Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's a boy!

We found out last night that we are having a little boy in April. I had a feeling it was a boy but I'm still so shocked. Over Thanksgiving Zeda told Jarrod's family that Jesus told her it was a boy. Looks like we need to get ready! More pictures from the fun festivities will come soon. Thanks to Meg for snapping all the photos.
Here is the post when we found out our Z baby was a girl.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weekend Run Down: November 18-20

This weekend was a productive weekend, not a super social one but a much needed work weekend.
November 18-20
Friday: Zeda and I went to story time at the library and got our usually 4 books for the week.  After, over an hour there we headed to Target for a major shopping trip.  I had Christmas shopping on my mind and a very large coupon in hand.  I was able to get a lot of items for Z's new room (her Christmas present) including her sheets.  Sheets were the main goal of the trip so we could pick out paint.  Once we got home and I put her down for a nap.  I was HIGHLY motivated, which is extremely rare these days.  So, I finished moving the whole office to our closet (Yes, I have to get pretty creative with my space, or lack thereof).  However, I'm happy to say, I have a new shelf for my event/craft stuff that is still a work in progress.  
Once Jarrod got home, I sent him to the attic to take a few boxes up as well as bring all my Christmas decorations down.  I'm pretty against putting up Christmas before Thanksgiving but we will be gone next weekend and really, I needed to take advantage of my energy while I could.  Later we had Nik and Meg come over to pick up the Christmas tree they are borrowing, plus, I needed her help picking out a color for Z's new room.  After they left, I finished the tree and Jarrod took the crazy mirror doors off the closet in the office before we headed to bed.
 Saturday morning:  Jarrod made some killer french toast, after I judged him on the amount of cinnamon he put in.  He was right, I was wrong. :)  Then we headed out the door to drop his car off for a tire rotation, visit multiple carpet stores to get samples and pick up the paint we chose the night before, then we headed home for some lunch.  Once we put Z down for her nap, Jarrod left to get the lumber for her bed and to, of course, tame our ever accumulating leaves.  I was hitting my max and had to lay down for a bit.  Once I woke up, I showered and headed out the door to see a friend from high school's sweet little newborn at her Sip and See.  It was so good to see Amanda and her new little man.  He is adorable and she is such a good mommy.  I was able to visit with some other friends I hadn't seen in awhile, we laughed, ate and snuggled babies before we parted ways.
  Once I got home, I made some dinner and chased Z around while Jarrod cut part of her bed in the garage.  The rest of our fun filled Saturday night was laundry, Christmas decorations and an episode of Dexter.  Sounds like we're old, but it was glorious.
 Sunday morning was more french toast and laundry before heading out the door for church.

Once Z was down for her nap (do you see a reoccurring thing here?  We only get work done when she is asleep, praise the Lord she sleeps a lot) we got to work on painting the office.  I did trim and he did the roller.  Yes, I wore a mask and took breaks so I wouldn't get the little baba high in my belly.  Jarrod was in the mood for some hot chocolate and I didn't have any on hand so I made some from coca for the first time on the stove and I'm pretty sure I'll never use a packet again.  I just used a basic recipe on line and it was AMAZING.  Plus, I got to break in my Christmas mugs for the season.
Also, during painting breaks, I worked on my birthday/gender reveal party that's coming up in a couple of weeks! Yay! 
We were able to get the whole room painted (one coat paint is FOR SURE the way to go) before we headed to his parents house for our usual Sunday dinner.

I feel pretty good about our weekend.  My back on the other hand is KILLING me.  Hopefully I wont be on my feet as much tomorrow.  However, it doesn't really seem to matter.  The back pain this time has been unreal. There are seriously times when I limping because it hurts so bad.  This baby is rough on it's mama. :)

Tomorrow is a new day, birthday lunch with my friend Ashleigh and the ultrasound in the afternoon.  Can't wait to see baby tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Small Group Thanksgiving

I realized the other day that I hardly ever write about our small group.  It's a bit odd since we see them every week.  They have been a huge part of our lives for the past 5 years.  We started with 5 couples and now we have 10.  We also started with no babies and now we have six and two on the way.  I'd say the group has changed a bit over the years but I truly am thankful for the community I have in them.  We've all been through a lot and one thing I can say is that we were ALWAYS there for each other.  Maybe sometimes I take their friendship for granted, knowing they will always be there but last night, sitting around the Thanksgiving table with almost EVERYONE there I felt a huge appreciation for these people.  They truly love me and I love them.
 Kyle and Bethany Kosovich
 Beckie and Tyler Hutchins (our newest members)
 Danielle and Steve Monsanto 
Telina and Brandon Monsanto (soon to be)
 Will and Sarah Hulbert
Jordan, Laura, Ella and Emerie Philips
Kylie and Devin Wright
Shoneen, Steve, Addie and Andrew Davis
The Yoders, minus Tim.  Ashleigh, Aspen and baby Willow (coming in March)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekend Run Down: November 4-6

The Murdaughs had a super fun weekend, I never remember to blog about the weekends so hopefully I can start an occausional run down...
November 4-6
Friday night started with a family photo session I took of this sweet family.  We had fun.  The girls were spunky and baby Zach was awesome.
Then I met back up with Jarrod and Z at the Cherry's house for our monthly Mexican Train night with the Whites and Gartons.  Lyndsey made some mean Chicken Tortilla Soup from the Pioneer Woman's website.  Earlier that day when I took Z to the Library she picked out a "movie" for her and Owen to watch while the adults played our game.  The two of them playing is pretty stinkin' cute these days. 
Saturday morning started off with Jarrod and Z making pancakes for breakfast while I did laundry and packed us all for the rest of the weekend.
After breakfast, Jarrod went outside and raked/mowed the leaves for a couple of hours.  When Z and I were ready and all packed up we went to my sister's church for their Fall Festival.  Once Jarrod got there we ate lunch together, let Z play a little longer then parted ways again.  He took Zeda to his parents house to lay her down for a nap and I went to a friend from high school, Ashley's baby shower.  The shower was decorated so cute and it was really good to see some old friends.  Ashley looks great pregnant especially since she is having not one but TWO girls!  Most of the shower, I held my friend, Anna's baby, Case.  He's 13 weeks and such a big boy but that makes him extra adorable.
After the shower, I met Jarrod back at home so we could hit the road to St. Louis.  We were heading up for Scott and Lindsey's wine and cheese party but left a little early so we could have a quiet dinner together, just the two of us.  After many recommendations from friends, we landed on Ernesto's Wine Bar.  Yes, I realize it's silly of us to choose a wine bar when I'm pregnant but the food was really good and I just sniffed Jarrod's glass of Syrah to make myself feel better about not being able to drink. :)
After dinner we arrived at Scott and Lindsey's about 8:30 and ready to relax and have a good time.  The wonderful hostess bought me some sparkling cider which I sipped on the whole night.  We met a lot of their new friends from work and school and still got to see Linsey's Farmington friends that we love so much.  It never fails, the Farmington crowd always has a dance party with some good ol' Girl Talk.  The night ended with Lindsey, Louie (their dog) and myself falling asleep on their couches while Scott and Jarrod had their science, God and religion conversation that comes up every time they've had a few drinks. :)  It's entertaining but COMPLETELY over my head.  I think it was about 3 they woke us up and we all went upstairs to our rooms.  Thank goodness it was daylight saving and we gained an extra hour.
Once we all finally got out of bed we played with Louie then walked to Benton Park Cafe for a late breakfast.  
Then Jarrod and I headed for Springtown after a stop at Trader Joe's and World Market for a little Christmas shopping.  We arrived at his parents house for dinner and to see Z about 5:30.  She had big stories for us about her new "parkly" shoes and the big mouse at Chuck E Cheese.

It was a great weekend and I can't wait until the next.