Friday, July 15, 2011

Our Baby Nursery!!

We have been greatly anticipating this baby girl for some time but now it is time to get everything in order for the big day! We have been slowly cleaning out the guest room so it could become a nursery!

We purchased a crib, diaper table and glider and finished setting it all up in June. We still had a few things to take care of and we kept trying but we couldn't get it done!

Than I had a fabulous shower thrown by my sisters Lindsay, Julie and Erin on July 6th and got more baby stuff that we needed to find a home for! This past weekend I also went shopping to picke up some remaining items!

Phil and I kept meaning to work on the room each evening but we had other things we had to take care of first. So on Wednesday I came home for lunch and again we discussed that we wanted to get the room finished! To my surprise when I got home from work Phil had completely taken care of the room! He had even put the bedding in the crib and put things on the changing table and cleaned it. It was the best present ever! I love walking by and looking at it and am very excited to have a baby who lives in that room! Thank you so much Phil!! I love you!

The little outfit in the crib is what we plan on bringing her home in with a cute little yellow bow that I got from Erin at my shower!

I am also planning to get butterfly decals to decorate the walls with this weekend!!

Utah Valley Marathon

Last October when Lindsay, Julie, Phil and I were running the Denver relay and Denver half marathon we decided to run the Utah Valley Marathon after seeing a booth at the Denver race expo. I signed Phil and I up for the full marathon as an anniversary present. Julie and Lindsay followed by signing up shortly thereafter. Phil and I knew I might not be able to run it if I got pregnant but knew I could defer my registration to 2012 if needed. We were right, I was pregnant by December and the race was out for me.

In February, Phil started out on his marathon training! There were many ups and downs and it was harder because he didn't have me or his friend Justin as a running buddy. Fortunately, Phil and Uncle John were able to get a few long runs into together! Phil was really discouraged towards the end of training and didn't feel like he was doing very well but after some motivation from Julie and I he was determined to do the race!!

We arrived in Utah on Friday afternoon and had a yummy carb-loading dinner with Julie, Lindsay, Adam, John and some of Lindsay and Julie's friends who were also running the race to get prepared!

They all spent the night at the Marriott and woke up very early to head up the mountain for the race.

The support team headed over to the race around 8:30 to make sure we were there in time for the big finish. We just didn't know who would finish first and how fast so we were there in plenty of time! We enjoyed watching all the runners come in and had much anticipation waiting for our runners! First Adam came in at about 4 hours. He did a great job!

Than we waited a bit more and suddenly I got a text from Marilee saying the Julie's dad had seen Phil and was headed to the finish! He finished just under 5 hours official time. I was so proud of him!! John finished about 2 minutes after that and than Julie and than Lindsay finished it out! They were all fairly close together! We were concerned about Lindsay because Julie said she had a foot issue possibly a stress fracture:( but she finished like a trooper!

I was so proud of all of them and am excited to get to try it out next year! It will be motivation to get back in shape after the baby comes!

Here are some pictures to enjoy!