The Farrells

The Farrells
Matt, Nicki, Owen and Nora live in the San Francisco Bay area. Matt is a research analyst at CBRE and is loving his job. Nicki spends her time playing with Owen and Nora, reading, crafting, and taking lots of pictures. Owen loves to read, sing, throw toys, and quote movies. Nora is growing quickly and loves to be the center of attention. We have a wonderful life!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pictures! - new couch, marathon, Lexie's birthday, and baby stuff

Alright, here are the pictures I've been promising.

First off, the before and after of our living room. Basically, nothing has changed except the couch. There's a lot more space in there now, and the new couch definitely looks a lot nicer, and gives the room more color. I'm pretty happy with it.




We're going to get an ottoman for the couch, and a really nice stuffed chair from Target (thank heaven for left over gift cards :) ), but I have to wait until the shipping prices go down - I refuse to pay 80 dollars to ship.

Next, Matt's marathon. He ran the Top of Utah marathon in Logan. This was his second time running that one, and his third marathon overall. He had a hard time with this one, because with school, work, and a family to take care of, he didn't have hardly any time to train, but he only finished about 10 minutes behind his fastest time, so I think he still did great. He ran the marathon with PJ. Lexie and I mapped out where they'd be when, and basically stalked them the whole time so that we could cheer in different places.

Matt and PJ the first time we saw them - at about mile 17, as they came out of the canyon.















Matt at about mile 21.















Matt running through the huge crowd to the finish line.















Me and Matt afterwards.















Next, pictures from Lexie's birthday. We had a bunch of people over for cake to celebrate her 21st birthday. It was pretty fun - our apartment isn't quite big enough for big parties, but it was great to get to talk to everyone. I didn't get great pictures, but here are a couple.

Lexie and me lighting the candles.


Lexie directing the singing right before she blows out the candles.



...and last but not least, baby stuff. We got our crib set up with the cute bumper set, and we also got our stroller/carseat in the mail and assembled it the other night. We're just about ready to go!

Matt assembling... my job was to hand him parts and read the directions. Hence the reason there's no pictures of me actually assembling.



The finished product, with the cute bedding set.


Sweet new stroller with the carseat attached.

Another view of the stroller, with the shades up so you can see the pretty colors.

Anyway, that's about it. Lots of fun things have been happening. We just finished our prenatal class last night, and only have a couple weeks left till the baby's due, so I'm pretty darn excited about that. We've got lots of cleaning to do, but it'll be fun. :) Hopefully at my doctor appointment next week they can give me a better idea of how big he is, and when they think he'll come.

3 comments:

Mike and Tiffany said...

Love all the pictures, happenings, and updates! And I love your stroller... super cute!! Keep us posted on the upcoming doctor appointment! :)

Farrell Family said...

Everything looks great. It's so fun to get new stuff, especially baby stuff. I love the crib. So pretty! Good luck these next few weeks. I can't wait to see pictures of the little guy.

Maryam said...

When Rob and I were your age and pregnant with our first baby...he kept putting off assembling the crib and other things. One Saturday morning he went to play church ball and when he came home I was a big fat sweaty mess doing it myself. He felt bad so he did it. Next morning...BAM~ water broke. See, listen to your body!
As for your post about measuring big...I'm thinking you are going to have a big baby. But don't worry, an extra pound won't change anything, you'll do awesome. I'm excited for you two! This is one of the best times of your life for sure. love m