Thursday, January 10, 2013


Even though she's not scheduled to be here until next Tuesday, I feel like she's late. It seems like we've been waiting forever to meet her, it's killing me.
But honestly, I could keep her in there for a while longer with no complaints. I love being pregnant. Sure, it's a little uncomfortable at times, and I have to pee SO much ... but the opportunity I have to share this time with just her ... priceless. I'm not quite ready to share her with the rest of the world. I do feel bad for Lucas, he's dying to hold her. I keep telling him that he'll get to have her on the outside forever, but I only have a few days left with her inside. I like it.

While you wait for me to announce the baby, please enjoy these fun things I found:

I love these thoughts on pregnancy and being a mother.

This fun multi-color search .... I'm easily entertained.

This is a fun place to look around ... I want pretty much everything in this store.

It was hard enough to think of some New Years Resolutions ... but my friend Katy did monthly ones ... I love this idea.

I loved Les Miserables ... here is a lovely list of books that apparently I should enjoy ... does anyone have any other book suggestions?

Winter is awesome this year ... I'm loving all the snow. But it makes me want to spend money on boots ..... I want these and these and these - I will take any color :)

I love this, from President Uchtdorf (Of Regrets & Resolutions):
"Let us resolve to follow the Savior and work with diligence to become the person we were designed to become. Let us listen to and obey the promptings of the Holy Spirit. As we do so, Heavenly Father will reveal to us things we never knew about ourselves. He will illuminate the path ahead and open our eyes to see our unknown and perhaps unimagined talents."

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 -- to do

Sorry if you're sick of reading New Years Resolutions posts. If this is the case, please re-direct your browser at this time. Also, I know it's late and I already haven't done any of them. Fail. But I'm pregnant, and I'm running out of time to use that excuse. So give me a break.

First - have a baby! I'm not due until Jan 15th .... but I'm hoping she comes a little early. I'm dying to see her face.

Second - own less crap. Lucas and I were just discussing how much we hate the millions of piles of STUFF around our house. It's got to go.

Third - house projects. Upstairs floors, upstairs bathroom, KITCHEN. Backyard sprinkler system, siding on the shed, fence?? Good news? We're DONE with the basement! (well ... maybe we'll replace the carpet in the future... maybe).

Fourth - I want to memorize the Articles of Faith. I did it once, in Primary, but I feel like I should know them by heart.

Fifth - Instagram. Photo a day ... a kind of photo journal of the year. I think it will be much easier once the babe is born (those of you who follow me on Instagram will be overwhelmed with little lady pictures I fear).

AND, probably the most important of all: Make a habit of family prayer and scripture study. We kind of suck at it, but we have to do it. So the goal is to make it a habit in our life before our kids are old enough to know any better.

"Your habits of family prayer and scripture reading will create more lasting memories and greater changes of heart than you may realize now. Even apparently temporal activities, such as attending an athletic event or watching a movie, can shape a child’s heart. What matters is not the activity but the feelings that come as you do it."

Henry B Eyring - Help Them Aim High