Today’s goals….


I am beyond done being pregnant and I am so anxious to meet my daughter!

Also I am starting to miss certain things a whole lot…like sleeping more than 45 minutes at a time….pooping….tying my own shoes….

We feel so blessed and are very ready for this new adventure to begin!



After spending the last few years

building a friendship closer than sisters

that as I find myself overwhelmed and staring into the abyss

I had always assumed you would be right there with me

so when I reached over to take your hand to get me through

I was surprised to find I am alone.

Perhaps it was naive of me to expect

to find my forever friend

in a bubble where beliefs, opinions and convictions

are fiercely guarded, fought over and able to divide.

But it did come as a shock that the bond we build

was as bitterly fragile as it proved to be

and I am standing here alone….very surprised

I am not angry, disappointed or mad

I have so many fond memories of all the times we’ve had.

I love you still, nothing with change that part

And God will heal my hurting heart

But next time, lesson learned

I won’t be surprised.

Things to do, Things to do

Actually I have been bored off my rocker lately since I have no energy and Michael has asked that I not go downstairs to sew when he is not home. Those of you who know me know that even if I were one to watch TV (which I am not) that is also in the basement.

But I do have things I need to do….so I shall do them

Monday: I need to figure out how to use the Ipod so I can have music while I am in labor. If my poor daughter can’t be born in the south the least I can do is make sure we have Johnny Cash playing when she does decide to make her appearance. Which I seriously hope is any day now.

Tuesday: Due to the continued flooding in my basement I have decided to move the sewing room back upstairs. The flooding has thus far only terrorized one area but since we can not figure out why or how to stop it I have decided to not take any chances. Plus I am thinking it will be better in the long run for me to be able to sew while Lentil naps and such as opposed to us always going down stairs. The full move will not take place until after my mother in law leaves since we will need that room as a guest room while she is here. But I can get started on a small area so I can at least work on little projects to pass the time.

Wed: Perhaps Lentil will be born?

More progress!

Slowly but surely it is coming along!

Lentil’s Aunties (My sister and her life partner Tiffany) wanted to get Lentil the perfect gift. They put a lot of thought into this….

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Isn’t this little rocking chair precious! It will make a wonderfully magical spot for her to sit and read and imagine.100_0585.jpg picture by Cre8tiveCrys

Her swing which we scored second hand!

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And the stroller/car seat travel system that took us 40 forevers to put together but we sure laughed a lot. This was a gift from our dear friend Dawn (Bucky the dog’s mom)

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Still no curtains yet but we will get there…eventually!

Update on Lentil’s room!

I swear we are making progress. Slowly but surely…

A closet view

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Cloth diaper stash will live here

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Inside of the crib!

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My dear Childhood friend Jessica gave me that ballerina duck when we were in 7th grade (I think)

Mia the owl

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and the tree! We love this tree

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More progress still to come!

Babylicious update

For Aida…. a belly shot! Holy Cow I am huge!

This was from the amazing baby shower Christin and Barbara threw for me!


the food was AMAZING!

See, Now I am hungry just looking at it…

No one was enjoying the “guess the baby food flavor” game. Katie was shockingly good at it though

everyone was all smiles since the door prized were X rated!

Thanks so much Christin and Barb!

P.S. You know they love you when the food was Southern style and the banana cream pie was inported from Osseo!