressed with all the creative shots Lauren took and the amount of time she spent with us. She patiently waited while I put on those rockin' heels for pictures then switched to good old flip flops in between shots. Highly recommend her! Thanks, Lauren.

Monday, June 14, 2010


We've had 3 or 4 volleyball "playdates" since Memorial Day and have been having a blast. Here's some pictures Katy took at the Pulaski's. Thanks guys for putting up with the slow pregnant lady (aka "weak spot"). I've been enjoying the exercise and the chance to not feel like so much of a blob. ;)

Aran's overhand serve has improved in the last month.

Power underhand. As if!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

10 Year Reunion

Has it really been a decade since we got our diplomas? Six out of our class of ten were able to meet up tonight for dinner and to catch up. Lots of things have changed in ten years and lots of things are still the same! We all had a great time. Thanks, Emily for getting everyone together and showing up an hour early to save us a table on a Saturday night.
Alicia and Jimmy. Today was their one year anniversary. How nice of them to spend it with us! ;)
Crystal and her son Matthew
The three of us were flying solo tonight! Valarie, Kari, and me.
Emily with her fiance Dan. They are getting married in less than a month. Congrats!
Since there aren't that many of us, we had to make up for it by switching up people and poses. Me and Emily
Kari and me
Kari and Emily
Kari and Alicia
Crystal and Emily
It was lots of fun catching up, guys! And for those classmates that didn't show...we totally talked about you!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Trudy's Room

It's done! This is kind of a 360 of the room plus some closeups.

Skirt/bumper/valance fabric.

Pics of friends and family all cowboyed and cowgirled up.

Katy found these horns at a Goodwill and held them up jokingly. I love them!
Snagged horsey here at a consignment sale.
Dad had the letters cute at work and Dave painted/sanded/nailed them up. Distressed stuff sure is convenient since you don't have to worry about perfection.

My former sunroom cabinets being put to good use.
Frame from Andrea and boot night light from Linda.
Katy made a matching changing pad cover

Samantha has left her Victorian ways for a while. I'm sure her Grandmary would be scandalized, but girls just want to have fun! If anyone comes across a hat that would fit her I'd love to have it.
Brandon's spurs, Dave's dad's boyhood handkerchief from the 1950's, and Dave's Steiff donkey "Assy." Seriously. That's what his tag says. How awesome it that?

The valance and our $2 Goodwill curtain (score!)

Thanks to:
Mom for the Bananafish Buc-a-Roo bedding set, mattress, future valance, and womb-noise teddy
To Dad for the letters, crib, and making those cabinets that have proven handy over the years
To the Cedillos for the throw pillow, changing pad, spurs, pony up sign, cowgirl sign, ceramic boot, spotting those incredible horns, and part of Samantha's outfit
To Sarah for the rest of Sam's outfit
To Andrea for the picture frame
To Dave's parents for the boot nightlight, handkerchief, and not letting Dave actually play with Assy when he was little so he still looks good!
To Dave for painting/sanding letters, putting together the crib, hanging all that stuff, and navigating the mysteries of the bumper pad with me!
To Art and Julie for the wooden frame made in the Marshall Islands
Last but not least...some random antique store owner in Hartselle who gave me that little felt cowboy hat for free. LOL