Labor Day Weekend

This holiday weekend has been a fantastic time for Oliver and I to focus on baby and have some fun date outings. We started on Friday night, when “Auntie Wendy and Uncle Bryan” gave us tickets to the Stanford football game. Ohemwow… we LOVE college football! So Baby Boy, your FIRST football game was Stanford versus San Jose State, and it was the evening of the last Blue Moon until 2015!


Mommy, Daddy and you – at the game!


Chelsea, Mommy and Daddy (being silly as always!)

Saturday morning we got up and headed out of town to the Highland Games – bagpipes, Scottish dancing competitions, caber tosses and delish food! We even found baby boy a small souvenir!


He’ll be so cute in this!


Sunday (after I slept and recouped most of the morning), we did some serious baby shopping. There are some serious holes in our baby registry that we needed to fill AND Diana (Oliver’s mom) was wanting to buy us a chair for the baby’s room. Chair shopping was my favorite, it involved a LOT of sitting! Haha! Oliver seemed to enjoy it as well..


I think he’ll have daddy’s sense of goofiness…
Daddy trying out the chair…



We decided on this beauty! It arrives in 8-10 weeks – reclines, glides and swivels *smile* Let’s just hope I don’t make myself motion sick on it!


Lots of loving will happen in this chair …


We ended the weekend having dinner with my parents and our friends Faith and Roger. They are in town for a VERY short visit this week from Rwanda – it was so wonderful to see them, get updates on all of the children, and hear about the latest news from Africa! I can’t believe it’s been a YEAR since I was there!

Hope you had a fantastic holiday weekend!

<3 Tara (and Oliver!)








4 responses to “Labor Day Weekend”

  1. Brandie Avatar

    Yes!!! you got a recliner!!!! Oh you will love your self soo much for picking a recliner over a rocking chair! :0) Have I mentioned how much I love love my recliner well I’ll tell you again I love love LOVE my recliner!!! LOL can’t wait for it to come in. I spent a lot of nights with my feet up 7, 8 and 9 months pregnant reading my bible in it thinking about little miss Korbel :0)

    1. Tara Avatar

      Actually ours is a recliner AND a rocker/glider 🙂 So two for one! Hahaha! It’s just not as wide as we wanted – but we’re VERY happy with our pick!

      1. Brandie Avatar

        I tried the glider made me a little motion sick :0( So glad it works for you! I hope its arrived!! If you feet swell you will be very happy sitting in it!! I loved sitting in it and praying and dreaming about Korbel!!

        1. Tara Avatar

          It’s ok as long as *I* am in control of the movement. Same rule for me and motion sickness – I don’t get motion sick in the car if I’m driving, because I am in control and can predict the movements 🙂 So hopefully we’ll be all good! It doesn’t arrive for 8 weeks, and then I have to get O and Curtis to go pick it up and bring it over here. Very excited for it’s arrival though! Hopefully I’ll have the rest of the pieces put together by then (still on the hunt for dressers that I like … )

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