Saturday, December 13, 2008


I thought the day would never come...but it did. I finally graduated!! I had family and friends there to support me and it felt really good to know that I finally made it. The ceremony really wasn't too bad, it only took a little over an hour. Afterwards, we went to Brad's parents house for cake and drinks. It was so nice of his parents to do that for me. I have the greatest in-laws ever!! Here's my 20 week picture, taken right before we left for graduation.

Here's Brad and me right after the ceremony.


Monday, December 8, 2008

Tis the Season to be Jolly :)

Some things we're looking forward to:
1. Wednesday will officially mark 20 weeks in our pregnancy which means we're about half way! Not a day goes by that we don't feel exceptionally blessed and thank God for this miracle baby. (I know I say that a lot, but for those that know our history know that it truly is a miracle!) She's moving a lot more each day and it is such a wonderful feeling. :)
2. I'm FINALLY graduating from UTA on Friday. My bachelor's degree will be in Interdisciplinary Studies and, when the time is right, I will become certified to teach. I can't wait to walk across that stage, knowing that I finally did it!
3. Brad is finally getting a few days off this week. He has been working almost 80 hour weeks and that's not easy! He was scheduled to have 3 days off, but because of my graduation he is getting 4 off. One of those days he is painting the nursery, but the rest of the time will be spent doing something more enjoyable. (Hopefully he can feel Haylee moving since she always does when he's at work.)
4. Of course, we also can't wait for Christmas. Only 2 1/2 more weeks! Last Christmas was a rough one for us because we miscarried on the day, so we are really looking forward to this one being much better. We got all of our decorations up so we're definitely in the Christmas spirit now! (Brad was forced to a long time ago since Wal Mart starts playing Christmas music about 13 months too early!)

We hope everyone else is ready for the holidays! As the kids I babysit informed me this morning, only 17 more days!