Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I Heart Fall!

Last year, Jeff and I decided to start taking an annual fall trip to the mountains to see the aspens - this year, we decided on Steamboat. We were going up there for a friend's wedding, so we made a weekend out of it! We even found a pet-friendly hotel, so we brought Mowgli along for the road trip!

We got to Steamboat with just enough time to grab a quick bite to eat The Rusted Porch. Jeff was thrilled, because they were celebrating Octoberfest. After winerschnitzel and a German beer, we were on our way!

The wedding couldn't have been more perfect! The ceremony was nestled in between an aspen grove!

On our way home from Steamboat, we stopped to hike near Lake Dillion. We found the perfect trail overlooking the lake - quite possibly my favorite trail EVER!

20 Weeks... IT'S A BOY!!

20 Weeks: Baby Gries is the size of a banana!
Jeff and I had our 20-week appointment/ultrasound on Wednesday morning. And... IT'S A BOY!!! We found out everything with our little man looks healthy. Praise the Lord!!

On Friday, my AMAZING sister-in-law, Heather, was sweet enough host a gender reveal party for us. She went all out!!

The votes were tied 7-boy; 7-girl

Jeff really wanted a reveal party, so I left it up to him to decide how to do the big reveal. He googled different options and was bound and determined to have party poppers. He researched how to re-stuff party poppers, and filled them with blue confetti. It turned out even better than we thought! The party poppers were a success! Here's an action picture of the big reveal:

We couldn't be more thrilled to be having a boy! Now, we just have to decide on a name and nursery theme... stay tuned!