Thursday I was on Alert (basically on call for work) so I was able to be home all day, and Tim was home as well! This was the first blessing, because Tim had worked like 6ish straight days between the Fire Station and EMS. I was so happy to have him home with NO pager attached to his hip. We did get up early that morning because our good friend Carla was going to be at our house at 8 a.m. to finish up painting on the nursery! She offered to let me sleep in on my birthday, but I just wanted to get the painting done. Though we still have a few months, I really wanted to check that off of our list of things to do and have a good part of the day to relax. I think we were done by around noon, so we made great time and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out! While painting I was spoiled with phone calls, texts, cards, and birthday gifts! Our friend and neighbor Sharon stopped by to deliver my "birthday cake" tiaramisu...my absolute favorite! She is a great chef and this creation was no different. She also gifted me with what is quite possible the most comfortable pair of pj's that I have ever had....especially for my ever expanding tummy! They are pictured in the 25 week belly shot. Along with some other goodies from her, Tim gave me a new bottle of my perfume, Coach Legacy. If you haven't smelled/tried it I recommend it, it is fantastic! Like I said other cards, and gifts and great friends made this a special day. We spent the afternoon in the pool next door just soaking up the sun (with lots of sunscreen) and relaxing. Sharon and Dick then invited us over for a birthday meal at their house that evening. Pretty sure, I couldn't have gone out to eat anywhere and had something so tasty! Shortly after dinner brought a highlight to the day, my Family arrived! Mom, Dad, and Grandma C made the long trip to celebrate the weekend with us! We all sat outside and chatted for a while, but after the long ride and a busy day planned for Friday it was time to get some sleep!
Friday, after we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast made by Tim, we made the trip up to Kansas City to do some shopping! For the guys we started the day out at Cabela's, then it was off to Target, USA Baby, Babies-R-Us, Lowes, and a few more. While at Babies-R-Us we showed the family some of what was on our registry and some of the funny things we found while registering that we figured were better on the shelves of the store. Mom and Dad had graciously decided to purchase our travel system for us, which we had registered for there. We showed them a few that we liked and then the one we had picked. It is a Graco system and we are so excited to get to put it to use. For dinner that evening we were treated to an anniversary dinner at The Cheesecake Factory! Mom, Dad, and Grandma had never been to one, and actually Tim and my first experience with this restaurant was in Hawaii a few weeks prior. We had said so many times while in KC that we should eat there, but by the end of a long day we were usually ready to just get home. So this time we planned for it, and I think we were all glad we did. It was so yummy! Everyone enjoyed their meal and of course their cheesecake! Grandma and I shared the White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake (my favorite kind), Tim had also told our server that it was my birthday weekend so I was overwhelmed with dessert....my cheesecake and a bowl of ice cream with whipped topping! Our server also noticed that we were expecting and had asked about it. Grandma to be piped up to say that it was our 5 year anniversary and that we were expecting our 1st child in October. When she brought out our cheesecake, Congrats was written in chocolate and it had pink and purple sprinkles on it too, so sweet! After dinner and misery set in from eating WAY to much, it was time to head home.
Grandma & I enjoying Cheesecake Factory
Saturday, Tim again made us breakfast, and we really just spent the day hanging out. After we got up and around we went down to Jody's Attic (where I work on a Sat a month) so that Mom could look/shop. We hit Maurice's and some quick groceries at Wal Mart then went home for a while. After lunch settled we all went next door to spend some time in the pool! They hadn't been swimming in some time, so it was a nice way to spend the afternoon. That evening was our friend Chad's 30th birthday party so we had a BBQ over at their house. It was a great way for my family to meet some more of our friends and see the ones they already knew again.
Grandma and I
Dad and I
Our summer hang out!
Grandma soaking up the rays!
(I think she must have been in the middle of talking in this pict)
Sunday, the chef took a break and we went to The Grain Bin for breakfast and to celebrate Father's Day, with my Dad and Daddy to be, Tim! When we got home Dad and Tim put the travel system together, I think we all snuck a nap, and just chatted and caught up until it was time for them to get back on the road home.
Some quick family picts
Love this one!
We had such a wonderful weekend, and I am so blessed that I was able to spend my birthday with family and friends. Even more blessed to have been married to my best friend for the last 5 years of my life, which have been the greatest ever. I know that our lives are about to change more that we could have ever imagined, but I don't think anything will make my heart happier that to see Tim as a Daddy. I am so grateful for my Dad and the relationship that we have, so knowing that our little girl will have that same opportunity fills me with joy! So, thanks so much Mom, Dad, and Grandma for coming to Chanute to visit us, you made it one to remember, and we can't wait to see you in a just over a month when it is Rodeo time!!