Friday, April 27, 2012

Arianna Mae

I am an aunt again! Just look at the precious little bundle of cuteness...

Arianna Mae
April 25, 2012
7 lbs 12 oz

Congratulations, Dan and Bethany! Don't let her grow too qucikly! We cannot wait to meet her!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A virtual baby shower.

What do you do when the expectant mother that you wish you shower with love, gifts and best wishes is a thousand miles away?? Answer.... you take full advantage of today's awesome technology and host a virtual baby shower! Never heard of that? I hadn't either, until now. But it is totally awesome, and a wonderful way to celebrate across the many miles.

A friend of the family put together the beautiful shower for my sister in law, Bethany and my soon to be little niece. It took place at a local coffee shop after hours. We all gathered, brought different snacky party foods, played games, and skyped with Dan, Bethany and Ruth out in Virginia. {Ruth has gone out to be with Bethany as extra hands during the last weeks of her pregnancy, as she is ready to POP any day now... hence the theme of the party. ;)} The decorations were absolutely darling! And as a surprise, the host mailed out a package with a few things they would need on their end, including an extra set of decorations so that it would match our side of the party. And everyone shipped out the gifts ahead of time so that we could enjoy watching Bethany open them.

Our Guests of Honor :)

 Remember the Cake Dots? ^^ That's them! They were a hit!

 One of the games we played included Dan. He had to answer a list of multiple choice questions relating to pregnancy, birth and random statistics and for each question he answer incorrectly, he had to put a piece of bubble gum in his mouth. He did fairly well, and only ended up with 6 pieces of gum. :)
 Baby Beasley! :)
 Smiling Aunties!
Another game. We all filled these out, and they will be mailed out to Dan and Bethany to read. Some did more than one and made them a little more humorous. :)
 The last game we played. The host of the shower (who is also expecting) is a genius when it comes to all things baby. So she set up a fun little game where we had to guess what each of these unique baby items were. It was fun, and we all definitely learned a lot about baby items! Any guesses on what any of the pictured items are??! haha

Now you have all seen what a virtual baby shower is like... isn't it grand?! I am so thankful for today's technology allowing us to be able to see each other even when we are far apart! Now all we're waiting for is for little Baby B to make her debut and are all anxiously waiting for news that she has arrived! We can't wait to meet you, baby!

 "I will sing the Lord's praise, for He has been good to me..."
Psalms 13:7

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Signs of Spring

"He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord. 
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all their host
 by the breath of his mouth."
 Psalm 33:5-6