Thursday, March 24, 2011

meeting baby girl, Eden.

My husband is getting a haircut, and I am sitting at a coffee shoppe with my ultimate unwinding treat... a cappucino in a "for here" mug - something magical about it, try it.  He took a few hours off work this afternoon, and my heart delights in the fact that we get to have more time together today then we were expecting!  I can never seem to get my fill of spending time with him, and I can't stand going a few days without having quality "us" time, which is rare, but I am a bear if I don't get it.  I just don't feel healthy or something!  Marriage is seriously incredible like that...

This week I started my online class for Biology 101.  Week one has actually gone much smoother than I was expecting - I guess because the ominous biology course has been dreaded and avoided by myself for, well, years now because of it's loving reputation for intensity and impossibility of feeling like a successful college student throughout the entire course.  So I decided it was time to knock it out, especially before my Little Man arrives and my hands are full in a different way.  I have been taking two classes per 8 weeks since shortly after Chris and I got married, but having a baby in my body and all the unexpected hic-cups and interruptions that come with being pregnant and working on my feet part-time plus not doing school or work on the Sabbath, I decided to cut back to one course instead of two this current 8 week "semester".  So far it's been so delightful to not have to be thinking about school at every break and every spare minute that I have.  I realized today that these "Sabbath dates" with the Lord that I can now have, and the baby books that I can read before Baby Boy Bean arrives will be cherished times before I embark on being a momma full-time in just about three months...

I haven't gotten the pictures up yet, but we had the pleasure of meeting my very dearest friend, Sarah's baby girl, Eden Renee, for the very first time. 

mini trip to the past:
her wedding, 8.1.09

here she as my moh, and five lovely months pregnant
this past summer

at three months old she is so sweet,
i could eat her up!!
[look at those cheeks!!]
when i was holding her, baby boy in my belly kicked her a bit.
that might explain her expression here...
i promise, they will be friends.

he couldn't get enough of her either!
she was so cute talking to him while we got our pampering done...
she fell asleep while he was holding her, and he started dozing off, too.
WISHED i had a camera...

my hubby is awesome, and always just knows it seems like...
he treated this new mommy and this mommy-to-be to mani's and pedi's while he watched Eden!
*sigh* so wonderful to catch up with this dear friend face to face.
way better than even Skype.

who would have known where life would take the two of us over the past few years.
and sooo grateful to be traveling it together.

off to my date with my darling husband... 
ps-the haircut looks GREAT.  <3


  1. ADORABLE! Perfect... I love this post. Friends are forever and I love that your babies will be so close in age :) Beautiful!

  2. this post made me so happy.
    happy that you got to see Sarah.
    happy you got to meet Eden.
    happy you're loving married life so so much.
    happy that you are with child.
    happy that you look so darn cute, with child.: )
    just. happy.

  3. You two ladies are so sweet! :) Ria, I know, it's WONDERFUL, isn't it?? And Moriah, I hear you have big plans for your little man and Eden - I guess he has some competition brewing up in my womb... ; )

  4. so fun Tara! i am so excited for you!! you look beautiful!

  5. i love that everyone is having babies! maybe i should join the club!
    hope your doing so well and enjoying this season to the fullest!