Archive | June, 2013

Balance Bike

13 Jun

We took advantage of some cool pre-storm weather this evening and walked around the neighborhood while Ruby “rode” her balance bike. She still hasn’t quite figured it out but loves trying.

In baby news, I have been having sporadic light contractions off and on all day, but nothing promising. The waiting continues!




Pigtails and a Haircut

12 Jun

Ruby’s hair has been in her eyes constantly lately, so finally today my Mom and I took her to get a haircut. First, however, we had to get a picture of her with pigtails:

Does she resemble another two year old from several decades ago?

Now if Ruby had kept those pigtails in for longer than five minutes the haircut would not have been necessary, but alas she did not.

Here she is before…

…and after!

Ruby behaved beautifully and as a test got to ride on the little carousel at the mall:


Three Weddings and a Surgery

12 Jun

I realize that I have been absent from my little corner of the Internet for over a month, but I have had the best of intentions. Once I finally got around to publishing my post about our journey back from Australia, I realized another huge post was required to detail what else we have been up to–mainly galavanting around the eastern United States attending three beautiful weddings and a major surgery for my Dad as our new baby continues to gestate. Due to said gestation and a certain adorable yet precocious two-year-old I just haven’t been able to work up the energy to go into as much detail as is warranted for all occasions, but here is a peak:

My good friend Wes from both New Mexico Military Institute and the Naval Academy married beautiful Mary Katherine in Chattanooga, TN the weekend after we got back from Australia. My parents (bless them) watched Ruby so Matty and I could go alone, which was wonderful. Here are a few pictures (Wes is with me in the second):




Matty’s baby brother Dave proposed to his sweet and wonderful girlfriend Natalie in early April and she said yes! Originally they planned on a wedding next summer but then decided that they couldn’t wait, so they got married less than a month later. Natalie was gorgeous and everything was lovely. Ruby was their flower girl and I was very huge at 36 (?) weeks pregnant:



We set Matty’s cousin Lauren up with our good friend Pat about a year and a half ago, with spectacular success. Their beautiful wedding was in Cape May, NJ in mid-May. Sadly I did not get any pictures of the wedding, but here we are at the beach:



Amid all of the wedding bliss my Dad discovered that he had a giant tumor floating around in his abdomen, which was as scary as you can imagine. Ruby and I went down to VA Beach for the surgery, which went extraordinarily well and revealed a completely benign tumor (praise God!). Even though we weren’t there for a happy reason Ruby got to spend quality time with her cousins:



Those are the highlights, although we have had a few other trips and visits. My due date is this Monday(!), and I do plan on posting more regularly now that I am semi-caught-up.