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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

spoiled.

My job and my sweet sweet babies spoiled me this year while working at CCA. From little gifts from my kids to a baby shower from the school -- I was showered with love that completely overwhelmed me. Well, the last week of school really brought me to tears because of the love that was shown, once again from my sweet class. I have never worked for a place that is so generous to their employees and let alone the families that I have had the pleasure of teaching their children. My goodness, blessings continue to overflow. I am so grateful for CCA and all 21 students and families that were called "Hummingbirds". I will miss them dearly and I hope that I will be able to return to CCA once I am ready to get back to work ( not for at least a year, yay! i'm going to be a stay at home mom!!).

This is a super cute diaper cake from one of my little girls and her mom. How cute is this? Not to mention, how generous and sweet of them to think of Bristol and I.

My room mom once again, went above and beyond and collected money from students who wanted to give me a baby gift. Of course, they all went above and beyond and got me items from my registry from Babies R Us. Some of my kids helped me open the gifts, it was too cute. Everytime we opened a gift, they'd say " Ms. Kellianne, what is this?" I would then explain to them all the things I got, they got to pass them around and "ooo and ahhh" at the baby items. It was hilarious and precious, of course.

Not only did I receive the diaper cake, the baby items from my students, but I was also given a gift card "tree/flower". Mine is the pink flower which is dangled with gift cards from all different places -- Target, AMC, berripop, Visa gift card, Babies R Us, the list goes on. This still shocks and overwhelms me. When our room mom brought this in and explained what it was, I started to cry. I just can't believe the thoughtfullness and selflessness of my parents and their children. Wow, is all I can say.




God put me in a place where he knew I needed to be. After struggling with finding a new job after FBISD eliminated my position, I wasn't sure what was in store for me. But God knew exactly what he was doing. In fact, it was his divine intervention that he chose me to work at CCA. I am forever thankful and grateful for such an amazing place to work, surrounded by Godly Christian men and women and most certainly, the amazing families that represent CCA. Oh God is so good.

Lord - thank you for blessing me with the opportunity to work at CCA and continuing to bless Brandon and I with your love and grace.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

mother's day


Mother's Day was great! We all went to second service together ( my parent's go to first and Brandon and I go to second). After church we went to Babies R Us for me to use a gift card - boy, I could stay in that place for hours upon hours. From there, we headed to the Cheesecake Factory where we had lunch together. Stephen's girlfriend is a manager there and so we got a "little deal" on our meal, wink wink :) Of course the food was fantastic, you really can't beat the QuesoFactory. We then headed to my parent's house to take pictures before we all changed our clothes, haha. I didn't want to take pictures outside because it was so darn windy that day and well, I fixed my hair for once and it wasn't going to look like a hot mess when we took pictures. So I opted to take pictures inside. I'm a brat, I know.

Let me back track for a minute. Saturday night, Brandon and I invited his mom and family over for dinner. We grilled chicken, had baked potatoes, fresh steemed broccoli, fresh salad and baked beans for dinner. It was ALL delish! They stayed for a little bit and we watched a movie on TV. It was a nice evening with his family.


The proud Uncle and Baby Daddy. My brother always comes up with weird or funny things to do in pictures. It cracks me up everytime it happens. I love love his sense of humor. But, you must understand my brother in order to understand his sense of humor - some people think he's a weirdo. haha .... See the thumbs up in the background? Gives me a good laugh! This picture almost makes me think that they are the "fathers" of the baby and I'm just the surrogate mother, hahahahahah!

The best parent's in the world. My goodness, they never seize to amaze me. I can cry right now thinking about how selfless they are and how they continue to support, provide, give and love all 3 of their children everyday.


Momma and her boys. What I love most about my mom is that she ALWAYS includes Brandon, no matter what. He isn't left to the side, he is always asked to be in pictures. She goes above and beyond to make him feel loved. When she talks about "her kids" she always includes Brandon. I really admire that about her.


First off, I need a tan - and I am working on that right now, haha. But on a serious note, my mom is my best friend. She is ALWAYS there giving me advice, listening to my vent, and laughing with me about silly things. She is such an inspiration, a genuine, kind, loving, compassionate person. I am beyond blessed to have a mother like her and I hope that one day, I can be half the woman and mom that she is to me, Stephen and Brandon.



Sunday, May 15, 2011

I NEED YOU!!!!

Pottery Barn Petite Paisley Nursery Bedding



"Annie" Nursery Bedding from Polkatotdesigns.com




Hello! It's been a while since I have posted and there are so many things I want to talk to about but right now I am dedicating this post to all things baby bedding.

You see, I had Bristol's bedding picked out from a place called Polkatotdesigns.com and LOVED my selections. Did not love the price tag, but I thought, well this is my first baby and it's exactly what I am looking for. Back to the price tag --- um...... the price of this bedding is kind of ridiculous. Although it is all custom made with beautiful fabrics, it's definitely exspensive.


So my mind has been set on saving money for the bedding and just going through with it. Well, I have been thumbing around on the computer and needed to look for diaper bags because I haven't found one I liked yet. So the potterybarn website comes up and I started looking at diaper bags. After finding one I really like - of course expensive too, I thumbed over to nursery bedding. I found a set that I really like that is HALF, I repeat, HALF the price of the custom bedding. It's something that I CAN afford right away and don't have to save for. It has the colors I like and will match the color of the walls and the white furniture. The pottery barn bedding can also come with a quilt which goes with the toddler bedding.


This is where you come in. I really need your help. I'm trying to be practical but I also want her room to be beautiful and what I REALLY want.


If it were you, what would you do? Go with the custom bedding that makes you go broke or go with the practical priced bedding that is still super cute but easy on the pocket book?


For all you people who "read" my blog and NEVER COMMENT.... I NEED YOU TO COMMENT, don't be shy :) I need all the advice, suggestions and feedback!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

evolution of the bump


I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the ever growing baby bump that I have finally gotten used to. It's so amazing to see how your body changes through pregnancy. One day you look down at your stomache and it's flat and the next day you wake up and there is a round bump poking out of your belly. Just another amazing gift from God.

Now these pictures were taken with my iphone so they aren't the best quality but it's fun to look at them and see how I wasn't so brave to post a pic with my face and finally at 23 weeks I said
"WHAT THE HECK!" :)

Everything is going great so far with my pregnancy. She is definitely a mover and a kicker and I LOVE feeling her move! Brandon finally got to feel her kick and he was absolutely amazed. I will be 24 weeks tomorrow, it's just flying by! I have my first baby shower this week at work. There are 4 of us that are pregnant at work, 3 are having boys and I'm the only one having a girl :) 2 of the ladies are due in July and myself and the other teacher are due in August. I'm really looking forward to Tuesday and being surrounded by such Godly women to share this special time in my life.

I can't believe today is May 1st. My last day of work is May 27. I will be taking the year off and I'M SO EXCITED!!! I never thought I would be able to be a stay at home mom and well, once again, God is doing amazing things for my family and I and is blessing me with the time to be with Bristol.

Well, Brandon and I are off to get a couples massage this morning. I will be getting a prenatal massage and I'm looking forward to it! I really need this!

Blessings to you all for a great week!