Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Hard at work!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My heart is full

I'm so ready for this baby to be born. It's just not even funny! My doctor has said since pretty much the beginning that I would have him at about 38.5 weeks. Today, I'm at 38 weeks. I have an appointment tomorrow. Last week I hadn't progressed anymore and I left very frustrated. I'm praying for good news tomorrow.


My heart could not be more full than it is tonight. Robby played in the backyard for the first time tonight. Tim and I went out with him, stood there and watched him walk all around, bend over and pick up leaves, and step up and down off of the patio. At one point , I sat down on a chair on the patio and watched as my boys walked around and explored. I sat and I cried. This is one of the last evenings just us. Things are about to get crazy and probably overwhelming very soon. Tonight was peaceful. My sweet baby boy's face lit up every time he looked down and saw another leaf or blade of grass. That preciousness was just so overwhelming. Tim and I stood in the middle of the yard. I backed up and leaned up against him. He put his arms around me, resting his hands on my belly. That love was too much for me. I don't deserve this beautiful, wonderful life we have. I don't deserve the husband I have who loves to come home to me every night. I don't deserve the perfect little boy who has been nothing but a blessing since the day he was born. I don't deserve this second little boy who completely changed what I thought our lives would be like. Why God has chosen me to be a steward of all these blessings, I will never understand, but I'm grateful.

And my heart is full.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We're here!

Well, Charlie's not here yet, but we're still here!  :-)  I didn't realize how long it had been since I posted last.  I just haven't thought much about blogging lately.  Here is what we have been up to, though:

We've been enjoying nice, clean drinking water:

We had NO IDEA how nasty the water was here.  I have easily tripled my water consumption (and I already drank a lot of water) since we got this system.  It has also made all of our dishes come out of the dishwasher without a single water spot, our shower is spotless, and the bubbles in Robby's tub stay for the entire bath time!  :-)

We were able to get our new bedroom furniture.  We finally have matching furniture!  

My mom is here, so we've also been tackling some little projects I wanted to do.  Like covering our coffee table.

We unpacked and hung up all of Charlie's clothes.  

I made clothes dividers (I just need to organize the clothes under the appropriate tag!).

I have stocked my freezer with meals for after Charlie gets here.

We've been playing with this cutie.

Oh, and I've been growing a baby.

I have my 37 week appointment tomorrow.  I'm praying that I've made some more progress since my appointment last week.  We'll see!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner for singles day. I want to tell you a little bit about my best friend Mandy. She is a 28 year old nurse in Kansas City. We met in undergrad at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, AR. Not only would she be quick to tell you, but it would be evident almost immediately that she loves Jesus above all. She considers it such a blessing that He's called her to serve others in the field of nursing. She has the most thoughtful, caring heart. Her family and friends are dear to her and she will usually try to move heaven and earth to see them often. She spends most of her time traveling to see her loved ones. She loves to read, laugh, learn and craft. She deserves an amazing, godly man who can appreciate all she has to offer.