Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sweet Cheeks!

Well we went to see what we thought was our last sonogram today & we were able t get a couple of pic's... their a little difficult to make out but he was being very shy. He is breach right now & he is actually in a frank breach position where his feet are in his face... so basically folded in half! Flexible little guy! We will be going back to the Doctor in 2 weeks to ensure my fluid levels are staying the same... they are a little high & they just want to ensure they don't go higher. He weighs 3 lb 13 ounces right now which sounds big to me already but he said he is average but could be a big baby for me. We feel truly blessed to have been able to see him today it's always mind blowing to see how much he has grown & now he looks so much like a real baby!!!! Anyway I will post a couple of pic's & try and help you make out where his face is bc he is so smashed it can be hard to make him out sometimes. He has such a sweet little face & sweet cheeks from what we can see... we can't wait to meet our little sweet cheeks!

Here is Graham his feet and hands are on the left side of the picture & his face is on the right side facing his feet & arms. You can see his sweet cheeks & little nose is being seriously smashed by his arms & legs.

Here is little Graham and his face is still on the right & you can see his eye a little, it's closed & his foot is on the left facing forward & his hand is on the left up by his head.

Anyway not sure if everyone will be able to make out where everything is but we LOVE seeing him & thought you might too.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holiday's!!!

30 weeks growing & growing!

Well sorry it's been so long since my last post. Time has really gotten away from me since before Thanksgiving. It seems to just be flying by these days as I get closer and closer to Graham's big due date. We went to Dallas for Thanksgiving with Keith's family. I was so happy we were able to make the trip happen and stay for a few days. This was the first time Keith & I were able to go since we have been married & I know it meant a lot to him to be with his family. Then it has seemed that since we got back it was full on Christmas time already! We decorated for Christmas & I can honestly say it was the first time I felt like my body was NOT the same... I felt as though I had been run over by an 18 wheeler the day after decorating. It was well worth it & I just love all the decorations it really put me in the holiday spirit.

Also this past weekend Keith's family came down to celebrate an early Christmas with us at our house. We were thrilled to have them & we had a great time. My niece Brynlee came & she is such an explosion of life it was fun to watch her open and play with gifts. Speaking of niece we fond out last week that Amber & Kyle will be having a little boy as well. So that makes 2 nephews in 2010! We are so thrilled for them & I know that little boy will be a precious addition to our family. I know he and Graham will be very close & I am excited to be able to watch them grow up together!

Speaking of Graham he is growing steadily & there is a defined belly now! I am still feeling great & I feel truly blessed to be free from any kind of sickness this winter season. I have started to go to Dr. Burley every 2 weeks now so I have a check up tomorrow. We also have our last 3D sonogram next Tuesday the 29th. I can't wait to see Graham again & make sure everything is still going great. Throughout this entire process it is really amazing how much you have to have faith. I trust that God is taking care of & watching over Graham everyday. There is nothing more that I can do but take care of myself, the rest is up to Him. What an amazing gift pregnancy and babies are... I am blessed to have even had this experience. I know that it has changed me & Keith's life forever before Graham is even here... I can only imagine what it will be like after we have him.

On another note I just want to say how thankful I am for this time of year. I am reminded of how much God loves us. He born for us & died for us. His sacrifice is more than I can fathom & yet I am forgiven. I am blessed. I am so thankfull for Keith, my parents, siblings, and all Keith's family. So many people who love us unconditionally and to be able to share this time with them is so special. I can only pray that Graham finds someone someday who loves him as much as Keith loves me & makes me laugh everyday. What a great hubby I have & he is so excited about the arrival of our little boy I know he will be an awesome dad!

Anyway sorry for the mish mash but it's been a while. I hope this Christmas season finds you all very well & enjoy every minute with family & friends! Merry CHristmas!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A dad's perspective

Well it's been an exciting first half and a little more of Brandi's pregnancy! We are getting geared up for Graham's arrival in just a few short months. I never thought I would see the day but yesterday I went with Brandi to Belly Cotoure, a new pregnant lady's shop here in Lubbock. It was pretty cool I guess, but one of the best features of the store is the "guy lounge." It is right in the middle of the store and has a couch and a couple of chairs. That would be good enough while moms to be shop around, but to top it off, there is going to be a massive flat screen T.V. set on ESPN!! Now that is the way to get the guys in there! In all seriousness, it is a really cool place with alot of cool clothes for Brandi which I know she is really excited about. There were also alot of baby and little boy clothes. I am especially excited about 3 of the hats they have there, and I can't wait to put one on Graham...I know all the lady's hearts will melt when they see him rockin' one of those.

Today we went to Babies R us and registered for alot of the things Graham will need. It was alot of fun getting to pick out all of Graham's things with Brandi. I think we registered for everything we will need, but I know there are about 100 things we missed.
We saw so many cool things and it makes me that much more excited for Graham to get here!

Finally, watching Brandi's belly grow is one of the coolest things I have ever seen! I love putting my hand on it and getting Graham's kicks back. Here is Brandi's 24 week picture.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sweet Baby Graham

Well it's a BOY!!!! We are were so thrilled last Thursday to see a healthy, busy, baby boy!!! What a blessing... and relief. I say that because it's so nice to hear that everything is going well. Otherwise we just pray and trust that God knows exactly what he's doing... thank goodness! Anyway now that we know our little Graham is on the way the planning begins. I have already spotted some really cute bedding & we are excited to begin buying little man clothes and tiny diapers. At about 18 weeks I started feeling his little movements & we can even see him moving around in there... it's such a miracle. I love feeling him it makes me feel like he's letting me know he's happy in there. Also other exciting news we found out today that my brother & sister-in-law (Brian & Amanda) are also having a boy & they are scheduled to have him 5 days after my due date!!!! How fun it will be for him to grow up so close in age with his cousins. We thank all of you who have prayed & continue to pray for our little Graham Weston! We are excited to meet him & we feel blessed to be his parents. Here are a few pictures me at 20 weeks & a few from the last appt. they said he was still pretty small because he hasn't really started putting on any fat yet but the next pictures he will be much more filled out... we can't wait! We think right now his nose looks like Keith's & his lips look like mine.... it's crazy how much detail you can see in the 3d pictures!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Little of This & That

Well we got back from Ruidoso a couple of weeks ago & it was such an amazing time away! It rained everyday so we really relaxed... just what we needed. Lots of football watching and card playing it was a blast. It's always so nice to just get away but I swear I am so horrible at unpacking & getting back to the everyday. I almost live out of my back for the next week (or longer)... so bad. Not to mention I pack half my closet so it takes forever to unpack so in that case I just end up using the avoidance method. Needless to say the bag is about empty & i am getting back into the groove. Here is a pic from the trip. It looked like this all 5 days!

Also in the latest baby news we are counting down the days until we find out if we are having a boy or girl.... T minus 11 days!!! We are really pumped it has felt like a long time to wait so I def. can't imagine not finding out at all... wow talk about self control! Anyway we have a set of boy and girl names so we are super prepared for either blessing. Harper Ellison if it's a girl and Graham Weston if it's a boy... whatever it ends up being I just hope to get to use the other name someday we really like both. I have had at least 6 dreams about it being a boy so it will be interesting to see what we end up having. Here is newer belly pic I am 19 weeks now (almost halfway done!) and my pants are getting tight & I can def. say I can tell there IS for sure a baby growing in there... can't wait to continue to grow. It's nice to have proof of the amazing life taking place, what a miracle!

Anyway I hope the month of October finds you all well & I look forward to posting if we are having a Harper or Graham!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Meet Gatlin Gafford

Just wanted to post a picture of my best friend Jordan's (and Grant of coarse) newest family member. His name is Gatlin Grant Gafford 7lbs 12oz 20in... SO CUTE!!! Welcome little man!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

16 weeks!!!

Well I am 4 months now & getting more and more excited everyday about our little addition. I wanted to write a short update & post a pic before we go out of town for the week. We are headed to Ruidoso & we could not be more excited!!! It will be just Keith & I hanging out until Saturday!!! Ahhh sweet relaxation! I will post several pic's after our trip & tell you guys all about the nothing that we did. This is a perfect time for a trip & I am feeling wonderful so it should be a great time together. My next appt. will be next monday so I will post trip pictures & update you about the peanut.(this is my 16 week pic) I am just waiting to show anytime now... Keith keeps asking me if there is really a baby in there...lol! Silly guy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Baby T Update

Well I just wanted to write a quick update on our sweet little peanut. I am in my last week of my first trimester & I am feeling great! We went to the dr on Monday and she said everything looks great! We will find out October 15 if we are having a boy or a girl. It sounds like a million yers away to me but I am learning to be patient... A quality I will need a lot more of as a parent. We truly don't cate what this baby is as long as it's healthy! We feel so blessed to be able to start on this new adventure and we don't want to be picky. Anyway just wanted to write a quick update & let you know things are moving along. What do you guys think we are having???

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Table for 3!!!!

Yes you read the title right & no we are not taking any of our cat's out to eat! We are expecting our first baby March 1st (I am 9 weeks 3 days today). We could not be more thrilled!!! We have known for a little while but decided to keep it to ourselves for a bit. Now that it's out there we jut ask for prayers for a healthy baby. I have been feeling pretty good just tired, weak, and no type of food ever sounds good. I feel very lucky though to be able to continue to go to work & I have a VERY understanding boss... aka my dad who just wants me to take care of myself. We had our first sonogram last week & got a precious picture of our little peanut. That's truly what it looks like at this point. Keith is also thrilled, when we found out it was super cute he just jumped up & down as I stared in amazement. He is being so supportive and I know he is going to be a fantastic dad, just one of the many reasons I love him so much! Anyway I just wanted to make it public & I will post and add pictures of the peanut & I guess some belly pic's when that starts happening (none yet... just a normal before shot). We are so appreciative of all the love and support we have already been shown & we are looking forward to our new adventure!!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Wonderful Hubby!

Ok well I just HAD to post this special thing Keith did Friday. Well, as most of you know Keith is ALWAYS working so hard & yet he is always pitching in with some of the house work as well. I appreciate him so much for all he does for me I know I am a super lucky girl! So about Friday... I was working & Keith didn't go in until 5 & he was closing... this means we won't get home until about 1 a.m. So instead of relaxing the day away he spent his whole day organizing my side of the closet including my clothes shoes etc... I got home & I was so shocked to find a note on my bedroom door describing in detail how to find my things & how he organized & grouped my clothes. There was even one line in the note that stated all high heels on top row... how cute!!! Anyway I was almost in tears because it had been something I needed to do but had been putting it off... I am SUCH a procrastinator about certain things! Ok so thats not the end... then I read on in the letter and he says look carefully there are some surprises. So I was like wow what could this mean??? Well after he fixed up the closet he went & bought me two new pairs of dress pants for work & a new pair of tennis shoes for working out!!! All by himself... these were not things I had picked out he just went & got them! What a brave guy & I loved ALL of it. I felt SO spoiled by him. Man did I find a keeper or what? All these things considered he makes me feel this way everyday.... just blessed and loved by being an outstanding man & husband. I am SO glad God created marriage & I am SO blessed that he picked the perfect partner in life for me!!!!! I just wanted to share a little story about the great guy I am lucky to be married to...

Thursday, June 11, 2009


(This is Sadie & Cereal waiting patiently for trick or treaters @ Halloween... hilarious!!!)

Ok yes I know I am posting two times in a row, but I wanted to post something about the "children" we have for now, our animals. I really believe that God created animals not just to create something but as another type of companionship. God loves relationships and I know he loves to watch us develop all different kinds... for example husband & wife, mother & child, sisters, brothers, and I know somewhere on that list is animals. I know some people may think I'm crazy but I really do love my animals like they are part of our family. I don't do anything like bake for them (that may kill them), but non the less they are like family. Keith really loves our cats too. I'll tell you how they came to be a part of our family. Sadie is my 4 .5 year old Calico cat. My sister can vouch for the fact that I really never wanted a cat, I am just a sucker, but thank goodness for that or I would be missing out! Sadie was an orphan and I finally decided to take her in from my cousin who's neighbor had found her. She really became my "dog/cat". I got on to her, spanked her & you know what she is the best and most loving animal I have ever had. I never thought I would have another cat bc Sadie was so unique. 

Well so I was wrong about never having another cat. While we lived in Plainview last year I worked at a interior design store & in May 2008 a litter of kittens was born and left there by their mom. There were 6 total and they were all healthy and strong except one. She was only 3 ounces while the other 5 were at least 2lb's!!! They thought she was about to die so the had her in a little cardboard box. well, this just broke my heart so Keith came up there to get her & take her to the vet. I wanted to do whatever I needed to to keep this little thing alive. Well when he got to the vet the said she was dead, but Keith swore he could feel a heartbeat... it was true they checked again & very slowly and quietly they heard a heartbeat. They gave her a 20% chance to live through the night & she made it! I knew when I drove in the garage and she made a noise she was going to make it and we were going to keep her. I had to feed her once an hour, and keep her temp. regulated with a plastic glove full of hot water. It took about 3 weeks of that to get her strong enough to come out of her little shoebox. Man it was some serious work but we love her to death and I can't imagine if we had not taken her home, what our home would be like. We learned how much all that work really is & how rewarding it is when they come and great you at the door & seem to be grateful to be your pet. We name our little miracle kitten Cereal bc we just added milk and she started to come to life.... lol. Anyway I know it's a silly post, but I really do feel lucky to have my kitty's!!!

Making Our house Our Home

Well we have now been in our house over 3 months! Time sure does fly when you are trying to getting settled and working! Well I finally have some before and after pictures of our house right when we moved in and then after we have had wood floors put in & a few other things. Thanks to Keith's mom Cheri I have some really good before shots! I absolutely love the floors it was well worth all the drama that went into getting them put in.... you know like when they say a 4 day project it actually means 4 weeks... I know insanity! Anyway we love the floors and I am feeling so at home in our new house. Also Keith & I both have truly enjoyed getting our outdoor spaces beautified as well. I am truly an out door girl... I would much rather mow, plant, even pull weeds before I would ever want to do laundry. This is evident from my ever growing pile of clothes in our closet!!! YIKES!!! Thank goodness Keith loves me just the way I am & thank goodness for my brother-in-law Kyle who owns a laundry business! He really has helped me greatly a few times, what a blessing! Anyway I hope you enjoy the pictures... it is still a work in progress but I really believe we will get there SOON!

The New Breakfast Area
The Old Breakfast Area
The Old Kitchen
The New Kitchen
The New w/ our stuff & The Bottom pic is the old w/ the old owners stuff!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Figuring this thing out!

Ok so I have been working on my blog for a week or so and I am still getting used to all the gadgets & things you can do on here! I have pretty much got it the way I want with a few exceptions... Now it's up to me to keep the stories coming! Well to update you a little on what has been going on with us, Keith just recently got a promotion to be an area manager of 5 of the Taco Villas. He was in Slaton Tx being the General Manager of the Pizza Hut. I have been so proud of his accomplishments and in what a short time he was able to move along in his dreams in the restaurant world. He absolutely loves his job and for that I am so thankful! He is such a go getter & a wonderful husband. We also bought a house about 3 months ago & have been making it our home ever sense. I will post many pictures soon! Right now we are in the process of ripping out tile and some carpet & putting in wood floors. What a project this has been but I know we are going to LOVE it AFTER it's complete. I will also post before and after pictures of that & our yard. Keith & I both LOVE yard work and have really enjoyed doing everything to our house together. Luckily we have the same taste so it has been pretty easy to do. We also live just down the street from my sister and her husband Kyle and one street over from my best friend Jordan and her husband Grant. What a blessing it is to be surrounded by so many people we love! Well I will attach a couple of older pictures of our house taken when the last owners were still here... so you will have some idea of our house before.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

New Blog

So I decided to switch my blog site. I was confused on the other one & I am hoping that the super cute layout on this one will help me to post more! Here's to hoping! Anyway... I am going to get picture and updates on here VERY soon!