Thursday, March 31, 2011

photo shoot

yesterday, i tested out a 3d sonogram for the hospital and andrew and i were able to see some wonderful pictures of our little bit.
it kinda felt like our first official photo shoot!

 this one is a little weird but you can see baby b's arm in front of it's face
i honestly can't wait to stop using "it"

sweet little profile

it's a mover so the pictures are a little blurry! can't wait to see this active baby in real life!
and no, you can not tell the gender from these pictures. 
hope you have a wonderfully blessed thursday!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

birthdays never forgotten

today, march 29th, would have been my sweet father's 52nd birthday. he passed away 12 1/2 years ago. this isn't something that i would normally post about, however, recent events have had me thinking about it much more than usual. he was a wonderful man; i wish that he was here today to know andrew, to know kaleigh and joel's spouses... and to watch his children's children grow up.

i like to think that our precious little ones will have their own special guardian angel!
my parents & i

happy birthday. we miss him and will forever celebrate the life that he lived!

Monday, March 28, 2011

18 weeks

quick little photo... andrew laughed at me as i asked, "can you tell yet?"
clearly, you can. 

and i'm really, really excited - we will find out the gender in 2 weeks! we can't wait. we are having a little get together with family and a few friends afterwards. i've found tons of fun ideas online and can't wait to share!

here's a sneak peak of the invites:
hope your week is off to a fabulous start!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

faithful friends and chocolate cake

on friday, mr. b and i made a little trip to sulphur springs for the weekend to see my mom & step-father, dwight. my sister & her husband met us from austin and we had such a good time together!

on Sunday, the most precious thing happened at church  (the church i grew up in). a few of my parents amazing friends took andrew & i aside and prayed for our child. i know i've said this many times but i am so thankful for the love and support that is around us. there are so many praying for this baby - words cannot express how much this means to us.

i've been really bad about taking pictures, so of course, i don't have but one. it was of the yummy birthday cake that my mom made for dwight, my sister -in-law, jessica and i. all three of our birthdays are within 2 weeks of one another.
my mind is all about food always these days... and this is hands down the best chocolate cake around.

blessings on your tuesday! hope your week is off to a great start!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

aussie adventures

i spoke to my sweet friend natalie today about her australian adventures. she sent me a few amazing pics that I had to share. she's taken so many other fun trips- she met ketut from eat, pray, love! and she can cross riding on top of an elephant off of her list- so neat! i miss her so much but i'm so proud of her. also, fun fact - she told me that they call babies "bubs" in australia so that's what she calls baby b- which i love!

here are a few fun pictures

love you girl! can't wait to see more!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

big week

i'm tired. like, really tired. i've been trying to sneak off to bed every night around 9. this baby growing business is wearing me out.
so let me apologize for being mia yet again.
last week was a big week for the belchers and i have not been good at updating.
first, we got cable.
that's right. after you get over the shock that we were without it (for almost 2 years), understand how life changing this has been for me us. as i write this, andrew is loving the history channel. he's making cute little "hmm" noises as he watches some show about oil.
love him.
and i don't want to go on and on about the little dvr box but why didn't someone have a heart to heart with us to let us know what we were missing out on?
thank you suddenlink. we are connected.

in other more important news (that really should have gotten it's own post but i'm so tired i don't think i can manage another this evening...)
two of our wonderful, precious friends were engaged last friday night and we were lucky to be a part of it...
congrats, reed & lauren! we love you and can't wait to go on anniversary vacations together!

looking forward to an exciting weekend! hope you've had a great week!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

cowtown 2011

sunday morning started out really early (5 am)... mr. b ran the cowtown in ft. worth; his 7th marathon! remember when i said i was going to run the 5k? yeah that didn't happen. i hadn't really been training and with the whole baby expecting news, my doc was concerned that it was a bad idea. so, instead, on sunday, my brother, joel, and his cutie of a wife molly, and i drove all over the area to cheer this guy on.  

we enjoyed cheerleading and catching up with him when we could...

he got really excited when he read my sign  saw the banana and gatorade we had waiting for him

we saw him again, at mile 17:

finishing strong at mile 26.2! i was a very proud wife waiting for him at the finish line!

following the marathon, we raced back to abilene for sil rebecca's shower! we celebrated the upcoming arrival of little miss LILLIAN CATE HUNTER:

precious angel is already loved by so many! can't wait until she gets here in april! 

after the shower, mr. b and i relaxed for a few hours until i left him to celebrate tamara's birthday!
enjoyed a great evening with wonderful friends! happy birthday, sweet tamara!

such a busy, jam-packed sunday that it took a few days to blog about it. hope you have a fabulous upcoming weekend!