Friday, December 6, 2013

Seven Quick Takes: Throwbacks and More!

Joining the party at Jen's today!

I met my friend Krisann about 6 months ago in a "mommies group", and she suggested that since most of the women in the group didn't know each other when we were all pregnant, we share our pregnancy pictures on Facebook yesterday.  It was so cool to see all my new friends back before their babies arrived!

So I thought I would show you my pictures, since I started back at the ol' blog a few months past Mia's arrival.

The bottom 3 are obviously from my labor and post-delivery, 1 day shy of 38 weeks.

My friend Michelle commented that I must really like even numbers and I will say - I have a really weird thing against odd numbers, especially dates.  I just don't like the way they look. Weird, I know.

The chalk board frame is super easy peasy too - usually you just paint the chalkboard paint over the glass, and that's that.

Unfortunately when I took the glass out of the frame to paint it, it was so long and extra fragile in my inexperienced hands, I broke it. Super big bummer.  So I painted a long card-stock-ish type paper to go in the frame, and while it's not perfect, it works!

Speaking of the chalkboard frame, and throw-backs, I now use the frame for some of Mia's monthly milestone pictures like these back when she was a chunky monkey for about a day:

I am about to leave Mia for 36 hours at our awesome family friends' house while Joel and I road trip to San Diego for a day with a car load of friends.  It goes without saying that I am quite anxious about being so far away from her, but I know she is in good hands.

I'm also not excited about pumping every 4ish hours to keep up my milk supply.  You do what you gotta do I guess.

She'll also be bunking with this lovely lady.  Maybe she'll bake all weekend and come back with some sweet skills, no pun intended.

If you haven't seen it yet, here is a video of Mia laughing at the water hose.  I have watched this probably 20 times...I just can't get enough of her laugh!

Ever since Thanksgiving, I have been thinking about Christmas and visiting my family in South Dakota like it's my job.  I just can't wait!!  Since this is on my mind so much, I thought it deserved it's own take.  Moving on.

I have crocheted since I was in high school, and Etsy pattern shops and projects like this, this, and this make me want to get back at it. Maybe a "Christmas Vacation" project is in my future??

I Instagrammed a picture about this a few days ago, but I just really love my Naptime Diaries Advent Calendar!  It has super cool graphics and great, quick Bible verses and reflections to read each day that keep me centered on the Reason for the Season.  

It's only the 6th of December - if you haven't started following along with an Advent Calendar and you want to, it's not too late! 

I hope everyone has a great weekend!  

1 comment:

  1. I love your pregnancy photos! So pretty! Also, I just had a lightbulb moment and made a "small world" connection…sending you an email!