Monday, September 21, 2009

September Happenings

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What a jammed packed month it has been! Here we are already the 21st of September (Happy 30th Birthday, Michael!) and I feel like Labor Day was just yesterday! With fall rolling in, it means football on the schedule for us during almost every weekend. We started the season out with Texas playing in Austin vs. University of LA-Monroe over Labor Day weekend. I sure do miss getting to watch my Red Raiders play, but it is always great times tailgating in Austin and cheering on UT and the Big 12! Glad I love the game, right?!

On Sunday the 6th we celebrated Ruth & Rob's 40th Anniversary with a beautiful party in Brenham. It was such a nice day and what a true testament of love for 40 years...thanks for being great role models for Jonathan and me both! We love you!

The month kept on trucking along, with a full schedule at work. Our big annual trade show in Vegas was another great success--yet a tiresome one! I truly don't want to admit it, but being preggers does slow me down a bit. I headed out for a quick trip to Vegas on Thursday the 10th to make sure all was inline for setup of the booths and came back to Austin late Friday night so that I could be at Tyler and Jamie's wedding on Saturday.

The 'rents picked me up in Austin on Saturday morning and we headed to Fredricksburg. What a beautiful wedding for two beautiful glad Jonathan and I were able to share in the day with you all!

Monday morning, it was back to Vegas for the week! Jonathan came with me, since we figured this might be the last time to really get away before IBP arrives. He did his touring around the strip while I worked during the day, but we did enjoy some good food and a bit of gambling in the evenings.

Finally, on Thursday night I was back in Austin, with a day of rest before the crazy UT/Tech weekend. It has become quite a tradition in our house divided that the week leading up to the game is deemed 'Hate Week' since Jonathan and I are both so passionate about our schools (and their football teams!). It's not as harsh as it sounds, just some good 'ole trash talking before the big event.

Gameday (in general, didn't make it down in time for ESPN's) was a blast as usual and it was so good to see some of my Tech friends that I don't get to see very often. I was sad to see the loss, but still very proud to be a Red Raider!

And, how could I forget the baby bump!? Well, let's just say that within the past two weeks, the bump has decided to come out of hiding and shy away from's now raising it's hand yelling "I'm here, I'm here!", as I'm sure you can see from the pics!

Top Registry Picks

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So, after going through the baby registry process and writing 'My Registry Reaction' a while back, I decided to do a 'Top Registry Picks' post on the Graco blog. In this, I solicited some help from Graco Nation (a group of ambassadors from around the US) to give me their advice, and it was VERY helpful, I might add! Take a read and see if your top picks made the cut...holla back with any other great advice or recommended must-haves!

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