Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2nd Annual Cowgril Gathering and Things

This past weekend was the 2nd annual Cowgirl Gathering that our church puts on, and let me tell ya, it was such a blast! Last year I was fully involved in the planning of the Gathering, but this year I decided to sit back and enjoy it. Of course, I had other things on my mind when they started having the meetings :) This weekend also marks the one year anniversary since I started blogging! Haha!

T was a little upset that I was going to be leaving him for a couple of days, but I was glad to get to spend some time with other women. He did just fine without me! There were about 40 of us this year, which is 10 more than last year. At night, the dining hall was filled with lots of laughter and cheerful voices, mine included! It was really good for me because some of the things that were talked about really hit home in certain areas of my life that I'm struggling with. Prayer was the "theme," of the gathering this year. Anyways, I won't get all sentimental on ya'll, but it was a good time and a refresher for me when it comes to prayer and the Lord! :)

So, going into the gathering, me, my best friend, and our Pastor's wife were the only ones who knew I was expecting. However, leaving the event, all 40 women knew. Someone spilled the beans I don't know who it was yet but it is on longer a surprise! Oh and did I mention that pregnancy was the topic of conversation the whole weekend after everyone found out. Everywhere I turned there were women talking about their experiences and giving advice. I was a little overwhelmed, but it feels good know that more people know.

So with that, I can start blogging about it! Yay!

This is me at 19 weeks along today

People can't believe I'm 19 weeks along and hardly showing at all. I asked my doctor about it and he said because I had such a lean stomach, (I was flattered because I don't think my stomach is very lean) that I wouldn't start to really show until around 26 weeks. I go back to the doctor on the 7th of November and he said that he would order an ultrasound so we can find out what it is! :) I can't wait!

And in other news....

This one is like having a little kid around. Since he barely has any hair, I let Cooter sleep in the house with us. He does pretty good for the most part and gets up about every hour and half to be let out. My mom said it's good practice... Haha! Except for last night of course, I wasn't feeling very good and slept through his whining. It wouldn't have been so bad except that T put him on the bed so guess what, I'm washing bedding today. Let's see, I have shoes missing, and socks, and holes in the bottoms on my pajama pants where he stands that and pulls on my pant leg in the morning. I try putting him outside but Spur just mauls him and is way to rough. T says it's good for him but I feel bad for him because Spur won't even let him walk, he just runs him over and knocks him down.

 He loves his dog more than he lets on. Whenever T leaves for work, Cooter whines and tries to jump in his chair.
Button and Cooter at my parents house. She is very protective of him. :)

Well I suppose, I have fall decorating to do today, so ya'll have a great week!


  1. Cooter is the cutest pup in the world!
    I love your blog, and I will be reading.

  2. The Gathering sounds fun! Are you guys coming to the WRCA rodeo this year? I'm gonna be there the whole weekend (whhhhheeeeeee!!!!) so I'm trying to find out what bloggers are gonna be there.

  3. I see a little bump!!!!!!! ;) Looking good!
    You'll wake up one morning, and voila you have a belly.

    Sounds like such a good weekend! We all need those times of refreshment.

  4. Well congrats on expecting! I wish I went to a church that had a Cowgirl Gathering, but I think yours is too far to travel to.

  5. Would love to attend one of those! Sounds like an awesome weekend. We all need those times of refreshment. T. will just have to be a big boy and deal with it when those girly things are going on. You need to do those things from time to time.

    Looking so cute! I cannot wait to find out what Pappy and I are having next!!!! Not that we are having one, I mean yall, good grief.

    Taylor and his dog. I am glad he likes him cause he is not coming to live here with the others that he used to like....ever. :) :)

    Have a great day.

  6. Sounds like fun!! I am SO gonna try to go next year, being a babe in the house this year, I couldn't. Such is life. Glad you got to go!

    Looking like a preggy belly! Yay! Yes, Jenn is right, it just kinda magically appears over night... :P

    Love the pics of the pups!