Little's Life

Little's Life

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Liar, Liar - Pants on Fire!

So Sunday, Aug. 15th I found out I'm living in a den of liars.
And by "liars" I mean the BEST husband, friends, and family a girl could ever wish for.

Sam took me over to Sherry and Bob from Bob Miller Insurance's house to pick up a present we had left there the day before (and by "left" I mean Sherry hid it from me in a closet) OR SO I THOUGHT. We parked the car and walked to the door when I noticed a white Crown Vic in the driveway. I jokingly asked Sam, "Is my mom here?" expecting him to laugh. Instead he said "I don't know" and turned his head. "Ok..........IS my mom here? I should have looked at the license plate", I thought. I was so lost in thought that I didn't notice the huge blue bow on the house or the IT'S A BOY! flag in the yard. Sherry opens the door, takes my arm, and leads me towards the great room......Sherry never leads me towards the great room, we always head to the kitchen..... I just looked at her and said "Sherry - what did you do?" still trying to figure out why my mom would be here. I thought it was just going to be her in the living room. I saw through the doorway and there was Jayme, my mom, Sam's Mamaw, Amy and a bunch of other faces gathered in Sherry's living room to throw me a surprise baby shower! I promptly turned around and walked straight back to Sam and burst into tears. I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT! I still can't believe everyone did that. I heard my mom tell everyone she knew I'd leave and my sister said she thought I was just crying (ding ding ding!).

Walking back in the room still wiping away tears.

After I went back in and said "Hi" to everyone and told Mammaw Charlotte that I was so glad her not inviting me to lunch was just a ploy and not her first ever attempt at meanness, we moved into the kitchen.

The beautiful cake the Millers got us

That plate says "For this child we prayed"

Sam is hiding his beer!

Christie and I
I hadn't seen my sister since before I got pregnant so I asked her how I looked - what I meant was, how did it feel to see your sister with a baby bump? I'm sure you all expect me to now say that Christie said "You look great!" or "I just can't believe my baby sister is going to be a mommy!" or something sweet like that. WELP - that's not Christie. Nope, instead she said "Honestly? I'm just not used to seeing you like that (stretches her hands out wide) from the back!" She also offered to take a picture of me from behind so I could have visual proof that I was turning into a fat (insert your farm animal of choice here). Thanks, Sis. I'm 18 weeks pregnant - 4.5 months - I think I look damn good for being halfway through a pregnancy, thank you very much. I haven't been on a scale in 2.5 weeks but at my last Dr's appt July 30 I had only gained 5 pounds. I think I'm probably up to about 8 now total. Hello, I'm still wearing my usual jeans!!!!!!!! Yes, they are tighter now but I can't have gained more than 10 pounds since they still close comfortably! SHEESH. She later exclaimed "You were at the pool all day yesterday and you didn't get any sun!?!?" So now I'm fat and pale. Awesome.

Ashley was a few minutes late, can you tell I was excited to see her?

Ashley and TeenyTiny (Isabella)
Me and TeenyTiny

Mister and TeenyTiny

Let the unwrapping begin!
How Sam spent most of the shower - he thought he was going to get to hide out downstairs and watch golf with the other husbands. bwahahaha

Sara Beth and her Chloe
Making Sherry cry

CAR SEAT! All is forgiven, Sis!!!!

I fell in LOVE with this dinosaur that Mamaw (my mom's mom) gave us. It is so soft! The colors all coordinate with the ones already in my house and the little stitched circles on his belly are so cute that I have decided to base the entire nursery on them. I'm taking the dino with me to shop for linens and paint!

Mammaw Charlotte

Jayme, Debbie, and Judy
I love these socks! We got 2 pair!
Kyle & Nathan taking a break from watching the golf game

How cool is Ashley?! Skulls instead of cartoons!

This one cracks me up - he's telling me not to pull out the stroller bc he doesn't want to have to put it back in the box for me. You can see how I reacted.
It says "I love my mommy"!

Christie needed more camera time!

Nathan and TeenyTiny on thier 1st date

It was such a great afternoon! (Minus, of course, when Sam's dad screamed out to the entire group that Andrew was going to be a "t-***-y baby". Those of you who know me know exactly how I feel about that word. For it to be used in connection to me and my child? Absolutely mortifying and offensive.) But for that blemish, it was amazing.
I can't thank you all enough. I just can't believe how much love was in that house for me and Sam and Andrew. We are so blessed to have each one of you in our lives and it just blows me away to think that maybe you all feel that way about us, too. I'm going to cry now, and I'm at work...lovely.
Sam - you are my hero in every sense of the word. You hear me say it alot in reference to your Army service but I mean it in all aspects of our life together. Who else has a husband that is so set on providing for her that he's the one who comes up with the idea to surprise her with a baby shower? You are the best husband anyone could ever ask for and I am so excited that Andrew will get to have you for his father. I love you with every ounce of me.
Ashley and Jayme - YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!! (and stink for keeping it from me). Thank you SO much for helping pull this all together. Sam said you even tried to contact Franky (she's super hard to reach, even for me)! You two are going to be amazing Aunts for Tot. And now let's all 3 swear that when Andrew and Nathan are fighting over TeenyTiny in 15 or 20 years that we'll let them handle it themselves and not be sore losers! HAHAHAHAH!
Sherry & Bob from BMI - there is NO way I can possibly write how wonderful you are. We love you SOSOSOSOSOSOSO much! Thank you for hosting our shower. Thank you for the beautiful decorations and the cake and letting us all invade your home and for loving us like we are your own. None of those words feel large enough to really tell you what I hold in my heart for you.
Now never do that to me ever again!


  1. What a fun baby shower! I love surprizes!

  2. ok so i have to come help you put together andrew's mod dot nursery! how did this happen to you???????? my best friend is ready to shop for baby boy gear without fear, nausea...well not so much that, but most of all without me! i love you guys, and i cannot believe we actually pulled it off! i guess i turned out to be a pretty good liar after all.

  3. yay!!! i can leave a comment anytime i want to now :)

  4. Yay, I love baby showers! I'm glad ya'll got an early start. I say once the sex is known, bring it on! Never too early. I HATE waiting til the last 2 months...who knows if he will come early and you need time to run around and get what you didn't get. Ya know?
    That house is beautiful from what I could see in the pictures.
    P.S. Remind me NEVER let Christy see me preggo if YOU look "wide". PUH-lease! I gained a total of 29 pounds, and compared to my friends and family, that was fantastic. The doc said 30 would be optimal! SO, if you're "fat", I must have been A WHALE, but whatever, I looked damn good rocking the baby belly!