I am admitting that there is no excuse for my 6 month hiatus from blogging, but I am determined to get back in the habit, especially with baby Spivelet #3 on the way! So here is just a VERY brief update in pictures of some of the highlights from our family life over the past 6 months:
One of the highlights of our summer was a terrific 2-week trip to Texas to visit family and friends! This was our reunion with some of our dearest friends from Dallas, the Higgins and Finley clan!
While we were in TX, we were blessed to discover that we were pregnant with Spivelet #3!! It was just too perfect to be there with the entire family to tell everyone the great news in person! We celebrated over a terrific dinner at our favorite Southlake restaurant, Brios!!
Back in California, we celebrated Uncle Derik’s birthday with a little surprise bash! That’s me holding our new little cousin on the Spivey side of the family, Trista! Tim’s sister, Tammy, is on the right.
Before we knew it, it was back to school time! Both of the girls were excited to head off to our awesome neighborhood school, Reidy Creek Elementary, for a new school year!
One of the most memorable events this Fall has been Tim getting to hike Mt. Whitney with a group of guys from church. It was an incredible and challenging experience, but I was so proud of my man for hiking to the summit!
This month, we got to celebrate Olivia’s 5th Birthday! I have to say that I can’t believe that my “baby” is already 5 years old! She is so full of personality and she is ready to “graduate” from being my baby to being a new big sister, the middle child, or as a good friend of ours likes to say, “The icing in the middle of the Oreo”!
Finally, Tim and I had the chance to escape for a beautiful 9 year anniversary getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea, up on the Central Coast of California. It was beautiful and we had a great time together, just enjoying each other’s company and being kid-free (other than the one I’m carrying around!) for a few days!
This is us on our morning walk in Carmel.
So those are the highlights! Obviously, we’ve had lots of routine days in between, but life is good right now. I promise to post some pregnancy updates and pics soon, as well as other stuff on a more regular basis from here on out! I am currently 18 weeks along, and we find out in just 2 short weeks whether we’re having a boy or girl, so we’re really excited about that. I’m predicting another girl…Tim’s predicting a little boy…so we’ll see!