Sunday, May 31, 2009

Vacation and Baby News

So a few weeks ago we took a family vacation (me, Josh, my mom, my sister, our niece, and my grandmother) to the beach. We stayed in a condo in Navarre Beach, FL. It was a lot of fun! We got to relax and play in the ocean. Here are a TON of pictures from the trip:

Mom on the deck with Arabella's hat on


Arabella didn't like her hat


Arabella playing in the water

Us on the beach


Our condo complex


Mom and Nanie on the beach




All the girls at the "zoo"




Arabella playing the sand


Uncle Josh and Arabella in the water


Also, since the last time we posted, we found out that we are having a little baby GIRL!! We are so excited! We have been very busy starting to decorate the nursery and buying way to many cute little girly outfits. Pictures of the nursery will be posted once our bedding arrives in the next couple of weeks. Here is a picture of me at 5 months.



On another note, we have been going back and forth on a couple of different names for our baby girl, but we have finally decided on.....drum roll please............................................................................
Cadence Grace Brown

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Update

Well, we've been pretty busy this past month!

First off, Josh's mom and grandmother came up to Memphis to spend the weekend with us. While they were here they they got to see Josh perform in one of his concerts with the Memphis Symphony Chorus.

Here is a picture of the 3 of them before the concert.

The next weekend I went over to Conway for our niece's, Arabella, birthday party. She turned 1 year old! Well, technically she doesn't turn 1 until May 5th, but they decided to celebrate her birth a little early.
Here are some pictures from the big event.












This past week we had to make an unplanned trip up to Farmington, AR for my (Stephanie) grandfather's funeral. He past away on Sunday and the funeral was on Thursday. It was sad, but at the same time I know that he is in a much better place.
Well, after this past month we need a little break...so we are taking a small vacation to Florida for a week! We've rented a condo down on the beach and will just have a nice relaxing vacation with a few other guests...my mom, sister, and Arabella. Needless to say we are really looking forward to having a break from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives.
Also this month, Josh has a committee meeting at school to determine when he will graduate with is Ph.D.! He is shooting for December, but it may not be until May 2010...either way, the light is at the end of the tunnel and coming up quickly!
There hasn't been any baby news this month because we had to postpone our last Dr. visit because of the funeral, but it is rescheduled in a couple of weeks. Also, we will find out the sex of the baby at the end of the month at our 20-week ultrasound! That is going to be a great day!! We have 2 names picked out...one for a boy and one for a girl. We may or may not tell everyone in blogland after we find out the sex of the baby...we haven't decided yet.

I think that is pretty much all that has been happening this past month!