Monday, December 16, 2013

Weekend Recap + 12 Days of Christmas Winners!

Happy Monday, loves!

Decided to share some shots that never made it up in the fall... 
This was my very warm winter coat from last year, that is hard for me to button now! (Haha!)

There's so much snow now, so it's great to look back and reminisce! However, the weather is supposed to be in the 20's this week so I am happy for that! (Sad, but true)
Coat - Calvin Klein
Scarf - H&M
Boots - T.J. Maxx

This weekend was a pretty productive one! 
As you can see, I have a new blog design - still in progress, but I really wanted an update :)
I also want to welcome all of my new readers! Excited to have you on board!

Me and A cleaned the carpets at the house, paid bills, went grocery shopping, Christmas shopping, and spent all day Saturday in a birthing class. Oh and I finally found my ornaments and finished decorating the tree, whew!
And now onto finishing the baby's room! I hope to get everything in there good and ready before she gets here, I am only 5 weeks away :) Eeekk!!!

So a few things I learned from the birthing class this weekend:
one. It will be hard, but I can do it. I think fear of the unknown is the biggest part of this process, but knowing all the different ways it can go I just pray to Jesus for the best possible outcome and know that He will see me through it!
two. I am really not going to sleep. We did an exercise where we calculated how many hours would be spent feeding and changing diapers and it was roughly 8 hours of the day (or more depending on situation)... Fitting in time to eat, shower, nap, get other things done will have to fit in somewhere. I commend single moms that have done this thing alone. I have a new found respect for you. 
three. It will all be worth it. Meeting her, seeing her, loving her will make it all worth it. Bringing home a new little person into this world, welcoming a new little heart in to love and becoming our own new little family will be worth it. The sacrifices that are made to raise a family are becoming more real to my life right now and I appreciate my parents for raising seven (yes, 7!) children! I am not up for that challenge, but hey mom and dad you did a good job! :)

Also - Huge congrats to all of our 12 Days of Christmas Winners. Please click here to see if you won!

Enjoy Your Day!


  1. Such an exciting season for you!!!!!

  2. exactly, i don't know how my parents did it, there were 9 of us!! and they wanted more. yikes!

    i know, i have so much respect for single moms that work, go to school, and care for their children.

    and i love seeing your fall photos. i'm okay w/ the snow, but i know... i'm so glad to see double digits this week!

    you and a will do just great. you both have had wonderful guidance. :)

  3. 8 kids, not 9. not sure where i got 9. lol.

  4. You look beautiful! Love those pictures of you.

    It is funny & sad when 20 degree weather is something to be happy for.

    Your tree is beautiful.

    Ahh, such an exciting time! It will be all worth it when you hold her in your arms and see her little smiles :) At least that is what my sister said.

  5. Cute outfit! And pretty tree. You def had a productive weekend! Thanks for linking up with us for MMG :)

  6. You look great! I'm sure you will do just fine, just don't think about it too much :)

  7. Promise it's totally worth it. I'm having a hard time managing my time with 2 little ones. But it gets easier. You look beautiful! Excited to follow along!

  8. You look beautiful! I love the photos


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