Friday, December 30, 2011

snip and snails and puppydog tails

.....these are the things that little boys are made of!

Danny and I are thrilled to introduce our son,
 Henry Michael Sullivan.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Twas the night before ultrasound...

Tomorrow is the big day!!

 D and I are getting a peak at our baby and *fingers crossed* learning wheather we are brining home a girl or a boy in May.

We've performed numerous, extremely scientific, old wives tales and all roads lead to boy. D and I both still think this little one is a girl...we will see in less than 24 hours!

Chinese Gender Chart = boy
Baking Soda Test = boy
Cravings (this is a mixed bag I've been loooving Spicy Chicken Sandwiches and lots of fruit) = ?
Ring/Necklace Test = boy

Now, I have to aplogize for leading you on, but we are revealing baby Sullivan's gender to our families on Christmas soo it won't be on the blog until then. Say a prayer (or maybe don't!) that I can keep the secret for 3 days. Truly, the thought of that is laughable but I'm going to try. : )

Hopefully I'll have a cute (non alien) looking picture to share!

Last chance for your guesses!


Monday, December 19, 2011

ya'll ready for this?

Two Thousand One Hundred Six


were sent to service men and women from the friends and family of this blog.

What a blessing!!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for your time and effort.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

this and that

I have received 3 gift subscriptions to Parents you think that is a reflection of my friends' perceptions of my parenting skills? ; )

I worked every day last week. Can you say sore feet? sleepy Halley? and nothing got done around my house?

Christmas preparations are in full swing. Stockings are hung, shopping is in full force, and hot chocolate if flowing. D and I hope to finish everything up today and then enjoy the next week of celebrating.

We find out the gender of baby Sullivan in t-minus 5 days. Anyone care to make a guess...boy or girl?

I have an official count of Christmas cards for servicemen...we did a great job. I'll save the "official" number for it's own post.

I'm taking picture of my Christmas decor today, baby bump, and organizing our photos from the past few days. They'll be up this week. : )


Monday, December 5, 2011

cards, cards, cards!

Remember that Christmas party D and I went to on Saturday?
 LOOOK at what I got!
303 more Christmas Cards! yay!!

Today I received 200 cards from my grandmother and her Florida friends.

Only 3 days left to get your Christmas cards to me or D!

Please help us complete this worthy task.

Don't assume someone else is going to do it or that your cards, no matter what the number, don't matter. THEY MATTER. case your forgot! ; )
All cards are "due" Thursday, December 8, 2011

D and I will be mailing the cards, all you need to do is get them to us!

Cards need to be signed

It is suggested that you use generic salutations such as "Dear Service Member
Do not include email or home addresses on the cards (City and State are fine)
Do not include inserts of any kind, including photos

Envelopes do not need to be sealed, simply "tucked"
Please refrain from sending holiday cards with glitter.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thanks for having us over!

Look what I made! A perfect host/hostess gift for the Christmas season!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

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Friday, December 2, 2011

A few Friday randoms....

*Do you see what I see?
....besides D making a goofy smile because I told him to look at the camera?
: )

Our crib arrived on this week! So we braved the SNOW to pick it up and then my sweet husband proceeded to set it up for me, with full knowledge that he was going to have to take it right back down to complete a project in the baby's room. See that taped plastic in the above picture? D has it up to protect the flooring and outlets while he removes the texture from our ceilings.

* Yesterday I received a pledge for 510 Christmas cards from my younger sister's school! That puts us over 1,000! wow!

*Today is my 26th birthday! I am teaching Kindergarten today and have full intentions of bribing the children with candy so it's a smooth day. oh the wisdom that comes with age! ; ) Tonight we are going to my favorite restaurant The Revolver.

*Even though I am almost 15 weeks pregnant (wow when did THAT happen? ) I have had a rough few morning sickness days. Eating has been a full on chore. Didn't the baby get the memo that D and I are about to drop $$$ for dinner tonight and I'd like to enjoy it?

*Tomorrow is one of my favorite Findlay traditions. Thank God It's Christmas. Our friends gather and we have a Thanksgiving/Christmas-esque dinner. Loads of food and fun. I am making the Pioneer Women's mashed potatoes and D is making his traditional egg other words our kitchen will be a mess tomorrow!

*Next week I get to have lunch with a dear friend and I am VERY much looking forward to it!!

Hope you stay warm and have a Christmasy weekend with your family and friends!