Tuesday, April 16, 2013


I had a fabulous birthday yesterday!! 
27 will be another great year, I'm sure of it!

We had a low key kinda day, but we managed to pack in a ton of fun!!

My parents stopped by to drop me off a little gift which included a sweet picture of the boys that I had instagrammed while we walked on the land the other day. Mom knows I rarely get around to printing the pictures - so she went ahead and had it put on a little mount and everything for me! They also brought me a rock that dad had picked up that same night.{Backstory~ if you knew me when I was around 10 years old, you probably saw my rock collection. I've always been a nerd and I collected cool rocks I would find and kept them in a caboodle :) You are a true 90's kid if you had a caboodle!! Mine was purple and heart shaped, and yes, I still have it along with all the rocks inside.} So dad found this rock and thought I would like it because it had a hole bored into it.. a perfect, cylindrical hole and the cool thing was that the opposing piece was still inside it! So mom planted fake flowers in the hole :) I love my mom's creative-ness! She used Easter basket grass too!! 

My sister had me and the boys over for lunch and she fixed us fried chicken and mashed potatoes! Sooo yummy!!! Jonah got up from the table, so I thought he was done and I reached over and ate his three cut up bites of chicken...well then he came back for the chicken.. oops :( 

After the boys' nap time, we hit up the park for a few minutes..it was pretty warm for this preggo yesterday - then we picked Jamie up from work to go to my grandparents home. Grammi and Papa cooked a huge meal for us - ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, and chicken nuggets and fries for the kiddos :) I had mentioned to Grammi that I made a horrible apple pie the other day {seriously, I threw it away.. do not used canned apples. eww.} So she had an apple pie and vanilla ice cream for dessert! So Yummy!!! The boys had a blast playing outside and getting dirty! Noah even got to spend the night! Jamie and I were talking on the way home about how special it is that the boys have great grandparents and that they are able to really spend time with them!! They are super special to me, I was the first grandchild and I spent a ton of time with them growing up. Grammi of course sent us home with all the leftovers and tons of little birthday goodies - including gifts for the boys!

Tonight is dinner with Jamie's family at Olive Garden. It seems to me that all of my family knows the way to this preggo girlies heart - lots of yummy food! :)

This was taken on Sunday before church - I'm 33 weeks with mr. isaiah! Only 6 weeks to go!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

I'm So Excited!

Isn't it true that when one big life thing happens there seems to be a million other things going on at the same time?? That seems to be the season of life we are in!

Here's how my list is going right now:

Praise to the Lord that our house sold!! {Just waiting on final appraisal and closing, etc..}
The week the house sold, we found the land we all felt "right" about... a total God thing!
We are *this close* to owning the land ~ just gotta go through all the paperwork, bank stuff, etc..
We are set to close on our house May 23rd...and...
baby Isaiah will make his debut on May 30 {via c-section} if not before!

"God works all things together for good for those who are called according to His purpose!" Romans 8:28

The Lord is blessing us in so many ways and being 32 weeks pregnant, I've been super emotional about all of it. But it's awesome! We are so excited and nervous and anxious and we can't stop driving all the way out to the new land to look at it! We took my mom, dad, sister, and brother in law out to see it tonight and Jamie showed us where they found a natural spring...it's the coolest thing!! Literally just water bubbling up out of the ground and it has created the prettiest little creek. We saw a dead coyote and lots of deer tracks tonight! It really is breathtaking and the boys are in heaven!!

some other random things going on right now...

*I'm trying really hard to have my quiet time early in the morning before the boys wake up..which is really a challenge for me..I'm not usually a morning person. So far, so good, and I feel like I have more time in the mornings to get stuff accomplished. I think the Lord has been keeping the boys asleep for me ;)
*Isaiah will be here so soon!!! he's getting huge and I'm getting to that really uncomfy stage. Blessed to have a healthy, big baby boy growing perfectly!!!
*Jonah is potty training..still...he did great today until he pooped his pants while we were visiting the land tonight!!
*we picked a middle name for Isaiah..but it's a secret :) just for a little while longer though.. Jamie's sweet Aunt Detra allowed me to make it *official* by ordering a diaper bag for me with his name on it!
*my twin nieces are turning one in 8 days!!
*my 27th birthday is Monday!!
*we are on an "electronics" ban at our house ~ and can I just say that I'm loving it!! I'm still allowing myself computer/phone privileges..but NO tv!! No tv, iPad, iphone, or computers for the boys and it has been an amazing week! i'm hoping we can stick to it for a while. The break has been really good for us!
* I am praying for several close friends who have all found out they are pregnant!!! It's a baby boom!!
*BSF is almost over for the year and that makes me really sad :( Next year is the study of Matthew and I know it will be great, but I've really enjoyed Genesis and I don't want it to end!!!
*T-ball is in full swing and both boys are playing on the "Wrecking Crew!" It's hilarious.
*Noah is registered for a 2 day a week Pre-K starting in September for homeschool families! I'm really excited for him and nervous for us as we embark on this new challenge!!