Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ellie's Nursery Sneek Peek

I have searched high and low for the perfect nursery fabric and crib bedding for Ellie-Bear's room. Finally, after countless wasted internet googling hours, I have found it. But it won't be easy. It must all be made, as in handmade. Because the closest I could get to it was with coordinating fabrics. Which Hubs will not be happy about. But it is EXACTLY what I want.

Do you know how hard it is to find light pink and gray fabric for a nursery? It is countless google search hours hard! So here's a sneak peek at just some of the fabrics:

Do you not love it as much as I do????? I also found coordinating elephant, giraffe and owl pink and gray fabrics!!! AHHH. I am absolutely beside myself excited!!!!!

Photo from polkatotdesigns.com




Now, if you love it as much as I do and decide you want to just purchase the crib bedding for a whopping $350, you can go here and buy it. They also sell the fabric by the yard but it costs about two times what you can find it at at a certain online store.

Google,...I love you!!!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

"God made cutting hard"

Cole: "Mom, cutting is hard."

Me: "Yes, it can be."

Cole: "Why?"

Me: "I'm not sure. Sometimes it just is hard to cut."

Cole: "Did God make it hard?"

Me: Baffled. "No, God didn't make cutting with scissors hard."

Cole: "Yes. Yes he did. God made everything."

Me: "Yes. I suppose you're right. God did make everything."

Pause. "How did you know that?"

Cole: "My teachers told me."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Grandfather's Week

Cole had a special breakfast with the grandparents last Thursday and Friday at school. Thursday my folks (Nana and Tata) went to accompnay him and never made it to the Social Room to actually get picstures taken because Dad is too shy to ask where to go. But Cole still had a special morning with his Tata and got to get dropped off by him at school. He was sooo excited! It was too cute!

Friday he got visited at school by his Bop (Will's Dad), who found the Social Room because he is a seasoned veteran. Last year he was the only one able to make the breakfast. We only got to take a picture of Cole and his Bop this year since they got to actually eat breakfast.

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Bump is Back!!!!

Ok, so the bump has been there since Week 5 it now looks like a Baby Belly and not Muffin Top.

20 weeks along...halfway there!!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Praying for our Children

"Enable my children to bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things."



Not sure if you have ever had the opportunity to read the book by Stormie Omartian, "The Power of a Praying Parent". It's a fantastic read. Because I prayed for my child (just one at the time) but I prayed that he would have a great day, that his cold would subside but I never really prayed for his future. And then a dear friend, Beckie H. told our group how she often prayed for the spouses of her children. She prayed that God would shape them and that they would know Him. She prayed for their teachers and their friends all before they ever met her children. I can't find the words she used but I just remember thinking how truly important it was that we pray for all the people that our children would one day encounter so that when our children do cross paths with them, they are filled with Him more. Also, I thought that what if, just what if, no one else had ever prayed for them?

Not long after, another dear friend, Dawn, suggested another book by Stormie, "The Power of a Praying Wife". I still have not bought the book but she gave me these daily prayer cards. I pull one out daily and leave it on my desk to remember to pray for my husband that day, and also so  that he sees it and knows that I am always praying for him. A client was over last night and she saw the cards sitting on my desk and rifled through them. She loved them and I think you will too. The quote above was actually the prayer for my husband, but I changed it up a bit so that I could also use it to pray for my children and their spouses.

Aanndd,....as I was on Amazon trying to find the links and I saw that Stormie had another book out for husbands...*hint *hint Babe.           

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Our Sweet Baby Girl: From Elephants to Bears and Everything in Between

As soon as we confirmed we were having a girl, we decided on a name. Actually, as soon as we were pregnant with Cole, we had the name of our first girl. This name was always a top contender. To be quite frank, it was the only contender. Seriously, when I suggested it, it was a done deal. Will loved it immediately. Cole's name was relatively easy as well. I always wanted a Thomas and his middle name was between Dean and Cole. I think we made the right choice.

Anyhow, we're ready to share the name of our sweet Baby Girl now with the world. We've been calling her Baby Bear and Sister Bear between the family even though her name is no secret at all. But still, I get chills when I see it written. It just makes it all so real,...so tangible. We're having our girl. Can't quite digest it all sometimes.

We wanted to honor Nanny, Will's grandmother, who we are very very close to. So we bestowed upon our precious daughter a middle name that for us carried so much grace and character. We wanted a name that was a constant reminder of our virtues and our faith.


Ellie: shining light, noble, exalted, sun ray
Vivian: lively

Never mind the whole elephant image, for a while I'd been calling her Ellie-phant and I do love the color combo of gray and pink which is the direction I am thinking of going in her bedroom.  Nonetheless, she's still our Ellie-Bear.
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