Thursday, July 26, 2007


Today is Johnny's 29th Birthday! I am only a few months behind him, so it's freaking me out a little! Only one year left of our 20's, then we are big old thirtysomethings!! I seriously don't feel like a grownup, so how is this possible?! At what point does one start to feel like a grown up?! All you other adults out there, do you feel like an adult? I know I have the responsibilities of an adult, like my children and my husband, and our youth group, and my business, but inside my head, I don't feel adult-ish!!
Maddie Kate got to go to the Cardinals game last night with my sister Kimberly. This was her first real game, and she loved it, even though they didn't win. She got to see Albert Pujols (her baseball hero) kinda closely, but she didn't get his autograph. They did buy her a 8x10 photo of him though, and she also has a big red Cardinals foam finger!
This is Johnny with his Birthday cake from the Youth Group last night:

Anyway, we stayed up until almost 2 am with our youth group last night, so I was really tired this morning when I woke up about 7:30 and couldn't go back to sleep. So I gave up and got up and Ava was yelling from her bed, so the day began! The girls gave Johnny a pair of binoculars (that he had picked out) for hunting, and Maddie Kate had made him a very cute card. We all had to get ready to meet Johnny's parents at Mt. Vernon for lunch, which was nice. We had Chinese, which we all like a lot! Then we went to the mall and I wanted to buy Johnny some new clothes, but he didn't find anything he wanted except some cowboy boots that he decided were too expensive. I did find some stuff though for myself, which made me feel a little bad...but not too much! :) I got several new tops for my expanding waistline, but none of them are actually maternity clothes! The style right now just happens to be high waisted and billowy and kinda long, so I got several things for when I first start to show (I feel pudgy now, but I am still fitting my regular clothes, so it must not be too bad yet!) and some of them may fit for awhile because they are stretchy. They are the kind of tops I have avoided up until now, because if I put them on I feel like I look pregnant even though I'm not, but now that I am, it's totally fine! :)
We came home and I think all of us took naps except Maddie Kate, she was too busy playing her "Life" computer game. (The Life Board game used to be my favorite when I was young!) Johnny had football camp tonight and when he got home we grilled steaks, and I made real mashed potatoes and corn on the cob, and then to top it off, we had birthday cake that Maddie Kate decorated! This is Ava after she ate tonight's cake. She loves this picture and keeps saying, "I wanna see crazy Ava!"

In JHP news, I have some engagement photos to share, so enjoy!

This couple is getting married at the end of September. We had a good time taking their pictures. The bride is getting her degree in ultrasound, so we were talking about how she could do an ultrasound for me and tell me if I'm having a girl or a boy! (It's not really time for that yet, but I wish it was!) I really like the B&W one of them kissing by the water. I am always drawn to B&W pictures, I think because without color you just really see the person/people.
Well, I am exhausted, so I am going to get the girls into bed and put myself and the 11 week old lima bean to bed. Oh, if you are interested, here is a link to Babycenter where they update me on the baby's progress!
Pretty cool huh?



  1. This is what I missed not getting to finish talking to you last night! I know some of it hadn't happened yet, but it's great to read now!



  2. Happy day-late Birthday, Johnny!!!

    I can't wait to see you guys Sunday night! :)

  3. I love that picture of Ava. Her hair looks so much fuller than when you guys were over here! The engagement photos are great as usual. When you are feeling better, I need to get Caleb's pictures done again. It has been a while since the last ones!