Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Lots to be Thankful for!

Hard to believe that it is almost December. November has flown by. We were able to go visit our friends, Jennifer and Jason in Bloomington and go to Taylorville to celebrate Justin's grandparent's birthdays two weekends ago. We have also been working on some more projects around the house like cleaning the basement and taking down shelving that was in our spare bedrooms. I feel like the living areas are about done and now we just have to focus on the bathrooms and bedrooms.

I have been feeling great and am in my 15th week. We have another doctors appointment next Friday so I always look forward to that. The next ultrasound will be two weeks after that. They should really look like two little people by then!

Thanksgiving was spent in Galesburg with my folks, sister and grandparents. It was a wonderful time and went way too fast. Mom and dad even treated me to Happy Joes, who knew that would be one of the things I miss most from Galesburg! Ellie and Keely are slowly but surly warming up to each other and Keely is understanding that Ellie just wants to be left alone sometimes. It was nice to catch up with some friends while we were home too.

Our house should look like Christmas by the end of the week. Now that I have lots more energy I am on a roll to get stuff done. I got the Christmas cards written, now they just have to go out in the mail! We are going to get the tree on Thursday and have it decorated before Justin's mom and sister come down to go shopping Saturday. (Will be interesting to see what Keely thinks of the tree) I will get some pics up once I have decorated.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

What a Difference a Month Makes!

WOW, that seems to be the new Murphy slogan. I think my mom alone said it 50 times when we called to tell them the big news. We have known for the last 5 or 6 weeks that we were pregnant, but about two weeks ago we got the news of a lifetime. We are having TWINS! Yes, Anna that is possible. :) We could not be happier. we are due May 23, although there is a good chance the big day could be earlier in May. Everyone has been so great and of course I am getting tons of advise, which I am sure will continue.

Justin and I were able to enjoy a nice and relaxing weekend in Galena for our Anniversary. Megan and Matt were so great and got us a package with free dinner. We did a lot of sleeping in and got to visit the Territory and the church we were married in. It seems like it was just yesterday! Keely was excited to have her first big sleepover with Grandma and Grandpa in Galesburg. She was lucky, Ellie didn't even kick her out after the first night.

Keely, our first little girl had a very exciting weekend. She was shown by Jeff (Her breeder) at her first dog show, the Purina Farms Dog Show here in Missouri. She won 4 medals and beat other puppies to be best in breed and best in group in both shows she was entered. Best of all she got to play with her mom, cousin Addie, Bailey a Harrier puppy, and Guinness a full grown Harrier. She had so much fun and was such a good girl. Justin and I had a great time getting together with Jeff and Nikki (Keely's breeder), Carol and Ken (Addie's parents that live close here to St. Louis) and Sharon (Lilly's breeder). I have to say, I think I would have been doing the dog shows a lot sooner if I new tailgating was involved!

Well, Keely is tired and has to cuddle with mom, which means she is hitting all the buttons on my computer. We hope everyone has a great week. We will keep you all updated on our expanding family and my expanding belly!

Here are some pics from this weekend and one from our anniversary.

Justin and I at the Irish Cottage, the bartender let us go behind the bar for a photo op.

Keely in the ring

Keely and her mom Lilly