Last week we found out my parents & baby brother were coming to town. I was so very excited.
My dad's been working in California so they traveled with him & stopped by our place for the weekend for Chase's fall break!
We had an appointment on Friday with the doctor & a non-stress test!
Everything went smoothly & our girl is looking good!  We have about a month left. I cannot wait SLASH I'm freaking out a lot.

My stomach was killing me that morning, so I took the day off from work & rested up. That night I had some serious contractions & was so happy they were actually happening. I was starting to think this baby was never going to come. I was feeling left out of the "Braxton Hicks" club.

My family rolled into town around 1:30 a.m.! Whew it was late. We were going to go to bed, but I couldn't not say high when It's been 3 months since I last saw any of them!
Weston was dying of exhaustion.
He took a little nap though & had some caffeine assistance, though.
The next day my mom & I stopped by the quilt shop in Salem that we love!
My mom was driving all day on her big 5-0 birthday!! So we went out to lunch the day after at Brick Oven.
My parent's favorite place! We had a lot of fun! Except I'm just remembering now they never sang to her. Boo on you Brick Oven. 
Afterwards we went to Riverwoods & walked through the shops! 

That night we watched BYU kick around the scrappy Georgia Tech team & then taught Weston how to play Settlers of Catan. 
We played games the rest of the 24 hrs we had left.
We had so much fun!
I always love when my family can visit! Even if it's only for 48 hours!

My mom comes back out in a month for D-Day & I am counting down. I told her it will be fun to actually have her in town when I don't have to work. That's never happened.  We will actually be able to spend time together besides just the evenings!

I am also really excited to live near them again.  I've really missed my parents & they're my greatest friends.  It has been 6.5 years since I have lived within 2,000 miles of them. I feel long overdue.  I'm so lucky that Weston loves TN & that he is open to moving to my homeland.  I can't wait to be back out there & everytime they visit I am reminded of how excited I am!
Weston is a little nervous about finding a job, we haven't had luck yet. Any Tennesseans knowing of a medical related job, please send the info our way.
I am really nervous about having a baby. I've started becoming more anxious about it lately. Ah, I don't know what I'm doing. But I know we'll figure it out. & I'm so lucky to have my mom be able to come stay with me & help me.  She is seriously awesome & a great support to me in every way!


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    1. We missed you so much, Deej! Just wasn't the same without you!

  2. It was a GREAT time Rachel! We love being with you and Weston! You two are always so upbeat and so welcoming!! Danielle (hope you see this!), we missed you and Sean! So love our family and our new additions (Weston and Sean) and can't wait for addition #3!!! So exciting! Can't wait to come back out Rachel! xoxoxoxo

  3. I just have felt the love oozing off the page here! Loved the sweet, sweet comments to this post and I want to add mine, too. I didn't get the visit with you all but I heard about it and my heart was right in the middle with you, though separated. I love all these grandkids of mine and it's a thrill to welcome more family to love on. Thanks for the pictures and the telling of the tale of the Patriarch and Matriarch's visits! Love them, love you!


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