Saturday, December 27, 2008

2008 - Looking back

I was watching the Today show this morning and they were talking about 2008 and all the memorable photos from this past year.  It "inspired" me to do my own kind of looking back from the past year.  Overall 2008 has been a great year.  So many things have happened, mostly in the last six months, but I don't think I would change a thing.  

Two of my grandparents turned a milestone, 80.

I got a new teaching job at a fabulous school teaching 4th grade.

Left a company I had been at for years with many wonderful friends who I miss dearly.

Gabe's job role changed to a higher level with more responsibilities.

Found out we were pregnant in July with our little Brody.

Found out many great friends are pregnant. (2009 will be B-U-S-Y)

Sold our house...extremely fast.

Moved in with my mom and step-dad.

Signed a contract on a new house - about to break ground at the beginning of '09.

Were able to travel to LA and Chicago with friends.

Celebrated mine and Gabe's 3 year anniversary (married) and 10 years (dating).

My little Rocky turned 4, wow time flies!

The Lord has given us so many blessings this year, I don't think I could have asked for more. Gabe and I are so lucky to have each other and to be experiencing the things we are at such a young age.  We are blessed to have a wonderful, gracious family and fabulous friends!  Our hope is that you had a great 2008, and that you have an even better 2009.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

We are wishing you joyous times with your family and friends this holiday season. Remember the reason for the season.

(A picture taken a few years ago, Rockefeller Center)

Love, Lindsay and Gabe

And wishing my cousin, Melanie, a VERY happy birthday!  Sending our Texas love to you on your special day!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Our latest appt.

Went to see the doctor on Thursday afternoon.  Mom and baby received a clean bill of health. Baby Brody is measuring right on, and Mommy is starting to gain weight.  I am in my 3rd trimester which is crazy to think about.  It has all gone so fast, and I know it will continue to do so.  Here is what says about where Brody should be:

"By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of his head to his heels.  He can blink his eyes, which now support lashes.  With his eyesight developing, he may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb.  He's also developing billions of neurons in his brain and adding more body fat in preparation for the outside world."

Brody sure isn't shy.  He is movin' and groovin' around in there.  Sometimes it feels as though his is doing "the worm" in my belly.  It is the weirdest thing.  Gabe's predicting he goes to USC and plays football for the Trojans, a kicker.  He is going to be the first kicker to enter the NFL draft after only 2 years of college and be drafted in the first round to the Dallas Cowboys.  In which he will win a Super Bowl by faking a field goal and throwing a touchdown to one of his wide receivers, leaving one second on the clock to win the game.  We are still unsure the team they will be playing, but Gabe is thinking an all Texas Super Bowl....Dallas vs. Houston. We are so proud of our unborn child!  And I am so proud of Gabe's creative imagination.  :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Song

I finally figured out a way for you to hear the song written for me by our wonderful, talented friend Marc Vega.  He and my amazing husband collaborated to make this special song.

The song is titled "Best Friend" if you are interested.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Being sick and pregnant is no fun!  Can't take anything!  I have a lovely sinus infection and have had it since Thursday night.  My head is so full and I am oh so tired with a massive stack of papers to grade since it is the end of the 3 weeks.  I was so busy this week preparing for my observation, that I did not pick up one paper to grade.  I find myself finding other projects I wouldn't normally do just to avoid "the stack."

Guess I better get busy and then rest up.  Hope everyone is healthy!  :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

25 weeks down, 15 to go

So here I am...  I feel great!  Just getting a little harder to bend down and tie my shoes!  :)