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Howdy, folks. I just got back (Sunday night) from a little weekend trip with my mom. One of my dear, sweet friends, Patty Ann, got married this past weekend in Columbus, Mississippi, and she asked me to read scripture in her ceremony. I was more than thrilled to oblige, so Mom and I made the trip down.

I met Mom in Rome on Friday afternoon. We did a little shopping and ate dinner, then we headed out early Saturday morning for Columbus. On the way, we got to stop by my favorite place in the whole world-- Tuscaloosa.

This was the first time I had been to T-town since the tornadoes and since I graduated college in 2008. Mom rode me by my house that I lived in for 2 years in college. I couldn't believe how different the neighborhood and the little house that I love so much looked...

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Luckily, the storms didn't do much (if any) damage to UA's campus. I was so happy to see this that I made Mom park in the Communications parking lot so I could get out of the car and walk around...

BD stadium

BD stadium 2

It was so good to run into Sir Nick while we were there. Ama enjoyed meeting him...

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And, of course, I had to get a photo of Reese Phifer Hall-- it houses the College of Communication and Information Sciences. I had most of my classes here in college. Looks like they are renovating the rotunda. Can't wait to see what it looks like when they are finished.

Reese Phifer

We made it to Columbus in time to check in to our hotel, lay down for a while, then get ready and get to the church for the wedding. Patty Ann and Bobby had a beautiful wedding, and I was honored to be a part of it.

PAB wedding prog

The reception was held at the Columbus Country Club, and there were no details overlooked! It was decorated so cute.

reception door

Patty Ann had her wedding guests place their gifts in the bed of an old Chevy truck. Such a fun idea! (P-Ann, thank you so much for including me in your special day! Many prayers for a blessed marriage for you and Bobby. Love you!!!)

reception truck

While we were in Rome, Ama-Watts got some loot, too. Mom bought her a baby book. It's pink leather, and I just love it. Everything that can be filled out up to this point has been. Up next, we fill out shower details and delivery day!

AWA baby book

Mom also saved all the smocked outfits I wore as a baby (which means she saved every single outfit I ever owned, because smocked outfits are all I ever wore), and she packed them all up for me to let Ama-Watts wear. They are a post of their own, and I'm sure you'll see lots of pictures when the little girl gets here of her wearing them! I am so thankful my mom did that for me...and for Ama.

Gran V and Pop also got Ama a highchair. Mat and I knew we didn't want a plastic highchair, and we had found a wooden Eddie Bauer one at Target, but when Gran V found this one, we knew it was the one! Gran V's going to sew her a cushion for it, and the little girl will be good to go!

AWA highchair

And finally, after weeks of searching, Mat and I found crib bedding fabric for her nursery. We picked out this print for her skirt, and we'll use the cream linen for her bumper. We're going to have her monogram embroidered on the bumper in chocolate brown, and we're also going to use this print to cover cording for the bumper. Mat is the one who found this fabric, and I think he has good taste-- don't you?

AWA nursery fabric skirt

AWA nursery fabric

We got a cream and khaki pin stripe bed sheet coming from Target.com, and I hope it all looks good together!

Just this morning, my friend Emily Griffin brought me these cookies. Aren't they the cutest things you've ever seen? She also made these cookies I blogged about back in March. Thank you so much, Emily!

AWA cookies

Just a quick pregnancy recap for my own sake-- I am now 23 weeks and 1 day. Ama-Watts still moves like crazy. She sometimes kicks and hits so hard that I can see my stomach move, which is still amazing to me. She also has the hiccups about once or twice a day. (Her daddy detests the hiccups, so I'm sure she'll be just thrilled to death when she's born.) I'm almost entirely in clothes that I bought for my pregnancy (or loose dresses that I wore before), and I only have two pairs of pants that I can still wear with my BeBand. I don't really crave any specific foods, and my appetite hasn't changed that much-- I still eat about the same amount of food. I wake up every morning at 4:31 a.m. without delay to go to the bathroom. I go to the doctor next Tuesday for my glucose test, and I am dreading that like the plague. Ama weighs over a pound now, and she's about 11 inches long. Baby girl's growing up!

We've decided to go with the comfort grey room for Ama's nursery. It's smaller, but it just seems to fit her better. I hope she'll like it.

I think that about catches you up. We are trying to enjoy the last few days of summer before Mat begins classes on the 15th of this month. I am longing for the shorter, crisper, cooler days of fall, but certainly enjoying the harvests of the summer months.

It's hard to enjoy summer because I know that after August begins September, and September brings the fall, and the late fall will bring my baby girl into the world. And it is at that thought that my heart skips a beat.

Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

  1. Love all of this Whit! So glad you got back to Ttown, but next time you have to STAY longer! :-) Because quite a few of us will be clamoring to see your sweet girl! Precious pictures and Mat did an awesome job - great taste with the bedding! Love you girl!