Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Few things in life are truly perfect. 
But a brand-new baby all wrapped up in a hand-knit blanket?  Yep, I’d say that qualifies…
Lovebug, born November 4, 2011 at 11:43am, 8 lbs 4 oz, 20 inches

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello Everyone! I know I've been MIA for a few weeks, but hopefully you expected that. Our little girl has arrived and certainly holds a lot of our attention. :) I promise to post details soon. Anyway, just wanted to pop onand say Happy Thanksgiving to you all out there! We're having a very quiet Turkey Day this year with immediate family and my grandpa at Mom's house. I'm bringing the potatoes...our family likes a good dish of sour cream potatoes and I'm happy to oblige. Remember to take time today to stop and reflect on all those things you're thankful for. :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Are We There Yet?

It's November!  And I'm in the final days of my pregnancy.  Within the last week I have become increasingly uncomfortable.  Everything is bearable, but knowing an end is in sight makes it easier to complain about.  I'm ready to have my body back - mostly my mobility.  At this point I just sort of waddle everywhere I go and it takes me at least twice as long as it would if I weren't 9 1/2 months pregnant!

As we reach the final hour, nesting has most certainly kicked in.  The last month or so I've been trying to space out what I want to get done each weekend.  And every week, I'm able to tick a few things off my list.  But this last weekend I was in overdrive and felt like there just wasn't enough time.  I probably overdid it a little bit - by Sunday evening my feet were the size of balloons and Monday I was so sore from my head to my toes.  In all reality, we are ready and anything that's not done or not purchased can be done after the baby arrives.

Aside from home organization, though, I'm also feeling the countdown in my knitting & sewing.  All of a sudden I feel as though there were all these things I wanted to make and, darn it, there just isn't enough time left to see them through.  I've known all along what I wanted to make, or at least a rough list.  But I think I was a bit delusional thinking I had more time than there really was.

So this week I'm spending time tidying up and preparing our house and lives for the arrival of the fourth member of our family, but I'm also trying to take time each night to sit and knit.  Because it's relaxing and because I know I won't have time/energy/the desire to do so for a little while after we make it home.

With all that being said, I'll take this moment to mention I'm not sure when I'll blog next.  Perhaps one more time this week, but I'm not making any promises.  Certainly once we are home from the hospital (I'm very anxious to share her with all of you!).  But beyond that, I can't even being to guess what my days will look like.  So expect a bit of a blogging break and I'll talk with you all when I return!