Thursday, November 15, 2012


Is it just me, or are we barreling towards Christmas at break-neck speed?
I want to preserve these pictures and memories for years to come, and certainly before the busy holiday season is upon us.

To wrap up October, a few days before before Halloween we drove south to the Ohio/Michigan border and visited a cute little pumpkin patch. It was a cold, rainy day, but we didn't let it dampen our spirits.
We each picked a pumpkin and took three home for our porch.

Henry's nursery is all but finished, but I wanted to let you see a few sneak peeks of David's hard work.
David is such a happy painter and I feel very blessed for that- I know painting is one of those things.
You either love it or hate it, right? : )
We decided on horizontal stripes, much like Harbor's room, but in gray and white.

The nursery furniture has been purchased {Ikea}though we are using Harbor's crib and rocker.
I moved an area rug we already had from our basement up to his nursery to soften the hardwood floors.
I've worked on a few projects here and there, like these embroidery hoops.
Oh, they look so sweet in his room! I can't wait to photograph the space. Just last night, David hung a little beaded chandelier over the rocker and I'm envisioning lots of late night cuddles with the new baby.
I need to make a crib skirt, but I should be ready to do a room reveal soon.

Our MOPS group at church has been such a fun ministry for me!
I always think of the craft, the food, the speaker as just a medium- a way to connect with people over something so much grander- God's love for us.
My greatest prayer as I serve in this capacity is that these ladies would feel loved and encouraged as moms.
That is really what it is all about-
connecting with like-minded believers who can build and esteem one another.

For October, I hand stamped and painted enough letters for each lady to make a "Home" bunting banner. To tie it in with Fall, I made the "O" into a pumpkin.

I've been doing lots of cooking with the weather turning colder-
cookies are a staple around here, but a pie or two, lots of soups and pastas, and stuffed cabbage rolls.

Harbor had a play date at our house with a sweet little friend from church.
We are so very thankful for the friendships we have made through our Sunday School classes.
The Lord provides for us- not just with food and shelter, but with people who love us.
So blessed, indeed!

I am a few weeks passed this point, but here I am pictured at 27 weeks.
At 27 weeks I had gained a total of 12 pounds.
I'm currently closer to 30 weeks and in the last trimester.
I do tend to tire easier- pregnancy in your 30's is a bit tougher than in your 20's-
but I am still managing to keep up lots of positive energy to tackle my day to day projects.

And since my boys are never pictured in their church clothes,
I snapped a picture of them on our way out the door and returned the favor.
: )

Lastly, with a January baby on his way and Michigan weather looking to be quite snowy,
I made a brave decision and returned to my natural hair color.
Driving in the snow every six weeks to keep my bright, white blonde just wasn't floating this mama's boat.
: )


  1. You are right--the holiday season is HERE! Your home looks beautiful and festive as always! I'm so excited to see pictures of Henry's nursery. Everything you do seems to be done with much thought, purpose and love! Happy Thanksgiving to y'all!

  2. Looks like you have been busy planning your craft projects with the ladies at church. I know they love & really look forward to see what idea you have come up with from month to month. I know I would if I was able to hang out with you,ha....I know Harbor just loved having Graham over. Looks like they play well together. I can't wait to see the nursey in person soon. I'm going to ask Harbor William to show it to me,ha..I love your new hair color. It will be so much easier on the up keep with your winter ahead of you. Dad & I look forward to having you all safety home at Thanksgiving. Miss & love you, Mom

  3. I am so excited for you guys! I know you are getting so excited to meet baby Henry! I can't wait for you to reveal the nursery! I am sure it is is super precious! Christmas will be here before we know it! It came up on us fast! Love what you are doing with your Mom's group!

  4. I always love the pictures of your home.. sooo pretty! You look great by the way and so happy. Can't wait to see the pictures of the nursery! Just curious do you use a special recipe for the cabbage rolls ? I have been looking for one everywhere! Have a blessed day! Francine

  5. The nursery progress is exciting! Can't wait to see the finished pictures!! I love the hoops...I was thinking about trying that out for our nursery. You look great and I love your new hair color!
    Have a great week!