Monday, October 31, 2011

Maternity Monday...Postponed

I promise I have a Maternity Monday planned for you.  But, had something pressing to do, so it won't be today...Maternity Tuesday or Wednesday, maybe?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Things I Love: Walks

Walks are the best, aren't they?!  They are good for your body and your soul.  I always feel rejuvenated after a walk, outside.  They give me an excuse to see cute animals, breathe in fresh air, or talk with my husband and hold his hand.

I'm trying to convince myself to walk more, while I'm pregnant.  I took a lunch break walk at a local park, today.  Look what I found!
I have no idea what they are.  They were laying underneath a maple tree....anyone know what they are?!  I might dry them and put them in a bowl.  If they aren't poisonous, that is.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Making" Maternity Pants

I'm a small person, and finding maternity pants that fit me is difficult.  I got sick of looking frumpy in baggy butt jeans, and wanted to look cute, again.  I found this tutorial for making maternity pants out of regular ones.  I followed it with this pair of pants.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Maternity Monday-Free Pictures and a Jazzy Shirt

24 weeks down.  Sheesh, I should stop counting.  It makes delivery day seem all too close.  Scary.

I went to a children's consignment sale, this week.  We have lots of those, around here.  I wasn't that impressed with the sale, but I won a free 1 hour photo shoot!  Of course, I've already put down money for a maternity and a newborn shoot with a different photographer.  But, the certificate I won doesn't expire until next September, so we can schedule a family shoot for next fall.

I jazzed up this maternity shirt during a crafting get together with some friends.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My First Canvas

I consider myself crafty...creative...but not artistic.  Is there a difference?  I feel like there is.

Anyway, my artistic friend had a Bachelorette Party at one of those 'paint a painting while the person shows you what to do' places, this weekend.  I was pretty unsure about it.  I have never painted a picture on canvas before.  We followed an instructor, and just did what she said (or what we felt like doing, if we didn't wanna do it the same).  I mixed mine up a bit, but tried to stick to the basic idea of the picture.
What do you think?  It's nothing wonderful, but for my first canvas, it's not too bad.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Maternity Monday- Charlie's Horses

Done with week 23 and on to 24.  According to this, Baby Boy is the size of a papaya.  Unfortunately, I've never eaten a papaya, so this reference isn't very helpful for me.

Is this accurate?  He feels way bigger!

Anyway, I've been having lots of Charlie Horses.    Luckily, I can feel them coming on, and they go away quickly if I jab my thumb into my calf, fast enough.  Anyone have any other suggestions?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Things I Love: Date Night

I love date night!  It's pretty sad that two people can live in the same house and hardly see each other, but that's what it feels like for us, sometimes.  So, unless there is something that prohibits us, we have a weekly date night.  A lot of the time we just stay in and watch something together, or just go to dinner.  But, sometimes we go crazy and spend the big bucks to see a movie at the theater, or go mini golfing, or something.

I don't care what we do.  It's just nice to have a day where the only thing on my To-Do list is spend time with my husband!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Maternity Monday- Awesome Pants and a Trip to the Hospital

I've decided to start a section on my blog called "Maternity Monday."  I will do my best to post something maternity/pregnancy/baby related each Monday.  I wanted to start this some time ago, but somehow, just never got to it.

So, here we are in week 23.  Sheesh!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oh, How I Love a Clean House!

I mentioned the other day that I started following the Fly Lady plan.  I'm still following her baby steps, so there isn't a whole lot for me to do each day.  I love that, because it makes it easier to establish habits.  So I didn't have many things to do, today, as far as my baby steps, go.  But, I wanted to get some cleaning/straightening done in the house.
Fly Lady talks about setting a timer and cleaning a room for a set amount of time.  I liked this idea, because I already knew I work well in these situations.  I do well if I have a deadline, and I don't feel overwhelmed if I know there is an end in sight.  So, here's the plan I created for myself, today:

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Days Like Today

It's days like today, that I reflect on my life and what I want for myself.

Our pastor read this in church, today, and it really spoke to me.  This is what I want for myself.

"Don't just pretend to love others.  Really love them.  Hate what is wrong.  Hold tightly to what is good.  Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other."
"Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.  Live in harmony with each other."
Romans 12:9-10, 15-16a.

Doesn't that just seem like a simpler way to live?  Just love people, and genuinely care about them.  That's it.

What do you want for yourself?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Gender Reveal Party

Well, I'm a couple weeks late, but thought I'd post a few things about our Gender Reveal Party.

We held it at Brandon's parent's house.  They have a great yard, which was perfect for an outdoor party.

The theme for the party was "Dirt & Worms or Glitter & Perms."