Life Lately

The last major blog post I did was on our striped dining room walls, posted October 29th. The next day we found out we are pregnant! Baby Hill is due July 6th!! Needless to say, I spent most of November & part of December trying to find the energy to simply clean our house & cook every now & then, so blogging never happened. I managed to try a really good black bean soup recipe that you should all try soon if you haven't yet.

Now that the second trimester has appeared, I've finally gotten back some energy & sat down to download photos from Thanksgiving & Christmas. This post is a quick recap of our 2012 Holiday Season. 

At the very beginning of November we put our tree up, because we couldn't wait any longer!

We spent Thanksgiving in East Tennessee with Gentry's family, then drove across the state to West Tennessee to be with my family. We told our families about the baby over Thanksgiving, & had a great time seeing everyone! 

Skeet shoot
Garrett (G's brother), Ruby (G's grandmother), & Gentry
Sporting her new sun hat!
My siblings: Bethany, me, Grant & Lindsey
Melisa, Grant & Alivia
David & Bethany
Mom & Alivia
Weston trying a roasted marshmallow
Not sure what to think :)
Lindsey & Ryan
Picked out a tree for mom & dad's house

After Thanksgiving we came back to Louisville & Gentry finished his final exams for his fall classes. It is hard to believe he is already halfway through his M.Div! 

We celebrated my mother-in-law's birthday & did Christmas with Gentry's family the weekend of the 22nd. We love living in the same city as them!

Then we drove to Memphis on December 23rd for Christmas with my family.

Lindsey, Bethany & me

My Mamaw had everyone over on Sunday night for dinner & Christmas with my mom's side of the family.

Aunt Lisa & Alivia
Mom & Papaw
Mom & her parents
The Dodds family: Mamaw, mom, Papaw, Julie & Lisa

We opened gifts at my parents with my siblings & nieces & nephew on Christmas Eve.

Gentry was inducted into the "Dad Robe" club.

We even got a little snow while in Memphis!

 We had a great time with family & friends over the holidays! We find out if Baby Hill will be a boy or a girl on February 13th, & I'm sure I will have some nursery inspiration posts to come! :)