Thursday, July 25, 2013

Guess What's Only 5 Months Away...

I triple dog dare you!!!
That's right....Christmas!!!!! As you all know I absolutely looovvvvveeee Christmas :) And, we have even more to look forward to this year as our due date is Dec.18th. I still can't believe that in just five short months, we are going to be a Mommy and Daddy. Very surreal, but oh so exciting! Here are just a few of my favorite Christmas things...Christmas baby
How cute is this newborn pic? I can't wait :)
sparkly Santa cookies
Christmas cookies! Oh, how I do love to bake...especially during this jolly time of year!
 Christmas wrapping. Love the one with the blue ribbon.
Wrapping presents :) I really got into fancy wrapping last year, and just love the looks of these little pretties! So simple, yet so elegant.

And, last but not least...Christmas music!

Merry Christmas in July!!!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Whew! Another Wednesday down, which means only 2 more days to the weekend!!!! This pregnant girl truly does love her weekends :) Anyhow, just a quick catch up of some things I've been loving lately...

1.) The Praise Baby Collection! My mom bought me my first CD about a month ago, and I just love to sing along to our little one. I hope to have all the CDs/DVDs soon :)
A perennial favorite for parents, grandparents, teachers, care-givers and churches, The Praise Baby Collection nurtures a baby’s mind, soul and spirit with recognized worship music.

2.) I'm loving that I've been feeling our sweet baby move/kick for over 3 weeks now!!! What an amazing feeling and oh, how I praise the Lord everyday for this little blessing He is perfectly knitting together. I cannot even begin to express with words how incredibly thankful I am! Keep kicking, little one...your Mommy loves it :)

3.) Okay, so I know I'm looking a little ahead, but basically I think I can get through the rest of the summer without having to buy new clothes (thanks to my dresses ;), but as for my fall/winter wardrobe...we're going to have to add a few new pieces! Ha! Here are a couple of my fav's so far...

Styling the Bump
I really like the comfy/casual look of this outfit. Not to mention, how cute is her bump with that belt?!
Fall Maternity Clothing
(Nevermind the strange, out of place pic of the random.) I love the sweater and jeans with the TOMS. Ooo, and the purse, earrings, and bracelets are super cute, too!

4.) I'm loving this song by All Sons and Daughters. Motherhood is such a high calling, and I am so grateful that He has called me higher.

5.) And, as always, I'm loving my awesome husband who brought me home a chocolate explosion blizzard, and who loves talking to our little one in my belly. It melts my heart when he prays for our baby, and kisses them good morning/night! So sweet, indeed :) I can't wait for our Ikea trip on Saturday to get some items for the nursery!

That's all for tonight. I just might surprise y'all with yet another post tomorrow...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Worship Song(s)

Be Thou my Vision is one of my all time favorite hymns, and I love the twist on this version from Rend Collective Experiment. If you've never checked these guys out before, I would highly encourage you to. And, since I like them so much I've decided to post 2 songs of theirs! Hope you enjoy :)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sunday Worship Song

We started singing this worship song at church a few weeks ago, and I can't get enough of it. I am fully aware that my blogging presence has been very scarce lately, and I'm hoping to get back into the habit of posting at least 2 times a week. I've just had so much on my heart that I'm not even sure where to begin. I journal letters to our baby on a very regular basis, but that's about as far as my writing has been going these days. Perhaps you'll hear from me at some other point this stay tuned :) Have a blessed Sunday!