Tuesday, April 26, 2011

baby registry.

a few weeks ago, hubsy and i went out to knock out our baby registry.
our shower isn't until the first week of June, but we felt like March was a good time to just make our registry (for whatever reason... : ).
though i didn't document our first outing (oopsy!), I got some glimpses to document our second stop later that week.

what an encounter with God registering was for me.
here's the thing...

being pregnant [and those of you that have been with child can probably testify], i've come to experience that almost all other women [especially] enjoy sharing their advice on what "to for sure do" and "what to for sure not do" all throughout your pregnancy term.  as I found in being in a relationship, being engaged, and being newly married... it is IMPOSSIBLE to apply all of the advice that people so love to share throughout that phase as well - since it comes from so many different sources, obviously several conflicts are inevitable and do happen.  so all advice isn't possible to apply! 

well, researching for our baby registery was about 10 x's more intense on deciding what we "needed" to raise our little man than casual comments to consider from dear, old friends to simple passerby's that notice my belly and strike up a conversation.  as of late we've also been researching sleeping methods, feeding methods, birthing methods and the list goes on, so registering was the tip of the iceburg.  the deeper into the "stuff" I got, the deeper I realized, that

all of what was going to be "best" for our little man was absolutely happening right now in my womb. 

though we have to run around and get our list of "stuff", my mind kept wandering back to how he was doing right now.  right now, where he is, he is:

warm enough
cool enough
fed enough
comfortable enough
relieving himself enough
safe enough
sleeping enough
awake enough
and on, and on, and on...

God created my womb to be the PERFECT environment for my tiny son, and my body simply CAME with that womb.  it's kind of like breathing - even if I am not thinking about making it happen even though it is SO important, it is still happening, because God created my body that way.  it just HAPPENS.  and all I am left to do is stand by in awe, and become more and more amazed that what had once achieved the size of a tiny olive, and is now the size of a head of cabbage [ha...] is every bit of a human at each stage, breathing, functioning, alive...


registering was fun, and i look forward to some of the "stuff" because, you know, it's fun, but the personal and DEEP revelation of how capable and equipped God is makes me ever more content and CONFIDANT in God as the Creator of Life and the perfect Teacher for me as a mother, since He's got this down pat.  SUCH peace in Him, friends...

"in God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to Your name forever."  -psalms 44.8

Friday, April 22, 2011

glimpse of life lately.

wow, seriously not been on here recently - sorry! 
life has been full of transition, working at the bridal shop, lovely-lovely biology homework [i try to keep myself motivated], and preparing to have Easter here at our place with the family on Sunday afternoon!  today should be a busy day at the bridal shop, and tomorrow evening we are celebrating the Passover Seder meal with a family we used to every year all growing up.  I have tried to celebrate the ceremony every year for the past several, and it never comes together or I seem to be the only one interested, but this year, it's really gonna happen... so excited!  i will explain more about Passover in a future post.
also this week, we have hit the 30 week mark for baby-boy!  I have felt like I have become huge in the past week - this kid just seems to keep growing and growing which is wonderful!

a few glimpses of life recently:

fabulous chicken tinga taco recipe i found.
urban taco is my FAV restaurant in texas,
and i was craving one day last week.
turned out super well, my preggo tummy did NOT have a good night
but man, was it tasty...

how we start off every morning and end every night,
praying over our little man.
love this picture.

homework, homework, homework...
now only to stay focused...

i want to enjoy the spring weather today,
 and savor it with the life that is coming in the air.

"...it may be Friday,  but Sunday is coming."
thank You, Jesus, for Good Friday.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

things i wish i would craft.

every week it seems like i find new items online that look so fun and oh-so-easy to make, bake and create at home. 

funny thing is, i realized this week that i have way more ideas saved than what i've actually created.


well i can say this... i LOVE peeking at my fellow bloggers ideas and their mad skills, and dreaming i could be as accomplished as they in their crafting expeditions.

i'm holding onto some favorite ideas for Easter, and for when i have more time on my hands when school is done, or maybe when i'm home full-time with baby (if i have free time... though it sounds like we will just have to wait and see what happens in that area in a few months).

here's to wanting to be a craftie...

and here's to spring.

28 weeks.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sabbath date w. my God and my man.

I serioulsy love Sunday's.

It's the one day a week that the hubby and I can spend the entire day together due to our weekly work schedule.
(Yesterday was our 8-month anniversary!)

This past Sunday, we decided to grab a brunch after church, which was filled with speaking of the future and dreaming and planning for what we want to do and how we can prepare ourselves now to get there.  Then we sat at a coffee shop and researched, worshipped, journaled...

our haven for a few hours.


little baby enjoying hanging out and seeking Jesus, too.
He was probably snoozing off and on a bit...

thanks for cheesin', honey...

case of the sleepies.

grow baby boy, grow.

thank You, Jesus.