Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Maternity Pictures

First, let me say how glad I am that I had a few dear friends convince me to have maternity pictures taken (thanks Alison and Ashley!).  And thank you Lindsey for taking these pictures that Chris and I will treasure for a very long time!  
We took these pictures at Tanglewood a few weeks ago, I was 35 weeks pregnant.  I am really pleased with how they turned out!



Saturday, March 16, 2013

Nursery sneak peak

We have just about finished the nursery!  I keep thinking of little things I need to do but, for the most part, all it needs now is a baby!  Here are some pictures:

This was an old dresser that we had...our friend Matt re-finished it and did a great job!!
Pages out of some of my favorite Dr Seuss books
Chris made this wagon in shop class in high school and his mom gave it to us for our little boy...very special :)
Baby boy already has a ton of clothes!

On another note, we finally purchased our stroller!  I did a lot of research and decided on the BOB Revolution SE.  It was our one "splurge".  If you know Chris and I, we are really frugal.  So, we waited and waited to buy the stroller but a few weeks ago we went ahead and bit the bullet (it helps that it was on sale!).  I am SO excited to start running again!

It's hard to believe that we will have a full term baby in just 6 days! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I couldn't have said it any better

It's hard to put into words what Chris and I feel as our foster care journey is coming to an end very soon.  But, Chris put something on facebook yesterday that pretty much sums it up, I couldn't have said any better...

"It has been an absolute joy having the boys live with us for the past 19 months. The journey has had its up and downs, but they have touched our hearts and we have grown to love them more then we ever could have imagined. Now the next part of their lives will begin. Over the next month they will be transitioning from our home into their potential God willing adoptive forever home. It will be sad to see them go, but luckily they are going to the absolute perfect family for them. The way everything has fallen into place so far with this family being brought into our lives has been amazing and there is no answer for it other then "God had a perfect plan." Abbie and I will be able to continue being a part of the boys lives, and they will be raised in a wonderful Godly home where there is no doubt they will be loved and cared for. Thank you to everyone who has prayed for us and the boys over the last year and a half. Please continue to pray as there is still some work to be done, but it is awesome knowing what an awesome God we serve."

 Please continue to pray for the boys as they make this transition to their new (Lord willing forever) home.  It will not be easy for any of us but we have been clearly led to this decision.  Also pray for Chris and I as we start on a very new and exciting adventure with a newborn in 5 or so weeks.  Thank you in advance for these prayers- we really do serve a God of miracles!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

34 weeks

I posted a picture in my last post but since it was taken at 32 weeks I thought I'd post a more recent picture, mostly for my own sake as I look back on this blog in the future. I have received a lot of comments about how I'm growing quickly (like, "wow, you are really ballooning up!"...I think someone needs to offer a class on what to say and not to say to pregnant women!). So, here it is!