Catherine Jean Hulten

Catherine Jean Hulten, born July 14, 2011 at 9:20 AM, weighing 7 pounds 6 ounces and 20 inches long.  Here are some iPhone photos and some higher-quality photographs shot by Grandma Lois on her birthday.

We’re very excited to have Cate 0.0 home with us and looking forward to another great adventure.

Weekend of Progress!

Well, despite the cold weather around here we managed to not get any of the snow that seemed to all go elsewhere.  It did look like a typical weekend around here though with Gordy working a bit at the office for early voting on Saturday and lots of noise coming from the basement.  Will and I made the best of our time by playing inside again although today’s venture outside to the neighborhood park left me with a bit of windburn on my face.

Bill and Lois celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary this weekend (today) and our family treated them to a special night at a lovely B&B down in St. Genevieve!  Hard to believe they are celebrating 40 years as Gordy and I will also hit our 10 year anniversary later this year.

Gordy is making more progress down in the basement this weekend.  The number of weeks left until Baby Girl Hulten are getting shorter and we still have a lot to finish before she arrives.  Gordy is doing an amazing job though already with framing, plumbing and almost all the electrical work under his belt.  He still has drywall, flooring, and much more to complete before we can move rooms around.

I am staring to get really anxious on decorating the baby’s room, but can’t do too much until I know Gordy is going to have all the help he needs to finish our basement.  For most that know me well enough, pink is not necessarily my first choice in color when it comes to girly stuff so I have found something beautiful and different to decorate with in the baby’s room – RED POPPIES.  I am really diggin these red poppy wall stickers as well!

I am officially at 23 weeks into this pregnancy and feeling good at this stage.  Always a bit tired at night and definitely showing the baby bump a lot sooner this time around, but to be expected with #2 so I hear.

Play Day with Cousin Allison!

It’s been way too long since we have posted new albums of photos to the site, so my goal for March 2011 going forward is more posts and more pictures.  We have to get ourselves ready for the new arrival and keeping everyone in the loop.

Will and Allison had a fantastic weekend visiting with Grandma Lois and Papa Bill and here are the priceless pictures from the weekend.  We also celebrated Great Grandma Jean’s 81st Birthday together as a family.  That too is PRICELESS!

Visit the entire album of pictures here!

Christmas Letter and Announcement Video

Merry Christmas everyone!  I’m uploading videos of Will 3.2 opening presents, but wanted to post our 2010 Christmas Letter for everyone, and also share more widely the video we used to make our big announcement to our parents and siblings.  You can read the letter and watch the video here.

I hope your Christmas is as blessed as ours, and that you are safe and warm and surrounded by family and loved ones.