Monday, March 22, 2010

Time To Reveal....The Finished Nursery!

I know that some of you have been eagerly awaiting to see pictures of our baby girl's nursery. After much work, time and lots and lots of love..we are finally done! The only two items missing are a lamp and a mobile other than that it's completed!!! I want to thank my beautiful mom who blessed us so much making the crib bedding, painted the mural/wall/rocking chair, and made some of the decorative items for Karina's room. My mom is an angel in my life. I also made our baby several things. It was one way for me to show Karina how much I already love her! I'm glad most of her items were made with our very own hands...she will be able to truly appreciate all the love that went into them! Ready???

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Little Bit Bout Me!

It's always fun to get to know those in your life and I thought it was time a one more of these...enjoy!

1. What's your favorite Easter candy? Jelly Belly jelly beans, anything sour!

2. Who do you think is or women? I think my first reaction is to answer..women..BUT I've come across some very high maintenance men..impressive hahaha! Now around the house...normally women but some men can be very clean as well.

3. Which do you prefer..wordy blog posts or ones with pictures? I love to read but I am a visual learner so.....I do prefer blogs with pictures/images. They definitely catch my eye!

4. Were you popular in high school? Well, the one word my classmates and friends always used to describe me was "sweet". I was the sweet one in the group, the one keeping everyone out of trouble, the shoulder to cry on, the good listener, the encourager. I didn't really mind it because I really liked to make a difference in people's lives. I wouldn't say I was popular like the cheerleading squad but I was friends with alot of the popular kids. I had all kids of friends..never liked to be clicky. Everyone had someone neat to bring to the table:D

5. What's your bra size? uuummmm this might be a lil too personal...I'm pretty sure someone out there won't mind revealing this info though:D

6. How many states have you lived in? I always wanted to travel and being an Army wife definitely helped me accomplished this. We've lived in three states in five years of marriage. I actually lived in all three states in my first year of marriage....Florida, Tennessee and about being adventurous!!!

7. What's one blog you read every day? Well, I haven't been able to keep up with blogging lately but I do enjoy following my sis-in-law's blog because they live across the country and it makes me feel like I'm right next door. I also enjoy Sandy's and Kathryn's because they are strong women of God and always delight me with a neat post, Jessica's because I've adopted her as my twin and I love how she makes me smile and one more would be Katie's because she's also expecting a little girl and like me, she's very detailed with her pregnancy posts! There are a few others I truly enjoy!

8. Peanut butter or Nutella? I've never had Nutella...but I hear it's pretty good. I do like peanut butter..especially on toasted bread with jelly! Yum!

Now it's your turn:D

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Things That Happen When You're Pregnant!

With our pregnancy almost coming to end I sit back and go down memory lane. We've made it a goal to fully enjoy our pregnancy and this is a snapshot of the wonderful journey the Lord had taken us on. This is a recollection of times when I would stop and say.."so this is what it feels like to be pregnant?" Most of them if not all are times when my husband and I had a good laugh and truly cherish. Who says pregnancy is all about aches, morning sickness and memory loss? You can find the goodness in life as long as you're willing to take a closer look:D Hope you enjoy...maybe you can relate to some of these!

Buckle your seat we go...

You know you're pregnant when:

They tried to warn us that this could turn into baby making....funny thing is...we were already pregnant in this pic and didn't even know it...we we're about a week.

You must take not one, not too, not three but four (maybe 5,6,7...) pregnancy tests to proof it....even though one was more than enough for you're husband!

You start practicing holding other people's kids and wonder what it will feel like to hold your very own.

You start to get more packages in the mail all of a much fun!

You become adventurous and want to experience the world!

You somehow need more space in your closet all of a sudden!

You might even reconsider things a bit and end up relocating.

Any sign of growth on the belly..even if it's a tiny bit means the world to you. Weight gain is now something we long to see.

Certain foods become your ultimate obsession and a must have even if it means having your husband drive around late at night to find them.

You realize that if you're're HUNGRY and you do things you never really do like fast food especially when you order a kids meal hahaha! Boy did I feel like a kid all over again.

You start to see visions...either people come back to life or you back in the past.

Your husband's hunting skills are awakened.

Life becomes more practical.

The cry of a baby become music to your's actually cute!

You become a kid yourself and use your imagination alot more to become part of a great adventure.

You even see children with their very own babies.

Overdoing it is splurge and enjoy it even if you're stomach is not going to be too happy.

You start to have child-like thoughts running through your head.

Greasy food is even less attractive now.

You now get the priviledge of special titles.

There now appear to be gifts for someone else underneath the tree?

Holding your belly is now the thing to do.

You want to be around others moms. So you can soak up all the great info. Now you fit right in!

Even loved ones join you and endulge in sinful behaviors...while everyone tells you it's totally ok.

Your special friends want to treat and pamper you something we don't mind.

People long to be around you and make you feel like a queen for a day!

You are caught smiling/laughing quit a bit..just can't contain the joy!

You want more of those awesome family recipes.

You get hit on the head and think it's so cute.

You become a teacher.

A writer.

A drawer.

You even find yourself pushing things around even if they're empty.

You're love for that special someone grows more intensed.

Music becomes an even bigger part of your life.

You like to see yourself glow.

You don't mind having bad hair days.

You keep running into the cutest kids ever.

Some become distant.

Some want to see what it feels like to be you.

Spending time with loved ones becomes even more meaningful.

Your Christmas presents consist of presents for a little someone else.

But you still get loved on.

You're willing to drink lots of sugar (3d ultrasound)

Your husband finds you beautiful in everything.

Some long to be in your shoes some day.

Those around you get creative and make you special things.

You even get creative and make some very delicious things.

You upgrade to accomodate your growing belly who's now taken up most of the room.

You start to see something in your hair...something you've never seen before(husband's)

Some things are left done half way done (my hubby offered to do the other side since it's hard for me to reach now but never got to hahaha!)

You become more determined and take on a good challenge.

You want others to also take time to laugh.

You like to be stuck in the middle.

A doze of extra loving doesn't hurt.

I hope you've enjoy the ride...our journey has been incredibly amazing..I am going to miss my belly but would rather have our baby girl in my arms so I'm really looking forward to meeting her in person very soon! God has truly blessed me with an awesome pregnancy...everything has gone liek it should and for that I thank Him every day! We will always be able to look back and relive this journey..the three of us!

God bless you my sweet friends<3