Friday it snowed like crazy. No joke. I hate the snow. I knew the snow just couldn't hold off another weekend. Since I have swollen feet I had to wear flip flops outside all day and my feet were freezing. It was nice to finally get home after work and not have to go outside for a while. Anyways during this awesome snow storm I was able to go out to lunch with Emily and Elizabeth. Emily's birthday was earlier in November so we had fun celebrating. Later that night Derek took me out to the Olive Garden so I could enjoy their salad and breadsticks. Always hits the spot. Love their breadsticks. He was so wonderful and got me some really thoughtful gifts. He bought me tums, a back heating pad, Andes mints, and shoes. All things my pregnant body is in need of. I wish those shoes would've fit. So my feet haven't grown in length just in width with the swelling. Derek got me mens shoes in a half a size bigger than I would normally wear and thought that might do the trick. As we tried to fit my poor feet in to them I was laughing and crying all at the same time. ha It was funny and so, so sad. No other way to explain that situation. I am so grateful that he thought of getting me things I really need. The other part of my present comes this weekend. I am excited to tell you all about it.
Saturday started off with more snow and Derek was just loving all of this. He wanted to have a snowball fight with anyone who was willing. He started off the morning by building a snowman for the baby shower. It's me with our little baby girl on my hip. How cute are the two little snowmen together? I loved it. Of course, being the Southern California boy he is, he played in the snow in shorts and a t-shirt. Look at this smile. That's true joy! I would've been freezing.
Later in the afternoon I had such a great baby shower thrown by my mom and sisters. It was the perfect food for a snowy afternoon. We had soups, cornbread, chicken salad sandwiches, cupcakes and hot chocolate with whip cream. My mom found disposable hot chocolate cups with lids and they were a huge hit. The food was so good too. Thank you to everyone that came. It was so fun to see so many of you. I am sad I didn't get any pictures with my family that was there or a couple of my friends. This little girl truly got spoiled.
Love these girls. I met all of them through Ancestry.com and it was so nice to have them there. Truly blessed to have them as friends. It was fun to see Catalina with her baby belly. So precious.
These ladies are the best. I met them all on my mission in Arizona. I am so lucky to know them and still call them my friends. We all share such a special bond. I had such a fun time talking to them for a while afterwards with my friend Jackie who is also from Arizona. I guess there is just something magical about Arizona. All the best people come from there.
Sunday was filled with more snow and Derek loving every minute of it. He couldn't resist pulling down some icicles. My cute little walrus. Later that afternoon we had a family dinner to celebrate mine and my mom's birthday. What a treat. My dad made a delicious Hungarian dish and Jamie and I made a rocking apple crisp for dessert. I was truly spoiled. My siblings and parents pitched in and got me a 1.5 hour massage and an hour pedicure. Friday cannot come soon enough. It'll be heavenly and exactly what I need.
Thank you also to my family who sent cards. I am excited to figure out how to spend my birthday money. I have so many ideas that it'll be hard to choose. I felt so loved as I read the many sweet messages I in each card. Thank you for remembering to think of me. Also thank you to many of you for your texts, phone calls, and Facebook posts. I feel so lucky to have you as friends in my life. Life is just wonderful and Derek and I feel so blessed. Even though it snowed all weekend long I wouldn't have spent it any other way - surrounded by my family and friends.