Friday, November 20, 2009


Jarom and I took a test drive to the hospital so we would know how to drive there once I'm in labor. Good idea, eh? He had never driven here in Holland and it was in a stick shift (like pretty much all cars here) that he had never driven before. He did a great job and actually would've done much better without me in the car. I gave him bad directions several times, even with good old Tom Tom helping! He finally said, "You're not helping you know!" But we finally got there and next time should be much smoother.

The Pecks let us borrow their car and even watched our kids while we drove to the hospital. They also invited us over for dinner afterwards, which was very nice and kind of funny since I had just finished telling Jarom I was too exhausted to make dinner that night! We stopped by their house to pick up our kids and chatted in the entryway for a few minutes.
As I walked into their family room I noticed a whole bunch of people and thought, "Hmm, I wonder what Kristal is doing. Some kind of meeting or something." And I felt bad because she had to watch my kids during her "meeting." It wasn't until everyone yelled, "SURPRISE!" that I actually got it. This was all for me! The ladies in the Relief Society threw me a baby shower. I was pretty shocked!

We had such a good time playing games, chatting, eating, and opening gifts. I am still so amazed at everyone's their gifts, planning of the party, the food, and just in coming that night to show their love. I have such great friends here!

Sorry, no pictures of the shower, although many were taken...just not any with my camera. I will be 37 weeks along on Sunday!


Katie said...

Cute preggers!

Jared & Tristan said...

You are so cute! and I love your shirt.
You are one of the cutest pregnant women I've ever seen! :)

Rob and Jill said...

That is so sweet of them! Cute pregnant girl!

mikensi.jimmy said...

aw, that is so great!!

Kristal said...

Yah, sorry about the lack of pictures. My fault. I will get on that right away...or soon thereafter:)

Shelley Lovelace said...

Aww.. My sister is the most adorable little preggo mommy! I miss you so much Erika and it's KILLING me that I'm not going to be there for your new little girl. You look gorgeous and I miss you so much! xoxo