Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Carter Brent Reid

Carter Brent Reid was born Thursday 8/24/2017 at 9:57pm, 8 lb 3 oz 21 in. His new nickname per the doctor who delivered him is Carter Speed Racer because he made his grand entrance into the world quite quickly and almost in the triage waiting room. He has added such a light to our home. Ollie loves giving him kisses and holding him. We are grateful he is here!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August 2017

Made some freezer meals.  Best idea ever!

Fun mutual activity painting canvases

Mutual buddy

Tried a puffed pancake recipe.  Super yummy!

A memory of Ollie running through the sprinklers while on a walk.  
One of those golden motherhood moments.

Love that last quote.

8/6/17 - 38 weeks  - baby the size of a leek

Tried this yummy Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder recipe

Made this crumble from Hungry Runner Girl and it was sooo good.  (Recipe below)

He loves being turned around to face the backyard to look for the kitty cats and lizard that lives on our BBQ.  (*shudder*)

Love that cheeser face

Feeding his cow some ice water :)

We had a fun family outing to the Kennedy Space Center!

This was delicious!  A freeze dried ice cream sandwich.

Had a fun girl's night with these ladies.  I am soooooo grateful for them!!  They are so genuine and real and full of love.  They give me a motherhood and wifehood and life refresh.

One of the "last times" for a moms know how temple relationships go when you have a baby...

Ankles up again...

Our mealtime view.

An Ollie favorite.  Grilled cheese and broccoli.

Love that

8/13/17 - 39 weeks - baby the size of a watermelon

SO much learning trying to happen over here.

Tried these chicken enchiladas from Hungry Runner Girl.  Can't remember what we thought of them. 

These Peanut Butter Fudge Cookie Bars were so good.

We are so blessed to hear from the prophet and his apostles.  And frequently.  The dedication of the 12-year-old above to be able to attend the broadcast was so touching to me.


Goodbye to the holy crosses....

Jared took down the green crosses on our door windows and we like the new look.

We found ourselves doing a lot of "last things" before baby.
This was a "last date."  
This was a tasty meal at Texas de Brazil!  Love gift cards.

Really like these scriptures.

Cute boy!

He loves going to the fish store and the "trampline place."

Really like this last paragraph from my friend's blog.

A throwback picture.  :)  Love that birth bud of mine!

Constantly gathering ideas!

Fun mutual.  A slip n slide water dodgeball activity I think?

Halloween stuff already!  Never too soon, in my opinion.

He was loving these Lightening McQueen shoes. 

Can't remember the recipe but a yummy banana bread with a streusel topping.

Florida sunsets

Tried to catch up on some scrapbooking before the baby came and came across a picture I don't think I've ever seen from the BEST.DAY.EVER.

Came across goodies from college.  Those were the days!

Lovely ward temple night

Watermelon! 😳

"Ollie droppings"

Love these cute YW

8/20/17 - 40 weeks - baby the size of a pumpkin

Jared trying to make me laugh.  SO many people were asking me if the baby had come yet and I wished I had news to give them but I didn't!

Our primary presidency organized a Primary Temple Day.  So special!
Beautiful pics by Hailey Mabey Photography

President Thomas S. Monson once counseled, “As we touch the temple, the temple will touch us.”

Bug spray was my life the past nine months.  
I was glad to say goodbye to it and to fears of the Zika virus.

Love these two so much.

That was a really fun family day.  Ollie helping dad with yard work, going to the fish place and trampoline place, and later Cici's.

Love these quotes and love Ashley's blog!!

Love this oldie

By this time my due date of August 20th had come and gone.  Luckily, three days later on August 23rd...Yaya flew into town!!!

She brought the cutest gifts.  Balls for Ollie, my favorite Biscoff cookies (she saved one from her selfless!!  I love those so much), and a cup from my Grandpa & Grandma Stephenson's home that they were giving away (among other things).  Such special stuff!

The next day, August 24th, would prove to be a very exciting day...