Sunday, June 30, 2013

Current Loves

This just MAY have been the longest break I've taken from blogging!  Y'all - I have been SO exhausted!  You always hear that you're going to be more tired when you are pregnant, but ohmygosh.  All I want to do is sleep.  And nap.  And NOT do anything else.  All this baby-growing is wearing this girl out.

But I'm back!  I've missed the blog world - writing and reading, and catching up with all of y'all.

I'm going to jump right back in and do a little post about what I'm currently besides going to bed at 8pm, these are 5 things that are rocking my world right now ;)

1. navy nails
usually I'm all about the bright corals and pinks on the nails for summer, but I think navy pops in a whole different way!  especially against tan skin, and when I'm wearing brighter clothing.

my fave - revlon "urban"

2. decorating my bookshelf
I've completely rearranged all my books in order of color, and I LOVE how it turned out!

And isn't this frame pretty?  It was a T.J Maxx find...$6.99!  

3. embroidered tops
these pretty blouses are everywhere right now, and I'm a huge fan!  I love the loose, (the looser the better with this growing bump!), and flowy look.  and they remind me of our recent Mexican vacay!

Collection pom-pom top

Eyelet peasant top

√Čtoile Isabel Marant Demie Embroidered Top

4. watermelon candy
these little guys are my current obsession, my mouth is watering just thinking about them!  if you like sour patch kids, you must try these babies.  so delish.  

5. baby love
this baby may need it's own mailbox soon!  we've been getting the sweetest cards, letters, toys and treats lately, and I'm just feeling so thankful and blessed!  

And just in case you were wondering if the bump was actually there.....

14 weeks!  Feeling great!

what are you currently loving?? do share!!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hi, Baby!

I have the biggest smile on my face right now.  One of those kinds that almost hurts your cheeks.  
This goofy grin is all due to the fact that I get to share some pretty amazing news with you all...
First let me thank you for being a part of my blogging journey!  
You all mean so much to me - and I'm so thankful for you.

Our little family is expanding!  By two little feet!
John and I are overjoyed, over the moon excited, pinching ourselves everyday.  
And praising God for this wonderful blessing.
I can't wait to see how this next chapter of our life unfolds, and I am so excited to learn so much from the blogging world too!  

Thank you for your love, and for your prayers for our little peanut.... whose expected arrival date is Christmas Eve!  

I'll leave you with a little love note (the first one) I wrote...and I hope to make these letters somewhat of a tradition ;)

april 26, 2013

hi, baby-
we found out about you today :)
the 2 lines on the pregnancy test were the Lord's answer to so many of our prayers.
do you know how many prayers have been lifted up for you? 
our worlds have turned upside down already- and we can't even believe it's true.
actually your daddy still doesn't believe it.  he is worried about you. 

i think when we actually see you on ultrasound in a few weeks, then he'll really believe.  but i believe now. 
God has given me this surreal faith, faith in Him, and faith in you.  i couldn't believe my eyes, when i saw the lines;
 i immediately ran out so i could surprise your daddy.
i got him the sweetest card and inside i taped the pregnancy test.  
and a bible verse, james 1:17.  "every good and perfect gift comes from above."  
it's so true, little one.  you are good, and you are perfect.  and you come from Heaven.  i will thank God every day for the rest of my life for giving you to us.  for you are His. 

i already feel guilty that you'll have your birthday during the Christmas season.  but if you have to share a birthday with anyone, Jesus is a pretty good pick ;)
don't worry - you'll have your own big birthday party, completely separate from Christmas.  
maybe it will even be a luau or Hawaiian themed.  anything for you.
see there, already - you're wrapped around mommy's finger!
we love you.  we love you. we love you.  that's all we can muster right now.  our prayer is that you are healthy, growing strong, and will stay put.  don't you go anywhere!
my tummy is the warmest, coziest spot you could find.  so get comfortable.  put up your feet, (preferably as far away from my bladder as possible), and stay awhile.
we also pray that God not only knits you together perfectly in body, but is knitting you a heart for Him.  a heart that will beat for Him and love Him just as He loves you.
oh and by the way, i feel amazing!  no symptoms yet!  so thanks for that, sweet pea.
love you, a bushel and a peck.  and then a whole lot more.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Mexico Vacay Part 2

Back again - with Part 2 of our Mexico Vacation! 
(see Part 1 here)

Day 5:  
John and I started the morning off with the most beautiful walk around the resort, and stumbled upon these gorgeous gardens
The rest of the day was spent by the pool, soaking up the sunshine, and loving every second!
We grilled out again for dinner (steaks!) and enjoyed these fresh mango daiquiris!
And we were even treated to a late night firework show - so much fun!

Day 6:
Last full day!!  Lounged, read, swam, and napped ALL day poolside :)

{target bikini top; h&m bikini bottoms, forever 21 hat, tory burch sunnies}

(my poolside book of choice - great one!)

For our last evening in Cabo - we headed out downtown for dinner!
It was the most beautiful night, and we had the BEST time!

Waiting for our ride at the resort...
Beachfront Dinner!

We could see the famous "Los Arcos" from our table at dinner - the most gorgeous view!
Walking down by the water...

Yay - John found the pirate ship!

Back at the resort - we took another late evening stroll - the sun doesn't go down until very late here, which makes the nighttime so beautiful!

Day 7:
Leaving the resort for the airport!  Farewell Cabo!!
Until next time!!  :)   
(hint hint honey....10 year anniversary??)  

p.s. for all of you concerned about our luggage, we got it!  whew! 
the name/address luggage tag on it SAVED the day ;)

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