Thursday, December 13, 2012

80 Degrees and Christmas Trees

December 1st was an unusual one.

We picked out our Christmas tree, Lowe's style.

We brought our tree home and found the perfect spot for it.

We decorated our tree and home to get ready for Christmas.


Oh, and we did yard work because it was 80 degree and our grass is still growing strong : )

What a way to start the month of December!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gobble Gobble, Thanksgiving 2012 Recap

I hope your Thanksgiving was as joyful as ours!

We waited 17 long weeks to tell most all of our family about our baby news, but we wanted to tell them in person and it definitely paid off to see everyones joyful reactions when we finally told them the good news.

Sorry no film or photos of peoples' reactions, but again, you can only imagine all of the excited looks.

Here is our Thanksgiving recap:

Getting Thanksgiving lunch ready. Notice the shorts and t-shirts, it was a warm day.

Granddad Connie cutting the turkey. Notice the two large bowls of black olives, it's a tradition to always have black olives at Thanksgiving/Christmas. They usually don't last long.

 Jesse and I got to meet our nephew, Jack, for the first time. He was such a cutie! It made me want our little guy to be here...but I think it's best he waits until April :)

Such a natural.
 My grandparents got to meet Jack for the first time also at Thanksgiving.

All the grandkids together with Granddad Earnest and Grandma Joyce.

And finally I will end with a goofy picture... It was such a added bonus to get to see my best friend over Thanksgiving. She lives in Los Angeles now and our visits are few and far between, but always full of fun and quality bonding.

Since neither of us have access to a Braums anymore, we had to make a stop and indulge! Julie does a much prettier "goofy" face then I do...I mean who looks like that eating ice cream?  : )

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy Birthday and Congratulations, Pops!

I have gotten out of order in my blog posts, so now that our big baby secret has been revealed, I must rewind a bit to catch you all up on other happenings from the McKee household.

Jesse's parents, Mike and Kim, came to visit at the first of November to see us, attend the international quilt show (Kim) and celebrate Mike's "big" birthday. *I won't reveal ages.

It was the perfect opportunity to share the baby news while they were here, especially since we wanted to tell all the family we could in person.

Here we are at Taste of Texas celebrating Mike's birthday.

We came back to our house to have a second dessert, yes second, and open birthday cards.
We had a really cute idea lined up for the announcement, but then that failed, so instead we bought Mike a birthday card that was from the baby.
Opening card number one (baby's was at the bottom)
Opening card number two.

Opening card number three, baby's card! You can see the confusion on Mike's face and you can tell Kim has just about figured it out.
I have no pictures of what happened next (although we do have video), but you can only imagine there were lots of hugs and excitement.
Here they are looking at the sonogram.
Besides revealing baby news, we celebrated Mike's birthday by checking something off his bucket list. We went to the Alamo in San Antonio.

Since this is Mike and Kim's first grandchild, they got to choose their grandparent names, Pops and Gramma.

My parents already have five grandkids so they will remain Granddad and Grammy.

Between the four grandparents, seven great grandparents, four aunts, four uncles, five cousins and numerous other family members and friends, our child will be very, very loved!
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