The story of us...The Watts Family...and regular updates for those who are following...
And THEN he put together our glider rocker that our friends Judi, Carol, Valerie, Vicki, Dianne, Emily, Teresa, Genelle, Pam, Dana and Kelli chipped in to buy for us...Isn't it beautiful? And it matches the room SO WELL. It's also VERY comfortable...
Pooooor Todddy! I pooped him out with his "honey do this" list!! I think by looking at these next couple of pictures you can tell just HOW comfortable the glider is! Thanks so much, ladies, for the beautiful and thoughtful gift! xoxoxo
Maxxin and Relaxxin in Molly's nursery...hey, he deserves it after all Todd has done for me throughout "our" pregnancy!!! :)
And yes, I KNOW my clothes don't match! But you know what? Right now it's slim pickens in my closet. Nothing fits!! NOTHING! I have a pair of yoga capris that still fit, and a pair of velour pants that still fit. I have a few shirts that fit me, too. But honestly, I was doing just fine in the clothing department until a few weeks ago and then my tummy REALLy did a number on me and just POPPED out there! This little phenomenon really wrecked havoc on my wardrobe choices because now not even the Bella Bands can save me; they still let the pants fall down because my belly is so large! LOL. So, if you see me out and about, which will be rare, I'm telling you, but if you do, I will most likely be wearing black stretchy pants and some kind of maternity top...and flip flops. Nothing fits on these feet of mine...house slippers barely fit! I can't wear socks OR Crocs. So, flip flops it is. And they're not even my really cute Gap ones! They're these old black ones from Old Navy LAST summer (as in 2007) and they are totally WORN OUT but they're the only ones in my closet that fit and even then I'm not sure 'fit' is the most appropriate word. They'll go on my feet! How 'bout that?!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for pictures of Molly's nursery! It's adorable!
Below, that's ME in 1994. I don't recall my hair EVER looking that fried! Wow, look at all the hairspray! LOL.
AND NOW...Let's see what TODD's pictures turned out like...
Above, Todd in 1960!!! SEXXXXXY!!!!!!!
Molly's Daddy in 1976. Doesn't he look sweet?!
...and here he is in 1988! He looks like a total meat head here. Nope, ladies and gentlemen, he was NOT impressed when I showed this to him! LOL.
...and in good ol' 1994! Uh, he actually graduated in 1994! Do you remember those dorky backgrounds in the so-called "spring pictures" at NHS?
...and FINALLY, the real US! This was taken on our 3rd wedding anniversary, 07/28/08! Todd is so adorable! :) Thanks for being such a good sport, Toddy. I love you so much! *kiss kiss*
These pictures all were taken of Todd opening HIS gift...the Daddy Diapering Kit. Susan made it for him and it is SOOOO clever! She even included a funny little poem telling how to use the TONGS, the GOGGLES, the RUBBER GLOVES, the CLOTHES PIN and even included a teeny tiny diaper and a travel package of baby wipes in the pockets of the apron. TOO FUNNY, and definitely a highlight of the day for Todd, Daddy-To-Be!
...This is Kathryn! She made two beautiful blankets for Molly and makes the BEST baked beans you'll ever taste...Plus, she's just a real sweetheart. She brought her husband, Don, and their grandbaby Aurora to the shower that day.
This is that OSU-loving girl, TRACI. She and her hubby Mike are grads from OSU and boy, will THEY be in for a rude awakening when Ainsley Cleo grows up and attends OU! LOL. Ainsley was born in May. She is ADORABLE!!!! While I think she looks just like her dad, Ainsley can give this GLARE just like her beautiful mommy! It's so funny to see her do it, too! Aaah, the quiet genius of genetics...
The Gang's All Here: That's Baby Jea, her mommy Lise, Dianne and Ainsley!
Wowza, Ainsley looks SO serious here, doesn't she? :) She is really studying Dianne's face!
Judi, Traci and Teresa:
This beautiful blanket was given to us by Teresa and Joe and Jackie. Teresa had Sharon make it for Molly and she told me at the shower that she's had it for over one year and has been saving it for us! It has a diaper stacker to match, too, and it is also gorgeous. Sharon is SUCH a talented seamstress and Teresa is SO generous. Really, I am so thankful to have awesome women like these in my life. They have all given me advice both sisterly and motherly, and perhaps that is the most priceless thing, right there.
Anyway, for the last year or so, Teresa has been "showering" us with gifts almost weekly. One day this summer we received 6 packages in the mail! All were stuffed with baby gifts and clothes! Yes, folks, she has done this for a year! It all started last year when we found out we were expecting. She started the "showering" wayyyy back then, in September 2007. After I miscarried, the weekly surprises ceased, but then in February, well, what can I say? She turned on the shower again! LOL. Teresa, you are the BEST and such a very THOUGHTFUL friend. I can never thank you enough for all that you have done and for the advice and love you've shown ALL of us! Above, this is Teresa and I at a party at her house in July 2007!
I was so touched and honored by how many of my friends/family actually made the effort and the drive to attend our baby shower. There were REALLY a lot of people there and although I did not get to mingle much with anyone individually, Todd and I were both delighted and felt so very loved by everyone's presence and sincere wishes to make OUR DAY so very special. WE LOVE YOU ALL. XOXOXOXX