Friday, March 28, 2008

Baby Shower

We had our family baby shower this past weekend. It worked out well because all Dad's siblings came in town for Grandmother's 80th birthday (Happy Birthday Grandmother), so they were there for the shower too! It was SO nice to see all my aunts, and everyone else who came to the shower.

Thanks to Jan & Jaime Martin for hosting the perfect shower for me and Baby Raines!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Getting Ready for the Baby

We've been getting ready for Baby Raines....putting together the crib, dresser, and armoire.

We've also had a little fun with some recent baby purchases--especially Andy. Should I tell Andy that thing on his head is a SWIM FLOATIE -- NOT a hat?!?!?!

He's so silly!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Baby Raines' Name

Deciding on a name has been tough for me. For Andy, it's a breeze. He doesn't care much, as long as he likes the name. And he's happy with ANY of the top 3 names we've narrowed it down to. Here they are: Mallory Claire Raines, Audrey Claire Raines, or Anna Claire Raines. I don't want to officially decide because I guess I'm afraid that we won't like the name later, or maybe she won't look or act like the name we decided on. A name is a BIG deal -- it's PERMANENT!!!

Anyway, I created a "baby poll" to get our friends' opinion. Here's the link to the poll, where you can vote on your favorite name:

But hurry....Baby Raines will be here in EIGHT WEEKS!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Black Crowes Concert

Baby Raines attended her first concert this past weekend....the Black Crowes came to Owensboro!!! I couldn't believe a band that big would make a stop at the SportsCenter in Owensboro, but they DID -- and I have pictures to prove it. They're kicking off a new tour and started in Owensboro with a "practice run."

They were great! Andy and I (and now the baby) are BIG fans of the Crowes. As you can see, we had great seats (any seat is pretty darn good in the SportsCenter). Our friend Julie Moore hooked us up with tickets -- thank you Julie!

Friday, March 7, 2008

The big snow

We finally had our big snow for the year. As you can see from this picture, we got plenty...a little unusual weather for MARCH! Tootsie took a minute to get used to it, but as soon as Andy went outside with her, she was just fine! I think her little belly must have been cold touching the snow! But she did her business like a good girl.

The last time it snowed like this in March, I was a freshman at UK...on my way to Miama, FL for spring break. We got snowed in overnight at the Detroit airport. I'm so glad Christina made it to San Francisco before the snow caused any delays...