Monday, April 30, 2012

everyone loves a good before and after

we started this whole journey a little more than a month ago
i was very unsure about what we were getting ourselves into
especially right before the baby's birth.
but it was as good a time as any
and i knew it would be worth our efforts
and we are very excited about the progress
and can finally "see the light at the end of the tunnel"
"we are almost out of the woods"...
{can you handle one more idiom?}
just in time "before the fat lady sings"
...and by fat lady...
i mean me

Thursday, April 26, 2012

…But I am sure God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait.
— C. S. Lewis

sweet kisses

I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God- it changes me.
— C.S Lewis

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

how i'm feeling today...

a picture is worth a thousand words...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

so close yet so far

Today Charlie pointed out an interesting factoid about our childhood.  Apparently we lived very close to each other  for about 6 months when we were 7. 

After Charlie's family moved back from Malaysia they lived in his great-grandmothers house at 4807 Creekbend Dr. for about 6 months (first semester of 2nd grade).
He never knew exactly what part of Houston it was they lived in until he Google’d his old school (Red Elementary) out of random curiosity today.  
When he pulled the school up on the map he recongized the area immediately as it was less than a mile from my sisters house.
Charlie then looked to see how far it was from my parents house where I grew up and it turns out we lived 3.3 miles away from each other for part of 1993. 
His previous home in Malaysia was roughly 9,400 miles from where I grew up.

This sweet little story reminded me of the romantic stories told by the couples in the movie
 When Harry Met Sally.
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Monday, April 23, 2012

maternity pictures!

we had such a great time taking pictures yesterday
in downtown Brenham!

i love everything i am seeing so far 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

and what else?

we've also been doing a wee bit of remodeling...
on our master bathroom
Charlie has put in his fair share of elbow-grease.
Here he is pouring some cement for the backer board which is
apparently something you need when tiling on a second story.
He also took out our toilet.
Having him do both of those projects saved us in the neighborhood of
$400 clams.
Tile will go in tomorrow!
Please note the Whirlpool tub.
I swore I would sleep in that darn thing once it finally arrived.
{there were several back-order issues that held up the whole project}
In the end we didn't get the tub we originally wanted but found a slightly larger
one with more jets. 
Here you can see the paint comparison between our bedroom (waffle)
and the bathroom (water chestnut)
Basically you can say we have come into our nesting season.
Some people might say it's more like nesting "on drugs"
but we like to say we're just thorough.

where have we been?

so i can't deny that i've been a terrible blogger as of late
but honestly we have been SO buys lately.
From hospital tours to birthing classes we have been on the go, non stop.
Busy is good though!
We got to go to a few concerts at the House of Blues and hear our favorite artists
like Tyrone Wells.
Who recently just had a baby with his wife.
After congratulating him on his expanding family,
Charlie told Tyrone that we were getting ready to be in the same boat.
To which Tyrone relied, "Oh, are you trying to have a baby?"
And I piped in with, "Nope we're "5 weeks away from the due date."
You can imagine his surprise when he looked a little further down
and spied the baby bump.
In all fairness, I am pretty short and he is very tall so
I wasn't too surprised by his reaction. 
It was a fun night!
yay for T-Wells!
{those are some tall dudes}

Monday, April 2, 2012

"I guess that’s the beauty of books. When they finish they don’t really finish."— Markus Zusak

my favorite story

“Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive—it’s such an interesting world. 
It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? 
There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there? 
But am I talking too much? 
People are always telling me I do. 
Would you rather I didn’t talk? 
If you say so I’ll stop. I can STOP when I make up my mind to it, although it’s difficult.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

little tootsies are my favorite!


(via Inspiration Board)