Thursday, November 20, 2008

Let's get the THANKSgiving started

Edit- ohhhh, I forgot, I'm also thankful for friends that comment on my blog!! tehehe. . . .

What are you thankful for today?

I'm thankful for:
Food Network Thanksgiving specials- so fun to watch!
The bella band that allows me to stay in my regular jeans for just a little while longer
Friends that love me for who I am
The supportive family that God has blessed us with
The baby growing inside of me
The best husband in the world
My stupid hang up and failures that make me realize my dependence on Him
Chocolate chip cookie dough
Remote car starter
Prayer that realigns my attitude
My ipod that keeps me motivated throughout the day
A painted nursery WITH a closet


Monday, November 17, 2008

Dear Baby,

We are praying you have don't have my skin or Jon's nose. If you do, we'll still love you like no other- but maybe God will grant us this wish? :)
I'm hoping you are a cuddly, gentle soul, like your dad. But maybe you'll be rambuncous and a non-touchy person like your mom. Whatever your personality is, I'm sure it'll be so amazing to watch it develop. By the way you kick me when I wake up, I have a feeling your like your mama and you like your sleep (dear Lord please!)
Also, if possible, please don't have a massive head. We you-tubed some live birth videos and it kind of scared us.
We love you,
Mom and Dad

Friday, November 14, 2008

So I am really into stroller shopping lately. I know, it's ridiculous!!! Like I said before, I really love the Bugaboo strollers- especially the Bee, but they are just insane in price. If we lived in a city where we walked everywhere (NYC), I'd justify it. But not in Lansing. . . booo

So then I found the uppababy vista stroller and I loved it! It's a cheaper than the bugaboo and so adorable. Isn't it awesome? But again, just too much moolah for us to justify. But if anyone has the desire to surprise us with one. . . I wouldn't be opposed. . . :)

Because we attempt to be good stewards of our money- we finally found one we love and it wont make us live off of ramen for a year- check out the babyjogger city mini- it's awesome! Were getting black because I'm all about strollers that are easy to match a car seat with and are gender neutral.

So there ya have it- if you happen to be in the market for some sweet strollers- these are my picks.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Shake it like a polaroid picture. . .

Well, Baby Ack has begun to move, and I mean move!! Last night Jon's hand was on my belly feeling him move and he said to me, "is it normal for them to move this much?" Too cute. It's fun to feel him kick and wiggle and somersault. I didn't feel him for the longest time- way later than they say you can feel them- so I don't mind at all. Except when I'm trying to sleep, but, that's okay :) The funniest was last Saturday- I was in a deep sleep when Jon came in to wake me up and turned on the lights- la bebe totally freaked out and started kicking away and moving- it was awesome.

Can you believe it's like 6/7 weeks until Christmas? holy cow!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I'm going to try to get back into posting regularly. . . .

Ohhhh, Sunday night at 9:00 and we havent sat down yet this weekend, crazy! I think it's safe to say we've been kind of busy lately. . . 
Last weekend Friday we were at Trunk or Treat at Trinity and saw all the adorable kids in their outfits.  Wasn't it the nicest Halloween weather ever?  Saturday we went to GR for the day- I was able to see Josh and Michele and their new baby boy Lorens (such a cute little guy) and see Wendy.  I met Andy, Dave, Sarah and Catherine for dinner later that night and that was cool to catch up. Jon was filming a (ahem) very hi end wedding (were not allowed to say whose wedding it was, yup). You can see photos on the photographers blog:  Sunday we had church, grocery shopping, a going away party for our friend Adam and a Kenya team meeting.  

This weekend was super fast but fun.  We met Katie and Cliff at the Howell Outlets so I could do some preggo shopping.  I love those guys.  Saturday we went back to GR to help John and Kym  move. Today Jon's parents came up to hang out for the day and now Jon's off shooting a video for Trinity.

On a completely different note, a couple that was in our small group for two years  faced a tragedy earlier this week- his brother fell from 10 stories while working construction and passed away.  It was shocking. Tomorrow is the funeral- please pray for the Lowe family as they are just coming to grips with all of this.  Sam was 24 years old and on the verge of proposing to his girlfriend.   Crazy how life can change with one phone call.  

Well, there's a quick wrap up of our life.  Sorry I STILL have yet to post NYC and DC photos!!!!