Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's a BOY!!!

This weekend, we had our gender reveal party to find out if Baby Waters is a boy or a girl. Our good friend Jennifer Merrill made our cake and did an EXCELLENT job! We had a great time finding out that we will soon welcome a sweet baby boy into our lives. Here's the video from the cutting of the cake!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Online Shopping

This week I feel like I've done a bit more than my share of online shopping! We are headed to Knoxville next weekend for the TN v. UGA game and I've been on a search for something to wear. It's a 7 pm game and some of my regular options are feeling a bit tighter lately :)
I went with this, and its supposed to arrive today, so I hope it works!
Dream cardigan
We also ordered a new crate for Hattie! We've been calling her Hurricane Hattie lately because she's had some "separation anxiety". We'd been leaving her out because she was able to chew through her wooden crate and get out. This time we opted for a more durable option but still with the wood accent on top so it can double as an end table. Gotta save space in the city! Here's the one we got her!
Merry Products Pet Cage with Crate Cover
Finally, we are headed to Clemson in October for the Clemson-UNC game and Hattie is coming with us. I had to be sure she is fully ready to show her UNC spirit so I ordered her a little something, but I'll keep that secret for the game! :)

Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Weekend Recap!

Ok, I'm trying to make good on my promise to keep this thing updated!!

We had a great weekend! Friday night we went to a going away party for our friends Jeff and Kari who were moving back to Texas. We will certainly miss them! Kari was so sweet to have Cherry Limeade for me at the party!

Saturday we woke up bright and early and headed out to church for the Basic Needs Giveaway! It was such a great event to be a part of. I got to help three different people/families go through the things to get clothes and food. It was a great blessing to us all! We also were able to talk to one lady about giving our desktop computer to her for her two grandsons! All in all a GREAT day. God definitely worked through everyone there!

Sunday was fun too! Went to church and I helped in the nursery, good practice! Then had lunch and headed to watch the Panthers get a VICTORY! Its about time. Unfortunately, Sunday night I discovered I had a pinched sciatic nerve and that part was NOT fun. Justin has taken good care of me so far though! :)

Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Ok, so its been since our last really big news that I've even blogged, but I REALLY promise I'm getting back to it! Justin and I are expecting our first baby in April!!!
Baby Waters at 12 weeks 2 days

We are absolutely thrilled, scared and excited all in one! :) We just had our 12 week scan and got to see our little guy/girl wiggling around and hear and see the heartbeat! It truly is amazing and makes us both feel so blessed by this tiny (2 inch right now) gift from God!

I'm going to be better about updating the blog to keep family and friends in the loop along our journey to becoming parents!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Meet Hattie!

Well our furry bundle of joy has finally arrived! We picked up Hattie on Friday morning at 10 am in Durham, NC. Justin and I both leaned to her immediately so it was a pretty easy choice! We were able to have lunch with our good friend Ryan and then we of course had to go introduce Hattie to her favorite place: Chapel Hill. We got some great pictures at the Old Well and then headed back to DC. She was a sweetie the whole way home and slept on our laps. We had a good first evening with her and her first night was pretty rough. She cried almost the entire night...she missed her brothers and sisters!
We had a great first weekend with her....we played and tried to teach her to potty outside. She had a few accidents but I think she's getting the hang of it. We are also working with her on sitting. She's a smart girl and we are so in love with her! :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Back to Life, Back to Reality

Hello All! So sorry for not finishing out the blog with the tales of our trip. The internet in the final two places we stayed was quite expensive and we ended up not having it as freely as we thought we would. The trip was in a word, amazing. We had such a wonderful time learning about religion, culture and finance (for Justin) and experiencing new things and trying new cuisine! Our camera memory card was corrupted AS WE WERE LEAVING. The memory card has been sent off in hopes that we will recovery our precious pictures from this once in a lifetime trip! We have settled back in fairly well. We have gone to bed before 8:30 EVERY night this week! Our goal is to make it until at least 9:30 tonight, we'll see. We have a pretty uneventful weekend ahead of us, which is good. We've got a lot to do around the house to get ready for Hattie! I will hopefully have some pictures of our trip for you shortly! Meanwhile, here is a picture of two of the pups from our litter, one of them MIGHT be Hattie, but there are 4 more! :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Phuket, Thailand! Day 2

We woke up on day 2 and had an interesting and yummy breakfast at the hotel and then headed straight for the beach. We stayed out on the beach until lunch time and headed back to grab some money and explore the area of Karon Beach for lunch. We ate at a place called “The Little Mermaid”. I had Phat see euv and Justin had Phat Macaroni. Both were delicious! We explored a bit more since it had started raining and then decided to just read by the pool. There isn’t much to say about our afternoon. We went from the pool to our room and continued reading and napping until dinner time! We went to a nearby resort and had pizza and wine for dinner! We grabbed an ice cream cone on the walk home and went to bed early!