Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hello from CO!

Hello from Colorado blog world! For the next 6 weeks Josh and I will be in Ft. Collins, CO taking seminary classes and attending our national staff conference with Crusade. I've only been out here for like 10 days at a time before, so I'm looking forward to being out here longer and getting to explore this cute town. I've carried my camera around literally everyday since we got here a week ago. And I have no pictures to show for it. I'll try to get on that this week, because I'd love for you to see the beautiful town that we get to live in this summer.

But for now, just picture a cute college town with lots of pretty parks all over the place with mountains in the background. Oh and weather in the 80s. Um, yes please!

Will blog more soon on our life out in CO!

We have a name!

So if you check out my blog, you might already be my friend on facebook. Which means this will not be news to you. But we picked out a name for Baby Smith! The past few months we tossed lots of names back and forth and had it narrowed down to probably 4-5 that we liked, 2 specifically that we kept coming back to.

While we were in Kansas we were telling Josh's family about the names we liked, Harrison being one of them. I'm not sure where we first heard it but we liked it because it was unique, definitely a prerequisite when your last name is Smith. (Gosh, why couldn't Josh just take my last name?!) Anyways, after we mentioned that Harrison was in the running, Josh's dad told us that Josh's great-grandfather was actually named Henry Harrison. So Harrison would actually be a family name from Josh's side!

That pretty much sealed the deal. So we decided to name our son Harrison! It's so fun to call him by name and pray for him as Harrison, not just "buddy" or "baby." And we picked out Cole for his middle name, coming from my maiden name Coltrane. So, Harrison Cole Smith it is. We can't wait to meet this little man in October!

p.s. the way we heard the name Harrison very well may have been from Harrison Barnes. But that's not why we named him that, for the record. I mean I like UNC basketball, but not that much.

p.p.s (who does p.p.s anymore, what am I in middle school over here?!) harry will not be his nickname, if i have anything to do with it :) other nicknames welcomed, but thanks :)

Belly shot- week 22

I'm so bad at remembering to take belly shots each week. I think the last one was at 18 weeks and now here we are at 22 and I finally remembered to take another one! But, yay, 22 weeks in! Can't believe I'm over halfway there!

College World Series

Growing up I was a big baseball fan. My dad coached high school baseball so how could I not be?! In college I went to a few UNC baseball games and have gone some since I graduated. A few years ago I watched the college world series for the first time, and for some reason, thought it would be cool to get to go sometime, if UNC was ever in it.

Well, dream realized! On our way to Colorado for the summer, we went to Nebraska for a few days to spend some time with Josh's oldest brother (we got some good time with the rest of the fam in Kansas too!). We found out his brother had tickets to one of the college world series games and that UNC had made it to the finals this year. After some work on his part, his brother was able to switch the tickets so we could go to the UNC game! It ended up adding another 6 hours on an already 20+ hour trip out west, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity to go! (It was in Omaha, NE so at least we were in the right state!)

Here are a few pics of our time there. This year it was in a brand new stadium so we got to see that too! Thanks again Abe for getting us tickets!

tarheel flag out front. too bad they lost this game.

the new stadium

I'm sure I was already melting at this point

Abe, Arian and our sweet nephews and niece!