Friday, December 31, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010

We had such a MERRY Christmas this year.  I wish I would have taken more pictures...Right now, I'm giving myself the speech where if I would have been behind the camera I would have missed being in the moment kind of thing, you know that speech.  I just don't want to forget....
Here are a few.

The Rush Family

Christmas morning

Christmas morning


Poor Brent is on call this weekend and still hasn't made it home from the hospital yet (10:05pm).  You can feel sorry for Brent, however, don't feel sorry for me...I couldn't think of a better way to spend my New Year's Eve (blogging, in my pajamas, cleaning out closets and cabinets, watching football).  I'm being dead sober serious!!

I'm 28 weeks pregnant today...stay tuned for my update

Friday, December 24, 2010

Meridian--Baby Shower


 Baby Boy Hardin is surely loved (as are Brent and I)....

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


TaCkY SwEaTer....


Department of Surgery...

UT's Residence Spouse Alliance....

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Wintry Week

and I'm loving it....

Monday morning we woke up to this

Couldn't get to work till around 10am.

Tuesday--snow on the ground
Wednesday--snow on the ground, sort of raining when we went to bed

Thursday (today) woke up to ice.  I mean, like a thick layer covering the roads.  I'm still at home. Brent slipped (literally) out of the neighborhood this morning and called to tell me I was not to be going any where this morning.  So be it!  I'm actually going to hitch a ride to work with a neighbor soon or just wait till around noon to go to work.  Things are in the process of melting....

So, since I have a little time and cleaning/laundry just doesn't sound fun...

I thought I would finally post about Thanksgiving. We spent it with Brent's side of the family in Greenwood/Carrollton.  We had a great time.    I am so thankful and grateful for the family I gained almost three years ago when I married Brent.  I am truly blessed and I just love them!  I only took these three pictures (besides our failed Christmas card attempt).

The next weekend, my Mom and Tom came to visit us.  We did a lot of shopping....mostly for Baby Hardin!  I got a few Christmas presents, some pictures to go in the nursery, got two pictures that my Mom cross-stiched before I was born that hung in my nursery custom framed (can't wait to see how they turned out--they won't be done until after Christmas---custom framing is expensive), we registered at Babies R Us (wow, there are a lot of things for baby...can we say overwhelming), and decorated for Christmas.  On that Sunday, we officially became members of Westminster Presbyterian Church here in Knoxville.  As for the boys, they spent a snowy day fishing in the mountains (supposedly they weren't too cold and it was BEAUTIFUL).
Love y'all.

Time is really flying...I can't believe it is the week before Christmas 

and Baby Hardin (I REALLY wish we had a name for the little guy, but it has turned into an ordeal...that's a post by itself) is due in just THREE months...holy moly!  

Friday, December 10, 2010

25 wks

What not to wear when your pregnant (according to Brent):

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hello 24 wks...

Goodbye Bellybutton!! 
Loving this part of pregnancy...
(side note:  my mom has always said that she "just loved" being pregnant....and every time I would talk to her during my first eight weeks of pregnancy I would always say, "you just don't remember."  Now, I feel the same way.  But I still think she forgot about the first few weeks...and I haven't yet)

Weight Gain:  total of 13lbs...the doctor mentioned the word "exercise" to off set my appetite!! 

Maternity clothes:  pants for sure.  why is it that they feel like they are always falling down?

Sleep:  Good.  Lately, I've been getting up to use the restroom around 3 or 4 and can't get back to sleep.  Not because I'm uncomfortable...just not very sleepy.  That's kind of weird.

Movement:  YES!  The first real kick I felt was 11/17 and there was no denying it.  Brent felt him about two nights later but has only felt him a couple more times since then.  I still only feel him a couple of times a day but it is getting more regular.  I love it!

Food Craving:  Pretty much anything and everything.  I haven't craved anything weird.

What I miss:  Nothing.  Okay, maybe a glass of wine.

Looking forward to:  This weekend, my Mom and Tom are here, so I hope to get started on the nursery! and Christmas!!

(these pictures were going to be for our Christmas card....but my outfit really didn't flatter my bump so we will have to try again)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy Birthday!!