Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Crafting

So some of you may have been wondering why there hasn't been anything on my Etsy site yet....well I've been busy crafting gifts for peeps. Here's some aprons:
And a headband, purse, business card holder and coin purse.Anyway, all the gifts have been distributed (except the purse, so if you want it maybe I'll give it to you!), so I am finally able to post about it :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Dad Shoes :)

So as we all know, Father's Day was yesterday, and Luke is now considered a father ("to be" I guess). What would a new dad need you may ask? How bout some dad shoes!

Here's my pretty creative wrapping job if I do say so myself. Every dad also needs a tie (even if it's just one from his stash!)
And yes, that is just Christmas paper turned inside-out...I should invest in non snowman paper :)Look how excited he is!
I went around town and bought all the size 14 dad shoes, so he has his pick of colors. Now he just has to decide which one he wants (which is like pulling teeth to get him to try something on!) Some of you may refer to these shoes as "boat shoes" but early on in our marriage we noticed that all the young dads were sporting them, so we refer to them as dad shoes. Now that Luke will be a dad he can officially have some :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Cruise!

And yet another reason we went to Texas was for our week long cruise in the Caribbean! Our friends Brad & Haley called us up in Jan and we set a date to party on the ocean in June. We actually ended up going on the same cruise that Jacob & Kalan went on for their honeymoon, small world!

We left out of Galveston on Sunday morning after the wedding and headed south. We had 2 full days at see before our first stop. (We were supposed to go to Cozumel on the 2nd day but that swine junk stopped that one, lame)

If you've ever been on a cruise, you know that they have activities going on all day every day. So after dinner on the 1st day we went to a game show and Brad was Contestant No. 1!
Well he didn't win, but it was fun to watch :)

Because you can't leave the ship when it's in the middle of the ocean, you have to figure out ways to entertain yourself. Luke and I tried introducing Catan to our old friends. As you can see from their heads leaned against arms...they didn't seem too impressed with it. Dorks! Good thing Jacob & Kalan were on the same cruise because they love Catan and we got to play once with them :)
The 1st full day evening was the Elegant Dinner where you meet the captain and all, we skipped that part and just ate dinner :) And as you can see from the pics, we missed the sunset :( And it was very windy.
How did the towel makers know that I love elephants??? On the second day we stumbled across the Marriage Game and saw Jacob & Kalan on stage! It's basically like the newlywed show where you guess what the other will say for random questions. They did the best on matching answers, it was hillarious!
Here's one of Luke's 8 picks for tonight's dinner. He ordered 4 appetizers, 3 entrees and 1 dessert.Is Luke having the baby, or am I?Our first shore excursion was to Jamaica on Wednesday. We booked a Jungle River Tubing Adventure Tour, which I do NOT recommend. Basically it takes like an hour to get to the jungle river, then we spent at least 30-45 minutes at the "store" and bathroom before getting in the tubes. The tubes were singles with fabric across the butt part, so you never actually touched the water, then they tied 15 or so tubes together. Needlesstosay, the "Adventure" wasn't very adventurous. The only "scary, thrilling" part was when the guide lost control of our tubes and we went the wrong way for 30 feet or so. Haley got a nice bump on her head on that one from a tree branch. Luke and Brad had fun jumping off a rope swing out into the river at a stop that they guide "wasn't supposed to make", Luke said that doing that made the tour worth it. When we got to the end of the river, it started raining and took another hour or more to get back to the boat. We weren't impressed with Jamaica yet.After we dropped off people at the boat, our bus driver said he would drive us downtown and to the beach for $10/person. We still hadn't seen the beach so we went. What we didn't know was that everyone on the bus would say where they wanted to go and then the whole bus did what that one person wanted. We went to one of those nick-nack shops of stupid souviners that people don't need and everyone got out for like 20 minutes or so. We stayed on the bus and waited for our turn. Then one guy had to go to the Harley Davidson store for a t-shirt, so we waited for him. Finally it was time to go to the beach, but it was pouring and you had to pay to get on the beach! What?? The driver did find a spot where we got in for free just for a minute, and the rain let up a bit just for us! Here's us at the beach :) the water was very warm. Next time we said we'd just go hang out at the beach all day b/c that was the best part!Here's our dinner table that we ate at every night.The next day we docked in Grand Cayman.And visited "Hell", scary! It is actually dried up coarl reef (from global warming, uh oh Lunsford!)Then we went to the Turtle Farm where they breed sea turtles. The adult turtles can weigh 500 lbs! Eeek. They let us pick up the baby turtles and take pictures with them. This was one of our favorite things we did the whole cruise!Next we went out to the Stingray Sandbar, where we got to swim with the stingrays! I'm not gonna lie, I was a little nervous because of the whole Steve Erwin thing, but it was really awesome. The stingrays just swam up to you for you to pet them. Here is one of the guides rubbing one of the stingrays all over Haley!After our excursion ended, we headed to the beach where we got to spend hours of fun in the sun! (Except it did rain for a bit in the afternoon.)

Here's pics from the second Elegant Night.
And the last day on the boat we had a little competitions with putt-putt and shuffleboard. And here's us with Marco, our wonderful waiter from Croatia!We did catch the sunset on the last night, which was beautiful. We also saw like 15 dolphins!! It was awesome, one of the coolest things I've seen. We tried getting pictures, but they were too fast :)

And here's us at Club Henri dancing the night away! I have no idea what move Kalan's doing :)And here's our last towel animal. Others we had were a swan, scorpian, and bat (or stingray, "obviously" as Brad said).
We had a really fun time on the cruise, I think Luke gained like 10 pounds! Haha, so at least we got our money's worth with food :)

Wedding Festivities

Another reason I headed south was for Jacob & Kalan's Wedding on May 30. Here's a pic from Kalan's Bridal Luncheon the day before the wedding.
And here's the Edgar clan right after the wedding (can you find us??)
Laura was our own little hair stylist for the big event...maybe she should consider a career out of this :)Siblings.
Warners.
Sisters.
Mal Pal was there and because I will unfortunately be missing all her wedding festivities, we threw her a private shower in Jen's car!
It was a fun-family-filled weekend. Our actor cousin Adam and his girl friend Bobbie Jo came in from LA, so that was pretty awesome! I love it when all the cousins get together.

Lunsy's 50th

Yes you heard right, my father, Lloyd Lunsford Warner III is now half a century old!! EEK! I flew to Texas early for his big 50 Texas Hold 'Em Bash (which was super fun!) What did I give him for his birthday present you might ask? How about a grandbaby! Top that David & Laura :)

It was also the AI finale the day I flew in, so here's Kris' biggest supporters.
As some of you may know Fur Fur worked at a cake company for her last year at A&M. She got to decorate cakes like those Ace of Cakes people...pretty cool. So here are the cakes she made for Lunsford's party.The fam at the party. The night started with 3 tables of 10 players each, which went down to 2, which went down to 1. This is the final table of the evening. And yes that is Bethers and Lauren still in the game!And what's a birthday without going to CEC? (by the way, David was sporting the hunchback look)I had a great time in Houston, chilin with the fam. Now I'm just waiting for their visit for the first week in July!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Boy or Girl: we DON'T know

Ok so here's a little clarification for you guys on our "he" talk. We do not yet know the sex of the baby, and we won't know until Aug. or Sept. We just figure if we call it a he and it turns out to be a he we're set but if it turns out to be a she then she could be a tom boy. But if we call it a she and it turns out to be a he then he could be a sissy....and we don't want no sissys!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Paparazzi

According to her doctor, on December 10th, a small child will climb out of Stephanie's body and say hello to the world. That's right, Stephers is preggers!

Just went to the doctor for the first sonogram, here's the cool 3d picture of the baby. As you can see, he's covering his face as he'd rather not be photographed by the paparazzi. I mean, neither would I if I was only 4 inches long and naked.


And here's a bunch more pictures they took from various angles. Baby Hargrove was workin' that camera. We'll be posting lots as things progress. Also, if you go the HargroveBaby.com, it will take you to this blog and only show the baby posts. (That way you don't have to see the rest of the posts that nobody cares about or reads anyway.)