Thursday, March 29, 2012


Saturday brought more time on the road and another shower.
Saturday 7:45am - wakey wakey
Saturday 8:00am - Breakfast with the Beard Family!
Saturday 9:00am - Hit the road and head to St. Louis
Saturday 2:00pm - Show up at my parents house. It was decorated beautifully. 
This shower was ocean themed! Thrown by my Aunt Linda, Jenny Wooldrigde, and my momma.

This is the tables cape. it had fruit and veggie platters all around it once it was set up.

Each napkin had a lifesaver tied to it! 
Mom decorated these - got the idea from Pinterest 
We got to see these little guys. Fred and Charlie always make a party more special.
The sweet cake...see what I did there?
the dessert "table".
Saturday 3:00pm - get cleaned up!
This is me and Greg. We are old friends and it was really great to see him and many other blasts from my pasts!
Saturday 4:00pm - People start showing up and keep on hanging on till about 10:30pm.
This is Me and Andrew.
Aaron Seavers came out to say HEY!

Andrew and Fred 
For some reason I only took about 20 pics the whole night. I didn't get photos with my family or Jenny, but this is Jenny's Baby girl, Sydney and Fred.
Saturday 11:00pm - Sit and chat with Josh and Michelle on the living room floor.
Sunday 1:00am-ish - Bedtime.

This weekend was absolutely nuts, but so much stinking fun! Thank you to everyone who came out, sent gifts, and celebrated with us. It was such a blessing to be surrounded by so many people who love us and our unborn little baby! 
We are honored to know you all! 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


After being up till around 3:45 we took it upon ourselves to start Friday a little later.

Friday 9:45 - Wake
Friday 10:45 - Melody, Andrew and I ate Ginger Sue's...and it was DELICIOUS!
Friday 12:00 - back to the Fritson's to get cleaned up.
Friday 1:00-6:00 - hang out on the town with Scott and Anne. Got some Thai at Tasty Thai and then Ran into Kelley at Starbucks.

Friday 6:00 - Get to Lora's. She hosted our shower! I am not sure I have a pic with Lora either: FAIL
Shower thrown by Lora Wiles and Grandma Anne Beard - Beach theme! It was so precious! 

Found on the front door!
This was on the landing of the stairs. The bottles each had 3 shells inside!
Life Savers and Gummy fish served in Pale's.

This was "message in a bottle" where the guests wrote a message to us and put it in the glass jar off to the back left. We haven't started looking through them yet. Could be fun to do over the next few months.

There were 5 different cupcake flavors with different beach scenes! This one is particularly cute! 

Table decor!

Friday 7:00 - Guests arrive and we party/visit till 12:45.

From left to right. Bailey, Kari, Mackenzie, Bailey, Katja, Kelley and me.
Me and Katja
Me and Bailey
This is the Book that Bailey and Katja made for Baby Beard! It is priceless!

Andrew and I looking through the gift from Katja and Bailey.

We got to see lots of friends from College and from Liberty. It was so much fun! 

Thomas, Chrystal, Mike, Andrew, Me, Bridget, Andy, Jenn and Gareth. 
The Interns. Werm, Katie, Me, Allyson, and Drewy
We called this the "couples" pic.
Katja, Tucker, Me, Andrew, Bailey and Thomas. Thomas, thanks for being such a good sport!
Our first son. Tucker
Andrew and his little brother Thomas.
 We got some fun new gifts!

This is a gift I got from Kelley. I laughed so hard reading it. I even read quite a few chapters out loud on the car ride home. It is filled with funny the following image. 

Saturday 12:45 - load car and drive to Hamilton MO
Saturday 1:45 - fall asleep!

Read more tomorrow to see about the rest of Saturday.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


WOW! It is hard for me to explain not only how much fun we had this weekend, but how blessed we felt, and how tired we are!

 Today focuses on Thursday. Be sure to read the next two posts to see Friday and Saturday.

Thursday 6:30am - Alarm goes off!
Thursday 10:15am - leave Dallas for KC
Thursday 7:15pm - Arrive at Tim and Melody Fritson's, they had Compas waiting (they are good friends)
Thursday 8:30 - Fritson's hosted a pre-Hunger Games party - Yes we shot a bow and arrow.
President Snow's rose. 
Peeta's bread
the knife and Hemlock
Thursday 10:00 - Pick up Matt and Jodi and drive to Barry Woods for the Midnight premier of Hunger Games. I am a horrible friend and not sure that I have a pic with the Turnboughs.
Thursday 11:00 - Meet up at the Theatre. Got to see the movie with Kelley Rowe. Ran into Kari Sommers!
Me and Kelley

Friday 12:00am - Hunger Games starts.
Friday 12:20am - Hunger Games actually starts after 150 previews...
Friday 2:30ish am - Hunger Games out and Take Matt and Jodi home.
Friday 3:45ish am - falling asleep.

Overall it was a spectacular day, even being 27 weeks pregnant and a lot of sitting. Hunger Games did not disappoint. I thought they did a great job and the cast was so well chosen.

That was Thursday - Now onto Friday!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The cutest Watch it Wednesday.

Okay, so I have to admit that I really hope my kid at least likes music. I feel like asking for this level of commitment may be a bit much to ask...but seriously, this is adorable!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Past times

I have been feeling un-inspired to blog. I have some small space ideas and I could talk about baby beard, but I didn't feel like sharing that stuff this week. I have been wanting to post something...cause if I don't I will get out of the swing. Then today it hit me.
My dad has recently gotten on Facebook. I am so excited about this. I am excited because my dad is the kind of guy who has had friends for like 60 years, so he could really utilize the ability to keep in touch. I never really thought about the photos that would start surfacing of him. Almost every day this week a new photo of my dad and uncle Kenny when they were in the Navy has popped up on Facebook. I am dying! These are PRICELESS!

I just wanted to share a few of them with you, cause they are awesome!

So here is my daddy...when he was really young and hip! haha!
Here he is! 

Dad is the one in the blue shirt in the back and Kenny is in the front on the far right. 

This is Dad on the left!

Seriously, aren't these awesome! I am so glad that people are posting these so I can see them! Love it.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Watch it Wednesday.

So, I am on a mission trip with the youth group from HPUMC. We are in San Antonio and are working hard. Don't worry,  I am taking it really easy, taking lots of water breaks and mostly just giving direction to the students on what to do. It turns out that all those mission trips with the DIRT team from LUMC actually taught me a lot.

So, one of the students showed me this video yesterday and I knew it was my "Watch it Wednesday" video immediately.

I laughed sooo hard. I don't know if it is because I am exhausted and almost everything seems funny or if it just really is that great.

This week is a short one...Enjoy.

Monday, March 12, 2012


The truth is, the 3D sonogram pictures have always freaked me out. ALWAYS. In our Dr. office it says that to have a 3D done it costs extra. We had decided we would not do that.

Friday we went to the Dr. for our monthly sonogram to make sure that is well. The Dr. gave us great approval! He said "you look too healthily to be here." Amen!

Baby was weighing in at 1lb and 13oz. and has put itself into a great position.

Because it is getting so much bigger, it was hard for me to be able to actually make out anything other than the spine on this one, plus the doc was moving really fast.

I saw what I thought was the profile and said, "is that the face?"
He says, "oh...wait a second."

then in two seconds this popped up on the screen.

I did cry. I think it is beautiful...and yes...still a little creepy.

But here it is. Baby Beard. or as others are referring to it...stubble...whisker...or danger.

so...what do you think, boy or girl?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Watch it Wednesday: KONY

Yes, this is 30 minutes long. But it is good and important. If you have the time, watch. If you don't feel like you have the time, watch it anyway.

If you really, really feel like you don't have the time, then please take note of this.

Hopefully you will hear the name Joseph Kony a lot in the coming days (due to this video).

He is the rebel leader of the LRA. The Lord's Resistance Army. He is the "man in charge" of child soldiers. He has power for the sake of having power. He works with no one. His child soldiers are forced to live lives of brutality...and its time for that to end.

The problem, and reason why we can't arrest him...He is "Invisible". No one knows who he is. This is a campaign to make him famous so that he cannot hide anymore.

you really should just watch...or start it and then if you feel like you can stop all means, go ahead.

and just a may want to have some tissues available.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Faithful. An honest conversation.

I volunteer with the youth at our church. Right now they are doing a series called "Hunger Games." Yes, I was totally stoked when I heard...then I learned that it didn't actually have anything to do with the books...but it did have to do with the fact that we all hunger for something and most of the time we will do whatever it takes to get it.

Two weeks ago, Stephen spoke about Abram and Sarai. He talked about how God had made them a promise about their descendants. They wanted children so badly, that even though the Lord had promised this to them, they just couldn't wait. They took matters into their own hands. This didn't go very well.
And even still, 25 years after the Lord had promised them a child, God made good on his promise.

Because God is Faithful!

As I listened to Stephen my heart was stirred and I was overcome with a very vivid memory.
Somewhere between 2 and 3 years ago, Andrew and I had a very deep conversation about our lives and our pasts. It was a beautiful night, we prayed together and I cried a little and we talked about how we just want our lives to honor the Lord, and we want to be good spouses. After our conversation was finished, we were laying in bed, I rolled over and it was like I audibly heard the Lord tell me, "you will have a family."

Immediately, I told Andrew, "I think I just heard the Lord promise me a family."

Nothing before or since then has anything like that ever happened.

But here is the thing. Two weeks ago, I sat and listened to Stephen share about Abram and Sarai and I realized that I had also hungered for a family so badly that I had reasoned/justified the words I was so sure were from the Lord into something else.

I had told myself that by "family", it meant adoption or the youth who we get to invest in who may not have firm families. I justified the word so that it was okay for me to have less faith in the Lord.

In all reality, I had come to a point where it really was okay if I didn't have my own, because what I listed is FAMILY after all...but as I sat and heard this message, I was reminded so clearly that those definitions are not what I knew the Lord had said to me that night. We are having a child...

God is Faithful.

I have been struggling with the fact that I am raising support this year. This is SUCH a humbling thing to do, and I have moments of "Dear Lord, I don't know if anyone is going to support me!" panic. As I have been thinking on the Faithfulness of the Lord, it has been such a blessing to know that I will have what I need...

God is Faithful.

Andrew and I finished Romans yesterday.
Romans 15:13
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."

Hope. Belief. God is Faithful.

We started 1 Corinthians today.
1 Corinthians 1:9
"God is Faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."

God is Faithful.

We sang this song at church yesterday. I have sang it before, but yesterday was MORE.
I came undone. I couldn't event move my lips. I just stood with tears streaming down my face, BELIEVING even in my wandering, doubting, problem solving, worrying, and fear...that

I hope it blesses you.