Wednesday, July 11, 2012

weekend review


We had the best weekend! My grandparents (my mom's parents) celebrated their 50th anniversary in June! We'd been planning a family celebration but weren't able to get everyone together until this past weekend. It was the best excuse to spend a couple days in northern Utah! 
The 50th wedding anniversary celebration was lovely! My mom and her siblings really made it a special night for my grandparents. We had gorgeous weather, amazing food, and the funnest time hanging out with our family! I miss living close to my extended family  :)
The rest of the weekend was spent running errands and visiting our friends. This was the first time that Eric and I have been up there together, and had enough time to see people. It was JUST what I needed... I only wish we had a week or two to spend visiting everyone we miss :) I am grateful for our amazing friends, even though they live a few hours away. 
We also registered at a couple baby stores! I know it's pretty early (I'm just over 17 weeks) but the only store we have in our town is Wal Mart. And since we were up there together for once, I thought it'd be funner to register with Eric than by myself. He likes to be involved with anything that has to do with our baby :) I almost died when I saw how much they charge for certain baby items. Good grief! But I was so grateful for the advice I got from all of you momma's... it saved us from registering (and spending money when we're ready to buy) on really pointless items. So thank you!! The best part of registering was the anticipation I felt... I can't wait to bring our brand new baby home from the hospital, snuggle up in all those cozy blankets, and just love on our baby!!

31 comments:

from head 2 toe said...

I LOVE those balloon banners in the back of the picture of you 3 cute girls! I think your Mom and her sibling need to do a tutorial because it looks soooooo cute! :)

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

Oh. My. Gosh.

I'm glad you had a good weekend. But Courtney, that baby.. it's real. that bump.. I need to see this for myself.

Last night I was sitting around not sleeping and I thought of said baby, and how crazy it is that not so far from now.. HE or she will be here.. what a good day.. what a good day indeed.

Melissa Knott said...

Oh gosh, you get me nervous when you say those things!! I am only 10 weeks ahead of you and we are FINALLY starting to get things moving. We still need a ton of stuff, but we have most (read: some) of the essentials.

I am looking forward to the hospital and seeing her... but nervous about the part where they say "go home" (in a nicer way, of course) and not knowing what to do next!

Kind of freaking out.

Sam said...

Love these pictures! Glad you had such a great weekend. I love family gatherings! We don't have enough anymore now that everyone is older. Wah!

You guys are too cute! (Minus the Boston hat... kidding!)

Amanda said...

Sounds like a great weekend! You look so happy in these photos!

Erin said...

Beautiful pics, yay for anniversary celebrations!! :) I can't wait to start seeing your lil bump more-- pictures girlfriend!!!

Cami said...

You are so gorgeous - and your love is as well <3
So happy your weekend was SO amazing!! oxox

My Happily Ever After said...

These pictures are amazing...especially the last one!! We loved seeing you guys and I am glad that you got to register somewhere else besides wally-mart! :)

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

LOOK AT YOUR BUMP! So dang cute! I already have the worst baby fever known to man and you are just making it worse.

Beverly Frazier said...

Congrats on the bay bay and you two look amazing together!! Glad you had a great weekend full of family and love!

Tamara @ T {times} Three said...

I can see the bump!!!! So cute!

Lin said...

Registering for baby items must have been so much fun. Heck, I'm not even having one & I still like browsing the baby sections haha. Eeep, your baby bump is so tiny, cute!

Eloquent English said...

So exciting! Are you going to find out if it is a B or G??? xoxo A-

Carlie said...

Congrats to your grandparents on 50 years! What a great example! And that was smart to register together!

rooth said...

Baby stuff is ridiculously expensive isn't it? And you need so much of it, it seems

Alyx said...

Awww, that is so exciting!
When do you guys find out the gender? That's coming up soon, right?

Kaitlin Hogan said...

that photo of you 3 girls is adorable!

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Amy W. said...

i LOVE the volume in ur hair! simply GORG!!

Lauren said...

You're so pretty Courtney! Looks like a great weekend!

xo

Amanda said...

You're adorable! And that baby bump is just too cute :)

Kristen said...

Okay, now I'm feeling super unprepared and behind and I'm kind of freaking out a little bit (I'm 24 weeks)! We have no idea where to start when it comes to registering because, um hi we've never done this whole baby thing before. Any tips?? Also, you're getting a little bump! Eeeek!

Leah said...

Great to hear that registering went well! Only a few more weeks until you know what you're having!

Samantha said...

When I registered when I was pregnant, I think I literally went through every aisle at Target and scanned everything. It was so fun! I got scan happy :)

Grace said...

So glad you had a great weekend! Hope the rest of your week is going great!

Married...with a Pup said...

Wow, 50th anniversary?!?! That is so amazing! Awww, I bet registering was fun! I would be very overwhelmed with registering for that kinda of stuff!

That Girl said...

50 years is quite the accomplishment.

katie michelle said...

you two are so cute!!! and 50 years! wow! what a wonderful celebration :)

xo

Katie said...

that last picture is so cute!! and how exciting to start registering for baby stuff!

The Braided Bandit said...

You two are adorable! That sounds like such a fun weekend, I do not live my immediate family since I moved from New Jersey to Colorado, so I totally know how good it feels to go back! That picture of you three girls is so beautiful!

Also, I am hosting my first ever giveaway for a $40 gift card to my vintage shop :) If you would like to enter to win it, come over to:
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Hope you are having a wonderful day!
xo Hannah

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Isn't registering SO FUN!???

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Glad you had a great weekend!

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