Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Birthdays, Babies & Brad

As of last Friday, January 23, I am officially 29 years old.... I have entered my last year of my 20s and I am actually excited about it! My 20s were full of struggles, trials, and other growing experiences. I did find my husband and get pregnant, but I still feel that the best is yet to come! I am in a much better place than I have ever been in before and I look forward to this year and the next!

I had a great birthday! I got flowers and had lunch with my Stone family, went to dinner with my husband and got to see my family and some friends in Lubbock over the weekend! What more could I have asked for?!? Valerie, also a birthday girl, and I had a joint birthday lunch on Saturday at Bless Your Heart. Hayly (Dillard) Hext and her little girl Grace, Sarah Purtell, Marci Gutheil (Val's sister) and her little boy William, Monica (Tilley) Curry and her little boy Braidy and last, but not least Rachel Tilley all came to celebrate with us! It was so much fun getting to chat and catch up a little bit and watch the babies interact. Both of the boys had a crush on Grace and were vying for her attention (which she didn't mind :)! They were all pretty cute and entertaining! And, all very well behaved, especially considering we messed up all of their nap times! I can't wait until we all do this again and I can bring my little one!
On Sunday night, we (Mom, Monica, Rachel and me) went to see Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley! It was our Christmas gift from Rach, and one of my favorite gifts at that! WOW, what a show! I am now a fan of Darius Rucker (formerly of Hootie and the Blowfish)! Dierks Bentley was really good and had 2 really, really excited male fans! I have never seen 2 guys so excited to see a male performer. They knew every song, and stood up for his whole set, which really irritated the people behind him! It was the funniest thing I have ever seen and I really had tears running down my face! We were shocked when the guys actually showed up to watch Brad Paisley! Brad Paisley. He was fantastic! If you are a fan of his and didn't go to his concert, I would highly recommend it the next time you have an opportunity! Every single one of his songs was great and he is just so cute :) It was not a big theatrical show, just pretty simple... lots of songs, guitars and Brad! We had a great time and all stayed up past our bedtime! I forgot to mention that Crockett really enjoyed the music as well! He tossed and turned and rolled around... I think he really liked it! I just hope he can still hear :) Thanks for the tickets, Rach! We loved every minute of it!
Dierks Bentley
Brad Paisley
Darius Rucker
And last but not least, I am now 31 weeks pregnant! Crockett is growing everyday, which is obvious by the size of my belly :) He probably weighs about 3 - 3.5lbs now! We have registered for all of his stuff now, which was a lot of fun! It just kind of makes me a little more excited/anxious about his arrival! His nursery is still not completely ready, but will be very soon! I will post pictures when it is done. And we just found out yesterday, that Crockett is going to have ANOTHER cousin in September! Chad (Chris' cousin) and Sara Stone are pregnant! I am so excited for them to experience what Chris and I have been experiencing! It is nothing short of a miracle.


The Curry's said...

I love Darius and Brad!!! Braidy cannot wait to meet Crockett. He is ready to teach him how to spit while being fed baby food and splattering his mommy's shirt with colorful food! They are going to be a handful !

The Future Pennywell's said...

i'm glad you had a good birthday weekend :) and yes i am going to be an auntie!!!! i am so so so excited!

The Reynolds said...

Happy Birthday Jess! So jealous - I wanted to see Dierks so badly!!!!! Mmmm - Love him!
Can't wait to see Little Crockett!