Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

This past weekend, we went with our good friends Kara and Cory to the mountains to cut down our Christmas Tree. We went with them a couple years ago and hope to make this an annual tradition. 

We got all bundled up for the 5 degree weather and headed to Woodland Park.

The boys were determined to find the perfect area to cut down our tree, which to them, meant going to the highest point of the mountain. With only a few minor scares of almost sliding off the road, we found THE spot!

This is the second year that Kara helped us find our tree. Thanks Kara!! 

Here is our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree... just the way we like it :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

30 Weeks

It is SO hard to believe that I only have 10 weeks to go. This baby is going to be here before I know it!! 

30 Weeks: Baby Gries is the size of a cucumber!

We (meaning Jeff) have been hard at work on the nursery. Here are a few teaser pics of the progress so far: 

First order of business... the flowers had to go!

The dresser/changing table mid redo

I want to give a big shout out to my sister who helped me envision the layout of the room.

 We still have a lot of work to do, but I'll post pictures when everything is finished. Hopefully sooner rather than later!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Baby Shower!

The weekend before Thanksgiving I went back to Wichita for my first baby shower. My mom's friends always through the most amazing events, and this was certainly one of them. I felt so blessed and loved to have all my friends and family there to celebrate our little guy!

The adorable shower invite.

 My amazing mother-in-law (Cathy) and sister-in-law (Heather) drove all the way from Denver for the shower!

My MIL and Mom

And... my sister (Melissa) flew in from Indiana to be there. So special!

Loved seeing these lifelong friends!

My cousin Kayla was kind enough to snap some professional pics of the event!