Sunday, November 30, 2008
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. The first candle lit on the first Sunday of advent is the Prophecy candle and reminds us that Jesus' coming was prophesized many years before He was born. The candle is purple to represent Christ's royalty and His title, the King of Kings.
Some verses to read are: Isaiah 9:2-7 & Luke 1:30-35
Some hymns to sing are: O Come O Come Emmanuel & Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus.
And the other last finishing touch is.....baby of course. Still baking in the oven. Here I am at 41 weeks. 41!!!wow. what a journey and what an adventure!!!!! Only 1 day and some change left!!!
One more thing, I heard this song on the radio one morning and fell in love with it. It's my new favorite Christmas song. I hope it encourages your heart and sets your heart in focus this Christmas Season. I posted the YouTube video below.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
After the parade and yummy lunch with Ben and Tiffany, went out and got our Christmas Tree. And as is tradition, we walked over to the Food Lion across the street to find the perfect tree and Luke carried it home. It's always and adventure getting the tree in the stand but the Lord gave us sufficient grace to give to eachother. My favorite thing about our tree this year: it's tall. As you can see, I'm on my step stool and still stretching to get the star on top. We love our tree and are so thankful that God has provided for us to even have a tree this year. We are excited to put the ornaments on with our son.
Friday, November 21, 2008
AND, we had our second "dusting" of the season already!!! I know it's not alot, but I love it anywho!!! I really REALLY think that it's going to snow FOR REAL this year!!!!!
And, if anyone's measuring (yeah right!), i think I'm growing by the day. T minus 5 (on the day of the pic) days and counting with my chanclitas (spanish for slippers) and Missy with her sweater.
And thanks for all your name suggestions. They are all good. Keep 'um coming!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
For those of you who don't know, our baby's first name is a secret. If you are reading this, then you have to leave a guess in the comments. We'll see who gets it right!
The hint: It has more vowels than consonants. (Example - Leo)
Monday, November 17, 2008
The workshops I chose this year were Decorating Principles where I learned about color and textures, focal point, and ways to use things that I already have around the house. I also went to Celebrating Advent. This was so important to me, especially now that we're starting our family. I learned about daily ways to celebrate advent and devotions I could use, fun ways to get the kids involved, and using an advent wreath for Advent Sundays. I'm excited to specifically apply this part to our family and our traditions. And I'm glad Ihave a husband who gets just as excited about celebrating Advent as me! What a great time!
It took us three days to finish!!! We definetly weren't expecting that. But we had a great time painting and thinking how these platters will be in our families forever!!!! Now one more trip to pick it up after it's glazed and fired!!!!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thanks for a great time ladies!!!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, Suzie had to get back to Greensboro but my aunt was able to come to church with us. i was so excited for her to come and see what is a huge part in mine and Luke's life! She really enjoyed it. Then back in the car again. Tia Tochita really wanted to see Suzie's kids so we went off to Burlington to meet Suzie and the kids for a late lunch at Outback, my aunt's favorite restaurant. We forgot they don't open until later so we had to kill some time so Luke brought out his trusty frisbee and entertained the kids until it was time to eat.And just look at how big these kids have gotten (Kelis is the little one, then Zhayla, then Malikhi) !!!! In two more years, Malikhi will be bigger than me. WOW!!! I found out that Kelis likes to eat lemons, and then they just couldn't fight the silliness! Monday came and we decided to do some shopping. I, of course, had to sit down every 5 seconds (come baby come). Then we met up with Luke's mom for lunch so she could spend some time with my aunt. After that, it was off to my doctor's appointment. I was excited to have her come with me and here our baby's heartbeat and meet our awesome doctor. BUT THEN................Dr. Holton decided to give my aunt a special treat and give me a surprise ultrasound!!!!! YAAAY!!! I love any opportunity that I get to see our little baby!!! I'm so glad Tia Tochita and Luke were both there!! She boo-hoo-ed the whole time. Here's our little jellybeanHe's looking out. That bright spot in the middle is his nose, then just above that is an eyesocket and those four little spots above are his little fingers!!!He had his and on his cheek thinking, no doubt, whether today is the day he wants to come out or not! I was so grateful that our doc did that for us and that my aunt was there to experience it.
After that, more shopping, then one more celebration for Luke's birthday at El Rodeo for dinner. What a great time we had. And a great beginning to my stay at home mom-ness. It was nice to give full attention to my home and my family without worrying about missing work and having to get back to it.
Now, we're just back to the waiting game! Come baby come!!!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
After Putt-Putt, we went to Bojangles for dinner!! Then it was time for the big moment!!!!! We were off to get him his tattoo!!! Here we are looking looking at other tattoos, waiting for Luke's turn. Luke was a champ! Though, he did squeeze my hand a few times. In a couple of weeks, it'll be me laying and squeezing his hand!!!And then it's done. Luke is The Flash for life!!!! Happy Birthday Luke!!!!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Praise the Lord, I'm full term now. I'm officially in the "any day now" catergory!