Friday, July 30, 2010

A giveaway!


I'm always really excited about giveaways (as you've probably all noticed)! SO you should check out this giveaway (or rather don't, because then I would have less chance at winning ;-) ) http://childrenchoresandchocolate.blogspot.com/2010/07/artisan-bread-cookbook-giveaway.html
I LOVE to bake bread! So this book just has my name written all over it! ;-) Thanks Johanna for the great giveaway! :-) It makes me happy! ;-)

~Day 9~

A photo you took... Okay, so here is a little warning on this note... I'm really not a good one at taking pictures! I just point the camera and snap... I just figure if it turns out good well YAY! But if not... I try it again and again and again till I get a good picture... and if I don't succeed I come back later and try again... or else I give up all together... so that's my photography skills! ;-) just so you know! However I did take this picture! And tho it may not be very good... I like it! :-) Roses make me happy! :-)

~Day 8~

A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.
I can't think of anyone who has changed my life more then my simply wonderful husband!!! I am looking forward to all the years, months, days, and moments that I get to spend with you! I fall in love with you more and more with each day that passes by! We are so perfect together! We truely have a marriage made at the very throne of God! Thank you for being the wonderful husband that you are! Your smile always brightens up my day!! I love you, Richard!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

~Day 7~

Five things you couldn't possibly live without:

Okay so it's 'things'... so apart from My Lord, My Bible, and all the wonderful people in my life those things are probably:
Fresh fruit!! :-)

Bubbles!!!! I just really love bubbles! :-)

Flip flops!!! The best shoe ever!!! ;-)

Music!! Especially piano, flute, and harp music! Okay and violin, cello, and... ;-)

My sewing machine!! I LOVE having a sewing machine! Sewing is one of my favorite things to do! :-)

Okay so I probably could do without all those things, but yeah... ;-)

~Day 6~

A moment you wish you could relive:

The day we got engaged was pretty fantastic!!! ;-)

But this was an even more fantastic day!!! ;-) I don't know of any day more exciting or wonderful!

Mandy

Just thought I would post a few pictures and a video of my sweet little dog! :-)
She loved her squeaky toy so much she wore the squeak right out of it! Ha ha

Awww!!! :-)

video
She used to lay there squeaking it for hours... I think she's still trying to figure out what happened to the squeak... ;-)

My diaper bag

Alas here are pictures of my diaper bag!! :-)




I have already packed it with baby things! :-) I'm planning on taking this with us when we leave for the hospital! It has (I think) all the things the baby will need in it already! :-) Maybe even some things she won't need! ;-) heh heh

This is one of the fabrics I used!

And the other! :-)

A giveaway!

I find that one of my favorite things to do is look around for great giveaways! :-) Here's another one that is going on at Peice of Me blog... (http://www.makingmyamericandream.com/ ) Here is the link to the giveaway! Goodluck to you! ;-) http://www.makingmyamericandream.com/2010/07/sightseer-baby-carrier-by-petunia.html

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another giveaway! :-)

There is another great giveaway going on at: http://raisingolives.com/
They are giving away a hooded towel in the fabric of your choice! :-) http://shop.bebeaulait.com/hoodedtowels

So your should check it out at: http://raisingolives.com/2010/07/bebe-au-lait-giveaway-review/#comment-27261

Monday, July 26, 2010

~Day 5~

A favorite quote:

I love quotes! :-) So I'm not sure what my favorite one would be, but I really like this one:
"A wise old owl sat in a oak; the more he saw the less he spoke; the less he spoke the more he heard. Why can't we all be like that bird?" Edward H. Richards

This is another good one:
"Life is like a coin- You can spend it the way you want, but you can spend it only once." (I can't remember who it's by)

Then there is always a good one on not worrying! ;-)
"Worry is like a rocking chair- it keeps you busy but gets you nowhere"

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." by Corrie Ten Boom

Friday, July 23, 2010

A giveaway! :-)


You could win a BabyPlanetUnity Stroller! Check it out at http://www.baby-planet.com/customer/contest.aspx

~Day 4~

A favorite television program....

Well let me think... okay I can't think of anything...

Sorry I'll just have to skip over this one! I just don't know of any that I'm very fond of that I've seen and I guess I just haven't seen many. I'm more of the movie watching type! :-)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

~Day 3~

A favorite book
I used to not be much of a reader, but here recently I've come to enjoy reading immensely! It's probably one of my favorite things to do!! I like to read how to books, and books like these: (but I'm not much of a novel reader yet... but perhaps I will be one day! ;-) )

This is one of my favorite books! I've enjoyed reading it a lot! Debi has also written one for single young ladies! I haven't read it yet tho.
Then who couldn't love this book? I enjoy it every time I read it! It can make me laugh and cry! I love how she grows more and more into the godly woman God wants her to be!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

~Day 2~


A favorite movie

Here are a few of my favorite movies!

Pride and Prejudice:

And Ever After!


Monday, July 19, 2010

~Day 1~

A favorite song

I love the lyrics to this song! :-)

For those tears I died
Words and Music by Marsha J. and Russ Stevens


You said you'd come and share all my sorrows
You said you'd be there for all my tomorrows
I came so close to sending you away
But just like you promised, you came here to stay
I just had to pray

Chorus
And Jesus said,
"Come to the water, stand by my side
I know you are thirsty, you won't be denied
I felt every tear drop, when in darkness you cried
And I strove to remind you,
It's for those tears I died"

Your goodness so great, I can't understand it
And dear Lord I know now that all this was planned
I know You're here now and always will be
Your love loosened my chains, and in You I'm free
But Jesus why me?

Chorus
And Jesus said,
"Come to the water, stand by my side
I know you are thirsty, you won't be denied
I felt every tear drop, when in darkness you cried
And I strove to remind you,
It's for those tears I died"

Jesus I give You, my heart and my soul
I know now without God, I'll never be whole
Savior, You opened all the right doors
And I thank You and praise You from earth's humble shores
Take me I'm Yours!

Chorus
And Jesus said,
"Come to the water, stand by my side
I know you are thirsty, you won't be denied
I felt every tear drop, when in darkness you cried
And I strove to remind you,
It's for those tears I died"

30 day blog challenge!

I found this on a friends blog... so I thought I would join in on the fun! :-)

Day 1: A favorite song.
Day 2: A favorite movie.
Day 3: A favorite book.
Day 4: A favorite television program.
Day 5: A favorite quote.
Day 6: A moment you wish you could relive.
Day 7: Five things you couldn't possibly live without.
Day 8: A thank you letter to someone who has changed your life.
Day 9: A photo you took.
Day 10: A photo of you taken over ten years ago.
Day 11: A photo of you taken recently.
Day 12: A song that you want played at your wedding(or was played).
Day 13: A guilty pleasure.
Day 14: A vacation you would like to take.
Day 15: A person you admire.
Day 16: A song that makes you cry.
Day 17: An art piece.
Day 18: A time when you felt passionate and alive.
Day 19: A talent of yours.
Day 20: A hobby of yours.
Day 21: Something you know you do differently than most people.
Day 22: A website.
Day 23: A way in which you want to be remembered.
Day 24: A movie no one would expect you to love.
Day 25: A recipe.
Day 26: A childhood memory.
Day 27: A physical feature you love.
Day 28: A scar you have and it's story.
Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans you have for the next 365 days.
Day 30: A motto or philosophy.

30 weeks!


We are now 30 weeks along! Only 10 weeks to go!!! :D Woohoo!!! Wow I really can't believe how fast it's going right now! :-) Right now my thoughts have been on childbirth classes, names, diapers, baby clothes, baby toys, and many other things regarding the baby!

"And God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and rule over the fish f the sea and over the birds of the sky, and over every living think that moves on the earth."" Genesis 1:28

Monday, July 12, 2010

Gianna Jessen Abortion Survivor in Australia Part 2

This is part 2... I couldn't figure out how to get them both on the same blog post... lol

Gianna Jessen Abortion Survivor in Australia Part 1

This is Gianna Jessen... an abortion survivor!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Canning Jam!

Today I made some yummy, fresh strawberry jam! :-) It was the first time I have ever canned anything so it was quite a joy to hear the cans sealing! :-)

My lovely strawberries! :-) I used a little less then half of these actually... I think I might need to get more jars. ;-)

This is the pectin I used... I wanted jam that didn't have sugar! So I used this! :-)
Instead of sugar you are suppose to use 100% apple juice! I was quite pleased with how it turned out! :-) I always get tickled when I learn how to make something healthy! However it didn't turn out quite as sweet as I was hoping to I put a little honey in it! Now it is simply delicious!
Here my sweet little pretty jars are taking a bath! Aren't they cute! They are each only 4oz! Perfect sized for Richard and I! :-)

The lids had to take a bath too! ;-)
Here the stawberries are getting all cleaned up and cut!
Now it's Jam time! Isn't it just lovely!? Mmmm I can't wait to try it on toast! :-)
My beautiful little jars all filled and sealed!!! :-) WOOHOO!!!! :-)


Thursday, July 1, 2010

~Third Trimester~


We are now in the third trimester! We have about 3 more months to go! I can hardly believe that September is as close as it is! Lately, I have been feeling for the most part great! Pretty energized minus the fact that the extra weight makes me feel tired. I am very thankful that I have had a really easy pregnancy for the most part! I didn't have any morning sickness! The only things that wasn't as plesent (but that I don't mind) is I sometimes get cramps in my legs at night, I can't stand the smell or looks or taste of chicken, and I sometimes get shaky (probably from not eating or drinking enough). And all those things don't happen very often! I feel completely blessed and excited to meet this sweet little one! The things I've been enjoying a lot during this pregnancy are I simply LOVE LOVE LOVE to feel the baby kick!!!! :-) It makes me so happy to know that she is safe and that she is still doing well! I also really like the feeling of being pregnant! It makes me feel so womanly and feminine! :-) I love to talk to other ladies about babies and pregnancy! And I love the cravings! ;-) That might sound silly to like cravings, but I do like them! I guess it's just another thing that makes me feel pregnant! :-) Plus I've always liked food! ;-) So to conclude my blog post I'm just going to say that I love being pregnant! :-) Thanks for reading! By the way I just want to let you all know that you'll make my day if you leave a comment! ;-)