Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas in MN & WI

We headed up north on Saturday, Christmas Eve. We had such a GREAT time with our families. Once again (this seems to always happen to me)...we get home...I look through my pictures on our camera and realize that we didn't take very many pictures. Mainly candids but hardly any of our family with us. Ugh - oh well. I don't have any pictures of Lily with her grandparents. How does this happen?

Below are a few pictures of our trip:

Lily opened TONS of gifts. She is loved & spoiled.

My mom & my sisters.

The Tuttle side of the family.

Lily & 2 of her cousins "helping" her open her gifts.

The Flaming side of the family.

I was also able to see a few of my MN friends.
What do you know...I had my camera with me, but I forgot to take a picture of my visit with Beth. I was also able to see my sweet friend, Kristina.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas in NC

We had our family Christmas on Friday (Christmas Eve Eve) late afternoon. After our Christmas, we dropped Lily off at Ed & Teena's & Jake & I headed out on a date. We flew out to MN the next morning.

Lily's new dog that she LOVES.

Jake MADE me a printers drawer. I'm planning on using it for a jewelry project.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

sleeping beauty

Lily took a 4 hour nap today! I don't know if she has ever napped this long. I ended up waking her up at 4 hours. I was afraid she wouldn't go to sleep tonight if I let her keep going. I went in to check on her (since it made me a little nervous that she was sleeping SO long) and here she was.....

They're so so sweet when they're sleeping.

PS - I think she's teething again & maybe growing, hence all the sleep.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

merry christmas

Saturday, November 26, 2011

thanksgiving with family

Luke & Jess came to visit us the whole week. It was GREAT having them here. Lily loved them.
As usual, I forgot my camera multiple times while we were out doing fun stuff, but here are a few pics from the week.

Lily & Luke doing some raking.

We had 14 family members come for Thanksgiving. . . me stuffing the bird.

Aunt Emily & Lily making rice krispie bars on Friday.

Lily was the taste-tester.

Lily & her buddy Luke.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

secrets from Lily

I am almost done with my first trimester; currently 11+ weeks. Our official due date is JUNE 6, but we'll see if this baby comes 2 weeks early like Lily did. Maybe we'll have a MAY baby.

So far this pregnancy has been very similar to my pregnancy with Lily. Very nauseous & sick for the first 3-4 weeks, then extremely tired, then indigestion, back to tired & sick. We also had a 9 week ultrasound back when my parents were here. SO FUN to have Mom go with me. The baby only measured 7 weeks (exact same thing happened with Lily). All that to say...we'll see if this is a May or June baby. We are so thankful for God blessing our family of four!

Well, Lily just woke up from nap & is back there chanting "baby." The secrets out!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

new boots

This weekend we got out all the Christmas decorations & decorated the house.

Lily sporting her new boots with her jeggings.

My two favorite reindeer. Notice the fire in the fireplace.
We also had Christmas music playing all day. . .but we've been doing that for months.

Lily eyeing up all the Christmas decor & boxes.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

notre dame football

Jake & I went on a little weekend getaway Saturday to Sunday. Notre Dame was playing Wake Forest (which never happens). Jake got us tickets. The game was in Wake Forest (3 1/2 hours away). We dropped off Lily at Ed & Teena's Saturday morning. We then headed to Wake Forest. It was an 8 pm game & temps were in the lower 40's. Night games are SO fun & chilly. We came back Sunday by lunch. Here are a few pics:

The above picture reminds me of the below picture.
This same weekend (first weekend in November) 4 years ago (2007) Jake came to visit me, in MN, for the first time. See it HERE. . . . and the rest is history.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Visit with Friends

Sunday we drove to Raleigh to meet some friends of our who were in town from Pennsylvania. Jocelyn & I have been friends since 5th/6th grade. So fun to see her, Alan & meet Abigail.

Completely worn out.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

yay for family

My parents and my Grandma came to visit last week. It was SO NICE having them here. My mom was a HUGE help. They left & I am wishing they lived much much closer.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Otto's Come to Visit

Our friends came to visit us on Saturday. We had so much fun with their family.
We went downtown in the morning, then came back to the house for naps & then went to the beach later that afternoon. We are hoping we'll get to see A LOT more of Tripp & Aili now that they are living in NC, just a few hours away.