Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Fall 2013

Lance and I found a really pretty path not to far from our house so we decided to take a walk and snap a few pictures. We also don't have many pictures of me pregnant so we thought this was a great appurtunity to get some good shots. We took a bunch but these were some of our favorites :)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Our baby registry

Dear friends and family, Since we are in Korea, we will be unable to host a baby shower for Riley Jade Pettit. We will make sure to visit everybody as soon as we are back in the States. If you would like to give a gift to our baby girl, we appreciate your thoughtfulness. We were able to purchase many of the large items locally, so they won't be an issue. However, the military exchange doesn't carry much in the way of baby winter clothing. If this registry doesn't help you decide on a gift, warm clothes would be a sure bet! Thank you very much in advance! We hope to share as many moments of Riley's life as we can via our blog. Thank you for all of your love and support!

 Love, Danielle, Lance, and Riley Pettit

Monday, September 30, 2013

Baby belly

I realised I haven't put any pregnancy pictures on here. :D I am 30 weeks today. 

   Out to dinner with Lance at one of our favorite Teriyaki places. We are kind of tired of Korean food so we like to come here to have something different when we go out. I also like that the coke is in glass bottles. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Making room for Riley

Living in Korea makes it a little difficult to set up a nursery because we have pretty limited options but we definitely made the most out of what we did have available to us. We still have quite a few things to do before Riley arrives but here is what we have done so far.

 When it came to getting the crib I had my heart set on getting one that could change from a crib, to a toddler bed, to a twin bed in a cherry wood color. We tried ordering one from our PX but they said it would arrive in 6 months or more. Being 5 months pregnant at the time, we decided not to go with that idea. As we were leaving, Lance suggested we go look at the cribs they had in stock. The selection they had to choose from was a white crib and really dark brown wood color, none of which could change into different bed sizes. I was just going to settle and pick one when Lance found a box hiding way in the back with the exact crib I was hoping to get. Same color and model that could change sizes. I was thankful that Lance decided to go hunting through all of the boxes because this was the last crib they had left of this color and model. The PX didn't even have it registered in their inventory so I feel we got extremely lucky with this one :) We bought it right on the spot, took it home, and set it up. Thank you again, Lance!

Gizmo & Gadget wanted to help set up the crib (More like they just wanted to get in the way.)


                                      We were both really happy with the way it turned out :)

A few days after we got the crib all set up we recived a package in the mail which had a beautiful baby blanket that Noelle made for Riley. I may have screamed and jumped up and down a little when I opened it. We absolutely LOVE it! We also got a giraffe security blanket from mom which I was also very excited about because I had been searching EVERYWHERE for a giraffe security blanket but all I could find were dogs and monkeys. These gifts were absolutely amazing and perfect in every way. Thank you :) 

So here are some pictures of what the nursery looks like so far. Like I said, we stil have quite a few more things to buy for Riley but everything is coming together pretty well.  


  Lance and I are really happy with the way everything is turning out so far but we still have so much left to do! Riley is due December 10 and the time is just flying by but I am sure we will have everything ready for her by the time she gets here :)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Lance's 25th birthday

Just like he does on Christmas morning, Lance made sure to wake up bright and early to get a start on opening up his gifts

Lance was pretty excited about Starcraft 2 when it came out



A light up Micecraft wall torch

That actually light's up and hangs on the wall. Lance is excited to hang it up with his minecraft sword and pickaxe

Stickers from his favorite show. 


All the firefly gifts he got for his birthday...or so he thought. :)

I had him open this one last. He was growing a bit impatient while I was messing around with the camera settings

He was quite surprised with this one




After Lance finished opening his gifts I told him he could make any request for breakfast and he chose stuffed french toast. 

After breakfast we had friends come over for a small birthday get together for Lance. With all the excitement I forgot to take pictures. 
After everyone went home I started making Lance's cake. I wanted it to be special so I made a tie dye cake!

It came out awesome and Lance loved it!

He was ready for me to serenade him

He said he made a big wish for our baby :)
 After singing happy birthday we wrapped up the night with homemade chili for dinner, a slice of cake, and a movie. Lance said he had a really great day :)

The next day, mom funded a shopping spree for Lance to go and buy whatever he wanted/needed. Since it is getting really hot here, Lance decided to buy some new shorts. He's pretty tired of wearing jeans. We also went our for dinner and a movie which was also on mom. :)

There was one last thing Lance and I decided to get while we were out. We still don't know the gender of the baby but they (he or she) are going to have a jungle themed nursery either way so we picked up a few things. We should be finding out the gender at our next sonogram appointment in about 2 weeks.