Thursday, September 24, 2009


We had another baby shower at the church a couple of weeks ago, so I made these burp cloths and bibs (it was for twins).  For the burp cloths, I just sewed some of the matching bib fabric to a 3-fold cloth diaper, SUPER easy (and cute!).IMG_1538 And here are some onesies I made (well, appliqu├ęd)…the airplane and car went to the twins, but the tie and elephant are for our little guy :)  Gotta keep him in style!IMG_1543And my madre’s birthday was last Saturday, so I decided to make her a Coupon Organizer and Store Card Holder.  I thought it was appropriate b/c I’m obsessed with couponing and I’m trying to get everyone else involved too :)  You could use the coupon organizer for receipts or recipes (anything small that you’re filling) and the store card holder as a smaller wallet or business card holder (which is actually what it’s called).IMG_1617  And I thought this idea was too cute, so I made 2 more for other friends (I forgot to take a pic of Rache’s, but here’s the one for Liz).IMG_1637

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Flag Football

On Sunday some of the peeps from church put together a little game of flag football…IMG_1625 IMG_1631 This was the best “action shot” I got of Luke :) IMG_1632I offered to be one of the team’s quarterback, but they didn’t seem to go for that!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Question: What does Luke do for a living?

Answer: I'm a professional nerd.

I thought I would share my nerdy/embarrassing websites out there for your entertainment. Here's where customers go to find me. I hope you like the cheesy mug shot. And here's the blog I maintain with technical info for the local customers.

Finally, here's the Wikipedia entry for my company, National Instruments.

And because I know it's on your mind, I'll answer the second question. No, we do not have any relation to Texas Instruments, and no, we don't make calculators. National Instruments and Texas Instruments are as different as Curious George and Boy George.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

William & Mary Football

Last night we went to a William & Mary football game against Central Connecticut State (ever heard of it??? me either).  Luke said it best when he compared it to going to a high school game…and more like a 3A game too.

Here’s a pic of the W&M student section...and it starts at the striped cover then to the right (we were sitting in the endzone).IMG_1552 Which differs greatly from A&M’s student section (in this pic it’s the right side).kyle field So it was fun for us to compare all the differences between W&M and A&M.  We were trying to figure out what their traditions were…didn’t really come up with anything except a tomahawk like throw they did with their arms (only like 2 times too).IMG_1561 IMG_1562 It was cute at halftime…they let the peewee football league have a mini game.IMG_1569 And here are their little cheerleaders. IMG_1572After W&M would score a touch down, some colonial guys shot off their guns.  We thought it was ironic that they did this with W&M being “The Tribe” and all..IMG_1592 Here’s a pic of our group in all our team spirit!IMG_1603 And here’s the final score…we won!! A nice change from always losing at A&M games :)  Gotta love the Aggies!IMG_1605

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Elliotts Come for a Visit!

So our Austin friends (Joe, Mona, Faith & Aliza) came for a Labor Day visit to Williamsburg! They got in Sunday evening and it was a party every moment until they left :)

As you may remember, on Monday Chick-Fil-A was giving away free chicken sandwiches to anyone who came dressed in “team spirit” so of course we took advantage of that for lunch….and dinner (which ended up being lunch the next day, ha!)100_0715 After grabbing our Chick-Fil-A we headed to Colonial Williamsburg.100_0734 Then Yorktown.100_0769 I think I look pretty preggo in this pic (you can see my belly button through my shirt….and I’m wearing 2!)100_0780 Monday evening we headed to Waller Mill with our canoe and rented another so we could all canoe together. Joe wanted this trip to be one of “firsts” for the family, so this was their first time canoeing. You can see the Joe/Mona/Aliza canoe in the background of this pic (which is why Luke seems to be laughing so hard).IMG_1428100_0798IMG_1451Somehow I saw this itty bitty baby turtle in the water so we picked it up with a paddle…too cute!IMG_1438Well we were having a really great time, then it started raining on us…doesn’t look like I’m too happy in this pic :)100_0814 Tuesday morning we headed to Virginia Beach and ate at Mary’s Restaurant (one of our local favorites).100_0833 100_0834 Then we headed to the Virginia Aquarium and saw an I-Max (which was a first for our Austin friends, Aliza did get scared at some of the fish eating parts :) ).IMG_1458Then we got to “try” and pet the sting rays…you can see Faith got a little wet trying this :)100_0864 After the Aquarium, we headed to the beach, where it was cold and rainy, not a good day to go swimming.100_0872 But Aliza seemed to have fun!100_0881 And we rode back on the Surry Ferry, which the girls thought was awesome.100_0892 Tuesday night, our friend Jeni came and babysat while the adults had a night on the town. We ate at Captain George’s Seafood Buffet. As most of you know, I’m allergic to seafood, and didn’t think it was a good time to experiment my allergicness being pregnant and all, so I got most of my money out of the desserts :)IMG_1467Wednesday we toured around Jamestown Settlement, where Aliza was mad that she didn’t see any Indians…their best Indian was a white lady wearing animal skins…not very Pocahontas looking to us.100_0911IMG_1474 IMG_1476 And that afternoon we went to Jamestown Beach to swim and canoe. IMG_1510 IMG_1528 Don’t ask me what happened here…I looked away for 1 minute :)100_0950Maybe we weren’t supposed to be canoeing after all…100_0959

And the Elliotts left Thursday morning for Charlottesville and the long drive back. We had a great time with them getting to catch up and hang out. We will surely miss them until their next visit!! :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

6 down, 3 to go

That’s right, I’m officially 6 months preggo today!  Wow, it’s hard to believe we’ll have a baby in the house in 3 months, kind of scary but super exciting!  According to the countdown on the right, I’m in the double digits of days left now too. 

We did right this month and took some pics of my belly, which seems to be growing bigger everyday.  It might have something to do with me always being hungry and wanting to snack :)  I try to be good, but sometimes those cookies are just too irresistible.

These pictures are from the Jamestown Beach which is right next to our house.Preggo1Preggo2 Preggo3So other than being hungry all the time, this baby is moving around like crAzy!  It’s really fun to feel him in there.  A couple of times he’s taken his elbow or foot or whatever and dragged it across my stomach around the belly button (which is non-existent now by the way) where I can see it dragging…really COOL!  Luke hasn’t seen that part yet, b/c it’s so random.  So far I’ve felt 3 different kinds of moves: 1) little jabs creating a “popcorn” effect; 2) gliding or swimming or whatever creating a “rollercoaster” effect; and 3) dragging whatever body part across my belly creating a “just cool” effect. 

Last night I was just watching him move while Luke read us Scuffy the Tugboat, which was his favorite book as a kiddo.  We’re going to try and have “family bonding” time more often.

Oh and another preggo thing I’ve been experiencing is major back pain and occasional charlie horses in the middle of the night.  Neither one is pleasant :) but baby’s worth it.  And my normal clothes are finally getting a little tight (or short) so I went shopping last week for new preggo clothes.  Luke said he wouldn’t mind the jeans I bought for Thanksgiving, ha!

All in all things are still going great!  I’m glad I’m getting big enough for other people to notice (I think!)

24 Week Sonogram Pictures

So, it took us a few weeks to get these on here, but here's the sonograms from August 24th. Baby's looking good...