Sunday, August 31, 2008

So long, old friend

Since we are now "in the family way", we decided it was time to bid Red Rocket adu, considering getting a carseat in the backseat is a nightmare. (I have tried it once when Andrew was a baby.) She has been a loyal friend for the last nearly 6 years and a great car. *sentimental tear*

So Chad and I decided a family car known for its reliability was the way to go...enter Blue Toyota Camry (forgive me, I don't know her well enough to name her yet.) We're very excited, and hope this car will be as loyal and even longer lasting than Red Rocket.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Well, folks, the rumors are true! Chad and I are expecting little Baby Eigsti on or around February 28 (hopfully no blizzards that day)! We are so excited! I am nearly 13 weeks along now, so I'm starting to feel better. Whoever named it "morning sickness" apparently didn't ever actually experience it, because it lasts all day, every day! This is our first picture of our little peanut, taken when I was about 6 1/2 weeks along. By the way, when I showed this picture to Andrew (my 3 year old nephew) he affectionately named it "the peanut in the fuzz" and hugged it and hugged it. How sweet is that!?

Joel and Stephanie's reception

Last weekend Chad and I ventured to Goshen, Indiana (my mom's hometown) for my cousin Joel's wedding reception. He and Stephanie got married in Kansas in July and we were not able to go. They are going to live in Indiana, so they had a reception there for friends and family who could not come to the wedding. We had a great time catching up with relatives from mom's side of the family.The proud parents - my uncle and aunt Dave and Ruth are on the right.
Uncle Laverne and Aunt Regina - two of mom's siblings

Cousin Emily and me - many comment that we could be sisters - what do you think? Mom's brother Tom and wife Mollie were our gracious hosts during our stay over the weekend. Thanks so much for everything - we loved staying with you guys!
Mom's four brothers

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Indiana fun

Last week, I took a quick trip to Indiana to visit my cousin Emily and her family, and aunt and uncle Dave and Ruth. I was only there briefly, so we took advantage by going to the infamous Shipshewana flea market. Emily and I had lots of fun finding bargains and just hanging out. I'm so glad we only live about 3 hours away!This is my aunt Ruth (Emily's mom), Emily, and her two cutie pies, Halle and James.
Halle is a sweetheart and is all girl. She loves purses, chapstick, and to play dress-up!

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

So I'm a little behind, but a couple of weeks ago, we went to the zoo with our friends Mark and Allison and we had a great time! Here are some of our favorites: in the first picture we are in front of the pink flamingos which you can't see very well.

Then the polar bears which we were pretty sure were not enjoying the summer heat.

Then this huge gorilla with a bag on his head!
And last but not least, the rain forest.