Friday, April 15, 2011

Really, a year?

So, a lot has happened in a whole year. Most of you who will read this already know the major details, like, we moved to Colorado last August so Matt could start teaching at UNC in Greeley. We are expecting a baby in one month, due date May 16. We now own a minivan, live in a house, and our kids play city league soccer. Life is a little different than in NYC, but it's been good.

I have had some stuff happening with the pregnancy which has made it necessary to stay home and slow down, so I decided to update our blog. I figure that's a good, stay at home, resty kind of thing to do.

I will not attempt to update on everything I have missed. But instead start with the most recent special event for our family. Margaret turned 8 and was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Before the baptism in her new dress, provided by Grandma Margaret.

The family at our chapel, me looking pregnant, Stella having just woken up from a nap. Grandma Margaret & Grandpa George came all the way from California to be here.

Dad and daughter. What an awesome blessing for Matt to baptize his first daughter!

Little namesake moment. What a wonderful Grandma we have!

Grandma Margaret & Grandpa George at our house.

Our day started out with soccer games in the most beautiful spring weather. Then we had time to clean up and get ready for the big event. At the chapel we were surrounded by our new friends we've been so lucky to meet here. We also had the pleasure of having our dear friend Marin drive out from Utah. Everyone came back to our house for food and treats and to congratulate Mags on her special day. When we asked her how she felt, she smiled and replied, "Wonderful!" I know it will be a memorable day always for me and I hope it will for her as well.

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I'm not making any promises about what's t come . . .after all I only have a few weeks left of this pregnancy, so there may be another pause in posting, but if I do end up putting up some more pictures, tidbits, recipes, or who knows what, won't that be fun?


Karli Anderson said...

Looks great Aunt Heather. Tell Margaret I say congratulations and everyone else too. Love and miss you all.

Bea and Ryan said...

Congrats Maggs! We so wish we could have been there. You look radiant. See you VERY soon.

-Bea, Ryan, June, & Olive

Erin said...

How wonderful! You know I have a special place in my heart for Mags... what a beautiful occasion. Give her and the rest of your family a big long hug from me!

Thinking of you often- so fun to see the update.

Today Will Never Come Again said...

Oh my goodness! Mags looks like a little princess and so happy. Tell her congratulations from Mike and I. We miss you guys!

Katie Lila said...

How i wish we were there, the pics made me tear up and feel all that sweet margaret magic. How wonderful a blessing that you prepared for baptism. Ayva says thanks for being her example. we love you mags.

Elise said...

Glad to read an update. I love that you live here now. I love your sweet family and especially you. Good luck over the next few weeks! I'm here to help! :)

Heather Coon said...

Wow, we are moving to Colorado as well. But a totally different part unfortunately! We'll be in Montrose in just a few short weeks. Congrats on the new baby!!

Ben & Carly said...

you make me smile, I adore you! your margaret is beautiful, she will be the perfect best friend for Olivia when I move in next door to you and we live happily ever after. and I will tell your husband besides the fact there is a human being pushing the life out of you, you are doing just fine....and that you probably need a trip to the spa for a looooong massage after the baby is born. It will be like having a translator next door!plus I will make you yummy salads. love ya Carly