Friday, December 9, 2011

Little Bean

Almost 4 months old now!  Little bean rolled over for the first time on Saturday from her tummy to her back.  You would have thought she had just received an acceptance letter to Yale, the amount of excitement at the farmhouse was astounding.  It's amazing how much is learned in only a few months.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Capturing our blessings

Came upon this idea though another wonderful blog A bit of sunshine - it's the idea of capturing your blessings everyday and sharing them through the month of November.  In all the trials we encounter, our blessings far outshine any trouble.
My blessing - family.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hello world we're back!

Baby brain is wearing off and we are starting back into a new kind of reality - so naturally I thought I should pay more attention to this little family blog project of ours that has been neglected for so long.

Baby girl turned 3 months old yesterday.  What a little joy she is!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

5 days and counting...

It is official.  Baby girl will be here in the next five days or so!  It's really hard to believe that it's already been 9 whole months and that soon our lives that have already been changed will drastically change again.

Here we are at 37 weeks, this same time last year I believe our pics looked more like this.  Running around, not even thinking this is what God had planned for our next big adventure.

Feeling a mixture of nervous and excited all at the same time.  Going from can we really do this to ...  I absolutely cannot wait for baby girl to come out so we can meet her!  As of right now she is weighing in at about 5 lbs. 12 oz., just a little peanut.  We are hoping she will grow a bit more this week before she finally joins us to say hello.  So we wait in excitement to grow our little family from just us two to a wonderful three.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

a field. a couch. a giveaway.

Our wonderful friend and incredible photographer is giving away a signed 11x14 print of a pic he took recently when photographing a couple in western NY.

He has documented some of the most important times of our lives and loves - our wedding, New Zealand travels, family weddings and our soon to be one and only pregnancy photo shoot.

Just to give you a taste.  Check out his work online, it's a treat for the eyes!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

34 weeks and counting

Here we are, already at 34 weeks.  I keep asking myself where the time has gone and how we got here so quickly!  Baby bump and I are doing well.  She kicks more and more each day.  It's so fun to feel her moving and to see when she's awake and when she chooses to sleep.  It seems like she wants to wake up right when I'm ready to head into bed, or when I'm quiet and relaxing.  We can't wait to meet her and see what she's really like....and if she'll sleep at all!

Monday, March 21, 2011

dear bump

My dear baby bump,
You and I no longer fit into the dresses that reside in my closet together.  Your dad and I had date night last night and everything now only zips half way. 
When you are all done in there and come out to see us in August, can I have my waist back?
We love you.

Monday, January 10, 2011

And we're back.

We're back in action after a few weeks of change, chaos and moving.  To update all, we have officially moved back to the US and were home in time for Christmas.
It's been a bit of a whirlwind time leaving such great friends in New Zealand to pick up a life of farming again with Thomas' family and making new friends once again.  We left the loving embrace of friends that had become family to us to return to family that we so happy to have us back in the country.  It has been a bittersweet time full of a lot of joy and a lot of tears.
So, as a new resident of the wonderful state of Pennsylvania we have a lot to be thankful for.  God is faithful and is leading us on a new journey.  Even though the mountains and ocean are no longer right around the corner, we are on the look out for new things about Pa to fall in love with now.

Anyone have favorite things about Pa?  I would love to hear!

30-for-30 update:  For all of you who were wondering...Yes, I did finish the challenge successfully!  It was quite a challenge for me to really use the things I have in my closet more creatively.  I was starting to feel self conscious of taking picture of just me everyday, I mean really... who cares to see just me everyday wearing something different?  In conclusion, I look forward to taking this challenge again and would recommend it to anyone who is looking to stretch their style sense without having to break the bank buying new things all the time.  We have way more than we need let's use what we have to the best of our abilities!