"...and the greatest of these is love."   1 Corinthians 13:13

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Uncle Rob

Had to post this cute video of Rob and our niece, Annalise. He's such a good role model...

More soon,

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Let the Good Times Roll - Virginia

Hey all!

Hope summer is still treating everyone well! It has been a great few weeks of summer, and I thought I would catch up about a trip that we took in June with my family.

As I stated in my last post, my little brother, Price, graduated from UT in May. To celebrate his graduation, my family decided to spend a week in Virginia together. Austin and Laura have a lake house there, so it was the perfect spot for a little competition, ping-pong, and lots of wake boarding wipeouts... :)

We arrived on Monday afternoon and headed straight to the lake house...and as soon as we got there, we headed straight to the ping-pong table. Rob, Austin, Price and I are all pretty equal in our ping-pong ability, so to say that our tournament (yes, there was a tournament bracket set up) was a little intense is an understatement. But we ate it up.

The next 6 days were filled with lots of this...

And this...

And this...

And this...

And a little more of this...

We did lots of this...

And a little of this...

It was the perfect week of relaxing mixed in with some sibling + Rob + Laura competition. Mom served as a referee and cheerleader when needed. Although I would be incredibly wrong to say that she did not rock it on the wake board and the tube. I mean, how many 50+ women do you know that would do this... ?

And yes, that is her still hanging on with half of her body thrown off the tube.

Here are some more of my favorite shots from the week.

Just the girls :)

Kid's table.

And just the boys...

 Kiddos on the boat.

Love him.

It was a great week, and I am so thankful for a family that enjoys spending time together. Can't wait to do it again!

More soon,

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sweet Isla

Hello all!

Well, summer is well under way (in fact, my summer is almost over!! Yikes!) and I am enjoying every minute of it. My post today is about a very important addition that has entered the world that I had the pleasure of being a part of at the very beginning of summer. Miss Isla Joyce Prewett (finally!) made her appearance on Monday, June 4th and she is absolutely wonderful. Lauren and Trevor are already such great parents, and I am taking serious notes :) Here's a quick recap of little Isla's story.

Preparation for Isla began in March when we threw a shower for Lauren and Baby Prewett. Because we didn't know the gender until she was born, we kept it pretty gender neutral. We had a blast prepping for and throwing the shower. We think it turned out pretty cute!

Our table set up

Isn't she precious?!?

Lauren with her hostesses

Opening presents

Initially, Isla was supposed to be born on May 29th, right in the middle of my hectic last week of school. Because I was leaving Stanley, it meant that I had to pack up EVERYTHING in my room and move it to my new school that last week. This is on top of all of the end of the year chaos and to-do lists that come with 20 nine and ten year olds in a classroom. So to throw an impromptu visit to Corpus Christi and drive back all in one night had me a little nervous. I couldn't NOT go. But I tried really hard sending little subliminal messages to Isla...and apparently, it worked! (I owe you one later, Isla!) And while her mom would have loved for her to come then, I was (not so secretly) very grateful that she decided to bake a little bit longer. Lauren was supposed to be induced on the Sunday after school got out, so I headed out to Corpus that morning and got there just in time for Lauren's contractions to start being pretty consistently 4-6 minutes apart. 

Headed to the hospital! So exciting!

We headed to the hospital and Lauren and Trevor got all checked in. Then the waiting game began...oh, the waiting game. From about 3:30 that afternoon to around 7:30 that evening, we all just hung out in Lauren's room. She was pretty relaxed (thank you epidural!) so we all just chatted and chilled. We picked up dinner, and then hung out some more. 

Just waiting....

At one point, the nurse told us that it was still going to be a while, so the parents left and we did too a little later. At around 12:00 a.m. or so, Trevor texted us to say that Lauren had progressed pretty quickly and that maybe heading back up there was a good idea. Johnna and I were there in a few minutes and Lauren's contractions were getting more intense. Around 2:30 a.m., they kicked us out as it was "go-time" for Lauren to start pushing. :) We were so, so excited. 

In the waiting room, the 4 parents, Johnna, and Lauren's sister Cara, and I began the intense waiting game. Because we didn't know the gender, we couldn't wait to hear from Trevor who would tell us all what little Baby Prewett was. Four LONG hours later, he came around the corner and told us...

We raced back to the room to see mommy and Baby Isla for the first time. She was just perfect. 

Holding her for the first time (and yes, I am still in the same clothes...it was a LONG night)

Aunt Johnna with baby. She's such a good auntie.

Just the girls :)

She couldn't get any cuter...

Your aunties love you so much!

Love this precious little girl.

I can't wait to see who this little gift turns into and cannot wait to be a part of her life as she grows up. We are SO glad you are here, Isla!!

 More soon,