Monday, April 29, 2013

22 Weeks!

Baby BOY is the size of a spaghetti squash, 8 inches, 1 pound.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

30th Birthday Weekend

 What a wonderful 30th Birthday weekend I had! Gabe's parents took the girls back to Kansas for the weekend so we could enjoy our last weekend in a long while without kids. My gift from them was a night's stay at the Broadmoor hotel. We have been there many times for dinner, but had never stayed there. It was such a blessing!

Be prepared for Gabe and Ashley photo overload. 
This post is mostly for our own memories! 

 We had a view of both the mountains and the lake from our room balcony! 
Just beautiful!

Comparing bellies!

After walking around the lake and exploring the resort, we relaxed in lounge chairs while the sun warmed us. It was so peaceful with a perfect view!

We went to dinner at a local treasure. We had never been to Blue Star, but it was highly recommended by my sister. It was amazing, both the food and service. It's now our favorite local pick!  

We also checked out the Golden Bee which is an English pub on the Broadmoor property. Very lively environment with live piano sing along. 

We enjoyed a room service breakfast on our balcony before checking out. It couldn't have been more perfect!

After checking out, we went up to Denver for the day to shop! 
We spent one night at home before going to Kansas to pick up our girls. We loved the time as a couple, but we always miss our girlies! 

My 30's are off to a great start! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

30th Birthday + Gender Reveal Party!

My sweet Gabe was insistent on throwing me a 30th Birthday party. I really didn't want a party! The only way I agreed to having a party is if it was also a reveal party to find out our baby's gender. Once he agreed, I was excited for the party after all! I basically only considered it a reveal party but he was very honoring to me at the party as well. It was such a blessing of a night and so fun to share the memory with close family and friends!

Thank you Gabe for making this night so special for me!  And also a huge thank you to Jessica and John Zachman for decorating; it was such a beautiful party!

Enough talking...I have so many photos...

 We had everyone pick a TEAM, and either wear pink or blue to the party.  
Avery was on team pink and Sophie chose team blue!

Throughout my pregnancy I kept going back and forth about boy or girl, but assumed we had a better chance of having a girl.
 Gabe and I both dressed 75% boy/girl and 25% the other...
The amazing, Jessica!

Here we go...let's find out what this baby is! 
Just to make sure you know...we had no idea what baby was. Only the baker knew from the envelope!

 It's BLUE!  
Gabe was so shocked he jumped out of the photo! :) 

Avery and Sophie were so patient, waiting to dig into the cake! 
Once it was cut, we just let them go for it! 

 Team BLUE!

Team PINK!

Billy and Rudilee!  
Now we'll both have two girls and a BOY!

 Love my Mom!

  Whitney and Laura

Lex and Clark

And just in case you missed it, here is the video of the big reveal!

Such an amazing and fun night!!