Thursday, December 10, 2009

The most wonderful place at the most wonderful time of the year... DISNEY!

Sorry for my long silence! Things have been busy and on top of that I went to Walt Disney World last week with two very dear girlfriends from college (KT and Laurelee). It was a magical trip and a magical place to be during the most wonderful time of the year. Since pictures say a thousand words, I will just leave it up to the pictures. In a nutshell... KT, Laurelee, Scarlett and I had a ball swollen ankles and all!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

20 week appointment

We went to our 20 week appointment yesterday which was a very fun one. Mitch and I could not wait to get another look at Scarlett. My mom joined in the fun to get her first look at our girl. The ultrasound tech confirmed that she is definitely a girl! Good thing, because the nursery is pink now, no matter what. The ultrasound was very thorough... we looked at her arms, legs, spine, face, kidneys, all 4 chambers of her precious, sweet heart... It was so amazing. One thing I did notice was that she has grown a LOT since our ultrasound at 16 weeks. I have some pictures to post, but have until I can use a scanner. Please stay tuned for some pics!
After the ultrasound, we went back out to the waiting room to wait to see Dr. O'nan. I just sat there thinking about how incredibly thankful I am to God for giving us this little girl. I have always wanted to be a mommy and could not imagine this time being any more wonderful. I just want to say to all of you ladies (and men) out there who want a baby so bad, I know your longing. When we lost our first baby last December I was crushed. Truly, I did not function well for months. But God has a way of turning our ashes into beauty. His mercies ARE new every morning. He is so faithful. Thank you Jesus!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Making progress...

Mitch's birthday was Sunday (the 8th) and when I asked him what he wanted to do for his special day he said, "I want to paint Scarlett's room." So, paint we did! Our house is 85 years old, so the walls are a little high maintenance. They are plaster... they crack really easily and seem to suck paint down as if they have not had a drink in the last century! The walls in the guest room were blue (the only room in the house we had not painted since we moved in), so we had to be extra careful to get good coverage with our paint (called, Possibly Pink) so that in the end it did not appear as a purply pink. We definitely made progress. We stayed up until 1:30 a.m. on Saturday painting! Woowee! Actually, I cannot take much credit... Callie and I ended up plopping down in the chair in the living room around midnight. We were exhausted. There are some finishing touches to make, but then we will officially have our girl's room painted!

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Designing Scarlett's Nursery

This is something I have been SO excited about!!! I love decorating anyhow, but a little girl's nursery is truly the cream of the crop for me. I have some ideas in mind that I am pretty sure about, so I will share them with you during a series of posts. This one will set the scene. The nursery was our guest room until a couple weeks ago. We have already moved the furniture out (we put the full bed upstairs so we are ready for visitors!) and have cleared the area so we can begin painting. We hope to get her room painted this coming weekend. I know, I know, some of you may be thinking... "what on earth, you have SO much time!" But, I love to get things done in advance. Plus, it will be Thanksgiving, then Christmas, New Year, Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day and then Scarlett will be here! So, the way I see it there is no time to waste. Plus it just makes her arrival all the more real by beginning to prepare a special spot for her. This picture is of our guest room before we started making changes. It is probably my favorite room in the house because of the way the sun comes in through the two windows. I think it will be very cozy for our little dear. I will be sure to post on the progress of this room. Until then, we have got some work to do. Loving each of you and hoping all is well!

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

19 Weeks

And growing...

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

17 weeks

OH my!!! This little girl is really starting to show! How fun.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's a girl!!!!

We are beside ourselves... we are going to have a little girl! Okay, I have to tell you all the story of how we found out and then tell you all about her. A dear friend of ours suggested that we go to a place in Lexington called Baby Belly. It is a pregnancy spa and imaging center (so neat). So, they have a package called 'Just can't wait.' That describes us to a T! It is great because you can go as soon as you are 16 weeks and they will do an ultrasound to determine your baby's gender. Since we would not have our next ultrasound in the doctor's office until 20 weeks, we just had to go. Mitch, being as wonderful and precious as he is (which, don't even get me started... he is going to be an AMAZING daddy!) asked his parent's for an early birthday present which was money toward the ultrasound. They were glad to do so which was such a blessing. So, at 6:00 p.m. on October 15th we saw our baby girl! Oh my goodness, it was truly a holy experience. God truly knits us together in our mothers' wombs. The ultrasound tech we had was so sweet. She showed us our little baby's face, arms and legs, etc. (at that point we did not know she was a girl yet). And our little girl was a firecracker! She was so active is was so fun to watch. She kept putting her little feet up by her head and her little hands up to her face. The picture I posted is of her sucking her thumb... it melted our hearts! So then, the moment we had been waiting for. She did not make it easy, it is obvious she is going to be a little lady because she did not want to spread her legs! Then all of the sudden it was plain to see she was a little girl!!!! We could not believe it. We would have been so happy either way, but we just felt like there is something so special about this little girl. My favorite part (aside from seeing the amazing creation God was making inside of me) was to look over at Mitch's face as he watched our little baby girl. He looked to completely content for those few minutes as we pulled up a ring side seat to watch this baby we have prayed and prayed for. He looked mesmerized as the tech would show us different angles of her. It is a moment I will never forget. Thank you Jesus. After our appointment we went a got dinner at Qdoba (Mitch's personal favorite) and it was like we were completely removed from the world. Seriously, the president of the United States could have walked in and we would not have even known it. We were so wrapped up in conversation, talking about what joy this little girl would bring us... some things were random and others we could have completed each other's sentences on. Such a special night!

Now, on to something we did not anticipate we would be sharing with everyone so early our little girl's name... we just cannot contain ourselves any longer. We are so excited to introduce you all to Scarlett Jean Owen. Our precious gift from God. Her name is something we have talked about for years, literally! One evening we were driving down Nicholasville road (we were probably 10 weeks pregnant at the time) and it just clicked. Mitch said it out loud, looked and me and we knew. As far as significance, this name means a lot to both of us. Scarlett came from a verse in the Bible (Isaiah 1:18) that Mitch used when he proposed to me on November 14, 2004. He gave me a darling little white terry cloth robe that he had already had monogrammed with my new initials. While I thought it was just something cutsie I could wear around when we were married, it had so much more meaning than that. Mitch explained to me that the love he has for me is so great, but that it pales in comparison to the love Jesus has already shown me. You see, he said, Jesus has given me a white robe... because though my sins are like scarlet Jesus has made them white as snow, though they are as red as crimson Jesus has made them like wool... All of this was done through His loving sacrifice on the cross. Because He took my sins upon Him, I now wear a white robe before the throne of God. I feel so incredibly thankful to have a godly husband that would build our foundation, even before marriage, on Christ. So, all that to say, the name Scarlett reminds us of the love of Christ and His ultimate sacrifice. Jean comes from both sides of our families. It means "God's mercy" which is beautiful. Specifically, my Grandmother's (my mother's mother) name was Jean. She was an incredible woman and certainly someone to name our daughter after. She was so special to all of us and we lost her to cancer when I was only in the 5th grade. So, to use her name is extremely special to us. Mitch's PaPa's middle name was Gene (the male spelling) and he was very special to Mitch (he coached Mitch in football, etc.) so we feel like her middle name is packed with family heritage. So, our little angel still has a lot of developing to do before we meet her in late March 2010, a day we thankfully and humbly anticipate.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

15 weeks

It is so funny how there is a little change from week to week....

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Getting started...

I am a little new to blogging... So, I thought I would do a little "trial run." This is just a picture from a trip we took last March with my family to Disney World (Mitch's Memaw joined us as well). We had a ball. It is nice to think about the clear skies and warm sunshine that we enjoyed while we were there since the high for today in Lexington is 50 degrees with lots of rain clouds. Since we have just recently launched our blog, there are so many things I want to include... Lots of things that are from the last year in our life and some that are much more recent. I guess it's better to post them late rather than never!!! I have tried to date them accordingly so that there is some order to things. Thanks for reading!

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Something is happening... a baby bump.

I really started to notice a big change after 12 weeks. First being that the cloud of nausea that followed me around all the time started to lift. And second, my jeans were not going to button anymore! It was so exciting to see physical changes showing that this little baby inside of me is flourishing and growing. Here I am at 14 weeks.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Becoming official, Dr. Owen...

I am so proud of Mitch. He works VERY hard and is going to be an amazing dentist. I don't fully understand all of the technical skills involved in dentistry, but I have no doubt he will do well. But even more so, I know he will be an excellent, excellent caretaker to his patients. He is a great listener who is very compassionate. I just know how he is... full of character and integrity. I know he will go the extra mile to be sure he provides the best care possible.
So, we had such a fun time celebrating the night he received his white coat. There was a nice ceremony where his class was somewhat "inducted" into the dental school/profession. This was actually done September of 2008, but it is something I wanted to be sure and post, so I am including it a year later! Congratulations Mitch! I know you still have a ways to go, but I am so proud of you already. Please do not ever forget I am always here, by your side. I love you.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

We are pregnant!!!

Oh my goodness, we are so excited we hardly know what to do! We went to the doctor on August, 19th when we were 8 1/2 weeks pregnant. Here is our first ultrasound picture of our precious baby. We cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store!!!

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Our Callie girl...

Callie came into our lives on June 3, 2007. She is our little sweetheart. We love her SO much. Seriuosly, there are times that we swear she could be almost human. She responds to any of our emotions (except, she does not laugh out loud... I think she wags her tail to laugh) and loves to be with us wherever we are in the house. She loves to run and swim. She is just fun. I especially enjoy the moments when I am at home and she comes up just to say hello and that she loves me (at least I think that is what she is saying). She is 2 1/2 years old this month and we could not even imagine our life without her. Although she can be a little wild at times (still has that puppyness about her), she brings us both so much joy.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bike ride

Mitch and I enjoyed a lazy summer afternoon by going on a bike ride. We actually rode at the Arboretum which we found out is not allowed! (after our ride that is). Mitch rides his bike to school so we were just gearing up for the semester. (Notice I am sporting my WKU shirt in support of my little bro, Chaz...)

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